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Watch Fintech Hot or Not with Leading Analysts

Slated to take place May 8 through 10 in San Francisco, FinovateSpring offers us an opportunity to take a broader look at the technology behind the innovations shown in the demos on stage (join us!).

One of the best ways to do this is through our Analyst All Stars session, where we’ll hear from four leading fintech analysts on what they think is the top opportunity for banks and financial services companies.

Each analyst will have seven minutes on stage (yes, slides allowed!) to describe their thoughts on what’s hot in fintech right now. Here’s who you can expect to see on stage:

Michelle Evans

As Head of Digital Consumer at Euromonitor International, Evans oversees the firm’s research on the digital consumer, providing actionable insights and in-depth analysis into how technological advances are reshaping the way consumers browse and buy goods and services globally. She regularly writes and speaks about Euromonitor’s research with her specialty spanning mobile payments, digital commerce, e-commerce, m-commerce, digital marketing and social media.

Recognized as a thought leader in digital commerce, she was named a Power Women in Fintech by conference organizer Innotribe in 2015, a Woman on Top in Tech by business magazine Asian Entrepreneur in 2016, a Woman to Watch by social think tank Remodista in 2018 and a Top 200 Fintech Influencer in Asia by fintech publications Fintech Asia and Lattice80 in 2018. Leveraging her master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University, she has a recurring column in Forbes and is regularly quoted in publications globally.

Jacob Jegher

Jegher is an experienced fintech executive and digital banking thought leader. He advises clients on emerging technologies and business strategies related to retail, small business, and corporate digital banking. Jegher provides strategic consulting to financial institutions and solution providers on issues ranging from digital strategy to vendor selection. In addition to his client-facing responsibilities, Jegher leads Javelin’s overall strategy, marketing, and product development efforts.

Most recently, Jegher was Vice President of Global Solution Marketing and Head of Analyst Relations at FIS, where he was responsible for marketing strategy efforts across all business units and solutions. Jegher also brings extensive expertise in the banking research and consulting field, having spent over 10 years as a Research Director at Celent.

Daniel Latimore

Latimore, CFA, is the Senior Vice President of Celent’s Banking group and is based in the firm’s Boston office. Latimore’s areas of focus include the banking ecosystem, digital and omnichannel banking, and innovation. Underlying each is a keen interest in consumer behavior and technology-enabled strategy. Latimore is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and client gatherings, having addressed audiences ranging from intimate meetings of CEOs and central banks to conference keynotes in more than a dozen countries. He led research groups at Deloitte and IBM, worked in industry Liberty Mutual and Merrill Lynch (where he lived in New York, Tokyo and London), and was a consultant at McKinsey & Co.

He received a Masters in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, and an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the CFA institute.

Paul Berg

In his role as Senior Managing Consultant, speaker and writer in Gallup’s Finance Practice, Berg helps leaders and organizations do courageous things. He drives organic growth through data-based strategies that create exceptional outcomes for employees, customers and shareholders. Berg focuses on excellence and partners with those who share that same goal.

Berg leads Gallup’s partnerships with some of the largest and most respected Financial Services companies in the U.S. He specializes in helping organizations align and optimize their human capital and customer experience strategies. He is the author of numerous articles, including Rebuilding Trust in Banks and Is Your Bank Creating Regulatory Risk? and guides Gallup’s ongoing Financial Services research.

Join us on May 8 through 10 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square in San Francisco to hear these experts talk about the latest in fintech.