FinTech @ Ohio State & Beyond
Agenda

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Welcome
Fintech: Past, Present and Future

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  |  Welcome and Introductions

  • Bernadette Minton (Professor of Finance, Arthur E. Shepard Endowed Professorship in Insurance, Chair, Dept. of Finance, Fisher College of Business)
  • Matt Armstead (Partner and Co-Founder @ Horizon Two Labs and Executive Director, Fintech71)
  • Grace Wang (Executive Vice President, Enterprise for Research, Innovation and Knowledge, The Ohio State University)
  • Dean Ayanna Howard (Dean, College of Engineering)
  • Dean Anil Makhija (Dean, Fisher College of Business, John W. Berry, Sr. Chair in Business)


10:35 a.m – 11:15 a.m.  |  Featured Faculty Speaker - "The Future of Fintech"

  • René M. Stulz (Professor of Finance, Everett D. Reese Chair of Banking and Monetary Economics, Director, Dice Center for Research in Financial Economics, Fisher College of Business)


11:20 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.  |  Featured Industry Speaker - "Embracing Tech & Growing a Fintech in the Midwest"

  • Dan Snyder (Co-Founder and CEO, Lower)


11:50 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.  |  Break


1:15 p.m – 1:25 p.m.  |  Keynote Address

  • Mark Kvamme (Co-Founder and Partner, Drive Capital)


1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.  |  Panel Discussion - "Fintech & Disruptive Technologies"

  • Kenneth Andrulis (Vice President, Sales Leader, Mastercard)
  • Robert Elmore (Head of Corporate Strategy, KeyBank)
  • Brent Hammer (Innovation Officer, Grange Insurance)
  • Rajiv Ramnath (Professor of Practice, Computer Science and Engineering Department, Program Co-Director TDAI, College of Engineering)
  • Moderator: Amin Shams (Assistant Professor, Finance, Fisher College of Business)


2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  |  Session Closing

  • Dean Anil Makhija (Dean, Fisher College of Business, John W. Berry, Sr. Chair in Business)
  • Aravind Chandrasekaran (Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Executive Education, Fisher College of Business)
  • Bernadette Minton (Professor of Finance, Arthur E. Shepard Endowed Professorship in Insurance, Chair, Dept. of Finance, Fisher College of Business)

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Session 1
Intro to Fintech, Blockchain, and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.  |  Executive Education Program Opening

  • Bernadette Minton (Professor of Finance, Arthur E. Shepard Endowed Professorship in Insurance, Chair, Dept. of Finance, Fisher College of Business)
  • Aravind Chandrasekaran (Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Executive Education, Fisher College of Business)
  • Taner Pirim (Senior Lecturer, Finance, Fisher College of Business)


10:15 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.  |  Fintech and Blockchain

  • Fintech Space and Disruptive Technologies
  • Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology
    • Amin Shams (Assistant Professor, Finance, Fisher College of Business)


10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.  |  Blockchain Applications

  • Introduction to Blockchain Applications and Decentralized Finance
    • Amin Shams (Assistant Professor, Finance, Fisher College of Business)
  • Interview with Kyle Kaufman and Q&A
    • Kyle Kaufman (Senior Manager, Ernst & Young)


11:20 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.  |  Other Disruptive Technologies: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

  • Introduction to AI Applications in Fintech
    • Amin Shams (Assistant Professor, Finance, Fisher College of Business)
  • Interview with Grant Schneider and Q&A
    • Grant Schneider (VP, Machine Learning & Head, Upstart Columbus)

 

11:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  |  Break


Session 2
Enabling Fintech: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

12:30 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.  |  Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

  • Nate Craig (Assistant Professor, Operations and Business Analytics, Fisher College of Business)

 

12:50 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.  |  Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in the Fintech Ecosystem 

  • Nate Craig (Assistant Professor, Operations and Business Analytics, Fisher College of Business)

 

1:20 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.  |  Industry Perspectives and Emerging Opportunities

  • Nate Craig (Assistant Professor, Operations and Business Analytics, Fisher College of Business)
  • Discussion with Jason Black and Derek DeHart
    • Jason Black (SVP, Director of Analytics Insights, Huntington National Bank)
    • Derek DeHart (Head of Product, battleface)


1:40 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.  |  Break


Session 3
How to Start, Fund and Exit a Fintech Company

1:50 p.m.  –  2:15 p.m.  |  How to Start a Fintech Company

  • Dan Oglevee (Senior Lecturer, Finance, Fisher College of Business)
  • Ilya Bodner (Founder & CEO, Bold Penguin)


2:20 p.m. –  2:45 p.m.  |  How to Fund a Fintech Company

  • Dan Oglevee (Senior Lecturer, Finance, Fisher College of Business)
  • Bill Baumel (Managing Director, Ohio Innovation Fund)


2:50 p.m. –  3:15 p.m.  |  How to Exit a Fintech Company

  • Dan Oglevee (Senior Lecturer, Finance, Fisher College of Business)
  • Kevin Pohmer (Financial Services Executive, Investor, Entrepreneur)


3:15 p.m. –  3:30 p.m.  |  Break


Session 4
Incorporating Fintech into Business Delivery: Soft-Skills & Organizational Behavior Challenges

3:30 p.m. –  3:50 p.m.  |  Setting the Stage: Incorporating Fintech into Culture, People and Systems for Delivery

  • Lori Kendall (Senior Lecturer, Management and Human Resources, Fisher College of Business)


3:50 p.m. –  4:10 p.m.  |  Day in the Life: Integrating Fintech into Successful Delivery

  • Mark Vair (Director, IT Applications, Nationwide Insurance)


4:10 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  |  Day 0 Integration Discussion

  • Lori Kendall (Senior Lecturer, Management and Human Resources, Fisher College of Business)
  • Mark Vair (Director, IT Applications, Nationwide Insurance)


4:30 p.m. –  5:00 p.m.  |  Program Closing

  • Dean Anil Makhija (Dean, Fisher College of Business, John W. Berry, Sr. Chair in Business)
  • Aravind Chandrasekaran (Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Executive Education, Fisher College of Business)
  • Bernadette Minton (Professor of Finance, Arthur E. Shepard Endowed Professorship in Insurance, Chair, Dept. of Finance, Fisher College of Business)