LendIt Fintech USA 2018 Slide Presentations Now Live

Thanks to everyone who joined us at LendIt Fintech USA 2018. Below, you can find the presentations from keynote speakers at the event, as well as the different track presentations and workshops.

In addition, recorded sessions can be found on the LendIt Fintech USA 2018 website. You can also view photos from the event.


  • Bo Brustkern, Jason Jones and Peter Renton, LendIt Fintech Co-Founders – LendIt Fintech Opening Remarks
  • Scott Sanborn, LendingClub – America’s Financial Health Crisis and What We Can Do About It
  • Renaud Laplanche, Upgrade – Online Lending 2.0 – The Next Chapter of Online Lending Product Innovation
  • Rob Frohwein, Kabbage – They’re Just Not that Into You – The importance of building relationships with your customers
  • Yihan Fang, Yirendai – China’s New Wealth Gets Wise
  • Avid Modjtabai, Wells Fargo – Reimagining Banking for the Post-Digital Age
  • Scott Penberthy, Google – Applying AI and Machine Learning to Financial Services Using the Google Cloud Platform

Banking Innovation Trends

  • Yolande Piazza, Citi FinTech – The New Role of Digital Banking – Helping Customers Achieve their Financial Futures
  • Frank Rotman, QED Investors – The Copernican Revolution In Banking

Credit & Underwriting

  • Ram Ahluwalia, PeerIQ – What is Happening with Personal Loan Losses
  • Simon Cheng, Xiaoyin Tech – Lending to the China Consumer Market
  • Zane Wang, China Rapid Finance – When Credit Decisioning Meets Artificial Intelligence
  • Steve Chaouki, Transunion – Prepayment and Loan Performance
  • Andrew Sheehan, Clarity Services and Angela Granger, Experian – Gaining the Competitive Advantage with Comprehensive Data


  • Jose Neto, BitCQR – Military-Grade Cybersecurity
  • Ben Whaley, Kountable – Protecting your Business through your Employees
  • Alan Krassowski, ConsenSys – State-of-the-Art Strategies for Effective Cybersecurity Protection
  • Misha Esipov, Nova Credit – Creditworthy: The Future of Credit Data in the Age of Hacks, Disruption, and Globalization

Financial AI

  • Jeffrey McMillan, Morgan Stanley – Today, Tomorrow, and 2050 – The Next Wave of AI in Wealth Management
  • Ido Lustig, BlueVine – An in-depth Look into AI Based Underwriting
  • Jason Zhang, Rongzhijia – Genetic Recombination in Consumer Finance, Enabled by AI
  • Rachel Carpenter, Intrinio – Accessible Data and AI: Powering the Future of Fintech
  • David Johnson, First Associates Loan Servicing, LLC – The Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Enhancing Portfolio Performance

Financial Inclusion

  • Sally Taylor-Shoff, FICO – Lessons Learned in Scoring Customers Around the Globe Using Alternative Data
  • Raul Vazquez, Oportun – Leveraging Technology for the Underserved
  • Benny Li, HuaXia Finance – Chinese Financial Inclusion Trends
  • Panel – Consumer Debt in the United States – When is too much too much?

Investor Opportunities in Fintech

  • Deepak Lalit, LendIt Advisors and Chris Moller, Deloitte – Cost of Capital Survey Results

International Fintech

  • Fermin Bueno, Finnovista – The Latin America Fintech Ecosystem

Small Business

  • Noah Breslow, OnDeck – Competitors in Collaboration: Innovation and Opportunity in Online Small Business Lending
  • Panel – Is Digital Supply Chain Finance Positioned to Take Over Invoice Finance?

Financial AI Workshop

  • Victoria Treyger, Kabbage and Anthony Morris, Salesforce – From AI to ROI: How to Transform Lending with Intelligence
  • Vikram Mahidhar, Genpact – Genpact Case Study
  • Douglas Merrill, ZestFinance – The Loathsome Lies of Machine Learning
  • Prashant Fuloria, Fundbox – Beyond the Hype: AI for SMB Fintech

RegTech Workshop

  • Dan Morgan, UK Department for International Trade – Comparing and Contrasting Regtech Across the Globe

Sales & Marketing Workshop

  • Alan Sherman, IWCO Direct – Performance Based Marketing – The Why & The How
  • Rich Walker, Deluxe P4P – CPA Prescreen Direct Marketing: De-risking the Marketing Decision
  • Harry Zhang, Lob – Mail 2.0: Mail Doesn’t Suck, the Way You’re Doing it Does
  • Hal Bienstock, Prosek Partners and Mickey Mandelbaum – Telling Your Story: Building a Differentiated Corporate Narrative
  • Randi Schochet, Cross River – Branding for FinTech
  • Louis Sciullo, Landor – Building an Agile Fintech Brand


  • Todd Anderson

    Todd is the host of PitchIt: the fintech startups podcast, a weekly interview show featuring emerging fintech founders and leading venture capitalists. He is responsible for leading the content team which covers fintech through daily & weekly email newsletters, editorial, virtual events, and in-person conferences. He has been covering fintech, banking, and venture capital for more than 15 years, including speaking regularly at industry events.