MoAF to Host Evening Program: "21st Century Banking: Bridging the Digital Divide"

10 random attendees will receive $500 donations to a charity of their choice through the “Lucky Pennies” Initiative*

January 26, 2017

MoAF to Host Evening Program:

New York, NY – On Thursday, February 9, the Museum of American Finance will host “21st Century Banking: Bridging the Digital Divide,” a fireside chat and panel discussion on the major transformations that are challenging banking norms and reshaping customers’ relationships with their money and their banks. “21st Century Banking” is co-sponsored by Ally Financial and Capco. The program will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 pm in the Museum’s Grand Mezzanine at 48 Wall Street in New York.

Introductory remarks will be given by Ally Bank CEO/President Diane Morais to set the stage for a fireside chat featuring Ally Financial CIO Michael Baresich. A panel discussion will follow with leaders in fintech representing banking and payments technology, applications for artificial intelligence and big data analysis. The fireside chat and panel will be moderated by Cheddar Founder/CEO Jon Steinberg, who was the former president of BuzzFeed. Closing remarks will be given by Capco Managing Partner Guido Tamburini.

Key topics include:
• How technology-based companies are disintermediating the banking system
• The emergence of banking payments networks to combat third party erosion
• Mining and analyzing customer data to deliver enriched, customized user experiences

Panelists include:
Tariq Bokhari, Head of Innovation and Investment, FIS
Maria Gotsch, President and CEO, Partnership Fund for NYC
David Sosna, Co-Founder and CEO, Personetics

The program will be followed by a cocktail reception sponsored by Protiviti.

*In conjunction with its co-sponsorship, Ally Financial will be giving away 10 “Lucky Pennies” to random individuals attending this program. Each individual will receive a $500 donation to the charity of his or her choice. The “Lucky Pennies” initiative is closely aligned with the Museum's own mission to educate the public on the value of financial markets and personal financial responsibility.

More information can be found at Join the conversation at #fintechbanking.

Media Access: Working members of the press are invited to attend this program. For media access, please contact Kristin Aguilera at

About the Museum of American Finance
The Museum of American Finance, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is the nation’s only independent museum dedicated to finance, entrepreneurship and the open market system. With its extensive collection of financial documents and objects, its seminars and educational programming, its publication and oral history program, the Museum portrays the breadth and richness of American financial history, achievement and practices. The Museum is located at 48 Wall Street. For more information, visit or connect with the Museum on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @FinanceMuseum.

Media Contact:
Kristin Aguilera, Museum of American Finance