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Brian Behlendorf
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The Linux Foundation
Executive Director, Hyperledger

The Hyperledger project is an open source collaborative effort created to advance blockchain technology by addressing important features for a cross-industry open standard for distributed ledgers. It is a global collaboration including leaders in finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chains, manufacturing and Technology. The Linux Foundation hosts Hyperledger Project as a Collaborative Project under the foundation. To learn more, visit:https://www.hyperledger.org/.

Brian Behlendorf is the Executive Director of Hyperledger Project. Behlendorf was a primary developer of the Apache Web server, the most popular web server software on the Internet, and a founding member of the Apache Software Foundation. He has also served on the board of the Mozilla Foundation since 2003 and the Electronic Frontier Foundation since 2013. He was the founding CTO of CollabNet and CTO of the World Economic Forum. Most recently, Behlendorf was a managing director at Mithril Capital Management LLC, a global technology investment firm.

5/10/2018 1:10 PM
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Brad Bernstein
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FlexShopper
CEO & President

Brad Bernstein is a director, co-founder, Chief Executive Officer and President of FlexShopper, Inc, a financial, technology  Company that enables consumers without cash or good credit, to get durable goods on a lease-to-own basis through multiple online channels. Mr. Bernstein served as Chief Financial Officer of the Company from January 2007 through December 2014 at which time he became Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Mr. Bernstein was employed by Preferred Labor LLC from March 1999 through January, 2007. Mr. Bernstein served Preferred as its Chief Financial Officer and later as its President. On January 31, 2007, Mr. Bernstein became a full-time employee of FlexShopper. Before joining Preferred Labor he was a partner of Miller, Ellin Consulting Group, LLP where his practice focused on evaluating the financial performa1nce, internal control structure and quality of prospective commercial borrowers’ assets before commercial and investment banks provided credit facilities. Mr. Bernstein brings to  FlexShopper’s Board his financial and business expertise as a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Bernstein received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University.

1/10/2018 9:02 AM
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Monica Brand Engel
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Quona Capital
Partner

Quona is a venture capital firm focused on financial technology for inclusion. We back entrepreneurs leveraging technology and innovating business models to enhance the quality and availability of financial services for underserved consumers and enterprises. Quona is focused on specific markets within Latin America, Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, and leverages a strategic relationship with Accion, a global leader in financial inclusion. Quona is the investment manager of the recently launched the Accion Frontier Inclusion Fund LP (AFIF) and its predecessor, Frontier Investments Group (FIG). In addition to Accion, AFIF’s investors include global insurance companies and investment banks, a US pension fund and university endowment, a global payments company and leading family offices.  Quona brings together a diverse team of investment professionals with deep experience in financial services, technology and entrepreneurship. Our team has lived, worked and built companies in the emerging markets we serve and the developed economies we seek to connect. Our name links the markets we serve, just as Quona connects financial services and technology, money and meaning, expertise and empathy.

Before co-founding Quona, Monica was the founder and Managing Director of Accion Frontier Investments Group, a growth stage fintech portfolio. She also launched and managed Accion’s Marketing and Product Development Unit, where she oversaw the creation of new financial services to move the industry beyond microcredit, and worked in Mexico with Compartamos Bank, the largest microfinance institution in Latin America which IPO’d in 2007. Before joining Accion, Monica worked with Anthuri Ventures, an early-stage equity fund based in Cape Town, South Africa and founded Anthuri Catalysts to help prepare potential portfolio companies for investment. Monica also worked at Calvert Ventures, the early-stage equity arm of the Calvert Mutual Fund. Monica spent her formative years in Silicon Valley as a commercial loan officer of a clean technology fund, and separately helped launch a $50 million multi-bank lending intermediary to finance small businesses and community facilities in California. Monica started and co-taught a graduate level course on impact investing for seven years at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, with the goal of disseminating lessons learned and promoting investment approaches that will help mainstream the industry. Monica has also co-authored a chapter on equity in impact investing in a book, New Frontiers of Philanthropy, and was a founding member of the Impact Investment Advisory Council established by the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association. Monica previously served on the boards of GloboKasNet, Shubham Housing, Paralife, Compartamos Bank, and Pay Rent Builds Credit. Monica chairs the Investor Representative Committee of LeapFrog Financial Inclusion Fund I, the first microinsurance fund.

26/9/2018 6:02 AM
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Moira Forbes
Forbes
Forbes Media
Executive Vice President

Moira Forbes is the Executive Vice President of Forbes Media where she is responsible for driving new business initiatives across the company's diverse media platforms and branding Forbes events worldwide. She’s also the President of ForbesWoman, a multi-media platform dedicated to successful women in business and leadership. She is currently the host of "Success with Moira Forbes," a video series on the Forbes Video Network featuring candid, one-on-one interviews with today's top women leaders. Launched in 2008, ForbesWoman includes a robust website and a variety of content-rich live events that examine the unique experiences of professionally successful women. In 2013, Moira launched the annual Forbes Women's Summit in New York City which brings together 250 female leaders to discuss and solve the world's most intractable issues.

4/4/2018 10:58 AM
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Taavet Hinrikus
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TransferWise
Co-Founder & CEO

Taavet Hinrikus is co-founder and CEO of TransferWise, the international money transfer platform.

Prior to starting TransferWise, Taavet was Skype’s director of strategy until 2008, starting as its first-ever employee. One of the World Economic Forum's Tech Pioneers, Taavet is an adviser to Prime Minister of Estonia on the digital agenda. He’s also a mentor and angel investor; his investments include Tweetdeck, Mendeley, OMGPOP, Property Partner, Sunrise, Improbable and Mapillary.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/taavet

LinkedIn: uk.linkedin.com/in/taavethinrikus/

13/9/2018 11:04 PM
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Carol Juel
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Synchrony Financial
Chief Information Officer

Synchrony (NYSE: SYF) is a premier consumer financial services company delivering customized financing programs across key industries including retail, health, auto, travel and home, along with award-winning consumer banking products. With more than $140 billion in sales financed and 73.8 million active accounts, Synchrony brings deep industry expertise, actionable data insights, innovative solutions and differentiated digital experiences to move our customers and partners forward. More information can be found at synchrony.com and through Twitter: @Synchrony.

As the Chief Information Officer of Synchrony Financial, Carol is committed to driving our overall Information Technology strategy and vision, with a continuous focus on payments innovation. As CIO of GE’s North American retail finance business for the last three years, she led growth for clients, dealers and providers by developing strong technology partnerships, delivering innovative solutions and driving the company’s digital transformation. 

During her ten years with GE, Carol held various senior leadership roles, focused on IT Governance, Security, Business Development, Digital and Marketing. Before joining GE, Carol spent nearly a decade in technology consulting at Accenture. She focused on the financial services sector, delivering strategic and complex technology initiatives to drive growth and operational excellence for clients. 

Throughout her more than 20 years in Information Technology, Carol has leveraged her deep technology and financial services background to develop creative technology solutions to meet the needs of customers and clients. 

Highlights

Earned a Bachelor’s degree from College of the Holy Cross
Mentor to Women in Technology
Named one of the 25 Most Influential Women in Payments (PaymentsSource 2016) 

2/10/2019 12:35 PM
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Ricky Knox
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Tandem Bank
Co-Founder & CEO

Ricky Knox is a serial entrepreneur and investor. He has built five technology disruptors in fintech and telecoms, each of which also does a bit of good for the world. Ricky is currently building the customer champion digital bank of the future, but has previously disrupted remittances with Azimo and Small World (the 6th largest remitter in the world), FX and Mobile Telecoms. Ricky is also Managing Partner at Hexagon Partners, a specialist private equity firm which invests in Financial Technology. Ricky has a first class degree from Bristol University and an MBA from INSEAD.

24/9/2018 11:25 AM
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Ben Malka
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F-Prime Capital
General Partner

Ben is a partner at F-Prime Capital and invests in early-stage tech fund focused on Enterprise IT and FinTech. Ben joined F-Prime Capital from Capital One/North Hill Ventures during 2015 and brought nearly two decades of experience investing in the financial services industry. As a venture capitalist, he has led investments in Compete (acquired by WPP), Paychoice (acquired by Sage Software), Placemark Investments (acquired by Envestnet), and FSV Payments (acquired by US Bank). Prior to working in venture capital, Ben was at the Boston Consulting Group, where he focused on advising consumer brands, financial institutions and software vendors to the financial services industry. Early in his career, Ben worked as a consultant at McKinsey and Company and a risk analyst at Bank of America. Ben serves as a co-chairman of the Financial Services Venture Capital Association and has previously been President of the Stanford Alumni Association of New England.

26/9/2018 6:03 AM
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Marisol Menéndez
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BBVA
Head of Open Innovation
8/10/2018 12:26 AM
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Braden More
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Wells Fargo
EVP, Head of Partnerships & Industry Relations

Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, investment and mortgage products and services, as well as consumer and commercial finance, through 8,050 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 38 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 26 on Fortune’s 2018 rankings of America’s largest corporations. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories.

Braden More is the head of payment strategy at Wells Fargo. Braden and his team work across Wells Fargo to coordinate payment strategy, incubate new initiatives, and represent Wells Fargo in the payments industry. Mr. More also serves as the portfolio manager for the Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator, a program that mentors and invests in innovative companies.

Before assuming his current role in 2014, Braden was the head of strategy and planning for Wells Fargo Treasury Management. The Treasury Management business provides collection, disbursement, and account services to institutional customers via traditional, online, and mobile channels. During his tenure, Braden created value for customers, expanded market share, and championed client-focused innovation. Wells Fargo’s Treasury Management business is now recognized as the industry leader in client experience, overall quality, and market share.

Prior to joining Wells Fargo’s Internet Services Group in 2000, Braden held positions in public accounting, management consulting, venture capital, and competitive strategy with Deloitte, Wit Capital, and Intel.

Braden graduated magna cum laude from Bowdoin College with a degree in government and legal studies. Subsequently, he earned an M.B.A. with distinction from NYU’s Stern School of Business, and a CPA license from the state of New York.

Braden lives in San Francisco, where he is active as an advocate for experiential science education. He has served on the board of directors for the Exploratorium Lab and Marin Academy.

21/10/2018 4:04 PM
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Nathan Richardson
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TradeIt
Co-Founder & CEO

Nathan Richardson is a well-known financial technology & digital entrepreneur. Currently, he co-founded and leads Trade It, Inc, an investing ecosystem that builds and manages the APIs for the world’s largest Financial Institutions and distributes the financial services to over 300 publishers/developers including Facebook Messenger and Yahoo! Finance. He co-founded #waywire with Senator Cory Booker. Prior to #waywire, he built, launched and served as the President of Gilt City and GiltMAN, part of Gilt Groupe. He was the C.E.O. of ContentNext Media, where he led the sale to Guardian Media/UK. Nathan served as the Head of DowJones Online, where he oversaw Marketwatch, WSJ.com, Barrons.com and several other vertical sites. Nathan is best known for building, growing and leading Yahoo! Finance into the number-one online finance and business destination, he was named most influential by Institutional Investor. Nathan was part of the original team at DotBank prior to its sale to Yahoo; was as an Emerging Markets Associate with Citibank in Istanbul, Warsaw, Johannesburg and Jeddah; and served as the Country Director for the International Rescue Committee in Liberia. Earlier in his career he served a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal. Nathan serves as a board member for privately held Caribe Media Inc., and on the advisory board for The Brookings Institution’s Center for Universal Education.

26/9/2018 9:47 AM
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Nirit Rubenstein
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Dovly, Inc.
CEO

Nirit Rubenstein is a seasoned business executive with a record of accomplishment driving sales growth and operational excellence. Her 20-year business career has featured leadership positions at both public and private enterprises, including Salesforce.com, Green Dot Corporation, Del Monte Foods (now Big Heart Pet Brands), and most recently as Chief Operating Officer of telecommunications provider Nextiva, Inc. Nirit has led organizations with over $300MM in revenue and over 400 personnel, including sales, marketing, product, finance, and engineering. Nirit earned her MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and her undergraduate degree from Haifa University in Israel. She is also a decorated veteran of the Israel Defense Forces.

19/9/2019 7:18 PM
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Matt Streisfeld
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Oak HC/FT
Vice President

Oak HC/FT is the premier venture growth equity fund investing in Healthcare Information & Services ("HC") and Financial Services Technology ("FT").

We're focused on driving transformation in these industries by providing entrepreneurs and companies with strategic counsel, board-level participation, and access to our extensive network of industry leaders.

Oak HC/FT partners are peerless in delivering returns for investors and growing innovative businesses. Over the past decade, the partners at Oak HC/FT have had 27 realizations with 8 companies achieving valuations in excess of $1 billion.

Matt joined Oak HC/FT as a Vice President in 2015. Matt focuses on growth equity and early-stage venture opportunities exclusively in FinTech providing his unmatched expertise specifically within insurance and related sub sectors.  He is a Board Observer on Insureon and Trov.

Prior to joining Oak HC/FT, Matt was a Vice President with LLR Partners, a middle-market growth equity firm, where he led and advised on investments in financial services technology companies.  

Matt was previously a Senior Associate at Lightyear Capital, a private equity firm focused on middle-market financial services companies.  Matt was also an Associate in the insurance investment banking group of Keefe, Bruyette & Woods.

Matt graduated from The George Washington University with a BBA in Finance.

12/10/2018 11:47 AM
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Todd Ablowitz
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Infinicept
CEO & Founder

Todd Ablowitz is a recognized and respected industry leader with nearly 20 years of experience working for the acquiring and payments industry's top brands. In 2008, he launched Double Diamond Group (DDG) to help companies all over the world solve their most critical business challenges with his unique blend of experience, connections and know-how. In 2011 DDG began serving the Payment Facilitator (PF) industry and has helped more than 150 companies in every region of the world in the PF space. In 2014 Todd founded Infinicept – a suite of automated services that collectively perform as an operational backbone for Payment Facilitators. Todd grew up in Upstate New York and attended the University of Colorado at Boulder. Todd is an avid skier and resides outside of Denver with his wife, Heidi and his two Children, Hannah (11) and Ben (8).

3/9/2018 11:18 AM
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Scott Adams
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FraudPVP
Former Director of Risk Management, Riot Games; Fraud & Risk Expert

Scott Adams is well known and respected in the online business community, the card-not-present payment community, and the affiliate and Internet marketing community. He successfully combines exceptional IT skills and cutting-edge anti-fraud mechanics to solve problems and quickly improve a company’s ROI. From childhood Scott was an entrepreneur. He started his earliest business in 5th grade and then launched and grew an IT/Web Consulting firm in his teens that lead to doing contract work with clients such as Fleishman-Hillard, the Bureau ofAlcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, UPS, Nextel, and MasterCard. In one recent position, he grew a small $5M eBook company that was losing their merchant account (chargeback rate > 7%) to a company with revenue of $25M annually and a healthy chargeback rate of0.7%. During his decade leading that company, Scott created one ofthe earliest affiliate metrics tracking systems and developed his own proprietary anti-fraud software. Most recently, Scott has been the Director of Fraud and Risk at Riot Games, an international online game company with millions of users worldwide. In his years with Riot as the first head of fraud they’d ever had, he took the company from being fined by Visa/MasterCard and near TMF to good standing in just a few months. He also traveled the world and met thousands of people who share a love of gaming and technology. Beyond the fraud world, Scott is a trained corporate speaker, a fixed-wing and rotor-wing pilot, and a purple belt/instructor in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

19/6/2018 4:17 PM
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Kate Adamson
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Plaid
Head of Mortgage

Kate Adamson, Head of Mortgage at Plaid, is leading the charge as the company sets out to digitize and modernize the lending application process. Since joining Plaid nearly three years ago, Kate united many of the largest and most influential mortgage players — such as Fannie Mae and Ellie Mae — with Plaid’s new API technology, a key step in modernizing the mortgage application process. Under her leadership, Plaid launched its newest product, Assets, bringing near- instant asset verification capabilities to the mortgage market; a transformation that will replace many of the manual and time consuming parts of the lending application process for the borrower and the lenders. Pioneered by Kate, Plaid's journey in mortgage is just getting started, and the industry can look forward to more of her Plaid-driven innovations.

Kate joined Plaid from J.P. Morgan where she spent time in the investment bank on the trading floor and in the Office of Regulatory Affairs, and was inspired by J.P. Morgan’s mission to help developers build applications that provide consumers with more control of their financial lives and bring innovation to a heavily legacy oriented ecosystem.

2/8/2019 11:29 AM
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Giri Addanki
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Acorn Finance
Founder & CEO

Giri Addanki is founder, CEO and CFO of Acorn Finance, a Point of Sale (PoS) lending market place for home improvement contractors.

Previously, Giri led marketing & sales analytics teams at various home improvement lending PoS companies including One Main Financial and Service Finance. He leveraged data and analytics to grow contractors by optimizing marketing and sales efforts and increase contractor engagement.

From 2011 - 2012, Giri held leadership positions at Capital One, CitiBank and Barclays. He had P&L responsibilities for Credit Cards, Mortgages and Personal Loans and managed teams that built mathematical and statistical models to optimize marketing budgets.

Earlier in his career, Giri served in various accounting and consulting positions at Ernst & Young, Morgan Stanley and Cisco Systems.

He is a Chartered Accountant from India and holds a Masters in Business Administration in International Business from the University of South Carolina.

19/9/2019 6:45 PM
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Dr. Arif Ahmed
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U.S. Bank
SVP Emerging Payments & Tech Innovation

Arif Ahmed is the SVP of Mobile Payments Innovation at U.S. Bank. His current area of focus is identification of trends, building eco-system partnership and developing and testing new ideas/opportunities in the mobile commerce and payments space.  Prior to U.S. Bank, Arif worked at MPOWER Group/Venture – a group of early/mid stage companies focused on emerging financial services – where he held various executive roles ranging from heading product and technology for their global prepaid card business, to developing new global initiatives to heading MPOWER Mobile, an affiliate mobile payments company. Prior to MPOWER, Arif was the Group Head of Strategic Initiatives & Business Development at United Bank, Ltd., one of the largest banks in Pakistan.

In these roles he has been responsible for a number of key initiatives – both in the U.S. and internationally-- in Online Banking, Mobile Payments, Payment Cards & Acceptance, Branchless-Banking & Under-banked Financial Services and Online Cross-border Remittances.

Prior to these roles, Arif held various technical and strategy & business development roles at Motorola and 3Com.

Arif has an MBA in Business Administration from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and obtained his B.S. and PhD. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.

30/9/2018 10:38 PM
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Akon
akon
Akoin
Grammy-Nominated Artist & Producer, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist & Chief Visionary
15/3/2019 4:08 PM
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Raja Al Mazrouei
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FinTech Hive at DIFC
Executive Vice President

As Executive Vice President of FinTech Hive at DIFC, Raja Al Mazrouei oversees the region’s first FinTech accelerator, which brings together Financial Institutions, Government entities, technology partners and entrepreneurs to develop technologies that benefit the financial industry. Ms. Al Mazrouei plays an integral role in building awareness, increasing outreach and facilitating partnerships in emerging FinTech markets, such as the UK, the US, Europe, India, Asia and Africa, with the aim of positioning DIFC as the region’s leading innovation destination for FinTech.

Prior her current role, Ms. Al Mazrouei was Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communication at DIFC, where she oversaw the public relations, institutional partnerships, branding and digital marketing functions for the Centre on a regional and global scale. Previously, she held the position of Commissioner of Data Protection at DIFC, in addition to key roles as Head of Operations and Head of Information Technology at DIFC Authority. Earlier in her career, she served as Head of Information Technology at National Bonds Corporation, Director of IT Relationship Management at Dubai Holding and Systems Development Manager at Higher Colleges of Technology.

Ms. Al Mazrouei is an executive graduate from Harvard Business School; she holds an MBA in Global Leadership and Management from the United Arab Emirates University and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Information Technology from the Higher Colleges of Technology in the UAE. She is also a member of the Harvard Business School MENA and Central Asia Advisory Board based in Boston and is the Vice President of Harvard Business School Club for the GCC.

23/8/2019 12:31 PM
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Nash Ali
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MoneyGram International
Head of Risk
13/9/2018 3:44 PM
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Sheena Allen
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CapWay
Founder / CEO
24/9/2018 5:27 PM
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Andrew Althauser
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Bridge2 Solutions
Co-Founder, Executive Vice President

As a Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Bridge2 Solutions, Andy concentrates his efforts on Emerging Product Innovation, Business Development and Client Relationships.

With over 25 years of experience in the Incentive and Loyalty industries, Andy is passionate about working with clients to innovate and create results that drive business goals. As the innovation leader behind Loyalty Pay, Andy actively works to bring together loyalty sponsors, members, marketers and merchants to promote and shape new opportunities enabled by the “New Loyalty Economy”.

A frequent contributor in industry publications, white papers and a speaker at major conferences, Andy also holds degrees in Economics and History from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

20/5/2019 5:32 PM
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Jeremy Altman
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PaySafe
VP, Strategic Partnerships
7/10/2019 11:35 AM
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James Altucher
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"The James Altucher Show" Podcast
Founder

James Altucher is a successful entrepreneur, angel investor, chess master and bestselling author.

James has started & ran more than 20 companies and is currently an investor in and an advisor to over 30, but at one point, James lost everything. In a matter of months, his account drained from $15 million to $143. Depressed and on the floor, James realized today's standard view of success comes with conditions & the only way to be truly fulfilled is to “Choose Yourself.”

Through his Wall Street Journal bestselling books including "The Power of No" and "Choose Yourself" popular blog, top-10 ranking podcast & contributing articles on sites including Wall Street Journal, Yahoo Finance and Business Insider, James’ influence reaches more than two million monthly readers & listeners. His mission is to help people become leaders of their daily lives and “choose themselves.”

11/10/2019 1:38 PM
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Sofia Altuna
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Google
Global Product Partnerships, Google Assistant

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Through products and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube, Google plays a meaningful role in the daily lives of billions of people and has become one of the most widely-known companies in the world. Google is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc.

Google Pay is the fast, simple way for customers to pay in apps, on sites, and in stores using the payment methods saved to their Google Accounts. It works across browsers, platforms, and devices and lets users skip past forms on the web and pay with their phones in stores. Google Pay offers an integrated experience where users can make purchases, earn and redeem loyalty points, store and use boarding passes and transit cards, and pay and request money from friends.

17/9/2018 4:49 PM
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Manny Alvarez
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Affirm
General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

Manny Alvarez is General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Affirm, where he oversees and manages Affirm’s legal and regulatory compliance efforts. Manny has dedicated his career to protecting consumers from harmful practices, previously serving as an Enforcement Attorney with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), investigating the civilly prosecuted violations of federal consumer financial law. Manny joined CFPB from the California Attorney General’s Office, Consumer Law Section, where he prosecuted violations of unfair competition, false advertising and other consumer protection laws. He also serves as a volunteer board member of theBarristers Club of the San Francisco Bar Association and the San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association. Manny holds a JD from UC Hastings College of the Law and a BA from Cornell University.

9/7/2018 11:21 AM
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Angie Ammon
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Beanstalk Payment Technologies
Co-Founder

Angie has been a passionate payments leader for over 14 years. She is a thought leader in payment facilitation, for which she was a pioneer early in here career. She is a founding team member of WorldPay’s PayFac program having helped develop internal policies and procedures, client facing product, business development and customer relations. She has also spent time at Visa where is was responsible for driving acceptance solutions and strategies for verticals that were predominantly cash and check. Currently she is founder and managing partner of Fintech 513, a payments consultancy that helps technology companies determine their payments strategy and execute on that strategy. She is also Co-Founder of Beanstalk Payment Technologies, a dynamic and intelligent routing platform that helps companies optimize pricing strategies. She continues to be recognized by the industry by speaking on multiple panels and being named in the ETA’s inaugural 40 under 40 class.

2/8/2019 11:32 AM
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Jolen Anderson
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Visa
Chief Diversity Officer

Jolen Anderson is Chief Diversity Officer and Chief Counsel Employment and Corporate Social Responsibility at Visa.

Since joining in 2005, Jolen has held a variety of roles within the legal department and demonstrated a commitment and passion for promoting talent with a particular emphasis on Diversity & Inclusion.

As Chief Diversity Officer, she leads the development and implementation of Visa’s Diversity and Inclusion strategy. She leads a team focused on enterprise-wide change efforts for the advancement and retention of top performing talent inclusive of women and people of color in an inclusive work culture.

Prior to her current role, Jolen held the position of Associate General Counsel, Employment and led the effort to provide legal support to the global human resource team, including serving as the legal advisor for the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors.

Prior to joining Visa Inc., Jolen practiced law at a Chicago law firm where she represented parties in labor and employment matters pending in state and federal court, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other government agencies.

She is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Law and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Policy from Northwestern University. Jolen is admitted to practice in California and Illinois, and is a member of the Charles Houston Bar Association, Black Women Lawyers Association, Minority Corporate Counsel Association, Association of Corporate Counsel, and the Labor and Employment Section of the America Bar Association.  She is also a member of the board of directors for the San Francisco African American Art and Culture Complex.

As she describes, she is “Attorney by Training; HR and Diversity Professional by Passion.”

Visit: https://Visa.com/diversity

2/8/2019 11:40 AM
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Per Anell
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Braintree
Senior Manager, International Market Strategy & Development
24/10/2018 12:21 PM
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TS Anil
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Visa
Global Head, Payment Products and Platforms

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company’s relentless focus on innovation is a catalyst for the rapid growth of digital commerce on any device for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce. For more information, visit  About Visa, visa.com/blog and @VisaNews.

Bio coming soon.

6/8/2018 8:40 PM
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Sam Anson
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Netflix
Senior Manager, Payments Optimization & Issuer Relations

As the leading global provider of subscription service, the Netflix Payments Platform enables efficient, low-friction, high-approval-rate monthly transactions for over 150M+ global customers. This platform helps improve long-term revenue for Netflix by optimizing payment processing by continuous innovation and relentless experimentation.

As a Senior Manager of Payments at Netflix, Sam oversees payment optimization and issuer engagement in North America.

He is a seasoned payments industry professional with over 10 years of experience in the CNP space. Sam has held positions at several multi billion dollar Merchants over the years such as Expedia, Microsoft and now Netflix. His focus areas are global operations, partnership development, strategy and approval rate optimization. He is also on the Global Board of Directors at the Merchant Risk Council/MRC.

30/9/2019 1:27 PM
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Jamie Armistead
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Early Warning
Business Line Leader, Zelle
15/10/2018 11:44 AM
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Anil Arora
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Envestnet® | Yodlee®
Vice Chairman, Envestnet & CEO

Envestnet® | Yodlee® is a leading data aggregation and data analytics platform powering dynamic, cloud-based innovation for digital financial services. More than 1,100 companies, including 15 of the 20 largest U.S. banks and hundreds of FinTech companies, subscribe to the Envestnet | Yodlee platform to power personalized financial apps and services for millions of consumers. Envestnet | Yodlee solutions help improve the speed and delivery of financial innovation, improve digital customer experiences, and drive better outcomes for our clients and their customers.

Since 1999 Anil Arora has been the President and CEO of Envestnet | Yodlee, and became the Vice Chairman of Envestnet in 2015. Behind Anil's leadership, Yodlee went public in 2014 and was successfully acquired by Envestnet in 2015. Through the years, Anil has helped grow Envestnet | Yodlee to over 1,300 employees. Throughout the past year and a half, Anil has fostered a close relationship between Yodlee and its parent company, Envestnet. By collaborating with leading financial institutions, entrepreneurs, and fintech developers, Envestnet | Yodlee has become a disruptive catalyst for creativity and ingenuity for millions of consumers and small businesses all over the world. Today, Anil is helping Envestnet and Yodlee lead the charge in driving the global consumerization of financial data to create a more financially informed generation, and ultimately a stronger global economy. With 32 years in the workforce, Anil has innovated new market strategies and increased the lifetime customer value for some of the world's most recognized brands such as General Mills, Kraft, and Gateway. In addition, he holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor of Science from Rockford College.

20/9/2018 10:14 AM
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Rohit Arora
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Biz2Credit
CEO

Founded in 2007, Biz2Credit is a leading partner for banks, businesses and other stakeholders who drive the business credit ecosystems in the US, Australia and India. Biz2Credit's cloud-hosted technology platform is used to enhance credit and onboarding processes for financial institutions, investors and B2B service providers. The firm recently joined the list of top 150 of fast-growing companies on Deloitte's 2016 Technology Fast 500. Find out more at platform.biz2credit.com, or biz2credit.com.


13/6/2019 6:49 AM
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Amy Arora
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PayPal
Senior Director, Corporate Development

PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution for more than 20 years. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, the PayPal platform is empowering more than 286 million consumers and merchants in more than 200 markets to join and thrive in the global economy. For more information, visit paypal.com

24/10/2018 1:04 PM
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Erlinda Arriola
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Synchrony
VP-Credit Strategic Investments and Acquisitions Underwriting
24/9/2018 5:46 PM
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Henri Arslanian
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PwC
FinTech & Crypto Leader, Asia

Henri Arslanian is the PwC FinTech & Crypto Leader for Asia, the Chairman of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong where he teaches the first FinTech university course in Asia. With over 400,000 LinkedIn followers, Henri has been awarded many industry and academic awards over the years from being regularly named one of the Most Influential Individuals in FinTech in Asia to being awarded the Governor General of Canada Gold Medal for Academic Excellence. Henri was also recognized as one of the Global 2017 LinkedIn Top Voices in Economy & Finance and is regularly featured in global media including Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, The Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times. Before joining PwC, Henri was with a FinTech start-up and previously spent many years with UBS Investment Bank in Hong Kong. Henri started his career as a financial markets and funds lawyer in Canada and Hong Kong. Henri is also a TEDx speaker, a published author, and currently sits on several finance, academic, government, civil society, and FinTech related boards and advisory boards globally. Henri speaks five languages including English, French, Armenian, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. He holds a Masters in Chinese Law from Tsinghua University; a joint Global Executive MBA from Columbia Business School, London Business School, and Hong Kong University; a Masters in Transnational Law from the University of Sherbrooke; and a Bachelor of Law from the University of Montreal (Dean’s List of Excellence).

21/6/2018 10:43 AM
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Trisha Asgeirsson
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Mastercard
SVP North America Loyalty Solutions

Trisha Asgeirsson Senior Vice President, North America Loyalty Solutions Trisha Asgeirsson is the Senior Vice president, North America loyalty solutions for Mastercard. In this role she is responsible for creating and delivering loyalty solutions that enable issuers and merchants to go to market faster with leading, consumer segment-specific products. Trisha has more than 25 years of management experience having come to Mastercard from the credit card business at JPMorgan Chase where she led and developed winning loyalty credit card portfolios and specialized in customer loyalty. Here at Mastercard, she has worked with global and local financial institutions on a broad range of strategic, operational, customer segmentation, risk management, product development, loyalty and marketing initiatives. Prior to her career at JPMorgan Chase, Trisha spent 9 years with British Airways where she played an instrumental role in the development of their U.S Frequent Flyer program and a partnership marketing strategy.

3/9/2018 10:23 PM
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Angelique Augereau
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J.P. Morgan
Head of data+design, Wholesale Payments

Angelique Augereau is head of data+design for the Wholesale Payments business of J.P. Morgan. She leads a team of data scientists, design strategists, product managers and data engineers in the creation of human-centric A.I. products that leverage the $6 trillion transacted daily through the business. Operating as a change-agent within the organization, she and her team also work closely with FinTech teams to accelerate the development of transformative solutions.

Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Angelique was a management consultant with McKinsey, working with companies around the globe to maximize efficiency and facilitate growth. She has also been a consultant helping Fortune 500 companies in the fashion industry implement innovative approaches she developed based on data analysis, technical product assessment and strategic thinking. Always the creator, she founded a machine learning startup in the fashion space. Angelique holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Kellogg School of Management.


13/9/2019 12:43 PM
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Mikhail Avady
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Vital4
EVP Marketing
27/8/2018 11:25 AM
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Souheil Badran
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Northwestern Mutual
EVP, Chief Innovation Officer

Souheil Badran is Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer at Northwestern Mutual. He is responsible for identifying opportunities in innovation communities and overseeing Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, Cream City Venture Capital, and the Wisconn Valley Venture Fund.

Before beginning at Northwestern Mutual, Badran served as president of Alipay Americas, the world’s largest third-party payment platform, where he was responsible for enhancing the buying experience of millions of Chinese consumers who shop annually by bringing mobile and online payments to merchants in North and South America. Prior to his beginning at Alipay, Badran served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Edo Interactive, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Digital River, and Senior Vice President and General Manager for First Data Corporation’s E-Commerce Solutions Group. He began his career in Milwaukee at M&I Data Services.

Throughout his career, Badran has had experience with organizations that ranged from venture capital-funded, private equity-owned to various public companies. His career has led him to gain global experience across the e-commerce, big data, security, and payment industries.

23/8/2019 12:53 PM
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David Baga
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Lyft
Chief Business Officer
22/8/2018 11:49 AM
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David Bailey
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BTC Inc.
Founder

As chief executive officer of BTC Media LLC, David Bailey is an industry leader in the digital currency and blockchain space. By overseeing the delivery of breaking, in-depth and instructive content, he has championed the growth of the field at its highest level. After founding yBitcoin in 2013, the world’s leading publication on digital currency, David launched BTC Media, a corporate group that has grown to include several dynamic publications, reaching millions of readers worldwide and representing over 150 fintech advertisers, from innovative startups to multi-billion-dollar, Fortune 500 companies. In addition to yBitcoin, a digital and print primer to the bitcoin ecosystem, BTC’s media holdings include Bitcoin Magazine, the world’s first information outlet and news desk dedicated to digital currency; Distributed, a leading source for banking and corporate information on distributed ledger technology; and LTB Network, a group of audio resources for information and developments in the Bitcoin space. David also oversees BTC Media’s Distributed conference series, which has brought blockchain-focused keynotes, panels and workshops to centers for healthcare, financial services and trade around the country. David’s previous entrepreneurial ventures include two long-only equity funds and Forza Financial, a microfinance nonprofit he cofounded at the University of Alabama. He has also served on the advisory board of Lend for America, the Blockchain Education Network, the Bitcoin Foundation, the publicly traded BitcoinShop and the University of Alabama’s Community Affairs Board of Advisors. David serves as the “entrepreneur in residence” at 402 Digital Partners, the leading digital currency investment fund in the southeastern United States, where he consults on digital currency, emerging trends and investment opportunities. David was a University Fellow at the University of Alabama, where he earned degrees in finance, economics and Mandarin Chinese.

24/9/2018 9:46 PM
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Morana Bakula
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Bond Brand Loyalty
VP, Customer Experience

Morana leads Bond’s Customer Experience practice which includes a multidisciplinary team of Customer Experience Strategists, Learning Strategists, Instructional Designers and Project Managers. Morana is a trusted client adviser and an award-winning learning professional with 10 years of experience architecting strategic learning and motivation solutions while bringing tremendous passion and commitment to helping our clients deliver a sustained differentiated customer experience.

Morana has deep experience across industry sectors, including pharmaceutical, financial services, insurance, retail, consumer and packaged goods and hospitality, and has worked with some of the world’s most recognized brands including Janssen, Roche, KPMG, American Express, Nestle, PepsiCo, AB InBev and BlackBerry. Morana has a BA (Hons) in Philosophy and English. She is also a certified Instructional Technologist (Centre for Effective Performance), and is certified in Strategic Change Leadership (Rotman School of Business).

17/6/2019 4:05 PM
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Jeremy Balkin
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HSBC USA
Head of Innovation
21/8/2018 10:36 AM
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Sean Banks
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TTV Capital
Partner

Sean joined TTV in 2002 as a summer associate and returned to TTV in 2005. He currently serves as a Partner and has over 13 years of venture capital experience. Prior to joining TTV, Sean served as the Vice President of Finance and General Counsel for an Atlanta-based technology start-up company. Sean is currently the Chairman of the Technology Association of Georgia’s FinTech society and serves on the Technology Association of Georgia’s Board of Directors and Leadership Counsel.  Sean is also a founding member of the Fintech Atlanta Task Force. Sean sits on the Southern Capital Conference Executive Steering Committee and is a member of the Venture Atlanta Selection Committee. Sean is also on the Editorial Board of n>genuity Journal, published by TSYS, the world’s largest credit card issuer. Sean is frequently featured in print and on the radio and TV as an expert on advances in fintech and the fintech ecosystem in Georgia. He earned his MBA from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University where he was one of five Woodruff Fellows.  Additionally, he earned his J.D. at the University of San Diego in 2001. He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, where he played baseball and earned a B.S. in Economics. For TTV, he has served on the Board of Directors for four companies, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for FX Bridge, FTRANS, and Hurdlr, and as an observer on the blooom, MX and Springbot Board of Directors.

26/4/2019 12:11 PM
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Jo Ann Barefoot
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Barefoot Innovation Group
Co-Founder, Hummingbird Regtech & CEO

Jo Ann Barefoot is CEO of Barefoot Innovation Group, Cofounder of Hummingbird Regtech, Senior Advisor to the Omidyar Network, and host of the podcast show Barefoot Innovation. A noted advocate of “regulation innovation,” Jo Ann is Senior Fellow Emerita at the Harvard Kennedy School Center for Business & Government and is writing a book on financial innovation and regulation. She has been Deputy Comptroller of the Currency, partner at KPMG, Co-Chairman of Treliant Risk Advisors, and staff member at the U.S. Senate Banking Committee. She’s an angel investor, serves on the board of Oportun, and advises financial companies and governments worldwide. She serves on the fintech advisory committee for FINRA, is an Executive Board Member of the International RegTech Association (IRTA), and a member of the Milken Institute U.S. FinTech Advisory Committee. Jo Ann chairs the boards of the Center for Financial Services Innovation and FinRegLab and previously served on the CFPB’s Consumer Advisory Board. Jo Ann has published nearly 200 articles and is a popular keynote speaker, addressing thousands of people annually throughout the world. www.jsbarefoot.com.

18/9/2019 5:31 PM
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Jane Barratt
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MX
Chief Advocacy Officer

Jane Barratt, Chief Advocacy Officer of MX, is a long-time investor and champion of financial strength. In her role at MX, Jane works with government, regulatory bodies and industry groups to ensure people have secure access to their financial data. She advocates for financial education on LinkedIn Learning. Previous to MX Jane was CEO of GoldBean, an education first advisory platform, and spent two decades driving growth for Fortune 500 companies. Jane has lived and worked in six countries and is endlessly fascinated by the cultural differences between money and investing. Her LinkedIn Learning courses have helped hundreds of thousands of people gain a deeper understanding of personal finance and investing.

16/9/2019 5:36 PM
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Emily Bary
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MarketWatch
Reporter

Emily Bary is a reporter at MarketWatch, where she covers Apple, Alibaba, and other technology and payments companies. Prior to joining MarketWatch, she was a founding member of Barron's Next, a financial news site aimed at making investing accessible for the next generation of investors. She also worked as a reporter for Barron's magazine, writing columns on technology trends and interviewing mutual fund managers about their portfolios. Emily has appeared on CNBC, Cheddar, and the Barron's Readback podcast. When she’s not writing about financial technology, Emily can be found working on her calligraphy skills or playing tennis. She graduated from Wellesley College with a degree in political science.

20/5/2019 5:29 PM
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Georg Bauer
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Fair
Co-Founder & Chairman

Georg Bauer is Fairís Chairman and Co-Founder, and is widely recognized as one of the most innovative and respected leaders in auto finance, with more than 30 years of experience shaping financial services for leading car companies on a global scale. Prior to Fair, he built the financial services businesses for Tesla in over 20 markets in the EU and APAC. Georg also served as CEO of Global Financial Services for BMW Group and was CEO of Mercedes-Benz Credit in the U.S.

17/6/2019 9:29 AM
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Nicole Baxby
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Featurespace
Account Director
21/9/2018 7:56 AM
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Nicole Baxby
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Featurespace
Sr. Director, Customer Success, Americas

Nicole has worked in the financial technology industry for the last 14 years, spending 9 years consulting for European banking in the UK for TSYS International. Although based in Columbus, Georgia, she currently works for a Featurespace, a British fintech company which opened an office in Atlanta in 2017. At Featurespace, Nicole is an Account Director responsible for key North American accounts. She works with financial institutions to help them leverage Featurespace’s machine learning and AI solutions to fight fraud.

Nicole was included in Money 20/20 Rise Up 2019 leadership program and also serves as a mentor to other women in the Fintech industry, as well actively participates in Wnet (Women's Network in Electronic Transactions), Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), Wireless Technology Forum, and Women in Wireless. Nicole recently spoke at the 2019 FinTech South at the Mercedez Benz stadium discussing the topic of unconscious bias in the FinTech industry.

She is an active in her community as a member of the Junior League and League of Women Voters. She was also named as one of Georgia Forward's 2019 Young Gamechangers, a leadership action group which works with a specific community in Georgia to address challenges and help make positive changes.

Nicole holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from CSU.

16/9/2019 5:19 PM
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Alex Baydin
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PerformLine
CEO & Founder
5/10/2018 11:45 AM
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John Beatty
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Clover
Co-Founder

John Beatty is a 20-year veteran of Silicon Valley, holding senior positions in engineering and product development before co-founding Clover in 2010. He started his career as an engineer focused on distributed systems and security at large tech companies including Sun Microsystems and BEA Systems. He was a founding engineer at Bix, an online video startup acquired by Yahoo. He then joined Sutter Hill Ventures as an Entrepreneur in Residence, where he incubated and co-founded Clover. John has led Clover as President of Product Development and later as CEO. John has a B.S. in Computer Science from Brigham Young University.

25/7/2019 2:44 PM
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Liesl Bebb-McKay
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Rand Merchant Bank
Head of the FOUNDERY (Rand Merchant Banks Lab and digital accelerator)
24/9/2018 6:02 PM
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John Beccia
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FS Vector
Co-Founder & CEO

Mr. Beccia brings a substantial amount of experience providing legal guidance with respect to complex financial matters with him to Circle. Prior to joining Circle, Mr. Beccia was Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, and BSA Officer at Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc., a national financial services organization that specializes in private banking, where he advised on bank regulatory, anti-money laundering, and corporate law issues. Prior to his time at Boston Private, Mr. Beccia served as the Assistant General Counsel of Investors Bank & Trust Company and as Chief Regulatory Counsel and Research Director for The Financial Services Roundtable, which represents 100 of the largest integrated financial services companies providing banking, insurance, and investment products and services to American consumers. Mr. Beccia holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Providence College, a J.D. from Roger Williams University School of Law, and a LLM in Banking and Financial Law from Boston University School of Law. He is Chair of the In-House Counsel Subcommittee of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Banking Law Committee and currently serves on the U.S. Treasury Department’s Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group.  Mr. Beccia is an adjunct professor at Boston University School of Law and is a frequent speaker on legal and regulatory issues impacting the financial services industry.

12/9/2018 6:44 PM
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Caryn Seidman Becker
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CLEAR
CEO & Chairman

Caryn Seidman-Becker is the Chairman and CEO of CLEAR. Caryn led the acquisition of CLEAR in 2010 and has guided the revitalization and re-launch of the company. CLEAR’s trusted identity platform is paving the way for a future where you are you and your biometrics connect you to a secure and frictionless world. With over 2MM members and 1,200 employees, Caryn drives the overall direction and vision for the company. Caryn also oversees (obsesses over) the customer experience, marketing, business development, and people development. Before acquiring CLEAR, Caryn built a successful career in Asset Management. She got her start at Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder where she was responsible for their risk arbitrage and hedge fund strategies, and later joined Iridian Asset Management where she focused on bottom-up stock selection and valuation. In 2002, Caryn and CLEAR Co-Founder, Ken Cornick, started Arience Capital, a +$1 billion value oriented asset management firm focused on investing across a broad spectrum of industries including consumer, technology, turnarounds, and aerospace and defense. Caryn credits her strong financial background and exposure to incredible leaders at the companies she invested in to the growth and success of CLEAR thus far. Both in and out of the office, Caryn is a strong believer in community building. In 2004, Caryn created The Happy Elephant Foundation which supports education, child wellness, and the New York City community. Additionally, Caryn is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in NYC. Prior board engagements include CME (Central European Media Enterprises) from 2009-2012, Young Women’s Leadership Network from 2010-2018, and The Mount Sinai Hospital. Caryn received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan. She lives in NYC with her husband Marc and three children.

8/8/2018 6:19 AM
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Mattias Bergstrom
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Quantum1Net
CEO & Head of Research

Successful Innovator and entrepreneur with a focus on business and technical strategies of distributed and decentralized network solutions.

9/4/2019 12:12 PM
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Kristen Berman
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Irrational Labs & Common Cents Lab
Co-Founder

Common Cents leverages research and insights gleaned from behavioral economics to create interventions that lead to positive financial behaviors.

I co-founded Common Cents Lab, funded by MetLife Foundation, that is mandated to improve the financial well-being for low to middle Americans through applying behavioral science insights. In two years I will have launched 40 experiments to drive financial health. Check out our Annual Report and our nice coverage from Bloomberg. I am also the co-founder of Irrational Labs. Irrational Labs has worked with companies like Fidelity, Netflix, Lyft and disruptive startups and non-profits to design and implement behavioral economics solutions to their customer and business problems. Check out our Irrational Labs 3B framework.In an attempt to disseminate the behavioral research, Dan Ariely, Jason Hreha and I authored Hacking Human Nature for Good, a practical guide to changing behavior, written for product people. This guide is actively used at Google within their product and marketing teams, like FaceBook and the World Bank. With Dan Ariely, I launched and help lead the first behavioral economics group at Google, growing it from one person to 6 in 2015 and supporting over 30 teams and 50+ projects.

2/8/2019 11:41 AM
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Catherine Berman
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CNote
Co-Founder & CEO

Catherine Berman is the CEO and Co-founder of CNote, an impact investment platform delivering competitive returns by investing in women, minorities and low-income communities across America. She’s a three-time entrepreneur with experience building scalable businesses. Her last startup grew into a multi-million dollar firm in less than four years and is now the world’s largest student development firm, GB Inc. Before launching CNote, Catherine served as Managing Director at Charles Schwab. There, Catherine led a team uncovering new opportunities for FinancialServices focused on new market segments and predictive analytics. Prior to Schwab, Catherine maintained a host of management positions including Senior Vice President of Astia (venture capital), Strategy & Operations Manager at Deloitte Consulting, LLP (management consulting) and Vice President of Evins Communications, LLC. Her international work experience spans from India to Israel with extensive work in Central and South America. Catherine graduated magna cum laude from Boston University and received her MBA from the University of Oxford where she founded the Oxford Women in Business Network.

2/8/2019 11:41 AM
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Jenifer Berman
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Insider Inc.
Chief Marketing Officer
26/9/2018 10:43 PM
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Saroop Bharwani
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Senso.ai
CEO & Founder
27/8/2018 11:26 AM
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Samir Bhatia
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MEDICI Capital
CEO, SMEcorner & Founding Investor
30/9/2018 10:46 PM
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Will Billingsley
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ApTap
Co-Founder

Having worked in biotech research labs, in the field and abroad, and with a BSc in Biology and Management from Imperial College, Will decided that lab life and the corporate world were not for him, and dove head first into business; inspired by Open Banking, he found himself in FinTech.

As the co-founder of ApTap, Will is the driving force behind commercialising the technology, and is fully involved in the funding, operations, planning and strategy of the company. Inspired by experiences and people in business and science, Will uses the scientific method to propel the business forward.

Will also sits as a Director of his family business, Billingsley Music Services, to spearhead the transformation of the company into the digital age.

Business aside, Will is a drumming, football, skiing, kung fu and gaming enthusiast.

19/9/2019 7:23 PM
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Dave Birch
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Consult Hyperion
Global Ambassador

Consult Hyperion is an independent strategic and technical consultancy, based in the UK and US, specialising in secure electronic transactions. With over 30 years’ experience, we help organisations around the world exploit new technologies to secure electronic payments and identity transaction services. From mobile payments and chip & PIN, to contactless ticketing and smart identity cards, we deliver value to our clients by supporting them in delivering their strategy. We offer advisory services and technical consultancy using a practical approach and expert knowledge of relevant technologies. Hyperlab, our inhouse software development and testing team, further supports our globally recognised expertise at every step in the electronic transaction value chain, from authentication, access and networks, to databases and applications.

David G.W Birch is Director of Innovation at Consult Hyperion, the secure electronic transactions consultancy, and a Visiting Professor at the University of SurreyBusiness School. He is an internationally-recognised thought leader in digital identity and digital money; was named one of the global top 15 favourite sources of business information by Wired magazine and one of the top ten most influential voices in banking by Financial Brand; was found by PR Daily to be one of the top ten Twitter accounts followed by innovators, along with Bill Gates and Richard Branson; was ranked in the top three most influential people inLondon’s FinTech community by City A.M.; was listed by Hot Topics as one of the world’s top 100 most influential FinTech leaders and was rated Europe’s most influential commentator on emerging payments by Total Payments. In the LondonReview of Books his “Identity is the New Money” was called fresh, original, wide-ranging and “the best book on general issues around new forms of money". His new book “Before Babylon, Beyond Bitcoin: From money we understand to money that understands us” will be published in June 2017.

