We have made a change on our agenda for LendIt Fintech USA at the Javits Center in New York City on May 25-26. Gone is the Green Fintech track and in its place is a new track we are calling Data, Fraud, and the Future of Identity.
We were reluctant to make this change because I am a huge believer in green fintech and want to continue to champion it. But when I looked at the requests from the several hundred speaker submissions it became obvious to me that we needed to make the change. We only had three requests from potential speakers interested in speaking on green fintech, but we had over 50 submissions on fraud and identity.
So, even though we are in the advanced stages of planning for the agenda we decided to make this change. We will be connecting with potential speakers for this new track this week.
And I hope and expect we will be back with a green fintech track next year.
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Peter Renton is the chairman and co-founder of LendIt Fintech, the world’s first and largest digital media and events company focused on fintech. Peter has been writing about fintech since 2010 and he is the author and creator of the Fintech One-on-One Podcast, the first and longest-running fintech interview series. Peter has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The New York Times, CNBC, CNN, Fortune, NPR, Fox Business News, the Financial Times, and dozens of other publications.