Navigating FinTech Disruption Comprehensive Program
Comprehensive Silicon Valley 5-day Immersion Program for Financial Services Executives
One-of-a-kind opportunity to learn about the latest trends in FinTech, directly from the Silicon Valley insiders. Designed specifically for financial services executives, the program includes 5 full days of immersive experience with the most innovative Silicon Valley companies and presentations by experts to provide insights into the impact of technology innovations on finance.
Note that final agenda, final list of participating companies, speakers, and activities is subject to change and will be finalized closer to the date of the event.
- 5-day immersion
- Runs every quarter
Since 2012, Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC) has been empowering senior-level executive leaders from around the world to uncover business growth opportunities behind the threats of disruptive technologies.
The FinTech Revolution – drivers, players, winners
Technology leadership changes at breakneck speed exceeded only by the pace of change in the Financial Services. Discuss with prominent VC investors and newly minted start-ups incubated by companies such as 500 Startups and RocketSpace the roots of the FinTech revolution and the role of technology innovations in the battle for the financial services market.
The SF Vault: Creating Collaborative Workspace and Innovation Hub
RocketSpace: Top Tech Coworking Accelerator for Startups
BootUP Ventures: How to Successfully Incubate Startups
500 Startups: Global Venture Capital Seed Fund
Mohr Davidow Ventures: Investing in Startups that Redefine New Markets
Andreessen Horowitz: Software Is Eating the World
Banking Disrupted: Unbundling Personal Finances
Meet with the rapidly growing FinTech companies such as NerdWallet, Token, Affirm and Abra to explore how consumers and small businesses clarity around all of the life’s financial decisions, how credit card business is evolving and what it means for the established financial services organizations.
The Future of Money
Blockchain, bitcoin, peer-to-peer lending, and AI are just a sample of innovations that you’ll learn about during Day 3. Hear from companies such as Bitpay, Prosper, Hyperwallet and Syndeo about the future of money. Brainstorm on ways to get ready for the next wave of tech disruption.
Risk Management and E-Commerce
Explore the next generation risk management and anti-fraud services for the e-commerce ecosystem with cutting-edge solution providers such as Identity Mind. Brainstorm about how to overcome the regulation and compliance challenges of working with FinTech companies.
Learn from companies such as the Western Union the frameworks to assess, establish and develop partnerships with FinTech businesses.
IdentityMind: Fintech and the Growing Cybercrime
Index Ventures: Turning Bold Ideas into Transformative International Businesses
Franklin Templeton Investments: Mutual Funds & Investments
daVinci Capital Group: Top Trends in Startup Investing
Eltropy: Shape the Future of Customer Experience With Customer Analytics
Western Union Digital: A Leader in Global Payment Services
Lessons On Corporate Innovation
Hear from the leaders of established companies such as BNY Mellon, CitiVentures, Mercedes, and IBM case studies on successfully implementing various corporate innovation strategies – building an innovation center, creating corporate venture fund and others.
Learn from the world-famous Silicon Valley companies such as Airbnb, Google, Autodesk how to set up and maintain the innovative culture and successfully compete in the digital economy.
Andrey KunovCEO at Silicon Valley Innovation Center
Andrey will explore existing theories of disruptive innovation and practical solutions of “innovator’s dilemma” as illustrated by successes and failures of established technology companies in Silicon Valley.
Ashish GargCo-founder and CEO at Eltropy
Meet with co-founder and CEO of Eltropy, a fintech startups which enables a simple, intuitive online buying journey for banking customers, for the faster and more favorable buying decisions.
Eric RosenthalVice President Business Development at Abra
Eric is a global strategist, investor and business development professional specializing in financial service innovation (aka Fintech). His startup, Abra, uses Blockchain technology for secure money transfers and payments while protecting the value of deposits in local currency.
Girish BalasubramanianProduct Management and Operations at Western Union Digital
Girish has broad product marketing/product management/operations excellence experience in payments, consumer software, enterprise applications and developer tools; managing PM and tech teams; extensive corporate development, strategy and alliances experience.
Jim SmithGeneral Partner of Mohr Davidow Ventures
Mohr Davidow Ventures team partners with exceptional entrepreneurs and startup teams to build category-leading companies. Jim Smith leads investments in software and systems companies, and is active in extending MDV's relationships with leading universities and research centers.
Mike SigalPartner at 500 Startups
Mike is an early-stage investor, entrepreneur, and strategic advisor specializing in innovation, business development, storytelling and transforming corporate culture. Over the last 8 years he has been specifically focused on innovation in financial services industry. He has founded 7 startups, with 3 exits including an IPO, and advised dozens of corporations and institutions on implementing startup-inspired innovation practices and culture.
Robert SchwentkerFounding President & Chief Operator at Blockchain University
Robert Schwentker specializes in high tech education focused on blockchain & distributed ledger technologies. With over 20 years in fintech education and innovation, he has delivered courses, lectures, hackathons and projects throughout the US, Canada, Brazil, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, India, Singapore and Japan.
Tomas LikarVP of Strategy and Business Development at Hyperwallet
Tomas Likar came to Hyperwallet after six years with McKinsey & Company, a globally-recognized provider of management consulting services, where he advised payments firms on strategy, corporate finance and M&A.
Zarko B. MaletinHead of Corporate Development at Credit Sesame
Zarko heads corporate development at Credit Sesame. He is a serial entrepreneur and tech investor. During his 20-year career, he mentored over 150 startups in Silicon Valley and internationally. Zarko holds MBA from University of Cambridge/Stanford GSB.
Pete DonatSVP Ventures & Business Development at First Data Corporation
Pete Donat is currently SVP of First Data Ventures, a group responsible for leading First Data’s efforts to harness innovation by partnering with small innovative companies who can leverage First Data’s processing assets and unmatched distribution to drive solutions that delight our customers and materially grow long-term revenue.
What the recent attendees had to say
“The program made by SVIC was a great experience. We read about Silicon Valley, we hear about innovation challenge, speed, disruption, and when you come here and see the real ideas, the real innovation, and real people, it validates everything. You leave with a sense of being a part of something to go forward and make changes in your company with confidence.”
Justin Ferrabee, COO
Payments Canada, Canada
“I am very thankful to SVIC for organizing this one-week event. It was very helpful to get to know VCs who are investing in new digital technologies, entrepreneurs who are is building these technologies and large companies that are already applying it.”
Juan Clariond, Executive Chairman
Dimex Capital & Alis Foods, Mexico
“Thank you so much for an excellent program and successful immersion experience with SVIC. We were pleasantly surprised with what we were able to achieve and what we are going to achieve. The program was very well structured, and the choice of organizations from Silicon Valley was very well thought.”
Nelson Gasparian, Commercial Director
Bexs Banco de Câmbio, Brazil
More tour details
|Where we'll be|
The journey will start in San Mateo, at Silicon Valley Innovation Center’s office. We’ll tour offices of innovative Silicon Valley companies, listen to presentations and network. Transfers, food and guide services are provided.
Visit companies typically not open to the public. Witness intensity of corporate environment competing on innovation. Interact with Silicon Valley insiders on-site. Expand your mindset by immersing into the innovative culture of Silicon Valley.
Meet leaders of the FinTech industry, Silicon Valley visionaries and innovators in each of the major areas of FinTech. Our sessions are small to allow for extensive face-to- face interactions.
|What you'll learn|
Learn from first-hand information not generally known. Brainstorm with the groundbreaking practitioners successfully applying FinTech innovations. Take a deep dive into tech trends re-shaping the future of finance.