Exponential Finance Alumni

June 6 - 8, 2018

Exponential Finance 2017 at the New York Marriott Marquis was a resounding success. Participants experienced a wide range of subjects, presented by some of the world's foremost innovators in technology and finance.

From blockchain to quantum computing, from the future of work to financial inclusion, this year's program covered the exponential technologies and emerging strategies that are fundamentally shifting the entire financial playing field.
Thank you to everyone who joined us onsite, and to all who tuned in to the livestream Please stay tuned for photos and videos from the event.

"Packed with inspiring insights, interactive sessions and an extraordinary crowd of experienced professionals."

James Gouin, Chief Technology Officer - Global Transformation Executive, AIG


2017 Featured Presenters

Exponential Tech & Our Abundant Future

Ray Kurzweil

Founder, Singularity University

Peter Diamandis

Co-Founder & Chairman, Singularity University

Ramez Naam

Co-Chair, Energy and Environmental Systems, Singularity University

Neil Jacobstein

Artificial Intelligence & Robotics Chair, Singularity University

Andrew Fursman

Faculty, Singularity University

Amin Toufani

Faculty, Singularity University

Lisa Kay Solomon

Managing Director of Transformational Practices, Singularity University

Co-Curator Exponential Tradecraft Sessions

Ashish Gadnis

Co-Founder / CEO, BanQu

Jane Barratt

Founder & CEO, GoldBean

David Roberts

Business and Technology Disruption Expert

Marc Goodman

Faculty Chair of Policy, Law, Ethics, Singularity University

Luvleen Sidhu

President, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, BankMobile

Salim Ismail

Author of Exponential Organizations and Founding Executive Director, Singularity University

Will Weisman

Executive Director/Summits, Singularity University

Carin Watson

EVP Learning & Innovation, Singularity University

Nick Davis

Vice President, Corporate Innovation, Singularity University


Matt Spoke

CEO, Nuco

Eric Piscini

Principal of Financial Services Technology & Global FSI Blockchain Leader, Deloitte

Toni Lane Casserly

Partner, BitNation

Anne Connelly

Vice Chair of the Board, Blockchain Canada

Robert Schwentker

President, DLT Education

Exponential Technology and Financial Services

Bob Pisani

Stocks Correspondent, CNBC

Catherine Wood

Founder & CEO, ARK Investment Management

Thomas Jankovich

Financial Services Innovation Leader, Deloitte

Shelly Kapoor Collins

Managing Partner, The Shatter Fund of Propeller Venture Capital

Mark Hand

Managing Director, Corporate and Commercial Banking Australia, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd (ANZ)

Margaret Hartigan

CEO & Founder, Marstone

Exponential Banking

Banks have so far been largely insulated from the seismic changes affecting other industries - but disruption is coming. This track will explore how exponential technologies are poised to transform the banking arena as we know it.

Mary Harman

Managing Director & Payments Strategy, Bank of America

Peter Randall


Alida Draudt

Futurist & Service Design, Adaptive Path at Capital One

Nitish Kannan

CEO, Circle Plus Payments

Brett King

CEO / Founder, Moven

John Lee

Vice President, Head of Innovation and Enterprise Delivery, TMX Group

Adelyn Zhou


Jeffrey Kuhn

Executive Vice President, Bank of New York Mellon

Peter Spenser

Board Member & Advisor, Various Financial and Technology companies

Sridhar Rajan

Principal, Robotic and Cognitive Leader for Financial Services, Deloitte

Exponential Wealth

Machine learning and artificial intelligence aren’t the only advances that are changing the way that wealth advisory is performed. This track will cover the range of trends and technologies that are not just affecting the way wealth is managed, but providing the infrastructure for the largest transfer of wealth in human history.

Ric Edelman

Founder and Executive Chairman, Edelman Financial Services

Bill Bachrach

Founder & CEO, Bachrach & Associates, Inc.

John Bowen

CEO, CEG Worldwide, LLC

Kevin Knull

Former President, MoneyGuidePro (PIEtech, Inc.)

Gauthier Vincent

Principal, Deloitte

Kabir Sethi

Head of Digital Wealth, Bank of America

Adil Abdulali

Senior Managing Director, Protege Partners

Dani Hughes

CEO, Divine Capital Markets

Sharon Sputz

Director of Strategic Programs, Data Science Institute at Columbia University

Evan Simonoff

Editor-in-Chief & Editorial Director, Financial Advisor Magazine

Jay Lipman

Co-Founder, Ethic

Exponential Insurance

Insurance is perhaps the only industry that is being affected by the intersection of so many exponential technologies, including high-performance computing, data digitization, machine learning and AI, genomics and human sensors. This track will dive into the the disruptive innovations that will challenge the ways we think about financing risk.

Angela Strange

Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Daniel Schreiber

CEO & Co-Founder, Lemonade

Eric Piscini

Principal, Deloitte

Nigel Walsh

Partner, Deloitte

Chris Cheatham

CEO, Risk Genius

Anatola He

Director of Product Strategy, HyperScience

Peter Miller

President & CEO, The Institutes

Rob Douglas

Founder & CEO, BioConnect

Bianca Lopes

Vice President, Marketing & Business Development, BioConnect

Diane Francis

Editor at Large, National Post, Ryerson U, Atlantic Council DC

Samir Shah

CEO, Ledger Investing

Carol Zacharias

Senior Vice President, Underwriting Counsel, Specialty Insurance, QBE North America

Disruption and Innovation

Mike Sigal

Partner, 500 Startups

John Hagel

Co-Chairman, Center for the Edge, Deloitte & Touche

Brinkley Warren

Partner, Quantiacs.com

Gary Bolles

Partner, Charrette LLC

Jack Hidary

Chairman, Samba Energy

Senior Advisor, Alphabet X Labs

Chairman, Hidary Foundation

Matthew Breitfelder

Chief Talent Officer and Managing Director, BlackRock

Tina Witney

Managing Director, Deloitte

Exponential Tradecraft Sessions

Lisa Kay Solomon

Managing Director of Transformational Practices, Singularity University

Co-Curator Exponential Tradecraft Sessions

Patrick ven der Pijl

CEO, Business Models, Inc.

Christine Miller Kelly

Senior Design Manager, SU Labs, Singularity University

Alida Draudt

Futurist, Capital One / Strategic Foresight Partners, LLC

Greg Amrofell

Partner / Co-founder, Intentional Futures

Amelia Dunlop

Principal, Doblin Deloitte

Julia Rose West

Futurist, Ancestry / Strategic Foresight Partners, LLC

Jelena Ewart

Entrepreneur in Residence, 500 Startups

“Excellent planning and terrific execution. Speakers were all absolutely top notch. Lots of thought provoking take-aways that will go straight into our own strategic planning.”

John William Olsen, Portfolio Manager, M&G Investments


Innovation Lab

The Innovation Lab is a space for executives, investors, startups and large organizations to network, experience live demos and discover the latest product innovations that will shape the future of FinTech and how we do business.

Showcasing FinTech products in front of 800+ industry leaders and investors. We feature startups and established companies that are changing the future of finance and working to take on the world’s biggest challenges by developing the latest technologies.

Visit the Innovation Lab page.

"By far the best conference I have ever attended.”

Herberto Rodriguez, Vice-President, Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla




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