X-Tech 2020: Financial Services and Technology

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
former 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 range 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

Anthony Peccia, CRO, Citibank Canada 

Phil Renaud, Executive Director, The Risk Institute

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, CEO at Beigelman Risk Advisors and Chairman Of The Board at The National Cybersecurity Society

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

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

Shannon Kelly, SVP, Director Model Risk Management, Zions Bancorp

11:00 – 12:00

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

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

table 1 - day one

More tables to be confirmed soon…

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, former Citi

2:00 – 3:00

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, CEO at Beigelman Risk Advisors and Chairman Of The Board at The National Cybersecurity Society

Jay Tkachuk, Digital Services, Security Service Federal Credit Union

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

Michelle Tsing, Advisor, CEO, Kambria & Elevate the Blockchain, Inc.

 

5:00 – 6:00

Presentation

Payments fraud study: Quantifying the level of fraud being experienced 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, Global Head, Financial Crimes Risk Management, Scotiabank

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

The X-Tech agenda was researched and verified with our X-Tech 2019 Advisory Board

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

Network effects: Reimagining banking services with flexible and open platforms

Session Details

Banks are inherently complex organizations, underpinned by a vast, interconnected and outdated technology stack. This limits their ability to innovate internally, with many spending millions of dollars to digitize the most basic of tasks. And it drives their customers crazy because they’re left using second-rate tools and having to alter their process to fit the bank’s way of working. What if it didn’t have to be this way?

Join Tradeshift to find out how banks plug into the power its platform to create a virtual branch and deliver digital services to clients at the flick of a switch. In this session, you’ll learn:

  • How the world’s leading banks are harnessing the power of platforms
  • How to innovate at speed and at lower cost
  • How to acquire more customers and form deeper relationships
  • How to easily provide customers with a customized and first-rate user experience
  • How to harness data to drive revenue How to future-proof your bank

Andrew Parkes, Commercial Director, UK & Benelux, Tradeshift

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
Alex Khachaturian, Director, FINRA

10:40 – 11:40

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

11:10 – 11:40

Session

Unstructured Data: A new frontier of risk and value

Session details

  • Data is king, but not all data is equal
  • Your contract data is very risky, and also very valuable
  • Learn how to leverage your contract data to measure risks and manage relationships
  • Understand how modeling is key to tackling unstructured data
  • Know the value you can unlock by linking contract data to everything else
  • Why now? AI is the change agent for better contracting processes

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


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

Table 5 - Transforming FinTech start-ups from disruptive challengers to FI valued Partners

  • 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

Anthony Peccia, Chief Risk Officer, Citibank Canada

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

Identity access management - Key audit considerations

Session Details

Identity & Access Management (IAM) systems are typically portrayed as system & data access cure-alls, promising to deliver “the right access to the right people at the right time”. These sophisticated systems are certainly capable of meeting that promise, but getting to the promised land depends on getting several complex system and business process considerations right. This session will describe a federated audit strategy, focusing on the following:

  • IAM Workflow
  • Overall Federated IAM Audit Strategy and Execution
  • Process & Control Design Considerations
  • Detailed Control Effectiveness Considerations

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, Blockchain Evangelist


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.

Tim Boike - Business Photo

Tim Boike
Vice President, Industry Relations
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Biography

Tim Boike is a Vice President in the Chicago Federal Reserve’s Customer Relations and Support Office. Tim’s responsibilities include managing outreach & engagement with non-financial institutions participating in the payments ecosystem. Tim and his team seek to build new and nurture existing relationships that will ultimately provide greater insight on product and service direction for the Federal Reserve.

Prior to joining the Federal Reserve Bank, Tim spent 26 years rooted in the financial services sector with Wells Fargo and U.S. Bancorp. During that time he led teams with functional responsibilities in strategy development, project management, analytics, partnership & business development, fraud investigations and industry relations. Tim also spent a significant amount of time helping Fortune 100-size companies in their process redesign efforts to create greater efficiencies in treasury services, purchasing, and T&E departments.

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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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.

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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.

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Andrew Parkes
Commercial Director, UK & Benelux
Tradeshift

Biography

Andrew Parkes is the Commercial Director for Tradeshift in the UK and Benelux region. He is responsible for delivering digital supply chain solutions to companies across all verticals. Prior to joining Tradeshift, Andrew spent 3+ years with Addisson Lee implementing partnerships and deals with Unilever, UBS, Slaughter and more.

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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.

