Keynote Speakers


Kevin O'Leary



Gary Gensler




Alexandra Halesma


Douglas Pierce

Jonathan Hawkin


Ken Shichiano

Ken is co-head of TA Associates North America Technology Group and focuses on investments in software, infrastructure and financial technology companies. He serves on the Board of Directors of Arxan Technologies, Insurity, and TierPoint.  Ken formerly served on the Boards of Cosentry, CyOptics, Datek Online Holdings, Fractal Analytics, FTP Software, ION Investment Group, MetroPCS Communications, NetScout Systems and The Island ECN. Ken is also an active angel investor in the financial technology sector.  His angel investments include trueEX, Digital Asset Holdings, Noble Bank International, ripe.io, Finix, Clearmatics and firstAI.  Prior to joining TA in 1988, he was a member of the technical staff of AT&T Bell Laboratories, as a Systems Engineer in the switching systems area. Ken received a BS degree, summa cum laude, in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Duke University, an MS degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and an SM degree in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management.

Nanbin Zhai

Sandeep Malhotra

Shaun Kfir


Steve Dorval

Steve Dorval is President of John Hancock Personal Financial Services LLC and Head of Innovation and Advice for John Hancock, the U.S. division of Toronto-based Manulife.

Based in Boston, Mr. Dorval is responsible for leading the strategic effort to leverage emerging digital services to enhance John Hancock’s ability to deliver investment advice and financial planning to customers. The goal is to help individuals reach financial independence by delivering sophisticated solutions in a simplified way.

Mr. Dorval, who joined John Hancock in 2015 when the company acquired New York Life’s Retirement Plan business, played a lead role in integrating the two businesses. He held a number of roles in New York Life’s retirement and investment business during his more than 15 years there. Previously, he worked at Dewey Square Investors and State Street Bank.

Mr. Dorval graduated with a B.A. in English from Providence College and is a CFA charterholder. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the Boston Security Analysts Society, Inc.

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Vijay Sankaran

As Chief Information Officer of TD Ameritrade, Vijay Sankaran is responsible for incubating, introducing and managing new capabilities, as well as implementing the company’s data and analytics ecosystem. He also serves as a member of the Company’s senior operating committee, which shapes the strategic focus of the organization. Prior to TD Ameritrade, Sankaran held several senior leadership roles at Ford Motor company, including IT Chief Technology Officer, Director of Application Development, and Director of Infrastructure Operations. Before joining Ford, he served in consultancy roles with Ernst & Young LLP and Headstrong, where he focused heavily on analytical systems. Sankaran holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Master’s of Business Administration from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Sankaran can be followed on Twitter at @VijayS_TDA.