This year we want to continue to talk about the indirect impact innovation is having on our organizations and the world as a whole.

The CEMC will pull together an intersection of global leaders in the FinTech, Capital Markets, Technology, Equipment Purchasing, and Equipment Financing industries. The East Coast Roundtable is a unique interactive roundtable designed to help disruptive industry leaders embrace innovation to transform their business in today’s digitalized world.

During this one-day, invite-only event, a group of senior executives and corporate practitioners will engage in small breakout discussions, collaborate with peers, and be inspired by keynote speakers. The meeting will include breakfast, lunch, a cocktail reception, and dinner.



Pablos Holman
Futurist, Inventor, Security Expert, Hacker

Pablos Holman is a futurist, inventor, and notorious hacker.  He helped create the world's smallest PC; 3D printers at Makerbot; & spaceships with Jeff Bezos.  Currently, Pablos is working for Nathan Myhrvold & Bill Gates at the Intellectual Ventures Laboratory inventing solutions to the world's biggest problems.

Pablos is one of the most sought after speakers with an incredible ability to explain complex technology to any audience. He has informed and entertained audiences at world-renowned technology summits including the World Economic Forum at Davos.  His TEDtalk has over 10 million views.

Rudy Ruettiger
Motivational speaker and inspiration for the 1993 film Rudy

Against all odds on a gridiron in South Bend, Indiana, Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger, in twenty- seven seconds, carved his name into history books as perhaps the most famous graduate of the University of Notre Dame. The son of an oil refinery worker and the third of 14 children, Rudy rose from valleys of discouragement and despair to the pinnacles of success. Today, he is one of the most popular motivational speakers in the United States. It took years of fierce determination to overcome obstacles and criticisms, yet Rudy achieved his first dream – to attend Notre Dame and play football for the Fighting Irish. Today, a highly sought after motivational speaker, Rudy entertains international corporate audiences with a unique, passionate, and heartfelt style of communicating. He reaches school children, university students, and professional athletes with the same enthusiasm, portraying the human spirit that comes from his personal experiences of adversity and triumph. His captivating personality and powerful message of “YES I CAN” stays with his audiences forever. Rudy’s opening remarks receive thunderous applause and standing ovations from audiences of 200 to 20,000 people who emotionally chant “RU-DY, RU-DY!” Rudy has appeared on various high profile nationally televised talk shows and radio shows across the country, is featured in national magazine publications, and has been honored with the key to many cities in the United States with special proclamations for his inspiration, commitment, and human spirit. Rudy received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Our Lady of Holy Cross College, the Distinguished American Award, A Proclamation from the Governor of Nevada granting an Official Rudy Award Day, was inducted into the Speakers Hall of Fame, and spoke at the White House during the presidencies of George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. He co-founded the RUDY FOUNDATION, whose mission is to strengthen communities by offering scholarships in education, sports, and the performing arts.


Ambika Sukla
Founder and Head of Morgan Stanley’s AI Center of Excellence

Ambika Sukla is the founder and head of Morgan Stanley’s AI Center of Excellence. The center of excellence is a team of AI and quant researchers working on the most important problems in finance. Over the last three years, his team has helped transform core business processes in the area of sales & trading, research, investment management, wealth management and risk. Ambika sets organization wide AI strategy at Morgan Stanley and champions AI innovation. Ambika’s area of expertise ranges from core statistical  models to newer deep learning algorithms. His research focus is on combining newer deep learning models with traditional econometrics, and constructing novel unsupervised /semi- supervised models to extract meaning from vast amounts of unlabeled text. Ambika’s background is in signal processing and information theory and he holds a Masters degree in Telecommunication Engineering from NJIT.

Adam Devine
Chief Evangelist and SVP Marketing for WorkFusion

Adam Devine is Chief Evangelist and SVP Marketing for WorkFusion, the leading AI-driven intelligent automation platform for enterprise companies. He leads market development, field marketing, brand communications and analyst relations and serves as the company’s spokesperson. Adam joined the company in 2012 as WorkFusion’s first marketer, built a team and helped created the intelligent automation category. He previously founded two companies, served as the strategic planning leader at several of the world’s top advertising agencies and led product marketing for one of the earliest SaaS companies in the first wave of cloud-based software. Adam began his career in management consulting in the Financial Institutions and Enterprise Technology groups at KPMG Consulting. He lives in Manhattan’s West Village and spends as much time on skis, surfboards and kiteboards as possible. He can be reached for questions about AI, process automation or the best surf spots around the world at

Thomas Pacock
Co-Founder of CreditMint

Tom graduated with undergraduate and masters degrees in mathematics from King's College, Cambridge. He holds a Graduate Diploma of Law from the City Law School in London, and is a CFA Charterholder. A choral scholarship at Trinity College led to a brief stint singing, before a career in finance. With financial backing from the Managing Partner at Park Square Capital and other leaders in the corporate lending industry, he left Park Square in October 2017 to found CreditMint with Oxford doctoral graduate Zac Williamson. The company has engineered a novel security circuit on Ethereum to enable financial privacy for loans and bonds on the public blockchain. CreditMint is an EF and ConsenSys company, and Joe Lubin has recently joined the board of directors.



8:30am – 9:00am

Check-in, Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00am – 9:10am

Kickoff by Charles Anderson

9:10am – 10:00am

Keynote: The Art of the Possible

Rudy Ruettiger, Motivational Speaker
10:00am – 10:45am

Woman in Fintech – Innovating Despite Headwinds

10:45am – 11:00am


11:00am – 11:50am

Keynote: Future Tech (Quantum Computing & Metamaterials)

Pablos Holman, Intellectual Ventures
11:50pm – 1:00pm

Lunch & Discussion: Big Data’s Social Influence; sponsored by PayNet

1:00pm – 1:30pm

AI in Investing & Finance

Ambika Sukla, Founder and Head of Morgan Stanley’s AI Center of Excellence
Adam Devine, Chief Evangelist and SVP Marketing for WorkFusion
1:30pm – 2:00pm

Human Potential and Disruptive Business Models

2:00pm – 2:15pm


2:15pm – 3:00pm

Equipment Finance in Blockchain & Adjacent Markets – How’s the industry investing?

Thomas Pacock, Co-Founder of CreditMint
3:00pm – 3:40pm

Frictionless Ownership in Mortgage

3:40pm – 3:55pm


3:55pm – 4:15pm

Regulatory Changes

4:15pm – 4:30pm

Closing by Charles Anderson

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Cocktail Reception at Avra sponsored by Sandhills Publishing

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Dinner at Avra


The Yale Club

Located in the heart of Midtown and just steps away from Grand Central Station, the Yale Club has been the largest Clubhouse in the world since 1915. 50 Vanderbilt Ave, New York, NY 1001

Avra Estiatorio

The day will conclude at Avra Estiatorio, a Mediterranean restaurant that prides itself in delivering an authentic Greek experience in the heart of New York City. 141 E 48th St. New York, NY 10017