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Michelle Tsing
Advisor, CEO
Kambria & Elevate the Blockchain, Inc.

Biography

She co-founded a blockchain payments startup in 2015 and is a strategic advisor to a number of AI, blockchain and 3D printing companies. She is also a mentor for SVI Academy and Hack Temple, which are both tech incubators located in the United States. Michelle Tsing was an attorney at PayPal.  Prior to PayPal, she was at Cisco, eBay, Samsung and Apple. 

She founded Robotics for Good: Chatbots, Messaging and AI community; and donates her time to The Loving AI/XPRIZE Project and the Blockchain Advocacy Coalition. She is also producer and host of Laptop Radio at Stanford University.

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Alex Beigelman
Founder and CEO
Beigelman Risk Advisors
Chairman Of The Board
The National Cybersecurity Society

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.

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Stuart Davis
Global Head, Financial Crimes Risk Management
Scotiabank

Biography

Stuart Davis is the Global Head, Financial Crimes Risk Management for Scotiabank and is based in Toronto, Canada. He has over 28 years banking and regulatory experience including and 16 years in running AML programs. He served previously as the Enterprise Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer for the BMO Financial Group and has led the Global AML programs for USAA in Texas, for First Data Corporation, which included Western Union Financial Service and for Capital One. Stuart began his career with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Stuart is the Chair of the Toronto Chapter of ACAMS, Chair of the Canadian Banker’s Association sub-committee on AML and is the Co-Chair with Canada’s Department of Finance Advisory Committee on AML/TF. Stuart is a frequent speaker on AML, blockchain and virtual currency topics and has spoken at the UN, Canada’s Parliamentary hearings, OECD in Paris and other conferences globally.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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Sayan Maity
Staff Data Scientist
Visa

Biography

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

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Prasanna Narayan
Head of Innovation, Partnership & Digital Payments
former Citi

Biography

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

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Vamsi Potukuchi
Career Banker & Angel Investor

Biography

Vamsi Potukuchi is a seasoned banker, a passionate Fintech evangelist, and (sometimes) an Angel Investor. He has close to 2 decades of banking experience across the globe as an Investment Banker and has worked in many large global banks. Vamsi has spent the last decade of his life in Hong Kong and China, witnessing technology becoming integral to the world of finance. Now based out of New York, he looks forward to sharing the lessons he has learned in the Far East to enable entrepreneurs and investors make the right moves in their start-ups.

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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.

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Jay Tkachuk
VP, Digital Services
Security Service Federal Credit Union

Biography

Jay will be participating at the forthcoming X-Tech 2019: Financial Services and Technology Convention

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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Alex Khachaturian
Director
FINRA

Biography

Alex Khachaturian serves as Director in FINRA’s Office of Emerging Regulatory Issues (ERI) in Washington, DC.  Alex’s supports ERI’s mission in the identification and analysis of emerging products, laws and regulations, business models, and industry practices (both domestic and international) to inform FINRA’s risk management and strategy goals.  Alex is most prominently involved in FINRA’s efforts related to financial technology, through FINRA’s Innovation Outreach Initiative, as well as developments in regulatory reform in the wake of the global financial crisis.

Prior to joining FINRA, Alex was Special Counsel in the Office of International Affairs at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), where he worked on legal and policy issues related to global derivatives regulation.  Alex received the CFTC Chairman’s Honorary Award for Staff Excellencefor his efforts in supporting the agency in its bilateral and multilateral engagement with regulators and the industry.  Previously, Alex worked as an attorney in the Litigation and International Arbitration Groups at the Washington, DC office of White & Case.

Alex received a J.D., with honors, from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he served as an editor on the Law Review; a master’s degree, in International Relations, from Suffolk University, in Boston; and a B.A., with distinction, from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Prajit Datta
Blockchain Evangelist

Biography

Prajit Datta specializes in the use of Blockchain Technology and Artificial Intelligence for strengthening security in different financial domains. He believes in using blockchain as a new tool to integrate different schools of thought in the field of business and technology to establish an efficient regulatory network where limitless innovation and stringent regulations can coexist.

In his keynote addresses, he has extensively spoken on the scope and potential of blockchain and AI. His talks have been well-received at several national and international forums. He has blended his entrepreneurial drive and product design skills to mentor two growing startups from India. He also has authored two books – ’26 Jumpstraps’ on entrepreneurial bootstrapping and ‘Startup to Scaleup’ on startup scaling. Running marathons and practicing yoga gives him the required strength and focus on living life to the fullest.

