CloudCamp Chicago - FinTech
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 5:30 PM (CDT)
Financial technology, or FinTech, has been using technology to disrupt the financial services, payments, and banking industries. Fintech investment are on the rise - Q4 of 2014 was the busiest quarter of the last 5 years in fintech. $3.1 billion was invested into the fintech sector in Q4 of 2014.
Chicago is home to financial technology powerhouses and startups alike. On April 8th, we'll hear from Chicago companies using cloud technology to disrupt, react and innovate.
CloudCamp features short lightning talks, an "unpanel" with audience participation and questions, and small breakout clusters around beers and pizza.
Mini-themes for the night include: innovation and disruption in traditional financial services and banking, the role of big data and BI in fintech, data security fears and solutions, as well as how we all use cloud in fintech.
5:30 pm Drinks and Introductions
6:00 pm: Opening Remarks
6:10 pm: Lightning Talks:
"Selling to the Sell-Side" - Sam Perl, Founding Partner at Fundology
"Cloud Culture Shock in Financial Services" - Susan Emery, Director of Product Management at Viewpointe @semery_vp
More TBA - Interested in submitting a topic for a Lightning Talk or unpanel discussion? Want to sponsor the beer or pizza? Get in touch with margaret dot walker at cohesive dot net
6:45 pm: Unpanel - volunteer to join the panel, ask or answer questison
7:30 pm: Networking, drinks and pizza
8:30 pm: Wrap up - drinks anyone?
Interested in submitting a topic for a Lightning Talk or unpanel discussion? Want to sponsor the beer or snacks? Get in touch with margaret dot walker at cohesive dot net
As always, the unconference is audience fueled and vendor-neutral. CloudCamp is an interactive and open environment to learn about and discuss cloud computing. As a community we do not tolerate harassment in any form, will not share attendee personal data, and will not distribute or sell attendee lists to anyone.
We keep vendor sales pitches to a minimum by giving the audience 'red cards' - if you don't like what the speakers are saying send them off!
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CloudCamp is an 'unconference' where networking, dev/ops, IT pros and cloud users gather to discuss cloud technologies over pizzas and beers.
CloudCamp is a common ground to learn and share cloud computing knowledge. Attendees are encouraged to share thoughts in open discussions, un-panels, Q&A, and short talks. We keep vendor sales pitches to a minimum by giving the audience 'red cards' - if you don't like what the speakers are saying send them off!
CloudCamp regulars include networking, dev/ops, IT pros and cloud users from VMware, user groups, IBM, CDW, startups, Salesforce, local universities, and myriad smaller Cloud users and enthusiasts. www.cloudcamp.org
See slides from past events here.