Abstract: The panel will focus on the legitimacy of solutions claiming they are using artificial intelligence and how enterprises integrate these solutions.
Bio: Sarah Biller is an Educator, Investor, and Entrepreneur in the FinTech sector. She teaches a graduate level course on the evolution of Financial Technology at Brandeis University and is a frequent guest lecturer at MIT. She is an LP in Mountain State Capital, a venture capital fund investing in the promising start-ups from across sectors in the West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania, and sits on the firm’s Board. Ms. Biller is the co-Founder of the FinTech Sandbox, a Boston-based not for profit that accelerates the product development cycle of FinTech start-ups, and currently sits on its Board of Directors.
Ms. Biller was also most recently the Head of Innovation Ventures at State Street Bank’s Global Exchange division and its Chief Operating Officer for Innovation. Prior to joining State Street, Ms. Biller has been a Principal in the launch of several successful venture-backed start-ups in the FinTech and Life Sciences sectors. Most recently she was the Co-Founder and President of Capital Market Exchange (CMX), a venture-backed predictive analytics platform utilizing investor sentiment to help bond investors anticipate near-term changes in spreads. CMX’s clients were large institutional firms managing in excess of $6 trillion of Fixed Income assets.
She is the Independent Director for Finomial, a Boston-based technology firm automating the compliance and regulatory requirements for a global set of Hedge Funds. Ms. Biller also is on the Board of the Nashville-based FinTech back office technology providerCore10. She also sat on the board of a trading platform for Bitcoin Options, Alt-Options, LLC until its acquisition in 2016.
Ms. Biller chairs Ernst & Young’s National selection committee for its Financial Services Entrepreneur of the Year award. She is an active mentor in the Barclays Techstars and StartupBootcamp FinTech accelerators as well as the Founding Advisor for MassChallenge’s new FinTech Lab initiative. Ms. Biller has also held roles at Fidelity Investments; worked on MCI’s corporate venture team; and launched and led research divisions for Fortune 500 CFO’s and treasurers at the Corporate Executive Board. She is also supportive of the arts and plays tennis competitively.
Ms. Biller studied Finance at West Virginia University and George Washington University.