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NextGen Program

October 18-20, 2016 // Hilton Chicago // Chicago, Illinois

NextGen Hall will feature a series of sessions led by industry experts for professionals new to the industry, students and industry veterans interested in the selected topics. Access to the NextGen Program is open to anyone with an Expo badge - including tradeshow passes.

Special thanks to our Steering Committee: Katy Burns, Wells Fargo; Patrick Carey, Rosenthal Collins Group; Brian Gaffud, Rosenthal Collins Group; Tracy McHugh, Citigroup; John McKinlay, CME Group; Brad Napiorkowski, J.P. Morgan; Alison Schaffer, Jump Trading; Ben Smylie, R.J. O'Brien; Shannon Weber, Marquette Partners


Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 2:30 PM

Women Who Shape Fintech: Sponsored by WILD

NextGen Classroom, Salon A/ NextGen Hall
The fintech revolution is shaking up finance—and creating new opportunities for women to take leadership roles in our industry. To showcase this trend, Women in Listed Derivatives (WILD) and FIA have invited several women who are leveraging today's most innovative technologies to share their stories. We will explore some of the unique challenges these women faced in getting to their current roles and discuss how diversity can foster creativity and expand the utility of new technologies. We will also look at how fintech companies can promote diversity in their hiring and promotion strategies and encourage women and girls to select a career in technology early in their education. The panel discussion will be held in the Next Gen Hall, adjacent to Innovators Pavilion, making it accessible to any FIA Expo attendee with a trade show pass.
A reception to meet and mingle with WILD will follow immediately after the panel - stop by to get your wristband!


Diane Saucier, Client Relationship Manager, Fitch Learning, and President, WILD


Lisa Ezrol Curran, Founder, Perspicua Strategic Partners, and Co-Founder, FinTEx Chicago
Julie Menacho, Executive Director & Global Head of Market Technology Sales, CME Group
Kristi Ross, Co-Chief Executive Officer & President, dough
Kimberly Trautmann, Director, DRW Venture Capital