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PowerUP LONDON

WINTER PITCH SUMMIT 2019

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AI IN AUTO AND EQUIPMENT FINANCE

IAFN WINTER CONFERENCE
12 DECEMBER 2019

In collaboration with 

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Pitch to win one of three
PowerUP LONDON Winter 2019 Awards
and the
PowerUP LONDON Winter 2019 Prize

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INNOVATORS

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CHANGEMAKERS

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TECHSTARS

Always early adopters of emerging technologies, companies in the financial services industry are rapidly embracing Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

And the benefits are obvious: research analyst Autonomous estimate the savings across front, middle and back offices to be 20% and the total global impact of AI and ML to be over $1 trillion. Crunchbase lists almost 9,000 ML startups, and almost $10 billion was invested in AI startups in 2018 according to PwC.

PowerUP LONDON Winter 2019, part of the Asset Finance International event on 12 December, is focusing on how machine learning and AI are driving change in auto and equipment finance.

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About PowerUP

Entrants to PowerUp may be: 

– disrupting routes to market through innovative partnerships with finance organisations

– overhauling technology systems to provide new efficiencies, for example using open banking technology

– developing new technology-driven ways to reduce credit risk or manage residual value risk

– revolutionising the nature of finance through new products or hybrid forms of lending

– managing the regulatory and compliance burden

– driving the emerging trend towards servitisation.

PowerUP CATEGORIES

PowerUP London is a competitive pitch competition where selected applicants are invited to pitch and demo before an audience of over 450 senior auto and equipment finance professionals and four expert judges.

We invite you to enter in three categories

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INNOVATORS

Nominate your company's innovations in AI and ML

You are a company in auto and equipment finance with an innovative in-house application of ML or AI. Showcase how your technology helps manage the customer journey, reduce costs or exploit the data flowing from assets.

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CHANGEMAKERS

Nominate one of your suppliers or partners who you think will change future of the industry

This category is for emerging ML and AI startups who have caught the eye of established auto and equipment finance companies for their innovative platforms and services. Get wider exposure at the IAFN Winter event 2019 to customers, partners and collaborators.

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TECHSTARS

Nominate your startup and your innovative AI and ML technologies

You are a startup who wants to demonstrate how your technology can drive change in auto and equipment finance. Connect with an audience of over 450 senior delegates from OEMs, manufacturer captives, banks and independent finance providers.

PowerUP THEMES

There are many applications of ML and AI and here are just some of the possible areas where we would expect to see entries to PowerUp Winter 2019:

- in-life services 
- payment models
- sales support 
- fleet tracking
- marketing analytics
- risk profiling and credit modelling
- reducing the cost to serve
- fraud identification
- managing compliance workflows
- managing large and complex data sets
- multi-source data merging 
- high-frequency data training using ML

WHY ENTER

Those selected will

- Pitch and demo on-stage for 5 minutes followed by 5 minutes of questions

- Receive free tickets to attend IAFN Winter 2019

- Feature in the IAFN Winter 2019 fintech alley where you can meet potential customers, investors, partners and collaborators

- Finalists' pitch videos will be featured on the IAFN website

HOW TO ENTER

The closing date is 19 NOVEMBER 2019.

Please submit a pre-pitch submission of no longer than 2 A4 pages as PDF to:

powerup@assetfinanceinternational.com

The submission should outline:

- the AI or ML technology expressed in accessible language

- the application of the technology for auto and equipment finance with specific examples of application scenarios, benefits and future opportunities

- a brief company profile

- the category (and for the 'Changemakers' category, the nominating company).

Pre-pitches will be independently scored by a panel of four judges.

The top 2 pitches in each category will be selected to pitch at the IAFN Winter 2019 conference on 12 December.

PowerUP Judges

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GRAEME BANISTER

Venture Builder
Inmotion Ventures
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TOM BULL

Director, Financial Services
EY

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ADRIAN SAMAREANU
Global CIO
Volvo Financial Services
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IAN SMITH
CEO
1PM plc
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PETER THOMAS
CEO & Founding Partner
THEORICA
PowerUP LONDON Chair

AWARDS

Based on the opinion of the judges, plus a live poll from our audience, a winner will be selected in each category to win an IAFN/PowerUp LONDON Winter 2019 Award for each category which will be presented at the IAFN awards dinner.

One of the winners will also be awarded the overall IAFN/PowerUp LONDON Winter 2019 Prize.

PREVIOUS PowerUP LONDON WINNERS

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CATEGORY WINNER
WISERFUNDING
wiserfunding.com

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OVERALL WINNER
CHECKVENTORY
checkventory.com

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CATEGORY WINNER
DROVER
joindrover.com

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LONDON

AI IN AUTO AND EQUIPMENT FINANCE
PITCH SUMMIT WINTER 2019

Enter by 19 NOVEMBER 2019

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

CONFIDENTIALITY Pre-pitch submissions are confidential and will only be shared with the conference organiser and judges. ENTRIES You may enter PowerUP LONDON enter as many times as you wish in the 'Innovators' and 'Techstars' categories. You may nominate as many companies as you wish in the 'Changemakers' category. JUDGING Judges will independently score each pre-pitch submission before selecting finalists to pitch at the event. WINNERS The winners will be selected based on the judges' opinions and a live audience poll at the event. All decisions are final. FINANCIAL REWARDS There is no financial reward associated with PowerUP LONDON.