FinTech South Conference Lineup Announced

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Friday, May 4th, 2018

FinTech South, the Southeast’s largest event dedicated to financial innovation, announces its keynote speakers and conference lineup. A global exchange of insights, innovations and trends fueling tomorrow's financial tech industry, the two-day conference is taking place May 7 – 8, 2018 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga.
Hosted by the Technology Association of Georgia, FinTech South will bring together more than 1,000 attendees representing 400 fintech companies from across the globe. The conference will include 100+ speakers, 24 breakout sessions and 90 startups exhibiting in the FinTech South Innovation Alley.
Main stage keynote presentations will kick off with fintech pioneer Ron Suber, President Emeritus at Prosper Marketplace. Other keynote speakers include:
Kathryn Petralia, President and Co-Founder at Kabbage

Michael Praeger, CEO and Co-Founder at AvidXchange

Barry McCarthy, EVP and Head of Network & Security Solutions at First Data

Nuno Sebastiao, CEO and Co-Founder at Feedzai

Daniel Gill, Chief Product Officer at Carvana
“The caliber of speakers and the quality of content that make up the FinTech South agenda truly makes this event a must-attend for everyone in the industry,” says Andrew Morris, chief content officer for Money20/20 USA and content chair for FinTech South. “We’ve experienced great demand to be on the stages at FinTech South and that has allowed us to bring together a world-class agenda program covering a broad range of important topics impacting payments, commerce and financial services.”
Focusing on Disrupting and Delivering a Better Customer Experience, FinTech South will cover what’s happening next in FinTech to accelerate and improve the customer experience. The 24 breakout sessions will be divided across the conference’s four main content tracks in various formats from speaker spotlights, fireside chats, and panel discussions. The themes, along with session topics include:

Theme: Technologies Disrupting and Enabling FinTech

Session topics:

Fantastic Four: The Tech Driving FinTech

Bits, Blocks, Coins & Ledgers: Applications & Implications for Financial Services

The Dual-Edged Sword of New Era Analytics: What We Can Learn from Facebook & Cambridge Analytica

Tackling Cybersecurity: White Hats, Black Hats and Grey Matter

Digital Identity: more Than Eliminating Passwords
Theme: Next Generation Retail and Commerce

Session topics:

Retail Case Study: Increasing Conversion with Point-of-Sale Finance

Point-of-Sale Customer Experience: New Approaches to Driving Loyalty & Conversion

Retail Case Study: Driving Cross-Channel Commerce

Understanding the Needs of a Global E-Commerce Market

Enabling Secure Commerce for the Internet of Everything

Payfacs & ISVs: New Models Disrupting Acquiring
Theme: FinTech Entrepreneurship and Intrepreneurship

Session topics:

New Research on Consumer Adoption of FinTech

Insider Perspectives from FinTech VCs

Growing Kabbage from Seeds to SoftBank & Beyond: Considerations for Investing in a FinTech or

Starting Your Own

Corporate Innovation Labs: Solving Problems to Enhance the Customer Experience

Catalyzing Early-Stage FinTech Startups

The Cardlytics Story: From Startup to IPO
Theme: Reinventing Payments and Financial Services

Session topics:

Seismic Changes in Payments: Trends Impacting Payment Innovation

Payments Innovation in the Banking Sector: Oxymoron or Opportunity?

The Rise of Super Apps: From China to Global

The Evolution of Banks & FinTechs: From Competitors to Partners

How Open Banking & APIs are Revolutionizing Corporate Payments

Designing Great Customer Experiences for Mobile-First Banking