Time Event
8:50am - 9:00am Welcome Remarks
9:00am - 9:35am The Disruptive Fintech Start-up Perspective
Jonathan Stein, Founder & CEO, Betterment
9:35am - 9:50am Blockchain and Digital Identity
David Shrier, Founder & CEO, Distilled Analytics
9:50am - 10:05am Fractional Share Ownership in New Asset Classes
Max Niederste-Ostholt, Founder & CFO, Rally Rd.
10:20am - 10:55am Future of Fintech in Emerging Markets?
David Lighton, Founder & CEO, SendFriend
Shivani Siroya, CEO & Founder, Tala
Tavneet Suri, Professor, MIT Sloan

10:55am - 11:10am Lightning Networks
Tadge Driya, Co-Founder Lightning Network
11:10am - 11:25pm 4th Keynote
To be announced
11:25am - 12:00pm The Rise of Challenger Banks
Dan Westgarth, US CEO, Revoult
Nicolas Kapp, US CEO, N26
Brandon Krieg, US CEO, Stash
David Jegen, Partner, FPrime Capital

12:00pm - 12:25pm Lunch and Break
12:25pm - 1:00pm The Incumbent Financial Institution
Lou Maiuri, Head of Global Markets, State Street
1:00pm - 1:30pm Startup Pitch Competition: Part I
1:30pm - 2:05pm Incumbent Financial Institutions Strike Back
John Stecher, CIO, Barclays
2:05pm - 2:20pm Machine Learning and the Financial Enterprise
Sanjay Srivastava, Chief Digital Officer, Genpact
2:20pm - 2:55pm New Models of Fintech Evolution
Sean Belka, Head, Fidelity Labs
Lisha Davis, Head, Vanguard Innovation Studio
Matt Weiss, Managing Director, IDEO Co-Lab
Devon Sherman, Program Director, MassChallenge Fintech
2:55pm - 3:25pm Startup Pitch Competition: Part II
3:40pm - 4:15pm Future of Fintech and the VC Landscape
Rodolfo Rodriguez, Partner, Foundation Capital
Jillian Williams, Associate, Anthemis Group
Jon Zanoff, Managing Director, Techstars
4:15pm - 4:50pm The Investors Perspective
Adam Valkin, General Partner, General Catalyst
4:50pm - 5:10pm Closing Remarks & Startup Pitch Competition Winners
5:10pm - 7:00pm Networking Reception
 

Overview of Conference Panels:

The Future of Fintech in Emerging Markets

Eighty-five percent of all payments in China are mobile. Micro-finance is the dominant form of service-delivery in Bangladesh. And more than three-quarters of ICO’s proceeds are raised outside North America. Fintech is rapidly evolving in the developing world, enabling whole countries to leapfrog outdated technologies and business models altogether. Where will innovation be the fastest? How will the future of fintech look different in Africa compared to the United States? This panel will attempt to answer these questions.

The Rise of Challenger Banks

High rates on savings. Little to no fees. Millennial-friendly mobile apps. It’s easy to assume that the new wave of online-only banks will rise to the top of the market, but the reality is more complicated. Most consumers still cite proximity of physical branches as their top reason for choosing a new bank, and the trust of well-established brands is difficult to replicate. Listen as the US CEO’s of several digital banks give their thoughts on such questions as what makes a successful bank? Is the US market ready for online-only banking? And why do they believe it will be the challengers who ultimately prevail in the battle for banking customers?

Incumbent Financial Institutions Strike Back

Far from being helpless bystanders, large financial institutions have been active players in the rise of Fintech to date. Whether through acquisitions, internal research and development, or strategic partnerships, the world’s largest banks have spent billions of dollars with the goal of staying one step ahead of their would-be disruptors. What goes into these investment decisions? Where are incumbent banks strong, and where are they vulnerable? What will the industry look like in 10 years? Our all-star panel includes a Fintech Chief Executive, a Head of Digital, and a Managing Director from some of the most recognizable names in financial services as they make their case in “The Incumbent Financial Institutions Strike Back.”

New Models of Fintech Evolution

What are the conditions under which Fintech innovation thrives? Do they include the resources and expertise of a large financial company? Or is it access to a network of collaborators that matters most? What role do nonprofits play? “New Models of Fintech Evolution” will feature the directors of several in-house accelerators, innovation labs, and initiatives all the same goal: supporting meaningful technological advances in Fintech. They’ll speak on their process and approach for developing great ideas, as well as the areas they’re seeing that are most ripe for transformation in Fintech.

Future of Fintech and the VC Landscape

Our final panel reflects on the promising future envisioned over the course of the day and asks a simple question: how do we get there? What role will venture capital play in building the next generation of fintech? Financial technology is now a mainstay of the VC community—what sectors and types of companies will be most attractive for investment? In “Future of Fintech and the VC Landscape,” our panel of VC investors will explore these topics from a diverse set of perspectives.