SFNet's Innovation Conference 2021

July 14 - 21, 2021

Live Online July 14 & 21

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Technology and social shifts are revolutionizing the landscape of secured lending. Many of the factors driving these changes have accelerated as a result of the pandemic. What will the world of secured finance look like as we emerge from the crisis? Is your business leading, adapting or falling behind?

Who should attend? Those responsible for strategy, planning, process and product development, marketing, technology and operationsand anyone interested in the changing landscape of our work environment. 

Our agenda will include panel sessions followed by small, interactive roundtable discussions.


July 14 from 12:00-3:00 p.m. EDT

The Innovation Imperative
Lin Chua, President & CFOO, Head of Capital Markets, InterNex Capital

How are innovations in the way we work changing the face of secured lending? What is driving the acceleration of these trends?

Remote Operations–Here to Stay?

Panelists: Ray Quartararo, Managing Director, Real Estate Executive, JPMorgan Chase & Co
Vincent Martino, Managing Director, JPMorgan-Global Real Estate Head of Portfolio Management, Global Transactions and Incentives

An examination of the return-to-work outlook. What are the impacts of remote operations from a commercial real estate perspective? Will space use change? How are safety, convenience and cultural considerations being factored in?

Social and Legal Legacy of the Pandemic–New Rules of the Road
Panelists: Brooke Iley, Co-Chair, Labor & Employment Practice Group, Blank Rome
Tim Knight, Vice President and Senior Managing Partner, ThinkingAhead Executive Search

How does corporate culture survive in a remote or hybrid environment? What is the impact on career mobility? How has this effected Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness? How will we deal with proof of vaccination and testing? What if I refuse to disclose? Can you make me come back to the office? What are company and employee rights?

Workplace Innovations–What Works and What Doesn't
Panelists: Nancy Lee, CEO, ABLSoft
Paul Cronin, Head of ABL, Santander Bank, N.A.
Al Spada, EVP, Newtek Business Services Corp.

How has the evolution of remote technologies and communication tools impacted operations? Are they effective? Are they a substitute for in-person interaction? What about security and privacy? What’s next?

July 21 from 12:00-3:00 p.m. EDT

Digital Disruption–Acceleration of Technology
Moderator: Heather Fidura, Vice President, Business Development, InterNex Capital
Panelist: Bill Verhelle, CEO, QuickFi by Innovation Finance

A look into how new technologies are being deployed to revolutionize work flows and the customer experience in the equipment finance industry. What are the implications for other forms of secured lending?

Workflow Tools
Panelists: Amos Welder IV, CFA, Senior Relationship Manager, Digital Benchmarking Programs, Greenwich Associates
Scott Ostroff, Director of Financial Services, Technology Strategy and Transformation, Point Management Group

Learn about the most impactful next generation workflow tools for financial institutions in the wholesale lending space. Where are leaders today and what’s on the horizon? Rapidly implement next generation workflow tools to create operational efficiencies and sales growth by overcoming common obstacles to generating transformation momentum.

Our new company-wide pricing gives member organizations unlimited employee registrations for one low fee. Click here to see if your company has registered.


Member Price: $250 (Unlimited company-wide registration fee)

Non-Member Price: $350 (Individual per-person registration fee)


Contact Information

Contact: Jeff Walsh

Email: jwalsh@sfnet.com





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