I’m excited to be speaking at the upcoming Banking Disrupted Silicon Valley Leadership Summit, which will take place from Tuesday, April 19th to Thursday, April 21st at the Silicon Valley Crowne Plaza in Foster City. Organized by the Silicon Innovation Center, this event is focused on the rapid changes occurring in the banking and financial services industry due to the emergence of many fintech companies that are looking to disrupt these industries and question the traditional processes that are not necessarily still serving consumers and businesses well.

The event will include a wide range of banking executives, fintech innovators, and investors who have been playing a role in these dramatic changes as well as those interested in joining the ongoing dialogue. Over the course of three days, there will be numerous keynotes and panel discussion about a range of relevant subjects related to disruptions in the banking industry as well as opportunities for networking to learn and share ideas. This includes subjects like the potential end to traditional banking models, fintech trends, mobile ecash bankingcustomer engagement,  how to regulate bitcoins and other new financial transactions and fintech for small business.

On Wednesday, April 20th, I will participate in a panel discussion that is focused on blockchain and mobile payments. The focus is on the challenge banks face in determining if cryptocurrency is a threat or if it is something that they can turn into an opportunity to evolve their old processes and make significant improvements to how the financial industry works. The discussion will include how blockchain, which is also known as distributed ledger technology, is evolving and how it can serve the needs of banks in terms of mobile payments and other applications.

The startup showcase will include startups from the top Silicon Valley venture funds  who will present their disruptive technologies as part of a judged competition. There will be sign-ups for eight financial technology companies where you can visit their Silicon Valley headquarters for private briefing sessions and networking opportunities.

There will be so many incredible minds converging to participate in this fintech event. I’m looking forward to listening to other industry leaders share their insights, including Chris Britt of Chime, William Hockey of Plaid, Stephen Dash of Credible, Brock Blake of Lendio, Aaron Vermut of Prosper, Louis Berylof of Earnest, Sasha Orloff of LendUp, Charise Flynn of Dwolla and more.

John Rampton at BANKING DISRUPTED

Here are a few of the important topics we’ll be talking about:

Banking Trends for 2016

 

 

Be sure to join me at this event! You can register for the Banking Disrupted Silicon Valley Leadership Summit on Eventbrite. In the meantime,  checkout a copy of the current agenda that I’ve posted below:

SUMMIT AGENDA – DAY 1: APRIL 19TH

Opening Remarks

Andrey Kunov -President, Silicon Valley Innovation Center

9:15-9:45am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

9:45-10:45am

Panel 1: The New Wave of Fintech: The End of Banking?

Instead of trying to improve an outdated legacy system, certain companies are focusing on reinventing the entire experience of banking from scratch. In our opening panel, true disrupters, entrepreneurs, hottest fintech companies will share their novel vision about the future of banking.

SPEAKERS:

Fintech

CEOs: payments, lending, remittance

10:45 – 11:15am

Coffee and Networking

11:15am – 12:15pm

Panel 2: Unbundling The Bank: The Latest Trends

We will discuss the biggest new trends in the financial services space with top fintech companies efficiently exploiting niches underserved by traditional institutions. Entrepreneurs will share their insights on how they are filling the gaps that traditional banking has not been able to fulfill.

SPEAKERS:

Executives from the top fintech startups: payment processors, credit and financial management

12:15-1:45pm

Lunch and Networking

1:45 – 2:45pm

Panel 3: Millennials as Customers: In Tech we Trust

Millennials will make up the majority of the workforce in less that 5 years. According to a recent study, 73% of them would rather handle their financial needs with a technology company rather than with their own bank. This panel aims to explore how generation Y brings a whole new set of demands Young tech leaders will share what type of client experience they expect from the industry.

SPEAKERS:

Millennial startup CEOs and leading Silicon Valley VCs.

2:45 – 3:45pm

Panel 4: Customer Engagement and Human Centered Design in Digital World

With customer branch visits growing increasingly rare, retail banks need to learn from fintech how to broaden revenue streams. Our panelists will discuss how to design innovative, customer-centric digital experiences to build new revenue channels and amplify growth.

SPEAKERS:

Executives and user experience professionals from leading technology companies

3:45 – 4:15pm

Coffee and Networking

4:15 – 5:15 pm

Panel 5: Fintech “Hysteria”: Is This a New Bubble?

It is expected that $40 billion of venture capital money will be poured in fintech startups this year in 2016. Skeptics suggest that there is a strong evidence of a new bubble growing. Our panelists, prominent Silicon Valley investors, will explore the reasons for excitement about this new hot topic and discuss fears of a new bubble.

SPEAKERS:

Top Silicon Valley venture capitalists, business angels

Panel 6: How FinTech is Changing Small Business

For traditional lenders, small businesses are unwanted customers: they are an expensive challenge expensive to monitor, with unstable cash flows and risky business models. Today’s financial technology companies are changing the rules of the game with a whole new caliber of sophisticated products. Will traditional players be able to keep up with the rapid new pace of progress?

SPEAKERS:

Leading fintech companies offering innovative products: peer-to-business lending, merchant finance, supply chain finance.

6:15 – 6:30 pmClosing remarks

DAY 2 – APRIL 20TH

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

9:45 – 10:45am

Panel 1: The “Uber Moment” for Banks: Adapt or Disrupt?

Our panelists, well-known innovators in the heart of the banking industry will provide insights on best innovative/creative paradigms and best practices and discuss whether or not banks will be able to reinvent themselves

SPEAKERS:

Top executives from leading banks

10:45 – 11:15am

Coffee and Networking

11:15am – 12:15pm

Panel 2: New Rules of the Game: Partnership Instead of Competition?

Banks are the largest informational companies in the world, yet systems and processes are still antiquated . Our panelists will show how banks may benefit from new technology solutions centered around connectivity, interactivity with customers, real-time decision making as well as automating and digitizing processes

SPEAKERS:

Leading technology companies partnered with banks
Banks technology accelerators

12:15-1:45pm

Lunch and Networking

1:45 – 2:45pm

Panel 3: Beyond Bitcoin: New Blockchain Technologies for Banking

While distancing themselves from bitcoin, major banks agree that blockchain technology is rapidly changing the way finance industry works. Our panelists will discuss how distributed ledger technology is evolving to become more suitable to serve the needs of banks.

SPEAKERS:

Blockchain industry advocates, leading blockchain companies and more

2:45 – 3:45pm

Panel 4: Regulation Technology (RegTech): A New Hot Topic

Legacy core systems and regulatory pressure make banks reluctant to try new technologies. On the other hand, startups with disruptive solutions do not always know which regulations are applicable to their businesses. This discussion will explore the budding space of regulatory technology that is helping both incumbents and newcomers advance by navigating complexity smartly.

SPEAKERS:

RegTech companies providing innovative solutions for identity verification, regulatory disclosures, risk control and customer data management

3:45 – 4:15pm

Coffee and Networking

4:15 – 5:15pm

Startup showcase

Hottest startups from the portfolios of the top Silicon Valley venture funds will present their cutting edge financial technologies.

Judges:
Silicon Valley venture capitalists, business angels, banking executives

5:15 – 5:30pm

Closing Remarks