Founding Members
AFP MindShift brings together the innovators, disruptors and macro-trend experts that will transform the role that technology plays in corporate finance and treasury by developing solutions that drive future profitability, reduce risk, and improve operating efficiency.
Miko Matsumura
MIKO MATSUMURA  is a Limited Partner with Pantera Capital and a founder of the cryptocurrency exchange Evercoin. He is based in silicon valley and is an active angel investor as well as a former LP with Focus Ventures, an $800 million dollar VC firm with 9 IPOs and 44 M&A events.
Oliver Lewis
OLIVER LEWIS is an academic, innovation adviser, and British senior civil servant with interests in near future technologies, institutional and corporate culture, diplomacy and national security. He is a senior research associate at the University of Oxford, a fellow of Tech City UK, and a visiting programme director at Wilton Park.
Leslie Chacko

LESLIE CHACKO is a San Francisco based Director within Marsh & McLennan's Global Risk Center, and head of the Center’s emerging technologies program. Leslie has over 14 years of experience in advising clients in the Financial Services and High Tech industries at the intersection of strategy, technology and risk.

Ben Sabloff

As Founder & Managing Partner of AQN Strategies, BEN SABLOFF and his team of expert practitioners are building and implementing solutions for leading bank and financial services clients. Ben’s career includes founding several companies, as well as thirteen years across a variety of roles at financial services leader Capital One. Ben holds an MBA from Stanford.

Chip Colbert
CHIP COLBERT is Chief Executive Officer at Starfish Leadership and Senior Director at SBD Advisors. Over a 20-year career as an Army infantry officer and strategist, he was deployed worldwide in support of military operations and served as the National Security Council’s Director for Defense Policy and Strategy for the Middle East. 
Ori Brafman
ORI BRAFMAN is a researcher, entrepreneur, and author of three New York Times bestsellers including his seminal work, The Starfish and the Spider. His unique ideas on leadership, teamwork, cultural change and innovation have been implemented by organizations including the U.S. government, Google, Microsoft, Cisco, Intel, the Chicago Bulls, Amazon, Facebook and PWC.
Jim Kaitz

JIM KAITZ is President and CEO of AFP, an association that represents over 16,000 treasury and financial professionals and sponsors the Certified Treasury Professional and Certified Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis Professional credentials. He was formerly EVP and COO of Financial Executives Institute, an association of senior financial executives representing 8,000 companies in the U.S.

9:00 - 10:00 A.M.
Aligning strategy with the three big trends in finance
- Creating cultures that implement innovation
- Proactive rather than reactive stance to market shifts
- Case studies


10:00 A.M. - NOON

Artificial Intelligence & Big Data
- Will automation shift the role of finance?
- Are roles going to disappear?
- The human side of implementing technology

1:00 - 3:00 P.M.

- Preventing the imminent attack
- Effectively responding to threats
- Managing public perception on safety and security
- Risk mitigation in increased environment

3:30 - 5:30 P.M.

- Is this the end of currency?
- Leveraging blockchain toward efficiency
- Responding to industry disintermediation​

5:30 - 6:00 P.M.

Roundtable Discussion
​ Wrap up led by Discussion Catalyst Ori Brafman and Chip Colbert
- Roundtable discussion
- Specific next steps
- A networked approach to navigating emerging trends

6:00 - 6:30 P.M.
Networking Reception

> AFP MindShift Summit Pass
> Transferable Exhibit Hall Floor Pass 


> AFP MindShift Summit Pass
> Transferable Exhibit Hall Floor Pass
> Full AFP 2017 registration
(non-transferable and limited to the AFP MindShift Summit attendee)  
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