From an upstart movement to a mainstream function. The future of Fintech is here… Fintech is fast becoming a force to be reckoned with. It is creating a new economic paradigm across all industries – embrace it or get left behind!

October 15-16, Santa Clara Convention Center

Through a mixture of panels and presentations we will explore the opportunities to come from the growth of fintech's global investment, and the new technologies emerging to support this expansion. Attendees will also have the opportunity to examine the challenges the sector faces as female founded startups are still vastly underfunded leaving a huge area of potential for increased growth.

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Thu 15 Oct

15:40 - 16:40

The Future of Payments – Transforming Payments at Lightning Speed

Audrey Blackmon

SVP, Business Development @ Verrency

Robin Leidenthal

Uzma Makhdumi

Head of New Business Development @ Google Pay

Prashanthi Ravanavarapu

Director of Product Management, Consumer Financial Services and Emerging Markets @ PayPal

Payment technology is changing rapidly and companies need to be able to adapt. A panel of ...

Payment technology is changing rapidly and companies need to be able to adapt. A panel of payment experts discuss how payments are changing rapidly in the US and globally and how our organizations are creating innovative ways for Consumers to pay and move money faster.

Key takeaways include:

  • Learn about how the payments landscape is changing with new ways to pay
  • Learn how changing technology will affect you and your organization
  • Learn what these changes will mean for future cost and security

Thu 15 Oct

15:40 - 16:40

The Future of Payments – Transforming Payments at Lightning Speed

Audrey Blackmon

SVP, Business Development @ Verrency

Robin Leidenthal

Uzma Makhdumi

Head of New Business Development @ Google Pay

Prashanthi Ravanavarapu

Director of Product Management, Consumer Financial Services and Emerging Markets @ PayPal

Payment technology is changing rapidly and companies need to be able to adapt. A panel of ...

Payment technology is changing rapidly and companies need to be able to adapt. A panel of payment experts discuss how payments are changing rapidly in the US and globally and how our organizations are creating innovative ways for Consumers to pay and move money faster.

Key takeaways include:

  • Learn about how the payments landscape is changing with new ways to pay
  • Learn how changing technology will affect you and your organization
  • Learn what these changes will mean for future cost and security
 

Thu 15 Oct

17:25 - 17:55

The Argument for Open Banking in the US

Marla Sofer

VP, Strategic Partnerships @ Jemstep

Across the Atlantic, legal legislation has enforced open banking APIs on traditional financial ...

Across the Atlantic, legal legislation has enforced open banking APIs on traditional financial institutions which allows for licensed third-party developers to access private customer data with their consent. As a result the legislation has opened a plethora of opportunities for innovation and collaboration within the fintech ecosystem. However concerns over the level of security handling private customer data are holding back open banking innovation.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understand the benefits and risks associated with open banking
  • Learn how to implement a secure toolkit for developers
  • How can fintech sandboxes offer space to trial innovation securely and cost effectively

Thu 15 Oct

17:25 - 17:55

The Argument for Open Banking in the US

Marla Sofer

VP, Strategic Partnerships @ Jemstep

Across the Atlantic, legal legislation has enforced open banking APIs on traditional financial ...

Across the Atlantic, legal legislation has enforced open banking APIs on traditional financial institutions which allows for licensed third-party developers to access private customer data with their consent. As a result the legislation has opened a plethora of opportunities for innovation and collaboration within the fintech ecosystem. However concerns over the level of security handling private customer data are holding back open banking innovation.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understand the benefits and risks associated with open banking
  • Learn how to implement a secure toolkit for developers
  • How can fintech sandboxes offer space to trial innovation securely and cost effectively
 

Fri 16 Oct

13:30 - 14:00

Generational Differences in Finance

Liz Loewy

Co-founder and COO @ EverSafe

Gen Z have grown up in a virtually cashless world where the rise of virtual banking has taken ...

Gen Z have grown up in a virtually cashless world where the rise of virtual banking has taken them beyond the bricks and mortar. As financial institutions lean more on technological advances to close the gap on financial inclusion, are they in danger of excluding older generations? How can engineers ensure that built products are fit for purpose across generations?

Key takeaways include:

  • Understand how to make fintech attractive across several generations without alienating users
  • What the future holds for traditional brick and mortar finance institutions in a cashless world

Fri 16 Oct

13:30 - 14:00

Generational Differences in Finance

Liz Loewy

Co-founder and COO @ EverSafe

Gen Z have grown up in a virtually cashless world where the rise of virtual banking has taken ...

Gen Z have grown up in a virtually cashless world where the rise of virtual banking has taken them beyond the bricks and mortar. As financial institutions lean more on technological advances to close the gap on financial inclusion, are they in danger of excluding older generations? How can engineers ensure that built products are fit for purpose across generations?

Key takeaways include:

  • Understand how to make fintech attractive across several generations without alienating users
  • What the future holds for traditional brick and mortar finance institutions in a cashless world
 

Fri 16 Oct

14:05 - 14:35

New Era of Banking - Designing the Future of Banking Using AI

Anshu Kak

VP / Distinguished Engineer for Financial Services @ IBM

This talk will explore how fintechs and non-conventional players are taking the banking market ...

This talk will explore how fintechs and non-conventional players are taking the banking market led by technology.

How AI is redefining the customer service and payments in banks and other industries.

Key takeaways include:

  • Think innovation and Skills you need to acquire
  • Traditional vs AI driven Era
  • Thinking design by analogy or design by first principle who 'WINS"

Fri 16 Oct

14:05 - 14:35

New Era of Banking - Designing the Future of Banking Using AI

Anshu Kak

VP / Distinguished Engineer for Financial Services @ IBM

This talk will explore how fintechs and non-conventional players are taking the banking market ...

This talk will explore how fintechs and non-conventional players are taking the banking market led by technology.

How AI is redefining the customer service and payments in banks and other industries.

Key takeaways include:

  • Think innovation and Skills you need to acquire
  • Traditional vs AI driven Era
  • Thinking design by analogy or design by first principle who 'WINS"