Securing the internet is now a worldwide priority – and financial institutions, who are among the most vulnerable to such attacks, are at the forefront of determining what steps must be taken to minimize this inevitable risk.
But how can the FinTech industry design regulations without impeding innovation? Does the entrepreneurial mindset to “get to the market fast,” undermine security issues? Is blockchain the next line of defense in the quest for cybersecurity?
A panel made up of Swiss and American FinTech and cybersecurity experts will discuss the underpinnings of these challenges in digital finance. The conversation will be followed by a Q&A session and networking reception.
Cybersecurity in FinTech is the fifth event in the Future of Money series.
6:00 PM Doors open
6:20 PM Introduction and welcome address
6:30 PM Panel discussion followed by Q&A session
8:00 PM Networking reception w/ buffet
Joseph Callahan / Founder and CEO of the Ciright Companies
Joe Callahan, Founder and CEO of the Ciright Companies is an Internet of Things (IoT) expert. Combining a mix of engineering, programming and creative marketing, Joe specializes in eliminating traditional technology barriers across all industries. Currently, Joe is focused on the Fintech space, providing technical guidance to companies with the goal of making financial services more efficient. In June of 2016, Joe was named Technology Entrepreneur of the Year by EY for the Philadelphia region.
Shira Kaplan / Founder and CEO of Cyverse AG
Shira is the Founder and CEO of Cyverse AG, a Zurich-based cyber-security firm which delivers state-of-the-art cyber-security solutions to global and local corporations. Shira’s technological training dates back to her service in the Elite Technology Unit of the Israeli Intelligence, where she was an Intelligence and Cyber-Security Analyst. Shira is an alumna of Harvard University and she holds an MBA from University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.
Spiros Margaris / World’s No.1 fintech influencer and founder of Margaris Advisory
The founder of the advisory boutique MARGARIS ADVISORY ranks as the world’s No. 1 Fintech Influencer by Onalytica (July 2016). He maintains a holistic view of the fintech industry. Spiros is a senior advisor and investor at DSER.de (a B2B German fintech company with a client portfolio volume of over EUR 40 billion), Kapilendo.com (the only full-service funding marketplace in Germany) and moneymeets.com (the leading German 'Fintech Supermarket').
Volodymyr Kuznetsov / Co-founder and CEO of Cyberhaven
Volodymyr is a co-founder and CEO of Cyberhaven, a company that provides the only data protection solution that allows users to work securely even when their computers are infected with malware. Prior to Cyberhaven, Volodymyr was a security researcher and is the author of several widely used security technologies and award-winning open source software. Volodymyr holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from EPFL.
Andrew Jamison / Consultant at FinTech Consulting LLC
Andrew Jamison has 20+ years of experience leading large scale transformation projects in finance, lending, and payments across industries that are constantly prone to cybersecurity challenges. He has operated at the intersection of electronic payments, cloud ecosystems, and mobility to identify new business opportunities across the B2B Payments FinTech space.