11:30 - 11:45
Get Lunch
Pick up lunch and sit at your assigned table
11:45 - 11:50
Welcome: Overturning Industry Assumptions
11:50 - 12:10
Ecosystems: Should you buy, build, or partner on your fintech initiatives?
In response to the rise of fintechs and insurtechs, established firms have created innovation labs, corporate venture capital arms, and new strategic partnerships. Let’s discuss how leaders overcome cultural challenges to injecting outside innovation into a legacy environment. What best practices are they employing to make innovation more repeatable with wider adoption?
12:10 - 12:25
Women in FinTech: Are you recruiting and retaining diverse talent? 
15% of executive roles in financial services firms are held by women. Apple, Facebook and Google have overtaken Wall Street firms as leading recruiters at top universities. And women-founded startups received a mere 2% of VC funding in 2016. As client expectations evolve and millennials enter the workplace, diversity and the ability to attract and retain talent has become a top CEO priority. Let’s discuss ways in which leading firms are preparing their workforce for the future.
12:25 - 12:35
Culture: Breakout Round Table Discussion
How will you inspire a culture of innovation and diversity?
12:35 - 12:50
Client Experiences: How are you differentiating your client’s experience?
Explore the building blocks that are necessary for organizations to be customer-centric. How are AI, chat bots, and intelligent messaging transforming experiences for clients and employees? What kind of competitive advantages do these capabilities provide? What kind of business processes lend themselves to these technologies?



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13:15 - 13:30
Automation: How are you digitizing your operations? 
Digital transformation has proven to reduce cycle times and remove paper from manual processes. But automation isn’t just about cost reduction. Leading firms also seek to digitize distribution and find new ways to enhance productivity. Let’s discuss what parts of your operations are ripe for digitization.
13:45 - 14:00
Walk to Financial Services Keynote
13:40 - 13:45
Wrap Up
Each round table shares key takeaways
14:00 - 14:40
Financial Services Keynote
15:00 - 17:00
FinTech Showcase Happy Hour
See fintechs up close over cocktails and appetizers 
Javits - Room 3D09
13:00 - 13:15
RegTech: Is regulation a burden or opportunity for your business?
Compliance is costly and is often viewed as an inhibitor to innovation. But it also creates the opportunity to better serve clients and streamline processes. Let’s explore the promise of “RegTech” and the value it could potentially unlock in highly regulated businesses.
12:50 - 13:00
Client Experiences: Breakout Round Table Discussion
Which AI use cases will have the biggest impact on your client’s experience?
13:30 - 13:40
Automation & Compliance: Breakout Round Table Discussion
What automation will enable your employees to be unhindered by compliance worries?

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655 W. 34th St, New York, NY 10001
FinTech Garage

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FinTech Garage is a collaborative forum for innovators who lead the most innovative organizations in the financial services industry.


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