Cognitive Technologies, AI, Automation & Machine Learning – The only event examining the business and use cases of applied cognitive technologies for the Finance Industry

September 19 – 20, 2019

Cognitive Finance – Powering Smarter Decisions!



Cognitive Finance is the business platform bringing together all stakeholders & CxOs from the leading banks, insurers, asset management organisations, and brokers playing an active role in AI, Machine Learning & RPA.


Join us and hear about both the possibilities, as well as the current limitations and pitfalls from your peers in the financial services sector. Return to the office armed with the tools you need to make the right cognitive technology decisions!

2018 Speaker Highlights

Event at a glance

Leading Experts
Industry-focused Speakers
% Buyer : Seller
% Decision Makers / Senior Influencers

FINTECH.SCALE – 10 Start-Ups – 10 Innovations

We are passionate about innovation in AI and recognize the pivotal role AI start-ups play. We understand the unique circumstances a tech start-up is faced with, and have tailored specific packages to enable the engagement of AI start-ups at FINTECH.SCALE Start-Up Lounge.

The FINTECH.SCALE Start-Up Lounge is the place to do business not just vertically – with the many financial industry business professionals attending the event – but also horizontally. Partnerships with other AI businesses, Banks, Insurances, Asset Management Companies & Brokers will deliver additional significant value from your engagement with FINTECH.SCALE Start-Up Lounge. The FINTECH.SCALE is a great opportunity for your start-up to be noticed, be identified as market-leading, forge partnerships with organizations that are investing in the next big thing that is AI!

Cognitive Finance – the calendar event for...

…AI, Machine Learning, RPA & Data Science Executives!

Our mission:

  • Be an active part of the full AI, Machine Learning, RPA & Data Science ecosystem
  • Explore how AI, ML & RPA will change technology concepts, architectures, software platforms, further technical requirements and business strategies in the financial industry
  • Discuss the challenges of AI supported, with regards to hardware & software requirements
  • Discover latest trends in machine learning, deep learning & cognitive technologies and gain insights insights into business strategy & commercial concepts
  • Cover the full scope of deep learning from the market leaders and new market players in the financial industry
  • Approach new technical challenges and disruptive technologies which will lead to massive usage of cognitive technologies in the financial industry

Where else in Europe can you find so many AI projects, data science budgets and RPA leads under the same roof?

Get involved as a business partner as our events are a one-stop-shop opportunity to promote thought-leadership and get face-to-face with over 150 key prospects. Cognitive Finance offers the best in class opportunity to introduce yourself as a thought leader to AI, Machine Learning, Automation & Data Science executives in the Financial Industry.

The Cognitive Finance Sessions

The 2-day event is a unique combination of inspirational keynotes, well-moderated, interactive World Cafés, Challenge your Peers sessions, a pre-event Workshop, Icebreakers and much more.
Be part of our exclusive platform that explores business models, case studies, actions, and profitability and identify missing gaps that hide opportunities, chances and potential solutions for your technical and business challenges.

Discuss strategies for the practical application of machine learning and AI in the enterprise context for financial services. Discuss machine learning models and methods and learn more about their potential for your business. See practical Use & Business Cases and exchange information about AI driven infrastructures as well as algorithms and software architectures. Experience the best networking with Machine Learning & AI specialists at Europe’s only Cognitive Finance Event!

We look forward to welcoming you in Frankfurt!

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From Applied AI & Machine Learning to Enterprise Algorithmic Business and Cognitive Services .... Deep learning – Data Science – Cognitive Finance!

We have partners

Not sponsors… Cognitive Finance is a unique event in the business & technology world because of our relationship with our partners. Our aim is to support our partners to reach their targets and inspire innovation. This vision is shared by a select group of partners at our highest quality events with the most elite audience. Position your business as a thought leader at Cognitive Finance. Join our 2019 partners today!

This event is of the right size, which allows sufficient interactions between participants.
Charbel Fakhry
AI Specialist & Data Scientist Credit Agricole
Incredibly inspirational and humbling to be amongst some of the best minds in the business.
Ksenia Wahler
Lead Architect Group Finance IT Department Credit Suisse
Diverse players, lots of presentations which show detailed work, roadmaps and problems as well es the diversity of the field.
Steven Hedges
Director, Interim CIO for AI and Robotics Deutsche Bank
Very rich discussions thanks to a high diversity of senior level profiles.
Laura LiPuma
Head of Big Data and IoT Office, Innovation Center Intesa Sanpaolo
Interesting perspectives and thoughts, now we need to focus and implement.
Thomas Jensen
Head of AI and Machine Learning Nordea Bank
One of the most interactive conferences I have ever attend.
Annika Schröder
AI Program Lead, Group Innovation UBS Group

