NFIC 2017

On behalf of the organizing committee, it’s our great honor to officially welcome you all to the 19th New Frontiers in Computing Conference on “FinTech: Hedging the Financial Storm!” As in
the past, this conference includes a variety of high-tech and emerging topics. Global trend in social, political and economic turmoil in recent past and push towards paperless digital economy has challenged financial services industry to hedge against the financial disruptions. This exciting event provides a unique opportunity for Technology Business, Startups and Financial Corporate decision makers to network with Global FinTech leaders. Participants will learn the value chain disruptions from financial technology (FinTech) and how it will impact their strategy and investments in financial & technology industry. The social, political and disruptive economic storm starting Brexit, EU breakup, Indian Modinomics, China’s role to US Trumpnomics can be contained if FinTech is used as an hedge through proper understanding and that is what the keynote and panels will address.
FinTech is the use of technology to disrupt, revolutionize, and evolve the financial industry. It runs a very wide range from mobile payment apps to high-frequency trading. It involves risk-management through FinTech apps, big data, bitcoin, banking consolidation, remittances, P2P, insurance, Federal Reserve policies, IMF and other geopolitical partners in driving global commerce. Many of these developments either rely on, align with, or serve the mobile and Financial Technology industry. The National Trade wars and Market Regulations with Controls, Tax rationalization, outsourcing, transfer pricing, border taxes, banking consolidation, and plethora of technologies innovation from Cloud, Mobile Apps. will accelerate the trend fueling waves of storm.

NFIC annual conference series

Keeping up to speed, especially in Silicon Valley, is crucial for today’s engineers and scientists. Possessing adequate knowledge to make reasoned decisions regarding an emerging technology’s importance plays an essential role in professional career success. The NFIC conference is organized to provide engineers and scientists with an effective means to achieve that goal.

The joint IEEE-NATEA conference on an emerging technology is aimed to provide IEEE and NATEA members with an inexpensive solid overview of a technology that may affect their work and careers in the near future. This annual conference series have been traditionally held at Stanford University with the help of the IEEE student chapter there.

Vision and Mission Statement

Co-organized initially by IEEE Computer Society Silicon Valley Chapter and NATEA in 1999, the New Frontiers in Computing Conference started providing computer and engineering professionals with enough technical information on a developing field to make informed decisions as to its role in their professional careers. It has achieved this for the last years by presenting an inexpensive one-day conference on emerging technologies such as Cloud Computing, Nanotechnology, Multi Core Processors and RFID.


IEEE Computer Society of Silicon Valley

The IEEE Computer Society Silicon Valley Chapter has over 2,500 members. The CS promotes an active exchange of ideas and technological innovation among its members. It is the largest IEEE Computer Society Chapter in the world.

North America Taiwanese Engineering & Science Association (NATEA)

The North America Taiwanese Engineering & Science Association (NATEA) was founded on March 2, 1991 in Silicon Valley. Since then, NATEA has grown into twelve (12) Regional Chapters across North America with 2,200 members. Many members serve in leading-edge technical and managerial positions and are founders of some of the most successful high-tech companies.

IEEE Student Branch Stanford

The student branch of IEEE at Stanford University promotes services and organizes activities for the EE/CS graduate and undergraduate community at Stanford.