FinTech – Hedging the Financial Storm!

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 mobile apps,  big data, bitcoin, banking consolidation, remittances, P2P, insurance, Federal Reserve policies and 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, banking consolidation, and plethora of  technologies innovation  from cloud and mobile apps will accelerate the trend fueling waves of storm.What do we need to develop secure, reliable and always available, financial services of the future?

In order to understand the profound changes taking place in the world of Financial Technology, NFIC 2017 will feature two interactive panel sessions led by recognized academic and industry experts, to discuss the state of the art and key issues in the near future. The opening panel will cover technical concepts such as bitcoin and block chain, as well as security and authentication. Our next panel will look at where we are going in the emerging cashless society, what policy & adoption challenges will need to be surmounted, and what solutions are likely to emerge.

The global availability of the cell phone for more than conversation combining communications with many other services such as financial transactions is going to transform our society, and especially financial behaviors in ways never thought possible.

Before and after the panel sessions, and during the dinner break, there is ample time to connect and talk with like-minded experts in the domain.

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4:00-4:30            Registration

4:30-6:30             Panel 1: FinTech Infrastructure (Big Data, Security, and P2P Network)

Keynote             Sanjiv Das, Santa Clara University
                              The Future of FinTech

Marina Danilevsky, IBM Research Almaden
Semantic Querying Challenges in the FinTEch Information Space

Douglas Burdick, IBM Research Almaden
Creating High-Quality Financial Datasets from Unstructured Public Data

Hart Montgomery, Fujitsu Laboratories of America
Distributed Ledger Technology and Applications to Fintech

Hungwen Li, San Jose State University
Four Enabling Technologies for FinTech

6:30-7:30             Dinner and Networking

7:30-9:30             Panel 2: FinTech Applications and Algorithms

Keynote             Kay Giesecke, Stanford University
                             Machine Intelligence for Housing Finance

Yinyu Ye, Stanford University
Optimization in Finance with MOSEK

Limin Hu, Ellie Mae
How to Break the Chicken-and-Egg Problem for FinTech – an Ellie Mae Story

Ling Wu, TBCASoft
Sweet Spots of Blockchain Technology

Matt Johnson, QC-Ware
Quantitative Finance Software

9:30-10:00          Wrapup and Adjourn