WAYNE SUPER is currently a member of Cisco Capital’s senior executive team serving as Managing Director of Global Capital Markets. He oversees a department responsible for $30Bn of indirect annual originations through Cisco Capital’s financial services ecosystem, as well as, developing and innovating financial-Technology(Fintech) business models. Outside of work, Wayne serves on the advisory board of Ozone International, LLC, Deutsche Bank Client Advisory Board, and CEMC Steering Committee. He also maintains involvement in organizations such as Atlanta Community Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, and Autism Speaks. Wayne holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Missouri and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management.
PETER RENTON is the founder of Lending Academy, the leading educational resource for the P2P/ marketplace lending industry. He is also the co-founder and chairman of the LendIt Conference, the first and largest series dedicated to the online lending and Fintech industries. He is also a co-founder at NSR Invest, an investment and analytics platform that provides access to P2P marketplaces for financial advisors, institutional investors, and individuals.
ANU SACHDEVA is a senior strategic and operational leader at Genpact, a $2.57B global professional services firm focused on delivering digital transformation for its clients that was spun off from GE in 2005. She has more than 25 years of experience across various industry verticals including equipment finance and banking, including in her previous roles with GE Capital’s Commercial Equipment Finance Business in North America and Asia. Anu has leveraged her deep experience across commercial equipment leasing and lending risk management and operational excellence to continuously drive transformation and value for clients across the globe, resulting in the significant growth of Genpact’s commercial lending footprint.
WILLIAM PHELAN is one of the nation’s leading experts on small business credit and serves as president of PayNet, Inc. Mr. Phelan has grown PayNet into a major provider of credit assessments on privately held businesses by building one of the largest proprietary database of commercial loans and leases in the U.S. and Canada. Mr. Phelan oversees PayNet’s sales, marketing, analytics and information technology functions across these markets.
MITCH JACOBS is widely known as a FinTech pioneer who has founded, built and grown three leading Main Street focused companies. His first two businesses were sold to public companies and his most recent resulted in New York’s largest venture backed tech IPO. Today, Mitch is CEO and Founder of FanBank, a next generation commerce platform for Main Street small businesses. Mitch is also Chairman of DreamFund, a bank holding company which aims to bring new financial technology products into the regulated banking system. He was the Chair of the MicroCapital TaskForce, which advised Treasury on Main Street capital access. Previously, Mitch was a member of Mayor Bloomberg’s Counsel on Technology and Innovation and he is an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Mitch lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Samantha Ettus, and their three children.
CHRISTINE ROBSON is product lead of machine learning at Google Research. She and her team work on products including TensorFlow, Sibyl, and Cloud Machine Learning, as well as many interesting research projects. Christine holds a PhD in CS from UC Berkeley and Master’s and Bachlor’s degrees from MIT in EECS and Mathematics. Before and during her PhD she worked at IBM Research in Tokyo, New York (Watson), and San Jose (Almaden). Christine is also an avid birdwatcher (her son’s first word was “bird”), and beekeeper.
PETER GUBER is Chairman and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment Group. Prior to Mandalay, Guber was Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment, Chairman and CEO of Polygram Entertainment, Co-Founder of Casablanca Record & Filmworks and President of Columbia Pictures. Among his box office hits are The Color Purple, Midnight Express, Rain Man, Batman, Flashdance, and The Kids Are All Right. Peter is the co-owner and co-executive chairman of the Golden State Warriors, an owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and an owner of the Los Angeles Football Club. He is an owner of Dick Clark Productions and is the co-executive Chairman of the esports ownership group, aXiomatic. He is the author of the #1 NYT bestseller, Tell to Win.
ANOOP NANNRA is a technology strategist in Cisco’s Corporate Strategic Innovation Group. He is focused on identifying disruptive technologies and accelerating their adoption through business incubation via co-development, co-innovation, partnerships and acquisitions. Anoop has a proven track record of delivering world-first innovation disciplines including security, optics, service provider video, switching, IoT and currently lead Cisco’s blockchain efforts.Prior to joining Cisco, he led large initiatives at a service provider, was a co-founder at a video startup, ran several small businesses, and spent a number of years at Nortel Networks in Ottawa.
Katharine is a Director and the first US business hire at Behalf, a company with a mission to provide SMBs with the financing they need to grow, at a rate they deserve. Katharine started her career at Deutsche Bank in Leveraged Finance in NY and Paris and co-founded a microfinance bank in Vietnam. She holds a BA from Middlebury, MBA from Stanford and MPA-ID from Harvard.
