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Innovation: Banks vs Fintech - July 21, 2016 - Menlo Park, CA
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Innovation: Banks vs Fintech - July 21, 2016 - Menlo Park, CA



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Exponent Offices, 149 Commonwealth Dr  Menlo Park, CA


Thursday, July 21, 2016
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM


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Currently, we are observing great innovation and disruption on the horizon for the Financial Technologies industry as a number of budding start-ups and established tech players alike enter the space. In this time of substantial change in a shifting industry, consumer demand for trust and privacy is expected to grow as consumers become more aware of the risks posed. This will be true for both start-ups and well established firms.


In this event we will hear from innovators in payments and banking space who will address these issues and discuss how they are innovating around trust, efficiency, and privacy in the banking and payments sector.

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5:30 PM Networking
6:30 PM Announcements
6:35 PM Introduction and Panel Discussion
  Panel moderated by Christopher Williams, Ph.D., Associate, Technology Development at Exponent Inc.
  Eric LeSaint, Chief Architect - Identity and Access Management at Visa
  Steve Klebe, Business Development for Google Payments
  Joy Shin at Deutsche Bank
  Yobie Benjamin, Chief Technology Officer at Token
7:50 PM Networking
8:30 PM End of Session


Eric LeSaint

Chief Architect - Identity and Access Management at Visa

As Chief Enterprise Architect - Identity and Access Management at VISA since 2012, Mr. Le Saint supports the strategy, innovation, compliance and service deployment aspects of VISA IAM program. Mr. Le Saint is also currently engaged in the standardization of advanced secure communication technology for chip cards at GlobalPlatform (OPACITY). Mr. Le Saint has given several presentations on this subject in forums such as the Real World Cryptography Workshop.

Prior to VISA, Mr. Le Saint was Sr. Director of Security and Research at ActivIdentity (HID Global). He has actively contributed during 10 years in the development, standardization and adoption programs of the US Government PIV/ DoD Common Access Card with NIST, ISO and the US Department of Defense. Mr. Le Saint was co-editor with NIST of the ANSI 504 standard supporting PIV and CAC, and held the position of Systems Committee Chair at GlobalPlatform.

Eric LeSaint

Steve Klebe

Business Development for Google Payments

Member of the Android Pay BD team driving the partnerships to support Android Pay acceptance online and InApp globally. 35+ years of experience in products and services related to the financial services industry in payment processing, data security and authentication.

Have spoken at dozens of industry conferences on topics such as Payer Authentication, Credit Card processing, Fraud Screening, Authentication and Alternative Payment Types, etc. Former member of the Board of Directors of the Electronic Transaction Association (ETA) and the President's Advisory Board of the ETA (

Steve Klebe

Joy Shin

Labs for Deutsche Bank

Member of the Silicon Valley Deutsche Bank Labs team creating what seems like chaos in an ultra-traditional environment of a bank. The labs missions in catalyzing innovation for Deutsche Bank include technology transfer (you know, replacing legacy IT with leaner startup tech), digitizing paper processes and accelerating cultural change. Joy formerly was an investment banker for incumbent financial institutions and disruptive tech companies, and is now marrying the two together within the DB Labs.

Joy shin

Yobie Benjamin

Chief Technology Officer at Token

As the former Global Chief Technology Officer of Citigroup, Yobie has quadrillions (yes, quadrillions) of dollars of payments experience. Yobie is a member of the Faster Payments Task Force, created by the Federal Reserve Bank, and a Technology Pioneer of the World Economic Forum. Yobie is also the co-founder of Avegant, inventors of the Glyph, which combines a virtual retinal display and smart headphone.

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Christopher Williams, Ph.D.

Associate, Technology Development at Exponent Inc.

Dr. Williams specializes in the implementation and evaluation of information assurance technology and data collection techniques. He has applied his expertise to validate standards compliance in secure messaging protocols between a smart card and host; and to study the integration of commercial cryptographic solutions into a government approved authentication infrastructure for mobile platforms. Dr. Williams is interested in the integration of commercial cryptography solutions, embedded secure hardware, and authentication infrastructure for security and privacy in fintech, internet of things, communication, and transportation.

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Location Exponent Offices 149 Commonwealth Dr Menlo Park, CA

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Thursday 21 July 2016, 06:00pm - 08:00pm
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