Upcoming events

fire.com Founder & CEO Colm Lyon is to speak at a number of events in 2019 that are open to the public.

As one of Europe’s leading payments and fintech entrepreneurs, Colm has built payment businesses, led change across the industry and supported the wider business community. Previously the Founder and CEO of Realex Payments, which he led to a position as one of Europe’s largest and most successful online payments businesses, he holds several industry leadership positions including Chairman of the Irish Internet Association and Founder of Payments Ireland. Colm was appointed to the UK Finance Payments Products and Services Board in 2018. He is an adjunct professor for University College Cork and a member of the International Advisory Board of the Innovation Academy in University College Dublin.

Tuesday 15th October – Central London
The UK Finance Digital Innovation Summit 2019 sets out to help firms make the most of opportunities presented by emerging technologies. Colm will be joining a panel of speakers in the Payments & Data theatre to discuss ‘Making Infrastructure Work for Customers’. Tickets are priced for members and non-members and are available to purchase here (please note, you will be required to register first).

Wednesday 16th October – Dublin, Ireland
Colm will be speaking at TechBrew’s Start-Ups: Disruptor or Better Mousetrap? encourage the next Uber or traditional business? where he will be sharing lessons learned from successfully scaling start-ups in Ireland and internationally. The evening is part of TechBrew’s monthly networking series aimed at leaders, investors and advisors. Book your tickets here.

Wednesday 23rd October – Westminster, London
Colm will be speaking at Lafferty Group’s International SME Business Banking-Fintech Forum 2019 for an insightful session on the future of Payments over Open Banking. Find out more and book your ticket here.

Tuesday 29th October – London
Colm is to sit on the Judging Panel for Open Up 2020 – a prize fund that aims to unlock the power of open banking for UK consumers, run by Nesta Challenges and backed by the Open Banking Implementation Entity.

Thursday 31st October – Central London
The Westminster Social Policy Forum is to host a conference on The Future of Charity Fundraising. Colm will join a panel of speakers to discuss innovation, data protection and the impact of new regulation. Find out more.

Friday 1st November Central London
Colm will be speaking at Vendercom’s The Future of Payments Conference on the subject of Payments Acceptance and how merchants can simplify their payments supply chain, whilst offering more choice to customers. Tickets are priced for members and non members.

Tuesday 10th December – Central London
Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Innovation in Finance Conference is to welcome Colm Lyon on to the Perspectives on Payments Panel in the afternoon. Colm will joined by representatives from EML Payments and Natixis Payments as they discuss the opportunities and challenges around the future of ecommerce enablement.