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8:00am - 8:30am 30 mins
Registration, Breakfast & Networking
8:30am - 8:35am 5 mins
Opening Remarks From The Chair
  • Greg Palmer - Vice President, Strategy, Finovate
8:35am - 8:50am 15 mins
Expert Insight: Review Of The Finovate Spring 2019 Demos – What Do They Tell Us About Fintech’s Cutting Edge?
  • Steven Ramirez - CEO, Beyond the Arc
8:50am - 9:30am 40 mins
Keynote Address: The Rise Of The Machines – The Artificial Intelligence Revolution And The Road To Superintelligence. What Will AI Mean For The Future of Financial Services - And The Future Of Work?

Where will AI take us in the next 5-10 years? What will it mean for your businesses and your jobs? And how can we put AI into the context of the history of life on earth? AI is a paradigm shift – it’s the biggest game change humanity has encountered. What will an AI enabled world really look like? And what will this mean for future generations?

Tim Urban answers all these questions and more!

  • Tim Urban - Founder, Wait But Why
9:30am - 10:00am 30 mins
Power Panel: Which Artificial Intelligence Technologies Will Really Change Financial Services?
  • Emil Matsakh - Chief Analytics Officer (Former), Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  • Jon Zanoff - Managing Director, Techstars
  • Ankit Bhatt - SVP of Omnichannel Experience, U.S. Bank
  • Karen Gordon Mills - Former Member of President Obama's Cabinet & Senior Fellow, Harvard Business School
10:00am - 10:30am 30 mins
Intermission, Networking & Fireside Chat With Our AI Keynote Speaker, Tim Urban plus Book Signing With Karen Gordon Mills.
  • Tim Urban - Founder, Wait But Why
  • Moderator Tanya Andreasyan - Managing Director & Editor-in-Chief, FinTech Futures/Banking Technology
10:30am - 10:45am 15 mins
Turning The Tide On Credit Visibility Through Data And Innovation
  • Alex Lintner - Group President, Consumer Information Services, North America, Experian
10:45am - 11:20am 35 mins
C-Suite Digital Change Leaders Debate: How Can Financial Institutions Capture The FinTech Opportunity & Collaborate With New Players To Transform Customer Experience?

What do FIs need to change in order to focus on customer experience rather than product distribution?  

Which new technologies are game changers? 

Where to build; where to buy and where to partner?  

What are the internal challenges to overcome in working with start-ups?

How are we harnessing Fintech to build better businesses? 

Our polling app will enable the audience to vote for the questions they want the panel to be asked.

  • Vaduvur Bharghavan - CEO, Ondot Systems
  • Peggy Mangot - Senior Vice President, Innovation, Wells Fargo
  • Dave Mooney - President and CEO, Alliant Credit Union
  • Jeff Winner - Managing Director, Marcus by Goldman Sachs
  • Edward J. Achtner - Head of Digital Banking & Strategic Change, U.S. Commercial Bank (CMB), HSBC Bank USA, N.A.
  • Moderator Steven Ramirez - CEO, Beyond the Arc
11:20am - 11:35am 15 mins
Special Address: Simplifying and Securing Digital Commerce Through Tokenization
  • Jessica Turner - Executive Vice President, North American Digital Payments and Labs and Global Issuer Engagement, Mastercard
11:35am - 11:50am 15 mins
Fireside Chat: How Are Regulators Approaching Cryptocurrencies?
  • Moderator Valentina Isakina - Managing Director, JobsOhio
  • Andrea Seidt - Ohio Securities Commissioner, Ohio Department of Commerce
11:50am - 12:20pm 30 mins
Strategy Roundtable: The Evolving Role of Cybersecurity -- Are Banks Treating Technology Risk As Extensions of Their Businesses?
  • Moderator Sean Sposito - Analyst Cybersecurity, Javelin Strategy & Research
  • Nipun Gupta - Vice President Technology, Deutsche Bank
  • Rahul Pangam - VP Risk Strategy, Simility
  • Todd Waskelis - AVP & GM, Cybersecurity Consulting Services, AT&T Cybersecurity
12:20pm - 1:20pm 60 mins
Lunch, Networking, an Expert Briefing Session on Financial Wellness & Financial Inclusion plus Special Interest Discussion Tables

Expert Briefing: Addressing Financial Wellness & Financial Inclusion 

Moderator: Theodora Lau, Founder, Unconventional Ventures

Monica Brand Engel, Founder, Quona

Ashraf Hassan, Global Head of Strategic Partnerships, Google Play

Stoyan Kenderov, Head of Product & Design, Lending Club

Brad Leimer, Managing Director, Explorer Advisory & Capital

Jennifer McHugh, Director of Public Affairs & Financial Education, Royal Credit Union 

or

Special Interest Discussion Tables Under The Chatham House Rule

Experts will lead discussions on topical subjects; groups will be small to allow for real interaction. 

