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FinovateSpring’s Friday Finale Tackles Fintech’s Toughest Topics

FinovateSpring’s Friday Finale Tackles Fintech’s Toughest Topics

Have we saved the best part of this year’s FinovateSpring for last? You’ll be the judge on Friday, May 10th when we turn from the entrepreneurs to the experts, analysts, and investors.

Our Content Day begins Friday morning with opening remarks from our chair and an expert insight into the most innovative technologies from our Best of Show Awards, courtesy of Beyond the Arc’s Steven Ramirez.

What follows is a day’s worth of keynotes, roundtables, fireside chats and debates on topics ranging from digital transformation in financial services to the rise and role of new technologies like AI. Friday will also feature four content streams: Community Banking, Digital Lending, Digital Payments, and Digital Banking, with their own addresses and panel discussions that we’ll highlight in an upcoming post.

Tickets are still available. And we’re looking forward to seeing you next month in San Francisco, California. In the meantime, here’s a look at who will be saying what on the final day of FinovateSpring.

  • The Rise of the Machines – The AI Revolution and the Road to Superintelligence – What will AI Mean for the Future of Financial Services and the Future of Work? A keynote address from Tim Urban, Founder, Wait But Why.
  • Which Artificial Intelligence Technologies Will Really Change Financial Services? A power panel featuring:
    • Emil Matsakh, former Chief Analytics Officer, 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 and Senior Fellow, Harvard Business Schoo
  • Improving the Financial Health of America’s 100 Million Credit Underserved Consumers. A fireside chat featuring Alex Lintner, Group President, Consumer Information Services, North America
  • How Can Financial Institutions Capture the Fintech Opportunity and Collaborate with New Players to Transform Customer Experience? A C-Suite digital change leaders debate featuring:
    • Vaduvur Bharghavan, CEO, Ondot Systems
    • Peggy Mangot, Senior Vice President, 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
    • Steven Ramirez, CEO, Beyond the Arc
  • Simplifying and Securing Digital Commerce through Tokenization. A special address from Jessica Turner, Executive Vice President, North American Digital Payments and Labs and Global Issuer Engagement.
  • How are Regulators Approaching Cryptocurrencies? A fireside chat featuring Andrea Seidt, Ohio Securities Commissioner, Ohio Department of Commerce, and Valentina Isakina, Managing Director, Jobs Ohio
  • The Evolving Role of Cybersecurity – Are Banking Treating Technology Risk as Extensions of Their Businesses? A strategy roundtable featuring:
    • Bindu Sundaresan, Cybersecurity Leader, AT&T
    • Rahul Pangam, VP, Risk Strategy, Simility
    • Nipun Gupta, Vice President, Technology, Deutsche Bank
    • Sean Sposito, Cybersecurity Analyst, Javelin Strategy & Research.
  • Where Is the Smart VC Money Investing in Fintech? An investors debate featuring:
    • Mike Sigal, Partner, 500 Startups
    • Michelle Arbov, Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions, IAC
    • Ramneek Gupta, Co-head of Venture Investing & Managing Director, Citi Ventures
    • Mike Parker, Partner, AGC Partners
    • Patricia Kemp – Co-founder & General Partner, Oak HC/FT
  • Finovate Finale! The Accelerators Showcase featuring:
    • Jon Zanoff – Managing Director, Techstars
    • Nami Baral – Founder & CEO, Harvest Platform
    • Quetin Coolen – CEO & Co-founder, Waffle Labs
    • Sunny Parikh – Vice President, Partnership Fund for New York City
    • Jason Briggs – COO, Diffeo
    • Tadas Jucikas – Founder and 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