Future of Money Study Tour

Press Release: Future of Money Study Tour to the Silicon Valley

Switzerland is the world leader in banking. What could it possibly learn from the Silicon Valley?

San Francisco, CA – Well, right here, right now, there are over 500 startups shaking things up with customer-led innovations that are already giving banks a run for their money. Companies like Simple, Venmo, Square, and many others are radically rethinking mobile payments, virtual currencies, cloud banking, authentication, even the traditional bank experience.

How can this innovation be leveraged?

In October 2014, swissnex San Francisco offers financial industry leaders a taste of the future through first-hand exposure to Silicon Valley’s hottest companies, out-of-the-box banks, and disruptive trends poised to take the financial services by storm.

President and chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co., Jamie Dimon, was recently quoted in the Wall Street Journal saying of all the tech companies getting into banking, “When I go to Silicon Valley…they all want to eat our lunch. Every single one of them is going to try.”

Study tour participants will visit groundbreaking companies, startups, and US bank headquarters that are truly shaping the future of their industry. They will spend time with the executives in charge of innovation, online and mobile delivery, and retail strategy, as well as with consultancy firms, research companies, innovation leaders, and experts who monitor the Silicon Valley.

The study tour is open to a maximum of 10 professionals and will appeal to those seeking more knowledge and insight into financial innovations and future trends.

When: October 2014
Where: San Francisco and Silicon Valley
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About swissnex San Francisco

swissnex San Francisco is a platform for the exchange of knowledge and ideas in science, education, art, and innovation. We highlight the best of Swiss and North American ingenuity and create opportunities for networking among our diverse group of professional contacts in the San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley, and beyond. swissnex San Francisco is a public-private venture and an initiative of Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), managed in cooperation with the Department of Foreign Affairs as an annex of the Consulate General of Switzerland in San Francisco.

Press Contact

Megan Williams
Head of Communications
swissnex San Francisco
t: (415) 912 5901 x110