Columbia Business School and Biz2Credit to Host Frontiers of Digital Finance Conference in New York on October 2-3

Career Climbers / 20th September 2017

Columbia Business School and Biz2Credit will host the inaugural Frontiers of Digital Finance conference on Monday, October 2nd and Tuesday, October 3rd, at Lerner Hall in New York City.

The conference will drive a robust discussion among industry leaders, policy makers and academics on where the financial services industry stands today, what policy implications surround digital finance growth, and how proprietary, integrated, and open systems are changing the structure and delivery of financial services.

The conference has attracted some of the top leaders in digital finance who will present at the conference, including:

  • Harit Talwar, Head of Digital Finance, Goldman Sachs
  • Aniko DeLaney, Managing Director, Global Head of Corporate Marketing, BNY Mellon
  • Jeff McMillan, Chief Analytics and Data Officer, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
  • Emma Loftus. Managing Director, Global Payments and FX Product Executive, J.P. Morgan
  • Cort O’Haver, CEO, Umpqua Bank
  • Joshua Steiner, Head of Industry Verticals, Bloomberg LP
  • Rohit Arora, CEO, Biz2Credit
  • Anjali Dewan, Vice President, Global Credit Risk & Information Management, American Express
  • Rita Gunther McGrath, Faculty Member, Columbia Business School
  • Tommy Marshall, Fintech Lead, North America, Accenture
  • Stephen Zeldes, Benjamin M. Rosen Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School
  • Guillermo Kopp, Worldwide Financial Services Industry Director, Microsoft
  • Christopher Austin, Partner, Capital Markets, Technology Companies Group, Orrick
  • Daniel Simmonds, U.S. Blockchain Lab Lead, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Greg Fleming, Senior Research Scholar in Law and Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Yale University
  • Morgan Downey, CEO, Money.Net
  • Daniel Egan, Vice President, Betterment

Panel discussions will focus on digital finance adoption, data analytics, and key trends impacting the financial services industry. The conference will highlight issues in:

  • New business models and organizational transformation
  • Emerging dimensions in credit, asset & wealth management, payments & the convergence with lending insurance
  • Blockchain technology and its implications
  • The effects of regulation
  • Technology trends and issues including data analytics cloud computing, and machine learning
  • Consumer expectations and experiences
  • Investing and partnering with emerging financial service firms

The Frontiers of Digital Finance conference is organized and produced by Columbia Business School’sProgram for Financial Studies, Jerome A. Chazen Institute for Global Business and Center on Global Brand Leadership, and Biz2Credit. For more information on the conference or to register, visit

Conference sponsors include: Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, The Cambridge Group, Deloitte, American Express, Accenture, IBM, Global Payments, Orrick, Marakon, and Heidrick & Struggles. An estimated 250 participants, comprising of senior executives from leading banks and other financial institutions and service providers, financial services investors and innovators, as well as Columbia Business Schoolalumni and students are expected to attend. Participants will have the opportunity to hear about practical experiences, challenges and opportunities in digital finance from speakers and panelists from a broad range of global financial services businesses.

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