Event Schedule

The Benzinga Fintech Awards Gala is expanding this year to include more diverse programming, including dynamic 25 minute panels and live pitches from exhibiting companies. Just like last year, the event will feature an extended cocktail hour for networking in a 40 booth exhibit / demo hall. The night concludes with a 45 minute award ceremony honoring the winning finalists and crowning a fintech champion for 2016.

12:15 PM
Registration Begins

12:45 PM
Event Begins

12:50 – 12:55
Opening Remarks by Benzinga Founder & CEO Jason Raznick

Panel #1: 12:55 – 1:20 PM
Banking in 2020: How Fintech Will Revolutionize Banks & Investing


Jud Pyle

Head of Retail at Apex Clearing


Eli Broverman

COO at Betterment


Carey Kolaja

Global Product Officer at Citi Fintech


Barry Silbert

Founder & CEO at Digital Currency Group

Demo #1: 1:20 PM

Chaikin Analytics: Taming Big Data Using Chaikin Analytics

Demo #2: 1:25 PM
Xignite: Understanding Xignite Market Data

Demo #3: 1:30 PM
Advizr: Digitizing Wealth Management

Panel #2 1:35 – 2:00 PM
Big Data, Big Profits? Find the Bottom Line Through Unique Datasets


Yin Luo

Vice Chairman of Quantitative Research at Wolfe Research


Chris Camillo

CEO & Founder at TickerTags


Matthew Granade

Chief Market Intelligence Officer at Point72


Catherine Clay

VP of Business Development at CBOE

Demo #4: 2:00 PM
Recognia: Finding Profitable Trades with Recognia Options Ideas

Demo #5: 2:05 PM
OurCrowd: Invest like a VC

Panel #3: 2:10 – 2:35 PM
Take Your Company from Zero to Hero: Insider Tips from VCs


Amir Goldman

Managing Director at Susquehanna Growth Equity


Bob Peck

Head of Global Internet Investment Banking at Credit Suisse


Roger Ehrenberg

Managing Partner at IA Ventures


Vincenzo La Ruffa

Partner at Aquiline Capital Partners

Demo #6: 2:35 PM
StreamData.IO: Make your trading app real-time in 5 minutes? Yes we can!

Demo #7: 2:40 PM
Vanare: World’s fastest private-label roboadvisor configuration

2:45 – 2:55 PM
Networking Break

Panel #4: 2:55 – 3:25 PM
Young Guns: How These Entrepreneurs Built Their Fintech Companies and Landed Millions of Dollars in Enterprise Deals


Greg Neufeld

Partner at ValueStream


Andy Swan

Founder at LikeFolio


Jason Raznick

CEO & Founder at Benzinga


Leigh Drogen

Founder & CEO at Estimize

Demo #8: 3:25 PM
Benzinga Pro Demo: Moving the Market with Benzinga Pro

Panel #5: 3:30 – 3:55 PM
How to Earn Big on Alternative Investments


Elan Zivotofsky

General Partner at OurCrowd


Ryan Feit

CEO and Co-founder at SeedInvest


Glenn Goldman

CEO at Credibly


Aaron Task

Digital Editor at Fortune Magazine

Panel #6: 3:55 – 4:10 PM
Learn to Build Your Wall Street Network with Mark Gerson and Tiki Barber


Mark Gerson

Co-founder of Gerson Lehrman Group & Thuzio


Tiki Barber

Co-Founder of Thuzio Executive Club

4:30 – 7:30 PM
Cocktail hour begins & Exhibition Hall Only

7:30 – 8:30 PM
Awards Ceremony Presentation
with special performance by Wall Street Mentalist Oz Pearlman

8:30 – 10:30 PM
Cocktails & Exhibition Hall, After party Festivities