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BAI Announces Alliance with Plug and Play Tech Center to Foster Collaboration Among Fintech Firms and Financial Institutions at BAI Beacon Conference
CHICAGO, July 5, 2017 – BAI announces a new strategic alliance with Plug and Play Tech Center to facilitate innovation and idea-generation at BAI Beacon 2017. BAI Beacon is an immersive, fast-paced, open campus style financial services conference with a heavy focus on disruptive innovation taking place on Oct. 4-5 in Atlanta, Georgia.
BAI’s collaboration with Plug and Play, a global innovation platform that connects early-stage companies to financial institutions, will expose BAI Beacon attendees to the latest FinTech trends and inventions. It will also facilitate focused, high-level engagement with FinTech leaders from financial services institutions with rising companies and solutions that are already shaking up the industry.
As part of this alliance, Plug and Play has hand-selected six companies to participate at BAI Beacon 2017. These companies reflect key areas of interest that will be covered by the conference content including, AI, customer experience, cybersecurity and FinTech for community-based banking organizations.
Plug and Play selected companies featured at BAI Beacon include the following:
- Durk Stelter, Chief Revenue Officer, Pypestream
- Manoj Duggirala, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Context360
- Jeff Schmidt, President and CEO, Authomate
- David Schoenberger, Chief Innovation Officer, Eclypses, Inc.
- Christopher Ruppe, CEO, Monotto
- Ravi Balasubramanian, CEO and Co-Founder, Sandbox Banking
Scott Robinson, Vice President and founder at Plug and Play FinTech and Sahil Arora, FinTech associate at Plug and Play, are the moderators for the sessions.
“Our alliance with Plug and Play brings unique value to BAI Beacon by providing an exclusive look at tomorrow’s technology that could immediately impact attendees’ businesses,” said Mark Kowalczyk, Managing Director, Research of BAI. “We welcome these six stand-out FinTech companies and look forward to showcasing their solutions, as well as having them meet and engage with the attendees at BAI Beacon as their unique offerings closely match the audience’s specific needs.”
Financial services leaders can learn more and register for BAI Beacon at BAIBeacon.com.
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About Plug and Play
Plug and Play is a global innovation platform. We connect startups to corporations and invest in over 150 companies every year. Since inception in 2006, our programs have expanded worldwide to include a presence in 22 locations globally giving startups the necessary resources to succeed in Silicon Valley and beyond. With over 6,000 startups and 180 official corporate partners, we have created the ultimate startup ecosystem in many industries. We provide active investments with 200 leading Silicon Valley VCs, and host more than 365 networking events per year. Companies in our community have raised over $6 billion in funding, with successful portfolio exits including Danger, Dropbox, Lending Club, PayPal, SoundHound, and Zoosk. For more information, visit www.plugandplaytechcenter.com.
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