X-Tech 2019: Financial Services and Technology

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Moving from the theory to practice – by the industry, to the industry

key topics to be addressed

SECURITY AND RISK MANAGEMENT


Cyber Resilience & Exposure | RegTech | Blockchain | AI | Machine Learning | Fraud Detection

DIGITAL AND TRADED FINANCE


Digital Payments | Contactless | Real Time Payments | Blockchain | Open Banking | Robotics | Smart Contracts | Electronic Trading | AML

FINTECH AND VENDORS


FinTech Collaboration | OCC Charter | ICOs | TechFin | Alternative Data | Third Party | Compromise | Customer Experience

EMERGING TECHNOLOGY AND AUTHENTICATION


InsureTech | Automation | AI | Customer Authentication | Cyber Risk | Disruptive Technology | Data Sourcing | Robo Advisors | RPA

Mahi

Mahi Dontamsetti
Chief Technology Risk Officer
State Street

Jeremy Epstein

Jeremy Epstein
MD, Innovation Banking
CIBC US

Sabeen Liconte (headshot)

Sabeena Linconte
Chief Legal & Compliance Officer
Bank of China

Prasanna Narayan

Prasanna Narayan
Head of Innovation, Partnership and Digital Payments
Citi

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Jeremy Gu
Senior Data Scientist
Uber

Scot Whigham

Scot Wingham
CEO
FunctionAI

Eric Thornton

Eric Thornton
Founder
Chameleon Metadata

Xiaochen Zhang

Xiaochen Zhang
President
FinTech4Good Group

David Lott

David Lott
Payment Risk Expert
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Uday Singh

Uday Singh
Head of Process Automation and Robotics
Credit Suisse

Ilana Fraines

Ilana Fraines
Co-Founder and Lead Blockchain Developer
TokenAI

Imir Arifi Head shot

Imir Arifi
Head of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
HCSC

On each day there will be a separate break-out stream featuring interactive sessions and many of the features below

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

Interactive panel discussions are designed to include attendees by running a live Q&A throughout the session.

PRESENTATIONS

Hear industry experts provide insights on practical implementation of a range of technology advances.

DEMO SPEED DATING

Allowing 10 minute demonstrations and insights into some of the industry’s latest advances.

DEBATE FORUM

A two hour break out with a rage of topics hosted by industry leaders, pre-register for a table and discuss key industry trends.

WORKSHOPS

Extended sessions allowing an in depth overview of a select range of topics, encouraging group activities and open discussions.

NETWORKING BREAKS

Including over 6 hours of networking opportunities including breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks on both days, access to all streams and sessions plus gala drinks reception to close the first day.

MEET THE SPEAKERS ROUNDTABLES

Continue discussions beyond the auditorium and interact with speakers and attendees after their session.

TAILOR YOUR AGENDA

Registrations for X-TECH provides full access to all aspects of both day, attendees can tailor their experiences by openly moving between streams.

CPE

Moving from the theory to practice – by the industry, to the industry

CPE

9:00 – 9:30

Session

Cyber resilience: Tactics to find and fix your security vulnerabilities

Session details 

  • Research to improve cyber risk management among private and public sectors
  • Economic consequences and risk management tactics to mitigate risks
  • Dependences on cyber networks and possible national security implications
  • Strategies for improving cyber risk management

Phil Renaud, Executive Director, The Risk Institute 

9:30 – 10:30

Panel Discussion

Cyber exposure - The era of disruption

Interactive Panel Discussion Points

  • Evolution of threats
  • The rate of corruption: Scenario analysis and loss reserve impacts
  • Building resilience against the risks of cyber
  • Third party defences and exposure
  • Aligning fraud and cyber management
  • Actions to respond to breaches beyond prevention

Jerry Gupta, SVP, Group Strategy, Swiss Re

Phil Renaud, Executive Director, The Risk Institute

Daniel Wilson, Cyber Risk Consultant, AIG

9:00 – 9:30

Session

Adoption of digital payments – will cash die?

Session details

  • Adoption of digital payments
  • Mobile platforms
  • Push for digital wallets – apple pay, memo, PayPal
  • Timelines to move to digital
  • Incentives to switch
  • The future of banks

Alex Beigelman, Head of Technology and Cyber Security Risk, former JP Morgan

9:30 – 10:30

Panel Discussion

Progression of digital payments and disruption to Banking

Interactive Panel Discussion Points

  • Where is the digital disruption leading to?
  • Impact on the basic proposition of banks
  • What does this mean for traditional payments?
  • Will companies like Facebook and amazon launch into banking?

Jeremy Epstein, MD, Innovation Banking, CIBC

Sabeena Liconte, Chief Legal Officer & Chief Compliance Officer, Bank of China

Vamsi Potukuchi, Career Banker and Angel Investor

Vivian Cheng, Investor, Cota Capital

9:00 – 9:30

Introduction Session

Part 1: De-mystifying AI and machine learning: An introduction

30 Minute Introduction

  • Separating fact from fiction
  • Hype vs reality
  • Understanding how and why these technologies work
  • Machine learning and AI overview and uses

Anton Prokopyev, Data Scientist, The World Bank

9:30 – 10:30

Deep Dive’ Presentation

Part 2: AI & machine learning: How to leverage and implement AI into financial institutions

Deep Dive Presentation

  • Determining motives for implementing AI
  • Gaining regulatory buy in
  • Data requirements
  • Impact on retail branches
  • How are firms structuring their projects?
  • Greater production, growing revenue and cutting cost

Sayan Maity, Staff Data Scientist, Visa

10:30 Morning refreshment break and networking

11:00 – 11:30

Session

Real time risk management achieving transformational results: The data and analytics as a service approach

Session Details

  • The fourth industrial revolution
  • What is machine learning and why execute in real time
  • Supervised vs. unsupervised
  • ML, AI & Enterprise data science at scale
  • Real time model risk management
  • Quantitative development and validation

Imir Arifi, Head of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, HCSC

11:30 -12:30

Panel Discussion

Technology risk management – providing a better insight to risk and managing the business

1 Hour Interactive Panel

  • Balancing innovation with exposure
  • Harnessing data for risk management practices
  • Engaging the board; education and buy in
  • Identifying IT risk exposure
  • Integration to business and risk management
  • Updating legacy systems

Jeremy Epstein, MD, Innovation Banking CIBC

Mahi Dontamsetti, Chief Technology Risk Officer, State Street

11:00 – 12:00

Panel Discussion

Customer authentication on mobile devices for identification

1 Hour Interactive Panel

  • Non-biometrics customer identification
  • Validation for official IDs
  • Scanning/photographing official documents
  • What are some of the emerging technologies other than biometrics

Mahi Dontamsetti, Chief Technology Risk Officer, State Street

Alex Beigelman, Head of Technology and Cyber Security Risk, former JP Morgan

Jay Tkachuk, Digital Services, Security Service Federal Credit Union

12:00 – 12:30
Session

The fourth industrial revolution: Blockchain the next frontier

Session Details

  • Evolution of money
  • Internet of value
  • Blockchain
    • Funds transfer flow
  • Economic impacts

Driss R. Temsamani, Regional Head of Digital Channels and Enterprise Banking, Citi

11:00 – 12:30

Interactive Session

Social good & financial inclusion - Leveraging FinTech or other technology for social good and more accessible finance

1.5 Hour Interactive Session

  • Using alternative sources to build credit for a larger demographic
  • Financial inclusion for non-traditional banking structures
  • How can technology further facilitate wealth creation and preservation
  • Investing to make a difference
  • Combining investment and technology to make a difference globally

Xiaochen Zhang, President, Fintech4good

12:30 Lunch break and networking roundtables

1:30 – 2:00

Session

An introduction to Blockchain

Mark Elkommos, Financial Crime Risk Assurance, HSBC

2:00 – 3:00

Panel Discussion

Blockchain revolution: Utilizing technology in security and fraud detection

1 Hour Interactive Panel

  • Blockchain use cases in security
  • Using Blockchain to facilitate more areas of the business
  • Regulatory standpoint
    • Will the technology compromise data?
  • Benefits of investing and implementing
  • Using Blockchain to better understand customer profiles, financial crime, AML

Mark Elkommos, Financial Crime Risk Assurance, HSBC

Olga Mack, VP, Strategy, Quantstamp

3:00 – 3:30

Session

Implementing AI and Machine Learning tools to detect and prevent application fraud

Session Details

  • Creating false identities to gain credit
  • Using machine learning and tools
  • Building solutions in house vs external
  • Data sharing between banks and credit bureaus
  • Global approaches
  • ID technology solutions to solve this problem

Ido Lustig, Chief Risk Officer, BlueVine

1:30 – 2:00

Session

Open banking and API: Impacts on technology and payments landscape

Session Details

  • Working with distribution and streamlining
  • Incumbents that don’t have API
  • Impacts internally and externally
  • FinTech and banks: Friends or enemies?
  • Lessons learned from European adoption
  • Impact on consumers
  • Enabling data exchange and giving customers control

Prasanna Narayan, Head of Innovation, Partnership and Digital Payments, Citi

2:00 – 3:00

Panel Discussion

Using AI and machine learning to monitor transactions

1 Hour Interactive Panel

  • Creating transactions for banks or insurance
  • Monitoring millions of transactions and flagging threats
  • Where has this already been used?
  • Fraud detections
  • Gaining better perspective on markets

Sayan Maity, Staff Data Scientist, Visa

Joseph Del Broccolo, US Head of Transaction Monitoring, HSBC

Milos Dunjic, AVP, Enterprise Payments Technology Innovation, TD Bank

3:00 – 3:30

Session

What's your Blockchain strategy?

