FinDEVr Live: Clarify API Turns Audio and Video into Actionable Intelligence

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clarify.io | clarify.io/blog | @clarifyio

Clarify_FinDEVr2015_logoThe Clarify.io API gives you the ability to search and understand your audio and video to make them actionable.

Don’t be a Smaug, reinvest!
You’ve collected terabytes of recordings. You protect them like Smaug protected his gold. If someone wants to hear what a trader said to a customer, they face a multi-day, 15-step process just to listen to it. That’s insane. Recordings are full of data that could be used to make gold. You could help clients get better information faster. You could see patterns before they appear in trade data. You could extract relationship information that belongs to the company, but instead compliance officers hoard it like gold and discard it as soon as the retention policy allows. “Honey, where did you put that bag of money?” “Oh, I threw it out. I didn’t think we needed it anymore.”

Key takeaways:

  • There’s a lot of actionable data buried in your compliance recordings.
  • That actionable data is worth a lot of money.
  • It’s easier to get at than you think.

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Presenter:
Paul Murphy, CEO
LinkedIn | @prmurphy | paul@clarify.io

Murphy has spent 20 years in tech, including 10 years building systems for clients like J.P. Morgan and Saloman Brothers. He later joined Adeptra as CTO, a pioneer in automated outbound calling for credit-card fraud detection. He has now dedicated his time to leveraging emerging voice processing.

Ivo Rothschild, VP, Research and Development

FinDEVr Live: Worldpay Demonstrates its Securenet API

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WorldPaylogoWorldpay US provides leading payments processing services across multiple verticals including grocery, petroleum, retail, restaurant, ecommerce and small business. Utilizing traditional point-of-sale technologies to mobile devices, customers can accept payments anytime, anywhere. From transaction-capturing and -processing to merchant-acquiring, Worldpay provides insightful expertise, seamless delivery and valued relationships. We’re defining the way we work at Worldpay. Through innovation and investment, the Worldpay brand supports our desire to strengthen our focus on our customers and provide the most secure and reliable processing platform in the industry. Visit us at Worldpay.com.

“Add secure payments to any website, app or mobile device with the single Worldpay Securenet API”

Key takeaways:

  • Enhanced payments-data allows developers to create awesome user experiences
  • Various layers of the payments ecosystem
  • Electronic payments REST interface

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Presenters:
Chester Ritchie, SVP, Head of Strategy
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Ritchie created an award-winning Retail STAR point-of-sale software and the top-selling payment-processing software called X-Charge. During his tenure with an ISO, he built the company into a powerhouse through sales initiatives that resulted in a share-price appreciation of 1,850%.

Abe Gandara, Senior Sales Engineer (not pictured)
LinkedIn | abe.gandara@securenet.com
Gandara has 8+ years of experience across several different verticals and industries. He is versatile as a product and solution expert. Gandara is primarily focused on assisting partners and merchants with providing strategic solutions based on current needs, as well as offering a vision for their future.

FinDEVr Live: Authy Shows Two-factor Authentication in 20 Minutes

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authy.com | @Authy

AuthyFor security-aware companies, Authy Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) provides a proven fast-to-implement, highly scalable, and reliable alternative to passwords. Offering an intuitive user experience and a powerful API for developers, Twilio’s Authy 2FA is used by more than 10,000 websites and apps serving millions of new economy and fintech consumers the way they like their apps: single touch with self service. Our cloud-access solutions are beloved by our users and promise to bring 2FA to all apps and users.

Authy 2FA in 20 minutes
In this session, we’ll share some of the pitfalls of 2FA projects and how Authy and Twilio tackle these issues. We’ll show you with live coding that no special security know-how is required to add SMS/Voice, SoftToken and Push-style 2FA to your project with as few as three lines of code using either REST, or a library for your favorite language. The Authy REST API takes care of the tedious details like key management, secure data structuring, intelligent SMS routing, client components, push notifications, and user self-service for phone number or device changes.

Key takeaways:

  • Possible key reasons to switch to non-password Authy instead of building in-house
  • 2-factor authentication options offered by Authy can be done using their code or our language
  • How quickly Authy can be added to our apps and users

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Presenter:

Dan Killmer, Lead Solutions Architect
dkillmer@twilio.com | 917-426-4857
Dan Killmer is a technical presales professional with 25 years of experience building customer confidence by demonstrating, architecting and proving technology solutions, encompassing a large spectrum of technologies.

FinDEVr Live: Currency Cloud Takes a Look into the Creation of its API

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currencycloud.com | currencycloud.com/blog | @currency_cloud

Currency cloud_logo_RGB_leftDevelop and automate your product with the Currency Cloud Payment Engine. Benefit from real-time wholesale rates and a fast, secure payment network that can be tailored to your business using our next generation API.

