Money is Transforming from Cash to Digital: Don't Get Lost in the Change; The Digital Money Forum, Presented by Synchrony Financial, Returns to CES 2018, January 9
Mobile Payments, Robo-Advisors and AI, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, and Digital Identity Are Among Hot Fintech Topics
Dynamic Lineup of Speakers Featuring Synchrony Financial, Bank of America, Major Coin and ICO's and Featured Address by Former Governor Tim Pawlenty

NEW YORK, Nov. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The past decade has seen consumers move their spending habits from paying cash to moving money digitally, often from their mobile devices. The number of fintech companies and traditional companies vying for your dollar is exploding. So are the ways that you can make a payment, get a loan or save money.  And just around the corner lie the new generation of cryptocurrencies, ICOs, and the rapid adoption of blockchain paradigms that will surely change business and finance indelibly. Welcome to the world of Digital Money where frictionless, seamless transfers are the aspiration and keeping safe identities is the challenge. Ultimately, money is based on trust. The systems that you trust will set themselves off from the pack.

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Living in Digital Times, creators of  Digital Money Forum, returns to CES® 2018 for year three as we observe digital money trends, including:

  • The new detente between Fintech and traditional banking.
  • The widespread deployment of AI-based systems that use their knowledge base to offer a plethora of services.
  • The rise of the Internet of Payment Things -- physical devices capable of making financial transactions.
  • The meteoric rise of blockchain as a platform for many distributed ledger based activities.
  • The diversity of coin offerings and how to navigate them.
  • The use of biometric tools to ensure safe identity.
  • The use of technology to offer banking products to traditionally underbanked.

The event is designed to provide members of the tech community with a look at their role as developers, manufacturers, service providers and consumers in the financial transition.  Investors, VCs will have a chance to meet the players.

Emceed by former Wall St. Journal reporter and crypto expert, Michael Casey, with speakers from a variety of companies including Intuit, Bank of America, Bloq Capital, Betterment and other Fintech companies, the day will begin with a look at how the landscape of payments is changing, from mobile payments to unattended payments and even wearable payments. We'll examine the latest in AI and Robo Advisors and discuss how these technologies are including a wider pool of people to save and invest, and we'll look at how technologies are shifting to help protect people from fraud and identity theft in the process.

The afternoon focuses on disruption as we zero in on cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, and how the movement to ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) may shake up venture capital funding, crowdfunding and other ways of creating new investments. We'll also take a look at how the blockchain is revolutionizing everything from contracts, to the entertainment world, to the world of driving.

The day ends with a Blockchain/ICO Slugfest, moderated by Michael Terpin of Transform Group-Social Radius, where the audience gets to vote on the most promising new money technology.

"As we rapidly move toward more and more of our financial transactions happening digitally, it's time to understand how technology is shaping the way we manage, grow and protect our wealth, whether it's in U.S. dollars or in Bitcoin, at home or at work" said Robin Raskin, founder and president, Living in Digital Times. "With some of the most brilliant tech minds and thought leaders gathered for CES, we can't think of a better place to get a dose of digital financial literacy."

At the Digital Money Forum, you'll hear from leading industry experts including:

  • Tim Pawlenty, CEO of Financial Services Roundtable and Former Governor of Minnesota, will look at the the future of financial data, who will own it and how fintechs and traditional banking will get along.
  • Scott Roen, Managing Director and head of Digital within Global Marketing at Black Rock will reveal how a traditional wealth management company saw the need for robo advisors and AI and how they were implemented.
  • Derrick Carpenter, SVP of Industry Solutions at Bank of America, reveals the ins and outs of finding the perfect balance between new services and old banking.
  • Matthew Roszak, Chairman and Co-founder of Bloq and Founding Partner of Tally Capital, will provide the technology investor's point of view for those developing a strategy and compass for cryptocurrencies and ICOs.

The one-day summit is held on January 9 at the Venetian, Level 4, Marcello 4405. Press and registered attendees are invited to stay for a cocktail reception following the conference sponsored by Coin Agenda and Bloq Capital.  The media partner for the event is CoinDesk. With 5 million unique visitors per month, CoinDesk is the leading digital media, events and information services company for the digital asset and blockchain technology community.

Speakers will be on hand for interviews.

To register to attend the Digital Money Forum at CES, visit  For updates of the Forum, follow #DigitalMoney and #CES2018.

About Living in Digital Times
Founded by veteran technology journalist Robin Raskin, Living in Digital Times brings together the most knowledgeable leaders and the latest innovations impacting both technology and lifestyle.  It helps companies identify and act on emerging trends, create compelling company narratives, and do better business through strong network connections.  Living in Digital Times produces technology conferences, exhibits and events at CES and other locations throughout the year by lifestyle verticals.  Core brands include Digital Health Summit, Digital Money Forum, FitnessTech, Baby Tech, Kids@Play, Family Tech Summit, FamilyTech TV, Beauty Tech, Wearables and FashionWare runway show, Last Gadget Standing and the KAPi Awards.  The company also works with various foundations and manages the Young Innovators to Watch awards recognizing student STEAM innovations.  For more information, visit and keep up with our latest news on Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook.

About CES
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