Session details

Today, innovation is a “must have,” not a “nice to have”. Increasing competition, globalization, and clients’ expectations are creating a demand for enterprises to rapidly evolve. Combined with advances in technology, changing workforce demographics, and shifting work and lifestyle, innovation is critical to your long-term success.

What is your blockchain strategy? Blockchain is a new and exciting technology that will have a massive impact on our lives. But is your enterprise blockchain-ready, or is it getting lost in the cryptic headlines and white noise?

This session will not only provide you with practical insights on why and how to innovate in blockchain, it will also show you how to apply blockchain securely. You will leave with a secure blockchain innovation framework to help you and your enterprise succeed.

Olga Mack, VP, Strategy, Quantstamp

1:30 – 3:30

Interactive Workshop

Bridging the gap between technologists and risk managers

2 Hour Interactive Workshop

  • Understanding of what your protecting
    • What’s the true value or exposure
  • Understanding what you should and shouldn’t be worried about
  • Strengthening assessment process
  • Combining agendas and knowledge
  • Turning cyber risk into dollar value
  • Scenario analysis on major applications

Craig Spielmann, Former Global Head of Enterprise Risk Management Strategy, First Data

3:30 Afternoon refreshment break and networking

4:00 – 5:00

Panel Discussion

Advanced technology to detect fraudulent activity

Interactive Panel Discussion Points

  • Measuring exposure ahead of losses
  • Real time pattern detection: data pooling and payment detection
  • Using machine learning tools to access data
    • Identifying patterns and raising flags
    • Combining data streams for an enterprise view

Ido Lustig, Chief Risk Officer, BlueVine

Kevin Cmelak, VP & Frontline KYC, Wells Fargo

5:00 – 6:00

Presentation

Payments fraud study: Quantifying the level of fraud being experiences in US non-cash payments

1 Hour Presentation

  • Review of the overall payments landscape
  • The Federal Reserve’s triennial payments survey and annual supplements
  • The results of the fraud study
  • The current ‘hot’ payment fraud topics being experienced by consumers, financial institutions and retailers

Dave Lott, Payment Risk Expert, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

4:00 – 5:00

Live Debate

Implications of electronic trading on the industry and ethical considerations

1 Hour Debate

  • Virtual currency trading
  • Ethical implications of AI based trading tools and platforms
    • Eliminating day traders
  • Will it still be an open market?
  • Who controls a purely AI based market?
  • Using AI to prevent market crashes

Scot Whigham, CEO, Function-AI

Lindsey Burik, Head of Electronic Trading America/Europe, Managing Director, Mizuho Americas

5:00 – 5:30

Session

Crazy rich analytics: Metrics around electronic trading

Session Details

  • 85% of all equities end up in an algo, what does that mean for the market?
  • There are ~53 market centers in the US, where do the orders go?
  • How does the market work with AI?

Lindsey Burik, Head of Electronic Trading Americas/Europe, Managing Director, Mizuho Americas

5:30 – 6:00

Session

Money laundering risks when banking virtual currency

Session Details

  • Investment level with regulatory uncertainty
  • Difference in investment between large, medium and small firms
  • Un-stability of crypto value
  • Data and infrastructure requirements
  • Will regulation deal or kill crypto currency?
  • Are crypto currencies the future?

Stuart Davis, Enterprise Chief AML Officer, BMO Financial

4:00 – 6:00

Demo Speed Dating

Table 1: Plootus
More information coming soon

Table 2: Cota Capital
More information coming soon

Table 3: TokenAI
More information coming soon
  • Demonstrations led by leading FinTechs and innovators across the industry.
  • Each table has 10 minutes for the leader to give a concise demonstration, after 10 minutes each table moves clock wise.

6:00 End of day one and networking drinks reception

Moving from the theory to practice – by the industry, to the industry

09:00 – 10:00

Presentation

FinTech-Bank collaboration: How to create a win-win partnership

1 Hour Presentation 

  • How we truly define and categorise FinTech
  • Why bankers are turning to FinTech in record numbers
  • Why partnership has become the most popular means of working with FinTech
  • How to organise your institution and internal processes to enable successful FinTech partnerships
  • Resources to ensure you stay educated and understand the latest FinTech developments and emerging technologies

Kevin Tweddle, Group EVP, Innovation and FinTech, Independent Community Bankers of America

09:00 – 09:30

Session

Insurers, last ones to the tech party

Session Details

  • B2B – Insurers are always late to the party in tech, how are they now catching up with players like Lemonade and Metromile?
  • What new risks, trends (sharing economy etc) and technologies are on the horizon that insurers are innovating to address?
  • Blockchain impact on the insurance markets

Logan Allin, General Partner, Fin Venture Capital

09:30 – 10:00

Session

Opportunities and challenges for automation and AI adoption across a large global bank

  • Opportunity identification approach across a global bank that has varied business lines
    • Including Swiss Private Bank, Global Markets, International Wealth Management, and Investment Banking & Capital Markets
  • Organizational setup to drive AI/automation adoption in a long-term sustainable manner
    • AI implementation center, data modeling, AI tools management
  • Successful deployment of AI/Automation: KYC, Payments processing, asset servicing
  • Challenges and future opportunities/focus areas

Uday Singh, Head Process Automation and Robotics, Credit Suisse

09:00 – 09:30

Introduction Session

Part 1: Skills gap – technology and data as the foundation of the future

30 Minute Introduction

  • Sourcing talent
  • Introducing data science as a standard in education
  • Talent pools drained to corporates

Austin Higgins, Technology Product Strategy, Southwest Airlines

09:30 – 10:00

Session

Part 2: The Importance of diversity and inclusion (D&I) – The impact of a successful gender diversification

30 Minute Overview

  • Does Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) impact the bottom line?
  • Power of Diversity and Inclusion within company policy and culture
  • Significance of growing diversity trends
  • D&I and the impact on talent retention

Melissa Murphy, Senior Manager of U.S. Regulatory Technology, Scotiabank

10:00 morning refreshment break and networking

10:40 – 11:10

Session

OCC Charter for FinTech: Progressive or competitive?

Session Details

  • Will FinTech’s be held to the same regulatory standard?
  • How far does the charter go?
  • Are they being too hard on fintech companies?
  • Potential competitive advantage for FinTech’s compared to traditional banks?
  • Timeline for first charter
  • Viewpoints of global regulators


11:10 – 11:40

Session

Rise of the ICOs in an unregulated industry

Session Details

  • What are the benefits to an ICO
  • Raising investment
  • Continued growth of ICOs operating on a global scale
  • Lack of regulation propelling growth
    • Fluidity limiting regulation
  • Potential SEC restrictions and guidelines
  • How ICOs are structured and governed

Sabeena Liconte, Chief Legal Officer & Chief Compliance Officer, Bank of China

11:40 – 12:40

Panel Discussion

TechFin: Replicating level of innovation in Chinese markets

1 Hour Interactive Panel

  • Chinese FinTech
  • Level of innovation in Chinese market
  • Mobile payments in US vs. China
  • How can speed of innovation be replicated?
    • Repeating success in a different form
  • Rate of defaults decrease – AI based decisioning
  • Data collection for information on merchant
    • Feedback loop to track payments and collect loan payments

Vamsi Potukuchi, Career Banker and Angel Investor

10:40 – 11:40

Double Session

Data sourcing: You are only as good as your data

Session details

  • Having the data available to build out capabilities
  • Do your data sources know you are using their data?
  • Data collection and usage
  • Regulatory and social expectations
  • Making re-usable frameworks to support data
  • Using non-traditional data sources
  • Is there value in using non-traditional sources
  • Credit card transactions, GPS location, satellite images
  • Using data to extract investment insights

Debbie Williams, Director, Chief Data Office, Digital, BNY Mellon

Jamie Wodetzki, Founder & Chief Product Officer, Exari

11:40 – 12:10

Session

AIG case study: Defining and measuring cyber risk

Session Details

  • What really is cyber risk?
    • Threat landscape according to current claims and trends
    • Common misconceptions about cyber risk
  • Defining strategy to deal with cyber risk
    • Elements to consider
  • AIG approach to defining a comprehensive cyber risk strategy

Daniel Wilson, Cyber Risk Consultant, AIG

12:10 – 12:40

Session

Technology Risk Management: Reviewing disruptive technologies across the financial industry

Session Details

  • The adoption of new technologies
  • The shift in user and client expectation
  • Advantages of new and emerging technologies
  • Challenges to technology risk management
  • Ideas on addressing these new challenges in this brave new world

Gnana Chavali, VP Crown Jewels & Resiliency, Enterprise Technology Risk Management State Street

Dr. Markus Sanio, Enterprise Technology Risk Manager, State Street

10:40 – 12:40

Debate Forum

Table 1 - Can you 100% completely digitize trust in financial services?

