UCF Paves the Way for Florida’s FinTech Initiatives

This exclusive event will bring together industry and academic experts, state and local leaders and the UCF community for collaborative discussions on Florida’s FinTech landscape. Topics will include the latest in technological innovations within the financial services sector, the growing demand for FinTech professionals, and how UCF is helping the State of Florida lead the way in FinTech initiatives with the State’s only Master of Science in Financial Technology.

  • Promote UCF’s focus on STEM programs that will forge a new path in interdisciplinary education and contribute to research—in this case—focusing on finance, computer science, and management to teach skills needed for the growing FinTech industry via the MS in FinTech.
  • Support the development and acceleration of FinTech companies in Florida, driving economic development and the creation of high wage jobs.
  • Provide knowledge and access to information on the FinTech industry to students, faculty, partners, and innovative entrepreneurs.

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Thursday, April 4
7:30 a.m. – Registration
8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Summit
4:30 to 5:30 p.m. – Networking Reception


The Celeste Hotel
4105 North Alafaya Trail
Orlando, FL 32826


Email Tiffany Hughes at tiffany.hughes@ucf.edu


Featured Speakers
  • Keynote Speaker: David L. Yermack, Ph.D., Albert Fingerhut Professor of Finance and Business Transformation, New York University Stern School of Business
  • Fireside Chat with Garimah Shah, President & Co-Founder, Biller Genie
  • Fireside Chat with Maximillian Jungreis, Head of Crypto & Digital Assets, Plug & Play Ventures
    Panel Discussions
  • Personalization and Generative AI in Financial Institutions
  • Blockchain and DeFi
  • The Future of FinTech Talent Acquisition
  • The Impact of Higher Interest Rates on FinTech
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    Networking Reception

    Guests are invited to join the UCF College of Business for a complimentary networking reception following the summit. Meet our UCF FinTech faculty, network with FinTech Summit guests and grow your professional network.


    Florida’s Only Master of Science in Financial Technology

    The first of its kind in Florida, the M.S. in Financial Technology is an interdisciplinary master’s program with the College of Business and College of Engineering and Computer Science. The program’s carefully designed curriculum and distinguished faculty will provide students with employable technical and analytical skills for the application of technology to improve and automate the delivery of traditional financial services. This stem-designated program offers on-campus and fully online schedule options and is currently accepting applications for Fall 2024. Learn More

    The Celeste Hotel

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    The Celeste​ is a Tribute Portfolio hotel inspired by the stars. This transcendent experience is a true expedition through time and space, with celestial influence from corner to corner. Through luminous decor, cosmic accent pieces, and furnishings inspired by the wonders of the galaxy, we’ve crafted a one-of-a-kind hotel stay that enters a new dimension of refined service and first-class hospitality.

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