Online Virtual Event

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Event Date Mon May 10 EDT - Thu May 13 EDT (6 months ago)
Location Online Virtual Event
Region All

See how the startup ecosystem is responding to the consequences of the pandemic. Learn about new innovations that are supporting customers today. Find the technologies and connections to keep you relevant tomorrow. Only at Finovate.

Why a digital event?
Fintech innovation doesn’t wait and you shouldn’t have to wait either. Moving FinovateWest to a digital event in 2020 allowed organizations to move their business forward and stay up to date despite the unpredictability of travel plans due to COVID-19.

With 1100+ global attendees and 120+ expert speakers, there's no better way to meet and stay informed.

Every aspect of the program was reassessed for a virtual event to ensure the digital experience will deliver maximum value.

What to expect?
A program that works around the attendees. Sessions were spread across 3 days so that content is more manageable for digital consumption. Access all keynotes, fireside chats and panel discussions live or on-demand*.

Networking, interaction and a socially engaged digital experience. Meetings scheduled all 3 days, 24 hours a day, to accommodate all time zones. Engage with speakers in real-time through Q&A, audience polling and chat features. Networking opportunities include 1-to-1 meetings, virtual coffee chats, small group chats and the ability to arrange impromptu meetings.

30+ product demos
Finovate is known for spotlighting new fintech innovations from seed-stage startups to established leaders. And for FinovateWest Digital 2020 this happened virtually.

30 hand-selected companies had just 10 minutes to demo -- not pitch -- their services and solutions for the financial industry. That way, attendees saw how the tech works and if it's the right fit for their organizations.

After each demo session, you could join Finovate and those companies for live Q&A and chat.


2021 Speakers

Zac Maufe
Head of Retail Banking, Google

Sonali Divilek
Head of Product, Consumer Business, Goldman Sachs

Peggy Mangot
Operating Partner, PayPal Ventures

Julien Le Goc
Director of Policy, Diem Association

Jeremy Balkin
Head of FinTech & Innovation, Wholesale Payments, J.P.Morgan

Siri Borsum
Global VP Finance Vertical Eco-Development & Partnership, Business Consumer Group, Huawei

Camilla Morais
Vice President Operations, Brex

Ron Oliveira
US CEO, Revolut

Carolyn Criscitiello
Head of Consumer and Business Banking Payments, Santander Bank

Dominic Venturo
Chief Digital Officer and Senior Executive Vice President, U.S. Bancorp

Anu Shultes
CEO, LendUp

Paul Knodel
U.S. CEO & Managing Director, Raisin

Bidyut Dumra
Executive Director, Head of Innovation, DBS

Patricia Kemp
Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Oak HC/FT

Ronit Ghose
Global Sector Head for Banks Research, Co-Head of the FinTech Group and Head of MENA Research, Citi

Karen Gordon Mills
Senior Fellow, Harvard Business School

Ricky Knox
Co-Founder, Tandem Bank

Louise Beaumont
Chair Open Finance & Payments Working Group, TechUK

Theodora Lau
Founder, Unconventional Ventures

Daniel Latimore
Chief Research Officer, Celent

Neil Kahrim
Director of Growth & Operations, OakNorth

Kathy Strasser
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Information Officer, IncredibleBank

Alex Weber
Chief Growth Officer, N26

Hussein Ahmed
CEO, Oxygen

Robleh Ali
Founder, Wadagso

Logan Allin
Founder & Managing General Partner, Fin VC

Nisa Amoils
Parnter, Grasshopper Capital Investing

Nicole Anderson
CEO, Redsand Ventures

Manisha Aurora
Senior Attorney Privacy, Opendoor

Talie Baker
Senior Analyst, Retail Banking & Payments, Aite Group

Jennifer Barker
Head of Client Service & Implementations – Wholesale Payments, Corporate & Investment Bank, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Mercedes Bent
Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners

Ian Benton
Senior Analyst, Javelin Strategy & Research

Kimberly Bertz
SVP, Head of Workplace Services & Experience, Wells Fargo

David Birch
Fintech Ambassador, Digital Jersey

Colin Boone
Vice President Digital Experience, Royal Credit Union

Joel Brightfield
Principal, SixThirty Ventures

Jamie Broadbent
Head of Digital & Innovation, RBS International

Tom Burnside
CEO & Co-Founder, LendingPoint

Eric Byunn
Co-Founder & Partner, Centana Growth Partners

Timothy Chiodo
Director of Payments, Processors & FinTech Sector, Credit Suisse

Alyson Clarke
Principal Analyst, Forrester

Rilla Delorier
Independent Board Director, Coastal Community Bank

Nilixa Devlukia
Founder, Payments Solved

Nadia Edwards-Dashti
Co-Founder, Harrington Star Group

David Ehrich
Co-Founder & Executive Director, AIR - The Alliance for Innovative Regulation

Katie Elliott
Vice President Risk Management and Compliance, Stanford Federal Credit Union