The discussions will be run under the Chatham House Rule to allow for truly open dialogue.  Choose from:


How Incumbents Can Successfully Collaborate With Fintechs To Accelerate Change

John Stecher, Chief Innovation Officer, Barclays Bank


The Democratization of Alternative Investments

Ronak Pakzad, Founder, GoodWealth


Quantum Computing - The Wave Of The Future?

Aleksandr Oysgelt, Director, Technology Lead, DB Labs


Challenges In The Insurance Industry & How InsurTech Could Solve Them

Quentin Coolen, Co-Founder & CEO, Waffle  


How Challenger Banks Are Creating A Seamless Digital Customer Experience

Tyler McIntyre, Founder, Bank Novo


How Community Banks Can Harness Fintech

Jill Castilla, President and CEO, Citizens Bank of Edmond


Addressing The Security Challenges Facing Financial Institutions 

Sean Sposito, Security Analyst, Javelin Strategy

  • Moderator Theodora Lau - Founder, Unconventional Ventures
  • Monica Brand Engel - Co-Founder & Partner, Quona Capital
  • Stoyan Kenderov - SVP of Product & Design, LendingClub
  • Bradley Leimer - Co-Founder, Unconventional Ventures
  • Jennifer McHugh - Director of Public Affairs & Financial Education, Royal Credit Union
  • Ash Hassan - Global Head of Strategic Partnerships, Google Play
  • John Stecher - Chief Innovation Officer, Barclays Bank
  • Ronak Pakzad - Founder, GoodWealth
  • Aleksandr Oysgelt - Director, Technology Lead, DB Labs
  • Quentin Coolen - CEO & Co-Founder, Waffle Labs
  • Tyler McIntyre - Founder & CTO, Bank Novo
  • Jill Castilla - President & CEO, Citizens Bank of Edmond
  • Sean Sposito - Analyst Cybersecurity, Javelin Strategy & Research
1:20pm - 1:25pm 5 mins
DIGITAL BANKING STREAM
Chair’s Opening Remarks
  • Mary Wisniewski - Consumer Banking and Fintech Reporter, Bankrate
1:20pm - 1:25pm 5 mins
DIGITAL PAYMENTS STREAM
Chair’s Opening Remarks
  • Jim Van Dyke - Founder & CEO, Futurion
1:20pm - 1:25pm 5 mins
COMMUNITY BANKING STREAM
Chair’s Opening Remarks
  • Kevin Tweddle - Chief Operating Officer, ICBA Services Network.
1:20pm - 1:25pm 5 mins
DIGITAL LENDING STREAM
Chair’s Opening Remarks
  • Regina Yulo - Global Manager, FinTech Community, BrightTALK
1:25pm - 1:45pm 20 mins
DIGITAL BANKING STREAM
Analyst Insight: Next Generation Banking – What Is The Next Phase Of The Digital Banking Revolution?
  • Daniel Latimore - Senior Vice President, Banking Group, Celent
1:25pm - 1:45pm 20 mins
DIGITAL PAYMENTS STREAM
Keynote Address: What Are The Digital Giants Going To Do To Payments? Who Will Disrupt The Disruptors?
1:25pm - 1:45pm 20 mins
COMMUNITY BANKING STREAM
Keynote Address: How Can Community Banks Collaborate To Find A Path To Change To Compete In A Digital World?
1:25pm - 1:45pm 20 mins
DIGITAL LENDING STREAM
Keynote Address: How Digital Players Can Transform Small & Medium Sized Enterprise Lending
  • Farrah Lakhani - Director of Growth & Operations, OakNorth
1:45pm - 2:00pm 15 mins
DIGITAL BANKING STREAM
Fireside Chat: Open Banking Is Coming! How Will It Change Banking Forever?
  • Secil Tabil Watson - Executive Vice President & Head of Digital Solutions For Business, Wells Fargo
  • Moderator Mary Wisniewski - Consumer Banking and Fintech Reporter, Bankrate
1:45pm - 2:00pm 15 mins
DIGITAL PAYMENTS STREAM
Fireside Chat: Payments Innovation - Why Experience Is The New Reward
  • Vaduvur Bharghavan - CEO, Ondot Systems