  • An interactive 2 hour break out allowing open and anonymous discussion and debate on key industry trends.
  • Each debate table will have a leader to drive discussion and facilitate opinions

Kevin Tweddle, Group EVP, Innovation and FinTech, Independent Community Bankers of America

Table 2 - Reviewing the role of women in technology and finance: How does diversity improve our workforce and why should we care?

  • An interactive 2 hour break out allowing open and anonymous discussion and debate on key industry trends.
  • Each debate table will have a leader to drive discussion and facilitate opinions

Melissa Murphy, Senior Manager of U.S. Regulatory Technology, Scotiabank

Table 3 - Title tbc

  • An interactive 2 hour break out allowing open and anonymous discussion and debate on key industry trends.
  • Each debate table will have a leader to drive discussion and facilitate opinions

Joseph Del Broccolo, US Head of Transaction Monitoring, HSBC

Table 4 - Women in Tech specifically Crypto/Blockchain

  • An interactive 2 hour break out allowing open and anonymous discussion and debate on key industry trends.
  • Each debate table will have a leader to drive discussion and facilitate opinions

Ilana Fraines, Co-Founder and Lead Blockchain Developer, TokenAI

12:40 Lunch break and ‘Meet the Speakers’ luncheon roundtables

2:10 – 2:40

Session

Designing a “Data Science Architecture” and deploying it atop free, open-source software

Session Details

  • Components to add to traditional (data/information) architecture to transform it into a Data Science Architecture
  • Introduction to the TOGAF Methodology & Framework for activities planning and execution
  • Introduce the use case and use Python and BeautifulSoup to demonstrate:
  • How to query the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission’s EDGAR system
  • Build and send requests for a company’s public filings to EDGAR
  • Process EDGAR replies with audit trails and change data capture (CDC) for each dataset
  • Capture the metadata from each filing and its multiple datasets from each EDGAR reply
  • Automatically build directories and load all the datasets into your DMZ server, Hadoop Data Lake, Data Vault staging database and a a Neo4j graph database
  • Walkthrough the entire dataset lifecycle

Eric Thornton, Founder, Chameleon Metadata

2:40 – 3:10
Session

A third party compromise involving data: How to organize, prepare and respond and manage customers and regulators

Session Details

  • Prepare: Core requirements for effective third party oversight programs and incident response programs
  • Mobilize: Actions to take in the immediate aftermath of data breach at a third party
  • Communicate: What, when, and how to communicate to your customers after a data breach
  • Remediate: Actions and responsibilities to bolster controls internally and at your third party
  • Learn: Incorporate improvements into third party oversight and incident response programs

Donald Gallien, VP, Portfolio General Auditor, American Express

3:10 – 3:40
Session

Using technology for targeting customers

Session Details

Jeremy Gu, Senior Data Scientist, Uber

3:40 – 4:10
Session

Reviewing innovation and progress within the financial landscape and FinTech

Session Details

  • Current landscape
  • Development, innovations and disruption
  • Disrupting the disruptors?
  • Future outlook

Ethen Yao, Head of Innovation and Intellectual Properties, Blast.com

2:10 – 2:40

Session

Implementation of real time payments and experience across Europe

Session Details

  • Risks associated with the delay in payments processing
  • Real time payments in the US vs the rest of the world
  • How is this being applied globally
  • Why it’s useful for the business
  • Using Blockchain to develop systems

2:40 – 3:40
Panel Discussion

The future customer experience: Robo advisors and chat bots

1 hour interactive panel

  • Replacing humans with bots vs. mix of human and bot call responses
  • Impact on customer experience and satisfaction
  • Will robotics replace customer service and retail branches
  • Use of robotics in compliance
  • Investment level and deployment

Sunil Gangwani, Co-Founder, Plootus

Jay Tkachuk, VP, Digital Services, Security Service Federal Credit Union

Scot Whigham , CEO, Function-AI

3:40 – 4:10
Session

Implementing robotic process automation (RPA)

Session Details Coming Soon

Lesley Shaw, Director, AML Innovation and Transformation, BMO Financial Group 

2:10 – 4:10

Interactive Workshop

Blockchain bootcamp

2 hour intensive workshop

  • Infinite use cases of block chains
  • Basic challenges of using Blockchain
  • Using Blockchain in other ways apart from bitcoin and virtual currency
  • How can Blockchain improve your enterprise?
  • Using Blockchain to benefit the financial industry further
  • Using Blockchain to increase functionality and replace older functions
  • Building Blockchain into organisational culture or business models to get it more widely adopted across the business
  • Competitive advantage

Prajit Datta, AI & Blockchain Evangelist, Bank of America


4:10 End of Convention and final networking break

Imir Arifi Head shot

Imir Arifi
Head of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
HCSC

Biography

Imir Arifi is head of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at Health Care Services Corporation, & Adjunct Professor of Credit Risk in the Financial Engineering Program at Illinois Institute of Technology, Stuart School of Business. He provides executive guidance for the company’s AI strategy, leads efforts for its development and execution, manages use case selection and execution to maximize long term value, reviews vendor and in-house development capabilities, and evangelizes AI & ML initiatives.

Prior to HCSC, Imir served as the General Manager for Banking at DataRobot where he led the Banking & Capital Markets practice. In this role, he collaborated with various competencies to deepen and expand DataRobot’s partnerships in the Banking Industry through effective use of DataRobot’s Machine Learning platform. His responsibilities included PNL control and thought leadership in the banking sector and wider global financial market eco system.

Imir has 18 years of diverse banking expertise covering various risk functional areas and products at large financial institutions. In the past, he led the validation of mission critical models focusing primarily on Market Risk, Operational Risk, and Pre-Provision Net Revenue frameworks within the Model Risk Management and Validation Department of Regions Bank.

He supported the Commercial Bank as well as the Commercial & Investment Bank divisions in various capacities including Quantitative Development, Risk Management, and Treasury Functions at JPMorgan Chase & Co. Imir worked as a senior quantitative developer at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, and he started his career at ABN-AMRO North America where he served in Capital Markets & Treasury roles, including supporting the ALCO Committee and specializing in the valuation of interest rate derivatives.

Imir holds a Doctorate in Management Science with a focus on Credit Risk management from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois.

Kevin Cmelak

Kevin Cmelak
VP & Frontline KYC
Wells Fargo

Biography

Kevin Cmelak will be presenting at the X-Tech 2019 Convention.

Mahi

Mahi Dontamsetti
Chief Technology Risk Officer
State Street

Biography

Mahi heads up the Technology Risk functions within Enterprise Risk Management at State Street Corporation. State Street Corporation has been designated as a Global Systemically Important Bank (G-SIB) by US Regulators. As the Global Head of Enterprise Technology Risk Management, his responsibilities include governance and oversight over Cybersecurity, Information Security, Information Technology, Global Continuity Services, Third Party Vendor Management, Data Protection and Risk
Analytics/Reporting globally for the firm. He defines the strategy, execution plan and owns/drives the technology risk agenda for the firm’s board of directors.

Mahi joined State Street from Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC), where he was Global Head of IT Risk and Deputy CISO. While at DTCC, Mahi built an IT Risk program that is leveraged across DTCC core clearance and settlement business as well as the new emerging businesses such as global trade repository, Clarient, etc.

Mahi has previously served as Global Head of Application Security and Entitlements at Barclays Capital, Chief Technologist at Lockheed Martin and CIO at various startups. He has authored two books on wireless communications, contributed chapters to security books and served on the board of OWASP NY/NJ, Center of Hybrid & Satellite Communications Networks – A NASA Commercial Space Center and other institutions. He is actively involved in Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), member of FS-ISAC’s products and services committee, has co-authored a white paper on Appropriate Software Security Control Types for Third Party Service and Product Providers.

Mr. Dontamsetti holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science and Telecommunications and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.

Mark Elkommos

Mark Elkommos
Financial Crime Risk Assurance Manager
HSBC

Biography

Three-time “The Risk Universe Magazine” Cover-front Author, Mark Elkommos works at HSBC USA as Financial Crime Risk Assurance Manager, is a seasoned FCC AML professional with more than 10 years of banking experience. Mark also is an avid technology & compliance reader, and evidently, one of the world most popular authors of FCC, AML and FinTech topics. He wrote numerous articles on many Risk Management Magazines, also he is a regular LinkedIn blogger.

Jeremy Epstein

Jeremy Epstein
MD, Innovation Banking
CIBC US

Biography

Jeremy Epstein is a Managing Director in CIBC Bank USA’s Innovation Banking group. In his role, he leads the Bank’s FinTech focus where he provides senior debt solutions to clients and advises them on raising capital. He has deep payments expertise and a decade of experience working with tech companies.

Prior to joining CIBC, Jeremy was a Vice President at MB Financial Bank where he played an instrumental role in building their payment’s business. Prior to banking, he was a consultant with FTI Consulting’s Transaction Advisory Services group. Jeremy holds a degree in finance from the University of Illinois.

