OPENING KEYNOTE / WEDNESDAY / SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 / 5:15 PM

Taking a Marketplace Approach to Banking

Businesses in a wide range of industries face specific pain points and banks realize this. A valuable opportunity exists for banks of all sizes to offer services to resolve these issues, but lacking technology and compliance concerns handcuff the financial industry from developing such solutions. For this reason, banks must deeply understand what innovation entails and what it means to remain compliant while offering new, innovative products and services. Financial institutions and fintech startups should also work together strategically, leveraging advancements in technology and data analytics, to deliver solutions that address and even anticipate the needs of their customers. By doing this, banks can empower the delivery of next-generation banking services, meeting market needs across multiple verticals and delivering concrete benefits to both businesses and consumers.

In this session, Suresh Ramamurthi, chief technology officer and chairman of CBW Bank, will examine the challenges, such as compliance concerns and inflexible banking systems that hinder financial institutions from developing innovative products and services. However, recent advancements in technology can be the bridge to overcome such obstacles and Ramamurthi can discuss how banks can accomplish this.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Suresh Ramamurthi | Chairman/CTO | CBW Bank

Suresh Ramamurthi is Chairman of CBW Bank and serves as its CTO as well. He leads CBW Bank’s initiatives to support and foster innovation including working with financial services start-ups. He is founder and serves as CEO of Yantra Financial Technologies, a fintech company focused on serving the financial services industry. A veteran technology entrepreneur, Suresh has founded and exited two start-ups, and has previously worked at Google Inc. Suresh has a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering, a Master’s degree in Computer Science and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Chicago.

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