27/8/2019 1:50 PM
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Stephen Bird
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Citi
CEO, Global Consumer Banking

Stephen Bird is Chief Executive Officer of Citi’s Global Consumer Bank, leading all Consumer and Commercial Banking businesses in 19 countries, including Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Credit Cards, Mortgages and Operations and Technology supporting the business. He is a member of the Citi Executive Management Team.

Previously, Mr. Bird was CEO of Asia Pacific, responsible for Citi's consumer and institutional businesses across 17 markets in the region. As CEO, he established Citi as Asia's leading bank, pioneered digital innovations and accelerated Citi's expansion in China. Under his leadership, Citi was named "Best Bank in Asia" by FinanceAsia for six consecutive years. Mr. Bird has held a number of leadership roles, including co-CEO of Citi Asia Pacific, Head of Consumer Banking in Asia Pacific, CEO of Credit Cards and Consumer Finance in Japan and Head of Operations & Technology for Latin America. Mr. Bird joined Citi in 1998 in Singapore as the Asia Pacific Head for Operations & Technology.

Prior to Citi, Mr. Bird held senior management positions in GE Capital and British Steel in the United Kingdom. At GE Capital, Mr. Bird launched its 6 Sigma program and established a client focus and continual improvement culture in GE Capital Fleet Services before becoming its Director of U.K. Operations. He is a recipient of GE's "Pinnacle Award" for pioneering work in establishing joint commercial ventures between GE Capital's different businesses serving the financial needs of the U.K. automotive sector.

Mr. Bird serves on the Board of Trustees of the U.S.-China Business Council and the International Advisory Board of the Hospital for Special Surgery. He is both a graduate and Honorary Fellow of University College Cardiff.

28/8/2019 10:38 AM
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Paul Birkness
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Pungle Inc.
CEO & Co-Founder
21/8/2018 9:42 AM
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Asheesh Birla
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Ripple
SVP Product
9/7/2018 11:21 AM
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Pedro Bizarro
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Feedzai
Chief Science Officer

Feedzai is the market leader in fighting fraud with AI. We’re coding the future of commerce with today’s most advanced risk management platform powered by big data and machine learning. Founded and developed by data scientists and aerospace engineers, Feedzai has one mission: to make banking and commerce safe. The world’s largest banks, processors, and retailers use Feedzai’s fraud prevention and anti-money laundering products to manage risk, while improving customer experience.

Pedro Bizarro is co-founder and Chief Science Officer of Feedzai. Drawing on a history in academia and research, Pedro has turned his technical expertise into entrepreneurial success as he has helped to develop Feedzai’s industry-leading artificial intelligence platform to fight fraud. Pedro has been an official member of the Forbes Technology Council, a visiting professor at Carnegie Mellon University, a Fulbright Fellow, and has worked with CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. Pedro holds a Computer Science PhD from the University of Madison - Wisconsin.

13/10/2018 5:00 PM
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Simon Black
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PPRO
CEO

About PPRO Cross-border e-payment specialist, PPRO removes the complexity of international e-commerce payments by acquiring, collecting and processing an extensive range of alternative payments methods for Payment Service Providers (PSPs) under one contract, through one platform and one single integration. PPRO supports international payment methods across more than 100 countries, allowing PSPs to expand their merchants’ e-commerce reach, arrange hassle-free collection and achieve higher conversion rates.

Founded in 2006 and headquartered in London, PPRO is an EU-certified financial institute with an e-money license issued by the British regulatory body FCA. For more information, please visit www.ppro.com.

Simon Black is an accomplished business executive with over 25 years’ international experience. He is highly regarded within payments, leading two of the industry’s success stories over the last 10 years. Simon joined PPRO Group as CEO in March 2015. This followed a decade with Sage Group PLC where he led the creation of Sage One and transformed Sage Pay as CEO for seven years, driving 10x growth. Continuing this success, PPRO is now one of the most significant fast- growing European fintech companies. Under Simon’s leadership, the company has moved from 60 to 200+ employees and continues to deliver rapid revenue growth. PPRO’s acquiring business connects PSPs and financial institutions with over 140 payment methods worldwide, while the issuing business has created more than one million e-money accounts with integrated debit cards. Simon is a sought-after authority on payments and ‘go to’ fintech expert. Speaking on the effect of Brexit on the financial services industry, he has appeared on ITV News, Tonight, BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service and China Central Television. His thoughts on the cashless society and PSD2 as well as Brexit have been widely published in international media, with highlights including The Guardian, Forbes and The Wall Street Journal. Simon is also a regular speaker at highly-regarded industry events such as Money20/20, Internet World and eCommerce Expo. Simon has an MBA from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. and has extensive experience in consulting and operational roles. In his early career, he made an impact as a strategy and brand consultant with Gemini and Futurebrand both in the USA, where he lived for six years, as well as in the UK, and founded a marketing software start-up company.

19/6/2018 4:22 PM
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Dondi Black
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FIS
VP Product Strategy

Dondi is part of the Product Strategy team for the Payments division of FIS, where she leverages her vast experience in banking and payments to develop product strategies for various markets served by FIS. Dondi has more than 20 years of experience in retail banking and payments, which have included retail deposits, payments and consumer credit. Dondi also has experience as a Compliance Officer where she focused on Community Development. Dondi holds a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management from Bethel University and is an alumnus of the Executive Banking Program through the Consumer Bankers Association at Furman University in Greenville, SC. She is also apassionate advocate for financial inclusion, diversity and promoting awareness on the positive impact financial service providers have on the communities they serve.

2/8/2019 11:42 AM
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Audrey Blackmon
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Verrency
SVP Business Development - Americas

With 25+ years in the payments industry, Audrey is a seasoned veteran. As the SVP Business Development, Audrey leads Sales Strategy at Verrency for North & South America. She serves as an advisor to the Executive Board of Wnet, an advisor to startups at Plug & Play and other Fintech startups.

2/9/2019 9:25 AM
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Sandra Blair
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FIS
VP of Product Strategy

Sandra Blair has over 25 years of operational and consulting experience in Financial Services. She specializes in leading teams that provide technology solutions to the largest companies in the Fortune 500. Her experience spans the financial technology industry– primarily electronic payment processing and banking — with extensive experience in developing systems, call centers, and back-office operations for a number of industries.

2/8/2019 11:44 AM
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James Bland
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James Bland Productions
Actor & Filmmaker

James Bland is the creator, showrunner and star of the Emmy winning drama series GIANTS which originally premiered on the Issa Rae YouTube Channel and can now be seen on Cleo TV, a new cable network from TV One.

GIANTS has won Best Drama at the Streamys, the Indies Series Awards and the International Academy of Web and Television Awards. It was the only digital series to be honored with a 2018 Voice Award for its contribution to behavioral health understanding. The series has earned James an Indie Series Award for Best Lead Actor and Best Writing in a Drama as well as multiple Daytime Emmy nominations for acting, writing and producing.

James currently serves as the Founder & CEO of James Bland Productions, a full service production company focused on creating original premium content for film, television and digital platforms.

13/8/2019 10:42 AM
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David Blumberg
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Blumberg Capital
Founder & Managing Partner

David is the founder and managing partner of Blumberg Capital, an early-stage venture capital fund based in San Francisco. David is an authority on early stage investing with more than 25 years of experience. He founded Blumberg Capital in the early 1990s and launched its first venture-backed fund in 2001.

Prior to Blumberg Capital, David managed international investments with the Bronfman Family Office, Adler & Co, APAX Partners and at T. Rowe Price. He also launched business development for Check Point Software Technologies as one of its top four executives.

David earned his A.B. in government, cum laude, from Harvard College and his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and INSEAD. David speaks French and is proficient in Hebrew and Spanish.

David serves on the boards of CaseStackCredoraxDeep InstinctDoubleVerifyFeeXFirmitasFortscaleKreditech,Trulioo and Wunder. He also serves on the board of The Lincoln Club of Northern California and is a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy.

20/8/2018 4:57 PM
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Philipp Bock
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allpago - accept payments in Latin America
Founder & CEO

allpago (www.allpago.com) is the leading payment service provider for Latin America, enabling e-commerce merchants and payment providers to accept all relevant local payment methods through a single platform and API in over 90% of the region. allpago’s state-of-the-art technology and regulatory knowledge are used by merchants including Adobe, BMW, McAfee, Microsoft, Nintendo, Symantec and TeamViewer to maximize conversion rates and ensure compliant transactions with customers in Latin America, and as a ‘last mile’ payment interface by leading payment companies around the world such as Zuora, ACI Worldwide and Wirecard.

Gartner featured allpago as the only Latin American Provider in the "Digital Commerce Vendor Guide 2018". allpago is headquartered in Berlin with regional offices in São Paulo, Mexico City, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Lima and San Francisco.

Philipp Bock is the Chief Executive Officer & Founder of allpago. Before founding allpago, Philipp was Managing Director and responsible for the turn-around of the Brazilian subsidiary of arvato services (Bertelsmann AG) in São Paulo, after managing the go-live and roll-out of the global online marketing platform for Microsoft’s Channel partners at arvato. Prior to joining Bertelsmann, Philipp worked as the Executive Assistant to the CEO of Infineon Technologies in Munich and Paris. In addition, he worked at The World Bank Group in Paris, Arthur D. Little in Madrid, eVentures in Hamburg and Schroder Salomon Smith Barney in London. Philipp studied at the Technical University of Berlin, at the ESCP Europe in Madrid, Oxford and Paris, as well as at the INSEAD in Fontainebleau. He holds a Master of Science in Finance, a German Diplom Kaufmann and a French Diplôme de Grande École. He is fluent in German, English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

6/9/2018 7:13 PM
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Emily Boese
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Accenture
Managing Director

Emily Boese is a Managing Director within the Payments Practice at Accenture. She focuses on payment processing and merchant acquiring for leading retailers, software developers, financial technology companies, merchant acquirers, and card networks. Her projects are in areas as diverse as implementation and conversion, strategic planning, pricing and attrition analysis, and research initiatives. Emily also routinely supports mergers and acquisitions projects in the merchant acquiring industry.

22/5/2019 4:48 PM
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Felipe Bottino
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Pi Investimentos
CEO

Between 2012 and 2018 Felipe was responsible for the pension area of Icatu Seguros, where he helped create a pension funds platform that connected more than 200 funds (65 managers) to different types of distributors (insurance brokers, banks, digital brokers, and retailers.)

During this period, Icatu Seguros ranked first in net transfers among between insurances companies and its reserves increased from R $ 4 billion to R $ 25 billion, a growth 43% higher than the market.

Previously he was an investment analyst at Gávea Investimentos.

Felipe holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, a Master's degree in Engineering from Centrale Nantes and a degree in Production Engineering from PUC-Rio.

10/4/2019 11:55 AM
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Pascal Bouvier
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FinTech Venture Capital Investor

Pascal Bouvier is a fintech venture capital investor. He was previously an entrepreneur with a variety of technology startups and a banker - starting his career in commercial banking and merchant banking. Pascal focuses on digital identities, the role of data in financial services, new core banking/insurance systems and the impact of foundational technologies on financial intermediation.

7/11/2018 4:39 PM
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Joni Brennan
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Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC)
President

Joni serves as President of the Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC). Building on 15+ years of Digital Identity innovation and standards development experience, Joni helps DIACC to fulfill its vision of unlocking interoperable capabilities of the public and private sectors to accelerate Canada’s Digital Economy through the establishment of an ecosystem of identity solutions and services that Canadians can use with confidence. Joni helps to organize Canadian market forces to open economic opportunities for all Canadians. Joni builds dynamic collaborative relationships and formalizes strategic partnerships between organizations. She has participated in influential committees and initiatives from organizations around the world including: OECD-ITAC, ISOC, IEEE, OASIS-SSTC, ISO SC27 WG5, and ITU-T SG17 Q6. She has also testified regarding trusted Identity and Access Management systems for the US Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Security and Privacy (ONC HITSP).

2/10/2018 1:56 PM
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Noah Breslow
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OnDeck
CEO

Noah Breslow CEO OnDeck Noah Breslow has served as OnDeck's Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of our board of directors since June 2012 and as our Chief Operating Officer from October 2011 to June 2012. Previously, Noah held many executive roles at OnDeck including Chief Product Officer (2009-2011), Senior Vice President - Products and Technology (2007-2009) and Vice President, Products and Technology. Prior to joining OnDeck, Noah was Vice President of Marketing and Product Management for Tacit Networks, Inc., a provider of wide area network optimization solutions. Mr. Breslow holds an S.B. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. with distinction from Harvard Business School.

19/6/2018 4:22 PM
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Ryan Breslow
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Bolt
Co-Founder & CEO

Bio coming soon.

2/7/2018 11:33 AM
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Andrea Brimmer
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Ally Financial
Chief Marketing & Public Relations Officer

Bio coming soon.

20/7/2018 3:51 PM
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Chris Britt
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Chime
Co-Founder & CEO

Chris Britt is the Founder & CEO of Chime, the leader in US challenger banking that helps Members avoid fees, save money automatically and achieve financial peace of mind. From 2007-2012, Chris was Chief Product Officer and SVP, Corporate Development at Green Dot. Chris was also a senior product leader at Visa and one of the first executives at ComScore. He’s also a Board Member of coachart.org, a non-profit that connects chronically ill kids with free lessons in the arts and athletics.

25/7/2019 1:56 PM
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Benjamin Britt
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Route 66 Ventures
General Partner

Investors driving big ideas. We are a private investment firm focus on helping entrepreneurs shape the financial services landscape of tomorrow by providing Venture Capital and Credit solutions to emerging financial technology and services companies. Our Venture Capital team invests globally in early and growth stage disruptors, incumbents and service providers throughout various sectors in the financial services ecosystem. Our Credit team seeks to fund alternative lending platforms and business models with balance sheet needs by providing secured debt facilities and purchasing whole loans. Our goal is to be the leading global FinServ and FinTech investment firm. We are committed to making life easier for the end-user and determined to help our portfolio companies succeed.

Ben is a General Partner at Route 66 Ventures, where he leads the venture capital team and focuses on investments in early stage financial technology companies. Prior to joining Route 66, Ben was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he advised leading organizations around the globe on lean operations, strategy, and product design. Previously, Ben was a co-founder and executive of an innovative web services start-up called WiseChoice, an online college counseling resource that helped high school students and their families navigate and find “best fit” colleges. He also served in various senior roles at Goal Financial, a major student loan originator, and was responsible for capital markets transactions, securitizations, and financial analysis. Ben began his career as a submarine officer and nuclear engineer in the U.S. Navy. He holds an MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.S. from the University of Maryland – College Park, and a B.S. in Economics from the U.S. Naval Academy, where he graduated with honors.

15/7/2019 10:17 AM
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Andy Bromberg
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CoinList
Co-Founder & President

Andy Bromberg is the Co-founder and President of CoinList, a platform to introduce investors to deeply vetted token sales. CoinList also provides compliance services for many other token offerings. Previously, he was the Co-founder and CEO of Sidewire, and before that, he studied Mathematics and Computer Science at Stanford University. While there, he also co-founded the Stanford Bitcoin Group.

28/6/2018 2:16 PM
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Cleveland Brown
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Payscout
CEO & Co-Founder

Payscout is a global payment processing provider covering six continents by connecting merchants and consumers via credit, debit, ATM, and alternative payment networks. What differentiates Payscout is its mission, “to support the entrepreneurial dream one transaction at a time.” Payscout achieves this by being a thought leader in the payments industry. Its “Go Global Now” technology platform gives merchants instant access to 100+ countries, billions of consumers and trillions of dollars. Payscout offers payment processing solutions for brick-and-mortar and ecommerce transactions, and has earned acclaim as a new-generation provider of merchant banking services, specializing in online/ecommerce retailers with a predominant proportion of card-not-present (CNP) transactions; it is one of the few providers to deliver a true global payment solution that encompasses all merchant risk verticals. Customers can access Payscout’s credit card processing services via a state-of-the-art, web-based user portal and through direct interactions with highly-trained experts. In addition to supporting thousands of clients across a multitude of industries and all 50 American states, Payscout maintains global partnerships with VISA USA, Bank of America Merchant Services, VISA Europe, VISA Latin America, VISA Asia Pacific, MasterCard Worldwide, China Union Pay, Deutsche Bank, and First Data. Payscout was recognized as one of America’s fastest-growing privately-held companies in 2014, 2015, and 2016, ranking #2,416 in 2014, #434 in 2015, and #383 in 2016 on Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 500/5000 list. Within the financial services industry, Payscout placed #140 in 2014, #24 in 2015, and #27 in 2016. Payscout was also ranked #17 among medium-sized companies on Entrepreneur’s Top Company Cultures list for 2017. For more information, visit http://www.payscout.com.

Cleveland Brown’s career began on the financial side of payments and technology while he worked at Union Bank of California in 1992. At this time, the bank used 4.5” high-density floppy disks to install and test the first at-home banking platforms, a process that would ultimately enable automated bill payment through dial-up modems. After graduating from UCLA in 1997, Cleveland shifted focus to the entrepreneurial side of payments and technology, starting one of the first eCommerce platforms integrated into the K-12 public education system. After successfully implementing the platform throughout large school districts in the U.S., including LAUSD, Cleveland shifted his focus to global payments. Cleveland traveled abroad to consult at the government level, working with Prime Ministers, Ministers of Finance and Managing Directors of different financial institutions to understand how ecommerce was integrated into economic policy. Through this effort, he was able to build technologies that could be used by consumers, merchants, and financial institutions to successfully enable global transaction processing.


In 2008, Cleveland formed Payscout Ltd. International as an ecommerce payment gateway solution to banks abroad. Cleveland then founded Payscout Inc. with Manpreet Singh in 2011, utilizing a payments model that blended domestic and global ecommerce merchant payment solutions with over-the-counter retail and restaurant point-of-sale (POS) products. Today, Payscout is a full-service global payment processing provider that covers six continents, serves all merchant risk verticals, and gives businesses instant access to 100+ countries, billions of consumers, and trillions of dollars. Cleveland serves as the Chair of the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) Payment Sales and Strategy Committee and International Committee. He also serves on the Board of Advisors for Commercial Bank of California and is a board member for University of California Los Angeles School of Economics. Regarded as a discerning thought leader, on behalf of Payscout, Cleveland has been sought out to contribute to notable projects including the 2015 white paper on creating wealth, and recent articles in mainstream media publications such as The Economist, Wired, Consumer’s Digest, and Inc. magazine.


Under Cleveland’s leadership, Payscout has been recognized by as one of America's fastest-growing, privately-held companies for three consecutive years, ranking #2,416 in 2014, #434 in 2015, and #383 in 2016. In 2015, Payscout was also honored by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal as the region’s #1 fastest growing private company and the Los Angeles Business Journal as the #2 fastest growing company in all of Los Angeles County. In 2017, Payscout ranked #17 on 's Top Company Cultures list for medium-sized companies. Outside of Payscout, Cleveland is an Executive Producer at Film Antics and has six short films and a feature film in his portfolio. In 2016, Film Antics and Payscout collaborated to create a virtual reality (VR) commerce solution that enables the purchasing of an embedded product within a VR short film. In addition, Cleveland participates in youth sports programs which allows him to give back to the community by coaching young children in basketball, football, and little league baseball.


9/4/2019 2:48 PM
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John Hope Bryant
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Operation HOPE
Founder, Chairman & CEO

American Banker magazine 2016 “Innovator of the Year”, Inc.’s “The World’s 10 Top CEOs” (honorable mention), and one of Time magazine’s “50 Leaders for the Future” named in 1994, John Hope Bryant is an American entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, and prominent thought leader on financial inclusion, economic empowerment and financial dignity.

Bryant is the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Operation HOPE, Inc. the largest not- for-profit and best-in-class provider of financial literacy, financial inclusion and economic empowerment tools and services in the United States for youth and adults; chairman and chief executive officer of Bryant Group Ventures and The Promise Homes Company, the largest for-profit minority-controlled owners of institutional-quality, single-family residential rental homes in the U.S., and co-founder of Global Dignity.

The last five U.S. presidents have recognized his work, and he has served as an advisor to the last three sitting U.S. presidents, from both political parties. He is responsible for financial literacy becoming the policy of the U.S. federal government. In January 2016 Bryant became the only private American citizen to inspire the renaming of a building on the White House campus, when the U.S. Treasury Annex Building was renamed the Freedman’s Bank Building. The Freedman’s Banks’, founded by President Abraham Lincoln, legacy has become the narrative of the work of Operation HOPE—to help all people in the ‘Invisible Class’ become fully integrated into our nation’s economy. In April 2017, a historical marker, also inspired by Bryant, to honor the final flight of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to Memphis on April 3, 1968, was installed at the Memphis International Airport 49 years to the day that Eastern Flight 381 arrived from Atlanta.

A member of the founding class of The Forum of Young Global Leaders, and founding member of Clinton Global Initiative, Bryant is a LinkedIn Influencer, contributor to Huffington Post, THRIVE Global and Black Enterprise, and a member of the World Economic Forum and OECD Expert Networks.

His Facebook Live “Silver Rights” Series has received 40+ million views, and serves as an engaging platform to foster essential discussion in the digital age around financial inclusion and social uplift. This series led directly to a Facebook sponsoring episodic streaming series entitled ‘Delivering The Memo’, inspired by Bryant’s newest bestselling book, THE MEMO.

He has received hundreds of awards and citations for his work, including, Oprah Winfrey’s Use Your Life Award, and the John Sherman Award for Excellence in Financial Education from the U.S. Treasury. Bryant recently received an honorable mention in Inc. magazine’s “The World’s 10 Top CEOs” article that spotlights global servant leaders as the visionaries behind some of the most successful organizations.

Bryant is the author of bestsellers; The Memo: Five Rules for Your Economic Liberation (Berrett-Koehler, September 2017), How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class (Berrett-Koehler, 2014), and LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass, 2009). He is one of the only bestselling authors on economics and business leadership in the world today who happens to also be African-American.

24/7/2018 12:17 PM
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Pascal Burg
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Edgar Dunn & Company
Director

Bio coming soon.

21/6/2018 11:01 AM
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Peter Butterfield
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Flywire
Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel

Since joining Flywire in early 2015, Peter Butterfield has served as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, with his responsibilities including the management of all compliance, regulatory, risk, and legal matters for the business. Peter previously spent almost fifteen years in various senior management roles within Devonshire Investors (the private equity arm of Fidelity Investments) and its operating companies. Before joining Flywire, Peter lived and worked for over a decade in Tokyo and Singapore managing legal, risk, and compliance functions, and leading the ex-Japan APAC operations for KVH Co., Ltd., a panAsian provider of network IT and data center services. He holds a law degree from Columbia University and is also a graduate of Bowdoin College.

30/9/2019 1:30 PM
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Brian Byrne
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EMVCo
Director of Operations
5/9/2018 2:20 PM
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Ed Cabrera
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Trend Micro
Chief Cybersecurity Officer

Eduardo Cabrera is responsible for analyzing emerging cyber threats to develop innovative and resilient enterprise risk management strategies for Fortune 500 clients and strategic partners. Before joining Trend Micro, he was a 20-year veteran and former CISO of the United States Secret Service with experience leading information security, cyber investigative, and protective programs in support of the Secret Service integrated mission.

He started his career investigating transnational cyber criminal groups targeting the financial and retail sectors and later led cyber forensic operations in support of Secret Service large-scale data breach investigations. He then served as the Secret Service Strategic Advisor to the DHS National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center (NCCIC).

9/5/2019 11:58 AM
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Jeff Cain
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Envestnet | Yodlee
Head of Envestnet | Yodlee Incubator

Jeff Cain directs the Envestnet |Yodlee Incubator. He has extensive technology and startup experience, having been a business development and M&A executive at companies such as Common Sense Media, Cadence Design Systems and Red Herring. He built an ecosystem of wireless startups for Rutberg & Company and ran a consultancy that provided M&A, partnership and business planning services to technology and media companies. Jeff also started two consumer products companies and was even an investment banker.

10/4/2019 11:40 AM
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Chris Camacho
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Greater Phoenix Economic Council
President & CEO
27/8/2018 12:34 PM
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Raffaella Camera
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Accenture
Head of XR Global Market Innovation Strategy

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions — underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network — Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 477,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

24/10/2018 1:26 PM
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Deidre Campbell
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Edelman
Global Chair, Financial Services Sector

Deidre H. Campbell is the Global Chair of Edelman’s Financial Services Sector, comprising 350 executives in 33 offices. Focused on building trusted relationships with key stakeholders, the team partners with financial services companies around the world to evolve their communications and marketing. For the last 25 years, Deidre has designed results-oriented programs encompassing traditional/social media relations, executive communications, social impact, stakeholder mapping, content creation and digital activations. Deidre advises the C-suite on issues such as reputation management, regulatory change, fintech disruption and the role customer experience plays in the industry. She has worked with leading brands, including AIG, BNY Mellon, Principal Financial, PwC, Swiss Re and UBS. Deidre is a frequent speaker on the topic of Trust in financial services at institutions, NGO’s, professional/trade organizations and in the fintech community. She has been featured in many top-tier publications, including BBC, CNBC.com, the Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal and LinkedIn’s “Currency of Trust” series. Since 2010, Deidre has served on the Board of the Council for Economic Education, the preeminent U.S. financial services literacy foundation teaching economics and personal finance to K-12 students. She mentors in partnership with the 30% Club. For ten years, she served on the Financial Women’s Association Board. Deidre holds a B.A. in political science from George Washington University.

26/9/2018 9:47 AM
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Chris Campbell
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U.S. Department of the Treasury
Former Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions
12/9/2018 6:35 PM
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Lia Cao
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JPMorgan Chase
Managing Director, Head of Business Transformation, Corporate and Investment Bank
30/9/2018 10:51 PM
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Norm Cappell
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Savvyy
Co-Founder

Norm is a fintech entrepreneur, capital markets veteran and recovering lawyer (one day at a time). He is the co-founder of Savvyy, a digital mortgage platform powering banks and other institutional lenders. Prior to co-founding Savvyy, he was Head of Capital Markets at Borrowell, Canada's leading marketplace lending and credit education platform. His prior finance career in New York and Toronto included roles at Citadel, Merrill Lynch and RBC, and he began his career as lawyer at Allen & Overy in London and Cahill Gordon in New York. Norm is a graduate of Harvard Law School and UC Berkeley.

19/9/2019 7:14 PM
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Don Cardinal
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Financial Data Exchange
Managing Director, Financial Data Exchange

Don Cardinal is managing director of the Financial Data Exchange (FDX), a non-profit working to unify the financial services industry around a common, interoperable standard for the secure exchange of financial data. Cardinal leads FDX by engaging with the financial services and Fintech communities to develop and implement an industry standard for secure data sharing, empowering consumer control and furthering security. Cardinal has more than 20 years of industry experience in digital banking and financial cybersecurity, most recently as Senior Vice President at Bank of America, where he led the Ecosystem Trust and Safety team for the Cybersecurity Defense division of the bank's Global Information Security department.

15/4/2019 11:13 AM
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Aimee Cardwell
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American Express
VP Consumer Product Development
24/10/2018 12:45 PM
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Joe Carella
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University of Arizona
Assistant Dean of Executive Education, Eller College of Management
5/10/2018 11:58 AM
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Jill Carlson
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Juno
Cryptocurrency Consultant
12/9/2018 6:44 PM
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Brendan Carroll
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Victory Park Capital
Senior Partner & Co-Founder

Brendan Carroll is a Senior Partner at VPC, which he co-founded in 2007. He is responsible for sourcing, evaluating and executing private debt and equity investment opportunities, including assisting portfolio companies with strategic initiatives. Mr. Carroll also manages the co-investment process, fundraising and investor relations. Mr. Carroll is a member of the firm’s Senior Leadership Team and Investment Committees. Mr. Carroll serves as member of the board of directors of Victory Park portfolio companies, EMS Holdings I, Inc., Enteris Biopharma, Inc., johnnie-O, Inc. and VPC Pizza Operating Corp. (Giordano’s). Previously, as a member of the Solutions Group at Magnetar Capital, Mr. Carroll specialized in direct financings to lower middle market companies. He has held various investment banking positions at William Blair and Robertson Stephens, specializing in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Carroll has also worked in various capacities for former U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman (I- CT). Mr. Carroll received a B.A. with honors in government from Georgetown University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He speaks frequently on debt and private equity investing issues and has served as a guest lecturer and panelist at the University of Chicago's Booth Global School of Business, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and Harvard Business School. Mr. Carroll is also a member of the Board of Regents at Georgetown University, the Finance Council of the Archdiocese of Chicago, the Board of Trustees at National Louis University, and Loyola Press. He is also a director on the board of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and is also a member of the Board's Finance Committee.

20/6/2018 4:31 PM
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Dan Carroll
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Wealthfront
Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer

Bio coming soon.

3/7/2018 1:03 PM
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David Cass
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IBM
Vice President/CISO & Cloud Security Competency Leader

He has global responsibility for all aspects of cloud security practices, processes, and policies across the IBM Security Services Unit. Mr. Cass serves as a regulatory SME and an Executive Steering committee member for IBM’s International Banking Customers. David is an active contributor on Cloud Compliance and Security for financial services, and works closely with U.S., and International Regulators.


Previously served as the CISO for Elsevier. Where he lead a global organization of experienced legal, risk and security professionals. David has extensive experience in IT security, risk assessment, risk management, business continuity and disaster recovery, developing security policies and procedures. He has played a key role in leading and building corporate risk & governance and information security organizations in the financial sector.


David has a MSE from the University of Pennsylvania, an MBA from MIT, and is on the editorial board for The Journal of Law & Cyber Warfare.

14/6/2019 11:13 AM
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Jill Castilla
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Citizens Bank of Edmond
President & CEO

"Community Banker of the Year" by American Banker, "Most Innovative CEOs in Banking" by Bank Innovation, "Most Admired CEOs in Oklahoma" by Journal Record and "Business Leader of the Year" by Oklahoma Christian University, Jill Castilla leads Citizens Bank of Edmond as its President and Chief Executive Officer and Chairwoman of its bank holding company. She is the visionary behind "Heard on Hurd", Citizens' community building event that draws over 25,000 to a bank celebration every month. She leads community bank innovation through development of ATM customer interaction products, branch lobby design and customer outreach methods. As an industry leader and active community member, Jill serves on numerous boards, including American Bankers Association, Southwest Graduate School of Banking at SMU, Friends of Traditional Banking and both Oklahoma City and Edmond Chambers of Commerce. Jill leads social media in the financial industry and is a frequent keynote speaker on leadership, banking and technology. Jill holds a Master's degree in economics from the University of Oklahoma and a Bachelor's degree in finance from Hawaii Pacific University where she was honored as one of their first distinguished alumni. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin's Graduate School of Banking. Jill is married to her husband of 23 years, Lt. Colonel Marcus Castilla. She served in the U.S. Army and Oklahoma Army National Guard and is an Army wife and an Army mom.

20/6/2018 4:32 PM
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Megan Caywood
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Starling Bank
Chief Platform Officer

Bio coming soon.

11/7/2018 4:07 PM
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Dora Chai
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Alipay US, Inc
Business Development Manager
24/9/2018 4:51 PM
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Sriniketh Chakravarthi
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Cognizant
SVP Banking & Financial Services

Cognizant is one of the world’s leading professional services companies, transforming clients’ business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant is ranked 193 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at www.cognizant.com or follow us @Cognizant.

Bio coming soon.

21/6/2018 3:46 PM
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Elizabeth Chambers
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Western Union
EVP & Chief Strategy, Product & Marketing Officer

The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a global leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement. Our omnichannel platform connects the digital and physical worlds and makes it possible for consumers and businesses to send and receive money and make payments with speed, ease, and reliability. As of June 30, 2019, our network included over 550,000 retail agent locations offering Western Union, Vigo or Orlandi Valuta branded services in more than 200 countries and territories, with the capability to send money to billions of accounts. Additionally, westernunion.com, our fastest growing channel in 2018, is available in more than 70 countries, plus additional territories, to move money around the world. With our global reach, Western Union moves money for better, connecting family, friends and businesses to enable financial inclusion and support economic growth. For more information, visit www.westernunion.com.

As Chief Strategy and Product Officer of the Western Union Company, Elizabeth G. (Libby) Chambers has responsibility for our global strategy, products, marketing, communications, and a range of corporate transformation initiatives. 

Prior to joining Western Union, Libby served as Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, the international law firm. Priviously, Libby held a range of senior marketing roles at Barclays, including serving as Chief Marketing Officer of retail and commercial banking and Barclaycard. She also led Barclaycard’s co-branded credit card issuing business in the UK for 3 years. Her tenure at Barclays was marked by a string of market-leading product innovations and partnerships, as well as digital channel development and brand transformation. Before joining Barclays she held C-level strategy, marketing and new business development roles at Bank of America, the Reader’s Digest Association and Bingham McCutchen LLP. 

She is a non-executive director on the board of Smith & Williamson, the accounting, tax advisory and wealth management firm. Previous directorships have included Dollar Financial Group in the UK, hibu plc (formerly the Yell Group) and the Home and Savings Bank, a start-up retail banking venture. She also served on/chaired the boards of Barclaycard’s joint ventures with Home Retail Group (Argos), Thomas Cook and Solutions Personal Finance (Littlewoods). Earlier in her career she was an associate and then a partner with McKinsey & Company, serving financial institutions on a range of strategy, product marketing and organizational effectiveness topics. 

A Harvard MBA, she is also a Stanford graduate and started her career as a financial analyst with Morgan Stanley & Co.

2/8/2019 11:46 AM
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Neil Chapman
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ForgeRock
EVP Global Industries
15/3/2019 5:36 PM
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Daniel Chatelain
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PayKademy
Founder & CEO

Bio coming soon.

3/7/2018 1:13 PM
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David Chaum
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Elixxir
Founder

Widely recognized as the inventor of digital cash, David Chaum is also known for other fundamental innovations in cryptography, including privacy technology and secure election systems. With a PhD in Computer Science from UC Berkeley, he taught at NYU Graduate School of Business and the University of California, led a number of breakthrough projects as well as founded the International Association for Cryptologic Research, the cryptography group at the Center for Mathematics and Computer Science in Amsterdam, DigiCash, the Voting Systems Institute, and the Perspectiva Fund. Chaum has recently launched his latest venture, Elixxir, a blockchain-based payments and messaging protocol. Elixxir is on a mission to fulfill the dream of decentralization by bringing privacy, speed, and security to a global consumer scale.

22/10/2018 2:14 PM
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Matthew Cheers
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Split Payments
Executive Director
31/8/2018 10:35 PM
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Tim Chen
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NerdWallet
Co-Founder & CEO

Tim Chen, CEO of NerdWallet, co-founded the personal finance company in 2009 after working on Wall Street and realizing there isn’t much transparency when it comes to financial decisions. As CEO, Chen sets the strategic vision for NerdWallet and is determined to give consumers clarity around all of life’s financial decisions. In addition to leading NerdWallet toward its ambitious vision, Tim sits on the board of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC). Before founding NerdWallet, Tim was a hedge fund analyst at Perry Capital investing in payment processing firms, credit card networks and technology companies. He also worked as an equity analyst at Credit Suisse First Boston. Tim has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford University.

15/5/2019 10:03 AM
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Sharon Chen
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EY
FinTech Strategy
24/9/2018 5:25 PM
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Jimmy Chen
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Propel
Founder & CEO
5/10/2018 11:20 AM
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Pei Chen
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ConsenSys
Director, Financial Services & FinTech

Pei Chen holds a leadership role at ConsenSys. Her responsibilities include developing, communicating and executing strategic initiatives, as well as forging key business partnerships in the Financial Services and FinTech sector. Previously she was the COO of Token Foundry, a business advisory arm of ConsenSys that provides end-to-end solutions to promising blockchain projects. Prior to Consensys, Pei served as a Senior Product Manager at Goldman Sachs, leading a team of business architects and software developers to design and deploy strategic technology solutions for multiple business divisions in US, Asia and Europe.

30/9/2019 1:29 PM
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Victoria Cheng
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Citi Ventures
SVP, Venture Investing

Victoria invests in startups developing new technologies that improve the way we do things today. She covers commerce, financial technology, marketing technologies, data and enterprise IT. Victoria is particularly fascinated by companies leveraging mobile to create the next generation of financial services experiences.

Victoria was previously with Core VC investing in Fintech. Prior to that, Victoria consulted for NYCSeed and Foundation Capital. While in grad school, she worked at NimbleTV, a startup streaming live television to any screen. Victoria was previously a Private Equity investor at HIG Capital, and worked at Citi, advising companies on capital raises, M&A, JVs, and IPOs. 

Victoria has an MBA from Columbia University, where she graduated with honors, and a BS from Georgetown University, where she graduated magna cum laude. Victoria has traveled to >35 countries and loves discovering new cultures, foods, and tech innovations. Victoria is a Kauffman Fellow, a mentor to various incubators, and an advisor to the InSITE Fellowship.

2/8/2019 11:48 AM
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Andrei Cherny
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Aspiration
CEO & Co-Founder

Aspiration is a financial firm with a conscience with the mission of democratizing financial services with a business model built on fairness, sustainability, and trust. Aspiration’s bank account was selected by Money magazine as the "Best Checking Account" in America because of its high interest rate and no fees including no ATM fees. It also offers the Aspiration Impact Measurement (AIM) which shows people the sustainable impact of their spending on People and the Planet. Aspiration’s core investment fund is a 100% fossil fuel-free, 100% firearm-free strategy that backs companies with exemplary environmental, employee, diversity, and governance practices. It has consistently beat the S&P 500 and performed in the top 1% of all large cap mutual funds in America for the past year. Aspiration’s Pay What Is Fair model trusts customers to choose the fee they believe Aspiration deserve – even if it is zero. And Aspiration is also the most charitable financial firm in America donating 10% of its revenue to charitable causes – specifically around microloans for Americans living in poverty. Aspiration was selected by Fast Company as one of the 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World. As importantly, we were in their Top 10 for Most Innovative in both Finance (#4) and in Social Good (#3). It is also one of Inc.’s 25 Most Disruptive Companies in America and Entrepreneur’s 100 Most Brilliant Companies.

Andrei Cherny is CEO of Aspiration, an online financial platform with a conscience that is founded on the idea that we can do well and do good at the same time. Aspiration brings to everyone top-rated, sustainable, socially-conscious banking and investing accounts, trusts it customers to Pay What Is Fair, and gives ten percent of its revenue to charity. Andrei has worked for nearly twenty years to make the financial system more open and fair. One of Investment News’ “40 Under 40” investment professionals, Andrei has been an advisor to Fortune 100 companies including some of America’s largest financial institutions, a senior fellow at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government and at the Center for American Progress, a Navy reserve officer, and a financial fraud prosecutor. As the co-founder and president of Democracy journal, Andrei worked with then-law professor Elizabeth Warren to launch the fight for what became the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. A former White House aide, President Clinton called Andrei a “critical part of the team” which brought about the economic successes of the 1990s. His 2000 book, “The Next Deal,” outlined how technology was transforming the expectations of consumers and citizens. He is also author of the bestselling, “The Candy Bombers” about the occupation of Germany and the beginning of the Cold War. He graduated from Harvard University and from the University of California Berkeley law school.

27/8/2018 11:49 AM
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Peter Chiang
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MetLife
VP Global Digital Strategy & Transformation

Peter is the VP of Global Digital Strategy and Transformation at MetLife. In this role, Peter oversees major enterprise programs focused on leveraging technology, data, analytics and innovation to transform the way MetLife does business across its global portfolio. Additionally, Peter plays a leadership role in setting and managing the enterprise MetLife digital strategy and vision. Prior to joining MetLife, Peter spent over 10 years as a leader in A.T. Kearney’s Global Financial Services Practice. Over the course of his consulting career, Peter led over 30 client engagements for insurers and banks, advising on such topics as Digital Transformations, Innovative Business Models, and Large-Scale Operational Improvement Programs. Peter has taken sabbaticals from his career to work on various pro-bono projects, including advisory services to help stand up a real-estate investment fund in China. Peter graduated from University of Michigan – Ann Arbor with dual degrees in Economics and Chinese History.

17/6/2019 3:46 PM
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Regina Chien
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Marqeta
Senior Manager of Product Operations and Partnership Management
24/9/2018 5:50 PM
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Cyrielle Chiron
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RFi Group
Managing Director – North and Latin America

Cyrielle Chiron is Managing Director, North and Latin America for RFi Group where she offers a wealth of retail and commercial financial services research knowledge and deep research experience across both quantitative and qualitative research.

Cyrielle has had an extensive international career in research and consultancy, working for agencies such as OMD and AMRB (Dubai), Millward Brown (Colombia), CoreData (Australia and the Philippines) and Euro RSCG (France), and now, with RFi Group, North & Latin America. Within these roles she has consistently conducted successful multi-country research projects across industries.

Cyrielle joined RFi Group in March 2015 as Head of Client Insights, ANZ, before relocating to the Toronto office as the General Manager for North & South America, in 2018 she was further promoted to Managing Director. Prior to joining RFi Group Cyrielle was Senior Group Strategy Analyst for Australia’s largest insurance group, IAG.

Cyrielle has two BBAs in International Business (Helia & Rouen Business School), and a Master's Degree, MSc International Marketing & Communication Management (ESC Toulouse).

Cyrielle is an experienced speaker around the world, with a few of her previous engagements listed below:

  • ELEVATE Festival 2018, Toronto
  • The Payments Canada Summit 2017, Toronto
  • The CPPO Symposium 2017, Toronto
  • The Insurance Analytics Canada Summit, Toronto
  • The Banking Growth Forum 2016, San Francisco
  • Women in Payments 2016, 2017, 2018, Washington & Toronto
  • Global Commercial Cards & Payments Summit 2016, New York City
  • The Middle Market Commercial Cards & Payments Summit 2016, Chicago
  • The Australian SME Banking Forum 2015, Sydney

2/8/2019 11:48 AM
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Munya Chiura
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Flywire
Head of Middle East & Africa Payments

Flywire solves complex payment problems for businesses and institutions to empower new opportunities globally and locally. The company processes billions in payments per year, connecting all the entities involved to make those transactions faster, more secure, less expensive, and more transparent. Clients in business, education and healthcare use Flywire’s full-service platform to tailor the payment experience for their customers and to create a single point of visibility and control for payer engagement and receivables management – from invoicing and payment through reconciliation. Flywire also supports its clients with end-to-end customer support including multilingual servicing via phone, email, and chat, as well as around-the-clock online payment tracking. The company is headquartered in Boston and has offices in Chicago, London and Manchester (UK), Valencia (Spain), Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, Cluj (Romania), and Sydney. Key investors include Bain Capital, F-Prime Capital (Fidelity), Spark Capital and Temasek. For more information, visit www.Flywire.com.

12/9/2018 5:44 PM
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Sue Choe
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Petal
Chief People Officer

Motivating people to do their best work is a seemingly Sisyphean challenge -- and that’s why Sue loves it. She aspires to create organizations that exhibit consistently high levels of individual / team performance AND professional fulfillment.

How? By engaging in direct and clear communications; understanding issues from multiple angles; diagnosing root causes; identifying patterns; benchmarking; experimenting and iterating; collecting feedback and results; and continuously improving. Startups call this “HR”, "People Ops", or by its components -- talent acquisition, onboarding, learning / development, career pathing, recognition and rewards, employee relations, culture / community-building, organizational development, etc. -- but it all boils down to this: problem-solving rigor + an open mind.

Add a ton of elbow grease, a touch of empathy, lots of listening, and a focus on systems and process, and that’s what Sue brings to fast-paced, ideals-driven companies where people and culture are paramount to business success (however they choose to define it).

1/10/2019 11:56 AM
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Maya Chorengel
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TPG Global
Senior Partner, Impact, Financial Services Sector Lead, The Rise Fund
12/9/2018 5:39 PM
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Dee Choubey
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MoneyLion
Founder & CEO
28/8/2019 10:38 AM
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Evan Chrapko
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Trust Science
Founder, Chairman and CEO
23/8/2018 10:15 AM
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Brandon Chu
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Shopify
General Manager, App & Partner Platform
26/7/2018 5:20 PM
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Bora Chung
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Bill.com
Senior Vice President, Product

Bora Chung is an experienced fintech product executive with a strong innovation and design background. As Senior Vice President of Product, Chung brings her international expertise in product development from her previous roles at eBay, Apple and PayPal to drive the company’s product strategy, user experience innovation and roadmap execution.

Previously, Chung was the Chief Product Officer at eBay Korea leading engineering, product and UX/UI design teams for the country’s leading ecommerce company. While at eBay, she also held the role of VP of Payments and VP of New Product Development. Prior to that, Bora worked as a Director at Apple where she led Worldwide Payments and Financing Programs for online stores, emphasizing emerging market growth. Earlier at PayPal, Bora held leadership roles within product management and business unit teams covering cross-border transactions, international expansion and checkout products.

22/7/2019 12:04 PM
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Robert Clarkson
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PayPal
GM North America

PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution for more than 20 years. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, the PayPal platform is empowering more than 286 million consumers and merchants in more than 200 markets to join and thrive in the global economy. For more information, visit paypal.com

5/10/2018 11:09 AM
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Vanessa Colella
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Citigroup
Head of Citi Ventures & Chief Innovation Officer

Vanessa Colella is Managing Director, Global Head of Venture Investing and Strategic Growth Initiatives for Citi Ventures. She leads strategic investments, accelerator activities and Citi-wide growth opportunities with the potential to shape the future of the company. Her investing team focuses on early-stage startups in the areas of security and enterprise IT, commerce and payments, data and analytics, and financial technologies.

Before joining Citi Ventures, Vanessa ran marketing for Citi’s North American Consumer Bank for three years. She joined Citibank from U.S. Venture Partners (USVP), where she was an entrepreneur-in-residence. Prior to USVP, Vanessa was SVP of Insights and Head of NA Marketing at Yahoo, responsible for developing and executing the company’s consumer data strategy. She was previously a partner at McKinsey & Co.

She received her masters’ degrees from Columbia University and M.I.T. as well as a Ph.D. from M.I.T.'s Media Lab. A charter member of Teach for America, Vanessa is a published author and lecturer, and previously served as a research fellow at Rockefeller University. She currently serves as a member of the Corporation’s Visiting Committee for the Media Lab at MIT.

24/9/2018 5:34 PM
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Brian Collins
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AngelHack
Chief Strategy Officer

AngelHack, a female-owned, female-majority company is the world’s largest developer ecosystem, helping to drive open innovation of tech products, platforms and brands with extraordinary smarts, scale and speed.  Founded in 2011, and known as pioneers of global hackathons, AngelHack’s more than 100,000 developers, designers, and entrepreneurs around the world compete to build, test and launch new solutions over the course of a weekend.  For more than five years AngelHack has partnered with corporate change-makers at Comcast NBCUniversal, Hasbro, IBM, Accenture, Hearst, Cisco, MasterCard, and NFL to run themed, global initiatives designed to rapidly prototype ideas while helping them build relationships with the workforce of the future.  The HACKcelerator program and other education initiatives connect ambitious developers with thought leaders and experienced entrepreneurs to help them become more versatile, entrepreneurial and successful as change-makers. Find out more at www.angelhack.com

Bio coming soon.

17/10/2018 3:11 AM
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Jack Connors
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Google
Head of Commerce Partnerships

Jack Connors leads Google Pay’s Merchant Product Partnerships team, which helps merchants leverage payments platforms to address a broad set of business objectives including loyalty, customer acquisition and mobile engagement. Jack has been focused on loyalty and payments for several years, most recently at Incentive Targeting, which was acquired by Google in 2012. Jack lives in the Boston area and is an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan.

3/10/2018 12:33 AM
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Julie Conroy
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Aite Group
Research Director

Aite Group (www.aitegroup.com) is an independent research and advisory firm focused on business, technology, and regulatory issues and their impact on the financial services industry. With expertise in banking, payments, securities & investments, and insurance, Aite Group's analysts deliver comprehensive, actionable advice to key market participants in financial services. Headquartered in Boston with a presence in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, London, and Milan, Aite Group works with its clients as a partner, advisor, and catalyst, challenging their basic assumptions and ensuring they remain at the forefront of industry trends.

As Research Director of Aite Group’s Retail Banking & Payments team, Julie covers fraud and authentication issues. She has more than a decade of product management experience working with banks, payment processors, and risk management companies, including a number of years leading the product team at Early Warning Services. Julie is fluent in Spanish, holds an M.A. from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and a B.A. from the Michigan State University Honors College.

9/4/2019 2:41 PM
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Gary Conroy
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TransferMate Global Payments
Chief Product Officer
12/9/2018 10:21 AM
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Nick Cook
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Financial Conduct Authority, UK
Head of RegTech & Advanced Analytics

Bio coming soon.

4/9/2018 10:56 AM
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Frank Cooper III
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BlackRock
Senior Managing Director & Global Chief Marketing Officer

Bio coming soon.