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Jerry Gupta
SVP Group Strategy
Swiss Re

Biography

Jerry Gupta is a Senior Vice President at Swiss Re, one of the largest reinsurance companies in the world. Previously he was the Global Head of Program Management at Amazon. Prior to that Jerry helped launch the Innovation and Venture groups at Liberty Mutual Insurance. Jerry is a technologist and data scientist, experienced in finding Product-Market fit and developing user experiences that delight customers. He has launched new businesses both as an entrepreneur and within Fortune 100 setting. He has conducted due-diligence on transactions worth over $3B in aggregate value and has raised over $25M in private placements. In addition, he has been on the board of or an advisor to several start-ups in the US and in Spain. Jerry has an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management. He is currently working towards a Master’s degree in Predictive Analytics from Northwestern University and has received his MS in Computer Sciences from Bentley University.

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David Lott
Payment Risk Expert
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Biography

Dave Lott is a Retail Payments Expert with the Retail Payments Risk Forum of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and has more than 35 years of experience in the Retail Banking and Payments industries. As part of the team at the Retail Payments Risk Forum, Dave works with payments stakeholders in researching payment systems and products, focusing on risks and mitigating strategies. A key area of focus for his present work is customer, transaction and data security issues. As such, Dave has done considerable work with the wide range of card and payment technologies including biometrics, tokenization and encryption for cards, mobile devices including tablets, phones, other payment form factors, and their various delivery channels including ATMs, ecommerce and call centers. Dave works with representatives from the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston in facilitating the meetings of the Mobile Payments Industry Workgroup. He is a representative of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta in several inter-agency and intra-Federal Reserve System working groups. He most recently worked with the ANSI X9A team in developing a technical review paper on card-not-present (CNP) fraud.

Ido Lustig of Bluevine

Ido Lustig
Chief Risk Officer
BlueVine

Biography

Ido Lustig is the Chief Risk Officer of BlueVine, a Silicon Valley-based fintech startup that provides working capital financing to small and medium-sized businesses. A veteran data scientist and risk manager, Ido helped develop BlueVine’s fully-online cloud-based platform for invoice factoring, revolutionizing the 4,000-year-old financing system that allows businesses to receive cash advances on outstanding invoices. Ido spearheaded the creation of BlueVine’s top-notch Risk organization which is spread between California and Israel, and has played a critical role in expanding the company’s ability to offer fast and flexible online financing to entrepreneurs. Before joining BlueVine, Ido led PayPal’s behavioral analytics department, heading the creation of the company’s risk models’ features. Ido received his bachelor of law degree from Tel Aviv University.

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Olga Mack
VP, Strategy
Quantstamp

Biography

Olga V. Mack is a blockchain strategist, public speaker, and adjunct professor at Berkeley Law. She is Vice President of Strategy at Quantstamp, the first decentralized security auditing blockchain platform. Most recently, she served as General Counsel at ClearSlide and she has worked at Visa, Zoosk, Pacific Art League, Wilson Sonsini, and Yahoo. You can follow Olga on Twitter @olgavmack.

Smart contracts are rapidly becoming an alternative way to transact. In the last 18 months alone, nearly $10 billion dollars has been raised via smart contracts. From 500,000 smart contracts in existence a year ago to over 5,000,000 today, interest in smart contracts has grown exponentially. Trustless and decentralized, these systems are incredibly powerful, enabling large scale enterprises to operate without any need for human intervention. The increasing popularity of smart contracts will lead to increased security risks.

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Philip S. Renaud
Executive Director
The Risk Institute

Biography

Phil Renaud joined The Risk Institute from Risk International, where he served as a managing director and led the Columbus offices. With more than 25 years of experience creating and managing several large multi-location, international risk management departments, he brings extensive expertise in the practice of risk management, direct insurance and safety and health. In addition to his position at Risk International, Renaud managed risk programs at Deutsche Post/DHL (Supply Chain), Kmart Corporation, Limited Brands, Inc. (L Brands) and, prior to that, SCOA Industries Inc. (Shoe Corporations of America). He is a regular speaker at various national, regional and local risk management forums. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the National Kidney Foundation of Ohio, Kentucky, Middle and Eastern Tennessee and board chairman for Central Ohio, serves on the board for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana and on the Foundation Board for the Knox Community Hospital in Knox County, Ohio.

Daniel Wilson
Cyber Risk Consultant
AIG

Biography

Daniel Wilson will be presenting at the forthcoming X-Tech 2019 Convention.

Alex Beigelman

Alex Beigelman
Head of Technology and Cyber Security Risk
former JP Morgan

Biography

Alex Beigelman will be presenting at the forthcoming X-Tech 2019 Convention.

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Lindsey Burik
Head of Electronic Trading Americas/Europe, Managing Director
Mizuho Americas

Biography

Lindsey Burik is the Head of Electronic Trading for Mizuho Americas and Europe. She manages the development, marketing and sales of the MET (Mizuho Electronic Trading) platform, which leverages the firm’s global reach to present unique liquidity access and outstanding trade execution, and recently won an award for 2018 Best New Trading Product of the Year.

As Co-Head of the Mizuho Women’s Network, Lindsey seeks to increase the visibility, opportunities and skill sets of women in finance. She is a mentor to women and men within her industry and beyond, aiming to help shape positive career paths for others. She was recently awarded the New York Power Women in Business: Trailblazer of the Year award from Schneps Communications, as well as the New York Certificate of Merit.

Prior to joining Mizuho, Burik oversaw the International, Swap and QuantExecution Sales efforts at Goldman Sachs. She previously held roles at Credit Suisse and Bloomberg Tradebook.

Burik is a graduate of Boston University.

Vivian Cheng

Vivian Cheng
Investor
Cota Capital

Biography

Vivian Cheng will be presenting at the forthcoming X-Tech 2019 Convention.

Stuart Davis
Enterprise Chief AML Officer
BMO Financial

Biography

Stuart Davis will be presenting at the forthcoming X-Tech 2019 Convention.

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Joseph Del Broccolo
SVP, US Regional Head of Transaction Monitoring
HSBC

Biography

Joseph C Del Broccolo III is the US Regional Head of Transaction Monitoring for HSBC USA Inc. He is responsible for ensuring the controls within the Transaction Monitoring Program cover emerging and existing risks to the business and proactively address changes to the internal business structure. Joseph further drives a collaborative communication strategy with all transaction monitoring stakeholders across the 1st and 2nd lines of defence.

Joseph has been with HSBC for over five years. Prior to his current role, Joseph worked in a Financial Crimes Compliance Advisory Role at HSBC working with the Business to ensure AML, Sanctions and Anti-bribery Risks were managed. While in this role he further oversaw the Transaction Monitoring Function for the Global Markets Business and Broker Dealer.

Milos Dunjic

Milos Dunjic
AVP, Enterprise Payments Technology Innovation
TD Bank

Biography

Milos has over 25 years of experience in senior technology roles having developed and launched innovative, commercially successful and award winning digital payments solutions based on mobile and chip card technologies. Winner of the TD Bank Group’s “2017 Inventor Of The Year” Award, he leads TD Enterprise Payments Technology Innovation.

Milos holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering with major in Computer Science from the University of Belgrade. Opinions are his own, not of his employers.

Jeremy Epstein

Jeremy Epstein
Managing Director, Innovation Banking
CIBC US

Biography

Jeremy Epstein is a Managing Director in CIBC Bank USA’s Innovation Banking group. In his role, he leads the Bank’s FinTech focus where he provides senior debt solutions to clients and advises them on raising capital. He has deep payments expertise and a decade of experience working with tech companies.

Prior to joining CIBC, Jeremy was a Vice President at MB Financial Bank where he played an instrumental role in building their payment’s business. Prior to banking, he was a consultant with FTI Consulting’s Transaction Advisory Services group. Jeremy holds a degree in finance from the University of Illinois.

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Sabeena Liconte
Chief Legal Officer & Chief Compliance Officer
Bank of China (BOC) International (USA) Holdings Inc.

Biography

Sabeena serves as Chief Legal Officer and Chief Compliance Officer to the investment banking division of Bank of China International – BOC International (USA) Holdings Inc. and its two subsidiaries, BOCI Commodities & Futures (USA) LLC, a registered futures commission merchant and CME Group Inc. clearing member, and BOC International (USA) Inc., a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA (collectively, “BOCI”). Prior to joining BOCI, Sabeena served as a Futures & Derivatives Counsel and Compliance Advisor to E*TRADE Financial Corp., including E*TRADE Clearing Corp. and E*TRADE Securities Corp.; and General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer to Alpari (US), LLC, a CFTC-registered futures commission merchant and retail foreign exchange dealer and member of the NFA, and its affiliate broker-dealer, Alpari Securities LLC. Her previous professional work includes the Office of General Counsel at Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith Incorporated, the Division of Enforcement at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Bank of New York Mellon’s Legal Division and the Securities Fraud Prosecution division of the Attorney General’s Office for the State of New Jersey.

