Moody's Analytics Innovation Summit
How Innovation is Driving Change Across Financial Services
Tuesday April 30, 2019 | New York, NY


The financial services industry is embracing new technologies (AI, Blockchain, Cloud - to name a few) and new ways of working. How have these innovation strategies translated into progress? How have large firms embraced technology? How are these changes driving results? This event will address these questions and more.

The Summit, hosted by the Moody’s Analytics Accelerator, will feature talks from innovation experts, our startup partners, and the leaders of the Accelerator. Join us to gain insight into how the world’s largest financial firms are embracing technology and disrupting from within. Registration is complimentary.

Why Attend?

  • Hear how innovation has led to real results directly from industry leaders
  • Be part of the conversation - innovation heads in banking, insurance, and financial services provide insight into their respective strategies to embrace emerging technologies
  • Receive key insights from startup founders and learn how they work with established firms to drive innovation
  • Network, interact and engage with startups, technologists, and industry peers
Don't Miss This Unique Opportunity


1:30 pm
Event Registration/Pre-Event Networking
2:00 pm
Welcome Address
Cristina Pieretti, Managing Director, Moody’s Analytics Accelerator
2:10 pm
Sean Belka, Managing Director, Fidelity
2:45 pm
Lightning Pitch — Quantifind
Nicholas Veltri, Financial Analytics Lead, Quantifind
2:50 pm
Getting Smarter with Every Spread
In this session, we will discuss how Moody’s Analytics uses machine learning to automate the financial spreading process. We decided to build QUIQspread to address our own internal needs to spread financials with greater speed and accuracy. This discussion will detail how advances in machine learning coupled with Moody’s deep expertise in spreading and credit analysis resulted in QUIQspread.

Eric Grandeo, Senior Director - Strategy & Innovation, Moody's Analytics Accelerator;
Miguel Romao, Associate Director - Strategy & Innovation, Moody's Analytics Accelerator
3:15 pm
Lightning Pitch — Fintech Sandbox
Jean Donnelly, Executive Director, Fintech Sandbox
3:20 pm
Ready Lender One. How Moody's Analytics is Making Unstructured Data Usable.
Join us to learn how Moody’s is leveraging, previously unusable, unstructured data. The session will explain how our Machine Learning framework has improved data usability for Compliance & Risk Assessment.

Ashit Talukder, Senior Director - Head of Machine Learning, Moody’s Analytics;
Nakul Kapoor, Director - Strategy & Innovation, Moody’s Analytics Accelerator
3:45 pm
Lightning Pitch — Moody's Analytics API Developer Portal
Rakesh Parameshwar, Senior Director - Strategy & Innovation, Moody's Analytics Accelerator
3:50 pm
Innovation in the Enterprise Panel:
Beyond the Hype, How Financial Firms are Innovating with Purpose
Panelists: Jean Vernor, Senior Vice President - Head of Incubator & Regional Analytics Center, Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.; Adrianne Dicker Kadzinski, Group Global Innovation Lead, Credit Suisse; More to be announced!
Moderator: Keith Berry, Executive Director, Moody's Analytics Accelerator
4:25 pm
Closing Remarks
Keith Berry, Head of Moody’s Analytics Accelerator
4:30 PM
Cocktails & Networking
6:00 PM
Event Concludes
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Cristina Pieretti
Managing Director, Emerging Business Unit
Moody's Analytics Accelerator
Keith Berry
Executive Director
Moody’s Analytics Accelerator
Rakesh Parameshwar
Senior Director, Strategy
& Innovation
Moody's Analytics Accelerator
Eric Grandeo
Senior Director,
Strategy & Innovation
Moody’s Analytics Accelerator
Ashit Talukder
Senior Director - Head of Machine Learning
Moody's Analytics Accelerator
Miguel Romao
Associate Director,
Strategy & Innovation
Moody’s Analytics Accelerator
Nakul Kapoor
Director - Strategy & Innovation
Moody's Analytics Accelerator
Jean Vernor
Senior VP, Head of Incubator & Regional Analytics Center
Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.
Adrianne Dicker Kadzinski
Group Global Innovation Lead
Credit Suisse
Jean Donnelly
Executive Director
FinTech Sandbox
Nicholas Veltri
Financial Analytics Lead
Sean Belka
Managing Director
Fidelity Corporate Business Development

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About Moody's Analytics

Moody’s Analytics Accelerator leads the company efforts to better understand and adapt to an environment characterized by widespread, technology-driven change. This includes the proactive assessment of new technologies, as well as the exploration of new business initiatives.


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