Fintech will disrupt companies and careers. Period. Technological disruption has occurred in the past and will accelerate into the future. Therefore, an important question needs to be answered: How does one excel in finance when there is accelerating fintech disruption?
The Fintech Symposium will bring together experts in the fields of finance, banking and technology. The focus of this two-day conference is to faciliate meaningful discussions about the latest fintech technologies and how they will have practical applications in the workplace.
The pace of change within the fintech industry is astonishing. Finance professionals need to be forward-focused not only on financial matters... but also the technologies used to enable sound financial management. The Fintech Symposium will empower attendees to confidently discuss, explain and plan for the the following technologies:
Increase Your Fintech Knowledge - Gain a new perspective... The Fintech Symposium selected it's speakers based upon the quality of their presentations. The event agenda was created to maximize the attendee's learning experience and provide an active learning environment.
Network with Industry Experts - The Fintech Symposium will provide extensive opportunities to network with fintech industry experts and colleagues. Furthermore, registration for the Fintech Symposium is limited in order to foster more meaningful conversations for event attendees.
Earn Continuing Education Credits - Attendees of the Fintech Symposium can earn up to 12 continuing education credits (CPA, CTP, etc.) Additionally, there will be educational take-aways such as presentation slides, case-studies, etc.
Discover Fintech Solution Vendors - The fintech industry is rapidly changing. Therefore, attendees of the Fintech Symposium will be able to network with industry vendors and technologists in order to learn about the latest fintech solutions.
Funny Fintech! - Let's face it... attending a conference should be educational and fun. That's why we're thrill to announce that comedian Mike Toomey will be providing lunchtime entertainment on October 15th!
7:30 AM - 8:45 AMRegistration / Networking
8:45 AM - 9:00 AMOpening RemarksDaniel J. Carmody, CTPExecutive Director - TreaSolution, Inc. | Faculty - Northwestern University
9:00 AM - 9:50 AMThe Building Blocks of BlockchainsMichael AdamsFounder - DocLaunch, LLC | Faculty - Marquette University
10:00 AM - 10:50 AMFintech Innovations and Disruptions: Research & Case-StudiesDr. Bora OzkanAssistant Professor of Finance - Temple University
11:00 AM - 11:50 AMThe Promise of Professional Robots - Hiring an RPA WorkforceMichael MarchukChief Technology Evangelist, N.A. - Blue Prism
12:00 PM - 12:45 PMLunch & NetworkingSponsored by Perkins Coie
12:45 PM - 1:15 PMLunchtime Comedian - Making Fintech FunnyMike ToomeyComedian, Entertainer
1:30 PM - 2:20 PMThe OCC Fintech Charter Panel DiscussionVarious Speakers - Led by Perkins Coie
2:30 PM - 3:20 PMMachine Learning & AI: What's Realistic? What's Futuristic?Mahmound MamloukDirector, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning - BMO Harris Bank
3:30 PM - 4:20 PMTechnology Innovations in Financial ServicesDejan KusalovicGlobal Head of Fintech Enabling - Intel Corporation
4:20 PM - 4:30 PMClosing RemarksDaniel J. Carmody, CTPExecutive Director - TreaSolution, Inc. | Faculty - Northwestern University
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Opening RemarksDaniel J. Carmody, CTPExecutive Director - TreaSolution, Inc. | Faculty - Northwestern University
9:00 AM - 9:50 AMLegal Considerations for Businesses Considering Crypocurrency or Blockchain TechnologiesJustin SteffenPartner - Jenner & Block LLP
10:00 AM - 10:50 AMThe Blockchain Scalability Problem - How to Create Scalable Blockchains for Financial ServicesUri Klarman - FounderbloXroute Labs
11:00 AM - 11:50 AMHow APIs Affect Financial Institutions and Their ClientsSteve HassettChief Operating Officer - GT Software
12:00 PM - 1:00 PMLunch & NetworkingSponsored by Perkins Coie
1:00 PM - 1:50 PMCashing It In! The State of Cash in a Fintech WorldRory HerrimanCTO Software & Digital SystemsSUZOHAPP
2:00 PM - 2:50 PMThe Unintended Consequences of Blockchain ProjectsJay SchulmanPrincipal - Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies & Security - RSM US LLP
3:00 PM - 3:45 PMAfternoon Networking Break | Coffee & Snack
3:45 PM - 4:35 PMEnterprise Fintech: An Accounting & Tax UpdateJagruti Solanki - Assurance Sr. Manger Jason Bierly - Tax ManagerAprio, LLP
4:35 PM - 4:45 PMClosing RemarksDaniel J. Carmody, CTPExecutive Director - TreaSolution, Inc. | Faculty - Northwestern University