Sabeena is an active member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Political Science from the University of Toronto, a Master of Arts in International Relations from Columbia University and a Juris Doctor from the St. John’s University School of Law. She also serves as Chair to the New York County Lawyers Association’s Futures & Derivatives Committee.

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Olga Mack
VP, Strategy
Quantstamp

Biography

Olga V. Mack is a blockchain strategist, public speaker, and adjunct professor at Berkeley Law. She is Vice President of Strategy at Quantstamp, the first decentralized security auditing blockchain platform. Most recently, she served as General Counsel at ClearSlide and she has worked at Visa, Zoosk, Pacific Art League, Wilson Sonsini, and Yahoo. You can follow Olga on Twitter @olgavmack.

Smart contracts are rapidly becoming an alternative way to transact. In the last 18 months alone, nearly $10 billion dollars has been raised via smart contracts. From 500,000 smart contracts in existence a year ago to over 5,000,000 today, interest in smart contracts has grown exponentially. Trustless and decentralized, these systems are incredibly powerful, enabling large scale enterprises to operate without any need for human intervention. The increasing popularity of smart contracts will lead to increased security risks.

Sayan Maity

Sayan Maity
Staff Data Scientist
Visa

Biography

Sayan Maity will be presenting at the forthcoming X-Tech 2019 Convention.

Prasanna Narayan

Prasanna Narayan
Head of Innovation, Partnership & Digital Payments
Citi

Biography

Prasanna Narayan will be presenting at the forthcoming X-Tech 2019 Convention.

Vamsi Potukuchi

Vamsi Potukuchi
Career Banker & Angel Investor

Biography

Vamsi Potukuchi will be presenting at the forthcoming X-Tech 2019 Convention.

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Driss Temsamani
Region Head of Digital Channels and Enterprise Banking
Citi

Biography

Driss Temsamani is Region Head of Digital Channels and Enterprise Banking for Citi. He is also a member of Citigroup Treasury & Trade Solutions Latin America Executive Committee and responsible for the Data Innovation Agenda.

In his current role Driss is responsible for a full range of digital and mobile enabled banking platforms for cash management, liquidity investment services, working capital solutions, commercial cards and trade to enable multinational corporations, financial institutions and public sector organizations to operate in the most connected and efficient manner across 22 countries in Latin America and more than 70 countries around the world.

Driss started with Citi as Senior Business Interface for the Corporate and Consumer Bank. He then became CIO and Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning for Citigroup e-Business Latin America. Before assuming his current role, Driss held several positions with Citi including Head of Business Management, Regional Market Management Head, Business Intelligence and Analytics Region Head.

Driss is a member of the US State Department Global Entrepreneurship Program, The American Marketing Association, The International Institute of Finance, The Center for Strategic and International Studies, The Corporate Strategy Board and The Aspen Institute Partners for New Beginning.

Scot Whigham

Scot Whigham
CEO
Function-AI

Biography

Scott Whigham is our CEO and visionary leader, with over 20+ years of AI, Technology, and Operations Experience. He is a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology and Keynote speaker for AI Congress and AI World.  He is a recognized business leader, focused on developing AI strategies and implementing AI for large enterprises. His main focus is to understand and solve big problems for our customers. Prior to Function AI, Scot was Director of Global IT Service Support at InterContinental Hotel Group. He currently lives in Roswell with his wife Dawn and his two children.

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Donald Gallien
Vice President, Portfolio General Auditor
American Express

Biography

Donald Gallien is a Vice President, Portfolio General Auditor at American Express. Don leads the Information Technology Audit and the Data Analytics practices for the Internal Audit Group. Previously, he was a Senior Vice President, Treasury Systems at Countrywide Financial Corporation, where he led the Corporate Treasury Information Technology function. He was also a Manager in Deloitte & Touche’s Enterprise Risk Services practice, and held other audit positions in industry and government. Don has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting / General Business Administration from the University of Arizona.

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Jeremy Gu
Senior Data Scientist
Uber

Biography

Jeremy Gu is Senior Data Scientist at Uber. He is responsible for Autonomous Decision Systems for internal teams to optimize business campaigns. The system combines both concepts of machine learning models and statistical experiments so that experimenters can optimize the business metrics while collecting data from statistical experiments. Previously, Jeremy was Applied Machine Learning Scientist at Amazon, Seattle. He built a real-time bidding algorithm and flash deals recommendation on the Automated Advertising team and managed the projects on sales leads generation, product cross-sells recommendation and customer’s AWS use case prediction on the Amazon Web Services Marketing team. Jeremy is also a member of the American Statistical Association (ASA). He served as Chapter Vice President and Chapter Representative of ASA for three years.

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Sabeena Liconte
Chief Legal Officer & Chief Compliance Officer
Bank of China (BOC) International (USA) Holdings Inc.

Biography

Sabeena serves as Chief Legal Officer and Chief Compliance Officer to the investment banking division of Bank of China International – BOC International (USA) Holdings Inc. and its two subsidiaries, BOCI Commodities & Futures (USA) LLC, a registered futures commission merchant and CME Group Inc. clearing member, and BOC International (USA) Inc., a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA (collectively, “BOCI”). Prior to joining BOCI, Sabeena served as a Futures & Derivatives Counsel and Compliance Advisor to E*TRADE Financial Corp., including E*TRADE Clearing Corp. and E*TRADE Securities Corp.; and General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer to Alpari (US), LLC, a CFTC-registered futures commission merchant and retail foreign exchange dealer and member of the NFA, and its affiliate broker-dealer, Alpari Securities LLC. Her previous professional work includes the Office of General Counsel at Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith Incorporated, the Division of Enforcement at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Bank of New York Mellon’s Legal Division and the Securities Fraud Prosecution division of the Attorney General’s Office for the State of New Jersey.

Sabeena is an active member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Political Science from the University of Toronto, a Master of Arts in International Relations from Columbia University and a Juris Doctor from the St. John’s University School of Law. She also serves as Chair to the New York County Lawyers Association’s Futures & Derivatives Committee.

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Kevin Tweddle
Group EVP, Innovation and FinTech
Independent Community Bankers of America

Biography

Kevin Tweddle is group executive vice president, innovation and financial technology for ICBA Services Network®. In this role, Tweddle works closely with staff across the association to identify innovation strategies and opportunities that will help community banks to seize new market opportunities and meet their customers’ evolving financial services’ needs.

Tweddle’s extensive financial services experience spans nearly 30 years and includes executive roles in sales, marketing, accounting and information technology. He previously served as president of Bank Intelligence Solutions at Fiserv, and was an executive at the Bankers Bank in Atlanta, where he served as chief financial officer and chief information officer. He most recently served as a director of Novantas Inc., providing data and analytics solutions to mid-tier banks. Well-respected by industry peers, Tweddle also served as President on the Board of Directors of the Association for Financial Technology and as a member and Chairman of the Financial Institutions Committee of the Georgia Society of CPAs.

Tweddle is a certified public accountant and is a graduate of the Colorado Graduate School of Banking. He holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration and accounting from Stetson University in Deland, Fla.

Ethen Yao

Ethen Yao
Head of Innovations and Intellectual Properties
Blast.com

Biography

Ethen is a financial technologies innovator with more than ten years of experience in financial technologies. He has thirteen financial technologies related patents, and has co-founded several financial technology platforms, such as, Blast.com, a FinTech savings and investment platform; Armatic.io, a Software as a Service accounts receivables automation and management platform, and more. Ethen’s expertise in finance is supported by degrees from Harvard University and Villanova University. He also has professional subject matter certifications from Oxford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard University. When he is not innovating the next big thing in finance, Ethen is competing in eSports competitions, where he is a Grand Master in a popular Blizzard eSports title.

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Eric Thornton
Founder
Chameleon Metadata

Biography

Eric Thornton  will be presenting at the forthcoming X-Tech 2019 Convention.

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Logan Allin
General Partner
Fin Venture Capital

Biography

Logan is the General Partner at Fin where he is responsible for management of the firm, sourcing/consummating investments, maintaining board responsibilities, and operating value at portfolio companies. Notable investments include SoFi, Figure, Tradeshift, and DRIAV. Logan was most recently Vice President of SoFi Ventures, where he was tasked with investing in and working hands-on with FinTech companies, as well as running SoFi’s accelerator and corporate development efforts. Logan was formerly a Venture Partner at Light Street Capital where he was responsible for IR as well as sourcing, diligence, and finalizing late stage private TMT investments. Additionally, Logan was a Partner at Formation Group, focused on early-expansion stage cross-border TMT investments in the US and Asia. Prior to VC and entrepreneurial roles, Logan held corporate executive roles at Invesco and City National Bank in Head of Strategy/Innovation positions. He spent the early part of his career in management consulting, in leadership positions at Capgemini, EMC, and PwC, focused exclusively on the intersection of Financial Services and technology. Logan earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in public policy and political science from Duke University and a M.S. in Management from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business where he was a Sloan Fellow.

Tweddle is a certified public accountant and is a graduate of the Colorado Graduate School of Banking. He holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration and accounting from Stetson University in Deland, Fla.

