Manager, Digital Currencies at The Bank of England. This covers both the research into a central bank issued digital currency and how distributed ledger technology is being used in the financial system.
Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Circle, a consumer finance company focused on transforming the world economy with secure, simple, and less costly technology for storing and using money.
Jo Ann Barefoot
Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. Angel investor and advisor to several fintech startups.
Chief Operating Officer for Innovation at State Street and Co-founder & President at Capital Market Exchange, venture-backed Predictive Analytics firm utilizing advances in big data, machine learning, text analysis and visualization technologies to transform bond investor sentiment into actionable trading strategies.
Co-founder and CEO of eFin, is an award-winning serial entrepreneur seeking to level the playing field by empowering independent investors with second tier information previously reserved for institutions and hedge funds with insider contacts and research budgets.
An educational technologist working to improve the lives of underserved populations through technology. At the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, she currently leads technology initiatives that help strengthen the financial capabilities of low-to-moderate income individuals.
Angus Champion de Crespigny
Angus is a Senior Manager in EY’s Financial Services Office where he leads the firm’s distributed infrastructure strategy for the financial services industry. In his role, Angus brings together global teams to deliver engagements and develop services and thought leadership on blockchain and related technologies for financial services clients.
Director of Data Architecture and Services at Liberty Mutual, James has over 15 years of experience directing and managing IT organizations with a combination of deep technical experience, coordination with executive management, and operational managerial experience.
Executive Director of FinTech Sandbox, Boston-based nonprofit that is the place for all things data. Backed by some of the world’s leading financial institutions, data providers and venture capitalists, FinTech Sanbox has a goal to help FinTech entrepreneurs build great products.
Will Wang Graylin
CEO of LoopPay, sold to Samsung in February 2015. Now is Global Co-GM of Samsung Pay.
Laura Gaviria Halaby
Open Innovation Head – Global FinTech Acceleration at Citi Bank. As Open Innovation Head she is responsible for the design and deployment of leading Fintech innovation initiatives where companies, startups, developers, accelerators, VC and education institutions around the world collaborate to transform the way we interact with money.
Leigh Hafrey is Senior Lecturer in Ethics and Communication at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and co-Master of Mather House, Harvard College. His journalism, essays, reviews, and translations have appeared in the New York Times and other American and European periodicals.
CEO of Ustocktrade Securities Inc. Oversaw the transition and regulatory approval process of Ustocktrade Securities Inc. from a small retail broker-dealer to the operator of the Ustocktrade Alternative Trading System. Over 30 years of experience in the securities industry including 7 years as Chief Operating Officer at EBX, LLC, the operator of the Level Alternative Trading System and 26 years at the Boston Stock Exchange.
Adrienne is a Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy at the White House National Economic Council. Her portfolio includes financial regulatory reform, financial technology, cyber security, consumer protection, and housing finance reform.
Co-founder of Even, a venture backed financial services company that designs products for individuals with variable income.
Stuart Madnick is a Professor of Information Technologies at the MIT Sloan School of Management and a Professor of Engineering Systems in the MIT School of Engineering. He holds a PhD in computer science from MIT and has been an MIT faculty member since 1972, serving as the head of the MIT Sloan Information Technologies Group for more than 20 years. Most recently, he is the director of the MIT Interdisciplinary Consortium for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.
Sopnendu Mohanty is the Chief Financial Technology Officer of Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). He is responsible for creating developing strategies and regulatory policies around technology innovation to “better manage risks, enhance efficiency and strengthen competitiveness in the financial sector”. Prior to joining the MAS, Mohanty was with Citibank as their Global Head of Consumer Lab Network and Programs, which included driving innovation programs and managing innovation labs across multiple geographies globally.
Nchinda is an undergraduate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) studying computer and political science. As an officer for the MIT Bitcoin Club he spends his time researching and developing decentralized applications and neocurrencies. You can ind his persona in the virtual world as Firescar96.
Co-Founder & President of Product and Operations of Circle, consumer finance company focused on transforming the world economy with secure, simple, and less costly technology for storing and using money.
