EMPIRE FINTECH CONFERENCE
NEW YORK CITY 2019
APRIL 3
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JOIN OVER 400 ATTENDEES FOR THE HIGHLIGHT OF NY FINTECH WEEK, THE EMPIRE FINTECH CONFERENCE. A PACKED DAY OF DEMOS, KEYNOTES AND NETWORKING, SHOWCASING THE BEST OF NYC FINTECH.

REASONS TO ATTEND

Hear from those forging new trails in payments, blockchain, lending, robo-advisors, insurance tech, real estate and more. In addition to attracting hundreds of FinTech entrepreneurs, this conference also plays host to the investors and service providers that help accelerate startups. The audience can also look forward to keynotes, panels and demo updates from some of the top FinTech startups in the world.

Part crystal ball and part rearview-mirror - you don’t want to miss this.

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“Having hundreds of early-stage FinTech companies under one roof is a game-changer for innovation teams."

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“Empire events bring together a broad and extensive group of those in the FinTech community from startups to investors. The conference is a great opportunity to meet many of those looking to innovate in the space.”

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“A must attend annual event for startups. Creates real value for those looking to connect with decision makers.”

2019 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Henrique Dubugras

HENRIQUE DUBUGRAS

Co-founder & CEO, Brex

Jennifer Fitzgerald

JENNIFER FITZGERALD

Co-founder & CEO, PolicyGenius

Adam Broun

ADAM BROUN

CEO, Kensho

Alexa von Tobel

ALEXA VON TOBEL

Founder & Managing Partner, Inspired Capital

CONFERENCE TICKETS - NEW YORK CITY 2019

Early-Stage
FinTech Startup
$195

Full-time employee of an Early-stage FinTech startup. Early-stage = Less than $5m in funding, <$500k in annual revenue, and <3yrs old.


A technology product must be your primary business. Service providers do not qualify.

General
Admission
$745$645

Late stage startups, corporate execs, investors, all service providers, consultants, FinTech enthusiasts, vendors, etc.


More than the startup pass, but hey, still half what the other guys charge.

Non
Profit
$195

Employee of a 501(c)(3) organization


This is an incredibly good deal for those of you trying to help other people.

Cancellation & Substitution Policy

**Registration fees are nonrefundable.**
Transfers: Tickets can be transferred to another delegate if we are notified in writing at least 72hrs prior to the event.
Credit towards a future conference: Fees for this event can be applied towards a future Empire Startups FinTech Conference within one year if notified in writing at least 10 days prior to the event.

2019 AGENDA

8:00 am
Registration & Breakfast
9:00 am
Welcome & Opening Keynote
9:05 am
FIRESIDE CHAT
Adam Broun, Kensho
Moderator: Ella Chinitz, EY
Piloting Your Startup, from Takeoff to Landing
9:30 am
PANEL:With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility - Ethics of FinTech
Main Stage
Moderator: Safwan Zaheer
There is no doubt that the use of customer data and automation will only accelerate in FinTech. In the wake of Cambridge Analytica what lessons are to be learned and where are the ethical lines?
Peggy Van De Plassche,
Roar Ventures
Hicham Oudghiri,
Enigma
Michael Mandel,
Compstak
Courtney Stout,
S&P Global
PANEL: The ROI in Blockchain. Running Blockchain Projects in Financial Services.
Bank Innovator Stage
Moderator: David Concannon, Latham & Watkins
It wasn’t long ago that financial institutions couldn’t get enough DLT. Let’s check back on
which technologies are showing an ROI and which solutions saved banks millions only by being stopped at pilots/PoC.
Flori Marquez,
BlockFi
Ryan Rugg,
r3
Mo Shaikh,
ConsenSys
Jalak Jobanputra,
Future Perfect Ventures
10:10 am
DEMOS: Hot Startups Conference demos are hand-selected by a panel of experts and there's no way to apply. They feature the latest technology, often still in the lab, from some of the top late-stage FinTech companies. Best of all.. unlike some conferences, these slots are based on pure merit and cannot be sponsored.
           
11:15 am
FIRESIDE CHAT
Jennifer Fitzgerald, Policygenius
Moderator: Tom Mason, S&P Global Market Intelligence
Are We Human or Are We Robots?
11:40 am
PANEL: Show me the money: Providing consumers and small businesses greater access to credit.
Main Stage
Moderator: Ida Rademacher, Aspen Institute
Are rising rates and a less restrictive regulatory regime the perfect storm for the next wave in lending?
Angela Ceresnie,
Climb Credit
Sam Maule,
11:fs
Bradford Hardin,
Davis Wright Tremaine
Jorge Sun,
LendingFront
PANEL: Innovation Masterclass-Labs, Incubators, Accelerators, Sandboxes, Oh My!
Bank Innovator Stage
Moderator: Kelly Fryer, Techstars
Survival of the fittest, and those without an innovation strategy will perish. The good news is that financial institutions now enjoy second mover advantage. This panel will serve as a masterclass in innovation programs, covering accelerators to sandboxes and everything in between.
Ruth MacQuiddy,
Deutsche Bank Labs
Eric Garretson,
nbkc Bank
Mariquit Corcoran,
Barclays
Michael DeAngelis,
FinTech Sandbox
1:20 pm
DEMOS: Hot Startups Conference demos are hand-selected by a panel of experts and there's no way to apply. They feature the latest technology, often still in the lab, from some of the top late-stage FinTech companies. Best of all.. unlike some conferences, these slots are based on pure merit and cannot be sponsored.
           