Dallas Imbimbo is Co-Founder of Kush Bottles, Inc. and has been its Chairman since December 2010. Mr. Imbimbo Co-founded Bigrentz, Inc. and served as its Chief Executive Officer until April 6, 2017. He oversaw all aspects of BigRentz’s growth and works directly with large vendors and clients throughout the United States. He is instrumental in the growth of many businesses. Before establishing BigRentz, Mr. Imbimbo gained experience in senior roles at various startup companies. He also launched PackMyDorm. He is an Executive and Entrepreneur. he serves as Chairman of Bigrentz, Inc. He attended the University of California, Davis.
Dr. Hurley is a Professor at Fordham University and President of Hurley Associates. At Fordham Dr. Hurley has been recognized by the student body for his excellence in teaching with the Gladys and Henry Crown Award for faculty excellence.
Dr. Hurley consults with organizations on leadership development, top team development, coaching, managing transformational change and developing and implementing strategies to maximize customer value. He has been a core faculty member in Columbia Business School's High Impact Leadership Program for the past 20 years. He also taught for Duke Corporate Education for three years. Earlier in his career he was a Product Manager at Kraft Foods where he led and managed new product development and established-brands teams. He began his career as a CPA working for Ernst and Whinney and Arthur Andersen where he consulted with large-and medium-sized companies in the financial area.
Dr. Hurley's consulting experience has included work on innovation with NASA and managing change with Avon Products, First Tennessee Bank, IBM, Kraft Foods, Kinkos, Mercedes Benz, Sheetz Convenience Stores and State Farm Insurance. His teaching and consulting has included work in India, United Kingdom, Poland, Portugal, Italy, Japan, China, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Australia, France, and the United States.
Dr. Hurley has a B.S. from Fordham University and earned his MBA at the Wharton School. While at Wharton he served as a Senior Consultant at the Wharton Entrepreneurial Center. Dr. Hurley received his doctorate from Columbia University. He has published over 30 articles or book chapters. His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, California Management Review, and Harvard Business Review.
Gilles Gade is a Founder of Cross River Bank and serves as its Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President. Mr. Gade is a Partner at CHELA Technology Partners, LLC. He was Partner of Chela Internet Ventures Fund. His primary focus was cross border M&A advisory and fixed income products. Mr. Gade covered many technology companies in the Internet, IT services, ERP and space segments. He also managed a team of professionals responsible for research and analysis of the ISP's/Web hosting and ASP sectors. In addition to such responsibilities, he was a resident expert on Israeli technology companies for the group. Before joining Barclays Capital, Mr. Gade worked at Bear Stearns in the investment banking department. He was an active participant in the creation of Bear Stearns European investment banking group. He assisted in building Bear Stearns franchise in Western Europe with a particular focus on France, Italy, Spain and Austria. Prior to joining Bear Stearns in 1992, he was at CitiCorp. Venture Capital. While at CVC, he was involved with a number of equity transactions in a variety of industries. r. Gade received an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Physics and later, a Master of Science in International Management from IPESUP-MBA Institute in Paris, majoring in Political Sciences and Finance. He serves as a Director of All Instant.He was an Associate Director in the Technologies Group at Barclays Capital for two years.
Mr. Zac Carman serves as the Chief Executive Officer of ConsumerAffairs.com Inc. Mr. Carman was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Mainsail Partners. Mr. Carman evaluated new opportunities and assisted portfolio companies with operations in technology enabled services. Prior to this position, he was a Senior Associate at the firm and was responsible for sourcing and executing transactions as well as working with portfolio companies. Prior to this, Mr. Carman held operating roles of increasing responsibility at Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (GST) and IBM Storage Technology Division. While at Hitachi GST, he identified and executed outsourcing and consolidation efforts resulting in annual savings in excess of $10 million. Prior to IBM, Mr. Carman worked as an investment intern for the Special Opportunities Group. He received an A.B. degree in Engineering Sciences from Dartmouth College.
JEFFREY HAYZLETT is a global business celebrity and primetime television show host on Bloomberg Television. From small businesses to international corporations, his creativity and extraordinary entrepreneurial skills have enabled him to lead ventures blending his leadership perspectives, insights into the c-suite and business strategy, mass marketing prowess and affinity for social media. He is a well-traveled public speaker, the author of the bestselling business books, The Mirror Test and Running the Gauntlet, and one of the most compelling figures in business today
PATRICIA M. VOORHEES is a director at The Alta Group, has over 25 years of experience in commercial finance. After launching her career at IBM, Voorhees was an executive at GE Capital from 1996 to 2011, where she served in several key roles. In her initial position as vice president for business development, Patricia was responsible for establishing more than a dozen new vendor and captive finance programs. She then became managing director of business development for M&As, managing more than 14 acquisition originations. Later she was the company’s general manager of Office Imaging Finance, leading a small-ticket leasing business with $5.5 billion in assets and 450 employees. She also was GE Capital’s strategic pricing leader during the U.S. financial crisis. Most recently, Patricia was founding principal and president of Verus Services Group, a consultancy serving the commercial finance and commercial real estate markets.
