Speaking Engagement

2018 ELFA Annual Convention

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
5350 East Marriott Drive
Phoenix, AZ

Blank Rome Partners Keith B. Letourneau and Stephen T. Whelan will each participate in a panel discussion at the 2018 Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (“ELFA”) Annual Convention, being held October 14 to 16, 2018, in Phoenix, Arizona. 

Keith will be on the “Technology Innovation and Disruptions: Beyond the Hype” panel on Monday, October 15, from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m., with co-presenters:

  • Moderator: Deborah Reuben, Reuben Creative, LLC, President
  • Chris Gigliotti, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Managing Director
  • Anu Sachdeva, Genpact, Senior Vice President
  • Kristie Kosobuski, International Decision Systems, Senior Director Product Management

This session will provide insight into emerging technologies anticipated to have a significant impact on the Equipment Finance industry such as blockchain, robotic process automation, machine learning, advanced analytics, and others, and provide an overview of these innovative technologies, and explore use cases, critical issues, and considerations for practical business applications.  

Steve’s panel, “Got Big Data & Blockchain? Make Both Work for You!” will take place Tuesday, October 16, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The panelists will discuss how lenders can build core data capabilities to drive real business outcomes and provide a perspective on how blockchain technology and vigorous data management practices, can positively impact various equipment finance transactions.

Steve will be joined on the panel by:

  • Ray Ellingsen, Corcentric Capital Equipment Solutions, Vice President
  • Patrick Gaskins, Corcentric Capital Equipment Solutions, SVP - Sales & Operations
  • Anu Sachdeva, Genpact, Senior Vice President
  • Maria Singson, PhD, Genpact, Chief Science Officer 

For more information, please visit the event website.