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How banks and fintech startups can effectively co-thrive

More than ever before, the future of banking will rely on strategic relationships to create value for customers across a variety of ecosystems. In this session, you’ll hear about a model for engagement that propels speed-to-market and regulatory compliance, ultimately saving fintech startups time and money.


Tomio Geron | Senior Reporter, Protocol

Tomio Geron is a San Francisco-based reporter covering fintech, payments and crypto infrastructure. He was previously a reporter and editor at The Wall Street Journal, covering venture capital and startups. Before that he was a staff writer at Forbes covering social media and venture capital and edited the Midas List of top tech investors. Prior to that he wrote for newspapers covering crime, courts, health and immigration. He has also worked at two different tech startups.

Chintan Mehta | CIO & Head of Digital Technology and Innovation, Wells Fargo

Chintan Mehta is the Chief Information Officer and head of Digital Technology and Innovation for Wells Fargo. He is also a member of the Wells Fargo Technology executive leadership team. Chintan is responsible for building an effective and efficient customer feedback led digital ecosystem of experiences and capabilities, which are safe, secure, resilient, and highly responsive. He and his team continue to evolve Wells Fargo’s digital platforms and enhance integration of the innovation pipeline into our customer-facing capabilities. As a visionary leader, Chintan looks at things from the customer’s perspective and develops creative long-term strategies to reinvent what their banking looks like and how they will bank into the future – focusing on Smart Content Management, Robotics & Intelligent Automation, Distributed Ledger Technology, Advanced Artificial Intelligence, and Quantum Computing.

Madhu Narasimhan | EVP, Head of Innovation, Wells Fargo

Madhu Narasimhan is Executive Vice President and head of Innovation, R&D and Operations. Madhu oversees teams that deliver customer-centric digital products and services, along with the foundational business infrastructure and management routines to enable a high performing SDI organization. Her team is also responsible for leading enterprise-wide innovation initiatives and research and development that will enable growth and drive better customer experiences. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Narasimhan led virtual channels and analytics for Kaiser Permanente Care Delivery. She previously worked at fintech startup organizations as the head of engineering and architecture. She has led product, technology and implementation to deliver cross-channel, integrated technologies and experiences. Based in the Bay Area, Narasimhan is passionate about mentoring and promoting women in technology. She also actively volunteers to promote science awareness and inspiration in elementary schools and is a founding member of the non-profit Bay Area Elementary Science Olympiad Foundation established in 2007.

Robert Siegel | Lecturer in Management, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Robert Siegel is a lecturer in management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and has taught seven different courses including The Industrialist’s Dilemma, Systems Leadership, and Financial Management for Entrepreneurs. He is also a venture partner at Piva Capital and a general partner at XSeed Capital. He sits on multiple boards of directors and is a member of the supervisory board of TTTEch Auto AG. He is the author of The Brains and Brawn Company: How Leading Organizations Blend the Best of Digital and Physical. Robert was general manager of the video and software solutions division for GE Security, and executive vice president of Pixim, Inc. (acquired by Sony). Robert was cofounder & chief executive officer of Weave Innovations Inc. (acquired by Kodak). He served in various management roles at Intel Corporation. He is the co-inventor of four patents and served as lead researcher for Andy Grove’s best-selling book, Only the Paranoid Survive.