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AI & FinTech - a pain in the BOT? With Aaron Harris (YC) & Eden Shochat (Aleph)

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Monika R. and Shirley S.


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Bots have become the next big trend and a key in the door leading to investors' meeting rooms around VC offices worldwide. Meanwhile, big financial institutions, desperate for better technologies, are burdened with old infrastructure and heavy internal structures - not the quickest sector to be injected with innovative technology. In this meetup we will discuss bridging the gap between the two very distant worlds.

The meetup is co-organized by CREATORS, Rise Tel Aviv and KPMG.


19:00 - open doors, networking, food & drinks

19:30 - Welcome by CREATORS and Rise

19:40 - KPMG's experience with bots - challenges and opportunities 5-minute pitch.

19:45 - CASE STUDY 1: Barclays and bots - the Barclays development of bots for the bank's operations: how, why, what?

19:55 - CASE STUDY 2: Startups' lessons learned - Ron Shalit, Director of Product Innovation @ Personetics

20:10-21:00 - fireside chat & Q&A between Eden Shochat and Aaron Harris

21:00-21:30 - networking and the end


Aaron Harris is a partner at YCombinator - the first startup accelerator worldwide. He co-founded Tutorspree, which was funded by Y Combinator in 2011. Before Tutorspree he worked at Bridgewater Associates, where he managed product and operations for an analytics group. He has an AB in History and Literature from Harvard.

Eden Shochat is an equal partner at Aleph VC. Prior to founding Aleph, Shochat was a general partner at Genesis where he focused on seed-stage investments, was a co-founder of ( (acquired by Facebook in 2012). He was also co-founder and CTO of Aternity (recently acquired by Riverbed).

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