NEW YORK, September, 19, 2017 – Columbia Business School and Biz2Credit will host the inaugural Frontiers of Digital Finance conference on Monday, October 2nd and Tuesday, October 3rd, at Lerner Hall in New York City.
The conference will drive a robust discussion among industry leaders, policy makers and academics on where the financial services industry stands today, what policy implications surround digital finance growth, and how proprietary, integrated, and open systems are changing the structure and delivery of financial services.
The conference has attracted some of the top leaders in digital finance who will present at the conference, including:
● Harit Talwar, Head of Digital Finance, Goldman Sachs
● Aniko DeLaney, Managing Director, Global Head of Corporate Marketing, BNY Mellon
● Jeff McMillan, Chief Analytics and Data Officer, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
● Emma Loftus. Managing Director, Global Payments and FX Product Executive, J.P. Morgan
● Cort O'Haver, CEO, Umpqua Bank
● Joshua Steiner, Head of Industry Verticals, Bloomberg LP
● Rohit Arora, CEO, Biz2Credit
● Anjali Dewan, Vice President, Global Credit Risk & Information Management, American Express
● Rita Gunther McGrath, Faculty Member, Columbia Business School
● Tommy Marshall, Fintech Lead, North America, Accenture
● Stephen Zeldes, Benjamin M. Rosen Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School
● Guillermo Kopp, Worldwide Financial Services Industry Director, Microsoft
● Christopher Austin, Partner, Capital Markets, Technology Companies Group, Orrick
● Daniel Simmonds, U.S. Blockchain Lab Lead, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP
● Greg Fleming, Senior Research Scholar in Law and Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Yale University
● Morgan Downey, CEO, Money.Net
● Daniel Egan, Vice President, Betterment
Panel discussions will focus on digital finance adoption, data analytics, and key trends impacting the financial services industry. The conference will highlight issues in:
● New business models and organizational transformation
● Emerging dimensions in credit, asset & wealth management, payments & the convergence with lending insurance
● Blockchain technology and its implications
● The effects of regulation
● Technology trends and issues including data analytics cloud computing, and machine learning
● Consumer expectations and experiences
● Investing and partnering with emerging financial service firms
The Frontiers of Digital Finance conference is organized and produced by Columbia Business School's Program for Financial Studies, Jerome A. Chazen Institute for Global Business and Center on Global Brand Leadership, and Biz2Credit. For more information on the conference or to register, visit www.frontiersofdigitalfinance.com.
Conference sponsors include: Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, The Cambridge Group, Deloitte, American Express, Accenture, IBM, Global Payments, Orrick, Marakon, and Heidrick & Struggles. An estimated 250 participants, comprising of senior executives from leading banks and other financial institutions and service providers, financial services investors and innovators, as well as Columbia Business School alumni and students are expected to attend. Participants will have the opportunity to hear about practical experiences, challenges and opportunities in digital finance from speakers and panelists from a broad range of global financial services businesses.
About Columbia Business School
Columbia Business School is the only world-class, Ivy League business school that delivers a learning experience where academic excellence meets with real-time exposure to the pulse of global business. Led by Dean Glenn Hubbard, the School’s transformative curriculum bridges academic theory with unparalleled exposure to real-world business practice, equipping students with an entrepreneurial mindset that allows them to recognize, capture, and create opportunity in any business environment. The thought leadership of the School’s faculty and staff members, combined with the accomplishments of its distinguished alumni and position in the center of global business, means that the School’s efforts have an immediate, measurable impact on the forces shaping business every day. To learn more about Columbia Business School’s position at the very center of business, please visit www.gsb.columbia.edu.
Founded in 2007, Biz2Credit has arranged more than $1.7 billion in small business financing and was recently named to Crain's New York's Fast 50 and the top 150 of fast-growing companies on Deloitte's 2016 Technology Fast 500. Biz2Credit is expanding its industry-leading technology in custom digital platform solutions for leading banks and other financial institutions, investors and service providers in the US and abroad. (Visit www.biz2credit.com, and follow Biz2Credit on social media: Twitter: @Biz2Credit, Facebook: www.facebook.com/biz2credit, and LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/biz2credit-llc).