2:05 pm
FIRESIDE CHAT
Henrique Dubugras, Brex
Moderator: Julie Verhage, Bloomberg
From Beta to Unicorn in Six Months
2:30 pm
PANEL - The Great Debate: Who's Winning the FinTech Game
Main Stage
Moderator: Bert Boerman, Governance.com
We debate which parts of the world are best at different parts of banking. Who does Regulation best? Where's the Data capital of the world? Who has the Neobank proof in the pudding. It's an exciting debate which is sure to decide once and for all where's best to design the bank of the future.
Katherine Salisbury,
Qapital
Ben Cukier,
Centana Growth Partners
Sonia Wedrychowicz,
JP Morgan Chase & Co
Priscila Bala,
Octopus Ventures
PANEL - Open Banking: Buzzword of the Year or Banking Revolution?
Bank Innovator Stage
Moderator: Chris Zingo, Finastra
What does open banking mean for the customer? Can we make a call on what’s working yet or are we still reading tea leaves?
Amnah Ajmal,
Mastercard
Jane Barratt,
MX
Abhishek Gupta,
BBVA
Lori Martel,
Envestnet | Yodlee
3:40 pm
PANEL: Oxygen for AI: Latest Data Management Strategies for Successful AI
A panel on artificial intelligence without covering training data does not compute. Let's geek out with our friends leading the AI revolution.
Naman Shah,
Sentieo
Shaheen Kanda,
FirstAI
Roy Ben-Alta,
Amazon Web Services
Alfred Poor,
Ideanomics
4:20 pm
FIRESIDE CHAT
Alexa Von Tobel, Inspired Capital
Moderator: Eric Hazard, Vested Ventures
Ask Alexa: Inspired Towards Greatness
4:45 pm
Closing Remarks
4:50 pm
Reception & Dinosaur BBQ
Hosted by:
6:00 pm
After Party
Hosted by:

2019 CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

Angela Ceresnie

Angela Ceresnie

CEO, Climb Credit

Hicham Oudghiri

Co-founder and CEO, Enigma Technologies

Ben Cukier

Ben Cukier

Partner, Centana Growth Partners

Sonia Wedrychowicz

Managing Director, JP Morgan Chase & Co

Chris Bruno

Chris Bruno

Co-founder & CEO, Rally Rd

Flori Marquez

Co-founder and VP of Operations, BlockFi

Laurel Taylor

Founder & CEO, FutureFuel.io

Katherine Salisbury

Co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Qapital

Leslie Campisi

Head of Marketing, Anthemis

Michael Mandel

Co-founder & CEO, Compstak

Katie Prentke English

Co-founder & CMO, Harness Wealth

Peggy Van De Plassche

Managing Partner, Roar Ventures

Safwan Zaheer

Amnah Ajmal

Executive VP, Core Products, North America, Mastercard

Ruth MacQuiddy

Technology Strategist, Deutsche Bank Labs

Jane Barrat

Chief Advocacy Officer, MX

Eric Garretson

Chief Financial Officer, NBKC Bank

Ryan Rugg

Global Head of Insurance, r3

Mo Shaikh

Director of Strategy, ConsenSys

Jeremy Shure

Managing Director, Silicon Valley Bank

Kelly Fryer

Program Manager, Techstars

Shaheen Kanda

Founder & CEO, FirstAI

Naman Shah

Co-Founder & President, Sentieo

Eric Hazard

CEO, Vested Ventures

Julie Verhage

Technology Reporter, Bloomberg

Bert Boerman

CEO, Governance.com

Priscila Bala

Investor, Head of NY Office, Octopus Ventures

David Concannon

Partner, Latham & Watkins

Darlene Miranda

VP of Product, Commonbond

Rhian Horgan

Founder & CEO, Kindur

Ida Rademacher

Vice President, Aspen Institute

Adam Broun

CEO, Kensho

Jennifer Fitzgerald

Co-founder & CEO, PolicyGenius

Mariquit Corcoran

Managing Director, Barclays

Roy Ben-Alta

Head of Global Big Data & Analytics, AWS

Quentin Coolen

Co-founder & CEO, Waffle

Alexa Von Tobel

Founder & Managing Partner, Inspired Capital

Ella Chinitz

Ella Chinitz

Executive Director of Financial Services Organization, EY

Madhavi Mantha

Head of Industry Products, Element AI

Courtney Stout

Chief Privacy Officer, S&P Global

Michael DeAngelis

Head of Partnerships, FinTech Sandbox

Alfred Poor

CEO, Ideanomics

Thomas Mason

Research Analyst, S&P Global Market Intelligence

Henrique Dubugras

Henrique Dubugras

Co-founder & CEO, Brex

Jalak Jobanputra

Co-founder & Managing Partner, Future Perfect Ventures

Bradford Hardin

Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine

Sam Maule

Managing Partner, 11:FS

Abhishek Gupta

Global Head of Open Platform, BBVA

Jorge Sun

Co-founder & CEO, LendingFront

Chris Zingo

SVP of Enterprise Sales, Finastra

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