Mohit Cheppudira | Principal Engineer

Mohit Cheppudira, Principal Engineer, Google

Mo Cheppudira is a Principal Engineer and Director of Site Reliability Engineering at Google and leads the organizations responsible for some of Google's most critical production and cloud infrastructure. He is well versed in some of the current technical challenges and opportunities facing the Global Financial Services community including; Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Engineering Culture in FinServ and Security. Over the past decade, Mohit has worked on everything from the crawling and indexing systems that power Google Search to the massively distributed cluster infrastructure responsible for networking, monitoring, load balancing, and storage. Mo is an active member of the open-source community, and founder of VexFlow, a popular open-source music notation engine, used by universities, startups, and large publishing companies worldwide.


Day 1 @ 09:20

FinTech on the rise – navigating Canada’s opportunity for global leadership as a hub for innovation

  • Taking the temperature of Canadian financial innovation – with over $1 billion raised by FinTech startups since 2010, is Canada on the verge of a tech-fueled revolution in financial services? 
  • Funding, human capital & government support – how does Canada stack up when considering the most critical components involved in fostering a vibrant ecosystem for innovation? 
  • Competing in global markets – is Canada adequately equipped to scale developing FinTech businesses to challenge established international incumbents in the U.S. and Europe? How can Canada’s vast network of global banking resources help stimulate productivity and competition? 
  • Hope, hype & health across new tech – blockchain, payments, lending, wealth management, capital markets
  • Artificial intelligence & machine learning – as autonomous machines take on a larger role in the investment process, how can the industry address potential issues surrounding trust, accountability and fiduciary responsibility? 
  • Democratization, dissemination and disintermediation of data – how can innovation in the way information is controlled, accessed and analyzed usher in a new era for banking?
  • Optimizing access to financial resources – what tools and technologies could drive efficiencies in capital allocation?  
  • Collaborative Canadian culture – how does Canada’s spirit of collaboration and cooperation, rather than competition, between legacy institutions, startups and government agencies propelled its growth as a global innovation hub? Are there drawbacks to this collegial approach? 

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