Currency Cloud API Rebuild by the Currency Cloud tech team is giving the audience an insider’s perspective on how they rebuilt the company’s market-leading API. They will cover the trade-offs between conventions, customer feedback and usability that take the creation of an API from textbook to real life. They are also talking through the innovative processes that they employed to ensure that the new API was exceptionally easy-to-use from the outset.

Key takeaways:

  • Trade-offs between reality and theory when building an API
  • Real world ‘drinking your own champagne’
  • Exposing your APIs in an open-source environment

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Presenters:

Rachel Nienaber, VP Engineering
LinkedIn | rachel.nienaber@currencycloud.com | +44 20 3597 4884
Nienaber is responsible for the ongoing development of Currency Cloud technology and support for client needs. Fluent in Ruby and Java, her knowledge of ever-evolving standards, passion for technology, and experience in scaling products makes her a critical asset for Currency Cloud in today’s global economy.

Liam McAndrew, Development Manager
LinkedIn | @liam_mcandrew | liam.mcandrew@currencycloud.com | +44 77 1912 9392
McAndrew is development manager at Currency Cloud. Having been with the company since its inception, he has played a key role in building the technology that is currently transacting over $10 billion a year. He is fascinated by the emergence of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.

FinDEVr Live: Coinalytics Helps Businesses Leverage the Blockchain for Actionable Intelligence

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coinalytics | blog.coinalytics.co | @coinalytics

Coinalytics_FinDEVr2015_logoDriven by the vision of decoding the world’s most powerful dataset, Coinalytics has developed an end-to-end intelligence platform, combining a variety of datasets and analytics to provide actionable insights and operational intelligence to the bitcoin industry. The path-breaking platform brings real-time machine learning and graph analytics capabilities to the blockchain.

Decoding the blockchain
The blockchain is the underlying ledger of bitcoin, where every transaction is recorded. Due to its decentralized and pseudonymous nature, understanding the data and deriving actionable insights in real time is no small challenge. We will cover a high-level overview of the Coinalytics platform and its architecture, taking a deep dive into the API. We explore some use-cases and applications for real-time blockchain intelligence.

Key takeaways:

  • Leveraging the blockchain for compliance and operational intelligence
  • Understanding the challenges of real-time blockchain analytics
  • Interacting with the Coinalytics platform

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Presenters:

Bill Gleim, Tech Lead
LinkedIn | @billgleim | bill@coinalytics.co

James Edwards, Principal Infrastructure Engineer

FinDEVr Live: Token Introduces its End-to-End Secure Payments Ecosystem

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token.io | @token_io

FS2015_Token_logo_snagToken provides a new rail for instant, secure, and flexible payments. The Token Payment Platform is an end-to-end secure payment system accessible to developers, wherein all transactions are authorized using digital signatures. With Token, third-party developers easily add payments and identity to their websites and apps. There is no worrying about PCI compliance or protecting user information as Token is based on public-key cryptography rather than shared secrets such as usernames and passwords. Token is focused on delivering the best developer experience to be had, allowing developers to focus on their core mission.

The future of payments now
Learn how website and app developers improve conversion rates and customer experience with Token’s new payment rail. Gone are the troubles with payment cards and other antiquated payment methods. You’ll see how Token supports current payment models and how it creates opportunities for new and exciting business models. You’ll see how incredibly smooth user provisioning is, how easy it is to integrate with websites and apps, and what rock-solid security means. Basically, you’ll get to know the future of payments now.

Key takeaways:

  • How to increase conversion rates for websites and mobile apps
  • What a good customer experience really looks like
  • How security concerns will be a thing of the past

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Presenter:

Bill York, VP Development
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York is Token’s VP of product where he is responsible for the execution of Token’s product strategy. He has 20+ years of experience in building great teams and products for both consumer and enterprise applications.

Prior to joining Token, York was VP of product and technology for Tile, and also held executive leadership positions at Reachable. He was a founder, CTO, and SVP for product development at Comergent, an enterprise e-commerce software company used by clients including Cisco, Intel, and DIRECTV.

 

FinDEVr Live: Hyperwallet Presents its RESTful API and Embedded Payout Widget

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hyperwallet.com | @hyperwallet

HyperwalletLogoEnhance your outbound payments experience and improve worker loyalty with Hyperwallet’s flexible payments platform. From online payment portals to unified APIs, Hyperwallet’s global payout network provides collaborative economy companies and their workers with a range of payments capabilities, integrated financial tools, tax-reporting solutions, and business support services. Our range of flexible worker-payment options includes local bank deposits, international wire transfers, branded prepaid and virtual cards, checks, cash pick-up services, and pay-to-existing-card capabilities. With offices in San Francisco and Vancouver, you can learn more about Hyperwallet at hyperwallet.com.

