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Tim Faulkes

Chief Developer Advocate

Workshop title:

Vector databases demystified: Discover how they work and their importance in fintech


Wednesday - 1:00 PM (4th floor - Lantana)


This workshop offers a comprehensive journey from VectorDB basics to real-world RAG integration. Participants will help create a simple vector database and see what a difference it makes to some financial service applications like chatbots. Discover how VectorDB and Semantic Search can supercharge applications to provide additional insight in financial contexts, like fraud detection and trade compliance.

Key takeaways:

  • Real-world understanding of VectorDB implementation for heightened awareness of the AI ecosystem and how to best utilize it
  • Insight into Vector Databases’ pivotal role in the application ecosystem
  • Application of VectorDB, RAG, and Semantic Search in financial services scenarios.


Tim has 30+ years experience working in the IT field, primarily as a developer and architect for distributed, mission-critical enterprise applications. Being distributed applications means they are more resilient but face their own challenges, like how to ensure application continuity in the face of unexpected network outages. Tim has been working with distributed databases for more than eight years and is passionate about leveraging technology to solve complex business problems and educating people on how to best use technology to achieve their goals.

Tim Faulkes