Benzinga Announces Schedule, Initial List Of Speakers For Fourth Annual Benzinga Global Fintech Awards

Benzinga, the leading financial media company behind some of the most compelling events in financial services, revealed the run of show for the fourth Benzinga Global Fintech Awards, the premier business development conference in financial technology.

The 2018 Benzinga Global Fintech Awards will bring together the best and brightest in fintech, with leaders from banks spearheading digitization efforts, founders of influential startups, forward-thinking VCs and other key fintech decision makers.

Leaders from major firms like Facebook, Citi, IBM, Foursquare and PayPal as well as key up-and-comers like Zelle, SigFig and Ripple will share insights on panels and network with attendees.

To see the full event schedule, head to the Benzinga Global Fintech Awards site.

Tickets to the event are still on sale, but going fast, and can be purchased on the event site.

The full list of speakers is below.

  • Laurence Latimer, Head of ventures, IEX
  • Kahina Van Dyke, global head of financial services partnerships, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB)
  • Sunayna Tuteja, Dir. Innovation, TD Ameritrade (NASDAQ:AMTD)
  • Jeff Glueck, CEO, Foursquare
  • Manning Field, COO, Acorns
  • Joanna Lambert, Global Product Manager, PayPal & Venmo
  • Michael Sha, CEO, SigFig
  • Tom Eck, CTO, IBM Watson
  • Melissa Feldsher, head of finn, J.P. Morgan (NYSE:JPM)
  • Meltem Demirors, director, Digital Currency Group
  • Catherine Flax, CEO, Pefin
  • Victor Jones, Director of trading, TD Ameritrade (NASDAQ:AMTD)
  • Mike Beller, CEO. Tradeworx
  • Schwark Satyavolu, General Partner, Trinity Ventures
  • Jorge Nario, SVP, Fidelity Center for Applied Technology, Fidelity
  • Theresa Carey, Columnist, Barron's
  • Mona Vernon, CTO, Thomson Reuters Labs (NYSE:TRI)
  • Lou Anne Alexander, President of Payments, Early Warning (creator of Zelle)
  • Scott Robinson, Founder, Plug And Play Fintech
  • Danny Aranda, Head of BD, Ripple

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