Explore featured sessions to learn about the impact of technology advances in financial technology (Fintech).

Fintech is driving global innovation that’s transforming how companies, consumers, and money interact across industries, from financial services to retail to transportation and beyond. AI is making Fintech interactions more personalized with recommendation engines, improving self-service using conversational AI, and making transactions more secure with fraud-detection models.

Featured Speakers

Robin Jose

Disrupting Insurance Business Models with Data and AI

Robin Jose 
Chief Data and Analytics Officer, wefox

Venkatesh Ramanathan

Large-Scale Graph Neural Networks Optimization for Financial Application

Venkatesh Ramanathan
Director of Data Science, PayPal

Benny Lifschitz

Improving Fraud Detection with Auto-encoders

Benny Lifschitz
Director of Data Science, Riskified

Felix Berkhahn

Money Laundering Detection using Variational Autoencoders

Felix Berkhahn
Chief Data Scientist, Hawk:AI

Sessions By Topics

Financial Services

  • Constructing Cross-Sectional Systematic Strategies by Learning to Rank

    • Daniel Poh, Ph.D. Researcher, Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance
    • Stefan Zohren, Associate Professor, University of Oxford

    Learn about an extension where we explore incorporating a high-frequency market fragility measure to rankers. This modification empirically improves the risk profile of the ranking algorithms and benefits tremendously from GPU-accelerated training.

  • Digital Transformation in Credit Agricole via Document Automation

    • Gilles Moyse, CEO, ReciTAL

    Learn how Credit Agricole automated the processing and analysis of corporate documents, saving each of their 80,000 employees around two hours per week.

  • How AI is Helping to Reduce Risk and Enable Text-Intensive Automation

    • Armin Bauer, Co-Founder, Managing Director Technology, IDnow
    • Rachel Kirkham, Executive Director, Audit Risk and Analytics, MindBridge
    • Shay Strong, VP of Analytics, ICEYE
    • Susana Latorre, Business Development Manager, Munich Re
    • Filip Graliński, Chief Data Scientist, Applica
    • Oscar Guerra, Inception Program Manager, NVIDIA

    The adoption of AI is wide and deep, and few industries exemplify this diversity better than finance. Learn how our startups are using computer vision to make financial services more efficient, flexible, and profitable.

  • Implementing Trustworthy AI with Computing Platforms and Clever Algorithms

    • Dr. Jochen Papenbrock, Partner Relationship Manager, NVIDIA
    • Jayant Narayan, Lead - AI & Machine Learning, Technology Policy, World Economic Forum
    • Jochen Biedermann, Managing Director, World Alliance of International Financial Centers (WAIFC)

    Learn about the most recent global and local developments with AI use case implementations in financial services and explainability, trustworthiness, and the regulatory view on AI.

Conversational AI/NLP

  • AI in Practice: Allianz Cuts Down on Time-to-Insight with Out-of-Box NLP

    • Anshul Vikram Pandey, Co-Founder and CTO, Accern

    Learn how Allianz implemented a no-code natural language processing (NLP) tool run on NVIDIA GPUs to incorporate sentiment data into their process and get portfolio insights more efficiently.

  • Conversational AI Demystified, And a Hands-on Walkthrough

    • Miguel Angel Martinez, Senior Deep Learning Data Scientist, NVIDIA

    Get an overview of the conversational AI landscape and discuss how any organization can get started developing conversational AI applications today. Then, we'll demonstrate how to build and deploy end-to-end conversational AI pipelines using NVIDIA RIVA.

  • Toward Real-Time Domain-Specific Automatic Speech Recognition

    • San Linn, Head of Technology, AI Innovation Labs

    Real-time automatic speech recognition (ASR), or near-real-time transcription, needs to be highly efficient and responsive. Learn how we used the NVIDIA NeMo conversational AI toolkit to demonstrate the capability.

  • From Speech to Text: How Does AI Understand the Spoken Word?

