2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Beyond Banks: The Future of a Fully Banked World

Monday, March 14
9:30AM - 10:30AM

JW Marriott
Room 303-304
110 E 2nd St


Financial technology startups are beginning to break down barriers to traditional banking and impact the greater reach and accessibility of financial services. These new financial champions are making payment, savings and investment functions, operations, and security available to those previously marginalized and overlooked by large and regulated banks. This fireside chat with Anthony Watson, CEO of Uphold – a cloud based financial service enabling instant, safe and free transfer and exchange of currencies and commodities – and Jonathan Shieber, a senior editor at TechCrunch – will address the benefits of unlocking finance for all and why it’s taken until now to enact change.

Hashtags: #sxsw #cloudmoney


Anthony Watson at SXSW

Anthony Watson



Anthony Watson serves as Uphold’s President & CEO.

Prior to joining Uphold, Anthony was the CIO of Nike, Inc. where he led technology strategy and operations for the world's largest sportswear a...

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Jonathan Shieber

Sr Editor


Jonathan Shieber is a seasoned journalist and financial technology trend watcher. He's covered some of the most significant technology, product and industry trends disrupting the legacy banking sec...

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