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The Rotman FinHub will host a series of events that bring together practitioners, faculty and students with an interest in financial innovation.

Machine Learning FinTech Conference II

Hosted by Rotman FinHub and Machine Learning Exchange.

May 2, 2018
8:00am – 6:00pm, followed by Networking and Cocktails
University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management
105 St. George Street, Desautels Hall

Registration Cost: $500

Earlybird pricing (before April 2, 2018) $299 per person
Alumni pricing $299 per person for alumni of Rotman and/or U of Toronto
Student pricing $99 per person for current students

Register here

3 expert keynotes:

  • Ozge Yeloglu, Chief Data Scientist, Microsoft, “ML in Financial Services: The Future is Now”
  • Marcos López de Prado, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, “The Seven Reasons Most ML Hedge Funds Fail”
  • Tom Coleman, Waterloo Research Institute in Insurance, Securities and Quantitative Finance, University of Waterloo

5 Panel Discussions

Financial Services Panel: CRO Managing FinTech Risk moderated by Mark Caplan, President, Global Risk Institute in Financial Services

InsureTech Panel: Enhancing Existing and Creating New Insurance Products
Moderated by Ling Guo, AVP, Biometrics, Sun Life Financial
Baiju Devani, VP of Enterprise Analytics, Aviva
Aly Dhalla, CEO & Co-founder, Finaeo
Jasper Li, Founder, SortSpoke
Monisha Sharma, Director Innovation & Business Development, Manulife

RiskTech and RegTech Panel: A Quantum Leap in Managing Risk & Compliance Using Machine Learning
Moderated by Sue Britton, CEO & Founder, FinTech Growth Syndicate
Dan Adamson, Managing Director, Exiger
Rob Kirwin, CEO, VigilantCS
Jon Kreindler, CEO and Co-founder, Receptiviti
Vish R, Founder & CEO, CogniFrame   

WealthTech Panel: Using Disruptive Technologies to Extract Alpha Value for Clients
Moderated by Ramy Nassar, Director, Retail Innovation Lab, Mattel Inc.
Eric Arnold, CEO, Planswell
Philip Barrar, CEO,
Pauline Shum Nolan, CEO & Co-founder, PW Portfolio Analytics
Adrien DeValois Franklin, CEO Castle Ridge Asset Management   

BankingTech Panel: Making Banking Faster Cheaper Easier & Safer
Moderated by Peggy Van de Plassche, FinTech Innovator, ex-VP Innovations CIBC
Mehdi Merai, CEO & Co-founder, Dataperformers
Syd Millete, Director Innovations, RBC
Corinne Sursur, Managing Director, Business Intelligence, National Bank Financial
Annie Yan, Co-founder, Brainergy AI

8 FinTech Startup Pitches

Past Events

Fin Hub

Rotman FinHub Launch

The new Rotman FinHub has been created to bring together FinTech practitioners with researchers and students interested in financial innovation issues. The FinHub faculty members will conduct research, integrate financial innovation into their teaching, and work with FinTech practitioners to exchange and incubate ideas for financial applications of new technologies including blockchain, machine learning, big data, and quantum computing.

FinTech Innovation

FinTech Innovation: From Robo-Advisors to Goal Based Investing and Gamification

October 23, 2017
Paolo Sironi, Thought Leader - FinTech, Investment Analytics & Wealth Management, IBM Watson Financial Services

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