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Ken Kruszka, CEO SnapCheck, is a FinTech and Mobile Payments pioneer, who holds the distinction of being the first person to send $1 around the world by mobile. In addition to being an accomplished executive, leader, and entrepreneur, Ken also advises early-stage companies looking to establish product-market fit and accelerate growth on a global scale.  Ken leads SnapCheck in revolutionizing business-to-business payments: eliminating $50 Billion in costs, removing $20 Billion in fraud.  Previously, as EVP of Product and Service Delivery, Ken Kruszka drove Boom’s strategic product vision and roadmap, as well as their realization through the creation of industry-leading mobile financial products and services. In his role, Ken led the product management, product development, service delivery, and information technology organizations.

Dion Lisle, Vice President, Head of FinTech Capgemini is a seasoned FinTech executive that has been in the space since before it was called FinTech. Lisle started working with banks by developing Go To Market plans for complex security solutions that allowed e-signatures on wholesale bank transactions. Dion has been on both sides of the table and has worked for the largest bank and the largest payment processor in the world, Citibank and First Data respectively.  In both companies he was an early member of their Venture and Innovation teams and has evaluated over 500 startups in the past 8 years.  He has also invested in about 20 startups almost exclusively in the FinTech arena. Lisle has also been in FinTech startups and was involved in the earliest mobile payment efforts through Obopay. Dion leads the newly formed FinTech business unit at Capgemini where he is working to connect Silicon Valley’s best FinTech startups to Capgemini’s largest bank and FI clients to deliver innovative solutions.

Pemo Theodore

Pemo is a Media Publisher & Event Producer. She is CoFounder/CEO Silicon Valley TV She is the Executive Producer of FinTech Silicon Valley & organizes Bay Area FinTech meetup: Silicon Valley FinTech meetup & Blockchain Music meetup with almost 3k members. She has produced in the past Smart Money Silicon Valley; NoPanels & PitchPerfect Silicon Valley She video interviews venture capitalists & angel investors & FinTech experts. She partners with videographers to cover San Francisco Bay area startup conferences & meetups with livestreaming, video & foto packages Silicon Valley TV She is based in Silicon Valley & has been involved in online business for 14 years. She has been in small business for 46 years in Ireland, London, Canada & Australia. She also published a free ebook (the findings of 1 year research from VCs, angels & women founders) “Why are Women Funded Less than Men? a crowdsourced conversation” She was TheNextWomen‘s most prolific contributor of 2011. Silicon Valley TV has been noted as a platform for supporting high growth women led companies in Huffington Post

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