Cognitive Technologies and their impact to banking, trading & regulatory compliance

  1. Get the latest insights from using AI Language technology and Machine Learning in Credit Risk Modeling
  2. Think about „Deep Thinking“ and the challenges of Deep Learning and GPU Acceleration of Financial Data
  3. Discuss DRL (Deep Reinforcment Learning) for Optimal Execution of Portfolio Transactions
  4. Cover the full scope of algorithmic trading using and applying natural language processing on news data using deep learning
  5. Explore how AI will transform Transaction Banking
  6. Learn how computing delivers scaling for the most advanced machine learning models
  7. Discuss how AI drives customer expectations in the financial industry
  8. Challenge your peers with the latest Q&A for Graph-Centric AI for Cybersecurity
  9. Learn how to build artificially intelligent tools to support the investment management process – vision, learnings, outlook
  10. Discuss how predictive learning and deep neural networks transform Investment and Risk Management
  11. Explore how large datasets impacts address model interpretability challenges in FSI applications like fraud detection, credit risk, customer analytics, and regulatory compliance

Cognitive Technologies and their impact to business strategy & business execution

  1. Explore how intelligent automation will change technology concepts, architectures, software platforms and further technical requirements in the business environement
  2. Discover advances in machine learning and AI tools and techniques from the world’s leading innovators across the financial industry
  3. Learn from the experts in AI, cognitive, deep learning and machine learning how to transform your business to get ready for AI and
  4. Explore how to build an Enterprise Machine Learning Center of Excellence
  5. Discuss the opportunities of advancing methods in intelligent automation and their impact to data science in the financial industry
  6. Explore how to architect complete data infrastructure for AI and Deep Learning
  7. Discover how to accelerate AI with a Data Pipeline Strategy
  8. Discuss how applied robotic process automation (RPA) and AI leads to use & business cases
  9. Learn which pivotal role machine learning and robotics in financial and regulatory reporting can play
  10. Explore how microservices and serverless computing enable the next generation of machine intelligence in the financial industry
  11. Learn from & connect with 150+ innovators sharing best practices, exploring latest technologies and discussing future business strategies

It’s a Multi-Touchpoint Concept

The most effective and most informal networking hub to reach a maximum of ROI ‒ personal dialogue, direct exchange and numerous opportunities to get meetings with top executives!


Round tables on the evening before the first conference day. The Icebreaker is a first informal networking.


Top speakers, trendsetters, evangelists and experts in the field share their personal experience.

World Café Session

Be part of several thematic conversation rounds with changing topics and team constellations.

Networking Dinner

Wind down, enjoy great food and drink in a relaxed atmosphere to absorb all the new stimulations from the day.

Tweetback & Comments

The unique interactive live feedback system! Note down your thoughts on comment cards which will be pinned on walls in the networking area for further discussion.

Say Hello?

Get the show on the road. Discover who is joining the conference and why. To warm you up for the conference we invite you to get to know your conference peers. Have your business cards ready.

Breakfast Club

Start the conference with coffee and… NETWORKING! Join the we.CONECT Breakfast Club – an exclusive area in your hotel – and get into a conversation with other delegates already while having your first coffee.

Case Study

Selected brand new case studies from the industry offering insights into strategic approaches, project planning and operative realization. Learn from the most successful practices and use these real business results for benchmarking with the competition.

Matchfinder! Powered by AI

we.CONECT’s unique Event App & Matchfinder – Use our unique matching platform to make new connections, arrange meetings and find tailored solutions to your needs.

Search – Find – Match – Connect

Meet! Cognitive Finance

Discover who else is participating at the Cognitive Finance.
Our unique Polaroid Picture Wall will help you
identify who you want to meet at the conference.


we.CONECT gives you the opportunity to showcase your work and ideas and provides an excellent opportunity for start-up level companies to showcase their best in car technologies, software and smart mobility concepts for autonomous and connected vehicles.

Challenge your Peers

Parallel round table discussions offer the delegates the possibility to talk about their own challenges

Movers & Shakers
from our conference series

Cognitive Finance fuels you with new ideas, new connections, new inspiration

From data science specialists and strategists, to machine learning geeks, from business process optimisation & automation experts to AI genius, whatever hat you wear or wherever you stand on the spectrum of cognitive technologies, the conference has something of interest for you. Every year we are joined by thousands of individual companies seeking the latest news in their fields of expertise, so you can be sure you’ll be in good company.

Here is just a sample of some of the companies attending our events:

150+ decision makers in one place in 2 days

Taking Place

Westin Grand, Frankfurt

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