CEO and founder of Prodigy Network, is revolutionizing both the commercial real estate and crowdfunding industries by being the first to meld the two worlds in the United States.
Director for Payments Risk Policy with the OCC’s Chief National Bank Examiner Office.
Bob Pozen is a Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He has extensive experience in business, government and journalism. Bob was executive chairman of MFS Investment Management from 2004 to 2011; during this period, the assets of MFS more than doubled from a starting point of $130 billion.
A former Group CEO of Standard Chartered Bank, a British multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in London.
Oz Shy is a Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management. He has published three books: How to Price, The Economics of Network Industries and Industrial Organization: Theory and Applications. His research focuses on payment instruments and the structure of the banking industry.
Emaad has over twenty years of investment banking experience working in structured credit and debt capital markets areas mainly in London and Singapore. He is a social entrepreneur with focus on healthcare and FinTech, and also working with a team of MIT student on Block Chain projects. He is presently a candidate for a mid career MPA degree 2016 at Harvard Kennedy School. He holds a MBA and also a Masters in Finance from London School of Economics.
Founder and Chairman of Lenddo, the world's first online community that empowers the emerging middle class to use online social connections to demonstrate their creditworthiness and access affordable, life-improving financial services.
Blockchain expert, fintech wiz, and unapologetic Cleveland Browns fan, Dave is a recent graduate of Washington University in St. Louis. He started on the ground floor of the Bitcoin/blockchain space during his undergraduate years. He served as the Head of Sales for Pheeva, a mobile bitcoin wallet, and most recently as co-founder and Director of Operations for Fluent.
John Sun is co-founder and Chief Credit Officer at Avant, an online marketplace lending platform that is changing the way consumers obtain credit by lowering the costs and barriers of borrowing. John leads the team that uses advanced algorithms and machine-learning capabilities to power that customized approach.
Co-founder at FutureAdvisor, an award-winning investment advisory service that manages clients' existing IRA, Roth, taxable accounts, and other investment accounts.
Shu Dar Yao
Shu Dar is a Vice President of Citi Fintech Acceleration and focuses on financial inclusion. In this role, she is responsible for the design and execution of open innovation programs to enable market-based development strategies. Her successful engagements have delivered results including innovation initiatives, organizational redesigns, and impact investing fundraisings; and her clients encompass the private and public sectors, and include NGOs, foundations and family offices.
Founder and CEO of Neighborly, whose mission is to modernize public finance, the $1 billion per day market that builds critical public projects like public schools and parks.
CEO, full-stack developer, and expert blockchain architect, Lamar Wilson has been creating enterprise software for almost a decade with a recent focus on financial and blockchain technology. A serial entrepreneur, he co-founded the software development firm, 212ths and created Pheeva, a mobile bitcoin wallet. Most recently, Lamar founded Fluent where he serves as CEO.
A 20-year technology pioneer, and current Founder and CEO of Ustocktrade LLC, who built some of the world’s most sophisticated trading systems, including the current platform for the London Stock Exchange.
Information Systems Security Director, VP of the CISO at State Street, Michael has an extensive background in Network and Information Security, Data Privacy, Fraud Management, Technical Investigations, Regulatory Compliance and Policy Development, Litigation Preparedness, Enterprise Governance, Risk Management,Computer Forensics and Application Security Threats and Countermeasures.
The MIT FinTech club is a group of MIT students from different industry backgrounds and academic disciplines who have come together to explore, discuss, and collaborate on financial technology and innovation.
Our aim is to make MIT and the broader Boston entrepreneurial ecosystem a hub for financial disruption and innovation by building a strong community of students, entrepreneurs, investors, hustlers, and hackers from every part of the Boston community!
This unique combination of participants allows for the exploration, creation and development of solutions to common investor protection challenges facing the industry.
The Buildathon is part of FINRA’s Innovation Outreach Initiative, through which FINRA seeks to engage with the industry, investors, and other key stakeholders on matters involving significant financial innovation. The student run MIT FinTech Club is proud to partner with FINRA and Deloitte on this collaborative effort to launch this groundbreaking event.
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