The financial industry is experiencing unprecedented change. Consumers are going mobile, business models are disrupted by Blockchain & Big Data, banks & startups are partnering every day
Centrale-Supelec has gathered a diverse panel of high impact finance alumni who have the proven experience to discuss the future state of the industry. Among others, the following topics will be addressed:
- What has changed in Finance in the past 10 years? What are the most exciting changes happening in the industry? Blockchain & Big data refreshers
- Innovation & partnerships in financial services - which future for the model of traditional banking against new tech startups going forward
- The new mobile world - let's talk about Millenials & their expectations from financial institutions
- Which impact on careers & skills for Centrale Supelec professionals? How to remain relevant in the industry?
Simon Letort (Chief Digital Officer, Societe Generale, Americas) - Simon joined Societe Generale in 2001, initially in Equity Capital Markets. In 2003, he moved to NY as Quant for the risk division. In 2005, he joined the Equity Derivatives department as financial engineer. Simon hold various roles in Equity products from 2009 to 2012 and, in 2012, he moved to Sao Paulo as co-head of the Global Markets division for Brazil. In 2015, he returned to New York as head of Financial Engineering for the Americas. He was named Chief Digital Officer for the Americas in 2017. Simon holds an MS in financial mathematics from Ecole Centrale Paris.
Jean Safar (Chief Technology Officer, Stealth Mode Startup Company) - Jean is an entrepreneur & a technologist with more than 25 years experience in the FinTech Industry building distributed trading systems for Tier one investment banks such as Lehman Brothers, UBS & Dresdner Bank as well as for Technology Startups such as Renaissance Software & DataSynapse. Currently, Jean is CTO of a Stealth Startup building a platform merging Cloud, Blockchain & AI techniques that will be applied to Financial & Healthcare problems. His interests lie in Distributed Systems & Big & Fast Data. Jean holds an MS from Ecole Centrale Paris.
Antonio Tomarchio (Founder & CEO at Cuebiq) - Antonio Tomarchio is founder & CEO of Cuebiq; a location intelligence company that helps businesses glean actionable insights based on consumers' offline behavior & purchase intent. Cuebiq is a spinoff of Beintoo, a market gin tech company to serve the needs of marketers, the media community & investors. Antonio founded Beintoo in 2011 & served as CEO until February 2016. Before Beintoo, Antonio was Head of Product & R&D of Dada & prior to that, Antonio co founded multiple data driven companies, US & Europe based. Antonio holds an M.S. in Mathematical Engineering from Polytechnic University of Milan & a double degree in Engineering Science from the Ecole Centrale de Paris.
Sam Levy (Vice President, Marlin & Associates) - Sam joined Marlin & Associates in early 2013 after six years with Pharus Advisors, a boutique investment bank, where he advised on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures & capital raises for a wide range of technology companies. He has been providing strategic & financial advice to international technology companies for the past ten years. Originally trained as a software engineer, Sam has a close connection to many of the entrepreneurs & operators he advises. Sam holds an MS in engineering from Supelec & an MBA from NYU Stern
The event will be moderated by Claire Lecarpentier. Claire is an investing professional, in the Strategic Investment group at JPMorgan & Chase. She focuses on deal sourcing & execution with companies that can create a competitive advantage for the firm. Most of her time is spent with B2B Tech early stage companies, covering, among other topics Cloud Infrastructure, Data Analytics & Communication services. Claire holds as an MS from Ecole Centrale Paris & graduated from a Wharton MBA with a double major in Finance & Statistics.
- 6:00 - 6:30pm - Check-in & Registration
- 6:30pm - 6.35pm - Opening Remarks by the moderator
- 6.35pm - 7.15pm - Panel discussion
- 7.15pm - 7.30pm - Audience Q&A
- 7.30pm -8pm - Reception
Event will take place at Society Generale, Park Avenue, New York