  • Moderator Jim Van Dyke - Founder & CEO, Futurion
1:45pm - 2:00pm 15 mins
COMMUNITY BANKING STREAM
Fireside Chat: Community Bank + Core Vendor + FinTech – What It Takes To Make The Partnership Work
  • Chrystina Giorgio - President & CEO, ICBA Bancard
  • Moderator Kevin Tweddle - Chief Operating Officer, ICBA Services Network.
1:45pm - 2:00pm 15 mins
DIGITAL LENDING STREAM
Fireside Chat: Alt Credit Scores – Enhancing Underwriting Using Big Data & AI
2:00pm - 2:40pm 40 mins
DIGITAL BANKING STREAM
Leaders Debate: How New Players, New Platforms & New Technologies Will Transform Digital Banking. Is There A Role For The Branch In The Digital World?
  • Moderator Lisa Gold Schier - Group Senior Vice President, American Bankers Association (ABA)
  • Alex Jimenez - Vice President Senior Strategist, Zions Bancorporation
  • Nicolas Kopp - US CEO, N26
  • Tyler McIntyre - Founder & CTO, Bank Novo
  • Vladislav Solodkiy - CEO & Founder, Arival Bank
  • Frank Rocha - Director of Global Financial Services Strategy and Solutions, Nuxeo
2:00pm - 2:40pm 40 mins
DIGITAL PAYMENTS STREAM
Leaders Debate: How New Technologies & New Competitors Will Solve Payments Pain Points Both Online And At Point Of Sale
  • Braden More - Head of Partnerships and Industry Relations, Wells Fargo
  • Laura Miller - President, Commercial Banking Segment, Chase Merchant Services
  • David Galvan - VP Digital Partnerships, Mastercard
  • Talie Baker - Senior Analyst, Retail Banking & Payments Practice, Aite Group
  • Moderator Jim Van Dyke - Founder & CEO, Futurion
2:00pm - 2:40pm 40 mins
COMMUNITY BANKING STREAM
Leaders Debate: How Community Banks Can Take A Strategic Approach To Fintech. What Bumps In The Road Did We Encounter?
  • Jill Castilla - President & CEO, Citizens Bank of Edmond
  • Terry Gore - Director of Financial Services and Fintech, JobsOhio
  • Kathy Strasser - EVP, Chief Operating Officer, River Valley Bank & IncredibleBank
  • Sankha Som - Chief Innovation Evangelist, Tata Consultancy Services
  • Moderator Chris Nichols - Chief Strategy Officer, CenterState Bank
2:00pm - 2:40pm 40 mins
DIGITAL LENDING STREAM
Leaders Debate: How New Players Are Harnessing New Technologies To Disrupt The Retail , Small Business & Commercial Digital Lending Landscape
  • Mahima Chawla - Product Manager, Square Capital
  • Vishal Garg - Founder & CEO, Better.com
  • Alberto Silva - SVP, Head of Product for Lending, Capital One Commercial Bank
  • Juan Tavares - Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, LendingPoint
  • Rick Winslow - Chief Experience Officer, Kabbage
  • Moderator Sean Naismith - Head of Analytics Services, Enova
2:40pm - 3:10pm 30 mins
Intermission, Refreshments & Networking
3:10pm - 3:40pm 30 mins
Investors Debate: Where Is The Smart VC Money Investing In FinTech?
  • Moderator Deborah Webster - Founder & Chief Catalyst, AMANI CIRCLE
  • Michelle Arbov - Vice President Mergers & Acquisitions, IAC
  • Ramneek Gupta - Co-Head of Venture Investing & Managing Director, Citi Ventures
  • Patricia Kemp - Co-Founder & General Partner, Oak HC/FT
  • Mike Parker - Partner, AGC Partners
  • Mike Sigal - Partner, 500 Startups
3:40pm - 4:10pm 30 mins
Finovate Finale! The Accelerators Showcase.

4 x 8-minute sessions with 1 accelerator and 2 of their start-ups

(2-minute introduction from the accelerator; 3-minute presentations from their start-ups).

