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Investing in Partnerships to Drive Innovation – “Disrupt or Be Disrupted” - June 8, 2017 - San Francisco, CA
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Investing in Partnerships to Drive Innovation

“Disrupt or Be Disrupted”


June 8, 2017

5:30pm to 8:30pm



Hosted by: Protiviti



555 Market Street, Suite 1800, San Francisco, CA





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Join Protiviti and The BayPay Forum on Thursday, June 8 for a panel discussion and happy hour with leading experts from the Bay Area fintech community.

Discussion topics will include:

• The important role partnerships play in driving innovation in today’s environment

• Challenges and opportunities when searching for value/ ROI in a FinTech partner

• Balancing speed of innovation with sound risk management

• The future of innovation and FinTech—where is disruption heading?

We hope you can join us! Cocktails and light appetizers will be served.

This event is FREE for Business Members. (free Live Streaming for Online Members)




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5:30 PM Registration
6:30 PM Announcement
6:35 PM Panel Discussion
  Scott Robinson, Founder and VP at Plug and Play
  Markus Lampinen, CEO at Crowd Valley Inc.
  Jason Lew, Director at Financial Technology Partners
  Panel moderated by Tyrone Canaday, Managing Director at Protiviti
8:30 PM End of Session


Scott Robinson

Founder and VP at Plug and Play

Scott Robinson is the founder and VP of Plug and Play FinTech, the financial technology focused startup innovation platform in partnership with BNP Paribas, Santander, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, TD Bank, Sberbank, USAA, Mitsubishi, Capital One, Sumitomo, Intuit and many more global financial institutions. Since the launch of the program in February 2015, Scott and his team have accelerated over 90 FinTech startups and has led numerous investments into the domain. Scott has worked with Plug and Play, a global startup accelerator headquartered in Silicon Valley, for the past three years managing a number of FinTech, Blockchain, and Bitcoin-related initiatives.

Additionally, Scott is the founder of Plug and Play Bitcoin, the co-organizer of the world's oldest Bitcoin Meetup and founder of the first nationally syndicated Bitcoin Job Fair. Prior to joining Plug and Play, Scott worked in various roles with a number of early stage startups where he led fundraising, product development and marketing activities.

Scott graduated from UCLA in 2008, where he received his B.A. in History.


Markus Lampinen

CEO at Crowd Valley Inc.

Internationally awarded digital finance entrepreneur, active in pioneering new securities models worldwide. Has worked in digital finance since 2009, recruited over 100 individuals, built up operations on six continents and been recognized as one of the top 100 thought leaders in crowdfunding. Markus has pioneered new funding models in the US and Europe, advised policy makers worldwide—including the SEC, the European Commission and Italian regulator CONSOB—for more effective markets, and worked with visionary organizations such as the World Bank and the Kauffman Foundation to improve frameworks for digital finance. Markus has studied computer science and economics (M.Sc).


Jason Lew

Director at Financial Technology Partners


Jason is a Director at Financial Technology Partners (“FT Partners”), a FinTech focused boutique investment bank headquartered in San Francisco. He has over 10 years of experience advising middle-market technology companies through multiple stages of capital raising and M&A transactions. Most recently, he has focused on companies developing cross-vertical business software applications and payment technologies in the U.S., Europe and AsiaPac regions. Jason joined FT Partners in 2011, prior to which he was at UBS AG covering public and private Tech, Media and Telecom companies. Jason received his MBA from the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley.





Tyrone Canaday

Managing Director at Protiviti

Tyrone is a Managing Director and leads our New York Financial Services Technology Strategy and Operations practice in addition to the firm’s global emerging technologies and fintech efforts. He has over 17 years of experience in the financial services industry with an accomplished career in strategic management, delivery of key transformational initiatives, and top/bottom-line solutions to global firms. Tyrone joined Protiviti in 2014, where previously, he served as the CIO of a privately-held, independent advisory fintech offering an innovative behavioral economic mortgage incentives platform. Earlier, Tyrone spent over 10 years in strategy and management consulting firms aligning business to technology and operations across functional and organizational boundaries to improve growth and profitability.

Tyrone Canaday






Location Protiviti Offices 555 Market Street, Suite 1800, San Francisco, CA

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Thursday 08 June 2017, 05:30pm - 08:30pm
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