2017 Columbia's 6th Annual FinTech, DFS & Payments Summit


This 6th annual Summit looks at disruptive effects & implementation of emerging & mobile payments, digital financial services, blockchain & cryptocurrencies in developing & developed worlds. It’s the only high-impact event bringing together a high-level group of international speakers that cover the payments and blockchain technology ecosystem and emerging payments in the developing world, and connecting innovators and investors in the fintech ecosystem. Besides the main conference day on June 8, this year we have an additional day, the Innovators and Investors day on June 9. This will feature a range of fintech investors and innovation hubs as well as a number of fintech startups and innovators. Columbia’s annual Fintech Summit is brought to you by the DFS Observatory in the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information (CITI)

INNOVATORS 4 (74 mins) Blockchain & Bitcoin Innovators - David Albert – COO, Libra Sebastian Serrano – Founder & CEO, Ripio; Jim Regenor – Business Unit Director, Moog; Matthew Spoke – CEO, Nuco; Moderator: Matthew Quint – Columbia Business School.

INNOVATORS 3 (48 mins) RoboAdvisors & Investing - Brad Walker – CEO, Income&; Navin Maganti – CEO, Decision Hawk; Perry Rahbar – CEO, DV01; Jane Barratt – CEO, GoldBean; Richard Rothenberg – CEO & Cofounder, Global AI; Moderator: David True – Partner, PayGility Advisors.

INNOVATORS 2 (41 mins) Mobile Payment Innovators - Ludwig Schulze – CEO, Mistral Mobile; Ryan Wright – CEO, Wrightgrid.com. Digital Identity & Security Innovators - Shailee Adinolfi – VP, Banqu; Sesh Murthy – CEO, CloudRaxak; Shanmugavel Sankaran – CEO, Fixnix. Moderator: David True – Partner, PayGility Advisors.

INNOVATORS 1 Lending Innovators - Sam Spiegel – CEO, Tala; Lin Chua – COO & Cofounder, Internex Capital. Big Data, Transport & AI Innovators - Dimitri Sirota – CEO, BigID Saar Golde – Chief Data Scientist, Via Mark Stein – CEO, Underwrite.ai Jake Soffer – CEO, Rollio. Moderator: David True – Partner, PayGility Advisors.

INNOVATION HUBS (35 mins) Andres Wolberg-Stok – Global Head of Policy, Citi FinTech; Arian Lewis – Director of Open Innovation at Barclays; Nancy Selph – Head of New York Innovation Lab, Deutsche Bank AG; Rob Levy – Managing Director, Center For Financial Services Innovation; Jo Hill – Director of Market Intelligence for the Financial Conduct Authority (UK); Moderator: Safwan Zaheer – Head of FinTech, KPMG.

VENTURE CAPITAL & ANGEL INVESTING (69 mins) Panel: VC Funding Of Fintech - Edward Zimmerman – Partner, Lowenstein Sandler LLP; Christina Bechhold – Partner, Empire Angels; Brendan Dickinson– ‎Partner, ‎Canaan Partners; Marla Blow – Partner, Fenway Summer LLC; Moderator: Eric Cantor – Adjunct Professor, Columbia University

IMPACT INVESTING (45 mins) Panel: Impact Investing - Matt Homer – Senior Policy Advisor, Digital Financial Services, USAID; Walter Sweet – VP, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors; Sergio Navajos – Senior Specialist, InterAmerican Development Bank; Matt Saal – Head of Digital Finance, IFC; Moderator: Dr. Sonja E. Kelly – Dir. of Research, Center for Financial Inclusion.

KEYNOTE (33 mins) What Comes After Banks: The Next Generation of Financial Services - Chris Skinner – The Finanser, UK; Moderator: Michael Wechsler – Research Scholar, DFS Observatory, Columbia Business School.

CLOSING REMARKS (8 mins) Closing Remarks, Day 1 - Heather Hudson – Professor of Public Policy, ISER.

DISRUPTIVE TRENDS IN DIGITAL FINANCE (39 mins) Panel: Bitcoin, Blockchain/DLTs & Disruptive Effects on Finance - Clemens Wan – Director, R3; David Wen – Chief Scientist, eCurrency; Prof. Sharyn O’Halloran – Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Brad Chun – Founder & CEO, MOOTI DISRUPTIVE TRENDS IN DIGITAL FINANCE; Moderator: David True – Partner, PayGility Advisors.

DIGITAL IDENTITY (43 mins) Panel: New Frontiers in Identity - Pam Dixon – Founder, World Privacy Forum; Sunil Madhu – CEO Socure; Anand Menon – Vice President, Mastercard; Moderator: David True – Partner, PayGility Advisors.

REGULATORY, REGTECH, SECURITY & CYBERCRIME (110 mins) OCC’s Framework for Responsible Innovation - Kathy Oldenborg – Director for Payments Systems Risk Policy, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC); Consumer Protection in FinTech - Duane Pozza – Assistant Director, FTC; Security Challenges in Mobile Devices - Prof. Kevin Butler – Department of Computer and Information Science, University Of Florida; Panel: Privacy, Risk & Cybersecurity in Payments - above + Prashanth Mekala – Supervisory Special Agent, Cyber Division, FBI; Tom Ruggeri – Enterprise Executive, Software AG; Dr. Leon Perlman – Lead, Columbia Business School; Moderator: Carol Van Cleef – Partner, Baker & Hostetler LLP.


EMERGING & MOBILE PAYMENTS IN RETAIL (PART 1) (14 mins - interrupted) Panel: Global Payment Initiatives - Matt Sollie – VP, Product and Relationship Management at American Express; Dr. Brad Pragnell – Lead, Payments Canada; Steve Klebe – BD, Android Pay, Google; Ravi Aurora – SVP Global Public Policy and Community Relations, MasterCard Mark Matthews – Senior Director of Walmart Services and Walmart Pay; Moderator: Jason Oxman – CEO, US Electronic Transactions Association.


EMERGING PAYMENTS IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD (PART 1) (50 mins - interrupted) The State of Mobile Financial Services in Emerging Markets - Gunnar Camner – Mobile Money Services Director, GSMA; Digital Financial Services in Brazil: The Regulator’s Perspective - Daniel Reiss – Lead, Department of Banking Operations and Payment System, Central Bank Of Brazil; Panel: Uptake Of DFS In The Developing World - above + Matt Homer – Senior Policy Advisor, Digital Financial Services, USAID; Vince Kadar – CEO, Telepin; Q&A - Moderator: Dr. Sonja E. Kelly – Dir. of Research, Center for Financial Inclusion

OVERVIEW OF GLOBAL PAYMENTS (71 mins) The Role of Digital Financial Services in Enhancing Financial Inclusion - Jason Lamb – Deputy director, Financial Services for the Poor, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; The State of Mobile Payments Globally -Howard Hall – Managing Director, Consult Hyperion US; The Federal Reserve’s Faster Payments Initiative - Sean Rodriguez – SVP and Faster Payments Strategy Leader, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago; The World Bank’s Role In Enabling Digital Financial Inclusion - Douglas Pearce – Practice Manager for Financial Infrastructure & Access, World Bank. Q&A - Moderator: David Symington – Policy Specialist, Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA)

(18 mins) Digital Financial Services & The Global Emerging Opportunity - Prof. Eli Noam – Garrett Professor of Public Policy and Business Responsibility; Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School; Dr. Leon Perlman – Lead, Digital Financial Services Observatory, Columbia Business School


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