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The Economist Events’ Finance Disrupted Conference To Explore Fintech’s ‘Coming of Age’

The Economist Events is pleased to announce that its 2017 Finance Disrupted conference will be held on September 28, at Convene at 117 West 46th Street, in New York City. The conference will bring together more than 200 policymakers, senior business leaders, entrepreneurs and leading thinkers dedicated to the future of fintech to discuss the latest trends and the impact of this disruption on the financial services industry.

The event will cover the latest developments in the world of disruptive financial technology, and will specifically tackle topics such as artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and fraud, blockchain, regulation and startup funding. The event will also feature several one-on-one interviews with chief executives discussing the future of finance.

“As it matures, the fintech revolution has entered a crucial period," says Matthew Bishop, senior editor, The Economist Group. “The Finance Disrupted conference this year will be focused on addressing the key challenge of this phase - finding the new business models that will deliver on the promises on fintech and ensure the success of financial services.”

Some of the confirmed speakers at this year's event include:

  • Walt Bettinger, President and chief executive, Charles Schwab
  • Vanessa Colella, Head of Citi Ventures and chief innovation officer, Citi
  • R.A. Farrokhnia, Faculty and executive director, Columbia Business School
  • Sarah Friar, Chief financial officer, Square
  • Adena Friedman, President and chief executive, Nasdaq
  • David Goldman, Managing partner, Revolution Ventures
  • Elly Hardwick, Head of innovation, Deutsche Bank
  • Boe Hartman, Chief technology officer and chief information officer, Goldman Sachs Bank USA
  • William Hockey, Co-founder and chief technology officer, Plaid
  • Kabir Kumar, Director, policy and ecosystem building, Omidyar
  • Arthur Levitt, Board member, Bloomberg
  • Gideon Mann, Head of data science, Bloomberg
  • Noor Menai, President and chief executive, CTBC Bank USA
  • Sasha Orloff, Chief executive and co-founder, LendUp
  • Rob Palatnik, Managing Director/Chief Technology Architect, DTCC
  • Drummond Reed, Chief trust officer, Evernym
  • Scott Sanborn, Chief executive, LendingClub
  • Dan Schulman, President and chief executive, PayPal
  • Emin Gün Sirer. Co-director, initiative for cryptocurrencies and smart contracts, Cornell University
  • Eric Smith, Chief technology officer, USAA
  • Jeffrey Tarrant, Founder, MOV37 and Protégé Partners
  • Jennifer Tescher, President and chief executive, Center for Financial Services Innovation

For more information on the event or to register for the conference, please go to http://bit.ly/2u3I3Ze.

To access insights from the event’s industry-leading speakers please visit the Finance Disrupted blog: http://www.financedisrupted.com/. We also invite attendees to participate in the conversation on Twitter using #FinanceDisrupted.

Event Sponsors

  • Diamond Sponsor: Broadridge
  • Silver Sponsors: POWERSHARES QQQ by Invesco and Omidyar Network
  • Host Sponsors: Deutsche Bank and KPMG
  • Event PR agency: BackBay Communications

Supporting Organizations

  • 100 Women in Finance
  • Columbia Business School
  • F6S
  • Hedge Connection
  • Institutional Investor Journals
  • United States Council of International Business (USCIB)

The event is open to the media – please contact Tylor Tourville (information below) for media registration details.

About The Economist (www.economist.com)
With a growing global circulation and a reputation for insightful analysis and perspective on every aspect of world events, The Economist is one of the most widely recognised and well-read current affairs publications. The paper covers politics, business, science and technology, and books and arts, concluding each week with the obituary.

The Economist Events brings the publication to life. As the leader of debate in the pursuit of progress, Economist Events tackles leading issues with an insightful, forward-looking and distinctly global perspective. It provides the necessary tools for business leaders, senior executives and policy makers to make informed decisions and to stay ahead of the game in a rapidly changing world.

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