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May 18-20, 2022
Hilton San Francisco Union SquareSan Francisco, CA

JP Nicols
Co-Founder at Alloy Labs Alliance


JP has been internationally recognized as a leading voice for innovation, strategy and leadership, and his work has been featured in top publications and conferences around the world.

He is Cofounder of the Alloy Labs Alliance, a group of some of the most innovative community banks leveraging network effects to accelerate innovation, build partnerships, and make strategic investments. There, he leads the FinTech Forge group, the industry leader in helping financial institutions build and leverage their internal innovation capacity.

JP is a trusted advisor to companies from startups to the Fortune 500, a popular writer and speaker, is often quoted in the media, and his name appears regularly on multiple lists as an influential thought leader.

He is cohost of Breaking Banks, the #1 global fintech radio show and podcast, and the #1 business show on the VoiceAmerica network, on

He is also the creator and instructor of groundbreaking courses on fintech strategy and innovation which he teaches at leading graduate schools of banking.

JP previously spent 20 years helping to grow a small regional financial services company into a national leader with over $60B in market capitalization,

He holds a B.A. from the University of Akron, and an M.B.A. from Cleveland State University, where he conducted his research project at Buckinghamshire College in England. He also completed the Leadership Excellence executive program at the University of Minnesota, and is a graduate of the Cannon Financial Institute and the College for Financial Planning.

More information is available at Follow him on Twitter: @JPNicols


Agenda Sessions

  • Fintech Fight Club: Cage Match Edition