The media and event platform Online Marketing Rockstars (OMR), founded by Philipp Westermeyer and the Capital business magazine, published by Gruner + Jahr, are to set up a new “Finance Forward” platform to help the financial sector go digital, a press release said Wednesday (October 2, 2019). Emphasis will be on the digitalisation of the industry, fintechs insurtechs, robo advisors as well as crypto currencies and blockchain. Finance Forward will also host a new event parallel to the OMR festival in Hamburg from 2020.
Transformation of financial sector
“The transformation of the financial sector is currently one of the most exciting topics for me. We want to build a new, relevant and modern media brand together,” said Westermeyer. The product will be published as a daily newsletter and podcast targeting people in the financial sector, founders and employees in the fintech and insurance technology sectors and the general public. A new team in the Capital’s editorial office in Berlin will create the digital offers.