Alex Beigelman

Alex Beigelman
Head of Technology and Cyber Security Risk
former JP Morgan

Biography

Alex Beigelman will be presenting at the forthcoming X-Tech 2019 Convention.

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Gnana Chavali
VP Crown Jewels & Resiliency, Enterprise Technology Risk Management
State Street

Biography

Gnana is a VP in the Technology Risk Management function within Enterprise Risk Management at State Street Corporation. Her responsibilities include:
• Crown Jewels Program (Greater protection for the firm’s most critical IT assets)
• Second Line of Defense for Global Continuity
• Risk appetite – Business Disruption and Technology Resiliency
• Emerging Tech for Advanced Analytics – AI, ML
• ETRM India
Prior to State Street, Gnana worked at a Cyber Risk & Analytics startup doing Pre-sales and managing Implementation & Delivery for their top clients. Before switching over to the Security and Risk domain, she worked as a hands-on technologist at Citi for over 10 years wearing several hats through the years.

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Mahi Dontamsetti
Chief Technology Risk Officer
State Street

Biography

Mahi heads up the Technology Risk functions within Enterprise Risk Management at State Street Corporation. State Street Corporation has been designated as a Global Systemically Important Bank (G-SIB) by US Regulators. As the Global Head of Enterprise Technology Risk Management, his responsibilities include governance and oversight over Cybersecurity, Information Security, Information Technology, Global Continuity Services, Third Party Vendor Management, Data Protection and Risk
Analytics/Reporting globally for the firm. He defines the strategy, execution plan and owns/drives the technology risk agenda for the firm’s board of directors.

Mahi joined State Street from Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC), where he was Global Head of IT Risk and Deputy CISO. While at DTCC, Mahi built an IT Risk program that is leveraged across DTCC core clearance and settlement business as well as the new emerging businesses such as global trade repository, Clarient, etc.

Mahi has previously served as Global Head of Application Security and Entitlements at Barclays Capital, Chief Technologist at Lockheed Martin and CIO at various startups. He has authored two books on wireless communications, contributed chapters to security books and served on the board of OWASP NY/NJ, Center of Hybrid & Satellite Communications Networks – A NASA Commercial Space Center and other institutions. He is actively involved in Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), member of FS-ISAC’s products and services committee, has co-authored a white paper on Appropriate Software Security Control Types for Third Party Service and Product Providers.

Mr. Dontamsetti holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science and Telecommunications and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.

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Sunil Gangwani
Co-Founder
Plootus

Biography

Co-Founder of Plootus, a FinTech start-up in the Wealth Management industry, based out of New Haven, Connecticut. Sunil has led multiple teams and projects at GE, ING, and PwC in strategy, finance and risk management. He is a 15-year financial services veteran with experience in Asset Management, Lending, and Capital Markets. He is an MBA from NYU Stern, a Chartered Accountant and a finance graduate from Shri Ram College of Commerce. He has also completed an executive program in FinTech from MIT.

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Dr. Markus Sanio
Enterprise Technology Risk Manager
State Street

Biography

Markus joined State Street Enterprise Technology Risk Management in 2016 covering Enterprise Technology Risk reporting and Second Line responsibility for Cyber and Information Security and Global Technology Services. Markus had joined Group Audit of Deutsche Bank in 2000 as IT security expert conducting information technology assessments in Europe, stretching from Data Center security, Firewall & Online Banking Services and major service sourcing projects like IBMs data center service support. Markus relocated from Germany to New York City in 2004, into a Senior Audit manager role in 2005. Moving into a First Line operational role of IT Risk and Security area, Markus joined the Deutsche Bank CTO area in 2008. Beyond Information Security Services Markus focused on IT Security Exposure Heat Mapping, providing a holistic status view by correlating available IT Asset and Security Control information. Markus holds a Doctoral Degree in Physics from the University of Marburg in Germany and did several years research in Holographic Information Processing with biological data storage materials.

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Lesley Shaw
Director, AML Innovation and Transformation
BMO Financial Group

Biography

Lesley Shaw will be presenting at the forthcoming X-Tech 2019 Convention.

Uday Singh

Uday Singh
Head of Process Automation and Robotics
Credit Suisse

Biography

Uday is leading the process automation and robotics agenda for Credit Suisse, covering the Bank’s various businesses, regions, and shared services functions. In this capacity, he is responsible for opportunity identification through engagement with the various business and functional experts, prioritizing those opportunities to develop viable business cases (with benefits across enhanced controls, risk mitigation, fast time to market, etc.,), ensuring standardization of AI and automation tools used across the bank (so as to not add to the complexity of IT landscape), and driving engagement with AI/ automation vendors (including startups). Prior to Credit Suisse, he spent a few years as a consultant with McKinsey & Co., and was also involved in product development for a couple of Silicon Valley startups. He has Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School and Bachelor of Engineering from Osmania University, India

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Jay Tkachuk
VP, Digital Services
Security Service Federal Credit Union

Biography

Markus joined State Street Enterprise Technology Risk Management in 2016 covering Enterprise Technology Risk reporting and Second Line responsibility for Cyber and Information Security and Global Technology Services. Markus had joined Group Audit of Deutsche Bank in 2000 as IT security expert conducting information technology assessments in Europe, stretching from Data Center security, Firewall & Online Banking Services and major service sourcing projects like IBMs data center service support. Markus relocated from Germany to New York City in 2004, into a Senior Audit manager role in 2005. Moving into a First Line operational role of IT Risk and Security area, Markus joined the Deutsche Bank CTO area in 2008. Beyond Information Security Services Markus focused on IT Security Exposure Heat Mapping, providing a holistic status view by correlating available IT Asset and Security Control information. Markus holds a Doctoral Degree in Physics from the University of Marburg in Germany and did several years research in Holographic Information Processing with biological data storage materials.

Scot Whigham

Scot Whigham
CEO
Function-AI

Biography

Scot Whigham will be presenting at the forthcoming X-Tech 2019 Convention.

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Debbie Williams
Director, Chief Data Office, Digital
BNY Mellon

Biography

Debbie Williams is a Director in the Chief Data Office at BNY Mellon, which is a part of the new Digital team responsible for client and internal digital capabilities, including data management, analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics.

She is a financial technology expert with more than 25 years of direct experience in financial services and related technology companies. She has spent much of her career advising on market trends, product positioning and strategy for both established products and startups/new market entrants as well as guiding financial institutions on technology adoption.

At BNY Mellon, Debbie is currently focused on risk data and manages a team of data stewards responsible for the establishment of a new data operating model to ensure data quality to meet global risk and regulatory reporting requirements. In addition to advising banks and technology companies on risk management and trading technologies, Debbie built three companies dedicated to this work, serving clients in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Prior to BNY Mellon, Debbie directed the marketing and business development efforts for the Risk Analytics business at S&P Capital IQ. She also held roles as Head of Marketing and Business Development at R 2 Financial Technologies, Director of the Basel II Program for RBS Citizens Bank, and co-founder and COO of Meridien Research, where she grew the firm’s capital markets client base and research library. Earlier in her career, she was a founding member of TowerGroup and began her career with Citicorp Scrimgeour Vickers in Tokyo.

Debbie has authored articles for numerous industry publications. Additionally, she has contributed to five books on risk management and has regularly presented at industry conferences on risk management topics. She is a member of the steering committee and previous regional director for the Boston region and a founding member of PRMIA (Professional Risk Management International Association). She is also ssa member of the IAQF (International Association of Quantitative Finance) Advisory Board. Debbie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Vassar College and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude

Daniel Wilson
Cyber Risk Consultant
AIG

Biography

Daniel Wilson will be presenting at the forthcoming X-Tech 2019 Convention.

Jamie Wodetzki

Jamie Wodetzki
Chief Product Officer & Co-Founder
Exari

Biography

Jamie co-founded Exari in 2000 and served as CEO until 2008 when he relocated to Boston to expand the company. Prior to co-founding Exari, Jamie was a Senior Associate with Minter Ellison, a large Australian law firm, where he focused on copyright, technology and the information industries. He is a Fellow of the Center for Legal Innovation, part of Vermont Law School. He received his law degree from the University of Melbourne.

Prajit Datta

Prajit Datta
AI & Blockchain Evangelist
Bank of America

Biography

Prajit Datta will be presenting at the forthcoming X-Tech 2019 Convention.

Joseph Del Broccolo

Joseph Del Broccolo
SVP, US Head of Transaction Monitoring
HSBC

Biography

Joseph Del Broccolo will be presenting at the forthcoming X-Tech 2019 Convention.

Ilana Fraines

Ilana Fraines
Co-Founder & Lead Blockchain Developer
TokenAI

Biography

Ilana Fraines will be presenting at the forthcoming X-Tech 2019 Convention.

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Austin Higgins
Technology Product Strategy
SouthWest Airlines Technology Consultant

Biography

Austin Higgins will be presenting at the forthcoming X-Tech 2019 Convention.

Sayan Maity

Sayan Maity
Staff Data Scientist
Visa

Biography

Sayan Maity will be presenting at the forthcoming X-Tech 2019 Convention.

