Friday, March 9th 

Federal Reserve Plaza

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Babson's Premiere Finance Conference 

 

Join the Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance on Friday, March 9th at the Federal Reserve Plaza in Boston for our annual Babson Finance Conference. 

Listen to Babson alums and FinTech leaders discuss the future of FinTech, including the latest in artificial intelligence, blockchain, and cryptocurrency.

We are currently SOLD OUT of tickets for this event. Please check the registration page for details about being added to the wait list.

Expand Your Network

The Babson Finance Conference draws students, alumni, faculty, and Boston business professionals. A networking breakfast and lunch provide ample opportunities for attendees to connect over a shared passion for  finance, investments and technology.

Conference Agenda

8:00–8:30 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

 

8:40–8:55 a.m.                 

Welcome Address: Jim Cunha, Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

 

9:10–9:55 a.m.

Morning Keynote:

Sri Krishnamurthy M’11 CFA, CAP, Chief Data Scientist and President, QuantUniversity.com

 

FinTech: The revolution is here!

In this session, we will introduce fintech and discuss the eight key innovations in fintech that are revolutionizing how companies are doing business. This session is geared towards fintech enthusiasts and financial industry professionals who are intrigued and fascinated by the innovations in fintech and would like to learn and adapt to the new realities of the 21st century.

 

10:10–10:55 a.m.             

Morning Breakout Session 1a: Sarah Biller, Co-Founder & Board Member, FinTech Sandbox

Chuck Senatore, Head of Risk Oversight for Devonshire Investors, Fidelity Investments

Christina Qi, Partner, Domeyard LP

Debbie Williams M’11, Strategist, FinTech Market Strategy

 

The Future of FinTech

A panel featuring alums and local leaders in the industry discussing the latest trends and predictions for the future.

                           

10:10–10:55 a.m.  

Morning Breakout Session 1b: Havell Rodrigues M’03, CEO and Co-Founder, Adjoint Inc.

 

Enterprise Applications of Blockchain Technology

What are the use cases of blockchain technology within the financial services industry? Where are the opportunities? What are the challenges?

 

10:10–10:55 a.m. 

Morning Breakout Session 1c: Adam Martel & Rich Palmer M’16 Co-founders, Gravyty

 

Artificial Intelligence and the Human Condition: Things we’ve learned while starting the first AI product company 

Artificial Intelligence has been called the fourth industrial revolution and has been acknowledged as having the potential to be more impactful than electricity or fire. In this session, Adam and Rich will discuss all they have learned on their journey from the Babson MBA program to running a successful artificial intelligence company. They will also discuss the future of AI and areas where AI will have a revolutionary impact, such as philanthropy, charitable giving, and other verticals.

 

11:10–11:55 a.m.             

Morning Breakout Session 2a: Marc Grens, Co-Founder & President, DigitalMint

 

Cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin & Open-sourced Blockchain Ledgers

In today's market and recent hype, there’s over a 1,000 unique digital currencies in the marketplace, yet it's very difficult to tell the difference and evaluate its value. It's important to understand the difference between a decentralized open-sourced cryptocurrency and a centralized token that masks itself like a cryptocurrency. Asking the right questions and doing the proper due diligence can help one understand the difference.

 

11:10–11:55 a.m.  

Morning Breakout Session 2b:

Greg Woolf, CEO, Coalesce

 

How are financial services enterprises leveraging AI to improve their key workflows?

Artificial intelligence has reached mainstream financial services. This session will provide a brief overview of AI technology and describe how their global asset management and banking customers are using AI to automate key workflows.

 

11:10–11:55 a.m.  

Morning Breakout Session 2c:

J. Helen Yang, CFA, Co-founder and CEO, Andes Wealth

 

Challenges Facing the Industry & the Path Forward

The financial industry is at a cross road with its fee structure under attack. We will examine how the notion of efficient market has brought us here and how the mindset of adaptive markets can help move us forward.

 

12:00-1:00 p.m.                

Networking Lunch