Time to make digital identity

a reality

Future Identity Finance

Save the date: September 18, 2024 | New York


Future Identity Finance in co-location with Fintech Talents North America, FTT Embedded Finance & Super-Apps and Customer Alpha explores how digital identity can reduce fraud, enhance compliance and build customer trust in an evolving financial services landscape. Join 600+ attendees from leading financial institutions, credit unions, technology enablers and regulators across North America.

The cost of weak digital identity

$50B +

is lost to identity fraud every year impacting 50 million+ victims


of banks still rely on username-password for authentication

1 in 4

people who lost money to scams were targeted via social media


on average is spent on KYC compliance by banks each year

Every $1

of fraud costs financial institutions $4

The opportunity for progress is here

A one-day event packed with opportunities to learn, build and connect

400+ attendees

Co-located with three leading fintech events, the financial services and digital identity worlds collide, bringing together a global community of attendees.

Networking sessions

Targeted networking designed to connect you to the identity players you want to meet. Lay the foundations for future successful partnerships.

60% Technology Buyers

Meet with corporate and retail banks, credit unions, community banks, challenger banks, fintechs, regulators, technology enablers and more.

Engaging content

Covering a range of topics from seamless onboarding to fraud prevention, you can expect a full-day of topical and engaging content.

Rockstar Speakers

Senior professionals and renowned experts from North America and beyond will take to the stage to give you their unique insights into the future of identity.

Technology expo

Our exhibition area will feature game-changing technology companies shaping the future of identity. Discover the solutions to your identity challenges.

2023 sponsors



Invest NI delegation

2023 media partners

The experience

Look forward to lively conversations, new connections, and lots of identity and good times

Central New York venue

The event took place at Convene at 237, Park Avenue in New York. The perfect space to experience our live content sessions and busy exhibition area, at the heart of North America’s financial hub.

Networking & drinks reception

Enjoy a post-event networking and drinks reception. Discuss and debate what’s been covered on stage throughout the day, do a final sweep of the expo, and connect with anyone you haven’t had a chance to meet yet.

Co-located events

Access to our co-located events Fintech Talents North America, FTT Embedded Finance & Super-Apps and Customer Alpha. Experience four additional stages and a community of change-makers who are redefining financial services across the region.

Expand your industry knowledge

Our 2023 agenda revolved around some key themes


Fraud is costly. Financial institutions face fines for non-compliance, liability for customer reimbursement, operational costs and the price of reputational damage. How can innovation methods of fraud prevention help to keep pace by improving security and efficiency?


Innovation in the financial services sector is driving towards real-time, invisible payments and transactions with minimal customer friction. Financial institutions have to invest in the right identity technologies to facilitate a ‘friction-free’ experience while protecting customer security.


Legislation on open banking, privacy and data protection, digital inclusion, and the tightening of controls around KYC, AML and CFT are placing increasing emphasis on the importance of digital identity. Financial institutions will need to future proof their operations for this coming shift.


Financial institutions have access to vast amounts of customer data. Is there an opportunity for a ‘bank-led’ digital identity, to have an impact in a fragmented ecosystem, whereby financial institutions act as ‘custodians’ of customers digital identities beyond the financial sector?


10% of individuals and 30% of minorities in the US alone have no government issued identity and an estimated 4.5% of households are unbanked . Could digital identity help to address this gap and pave the way for greater inclusion and access to the digital economy?


Financial institutions of all shapes and sizes want customers to have access to competitive, customized financial services, but not all have the budget to facilitate innovation. Could the growth of open banking and APIs make identity innovation more accessible?