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Melissa Murphy
Senior Manager of U.S. Regulatory Technology
Scotiabank

Biography

Melissa is an experience Senior Leader with a demonstrated history in the banking industry. Upon graduating from Steven’s Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s of Science in Quantitative Finance, Melissa has spent the majority of her career in the Regulatory space. In her short tenure, Melissa has built, transitioned and automated the U.S. Regulatory Technology team overseeing implementations and responses to all U.S. Regulators. With an exceptional passion for Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) and ERGs (Employee Resource Group), Melissa has become a disruptive advocate for change in our current culture within banking. Whether in the Regulatory or the D&I/ERG space, Melissa constantly pushes the envelope of her fellow leaders and executive management to evolve as a team.

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Anton Prokopyev
Data Scientist
The World Bank

Biography

Anton Prokopyev will be presenting at the forthcoming X-Tech 2019 Convention.

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Craig Spielmann
former Global Head of Enterprise Risk Management Strategy
First Data

Biography

Craig Spielmann will be presenting at the forthcoming X-Tech 2019 Convention.

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Kevin Tweddle
Group EVP, Innovation and FinTech
Independent Community Bankers of America

Biography

Kevin Tweddle is group executive vice president, innovation and financial technology for ICBA Services Network®. In this role, Tweddle works closely with staff across the association to identify innovation strategies and opportunities that will help community banks to seize new market opportunities and meet their customers’ evolving financial services’ needs.

Tweddle’s extensive financial services experience spans nearly 30 years and includes executive roles in sales, marketing, accounting and information technology. He previously served as president of Bank Intelligence Solutions at Fiserv, and was an executive at the Bankers Bank in Atlanta, where he served as chief financial officer and chief information officer. He most recently served as a director of Novantas Inc., providing data and analytics solutions to mid-tier banks. Well-respected by industry peers, Tweddle also served as President on the Board of Directors of the Association for Financial Technology and as a member and Chairman of the Financial Institutions Committee of the Georgia Society of CPAs.

Tweddle is a certified public accountant and is a graduate of the Colorado Graduate School of Banking. He holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration and accounting from Stetson University in Deland, Fla.

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Xiaochen Zhang
President
Fintech4good Group LLC

Biography

Xiaochen leads the design and implementation of FinTech4Goods’s strategy which aims to introduce impactful fintech and blockchain solutions to frontier markets through incubation, acceleration and investment. He is the Chairman of the Global Digital Economy Leadership Council, and serves on the Crowdfunding Professional Association Board of Directors, UN ESCAP Digital Economy Task Force and as a senior advisor of the China Social Entrepreneurs Foundation and Inter-America Development Bank. He is also the founder of Blockchain Frontier Group, a co-chair of several blockchain labs, advisor of several blockchain start-ups,  and a producer and host of the FinTech in China show and Blockchain Million Show.

He brings more than 17 years of thought leadership and global experience to build impactful solutions and scale up innovative ideas in North America, Africa, Latin America, Europe and Asia. Prior to FinTech4Good, Xiaochen advised government agencies and multinational organizations on innovation, emerging technologies, and investment in positions at the World Bank, United Nations, and other international partnership platforms. He also taught innovation and venture building at leading business schools and served as mentors for many innovative businesses

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11th December 2018
Alex Beigelman

Blockchain – Hype or Opportunity?

By Alex Beigelman, Head of Technology and Cyber Security Risk, former JP Morgan
11th December 2018

Center for Financial Professionals announces new FinTech Research and Advisory Board

Senior practitioners across the financial services industry join FinTech Advisory Board for the Global FinTech 250 Report set to be released at the X-Tech 2019 Convention […]
10th December 2018

Security and risk management in the age of disruption

By Alice Kelly, Head of Research and Production, Center for Financial Professionals (CeFPro)
3rd December 2018
Ethen Yao

Reviewing innovation and progress within the financial landscape and FinTech

By Ethen Yao, Head of Innovation and Intellectual Properties, Blast.com
3rd December 2018

Reviewing changes to regulation across the payments landscape and ensuring system readiness for future updates

By Caitriona Whelan, Head of Compliance and Controls, RBS
27th November 2018

Crazy rich analytics: Metrics around electronic trading

By Lindsey Burik, Head of Electronic Trading Americas/Europe, Managing Director, Mizuho Americas
26th November 2018

Bridging the gap between technologists and risk managers

By Craig Spielmann, Former Global Head of Enterprise Risk Management Strategy, First Data
22nd November 2018

Ensuring system resilience to adapt to the evolution of the new payment landscape

By Dougie Belmore, Head of Payments Industry Engagement, Clydesdale Bank
15th November 2018

Reviewing regulatory changes across the payments landscape and ensuring system readiness for future updates

By Peter Smith, Director, Seneca Investment Managers & Independent Industry Consultant, FinTechReguLab
14th November 2018

Panel discussion: Utilizing FinTech infrastructure to drive process automation and support increase in digital banking structure

7th November 2018

Risk appetite – What, why & how?

By Gnana Chavali, VP Crown Jewels & Resiliency, Enterprise Technology Risk Management, State Street Corporation
6th November 2018

The future of payments: Preparing infrastructure for future of payments and innovation

By Julian Sawyer, Chief Operating Officer, Starling Bank
24th October 2018

Using machine learning and predictive analytics to combat cyber threats

By Vikas Munshi, Lead Platform Architect – Data Analytics and Machine Learning, ING Bank
22nd October 2018

How todays regulation and innovation within the payment industry will impact the future outlook for the consumer

By Sophie Bottazzi, Senior Research Executive, CeFPro
1st October 2018

Tackling sophisticated payment fraud and cybercrime in the age of digital access and real-time payments

By Andrew Davies, VP, Global Market Strategy, Financial Crime Risk Management, Fiserv
3rd September 2018
Francis Gross Interview

Review and analysis of building a digital infrastructure

By Francis Gross, Directorate General Statistics, Senior Advisor, European Central Bank
21st August 2018

The evolving technology and innovation landscape

By Hugh Burden, Head of Banking, AutoRek
21st August 2018

Analysing the post implementation impacts of PSD2 and open banking, and lessons learnt

By David Ballaschk, Senior Payments Expert, Deutsche Bundesbank.
21st August 2018

Assessing the use of artificial intelligence across the industry to enhance banking practices and efficiency

By Gabriele Sabato, Co-founder and CEO, Wiserfunding.
26th July 2018

AI and machine learning – General definitions and Fraud / AML applications

By Eric Wagner, Head of Group Financial Crime, Erste Group AG 
19th July 2018

Technology & Innovation Webinar: Opportunities on the horizon for regulatory reporting and RegTech

11th July 2018

Regulatory insight with CRO, Inter-American Development Bank

2nd July 2018

Banks should pursue efficient and scalable “model factory” management

By Steve Turner, Managing Director, Jonathan ‘Wes’ West, Managing Director and Kaushik Deka, CTO, Novantas. 
21st June 2018

Navigating the waters of new opportunities and making strategic business decisions to leverage technology

By Richard Crook, Head of Emerging Technology, RBS.
18th June 2018

Assessing the impact of Brexit on the industry and regulatory requirements post Brexit

By Tatjana Christians, Head of Brexit Execution, Legal Strategy and Bank Structure, Barclays.
18th June 2018

The changing regulatory landscape and the impact of global and jurisdictional variations

By Dawd Haque, Market Initiatives, Regulatory Transformation & Strategy, Deutsche Bank.
24th May 2018

Developing infrastructure, technology, processes and people

By Becky Clements, Head of Industry Engagement and Payment Change, Metro Bank.
22nd May 2018

Opportunities and potential use cases of distributed ledger technology

By William Piquard, Managing Director Europe, Gatecoin.
18th May 2018

Post implementation impacts of PSD2 and open banking

By Matt Glover, Head of Transformation, Unity Trust Bank.
1st May 2018

Emerging advances in technology and innovation and leveraging across financial services

By Shannon Harris, Senior Research Executive, CeFPro.

Global Rankings and Awards

There are many FinTech rankings in the marketplace. Most are based on superficial metrics or assessed by journalists who are not independent. CeFPro has developed a comprehensive research methodology that incorporates feedback from an international team of independent experts (The FinTech Advisory Board) and gathers feedback from a global community of over 100,000 finance, technology, operations, risk and compliance professional from the financial services industry.

Complete our survey here

 

FinTech Advisory Board

What is the FinTech Advisory Board?

Financial technology (FinTech) is re-defining the financial services industry. As a response to this trend, CeFPro is embarking on a systematic research program to identify and publish regular insights on the opportunities, challenges and impact of FinTech.

An essential component of our research methodology is to regularly engage with independent FinTech experts and thought-leaders “The FinTech Advisory Board”. This is a team of carefully selected independent subject matter experts with expertise in one or more of the various FinTech sub-categories (e.g. RegTech, Analytics, AI, Blockchain, Payments, Core Banking).

