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Hot Takes! Fierce Debate! Finovate Presents the Battle of the Fintech Analysts

Hot Takes! Fierce Debate! Finovate Presents the Battle of the Fintech Analysts

Seven of the sharpest minds in fintech. Seven minutes to persuade our audience of their vision of what fintech will bring in 2018.

As part of our new, expanded FinovateFall conference this year, we are hosting a Battle of the Fintech Analysts. This hour-long roundtable debate and discussion will feature seven fintech professionals hashing out what’s worth watching, what’s worth forgetting, and what’s still yet to figure out when it comes to fintech innovation beyond 2017. Meet our panel.

Ron Shevlin, Head of Research, Cornerstone Advisors

Industry analyst specializing in financial services marketing strategy.



Daniel Latimore, Senior Vice President, Banking Group, Celent

Leads a world-class team of analysts focused on the banking industry. Celent is a research and consulting firm that provides technology and business strategy advice to the global financial services industry. Celent provides unbiased insight into industry trends, competitors in the market, and market sizes.

Jim Marous, Publisher/Fintech Strategist, The Financial Brand/The Digital Banking Report

Named as one of the most influential people in banking and a Top 5 Fintech Influencer to Follow, Jim Marous is an internationally recognized financial industry strategist, co-publisher of The Financial Brand and the owner and publisher of the Digital Banking Report. Marous advises on innovation, portfolio growth, customer experience, marketing strategies, channel shift, payments and digital transformation within the financial services industry.

Stessa Cohen, Research Director, Gartner

Internationally recognized expert on the digital transformation of the global consumer banking industry. Extensive network, skill with research methods, and tacit knowledge. Counsels financial services companies, technology firms, and investors on product, solution, and investment strategies.

Jerry Silva, Global Banking Research Director, IDC Financial Insights

Experienced technology executive in the financial services industry. Trusted advisor and strategist to banks and technology providers in the areas of technology strategy and deployment, product management, marketing, and business development. 


Kevin Morrison, Senior Research Analyst, Aite Group

Payments/Banking Professional with a focus on Innovation


Our seventh analyst will be announced later this summer.

What will be the top fintech trend of 2018? Join us Wednesday, September 13 as we kick off Day Three of our newly-expanded FinovateFall conference with the Battle of the Fintech Analysts. And remember you can save $400 off the ticket price if you reserve your spot by Friday, July 7.