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Featured Speakers Include Leading Innovators from Prosper Marketplace, First Data, Kabbage, AvidXchange, Feedzai, Carvana and Kenzie Lane Innovation


ATLANTA, GA -- April 25, 2018 – FinTech South, the Southeast’s largest event dedicated to financial innovation, announces its keynote speakers and conference lineup. A global exchange of insights, innovations and trends fueling tomorrow's financial tech industry, the two-day conference is taking place May 7 – 8, 2018 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga.


Hosted by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), FinTech South will bring together more than 1,000 attendees representing 400 fintech companies from across the globe. The conference will include 100+ speakers, 24 breakout sessions and 90 startups exhibiting in the FinTech South Innovation Alley.


Main stage keynote presentations will kick off with fintech pioneer Ron Suber, President Emeritus at Prosper Marketplace. Other keynote speakers include:


  • Kathryn Petralia, President and Co-Founder at Kabbage
  • Michael Praeger, CEO and Co-Founder at AvidXchange
  • Barry McCarthy, EVP and Head of Network & Security Solutions at First Data
  • Nuno Sebastiao, CEO and Co-Founder at Feedzai
  • Daniel Gill, Chief Product Officer at Carvana


“The caliber of speakers and the quality of content that make up the FinTech South agenda truly makes this event a must-attend for everyone in the industry,” says Andrew Morris, chief content officer for Money20/20 USA and content chair for FinTech South. “We’ve experienced great demand to be on the stages at FinTech South and that has allowed us to bring together a world-class agenda program covering a broad range of important topics impacting payments, commerce and financial services.”


Focusing on Disrupting and Delivering a Better Customer Experience, FinTech South will cover what’s happening next in FinTech to accelerate and improve the customer experience. The 24 breakout sessions will be divided across the conference’s four main content tracks in various formats from speaker spotlights, fireside chats, and panel discussions. The themes, along with session topics include:


Theme: Technologies Disrupting and Enabling FinTech

Session topics:

  • Fantastic Four: The Tech Driving FinTech
  • Bits, Blocks, Coins & Ledgers: Applications & Implications for Financial Services
  • The Dual-Edged Sword of New Era Analytics: What We Can Learn from Facebook & Cambridge Analytica
  • Tackling Cybersecurity: White Hats, Black Hats and Grey Matter
  • Digital Identity: more Than Eliminating Passwords


Theme: Next Generation Retail and Commerce

Session topics:

  • Retail Case Study: Increasing Conversion with Point-of-Sale Finance
  • Point-of-Sale Customer Experience: New Approaches to Driving Loyalty & Conversion
  • Retail Case Study: Driving Cross-Channel Commerce
  • Understanding the Needs of a Global E-Commerce Market
  • Enabling Secure Commerce for the Internet of Everything
  • Payfacs & ISVs: New Models Disrupting Acquiring


Theme: FinTech Entrepreneurship and Intrepreneurship

Session topics:

  • New Research on Consumer Adoption of FinTech
  • Insider Perspectives from FinTech VCs
  • Growing Kabbage from Seeds to SoftBank & Beyond: Considerations for Investing in a FinTech or Starting Your Own
  • Corporate Innovation Labs: Solving Problems to Enhance the Customer Experience
  • Catalyzing Early-Stage FinTech Startups
  • The Cardlytics Story: From Startup to IPO


Theme: Reinventing Payments and Financial Services

Session topics:

  • Seismic Changes in Payments: Trends Impacting Payment Innovation
  • Payments Innovation in the Banking Sector: Oxymoron or Opportunity?​
  • The Rise of Super Apps: From China to Global
  • The Evolution of Banks & FinTechs: From Competitors to Partners
  • How Open Banking & APIs are Revolutionizing Corporate Payments
  • Designing Great Customer Experiences for Mobile-First Banking




About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 35,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG's mission is to educate, promote, influence and unite Georgia's technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy.

Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG's charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.

For more information visit the TAG website at or TAG's community website at To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit


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