The Power of Big Data – Shaping the Future of FinTech

How will the latest trends in analytical technologies impact the fast-growing FinTech sector? Join us for a compelling cross-border panel of Swiss and American experts who will explore the drive of Big Data analytics in the financial and insurance industry.

Event Details


swissnex Boston
420 Broadway, Cambridge , Massachusetts 02138 United States


June 29, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm


$ 20

The Power of Big Data – Shaping the Future of FinTech

An event in the Future of Money series

The disruptive waves of FinTech innovations, startups and investments are rapidly transforming the financial world. Massive quantities of data are constantly aggregated – this data is typically “cloudy” and can be impossible to analyze without the right tools. Which systems can the industry embrace to leverage Big Data in order to grow value, unfurl, and accelerate? The fourth event in our Future of Money series will host a cross-border panel of Swiss and American experts from both industry and research, to discuss technological, innovative and entrepreneurial aspects that bring the FinTech industry to the next level.

Join us for this unique opportunity to learn about the newest innovations in Big Data Analytics and get prepared for the next major trends in the FinTech sector.



Moderated by Lukas Hohl, Associate Partner at Synpulse

  • Sarah Biller, Chief Operations Officer for Innovation | State Street
  • Mona Vernon, Vice President | Thomson Reuters Labs
  • Patrick Barnert, CEO | Qumram
  • Alexandre Gaillard, CEO | InvestGlass


Program – Boston (find information about the New York event here)

6:00 PM Doors Open

6:30 PM Welcome Address by Dr. Felix Moesner, CEO of swissnex Boston

6:35 PM Keynote Speech by Craig Copland, Vice President: IoT and Smart Analytics at SwissRe

6:45 PM Panelists’ Introduction & Panel Discussion

7:45 PM Networking Reception


Speaker Bios



Lukas Hohl | Associate Partner at Synpulse

Lukas Hohl is responsible for solution delivery and business development at Synpulse USA Inc., a Swiss consulting company with a global reach focusing on the financial services industry. Using his extensive experience in the realm of core banking system implementations, he is collaborating with emerging FinTech startup companies in the area of Big Data Analytics.





Mona Vernon | Vice President Thomson Reuters Labs

At Thomson Reuters, Mona Vernon partners with customers, startups and academics on new data-driven businesses, and she has run the Emerging Technology group of the enterprise.  Mona Vernon is an Executive Board Member of the FinTech Sandbox, a member of the Big Data & Cybersecurity Leadership Group of Massachusetts, and sits in the executive committee for the TechHUB Collaborative.






Sarah Biller | COO of Innovation at State Street

As COO, Sarah Biller represents State Street’s commitment to innovation. Recently, she was the Co-Founder and President of Capital Market Exchange, a predictive analytics platform. She is member of the Advisory Board of the FinTech Sandbox, and has held roles at Fidelity Investments and worked on MCI’s corporate venture team.





Patrick Barnert | CEO of Qumram

Before becoming CEO and member of the Board of Directors of Qumram, Patrick Barnert has held a variety of senior-level corporate leadership positions, most recently Senior Vice President at OpenText, where he was responsible for $800m global revenues. Barnert was co-founder and CEO of Unic, and he is a business angel for technology businesses in the USA and Canada.





Alexandre Gaillard | CEO of InvestGlass

Alexandre Gaillard is CEO and founder of Geneva-based InvestGlass SA. Fully aware of the speed and dynamism of the disruptive robo-advisor space, InvestGlass has designed a platform that uses algorithms to efficiently contextualize information for relationship managers and wealth managers. Gaillard also is co-founder and Vice President of Swiss FinteCH, and board member of the Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce.





A second event will take place in New York on June 30