GFT premier sponsor at Google Next


GFT was delighted to be a premier sponsor at Google Cloud Next 2018 in London. The event took place at the ExCeL centre in London Docklands on 10th and 11th October, during which GFT launched a brand new solution designed for the insurance market utilising blockchain technology. In addition, GFT showcased its capabilities across cloud and microservices, machine learning and enhanced data management capabilities amongst others.

Over the course of the exciting two-day event, more than 8,000 like-minded technology and business professionals from around the world heard the latest news and views from Google and their strategic partners. Attendees participated in a series of invaluable working sessions designed to stimulate the very latest thinking in everything from cloud migration to machine learning and AI, plus innovative technologies such as distributed ledger technology (DLT) and blockchain.

Google Next London

When: 10th - 11th, October, 2018
Where: ExCel London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London, E16 1XL (view map)


The GFT display stand


GFT’s primary goal is to be the financial services industry’s ‘go to partner’ for all things cloud related. Building on our deepening relationship with Google, our strategy to achieve this objective is simple but highly effective in delivering success for our clients.”
Andrew Rossiter Head of Technology Services

GFT Genius sessions at Google Next


GFT subject matter experts presented our advanced suite of banking technology solutions at our exhibition stand in a series of well-attended GFT Genius sessions. The GFT team will shared their expertise and experiences in business critical areas including: cloud migration strategy, the application of microservices, how to improve data management capabilities, blockchain, and leveraging the power of AI and machine learning techniques.



GFT Genius sessions were held on both days of the conference, and included:


09:30-10:15: GCP Cloud Migration at Scale in Financial Services

Maarten D'Haese, Enterprise Architect, GFT


10:45–11:30: Microservices in Financial Services

Ajay Patel, Lead Solutions Architect, GFT


14:45–15:30: Process and Applications of AI in Financial Services

Iman Samizadeh, Lead Solutions Architect & Harry Burn, AI Consultant, GFT


15:45–16:30: Blockchain in financial services - Flexible Personalised Insurance (FPI) for the Motor Insurance industry 

David Creer, Technology and Innovation Lead, GFT (See below)

Open Air Theatre - main presentation


Blockchain in financial services - Flexible Personalised Insurance (FPI) for the Motor Insurance industry

At 13:45 on 11 October, our very own David Creer (Technology and Innovation Lead, GFT) gave a keynote presentation in the Open Air Theatre alongside Shaul Kfir (CTO) from our partner Digital Asset. David demonstrated how permissioned DLT and cloud native technologies can be leveraged to provide a better service in the insurance market, in this working example for car insurance, from data permissioning to the application of new on-ledger automated workflows. The in-depth session included a live demo of how a smart user-driven car insurance cloud powered app would work in practice.

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