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THE ULTIMATE FINTECH VIRTUAL CONFERENCE FOR CREDIT UNIONS AND COMMUNITY BANKS FROM ACROSS NORTH AMERICA

24th March, 2021, 9:00 am Eastern Standard Time (EST)

The second edition of FinTECHTalents Virtual, North America - A Virtual-First Festival - 3,000 Online attendees + 30 Content sessions + Expert clinics + 50 Rockstar speakers + Featuring live streamed & pre-recorded sessions - What are you waiting for?

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IN CASE YOU HADN'T NOTICED

We've grabbed the industry by the horns

200+

Financial Institutions

150+

Credit Unions

50

Community Banks

100+

FinTechs

STEERING COMMITTEE 2021

Josh Rowland
CEO
Lead Bank
Lisa Violet
Chief Auditor
Varo Money
Huma Usmani
Strategic Partnerships & Technology
Radius Bank
Kelly Wagner-Grull
Director of Innovation
Credit Union of Colorado
Australia Hoover, III
President
CDC Federal Credit Union
Shannon Austin
Partner
Financial Venture Studio
Benjamin Maxim
Assistant VP of Digital Strategy & Innovation
MSUFCU
Jeremy Balkin
Head of Innovation
HSBC Bank USA
Jesse Honigberg
Technology Chief of Staff
Cross River Bank
Theo Lau
Founder
Unconventional Ventures
Bradley Leimer
Co-Founder
Unconventional Ventures

FTT VIRTUAL NORTH AMERICA ON DEMAND CONTENT

Interactive session with Twilio - Financial Wellness

Keynote - The State of the Nation Fintech in North America

Interactive session with ebankIT - Digital banking trends

Interactive session - Community Banks & Credit Unions - Tech challenges & opportunities

Interactive session with TMT Analysis - Mobile intelligence

Debate - Where is the Heart(land) of Banking?