20/9/2018 12:02 AM
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Claudia Coppenolle
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Deutsche Bank
Director, Head of Market Management Digital Cash Products
24/9/2018 5:32 PM
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Barbara Corcoran
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The Corcoran Group
Star of ABC’s “Shark Tank” & Founder

Barbara Corcoran’s credits include straight D’s in high school and college and 20 jobs by the time she turned 23. It was her next job that would make her one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country: She borrowed $1,000 and quit her job as a waitress to start a tiny real estate company in New York City. Over the next 25 years, Barbara would parlay that $1,000 loan into a $5 billion real estate business, building the largest and best-known brand in the business.

Corcoran is the author of the bestseller Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business! and host of a top business podcast “Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran.”

Corcoran is a motivational and inspirational speaker. She is a frequent small business and real estate contributor on every major network. Corcoran has been an investor/Shark for the past nine seasons on ABC’s four-time Emmy award-winning show, Shark Tank. Follow Barbara on Twitter and Instagram @BarbaraCorcoran.

15/3/2019 5:37 PM
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Jeannine Cordwell
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Citi
Managing Director

Jeannine Cordwell is a Sector Head for both the Consumer & Healthcare and Telecomm, Media and Technology corporate sectors for Citi’s Treasury & Trade Solutions business in North America. Within this role, she is responsible for managing the teams and global client relationships and delivery of Citi’s Treasury and Trade Solutions, including Receivables, Liquidity & Investments, Commercial Cards, Payments, Information Services and Trade Finance & Trade Services.

Throughout her career at Citi, Jeannine has served the organization in a variety of client facing roles, with a focus on Relationship Management as well as specific delivery of our Payments and WorldLink products.

Jeannine also worked as a Treasury Consultant for Arthur Andersen’s Treasury & Risk Consulting during the late nineties. In this role she gained experience and perspective of the corporate Treasurer’s broader role and overall objectives. With a focus on international cash management and foreign exchange risk management Jeannine assisted clients managing Treasury risk overseas, mainly Europe.

Jeannine has a B.A. in Humanities and International Business from the University of Illinois, Champaign Urbana.

7/10/2019 6:56 AM
2019984
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Beth Costa
costa
Oliver Wyman
Partner

Beth Costa is a payments industry veteran with 30+ years experience as a payments consultant and industry practitioner. Her extensive background ensures that she provides a 360 degree view of payments from consumer, merchant, network/processor, bank (and MNO) perspectives – across any form of payment or channel.

Prior to joining Oliver Wyman, Beth served as Chief Product Officer, Chief Strategy Officer and Interim Chief Marketing Officer at MCX, a consortium to major U.S. retailers developing a next-generation mobile payments and commerce platform.

https://www.oliverwyman.com/our-culture/our-people/beth-costa.html

20/5/2019 5:15 PM
2018239
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Chris Cracchiolo
cracchiolo
American Express
VP Global Membership Rewards

American Express is a globally integrated payments company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Learn more at americanexpress.com and connect with us on facebook.com/americanexpress, instagram.com/americanexpress, linkedin.com/company/american-express, twitter.com/americanexpress, and youtube.com/americanexpress.

Key links to products, services and corporate responsibility information: charge and credit cards, business credit cards, travel services, gift cards, prepaid cards, merchant services, Accertify, InAuth, corporate card, business travel, and corporate responsibility.


27/8/2018 11:01 AM
2018288
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Dawn Crew
crew
iovation, a TransUnion company
EVP, Global Marketing

Dawn is a highly accomplished entrepreneur, global marketing professional and branding specialist with more than 25 years of success working with both Fortune 100 enterprises and startups. She was the CMO for BOLD where she oversaw all B2C and B2B marketing functions and also held a variety of marketing leadership roles at SAP. Prior to this, Dawn co-founded Select Systems which was acquired by Tectura Corporation in 2002.

9/9/2019 5:02 AM
2019989
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Hackathon Judge
Jeffrey Cruttenden
cruttenden
SAY
Co-Founder & CEO
12/9/2018 5:26 PM
2018270
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Thomas Curry
curry
Nutter, McClennen & Fish
Former Comptroller of the Currency & Partner

The OCC charters, regulates, and supervises all national banks and federal savings associations as well as federal branches and agencies of foreign banks. The OCC is an independent bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

9/7/2018 4:39 PM
2018162
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Dani Cushion
cushion
Cardlytics
Chief Marketing Officer
24/10/2018 1:19 PM
2018533
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Hackathon Judge
Alyssa Cutright
cutright
eBay
Vice President of Global Payments

Alyssa Cutright is eBay's Vice President of Global Payments. She leads eBay's global strategy and operations for payments, risk and billing. Alyssa has extensive industry experience, including 12 years spent at PayPal in a variety of critical roles, including leadership roles in the Financial Services (Core Payments), Risk Management, and North America Product teams. Alyssa joined eBay in 2016 from payments startup Plastiq, where she was responsible for overall operations. Previously, she led international expansion for Square. Earlier in her career, Alyssa spent 10 years at Wells Fargo Bank. Alyssa is a graduate of U.C. Santa Barbara.

22/8/2019 4:41 AM
2018369
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John D'Agostino
d'agostino
DMS Governance
Global Head of Investor Engagement

John D’Agostino is a Managing Director and Global Lead for Investor Engagement at DMS Governance. His expertise is in sophisticated investment vehicles characterized by complex strategies and asset classes, notably quant, derivatives, structured credit, direct lending, cryptocurrencies and structured products. John founded an the Digital Assets Group – an industry association that seeks to create best practices for institutional trading of crypto-assets and regularly advises global regulators on best practices. John is the subject of two NY Times Best-selling books including Rigged – which chronicled his leading the development of first Middle East derivatives exchange, and The Start Up Of You, by LinkedIn Founder Reid Hoffman.

21/6/2018 12:12 PM
2018063
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Hackathon Judge
Omri Dahan
dahan
Marqeta
Chief Revenue Officer

The Marqeta platform is the global standard for modern card issuing -- helping the world’s leading innovators easily issue highly configurable physical, virtual or tokenized payment cards, as well as authorize transactions and manage payment operations. The company’s European headquarters are in London, UK and it has 300 employees worldwide.

Marqeta’s European Digital Banking solutions help customers build unique solutions that integrate with existing systems and software. It supports instantly issued virtual cards and offers advanced spend controls to engage users and grow card use. Marqeta’s platform and its feature-rich APIs are highly configurable and scalable, and allow Marqeta partners to access actionable, real-time transaction data to drive program improvements.

Omri is a serial entrepreneur with a long track record of turning transformational ideas into real businesses. Before joining Marqeta, Omri was CEO of “cleantech” innovator TerraFusion, where he led a turnaround and overhauled its brand, sales function and distribution network. Previously, Omri spent seven years at the Trium Group, a boutique management consulting firm that advised Fortune 100 executive teams in the sectors of financial services, consumer products, retail and telecom. Omri founded and led Trium's New York practice, where he developed over $20 million of revenue and became the first person at the firm promoted to partner. Omri's earlier ventures included ground-floor stints at The Republic of Tea (sold to Clearly Canadian), a division of Calvert Group, and OneBody.com, whose first-ever wellness discount program became BlueShield's "Lifepath" product. He also spent a summer on President Clinton's White House Staff, advising Dr. Laura Tyson while she was Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors. Omri holds a BS from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

30/9/2019 12:58 PM
2018078
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Hackathon Judge
Ralph Dangelmaier
dangelmaier
BlueSnap
CEO
9/4/2019 2:49 PM
2019016
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Hackathon Judge
Jayme Danielson
danielson
Payments & Cards Network
Senior Director, Fintech Recruitment
30/9/2019 1:42 PM
2018389
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Raj Date
date
Fenway Summer
Managing Director

Raj serves on the Boards of Directors for two Fenway Summer-seeded startups: a mass-market credit card venture, FS Card, and a private student lender, College Avenue. He also serves as a Director for a number of other innovative, high-growth firms in consumer finance, including Prosper, the peer-to-peer lender; Circle, the digital currency firm; and Green Dot, a bank holding company. For Raj, Fenway Summer is the latest chapter in a long and varied career in and around U.S. financial institutions — as a senior policymaker, as a bank executive, and on Wall Street. Raj was the first-ever Deputy Director of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). As the Bureau’s second-ranking official, he helped steward the CFPB’s strategy, its operations, and its policy agenda. He also served on the senior staff committee of the Financial Stability Oversight Council, and as a statutory deputy to the FDIC Board. Before being appointed Deputy Director, Raj acted as the interim leader of the new agency, serving as the Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury. He led the CFPB for most of the first six months after its launch. Before his time in public policy, Raj was a Managing Director in the Financial Institutions Group at Deutsche Bank Securities, where he led the firm’s investment banking coverage for the largest U.S.-based banks and thrifts. His client work focused on calibrating credit deterioration, evaluating capital-raising alternatives, and generating liquidity. Before that, Raj was Senior Vice President for Corporate Strategy and Development at Capital One Financial, where he led M&A development efforts across the U.S. banking and specialty finance markets. He began his business career in the financial institutions practice of the consulting firm McKinsey & Company. He has also served as an attorney in both private practice and government service.

20/6/2018 4:39 PM
2018024
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Hackathon Judge
Tracey Davies
davies
Money20/20
President

Tracey Davies is the President of Money20/20, the world’s leading event for the payments, fintech and financial services industry.  She is in charge of driving the events global expansion and developing growth strategies for the business. Owned by Ascential PLC Money20/20 has editions in USA, Europe, Singapore and China.

Tracey has over 25 years’ experience in media, information, digital and events businesses. For the past 11 years, Tracey has been with Ascential PLC where she held a number of senior positions and developed an in-depth understanding of the global FinTech industry as well as the global retail sector and vendor ecosystem.

She is the founder of Rise Up. Rise up is an accelerator program for aspirant women in financial services across the globe to support and connect them all the way to the top.

28/8/2019 9:44 AM
2018025
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Hackathon Judge
Sarah Davies
davies
Nova Credit
Head of Risk & Analytics

Ms. Davies leads credit risk and analytics for Nova Credit. She has over 20 years experience in the financial services sector, serving as an executive leader and innovator in the analytics and decision science field. Prior to joining Nova Credit, she was Senior Vice President of Product, Analytics and Research at VantageScore Solutions, where she led the development of the VantageScore credit scoring models. She has also served as a Principal at American Airlines Decision Technologies. Additionally, she has authored numerous whitepapers and research insights on consumer credit behavioral analysis. She holds several patents in both the credit analytics and airline optimization fields and is a frequent speaker and educator on credit risk and consumer behavioral analytics.

Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science in Management Science and Operations Research, a Masters degree in Industrial Engineering with a concentration in Operations Research and Statistics and a Masters degree in Theological Studies.

7/5/2019 10:23 AM
2019108
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Maria Deam
deam
CitiFintech
SVP, Open Innovation
24/9/2018 6:05 PM
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James Dean
dean
TrueCourse Advisory
President & CEO

A professional polymath – Jim has served in leadership roles across insurance, banking, payments, healthcare, software, maritime, transportation, cyber security, government intelligence, M&A and more. He’s has deep both industry and consulting experience in seeing both sides of FinTech partnerships and banking.

13/6/2019 4:48 AM
2019901
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Amy DeBerg
deberg
R&P Group
President

Amy DeBerg is President and founder of the card, payments & fintech industry recruiting firm, R&P Group. After a career in technology sales and information technology management, Amy began recruiting in the credit card Industry in 1996 and founded Recruiting & Placement Inc. (dba R&P Group) in 2000. As a result of client demand and the creation of a successful, trainable, repeatable recruiting process, Amy and partners Ian Horsted, Ned Horsted, and Corbin Simon have built R&P Group to be the largest card, payments & fintech industry recruiting firm in the US. The daughter of South Dakota farmers, Amy learned hard work and the value of doing the job right at a young age.

20/5/2019 5:40 PM
2019508
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Paula DeLaurentis
delaurentis
Folio Financial
Chief Retail Officer

Paula DeLaurentis is the chief retail officer of Folio Financial and CEO of The SRI Conference and Community. She was recently named one of the Top 100 Women in FinTech, and brings over 25 years of experience serving retail investors through digital advice and online investing solutions. She is also passionate about helping women excel in their careers, build wealth, and achieve financial freedom. While at LendIt, the world's largest fintech conference, she spearheaded its women's initiative, working to leverage LendIt's platform to increase the number of women in FinTech. While at TD Ameritrade, she launched the highly successful "Save Yourself" program in partnership with Suze Orman Media. Save Yourself is a brokerage and retirement savings plan designed to meet the unique needs of women.

30/8/2019 6:12 AM
2018508
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Rilla Delorier
delorier
Umpqua Bank
EVP, Chief Strategy Officer
9/7/2018 11:32 AM
2018159
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Meltem Demirors
demirors
Athena Capital
Founder

Since she first joined the cryptocurrency industry in 2015, Ms. Demirors has been actively managing and leading investment firms; supporting and advising founders building early stage companies; and leveraging her experience and network to accelerate the growth of the crypto asset class and the firms developing it.

In her role at CoinShares, Ms. Demirors oversees strategy, and focuses on developing private funds and investment vehicles to provide institutional investors with thematic, risk-managed exposure to the emerging crypto asset ecosystem. In addition, she serves as the managing director of the firm’s US operations.

From 2015 until 2018, Ms. Demirors led the Development team at Digital Currency Group, where she oversaw the investment portfolio consisting of 120 companies and protocols across 30 countries, and managed business partners and investors, including family offices, financial institutions, and corporations, across the DCG portfolio of companies and subsidiaries. Previously, Ms. Demirors was a strategy consultant in Deloitte’s Oil & Gas practice, where she led international M&A projects in the energy industry and published research in the Oil & Gas Financial Journal and other industry publications.

Ms. Demirors advocates for a number of industry initiatives focused on market infrastructure, data integrity, and portfolio management practices; most notably via her participation in the World Economic Forum Blockchain Council. She hosts a weekly podcast that explores the intersection of finance, history, and technology, called “What Grinds my Gears,” and the annual “Crypto Springs” conference in Palm Springs.

Ms. Demirors holds a BA in Mathematical Economics from Rice University, and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. She works closely with the academic community on education and research efforts, and helped create the MIT “Future of Commerce” online course and the Oxford Saïd Business School Blockchain Strategy Program, where she still actively lectures.

When she isn’t causing mischief on Twitter, she can be found reading science fiction novels. Ms. Demirors is an active writer, via her blog on Medium, and is passionate about financial privacy and civil liberties.


26/4/2019 12:02 PM
2018001
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Lule Demmissie
demmissie
Ally Financial
President, Ally Invest

Lule Demmissie is responsible for the strategy, development & management of Ally Invest, the digital brokerage and wealth management arm of Ally Financial. Lule has a passion for investor behavior, agile product development and an appreciation of design thinking in shaping user-centric experiences. Lule joins Ally from TD Ameritrade, where she led the development and the launch of financial guidance services, tools and products for long-term oriented retail investors. She is committed to cultivating a culture with diverse perspectives and talents and was the recipient of TD Ameritrade’s 2015 Impact Award. She is a regular contributor to various blogs on topics related to goal planning and behavioral insights that can help drive strong financial choices among retail investors.

8/8/2019 2:24 PM
2019917
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Hackathon Judge
Stuart DePina
depina
Envestnet | Yodlee
CEO

Stuart DePina, CEO Envestnet | Yodlee: over 30 years of experience building high-growth technology, software and information service companies, Stuart has worked across a broad spectrum of enterprises from early stage ventures to global businesses. He has been a partner at KPMG, President of Ticketmaster and President and CEO of two separate technology start-ups, both of which were sold to private equity firms. Before becoming CEO of Yodlee, he had the same position at Tamarac.

6/5/2019 5:28 PM
2019100
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Hackathon Judge
Rodger Desai
desai
Payfone
Co-Founder & CEO

Rodger Desai is founder & CEOof Payfone, Inc. After beginning his career in engineering management positionsat ExxonMobil and GE, Rodger served as an executive at Accenture’s telecompractice before becoming CEO of Rave Wireless, a mobile service that protectsthousands of universities, colleges and cities.

A mobile and digital identity authentication expert whohas been quoted by publications such as the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, TIME,and MIT Technology Review, Rodger has assisted in initiatives that leverage theuse of mobile phones in solving societal issues, such as disease surveillancein Iraq, and micro-finance lending programs in Asia. Rodger graduated from RPIand attended the Harvard Business School.

13/6/2019 6:27 AM
2019910
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Nina Diatchenko
diatchenko
Linden Lab
Fraud Operations Supervisor

From a background in banking, Nina joined Linden Lab, the creators of “Second Life”, a pioneering “virtual world" and home to the world’s largest digital goods economy.  Her initial role tackled issues of abuse, billing and fraud.  Over the course of three years she further specialized in fraud, and now supervises the front-line Account Security team. Day-to-day, she engages multiple teams to help them mitigate fraud and fight fraudsters.

29/6/2018 3:21 PM
2018099
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Philippe Dintrans
dintrans
Cognizant
SVP & Chief Digital Officer, Global Consulting Leader, Banking & Financial Services

Cognizant is one of the world’s leading professional services companies, transforming clients’ business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant is ranked 193 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at www.cognizant.com or follow us @Cognizant.

Philippe Dintrans is Global SVP & Chief Digital Officer, of Cognizant Banking & Financial Services Consulting Practice, where he is Chief Digital Officer. Philippe has led numerous consulting engagements covering business transformation, IT transformation and change management for marquee Cognizant clients. He holds a Master’s of Science degree in engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and an MBA from INSEAD. Philippe can be reached at Philippe.Dintrans@cognizant.com | www.linkedin.com/in/philippedintrans/

20/6/2018 4:40 PM
2018082
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Jaromir Divilek
divilek
American Express
EVP Global Network Operations

American Express is a globally integrated payments company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Learn more at americanexpress.com and connect with us on facebook.com/americanexpress, instagram.com/americanexpress, linkedin.com/company/american-express, twitter.com/americanexpress, and youtube.com/americanexpress.

Key links to products, services and corporate responsibility information: charge and credit cards, business credit cards, travel services, gift cards, prepaid cards, merchant services, Accertify, InAuth, corporate card, business travel, and corporate responsibility.


Bio coming soon.

9/7/2018 11:32 AM
2018138
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Ken Dodelin
dodelin
Capital One
VP Conversational AI Products

At Capital One, we’re building a leading information-based technology company. Still founder-led by Chairman and CEO Richard D. Fairbank, Capital One is on a mission to help our customers succeed by bringing ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to banking. 

Ken Dodelin is Vice President of Conversational AI Products at Capital One, where he leads teams building intelligent assistants. Previously, Ken served as VP of Product Development at Cricket Media and Director of Mobile Products at The Washington Post. Ken also founded and led Mobile Surroundings, which produced the "It Happened Here" mobile app that reached #1 in the iTunes Travel category. Ken is an Adjunct Faculty member of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, where he teaches MBA courses in mobile and AI product development. Ken holds a JD and MBA from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and a BS in Psychology from the College of William & Mary.

20/6/2018 4:41 PM
2018092
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Hackathon Judge
Matt Doka
doka
Fivestars
Co-Founder, Head of Business Development & CTO
20/9/2018 10:12 AM
2018413
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Hackathon Judge
Pedro Domingos
domingos
University of Washington
AI Expert, Author of "The Master Algorithm" & Professor
17/9/2018 2:43 PM
2018365
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John Drechny
drechny
Merchant Advisory Group
President
20/7/2018 4:46 PM
2018168
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Kristy Duncan
duncan
Women in Payments
CEO

Kristy Duncan is the founder and CEO of Women in Payments. This growing professional network unites women in payments from around the globe with a shared vision of gender parity. Women in Payments supports women’s career development through its conferences, award and mentorship programs, and by hosting a growing online community.

Kristy is an avid supporter of her fellow female trailblazers, as investor and advisor to three women-led fintechs – FI.SPAN, Digital Retail Apps, and Thrive Savings. As a respected leader in the field, she’s judged several accelerators, fintech contests, and global awards programs.

Before founding Women in Payments, Kristy was a leading payments and fintech consultant for global financial institutions, payment networks, tech firms, and more. Prior to that, she held leadership positions at a tier one Canadian bank in global transaction banking, treasury, finance, and operations.

Always inspiring and insightful, Kristy is a sought-after speaker, advisor, and mentor. Innovate Finance and Lloyds Bank named Kristy to their Women in Fintech Power List in 2018 and 2017. Lattice 80 named her to their Global 100 Power Women in Fintech List in 2019 and 2018. Perhaps her greatest pride comes from inspiring the next generation of female leaders, as she mentors women in their early and mid-career levels in Canada and Brazil.

Kristy holds a Bachelor of Applied Science and Engineering from the University of Toronto, and a Certified Cash Manager designation.

27/8/2019 9:41 AM
2019979
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Hackathon Judge
Andrea Dunlop
dunlop
Paysafe Group
CEO Merchant Acquiring Europe
24/10/2018 1:45 PM
2018549
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Speaker
Hackathon Judge
Lisl Dutterer
dutterer
Wnet
Executive Director

Lisl has built and lead non-profit organizations for more than 20 years, including global, vertically-integrated trade associations, education foundations, and professional societies. Lisl has built non-profits from the ground floor into nationally-recognized organizations and has lead the development of professional development, credentialing, mentoring, and school-to-career programs for multiple industries. In her role as Executive Director for Wnet, Lisl works directly with the Board, Advisors, Committees and staff to ensure that strategic objectives, financial goals, action plans, and volunteer development initiatives are realized.

2/8/2019 11:54 AM
20180001
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Alexandra Ebert
ebert
Mostly AI
Client Relations & External Affairs

Before joining Mostly AI in 2019, Alexandra Ebert researched GDPR’s impact on Artificial Intelligence and data-driven innovation in Europe and graduated in Digital Marketing. At Mostly AI, she is responsible for engaging with the privacy community, with regulators, the media and with customers. Apart from that, she was pleased to be invited to join the group of AI experts for the Ms. AI initiative.

19/9/2019 6:38 PM
1918
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Susan Ehrlich
ehrlich
Earnest
CEO

Susan’s experience in financial services spans from traditional banking to fintech. In addition to her role as Chief Executive Officer at Earnest, Susan serves as Chairman of the Board of BECU, the nation’s 4th largest credit union. Previously, she was Chief Financial Officer and Head of Enterprise Risk Management at Simple Financial Technology, a BBVA subsidiary. Susan also spent years immersed in fintech, as a consultant for Lending Club and as a General Manager for Amazon. Susan was recognized on “American Banker” magazine’s 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance list three years in a row, and has served as Chairman of the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) in Chicago, IL and on the Consumer Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC. Susan holds a B.A. with honors in organizational behavior and management from Brown University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

9/5/2019 11:05 AM
2019117
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Lynn Eisenhart
eisenhart
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Deputy Director, Strategic Investment Fund

Lynn Eisenhart is a Deputy Director at the Gates Foundation's Strategic Investment Fund. She was previously a strategic advisor to Melinda Gates, and also spent 7 years on the Financial Services for the Poor team at the Gates Foundation, working to provide unbanked individuals with mobile financial services in Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan.

Prior to joining the Gates Foundation in 2011, Lynn worked in corporate business development at T-Mobile, in retail banking and payments at Washington Mutual (now JP Morgan Chase) and also as a management consultant at Accenture. Lynn received her BS degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and her MBA from Yale University.

19/9/2019 6:49 PM
19101
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Sameh Elamawy
elamawy
Scratch
CEO
15/10/2018 12:27 PM
2018516
Keynote speaker / Panelist
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Hackathon Judge
Erin Englund
englund
BioCatch
Senior Threat Analyst

Erin Englund is a Sr. Threat Analyst for BioCatch with over 15 years of experience in eCommerce fraud prevention and risk management. Erin partners with BioCatch customers using the technology to advance their existing fraud prevention strategy and reduce friction to false positives. Prior to BioCatch, she worked with a variety of eCommerce businesses to combat fraud including CNP fraud, fraudulent account opening, and account takeover. Erin is a firm believer that maintaining a robust fraud strategy should not have come at the cost of added friction to genuine customers. Erin has a B.A. from the University of Utah and currently resides in beautiful Salt Lake City, UT with her family.

7/10/2019 11:36 AM
2018542
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Hackathon Judge
Yves Eonnet
eonnet
TagPay
CEO & Co-Founder
17/9/2018 2:26 PM
2018425
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Hackathon Judge
Judith Erwin
erwin
Grasshopper Bank
CEO

Judith Erwin is the founding CEO of Grasshopper Bank, the first digital commercial bank in the United States.

Judith was on the founding executive team for Square 1 Bank in2005, responsible for venture capital services globally. Square 1 successfully went public in 2014 and was later sold to Pacific Western Bank. She previously worked at Imperial and Comerica. 

After 35 years in banking, Judith knew it was the time to make significant changes in the commercial banking industry. Her strategy was to build a bank from scratch providing both a modern technological framework and intuitive user experience for the digital entrepreneurs Grasshopper serves.Grasshopper Bank opened its doors on May 13, 2019 becoming the first US digital commercial bank, first new bank in NY in ten years, and first de novo with a female CEO, female CTO, and female CFO.

11/9/2019 11:22 AM
2019945
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Darrell Esch
esch
PayPal
VP & Commercial Officer for Global Credit

PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution for more than 20 years. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, the PayPal platform is empowering more than 286 million consumers and merchants in more than 200 markets to join and thrive in the global economy. For more information, visit paypal.com

Darrell is Vice President and Commercial Officer for Global Credit at PayPal, responsible for PayPal's global financing solutions teams. He joined PayPal in 2010 and spent his first three years in the Global Product Management team, serving as Vice President of Payment Products. In this capacity, Darrell was responsible for PayPal's online and offline checkout product teams. Before joining PayPal, he spent nearly 15 years with Bank of America where he held key roles including general manager of the bank's debit card business unit, head of consumer credit card product management, general manager of the business lending unit, and head of business credit/debit card products for nearly seven years.

17/9/2018 2:20 PM
2018423
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Samantha Ettus
ettus
Park Place Payments
Founder & CEO

As a dedicated champion of women, Sam has devoted her career to advocating and supporting women in the pursuit of their dreams. Thousands of women from C-level leaders to administrative assistants to moms returning to the workforce have benefitted from Sam’s unique guidance.

Since earning her undergraduate and MBA degrees from Harvard, Sam has become a best-selling author of five books, a writer for Forbes, a renowned speaker and host of a nationally syndicated call-in radio show. Sam’s most recent book is The Pie Life: A Guilt Free Recipe for Success and Satisfaction. She writes a popular weekly work/life newsletter and penned a Washington Post Op-Ed that landed in the top 10 Op-eds in 2017.

In Sam’s quest to help women achieve financial independence, she launched Park Place Payments, a revolutionary payment processing company with a direct sales force dominated by women.

Sam makes regular national television appearances on shows including NBC News, The Doctors, Access Hollywood, Good Morning America and the TODAY Show, among others. She has been featured and quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, Inc, Fast Company and Success Magazine. She was the host of leading Internet talk show Obsessed TV, which she created and produced with entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk.

Sam is active in causes relating to women and girls and is Co-Founder of the Los Angeles Women’s Collective, aimed at supporting women to run for office and win. She serves on the advisory board of the Forbes School of Business and Technology. Sam lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three children.

28/8/2019 10:19 AM
2019986
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Michelle Evans
evans
Euromonitor International
Global Head of Digital Consumer Research

Euromonitor International is the world’s leading independent provider of strategic market research. We create data and analysis on thousands of products and services around the world.

As independent market research experts, you can rely on us for unbiased historic trends and forecasts for every region, country, category, channel and consumer. Our innovative market research products, reliable reports and daily updates from expert analysts make Euromonitor International an essential resource for every organisation.

Euromonitor International's extensive network of in-country analysts provides the depth of local business information required in today’s international business environment. Our global industry specialist teams ensure the international consistency of our research.

With offices around the world, analysts in over 80 countries and market research on every key trend and driver, we give you powerful access to the real story behind consumer change. Emerging countries or developed economies: we identify the next opportunity first.

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As Head of Digital Consumer at Euromonitor International, Michelle Evans oversees the firm's global research on digital consumers, 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 Woman in Fintech by Innotribe (2015), a Woman on Top in Tech by Asian Entrepreneur (2016), a Top 200 Fintech Influencer in Asia by Fintech Asia and Lattice80 (2018) and a Woman2Watch by Remodista (2018, 2019). In addition, she was named a Top Influencer in the “Future is Female” report published by FleishmanHillard and Money20/20 in 2018 as well as a Rise Up program finalist at Money20/20 Asia in 2019. She has shared her expertise at industry events across four continents, including Money20/20, Finovate, Trustech, Forum E-Commerce Brasil and Seamless, among others, as a speaker, chairperson or juror. She has a column in Forbes and is regularly quoted in publications around the world.

9/4/2019 2:45 PM
2018059
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Landon Ewers
ewers
KapitalWise
COO
27/8/2018 11:24 AM
2018316
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Joe Falit
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Yombu
CEO & Co-Founder
27/8/2018 11:26 AM
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Ryan Falvey
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Financial Venture Studio
Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Ryan Falvey is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of the Financial Venture Studio. Since its launch last year, the Studio has invested in 18 of the country’s most promising early stage startups and has established itself as the home for talented founders who are building the future of financial services in the U.S.

Prior to launching the Financial Venture Studio, Ryan spent 15 years identifying, supporting and leading market-changing innovations in technology. Most recently, leading the development of the Financial Solutions Lab. The 40 firms that Ryan is invested in have received over $500m in follow-on capital and currently serve over 10,000,000 American consumers.

Ryan has a graduate degree from Yale and an undergraduate degree from UCLA.

19/9/2019 6:41 PM
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Dave Fanger
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Swell Investing
CEO & Founder

Dave Fanger is the visionary behind Swell Investing. Dave previously focused on Merger and Acquisition valuations at 150-year-old financial services firm Pacific Life. As he traveled around the country evaluating companies, he noticed that companies taking a values-based approach to their businesses tend to drive returns. Seeing this, Dave set out to find a way to create an investment opportunity combining purpose and profit.

20/6/2018 4:42 PM
2018062
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Jean Claude Farah
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Western Union
President, Global Payments

The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a global leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement. Our omnichannel platform connects the digital and physical worlds and makes it possible for consumers and businesses to send and receive money and make payments with speed, ease, and reliability. As of June 30, 2019, our network included over 550,000 retail agent locations offering Western Union, Vigo or Orlandi Valuta branded services in more than 200 countries and territories, with the capability to send money to billions of accounts. Additionally, westernunion.com, our fastest growing channel in 2018, is available in more than 70 countries, plus additional territories, to move money around the world. With our global reach, Western Union moves money for better, connecting family, friends and businesses to enable financial inclusion and support economic growth. For more information, visit www.westernunion.com.

30/9/2018 10:55 PM
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Kate Fazzini
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CNBC
Technology Reporter

Kate Fazzini covers cybersecurity for CNBC. She most recently covered cybersecurity for The Wall Street Journal.

Prior to that, she worked as a cybersecurity practitioner, in roles including principal in the cybersecurity practice with Promontory Financial Group and vice president in the cybersecurity organization at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

Kate holds a master's degree in cybersecurity strategy from The George Washington University. She serves as an adjunct professor in the applied intelligence program at Georgetown University. Kate is the author of the 2019 book Kingdom of Lies: Unnerving Adventures in the World of Cybercrime.



13/6/2019 6:37 AM
2019912
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Douglas Feagin
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Ant Financial Services Group
President of International Business

Douglas Feagin serves as President of International Business at Ant Financial Services Group. Mr. Feagin joined Ant Financial in 2016 to spearhead the company’s globalization strategy, as well as Alipay’s international business development, operations, and marketing activities.

Prior to joining Ant Financial, Mr. Feagin was Senior Partner in Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking division, with a broad set of client relationships in the U.S., Latin America, and Asia, across the banking, specialty finance, FIG tech, and insurance sectors. Mr. Feagin’s transaction expertise, developed over 21 years at Goldman Sachs, includes M&A, IPOs, equity offerings, principal investing, and corporate restructuring. Mr. Feagin is a graduate of the University of Virginia, and received his MBA from Harvard Business School.

13/8/2019 10:42 AM
2019968
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Olga Feldmeier
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Smart Valor
CEO
11/7/2018 10:38 AM
2018168
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Khalid Fellahi
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Western Union
President, Consumer Money Transfer

Khalid Fellahi is President of Consumer Money Transfer at Western Union. He is based in San Francisco.

Fellahi, joined Western Union in 2002 as Regional Director for North Africa, was previously head of the Mobile Transaction Services group (2010). He held several senior regional positions at Western Union, including the role of Senior Vice President for Africa from 2005 to 2010, where he was responsible for 51 countries.

Prior to working at Western Union, Fellahi held roles within SIS-Groupe Compagnie Bancaire (Paribas) and Price Waterhouse Management Consultants. Additionally, he held senior leadership positions at small and medium enterprises in the service industry.

A Moroccan-French national, Fellahi has an engineering degree from the National Institute of Applied Sciences in France (INSA-Lyon) with a major in Information Technology, and an MBA from INSEAD.

8/10/2019 10:57 AM
2019954
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Nina Fernandez
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SAP America
Sr. Account Executive - Financial Services
24/9/2018 6:06 PM
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Aaron Fine
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Oliver Wyman
Partner & Co-Head of Retail & Business Banking Practice, Americas
15/8/2018 1:44 PM
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Harley Finkelstein
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Shopify
Chief Operating Officer
21/8/2018 7:22 PM
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Tony Ford
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Marqeta
Chief Technology Officer

The Marqeta platform is the global standard for modern card issuing -- helping the world’s leading innovators easily issue highly configurable physical, virtual or tokenized payment cards, as well as authorize transactions and manage payment operations. The company’s European headquarters are in London, UK and it has 300 employees worldwide.

Marqeta’s European Digital Banking solutions help customers build unique solutions that integrate with existing systems and software. It supports instantly issued virtual cards and offers advanced spend controls to engage users and grow card use. Marqeta’s platform and its feature-rich APIs are highly configurable and scalable, and allow Marqeta partners to access actionable, real-time transaction data to drive program improvements.

Tony is a technology and product leader with more than 10 years of experience in building large-scale Internet applications and infrastructure. Tony’s passion is in leading and growing teams to build products that have a real impact for users. Prior to joining Marqeta, Tony spent several years building web applications and community-driven video game tools for IGN Entertainment and brands such as Rotten Tomatoes. Under Tony's leadership, the team at IGN built a modern, scalable, service-oriented platform and mobile team. Tony’s specialties include open source software, distributed computing, web development, service-oriented architecture (SOA), and agile and lean product development.

19/10/2018 5:49 PM
2018351
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Kara Ford
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Levvel
Senior Payments Consultantt
24/9/2018 6:07 PM
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Ashley C. Ford
ford
Author, Podcast & TV Host
15/3/2019 5:37 PM
2018566
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Stephanie Foster
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Fiserv
Product Manager
24/9/2018 6:07 PM
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Stephanie Foster
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Fiserv
Product Manager, Payments

Stephanie Foster launched a stellar career in financial technology nearly two decades ago at Western Union (WU), where she started as an operations intern and worked her way up to the role of Senior Regional Manager. With intense focus and discipline, Stephanie led global cross-functional teams and managed more than $50 million in revenue and over 1,000 agent locations in 13 territories.

In her current role as a product manager at Fiserv, Stephanie devotes her attention to a core product team of more than 20 people that she built to implement a metric-based go-to-market strategy for a new Software as a Service (SaaS) product designed for the top 100 commercial banks and corporations.

A relationship-driven strategist, Stephanie was named one of the Electronic Transaction Association’s (ETA) Forty Under 40 for 2019, an annual award that celebrates gamechangers in the payments technology industry. In 2018, she was selected from a list of 500 international nominees to participate in Money 20/20’s inaugural Rise Up program, an exclusive cohort of 35 women leaders in the financial services ecosystem.

As part of her commitment to strengthening diversity and inclusion in her industry, Stephanie helped found Women in Wireless with the mission to connect, inspire and empower the next generation of female thought leaders in tech. She also serves as a member of the Women’s Network in Electronic Transactions’ (Wnet) Advisory Board.

7/8/2019 11:01 AM
2019959
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Max Fowinkel
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Warburg Pincus International
Managing Director

Begining his career as a payments strategy senior associate at McKinsey & Co, Max has been with Warburg for the past 12 years, focused on software, tech-enabled services, fintech, digital media. Investments include Leumi Card, 1&1 Hosting / Strato / Profitbricks (mass market hosting), inexio (German fibre based telecommunication service provider), Network International (Emerging Markets PSP - IPO on LSE), Combination of Accelya, Mercator, GoCatapult & RMS (airline software & services), Blue Yonder (predictive analytics software- sold to JDA Software), IPAN, Unycom, IPSS and IPFolio (intellectual property information services and software-sold to Castik Capital), Evenex (business integration software- sold to Highjump Software), MACH (roaming clearinghouse services- sold to Syniverse), United Internet (webhost, portal, ISP- exited, IPO), and easycash (PSP- sold to Ingenico). He holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a Dipl-Ing in Engineering, Business Administration, Economics from the Technische Universität, Berlin.

17/6/2019 4:08 PM
2019937
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Melissa Frakman
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EMVC
Founder & Managing Partner

Melissa Frakman is Founder & Managing Partner of Emphasis Ventures (EMVC). An award-winning investment and business strategist with over a decade on-the-ground in India and other global technology hubs, she invests in and builds bridges for leapfrog early-stage digital finance in emerging markets with global applications – including in payments, new credit models, hyperlocal consumer, artificial intelligence, capital markets innovations, biometrics, and blockchain applications for the underserved. Named on the “Global Fintech PowerList” by Innovate Finance, Frakman has led Asia early stage investments, supported new market strategy, and built partnerships worth over $1 billion for 15 of the Fortune 100 companies. An advisor to global payments company Remitly, she has been a guest lecturer at Harvard Business School, Cornell Johnson School of Management, New York University Stern School of Business, and the University of Hong Kong. Frakman’s prior roles include Vice President of Operations for ecommerce unicorn Zomato, Senior Director at Albright Stonebridge Group, International Business Lead for Sabre Systems Inc.,microfinance lending in India, and Financial Services Director of the US-India Business Council where she founded and led the Electronic Payments and Asset Management Working Groups to convene stakeholders toward what’s now India’s operational digital finance policy. Frakman studied at Columbia University, City University of New York, and Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad and has received leadership fellowships from the Colin PowellCenter, Legatum Institute, and Oxfam International. Frakman serves as a mentor to accelerators including Zone Startups India, Village Capital, and 1776. She is based in Washington, DC and Mumbai.

19/9/2019 7:27 PM
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Maureen Freeman
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Citi
Managing Director, Global Solution Sales, Citi Treasury & Trade Solutions

Maureen is based in New York and has global TTS relationship responsibility for her Consumer Goods and Pharmaceutical clients. In addition to global relationship management and ensuring client satisfaction, Maureen identifies, presents and delivers transaction banking solutions to her clients. These solutions address their treasury, working capital and supply chain management needs and includes global cash management, trade finance, and wholesale card solutions.

Maureen joined Citi in 1990 as a Management Associate in the Global Cash Management Services Division (GCMS). After several years in GCMS Sales, she moved into Citigroup's e-commerce division with various positions in the e-Citi and e-Solutions organizations. She re-joined Global Transaction Services [GTS] Sales in January 2002 as a GTS Client Manager with a small client portfolio and a domestic focus. Maureen is now a TTS Global Solution Sales Manager with a large, diverse and sophisticated client portfolio.

Maureen received her B.A. in Spanish and International Relations from Bucknell University in 1990. She lives in Jersey City, NJ with her husband and son.

27/9/2019 10:34 AM
2019978
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Susan French
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BBVA Open Platform
Head of Product

Susan is Head of Product at BBVA Open Platform. She lead the design and development of Open Platform’s groundbreaking suite of white-label, banking-as-a-service APIs in the US. Susan is a payment, digital commerce and financial services expert, with an unparalleled understanding of what fintech companies navigating this landscape want from an API platform – and how to deliver it. Susan has been working in the financial services sector for more than 25 years, most recently leading the team that created and launched Visa’s Developer Program, a suite of APIs that opened up Visa’s network to all developers, from startups to large financial institutions. A former CTO, Head of Enterprise Architecture and Technology Strategist at Visa, Susan also worked as Chief Operating Officer at Euphorion, a website design and development startup in Silicon Valley, and started her own independent consulting business.

17/6/2019 2:58 PM
2019915
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Rob Frohwein
frohwein
Kabbage
CEO & Co-Founder

In 2008, Rob Frohwein recognized that companies like eBay offered automated access to small business transaction data via APIs. Rob realized small businesses can simply share this data to allow underwriters to make better, faster credit decisions and provide a great user experience. He co-founded Kabbage in Atlanta, Georgia to leverage this power of real-time data automation through technology and has since expanded the business to serve all small businesses throughout the U.S. In the U.S., Kabbage has provided over $6 billion to 165,000 customers. In addition, Kabbage has licensed its technology to large, global banks such as ING and Santander so they can provide the same experience to their small business customers and Kabbage's technology now powers automated small business lending in Spain, the U.K., Italy and France. Rob holds a law degree from Villanova University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He is the listed inventor on ten United States Patents, a co-author of three books on intellectual property and has been recognized four times as one of the top 300 intellectual property strategists globally by Intellectual Asset Magazine.


8/4/2019 4:34 PM
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Mike Froman
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Mastercard
Vice Chairman & President, Strategic Growth

Mike Froman serves as vice chairman and president, Strategic Growth for Mastercard. In that role he is responsible for growing strategic partnerships, scaling new business
opportunities, and advancing the company’s efforts to partner with governments and other institutions to address major societal and economic issues. He and his team drive financial inclusion and inclusive growth efforts and work to develop new businesses key to the company’s strategic growth.

Mike oversees the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and is a member of the company’s management committee.

Prior to joining Mastercard, Mike was affiliated with the Council on Foreign Relations and continues to serve as a distinguished fellow. In September, 2018, Mike joined the Board of Directors of The Walt Disney Company. From 2013 to 2017, Mike served as the U.S. Trade Representative, President Barack Obama’s principal advisor and negotiator on international trade and investment issues. During his tenure, Mike worked to open foreign markets for U.S. goods and services, reach landmark trade agreements and enforce the
rights of American workers, farmers and firms. From 2009-2013, he served at the White House as assistant to the President and deputy national security advisor for international economic affairs.

Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Mike held several executive positions at Citigroup, including CEO of its international insurance business, COO of its $50 billion alternative investments business and head of its infrastructure investment business. He helped shape the company’s strategy in China, India, Brazil and other emerging markets. Earlier in his career, during the Clinton Administration, he worked at the White House and the Treasury Department.

Mike received a bachelor’s degree in public and international affairs from Princeton University, a doctorate in international relations from Oxford University, and a law degree from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.

10/9/2019 2:30 PM
2019999
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Carl Fudge
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IDEO
Director, New Ventures

As  a  portfolio  director,  Carl  Fudge  leads  teams  working to  build  new  products  and  ventures  that  have  the  potential  to create  enormous  impact  for  clients.  That  means  taking a  human-centered  and  design-led  approach  to  building  a business  from  scratch—from  sketching  an  idea  on  a  piece  of  paper  to  prototyping  it  with  customers,  and  generating its  first  revenue.  At  IDEO,  Carl  has  helped  redesign a  public  school  lunch  system  to  be  student-centered  and financially  sustainable,  created  an  internal  lab  to  prototype  and  launch  new  digital  ventures,  and  designed  new  credit card  offers  for  a  variety  of  customer  demographics.  During  a  year-long  engagement,  he  worked  with  a  traditional  life insurance  client  to  build  an  impact  investing  platform for  young  people,  taking  it  from  a  prototype  to  a  revenue-generating  business.  Together  with  his  clients,  he  is often  strategizing  simultaneously  about  how  to  design and monetize  products,  build  brands,  create  marketing  strategy,  and  hire  the  right  kind  of  talent.  For  Carl,  seeing  new ventures  create  employment  opportunities  is  one  of  the  most  gratifying  parts  of  his  job.  Carl  joined  IDEO shortly  after getting  his  MBA  at  MIT’s  Sloan  School  of  Management.  Previously,  he  served  as a  business  analyst  at  McKinsey  & Company,  and  a  director  at  an  innovation  think  tank.  He  also  holds  an  MBA  in  organizational  psychology  from Columbia  University  and  a  BSc  in  Psychology  from  University  College,  London,  a  helpful  background  for  building  new ventures.

20/6/2018 4:43 PM
2018060
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Sergio Furio
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Creditas
Founder & CEO

Sergio Furio is the Founder & CEO of Creditas, the leading secured lending platform in Brazil. With more than US$80 million in VC funding and 400 employees, the company is one of the top funded technology companies in Latin America. By using consumers’ properties (houses and cars) as a collateral and reinventing the secured lending origination process, Creditas cuts the high interest rates that Brazilians pay for traditional consumer lending. Before founding Creditas in 2012, Sergio was a strategy consultant at The Boston Consulting Group in New York and Madrid, and an investment banker at Deutsche Bank.

20/6/2018 4:43 PM
2018040
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Catherine Gacad
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Wells Fargo
SVP Technology Partnerships
24/9/2018 5:26 PM
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Catherine Gacad
gacad
Wells Fargo
SVP Partnerships

Catherine Gacad is a Senior Vice President for the Advanced Technology and Partnerships Group at Wells Fargo. Her role encompasses collaborating with stakeholders across the bank and externally with investors, portfolio companies and large cap companies in technology and telecommunications.

Catherine previously worked in Treasury Management as a product manager setting the strategic direction of the Wholesale Group’s investment products. She then headed up corporate access on the award-winning Investor Relations team. Before joining Wells Fargo in 2004, Catherine worked for Cisco and a tech startup backed by Norwest Venture Partners.

Catherine graduated with honors from UC Berkeley, and she earned her MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. Catherine is a San Francisco Bay Area native who has traveled to 32 countries in six continents—the Galapagos ranks as her favorite.

7/8/2019 11:07 AM
2019963
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Kartik Gada
gada
Woodside Capital Partners
Executive Director
12/10/2018 6:58 PM
2018230
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Gilles Gade
gade
Cross River Bank
President & CEO

Gilles Gade is a founder of Cross River Bank (CRB) and has served as its Chairman, President and CEO since its inception in 2008. Gilles is steering CRB as an innovation-driven state-chartered bank and a provider of fully compliant financial solutions to the marketplace lending and payments sectors. Gilles possesses over 20 years of experience in investment banking and venture capital including Co-Founder and Managing Director of Chela Technology Partners and Chela Internet Ventures, a boutique investment bank and venture fund focusing on emerging technologies and telecommunications; technology investment banker at Barclays Capital; and FIG investment banker at Bear Stearns. Gilles started his career in 1990 at Citicorp Venture Capital. Gade graduated from the MBA Institute IMIP (Groupe IPESUP) in Paris with an MS in International Management.

19/6/2019 12:24 PM
2018044
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Scott Galit
galit
Payoneer
CEO

Payoneer’s mission is to empower businesses to go beyond – beyond borders, limits and expectations. In today’s digital world, Payoneer enables any business of any size from anywhere to access new economic opportunities by making it possible to transact as easily globally as they do locally.

Payoneer’s digital platform streamlines global commerce for millions of small businesses, marketplaces and enterprises from 200 countries and territories. Leveraging its robust technology, compliance, operations and banking infrastructure, Payoneer delivers a suite of services that includes cross-border payments, working capital, tax solutions and risk management. Powering growth for customers ranging from aspiring entrepreneurs in emerging markets to the world’s leading digital brands like Airbnb, Amazon, Google and Upwork, Payoneer makes global commerce easy and secure. Founded in 2005, Payoneer is profitable and has a team based all around the world.

Payoneer - one world, one platform, unlimited opportunities.

www.payoneer.com


Scott Galit is the CEO and a Director of Payoneer Inc. As Global Head of Prepaid for MasterCard, Scott developed MasterCard's global prepaid strategy and oversaw its global prepaid business. Scott was the founder and CEO of Solspark; SVP/General Manager of First Data Prepaid and EVP at Meta Payment Systems. Earlier in his career he was an investment banker at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Scott was also a founding board member of the NBPCA.

5/10/2018 2:23 PM
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Lucia Gallardo
gallardo
Emerge
Founder
24/9/2018 5:30 PM
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Debbie Gamble
gamble
Interac
VP Digital Products & Platforms
15/9/2018 12:03 PM
2018401
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Sima Gandhi
gandhi
Plaid
Head of Business Development & Strategy
17/10/2018 1:27 PM
2018560
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Allen Ganz
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NEC
Director, Customer Experience, BIometric Solutions
24/10/2018 1:22 PM
2018541
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Jeff Gapusan
gapusan
PrimeRevenue
Director of Strategic Partnerships & Alliances

Jeff Gapusan is a FinTech entrepreneur that currently leads strategic partnership efforts at Atlanta-based PrimeRevenue, the leading provider of working capital financial technology solutions.