MIKE LEE was elected in 2010 as Utah’s 16th Senator, he has spent his career defending the basic liberties of Americans and Utahns as a tireless advocate for our founding constitutional principles. Lee served the state of Utah as Governor Jon Huntsman’s General Counsel and was later honored to reunite with Justice Alito, now on the Supreme Court, for a one-year clerkship. Today, Lee fights to preserve America’s proud founding document in the United States Senate. He advocates efforts to support constitutionally limited government, fiscal responsibility, individual liberty, and economic prosperity. In the 114th Congress, Lee also began his tenure as Chairman of the Senate Steering Committee, where he works with his Republican colleagues in the Senate to introduce bold and innovative solutions to issues facing the American people.
JASON MAYDEN is now at Accel assisting with the continuous development of Accel’s brand position amongst the global community of entrepreneurs while working with portfolio companies on deepening and extending their knowledge and ability to create cultures of curiosity. Moreover, he is also an advisor of Slyce, a company created by fellow Nike alum Bryant Barr and NBA Superstar Stephen Curry, a platform focused on creating a new paradigm at the intersection of campaign workflow planning and brand-to-influencer content management. Lastly, is the CEO and Co-Founder of Super Heroic a business focused on provided quality playperformance footwear, apparel and technology for elementary school aged children.
JUSTIN B. DICKERSON is a data scientist and business leader with nearly 20 years of experience helping some of America’s most respected companies realize the power of predictive analytics. Most recently, Justin has focused his time on building machine learning predictive models for the fintech industry. As the former Chief Data Scientist of a successful alternative finance company, Justin has been responsible for developing the latest methodologies to predict payment defaults, spot fraud before it occurs, and score lists of marketing prospects. Justin has experience developing predictive analytics platforms and was the CEO of Crossfold Analytics, a successful data science consultancy he founded in the alternative finance industry. Justin holds a PhD from Texas A&M University, and has been recognized by the American Statistical Association with the prestigious Accredited Professional Statistician (PStat) credential. At DataRobot, Justin is the General Manager of the fintech vertical.
DR. VENKAT SRINIVASAN is the former CEO of RAGE Frameworks and a serial entrepreneur, and now serves as a senior advisor at Genpact since Genpact’s acquisition of RAGE Frameworks. Venkat has successfully built several knowledge-based technology businesses including eCredit and Corporate Fundamentals prior to founding RAGE Frameworks, whose RAGE AI platform is pioneering the creation of intelligent machines in a wide range of industries and for a broad range of use cases. Venkat has also founded EnglishHelper and KnowYourMeds both of which are social enterprises focused on education and health, respectively. He is an expert in knowledge-based systems architectures, artificial intelligence, computational linguistics and natural language processing, with over 30 peer reviewed publications, 2 edited volumes, and a book to his credit. His book, The Intelligent Enterprise in the Era of Big Data, was published by Wiley in 2016 and he is the author of a forthcoming book, The Rise of Intelligent Machines, also to be published by Wiley
DEBORAH REUBEN is an industry consultant with over 20 years’ experience innovating in the leasing and equipment finance industry including past positions with Wells Fargo, TCF, Linedata/HCL, and consulting with a variety of other Equipment Leasing and Finance companies. She is a frequent speaker at ELFA events and chair of the ELFA Operations and Technology committee. Known for connecting the dots in ways that no one else can, her unique industry experience, creative approach, and keen eye for future trends enables her to bring forward thinking insights and original ideas to the table.
CRISTINA DOLAN is the Chair of the MIT Enterprise Forum. She is the former President of the MIT Club of New York and former member of the MIT Alumni Association Selection Committee. She has a Master of Media Arts & Science from the MIT Media Lab, where she focused on interactive storytelling and information. Currently, Cristina serves as the Head of Corporate Marketing & the Head of Content, Community & Communications Products at TradingScreen, a software company serving institutional financial traders.
COLIN ANGUS is a leading adventurer, bestselling author and Canadian filmmaker. He was awarded National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year award for being the first to circle the world exclusively by human power, and was listed by Outside Magazine as one of the world’s top 25 bold visionaries. Angus’s success in achieving the seemingly impossible relies on a unique strategy he has developed for increasing human potential. He is the author of four books, and his films have been aired around the world on National Geographic television.
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