Panel - Innovating Financial Wellness

Panel - Open Banking in North America

Panel - Social Media and Financial Services

Panel - the Digital Future of Wealth Management

Panel - Technology and Ethics

Panel - US Regulators Grapple with Cryptoassets

Fireside Chat - (Re) Building a Bank

Interactive session with Finarb - Credit management using Deep Risk AI solution

FTT VIRTUAL NORTH AMERICA 2020 SPEAKERS

Josh Rowland
CEO
Lead Bank
Alex Yang
Director, CashPro API and Global Open Banking Strategy
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Rick Smyers
Managing Director
Fidelity Investments
Sarika Sangwan
Global Head of Strategy & Marketing, Financial Services
Pinterest
Jim Marous
Speaker & Co-Publisher
The Financial Brand
Raul Rodriguez
Managing Director, Innovation Accelerator
Charles Schwab
Lisa Moyle
Director of Strategy
VC INNOVATIONS
Rachel Schnoll
Managing Director, Head of FinLife
Goldman Sachs
Jim Pavia
Money Editor
CNBC
Ronald Long
Head, Aging Client Services Center of Excellence
Wells Fargo
Katia Walsh
Chief Strategy & AI Officer
Levi Strauss & Co
Steven Boms
Executive Director
FDATA North America
Bijon Mehta
Global Head of Financial Services
Twilio Inc.
Megan Gordon
Partner
Clifford Chance
Steven Gatti
Partner
Clifford Chance
Charles Potts
SVP & Chief Innovation Officer
ICBA
Hans Brown
Global Head of Enterprise Innovation and Global Chief Information Officer for Corporate Technology
BNY Mellon
Mimi Joy
Head of Partnerships
Financial Health Network
Jeremy Balkin
Head of Innovation
HSBC Bank USA
John Maxfield
Editor in Chief
Bank Director
Brian Farber
General Counsel
Securitize
Australia Hoover
President
CDC Federal Credit Union
Veronica McGregor
Chief Legal Officer
ShapeShift
Gwen Cheni
Venture Partner
Fusion Fund
Annette Lease
SVP, Senior Financial Planning Officer
Machias Savings Bank
Shannon Austin
Partner
Financial Venture Studio
Scott Johnson
Vice President, Head of Product
Western Union Business Solutions
Aakash Shah
Senior Vice President, Head of Operations
Green Dot Corporation
Abhishek Ray
Founder, CEO & Head of Data Science
Finarb
Devin Banerjee
Senior Editor, Financial Services
LinkedIn
Amrita Chatterjee
COO, Head of Strategy & Consulting
Finarb
Kelly Wagner-Grull
Director of Innovation
Credit Union of Colorado
Vitor Barros
Head of Technical Sales
ebankIT
Pete Atkinson
Vice President Sales
ebankIT
Jad Chehlawi
Founder & CEO
TelosTouch
Yana Melnichuk
VP Digital Banking
Coast Capital Savings
Scott Astrada
Director of Public Policy & Social Impact
Affirm
Jeanette Quick
Lead Counsel for Financial Services
Gusto
Dario Betti
CEO
Mobile Ecosystem Forum
Richard Peers
Founder
ResponsibleRisk
Penny Crosman
Executive Editor, Technology at American Banker
Arizent
Pei Chen
Director, Business Development
Digital Asset
Leslie Olsen
Chief Marketing Officer
Fundbox
Neil Downing
VP of Products
TMT Analysis
Mark Page
VP of Sales & Purchasing
TMT Analysis
Huma Usmani
Strategic Partnerships & Technology
Radius Bank
Nadeem Ladha
Business Development Director
TMT Analysis
Nouamane Cherkaoui
CIO
Société Générale
Abhishek Gupta
Head of BBVA Open Platform
BBVA
Steve McLaughlin
Founder & CEO
Financial Technology Partners
Sam Taussig
Head of Policy
Kabbage, Inc
Terry Hickey
Chief Analytics Officer
CIBC
Don Cardinal
Managing Director
Financial Data Exchange
Oisin Lunny
MC & Keynote Speaker, Podcast & Webinar Host
Ben Maxim
Assistant Vice President of Digital Strategy & Innovation
MSU Federal Credit Union
Lisa Violet
Chief Auditor
Varo Money Inc.
Jesse Honigberg
Technology Chief of Staff
Cross River
Tom Hutchins
Vice President
Lovell Minnick Partners
Denyette DePierro
Vice President & Senior Counsel
American Bankers Association
Anurag Chandra
Partner
Fort Ross Ventures
Noelle Silver
Founder
AI Leadership Institute
Peter Fishman
Strategic Advisor
FinTech
Lianna Brinded
Head of Yahoo Finance UK
Yahoo Finance
Theo Lau
Founder
Unconventional Ventures
Bradley Leimer
Co-Founder
Unconventional Ventures
Kevin Dinino
President
KCD Public Relations Inc.

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HERE'S WHAT OUR ROCKSTAR COMMUNITY HAD TO SAY

Ritesh Jain

"Excellent FinTECHTalents 2020 event today. Great to see the community coming together and discussing threat & opportunities in Financial Services/ Fintech, in a virtual event. Engaging and relevant topics, panels and interactive discussions, covering the future of banking, challenger banks, open banking/open finance, current trends and challenges, to name a few."

COO|CTO| former Global Head of Digital Tech & Delivery at HSBC

FTT Virtual Spring
2020-06-19T08:47:09+00:00

COO|CTO| former Global Head of Digital Tech & Delivery at HSBC

"Excellent FinTECHTalents 2020 event today. Great to see the community coming together and discussing threat & opportunities in Financial Services/ Fintech, in a virtual event. Engaging and relevant topics, panels and interactive discussions, covering the future of banking, challenger banks, open banking/open finance, current trends and challenges, to name a few."

Dean Butler

"Fantastic FinTECHTalents 2020 event today. Great to see so many people joining a virtual event and discussing the challenges and opportunities that we immediately face in FS."

Head of Digital Strategy, M&G

FTT Virtual Spring
2020-06-19T08:56:54+00:00

Head of Digital Strategy, M&G

"Fantastic FinTECHTalents 2020 event today. Great to see so many people joining a virtual event and discussing the challenges and opportunities that we immediately face in FS."

Theo Lau

"Key messages from today: Hope and Humanity. Nicely done FinTECHTalents! Love the virtual format - love the global audience and panelists. Looking forward to FTT North America in Sept!"

Founder, Unconventional Ventures

FTT Virtual Spring
2020-06-19T09:13:22+00:00

Founder, Unconventional Ventures

"Key messages from today: Hope and Humanity. Nicely done FinTECHTalents! Love the virtual format - love the global audience and panelists. Looking forward to FTT North America in Sept!"

Aime Stokes

"FinTECHTalents Virtual Spring 2020 proved that you can have incredibly engaging and accessible events virtually. Proud to have been part of it."