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Joseph Del Broccolo
SVP, US Head of Transaction Monitoring
HSBC

Biography

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

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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.

Tony Peccia

Anthony Peccia
Chief Risk Officer
Citibank Canada

Biography

Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer for Citibank Canada. Responsible for managing credit, market, liquidity, operational, cyber and pension fund risks. Chairs the Risk Committee and is a member of the Pension Committee, the Asset Liability Committee, the New Product Approval Committee, the Executive Committee, the Cyber Risk Committee and the Citi Bermuda Management Committee.

Advisor to the Hold AI FinTech Accelerator.  Ideated and now teaches Canada’s first MBA FinTech Course, based on experiential learning culminating in student MVPs and Demo Day. Mentor to several AI and FinTech Startup CEOs. Partners with Citi Ventures to bring AI and FinTech startup innovation to Citi

Ideated and teaches an MBA level Machine Learning in Financial Services course. 

Has extensive experience in Capital Markets, Structured Finance, Equity cash and derivatives trading, Equity and Fixed Income underwriting.

As serial intrapreneur, founder of several major corporate initiatives, including the ALCO Options Hedging Group, the Treasury Strategic Funding Group, the Retail Banking Securitization Group and the Cyber Risk Management Group at various global banks. 

Has an MBA and MSC in physics.

Anton Prokopyev

Anton Prokopyev
Data Scientist
The World Bank

Biography

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

CraigSpielmann

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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What, for you, are the benefits of attending a conference like the ‘X-Tech 2019 Convention’?

In today’s world, cyber risk only continues to become more prominent, and every industry and business is interconnected. It’s crucial that all businesses and departments understand and are prepared for a potential cyber attack, and educational, informative events, like X-Tech, are crucial in helping manage the problem.

Phil Renaud, Executive Director, The Risk Institute

The benefits are networking, sharing ideas and techniques to navigate risk and new technologies. In addition, with the Las Vegas venue, having fun on the strip and building relationships with people in the industry. For me personally, it catching up with friends and learning from the other speakers.

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

The X-Tech Convention brings together a wide range of attendees and presenters from all over the globe. The information that is presented in the formal sessions and roundtables should be extremely valuable to attendees.

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

I will discuss a framework that helps enterprise innovate securely in blockchain and blockchain applications. Blockchain is not a magic potion – it won’t solve all the problems in your company. Most of us have heard the saying, “to a man who only has a hammer, everything he encounters begins to look like a nail.”  I encourage companies to avoid falling into a trap of thinking blockchain is the answer to everything.

Olga V. Mack, VP, Strategy, Quantstamp

The opportunity to speak at any conference, including X-Tech 2019 Convention, is always an opportunity for me to share my own industry experience but also the opportunity to validate my current views and potentially calibrate them through the connecting and discussion with the industry peers. I am always looking forward to connect and learn new stuff. There’s always a good thing, because our learning never stops.

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

The benefit to attend conferences and conventions like X-Tech is to hear other industry experts share their opinions on the current financial innovation landscape, to see what other products are being developed, and to meet fellow innovators and leaders of the industry.

Ethen Yao, Head of Innovation and Intellectual Properties, Blast

It’s always great to meet with industry leaders for a couple of days to share knowledge, brainstorm, and get updated on the latest trends in the industry. I look forward to talking about the various ways AI and ML can be used for detecting fraudulent applications and show a few cool examples of how we do that at BlueVine. I’m also excited to share my thoughts on how we can improve, as in industry in protecting ourselves against fraud.

Ido Lustig, Chief Risk Officer, BlueVine

The X-Tech agenda was researched and verified with our X-Tech 2019 Advisory Board

15th May 2019

Challenges are here to stay – What next?

14th May 2019

Developing and testing business continuity plans for risk mitigation for supplier failure

By Tom Garrubba, Senior Director & CISO,  Shared Assessments & The Santa Fe Group
13th May 2019

Third-party due diligence: Has your program evolved enough to keep up with changes in regulations and advancements in technology?