Paying the on-demand economy: moving from payment methods to a payment platform

Don’t just pay your workers; provide them with the tools they need to achieve freedom, independence, and control over their personal enterprises. Improve worker loyalty and morale on your platform with an integrated worker-payment platform. During this session, members of Hyperwallet’s product and development teams will be showcasing two new payout features: the company’s RESTful API and an embedded payout widget. Both features have been developed for easy integration, ensuring a simple end-user experience, secure connections to Hyperwallet’s global financial network, and direct access to a wide variety of worker-directed payout options.

Key takeaways:

  • The advantages of a single, integrated payments platform vs. the technological and
    operational complexity of managing multiple payment methods
  • The power of payee choice: build lasting worker loyalty by offering quick, easy and convenient payout options
  • How Hyperwallet is bringing granular tracking to global payments, moving global payment distribution from “Batch and Hope” to “API and Certainty”

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Presenters:

Bill Crowley, CPO
LinkedIn | bcrowley@hyperwallet.com | 855-449-3737
Crowley is chief product officer at Hyperwallet, where he leads product and customer implementation teams in developing innovative global payment solutions. He is responsible for all aspects of the product lifecycle and solution delivery, including product conception, development, and launch.

Blair Olynyk, Software Architect
LinkedIn | bolynyk@hyperwallet.com | 855-449-3737
Olynyk has 12+ years of experience in the fintech industry where his technical expertise includes Java EE and various JavaScript frameworks. As software architect at Hyperwallet, he leads cross-functional teams in building products and solutions that simplify global payments.

Florian Krauthan, Software Developer

FinDEVr Live: Thomson Reuters Showcases Eikon

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thomsonreuters.com |@thomsonreuters

ThomsonReutersLogoThomson Reuters connects and powers the global financial community through our open and trusted news, data, analytics and insight, tools and applications, trading capabilities, and infrastructure and services—enabling discovery, liquidity and compliance. We help our customers uncover critical insights and market opportunities and connect to the largest network of financial professionals—enabling better decisions and more confident actions. We create efficiencies that drive profits with scalable infrastructure and services—enabling faster and smarter performance. Our trading applications and venues provide access to liquidity that connects customers and markets.

Enhancements to the open capabilities of Eikon

Thomson Reuters today announced enhancements to the open capabilities of its flagship financial desktop, Eikon, which will help foster innovation, boost productivity and enhance client servicing for financial institutions around the world. App Studio in Eikon allows third-party developers to create apps that display as native applications on the Eikon screen, distributing them directly and securely to Eikon users.

Key takeaways:

  • Unrivaled depth and breadth of content and analytics, various delivery options / routes
  • Eikon Application Platform / Partner Program / Professional Developer Community
  • Extensible open-source APIs

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Presenter:

Jonathan Haruni – Director, Application Development Services, AMERS/ASIA
Haruni has enabled many successes for customers and partners alike, both as a software developer and consultant. He now leads a team of API/SDK development consultants dedicated to help customers and partners integrate with Reuters’ open platform. Previously, he developed market data networks and API abstraction libraries.

FinDEVr Live: Praesidio and the Importance of Collecting Logs

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praesidio.com | praesidio.com/blog | @praesidioinc

PraesidioLogoPraesidio is a cloud-based cybersecurity company that was formed by bankers and security experts to solve the critical, real-world problems of breach detection, remediation, and governance insight that Financial Institutions (FI) grapple with today. Praesidio bridges the gap between governance and IT by linking your cybersecurity policies with the millions of system events where threats hide. It aggregates data across all cybersecurity tools to provide real-time management reporting that proves to your security team, board, auditors and regulators to ensure that your FI is actively managing and enforcing its policies.

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If you’re not collecting your logs, you’re not secure. Just like testing, centralized log management should be an essential part of modern software development. If you collect your application’s logs, you can debug faster, find problems missed by tests, monitor your systems, and find security problems. And you just might discover that the impossible happens all the time.

Key takeaways:

  • Centralized log management is essential.
  • You can’t know what is happening in your application if you are not monitoring log-data.
  • Security is a must-have and you must have logging in order to have security; therefore, logging is a must-have.

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Presenter:

Sean Cassidy, CTO
@sean_a_cassidy | sean@praesidio.com
Cassidy is an engineer and leader who builds the right products the right way. At Limelight Networks, he built their video transcoding system and worked on Cisco’s ASA firewall. Sean holds a master’s degree from RIT in computer engineering and is the author of numerous open-source projects.

FinDEVr Live: Capital One Enables Continuous Integration and Delivery for Developers in Regulated Environments

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capitalone.com | @CapitalOne

CapitalOne_FinDEVr2015_logoCapital One Financial Corporation is a financial holding company—subsidiaries include Capital One, N.A. and Capital One Bank (USA), N.A.—with $208.8 billion in deposits and $310.5 billion in total assets as of June 30, 2015. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Capital One offers a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients through a variety of channels. Capital One, N.A. has branches located primarily in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. A Fortune 500 company, Capital One trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “COF” and is included in the S&P 100 index.