  • Jon Zanoff - Managing Director, Techstars
  • Nami Baral - Founder & CEO, Harvest Platform
  • Quentin Coolen - CEO & Co-Founder, Waffle Labs
  • Sunny Parikh - Vice President, Partnership Fund for New York City
  • Jason Briggs - COO, Diffeo
  • Tadas Jucikas - Founder & CEO, Genus AI
  • Brittany Lockard - Principal, Financial Services, Accenture Ventures
  • Mary Cay Cousart - Senior Vice President, Cutover
  • Marcia Chong Rosado - Manager, Financial Innovation Practice, Village Capital
4:10pm - 4:15pm 5 mins
Chairman's Closing Remarks
8:00am - 8:30am

Registration, Breakfast & Networking

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8:30am - 8:35am
Opening Remarks From The Chair
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Opening Remarks From The Chair

  • Greg Palmer - Vice President, Strategy, Finovate
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8:35am - 8:50am
Info

Expert Insight: Review Of The Finovate Spring 2019 Demos – What Do They Tell Us About Fintech’s Cutting Edge?

  • Steven Ramirez - CEO, Beyond the Arc
More
8:50am - 9:30am
Info

Keynote Address: The Rise Of The Machines – The Artificial Intelligence Revolution And The Road To Superintelligence. What Will AI Mean For The Future of Financial Services - And The Future Of Work?

Where will AI take us in the next 5-10 years? What will it mean for your businesses and your jobs? And how can we put AI into the context of the history of life on earth? AI is a paradigm shift – it’s the biggest game change humanity has encountered. What will an AI enabled world really look like? And what will this mean for future generations?

Tim Urban answers all these questions and more!

  • Tim Urban - Founder, Wait But Why
More
9:30am - 10:00am
Info

Power Panel: Which Artificial Intelligence Technologies Will Really Change Financial Services?

  • Emil Matsakh - Chief Analytics Officer (Former), Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  • Jon Zanoff - Managing Director, Techstars
  • Ankit Bhatt - SVP of Omnichannel Experience, U.S. Bank
  • Karen Gordon Mills - Former Member of President Obama's Cabinet & Senior Fellow, Harvard Business School
More
10:00am - 10:30am
Info

Intermission, Networking & Fireside Chat With Our AI Keynote Speaker, Tim Urban plus Book Signing With Karen Gordon Mills.

  • Tim Urban - Founder, Wait But Why
  • Moderator Tanya Andreasyan - Managing Director & Editor-in-Chief, FinTech Futures/Banking Technology
More
10:30am - 10:45am
Info

Turning The Tide On Credit Visibility Through Data And Innovation

  • Alex Lintner - Group President, Consumer Information Services, North America, Experian
More
10:45am - 11:20am
Info

C-Suite Digital Change Leaders Debate: How Can Financial Institutions Capture The FinTech Opportunity & Collaborate With New Players To Transform Customer Experience?

What do FIs need to change in order to focus on customer experience rather than product distribution?  

Which new technologies are game changers? 

Where to build; where to buy and where to partner?  

What are the internal challenges to overcome in working with start-ups?

How are we harnessing Fintech to build better businesses? 

Our polling app will enable the audience to vote for the questions they want the panel to be asked.

  • Vaduvur Bharghavan - CEO, Ondot Systems
  • Peggy Mangot - Senior Vice President, Innovation, Wells Fargo
  • Dave Mooney - President and CEO, Alliant Credit Union
  • Jeff Winner - Managing Director, Marcus by Goldman Sachs
  • Edward J. Achtner - Head of Digital Banking & Strategic Change, U.S. Commercial Bank (CMB), HSBC Bank USA, N.A.
  • Moderator Steven Ramirez - CEO, Beyond the Arc
More
11:20am - 11:35am
Info

Special Address: Simplifying and Securing Digital Commerce Through Tokenization

  • Jessica Turner - Executive Vice President, North American Digital Payments and Labs and Global Issuer Engagement, Mastercard
More
11:35am - 11:50am
Info

Fireside Chat: How Are Regulators Approaching Cryptocurrencies?

  • Moderator Valentina Isakina - Managing Director, JobsOhio
  • Andrea Seidt - Ohio Securities Commissioner, Ohio Department of Commerce
More
11:50am - 12:20pm
Info

Strategy Roundtable: The Evolving Role of Cybersecurity -- Are Banks Treating Technology Risk As Extensions of Their Businesses?

