How APIs, Analytics, and Algorithms are Transforming Finance With LendingClub, Yodlee, Emotomy and Bento

Fin Tech Perspectives: How APIs, Analytics, and Algorithms are Transforming Finance

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The world of finance is rapidly evolving. Today, there are new ways to pay, lend, invest, and conduct almost every type of financial transaction. And the pace of innovation is not slowing down, in fact, it's picking up. Join our panel of experts as they discuss how the world of finance is transforming and what it means for developers who want to build new applications to take advantage of it.

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Louis Caditz-Peck - Small Business Lending and Public Policy Manager at LendingClub

Louis Caditz-Peck helped launch Lending Club’s small business lending program, and works on small business underwriting and credit risk systems, strategic partnerships, and public policy initiatives. Prior to joining Lending Club, Louis was a commercial lender at Self-Help, a leading nonprofit community development financial institution. Louis has also worked with Kiva Zip, a nonprofit peer-to-peer small business lending platform, and in municipal economic development. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and attended the MBA program at UC Berkeley.

Jeanine Swatton - Director of Developer Evangelism at Yodlee Interactive

Jeanine has more than 15 years of engineering experience in the government and surveillance space as well as in the startup sector. For the last five years, her main focus has been on mobile app development, which includes helping companies define a mobile strategy as well as developing native iOS apps. Jeanine has taught iOS development and Ruby on Rails at a number of universities. She is also a technical mentor/advisor for TechStars Barclay's Accelerator and for Technovation. Jeanine is a regular speaker on Fintech, entrepreneurship and app development at conferences and events nationwide. Jeanine holds a master's degree in computer science from Boston University and a graduate certificate in cybersecurity.

Sean Anderson - Chief Product Officer and Cofounder of Bento

Sean Anderson is the Chief Product Officer & Cofounder at Bento for Business. Sean has spent his career solving complex problems with manageable, intuitive solutions. As a product and project manager, he has worked with companies large and small to build complex eco-systems in payments, financial technology, transit, and healthcare. As Senior Director of Emerging Products at Blackhawk Network, he built and launched their open API platform to connect digital and mobile wallets, e-commerce players, and financial institutions to the retailer gift card ecosystem. He also launched an offers platform and developed a prepaid processing platform that generated over 7MM cards in the first 6 months. At Bento for Business, Sean has created a platform to deliver easy, intuitive products that save small business owners time and money.

Dr. Patrick Beaudan is the CEO of Belvedere Advisors

Dr. Patrick Beaudan is the CEO of Belvedere Advisors, and is the architect of Emotomy – an online robo advisor builder – built with attention to the CIO’s perspective on efficient portfolio construction, back-testing and re-balancing, compliance, client marketing, onboarding and reporting. Previously, Dr. Beaudan was a Vice President at Lehman Brothers in charge of the firm's European strategy, product development and corporate mergers and acquisitions. He joined Lehman Brothers from McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm where he worked primarily with financial institutions and healthcare companies in North America. Dr. Beaudan holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, and an M.S and B.Sc. Summa Cum Laude in aeronautical engineering from the State University of New York.

Moderator and Host:

Gregory Kennedy - Co-Founder, Uncharted Minds (@IamGkennedy)

Gregory Kennedy is the Co-Founder of the highly regarded Uncharted Minds Thought Leadership Series. The series has featured speakers from top Silicon Valley companies such as Airbnb, Lyft, Medium, PayPal, Coinbase, BoostVC, Misfit Wearables and more. Gregory is a sought after thought leader, speaker and author whose writing has been featured on The BBC, VentureBeat, YahooFinance,,, and Marketing Profs. A former creative director and user interface designer, he has held marketing roles at InMobi, TapSense, and AdRoll. Born in New York City, he now calls Berkeley, California his home.

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6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Networking and refreshments

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Panel discussion

8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wrap up and meet the speakers


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