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Event: 2nd Annual Marketplace Cloud Lending Summit and Expo

Where ?

Aria Resort & Casino , Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

When ?

January 19 – 20, 2017


iiBIG and our sister-company, the Cloud Computing Association (CCA), are pleased to present our 2nd ANNUAL Marketplace CLOUD LENDING SUMMIT & EXPO to be held in Las Vegas, January 19 – 20, 2017. The disruptive emergence of CLOUD-based LENDING is growing in acceptance. As the industry matures – and some growing pains have been felt – this conference offers participants an opportunity to learn about the latest developments and challenges facing this sector. As the new year begins, this event also offers attendees to make new connections, solidify existing relationships, and to anticipate the business development opportunities that lie ahead.

The Program Format
The CLOUD LENDING SUMMIT & EXPO will begin with a view of the state of the cloud lending industry from the proverbial ’36-thousand feet,’ presented by a roundtable panel of experts, followed by panel sessions and roundtables like these:

(A01) – Opening Roundtable Keynote: The Revolution in Lending and the State of the Online Lending Marketplace
Panel of Marketplace Cloud Lending Experts Discuss the State of the Cloud-based Lending Industry today; and on the outlook for 2017 and beyond.

(A02) – Investment and M&A Opportunities in the Marketplace Lending Sector
Investing, Bank/Fintech partnerships, and M&A opportunities in the marketplace lending and FinTech space.

(A03) – Student Loans & Other Consumer Lending in the Cloud
Market Leaders Address Opportunities in the $1.3 Trillion Student Loan Markets, and in other asset classes including auto, debt consolidation, etc.

(A04) – Building a Cloud-based Marketplace Lending Technology Plan/Platform
Best Practices Roundtable on the System Selection Processes: Maintaining Security and Optimizing Storage Solutions.

(A05) – Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Roundtable
Accessing Capital for Cloud Lenders in the IPO Markets

(A06) – Loan Origination, Servicing & Collection Solutions for Cloud-based Marketplace Lenders

(A07) – Funding & Liquidity in Marketplace Cloud Lending
Funding and Liquidity via Securitization; Institutional Investors; Crowdfunding; HNWI; Leasing and Secondary Markets

(A08) – Legal and Regulatory Issues in the Marketplace Cloud Lending Space
CFPB and other Current Legal and Regulatory issues, and court decisions and how these issues will affect Cloud-based Lenders in 2017 and beyond. What steps should cloud-based lenders take to insure compliance?

(B09) – Small Business, Commercial Real Estate and other Non-consumer Lending in 2017 and Beyond
An assessment of opportunities for Cloud-based Lending in the small business, commercial real estate, and other non-consumer categories markets.

(B10) – Cybersecurity Issues in Marketplace Cloud Lending
Hacking, Identity Theft, and Fraudulent transaction are only a few of the dangers.

(B11) – Cloud-based Marketplace Lending in 2017 and Beyond: Conference Wrap-up Roundtable
Key members of the 2017 Cloud Lending Summit Faculty will summarize conference findings and predict what’s ahead for the marketplace lending community.

More information here.


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About the author

George Popescu

Serial entrepreneur.

George sold and exited his most successful company, Boston Technologies (BT) group, in 2014. BT was a technology, market maker, high-frequency trading and inter-broker broker-dealer in the FX Spot, precious metals and CFDs space company. George was the Founder and CEO and he boot-strapped from $0 to a $20+ million in revenue without any equity investment. BT has been #1 fastest growing company in Boston in 2011 according to the Boston Business Journal and the only company being in top 10 fastest in 2012-13 as it was #5 in 2012. BT has been on the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest growing companies in the US for 4 years in a row ( #143, #373, #897 and #1270). After the company sale in July 2014 until February 2015 George was Head-of-Strategy for Currency Mountain ( ), a USD 100 million+ holding company focused on retail and medium institutional currencies, precious metals, stocks, fixed income and commodities businesses.

• Over the last 10 years, George founded 10 companies in online lending, craft beer brewery, exotic sports car rental space, hedge funds, peer-reviewed scientific journal ( Journal of Cellular and Molecular medicine…) and more. George advised 30+ early stage start-ups in different fields. George was also a mentor at MIT’s Venture Mentoring Services and Techstar Fintech in NY.

• Previously George obtained 3 Master's Degrees: a Master's of Science from MIT working on 3D printing, a Master’s in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Supelec, France and a Master's in Nanosciences from Paris XI University. Previously he worked as a visiting scientist at MIT in Bio-engineering for 2 years. George had 3 undergrad majors: Maths, Physics and Chemistry. His scientific career led to about 10 publications and patents.

• On the business side, Boston Business Journal has named me in the top 40 under 40 in 2012 in recognition of his business achievements.

• George is originally from Romania and grew up in Paris, France.

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