Paddy Ramanathan is a speaker, writer, influencer and Founder and Managing Director of iValley Innovation Center, and advisor at the Garwood Center for Corp.Innovation at UC Berkeley Haas school of business. He writes and speaks on fintech and emerging technology and producer of FINTECHTALK ™, the intersection of silicon valley and financial services conference. He advises startups and corporates on how to achieve scale and success with fintech and emerging technology in financial services. Ramanathan’s career spans leadership roles in Financial Services firms like Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Silicon Valley Bank and technology firms (through M&A) like Netscape and Google and in advisory capacity to firms in US, Asia (incl. Japan and Middle east), and Australia. He is passionate about inclusive innovation broadening the participation of minorities, women, veterans, kids/adults with special needs, elite athletes into the innovation economy. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.