FinTech Faceoff

A Transatlantic Debate on the Future of Finance

The Challenge

Two teams, two continents, one goal: To disrupt the way the future of finance is discussed on a global scale.  


The FinTech FaceOff 2018, a live, trans-Atlantic broadcast from both London and New York City, welcomed industry leaders for a spirited debate about the future of their industry. The British and US teams, comprised of two co-captains and eight team members each, went head-to-head in multiple formats, including one-on-one, partner-based, team-based, and audience choice question rounds.  For Staging Solutions, herein lies the challenge:  How to support this disruptive environment with ABSOLUTELY NO DISRUPTION?


Every moment of the discussions around customer trust in financial services and collaboration models was must-see. With two full hours on the clock, live polling, and final scores to be tallied, everything had to come off without a glitch.

The Solution

Staging Solutions managed the trans-Atlantic FaceOff using satellite trucks in each broadcast location, and a third location for live switching.  With uplink/downlink capabilities in the satellite trucks supporting the studios at the historic Empire State Building in New York and outside the Capgemini offices in London, a seamless interaction with open communication channels and without audio/video delay showcased the back-and-forth discussion as though everyone were in the same place.  Each location welcomed a studio audience of approximately 50 people, and live-streamed to a global audience in the thousands. The FaceOff is a prime example of the hybrid style live broadcast Staging Solutions provides, incorporating presenters in the studio as well as in remote locations, in front of both live and remote audiences.

Animation and Graphics

Interactive Polling

Multiple Moderators

Titles and Lower Thirds

Scenic and Backdrops

Split Screen and Graphics

The Conclusion

This global finance debate clarified one thing: We’re all winners when it comes to seamless technical execution, and real-time delivery to a global audience is the real grand prize.