Prior to this Jeff managed FinTech acceleration efforts at the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), the State of Georgia's technology incubator where he managed a portfolio of early-stage FinTech startups and actively coached them in business and corporate development, fundraising and execution.

After life on the Fixed Income trading floor, Jeff entered the FinTech world. As CRO and Head of Capital Markets at an Atlanta-based FinTech startup, Jeff managed strategic engagement with finance and technology partners across the world.

Jeff began his finance career in Finance as part of Salomon Smith Barney's Sales & Trading Associate Training Program. Jeff served domestic and international banks on the Financial Institutions desk prior to joining the Mortgage-Backed Securities sales team. As a specialist in Structured Credit, he later focused on driving mandates for asset managers in the space enabling over $5BB in deal-flow in commercial real estate, leveraged loan, and asset-backed structures. He later joined Cantor Fitzgerald as a Managing Director focused on Alternative Investments and Structured Products . He was a leader in several first-time Cantor initiatives including Alternative Investments, where he drove critical engagement efforts some of the world's largest alternative investment players. In 2009, Jeff spearheaded the establishment of Cantor's London-based European Structured Products sales & trading desk.

A Veteran Naval Officer, Jeff flew and managed electronic reconnaissance missions in the mighty EP-3E Aries II over combat zones in the Middle East, the Pacific Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.

17/5/2019 9:45 AM
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Jeffrey Gapusan
gapusan
PrimeRevenue
Head of Alliances & Corporate Development

After flying planes for the US Navy, Jeff left the military for the “safe” confines of Wall Street’s trading floors. Learning the lessons of a misspent professional youth in finance, Jeff followed the entrepreneurial route to co-found an early-stage B2B FinTech. That experience led to Jeff’s stint as the Head of the FinTech acceleration program at Georgia Tech’s startup incubator, ATDC. Managing a portfolio of 35 early-stage FinTech startups, Jeff helped FinTech Founders raise over $65 million in capital and refine their businesses. Prior to taking on his next role, Jeff secured financial sponsorship for ATDC FinTech’s future through a partnership with Elavon, a global payments provider and subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp. Jeff currently leads Alliances and Corporate Development at PrimeRevenue, the leading provider of working capital financial technology solutions. When he’s not at work, you can find him cheering on the New York Giants and Rangers.

19/9/2019 7:28 PM
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Ernie Garcia III
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Carvana
President, CEO & Chairman

Bio coming soon.

29/6/2018 3:22 PM
2018093
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Jason Gardner
gardner
Marqeta
Founder & CEO

The Marqeta platform is the global standard for modern card issuing -- helping the world’s leading innovators easily issue highly configurable physical, virtual or tokenized payment cards, as well as authorize transactions and manage payment operations. The company’s European headquarters are in London, UK and it has 300 employees worldwide.

Marqeta’s European Digital Banking solutions help customers build unique solutions that integrate with existing systems and software. It supports instantly issued virtual cards and offers advanced spend controls to engage users and grow card use. Marqeta’s platform and its feature-rich APIs are highly configurable and scalable, and allow Marqeta partners to access actionable, real-time transaction data to drive program improvements.

Jason Gardner is the founder and chief executive officer of Marqeta, Inc. Under his leadership Marqeta has defined the global standard for modern card issuing, developing an industry-leading issuer processor platform that now powers the world’s most innovative companies.

Prior to Marqeta, Jason co-founded PropertyBridge, which became the leading rent and lease-related payment and transaction integration platform for multifamily real estate. PropertyBridge was acquired by MoneyGram International (MGI) in 2007. Before PropertyBridge he founded Vertical Think, an IT management company that worked with start-ups and larger organizations.

Jason grew up in New Jersey where he had numerous businesses that included making and selling tie-dyed T-shirts. He was a G.O. at Club Med in Paradise Island, Bahamas and a constituent liaison for Senator John McCain in Arizona, primarily working as a contact between McCain’s constituents and the Armed Services and IRS. After attending Arizona State University, Jason made it to California where he began to pursue his passion for technology. Jason holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the Arizona State University.

19/8/2019 5:03 AM
2018068
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Jeremy Gardner
gardner
Ausum Ventures
Co-Founder & Managing Partner

While attending the University of Michigan, Jeremy founded the Blockchain Education Network (BEN), a global educational nonprofit. He then went on to cofound Augur, the decentralized prediction market platform., and led their ICO— the first ever on Ethereum and first "utility token". He most recently worked as an entrepreneur-in-residence and investor at Blockchain Capital, where he sourced over a half dozen investments and started a new company, SAAVHA, helped structure the firm's landmark security token ICO. Lastly, Gardner served as the founding editor-in-chief of Distributed Magazine. Lastly, Gardner also helped structure the firm’s landmark security token ICO.

Jeremy advises some of the top startups in the industry, and is often cited in the press surrounding blockchain technology.

26/7/2019 6:33 AM
2018017
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Toby Gardner
gardner
Finch
CEO & Co-Founder

Toby is one of Australia’s leading names in fintech, recently appointed as Australia’s first Adjunct Professor of Fintech at Swinburne University, bringing over 15 years’ experience in finance, technology, and innovation in Silicon Valley and Australia.

Under Toby’s leadership, Finch is widely regarded as one of the most exciting startups in Australia. Last year, Finch won numerous awards across multiple categories: including “Best Personal Finance app” and “Best Digital Wallet”, and in 2019 Finch received the award for “Most Innovative team”.

Prior to Finch, Toby was the National Award Winner at KPMG Australia, and has designed, built, and run innovation programs and accelerators used by over 35 companies around the world - including the largest accelerator ever in Asia-Pacific.

Toby has an MBA from UC Berkeley and is a CFA Charterholder.

19/9/2019 6:41 PM
1918
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Shahirah Gardner
gardner
Finch
Co-Founder

Shahirah is cofounder of Finch, a next-gen data intelligence and financial technology company.

Shahirah is one of Australia’s leading names in fintech and women in tech, recognised as Australia’s “Rising fintech Star” in 2018 after Finch received numerous awards across multiple categories: including “Best Personal Finance app” and “Best Digital Wallet”.

Shahirah is a guest writer for Yahoo-Finance, and has presented at several conferences including PauseFest, Yeah Nah, and CeBIT. She’s also a board member of Girls in Tech Australia.

Finch is widely regarded as one of the most exciting startups in Australia and in 2019 received the award for “Most Innovative team”.

Prior to Finch, Shahirah has over 10 years experience in Tech Marketing & Strategy with companies such as Splunk and CCP Games. Most, recently Shahirah had her own digital consulting agency (Launchcode PR) - advising tech startups in Australia.

19/9/2019 6:43 PM
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Aimeelene Gaspar
gaspar
LionX
CEO

Aimee is a product leader with a career focused on leveraging technology to help people manage their finances. Her previous roles include SVP of Product Development at Broadridge and General Manager at Yodlee. She and her teams have designed sophisticated Enterprise and B2C financial services solutions in investment management, retail banking, and mortgage. Her focus on user experience and understanding of the entire product lifecycle has resulted in significant revenue growth and customer retention at top FinTech companies. By helping make finances more accessible for all, she is also passionate about preserving consumer privacy as they share their personal information to get the most beneficial products and services for them.

19/9/2019 5:57 PM
1912
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Patrick Gauthier
gauthier
Amazon
VP Amazon Pay

Amazon Pay makes it simple for hundreds of millions of customers around the globe to check-in and check out using information already stored in their Amazon account. The customer experience is familiar and trusted.

Patrick Gauthier is the Vice President of Amazon Pay. He is responsible for leading Amazon’s payment services for 3rd party merchants globally.

Patrick is a 20-year veteran of the payments and ecommerce industry. Most recently he was General Manager, Emerging Retail Solutions at PayPal where he managed PayPal’s prepaid, gift and demand generation businesses. Patrick has also held executive positions in innovation, product, sales and corporate development at Visa, Schlumberger, and Silicon Valley mobile and e-commerce startups.

Patrick has held positions on the board of directors of, mFormation (mobiledevice management); Arcot (authentication); mTLD (Domain name); Upek(Biometrics); Humetrix.net. (eHealth), Tyfone (NFC), Sequent Software (MobileSecurity) and SecureKey (Identity management). He is also a Foreign TradeAdvisor to the France Ministry of Economy (Conseiller du Commerce Exterieur dela France).

Patrick holds a Master’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering from TelecomSud Paris in France.

2/9/2019 12:49 PM
2018090
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Will Gaybrick
gaybrick
Stripe
CFO & CPO

Stripe is a technology company that builds economic infrastructure for the internet. Businesses of every size — from new startups to public companies like Salesforce and Facebook — use the company’s software to accept online payments and run technically sophisticated financial operations in more than 100 countries.

22/8/2019 4:41 AM
2019700
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Andrea Gellert
gellert
OnDeck
Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer

Andrea Gellert has been at OnDeck, the largest online small business lender in the U.S., since 2012 and currently serves as the company's Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer. In this capacity she is responsible for OnDeck's brand, marketing, sales and business partnership efforts. She is a passionate advocate for small businesses and is deeply committed to helping them obtain the responsible financing they need to achieve their goals.

Andrea has more than 20 years of marketing and partnerships experience geared towards the consumer and the smb services market. Prior to joining OnDeck she spent 15 years at American Express, holding leadership positions in both OPEN and Merchant Services. She holds an undergraduate degree from Harvard College and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and currently lives in Manhattan with her husband and children.

11/9/2019 7:10 AM
2018421
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Kim Gerhardt
gerhardt
Edgar Dunn & Company
Director

Edgar, Dunn & Company is an independent global payments strategy consultancy.  Founded in 1978, the firm is celebrating its 40th anniversary and is widely regarded as the leading trusted adviser in payments and digital financial services.  Edgar, Dunn & Company provides a full range of strategy consulting services, expertise and market insight.  Our clients include FinTech lenders and the global payment brands, issuer and acquiring banks, processors, and merchants, including hotels, airlines and international omnichannel retailers.

Kim is a Director (Partner) at Edgar, Dunn & Company with over 23 years of experience in consulting,payments and financial services.  Kim is passionate about building businesses and the intersection between FinTech and traditional banking.  Kim works with a variety of clients in the financial services and payments industries.  Her consulting experience focuses on evaluating strategic options for growth including product development, and creating go-to-market strategies to accelerate market share. Her experience also includes assessing organizations’ operational effectiveness compared to external leading practices.  

Further, Kim leads the Firm’s Industry Roundtable efforts in the U.S., focused on risk management practices in payment cards and consumer lending, and the evolving financial services ecosystem enabling participants to provide more choice and access to traditionally underserved consumers.  Kim works with her clients (both traditional banks and FinTech lenders) on topics including the economic environment and credit cycles, regulatory environment, use of mobile technology, fraud, and changes in consumer behavior regarding credit and financial services products.

She has experience in financial services and payments product areas including credit card, private label credit card, small business credit card, personal unsecured installment loans, small business installment loans, financial service products and needs of the traditionally underserved (unbanked or underbanked), retail banking, mortgage lending, securities brokerage, and consumer finance. 

Prior to joining Edgar, Dunn & Company, she held strategic consulting positions at Mitchell Madison Group and Andersen, and held international positions at the Union Bank of Switzerland and Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.  Kim holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Villanova University, and an MBA in Finance and Management of Organizations from Columbia University, both with distinction. 

15/9/2018 12:22 PM
2018381
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Nima Ghamsari
ghamsari
Blend
CEO & Co-Founder

Nima Ghamsari is CEO and co-founder of Blend, a Silicon Valley technology company propelling consumer lending into the digital age. He leads the company's corporate and product strategy toward the vision of a more frictionless, compliant, and accessible consumer finance ecosystem. Nima in currently focused on expanding the Blend platform both in breadth and depth, bringing a seamless process to more consumers across more of their financial lives. He is also spearheading a number of the company's initiatives around emerging technologies and how to implement them. Prior to founding Blend, Nima was one of the first employees of the commercial group at Palantir Technologies. He is a graduate of Stanford University where he earned a B.S. in computer science.

10/4/2019 5:13 PM
2019017
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Ryan Gilbert
gilbert
Propel Venture Partners
Partner

As a founder, operator and investor, Ryan brings over 20 years of global financial services expertise spanning payments, remittances, credit, security, and compliance to Propel Venture Partners. At Propel Ryan has lead investments in Guideline, EaseCentral, Steady, Abe Labs, Civic, Draftmates and DriveMotors. He also serves as the executive chairman of Better Finance/SmartBiz, a small business lending marketplace he founded as an entrepreneur-in-residence at Venrock; has represented the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and BRAC Bank as an independent director of bKash, Bangladesh’s leading remittance network; and a director of River City Bank in Sacramento. His prior roles include co-founder and CEO of real estate payments company PropertyBridge (acquired by MoneyGram International), an early investor in EventBrite, and a founding advisor to Square. Ryan graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, and is member of the State Bar of California.

22/5/2019 4:54 PM
2018004
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Will Glaser
glaser
Grabango
Founder & CEO

Will Glaser has been recognized as an innovative leader in Silicon Valley for more than two decades - named by Microtimes as one of the 100 Most Influential People in High Technology for work done at his first startup: Hydra Systems. More recently, he founded Pandora Media (NYSE: P), where he ran operations and product development as COO and CTO. He serves as an outside director on several corporate boards, including Blue Shield of California ($20B in revenue). Mr. Glaser earned a degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics; one of the few true triple majors ever awarded by Cornell University.

18/10/2018 3:54 AM
2018412
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Nancy Gleason
gleason
Vineyard Vines
Vice President & Controller
9/7/2018 11:35 AM
2018154
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Julie Godfrey
godfrey
Samsung Electronics America
US Lead for Finance Solutions and Innovation
5/10/2018 11:50 AM
2018474
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Amit Goel
goel
MEDICI
Co-Founder & Managing Director
18/7/2018 12:22 PM
2018184
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Jason Goldberg
goldberg
Elevate Credit
General Manager
6/9/2018 7:19 PM
2018165
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Mark Goldberg
goldberg
Index Ventures
Partner

Mark Goldberg is a Partner at Index Ventures, where he focuses on investments in financial services and enterprise software. He believes that we’ve reached an inflection point in “fintech,” where early disruptors are moving from challengers to industry leaders in their own right. Mark has invested in and has board positions in Plaid, Pilot, Built, Intercom, KeepTruckin, Nova Credit, Scratch and Capitolis.

Mark joined Index Ventures from Dropbox, where he was an early hire and ran Business Strategy. During his time at Dropbox, he drove key initiatives in sales operations, partnerships, and growth. Previously, Mark was an investment banker at Morgan Stanley, where he worked on the IPO for Tesla Motors. He graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in International Relations.

7/5/2019 10:26 AM
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Jodi Golinsky
golinsky
Shopify Inc.
Director, Associate General Counsel of Payments & Financial Services

Jodi Golinsky is a Director and Associate General Counsel at Shopify. She manages all legal, regulatory, and compliance issues relating to payments, lending, and financial services. She is a member of both the Financial Services and the Legal Leadership Teams. Jodi has worked in-house in financial services for more than fifteen years at both Fortune 50 Companies as well as startups (MasterCard, American Express, Wonga USA, and FS Card Inc.). She has extensive financial regulatory, payments policy policy, corporate, and Board experience. Jodi began her legal career clerking first for the Hon. Denny Chin (SDNY) and then the Hon. Ralph Winter (2d Circuit), followed by a few years as a litigation associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell. She's been in house since leaving the firm in 2003.

30/9/2019 1:20 PM
2019939
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Theresa Gongora
gongora
TSYS
Head of Corporate Strategy & Planning

Theresa Gongora was recently announced as the Senior Vice President, Finance of TSYS, an S&P 500 company.  In her new role, she is the senior finance executive for TSYS’ merchant solutions segment, a top US merchant acquirer.  Theresa leads all financial decision-making on strategic and tactical matters as they relate to financial planning, portfolio management and funding growth.

Prior to her recent move, Theresa was the head of corporate strategy and development, where she was responsible for leading the strategy development and strategic planning activities, at the enterprise and operating segment levels, to support the enterprise with charting a course to deliver long-term shareholder returns and profitable growth.   She has been instrumental in executing on TSYS’s acquisition activity over the past 5 years, the most recent transaction being the $1B acquisition of Cayan. 

Theresa is President of the Board of Directors of W.Net, a professional organization serving the most influential women in payments.  

Theresa holds a Masters in International Management from Thunderbird, School of Global Management in Phoenix, Arizona, a Juris Doctor Degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and a Bachelors Degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.  She is a Member of the Ohio State Bar.  

2/8/2019 11:55 AM
20180004
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Oliver Goodenough
goodenough
Vermont Law School
Professor
24/10/2018 12:50 PM
2018496
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Kim Crawford Goodman
goodman
Fiserv
President, Card Solutions

Fiserv (NASDQ: FISV) is driving innovation in Payments, Processing Services, Risk & Compliance, Customer & Channel Management and Insights & Optimization. For more than 30 years, Fiserv has been a global leader in financial services technology. Fiserv is a FORTUNE 500 company and has been named to the FORTUNE Magazine “World Most Admired Companies®” list for five consecutive years.

Our solutions help more than 12,000 banks, credit unions, billers, mortgage lenders and leasing companies, brokerage and investment firms, and other business clients deliver financial services at the speed of life.

At Fiserv, we are focused on creating intelligent experiences in banking, payments, engagement and security. That means giving consumers more control of their financial lives by creating smart bills and smarter payments, prompting more meaningful interactions between people and their financial services providers, and helping our customers protect their customers.

In a world enabled by technology like never before, life moves fast. And consumers’ expectations are moving even faster. Position your organization to meet these needs.

Visit us at Money20/20 stand 4130 and fiserv.com to learn more.

Bio coming soon.

22/8/2019 4:40 AM
2018104
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Karen Gordon Mills
gordon mills
Harvard Business School
23rd Administrator of the Small Business Administration & Senior Fellow

Karen Mills is a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Business School, focusing on U.S. competitiveness, small business and entrepreneurship, and innovation. She served in President Barack Obama's Cabinet as the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration from 2009 to 2013. Karen’s research has provided a comprehensive look at small business financing, including in her 2016 paper – The State of Small Business Lending: Innovation and Technology and the Implications for Regulation – and she is one of the leading experts on the growth and impact of fintech on small business financing globally. As SBA Administrator, Karen focused on deploying the agency’s programs and initiatives to drive economic recovery in the wake of The Great Recession. This included leveraging and streamlining the agency’s loan guarantee programs, which contributed to record years of SBA lending during her tenure. Prior to the SBA, Mills spent 25 years in venture capital and private equity, including as a partner in several firms. She is a co-chair of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Main Street Finance Task Force, chairs the Advisory Committee of the Private Capital Research Institute, and is on the Board of Directors of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Karen earned an AB in economics from Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where she was a Baker Scholar.

20/6/2018 4:45 PM
2018034
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Tony Gorrell
gorrell
Sutton Bank
CFO
13/6/2019 4:30 AM
2019900
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Nicky Goulimis
goulimis
Nova Credit
Co-Founder & COO
23/8/2018 11:49 AM
2018276
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Will Graylin
graylin
OV
Chairman & CEO

Will is a serial entrepreneur and technology innovator. He recently started his 6th company, OV, Inc. a next gen conversational commerce platform for people and businesses to better interact and transact, due to launch in Q4 of 2018. Prior to OV, he spent 3 years as Global Co-GM of Samsung Pay after Samsung acquired his last company LoopPay. Will was co-founder and CEO of LoopPay, world's first contactless wallet solution that is backward compatible with existing mag stripe point of sale (POS) readers. Prior to LoopPay Will was founder and CEO ofROAM Data, a leading mPOS solutions provider with customers like PayPal, Intuit, PayAnywhere (acquired by Ingenico Group.) Prior to ROAM, Will was founder CEO of WAY Systems, world’s first pocket size point of sale solution for mobile merchants, (acquired by Verifone.) Prior to WAY, Will was founder and CEO of EntitleNet, a web access management security software company (acquired by BEA Systems, later Oracle). Will is currently serving on the board of Synchrony Financials (NYSE: SYF, largest private label credit card issuer in the world), he joined the SYF board as part of the largest public spin out in NYSE history, from GE. Will is also currently investor and mentor to a number of high tech startups. He is also a Connection Science Fellow with MIT Media Lab, and teaches at MIT part-time on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Will earned two Masters degrees from MIT (MBA & MSEECS) after serving as a U.S. Navy Nuclear Submarine Officer for nearly 6 years, (first Chinese immigrant to do so after being naturalized as a US citizen in 1987.)

17/9/2018 5:27 PM
2018422
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Andrew Green
green
Anheuser-Busch
Global Director of Innovation
5/10/2018 2:15 PM
2018439
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Gabe Greenberg
greenberg
GABBCON
Co-Founder & CEO
26/9/2018 10:01 AM
2018394
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Hannah Gribbin
gribbin
Money20/20 Europe
Operations Manager
12/10/2018 11:44 AM
2018534
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Kate Griffin
griffin
Prosperity Now
Vice President, Programs
24/9/2018 6:07 PM
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Kenneth Grogan
grogan
Wakefern
Director, Treasury Services

Ken is a Finance professional with over 30 years’ experience in Treasury/Payments.  Ken joined Wakefern Food Corp. in July 2007 as Manager of Treasury Services and was promoted to Director in 2015.  Prior to joining Wakefern Ken had a successful 20 year career on Wall Street working in Treasury for Shearson Lehman Brothers, National Financial Services (Fidelity Investments) and TD Waterhouse.  Ken has a BBA in Accounting from Pace University in New York City.

20/6/2018 4:48 PM
2018055
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Jason Gross
gross
Petal
CEO & Co-Founder

Jason Gross is the Co-Founder & CEO of Petal, a new kindof credit card company on a mission to make credit honest, simple andaccessible. Petal invented automated cashflow underwriting in the U.S., usingthe full consumer financial record to democratize credit scoring. Petalprovides a reimagined credit card experience, employing clean, intuitive designto make credit more transparent and easier to use responsibly. Petal has raisedover $80M from VCs, investment banks and impact investors in New York andSilicon Valley, including Peter Thiel's Valar Ventures. Jason is a member ofthe Consumer Advisory Board for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau(CFPB), and has been a speaker and guest lecturer on a number of topics rangingfrom financial inclusion and credit access, to AI and machine learning infinancial services, to marketing to digitally-native consumers. Prior tojoining Petal, Jason worked at an early-stage technology company acquired byAxciom in 2016, and practiced law, representing leading technology firms andfinancial services companies. He has a law degree from Harvard and a bachelor'sfrom the University of Florida.  

18/4/2019 2:52 PM
2019031
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Eric Grover
grover
Intrepid Ventures
Principal

Eric Grover is Principal at Intrepid Ventures, advising firms in and serving and investing in payments. He’s a payments thought leader with a comprehensive understanding of the global payment network and processing space, including each stage in the value chain: credit, debit and prepay issuing, issuer processing, traditional and alternative networks, and merchant acquiring and processing.

Grover is an expert on network competitive dynamics and the unprecedented wave of innovation stressing and enhancing the payments industry, was the first to publicly make the case for banks demutualizing MasterCard and Visa, is the world's foremost independent authority on interchange and interchange regulation, and is an evangelist for open, commercial payments markets and light regulation. Previously, he’s worked for Visa, GE Consumer Finance, BofA, NationsBank, and Transamerica.

14/5/2019 3:14 PM
2019131
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Carol Grunberg
grunberg
Northwestern Mutual
VP & Executive Officer; President of the Board, Wnet
2/8/2019 11:55 AM
2018183
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Ulrike Guigui
guigui
Deloitte Consulting LLP
Managing Director

Ulrike Guigui is a Managing Director and member of the leadership of Deloitte’s Payments Practice.

She has 20+ years of experience in leading transformative change across financial services organizations. Since joining Deloitte, she has led high impact engagements developing and implementing strategies helping the top US banks and payment networks address their pressing challenges in the areas of growth, operating model design and productivity improvement. Recent engagements have included the separation of a pre-paid business, the value proposition redesign of a private label credit card portfolio, the design and build of a digital payments platform and the operating model design for a mobile wallet payments platform.

Prior to joining Deloitte, Ulrike held leadership positions at Consumer Finance, Card and Payments companies in Europe and in the US. She started her career at Citibank where she spent ten years and held leadership roles in the German and US Cards businesses. Subsequently she held leadership positions in GE Capital’s Consumer Finance business and at MasterCard.

She holds an MBA in Finance (Fulbright Scholar) as well as dual undergraduate degrees in Business Administration (BA (HONS) and Diplom Betriebswirtin.

Ulrike is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, most recently at Money 2020, Card Forum, Women in payments and LendIt.

23/8/2019 1:30 PM
2018386
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Melissa Guzy
guzy
Arbor Ventures
Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Melissa is the Co-founder and Managing Partner of Arbor Ventures. Prior to founding Arbor Ventures, Melissa was Managing Director and Head of VantagePoint Asia, a $4.5 billion venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley with offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. As a thought leader in the global technology community, with experience across Asia and Silicon Valley, Melissa has been recognized as one of the Top 200 FinTech Influencers in Asia 2018. Melissa brings with her a unique set of global experience and perspective, with deep technological and innovation prowess anchored in an extensive international network. Melissa is a regular speaker on the Venture Capital markets, Key FinTech Trends and the changing global landscape. Melissa serves on the Board of Directors of the HKVCA and is Co-Chair of the HKVCA Venture Committee. She also serves on the Board of Innovation for the Hong Kong Securities and Commodities Commission. She is a Hopkins Fellow and participated in the Women’s Leadership Program at Harvard University. Melissa attended Wellesley College and received a Master’s degree in Finance from the University of Florida. She is the author of the paper “Venture Capital Returns and Public Market Performance.” She has been a speaker at Financial Times Top 50 Women in Asia, Money2020, Asian Financial Forum, RISE and a guest lecturer on the Venture Capital Industry at the University of Florida, Hong Kong University, Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and is a Contributing Expert at CFTE, Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship.

26/4/2019 11:48 AM
2018005
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Pablo Haberer
haberer
Oliver Wyman
Partner

Pablo Haberer leads Oliver Wyman's LatAm region and has extensive experience within the FinTech sector. He has been helping several financial institutions in the region as well as fintech companies in topics such as payments, financing, segment based strategy, wallet strategy, and organization for high growth.

Prior to joining Oliver Wyman, Pablo spent 18 years as a Senior Partner with McKinsey in Mexico City, Sao Paulo, and Buenos Aires; as well as being Managing Director at VR Investments in New York.

Pablo has a Ms. of Science from Krannert Graduate School of Management, and a CPA from Universidad de la Republica del Uruguay.

20/5/2019 5:11 PM
2019500
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Robert Hackett
hackett
Fortune
Senior Writer

Robert Hackett is a reporter at Fortune where he covers technology, business, cybersecurity, and all things crypto-related. He helps assemble many of Fortune’s biggest franchises, including the Fortune 500, Best Companies to Work For, 40 Under 40, and World’s Greatest Leaders lists. In addition to writing for Fortune.com and the magazine, he regularly appears on video series such as Fortune Tech Debate and Fortune Live, and has appeared as a guest on radio programs such as WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show. He writes a weekend column for Fortune’s tech newsletter Data Sheet, and has moderated panels at Fortune Brainstorm Tech, Structure Security, and elsewhere on subjects ranging from the digital disruption of media, to cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies, to machine learning.

Prior to joining Fortune in June 2014, Robert served in various roles at Nautilus magazine, TED Conferences, and Johnson & Johnson. His work has appeared on Time, VICE Motherboard, and Chemical & Engineering News, among other places. Robert holds a B.A. in Chemistry & Chemical Biology and English with a double minor in History and Science & Technology Studies from Cornell University, and an M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He plays the bass guitar and is based in New York.

26/9/2018 10:01 AM
2018224
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Regis Hadiaris
hadiaris
Quicken Loans
Executive Director, Rocket Mortgage
27/9/2018 6:09 PM
2018396
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Imran Haider
haider
Wells Fargo
Head of Open Banking

Imran Haider leads the Wells Fargo Gateway, a market-leading open API channel that was established in 2016 to connect Wells Fargo to its partners and customers. The Gateway is one of the first and largest bank-based API channels globally, with use cases across payments, account aggregation, identity management, fraud mitigation, and data services.

A 15-year veteran of Wells Fargo, Imran has previously held leadership roles in strategy, product management, and business development. Prior to joining the Gateway team in Digital Solutions for Business, Imran was head of retail digital payments and mobile banking. In this role, he led a team that managed eight consumer and small business brands with more than $650 billion in money movement per year. His major accomplishments include launching Zelle, Wells Fargo’s P2P payment service; establishing the open API channel; and leading Wells Fargo to a #1 ranking for both the retail digital payments portfolio and the mobile banking app (Forrester Research and Money Magazine).

Imran earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University and his master’s degree in applied mathematics from Columbia University. He is based in San Francisco.

18/4/2019 10:00 AM
2019005
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Mark Hamm
hamm
Proofport
CEO & Co-Founder
27/8/2018 11:26 AM
2018320
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Matthew Hammond
hammond
Summa
Founder
28/8/2018 11:27 AM
2018385
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J. Dax Hansen
hansen
Perkins Coie
Partner

Globally ranked Band 2 in the Chambers Fintech 2019 guide, Perkins Coie's Electronic Financial Services (EFS) and Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency industry groups provide legal counsel to a range of industry influencers, including:

• Technology infrastructure providers

• Online and physical retailers

• Payment service providers

• Software application developers

• Payment standards associations

• Digital currency exchanges

• Wallet and vault providers

Perkins Coie has more than 1,000 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia. We provide a full array of corporate, regulatory, litigation and intellectual property services.

The Financial Times highly commended Perkins Coie as an innovative law firm for establishing a "firm-wide virtual currency practice to work with industry leaders and clients." Our Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency industry group has served Bitcoin and other digital currency clients since 2011 and applies our deep technology focus to the complex legal needs of Bitcoin clients.

Our clients include:

Andreessen Horowitz; Emergent Technology; Noble Markets; Wirecard AG; and Xapo

Distributed Ledger Technology: Perkins Coie is at the forefront of assisting public and private companies, as well as Wall Street, in understanding the potential use of the distributed ledger technology underlying digital currencies. We assisted Overstock.com, Inc. in the first ever SEC-registered public offering of digital securities. We are also assisting Wall Street entities in understanding the potential use and regulatory obstacles for distributed ledger technology.

Regulatory Enforcement: Perkins Coie defends entities and individuals targeted by government regulatory and law enforcement agencies.  We have broad expertise defending digital currency and EFS clients from criminal prosecution, civil enforcement proceedings, and asset seizures and forfeitures. Attorneys in our White Collar & Investigations practice also help these clients avoid problems with government agencies by drafting internal policies and practices to stay compliant and advise on a wide range of regulations.

Breadth of Information and Resources: We stay ahead of breaking developments and share insights on our VirtualCurrencyReport.com blog, a reflection of our early and in-depth advisory role in the industry. Learn from the people shaping the complex regulatory, enforcement, investment and consumer protection issues in the digital currency ecosystem.  To track international Bitcoin regulations on the go, we developed CoinLaw, the first legal digital currency app.

For more information, please visit www.perkinscoie.com.

J. Dax Hansen focuses his practice on IT, payments and international business transactions, including mobile financial services and m-commerce, online business, software and technology licensing, blockchains and decentralized virtual currencies and Japan business transactions. Dax serves as chair of the firm's Electronic Financial Services and Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency Industry groups. He advises clients regarding a wide range of electronic financial services matters, including mobile financial services, emerging payment systems, money transmission, payment cards (gift cards, credit cards, debit cards), crowdfunding, decentralized crypto-currencies, loyalty programs, unclaimed property, the Payment Card Industry or “PCI” data security standards, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Anti-Money Laundering compliance and related matters.

9/7/2018 11:37 AM
2018148
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Prakash Hariramani
hariramani
Google
Director, Google Pay

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Through products and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube, Google plays a meaningful role in the daily lives of billions of people and has become one of the most widely-known companies in the world. Google is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc.

Google Pay is the fast, simple way for customers to pay in apps, on sites, and in stores using the payment methods saved to their Google Accounts. It works across browsers, platforms, and devices and lets users skip past forms on the web and pay with their phones in stores. Google Pay offers an integrated experience where users can make purchases, earn and redeem loyalty points, store and use boarding passes and transit cards, and pay and request money from friends.

15/10/2018 12:24 PM
2018510
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Scott Harkey
harkey
Levvel
Global Payments Lead

Levvel is an IT consulting firm that combines the innovative DNA of a start up with the wisdom, scalability, and process rigor of a Fortune 100 company. We offer both technical implementation services as well as strategic advisory services. Levvel offers you an "unfair advantage" over your competition with comprehensive services including DevOps, Cloud, Mobile, UI/UX, Big Data, Analytics, Payment Strategy, and more.

Scott Harkey is the SVP of Strategy and Global Payments Lead at Levvel, a consulting firm based in Charlotte, NC. In this role, Scott guides the overall strategy for the firm in addition to leading the team that works with a number of US, UK, Australian, and Canadian banks, digital wallets, merchants, acquirers and startups on their digital payment strategy, payments architecture, custom application development, and vendor integration efforts.


Prior to joining Levvel, Scott was a Technology Executive at Bank of America managing the bank’s Digital Wallet technology. In this role, he was responsible for accelerating the bank’s progress to becoming a leader in digital payments through the launch of multiple strategic payment products. He also managed technical partnerships with Softcard, Apple, Google, Samsung, Microsoft, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, The Clearing House, and other key players in this space. This experience, combined with an additional 10 years of technology merger integration and IT operations outsourcing at Wells Fargo, gives Scott a true insider’s point of view. It also demonstrates a proven track record of delivering to banks, technology providers, and merchants operating in the digital payments space.


Scott holds a number of payment related patents, was voted one of the top “40 Under 40” by both the ETA and the Charlotte Business Journal, is a frequent speaker on digital wallets and payments, and plays an active role in fostering a Fintech culture in the Charlotte community. He holds an MIS degree from UNC Charlotte and an MBA from NC State University, and lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife, daughter, and twin boys.


9/4/2019 2:39 PM
2018105
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Aaron Harris
harris
Y Combinator
Partner

Aaron Harris is a partner at Y Combinator, where he focuses on Fintech, marketplaces, and consumer tech. He was cofounder of Tutorspree, which was funded by Y Combinator in 2011. Before Tutorspree he worked at Bridgewater Associates, where he managed product and operations for an analytics group. He has an AB in History and Literature from Harvard.

20/8/2018 4:59 PM
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Matthew Harris
harris
Bain Capital Ventures
Managing Director

Matt is based in New York City and focuses on investments in financial technology and services. He sees a huge amount of revenue, profit and market cap shifting from regulated financial institutions to entrepreneur-led insurgents, across payments, lending, capital markets, real estate and insurance. More ramblings on these topics can be found at www.finsurgency.com.

Matt started his investing career at Bain Capital private equity in 1995, having worked previously at Bain & Company, and attended Williams College, where he majored in political economy (with a minor in rugby). In 2000, Matt founded Village Ventures, which he ran for 12 years and where he focused on early-stage fintech investing. In 2012 he rejoined Bain Capital Ventures.

13/9/2019 3:36 PM
2018079
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Yousef Hashimi
hashimi
IBM
VP & Partner Cognitive Big Data & Analytics

IBM is the leading cognitive solutions and cloud platform company with over 100 years of leadership in offering technological capabilities and expertise to help businesses stay in the vanguard of customer service and drive business outcomes. Our team of experts are excited to meet you at Money20/20 2019 to discuss a range of topics including payments, security, blockchain and risk and compliance. We look forward to seeing you in October! www.ibm.com/banking 

12/10/2018 11:58 AM
2018539
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Naureen Hassan
hassan
Morgan Stanley
Chief Digital Officer

Naureen Hassan is the Chief Digital Officer for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, responsible for the business’s digital strategy and delivery.  This includes digital and social marketing to help advisors grow their practices, new digital investment products for advisors to use with their clients and the online and mobile platforms used by Morgan Stanley Wealth Management’s 3.5 million clients.

Previously, Naureen was the executive vice president leading Investor Services segments and platforms at Charles Schwab and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.  In this role, she was responsible for the strategy, client experience and web and mobile channels supporting the individual investors who hold $1.3 trillion client assets at Schwab.  She also led the team that developed Schwab Intelligent Portfolios, an industry-leading automated investment advice product.  During her time at Schwab, she also served as the Chief Operating Officer of Schwab Bank and was a member of its Board of Directors and had leadership roles in Schwab Advisor Services, the leading custodial platform for nearly 7,000 independent advisory firms.

Naureen holds a BA from Princeton University, where she graduated magna cum laude, and a Master’s of Business Administration from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

20/6/2018 10:19 AM
2018000
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Katie Haun
haun
Andreessen Horowitz
General Partner
26/9/2018 6:03 AM
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Daniela Hawkins
hawkins
Capco
Principal Consultant

Daniela brings 15 years of experience to Capco with the last decade focused solely on the financial services industry. Her experience extends to all facets of deposit banking and credit card products and services. Her current focus is on large scale credit card transformation and migration programs. She leads clients from the initiation phase through design, development, testing, and deployment. She specializes in program management and has lead various workstreams include, Rewards, Regulatory and Compliance, and Digital Channels including Alerts.

12/6/2019 10:44 AM
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Tony Hayes
hayes
Oliver Wyman
Partner

Tony is the global head of Oliver Wyman's Payments practice, based in the firm's Boston office. Tony leads a worldwide team of partners and consultants to serve stakeholder across the payments value chain (including issuers, ATM deployers, networks, acquirers, merchants and private equity firms). Tony has 25 years’ consulting experience working with leading organizations to build growth strategies, develop new products and enhance existing operations. He has served clients around the world with their go-to-market strategies, operating models and strategic M&A.

Examples of his recent consulting work include:
•Development of a comprehensive retail payments strategy for large banks in the U.S. and Australia
•Corporate strategy for leading payments networks; work spans Asia, EMEA and N. America
•Voice-of-the-Customer research to support the development of the next generation of ATMs
•Growth acceleration plan for an innovative merchant cash management product
•Facilitation of Board strategy meetings with payment organizations and industry associations
•Structuring and negotiation of partnership agreements with issuers, networks, and merchant processors
•Payments product price optimization to drive revenue and acceptance

Prior to joining Oliver Wyman in 2007, Tony was a Managing Director with Dove Consulting where he led the firm’s Financial Services practice. Tony graduated with First Class Honors from Oxford University.

9/5/2019 12:18 PM
2018277
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Sherri Haymond
haymond
Mastercard
SVP & Group Head, Digital Payments & Labs
15/10/2018 11:45 AM
2018264
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Marshall Hayner
hayner
Metal
Co-Founder & CEO

Marshall Hayner is CEO and Co-Founder of Metal, a payments processing platform that pays people cryptocurrency for making transactions on the blockchain. Marshall believes that Metal can change the way the world views money. Not only has Marshall started the first Facebook integrated bitcoin wallet QuickCoin in 2014, but he has worked on numerous digital currency projects including Dogecoin, Stellar, Block.io, ChangeTip, and the Bitcoin Fair. Marshall is an advocate for social good and has started the Metal Foundation to promote social causes through cryptocurrency.

26/7/2019 11:05 AM
2019948
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Hackathon Judge
Adena Hefets
hefets
Divvy Homes
Co-Founder & COO
11/10/2018 5:19 PM
2018523
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Hackathon Judge
Mark Heimbouch
heimbouch
Worldpay
Chief Operating Officer

Worldpayis the #1 global acquirer based on transaction volume, and has the uniquecapability to power global integrated omni-commerce, any payment, anywhere.With industry-leading scale and an unmatched integrated technology platform,Worldpay offers clients a comprehensive suite of products and servicesglobally, delivered through a single provider. Annually, Worldpay processesover 40 billion transactions through more than 300 payment types across 146countries and 126 currencies. The company’s growth strategy includes expandinginto high-growth markets, verticals and customer segments, including globaleCommerce, Integrated Payments and B2B. Worldpay, Inc. was formed in 2018.

15/10/2018 12:20 PM
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Megan Heinze
heinze
IDEMIA
President, North America Financial Institutions

IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, provides a trusted environment enabling citizens and consumers alike to perform their daily critical activities (such as pay, connect, travel and vote), in the physical as well as digital space. Securing our identity has become mission critical in the world we live in today. By standing for Augmented Identity, an identity that ensures privacy and trust and guarantees secure, authenticated and verifiable transactions, we reinvent the way we think, produce, use and protect one of our greatest assets – our identity – whether for individuals or for objects, whenever and wherever security matters. We provide Augmented Identity for international clients from Financial, Telecom, Identity, Public Security and IoT sectors. With 13,000 employees around the world, IDEMIA serves clients in 180 countries.

29/9/2018 1:54 PM
2018193
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David Helene
helene
Edquity
CEO
27/8/2018 11:28 AM
2018325
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Jamie Henry
henry
Walmart
VP Emerging Payments
2/9/2019 12:50 PM
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Dean Henry
henry
American Express
EVP, Business Financing & Supplier Payments, Global Commercial Services

Dean Henry is the Executive Vice President of Business Financing & Supplier Payments for American Express’ Global Commercial Services business. Global Commercial Services serves small, mid-sized, large and global companies, and Dean is responsible for leading a team focused on scaling non-card financing products, AP automation in business systems, cross-border payments, and B2B supplier payment schemes in the U.S. and worldwide.

Prior to joining American Express, Dean spent eight years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in various roles, most recently as the Managing Director, Head of Innovation - Global Transaction Services. In this role, Dean led the Global Innovation team responsible for designing and building the transaction bank of the future. He was responsible for product innovation across payments, receivables, commercial card, liquidity, FX services and trade and supply chain finance. He also led fintech and emerging technology business development, partnerships, and equity investment efforts.

20/5/2019 5:34 PM
2019506
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Alyssa Henry
henry
Square
Seller Lead

Alyssa Henry is Square’s Seller Lead, overseeing product management, design, and engineering for Square’s seller facing products including payments, point of sale, Customer Engagement, Appointments, and Payroll. Prior to Square she was the Vice President of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Storage Services, where she led services including Amazon S3 and Amazon EBS through hypergrowth, and scaled the teams, software, and businesses. Prior to AWS, Alyssa was Amazon’s director of software development for ordering, with responsibility for Amazon’s ordering workflow software and databases.

Before Amazon, Alyssa spent 12 years at Microsoft working on databases, data access technologies, and internal customer relationship management software in a variety of engineering, program management, and product unit management roles. Alyssa started her career as a developer in the financial services industry and she currently sits on the board of directors of Unity Technologies.

17/6/2019 4:02 PM
2019935
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Melissa Hentschel
hentschel
Swift Prepaid
Chief Operating Officer

Melissa has served as COO of Swift Prepaid Solutions since July 2018. In her current role she has direct reporting responsibility for Implementations, Account Management, Customer Service and Operations. Prior to Swift Melissaspent 16 years with Dallas-based Parago where she held many roles including Revenue Accounting Manager, Head of Prepaid and VP of Implementations and Account Management. Melissa holds a degree from the University ofTexas in Austin. She is married with two children and enjoys cycling and hiking in her free time.

2/8/2019 11:56 AM
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David Herberich
herberich
Marqeta
Head of Analytics & Data Science

As the Head of Analytics and Data Science at Marqeta, David Herberich, is responsible for strategic oversight and development of advanced analytics services and products for Marqeta’s payment platform. David brings over 10 years of experience building and leading global teams who drive organizational impact to Fortune 100 clients across industry verticals including retail, CPG, and financial services. Most notably, David founded and lead the price optimization group inside Sears Holdings. The group leveraged machine learning and large-scale experiments to forecast demand and optimize pricing resulting in significant revenue increases for the retailer. David received his Bachelor's degree in Quantitative Economics from Tufts University and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland.

20/9/2018 10:06 AM
2018461
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Jim Hickman
hickman
USAA
AVP Financial Crimes Operations
11/7/2018 4:32 PM
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Mike Higgins
higgins
PayPal
Senior Manager, Global Talent Acquisition
15/3/2019 5:36 PM
2018569
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Asiff Hirji
hirji
Coinbase
President & COO
16/8/2018 9:46 AM
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Roger Hochschild
hochschild
Discover Financial Services
CEO & President
2/10/2018 9:52 AM
2018340
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Tim Hockey
hockey
TD Ameritrade
CEO

Tim Hockey is a financial services veteran who has more than 35 years' experience in retail banking and wealth management and a passion for leveraging technology to enhance the client experience. As President and CEO of TD Ameritrade, he is responsible for the oversight of the strategy and operations supporting the company's three client channels: Retail Investing, Trading and Institutional, along with additional responsibilities overseeing Technology, Operations and Corporate functions.

Hockey joined TD Ameritrade in January 2016 from TD Bank Group, where he most recently served as Group Head, Canadian Banking and Wealth Management, and as President and CEO of TD Canada Trust. His primary responsibilities covered a portfolio of global businesses totaling nearly CDN $13 billion in annual revenue and included global direct investing, advisory and Canadian asset management businesses, as well as leadership of Canadian personal banking, business banking and auto finance. Having started as a part-time teller while in University, over his 32-year career with TD he has held progressively senior positions in a variety of areas including mutual funds, retail distribution, information technology, deposit accounts, small business banking, credit cards and personal lending.

Hockey holds a master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario and sits on the Advisory Board of the Richard Ivey School of Business. He is also a member of SIFMA's Board of Directors. Hockey served on the Board of Directors for the SickKids Foundation, the largest non-governmental granting agency in children's health in Canada, and was Chair of the Hospital for Sick Children's Research and Learning Tower Campaign. He is on the board of The Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance and also serves as the Chair of the CivicAction Leadership Foundation, having played a pivotal role in the creation of the foundation. As an avid cyclist, he served as the 2015 Honorary Chair for the Ride to Conquer Cancer for the Princess Margaret Hospital.

10/4/2019 11:52 AM
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Babak Hodjat
hodjat
Cognizant
VP of Evolutionary AI

Babak Hodjat (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babak_Hodjat) is VP of Evolutionary AI at Cognizant, and former co-founder and CEO of Sentient, responsible for the core technology behind the worldís largest distributed artificial intelligence system. Babak was also the founder of the world's first AI-driven hedge-fund, Sentient Investment Management. Babak is a serial entrepreneur, having started a number of Silicon Valley companies as main inventor and technologist. Prior to co-founding Sentient, Babak was senior director of engineering at Sybase iAnywhere, where he led mobile solutions engineering. Prior to Sybase, Babak was co-founder, CTO and board member of Dejima Inc. Babak is the primary inventor of Dejimaís patented, agent-oriented technology applied to intelligent interfaces for mobile and enterprise computing ñ the technology behind Appleís Siri. Babak is a published scholar in the fields of Artificial Life, Agent-Oriented Software Engineering, and Distributed Artificial Intelligence, and has 31 granted or pending patents to his name. He is an expert in numerous fields of AI, including natural language processing, machine learning, genetic algorithms, distributed AI, and has founded multiple companies in these areas. Babak holds a PhD in Machine Intelligence from Kyushu University, in Fukuoka, Japan.

13/9/2019 12:44 PM
2019990
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Elizabeth Hoemeke
hoemeke
Elavon
SVP IT Strategy & Global Business Services
7/8/2019 11:11 AM
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Bob Hoey
hoey
IBM
GM Financial Services Market, IBM North America

IBM is the leading cognitive solutions and cloud platform company with over 100 years of leadership in offering technological capabilities and expertise to help businesses stay in the vanguard of customer service and drive business outcomes. Our team of experts are excited to meet you at Money20/20 2019 to discuss a range of topics including payments, security, blockchain and risk and compliance. We look forward to seeing you in October! www.ibm.com/banking 

Bob is General Manager, Financial Services Market for IBM North America. He is responsible for the sale of IBM solutions to all the banks, financial markets firms and insurance companies across the United States. Bob joined IBM in 1986 as a new business sales rep in Boston, where he earned four IBM Golden Circle Awards for being one of the top sales producers in IBM for each of four years. His experience includes supporting IBM’s Financial Services clients on Wall Street and serving as the Global General Manager of IBM’s Systems and Technology Group and then as General Manager of IBM’s Global Technology Services helping move clients into new spaces including Analytics, Cloud, Mobility and Security. He is a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy where he was awarded a BS degree in Math. Bob holds two Masters Degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, including a MS in Operations Research & Statistics and a MBA in Management Science. He has completed professional education at Harvard Business School. Bob is married and the father of twins. He makes his home in Connecticut and enjoys sailing with his family. 

17/9/2018 2:19 PM
2018384
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Lindsay Holden
holden
Long Game
Co-Founder & CEO

Lindsay Holden is the Co-founder & CEO of Long Game, a personal finance app that encourages users to save money while winning cash prizes and is working to solve a crucial problem in America: a lack of financial preparedness.

