Alternative Lending in Action
The potential of alternative data to revolutionize lending is well known. But what does it look like in practice? What results have been driven? A panel of on-the-ground experts will share what they’ve seen so far.
FinTech & Financial Services Sessions
The fintech breakout track will share case studies, research, and discussion around the latest industry updates in credit risk decisioning, identity verification, and alternative data.
Energy & Sustainability Sessions
This breakout track is devoted to panels and presentations by and for thought leaders in energy management, corporate sustainability, property management, and more.
New Markets & Innovation Sessions
A new addition for SPARK 2019, the New Markets & Innovations track will feature leading experts and executives on the cutting edge of innovations in clean energy, big data, artificial intelligence, and more.
Leverage Your Data to Maximize Customer Affinity
Delivering a billing and payments environment focused on digital engagement is a differentiator in the market. Join us as we discuss the value of unleashing data earlier in the billing life cycle to enable a next generation billing and payment experience that will improve customer satisfaction. We’ll explore ways to enhance customer touchpoints and develop […]
Fireside Chat with Pete Kight
Pete Kight is best known for founding CheckFree, sold to Fiserv in 2007 for $4.4 billion. But even after transforming digital payments, Pete has never stopped innovating. In this special fireside chat, we’ll sit down with him to discover what he’s learned and what he hopes to share from decades of fostering disruption in financial […]
Uncovering the Underbanked with Alternative Data
According to the CFPB, more than 45 million “underbanked” Americans have no or limited access to credit. In this session, we’ll profile underbanked consumers, compare different types of alternative data, and show how lenders can use this data to better assess and price for risk.
Putting the “Smart” in Smart Home Energy
The “smart home” is rapidly becoming more and more of a reality. But while most smart home devices can individually drive some energy efficiency, it’s the collaboration of multiple devices, combined with utility information, that will generate real savings. In this session, Lakhani will demonstrate how.
Rethinking Innovation: What’s Next for Utilities?
A bold energy transformation needs new approaches to achieve it. Across the industry, the needs of the energy transformation – agile, flexible solutions – are often in direct conflict with the long-held relationships and perspectives among utilities, suppliers and other key market players. This session explores how utilities are rethinking their approaches to innovation and […]
Building Value from Benchmarking Laws
Disclosure laws across state and local governments are driving continuous demand for energy data access and transparency. In this session, EPA managing partner Peter Flippen will dive into which localities have ENERGY STAR benchmarking requirements, and analyze how energy service providers can add value to this growing market.