Digital Economy Conference Brings FinTech to Midwest

In October, the Digital Economy Conference aims to bring bankers, developers, startup founders, venture capitalists and executives together to talk about the future of money in a digital world and how people transact electronically.

The first financial technology (FinTech) conference in the region will touch on payments, banking, digital currencies, mobile apps, Millennials, cyber security, social media, compliance, e-commerce, retail, accounting and more.

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The all-day event is October 2nd in Omaha, Nebraska, at the beautiful Holland Performing Art Center downtown, and will include keynote presentations, panel discussions, networking and an after-hours mixer. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

The conference will also provide an opportunity for discussion and answers to the strategic questions being asked in boardrooms and by startups everywhere.

“The Midwest has always positioned itself, quite literally, at the center of the payments processing industry, putting the Silicon Prairie on the cutting edge of FinTech innovation,” said Edward Weniger, founder of the conference. “When you look at the entirety of our region, there are dozens of disruptive apps and companies in the space such as Dwolla in Des Moines and EyeVerify in Kansas City.”

Weniger said there is no more perfect time for an innovative financial conference with the maturity of cloud technology, the changing banking habits of Millennials and the boom of investment in financial technology startups.

Organizers are seeking industry experts and companies that are pushing the boundaries of FinTech to give keynotes about how their products and services are disrupting the sector.

Early bird tickets are on sale for $395 for corporate attendees, $275 for small business attendees and $150 for individuals and entrepreneurs.

Tickets, speaker applications and more information can be found online at

The event is being co-organized by AIM, a non-profit that is passionate about connecting people with technology and with each other. AIM is behind premier Midwestern tech events such as Big Omaha, Infotec and the Heartland Developers Conference.

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