By Bill Hauserman, Senior Director, Compliance Solutions, Bureau van Dijk, A Moody’s Analytics Company
10th May 2019

Ensuring effective controls for cloud providers to understand where data is stored and pinpoint liability

By Sean O’Brien, Managing Director, DVV Solutions
9th May 2019

Launching new business successfully

By Azlina Wetmore, Head of Commercial Credit Policy and Innovation, Capital One
23rd April 2019

The innovation illusion

By Daniel Moore, Chief Risk Officer, Scotiabank
23rd April 2019

A vision of the end-state analytics architecture for your firm

By Stevan Maglic, SVP, Head of Quantitative Risk Analytics, Regions Bank
23rd April 2019

Increasing cyber resilience in an advancing threat landscape

By Philip Masqullette, SVP, CRO, Ulster Savings Bank
23rd April 2019

Effective management of model risk for end to end management

By Wei Ma, Head of Model Risk Management, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp
18th April 2019

Reviewing compliance risk, technology and resiliency

By Liv Watson, Sr. Director of Strategic Customer Initiatives, Workiva
11th April 2019

Model Risk: The backbone of the asset management industry

By Abhisekh Adukia, VP, Model Risk Director, Alliance Bernstein
11th April 2019

Uncovering unknowns: Understanding the intersection of vendor management and business continuity planning

By Michael Berman, Founder & CEO, Ncontracts
8th April 2019

Integration of procurement and vendor risk management to manage risk prior to onboarding

By Mick Kless, President and CEO, Compliance Education Institute
8th April 2019

Implementation of faster and Real Time Payments and regulatory outlook

By James Colassano, Product Development and Strategy, The Clearing House 
8th April 2019

Managing the fraud threat landscape and increased intensity of threats

By Sean O’Malley, Head of AML Risk Management, State Street Corporation
2nd April 2019

Ensuring effective controls and monitoring tools are in place to heighten cyber resilience

By Lynn Mingone, VP, Global Payment Services, Wells Fargo
2nd April 2019

A journey through the development and implementation of a robust third-party risk management program

By Chris Monk, Managing Director, Protiviti & Kathryn Hardman, Director of Centralized Third-Party Management Office, BBVA US
1st April 2019

Increasing cyber resilience and BCM in an advancing threat landscape

By Russell Sommers, Senior Manager, Baker Tilly
14th March 2019

Uses of distributed ledger technologies to drive efficiency programs and risk management considerations

By Mariana Gomez de la Villa, Head of Wholesale Banking Blockchain, ING
14th March 2019

Removing operational risk through comprehensive spreadsheet governance

By Chris Burke, CEO, EUCplus
12th March 2019

Credit risk modeling: Leveraging technology advances for enhanced credit risk modelling

By Shannon Kelly, SVP, Director, Model Risk Management, Zions Bancorp
11th March 2019

Risk Webinar: Innovation and FinTech: Impact on the landscape

8th March 2019

Risk Webinar: Defining digital payments – From old to new

7th March 2019

The future of operational risk management – From adolescence to adulthood

By Robert Crewdson, Managing Consultant and Rob Murray, Managing Director, BCS Consulting.
5th March 2019

Reviewing the post crisis landscape and unanswered questions surrounding technology & innovation

By Thomas Dodd, Chief Compliance Officer, Moneta Money Bank
4th March 2019

Reviewing FinTech advances and new product entrants impact on the market

By Ethen Yao, Head of Innovations and Intellectural Properties, BLAST
22nd February 2019
webinar led by State Street, First Data, Scotiabank

Risk Webinar: Managing IT risk in today’s evolving environment

18th February 2019

The future customer experience: Robo advisors and chatbots

By Sunil Gangwani, Co-Founder, Plootus
8th February 2019

Project 27 – Creating an integrated region for domestic and cross border payments in multiple currencies in the Nordics

By Hendrik van der Watt, Head Payment Architecture, Danske Bank
1st February 2019

Implementing AI and machine learning tools to detect and prevent application fraud

By Ido Lustig, Chief Risk Officer, BlueVine
Ahead of the X-Tech Convention, there will be a series of 3 pre-event webinars led by industry experts taking place across February 2019.

Please be aware that even if you cannot make the live webinar date, it is still worth registering all registrants will be sent a full recording of the webinar.

X-TECH WEBINAR SERIES #1

Managing IT Risk in today’s evolving environment

Taking place on February 15 2019, 12:00pm (ET)

Third Party Risk Management | The Cloud | Business spend | Regulatory environment 

Led by:

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

CraigSpielmann

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

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

X-TECH WEBINAR SERIES #2

Defining digital payments – From old to new

Taking place on February 22 2019, 11:00am (ET)

Overview of the market | Risks and challenges in today’s environment | Taking advantage of and keeping up with new technology | Protecting the business Best practices: A balanced approach

Led by:

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

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

Joseph Del Broccolo

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

Jeremy Epstein

Jeremy Epstein,
Managing Director, Innovation Banking,
CIBC US

X-TECH WEBINAR SERIES #3

Innovation and FinTech: impact on the landscape

Taking place on February 27 2019, 10:00am (PST)

Innovation and adoption rate | BlockchainFinTech: Regulatory and compliance hurdles | How technology is solving challenges? | Use cases of how FinTech’s are changing the landscape

Led by:

Ethen Yao

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

SunilGangwani

Sunil Gangwani,
Co-Founder,
Plootus

Lindsey Burik

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

OlgaMack

Olga Mack,
VP, Strategy,
Quantstamp

X-Tech 2020: Financial Services & Technology 

TBC 2020

2019 venue: 

Accommodation at Bally’s:

Our preferential rates at this Hotel have now expired however the weblink below is still live and this will give you best available price per night based on availability.

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 best rate possible.

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.

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.

2019 Exhibitor:

CastleHill Managed Risk Solutions


CastleHill Managed Risk Solutions, LLC – CastleHIll offers advisory, implementation, and managed services for Regulatory Change Management, Enterprise Risk Management, Third Party Risk Management, Compliance and additional Operational risk disciplines. Our structured approach to implementation and onboarding (Prototype-Iterate-Enhance) leverages best practice risk management process design, prototyping and iterative enhancement techniques that delivers rapid value. In addition, our GRC as a Service (GRCaaS) managed service helps simplify your risk management processes by providing options for outsourcing the costly administrative activities and technology support that distract risk managers from their primary job of managing risk. CastleHill team members average over 17 years of professional experience and act as Subject Matter Experts in two or more risk domains. We have a proven track record of departmental and enterprise GRC implementations using the RSA Archer and ProcessUnity platforms.

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:

Crowd Reviews


CrowdReviews.com is a transparent online platform for determining which products and services are the best based on the opinion of the crowd. The crowd consists of Internet users which have experienced products and services first-hand and have an interest in letting other potential buyers their thoughts on their experience. CrowdReviews.com is driven by an algorithm allowing for both customers and providers of products and services to understand how the rankings are determined. The service can be used by potential buyers to learn more about their vendors prior to making a purchasing decision.

FindBiometrics


FindBiometrics is your leading industry resource for all information on biometrics identification and identity verification systems and solutions. We have the latest daily news from the global biometric and identity management business community, a comprehensive vendor list, informative articles, interviews with industry leaders, exclusive videos, links to biometric associations and a calendar of the most important current industry news events and conferences. For more than a decade we have brought you the top industry news, answering all of your questions, and have remained an integral player in the biometrics community. Now, here in the industry’s most rapid growth period, we are here to keep you more connected, knowledgeable, and up-to-date on the latest identity management news than ever before.

FinTech Finance


Fintech Finance works with prominent executives in the industry to provide key decision-makers globally within the foremost financial services organizations with consistent and accurate intelligence on emerging trends, breakthrough technologies and stimulating developments, helping them to make informed decisions. At Fintech Finance, we produce monthly video episodes looking at range of topics within financial services, as well as attending some of the most prominent events within the sector.

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.

Mobile ID World


Mobile ID World is here to bring you the latest on mobile authentication solutions and application providers. Our company is dedicated to providing users with the best content and cutting edge information on technology, news, and mobile solutions for your mobile identity management needs.

From the same minds that brought you FindBiometrics, Mobile ID World is committed to bringing you the best information, in a quick, contextual, and comprehensive way. Mobile ID World is your authorized go-to source for everything in strong mobile authentication. This includes: M2M, NFC, access control, biometrics enabled smartphones and anything that promises to make life more convenient and secure.

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/

Plug and Play Tech Center


Plug and Play is the ultimate innovation platform, bringing together the best startups and the world’s largest corporations.

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

The Paypers


The Paypers is a Netherlands-based leading independent source of news and intelligence for professionals in the global payment and ecommerce community. We focus on all trends and developments in: payment solutions & services, B2B payments, payments infrastructure, fraud & risk management, regtech, digital identity, regulation, banking, fintech, and M&A.

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

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.

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).

Pre-Agenda Rate

$699

Available until the agenda is live

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!

Accommodation ticket terms and conditions:

Accommodation is not included unless where stated. Any tickets including accommodation are applicable with our group rates (saving you more with group bookings). Accommodation tickets are strictly non-refundable and subject to availability. Once the quota of preferential rate rooms are taken, CeFPro cannot guarantee rates and these may change with market conditions.

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 and interviews with presenters
  • 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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