  • Moderator Sean Sposito - Analyst Cybersecurity, Javelin Strategy & Research
  • Nipun Gupta - Vice President Technology, Deutsche Bank
  • Rahul Pangam - VP Risk Strategy, Simility
  • Todd Waskelis - AVP & GM, Cybersecurity Consulting Services, AT&T Cybersecurity
More
12:20pm - 1:20pm
Info

Lunch, Networking, an Expert Briefing Session on Financial Wellness & Financial Inclusion plus Special Interest Discussion Tables

Expert Briefing: Addressing Financial Wellness & Financial Inclusion 

Moderator: Theodora Lau, Founder, Unconventional Ventures

Monica Brand Engel, Founder, Quona

Ashraf Hassan, Global Head of Strategic Partnerships, Google Play

Stoyan Kenderov, Head of Product & Design, Lending Club

Brad Leimer, Managing Director, Explorer Advisory & Capital

Jennifer McHugh, Director of Public Affairs & Financial Education, Royal Credit Union 

or

Special Interest Discussion Tables Under The Chatham House Rule

Experts will lead discussions on topical subjects; groups will be small to allow for real interaction. 

The discussions will be run under the Chatham House Rule to allow for truly open dialogue.  Choose from:


How Incumbents Can Successfully Collaborate With Fintechs To Accelerate Change

John Stecher, Chief Innovation Officer, Barclays Bank


The Democratization of Alternative Investments

Ronak Pakzad, Founder, GoodWealth


Quantum Computing - The Wave Of The Future?

Aleksandr Oysgelt, Director, Technology Lead, DB Labs


Challenges In The Insurance Industry & How InsurTech Could Solve Them

Quentin Coolen, Co-Founder & CEO, Waffle  


How Challenger Banks Are Creating A Seamless Digital Customer Experience

Tyler McIntyre, Founder, Bank Novo


How Community Banks Can Harness Fintech

Jill Castilla, President and CEO, Citizens Bank of Edmond


Addressing The Security Challenges Facing Financial Institutions 

Sean Sposito, Security Analyst, Javelin Strategy

  • Moderator Theodora Lau - Founder, Unconventional Ventures
  • Monica Brand Engel - Co-Founder & Partner, Quona Capital
  • Stoyan Kenderov - SVP of Product & Design, LendingClub
  • Bradley Leimer - Co-Founder, Unconventional Ventures
  • Jennifer McHugh - Director of Public Affairs & Financial Education, Royal Credit Union
  • Ash Hassan - Global Head of Strategic Partnerships, Google Play
  • John Stecher - Chief Innovation Officer, Barclays Bank
  • Ronak Pakzad - Founder, GoodWealth
  • Aleksandr Oysgelt - Director, Technology Lead, DB Labs
  • Quentin Coolen - CEO & Co-Founder, Waffle Labs
  • Tyler McIntyre - Founder & CTO, Bank Novo
  • Jill Castilla - President & CEO, Citizens Bank of Edmond
  • Sean Sposito - Analyst Cybersecurity, Javelin Strategy & Research
More
Showing of Streams
2:40pm - 3:10pm

Intermission, Refreshments & Networking

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3:10pm - 3:40pm
Info

Investors Debate: Where Is The Smart VC Money Investing In FinTech?

  • Moderator Deborah Webster - Founder & Chief Catalyst, AMANI CIRCLE
  • Michelle Arbov - Vice President Mergers & Acquisitions, IAC
  • Ramneek Gupta - Co-Head of Venture Investing & Managing Director, Citi Ventures
  • Patricia Kemp - Co-Founder & General Partner, Oak HC/FT
  • Mike Parker - Partner, AGC Partners
  • Mike Sigal - Partner, 500 Startups
More
3:40pm - 4:10pm
Info

Finovate Finale! The Accelerators Showcase.

4 x 8-minute sessions with 1 accelerator and 2 of their start-ups

(2-minute introduction from the accelerator; 3-minute presentations from their start-ups).

  • Jon Zanoff - Managing Director, Techstars
  • Nami Baral - Founder & CEO, Harvest Platform
  • Quentin Coolen - CEO & Co-Founder, Waffle Labs
  • Sunny Parikh - Vice President, Partnership Fund for New York City
  • Jason Briggs - COO, Diffeo
  • Tadas Jucikas - Founder & CEO, Genus AI
  • Brittany Lockard - Principal, Financial Services, Accenture Ventures
  • Mary Cay Cousart - Senior Vice President, Cutover
  • Marcia Chong Rosado - Manager, Financial Innovation Practice, Village Capital
More
4:10pm - 4:15pm
Chairman's Closing Remarks

Chairman's Closing Remarks

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