Benzinga, a leading financial media and events company, announced Thursday the addition of three premiere fintech leaders to its roster of speakers for the September 28 Benzinga Fintech Summit. DocuSign chairman Keith Krach, former Prosper president Ron Suber and Ripple executive chairman Chris Larsen will join a speaker's roster that already included "Shark Tank" host Kevin O'Leary.
These leaders all pioneered what is now known as fintech in their careers long before the term came into vogue, and will share insights learned from building the first wave of fintech to a new generation of startup entrepreneurs.
Other previously unannounced speakers include noted former Apple analyst Gene Munster, Acorns Chief Commercial Officer Manning Field, MyVest CEO Anton Honikman and Affirm Chief Risk Officer Rob Pfeifer.
Benzinga also announced this week that tickets to the event, which is dedicated to recognizing outstanding innovation in financial technology specific to the capital markets and artificial intelligence, are on sale at the $327 price point.
A ticket to the Benzinga Fintech Summit is more than just an entry pass: Attendees will have the opportunity to network with Founders, C-Suite executives, directors of the newest and hottest FinTech companies, brokerages, banks, quants, hedge funds, VCs, and more. Attendees will experience live demos from fast-growing tech startups, incredible networking opportunities, panels and acclaimed keynote speakers.
A limited number of early-bird tickets to the event remain, so be sure to grab yours at BZSummit.com.
Savvy event-goers will keep their eyes glued to the Benzinga Fintech Awards Twitter account @BenzingaEvents and the Benzinga Fintech Focus newsletter for deals and promotions.
This isn't Benzinga's first fintech event. The company has put on three installments of the massively successful Benzinga Global Fintech Awards—in 2017 alone, over 250 companies applied to the event and over 110 became finalists. 750 attendees rubbed shoulders with leaders of buzzed-about fintech startups and institutional executives in an intimate environment.
Benzinga fintech events are well-known for their off-the-wall approach to fintech and unique programming. The the 2017 Benzinga Global FinTech Awards saw a musical performance from Kevin O'Leary himself as well as talks by Fidelity President Kathleen Murphy, TD Ameritrade CEO Tim Hockey and former Prosper president Ron Suber. The 2016 Benzinga Global Fintech Awards featured former New York Giant Tiki Barber and Gerson Lehrman Group founder Mark Gerson talk about monetizing athletes and financial innovation.
This year, the event will focus on the changing face of the financial services industry and the future of how people interact with their money, the future of the lending industry, the impact of AI technology on financial services white-collar jobs and how to fight inherent biases when designing machine learning algorithms, with perspectives from the New York banking and San Francisco fintech industries represented.
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