Tosha Ellison
Chief Operating Officer, FINOS

Rudolf Falat
Founder, Voice of Fintech

Tim Flacke
Executive Director and Co-Founder, Commonwealth

Isabelle Freidheim
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Starwood VC

Conan French
Senior Advisor for Innovation and Fintech, Institute of International Finance (IIF)

Ilian Georgiev
CEO & Co-Founder, Charlie

Chrystina Giorgio
President & CEO, ICBA Bancard

Lisa Gold Schier
Group Senior Vice President, American Bankers Association (ABA)

Stephen Goldstein
Vice President, Client Experience Lead, RGAX

Adam Goller
EVP Head of Fintech Banking, Cross River Bank

Maria Gotsch
President and CEO, Partnership Fund for New York City

Will Graylin
Founder & CEO, OV Loop

Laurin Hainy
CEO & Co-Founder, Fairmoney

Sean Harper
Co-Founder & CEO, Kin Insurance

Cat Hernandez
Partner, Venture Collective

Pascal Hoffmann
SVP Commercial Banking Strategy, Wells Fargo

Travis Holoway
CEO & Co-Founder, SoLo Funds

H. Adam Holt CFP, ChFC
Founder & CEO, Asset Map

Jeff Horvath
CEO & Co-Founder, DigiPli

Shafique Ibrahim
CDIO, Al Fardan Group

Jacob Jegher
President, Javelin Strategy & Research

Alex Johnson
Director of Research, Cornerstone Advisers

Meaghan Johnson
Co-Host, Breaking Banks

Duncan Jones
Head of Quantum Cybersecurity, Cambridge Quantum Computing

Zennon Kapron
Founder & Director, Kapronasia

Michal Kissos Hertzog
CEO, Pepper

Randall La Veau
Partner, BOSS Capital Partners

Joe Lichtenberg
Global Head of Product and Industry Marketing, InterSystems

Viola LLewellyn
Co-Founder & President, Ovamba

Nancy Mao
SVP, Digital Solutions for Business, Treasury Management & Payment Solutions, Wells Fargo

Ben Maxim
Assistant Vice President of Digital Strategy & Innovation, MSU Federal Credit Union

Tyler McIntyre
Founder & CTO, Novo

Braden More
EVP, Head of Partnerships & Industry Relations, Wells Fargo

Julie Muhn
Senior Research Analyst, The Finovate Group and FinDEVr

Dan O'Malley
CEO & Co-Founder, Numerated

Greg Palmer
Vice President, Finovate

Vinod Paniker
VP, Product Management & Silicon Valley Site Lead, Prudential

Erin Papworth

Amee Parbhoo
Director of Investments, Accion Venture Lab

Vinay Patel
Strategy Lead Digital & &Tech, JP Morgan Chase

David Penn
Research Analyst, Finovate

Boris Pluskowski
Managing Director, Head of InnovationNext, Silicon Valley Bank

Charles Potts
SVP, Chief Innovation Officer, Independent Community Bankers of America®

Arvind Purushotham
Global Head, Venture Investing, Citi Ventures

Daniel Ramamoorthy
Global MC, Dan Ram

Steven Ramirez
CEO, Beyond the Arc

Suraya Randawa
Head of Omnichannel Experience, FBX, Informa Financial Intelligence

Gary Rohloff
Managing Director, Laybuy

Mark Ruddock
CEO, BFS Capital

Raj Shah
CEO, Coherent Market Insights

Hugh Shannon
Director of Growth & Operations, OakNorth

Greg Shepard
CEO & Founder, BOSS Capital Partners

Sam Sidhu
CEO, Customers Bank

Ville Sointu
Head of Emerging Technologies, Nordea

Matthieu Soulé
Head of C Lab Americas, BNP Paribas

Andrew Steele
Investor, Activant Capital

Scott Stewart
CEO, Innovative Lending Platform Association

CS Sudheer
Founder & CEO,

Michelle Tran
Co-Founder, NYC Fintech Women

Yasmin Ulrich
Leader, Partnership Strategic Insights, Western Union

Eric Van Miltenburg
Chief Business Officer, Ripple

Gui Vohringer
Co-Founder, Mesh ID

Simone Vroegop
Head of Strategic Planning, Investor Services Europe & Asia, BBH

James Wallis
VP of Central Bank Engagements, Ripple

Katherine Wilson
VC Investor, Illuminate Financial

Sarah Wolter
Principal, FinTech Collective

Wesley Wright
Chief Operating Officer, Varo Money

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors and Partners

• InterSystems
• Quantum Metric

• Glia

• Fintech Futures

• NetworkNewsWire

• Aite
• American Bankers Association
• BankersHub
• Byte Academy
• Celent
• EbankingNews
• Financial IT
• Finolab
• Fintech Fans
• FinTech Professionals Association
• InvestorBrandNetwork
• Javelin Strategy & Research
• Mercator Advisory Group
• The Nilson Report
• Plug and Play
• The Strawhecker Group
• Unbank.Ventures
• Wealth Management