14th Annual
FinTech Summit

Bridging the Divide Between TradFi and DeFi

May 17-18, 2022
(Virtual)
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4 sessions
15 companies
15 CEOs
12 unicorns
$50bn+
total valuation

About the Summit

FTS 2022 will be a virtual event.

Rosenblatt’s Annual FinTech Summit provides an excellent opportunity to hear CEOs of leading FinTech and Tech companies that are transforming the financial industry while making a profound difference in our lives.

This is the 14th consecutive year we are hosting our invitation-only FinTech Summit, which we began in 2009, well before FinTech was even an established term. Over these years, by featuring the most innovative FinTech companies, the program has attracted the world’s biggest financial institutions and top investors as its audience. 

There is no fee to attend our Summit and we don’t accept sponsorships – there is no pay for play. Our event is carefully curated to facilitate discussion of the most cutting-edge issues impacting finance, with CEOs of some of the most disruptive companies in the marketplace.
2009
First Annual FinTech Summit Hosted
250+
FinTechs Showcased at our Conference
1,200+
1x1 Meetings Held
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FTS 2022 Panels

What’s this DeFi Brouhaha?
Deconstructing the Opportunities, Challenges, and Risks
DeFi involves offering traditional financial services (Payments, Lending, etc.) using Blockchain-based software and Smart Contracts, instead of intermediaries that provide trust and execute transactions in Traditional Finance.
Key Discussion Questions
  • What is DeFi all about? How big is it, how fast is it evolving, and who are the leading players in it?
  • What implications does DeFi have for the financial services industry and for business in general? 
  • What does the DeFi stack look like, and how is it different than the TradFi stack?
Bridging the TradFi/DeFi Divide
How will Traditional Finance and DeFi come together?
Market participants are grappling with two seemingly parallel universes of Traditional Finance and the fast-evolving DeFi world. The question is whether these two worlds will collide, coexist, or converge at some point, and how will that happen.
Key Discussion Questions
  • What does the convergence of TradFi/DeFi mean, and what are examples of this today?
  • What will be the onramps/offramps between TradFi and DeFi?
  • What are the technological and regulatory challenges in implementing DeFi within the TradFi world?
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Building a Better, Fairer World
How will Blockchain, DeFi solve financial inclusion and ESG issues?
DeFi promises to eliminate 5 major shortcomings of TradFi: inefficiency (costly, insecure, slow), limited access (1.2bn unbanked), governance (centralized control), opacity (systemic risk), and interoperability (friction in moving funds). It could also help meet ESG objectives.
Key Discussion Questions
  • How can Blockchain, Crypto and DeFi solve ESG issues? What are the most promising opportunities? 
  • What are examples of innovative companies addressing these challenges? 
  • What is the low hanging fruit, and what are issues that will be much tougher to address? 
Key Questions for Discussion
  • What is DeFi all about? How big is it, how fast is it evolving, and who are the leading players in it?
  • What implications does DeFi have for the financial services industry and for business in general? 
  • What does the DeFi stack look like, and how is it different than the TradFi stack?
Key Questions for Discussion
  • What does the convergence of TradFi/DeFi mean, and what are examples of this today?
  • What will be the onramps/offramps between TradFi and DeFi?
  • What are the technological and regulatory challenges in implementing DeFi within the TradFi world?
Key Questions for Discussion
  • How can Blockchain, Crypto and DeFi solve ESG issues? What are the most promising opportunities? 
  • What are examples of innovative companies addressing these challenges? 
  • What is the low hanging fruit, and what are issues that will be much tougher to address? 

Featured FinTechs

What’s this DeFi Brouhaha?
Ava Labs
Blockdaemon
Fireblocks
Polygon
Zero Hash
Bridging the TradFi/DeFi Divide
Bakkt
Current
DriveWealth
Figure
Securitize
Building a Better, Fairer World
Aspiration
Betterment
Chipper Cash
Deserve
Kinly
Fireside Chat
With Asiff Hirji
Asiff will share his vision of the most compelling issues in Blockchain and DeFi and how they can transform financial services, and present real-life case studies of companies driving this change. He will also provide an unvarnished view of the risks, challenges, and unintended consequences of these new technologies. This is an opportunity to hear from a renowned investor, operator, and advisor who has worked for three decades across TradFi and DeFi.

