STL TechWeek 2023


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April 25, 2023 | 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The Pageant in UCity

6161 Delmar Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63112


Our Expert Speakers

Jim McKelvey

CEO, Invisibly & Block

Josh Bledsoe

Managing Director, Stifel at Stifel Financial Corp.

Chris Mihok

Managing Director Investment Banking, Keefe Bruyette & Woods

Nathaniel Laroche

Vice President Cash Products and Banking Services, Stifel Financial Corp.

Nat Stone

Managing Director, Founder, Stifel Bank

Bob Elfanbaum

CEO, Object Computing

Matthew Lawrenson

Chief Strategy Officer, Tolam Earth

Jay Steinback

CEO, yWhales

Siva Avvaru

Managing Partner, yWhales Solutions

Bryan Garcia

CTO, FinLocker

Princewill Okorie

Machine Learning Engineer, FinLocker

Jon Dobson

CEO, PayRecs

Doug Wilber

CEO, Denim Social

Megan Blair

VP of Marketing, Denim Social

Event Agenda

11:30 – 12:00 PM   |  Doors Open & Registration

12:00 – 1:00 PM    |  Lunch & Book Signings with Jim McKelvey

1:00 – 1:05 PM     |  Welcome by Emily Hemingway, Executive Director of TechSTL

1:05 – 1:45 PM     |  Opening Keynote – “The Future of Data Ownership” by Jim McKelvey, CEO of Block & Invisibly (with Q&A)

1:50 – 2:35 PM    |  “FinTech: Where Are We Now & Where Are We Going?” Roundtable

          • Facilitator: Siva Avvaru, Managing Partner of yWhales

          • Jay Steinback, CEO of yWhales

          • Bob Elfanbaum, CEO of Object Computing, Inc.

          • Matthew Lawrenson, Chief Strategy Officer of Tolam Earth

2:35 – 2:45 PM     |    Transition Break

2:45 – 3:30 PM     |  “Driving Value with a More Human Approach to FinTech Marketing” Presentation by Doug Wilber, CEO of Denim Social and Megan Blair, VP of Marketing at Demin Social

3:35 – 4:05 PM     |  “Homeownership Readiness: Testing Product Hypotheses & Scaling Up Based on UX Research” Presentation by Bryan Garcia, CTO of FinLocker and Princewill Okorie, Machine Learning Engineer at FinLocker

4:05 – 4:15 PM     |    Transition Break

4:15 – 5:00 PM     |   Closing Session – “Fintech and Banking in a post SVB World” Roundtable with Stifel Executive Leadership

          • Facilitator: Jon Dobson, CEO of PayRecs

          • Josh Bledsoe, Managing Director, Stifel Nicolaus

          • Nat Stone, Managing Director, Founder, Stifel Bank

          • Nathaniel Laroche, Head of Payments and Bank Services, Stifel Financial

          • Miranda Miller, Head of Technology Product Development, Stifel Financial

          • Chris Mihok, Managing Director Investment Banking, Keefe Bruyette & Woods

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