Find out more

Accommodation at Bally’s:

Please click the below link to book your accommodation using our preferential rate. The rate for one night is currently $69++ plus the $30 resort fee, this applies for the nights of April 1, 2 and 3. Please note there is limited availability so please ensure to book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. This rate will expire on March 15, 2019.

https://book.passkey.com/go/SBCFP9

If you prefer to phone in your reservations, please call the Reservation Center on 800-358-8777 to secure your accommodation. However, please note that a processing fee per reservation will be incurred if you choose not to use the dedicated weblink above. Please ensure to mention the group name of: Center for Financial Professionals – X-Tech 2019 or the group identify code SBCFP9 to receive the preferential rate.

Venue

Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
3645 S Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas
NV 89109
USA

2019 Partners:

Exari


Exari delivers the most complete Enterprise Contract Lifecycle Management platform, used every day by market-leading companies to understand all aspects of their contract ecosystem worldwide. With Exari, customers can reduce contract risk and improve operating efficiency with 100% Contract Certainty™. Learn more at www.Exari.com.

TIBCO Software


TIBCO fuels digital business by enabling better decisions and faster, smarter actions through the TIBCO Connected Intelligence Cloud. From APIs and systems to devices and people, we interconnect everything, capture data in real time wherever it is, and augment the intelligence of your business through analytical insights. Learn how TIBCO makes digital smarter at www.tibco.com.

Tradeshift


Tradeshift drives supply chain innovation for the digitally connected economy. As the leader in supply chain payments and marketplaces, the company helps buyers and suppliers digitize all their trade transactions, collaborate on every process, and connect with any supply chain app. More than 1.5 million companies across 190 countries trust Tradeshift to process over half a trillion USD in transaction value, making it the largest global business network for buying and selling.

Can your organization contribute at our X-Tech 2019 Convention?

Please contact the Center for Financial Professionals today to discuss how we can deliver your thought-leadership at the event, help you generate leads, and provide you with unique networking and branding opportunities. Please contact sales@cefpro.com or call us on +1 888 677 7007 / +44 (0)20 7164 6582 where a member of the team will be happy to tailor the right package for you.

2019 Media Partners:

FinTech Futures


FinTech Futures is a digital publishing platform for the worldwide fintech community.

Built on the renowned Banking Technology brand, FF provides daily news, analysis and expert commentary across a comprehensive range of areas:

– FinTech
– BankingTech
– PayTech
– RegTech
– WealthTech
– LendTech
– InsurTech

Our broad readership and solid reputation, combined with in-depth coverage across fintech on a worldwide scale, makes us the leading resource for technology buyers, sellers, developers, integrators and other specialists across the sector.

FF brand incorporates:

– Monthly Banking Technology magazine in print and digital
– Banking Technology Awards, an annual event recognising excellence and innovation in the use of IT in financial services, and the people who make it happen
– Paybefore, a global paytech publication
– PayTech Awards, an event celebrating the best of the best in paytech industry

GlobalRisk Community


The GlobalRisk Community is a thriving community of risk managers and associated service providers. Our purpose is to foster business, networking and educational explorations among members. Our goal is to be the worlds premier Risk forum and contribute to better understanding of complex world of risk.

PaymentsJournal


PaymentsJournal is a free, comprehensive online information portal designed to keep payments and banking industry professionals informed through the daily delivery of the latest news, industry blogs, research, case studies, executive interviews and analyst insights. PaymentsJournal is published by Mercator Advisory Group, the leading payments research and consulting firm. PaymentsJournal is a natural extension for Mercator Advisory Group as we continue to monitor the payments and banking industries and work with industry’s top leading companies. http://www.paymentsjournal.com/

The Record


The Record provides news and thought leadership on Microsoft and partner technology in the financial services, communications and media, manufacturing, public sector, and retail and hospitality industries.

Via a quarterly printed magazine, website and app, The Record covers industry trends, product launches, new implementations and event news, as well as commentary articles, case studies and in-depth features.

The magazine’s editorial calendar is put together with guidance from leading members of Microsoft’s worldwide industry teams, addressing key topics that are capturing the attention of technology executives in enterprise businesses today, including cloud computing, the internet of things, enterprise social, mobility and big data.

To subscribe to the FREE digital edition, please visit: http://www.technologyrecord.com/magazines/digital-editions

SmartMoneyMatch


SmartMoneyMatch connects the global investment community.

https://www.SmartMoneyMatch.com/investments enables you to browse and list investment products, create a request for proposal, connect with and message other users, search and announce relevant events, find jobs, post vacancies or write articles.
Moreover, all users have their profile page where your activities – as an investor, asset manager or service provider – can be described.

Free registration now on https://www.SmartMoneyMatch.com/register

CPE

EARN UP TO 15 CPE CREDITS

Prerequisites: Knowledge of financial risk management
Advanced Preparation: No advanced preparation is required
Program Level: Intermediate to advanced
Delivery Method: Group-live

The Center for Financial Professionals is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org

Can I present at X-Tech 2019?

Yes, the Center for Financial Professionals are happy to discuss speaking opportunities at the Congress. For further information on this please contact alice.kelly@cefpro.com

Are there any rules on the dress code?

Business attire is requested. The Convention is a formal opportunity to network with like-minded professionals and to gain knowledge from the industry’s finest risk management experts.

What is the cost and what is included in the registration fee?

We offer incentives for ‘early bird’ registrants of the Convention, as outlined on our pricing structure.

Registration includes breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunches, the cocktail reception at the end of day One, full access to the Convention sessions and exhibition area. Presentations from sessions are also available, subject to speaker approval.

Where can I find the Congress documentation and speaker presentations?

All registered attendees will receive an email with access to documentation and speaker presentations*

All available documentation will be provided after the Convention has taken place. However we will work with our presenters to make these available before the Convention where possible.

*Please note that our speakers often have to gain permission from their relevant compliance departments to release their presentations. On rare occasions compliance may not allow presentations to be distributed.

Will breakfast, lunch and refreshment be provided?

Yes. As with all of our events the Center for Financial Professionals will be providing brilliant coffee, breakfast, lunch, refreshments, and smaller bites during the networking breaks.

Will there be opportunities to network with other attendees?

There are ample opportunities for networking and interaction throughout the Convention, such as

  • Breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks
  • Drinks reception at the end of the first day of the Convention (subject to confirmation)
  • Q&A, panel discussions and audience participation technology at the event and during the sessions
I have several colleagues that would like to attend, is there a group discount?

Certainly! We are pleased to offer you a 20% discount on the third registration or provide a fifth registration at half price.

If you would like to register more than five colleagues please contact us on +1 888 677 7007.

Please note:

  • Registrations must be made at the same time
  • Registrations must come from the organization
  • The lowest registration will be discounted
Are there opportunities to share my thought-leadership at X-Tech 2019?

Yes there are plenty of opportunities for the Center for Financial Professionals to share thought-leadership to the attendees of X-Tech 2019 and our wider risk professionals community.

At the event
We can distribute your material to the attendees or even offer you an exhibition booth so that you may enjoy a more prominent presence at the Convention. Visit the Sponsor tab for further information or contact sales@cefpro.com / +1 888 677 7007.

Risk Insights
Feature your content on our Risk Insights website and supporting Risk Insights monthly newsletter. For further information please download our media pack here.

Are media partnerships available for X-Tech 2019?

Yes. As part of a media partnership we can offer a variety of options to increase the branding and awareness of your association, company, certificate, publication or media. We are flexible with what we can offer however we usually:

  • Provide a discounted rate to attend
  • Place your logo and profile on the Convention website
  • Place your logo on the Convention brochure
  • Place your logo on promotional content where applicable
  • Distribute your media/marketing at the Convention
  • Promote through social media channels

To discuss this further please contact jesse.hopkins@cefpro.com or call +1 888 677 7007.

Don’t miss your chance to win a $250 Amazon voucher or 2 tickets to attend!

Just two simple steps to enter:

1. Fill in your details here and answer the question below

2. Download and share our banner on your Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook

Winner will be announced Monday December 17 2018

Should you have any questions regarding registering, please contact the Center for Financial Professionals, please contact us on +1 888 677 7007 (US) or +44 (0)20 7164 6582 (UK).

New Year Special
(Register by January 25)

$799
(Save $600)

Super Early Bird
(Register by February 22)

$999
(Save $400)

Early Bird
(Register by March 22)

$1,199
(Save $200)

Standard Rate
(Register after March 22)

$1,399

Group Bookings:

Group rates are available for 3 or more attendees from the same organisation, when registering at the same time. The current rate allows every third colleague to come along at a 20% discount or a fifth colleague to attend at half price!

What Is Included in the Registration Rate for X-Tech 2019: Financial Services and Technology
  • Full access to the two-day multi-stream Convention – move freely between the streams, including presentations, panel discussions, sign up to luncheon roundtables, demo speed dating, workshops: create your own agenda and schedule
  • Breakfast, lunch, refreshments throughout the two days
  • The end of day one Networking and Peers Cocktail Reception
  • Access to the exhibit hall
  • Access to small group demo roundtables and meet the presenters luncheon roundtables
  • Thought leadership content, including all available presentations, white papers, interviews with presents
  • Complimentary access to the FinTech 250 Rankings paper
x-tech - other ways to register

1. Save time and register by email

Simply email jesse.hopkins@cefpro.com with your E-Signature – and we will do the rest for you!

2. Contact us directly

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