oertengren ylva

The newly formed Innovation Initiative from the Leasing Foundation is holding a series of breakfast debates this year to explore – and ultimately come up with solutions around - why the asset finance industry is behind the curve when it comes to technology. Why do we only invest in innovation to keep up with the competition or reduce operating costs, rather than looking to the future and improving our customer journey?

The first event will focus on the topic of speed – how the asset finance industry can speed up service to and reduce friction for our customers – and will take place on 13 March from 8am to 10am at Metro Bank in Holborn.

Ylva Oertengren, COO, Simply Asset Finance, commented:

“There are a lot of exciting new innovations emerging that would help us enormously as an industry. We feel it is important to scan the ever-growing collection of solutions and bring together some of the most forward-thinking organisations that can really make a difference in our space. These aim of these events and the associated working groups, is to encourage collaboration, design solutions, shape ideas and inspire us all to tap into the benefits of new technology.”

The breakfast debates will each be supported by a working group of key professionals from across the industry who will be tasked to stimulate ideas and create innovative tools and solutions addressing common challenges in our industry.

You can register your attendance via the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tech-innovation-and-breakfast-a-leasing-foundation-event-13-march-2019-tickets-56039211791

Speakers and sponsors are still being finalised and will be announced shortly.

The panel will include the following experts:

  • Ben Sher, managing director, Cloud Lending Solutions.
  • Karima Haji, director, Auto Novo.
  • Matt Hicks, commercial director, Codat.
  • Fintech specialist from DLA Piper.
  • Justin Fitzpatrick, CEO, DueDil.