Continuous integration and delivery in a regulated environment
Financial institutions are required to comply with numerous regulations. Considering they are responsible for other people’s money, they should. While regulations are often seen as limiting the ability for a company to move quickly, this does not have to be the case. In this talk you will hear that it is possible to continuously integrate and deliver in a regulated environment, ways it can be done, and the lessons learned from an organization that is already making huge strikes in this area.

Key takeaways:

  • Continuous integration and delivery are possible in regulated environments
  • Things to consider if you are regulated and want to make the move to CI/CD
  • Challenges to be faced internally and with regulators on your journey

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Presenter: Gill Haus, Capital One’s Managing VP, Digital Innovation, Retail and Direct Bank
LinkedIn | @oronhaus

Haus is responsible for building and sustaining an innovative technology organization while fostering a culture of excellence in software engineering and digital product development.

FinDEVr Live: Enterprise Engineering Shows its Data Aggregation & Management Software

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joineei.com | @JoinEEI

EEILogoSince 1995, Enterprise Engineering (EEI) has provided strategic technology services such as enterprise data management, data architecture and governance, big data, business intelligence and systems integration. Our software products are proven and trusted by the world’s largest wealth managers (front ending assets under management well in excess of $7 trillion dollars). Therefore, EEI can provide deep expertise and insight delivered through services and software solutions. EEI focuses on the total picture to ensure that all aspects – people, process and technology – are addressed in a holistic manner.

“I want access to my own data and I want it now!”
EEI will be presenting its Trusted Network Platform, which is our advanced data aggregation and management software. The Trusted Network consists of both a core engine and an API. This technology drives innovation across industries, enabling clients to offer leading products and services to the market along with gaining insight from the information available. The initial industry focus is wealth management given EEI’s extensive knowledge in this area and the leverage that consolidated data can provide to wealth managers.

Key takeaways:

  • EEI’s platform provides connectivity and acquisition of data through a direct connection to data sources.
  • EEI’s platform is trustworthy; it addresses risk, accuracy, consistency and timeliness issues and does not utilize screen scraping.
  • The Trusted Network provides a secure platform that harnesses the power of many sources of data to be combined into the power of one consistent source of data.

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Presenters:

Jack Cassaro, SVP, Software Products
LinkedIn | jack@joineei.com
Cassaro, a leader in several key financial services technology consortiums, has spent his entire career in fintech. Jack brings extensive experience to EEI. His leadership and innovative approach have driven significant growth in EEI’s data aggregation and intelligence solutions.

Arthur Wasson, SVP, Global Treasury Management, Square 1 Bank
LinkedIn | awasson@square1bank.com
Wasson leads Square 1’s global treasury management products and services, including deposits, treasury services, credit cards, foreign exchange and letters of credit. He is an innovative leader with a successful background in strategic planning, product management and business development.

FinDEVr Live: Quisk Explains How it Built a Digital Payments SaaS Platform

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quisk.co | quisk.co/about/blog | @QuiskPay

QuiskLogoQuisk, Inc. is a Silicon Valley-based startup that partners with financial institutions and other organizations to enable anyone to use their money without needing cash or cards. Quisk provides a digital services and transaction-processing platform for integrated mobile payments and digital marketing and loyalty programs. Deploying cloud-based technology, the Quisk digital cash solution not only works with any mobile phone number on any type of mobile phone, but also can leverage existing point-of-sale (POS) infrastructure. The Quisk team is comprised of technology and payments-industry veterans from CyberSource, Visa, Apple, and HP. Quisk is the next step in the evolution of money.

Quisk digital services platform
We are sharing some of the key learning Quisk has gained from building a next-generation digital payments/FinTech SaaS platform from scratch. While there are some common design themes and architectural patterns employed to build enterprise-grade SaaS platforms, there are also very specific demands on fintech startups that focus on selling to banks and other financial institutions. Quisk’s SaaS platform interfaces with multiple entities, end-user consumers, issuing banks, merchants, acquirers, processors, etc., with each entity having its own unique requirements and expectations. We are describing how we have built and delivered a holistic platform that satisfied these diverse customer needs.

Key takeaways:

  • Architecture models for B2B2C-oriented fintech SaaS platforms
  • Security considerations in cloud-based fintech platforms
  • Performance and scalability considerations in next-generation fintech platforms

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Presenter: Praveen Amancherla, CTO
LinkedIn | pamancherla@quisk.co | 408-462-6951
As Quisk’s CTO, Praveen Amancherla is responsible for technology and product development. He brings 15+ years of experience in designing highly available, massively scalable and secure software products and platforms. Amancherla earned a master’s degree in computer science from Michigan State University.