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AI in Fintech - March 7, 2018 - Santa Clara, CA
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AI in Fintech


March 7, 2018

6:30pm to 9:00pm



Hosted by: Santa Clara University




Lucas Hall 126 (Forbes Conference Room) 500 El Camino Real,

Santa Clara, CA 95053





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AI and deep machine learning are reshaping the Fintech world in ways that were not possible before. From fraud detection to predicting what consumer will buy next, to stores with no-checkouts, AI touches many aspects of Fintech industry.

This industry panel will discuss practical use cases of AI in Fintech and share the pros and cons of different approaches.

This event is hosted at SCU (Santa Clara University) and we expect lively discussion between industry veterans and academia to discover the latest in the cutting edge technology.

We hope you can make it to this event and feel free to spread the word.


Parking Details: North Campus Garage located behind 7-Eleven 706 Benton St. SC, CA 95050 entrance via Alviso St. or The Alameda Street entrances, Pay stations in corners of each floor and near stairwells.


This event is FREE for Business Members.

Live Streaming FREE for Online Members. 




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6:30 PM Registration
7:00 PM Announcements
7:15 PM Panel Discussion
  Panel moderated by Imran Hajimusa, VP Business & Technology at Verifone
  Som Shahapurkar, Director of Machine Learning / AI products at FICO
  Matthieu Soulé, Deputy CEO at L'Atelier BNP Paribas - US
  Christopher Williams, Ph.D., Senior Associate, Statistical & Data Sciences at Exponent Inc.
  John Canfield, VP, Risk Management at WePay
  Kim Wagner, Senior Director at Visa
8:15 PM Q&A
8:30 PM Networking
9:00 PM End of Sesion


Imran Hajimusa

VP Business & Technology at Verifone

Imran is a global technology and business leader with 20+ years of experience working and living in Singapore, Germany and USA. He has a strong background in mobile, payment, security, authentication, connectivity, broadband, consumer and networking industry. In his various leadership roles at Siemens, Infineon, Lantiq, and NXP as VP, GM and President he is known for driving new markets and providing simple solutions for daily life problems by reducing the friction in use of the technology. In his current role as VP of Business & Technology at Verifone, he is leading innovative solutions for payments and security. He is also a faculty member (adjunct) at Santa Clara University (SCU) and University of Santa Cruz (UCSC) focusing on mobile payments, e-commerce security and cryptocurrency. He holds an M.S. in computer engineering from University of Southern California (USC) and has completed Global Management Development from Babson College.

Imran Hajimusa


Som Shahapurkar

Director of Machine Learning / AI products at FICO

Som Shahapurkar is principal scientist (analytics) at FICO and works on innovation and go-to-market strategy for data science, machine-learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) products. Before FICO, Som led SaaS development for Verizon Telematics where he deployed the agile framework. Prior to that, during his 14-year tenure at Intel he deployed data science/Big-Data/AI/machine-learning in the Internet of Things (IOT). He seeded the technology/business assessment on self-driven cars that subsequently led to the $15 Billion acquisition of Mobile-Eye. He founded a startup in machine learning for energy management which won several business-plan competitions including the southwest Clean-Tech Open. Som is a Lean Six Sigma Black belt. He holds a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Computer Science. His patent on deploying machine-learning production systems is cited by 11 subsequent Google patents. Som likes to teach, bicycle for charitable causes, and travel with his family.

Som Shahapurkar

Matthieu Soule

Deputy CEO, L'Atelier BNP Paribas - US

Matthieu Soulé is passionate about new technologies and has been working for the last 10 years for BNP Paribas between Paris and San Francisco, looking for new opportunities and innovation in the fintech, mobility and insurtech spaces for BNP Paribas Group.

Since 2015, he is leading the analyst team of l'Atelier BNP Paribas in San Francisco and is involved in the fintech community both in the USA and Europe as public speakers and mentors in venues such as SV Forum Fintech event, Finextra Future of Money, Draper University, StartupBootCamp Fintech and EFMA.

Matthieu has also been active in civic engagement organization; he was Vice-President and prior to that in charge of the International Relations & New Technologies program at the Open Diplomacy Institute.

Matthieu Soule

Christopher Williams, Ph.D.,

Senior Associate, Statistical & Data Sciences at Exponent Inc

Dr. Williams specializes in the implementation and evaluation of information assurance and data collection techniques to solve emerging problems around transaction security and privacy in the IoT, fintech, and transportation. Dr. Williams has diverse scientific experience with expertise in systems integration, instrumentation, experimental design, and real-time data acquisition with a focus on systematic error mitigation. 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 cryptography solutions into a government approved authentication infrastructure for mobile platforms.


John Canfield

VP, Risk Management at WePay

John Canfield is the VP Product: Risk, Compliance and Experience at WePay, a Chase company. John helps protect platforms like GoFundMe, Meetup, FreshBooks and Constant Contact from fraud and risk while supporting seamless payments experiences for their end users. Prior to WePay, John was Sr. Director of Global Fraud & Risk Management at eBay. Earlier, John was a product leader in a variety of startups including Creative Labs, Zip2, iHello, and Nimbler. John has an MBA from Stanford and a Masters and Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from MIT.

John Canfield

Kim Wagner

Senior Director at Visa

With a background in mathematics and a Ph.D. in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University Kim has worked at Visa for 15 years and is currently focused on strengthening end user authentication. To that end he is building out Visa’s capabilities in biometrics, machine learning, security, and cryptography inside the Emerging Technology group. Kim has more than 20 patents and patent applications to his name and is constantly trying to think of ways that technology can be used to make paying and being paid easier and more secure. Kim chairs the ISO sub-committee on Security for Financial Services and represents Visa on the EMV Security Working Group that deals with EMV chip card security.

Kim Wagner






Location Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053

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Wednesday 07 March 2018, 06:30pm - 09:00pm
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