Managing Disruption Conference
Navigating technology driven innovation in finance and credit risk management
September 28, 2017 | 3:00 PM | New York


The financial services industry is undergoing widespread, technology driven change that demands new approaches. This event will offer insight into how players in the financial services industry are embracing change and leveraging new technologies to deliver solutions to an evolving marketplace. We will be hosting a panel to focus on artificial intelligence and feature lightning pitches from startups and partners of Moody’s Analytics.
Registration for this event is at capacity. You can sign-up for the wait list if you would like. You will be notified if space becomes available. No walk-ins will be accepted.

Why Attend?

  • Gain insights from industry peers on how they are managing change and disruption in their businesses
  • Hear from startups and see how new tech is being used across the industry
  • Network, interact and engage with startups, technologists and industry peers
Don’t miss this unique opportunity!


3:00 PM              Registration & Networking

3:30 PM              Opening Remarks
                              Keith Berry, Executive Director, Emerging Business Unit, Moody's Analytics

3:50 PM             Keynote: New Technologies & Innovation Trends in Financial Services       
                            Philip Moyer, Director, Financial Services, Amazon Web Services

4:20 PM             Panel Discussion: Artificial Intelligence and New Technologies
                             Insights from academia, corporate, venture capital and start-up players.

                             Matt Turck, Managing Director, FirstMark Capital (Moderator)
                             Vadim Belobrovka, Co-Founder & CTO, CompStak
                             Larry Birnbaum, Co-Director, Intelligent Information Laboratory at Northwestern University; Co -                                    Founder & Chief Scientific Advisor, Narrative Science
                             Kam Moud, Managing Director, Head of Risk Architecture and Reporting, AIG
                             Cristina Pieretti, Managing Director, Emerging Business Unit, Moody's Analytics

5:10 PM              Lightning Pitches
                                   Lightning Pitches are micro presentations that provide an overview of each firm’s technology and how                                    they partner with clients to deliver next generation products & services.
                            CompStak - Michael Mandel, Co-Founder & CEO
                             Credit Data Research - Alessio Balduini, Chief Executive Officer
                            Dow Jones - Patricia WalshTechnology Program Manager
                            Finagraph - Dave McArdle, Director of Strategic Accounts
                            Narrative Science -  Charles Keeney, Director of Enterprise Sales
                            Moody's Analytics - Mehna Raissi, Senior Director, Product Management &
                                                                 Christopher Simco, Associate Director, Product Management

5:30 PM              Networking  Reception

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Alessio Balduini
Chief Executive Officer
Credit Data Research
Vadim Belobrovka
Co-Founder & CTO
Keith Berry
Executive Director, Emerging Business Unit
Moody’s Analytics
Larry Birnbaum
Co-Director, Intelligent
Information Laboratory; Co -Founder & Chief
Scientific Advisor
Northwestern University; Narrative Science
Charles Keeney
Director of Enterprise Sales
Narrative Science
Michael Mandel
Co-Founder & CEO
Dave McArdle
Director of Partnerships and Strategic Accounts
Kam Moud
Managing Director, Head of Risk Architecture and Reporting
Philip Moyer
Director, Financial Services
Amazon Web Services
Cristina Pieretti
Managing Director, Emerging Business Unit
Moody’s Analytics
Mehna Raissi
Senior Director, Product Management
Moody’s Analytics
Matt Turck
Managing Director
FirstMark Capital
Patricia Walsh
Technology Program Manager
Dow Jones
Chris Simco
Associate Director, Product Management
Moody’s Analytics

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About Moody's Analytics
Emerging Business Unit

Moody’s Analytics Emerging Business Unit (EBU) leads the company efforts to better understand and adapt to an environment characterized by widespread, technology-driven change. This includes the proactive assessment of new technologies, as well as the exploration of new business initiatives.


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