March 11, 2014

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 @ 5:30-8:30 pm

Office of Herrick, Feinstein, LLP
2 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10016

Don’t miss this opportunity to talk FinTech with industry insiders and discover exciting prospects for investment and collaboration.

Registration subject to verification of credentials. We do not accept registrations from individuals or companies that we deem to offer competitive services.

Keynote speaker

  Our keynote speaker is Steve Faktor, IdeaFaktory‘s founder and CEO. He is an entrepreneur, futurist and digital commerce expert.  Steve is the former head of the American Express Chairman’s Innovation Fund and senior strategy and innovation executive Citi, MasterCard and Andersen. Steve has created several $100M+ businesses and deployed several enterprise-level innovation programs. He is author of Econovation – “a fascinating, erudite, bitingly funny, well researched, and…important book“ about capitalizing on the end of consumerism and rise of “producerism”.  Steve is a top-ratedglobal keynote speaker. He has keynoted major events for CFO Magazine, New York University, Harvard, PDMA, Frost & Sullivan, BlogWorld and numerous private corporate events.  Steve  writes provocative articles on innovation for Forbes and Harvard Business Review.  He also leads workshops, ideation and training sessions based on his proprietary 4C’s of InnovationTM methodology.

As Senior Vice President of Innovation and Growth Ventures at Citigroup, Steve led global innovation enablement, creating a fast-track product development process and a revolutionary new retail branch model. Before Citi, Steve held various senior product strategy roles at MasterCard. There, he invented Commerce Coalition and Commerce Intelligence, a loyalty and analytics program spanning large, noncompeting merchants. He also led the company’s pre-IPO, global merchant strategy, as well as innovations across the company’s credit, debit, prepaid, online payment, and commercial businesses. His bank clients included GE, UBS, and Citigroup.

Steve graduated from the NYU Stern School of Business and lives in New York City. He actively supports Junior Achievement and several Thai restaurants in his neighborhood.

Additional presentations by:

Moven is not your typical bank. Moven is working with banking and payments partners, mobile operators, social media partners, merchants and many others to help consumers live smarter financial lives. Based in New York City, Moven is set to revolutionize the day-to-day banking experience with the launch of the USA’s first mobile-direct retail banking proposition.

CardFlight  is a leading provider of mobile POS technology and tools that makes it easy for anyone to accept swiped card-present payments in any mobile app with virtually any merchant account.  They offer both turnkey mobile applications and robust software development kits (SDKs) for iOS/Android that can be incorporated into custom applications.  CardFlight’s platform also includes encrypted card readers and a payment gateway that supports over 20 different processors, to provide clients with complete mobile payments and mobile POS (mPOS) solutions.  CEO Derek Webster has 10 years of payments industry experience and has led C-level strategic initiatives for top banks and payment networks, in addition to a Stanford MBA.  The company has raised over $1.6 million from leading venture capital firms and angel investors including ff Venture Capital, Payment Ventures, Apostolos Apostolakis, Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, Plug & Play Ventures, and Great Oaks Venture Capital.

Accern creates a competitive advantage for retail investors by providing them with news analytic technologies to be ahead of the crowd. By utilizing the mass media, Accern has created tools to detect current demand, attitude trends, breaking news and much more for any stock. Through continuous innovation, Accern’s mission is to create a level playing field for retail investors and institutional investors..


5 – 5:30 p.m. Registration

5:30 – 6:15 p.m. Cocktail and networking reception

6:15 – 6:25 p.m. Introduction by Joel Wagman & John Rogers of Herrick, Feinstein LLP

6:25 – 7 p.m. Keynote speaker, Steve Faktor, Founder & CEO of IdeaFaktory

7 – 7:45 p.m. Company Presentations by:

Moven– Alex Sion, President & Managing Director
         Cardflight- Derek Webster, Founder & CEO
Accern- Kumesh Aroomoogan, Co-Founder & CEO

7:45 – 9 p.m. Networking
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Saddlerock Advisors
Registration subject to verification of credentials. We do not accept registrations from individuals or companies that we deem to offer competitive services.

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