2023 speakers

John Podboy
Senior Vice President - Cybersecurity
Fifth Third Bank
Denny Prvu
Director of Architecture, Innovation and Technology
Royal Bank of Canada
Stephanie Zee
Vice President and Global Head, Enterprise Payments Risk, Financial Crimes Risk Management
Sherief Khalil
Director, Global Product Management - Identity, Onboarding and KYC
Amy Chou
Vice President of Product
Addition Wealth
Karan Puri
AVP & Head of Product - Digital Identity
TD Bank
Ebrima Ceesay
Senior Distinguished Engineer, Cyber
Capital One
Akita Somani
Senior Vice President, BNPL / POS Lending
U.S. Bank
Mimi Wang
Product Manager, Account Security
Kay Chopard
Executive Director
Kantara Initiative
Camellia George
Co-Founder and CEO, Koxa and Member, Taskforce Lead
Financial Data Exchange
Lucy Yang
Business and Operations, UNDP and Managing Partner
Identity Woman in Business
Nicolas Malbranche
Senior Product Manager
Pat Muirragui
Vice President of Professional Services & Sales Engineering
Ross Nodurft
Senior Director, Cybersecurity Services
Samrah Kazmi
Chief Innovation Officer
Elizabeth Garber
Co-Chair, GAIN Proof of Concept
OpenID Foundation
Justin Gage
Director of Growth, Vaultie and Co-Chair, Innovation Expert Committee
Digital ID and Authentication Council of Canada
Donna Beatty
Global Digital Identity Executive
Financial Services Industry
Robert Chamberlain
Gareth Rhodes
Managing Director
Pacific Street
April Joyner
Freelance Business & Technology Writer
Zaid Khan
Managing Partner
Manhattan Global Investments
Diana Barrero Zalles
Head of Research and Sustainability
Global Blockchain Business Council
Laura Camplisson
Future Identity Portfolio Lead
VC Innovations

Fintech Talents North America 2023 speakers included:

Kelly Wagner-Grull
Director of Member Experience, Innovation and Digital Services
Credit Union of Colorado
Dexter Wilson
Director, Digital Partnerships
BNY Mellon
Ben Maxim
VP Digital Strategy & Innovation Officer
MSU Federal Credit Union
Brandon Baines
VP, Tech Enabled Banking
Customers Bank
Lisa Violet
SVP Strategic Partnerships

FTT Embedded Finance & Super-Apps 2023 speakers included:

Dana L. Wilson
Founder & CEO
Akita Somani
SVP - BNPL / POS Lending
U.S. Bank
Charvi Gandotra
Associate Director
Olaseni Bello
Associate General Counsel, Product (Payments)
Yasmin Moaven

Customer Alpha 2023 speakers included:

Dhruv Sharma
Head of Payments
Wesley Mann
Manager, Finance and Payments Analytics
Peter Gray
Former Vice President of Growth Product
Wall Street Journal
Elizabeth Zietlow
VP - Experience Insights, Strategy and Research
Signet Jewellery
Ben Schein
Head of Product Management
Shake Shack

2023 agenda

08:30 - 9:00 - Networking & breakfast

Taking place in the exhibition area

09:05 - 09:10 - Future Identity Finance - Welcome and opening remarks

Find out what to expect from the day ahead.

  • Laura Camplisson, Future Identity Portfolio Lead

9:10 - 9:50 - Panel discussion - The road to a trusted identity ecosystem

A trusted identity ecosystem will be key in supporting the move to a new economy. The right technology is out there, but what will bring disparate public and private identity schemes together in a way that is convenient for users? How can we build bridges, within financial services and beyond, to establish interoperability? What role will financial institutions play in shaping the future of digital identity?

  • Lucy Yang, Business and Operations, UNDP & Managing Partner, Identity Woman in Business
  • Ross Nodurft, Senior Director, Cybersecurity Services, Venable
  • Kay Chopard, Executive Director, Kantara Initiative
  • Elizabeth Garber, Co-Chair, GAIN Proof of Concept, OpenID Foundation
  • Laura Camplisson, Future Identity Portfolio Lead, VC Innovations (Moderator)

09:50 - 10:30 - Panel discussion - The cost of weak digital identity

10:30 - 11:10 - Morning coffee break

It’s coffee o’clock! Grab some refreshments from our expo floor before the stage resumes.

11:10 - 11:35 - Fireside chat - The future is open

Financial institutions of all shapes and sizes want to provide their customers with competitive and customised services. How could Open Finance, through real-time data sharing, enable greater financial inclusion and empower customers with more freedom of choice? How are we seeing adoption take place across North America and what is needed in terms of a regulatory roadmap to drive further progress?

  • Amy Chou, Vice President of Product, Addition Wealth
  • Akita Somani, Senior Vice President, BNPL / POS Lending, U.S. Bank
  • Camellia George, Co-Founder and CEO, Koxa and Member, Taskforce Lead, Financial Data Exchange (Moderator) 

11:35 - 12:15 - Panel discussion - Supporting the full customer lifecycle with digital identity

For financial providers, digital identity plays a key role at every stage of a customer relationship. How can businesses ensure customers have a seamless, secure experience from onboarding to subsequent authentications and even at off-boarding? Which technologies will enable a personalised experience, while keeping data secure? Should customers be afforded greater control over their identities? 

