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Fintech: Fables, Fallacies, and Futures

Thu, September 15, 2022
Dinner Program
Sanjib Kalita

Fintech has disrupted industries globally, driving trillion-dollar value creation and destruction. Having been on the frontiers of fintech growth over the last two decades working on a PayPal competitor and Google Wallet, Sanjib Kalita, the current CEO of Guppy and Editor-in-Chief of the leading fintech conference Money20/20, takes us behind-the-scenes to explore the fables, fallacies, and futures of fintech.

Mr. Kalita's Athenaeum presentation is co-sponsored by the Financial Economics Institute at CMC.

Sanjib Kalita is CEO of Guppy—the Web3 credit bureau—and editor in chief of Money20/20—the world’s leading fintech event series. A leader in fintech for over two decades, Kalita has also worked at large organizations like Google, Intel, and Citi as well several startups with successful exits.

In his early career, Kalita was at Citi where he launched several products and led the turnaround of a multibillion-dollar credit card business. He worked at Intel, where he was one of the founding engineers of Intel’s graphics accelerator business and helped drive the fastest new business ramp at Intel at the time. He designed a programming language that is still used at Intel, over 25 years later. 

Kalita is an independent board member of Gigworks, a publicly listed technology development company. He also serves as an advisor to the following diverse entities: TripleBlind, a privacy-preserving data sharing technology; American Pacific Bancorp; MPOWER Financing, an alternative lender providing student loans for international students; Impact Analytics, a data science consulting company; and SXSW Accelerator.

Kalita has an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management, as well as bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Cornell University.

Mr. Kalita's Athenaeum presentation is co-sponsored by the Financial Economics Institute at CMC.

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