FinovateFall is Coming in Hot

It’s August, which means that FinovateFall officially kicks off next month. The summer heat may have you in vacation mode, but in a matter of weeks it’ll be time to switch gears and get ready for our three-day event, taking place in New York City, September 12 through 14.

Book your spot at this year’s conference by August 12 to save $600. FinovateFall is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, so you know it’s going to be big!

Because I know you’re busy submitting your final vacation request for the summer, I’ve distilled the agenda down to a few highlights.

Day 1

It wouldn’t be a Finovate event without the 7-minute demos. We’ll have three demo sessions on the first day of the event. Check out our list of who is demoing so far.

Panel: The Fintech Ecosystem & Strategic Partnerships – From Competition To Collaboration & Co-Creation
Moderated by American Banker’s Penny Crossman, this panel features Josh Williams, CBO & Head of Partnerships at Seattle Bank; Maria Gotsch, President and CEO at Partnership Fund for New York City; Mike Vostrizansky, Growth Equity Investor at FTV Capital; and Franklin Garrigues, Vice President, External Ecosystems at TD Bank Group.

Startup booster
The Startup Booster offers a chance for fintech founders to network with early stage fintech investors. This new session helps fintech founders gain insights and connections from investors through pre-booked one-to-one meetings. See if you qualify to participate in our Startup Booster program.

Day 2

More demos
We’re featuring four demo sessions on the second day of the conference and will announce the Best of Show winners at the end of the second day.

Keynote Address: What Wins Deals in Fintech – What Are The Essential Success Factors for Winning More Deals, Better Deals, Faster Deals?
Sam Kilmer, Managing Director at Cornerstone Advisors, will talk us through how to get deals done in fintech.

Power Panel: Why Reinventing Banking & Reimagining Customer Experience Is Vital For Banks To Compete In The New Normal
Oak HC/FT Co-Founder & Managing Partner Patricia Kemp will moderate this session, with participation from Beyond the Arc CEO Steven Ramirez and Quavo Fraud & Disputes SVP and Revenue Executive Brittany Usher.

Day 3

Analyst All Stars
Hear from Daniel Latimore, Chief Research Officer and Member of the Leadership Team at Celent; Alyson Clarke, Principal Analyst at Forrester; and Philip Benton, Senior Analyst of Financial Services at Omdia, on key opportunities and trends in the financial services space.

Fintech Fight Club Cage Match Edition
Watch three industry leaders duke it out over some of the most challenging questions facing financial services. This is not another panel, but a cage match of ideas and opinions. This year’s participants include Jason Henrichs, CEO of Alloy Labs; Mary Wisniewski, Editor of Bankrate; and Lindsay Davis, Head of Markets at Atomic FI.

Fireside Chat: Climate Change & Financial Services – An Existential Threat Or The Biggest Opportunity In A Generation?
I get to sit down with OakNorth President and COO Peter Grant to discuss how fintechs and financial services companies can find opportunities amidst a growing climate crisis.

There is, of course, much more to this year’s FinovateFall event. Check out the whole agenda, take a look at the speaker lineup, and be sure to register to be part of the 15th FinovateFall.

Photo by Dziana Hasanbekava