Before starting Long Game, Lindsay Holden co-founded the Applicant Auction, the primary auction for Top Level Domain names which held over $500M in auctions and over $1B in escrow before being acquired. Before that she helped to launch Formation 8, a venture capital firm with over $1B under management. Ms. Holden holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and an MBA from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

7/9/2018 12:26 PM
2018146
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Nadim Homsany
homsany
EarnUp
Co-Founder & President
5/10/2018 1:23 PM
2018513
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Francis Hondal
hondal
Mastercard
President, Loyalty and Engagement

President of Loyalty and Marketing Services at Mastercard building on over 25 years of extensive experience in consumer marketing, finance and international business management within payments, financial and consumer services. An entrepreneurial style with an exceptional record of building high-performing teams. Significant strategic business planning, business development experience; leading business turnarounds and transformations. Reputation for strong leadership through effective relationship management, strategic partnerships and cross functional team collaboration. Passionate about creating exceptional consumer experiences through brand enhancing products, services, experiences and strategic partnerships. Bi-lingual and multicultural management experience.

A first generation Cuban-American with a Bachelor Degree in Finance and International Business and an MBA from Florida International University (FIU). Member of the College of Business' Dean's Council. Recently named #15 in Fortune's Top Latina leaders in the US. In 2015, was inducted to the College of Business' Hall of Fame for the Global Leadership Award.

14/5/2019 3:28 PM
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Beth Horowitz Steel
horowitz steel
Glenbrook Partners
Partner

Glenbrook Partners is an independent payments consulting firm. We bring to our clients a unique combination of specialized skills in payments, many years of hands-on experience, and our industry leading payments education program. Companies turn to Glenbrook when direction is uncertain, the landscape unfamiliar, and development of a successful strategy is challenging. Whether you are a bank, network, merchant, processor, hardware or software service provider, FinTech start up, or part of the investment community, Glenbrook is your ideal partner for evaluating and defining your next step in payments.

Beth is a business leader who passionately pursues innovation and change. She has developed new products, created successful partnerships and driven technology and marketing innovation throughout her career. At Glenbrook, Beth focuses on the card system ecosystem, working with issuers, acquirers, processors, service providers and emerging companies across the value chain. Before joining Glenbrook, Beth led global marketing solutions for Discover Financial Services and served as a member of the company’s management committee. Her team designed innovative global marketing campaigns, pricing programs across four discreet lines of business, and created regional “go-to-market” strategies to introduce new payment technologies, such as mobile and chip payments. Prior to Discover, Beth developed a range of successful products and programs at MasterCard International across a variety of areas and markets: corporate cards, cobranded partnerships and stored value smart cards (Australia). As Senior Vice President of Advanced Payments, Beth went on to help develop and implement MasterCard PayPass, and build the company’s early stage global innovation practice. Beth’s focus on developing new platforms and business model improvements fueled bottom line revenue growth for companies she worked for and now enjoys bringing that expertise to all her consulting engagements.

23/8/2018 11:54 AM
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Laura Howells
howells
Visa
Sr. Director, Digital Solutions Product

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company’s relentless focus on innovation is a catalyst for the rapid growth of digital commerce on any device for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce. For more information, visit  About Visa, visa.com/blog and @VisaNews.

1/10/2018 3:35 PM
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Tien-Tsin Huang
huang
JPMorgan Chase
Senior Coverage Analyst

Tien-tsin Huang is the Senior Coverage Analyst of J.P. Morgan's U.S. Payments, Processing & IT Services team. His team has consistently been ranked in the top 2 by Institutional Investor since 2009, and ranked #1 in 2018. He has followed the sector as an Equity Research analyst at J.P. Morgan since 1999, after spending two years in investment banking and public finance. He holds a B.S. in commerce from the University of Virginia. Tien-tsin is also a CFA® charterholder.

9/5/2019 11:10 AM
2019119
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Chad Huber
huber
Mimble, inc.
CEO

Solutionist. Builder. Entrepreneur. Current: passionately building Mimble as a means to help millions improve their financial wellness by making saving as rewarding as spending.

My breadth of experience is backed by a strong track record that includes starting an unconventional and audacious fitness company, innovating new methods for profitability within an established tech firm, and building relationships that last years, not months. I’m not afraid to challenge the status quo by pushing myself and encouraging others to reexamine assumptions and look for the best solutions.

Past accomplishments include: starting a FinTech company and bringing a savings app to market, 100% client retention rate (company average: <80%); largest account growth in 2015; highest revenue under management; and presenting at a national conference.

19/9/2019 5:54 PM
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Cornelius Hurley
hurley
Online Lending Policy Institute
Executive Director

Bio coming soon.

21/6/2018 11:23 AM
2018107
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Chris Hutchins
hutchins
Grove
CEO & Co-Founder
30/9/2018 10:58 PM
2018514
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Natalie Hwang
hwang
Simon Ventures
Managing Director & Head

Natalie Hwang is Managing Director and Head of Simon Ventures, where she leads all aspects of investment strategy/fund management. She brings differentiated experience and perspective in scaling early stage companies across a range of asset classes spanning alternatives to tech-enabled consumer businesses. In recognition for her work, she was named to Global Corporate Venturing's List of Rising Stars for 2016 and to Global Corporate Venturing’s Powerlist of the top 100 heads of corporate venture funds for 2017.

Prior to Simon Ventures, she was an executive at The Blackstone Group with the firm's seeding platform for investing in emerging alternative asset management businesses. Prior to her transition to the world of finance and asset management, she was an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. She received her B.A. in Public Policy Studies and Economics from Duke University and her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

19/9/2019 7:03 PM
195000
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Anna Irrera
irrera
Reuters
Fintech Correspondent

Reuters provides award-winning coverage of the day’s most important topics, including breaking news, business, finance, politics, sports, entertainment, technology, and much more. Always at the forefront of real-time breaking news and global multimedia content, we provide cutting-edge products and services to meet your business needs.

Anna Irrera is a correspondent at Reuters in New York where she covers the financial technology sector and technology related developments at some of the world’s largest financial institutions. In her role she works on stories on topics at the intersection of Wall Street and Silicon Valley, including cryptocurrencies and their underlying technology blockchain, peer-to-peer lending and online investing. She joined Reuters in 2016 having previously covered “fintech” for more than three years at Financial News, a Dow Jones newspaper in London, where she played a key role in the publication’s expanded fintech coverage. She joined Dow Jones in 2012 as an online reporter for Financial News, having moved to the UK from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where she worked at Reuters’, English language international service. She holds M.S. degree (with honors) from the Columbia University Graduate School ofJournalism in New York and a graduate degree in law from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan.

17/9/2018 5:29 PM
2018424
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Omer Ismail
ismail
Goldman Sachs
Chief Commercial Officer, Marcus by Goldman Sachs

Bio coming soon.

21/6/2018 11:25 AM
2018085
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Deirdre Ives
ives
Wirecard
CEO North America

Biography coming soon.

11/10/2019 11:37 AM
2019977
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Peter Jackson
jackson
IDEO
Portfolio Director

Bio coming soon.

29/6/2018 3:23 PM
2018061
Keynote speaker / Panelist
Speaker
Hackathon Judge
Chinmay Jain
jain
Newgen Payments
Technology Lead
27/8/2018 11:32 AM
2018328
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Hackathon Judge
Chloé James
james
RFi Group
Presenter, Sky News Australia & Group Media Director

Chloé James has over 13 years’ experience in banking and financial services across Australia, Asia, the UK, Canada and USA and is the Group Media Director and Editor of the Global Retail Banker, for global FS strategic insight partners, RFi Group. In 2016 Chloé joined Sky News – Business as an evening Host, her nationally broadcast programs having a specific focus on business, technology, entrepreneurship, inspirational executive stories and FinTech. Her interviews gather advice and insight from global leaders about what makes them tick and what makes their lives and careers so captivating. She has MC’d, presented, interviewed and moderated sessions at the Global Digital Banking Conference 2017 (London), Money2020 – EU, Asia and the USA, the Australian Business Banking Summit and Australian Mortgage Innovation Summit 2017 & 2018, Sibos and Innotribe 2017 (Toronto), Women in Payments Conference (Sydney), the Fishburners’ Start-up Speaker Series, FinTech Australia’s Intersekt Collab/ Collide Summit (Melbourne), Stone&Chalk Fintech Panel night’s and the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s (MAS) Singapore Fintech Festival, Global Digital Banking Conference 2018 (Auckland), Kohab Lunch in conjunction with NSW Government, CeBIT Australia and The Bridge International Launch, plus many others. She has appeared as a guest on the 11:FS FinTechInsider podcast (UK), Fintech5 podcast (USA), and Humaniq Faces Thought Leader Interview Series (UK) and SWIFT’s Innovation in the FS Industry - Bloomberg interview series (Nth America). In 2014 Chloé created a global Women in Leadership interview series and has also been a judge in the FINNIE (FinTech Awards) and Australian Government’s Office for Women ‘Inspiring Mentoring Scholarships’ program, providing 100 scholarships to emerging or established female entrepreneurs. Women succeeding in business is a subject close to her heart. She has a First Class Honours Degree in Creative and Performing Arts.

26/9/2018 10:01 AM
2018028
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Hackathon Judge
Jontae James
james
NatureTrak
CEO & Founder

Jontae James, Chief Executive Officer – Co-founder of Bluntli, a digital licensing first in the Cannabis industry. Jontae is an innovative entrepreneur, big on creating enterprise solutions that address real world problems. Action-oriented with a strong ability to communicate effectively with executive, consumer and business audiences. Jontae has over 15 years in SaaS sales and marketing. Prior to starting Bluntli, Jontae has led a boutique venture capital organization’s sales and marketing for early-stage start-ups. He is passionate about entrepreneurship and launched a consumer-driven mobile app created to promote a more active, connected and productive employees called Your Out Of Office (YOOO!). Along with a community building solution aimed towards entertainment industry & media agencies to develop business partners to align resources with social media platforms - celebrity campaigns, political media campaign, news releases, events and promotions. He holds a BA from University of St. Francis in business management.

19/9/2019 7:19 PM
919006
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Hackathon Judge
Nicole Jass
jass
Worldpay
SVP Product, Integrated Payments, Fraud & Data

Nicole Jass is senior vice president of integrated payments, data and fraud products at Worldpay, Inc. (NYSE: WP), a global leader in integrated omni-commerce payments that processes more than 40 billion credit and debit card transactions annually. Worldpay, Inc. was formed in early 2018, when Cincinnati-based Vantiv, Inc. acquired Worldpay Group plc, a London-based leader in global eCommerce and technology-led payment solutions. In Nicole’s role at Worldpay, she leads the development and strategy for all data products to help clients better understand and serve their customers throughout the purchase and brand relationship journeys. Prior to joining Worldpay, she founded and served as CEO of SpyderLynk, a mobile activation and marketing platform company focused on helping brands measure media effectiveness by driving digital engagements from offline media. Nicole is an engaging, entertaining and inspirational speaker.

17/6/2019 3:35 PM
2019928
Keynote speaker / Panelist
Speaker
Hackathon Judge
Charlie Javice
javice
Frank Financial
Founder and CEO
24/9/2018 6:08 PM
23
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Hackathon Judge
David Jegen
jegen
F-Prime Capital
Partner

David Jegen is a Partner with F Prime Capital, the venture capital firm affiliated with Fidelity Investments. He has led investments in Cloudant (acquired by IBM), Kensho, FutureAdvisor (acquired by BlackRock), Flywire, Toast, Quovo, EVEN Financial and Axoni. David was a co-founder of Sensoria, Inc. and VP of Product at Into Networks, a Venrock-backed company acquired by Softricity, now part of Microsoft. Most recently, David was a senior executive with Cisco Systems. He held early positions with J.P. Morgan & Co. and The Boston Consulting Group. In 2014 David co-founded FinTech Sandbox, a nonprofit that serves entrepreneurs by aggregating data for free, backed by leading institutions like ThomsonReuters, FactSet, Yodlee, Amazon, S&PCapitalIQ and Fidelity Investments.

26/4/2019 11:49 AM
2018006
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Hackathon Judge
Jacob Jegher
jegher
Javelin Strategy & Research
SVP Banking & Head of Strategy

Javelin Strategy & Research (www.javelinstrategy.com), a Greenwich Associates LLC company, is a research-based advisory firm that helps its clients to make better-informed business decisions in a digital financial world. Our analysts offer unbiased, actionable insights and unearth opportunities that help financial institutions, government entities, payment companies, merchants, and other technology providers sustainably increase profits.

5/10/2018 12:16 PM
2018491
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Hackathon Judge
Antony Jenkins
jenkins
10x Banking
Founder & Executive Chair

As Founder and Executive Chairman of 10x Future Technologies, Antony leads the company that promises to redefine how banks operate and engage with customers.

Antony’s focus on driving innovation in the digital economy also extends to his role as Group Chairman of Currencies Direct, the leading UK non-bank provider of foreign exchange and international payment services and his role as board member of Blockchain, the world’s leading software platform for digital assets. He sits on the Digital Advisory Council of Fannie Mae and is a member of the Consultative Working Group of ESMA.

Antony is a strong believer in the need for businesses to support the future workforce to acquire the right skills to thrive in the digital era; his commitment to mobilising ethical and responsible business practices is recognised in his role as Chairman of Business in the Community, the Prince of Wales’ responsible business network, and Chair of the Institute for Apprenticeships, an organisation established to promote high quality apprenticeships by 2020.

He was previously the Group CEO of Barclays plc for three years until July 2015.

Antony holds an MA for the University of Oxford and an MBA from Cranfield.

12/9/2018 5:10 PM
2018016
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Hackathon Judge
Eric Jepsky
jepsky
Teller
Co-founder & COO
21/8/2018 10:47 AM
2018312
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Hackathon Judge
Sunil Jhamb
jhamb
Newgen Payments
CEO & Founder
27/8/2018 11:32 AM
2018327
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Hackathon Judge
Nmachi Jidenma
jidenma
WhatsApp
Strategic Partnerships Lead
11/7/2018 10:34 AM
2018156
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Shemina Jiwani
jiwani
AscendantFX Capital
Chief Operating Officer

Shemina Jiwani is a thought-leader, entrepreneur, and multi-faceted professional who brings over 15 years of international payment experience to AscendantFX. In her role as COO, Shemina oversees every aspect of our Customer Experience. This includes not only operations, but also dealing and account management, sales and marketing. She also works closely with our developers to always strive for technology which prioritizes the user experience. She has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University and an MBA from Queens University.

In 2018, Shemina was selected as one of 30 women to join the inaugural class for the Money 20/20 Rise Up Program, and was profiled by Women of Influence.

Before joining AFX, Shemina held the position of Director of Business Development for Custom House Global Foreign Exchange. In this role, she led global marketing and business development initiatives for Custom House, including onboarding of strategic global customers, as well as evaluating and implementing both partner and acquisition opportunities. As her Business Development role grew, Shemina was also directly involved with the development of Custom House’s proprietary online trading systems for both businesses and individuals.

In addition to her success in finance,

Shemina also spent five years owning and operating her own hotel development located in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

7/8/2019 11:03 AM
14
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Jalak Jobanputra
jobanputra
FuturePerfect Ventures
Founder & Managing Partner

Jalak Jobanputra is Founding Partner of Future\Perfect Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund in NYC focused on next generation technology such as blockchain and machine learning. FPV’s portfolio includes Abra, Open Garden, Blockstream, Bitpesa, FuseMachines, Everledger and Blockchain. Jalak was awarded Institutional Investor’s Top Fintech Dealmakers in 2017 and 2016. In 2017, she was cited as a “Top 5 Investor Powering the Blockchain Boom” and CB Insights noted FPV as one of the top VC funds in blockchain “before it was cool”. Since founding the firm, she has spoken on blockchain technology at many global conferences, including the Milken Global Institute, Dutch Development Bank/FMO annual meeting, and The Economist Buttonwood Gathering. Prior to FPV, Jobanputra was the Director of Emerging Market Mobile Investments at Omidyar Network, a philanthrocapitalist fund started by Pierre Omidyar, co-founder of eBay. Previously, she worked at Intel Capital investing in enterprise software in Silicon Valley from 1999-2003. as well as New Venture Partners and the NYC Investment Fund where she formed one of NYC's first seed funds and helped establish the Fintech Innovation Lab in 2010. She started her career as a media/tech/telecom investment banker in NYC and London. Jobanputra is also active in supporting education reform and social entrepreneurship. She servedas a Trustee of Achievement First Bushwick Charter Schools (Brooklyn). She is on the Board of Directors for the Center for an Urban Future, Advisory Board of L’Oreal’s Women in Digital Initiative, member of Mayor DeBlasio’s Broadband Taskforce, and former Access to Capital Committee member of the US Secretary of State Clinton Women’s Leadership Council. She is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, with a B.S. in Economics (concentration in Finance) from The Wharton School and a B.A. in Communications from the Annenberg School. She received her MBA from Kellogg in 1999.

26/4/2019 11:49 AM
2018007
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Hackathon Judge
Claire Hughes Johnson
johnson
Stripe
Chief Operating Officer

Claire is responsible for scaling Stripe’s worldwide business operations to meet the needs of its rapidly-growing user base. She brings nearly 20 years of experience in sales, product marketing, and operational scaling to Stripe.

From 2004-2014 Claire led various product and operations teams at Google, most recently for the Self-Driving Cars project. She also managed global mid-market sales for AdWords and the business teams for Gmail, Google Checkout, and Google Apps. Prior to Google, Claire spent time in management consulting and Massachusetts state politics.

Claire earned a bachelor's degree with honors from Brown University and an MBA from Yale School of Management. She serves on the board of Hallmark Cards, Inc. and as a Trustee of Milton Academy. She lives in Menlo Park, Calif., with her husband, children, and a neurotic Dachshund named Cookie.

15/8/2018 11:13 AM
2018226
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Shannon Johnson
johnson
Cardlytics
Group President, Financial Institutions
24/10/2018 1:08 PM
2018527
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Hackathon Judge
Greg Johnson
johnson
Intuit
EVP & GM of Intuit Consumer Group

Greg Johnson is executive vice president and general manager of Intuit's Consumer Group. Appointed to this role in August 2018, he leads an organization that offers a suite of consumer tax and financial products and services in the U.S. and Canada, including TurboTax®, TurboTax Live, Turbo and Mint. Previously, Greg was senior vice president of marketing for Intuit’s Consumer Group, leading a diverse team of marketing professionals responsible for the groups go-to-market strategy, marketing analytics and execution, and digital marketing.

Greg joined Intuit in 2012. During this time he’s been instrumental in leading the business to double-digit growth and launching new products to help consumer improve their financial lives. In 2014, Greg was awarded the Intuit CEO Leadership Award, which recognizes employees who delivered trajectory-changing outcomes, while role modeling and explicitly teaching the company's values.

An executive and marketing professional with more than 20 years’ experience, Greg’s expertise spans consumer packaged goods, retail, and international and emerging markets. Prior to joining Intuit, he worked for world-class organizations, including Kraft Foods, SC Johnson, Kodak, Gillette, Best Buy, and the United States Air Force.

Greg is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, where he received a B.S. in Operations Research. At the Academy, he was an all-conference Division-1 collegiate football player, twice earning All-America Honorable Mention honors.

30/9/2019 9:57 AM
2020003
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Hackathon Judge
Jaymee Johnson
johnson
T-Mobile
Senior Director, Emerging Businesses

Jaymee Johnson is Senior Director of Consumer Financial Services and Emergining Businesses at T-Mobile, where he leads a team focused on driving growth by launching new products and services in markets adjacent to T-Mobile’s core wireless business. Jaymee has spent 10 years in leadership roles at T-Mobile, and most recently spearheaded the launch of T-Mobile MONEY, an interest-earning, fee-free, FDIC-insured, mobile-first checking account.

Before joining T-Mobile, Jaymee held pivotal roles on various mobile payment platforms and external payment businesses, responsible for leading global marketing strategy, positioning, partner programs and external communications for companies like Amazon, Softcard, and aQuantive. With more than 20 years of experience in mobile applications and technology, Jaymee is a leading expert in digital payments.

Jaymee is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering. He also holds an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at MIT.

30/9/2019 1:45 PM
2020035
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Lord Digby Jones
jones
U.K. House of Lords
Former Director General of the CBI & Minister of State for Trade and Investment
17/10/2018 10:36 PM
2018426
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Hackathon Judge
Dwayne Jones
jones
Four Corner Network
Chairman & CEO

A payments industry pioneer, Dwayne Jones is the visionary behind Four Corner Network, a next-generation financial technology and services company focused on bringing innovative payments solutions to new and underserved sectors of business. Four Corner Network leverages Dwayne’s entrepreneurial spirit as well as years of financial technology and prepaid payment industry experience with Visa and MasterCard branded programs and cards.

Four Corner Network’s comprehensive vision for prepaid builds on a dynamic prepaid card and mobile payments processor engine and extends to three subsidiary companies with distinctive go-to-market strategies where Jones serves as Executive Chairman and Chief Visionary Officer 1) Four Corner Payments (fourcornerpayments.com), a turnkey B2B prepaid solutions provider, (2) C Money (c-money.com), a groundbreaking closed loop cannabis money ecosystem, and (3) VillageUp (villageup.us), a consumer health and wellness Visa card that leverages the power of a new kind of local, community-focused social network.

As CEO of the Best Present Company (later Springbok Services), which he founded in 1999, Dwayne guided the company to become a full-service prepaid processor and fulfillment enterprise servicing over 7,000 B2B program relationships. Dwayne was one of a handful of far-sighted individuals who essentially created a new industry through their work to establish the Network Branded Prepaid Card Association (www.NBPCA.com now known as the IPA), as a Founding Circle Member, Jones was on the board of directors and served on the Executive Committee at the NBPCA from 2007-9. Dwayne has been instrumental in innovating many of the products, services and programs that have gone on to become mainstays of the industry today.

27/9/2019 9:33 AM
2019985
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Hackathon Judge
Mimi Joy
joy
Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI)
Director, Head of Partnerships
28/9/2018 5:08 PM
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Mimi Joy
joy
Financial Health Network 
Head of Partnerships 

Mimi Joy leads the Financial Health Network’s market and business development. This includes working with diverse organizations focused on the delivery of products, services, and experiences that generate positive outcomes for the financial health of consumers.

As a career veteran of the financial services industry with extensive experience in the fintech sector, she has worked with startups and Fortune 500 organizations to deliver the next generation of financial services and products.

She lives in Alexandria, VA with her husband, Kevin, and is an avid runner and cyclist.

8/10/2019 9:26 AM
2020038
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Kellie Judge
judge
Facebook
Industry Manager, Financial Services

Kellie is an Industry Manager in the Financial Services vertical at Facebook where she is focused on scaling cross-vertical best practices in the Card and Retail Banking spaces and partnering with our product teams to build industry -tailored solutions to drive their business forward. Kellie spent 12 years on the media agency side in account lead and partnerships roles before joining Facebook in 2017. Kellie attended Cornell University and lives in Bergen County, NJ with her son James, Daughter Claire and husband Jimmy.

17/6/2019 3:13 PM
2019921
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Hackathon Judge
Sanjib Kalita
kalita
Guppy
Co-Founder & CEO
30/9/2018 11:29 AM
2018490
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Hackathon Judge
Steve Kane
kane
FIS
SVP, Integrated Financial Solutions Marketing

Steve Kane is a 30+ year banking industry veteran. He currently heads Integrated Financial Solutions Marketing as a Senior Vice President at FIS, a global leader in financial software, services and core technology with a focus on retail and institutional banking, payments, wealth management, risk management and compliance.

17/6/2019 3:28 PM
2019925
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Sebastian Kanovich
kanovich
dLocal
Chief Executive Officer

Sebastián Kanovich is a pioneer in emerging markets payments and the Chief Executive Officer at dLocal. He spun off dLocal from AstroPay in January 2016, creating the only 360 payments technology company which handles payins and payouts in emerging markets for some of the largest global e-commerce and marketplace companies. As the CEO of AstroPay, prior to dLocal, he grew the company into a premier cross-border payment-card provider that processed millions of transactions daily. Sebastián holds a Bachelor degree in Economics from Universidad ORT Uruguay. He also studied Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Management of Technology at Tel Aviv University, and completed a prestigious Endeavor Innovation and Growth Program at Stanford Graduate School of Business. He continues to be fascinated with how payments work around the world. Sebastian is a frequent speaker at industry conferences including Money 2020 US 2017 and 2018 (panelist), MRC, PaymentsEd Forum 2017, and Mastercard LAC summit.e Officer

20/5/2019 5:54 PM
2018141
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Jay Kaplan
kaplan
Synack
CEO & Co-Founder

Synack is a cybersecurity company revolutionizing how enterprises view security risk: through a hacker’s eyes.

Our crowd of hundreds of the world's most skilled, vetted ethical hackers work through the Synack penetration testing platform to provide clients with real-time intelligence on their digital assets' resilience against attack and security vulnerabilities.

Synack’s confidential client base is comprised of some of the largest F500/G500 enterprise organizations across banking and financial services, e-commerce, technology, consumer goods, healthcare, and the U.S. Federal Government.

Based in Silicon Valley, Synack was founded in 2013 by former NSA security experts Jay Kaplan, CEO, and Dr. Mark Kuhr, CTO. For more information, please visit www.synack.com

Jay co-founded Synack after serving in several security-related capacities at the Department of Defense, including the DoD’s Incident Response and Red Team. Prior to founding Synack, Jay was a Senior Cyber Analyst at the National Security Agency (NSA), where his focus was supporting counterterrorism-related intelligence operations. Jay received a BS in Computer Science with a focus in Information Assurance and a MS in Engineering Management from George Washington University studying under a DoD/NSA-sponsored fellowship. Jay holds a number of security certifications from ISC(2) and GIAC.

23/8/2018 12:02 PM
2018269
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Jon Kaplan
kaplan
Pinterest
Global Head of Partnerships

Jon Kaplan (@jkaplan9) is the head of global partnerships at Pinterest, where he oversees all aspects of the company’s global partnerships and operations organization. Before Pinterest, Jon spent 12 years at Google, most recently serving as vice president of U.S. sales, where he was responsible for search, display, YouTube and DoubleClick programmatic solutions across a range of industries. Earlier in his career, he was the first business hire at Economist.com, worked at the PGA of America and represented athletes at SFX Sports. Jon is the on the board of NYC & Company, and is an advisor to Metamorphic Ventures. He is currently saving ideas about creative ways to store firewood, exciting getaway locations and the Seattle Seahawks.

22/7/2019 12:51 PM
2019012
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Zennon Kapron
kapron
Kapronasia
Director

Zennon is the Founder and Director of Kapronasia, one of Asia’s leading providers of consulting services focusing on the fintech industry. Zennon has been involved in financial technology for over 20 years and covers all topics fintech and blockchain. Before Kapronasia, Zennon was the Global Banking Industry Manager for Intel based out of Shanghai, China and, prior to Intel, was the CIO for Citigroup Portugal. Zennon has testified in front of the U.S. Congress on issues of China fintech and is the author of‘Chomping at the Bitcoin: The History and Future of Bitcoin in China’ published by Penguin. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Syracuse University and an MBA from INSEAD.

22/4/2019 11:51 AM
2019040
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Jon Karas
karas
Akoin
President & Co-Founder
6/9/2018 12:22 PM
2018393
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Vanessa Kargenian
kargenian
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
IT/Cybersecurity Examiner and FinTech Subject Matter Expert
24/9/2018 5:34 PM
25
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Hackathon Judge
Tomer Kashi
kashi
SkyWatch.AI
CEO
21/8/2018 11:58 AM
2018310
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Hackathon Judge
Jeff Kauflin
kauflin
Forbes
Staff Writer
24/10/2018 12:43 PM
2018447
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Margaret Keane
keane
Synchrony
President & CEO

Synchrony (NYSE: SYF) is a premier consumer financial services company delivering customized financing programs across key industries including retail, health, auto, travel and home, along with award-winning consumer banking products. With more than $140 billion in sales financed and 73.8 million active accounts, Synchrony brings deep industry expertise, actionable data insights, innovative solutions and differentiated digital experiences to move our customers and partners forward. More information can be found at synchrony.com and through Twitter: @Synchrony.

Margaret Keane is President and Chief Executive Officer of Synchrony, one of the nation’s premier consumer financial services companies. A member of its Board of Directors, she led the company’s successful initial public offering in July 2014 and split-off from GE in November 2015. Her passion for emerging technology and employee development has solidified Margaret’s reputation as a leader in the field. She has been recognized as one of American Banker’s “Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance” for 11 consecutive years (#4 in 2017) and one of Fortune’s “Most Powerful Women” for the past three years (#25 in 2017). Fortune also named Margaret to their “Businessperson of the Year” list (#33 in 2016). During an 18-year career with GE Capital, Margaret led the Retail Card platform as President and CEO beginning in 2004. She expanded her responsibilities in 2011 to become President and CEO of their North American Retail Finance business. Earlier, she held leadership roles that spanned consumer finance, vendor financial services, operations and quality. Margaret also held various leadership roles during 16 years with Citibank, where she began her career. Margaret serves on the Allstate Corporation Board of Directors and the Financial Services Roundtable Board of Directors. Margaret is also dedicated to giving back to the community and serves on the National Board of Directors and chairs the Development Committee for buildOn, serves as a member of the St. John's University Board of Trustees, serves on the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Connecticut Chapter Board of Trustees and is a Member of the Board of Overseers and a Member of the Patient Care Committee at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Margaret is also the President of the Synchrony Foundation that funds Synchrony's citizenship platform, Families that Work. She earned her Bachelor’s degree and an MBA from St. John’s University. Margaret has two children and currently resides in Connecticut.

26/6/2018 9:16 AM
2018107
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Brian Kelly
kelly
U.S. News & World Report
Editor & Chief Content Officer
16/9/2018 1:18 PM
2018377
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Courtney Kelso
kelso
American Express
SVP Global Charge, Co-Brand, Loyalty & Consulting

American Express is a globally integrated payments company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Learn more at americanexpress.com and connect with us on facebook.com/americanexpress, instagram.com/americanexpress, linkedin.com/company/american-express, twitter.com/americanexpress, and youtube.com/americanexpress.

Key links to products, services and corporate responsibility information: charge and credit cards, business credit cards, travel services, gift cards, prepaid cards, merchant services, Accertify, InAuth, corporate card, business travel, and corporate responsibility.


17/9/2018 2:37 PM
2018399
Keynote speaker / Panelist
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Hackathon Judge
Jeff Keltner
keltner
Upstart
Head of Business Development
5/10/2018 11:38 AM
2018503
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Tricia Kemp
kemp
Oak HC/FT
Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Oak HC/FT is the premier venture growth equity fund investing in Healthcare Information & Services ("HC") and Financial Services Technology ("FT").

We're focused on driving transformation in these industries by providing entrepreneurs and companies with strategic counsel, board-level participation, and access to our extensive network of industry leaders.

Oak HC/FT partners are peerless in delivering returns for investors and growing innovative businesses. Over the past decade, the partners at Oak HC/FT have had 27 realizations with 8 companies achieving valuations in excess of $1 billion.

Patricia currently serves on the Boards of Duedil, FastPay, Feedzai, Insureon, Kasisto, NextCapital, Trov and Urjanet. She is also a Board Observer at Poynt. Patricia is also actively involved with CLARA Analytics, Kryon, Ocrolus, and Pagaya.

Prior to joining Oak HC/FT, Patricia served as a Venture Partner at Oak Investment Partners which she joined in 2002. Patricia’s history includes over 13 years of senior management experience at Cendant (formerly CUC International). At various times she was responsible for the marketing, operations, or general management of a variety of direct marketing credit card affinity programs. Patricia has also previously held positions at Hewlett Packard and Merrill Lynch.

Prior investments include Argus Information & Advisory Services (acquired by Verisk Analytics), NetSpend Corporation (acquired by TSYS), Point Carbon (acquired by Thomson Reuters), TxVia (acquired by Google), and Vesta Corporation.

Patricia has appeared on Institutional Investor’s FinTech Finance 40 list.

Patricia received a Bachelor of Arts degree and an MBA degree from Stanford University.

25/9/2019 9:45 AM
2018382
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Adrian Kennedy
kennedy
Split Payments
Founder & Director
31/8/2018 10:32 PM
2018330
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Hackathon Judge
Sarah Kennedy
kennedy
Adobe
CMO of Marketo & VP of Global Marketing of Adobe

Sarah joined Adobe as vice president of global marketing for Digital Experience through the acquisition of Marketo in 2018. Previously, Sarah was Marketo’s chief marketing officer, leading the company’s world-class marketing team as it reinvented the Marketo brand, executed the company’s largest Marketing Nation Summit, rearchitected its own Marketo instance, and drove the growth that led to one of the MarTech industry’s biggest acquisitions.

Prior to joining Marketo, Sarah spent ten years at Sabre Corporation, starting as a graduate intern and eventually becoming vice president of global marketing and general manager of digital experience. In addition to leading Sabre’s in-house interactive agency, Sarah served as the CMO of Hospitality Solutions, the company’s fastest growing business unit, where she transformed the marketing organization into a global demand generation and growth engine.

Sarah is a globally recognized thought leader on emerging technology, loyalty, and customer experience, and she sits on the board

6/9/2019 12:19 PM
2019997
Keynote speaker / Panelist
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Hackathon Judge
Michael Kent
kent
Azimo
Founder & CEO
28/9/2018 10:03 AM
2018468
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Hackathon Judge
Noah Kerner
kerner
Acorns
CEO
23/8/2018 12:03 PM
2018282
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Ian Khan
khan
Futuracy
Filmmaker & Technology Futurist
6/9/2018 7:29 PM
2018174
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Aditya Khurjekar
khurjekar
MEDICI
CEO & Founder


17/5/2019 9:48 AM
2018462
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Hackathon Judge
Greg Kidd
kidd
globaliD
Co-Founder & CEO
15/9/2018 11:59 AM
2018237
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Mandy Killam
killam
ACI Worldwide
EVP, Growth Markets

With more than 20 years experience in the payments industry and roots in payments software development, and many roles in operations and finance, Mandy drives a focus in bridging the gap between payments strategy and delivery to help banks and financial intermediaries realize opportunities in the ever-changing payments space. Mandy started her career in payments with First Data, where she began as an engineer, then served in a variety of leadership roles in Application Development in the US and the UK. For the last 11 years, Mandy has held leadership roles at ACI Worldwide in Application Development, Product Management, Acquisition Integration, Operations, P&L Management and Sales. Mandy now leads ACI Growth Markets, which includes all markets outside North America, Europe and the UK.

15/7/2019 10:07 AM
2019942
Keynote speaker / Panelist
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Min Kim
kim
ICON Foundation
Founder; Foundation Council Member

Min Kim has 15 years of experience in the financial and technology industry. Min is the founder of the ICON Project, a leading public blockchain project in the world. Previously, he was the Chief Strategy Officer of DAYLI Financial Group, Korea’s largest fintech holding company (H2 Ventures & KPMG's '2018 Fintech 100'), and the Chief Operating Officer at Tapas Media, a U.S. digital content distribution platform backed by Daumkakao and SK Planet. Min started his career at Deutsche Bank's technology investment banking division in San Francisco where he served global internet clients including Alibaba, AOL Time Warner, and Yandex. He received his B.S. in Business Administration from Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley.

26/7/2019 11:04 AM
2019946
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Hackathon Judge
David Kimball
kimball
Prosper
CEO

Prosper is a leading online lending platform that connects people who want to borrow money with individuals and institutions who want to invest in consumer credit. Borrowers get access to affordable fixed-rate, fixed-term personal loans. Investors have the opportunity to earn solid returns via a data-driven underwriting model. To date, over $10 billion in personal loans have been originated through the Prosper platform for debt consolidation and large purchases such as home improvement projects, medical expenses and special occasions. Prosper Marketplace, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in San Francisco. The lending platform is owned by Prosper Funding LLC, a subsidiary of Prosper Marketplace, Inc. Loans originated through the Prosper marketplace are made by WebBank, member FDIC.

David Kimball is Chief Executive Officer of Prosper Marketplace. He joined the company in March 2016 as the CFO, and brings more than 20 years of financial services experience. In December 2016, David was appointed CEO and joined the company’s board of directors. Prior to joining Prosper Marketplace, David served as Senior Financial Officer of USAA’s Chief Operating Office, where he oversaw the financial operations for USAA’s real estate unit, bank, P&C and life insurance companies, investment management company, and the call centers/distribution functions. During his time at USAA, David also served as USAA’s corporate treasurer and bank CFO. Prior to USAA, David spent ten years at Ford Motor Company and Ford Motor Credit Company in both the U.S. and U.K., working on their securitization programs, debt issuance, and a variety of FP&A positions.  David has an M.B.A and B.A. from Brigham Young University. 

12/9/2018 5:38 PM
2018294
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Hackathon Judge
Dan Kimerling
kimerling
Deciens Capital
Co-Founder & General Partner
5/10/2018 11:00 AM
2018512
Keynote speaker / Panelist
Speaker
Hackathon Judge
Martina King
king
Featurespace
CEO

Headquartered in the U.S. and U.K. and with offices in Atlanta, Cambridge and London, Featurespace™ is the world-leader in fraud prevention and creator of the ARIC™ platform, a real-time AI machine learning software that risk scores events in more than 180 countries.

The ARIC platform combines adaptive behavioral analytics and anomaly detection to automatically identify risk and catch new attacks as they happen. The increased accuracy of understanding behavior strikes the balance between improving fraud and risk detection and operational efficiencies, while also reducing the number of genuine transactions that would be incorrectly declined by as much as 70 percent.

Martina is CEO of Featurespace, the global leader in Adaptive Behavioural Analytics and creator of the machine learning ARIC engine for managing fraud, risk and compliance. Martina joined the company in 2012. Former Managing Director of augmented reality company Aurasma, Martina has an extensive career in media technology, including leadership roles at Yahoo! Europe and Capital Radio. Martina is non-executive director of Cineworld and Debenhams, and was named one of the Top 40 powerful women in tech by Silicon Republic.

7/8/2019 11:11 AM
2018216
Keynote speaker / Panelist
Speaker
Hackathon Judge
Elizabeth Kleinveld
kleinveld
Startupbootcamp
Partner Success Lead

Elizabeth Kleinveld is an ecosystem builder linking various parties in the Financial Services value chain from startups and scale-ups to regulators, investors and large corporates. Kleinveld spent twenty years working in the tech and banking sectors in the Netherlands, including at Holland FinTech and joined Startupbootcamp's Fintech & Cybersecurity accelerator in 2016. Kleinveld is responsible for the corporate partners (banks, insurers, pension processors), ensuring that they get the most out of the innovation program by learning the lean startup methodology (and mindset) and helping them to collaborate with startups. Kleinveld has hosted short videos about topics like FinTech for Retail, Challenger Banks, PensionTech, Compliance and Cryptocurrencies and ICOs.

7/8/2019 11:12 AM
8
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Hackathon Judge
Jennifer Kloke
kloke
Ayasdi
VP of Product Innovation

Jennifer Kloke is the VP of Product Innovation at Ayasdi. For the last three years, she has been responsible for the automation and algorithm development at Ayasdi and led many efforts to develop cutting edge analysis techniques, analyzing a wide variety of data from diverse industries including finance, public sector, and bio-tech. Jennifer and her team’s efforts landed Ayasdi spots on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Big Data, AIconics, and consecutively on Forbes Fintech50. Jennifer received her Ph.D. in Mathematics from Stanford University.

10/4/2019 11:21 AM
2019003
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Hackathon Judge
Noah Knauf
knauf
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
General Partner

Kleiner Perkins partners with the brightest entrepreneurs to turn disruptive ideas into world-changing businesses. With $10 billion raised through 20 venture funds and four growth funds, the firm has invested in over 850 companies including pioneers such as Google, App Dynamics, Amazon, Flexus Biosciences, Nest, Waze, Twitter, JD.com and Square. Kleiner Perkins offers entrepreneurs years of operating experience, puts them at the center of an influential network, and accelerates their companies from success to significance.

Noah Knauf is a General Partner at Kleiner Perkins, where he leads investments in the firm’s digital growth practice, focusing on high-growth technology companies in a variety of sectors including financial technology and services. Before joining KPCB, Noah worked for nine years at Warburg Pincus, where he led investments in technology-enabled businesses and helped deploy $1.8 billion of equity capital across 18 companies. His investments ranged from early-stage companies to large growing enterprises with thousands of employees. Earlier in his career, Noah was an investor at Parthenon Capital and a consultant at Bain & Company. Noah received a B.S.B.A from the University of Arizona and an M.B.A. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.

20/8/2018 5:00 PM
2017337
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Hackathon Judge
Beth Knickerbocker
knickerbocker
OCC
Chief Innovation Officer

In this role, Ms. Knickerbocker is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Office of Innovation and implementing of the OCC's innovation framework. She served in an acting capacity in this role from October 2016 before officially taking on these duties in May 2017.

Prior to this role, Ms. Knickerbocker served on the OCC's legal staff since 2014 working on a variety of legislative and regulatory matters and working groups related to cybersecurity, financial technology and financial innovation.

Prior to her work at the OCC, Ms. Knickerbocker served as a Vice President and Senior Counsel in the American Bankers Association's (ABA) Office of Regulatory Policy from 2012 to 2014 and focused on implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, risk management, governance insider lending, transactions with affiliates, and bank examination issues. Before joining the ABA, Ms. Knickerbocker was the Chief Risk Officer for Marshall & Ilsley Corporation. She was also an attorney at the law firm Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP (now Eversheds Sutherland LLP). She began her career as an attorney with the OCC from 1992 to 2000, serving in the Enforcement and Compliance and Community and Consumer Law divisions.

Ms. Knickerbocker is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Law, high distinction and earned a bachelor of arts in politics and international relations from Cornell College, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.

26/9/2019 6:12 AM
2020010
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Hackathon Judge
Alissa Knight
knight
Aite Group
Senior Analyst

Alissa Knight is a 20-year veteran in cybersecurity as a penetration tester and vulnerability researcher. More recently, she spent several years in Europe performing penetration testing of connected vehicles and is a published author having recently published a new book on hacking connected cars. She is also a serial entrepreneur having sold two previous startups in cybersecurity in successful M&A transactions and recently reinvented herself as a full-time writer in her recovery as a former hacker.

14/10/2019 11:57 AM
2019023
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Hackathon Judge
Randy Koch
koch
ARM Insight
CEO

Randy Koch is a successful technology and services executive with experience in leading start-up and multi-national companies.

Before joining ARM Insight, Randy was President of GE Security’s CommerceGuard business unit. GE CommerceGuard was a global technology company that developed software, firmware and hardware for wireless shipping containers and global seaports, with a focus on physical and data security issues. During his tenure at GE CommerceGuard, Randy established a joint venture with Siemens, Samsung, and Mitsubishi, providing CommerceGuard with global technology and service capabilities. Prior to GE, Randy was a management consultant at Price Waterhouse, focused primarily on global software and technology projects.

Randy graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Industrial Engineering. He is an active member of the Oregon Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).

9/5/2019 11:08 AM
2019118
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Hackathon Judge
Monika Kochhar
kochhar
SmartGift
CEO & Co-Founder
9/4/2019 3:29 PM
2018151
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Hackathon Judge
Sarah Kocianski
kocianski
11:FS
Principal Research Analyst

Sarah is Principal Research Analyst at 11:FS. Sarah generates insightful research on subject areas across the finance and tech industries, and creates engaging reports on the 11:FS Pulse platform. She is also a regular host on the 11:FS podcasts FinTech Insider, Blockchain Insider, and InsurTech Insider. Previously, Sarah built and ledBusiness Insider Intelligence’s FinTech vertical, and has experience working at financial technology firms large and small.

17/9/2018 2:25 PM
2018438
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Hackathon Judge
Melissa Koide
koide
FinRegLab
CEO

Melissa Koide is the CEO of FinRegLab, a financial services research organization that examines how technology and data can help address regulatory requirements and lead to a more efficient and inclusive financial marketplace. FinRegLab provides an independent platform for dialogue and research among financial sector stakeholders and policymakers. FinRegLab is completing an experiment evaluating whether cash flow data can accurately assess the credit worthiness of individuals and small businesses who have insufficient credit histories or a complete lack of a credit record. Prior to establishing FinRegLab, Melissa served as the U.S. Treasury Department's Deputy Assistant Secretary for Consumer Policy. Before that, she was the Vice President of Policy at the Center for Financial Services Innovation. Melissa is currently Vice Chair for the Milken Institute’s Fintech Advisory Council.

9/5/2019 10:54 AM
2018477
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Hackathon Judge
Nicolas Kopp
kopp
N26
U.S. CEO
12/9/2018 5:20 PM
2018247
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Hackathon Judge
Sajil Koroth
koroth
KapitalWise
CEO
26/4/2019 11:50 AM
2018521
Keynote speaker / Panelist
Speaker
Hackathon Judge
Kristopher Kovacs
kovacs
Constellation Digital Partners
President & CEO

Kris Kovacs (Twitter: @ManagementBytes) is the President and CEO of Constellation Digital Partners in Raleigh, NC. He led the largest single round capital raise in credit union history. The $32.5M capital raise was the foundation for launching Constellation Digital Partners. As the CEO, Kris is leading the company as they create a revolutionary open development platform for secure financial services. Their patented platform represents a disruptive business model that challenges decades of legacy business practices and promises industry changing advancements in online and mobile banking. Prior to this role, Kris spent 25 years with some of the largest and most technologically advanced credit unions in the country with c-level roles in Operations and Technology. He is also a Certified Innovation Executive (CIE - CUES).

20/6/2018 4:52 PM
2018072
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Hackathon Judge
Kathleen Kraninger
kraninger
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
Director

Kathy Kraninger became Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in December, 2018. From her early days as a Peace Corps volunteer, to her role establishing the Department of Homeland Security, to her policy work at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to the CFPB, Director Kraninger has dedicated her career to public service.

Director Kraninger came to the CFPB from the Office of Management and Budget, where as a Policy Associate Director she oversaw the budgets for executive branch agencies including the Departments of Commerce, Justice, Homeland Security (DHS), Housing and Urban Development, Transportation (DOT), and Treasury, in addition to 30 other government agencies.

Previously she worked in the U.S. Senate, where she was the Clerk for the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, which provides DHS with its $40 billion discretionary budget. On Capitol Hill, she also worked for the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security as well as the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

Ms. Kraninger also served in executive branch posts with the Department of Transportation. There, after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, she volunteered to join the leadership team that set up the newly created DHS.

Her work at DHS led to awards including the Secretary of Homeland Security’s Award of Exceptional Service, the International Police and Public Safety 9/11 Medal, and the Meritorious Public Service Award from the United States Coast Guard.

Ms. Kraninger graduated magna cum laude from Marquette University and earned a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. She served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine.

30/9/2019 1:20 PM
2020031
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Hackathon Judge
Sallie Krawcheck
krawcheck
Ellevest
CEO & Co-Founder

Financial feminist Sallie Krawcheck​ is the CEO and Co-Founder of Ellevest, an innovative digital investment platform for women. She is the Chair of Ellevate Network, the global professional women’s network, and of the Pax Ellevate Global Women’s Index Fund, which invests in the top-rated companies in the world for advancing women. She also is the best-selling author of “Own It: The Power of Women at Work.” Before becoming an entrepreneur, she was CEO of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, of Smith Barney, of US Trust, of the Citi Private Bank, and of Sanford Bernstein. During her career, Krawcheck has a history of turning around and growing troubled businesses, eliminating Wall Street conflicts of interest, and advocating a true client-centered business model. Fortune Magazine called her “The Last Honest Analyst” during her tenure at Sanford Bernstein, and noted that hers was the most influential voice for research quality and integrity. Krawcheck has also been named among the top ten of Fast Company's "100 Most Creative People” in business list, as well as one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Entrepreneurs to Watch. She has also been referred to as one of the most successful and influential executives in financial services. Krawcheck lends her voice regularly as a featured columnist to traditional publications, as well as to social media, where she reaches a network of more than 2,100,000 followers on LinkedIn and 54,000 on Twitter. A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Krawcheck attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on the Morehead Scholarship and graduated summa cum laude in 1987. In 1992, she received a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University.

2/8/2019 11:56 AM
2018095
Keynote speaker / Panelist
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Hackathon Judge
Brandon Krieg
krieg
STASH
CEO & Co-Founder

Brandon Krieg is the CEO and co-founder of STASH - the financial platform revolutionizing the way millions of Americans save and invest for their future. Brandon has been recognized by Goldman Sachs as one of 2018’s “100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs,” and STASH was highlighted by Forbes’ “Fintech 50 2019” as well as the Wall Street Journal as one of the "Top Tech Companies to Watch in 2018." Prior to STASH, Brandon spent +15 years in financial services, most recently at Macquarie Securities Group.