  • Denny Prvu, Director of Architecture, Innovation and Technology, Royal Bank of Canada
  • Donna Beatty, Global Digital Identity Executive, Financial Services Industry
  • Pat Muirragui, Vice President of Professional Services & Sales Engineering, Mitek
  • Karan Puri, VP & Head of Product, External Ecosystem, TD Bank
  • Elizabeth Garber, Co-Chair, GAIN Proof of Concept, OpenID Foundation (Moderator)

12:15 - 12:40 - Fireside chat - Bridging payments and identity with digital wallets

Digital wallets already account for almost half of e-commerce payments. Will identity verification follow suit? Digital ID wallets could enable experience to take control over their credentials, offering superior data security and user experience. How are private and public sector initiatives driving adoption of digital identity wallets across North America? What role will financial institutions play?

  • Kay Chopard, Executive Director, Kantara Initiative
  • Justin Gage, Director of Growth & Partnerships, Vaultie and Co-Chair, Innovation Expert Committee, DIACC
  • Lucy Yang, Business and Operations, UNDP & Managing Partner, Identity Woman in Business (Moderator)

12:40 - 1:50 - Lunch break

Lunch is served! Head to the catering area on the expo floor, explore the networking options, and don’t forget to visit the exhibitor booths.

1:50- 1:55 - Future Identity Finance - Welcome back

Introduction to the sessions coming up this afternoon.

  • Laura Camplisson, Future Identity Portfolio Lead, VC Innovations

1:55 - 2:15 - Fireside chat – The risks and rewards of digital identity

Digital identity and biometrics can unlock real benefits for end-users, but there are risks that must be considered. What are the potential impacts of false negatives and positives on individuals, especially for marginalised communities? How is the threat of Deep Fakes evolving? How do we ensure user privacy and consent are protected?

  • Denny Prvu, Director of Architecture, Innovation and Technology, Royal Bank of Canada
  • Tess Buckley, Senior Analyst, AI Ethics, EthicsGrade
  • Laura Camplisson, Future Identity Portfolio Lead, VC Innovations (Moderator)

2:15 - 3:00 - Panel discussion – Identity and security in a decentralized digital economy

Cutting-edge forms of finance such as crypto and DeFi are becoming more mainstream, creating a perfect breeding ground for money laundering and fraud. As the industry comes under increasing pressure to comply with AML and KYC regulations, how are companies embracing more robust identity verification measures? Can trust be established without compromising user privacy and anonymity? Will we see increasing applications for decentralized credentials built on the blockchain?

  • Gareth Rhodes, Managing Director, Pacific Street
  • Zaid Khan, Managing Partner, Manhattan Global Investments
  • Robert Chamberlain, Services Leader, Evertas
  • Diana Barrero Zalles, Head of Research and Sustainability, Global Blockchain Business Council
  • April Joyner, Freelance Business & Technology Writer (Moderator)

3:00 - 3:25 - Fireside Chat – Fighting fraud and risk with stronger digital identity

Customers increasingly expect rapid, seamless access to financial services and payments products. Digital verification and authentication processes are critical for risk mitigation but can add friction into the user journey. How can innovative identity technologies be leveraged to meet customer demand while fighting back against fraud and financial crime?

  • Sherief Khalil, Senior Director, Identity Product Management, eBay
  • Mimi Wang, Product Manager – Account Security, Square
  • Laura Camplisson, Future Identity Portfolio Lead, VC Innovations (Moderator)

3:25 - 3:30 - Future Identity Finance - Closing remarks

That’s a wrap!

  • Laura Camplisson, Future Identity Portfolio Lead, VC Innovations

3:30 - 5:30 - Sessions on the Fintech Talents, FTT Emedded Finance & Super-Apps and Customer Alpha stages

5:30 - 6:30 - Networking & drinks reception

Taking place in the exhibition area

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Discover the latest innovations powering the future of identity

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Chief Strategy Officer
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Community Manager
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Marketing Executive
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Client Success Manager
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