Innovation Syndication Manager, NatWest Group

FTT Virtual Spring
2020-06-19T09:21:04+00:00

Innovation Syndication Manager, NatWest Group

"FinTECHTalents Virtual Spring 2020 proved that you can have incredibly engaging and accessible events virtually. Proud to have been part of it."
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2020 AGENDA


  • Looking across the US, Canada, and Mexico what are some of the key trends 
  • Is the innovation ecosystem delivering better outcomes? 
  • What are some of the key opportunities on the horizon? 
  • Industry challenges in the time of COVID 19 

Speakers:

  • Scott Astrada, Director, Public Policy & Social Impact, Affirm
  • What are some of the initiatives across North America? 
  • How does Open Banking take shape in the absence of a regulatory imperative?
  • Is standardization a requirement for success? 
  • Are customers protected without explicit regulation? 

Speakers:

  • Alex Yang, Global Head of API Strategy & Enablement, Bank of America Merill Lynch
  • Jeanette Quick, Lead Counsel for Financial Services, Gusto
  • Steven Boms, Executive Director, FDATA North America
  • Abhishek Gupta, Head of BBVA Open Platform, BBVA
  • Sam Taussig, Head of Policy, Kabbage
  • Baas, SaaS, Composable Banking, Open APIs – what is the best way to build a successful banking infrastructure fit for the future of the industry 
  • Overcoming legacy 

Speakers:

  • Hans Brown, Global Head of Innovation, BNY Mellon
  • Lianna Brinded, Head of Yahoo Finance UK
  • Many people in North America bank with small-ish, regional, community banks. For the retail banking space – do we find true FinTech innovation in small packages? 
  • Are smaller banks having more impact in driving fintech innovation? 
  • Does scale matter? Are incumbents best placed to deliver on the promise of innovation?

Speakers:

  • Josh Rowland, CEO, Lead Bank
  • Lisa Violet, Chief Audit Officer, Varo Finance
  • Huma Usmani, Strategic Partnerships & Technology, Radius Bank
  • Bradley Leimer, Founder, Unconventional Ventures
  • Jesse Honigberg, Technology Chief of Staff, Cross River
  • Can social channels generate trust in Financial Services? 
  • What unique insights can be delivered 
  • Getting it right – is social media ‘too dangerous’ for financial institutions 

Speakers:

  • Sarika Sangwan, Global Head of Strategy & Marketing, Financial Services at Pinterest
  • Lesley Olsen, Chief Marketing Officer, Fundbox
  • Denyette DePierro, Vice President & Senior Counsel, Cybersecurity and Digital Risk, Office of advocacy and innovation, American Bankers Association
  • Devin Banerjee, Senior Editor, Financial Services, LinkedIn
  • Karin Epper Hoffman, Financial Journalist
  • Hyper-Personalized and goal driven – Is the industry ready for the future? 
  • Has technology come center stage? 
  • Incumbents vs newcomers or a perfect partnership? 

Speakers:

  • Rick Smyers, Managing Director, Fidelity Investments
  • Raul Rodriguez, Managing Director, Innovation Accelerator, Charles Schwab
  • Rachel Schnoll, Managing Director and Head of FinLife, Goldman Sachs
  • Peter Fishman, Strategic Advisor, Fintech
  • Jad Chehlawi, Founder & CEO, TelosTouch
  • Covid 19 has further exposed the fragility of financial lives 
  • Can innovation support financial wellness  
  • From longevity to new structures of employment – can innovation support financial wellness and a diversity of need 
  • Who will lead the way – incumbents or newcomers? 

Speakers:

  • Ronald Long, Head, Aging Client Services Center of Excellence, Wells Fargo
  • Mimi Joy, Head of Partnerships, Financial Health Network
  • Annette Lease, SVP, Senior Financial Planning Officer, Machias Savings Bank
  • Jeremy Balkin, Head of Innovation, HSBC Bank USA
  • Bijon Mehta, Global Head of Financial Services, Twilio Inc
  • Lisa Moyle, Director of Strategy, VC INNOVATIONS

Industry and legal experts discuss recent US regulatory and enforcement developments shaping the global digital asset industry:

  • Implications of recent SEC and other regulatory enforcement activity and litigation
  • Removing barriers to institutional and retail investor participation in digital asset markets

Speakers:

  • Steven Gatti, Partner, Clifford Chance
  • Brian Farber, General Counsel at Securitize
  • Pei Chen, Head of Business Development, Digital Asset
  • Veronica McGregor, Chief Legal Officer, ShapeShift
  • Embedding bias or enabling inclusion 
  • Codes of Conduct or is a new era of regulation on the horizon?