8/5/2019 7:05 PM
2016090
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Hackathon Judge
Alexis Krikovich
krikovich
McKinsey & Company
Partner
2/8/2019 11:57 AM
15
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Hackathon Judge
Varun Krishna
krishna
Intuit
VP Product, Consumer Group (TurboTax, TurboTax Live, Turbo, and Mint)

Varun is VP of product for Intuit's Consumer Tax Group, where he leads the product management organization responsible for TurboTax products, pursuing the company's goal to build consumer-focused tax/financial products to power prosperity globally. 2014-2016, Varun led PayPal’s consumer product team, overseeing web and mobile experiences for 190M consumers globally and leading PayPal’s retail organization where he helped enable PayPal in-store, including the acquisition of Paydiant systems. Prior, Varun was Director of Product at Groupon overseeing mobile products where he introduced merchant apps and iPad point of sale to Groupon’s mobile app. 2011-2012, Varun was the VP of Product and Design of BetterWorks Inc., overseeing product direction for BetterWorks’ gamified office perks and rewards platform. Before that, Varun oversaw product lines and features at Microsoft spanning CRM, Visual Studio,Windows Phone and Office 365. A Toronto native, Varun earned his BA in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

22/7/2019 12:05 PM
2018238
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Akshay Krishnaiah
krishnaiah
Teller
CEO & Founder
21/8/2018 10:46 AM
2018311
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Speaker
Hackathon Judge
Nina Krishnan
krishnan
Edquity
Chief Product Officer
3/10/2018 12:27 PM
2018324
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Patricia Kroondijk
kroondijk
Hitachi
Fintech Strategy Manager

Patricia Kroondijk is a Fintech Strategist at Hitachi’s Financial Innovation Lab in Silicon Valley. She is responsible for the evaluation of start-ups that drive Hitachi’s Financial Technology road maps. She also works on the business model design and strategy of newly created opportunities and is responsible for building Hitachi’s partnership strategy to strengthen the company’s Fintech ecosystem.


She is often applies Design Thinking methods in her strategy work for both clients as well as Hitachi.
Prior to Hitachi she worked as a strategy consultant for PwC for ten years for large financial services companies such as ING and Old Mutual. Throughout her career she has worked and lived in five different countries and she speaks as many languages fluently.

17/6/2019 3:35 PM
2019929
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Hackathon Judge
Joan Kuehl
kuehl
Elevate Credit
Chief Information Officer

Joan Kuehl is the Chief Information Officer at Elevate Credit. Joan brings over 30 years of experience leading advanced technology teams in the financial industry. Recently, Joan was named the 2019 CIO of the year by Dallas ORBIE. Prior to joining Elevate, Joan served as CIO and Senior Vice President of eBusiness for the Travelers Companies, SVP of eCommerce Technology for Bank of America, and a variety of roles, including SVP of Product Development for Sabre Corporation.

27/8/2019 5:37 AM
2019971
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Hackathon Judge
Jeremy Kuiper
kuiper
Meta Ventures
Head of Meta Ventures

Jeremy Kuiper is Head of Meta Ventures, which includes responsibility for Meta Capital LLC, Meta’s venture capital arm, as well as the innovation process at Meta. Mr. Kuiper brings more than 20 years of payments industry experience at the executive and board level. Prior to joining Meta, Mr. Kuiper held positions at The Bancorp since 2007, most recently serving as the Executive Vice President and Managing Director of the Payment Solutions division of The Bancorp. Additionally, he has served in senior leadership positions with BankFirst and United Credit National Bank, and served as the Chairman of the Network Branded Prepaid Card Association, now known as the Innovative Payments Association.

13/6/2019 7:28 AM
2019914
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Hackathon Judge
Tom Kysar
kysar
Augur
Head of Operations
15/3/2019 5:35 PM
2018572
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Hackathon Judge
Julia La Roche
la roche
Yahoo Finance
Senior Writer
24/10/2018 1:03 PM
2018522
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Hackathon Judge
René Lacerte
lacerte
Bill.com
CEO & Founder

Bill.com is a leader in digital payments and financial process automation for small businesses, mid-sized companies, and accounting firms. Bill.com leverages artificial intelligence to reduce manual work and provides a cloud workspace to help businesses run their back office anytime, anywhere.

With Bill.com Connect, banks can finally become the primary destination for business payments and back office innovation. This single, scalable platform is designed from the ground up to meet the needs of business clients and delight them with integrated, end-to-end workflow automation.

Bill.com is the proven partner in business banking innovation, helping financial institutions grow and cement meaningful customer relationships. Bill.com digitizes and automates more $70B in annual payment volume and is the choice of top U.S. banks and Financial Institutions, leading accounting software providers; and over 70 of the top 100 U.S. accounting firms.

René Lacerte is a serial fintech entrepreneur and the founder/CEO of Bill.com, the nation's leading business payments network with over 3M members. At Bill.com, he works with some of the nation’s largest banks and accounting firms to redefine how business payments are made. Previously René founded PayCycle, the first and largest online payroll solution, which Intuit acquired in 2009. René was a 2017 EY Entrepreneur of the Year national finalist and the Northern California winner, and for seven years in a row has been named one of the 100 most influential people in the accounting industry by Accounting Today. He is a graduate of Stanford University with a BA and MS.

7/5/2019 2:01 PM
2018302
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Tanya Ladha
ladha
Financial Health Network
Director

Tanya is a Director at the Financial Health Network working with a wide variety of financial services providers to identify, integrate and distribute high-quality products for the emerging consumer. With years of alternative financial services and cross sector experience, Tanya believes in the power of collaboration to improve consumer financial health.

Tanya works with key, often non-traditional stakeholders to design, improve, or reimagine financial products and programs for low-to-moderate income Americans and those underserved by traditional financial systems. Through diverse engagements Tanya skillfully facilitates key stakeholder convenings, leads long-term and multi-stream projects, and manages numerous client and funder relationships. Tanya has built high-impact partnerships between social and financial service organizations, improving access and outcomes for those that are struggling financially. Born and raised in Texas, Tanya enjoys everything summer. Tanya earned a M.B.A. and M.P.A. dual degree at the University of Texas at Austin.


13/6/2019 4:56 AM
2019903
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Hackathon Judge
Reuben Lai
lai
Grab
Senior Managing Director, Head of Grab Financial

Reuben Lai is the Senior Managing Director, Co-Head of Grab Financial Group, where he oversees Grab's payments and financial services businesses in Southeast Asia, outside of Indonesia, to drive financial inclusion for the middle economy. He leads Grab Financial's open ecosystem strategy, product roadmap development and expansion across the region. Additionally, as the Head of New Business at Grab, Reuben is constantly scouting out for new and exciting growth opportunities for the company.

Grab is Southeast Asia’s leading online-to-offline mobile platform, offering transport, food & package delivery, payments and financial services.

Prior to Grab, Reuben was at The Walt Disney Company, driving corporate strategy and new business development. He was also previously a management consultant at Bain & Co advising global corporations on strategy and M&A.

Reuben holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from INSEAD, Master of Science in Industry Engineering from National University of Singapore and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University.

18/9/2018 9:21 AM
2018451
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Hackathon Judge
Lakhbir Lamba
lamba
PNC Bank
EVP & Head of Retail Lending
15/3/2019 5:37 PM
2018564
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Hackathon Judge
Will Lansing
lansing
FICO
CEO

FICO (NYSE: FICO) powers decisions that help people and businesses around the world prosper. Founded in 1956 and based in Silicon Valley, the company is a pioneer in the use of predictive analytics and data science to improve operational decisions. FICO holds more than 180 US and foreign patents on technologies that increase profitability, customer satisfaction and growth for businesses in financial services, telecommunications, health care, retail and many other industries. Using FICO solutions, businesses in more than 100 countries do everything from protecting 2.6 billion payment cards from fraud, to helping people get credit, to ensuring that millions of airplanes and rental cars are in the right place at the right time.

Learn more at http://www.fico.com

William Lansing currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of FICO, a leading analytics software firm. Mr. Lansing is also the Chairman of the Board of directors at Shutterfly, an online retailer and manufacturer of high-quality personalized products and services. Before joining FICO, Mr. Lansing served as CEO and president of InfoSpace, and also as CEO and President of ValueVision Media. He was a partner at General Atlantic Partners, a global private equity firm. Prior to his work at General Atlantic, Mr. Lansing served as CEO of NBC Internet, an Internet media company and as CEO of Fingerhut, a direct marketing company. He has also held leadership positions at General Electric, Prodigy and McKinsey & Company. Mr. Lansing has served on the board of directors of FICO since February 2006. He holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and a J.D. from Georgetown University.

1/9/2018 10:22 PM
2018084
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Hackathon Judge
Renaud Laplanche
laplanche
Upgrade
Co-Founder & CEO

In his capacity as Upgrade’s CEO, Renaud presides over the company’s business strategy and oversees its execution.

Prior to co-founding Upgrade, Renaud co-founded and ran Lending Club, America’s largest online marketplace connecting borrowers and investors.

In recent years Renaud received multiple awards and nominations: among other distinctions, Renaud was recognized on Bloomberg Markets’ 2015 Most Influential List, an annual ranking of the World’s top 50 most influential leaders across technology, finance, and politics. In 2014 he won the Economist Innovation Award in the consumer products category. He was ranked one of the top CEOs by Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards in 2015 with a 97% approval rate from employees and was named the "best start-up CEO to work for" by Business Insider in 2014. Renaud holds the Newport-Bermuda world speed sailing record.

Renaud holds an MBA from HEC and London Business School and a JD from Montpellier University.

20/6/2018 4:53 PM
2018018
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Chris Larsen
larsen
Ripple
Executive Chairman & Co-Founder
21/8/2018 7:31 PM
2018284
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Joel Larson
larson
Innowi
VP of Innovation

Joel Larson is the Vice President of Innovation at Innowi, a leading mobile point of sale and payment company that focuses on payment innovation and the customer experience. Its mobile checkout devices are deployed in over 4,000 retail stores by the world's largest retailer. Innowi provides the only all-in-one payment solution on the market with a device, pin pad, fingerprint reader, barcode scanner, camera, all NFC options (like Apple Pay), chip reader and card swipe all in one device.Joel's checkout industry background started at Corporate Walmart where he was the Program Lead for all checkout innovation programs. Joel led the Scan & Go Program, Check Out With Me (Mobile Checkout) Program, Assisted the Store 8 Team with Project Kepler (Amazon Go Concept Store) and led complete re-design of the self-checkout. Joel holds multiple patents in the checkout and retail industry.

10/4/2019 5:17 PM
2019022
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Hackathon Judge
Theodora Lau
lau
Unconventional Ventures
Founder
7/8/2018 2:00 AM
2018242
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Dr. Dan Lavi
lavi
Ideanomics
Strategic Advisor to the Company

Ideanomics is a global Fintech and AI catalyst for transformative industries combines deal origination and enablement with technology and applications as part of the next-generation of financial services. We drive shareholder value through 3 primary divisions: Artificial Intelligence (AI) Division, Digital Banking and Advisory, and Digital Asset Management Services.  The company is headquartered in New York, NY, and has offices in Beijing, China, with plans for global centers for Technology and Innovation such as our primary fintech village campus in West Hartford, CT.

6/5/2019 5:57 PM
2019004
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Emily Leach
leach
Visa
Sr. Director, Merchants & Strategic Partners

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company’s relentless focus on innovation is a catalyst for the rapid growth of digital commerce on any device for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce. For more information, visit  About Visa, visa.com/blog and @VisaNews.

1/10/2018 3:35 PM
32
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Mai Leduc
leduc
Airbnb
Product Lead, Global Commerce
16/9/2018 1:20 PM
2018367
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Hackathon Judge
Bobby Lee
lee
BTCC
Co-Founder & CEO

BTCC was originally founded as BTCChina in 2011. It is the longest-running and one of the largest bitcoin exchanges worldwide. BTCC plays a leading role in every segment of the bitcoin ecosystem, offering a digital currency exchange, a mining pool, payment processing, consumer wallets, and blockchain engraving. The diverse products and services BTCC offers allow its customers to engage in all aspects of the digital currency spectrum in one integrated platform. Headquartered in Shanghai, BTCC serves a global customer base and has become an industry leader for security, risk mitigation, credibility, and technological innovation. BTCC’s mission is to provide the world with the most convenient and trustworthy digital currency services. More information about BTCC and its products can be found at www.btcc.com.

Bobby Lee is co-founder and chief executive officer of BTCC, the leading bitcoin financial platform and the longest-running bitcoin exchange worldwide. He also serves on the board of the Bitcoin Foundation, a non-profit organization that works to promote the adoption of bitcoin globally. Before founding BTCC, Lee worked as vice president of technology at Walmart. He was also an early software engineer at Yahoo, where he led the development of the first online communities. Lee, who was born in the Ivory Coast and grew up in the US, has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science from Stanford University.

20/9/2018 10:17 AM
2018417
Keynote speaker / Panelist
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Hackathon Judge
Kevin Lee
lee
Visa
VP, Head of Design
3/10/2018 5:54 PM
2018273
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Charlie Lee
lee
Litecoin
Creator
15/10/2018 12:04 PM
2018492
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Michel Léger
leger
Ingenico Group
EVP of Innovation

Ingenico Group is the global leader in seamless payment, providing smart, trusted and secure solutions to empower commerce across all channels, in-store, online and mobile. With the world’s largest payment acceptance network, we deliver secure payment solutions with a local, national and international scope. We are the trusted world-class partner for financial institutions and retailers, from small merchants to several of the world’s best-known global brands. Our solutions enable merchants to simplify payment and deliver their brand promise.


Bio coming soon.

29/9/2018 10:20 PM
2018476
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Benoît Legrand
legrand
ING
Chief Innovation Officer

Benoît Legrand (50) began his career as an investment banker at Bank Bruxelles Lambert in 1994, before it became ING Belgium. He rejoined the Group a few years later, after founding his own start-up company in retail distribution.

Benoît has an extensive international experience within the ING Group having worked in Investment Banking, Retail and Private Banking covering diverse areas such as Marketing, Sales, Branch Distribution and Product Management in Belgium, Singapore, Poland, the Netherlands and France.

In 2007 he was appointed to the Executive Board of ING Nederland where he lead the total make-over of Private Banking and Securities and took an active part in the merger of Postbank and ING Bank.

He was appointed CEO of ING Direct France in 2010 and Country CEO ING France in 2013, after merging all retail, commercial banking and real estate activities in France into one single integrated entity.

In 2015, Benoît has been appointed President of ING Bank France and Global Head of FinTech and subsequently CEO of ING Ventures, ING’s EUR 300m Corporate Venture Capital arm, being instrumental in ING’s innovation leadership.

Since January 2018, Benoît is ING’s Chief Innovation Officer.

Benoît graduated in Economics from Catholic University of Leuven and in International Relations from the London School of Economics.

5/7/2019 10:22 AM
2019900
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Bob Legters
legters
FIS
Chief Product Officer

FIS is a global leader in financial services technology, with a focus on retail and institutional banking, payments, asset and wealth management, risk and compliance, and outsourcing solutions. Through the depth and breadth of our solutions portfolio, global capabilities and domain expertise, FIS serves more than 15,000 clients in over 130 countries. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., FIS employs more than 47,000 people worldwide and holds leadership positions in payment processing, financial software and banking solutions. Providing software, services and outsourcing of the technology that empowers the financial world, FIS is a Fortune 500 company and is a member of Standard & Poor’s 500® Index. For more information about FIS, visit www.fisglobal.com.

A 17-year veteran of FIS, Bob is a visionary leader with extensive experience in the payments industry. In addition to overseeing one of the industry’s leading product management teams, he is responsible for understanding and responding to the market needs of clients and their customers. Bob also oversees Payments Product Strategy and Innovation for this $3+ billion division. He combines an impressive depth of knowledge about current and coming trends in the payments industry with a thoughtful, solutions-based approach honed by working with clients of all sizes both domestically and in the international markets. Whether assessing client needs and providing relevant guidance, or forming new business alliances and collaborations, he is an engaging partner with the insight and strategic perspective necessary for success. Bob’s articles on growth strategies, mobile strategies and alternative payments have been published in various industry publications and is a frequent presenter on topics including disintermediation, alternative financial service offerings, EMV and tokenization strategies, and mobile payments trends. He serves on multiple industry boards and is a part of the accelerator and innovation initiatives tied to the future of the payments landscape. His efforts with clients in all aspects of Payments have been recognized through industry awards and recognition. 

28/8/2018 9:21 AM
2018370
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Brad Leimer
leimer
Unconventional Ventures
Co-Founder


16/9/2018 11:05 PM
2018023
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Ricardo Leite
leite
Discover Financial Services
VP & Head of Global Products & Partnerships
11/9/2018 12:56 PM
2018368
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Ori Lev
lev
Mayer Brown LLP
Partner

Ori Lev is a financial services partner in Mayer Brown’s Washington, D.C. office. He concentrates his practice on representing financial institutions and other companies in government enforcement matters, internal investigations, and litigation, and providing regulatory advice and counsel on federal consumer financial and economic sanctions law. Ori has an extensive regulatory enforcement background, both at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), where he served as a founding member of the agency and as deputy enforcement director, and at the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), where he led the office of enforcement. Ori represents clients in CFPB and OFAC-related investigations, assists clients in preparing self-disclosures, and advises clients on UDAAP and other regulatory risks. He also provides advice regarding the CFPB’s jurisdiction, authority, priorities, and practices. Ori is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Yale Law School.

15/4/2019 11:21 AM
2019008
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Max Levchin
levchin
Affirm
CEO & Co-Founder

Affirm offers services that empower consumers to advance their financial well being. Our goal is to revolutionize the banking industry to be more accountable  and accessible to consumers. Today, Affirm shoppers get the flexibility to buy now and make simple monthly payments for their purchases. Unlike payment options that have compounding interest and unexpected costs, Affirm shows customers upfront exactly what they’ll owe — with no hidden fees and no surprises.

Max Levchin is the co-founder and CEO of Affirm, a financial services technology company and cofounder and Chairman of Glow, a women’s reproductive and sexual health company. Both companies were created and launched from his San Francisco based innovation and investment lab, HVF (Hard, Valuable, Fun).  Max was one of the original cofounders of PayPal where he served as the CTO until its acquisition by Ebay in 2002. In 2002, he was named to the Technology Review TR100 as one of the top 100 innovators in the world as well as Innovator of the Year. In 2004, he founded Slide, a personal media-sharing service for social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook which he sold to Google in August 2010. Also in 2004, he helped start Yelp, where he was the first investor in and Chairman of the Board from 2004 until 2015. He has served on several boards such as Yahoo!, Yelp, Evernote and currently serves on the Consumer Advisory Board of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Max is a serial entrepreneur, computer scientist, philanthropist and active investor in more than 100 startups.

2/10/2019 12:35 PM
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Jay Levy
levy
Zelkova Ventures
Co-Founder & Partner
12/10/2018 11:17 AM
2018528
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Gavin Lew
lew
Bold Insight
Managing Director
3/10/2018 5:53 PM
2018252
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Andy Li
li
Silot
Founder & CEO
27/8/2018 4:47 PM
2018358
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Eyal Lifshitz
lifshitz
BlueVine
Founder & CEO

Eyal Lifshitz is the founder and CEO of BlueVine, a leading Fintech startup that offers online financial services to small and medium-sized businesses. A third generation entrepreneur, he is passionate about helping small businesses grow and prosper. Before BlueVine, Eyal was a principal at Greylock IL, Greylock Partners’ dedicated fund for Israel and Europe. At Greylock, Eyal was involved in investing over $100 million in capital in start-up companies. Earlier in his career, he was a consultant at McKinsey & Company and an engineer at Texas Instruments. Eyal currently lives in Palo Alto, California with his wife and two kids. He holds an MBA with high honors from the University of Chicago, where he was a Carlton Fellow.

7/5/2019 10:17 AM
2018339
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David Lighton
lighton
SendFriend
CEO

David Lighton is an entrepreneur and Founder/ CEO of SendFriend, a FinTech startup using the blockchain to create faster, less expensive, and more inclusive international money transfers for immigrants in the US. The company is backed by leading venture capital investors including Techstars, 2020 Ventures, 8 Decimal Capital, and others. Prior to founding SendFriend, David served as Special Assistant on the Haiti Desk in the World Bank following the devastating earthquake of 2010, where he was a co-author of the Haiti National Financial Inclusion Strategy and an advisor to the Haitian Central Bank on payments and financial regulation. He holds an M.B.A. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Sloan School of Management where he was a MasterCard Foundation Fellow. He also holds M.A. and B.A. degrees with honors from the Johns Hopkins University in International Economics and International Relations.

19/9/2019 7:21 PM
919007
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Ken Lin
lin
Credit Karma
Founder & CEO

Bio coming soon.

16/9/2018 1:15 AM
2018108
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Todd Linden
linden
Paysafe
CEO Payment Processing, North America
23/8/2018 12:29 PM
2018244
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Alison Lindland
lindland
Movable Ink
Vice President, Client Strategy

Alison Lindland is VP of Client Strategy at Movable Ink. With an ethos of “prototype first: powerpoint never” her team provides quick to market, tech-light solutions to Movable Ink's largest clients, which includes seven of the top ten card issuers and six of the top ten banks in the US.

Prior to Movable Ink she worked in Business Development at American Express OPEN, creating platforms for SMBs to market their companies online through programs like "Small Business Saturday" with partners like Facebook. At Amex she also led product management and marketing for the first iPhone app and contributed to mobile strategy projects throughout the global organization. Prior to business school she began her career in digital marketing at OgilvyInteractive working on the Goldman Sachs account.

She is the founder and executive sponsor of Movable Pink, the women's employee network and a graduate of Vassar College and Columbia Business School.

17/6/2019 3:28 PM
2019924
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Vinny Lingham
lingham
Civic
Co-Founder & CEO

Civic is a new identity network that gives individuals direct control over the use of their identity. We do this by partnering with institutions across the financial, government, human resources and telecom sectors to combat identity fraud in real-time. For our users, Civic offers free for life identity protection, leveraging real-time identity alerts to prevent identity theft before it happens. For partner organizations, Civic acts as a third-party resource for real-time, high trust user verification and authorization.

Vinny Lingham is a well recognized Internet entrepreneur who is currently the co­founder & CEO of Civic Technologies, Inc ­ a startup company that has a goal to eliminate new account fraud and prevent identity theft by creating an "Identity Network” where consumers can confirm their identity in real­time with participating merchants and vendors. He recently raised $2.75 million in venture funding led by notable investor Social Leverage. Prior to Civic, he was the co­founder and CEO of Gyft ­ a mobile gift card company founded in 2012 and backed by Google Ventures. Gyft quickly become the leading player in the space and was acquired by global payments giant, First Data Corporation in 2014, for over $50m. Vinny previously founded & ran Yola.com, Clicks2Customers and incuBeta. 

Vinny is also the co­founder of SiliconCape.com, an NGO based in South Africa that aims to turn Cape Town into a technology hub. Vinny is an active technology investor primarily in Silicon Valley. He also partnered with one of his previous co­founders to establish an investment fund in South Africa, called Newtown Partners, where he has led early stage investments into successful and notable startups such as Sweep South, in South Africa. 

He has also appeared as a Dragon on the South African edition of Dragon’s Den, the longest running UK investment reality show (sister show to Shark Tank), a reality television program where entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas in order to secure investment finance from a panel of venture capitalists. He is a co­author alongside his co­investors from the show, of “I’m In: Essential Advice for Entrepreneurs.” 

Vinny now lives in Silicon Valley with his wife and two sons.

15/9/2018 12:19 PM
2018235
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Elena Litani
litani
nanopay Corporation
Director, Banking and Capital Markets Solutions
24/9/2018 5:30 PM
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Rivka Little
little
IDC Financial Insights
Worldwide Payment Strategies

Rivka Gewirtz Little leads the Worldwide Payment Strategies practice at IDC Financial Insights where she focuses on payments modernization, breakthroughs in retail money movement, and the evolution of open banking. A long-time financial crime expert, Ms. Little analyzes AI-based fraud strategies for payments transformation. She is a firm believer that the retail payments revolution is upon us – and that it can be secured. Ms. Little is a frequent fintech speaker and has been quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and a wide range of trade sites.

7/10/2019 11:42 AM
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Hope Liu
liu
EXIMCHAIN
CEO and Co-Founder
8/10/2018 3:20 PM
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Stephanie Llamas
llamas
SuperData
VP Research & Strategy, Head of XR

Founded in 2009, SuperData is the leading provider of market intelligence on free-to-play and digital games. By collecting transaction data directly from publishers and developers, SuperData identifies key trends, establishes revenue estimates and analyses market changes for popular games and markets worldwide, from digital console and PC titles to social, mobile and MMO. SuperData publishes industry-relevant key performance indicators. Using our proprietary data set—delivered directly from publishers and developers—on over 47 million paying digital gamers, we establish monthly benchmarks such as ARPPU, conversion rates, lifetime value, and revenues. Customers use our data to evaluate their performance, identify key growth opportunities, assess revenue potential, optimize their efforts, and better understand their audience’s wants and needs. SuperData’s client base includes brand owners, developers, retailers, publishers, hardware makers, and payment service providers.

Stephanie Llamas is VP of Strategy and head of XR for SuperData Research, the leader in market intelligence across digital gaming and interactive media such as streaming video and XR. Stephanie is one of the first analysts to provide market intelligence on the current generation of immersive technology, leading SuperData to become the gold standard in XR research. A thought leader and speaker, Stephanie regularly provides insights for leading outlets and events such as Forbes, WSJ, The New York Times, CES and SxSW. She is also a contributing author for the XR book "Charlie Fink's Metaverse". SuperData is the world's leading provider of competitive intelligence on interactive media. Its partners provide point-of-sale games transactions and data on VR/AR across all sectors through the XR Data Network. It is the only company to provide insight into the current generation of interactive entertainment using proprietary transaction and immersive technology data.

13/9/2018 5:21 PM
2018429
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Julie Loeger
loeger
Discover Financial Services
EVP & Chief Marketing Officer

Discover Global Network®, the global payments brand of Discover Financial Services, processes millions of cardholder transactions each day. With industry expertise, innovative technology and a closed-loop infrastructure, Discover Global Network provides effective, customized solutions that evolve as needs change. Discover Global Network has alliances with more than 10 payments networks around the world, and is led by three Discover businesses: Discover Network, with millions of retail and cash access locations; PULSE, one of the nation’s leading ATM/debit networks; and Diners Club International, a global payments network with acceptance in more than 190 countries and territories. For more information visit www.discovernetwork.com.

About Discover

Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) is a direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. Since its inception in 1986, the company has become one of the largest card issuers in the United States. The company issues the Discover card, America's cash rewards pioneer, and offers private student loans, personal loans, home equity loans, checking and savings accounts and certificates of deposit through its direct banking business. It operates the Discover Global Network comprised of Discover Network, with millions of merchant and cash access locations; PULSE, one of the nation's leading ATM/debit networks; and Diners Club International, a global payments network with acceptance in 190 countries and territories. For more information, visit www.discover.com/company.

12/9/2018 6:47 PM
2018313
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Emma Loftus
loftus
J.P. Morgan
Global Head of Payments

As the Global Head of Payments and Receivables for J.P. Morgan’s Wholesale Payments business, Emma manages the strategy, development and positioning of these product capabilities. She is spearheading several transformational projects that will further differentiateJ.P. Morgan’s services and maintain the firm’s leadership position in the payments and receivables industry. Specifically, Emma is exploring and implementing new technology in solutions that deliver increased connectivity, visibility, speed and insight to clients.

Emma is a recognized expert with more than 25 years of cash management experience.Across her career, she has held senior product management and operations management positions at J.P. Morgan, Citibank, and Deutsche Bank in the payables, receivables and foreign exchange businesses. Emma is also an active industry participant, currently representing J.P.Morgan on the Federal Reserve Payments Risk Committee and the Payco Board of TheClearing House. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of SWIFT.

Emma holds a BA degree from Duke University and an MBA degree from the Stern School ofBusiness at New York University.

11/9/2019 11:24 AM
2019992
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Matt Loos
loos
JPMorgan Chase
Senior Product Manager, Global Wholesale Payments
15/10/2018 12:01 PM
2018484
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Bianca Lopes
lopes
Identity Strategist, Consultant & Speaker

Naturally Curious. Fascinated by humans. Electrified by all that is possible when you can dream as big as the world is. Bianca is a Serial Entrepreneur, Experienced Speaker in Technology, Identity, Trust & Data. Seasoned Business Development Strategist, Leader & Senior Executive. Brazilian Native. Canadian Proud. Bianca speaks multiple languages, studied Finance, Political Science. Masters in Mathematics, she learned her passion for data and it’s power. Bianca has managed teams in retail to painting to product development. Bianca worked at RBC, where she had the opportunity to learn banking and insight into some technology legacy problems. Bianca is obsessed with Identity & Data as a way to create innovation and change the financial industry.

10/10/2018 9:37 AM
2018041
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Bob Lord
lord
IBM
Chief Digital Officer

IBM is the leading cognitive solutions and cloud platform company with over 100 years of leadership in offering technological capabilities and expertise to help businesses stay in the vanguard of customer service and drive business outcomes. Our team of experts are excited to meet you at Money20/20 2019 to discuss a range of topics including payments, security, blockchain and risk and compliance. We look forward to seeing you in October! www.ibm.com/banking 

Bob Lord is IBM's first Chief Digital Officer, where he is missioned with unleashing IBM to empower the world – giving business leaders, developers, startups and business partners an unparalleled experience with IBM’s products and services. Bob leads the company’s Digital Strategy & Platforms, Digital Sales & Routes to Market, Developer Advocacy and Venture Groups, Client Experience, and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) & Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) solutions. He has a wealth of experience in leading businesses through transformation, and brings deep technical and marketing expertise to his role. Before joining IBM, Bob was President of AOL, where he oversaw the company’s unified global advertising operations and previously served as CEO of AOL’s flagship technology group, AOL Platforms. Prior to AOL, Bob was Global CEO of Razorfish, one of the early web design and digital agencies.

21/9/2018 11:14 AM
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Christine Loredo
loredo
Envestnet | Yodlee
VP, Fintech Evangelism

As Vice President, FinTech Evangelism, Christine is responsible for creating more value and innovation for FinTech start-ups via Yodlee’s data platform enabling disruptive solutions. She founded and established Yodlee’s award winning global incubator & built partnerships with accelerators & influencers across the global financial technology arena. She launched both Yodlee’s API and data businesses which ultimately led to a successful IPO and acquisition by Envestnet.

Bringing more than 18 years’ experience productizing & marketing digital products and services to both B2B and consumer audiences. She also led marketing at leading brands including FuzeBox, Match.com, Yahoo!, and AOL. At Yahoo!, she was responsible for marketing Yahoo!’s global mobile services, which enjoyed a #1 mobile Web portal position. Christine is an advocate for women in tech and currently advises many women led start-ups. She holds a Masters in International Management from Thunderbird, a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver and an undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

10/4/2019 11:55 AM
2019013
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Christine Loredo
loredo
Envestnet Yodlee
VP, FinTech Evangelism & Founder, Yodlee Incubator

As Vice President, FinTech Evangelism, Christine is responsible for creating more value and innovation for FinTech start-ups via Yodlee’s data platform enabling disruptive solutions. She founded and established Yodlee’s award winning global incubator & built partnerships with accelerators & influencers across the global financial technology arena. She launched both Yodlee’s API and data businesses which ultimately led to a successful IPO and acquisition by Envestnet.

Christine brings more than 15 years’ experience productizing & marketing digital products and services to both B2B and consumer audiences. She also led marketing at leading brands including FuzeBox, Match.com, Yahoo!, and AOL. She is an advocate for women in tech and currently advises many women led start-ups and mentors young women in FinTech. She sits on several FinTech boards comprising of higher education institutions, non-profits and start-ups. She holds a Masters in International Management from Thunderbird, a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver and an undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

28/8/2019 6:03 AM
2019972
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Alfy Louis
louis
ForgeRock
Management Consultant

Alfy Louis is an accomplished senior executive and Board Member with more than 25 years of experience across the financial services, banking, and technology industries. Throughout his career, Alfy has held various leadership positions including Managing Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Founder and CEO of TheBankCloud, Executive Vice President of Sales, Alliances, Services, and Product Development at D+H, and Global Advisor in Sales Strategy and Business Intelligence at VMware. Currently, he is an executive management consultant focusingon Digital Banking at ForgeRock.

19/9/2018 11:07 PM
2018459
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Caroline Louveaux
louveaux
Mastercard
Chief Privacy Officer

Caroline Louveaux is the Chief Privacy Officer for Mastercard. She is leading the global team responsible for legal compliance and regulatory engagement on privacy and data. Caroline has extensive experience in the GDPR, Privacy by Design, data breaches and cybersecurity, customer authentication, data transfers and data localization, outsourcing, as well as data analytics.

25/7/2019 2:43 PM
2019501
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Adam Ludwin
ludwin
Chain
Co-Founder & CEO

Interstellar’s mission is to enable better markets. We build products and services that make it easy to issue and trade tokens on the Stellar network. Stellar is an open, peer-to-peer exchange for the world’s assets. Learn more at www.interstellar.com.

Bio coming soon.

15/9/2018 11:38 AM
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Rebecca Lynn
lynn
Canvas Ventures
Co-Founder & General Partner

Rebecca Lynn is partner and co-founder of Canvas Ventures, where she focuses on early-stage investments in fintech, digital health and artificial intelligence. She was named a Top-20 VC by the New York Times in 2016 and a Top-100 VC in the annual “Midas List” by Forbes in 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015.

Rebecca has led investments in Lending Club (NYSE: LC); Check (acquired by Intuit), and Doximity, FutureAdvisor (acquired by BlackRock), Casetext, Eden, Figure Eight, Gabi, HealthLoop, Luminar, Owl Camera, Roofstock, Vida Health, Viewics, 11 Honore and Possible Finance.

She began her career at Procter & Gamble’s headquarters and later worked in Mexico where she launched products locally. She then joined NextCard, the world’s first issuer of online credit cards, and became VP of Marketing and head of customer acquisition. Rebecca has a degree in chemical engineering from University of Missouri and a JD/MBA from University of California at Berkeley.

19/9/2019 7:12 PM
2017003
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Joe Mach
mach
Verifone
President, North America
11/10/2018 2:26 PM
2018397
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Tanaya Macheel
macheel
Cheddar
Reporter
5/10/2018 11:05 AM
2018487
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Dave Maddox
maddox
IBM
US Blockchain Leader

IBM is the leading cognitive solutions and cloud platform company with over 100 years of leadership in offering technological capabilities and expertise to help businesses stay in the vanguard of customer service and drive business outcomes. Our team of experts are excited to meet you at Money20/20 2019 to discuss a range of topics including payments, security, blockchain and risk and compliance. We look forward to seeing you in October! www.ibm.com/banking 

15/10/2018 12:29 PM
2018517
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Suneera Madhani
madhani
Fattmerchant
CEO & Founder

Suneera Madhani, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Fattmerchant, is a payments and technology innovator who has catapulted her business idea from startup to $2B — disrupting the payments ecosystem as we know it. Before founding the company in 2014, Madhani held a variety of successful positions, one being with a larger merchant services provider. After seeing the need for transparency and a better payment experience for merchants, her entrepreneurial spirit took hold and she decided to solve the problem herself.

Under her leadership, Fattmerchant has experienced explosive growth, raising almost $20 million in venture capital funding and employing almost 100 people. The company’s integrated technology has disrupted what was once a stagnant and inert industry, offering an all-in-one payment experience for merchants.

She has been named the Most Influential Woman in Payments, CEO of the Year, and one of Florida’s Most Influential Business Leaders. She has spoken at national fintech and payments conferences such as Money 20/20 and ETA Transact, and is an active member of Forbes’ Young Entrepreneurs Council.

9/4/2019 2:47 PM
2018110
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Sunil Madhu
madhu
Socure
Founder & Chief Strategy Officer
24/10/2018 12:33 PM
2018411
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Suraj Madnani
madnani
American Express
Vice President, Risk Management and Product Development

Suraj Madnani is the Vice President of Product Development in the Global Risk group at American Express. In this role, he is responsible for leading strategy and development of innovative products to support risk management across all risk domains. Prior to this, Suraj was responsible for product development and launch of new-to-market lending and payment products such as American Express Business Financing and Working Capital Terms.

Prior to American Express, Suraj held various product and technology roles at IBM and GE.

Suraj holds a B. Eng, from the University of Pune, India and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

30/9/2019 1:08 PM
2019952
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Deepa Mahajan
mahajan
McKinsey & Company
Associate Partner
2/8/2019 11:58 AM
2018518
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Marco Mahrus
mahrus
Uber
Global Head of Payments Partnerships

Marco Mahrus is the Global Head of Payments Partnerships building Uber's own financial products. Through partnerships with issuers, networks, processors and payments providers, Uber is creating more seamless and rewarding experiences tailored for Uber consumers.

Marco is a versatile leader with a track record in partnerships, corporate development, marketing and product development. Prior to Uber, Marco held leadership roles in partnerships and corporate development at Hipmunk (acquired by Concur), Silver Spring Networks (IPO NYSE), and Atheros Communications (acquired by Qualcomm). Marco holds an MBA from Harvard University and a BS Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan.

14/5/2019 3:20 PM
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Uzma Makhdumi
makhdumi
Google
Head of Payments Partnerships

Uzma Makhdumi is currently Head of Payments Partnerships at Google where she helped launched Google Pay internationally in multiple markets. She now leads new business development initiatives for consumer payments globally working with banks, payment networks, regulators and financial technology companies to incubate new use cases to support consumers and merchants.

Prior to Google, Uzma was leading commercialization for Visa Digital and was also one of the early Product Managers for Mobile at Yahoo! where she managed their first revenue generating mobile product. She has also been a consultant at McKinsey advising high tech companies in the areas of strategy, growth and acquisition, and was an engineer at Bose Corporation working directly for the founder/CEO, Dr. Amar Bose.

Uzma double-majored in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, and Management Science from MIT and holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. She is also a certified leadership and executive coach.

18/4/2019 5:26 PM
2019041
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Dan Makoski
makoski
Lloyds Banking Group
Chief Design Officer
18/10/2018 4:14 AM
2018038
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Sanjoy Malik
malik
Urjanet
Chairman & CEO

Sanjoy is a seasoned entrepreneur and experienced executive who has built and operated several successful technology businesses. In 1999 Sanjoy founded Air2Web, a leader in mobile marketing services. Under Sanjoy’s leadership Air2Web grew from a pioneering wireless services provider to become a market leader and global strategic mobile partner for over 100 of the most trusted brands in the world. Prior to Air2Web Sanjoy founded Synchrologic, a company that created the first enterprise class data synchronization platform for mobile devices. Sanjoy was responsible for raising venture capital, hiring a successful management team, and establishing partnerships with key industry leaders. Synchrologic was acquired by Intellisync which later became part of Nokia.

26/7/2019 6:26 AM
2018525
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Azhar Mambetova
mambetova
Kompanion Bank
Head of Strategic & Innovative Projects Dep-t
24/9/2018 6:09 PM
5
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Promoth Manghat
manghat
Finablr
CEO

Promoth started his career with Alstom, before joining the Group in 2001 and over the years held various leadership positions and was instrumental in transforming the Group into a truly global player with market leadership in various segments. From 2015, Promoth has been serving as Chief Executive Officer of UAE Exchange, a Finablr go-to-market brand. Further on he led the formation of Finablr bringing together the various global brands of the group under one umbrella and was appointed its Chief Executive Officer in 2018.

With over 20 years of experience, Promoth is an acknowledged expert and thought leader in the Fintech and financial inclusion domains, He is a sought-after speaker at industry forums and conventions and has been featured amongst the “100 Inspiring Leaders in The Middle East” by Arabian Business, and as a “Top 50 Fintech Influencer in the Middle East”. He also serves on the World Economic Forum’s

26/7/2019 6:06 AM
2019919
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Peggy Mangot
mangot
Wells Fargo
Head of Greenhouse

Peggy Mangot is senior vice president and head of Greenhouse development in the Innovation Group, an enterprise-wide organization devoted to accelerating the company’s delivery of next-generation, customer-inspired technologies, products, and services.

Peggy began her career with Wells Fargo in 2016 as an innovation thought leader driving two game-changing initiatives: Greenhouse, Wells Fargo’s mobile-first banking experience, and a new identity management platform.

Before joining Wells Fargo, Peggy was founder and CEO of SparkGift, a Y-Combinator backed micro-investing platform that made it easy to give and receive investment gifts at scale. Peggy also previously led Google’s payments & commerce partnership team, launching new products and helping scale mobile payments. During her career, she has also held senior roles at Visa, Allianz, Accenture, PwC and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

She has a B.S. in finance from Indiana University and a J.D. from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

2/9/2019 12:51 PM
2018243
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Stacy Marcus
marcus
WIN - Women Investing Now / DecideGuide
Founder & CEO / Entrepreuner-in-Residence at Startupbootcamp Europe
24/9/2018 6:10 PM
26
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David Marcus
marcus
Calibra
Head of Calibra

David Marcus is the Head of Calibra. Previously he was the Vice President of Messaging Products at Facebook. David joined Facebook in 2014 from PayPal where he spent the previous two years as the company’s President and previously as Vice President of Mobile, leading its mobile products and business. A lifelong entrepreneur, David launched his first two companies in Europe, the first at the age of 23. He moved to Silicon Valley in 2008 where he founded the mobile payments company Zong, which was acquired by PayPal in 2011. Born in France, David grew up in Paris and Geneva, and he taught himself to write computer code at age 8. He attended the University of Geneva for a year before dropping out to start his first company.

7/10/2019 10:51 AM
2020037
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Stephen Markwell
markwell
JPMorgan Chase
Head of Treasury Services Product Strategy

Stephen Markwell is the Head of Treasury Services Product Strategy for JPMorgan Chase Commercial Banking. He is responsible for creating and coordinating the execution of the Commercial Bank’s Treasury Services product investment strategy. As FinTech lead for the Commercial Bank, he also works to evaluate and source partners to address the organization’s strategic priorities.

Stephen has been with the firm for more than 16 years, holding senior roles spanning product management, technology and program management. He is a frequent speaker and publisher on payments and cash management with leading industry publications and associations, such as Treasury & Risk Magazine, PaymentsJournal and The Association of Financial Professionals.


7/5/2019 2:06 PM
2019112
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Jim Marous
marous
The Financial Brand
Co-Publisher

Named as one of the most influential people in banking and a top 5 financial services and artificial intelligence influencer to follow, Jim Marous is an internationally recognized industry futurist, co-publisher of The Financial Brand and the owner and publisher of the Digital Banking Report. As a sought-after speaker, author and recognized authority on disruption in the financial services industry, Marous has been featured by international press and has spoken to audiences worldwide. Jim has also advised the White House on banking policy and is followed by more than a quarter million people on Twitter and LinkedIn.

8/4/2019 4:47 PM
2018051
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Jason Mars
mars
Clinc
CEO & Co-Founder

Clinc is a global conversational AI training platform provider deploying the next generation of natural language processing and deep learning technology for enterprises. Clinc has deployments in 6 countries and 80 languages, and partnerships with some of the largest institutions in the world. With clients like Barclays, USAA and Isbank, Clinc's groundbreaking technology is delivering new, extraordinary experiences for millions of users worldwide.

Dr. Jason Mars is the co-founder and CEO of Clinc, the company that created the world’s most sophisticated and comprehensive conversational A.I. platform for the enterprise. Recently recognized as one of the ten most innovative CEOs in banking by Bank Innovation, he is also a professor of computer science at the University of Michigan where he directs Clarity Lab, one of the best places in the world to be trained in A.I. and system design. He is an active part of the IBM Watson Conversational System Research Center and participates in ongoing collaborative research with Intel and the National Science Foundation. Jason has devoted his career to solving difficult real-world problems with A.I., computer vision, and natural language processing at scale. Prior to The University of Michigan, Jason was a professor at the University of California San Diego. He also worked at Google, Intel, and IBM. Jason’s work building the world’s first open-source platform for constructing large-scale A.I. and deep learning-based Intelligent Personal Assistants (IPAs) has been recognized globally and continues to have a significant impact on industry and academia. Jason holds a Ph.D. in computer science from The University of Virginia.

20/6/2018 4:56 PM
2018058
Keynote speaker / Panelist
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Woody Marshall
marshall
TCV
General Partner

Founded in 1995, TCV provides capital to growth-stage private and public companies in the technology industry. TCV has invested over $10 billion in leading technology companies and has helped guide CEOs through more than 100 IPOs and strategic acquisitions.

TCV current and past investments include Airbnb, Altiris, AxiomSL, Dollar Shave Club, ExactTarget, Expedia, Facebook, Fandango, GoDaddy, Genesys Software, HomeAway, Merkle, Netflix, Payoneer, Redback Networks, Rent the Runway, Sitecore, Splunk, Spotify, VICE Media, WorldRemit, and Zillow. TCV is headquartered in Silicon Valley, with offices in New York and London. For more information about TCV, including a complete list of TCV investments, please visit http://www.tcv.com.

Woody Marshall General Partner at TCV Woody joined TCV in 2008 and has been working in the venture capital industry since 1995. He focuses on investments in the fintech, internet, and digital media & entertainment industries. Woody has been recognized by Forbes on its Midas List as one of the industry’s top technology investors. Woody currently serves on the boards of directors of GoFundMe, Minted, Spotify, and Varsity Tutors. His other active investments include Airbnb, Believe Digital, Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA), Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX), Payoneer, and VICE Media. Prior investments and board memberships include Dollar Shave Club (acquired by Unilever), Green Dot (NYSE: GDOT), Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN), HomeAway (acquired by Expedia), and XRS (NASDAQ: XRSC). Prior to joining TCV, Woody spent 12 years at Trident Capital, a leading venture capital and private equity firm, where he focused on the payments, internet, and mobile markets. Woody earned his B.A. from Hamilton College and his M.B.A. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Woody is also on the Board of Trustees of Hamilton College.

20/8/2018 5:00 PM
2017143
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Philip Martin
martin
Coinbase
VP Security
2/10/2018 5:46 PM
2018255
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Ed Maslaveckas
maslaveckas
Bud
Co-Founder

Bio coming soon.

6/9/2018 7:30 PM
2018175
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Mike Massaro
massaro
Flywire
CEO

Flywire solves complex payment problems for businesses and institutions to empower new opportunities globally and locally. The company processes billions in payments per year, connecting all the entities involved to make those transactions faster, more secure, less expensive, and more transparent. Clients in business, education and healthcare use Flywire’s full-service platform to tailor the payment experience for their customers and to create a single point of visibility and control for payer engagement and receivables management – from invoicing and payment through reconciliation. Flywire also supports its clients with end-to-end customer support including multilingual servicing via phone, email, and chat, as well as around-the-clock online payment tracking. The company is headquartered in Boston and has offices in Chicago, London and Manchester (UK), Valencia (Spain), Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, Cluj (Romania), and Sydney. Key investors include Bain Capital, F-Prime Capital (Fidelity), Spark Capital and Temasek. For more information, visit www.Flywire.com.

18/9/2018 5:01 PM
2018260
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Suzette Massie
massie
EY
Principal, Advisory Practice

In a world of unprecedented change, EY Advisory believes a better working world means helping clients solve big, complex industry issues and capitalize on opportunities to grow, optimize and protect their businesses.

From C-suite and functional leaders of Fortune 100 multinationals to disruptive innovators and emerging market small and medium-sized enterprises, EY Advisory works with clients — from strategy through execution — to help them design better outcomes and realize long-lasting results.

A global mindset, diversity and collaborative culture inspires EY consultants to ask better questions. They work with their clients, as well as an ecosystem of internal and external experts, to create innovative answers. Together, EY helps clients’ businesses work better.

The better the question. The better the answer. The better the world works.

Suzette is a principal in EY’s Advisory Practice. Suzette joined EY in 2015 as part of the Business Transformation team. As a former partner at Accenture, a leader in a global payments company and a senior executive at JPMorgan, she brings clients a unique combination of consulting and industry experience. Her 27 years of global experience has included payments, core banking, treasury services, back office operations, product development, merchant services, credit card, and managed services experiences in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia.

20/8/2018 5:00 PM
2017311
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Amrita Matharu
matharu
Western Union
Director of Omnichannel

Biography coming soon.

10/10/2019 9:55 AM
2019957
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Leonardo Mattiazzi
mattiazzi
CI&T
EVP Global Innovation

As Partner and EVP for Global Innovation, Leonardo guides CI&T and its customers to be active participants and leaders in industry transformations. He has lead CI&T's expansion into new markets globally and co-founded Sensedia, a digital platform company. With a pioneering spirit, his focus is on fomenting intrapreneurial corporate culture, standing up and evolving the capabilities and organizational structures needed for enterprises to thrive and grow in a fast paced world. He has been a leader in the application of Lean Digital to drive enterprise transformation, and is now based in San Francisco, California.

17/6/2019 3:41 PM
2019931
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Rob Mau
mau
Oliver Wyman
Partner

Rob Mau is a Partner in Oliver Wyman’s Washington, DC office in the Payments practice, He has advised clients in the US, Canada, South America, and Europe on payments related topics and is a frequency speaker at conferences and workshops.Rob works with banks and non-bank financial institutions advising them on topics including payments strategy, cards, merchant payments, and emerging payments and digital wallets.