CEOs Speaking

What’s this DeFi Brouhaha?
Bridging the TradFi/DeFi Divide
Building a Better, Fairer World

Event Agenda

May 17, 2022
11:00am –
12:00pm EDT
Fireside Chat with Asiff Hirji
Asiff Hirji
Moderated By
Asiff Hirji
President
Figure
Vikas Shah
Moderated By
Vikas Shah
Investment Banking
12:00pm –
1:00pm EDT
What’s this DeFi Brouhaha?
Jaynti Kanani
Moderated By
Jaynti Kanani
Polygon
CEO
Konstantin Richter
Moderated By
Konstantin Richter
Blockdaemon
CEO
Michael Shaulov
Moderated By
Michael Shaulov
Fireblocks
CEO
Edward Woodford
Moderated By
Edward Woodford
Zero Hash
CEO
John Wu
Moderated By
John Wu
Ava Labs
President
Dushyant “D” Shahrawat
Moderated By
Dushyant “D” Shahrawat
Investment Banking
May 18, 2022
11:00am –
12:00pm EDT
Bridging the TradFi/DeFi Divide
Mike Cagney
Moderated By
Mike Cagney
CEO
Figure
Bob Cortright
Moderated By
Bob Cortright
Executive Chairman
DriveWealth
Carlos Domingo
Moderated By
Carlos Domingo
CEO
Securitize
Gavin Michael
Moderated By
Gavin Michael
CEO
Bakkt
Stuart Sopp
Moderated By
Stuart Sopp
CEO
Current
Vikas Shah
Moderated By
Vikas Shah
Investment Banking
12:00pm –
1:00pm EDT
Building a Better, Fairer World
Andrei Cherny
Moderated By
Andrei Cherny
CEO
Aspiration
Donald Hawkins
Moderated By
Donald Hawkins
CEO
Kinly
Kalpesh Kapadia
Moderated By
Kalpesh Kapadia
CEO
Deserve
Sarah Levy
Moderated By
Sarah Levy
CEO
Betterment
Ham Serunjogi
Moderated By
Ham Serunjogi
CEO
Chipper Cash
Dushyant “D” Shahrawat
Moderated By
Dushyant “D” Shahrawat
Investment Banking

Select Previous Investors and Financial Institutions Attending

bank of america logobny mellon logocredit suisse logodeutsche bank logogoldman sachs logohbsc logoj.p. morgan logojefferies logomorgan stanley logomacquarie logoubs logowells fargo logobalyasny asset management logocpp investment board logofidelity investments logolegg mason logolone pine capital logonorthwest mutual logoomers logopoint 72 logotiaa logovoya financial logobain capital logoedison partners logof-prime captial partners logoinsight venture partners logooak hc/ft logorre ventures logostripes group logotcv logotransamerica ventures logoflexpoint ford logogeneral atlantic logohellman and friedman logolovell minnick partners logostone point capital logosummit partners logota associates logowarburg pincus logowcas logocitadel logofirst ny securities logojump trading logokcg logofuture ventures logotwo sigma logocboe logodeutsche borse logoice logojpx logomoscow exchange logonasdaq logotmx logobloomberg logobroadridge logodtcc logoibm logoipreo logoihs markit logoocc logopwc logos and p global logosap logotata consultancy services logo

Select Past FinTechs Showcased

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Capital Markets
templum logoquantopian logodataminr logomoney.net logo
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Lending & Credit
moneylion logolendbuzz logopeeriq logosnapcap logolendio logo
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Personal Finance & Investment
artivest logoborrowell logocomparecards logostash logonerdwallet logo
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Payments
remitly logoflywire logoblockchain logotng logo
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InsurTech
policygenius logocoverhound logotrov logocoverwallet logo
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Inst. SW Solutions
drivewealth logofeedzai logoalteryx logodroit logo
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Blockchain
ripple logotzero logoaxoni logopeernova logor3 logo
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AI/ML
kensho logoayasdi logosparkcognition logorage frameworks logo
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Cyber Security
security scorecard logoupguard logochainalysis logocapsule8 logo

FinTech Summit 2021 Highlights

fireside chat with adena friedman
marketplaces of tomorrow panel
digital asset infrastructure panel
the regtech monitor panel