Global Government Fintech Lab in Dublin on 25 April 2024: register now

By on 24/01/2024 | Updated on 24/01/2024
Global Government Fintech Lab 2023. Photo by Deirdre Brennan

Public servants and officials with an interest in innovative technology are invited to register for the Global Government Fintech Lab 2024, which will be held in Dublin on Thursday 25 April. The one-day event – which is being organised by Global Government Forum’s sister title – is designed for departments, authorities and agencies looking to capitalise on the possibilities of technology to transform their operations and the services they deliver.

Free to attend for those in the public sector, session titles include ‘Governments and the future of finance’, ‘Public sector financial innovation through payments technology’, ‘Fighting financial fraud with technology’ and ‘Financial regulators and innovative technology: on the right path?’

Taking place for the third time – and the second time in Ireland’s capital, which also hosted the Global Government Fintech Lab 2023  the Lab will include keynote speeches, panel sessions, fireside chats and plenty of opportunities for international networking.

The Lab is being organised in partnership with Ireland’s Department of Finance, which created a fintech steering group almost three years ago. The EU member state has a whole-of-government strategy to promote the development of international financial services while its central bank is currently running a consultation on “innovation engagement” as it seeks “deeper engagement” with fintech initiatives – a move it has described as “necessary to our public policy aims”.

Register to attend the Global Government Fintech Lab here

Watch a video via LinkedIn in which Global Government Fintech editor Ian Hall and event moderator Siobhan Benita look ahead to the Global Government Fintech Lab 2024

Speakers confirmed

Speakers already confirmed for the Global Government Fintech Lab 2024 include Dominik Freudenthalerfintech expert in Austria’s Federal Ministry of Finance; Sofie Østerkjærhuus Jensen, head of company supervision at the Danish Business Authority; Dina Buse, deputy director of the financial market policy department at Latvia’s Ministry of Finance; and Parma Bains, a financial sector expert in the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s monetary and capital markets department.

Also confirmed as speakers are Alessandro Moricca, chief executive of Italy’s PagoPA – a company wholly-owned by the state, through the Ministry of Economy and Finance, that operates a platform for e-payments to the public administration; Kristin Tornling, head of section for digitalisation and innovation at Norway’s Financial Supervisory Authority (Finanstilsynet); Moad Fahmi, senior adviser – supervision (financial technology) at the Bermuda Monetary Authority; and Denise Delaney, head of the policy and risk horizontal function at the Central Bank of Ireland.

Ireland’s minister of state with responsibility for financial services Jennifer Carroll MacNeill spoke of the possibilities for fintech for government at the Global Government Fintech Lab 2023.

Read more: Pioneering public authorities’ innovative uses of fintech augur well for 2024 

Carroll MacNeill, who took up her ministerial role in December 2022, championed the role that fintech “can play for governments in the future as we look to achieve our public policy goals” in last year’s Lab’s keynote speech. “Over five months since my appointment as minister in the department, I have come to realise just how important digital finance and fintech is for government policy and how the partnership with industry works in practice,” she said.

“I encourage us all to be ambitious with this [fintech] agenda, as the technological advances are opening more opportunities and at a pace that makes the discussion and collaboration between the public sector organisations lined up for today more important than ever. The opportunity set ahead of us is too much for any one [European Union] member state or country and more than enough for all of us and it is just the beginning,” MacNeill said.

The inaugural Global Government Fintech Lab was held in Estonia’s capital city Tallinn in June 2022. This event was organised in partnership with the Estonian government.


To discuss the 2024 Lab, please contact Anne Simonsen: [email protected]

To discuss ongoing Global Government Fintech commercial opportunities, including partnering the 2024 Lab, please contact Matt Hoare: [email protected]

Global Government Fintech is the sister title of Global Government Forum.

About Ian Hall

Ian is editor of Global Government Fintech a sister publication to Global Government Forum. Ian also writes for media including City AM and #DisruptionBanking. He is former UK director for the pan-European media network Euractiv (2011-2018), editor of Public Affairs News (2007-2011) and news editor of PR Week (2000-2007). He was shortlisted for ‘Editor of the Year’ at the British Society of Magazine Editors (BSME) Awards in 2010. He began his career in Bulgaria at English-language weekly the Sofia Echo. Ian has an MA in Urban and Regional Change in Europe and a BA in Economics, both from Durham University.

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