Prior to joining Oliver Wyman, Rob has spent 19 years in the payments industry working for Capital One, Chase, and McKinsey & Company. He spent four years as an officer in the US Navy.

7/5/2019 2:15 PM
2018278
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Sam Maule
maule
11:FS
Managing Partner, North America

Sam previously led the Digital and FinTech Practice at NTT Data Consulting focusing on both the Financial Service and Insurance market. He has over twenty years of experience working in the payments, mobile, and banking space across North America and Europe.

Sam also co-hosts the leading industry podcast 11:FS FinTech Insider, and hosts the widely acclaimed podcast, Connection Interrupted.

18/4/2019 3:33 PM
2018086
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Peter Maynard
maynard
Equifax
SVP Data & Analytics Strategic Client Engagement

Peter leads the Data and Analytics Strategic Client Engagement team that focuses on identifying and driving innovative data and analytics solutions thought co-innovation with customers. His responsibilities include analytical product development and innovation, identity linking and matching, identity fraud solutions, as well as data and model governance across Equifax’s global markets. Since 2015, the team has grown analytical revenue by over 10%, while generating six patent-pending technologies and implementing a global trended data capability . The key to the team’s successes are insanely curious analysts with a customer mindset that love to design market leading solutions. Prior to joining Equifax, Peter led data and analytics teams across Card, Banking , Consumer and Small business lending at Capital One.

22/5/2019 10:14 AM
2019600
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Laura McCracken
mcCracken
Wirecard
EVP, Financial Institutions & Fintech

Laura McCracken, EVP & GM, Financial Institutions & Fintech at Wirecard, is responsible for leading the financial institutions vertical globally. Her team offers partners end-to-end white label solutions across digital banking, issuing, mobile payments, acquiring, and value-added services, such as loyalty, vouchers, gift cards, fraud and risk protection, 24/7 customer care, and AI . Prior to Wirecard, Laura led Financial Services & Payments Partnerships at Facebook in Northern Europe and Asia Pacific to enable commerce and P2P payments across Facebook, Marketplace, Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp. Prior to Facebook, Laura was GM, International Payment Products at Amazon, overseeing Amazon’s co-branded credit cards, B2B gift cards, installment lending, Shop with Points, and the Money Store.

She brings 25 years of experience from global financial services, payments and eCommerce companies, including Wirecard, Facebook, Amazon, Citi, American Express, Lazard and KPMG. Her background includes general management, strategy, business development, partnerships, and finance. Having lived in London, Luxembourg, Singapore, New York and Los Angeles and worked across over 30 markets in North America, EMEA, and Asia, she offers a global world view. Laura holds a BS in Accounting from Auburn University and MBA degrees from Columbia and London Business School.

27/9/2019 11:14 AM
19607
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Jada McLean
mcLean
Hurry Home
CEO & Co-Founder

Jada Mclean is the Co-founder/CEO of Hurry Home. She pursued a BSE in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Duke University. Then went on to do a stint in investment banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and McColl Partners (acquired by Deloitte corporate finance) where between late nights and spreadsheets she demystified the career of an entrepreneur. After her stint in investment banking, she went on to build a black haircare marketplace that aimed to connect black women to stylist and product. While she was doing that she was introduced to a think tank focusing on problems in financial inclusion in South Bend, Indiana. It is there where she became acquainted with the problem Hurry Home is solving and spent 6 months researching housing valued at $80K or less in the South Bend market and across the United States.

19/9/2019 6:09 PM
1915
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Patrick McLoughlin
mcLoughlin
Digs
CEO

Pat McLoughlin is the co-founder and CEO of Digs.

He graduated with a BA in Architecture from Miami University before getting involved in real estate development. He is a licensed real estate agent and loan officer as well as a real estate investor and landlord.

Pat has always been passionate about housing accessibility. After college, he served with AmeriCorps and the Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky. In 2013, he founded a non-profit organization (Build Abroad) which builds homes in developing and disaster-prone countries, such as Haiti in Nepal. His passion for housing carries over to his newest endeavor, Digs, which helps people save for their first home and provides tools to optimize their mortgage over their lifetime as a homeowner.

19/9/2019 6:32 PM
1918
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Matt McBride
mcbride
Modo Payments
Chief Information Security Officer

Matt McBride is a digital thought leader with deep expertise in cybersecurity, digital transformation, and in building nimble technology teams using agile and scrum. He has led multiple technology transformations from the ground up in organizations such as Raytheon, Bank of America, Tyco, and ADT Security. He comes to Modo after serving four years as Executive Vice President at Genesis10. In this role, Matt regularly consulted with executives and boards of Fortune 500 companies to evaluate and optimize their technology stack, and to architect tailored enterprise solutions to drive cybersecurity, agile, and digital maturity. He previously served as the Chief Information Officer for 1st Global Resources, a nationwide broker dealer and investment advisory firm.

Matt is also an Adjunct Professor teaching graduate cybersecurity, leadership, architecture, and software design courses for Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He is a regular contributor on cybersecurity, agile, and digital transformation topics for CIO.COM, InformationWeek, and the Enterprisers Project. He speaks on these topics nationwide and is also the author of Leadership Patterns for Software and Technology Professionals (ISBN 1508634408) which is in wide release worldwide, and available from sources such as Amazon.

10/4/2019 11:54 AM
2019012
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Dr. James McCaffrey
mccaffrey
Microsoft
Senior Research Director

James McCaffrey works for Microsoft Research in Redmond, WA. James has a PhD in cognitive psychology and computational statistics from the University of Southern California, a BA in psychology, a BA in applied mathematics, and an MS in computer science. James learned to speak to the public while working at Disneyland as a college student, and he can still recite the entire Jungle Cruise ride narration from memory.

8/4/2019 5:04 PM
2018463
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Jed McCaleb
mccaleb
Stellar Development Foundation
Co-Founder

Stellar is a common financial platform, designed to be open and accessible to everyone. It is an internet level protocol for payments.

Jed McCaleb is a co-founder of Stellar Development Foundation. Previously, he created eDonkey2000 which became one of the largest file-sharing networks in its time.
He later created Mt. Gox, the first bitcoin exchange, which was subsequently sold and re-coded by its current owners, followed by Ripple.

11/10/2018 3:14 PM
2018297
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Brett McDowell
mcdowell
FIDO Alliance
Executive Director

The FIDO Alliance, www.fidoalliance.org, was formed in July 2012 to address the lack of interoperability among strong authentication technologies, and remedy the problems users face with creating and remembering multiple usernames and passwords. The FIDO Alliance is changing the nature of authentication with standards for simpler, stronger authentication that define an open, scalable, interoperable set of mechanisms that reduce reliance on passwords. FIDO authentication is stronger, private, and easier to use when authenticating to online services.  To date, there have been over 300 FIDO® Certified products that are being leveraged by service providers to help protect over 3 billion user accounts worldwide.

Brett McDowell is the Executive Director of the FIDO Alliance, the organization he helped establish in 2012 to remove the world’s dependency on passwords through open standards for strong authentication. Previously, he was Head of Ecosystem Security at PayPal, where he developed strategies and lead programs to make the Internet safer for PayPal and their customers. Mr. McDowell has extensive experience leading multi-stakeholder cybersecurity initiatives, having held various leadership roles in NSTIC IDESG, DMARC.org, M3AAWG, National Cyber Security Alliance, StopBadWare.org, Kantara Initiative, and Liberty Alliance Project. Mr. McDowell is a Fellow at the National Center for Digital Government at the University of Massachusetts.

16/9/2018 1:23 PM
2018275
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Josh McFarland
mcfarland
Greylock
General Partner

Josh is a partner at Greylock, backing entrepreneurs who want to start and rapidly scale enduring, market-defining technology companies. Since joining the firm in 2017, he's led Greylock’s investment in Coinbase, Ribbon, and PayJoy.

Josh is an experienced product leader and entrepreneur. Previously, he was VP of Product at Twitter where he led the teams for all revenue generating lines of business including advertising, data services and customer support applications. He transitioned into the role following Twitter's acquisition of his company, TellApart, for more than $500M. Josh founded and incubated TellApart at Greylock in 2009.

Before TellApart, Josh was a lead PM at Google where he co-founded the Adwords API team. Today, this platform interacts with over half of the company’s total revenue and in 2008, won Google’s prestigious all-company EMG award.

Josh earned his Bachelor’s degree with distinction in Economics at Stanford, where he was a Mayfield Fellow.

19/9/2019 6:56 PM
19202
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Brent McIntosh
mcintosh
U.S. Department of the Treasury
General Counsel, U.S. Department of the Treasury
24/10/2018 1:40 PM
2018547
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Tyler McIntyre
mcintyre
Novo
Co-Founder & CTO
31/8/2018 10:17 PM
2018309
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Jordan McKee
mckee
451 Research
Research Director

Jordan McKee is a Research Director at 451 Research, a global IT research and advisory firm. McKee oversees 451’s Customer Experience & Commerce group while leading its coverage of the payments ecosystem. He focuses on digital transformation strategies for payment networks, issuing and acquiring banks, payment processors, point-of-sale providers and other payments industry stakeholders. His research helps vendors and enterprises assess the key implications of emerging technologies driving the digitization of the end-to-end shopping journey. Jordan joined 451 Research with the company's acquisition of mobility research firm Yankee Group in 2013. Before joining 451 Research he worked at OnProcess Technology, helping telecom and financial services businesses improve their customer experience and service supply chain strategies. Prior to this he was a member of FM Global’s internal market research unit, analyzing trends in the insurance sector. Jordan is listed on the Electronic Transactions Association's Forty Under 40 list for 2018. He is frequently engaged by the media to share his insights and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, TIME, Businessweek and The Financial Times. He has also appeared on radio and television interviews with the Associated Press and CBS. McKee is a regular speaker at client and industry events, delivering keynotes and moderating panels at SXSW, Money20/20, Interop and ETA TRANSACT.

9/4/2019 3:30 PM
2018087
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Steve McLaughlin
mclaughlin
FT Partners
Founder, CEO & Managing Partner

Steve McLaughlin is the Founder and CEO of FT Partners and former senior banker at Goldman Sachs covering FinTech and Financial Services for over 20 years. Steve was recently Ranked #1 on Institutional Investor’s “Most Influential Dealmakers in FinTech” report and named “2017 Investment Banker of the Year” and ranked #2 Investment Banker / #1 in FinTech in Silicon Valley by The Information. FT Partners was founded in late 2001 and has won “Investment Banking Firm of the Year” four times since 2004, most recently in 2016. Steve has personally led and closed hundreds of FinTech M&A, Capital Raise and IPO Advisory transactions. @ftpartners www.ftpartners.com

9/4/2019 10:26 AM
2017373
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Jelena McWilliams
mcwilliams
FDIC
Chairman

Biography coming soon...

7/10/2019 10:51 AM
2019988
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Hackathon Judge
Gregory Meeks
meeks
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Congressman, 5th District, State of New York
9/7/2018 11:40 AM
2018153
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Calanthia Mei
mei
PayPal
Associate, PayPal Ventures
24/9/2018 5:26 PM
6
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Ken Meiser
meiser
ID Analytics, a Symantec company
Chief Compliance Officer

ID Analytics is a leader in consumer risk management with patented analytics, proven expertise, and near real-time insight into consumer behavior. By combining proprietary data from the ID Network®—one of the nation’s largest networks of cross-industry consumer behavioral data—with advanced science, ID Analytics provides in-depth visibility into identity risk and creditworthiness. Every day, many of the largest U.S. companies rely on ID Analytics to make risk-based decisions that enhance revenue, reduce fraud, drive cost savings, and protect consumers. ID Analytics is a Symantec company. Visit www.idanalytics.com to learn more.

13/9/2018 1:57 PM
2018372
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Tanya Menendez
menendez
Snowball Wealth
CEO

Tanya Menendez is the Co-Founder and CEO of Snowball Wealth, an app that helps millennials understand and pay off student debt. Snowball provides personalized recommendations on whether to refinance, repay, or use federal options. Before Snowball, Menendez co-founded Maker’s Row, an online marketplace used by over 200,000 businesses that helps democratize American manufacturing for small businesses. Before becoming an entrepreneur, she worked at Goldman Sachs and Google. Menendez has been included in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List and named one of People en Español’s Most Powerful Latinas, and PopMechanic’s 25 Makers Who Are Reinventing the American Dream.

19/9/2019 6:00 PM
1913
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Aditya Menon
menon
Tallyx
CEO

Tallyx Founder and CEO Aditya Menon is an industry visionary, speaker and author in the digital transformation of financial services. Aditya started his first company at the age of 26, building the world’s first Microsoft Windows-based corporate banking platforms for global trade finance, payments, and custody services in 1989. He now has over 30years of rich experience in driving innovation, execution & transformation in the areas of business & technology strategy, digital disruption across consumer & corporate banking, mobile & digital payments, data analytics & dynamic offers, digital identity, API & open Banking. Aditya is a former Managing Director of Citi Global Digital Strategy, three-time entrepreneur – twice in the trade finance and cash management systems area, First CIO of Yes Bank and Group CIO of mPhasis. He has been a mobile payments evangelist and pioneer as CPO of Obopay rolling out mobile payments in India, Africa and the US.

19/9/2019 6:13 PM
1916
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Casey Merolla
merolla
Accenture
Senior Manager

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions — underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network — Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 477,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

Casey is a Senior Manager at Accenture in its Payment Strategy and Innovation practice. She has over 13 years of experience in financial services consulting focusing on traditional and emerging payment strategies for leading financial institutions, payment processors, card network providers, and financial technology companies. Over the last several years, Casey has also executed several engagements focused on issuer fraud operations strategy assessments and improvement projects. Her other project experience is in areas as diverse as strategy development, operational assessments, implementation and conversion, vendor negotiations, and research initiatives. Casey joined Accenture in March 2017 through its acquisition of First Annapolis Consulting. She holds an M.B.A from the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business and a B.S. from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce.

20/6/2018 4:57 PM
2018071
Keynote speaker / Panelist
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Douglas Merrill
merrill
ZestFinance
CEO & Founder

Bio coming soon.

21/6/2018 11:39 AM
2018111
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Amanda Mesler
mesler
Earthport
CEO
7/8/2018 1:55 AM
2018214
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Hackathon Judge
Chrissy Metz
metz
NBC's This is Us
Emmy Award Nominated Actress-Singer-Producer
30/9/2019 9:57 AM
2020002
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Hackathon Judge
Greg Michaelson
michaelson
DataRobot
General Manager of Banking
27/8/2018 11:02 AM
2018289
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Mårten Mickos
mickos
HackerOne
CEO
15/8/2018 4:10 PM
2018261
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Maya Mikhailov
mikhailov
Synchrony
CMO & Co-Founder, GPShopper, a Synchrony solution

Synchrony (NYSE: SYF) is a premier consumer financial services company delivering customized financing programs across key industries including retail, health, auto, travel and home, along with award-winning consumer banking products. With more than $140 billion in sales financed and 73.8 million active accounts, Synchrony brings deep industry expertise, actionable data insights, innovative solutions and differentiated digital experiences to move our customers and partners forward. More information can be found at synchrony.com and through Twitter: @Synchrony.

Maya Mikhailov is a nationally recognized leader in mobile innovations and retail solutions. Since founding GPShopper, she has worked with Fortune 500 retailers and brands to craft mobile strategies that have revolutionized the way they do business and interact with consumers throughout the shopping experience. 

Maya is an industry expert and educator on the topics of retail mobile trends, mobile strategy, user engagement and mobile fashion trends. Maya was named one of Mobile Marketer’s “Mobile Women to Watch,” the DMA’s “Guru of Mobile,” and was selected by the DoD to lead a cross-departmental education course on mobile best practices. She has served as an Adjunct Professor at NYU, focusing on the highly-personalized evolution of marketing and advertising through mobile technologies.

Maya has been a featured speaker at The Digital Money Forum at CES 2017, Luxury Interactive, The Content Council, Main Stage Panel Money 2020, CTIA, New York Women in Communications, Inc. (NYWICI), Shop.org, COSMOPROF (Beauty Industry Association), Internet Week NYC, Bloomberg, FOX Business News and the Fashion Institute of Technology. Among her most recent published interviews are Bloomberg Technology, Bloomberg Radio, Business Insider, Quartz, MarketWatch, Huffington Post, Women’s Wear Daily (WWD), Inc. Magazine, Apparel Magazine, Minneapolis Star Tribune, New York Business Journal and San Francisco Chronicle.

23/8/2018 10:03 AM
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Brendan Miller
miller
Forrester
Principal Analyst

Bio coming soon.

25/9/2018 12:18 PM
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Julia Miller
miller
E*TRADE
Director, Creative Services

Julia Miller is Director, Creative Services, on the Branding and Acquisition team, where she manages the internal creative agency and supports brand strategy and customer marketing initiatives.

An experienced integrated marketer and cross-functional team leader through agency account management roles, she’s helped companies such as American Express, Edward Jones, JP Morgan Chase, Allstate, and Guardian launch new products, attract and retain customers, and prepare people for a more secure financial future.

Prior to joining E*TRADE, Julia worked at Digitas, Kirshenbaum Bond + Partners, Rosetta, and MRM.

17/6/2019 3:16 PM
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Mary Ann Miller
miller
Varo Money
Head of Fraud Strategy

Mary Ann Miller has been pioneering the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in financial services for over 25 years. She is currently the Head of Fraud Strategy at Varo, which combines mobile technology with a social mission to provide access to no-cost premium bank accounts and automated savings tools. Prior to joining Varo, Miller was a senior director and fraud executive at Nice Actimize, where she helped banks develop digital strategies to prepare for the global wave of faster payments and combat financial crime. During this time, she has also served on the Federal Reserve Bank's Secure Payments Task Force, which involved working with the federal government to advance the safety, security, and resiliency of the U.S. payments system. In addition, Miller has held directorships and executive roles in fraud strategy at USAA, eBay/PayPal, and Lloyds Banking Group.

7/10/2019 11:39 AM
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Ben Milne
milne
Dwolla
Founder & CEO

Ben Milne is the founder and CEO of Dwolla, a new kind of payment network that allows anything connected to the Internet to move money quickly, safely, and at a cost as low as possible.

Under Milne, the Des Moines-based company has raised over $32 million from investors, like Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures, and most recently, CME Group. Dwolla has been named by Fast Company as one of the world’s “50 Most Innovative Companies.”

For his work, Milne has been recognized by Forbes as a “Disruptor of the Year,” named as one of Goldman Sachs' 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs, and honored by MIT Technology Review in its annual "Innovators Under 35" list.

16/9/2018 1:28 PM
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Sara Milsten
milsten
American Express
SVP, New Member Acquisition

Sara Milsten is SVP, New Member Acquisition, responsible for new customer acquisition for the U.S. Consumer Business. In this role, Sara is responsible for marketing strategies and investments for all owned and paid channels including Search, Media, Affiliate, Phone, Direct Mail and Site.

Prior to this, Sara served as the Chief Commerce Officer for Plenti and was focused on driving commerce and engagement on the Plenti platform. She also served as VP, Partnership Marketing and led marketing for our co-brand portfolios including Delta, Hilton and Starwood. Previously, Sara spent 8 years working in a variety of roles in our International Consumer business and delivered digital marketing strategies and solutions across our portfolio of proprietary markets.

Prior to American Express, Sara worked in advertising at a variety of agencies, including Young & Rubicam and Leo Burnett.

Sara holds a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from Kellogg at Northwestern University.

7/5/2019 10:21 AM
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Yvete Minor
minor
Declare it! Digital Marketing & Communications
SVP, Marketing and Communications
3/10/2018 7:37 PM
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Bá Minuzzi
minuzzi
Ausum Ventures
Co-Founder & General Partner

​Bárbara is an entrepreneurial investor and financial advisor to UHNW families in Brazil. She has singlehandedly raised over $250M for real estate and high tech companies in Latin America and the United States, and co-manages over $200M in assets through private banking. Bá is best known in the tech industry as the founder of BABEL Ventures, the first venture firm in Silicon Valley to have a Latina as founder and solo GP, with a $30M early stage fund focused in biotech. She has been lauded her for "Breaking all the rules" and "Rocking male-dominated Silicon Valley" by various mainstream publications. Bárbara is based in SF, where she leads BABEL Ventures and recently partnered up with Jeremy Gardner, together they co-founded Ausum Ventures with their first fund being: Ausum Blockchain Fund - focusing on social change through blockchain technology.

20/6/2018 4:57 PM
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Javier Mira
mira
FacePhi Biometría
CEO

Javier Mira, CEO and Co-founder at FacePhi, a global leader company specialized in Face Recognition technologies applied on financial sector. Always passionate about entrepreneurship and new challenges.


Expert speaker or moderator for biometric conferences such us:

• Panelist at RegTech Unconference Madrid.

• Panelist at Money2020 Asia, "Fighting fraud in 2018".

• Professor at AFI (Escuela de Finanzas) in Madrid.

• Speaker at Latam Fraud Forum RSA Conference, “Enhanced Authentication Methods in Large-Scale Enterprises”.

• Speaker at V Seminario Internacional Prevención de Fraudes en el Sistema Financiero, "Tecnologías biométricas y su aplicación práctica para la autenticación en la banca", Perú.

• Panelist at Money2020 USA, "Tecnologías biométricas y su aplicación práctica para la autenticación en la banca", in Las Vegas.

• Speaker at Fintech & Insurtech Digital Congress, "Technology Trends & Tools. Image recognition", in Poland.

• Speaker at European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), "Biometrics, a new way to authenticate", in Spain.

• Panelist at Latam Fraud Forum in San Francisco RSA Conference 2019: “"Securing the omni-channel" or as moderator “Enhancing the User Experience with Multi-Factor Biometrics”.

• Keynote speaker at Visa Annual Regional Payments Forum, "New frontiers: Biometrics", in Dubai.

10/4/2019 11:39 AM
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James Mirfin
mirfin
Refinitiv
Global Head, Digital Identity
1/10/2018 12:59 PM
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Varun Mittal
mittal
EY
Global Emerging Market Fintech Leader
15/9/2018 2:02 AM
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Aya Miyaguchi
miyaguchi
Ethereum Foundation
CEO

Aya originally became fascinated in the blockchain space for its potential to impact financial inclusion in emerging markets. In early 2013, she joined Kraken as Managing Director and has since worked to educate the public, VCs, and regulators on cryptocurrencies and blockchain innovation globally. As the Executive Director of the Ethereum Foundation, Aya leads the Foundation’s teams and supports the Ethereum ecosystem through core development and research activities, and educational efforts aimed at further expanding the world’s largest blockchain ecosystem. In 2019, she was appointed to the World Economic Forum’s Blockchain Global Council.

3/10/2019 9:32 AM
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Sopnendu Mohanty
mohanty
Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)
Chief Fintech Officer
26/9/2018 10:40 PM
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Nina Mohanty
mohanty
Bud
Former Payments Racer & Business Development
8/10/2018 9:46 AM
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Sheel Mohnot
mohnot
500 Startups
Partner

Sheel is the founding partner of the 500 startups FinTech Fund, which he has run for the past 3 years. His own startup experience includes 2 successful FinTech exits – a payments company (FeeFighters) and a high-stakes auction company (InnovativeAuctions). He's invested into over 80 companies in the past 6 years, mostly in the fintech space. He formerly worked as a financial services consultant at BCGand started his FinTech career at the non-profit p2p lender Kiva. He lives inSan Francisco and enjoys travel.

19/9/2019 7:29 PM
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Ajay Mookerjee
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Warburg Pincus
Founding Board Director & Senior Advisor

Dr. Mookerjee is the founding director of Farisquare Financial, driving the company’s continued growth. As Senior Advisor to Warburg Pincus, he is co-investor and board member of Leumi Cards, also driving the company’s continued growth. Over the prior 22 years, he has been corporate division and region head at CapOne and Suntrust, where he built billion-dollar credit card businesses and at Booz.Allen and Digital Credit, where seconded as managing advisor roles, he built billion-dollar bancassurance and sales finance businesses for AIG, GE and enduring products/platforms for Thai Farmers Bank, Fannie Mae, IBM, Cisco and D&B. Dr. Mookerjee served in India as board-member and advisor to JM Financial, KPMG, Zephyr Capital and TVS Capital and was the President of the HBS Research Center. He has served on New Jersey governor Murphy’s economic transition team.

Dr. Mookerjee holds a Bachelor of Technology from the IIT-Kanpur and a Doctorate from the Harvard Business School, researching E-Finance Marketplace Structures, co-authoring the books Global Electronic Banking and Business Solutions for the Global Poor and is considered a thought leader in the fintech industry.

10/4/2019 11:23 AM
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Michelle Moore
moore
Bank of America
Head of Digital Banking

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is one of the world’s largest financial institutions, providing a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial products and services. It is a leading global bank and wealth management franchise and a premier corporate and investment banking and capital market business, providing innovative services in M&A, equity and debt capital raising, lending, trading, risk management, research, and liquidity and payments management. Clients and customers can expect access to a comprehensive suite of world class products, services, and expertise from an organization that serves clients through operations in more than 40 countries and has treasury relationships with 94 percent of the U.S. Fortune 1,000 companies and 79 percent of the Fortune Global 500.  For additional information regarding Bank of America Merrill Lynch, please see www.baml.com.

Michelle Moore is Head of Digital Banking for Bank of America. In this role, she is responsible for developing and executing Bank of America’s mobile and online strategy, roadmap and transformation. She is focused on making banking more convenient for customers by delivering innovative products and services across mobile devices and online platforms. Bank of America is a leader in Mobile and Online Banking with 33.8 million digital customers including 21.6 million Mobile Banking app users. Moore is also responsible for ATM, Preferred and Small Business Client Services, and Financial Centers and Market Growth Strategy. Since joining Bank of America in 2003, Moore has held a number of leadership positions, including chief operating officer for Global Commercial Banking (GCB) and Finance executive for GCB Middle Markets, Bank of America Business Capital and Dealer Financial Services. Additionally, she served as the Finance executive for Corporate Workplace. Moore also has experience in the Consumer Banking business, having held positions as Strategy and Planning executive, as well as Checking Products executive. Moore serves as the Executive Sponsor for the Leadership Advantage Program. She also serves on the board of Hope Haven, Inc. Moore holds a Bachelor of Science in economics from Cornell University and a Master of Business Administration in finance from the University of Rochester’s Simon School of Business. She resides in Charlotte with her husband and two sons.

11/9/2018 10:36 AM
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Jesse Moore
moore
Texas Department of Banking
Asst. General Counsel

I was born and raised in Austin, Texas and went to college and law school at the University of Texas (Hook'em Horns!)

After law school, I was fortunate to clerk for the Hon. Barbara J. Houser, Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Texas and then spend my first few years in private practice doing bankruptcy work during the Great Recession at Hunton & Williams.

As the economy returned to "normal" I expanded my practice to financial compliance and transactional work at Hunton and then Dykema Gossett, and after finally paying off my student loans I joined the Texas Department of Banking, which is a great place to work.

30/9/2019 1:30 PM
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Dan Morehead
morehead
Pantera Capital
Chairman, Bitstamp & CEO

Dan founded Pantera Capital in 2003 – managing a billion dollars in hedge fund strategies. He previously served as Head of Macro Trading and CFO at Tiger Management with Julian Robertson. Dan began his career as a Collateralized Mortgage Obligation trader at Goldman Sachs. Dan graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a B.S. in Structural Engineering and received the Carmichael Prize for his thesis. Pantera Capital is the first institutional investment firm focused exclusively on bitcoin, other digital currencies, and companies in the blockchain tech ecosystem. Pantera launched the first crypto-currency fund in the United States when bitcoin was at $65 /BTC in 2013. The firm subsequently launched the first exclusively-blockchain venture fund and is now raising its third venture fund. In 2017 Pantera was the first firm to offer a pre-auction ICO fund. Pantera Bitcoin Fund has returned over 16,000% in four years and has returned billions to its investors. Pantera currently manages $800mm in capital in seven funds in three product groups – passive, hedge, and venture funds.

9/4/2019 10:23 AM
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Sarah Morgenstern
morgenstern
Omidyar Network
Principal, Investments
23/9/2018 12:22 PM
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Eli Calderón Morin
morin
All_ebt
CEO & Founder
27/8/2018 11:31 AM
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Hans Morris
morris
Nyca Partners
Managing Partner

Hans Morris is the managing partner of Nyca Partners, a venture capital firm in New York and San Francisco focusing on financial services technology. From 2010 to 2014 he was managing director and special advisor at General Atlantic, a global growth equity firm. He is the chairman of the board of Lending Club, and a board member of KCG, AvidXchange, Boomtown, Payoneer, and SigFig. From 2007 until 2010 he served as president of Visa Inc., the global payments company. Before joining Visa, he spent 27 years at Citigroup and its predecessor companies in several operating and management roles, including CFO and head of finance, technology and operations for Citi Markets and Banking, the capital markets, investment banking, commercial banking and transaction services business for Citigroup. He was previously COO of the investment bank, and head of the financial services group.  Mr. Morris graduated from Dartmouth College, and serves as chairman of the Board of Overseers of the Hopkins Center for Arts at Dartmouth, and is chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA).

26/4/2019 11:50 AM
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Daragh Morrissey
morrissey
Microsoft
Director Artificial Intelligence, Microsoft WW Financial Services

Daragh Morrissey is a Director for Artificial Intelligence in the Microsoft Worldwide Financial Services team.  His areas of focus are driving successful adoption of Artificial Intelligence and enabling Microsoft customers to innovate in partnership with the Microsoft Fintech ecosystem. He’s presented at Industry events such as FinDEVr, Americas FinTech Conference, SIBOS, FinTech Montrel, and global Microsoft events (Inspire, Ready, and Envision). He is a Certified IT Architect Professional the International Association of Software Architects (IASA).

13/9/2019 12:51 PM
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Steve Mott
mott
BetterByDesign
Principal
30/9/2018 10:49 PM
2018470
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Todd Mozer
mozer
Sensory
Chairman & CEO
27/8/2018 10:49 AM
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Kasturi Mudulodu
mudulodu
YapStone
VP Product Management, Core Payments

YayPay is an easy-to-use, cloud-based predictive accounts receivable automation solution that leverages machine learning and automatic payment communications to accelerate collections. This enables finance and AR teams to eliminate and streamline the manual effort associated with following up on late invoices and reporting on AR KPI metrics. YayPay integrates with multiple accounting, ERP, billing, and CRM applications for a complete look into the collections process, and helps organizations better predict cash flow and increase revenue. If an integration does not exist, the YayPay REST API allows a business to seamlessly connect all business applications and CRM technologies and provides a unified collection automation experience for the customer. YayPay makes collecting money fast, easy, and highly predictable.

9/9/2018 8:42 PM
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Scott Mullins
mullins
Amazon Web Services
Head of Worldwide Financial Services Business Development

Scott Mullins is the Head of Worldwide Financial Services Business Development at Amazon Web Services (AWS), where he is responsible for leading the development and execution of AWS’s strategic initiatives in the financial services industry around the world. Prior to joining AWS in 2014, Scott’s 20 year career in financial services included roles at JPMorgan Chase, Nasdaq, Merrill Lynch, and Penson Worldwide.  A graduate of Texas A&M University, Scott is a subject matter expert quoted in industry media, a recognized speaker at industry events, and serves on the advisory board of the FinTech Sandbox.

19/9/2018 11:55 PM
2018112
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Evans Munyuki
munyuki
Emirates NBD
Global Chief Digital Officer

Evans Munyuki is the Chief Digital Officer (CDO) for Emirates NBD, the leading banking group in the region. He is an experienced business leader with 24+ years of experience leading financial and technology organizations in listed companies across both mature and emerging markets. Before joining Emirates NBD, Evans undertook multiple CDO, CIO and P&L business leadership roles across a combination of traditional financial and technology companies across American, European, and African markets. Evans was also recently CDO and CIO of a rapid growth, German-listed FinTech operating across 14 African and European markets. In addition to multiple certifications, he holds a Master’s Degree in Project Management, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science in Electronics Engineering.

10/9/2019 10:45 AM
2019998
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Marie-Claude Nadeau
nadeau
McKinsey & Company
Partner

McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm with over 100 locations across more than 75 countries. We have more than 20 different industry practices and eight major functional practices. McKinsey is a trusted advisor and counselor to the leaders of many of the world's most successful businesses and institutions.

Financial institutions need seasoned, clear-eyed counsel as they navigate today's challenging environment. McKinsey's Financial Services Practice is uniquely positioned to provide this guidance. We deliver independent, fact-based solutions to urgent problems and provide insights on strategic, operational and technological issues to help our clients thrive over the long term.

That is why we are the partner of choice for financial services companies seeking high-impact strategies for profitable growth. Our intellectual capital and our expertise in every dimension of the industry enable us to offer clients innovative, actionable solutions.

The structure of our practice reflects the complexity of the financial services industry. Organized along sector and functional axes, our sub-practices cover the full spectrum of business challenges. We serve corporate, investment and retail banks, brokerage and securities firms, life and property and casualty insurers, asset managers, consumer finance companies, credit card companies and payments services providers, as well as many non-traditional financial companies. We also provide deep functional expertise in operations, technology, marketing, digital, analytics, organization and risk.

For all clients, McKinsey's Financial Services Practice offers a senior management perspective, helping companies to articulate and resolve their most difficult and pressing problems and to capitalize on their most attractive opportunities.

For more information on our Financial Services Practice, please visit 

 https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/financial-services/how-we-help-clients.

2/8/2019 11:58 AM
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Samant Nagpal
nagpal
Amazon
Global Head of Business Payment Products
12/10/2018 11:23 AM
2018531
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Priyanka Naik
naik
Oracle
Fintech Consultant
24/9/2018 5:29 PM
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Rosita Najmi
najmi
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Senior Program Officer

Rosita Najmi has been financial inclusion and fintech specialist since 2001. She joined the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2015 to advance digital financial services for the poor. She came to the foundation after tenures as a financial sector specialist at the World Bank, impact investor at the Omidyar Network, international development practitioner at leading NGOs, and as a social entrepreneur (co-founder and executive director of an iNGO in West Africa). Rosita has investing, field research, publications, and operational experience from over 30 countries across Africa and East Asia and Pacific. Her contributions and collaborations span government, the private sector, civil society, and multilateral organizations and bodies, including the G7 and G20. Rosita is a Council on Foreign Relations Term Member and has been recognized for her leadership in fintech and financial inclusion, including selection in 2018 Innovate Finance’s Women in Fintech Powerlist. Rosita earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA with honors in Economics, Politics, and French from Wake Forest University. She is based in Washington, DC.

5/7/2019 11:10 AM
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Ben Narasin
narasin
NEA
Venture Partner

As one of the world’s largest and most active venture capital firms, NEA has developed deep domain expertise and insight into our industries of focus. We channel that knowledge into every technology and healthcare investment we make -- at any stage, in any location, around the globe.

26/9/2018 6:04 AM
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Brett Narlinger
narlinger
Green Dot Corporation
Chief Revenue Officer

Brett Narlinger is the Chief Revenue Officer of Green Dot Corporation. In this role, Narlinger is responsible for leading and driving growth across Green Dot’s six divisions as well as overseeing growth and development of the company’s 35 products.

Narlinger joined Green Dot from Mercury Payments Systems where he served as Senior Vice President of Sales. During his tenure at the company, he drove growth initiatives of the business through sales, sales operations, large account acquisition, partner recruitment, and partner and merchant retention resulting in the company’s double-digit growth, and leading to the company’s successful acquisition by Vantiv in 2015 for $1.95B.

Prior to Mercury Payments, Narlinger spent nearly 20 years at First Data Corporation where he held numerous leadership roles, including overseeing all enterprise and national portfolio accounts, partner recruiting, channel strategies, and sales. While at First Data, Narlinger was a founding executive of Bank of America Merchant Services, a joint venture between First Data and Bank of America that once established the largest merchant bank processing entity in the United States with over $1B in annual revenue. As Executive Vice President, Mr. Narlinger led all merchant acquiring and processing growth initiatives, supporting clients from Bank of America’s business banking, commercial banking and corporation banking sectors.

24/9/2018 11:23 AM
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Andrew Nash
nash
Capital One
Managing Vice President of Identity Services

Andrew Nash is one of the foremost authorities on identity services and is currently the Managing Vice President of Identity Services at Capital One. He joined Capital One in 2018, following the company’s acquisition of Confyrm—a startup focused on developing leading edge identity fraud detection and alerting systems, including identity validation and contraindication mechanisms. Prior to founding Confyrm, Andrew developed consumer identity vetting and verified information systems as CTO for Trulioo.

Andrew was a founding board member at the OpenID Foundation, the Open Identity eXchange (OIX) and the Information Card Foundation. he has co-authored numerous Web Services security specifications and is the author of a book on Public Key Infrastructure. In 2006, he was recognized by InfoWorld as one of the "Top 25 Most Influential CTOs.”

17/6/2019 3:57 PM
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Cheryl Nash
nash
Fiserv
President, Investment Services

Cheryl Nash, President, Investment Services at Fiserv, drives the strategic vision for industry-leading technology solutions in wealth management. With over 30 years of experience, Cheryl has a keen appreciation and understanding of industry trends, priorities and challenges, and is a highly sought-after subject matter expert. Her consultative approach has yielded enduring client partnerships.

Cheryl’s credentials include her appointment to the Money Management Institute (MMI) board of governors and selection as co-chair of the MMI Women in Wealth Management, a program dedicated to ensuring women in the workforce 0-5 years have an enriching start to their financial services careers; board member of MMI’s Leadership Pathway; and former co-chair for MMI’s Technology & Operations Committee. She serves as an Envestnet Institute on Campus advisory board member and leads the Women in Wealth Management initiative, a program dedicated to inspiring, advising, and educating career-focused women.

Cheryl has received numerous awards for her contributions and achievements including Money Management Institute’s Pioneer Award (2009); Gold Stevie® Award for Women in Business (2016); Family Wealth Report’s Women in Wealth Management—Individual Contributor award (2017); MMI/Barron’s Industry award to Envestnet Institute on Campus in the ‘Doing Good’ category, a program for which Cheryl Nash and Fiserv are key contributors (2017, 2018); InvestmentNews 2017 Women to Watch honoree; the FTF News 2018 Editor’s Choice Award and most recently, ThinkAdvisor’s 2019 Top Women in WealthTech.

7/8/2019 11:01 AM
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Richard Neiman
neiman
LendingClub
Head of Regulatory & Government Affairs

We are America's largest online marketplace connecting borrowers and investors. Borrowers access low interest rate loans through a fast and easy online or mobile interface. Investors provide the capital to enable the loans in exchange for earning interest. Our marketplace enables loan approval, pricing, servicing and support operations, and provides the regulatory and legal framework that make it all possible. We operate fully online with no branch infrastructure, and use technology to lower cost and deliver an amazing experience. We pass the cost savings to borrowers in the form of lower rates and investors in the form of attractive returns. We're transforming the banking system into a frictionless, transparent and highly efficient online marketplace, helping people achieve their financial goals everyday.

Richard Neiman is Head of Regulatory and Government Affairs for Lending Club, the largest online credit marketplace for connecting borrowers and investors.  He joined Lending Club in 2014, after serving for three years as Vice Chairman of the Global Financial Services Regulatory Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC).  

Richard was previously Superintendent of Banks for the State of New York from 2007-2011, where he was responsible for the supervision of all state chartered and licensed financial institutions, including banks, nonbank lenders, money transmitters, and the majority of foreign bank branches in the U.S.  During his term as Superintendent, Richard was appointed by the U.S. Congress to serve on the five-member Congressional Oversight Panel for TARP.    

Earlier in his career, Richard was EVP and General Counsel of TD Waterhouse (now TD Ameritrade), and General Counsel of the Global Equities Division at Citibank.  Richard began his career with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in Washington, D.C. where he served initially as staff attorney and then as Special Assistant to the Chief Counsel.

Outside the office, Richard advises the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative and co-chairs its Regulatory Architecture Task Force.  He is also on the advisory council of the Institute for Financial Market Regulation and on the advisory board of Columbia Business School’s Chinese Business Initiative. Richard also serves on the Board of the Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF), a mentoring and college preparatory nonprofit, and on the Board of Henry Street Settlement, one of New York’s oldest social services organizations.

Richard received his bachelor’s degree from American University School of Government and his J.D. degree from Emory University School of Law.

1/9/2018 8:14 PM
2018350
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Dr. Taylor Nelms
nelms
Filene Research Institute
Managing Director of Research
29/9/2018 10:00 PM
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Jerry Nemorin
nemorin
LendStreet
Founder & CEO
15/10/2018 12:25 PM
2018515
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Thomas Nielsen
nielsen
Deutsche Bank
GTB Chief Digital Officer
22/7/2019 12:51 PM
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Laurent Nizri
nizri
Paris Fintech Forum
CEO

Laurent is a French entrepreneur, recognized for its digital/mobile payments-banking & Fintech expertise, with a focus on strategy, business development, & innovation. As the Founder and CEO of Altéir Consulting, created just after he helped launch Zebank, first online bank in Europe in 1999, he had the opportunity to work across the complete value chain helping telcos, banks, insurers, new incumbents and start ups to define new strategies & products, to launch new businesses and to manage major international projects in the telco, payment & digital finance sector. Since 2011 he chairs the Payment & Fintech club of the French Digital economy association (ACSEL), biggest club in France for the sector which gathers 300 experts each quarters for international exchanges. He is also the Vice President of ACSEL. He founded and own the Paris Fintech Forum. The second edition in January 2017 gathered 1800 attendees from 47 countries to listen to 200+ speakers, mainly CEOs from all over the world. (www.parisfintechforum.com & @ParisFinforum ) He is part of many payment & fintech institutional bodies and a regular speaker in key international events.

22/8/2018 5:58 PM
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Chris Noe
noe
Wells Fargo
Head of Treasury Management Product Innovation & Partnerships

Chris Noe is Senior Vice President of Product Management at Wells Fargo. He has over 20 years of product management and design experience in the banking space and was previously Application Manager at Wachovia Bank. Prior to that, he was a Systems Engineer/Analyst at First Union National Bank.

Chris has a Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems and Services from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

13/6/2019 5:23 AM
2019905
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Dmitriy Norenko
norenko
Upswot
CEO

Business developer with 15 years of experience, responsible for customer acquisition and sales in the biggest financial and debt collection corporations in Eastern Europe, managing 100+ people.

Dmitry is the CEO and co-founder of Upswot which is 10 months old company but could manage to get the contracts with 18 Lenders & Carriers in 5 countries

19/9/2019 6:03 PM
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Trudy Norris-Grey
norris-grey
Microsoft
Managing Director, CityNext

Trudy has over 30 years of success in the IT industry with roles spanning global sales, marketing, channel and partner strategies, business development, and portfolio transformation. As Microsoft’s leader for CityNext and for business development for its government business, Norris-Grey heads a team focused on digital transformation - including creating, incubating and accelerating new markets and new business models in service of public-sector customers as their operations and responsibilities evolve and change. Prior to assuming her current role, Trudy held leadership positions at Microsoft, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, and BT. In all these positions she was a champion of the customer and its partners, seeking out insight into their unmet needs in order to better serve them, to help them overcome their challenges and in turn work with them to grow their customer satisfaction, revenue and profit. In 2012, Trudy joined Microsoft as General Manager overseeing the public sector business in Central and Eastern Europe. In her spare time, Trudy is a passionate advocate for the development of skills and enterprises so that they can be continually relevant in the era of Industrial Revolution v.4.0; the encouragement of women and girls to consider careers in science, engineering and technology; climate change. She is Chair of WISE, a UK-based organization which seeks to add 1 million more women to the UK STEM workforce. She has also served as Chair for the Confederation of British Industry’s (CBI) Committee on Innovation, Science & Technology; a member of the UK’s National Careers Council; editor and contributor to the Wilson and Shadbolt Reviews; a member of the oversight committee for the UK’s national Technology Strategy Board and was a founding member of the CBI Leadership Group on Climate Change. She also sat on an advisory panel for the Welsh Government in the finance and professional services sector. A native of Swansea, U.K., Trudy & her husband have three children.

26/9/2018 10:00 AM
2018466
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Anthony Noto
noto
SoFi
CEO

Anthony is the CEO of SoFi and serves on its board of directors. Before joining SoFi, he served as chief operating officer of Twitter since November 2016, and as its chief financial officer when joining the company in July 2014. Prior to Twitter, Anthony served for almost four years as co-head of global TMT investment banking at Goldman Sachs. He joined Goldman Sachs in 1999, was named partner in 2004, and served as the head of communications media and Internet equity research. Before returning to Goldman, Anthony spent almost three years as chief financial officer of the National Football League. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, Anthony also holds a masters of business administration from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

17/9/2018 6:28 PM
2018453
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Alyssa Nugent
nugent
Visa
Visa Account Executive, US Financial Institution Sales

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company’s relentless focus on innovation is a catalyst for the rapid growth of digital commerce on any device for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce. For more information, visit  About Visa, visa.com/blog and @VisaNews.

1/10/2018 3:38 PM
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Dee O'Malley
o'malley
Best Buy
Senior Director, Financial Services

Dee O'Malley is Sr. Director, Financial Services for Best Buy Co., Inc.  In her current role, she is responsible for third party payment acceptance and the Best Buy gift card program.  She provides industry expertise, strategies, solutions, and programs to the Best Buy Enterprise as well as actively advocating the merchant position in the payments industry.  She is responsible for integrating payment capabilities with the company’s broader efforts and ensuring the enterprise remains current in regards to payment industry matters including regulation, compliance, and technology trends, products, and solutions.  Dee is involved in several industry forums and is a board member of the Merchant Advisory Group.  

20/6/2018 4:59 PM
2018052
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Shaquille O'Neal
o'neal
Steady
Basketball Legend; Advisor & Advocate
1/10/2018 5:25 PM
2018469
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Peter O'Neill
o'neill
FindBiometrics
CEO

FindBiometrics is the leading industry resource for all information on biometrics identification and identity verification systems and solutions. We have the latest daily news from the global biometric and identity management business community, a comprehensive vendor list, informative articles, interviews, exclusive videos, links to biometric associations and a calendar of events.

Head of the most trusted and longest-standing biometrics and identity management resource – FindBiometrics – Peter O’Neill is known throughout the industry as an integral thought leader and a prominent voice for strong authentication. He is a member of the International Biometric + Identity Association (IBIA), the FIDO Alliance and SIA Data Privacy Advisory Board. Peter O’Neill is the inter-industry face of biometrics. In addition to bringing biometrics to the world’s biggest vertical market conferences including Money 20/20, Money 20/20 Europe, Mobile World Congress, and ISC West, O’Neill initiated the largest annual review of the identity management industry: The FindBiometrics Year in Review. Now entering its 16th year, the in-depth survey and market analysis is relied upon by industry-leading executives seeking to keep their finger on the pulse of biometrics, identity, and related market trends. In 2013, responding to industry trends toward mobility, O’Neill launched Mobile ID World, a sibling-site to FindBiometrics focused on the intersection of identity, connectivity, biometrics, and end-user experiences. Expanding the digital identity narrative to encompass disruptive innovations in artificial intelligence, 5G, AR, VR, biometric credit cards, wearable technology, connected cars, and more, Mobile ID World was responsible for hosting the world’s first executive summit to examine the challenges and opportunities associated with mobile ID – Biometrics UnPlugged: Mobility Rules. For three years in a row, Mobile ID World’s expertise in this area has landed it on the judging panel for the prestigious GSMA GLOMO Awards, presented at Mobile World Congress. With over 25 years of advertising and business experience, Peter O’Neill has an extensive background in media, in both online and broadcasting environments. Prior to founding FindBiometrics, O’Neill helped launch History Television and Showcase Television in Canada for Alliance Communications. 

20/6/2018 5:00 PM
2018050
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Paula O'Reilly
o'reilly
Accenture
Managing Director

Paula is a Managing Director at Accenture responsible for leading the financial services business in the Midwest. In the course of her 25 year career at Accenture, Paula has been responsible for leading the Capital Markets practice in North America, defining the overall strategy and sales and delivery of services to investment banks and wealth and asset managers. She has experience managing C-level banking client relationships both globally and regionally in the US. Paula has led a variety of initiatives included strategy development, large scale system selection and implementation, post-merger integration, finance and risk management, back office operations, and overall account management.

In addition to client work, Paula is a frequent industry speaker, author, and board member of the Money20/20 Rise Up Academy, empowering women to leadership roles in financial services. She also actively participates in the community by serving on the Board of Directors for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and (NMSS).  Paula also volunteers with and supports NPower, Junior Achievement, and Girls on the Run.

