Panel Discussions

Friday, September 10

AI Investing: Past, Present, and Future

10:30 A.M. ET

Hosted by Devin Ryan, Senior Research Analyst


Gaurav Tewari, Managing Partner, Omega Venture Partners
Nuno Sebastião, Co-Founder, Chairman, CEO, Feedzai
This panel will provide a great opportunity to hear from both investors and operators in the rapidly evolving artificial intelligence and machine learning space. We will host a conversation between Gaurav Tewari, Managing Partner of Omega Venture Partners and Nuno Sebastião, Chairman and CEO of Feedzai. Gaurav is a pre-eminent authority and investor into the artificial intelligence and machine learning ecosystem and one of his portfolio investments, Feedzai, is the leading risk management and fraud protection business harnessing artificial intelligence to serve many of the largest and most trusted financial institutions globally.

Omega Venture Partners is a premier technology investment firm headquartered in Silicon Valley. Omega invests in rapidly growing software businesses that leverage artificial intelligence, machine learning, data, and automation to deliver transformative solutions.

Feedzai is the market leader in fighting financial crime with AI, coding the future of commerce with today’s most advanced risk management platform powered by big data and machine learning. The company was founded in 2011, has over 500 employees today, and supports 190 countries.

How Artificial Intelligence is Rewiring Risk Analytics

12:15 P.M. ET

Hosted by David Scharf, Senior Research Analyst


Joe Decosmo, CTO & Chief Analytics Officer, Enova International, Inc.
David Needham, Chief Product Officer, Oportun Financial Corporation
Matt Bonakdarpour, Chief Data Science & Analytics Officer, Root, Inc.
Throughout the broader financial services landscape, artificial intelligence is leading to a re-imagining of how we assess risk. Whether approving an unsecured consumer loan, underwriting an auto insurance policy, or even weighting a fixed income portfolio, a new generation of risk analytics is utilizing alternative data, behavioral analysis, and machine learning-driven decision-making to price risk, often supplanting credit decisioning tools that are decades old. Join us for a roundtable discussion with three digital lending and insurtech pioneers as we explore the ways in which these enormous markets are being disrupted and what lies ahead.

The Connected Financial Life

2:00 P.M. ET

Hosted by Devin Ryan, Senior Research Analyst


Bill Crager, Chief Executive Officer, Envestnet, Inc.
Ronnie Momen, Chief Consumer Banking Officer, LendingClub Corporation
Today, data aggregation is being harnessed to provide better financial recommendations and advice. Our panelists will explore the evolution of artificial intelligence within financial technology, improvement in data collection through aggregators, new means of offering more customized and optimized financial recommendations, and the ways in which these changes are important for companies and their end consumers.