Speakers:

  • Katia Walsh, Chief Strategy & AI Officer, Levi Strauss & Co
  • Noelle Silver, Founder, AI Leadership Institute
  • Megan Gordon, Partner, Clifford Chance
  • Terry Hickey, Chief Analytics Officer, CIBC
  • Theo Lau, Founder, Unconventional Ventures

Speakers:

  • Nouamane Cherkaoui, CIO, Societe Generale
  • Don Cardinal, Managing Director, Financial Data Exchange

Speakers:

  • Jim Marous, The Financial Brand 
  • Charles E. Potts, SVP, Chief Innovation Officer, Independent Community Bankers of America 
  • Australia A. Hoover, III, President, CDC Federal Credit Union 
  • Benjamin Maxim, Assistant VP of Digital Strategy & Innovation, MSU 
  • Kelly Wagner-Grull, Director Of Innovation, Credit Union of Colorado 

Even before the pandemic hit, many financial organizations made financial wellness a core part of their strategy as it either related to their target market or even a subset of their demographic. Our panelists will discuss how they are deploying a variety of technologies to better engage, educate and build relationships that transcend transactions. We’ll talk about whether they are using or planning to use SMS/text, voice, OTT channels likes WhatsApp, chat and video to personalize and provide services for overall financial wellness. 

Speakers:

  • Bijon Mehta, Global Head of Financial Services, Twilio
  • Aakash Shah, Senior Vice President, Head of Operations, Green Dot
  • Scott Johnson, Vice President, Head of Product, Western Union Business Solutions

Whether you’re a fintech start-up or large financial institution, the media landscape is changing just as rapidly as other industries. Learn from some of the most influential financial media on coverage of important issues impacting fintech as well as the do’s/don’t of interacting with media and gaining awareness of your news. This promises to be an eye-opening session!

  • Kevin Dinino, President, KCD Public Relations 
  • Lianna Brinded, Head of Yahoo Finance UK, Yahoo Finance 
  • James Pavia, Money Editor, CNBC
  • John MaxfieldEditor in ChiefBank Director
  • Penny Crosman, Executive Editor, Technology, The American Banker

Speakers:

  • Pete Atkinson, VP Global Sales, ebankIT
  • Vitor Barros, Head of Innovation, ebankIT
  • Yana Melnichuk, VP Digital Banking, Coast Capital Savings
  • Richard Peers, Founder, ResponsibleRisk

Speakers:

  • Mark Page, VP Sales, TMT Analysis
  • Dario Betti, CEO, Mobile Ecosystem Forum
  • Oisin Lunny, MC & Keynote Speaker, Podcast & Webinar Host
  • Anurag Chandra, Partner, Fort Ross Ventures 
  • Tom Hutchins, Vice President, Lovell Minnick Partners 
  • Steve McLaughlin, Founder & CEO, Financial Technology Partners
  • Gwen Cheni, Venture Partner, Fusion Fund
  • Nisa Amoils, Managing Partner & VC, Grasshopper Capital
  • Shannon Austin, Partner, Financial Venture Studio

Speakers:

  • Amrita Chatterjee, COO & Head of Strategy & Consulting, Finarb
  • Abhishek Ray, Founder & CEO, Finarb
  • Post-Covid Digital customer acquisition
  • Credit Unions and Community banks fight back: How to launch digital channels in 3 months
  • Legal Careers in Cryptocurrency: Tales from Practitioners
  • DeFi-ing Authority – US Regulatory Considerations for Decentralized Finance
  • Learn how mobile intelligence can help fight financial crime, including the growing threat from identity fraud
  • Low friction seamless digital onboarding of customers using mobile number intelligence
  • Explainable AI: Hands-on demo for Business Users in tuning & interpreting Deep Learning based Credit Risk Models 

Learn the techniques and tools to maximize your virtual conference experience -from refining your presentation to learning the do’s and don’ts of speaking virtually and maximizing how to best market/promote your session.

Speakers:

  • Kevin Dinino, President, KCD PR
  • Janet Tyler, Executive Producer of TEDx Detroit 

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