    • Sarah Al-Hussaini, Co-Founder and COO, Ultimate AI
    • Andreas Rath, CEO, ONDEWO GmbH
    • Kelly Davis, Co-Founder, Coqui
    • Oz Krakowski, Chief Revenue Officer, Deepdub
    • Michael Wang, Head of Conversational AI Ecosystem, NVIDIA
    • Alon Buchnik, Founder & CTO, Onvego
    • Arik Kol, Sr. Director, Inception Startup Program Lead in Israel, NVIDIA

    Discover how AI startups working in this field empower their algorithms to make sense of this complexity and deliver insights beyond what we can understand.

Data Science

  • Africa: The Next Big Fintech Market/Hub?

    • Amulya Vishwanath, Strategy Lead- Emerging Areas, NVIDIA
    • Lilian Makoi Rabi, Founder, MipangoApp
    • Nii Osae Osae Dade, Director of Software Engineering, CYST

    With many African financial technology companies leading startups in fundraising, what role will fintech companies play in their national economies? This panel will address some of the most pressing challenges these leading startups seek to solve, and explore insights from founders and technical leads.

  • Accelerating Data Science: What's New in RAPIDS

    • John Zedlewski, Director - RAPIDS team, NVIDIA

    We’ll dive into some of the recent frontiers of RAPIDS and upcoming features, including improvements to inference, Pandas compatibility, SQL support, and graph analytics.

  • Accelerating Apache Spark

    • Ortal Dayan, Founder, W.AI
    • Nashlie Sephus, Founder and CEO, TheBeanPath.org

    We'll give an update on the environments in which the plug-in runs, highlighting partnerships with Cloudera, AWS, Azure, and GCP.

  • PyTorch Ecosystem: The State of the State 2021

    • Joseph Spisak, Product Manager, Facebook

    PyTorch continues to be a foundational component for AI research, and increasingly for production at scale, at companies like Facebook, Microsoft, and many others. As PyTorch continues to grow, so does the ecosystem around it. We’ll provide an update on the state of the AI community and ecosystem around PyTorch.

Data Center/Networking

  • Africa: The Next Big Fintech Market/Hub?

    • Amulya Vishwanath, Strategy Lead- Emerging Areas, NVIDIA
    • Lilian Makoi Rabi, Founder, MipangoApp
    • Nii Osae Osae Dade, Director of Software Engineering, CYST

    With many African financial technology companies leading startups in fundraising, what role will fintech companies play in their national economies? This panel will address some of the most pressing challenges these leading startups seek to solve, and explore insights from founders and technical leads.

  • InfiniBand HPC Cloud Best Practices: Implementing Performance Isolation on Microsoft Azure

    • Gilad Shainer, SVP - Networking, NVIDIA
    • Jithin Jose, Principal Software Engineer, Microsoft

    Microsoft Azure HPC cloud leverages the NVIDIA InfiniBand In-Network Computing acceleration engines and its enhanced congestion control mechanisms to enable bare-metal HPC and AI performance. At the same time, it eliminates network hot spots and maintaining highly efficient network performance. We'll explore best practices for optimizing the network activity and supporting a variety of applications and users on the same network.

  • Secure the Data Center Environment by Implementing Software-based Segmentation

    • Sharon Besser, SVP - Business Development, Guardicore

    We'll explore current visibility and segmentation capabilities that empower simplified prevention, detection, and remediation of different attack classes such as ransomware and supply chain attacks. Most data center operators still use conventional methods to segment critical applications.

  • Creating scalable, AI-Powered Cybersecurity Solutions using the Red Hat Dev Kit and NVIDIA Morpheus

    • Rom Freiman, Senior Manager, Red Hat

    Learn how the Red Hat Developer Kit for NVIDIA Morpheus combines the power of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, RH Openshift, NVIDIA-Certified EGX servers, and the NVIDIA BlueField Data Processing Unit (DPU) to deliver robust, AI-powered data science solutions for cybersecurity.

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