What's the deal with fintech? - Technical.ly Delaware


Nov. 29, 2018 11:37 am

What’s the deal with fintech?

Fintech is only getting bigger in Delaware. This forum has answers.

Is fintech finally trending in the First State?

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For years now, Delaware has felt like it’s been on the very edge of a massive fintech (that’s financial technology, in case you’re new here) boom. Big banks have come, gone and in some cases, stayed in Wilmington, and the sector is one of the most active tech employers in the state.

At our Delaware Stakeholders meeting in November, the fintech topic came up, as it often does. Is that boom really going to happen here, or is that just wishful thinking?

“Fintech is growing in Delaware,” seemed to be the consensus we heard from founders and technologists.

To continue the conversation, the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce is hosting an all-day Fintech Forum at Arsht Hall in Wilmington, featuring the area’s top players in everything fintech. It’s happening Dec. 11.

After networking, lunch and a keynote talk from former CEO of ING Direct Arkadi Kuhlmann, the forum will include a series of 30 minute talks, including:

  • Legislation, Compliance, and Governement Regulation
    Panelists: J.C. Boggs of King & Spalding, Scott Talbott of Electronic Transactions Association, and Doneene Damon of Richards, Layton & Finger. Moderated by John Collins of First State Fin Tech Lab
  • Blockchain
    Speaker: Kristopher Knight, Delaware Deputy Secretary of State
  • Cryptocurrency
    Speaker: Stephen Palley of Anderson Kill
  • Talent
    Panelists: Frank Borchert of Marlett Funding and Jennifer McDermott of JPMorgan Chase. Moderated by John Collins
  • Emerging Technologies in Banking
    Panelists: Jonathan Predergast of TD Bank and Dominic Canuso of WSFS Bank
  • FinTech Sandbox
    Speakers: Gene Truono, Compliance Executive and Dan Quan of Banks Street Advisory. Moderated by John Collins

The talks will be followed by a reception with Governor John Carney.


Tickets are $95 ($75 for New Castle County Chamber of Commerce members) and scholarship tickets are available.


P.S: Here’s a look at a few Philly fintech startups via our sister site Technical.ly Philly.

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