By: Dr.Adal M.Hussain,Phd (AKA) Dr.Abbey Editor @ Large for World Liberty TV
LendIt, the world’s largest lending and FinTech conference returned to NYC for a gathering of thousands of established and emerging CEOs, innovators and thought leaders from Silicon Valley to Silicon Alley, and from Main Street to Wall Street, for two days that focused on the hot button topics and issues exploring the future of finance, including: digital banking, AI, investing, insurtech, blockchain, wealth management and real estate.
Financial technology ‘FinTech’ has surged over last 7 years and investments in the space have grown from $3B to more than $40B in 2015. With the rise of AI and data science,Fintech has played an increasingly important role across the financial ecosystem.
The world’s largest show in lending and Fintech, today announced finalists for its first annual LendIt Industry Awards. Out of hundreds of applicants worldwide, the selected finalists are all vying for top honors within 18 categories, which celebrate Fintech market leaders, emerging innovators, and top talent.
The finalists were evaluated by more than 30 renowned Fintech industry experts including CEOs, investors and media. The winners were announced during the LendIt Industry Awards Show and Dinner taking place on March 7th 2017at the Edison Ballroom in the heart of New York City. In addition to the ceremony, the LendIt Industry Awards evening included a cocktail reception, a 3-course dinner and live entertainment.
“Having been on the front lines of emerging and later stage Fintech companies for the past five years, we wanted to unveil our own best of the best industry accolades,” said Jason Jones, Co-Founder of LendIt. “We were positively overwhelmed with the high number and high caliber of entrees. These finalists represent some of the most innovative companies that are radically improving financial services through technology.”
About LendIt : LendIt is the world’s largest event series dedicated to connecting the fintech and lending community. Our conferences bring together the leading lending platforms, investors, and service providers in our industry for unparalleled educational, networking, and business development opportunities. LendIt hosts three conferences annually: our flagship conference LendIt USA as well as LendIt Europe in London and LendIt China in Shanghai.
About LendIt News: LendIt News is an online financial technology news resource aimed to provide invaluable, up to the minute insights, across Insurtech, Blockchain, payments, online lending, real estate, digital banking, wealth management and AI. Founded and published by the LendIt team, LendIt News taps experts and thought leaders to explore the latest global trends in financial technology. LendIt News…Fintech.Fast. Focused.
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