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Coding, Not Cursive

September 13, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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Overcoming the knowledge gap in technology to transform tomorrow’s talent and leadership. How do we ensure diversity in decision making? Discuss and debate with interdisciplinary experts on the challenges and opportunities. This structure of this event includes a panel discussion followed by breakout sessions exploring key topics related to diversity in financial services and FinTech.

Breakout Session Topics:

Code2040: Investing in Mindset
Diverse teams are better at problem-solving. Diverse spaces are more inventive and creative. Diversity can lead to better economic performance. Why do diverse teams perform so well? Diversity isn’t just about gender; race, religion and social class are important too. For reference: Code2040 provides tools and tactics to help companies invest in more diversity

  • Lona Mozumder, Head of Sales and Relationship Management, Americas, TriOptima at NEX Group

Product Is Only As Strong As The Data It’s Built On
Data plays a critical role in product development. What are the biggest challenges in sourcing, wrangling and ingesting robust datasets? What does ‘good’ data look like? How can we overcome bias in data?

Learn from the Pros
How do you navigate the corporate ladder? What are tools and methods of leadership that enable success at established institutions?

Product Management’s Technical Prowess 
Learnings from the trenches in building a non-traditional, community-based quant platform and successfully navigating partnerships between high growth FinTechs and established institutions.

Risky Business: Harnessing Compliance to Build Robust Businesses
As emerging technologies continue to change business; how can individuals and organizations be proactive in understanding and adhering to new compliance and risk measures?

  • State Street Host: Sue Robertson, Head of Controls/Resilience Oversight, State Street
  • Table Leader: Chau Nguyen, Vice President, Product Management, Fidelity Investments

What People Want: Building Usable Experiences Front to Back
Both clients and internal teams have complex, changing user needs from their platforms. What strategies can be utilized to create the best experience for users?

  • Table Leader: Heather Coughlin, US Solutions Leader, Financial Wellness, Mercer

The New Unicorn – The Women CTO
A discussion on best practices in the recruitment of top women tech talent, and best practices for FinTech product and tech leaders in building robust, market-ready platforms.


September 13, 2018
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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State Street
1 Iron Street
Boston, MA 02210 United States