Education Seminar

Fintech Symposium
Law Offices of Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw & Pittman, LLP • Los Angeles, CA

CBA’s Fintech Symposium will explore and test the viability of fintech partnerships with banks in California to enhance efficiencies, improve risk management practices and provide greater customer and shareholder value. The one-day program will include an executive review of the fintech landscape including channels, banking services, platforms and processes. The program will seek to identify best practices in vendor selection and risk management while providing a forum for fostering potential fintech partnerships.


9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Registration Open
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Thriving in an Era of Digital Disruption
JP Nicols and Jason Henrichs, FinTech Forge
11: 00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. Break
11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Payments Strategies & Solutions/Commerce.Innovated
Reetika Grewal, Head of Payments Strategies and Solutions, Silicon Valley Bank 
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. IBM Watson and the Future of Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning for Financial Services: An Executive Overview
Mark Levonian, Managing Director, Promontory Financial/IBM
1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Break
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Panel Presentation: Identifying Best Practices in FinTech Vendor Selection and Management
Panel Moderator: 
-   Deborah Thoren-Peden, Partner, Pillsbury LLP
-   Ash Patel, CEO, Commercial Bank of California;
-   Bill Haraf, Special Advisor, Promontory; former Commissioner, California Department of Financial Institutions
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Wrap up
3:00 p.m. Program Concludes

Registration Information

Regular Registration
CBA Members: Complimentary

Two ways to register:

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Location Information

Law Offices of Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw & Pittman, LLP​
725 S Figueroa St #2800
Los Angeles, CA 90017


The 945 W. 8th Street (City Target) parking structure is adjacent to the FIGat7th retail center and Ernst & Young Building (725 S. Figueroa Street). Entrances to the parking structure are located on both 7th and 8th Streets. Take the elevator within the parking structure to Level 8, which is street level. Parking will not be validated.