2/8/2019 11:59 AM
2018030
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Abraham Okusanya
okusanya
Timelineapp Tech Limited
CEO & Founder

Abraham is the founder and CEO of Timeline, the next-generation digital retirement income platform used by financial advisers and institutions for creating and managing sustainable withdrawal strategies for their clients. With users in 7 counties including US, UK, Canada, Australia and Ireland among its clients Timeline’s vision is to enable people to face retirement with confidence. As well as the book Beyond the 4% rule: the science of retirement portfolios that last a lifetime, Abraham has authored several industry papers, delivered talks to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Chartered Institute (CII), Personal Finance Society (PFS), The Association of British Insurers (ABI), Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) and several conferences in the UK, US, Ireland and Luxembourg.

19/9/2019 7:16 PM
919004
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Thomas Olofsson
olofsson
Quantum1Net
Head of Security

Thomas Olofsson is a Senior Cybercrime and cyber security security specialist with a strong development background. With years of software development, penetration testing and risk analysis work , Thomas believes that information security and data protection should be a part of the design of any information system, not just an after thought. Thomas's specialities include: encryption in blockchain and cryptocurrencies and related  threats, incident handling and response,  information security management, and cryptography.

7/5/2019 2:12 PM
2019020
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Jenny Openshaw
openshaw
IDEMIA
SVP Sales & Sales Operations

IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, provides a trusted environment enabling citizens and consumers alike to perform their daily critical activities (such as pay, connect, travel and vote), in the physical as well as digital space. Securing our identity has become mission critical in the world we live in today. By standing for Augmented Identity, an identity that ensures privacy and trust and guarantees secure, authenticated and verifiable transactions, we reinvent the way we think, produce, use and protect one of our greatest assets – our identity – whether for individuals or for objects, whenever and wherever security matters. We provide Augmented Identity for international clients from Financial, Telecom, Identity, Public Security and IoT sectors. With 13,000 employees around the world, IDEMIA serves clients in 180 countries.

15/9/2018 12:52 AM
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Dror Oren
oren
Kasisto
Chief Product Officer & Co-Founder

Kasisto enables financial institutions to service, engage and acquire customers via human-like, intelligent conversations, anytime, anywhere. Kasisto’s Conversational AI platform, KAI Banking, powers omni-channel virtual assistants and chatbots who are fluent in banking across mobile apps, websites, messaging platforms, and voice-enabled devices.

KAI is the leading Conversational AI platform for the finance industry and Kasisto’s customers include DBS Bank, J.P. Morgan, Mastercard, TD Bank, Standard Chartered, Wells Fargo, among others. They chose KAI Banking for its proven track record to drive business results while simultaneously improve customer experiences. The platform is engaging with millions of consumers around the world and is optimized for performance, scalability, security, and compliance.

What sets KAI apart from its competitors is that the platform is proven in production and, in fact, it is the most comprehensive deployment of Conversational AI in the finance industry. With human-like, intelligent conversations, everyday KAI-powered virtual assistants help banks and their customers by:

Servicing consumers in ways that increase operational efficiencies while delighting customers

• Reduce call center volume – KAI skillfully deflects or triages frequent banking tasks and knows when to hand-off to a live agent for services that need a human touch
• Empower customers to self-serve – Help customers get their banking done on any channel they prefer

Engaging consumers in ways that increase brand loyalty and sticky behaviors

• Enable lifestyle banking – KAI weaves financial decisions into everyday life and gives customers the seamless experience they expect – contextual, proactive and personalized
• Champion their financial well-being – KAI uncovers insights and makes recommendations to help customers manage their money, not just move it.

Acquiring consumers in ways that increase the lifetime value while reducing digital acquisition costs

• Help them discover products they need – Conversations with KAI naturally lead to contextual offers for products and services. Personalized assistance that is relevant increases the lifetime value of each customer.
• New channels open new relationships – Digital marketing and sales with KAI lowers the cost of acquisition and uses intelligent, proactive conversations to provide steady value.

Dror is Chief Product Officer & Co-Founder at Kasisto, creators of KAI Banking, the leading conversational AI platform for the finance industry. Kasisto counts DBS Bank, JP Morgan, Mastercard, Standard Chartered, TD Bank, and Wells Fargo among its customers as well as other leading financial institutions who are changing the face of banking with KAI to create engaging consumer experiences and drive business results.

In 2013, Dror co-founded Kasisto, a spin-out of SRI International, world-renown research center with decades of innovation creating new industries and billions of dollars in market value – including the discovery and design of ground-breaking products, technologies and industries – from Siri and online banking to medical ultrasound, cancer treatments and much more.

He has over 10 years of experience in software engineering, marketing, and product management. Prior to Kasisto, Dror was an executive director in the SRI Ventures team at SRI International, where he focused on commercializing Artificial Intelligent technologies and spinning out companies such as Tempo.ai (acquired by Salesforce) and Desti (acquired by Nokia). Before that, he held product roles at NICE Systems and VMWare.


9/4/2019 2:26 PM
2018445
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Sasha Orloff
orloff
LendUp
Co-Founder & CEO
11/7/2018 11:16 AM
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Ian Ormerod
ormerod
BBVA
Head of New Digital Business

Senior executive with 25 years progressive experience within the banking and insurance sectors combined with an entrepreneurial instinct which has also led to the creation of two successful businesses. A rounded, charismatic and intelligent leader with a successful track record in leading both large operational business functions and strategically focused senior teams. Proven strengths in relationship management, sales, innovative change delivery, strategicthinking and execution, P&L management and control, M&A activity, customer experience design and delivery, global digital transformation, regulatory control and liaison, troubleshooting and executive sponsorship of large-scale programmes.

20/9/2018 9:59 AM
2018450
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Joseph Otting
otting
OCC
Comptroller of the Currency

Joseph M. Otting was sworn in as the 31st Comptroller of the Currency on November 27, 2017.

He leads an agency of nearly 4,000 men and women who supervises more than 1,200 national banks, federal savings associations, and federal branches and agencies of foreign banks operating in the United States, which hold nearly $13trillion in assets. The mission of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is to ensure that national banks and federal savings associations operate in a safe and sound manner, provide fair access to financial services, treat customers fairly, and comply with applicable laws and regulations.

Since becoming Comptroller, Mr. Otting has sought to promote economic opportunity and support job growth by seeking to eliminate unnecessary burden on banks and thrifts operating across the country. His priorities have included modernizing the regulations implementing the Community Reinvestment Act, encouraging banks to meet the short-term credit needs of their customers, simplifying regulatory capital and the Volcker Rule, making compliance with the BankSecrecy Act more effective, and ensuring the OCC operates as efficiently as possible.

Prior to becoming Comptroller of the Currency, Mr. Otting was an executive in the banking industry.

30/9/2019 1:17 PM
2020009
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Hicham Oudghiri
oudghiri
Enigma
CEO & Co-Founder

Hicham is Co-Founder and CEO of Enigma, a New York-based data and technology company. Enigma helps global organizations bridge the gap between source data and smarter workflows, creating a more connected and enriched view of their business. Prior to Enigma, Hicham managed the private sustainable finance program at BMCE Bank, in partnership with the World Bank Group, where he created energy models for large-scale alternative energy projects across Africa. Hicham began his career at an energy fund in Dallas, Texas. Hicham received a B.A. from Columbia University, where he studied Philosophy and Mathematics.

20/6/2018 5:00 PM
2018083
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Jan Owen
owen
State of California
Commissioner, Department of Corporations
27/8/2018 4:49 PM
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Matt Ozvat
ozvat
Worldpay
Head of Developer Integrations
24/10/2018 1:21 PM
2018537
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Hector Pages
pages
in/PACT
Chief Growth Officer
20/9/2018 12:18 AM
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Scott Painter
painter
Fair
Founder & CEO

Scott is a serial entrepreneur and fintech futurist in the automotive and technology industries, who has founded dozens of disruptive companies over the past 25 years. His new venture, Fair, is pioneering the flexible car ownership model by allowing customers to get a car entirely on their phone and turn it in whenever they want. Prior to Fair, Scott founded TrueCar with the aim of eliminating negotiation from the car-buying process by providing data-driven pricing research to both dealers and consumers. Painter also founded Cars Direct, which took the pioneering step of introducing upfront pricing to auto retail. Painter regularly attends TED, All Things D, and is a member of the World Economic Forum.

17/6/2019 9:28 AM
2019032
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Rob Palacios
palacios
Texas Capital Bank
EVP & Director TCB Labs
12/10/2018 12:02 PM
2018540
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Rina Pandallai
pandallai
Publicis.Sapient
Financial Services Strategy & Transformation Lead
24/9/2018 11:15 AM
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Steve Pannifer
pannifer
Consult Hyperion
Chief Operating Officer

Steve, the COO at Consult Hyperion, is a digital identity and information security expert. He has led Consult Hyperion teams delivering projects in these areas for both banks, telcos and payment schemes. Steve has a detailed understanding of the global digital identity market, the operational and information security implications of the main ID&V processes and tools, and the most efficient way to implement them in financial services, including critical financial infrastructures. He has advised clients in Australia, Europe, North America and the UK, successfully transferring the learnings and best practice from one market to another. Over the last four years, Steve has established and built up Consult Hyperion’s information security and penetration testing capabilities. Building upon Consult Hyperion’s proven Security Risk Analysis methodology, Steve’s team now includes individuals with experience in mobile penetration testing, secure code reviews and the technology available in a mobile device to secure personal and financial information. The aim is always to understand the business impact of security issues and to be able to present those in business terms in order that resources can be targeted where they are most needed. Prior to joining Consult Hyperion, Steve gained 7 years IT experience at Logica, in the areas of IT security, systems integration and database design. Steve is a member of the UK Government’s Privacy and Consumer Advisory Group.

9/5/2019 1:01 PM
2018167
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Marisa Paramita
paramita
Olive Gives
Co-Founder

Marisa is the Founder and CEO of Olive Gives, a new platform simplifying how people give to charity and non-profits raise funds.

She has always been passionate about improving the lives of others, and has seen first hand how only a small amount of money can have a big impact on people living in her native Indonesia.

Marisa has spent her career driving user engagement, most recently with Uber, launching ride sharing in 30 cities and 1 country (Myanmar). She has also offered her services as a marketing consultant across various industries, including health retreats and mortgage lending.

Fun Facts

Owned a record label and hosted music festivals with major international artists in Indonesia

Launched a successful children’s clothes e-commerce business

Illustrated a children's book

Loves to free diving and collect vinyl records

Mother to her daughter, Charusheela

19/9/2019 7:11 PM
919001
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Simon Paris
paris
Finastra
CEO

Simon joined Finastra (formerly Misys) as President in June 2015, he was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer in 2017 and Chief Executive Officer in June 2018. He brings more than 20 years of sales, management and leadership expertise to the company. He came to Misys from SAP where his last role was President Industry Cloud. Formerly a senior consultant with McKinsey & Company, Simon holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the INSEAD Business School in France and a Bachelor’s degree in Business & European languages from the European Business School.

4/10/2018 10:54 AM
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Bruce Parker
parker
Modo
Founder & CEO

Bruce Parker is a self-declared #paymentsgeek and has been a visionary and strategist for some of the largest and most innovative payments technology companies in the world. Bruce has created new products, built partnerships and shaped strategy that has moved the payments industry, in some cases, to tears. Bruce founded payments technology startup Modo in 2010 with the vision of removing friction in payments, and continues to work towards that vision for the enterprise scale merchants and financial institutions today. Bruce has the uncanny ability to connect the most diverse payments industry participants, and his company Modo helps others do the same. Oh, and Bruce is also an accomplished diner and can recommend the best restaurant in any city in the world, and the best valued (red) wine on their wine list.

26/9/2019 6:08 AM
2018398
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Jeff Parker
parker
WorldFirst
Managing Director Asia Pacific

WorldFirst is a high-growth FinTech business specialising in international payments, global bank account solutions and foreign exchange. Its mission is to create the world’s best platform for international trade through a unique payments ecosystem that connects importers and exporters wherever they are in the world.

As a fast growing FinTech business, WorldFirst combines best in-class technology and products with award-winning customer service to make it faster, easier, safer and cheaper for people and businesses to manage their money around the world. More than 160,000 people, small businesses and online sellers have transferred over £70bn with WorldFirst since 2004.

WorldFirst operates all over the world and has over 600 employees based in offices in London, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, Shanghai and Sydney.

23/8/2018 10:19 AM
2018225
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Pat Patel
patel
Money20/20
Global Head of Content

Bio coming soon.

31/8/2018 11:45 PM
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Ryan Patel
patel
Drucker / CNN / ARCLA
Global Business Executive / TV Contributor/ Board Director

Ryan Patel is widely regarded as a thought-leader in global business and an expert in scaling companies and brands. His deep knowledge in economies, innovation, strategy, technology and consumer trends has made him an expert in growing publicly traded companies, as well as startups, worldwide. He is a CNN contributor and a Senior Fellow with the Drucker School of Management.

He was awarded “Executive of the Year” by the Los Angeles Business Journal, and Inc. listed him as one of nine executives/innovators who serve as an inspiration. He recently received the “Connect” Award for Business Leader of the Year, by NAAAP. He has also been featured on BBC, Yahoo Finance, Fox Business, Euronews, CGTN, Nasdaq and more. Patel is a strong believer in giving back to the community and paying it forward. He currently serves on several advisory boards ranging from social responsibility to technology and a Board of Director at the American Red Cross LA.

29/7/2019 5:01 PM
2019956
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Jayash Patel
patel
Liv. Bank by Emirates NBD
CEO of Liv. Digital Bank

As the CEO of the fastest growing bank in the Middle East, Mr. Patel was responsible for the set up and launch of Liv. the first digital-only lifestyle bank. The mobile-only lifestyle bank is part of a long term strategy by Emirates NBD (UAE’s largest retail bank) to define the next generation of banking by building a digitally-native bank. Focusing on Zillennials (millennials and Gen Z), Liv. helps in enhancing their finances as well as their lifestyle in one app.
With more than 14 years of consumer-centric innovations and changes across various industries, Mr. Patel has a strong regional experience and is currently an active member in the Fintech and Angel investment community in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA.)
Prior to launching the digital-only lifestyle bank, Mr. Patel was Head of Retail Strategy at Emirates NBD where he led the development of retail and innovation strategies. He has previously held various leadership roles across the Middle East as well as practiced Management Consulting in the US with Deloitte, focusing on bridging the gap between business and technology.
Born in Nairobi, Kenya, Mr. Patel holds an MBA from Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business and has Bachelors and Masters degrees in engineering from Illinois.

11/10/2019 10:37 AM
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Ali Paterson
paterson
Fintech Finance
Editor in Chief

I head production and editorial for "Fintech Finance" Video Channel and Magazine, as well as host the episodes, which means I get to interview some of the best and brightest representatives across the financial services landscape and attend some damm cool events!

12/7/2018 9:48 AM
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René Pelegero
pelegero
Retail Payments Global Consulting Group
President

René Pelegero founded RPGC Group LLC to aid the global expansion efforts of merchants everywhere. Prior to consulting, René directly oversaw payments operations in 160 countries as head of Global Payments at Amazon. At PayPal, he defined payment strategies, managed industry relations, and created the payments curriculum taught to all PayPal employees. Now he directs consulting efforts at RPGC for leading companies such as Google, Priceline.com, FedEx, Roku, and Microsoft.

14/5/2019 3:12 PM
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Bryan Penny
penny
Nordstrom
VP Payments & New Markets

Bryan Penny is currently Vice President, Payment and New Markets for Nordstrom, supporting the all Payments functions companywide, as well as the launch of our credit card offerings in Puerto Rico and Canada. Bryan is also a member of the Board of Directors of Merchant Advisory Group. Prior to his current role, Bryan served as Vice President Vendor and Project Manager from 2012 – 2014 and Vice President, Accounting and Controller for the Bank from 2007 – 2012. Prior to joining Nordstrom, Bryan held various accounting and operations roles at Quark Software, First Data and Edison Brothers Stores. Bryan graduated from the University of Illinois/Urbana with a BA in Economics and Accounting. Bryan also has a Masters of Business Administration from Webster University. Bryan is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Missouri.

23/8/2018 10:34 AM
2018054
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Louise Pentland
pentland
PayPal
EVP Chief Business Affairs & Legal Officer

Louise Pentland brings a global understanding of business, leadership, innovation and culture to her role as PayPal’s Chief Business Affairs & Legal Officer. Having spent more than 20 years serving in leadership roles, and the past decade as a C-Suite level executive, at innovative global technology companies, Louise has established herself as a key stakeholder in driving digital transformation and ecommerce.  Leveraging this experience and her innate strengths as both a key problem solver and strong contributor, Louise brings deep expertise and passion for transforming companies through change leadership, driving results, creating a culture of collaboration and innovation, and building high performing functions to the PayPal leadership team.

In her role as Chief Business Affairs & Legal Officer, Louise is responsible for PayPal’s global People, Legal, Communications, Intellectual Property, Government Relations and Social Innovation functions. In this position, she drives focus on PayPal’s financial, regulatory and legal requirements across all global markets and engages stakeholders to promote PayPal’s reputation globally through corporate affairs initiatives. She is also responsible for PayPal’s People function, which leads and drives leadership excellence, culture, training, workforce planning, employee relations, compensation, benefits, as well as diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Under her leadership, PayPal has expanded affinity group offerings and employee engagement opportunities aligned with the company’s mission, vision and values, including the legal team’s international pro-bono initiative, which serves the needs of global communities. This initiative is of personal importance to Louise, who was recently recognized for her efforts in this area as the recipient of the 2016 National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) Exemplar Award.

In addition to her pro bono contributions, including volunteer work with human rights organizations and supporting at-risk children seeking asylum, Louise dedicates her time to offering legal support to women and children victims of domestic violence, and serves as an active supporter of diversity in the workplace. She works enthusiastically to mentor women, both at PayPal and beyond, and is a strong advocate for women in senior leadership and board roles.

Louise was recognized by the California Diversity Council as one of the Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology in 2017. In 2016, she was named one of the world’s Top 30 General Counsels by the Financial Times, and one of America’s 50 Outstanding General Counsels by the National Law Journal. Louise was also named General Counsel of the Year of a Public Company over $1 Billion category at the 2016 Bay Area Corporate Counsel Awards, presented by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and the San Francisco Business Times. In 2015, she was named as one of sixty top Women Leaders in Tech Law by The Recorder.

Before joining PayPal, Louise served as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer at Nokia Corporation where she managed a team of 400+ lawyers, IP experts, government relations professionals and support staff working in more than 30 countries.  During this time, she led M&A integration and ran an IP P&L in excess of one billion euros annually. Consistently cited for its excellence in IP management, the Nokia legal team she managed was named Europe’s most innovative in-house legal team by the Financial Times in 2011.

Louise has served as a member of Hitachi’s Board of Directors since 2015. She was named to the Board of Directors of the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley in May 2016, an organization with the mission to advance the rights of under-represented individuals and families through legal services, advocacy and educational outreach. Louise also served on the Board of the Nokia Siemens Networks, a joint venture between Nokia and Siemens, from 2012 to 2014, and played a leading role in the sale of Nokia’s handset business to Microsoft.

Louise is licensed to practice law in England, Wales and a licensed attorney admitted to New York and California bars.

2/8/2019 12:00 PM
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Zach Perret
perret
Plaid
CEO & Co-Founder

Zach Perret is CEO and co-founder of Plaid, the technology platform that connects financial applications and users' bank accounts. After learning how difficult it was to build a secure personal finance application, Zach and his co-founder started Plaid in 2012 to lower the barriers to entry into financial services by making it easier and safer to use financial data. To date, one in four people with U.S. bank accounts have used Plaid to connect to a financial services application. Prior to Plaid, Zach was a consultant for Bain and graduated with degrees in Physics and Chemistry from Duke University.

8/7/2019 2:42 PM
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Thad Peterson
peterson
Aite Group
Senior Analyst

Aite Group (www.aitegroup.com) is an independent research and advisory firm focused on business, technology, and regulatory issues and their impact on the financial services industry. With expertise in banking, payments, securities & investments, and insurance, Aite Group's analysts deliver comprehensive, actionable advice to key market participants in financial services. Headquartered in Boston with a presence in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, London, and Milan, Aite Group works with its clients as a partner, advisor, and catalyst, challenging their basic assumptions and ensuring they remain at the forefront of industry trends.

Thad Peterson is a senior analyst with Aite Group, focusing on the evolution of the payment space, the customer payment experience, and the merchant side of payments. Thad has a proven track record of identifying and developing new opportunities and technologies in payments and financial services. Prior to joining Aite Group, Thad led the mobile commerce practice at inCode Consulting and was managing director of Maritz Real-Time Rewards, leading the company’s mission to build a new industry standard at the nexus of transactional marketing and consumer engagement. While at Maritz, he also served as a division vice president, heading up strategy and solutions development for Maritz’s financial sector. Before joining Maritz, Thad was a partner with global financial services and payments firm Edgar, Dunn & Company, where he led the retail banking, loyalty, and emerging technology practice areas, working with retail banks, card issuers and processors, airline consortiums, new payment technology providers, payment associations, and prepaid card issuers. Thad has also worked as a C-level executive at retail banks and held positions in product management and marketing.

20/6/2018 5:01 PM
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Kathryn Petralia
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Kabbage
President & Co-Founder

Kabbage Inc. was established in 2008 by Rob Frohwein, who recognized the need for a vastly improved lending infrastructure. Together with co-founders Kathryn Petralia and Marc Gorlin, Rob developed a fully automated and 100% online method of providing financing. The Kabbage small business product is a permanent line of credit up to $100,000. Businesses use their own data to apply online and receive an immediate decision. The Kabbage data platform continues to monitor each customer and adjust credit lines as needed. Kabbage also licenses its fully automated data and technology platform. Large banks and other organizations can configure the platform to provide seamless, automated financing to their customers. Today, the Kabbage Platform has funded more than $3 billion in loans directly through kabbage.com and karrot.com and through relationships with partnering organizations worldwide.

Kathryn Petralia is the President and co-founder of Kabbage Inc., a financial services, data and technology platform solving cash flow challenges for small businesses. A seasoned leader in financial services, Kathryn has more than 20 years’ experience across credit, payments and lending. Recognized as one of the 100 Most Powerful Women in the World by Forbes, Kathryn helps lead Kabbage to simplify the way small businesses access the capital and services they need to build a lasting business. www.kabbage.com

10/4/2019 11:47 AM
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Bob Petrie
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Citi Ventures
Senior Vice President, Entrepreneur in Residence, D10X

Bob is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence with the D10X Innovation program. He works with internal startup teams within Citi, coaching them through all stages of a startup lifecycle from ideation to launch.

Bob is a seasoned entrepreneur, having spent most of his career building new products, launching new businesses, and transforming companies. He started his career as a technologist, but after founding his first company in the late ‘90s he became solely focused on leading startups. Since then he’s co-founded or co-led six other companies, has been funded nine times, and has been through seven M&A transactions.

Bob is an active member of the NYC entrepreneurship community, regularly coaching and mentoring young entrepreneurs. He received a Computer Science degree from Rutgers University and a Masters in Technology Management from the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in the suburbs of New Jersey with his wife, three kids, and two dogs.

19/9/2019 7:31 PM
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Jennifer Peve
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The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC)
Managing Director, Business Development & Fintech Strategy
12/9/2018 6:45 PM
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Yolande Piazza
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Citi FIntech
CEO

Yolande Piazza is the CEO of Citi FinTech, a unit in Citi’s Global Consumer Bank charged with delivering a radically simple, connected customer experience on mobile. Through co-creation with customers, an agile operating model and next generation technology, Citi FinTech is transforming how Citi designs, builds, creates, and delivers mobile features and capabilities for millions of customers. Yolande is a member of the Global Consumer Bank Management Committee.

In 2018, Citi FinTech collaborated with the U.S. Retail Bank to deliver new mobile features, including seamless in-app account opening, a 360-degree view across all financial accounts and spending insights to enhance clients’ financial wellness. Citi was one of the first banks to offer external account aggregation, and this feature was explicitly mentioned in Citi’s #1 ranking by Business Insiders, “2018 Leaderboard: Banks With The Most Desirable Mobile Banking Features”.

A thirty-one-year veteran of Citi, Yolande has held several key technology leadership roles, most recently Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Citi FinTech. As COO, she was responsible for the day-to-day operations of Citi FinTech and leading Citi’s Consumer Innovation Labs. Prior to Citi FinTech, Yolande served as Chief Administrative Officer for Global Consumer Banking Operations &

Technology for seven years, providing value-added services and benefits to internal clients, as well as developing, implementing and managing a number of transformation initiatives to improve results and cost efficiency. She has held several senior roles, including SVP of Online Applications & Services for Diners Club International and CIO of Student Loans Corporation.

In 2014, Yolande founded the “Future Women in IT” program, which aims to inspire middle and high school girls to pursue careers in technology and reduce the misconception that "I.T. Is not for me". The program has reached more than 50,000 girls across the United States since inception. Additionally, Yolande co-led the Citi Operations & Technology Women’s Council.

In 2017, she joined the UN Women Global Innovation Coalition for Change (GICC), a dynamic partnership between UN Women and key representatives from the private sector, academia and nonprofit institutions focused on developing the innovation market to work better for women and to accelerate the achievement of gender equality and women's empowerment. Yolande and her team launched the global “She Innovates” platform, bringing together women across the world to participate in the GICC programs.

Yolande is the Chairwoman of Efma (European Financial Management Association). She is the first female chair and the first from an American Bank. Additionally, she sits on the Advisory Board for Reputation.com; a customer focused firm that offers a suite of services to help businesses manage their online reputation. For two consecutive years, Yolande was featured on American Banker’s “Women to Watch” list. She has also been featured in Bloomberg TV, Cheddar, American Banker, Bankrate, Bank Innovation, LinkedIn, FleishmanHillard’s FinTech in 2018 Global Report, Lend Academy Podcast, and Tearsheet.

5/9/2019 8:24 AM
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Leslie Picker
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CNBC
Reporter
12/10/2018 11:54 AM
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Esther Pigg
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FIS
SVP Product Strategy, FIS Payments

FIS is a global leader in financial services technology, with a focus on retail and institutional banking, payments, asset and wealth management, risk and compliance, and outsourcing solutions. Through the depth and breadth of our solutions portfolio, global capabilities and domain expertise, FIS serves more than 15,000 clients in over 130 countries. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., FIS employs more than 47,000 people worldwide and holds leadership positions in payment processing, financial software and banking solutions. Providing software, services and outsourcing of the technology that empowers the financial world, FIS is a Fortune 500 company and is a member of Standard & Poor’s 500® Index. For more information about FIS, visit www.fisglobal.com.

Esther leads the Product Strategy team for the Payments division of FIS that spans debit, prepaid, credit card, merchant, network and loyalty programs. With extensive experience across the banking and payments technology industry, Esther focuses her team on long term product strategies to effectively engage the markets FIS serves. Prior to her current role, Esther served as industry ambassador and platform expert for clearXchange, now Zelle, to establish the network in market. Additionally, Esther led product management and strategy teams at FIS, Fiserv and Bank of America. She began her career with Chase Private and Commercial Banking. Esther currently serves on the FinTech Steering Committee of the Technology Association of Georgia and the FinTech Atlanta Task Force Board. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Management from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and completed the Advanced Topics in Cash Management at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. She is a Certified Cash Manager and Pragmatic Marketing certified.

15/9/2018 12:53 AM
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Liz Pike
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Green Rhino Staffing
Managing Director
24/10/2018 1:35 PM
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Patrick Pinschmidt
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Middlegame Ventures
General Partner
17/10/2018 12:58 PM
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Jeroen Plag
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ING
Director of Corporate Strategy
2/8/2018 4:16 PM
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Jesse Podell
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Citi Ventures
Senior Vice President

Jesse joined Citi Ventures in 2018 from Citi’s FinTech unit where he led Ecosystem Development and Engagement. He is responsible for managing strategic growth opportunities related to Citi's TTS and Markets business units, and experimenting with key internal and external stakeholders on emerging D10X opportunities.

Previously, he was Managing Director of Startupbootcamp Fintech, a leading global accelerator. Jesse co-founded TechDay, the world’s largest startup event series, and DevShop, a startup studio, both of which were acquired by larger players. Jesse's spent 13 years in institutional sales and trading, including leading distressed equity trading at Jefferies & Co and as Co-Head of Special Situations Equity Trading at Susquehanna International Group.

Jesse is a founding board member of Hannah Banana Foundation, a non-profit that provides therapeutic gifts to terminally and chronically ill patients while they are in medical care. He is a University of Florida graduate and struggling Mets fan.

19/9/2019 7:33 PM
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Eric Poirier
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Addepar
CEO

As Addepar's CEO, Eric continues his career trajectory of solving intractable data and scale challenges in the financial sector with innovative technology. Before joining Addepar, Eric spent nearly 7 years at Palantir Technologies, a multi-billion dollar software company that allows organizations to make sense of large, disparate datasets. Before Palantir, he worked in Lehman Brothers' Fixed Income Analytics group where he focused on modeling, simulating and visualizing data across a broad range of debt and credit instruments and became passionate about solving the industry’s massive data integration challenges by re-imagining large-scale technology and infrastructure solutions. Eric co-founded his first technology business when he was 15, scaling mission-critical websites with high performance requirements, winning eBay, Priceline and Novartis as customers. Eric graduated from Columbia University with a B.S. in Computer Science.

9/5/2019 11:00 AM
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Tom Poole
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Capital One
SVP Digital Payments & Identity

Tom lives, breathes, and sleeps mobile payments. The payments world is ripe for disruption, and Tom’s mission is to navigate the change for Capital One, blending strategy, infrastructure, and inspiring customer experiences to help us win the hearts and minds of consumers. Tom most recently led Capital One in the strategy and building of the Capital One Mobile Wallet, the launch of Apple Pay, and the partnership on the Neiman Marcus mobile wallet. Tom’s previous experience at Capital One includes many years spent learning the fundamentals of payments, lending, and marketing, all of which is proving to be a great foundation for the work he does today. Tom holds an MBA from the University of Virginia and a Finance degree from Virginia Tech. Before joining Capital One, Tom was a software engineer, a profession which he foolishly left for his MBA. In his free time, Tom geeks out on robotics, tinkering with new technologies, taking apart mechanical watches, and teaching sub-par basketball skills to his four children. Tom, his wife, and four children reside in Fairfax, Virginia.

8/10/2018 9:49 AM
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David Poole
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Publicis.Sapient
Head of Financial Services Center of Excellence
19/9/2018 10:22 AM
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David R. Poole
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Bank of America
Head of Merrill Edge Advisory, Client Services & Digital Capabilities

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is one of the world’s largest financial institutions, providing a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial products and services. It is a leading global bank and wealth management franchise and a premier corporate and investment banking and capital market business, providing innovative services in M&A, equity and debt capital raising, lending, trading, risk management, research, and liquidity and payments management. Clients and customers can expect access to a comprehensive suite of world class products, services, and expertise from an organization that serves clients through operations in more than 40 countries and has treasury relationships with 94 percent of the U.S. Fortune 1,000 companies and 79 percent of the Fortune Global 500.  For additional information regarding Bank of America Merrill Lynch, please see www.baml.com.

12/9/2018 6:37 PM
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Thomas Poschen
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Remipay GmbH
CEO

Thomas Poschen is currently CEO and Co-Founder of Remipay, which revolutionizes the B2B payment market with its payment process platform. He studied Management & Logistics in in Germany and the Netherlands. He formerly also co-founded Mauz & Wauz (offices in Stuttgart and New York.) which produces its own dog and cat food. They also host the PETsummit, the first Social Media Marketing Conference for the pet industry. He is a supporting member of the Junior Chamber of the Rems-Murr-Kreis and moderates the Startup BBQ for founders and is a founding member of Startup Stuttgart e.V. He has already stood on stage at the FuckUpNight in Stuttgart and Ulm, talking about his first fuckup in 2009. With his network and his investment company he is happy to support founders and ideas. He is an active mentor for Mentor Lane.

19/9/2019 7:13 PM
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Samaneh Pourjalali
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Starbutter AI
Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer
31/8/2018 10:40 PM
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Duane Pozza
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U.S. Federal Trade Commission
Assistant Director, Division of Financial Practices

Duane is an Assistant Director in the Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Financial Practices. He has worked extensively on consumer protection issues related to emerging financial technologies, from online lending platforms to mobile payments to virtual currencies and blockchain technology. He helped lead the FTC’s FinTech Forum series in 2016 and 2017, examining the consumer implications of different FinTech sectors. Prior to joining the FTC, Duane was a partner in private practice in DC, working on media and developing technology litigation. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and Stanford Law School.

12/10/2018 6:55 PM
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Robert Prigge
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Jumio
Chief Revenue Officer

Robert E. Prigge serves as Jumio’s Chief Revenue Officer, leading all customer-facing activities including sales, marketing, and support. Prior to Jumio, Robert was the Chief Sales Officer for Gartner Cool Vendor Infrascale as well as Chief Commercial Officer for Kleiner-Perkins’ finance platform CPF. He also served as the VP of Global Sales & Marketing for the Sterling Commerce Division of AT&T through it’s $1.4 billion dollar acquisition by IBM . An expert in global business, he is fluent in Japanese and has lived overseas for nearly 15 years. Robert holds a Bachelors ofScience in Engineering from UIUC University of Illinois.

17/9/2018 2:40 PM
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Dan Primack
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Axios
Business Editor

We are a new media company delivering vital, trustworthy news and analysis in the most efficient, illuminating and shareable ways possible. We offer a mix of original and smartly narrated coverage of media trends, tech, business and politics with expertise, voice AND smart brevity — on a new and innovative mobile platform. At Axios — the Greek word for worthy — we provide only content worthy of people’s time, attention and trust.

Bio coming soon.

30/9/2018 11:19 AM
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Jennifer Prosek
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Prosek Partners
Managing Partner

Jennifer Prosek is the founder and CEO of Prosek Partners, a leading international public relations and financial communications consultancy with offices in New York, London, Los Angeles and Connecticut. The firm ranks among the top 10 independent public relations firms in the U.S., and among the top financial communications consultancies in the U.S. and UK. Prosek Partners was named Corporate Agency of the Year by Holmes Report, has been listed as an Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Company for nine years running and is ranked among the Top 25 firms in New York Observer’s PR Power List 2018. Prosek is on the board of directors of the Arthur Page Society and BritishAmerican Business and received her MBA from Columbia University and a B.A. in English literature from Miami University.

14/5/2019 3:36 PM
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Jonathan Quin
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WorldFirst
Founder & CEO

Bio coming soon.

11/7/2018 10:29 AM
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Lisa Rabbe
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Stratosphere Advisors
Regtech Instructor, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford; Founder & CEO
24/10/2018 1:47 PM
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Mike Praeger
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AvidXchange
Co-Founder & CEO

AvidXchange is the industry leader in automating invoice and payment processes for mid-market businesses. Founded in the year 2000, AvidXchange processed 9.5 million payments last year across its network of more than 500,000 suppliers, transforming the way 5,500 customers in North America pay their bills. AvidXchange is distinguished as a global fintech unicorn and one of the fastest growing technology companies in the U.S. with 1,300 employees in seven office locations.

Michael Praeger is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of AvidXchange, Inc., the leading provider of on-demand accounts payables management and automated payment solutions. Since founding AvidXchange in 2000, Michael has been an active participant and speaker on "payables and payment automation" at various industry conferences and considered a thought leader within the industry in developing creative solutions and best practices for payables and payment automation. 

Michael has spent the last 20 years founding, managing, merging and selling technology and web services-related companies. Prior to establishing AvidXchange, Michael was Co-Founder of PlanetResume.com, a technology career enhancement and recruiting site that successfully completed its merger with CareerShop.com and CareerTV.net in November 1999. Prior to that, he was Co-Founder and CEO of InfoLink Partners and InfoVentures, LP. Michael also served as an Associate with Summit Partners, a Boston-based Venture Capital and Buyout partnership with more than $1 billion under management. He received a B.S.B.A. in Finance from Georgetown University. Michael is also a graduate of the "Birthing of Giants" executive entrepreneurship program at MIT. 

Michael is currently active in the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO), as well as the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). Michael is also currently serving on the advisory board of the North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA), and on Comdata's Customer Advisory Board. Michael is revered as a leading business-to-business provider of innovative electronic payment solutions.

18/10/2018 2:11 AM
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Vikram Raghavan
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Raise
President & Chief Product Officer
24/10/2018 12:53 PM
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Vikas Raj
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Accion
Managing Director, Accion Venture Lab

Bio coming soon.

20/9/2018 11:25 AM
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Asif Ramji
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Worldpay
Chief Product & Marketing Officer

Asif Ramji is Chief Product and Marketing Officer of Worldpay, Inc. (NYSE: WP; LSE: WPY), a global leader in integrated omni-commerce payments that processes more than 40 billion credit and debitcard transactions annually.

Worldpay was formed in early 2018, when Cincinnati-based Vantiv, Inc. acquired Worldpay Group plc, a London-based leader in global eCommerce and technology-led payment solutions.

Asif is responsible for the development of Worldpay’s innovative customer-centric product solutions, as well as its global product and marketing strategy. He also manages Worldpay’s worldwide card network relationships and data organization, which includes data science, machine learning and analytics.

Prior to his current role, Asif was president and CEO of Paymetric, Inc., a company providing electronic payment integration and data security solutions, which was acquired by Vantiv in 2017. Asif was recognized by Ernst and Young in 2017 with their Entrepreneur of The Year Award (Financial Services) and has received multiple private equity industry awards for value creation and operational excellence.

Asif has also led several entrepreneurial businesses and the product ideation, strategy and execution for numerous payment platform companies, including Ernex, a leading gift card and loyalty solution provider acquired by Moneris Solutions.

He serves on several industry and community boards, including the Alliance Theatre Board of Trustees, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation Board and the FinTech Atlanta Task Force.

22/8/2019 4:41 AM
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John Rampton
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Due
Writer, Forbes; Founder, Wheelhouse Partners; and Founder & CEO

John Rampton is an entrepreneur, investor, online marketing guru, and startup enthusiast. He is the founder of online payment company Due. John is best known as an entrepreneur and connector. He was recently named #2 on Top 50 Online Influencers in the World by Entrepreneur Magazine and well as a marketing expert by Time. He currently advises several companies in the San Francisco Bay area. 

12/9/2018 6:07 PM
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Craig Ramsay
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HSBC
Global Innovation Lead for Global Liquidity & Cash Management

HSBC has been connecting customers to global opportunities for more than 150 years. Today HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations and serves more than 38 million customers through four global businesses: Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, and Global Private Banking. HSBC’s network covers 66 countries and territories in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, North America and Latin America.

The company aims to be where the growth is, connecting customers to opportunities, enabling businesses to thrive and economies to prosper, and ultimately helping people to fulfil their hopes and realize their ambitions.

Listed on the London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris and Bermuda stock exchanges, shares in HSBC Holdings plc are held by around 200,000 shareholders in more than 125 countries and territories.

HSBC is committed to building long-term relationships with our customers, offers a range of services, including personal banking, mortgages, loans, credit cards, savings and investments and insurance and operates offices and branches in cities across the United States including California; Connecticut; Delaware; Washington, D.C.; Florida; Maryland; New Jersey; New York; Pennsylvania; Virginia; and Washington.

Craig joined HSBC in 2014 and is Global Innovation Lead for Global Liquidity and Cash Management. In this capacity, his role is focused on identifying new opportunities for HSBC to leverage technology from the Fintech community and deliver value to HSBC’s corporate clients. His past experience of delivering innovation within Financial Services gives him a great perspective on the challenges that Fintechs face in working with global international banks. Craig has over 12 years of experience of leading innovation and change within financial services. Prior to joining HSBC Craig was responsible for technology delivery at Citi. Prior to Citi, Craig was part of the Innovation team at Barclay’s where he launched the first integrated contactless credit numerous first-to-market innovations in consumer and merchant payments. Craig attended the University of Hertfordshire where he obtained a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is a regular guest lecturer on the topic of Innovation and Change at the London Business School.

8/10/2018 9:42 AM
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Michael Rangel
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Novo
CEO & Co-Founder
15/9/2018 12:47 AM
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Mark Ranta
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ACI Worldwide
Director, Product Management

ACI Worldwide, the Universal Payments (UP) company, powers electronic payments for more than 5,100 organizations around the world. More than 1,000 of the largest financial institutions and intermediaries, as well as thousands of global merchants, rely on ACI to execute $14 trillion each day in payments and securities. In addition, myriad organizations utilize our electronic bill presentment and payment services. Through our comprehensive suite of software solutions delivered on customers’ premises or through ACI’s private cloud, we provide real-time, immediate payments capabilities and enable the industry’s most complete omni-channel payments experience. To learn more about ACI, please visit www.aciworldwide.com. You can also find us on Twitter @ACI_Worldwide.

Bio coming soon.

6/9/2018 7:17 PM
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Doug Rappoport
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Visa
VP Global Loyalty & Commerce

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company’s relentless focus on innovation is a catalyst for the rapid growth of digital commerce on any device for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce. For more information, visit  About Visa, visa.com/blog and @VisaNews.

15/10/2018 12:08 PM
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Josh Rathour
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UNiDAYS
CEO & Founder

Josh Rathour is the founder and CEO of UNiDAYS. Before starting UNiDAYS in 2011, Josh worked as a commercial real estate agent, while learning everything he could about online verification and shopping apps. Under his leadership and vision, UNiDAYS has grown into the world’s leading Student Affinity Network, connecting the most recognizable brands and services to millions of students worldwide. In 2018, UNiDAYS was named the fastest-growing tech company in the UK by the Sunday Times, after winning a host of awards including the Lloyds Bank Digital Business of the Year and the coveted Digital Innovation of the Year Award. Josh looks forward to building even more products and technology to help Gen Z college students prepare for their futures, and empowering them to make every experience more valuable and rewarding. A sought-after speaker in the UK and the US, Josh is highly regarded for his strategic leadership and innovation. In 2017, Josh was named Rising Star at the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. He graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a degree in real estate management.

20/6/2018 5:03 PM
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B. Amrish Rau
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PayU
CEO India

PayU uses its payments heritage and expertise to deliver financial services in emerging markets. Our local operations in Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa enable us to be experts in these countries and provide the best solutions for the local market. PayU is the leading online payment service provider in 18 high growth markets, dedicated to creating a fast, simple and efficient payment process for merchants and buyers. Our 250+ payment methods and PCI certified platforms are designed to meet every consumer’s needs.

The markets in which PayU operates represent a potential consumer base of nearly 2.3 billion people and a huge growth potential for merchants. PayU has more than 1,800 payment specialists based in these local markets supporting PayU’s 300,000+ merchants and the millions of consumers making online payments. www.payu.com

1/9/2018 12:06 AM
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Prashanthi Ravanavarapu
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PayPal
Director of Product Management, Consumer Financial Services & Emerging Markets

Prashanthi Ravanavarapu leads PayPal's Consumer Financial Services and Emerging Markets product teams. In her current role, she leads the teams focused on building products to improve customers financial health across the globe and building products for consumers in emerging markets. Prior to this, she was PayPal's Product Architect leading product innovation to solve the needs of the financially underserved. Prashanthi’s mission is to put a dent on global poverty through democratizing financial services for all. She believes in the intersection of profit and purpose and is enabling that at PayPal by bringing human centered design, lean and behavioral science to product innovation. She has had various roles in Data, Architecture, Strategy and Product Management. In a previous role, she lead Consumer Cause Product at PayPal and was responsible for connecting the then 220+ mil customers to the causes they care about and was instrumental in a hockey stick growth in consumer donations. In addition to leading cross-functional teams focused on product innovation, she is a change agent and an intrapreneur. She has founded several programs like Opportunity Hack to create opportunities for more people to enable impact through their skills. Prashanthi was also recently named as one of the most influential women in Payments in 2019.

27/9/2019 10:36 AM
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Michael S. Rawlings
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City of Dallas
Mayor
21/3/2019 5:13 PM
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Zara Reader
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Bill.com
Head of Legal

Zara Reader is the Head of Legal at Bill.com. Zara is dual qualified as an attorney in California and a solicitor in England and Wales with over 15 years of international legal experience counseling a diverse range of financial services businesses. She began her legal career at Clifford Chance and her first move in house was to the Walt Disney Internet Group. Zara spent the next 7 years on trading floors at Lehman Brothers, J.P. Morgan and ICAP where she managed legal risk in relation to the electronic trading of equities, foreign exchange and futures in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. She was on the trading floor at Lehman Brothers the day it collapsed and represented J.P. Morgan in London at post-financial crisis meetings. Prior to joining Bill.com, Zara was at eBay in San Jose where she was responsible for legal and regulatory issues related to global payments.

30/9/2019 1:18 PM
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Bill Ready
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PayPal
Chief Operating Officer

PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution for more than 20 years. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, the PayPal platform is empowering more than 286 million consumers and merchants in more than 200 markets to join and thrive in the global economy. For more information, visit paypal.com

As PayPal’s Chief Operating Officer, Bill Ready is responsible for product, technology and engineering at PayPal, as well as the end-to-end customer experiences for PayPal’s consumer, merchant, Braintree, Venmo, Paydiant and Xoom businesses. Bill came to PayPal with the acquisition of Braintree in 2013, where, as CEO, he and his team fueled the mobile commerce revolution by building one of the most innovative and influential startups in the payments industry. With its emphasis on mobile-first experiences, elegant tools for developers, and incredible customer support, Braintree developed industry-leading payment solutions that power many of the world’s most disruptive businesses, including Uber, Airbnb, Houzz and HotelTonight. Prior to Braintree, Bill was executive in residence at Accel Partners, a leading Silicon Valley venture capital and growth equity firm. A veteran of the payments industry, Bill served as president of iPay Technologies beginning in 2008, guiding the company through a period of rapid revenue and earnings growth, and its sale to Jack Henry & Associates for $300 million in 2010. He also worked as a strategy consultant for McKinsey & Company, where he advised leading financial technology companies, and was an early engineer at two other successful start-ups: emphesys (merged with Humana in 2001) and Netzee (IPO November 1999). Bill holds an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was an honors recipient and a bachelor's degree in information systems and finance from the University of Louisville.

12/7/2018 4:44 PM
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Ken Rees
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Elevate
CEO

Elevate (NYSE: ELVT), together with its bank partners, has originated $7 billion in non-prime credit to more than 2.2 million non-prime consumers to date and has saved its customers more than $5.2 billion versus the cost of payday loans. Its responsible, tech-enabled online credit solutions provide immediate relief to customers today and help them build a brighter financial future. The company is committed to rewarding borrowers’ good financial behavior with features like interest rates that can go down over time, free financial training and free credit monitoring. Elevate’s suite of groundbreaking credit products includes RISE, Elastic, Sunny and Today Card. For more information, please visit http://www.elevate.com.

Ken Rees is the CEO of Elevate, a fintech leader using technology and advanced analytics to disrupt the nonprime lending space. Elevate’s innovative online products have provided $5.5 billion in credit to 1.9 million customers and are helping them build a brighter financial future. Ken is passionate about serving the underserved and was selected as a 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young and was named a 2017 Innovator to Watch by Bank Innovation.

4/10/2018 2:15 PM
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Roman Regelman
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BNY Mellon
Senior EVP & Head of Digital

Roman Regelman is Senior Executive Vice President and Head of Digital for BNY Mellon, and a member of the company’s Executive Committee. Roman leads strategic planning and execution for the firm’s digital future, driving investment in client and internal digital capabilities, including data management, analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics. He is also responsible for the firm’s digital ecosystem, including fintech partnerships.

Prior to joining BNY Mellon, he was a Partner and Managing Director of Boston Consulting Group (BCG) where he co-led its Financial Institutions Digital business and led Customer Journey, North American Financial Institutions Operations and Lean Practices. At BCG, he ran numerous financial institution and service company transformations, including end-to-end customer journeys, process digitization, Agile, restructuring technology and operations. Prior to BCG, he worked at Booz and Company, Bain & Company, NerveWire/Wipro, Mitchell Madison Group, One Core, GTE/BBN and Gazeta Distribution.


13/6/2019 5:27 AM
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Chris Reid
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Mastercard
Executive Vice President, Data and Cyber & Intelligence Services, North America

Chris Reid is Executive Vice President for Data and Cyber & Intelligence Services in North America at Mastercard.  In this role, he is responsible for the division containing Loyalty Solutions, Data & Analytics and Cyber & Intelligence Solutions.

Mr. Reid joined Mastercard in 2008 and previously managed the company’s global relationships with Citibank, JP Morgan Chase and the Royal Bank of Scotland Group.

Prior to joining Mastercard, Mr. Reid spent ten years at Tesco, one of the world’s largest retailers in a variety of Operational and Marketing roles. He headed up the marketing function for Tesco.com, helping the business grow from start-up to significant operational profit becoming the world’s largest on-line grocery retailer.

Mr. Reid then spent time at Barclays Bank where he headed up the Customer Strategy and Planning team and then took accountability for all of the marketing and communications for the Retail Bank.  He moved to Aviva, the largest Insurer in the U.K. where he was Director of Propositions, responsible for all products and services, along with business development in the U.K.

Mr. Reid was born and raised in Scotland and holds a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management.

14/10/2019 11:57 AM
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