Looking For The Future Of Financial Services?

Almost five years after the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into law, a multitude of alternative finance schemes have emerged to challenge the banking status quo and to develop platforms that have re-imagined almost every aspect of traditional banking and financial services – transactional credit, P2P payment, invoicing, merchant cash advances, and banking, just to name a few.

So, who better to lead a panel of innovators who’ve disrupted that space than Michael Barr, the primary architect of Dodd-Frank and former U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions?

Barr will draw inspiration from his background as a legal scholar, his time as a regulator in D.C. and now Advisory board member of the recently IPO’d Lending Club to drive an off-the-record conversation about the role of technology and data in innovating financial services, the role of regulation in creating or destroying value for innovators or incumbents, and who’s best positioned to emerge and flourish.

Joining Barr for a 75-minute, off-the-record conversation on the future of alternative financial services and the role of regulation in helping or hurting innovation in the sector are some of the foremost innovators in the space, including:

  • Secil Baysal, COO FastPay, a provider of credit to developers working in the media sector
  • Noah Breslow, CEO of now publicly traded small business lender OnDeck
  • Nathan Groff, Chief Government Relations Office at Intuition Systems, a provider of compliance solutions to payday lenders
  • Sasha Orloff, the CEO and Co-Founder of short term credit provider, LendUp
  • Teppo Paavola, BBVA Senior Executive Vice President, and partner with many of the innovators in this space
  • Ron Totaro, GM of Global Financial Services at Pitney Bowes, a business financing platform
  • Mark Troughton, former President of the Americas at alternative consumer lending platform Wonga and alternative banking platform, Green Dot

“As the primary architect of Dodd-Frank and with his background as a legal scholar, Michael is the perfect person to drive a conversation about the intersection of technology, innovation and regulation in financial services,” said Karen Webster, President of PYMNTS.com and Market Platform Dynamics CEO. “As a scholar, regulator and now, a board member of Lending Club, Michael has seen the evolution of the financial industry from every point of view. Along with his panelists, he will help give a comprehensive take on the state of financial services that is not to be missed.”

And, it’s a dialogue only found at Innovation Project 2015.

To request an invitation to attend, please click here.