Benzinga Announces Keynote Speaker, Fireside Chat, And Exhibiting Companies For 2015 Benzinga Fintech Awards Gala & Expo
April 2, 2015
For Immediate Release
New York, New York - Benzinga is pleased to announce Philip Brittain, CTO / Global Head of Platform at Thomson Reuters as the keynote speaker for the inaugural 2015 Benzinga Fintech Awards on April 8th in New York City.
Eliot Spitzer, former Governor of New York and Board Member at TipRanks will also be conducting a live fireside chat with CEO Jason Raznick and President Kyle Bazzy of Benzinga. Attendees and press interested in what Mr. Spitzer has to say about the growing fintech industry are encouraged to join.
"Discovering innovation within the financial technology space is what the Benzinga Fintech Gala is all about - recognizing the great achievements of some of the brightest and hardest working people in fintech." said Kyle Bazzy, President of Benzinga and Marketfy. "We deeply believe there's a better way to help people take control of their financial future and these great companies are bringing us one step closer to achieving that. We are excited to do our part."
Due to the overwhelming response to the online competition that went viral and garnered over 10 million impressions through a social media based voting system, Benzinga is pleased to not only highlight and honor the category finalist companies with an awards ceremony, but also have 30 companies demoing their innovations and tech in the exhibition hall as well.
In addition, over two dozen venture capitalists, 35 media firms, 10 major US retail brokerages, 4 fintech accelerators and over 100 other fintech companies and their leadership teams will be attending.
Thirty companies will be exhibiting their products and technology, including Advizr, BarChart, Benzinga Pro, Betterment, Capital Market Labs, ChartIQ, DarcMatter, Darwinex, Estimize, ETNA, Exchange Data Interactive, EquityZen, HedgeCoVest, Intralinks, InvestCloud, iStockAlerts, LikeFolio, Market Prophit, nCino, Newshedge, News Quantified, Quantcha, Quants Trading, Trade IT, Ticker Tags, Tip'd Off, Vetr and Xignite.
Ritholtz Wealth Management CEO and CNBC contributor Josh Brown, one of the five official judges for the competition said, "The caliber of companies that competed this year has been impressive. If you're looking for the next big company in fintech - and tech companies in general - you need to be at this event." As the master of ceremonies, Josh Brown will be presenting awards along with several surprise industry guests.
The other official judges are Steve Ehrlich of Honos Financial, Ron Insana of CNBC, Andrew Ackerman of DreamIt New York, Charlie Kroll of Andera and Kyle Bazzy of Benzinga.
"With the combination of an expo hall and an awards ceremony packed together with the best and brightest minds in fintech, we continue to say that the Benzinga Fintech Awards is the Oscars of financial technology," said Joel Theard, director of special projects at Benzinga. "It has grown into this must-attend event for everyone interested in networking, deal-making and taking their business, product or career to the next level."
To learn more about attending the event and being part of this ground-floor opportunity, please visit www.benzingafintechawards.com.
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About Benzinga Fintech Awards
Designed to uncover the most innovative companies within the financial technology capital markets sector, the Benzinga Fintech Awards will provide the winning finalist companies with new opportunities for growth. Benzinga is giving out over $1,000,000 in total prizes and services, which includes a grand prize of five million ad impressions on Benzinga.com and a one-year Benzinga Cloud news & data license subscription.
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