Braintree CTO to Do Fireside Chat at Bank Innovation 2017

  • Philip Ryan
  • January 6, 2017
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juanbenitez_braintreeJuan Benitez, general manager and chief technology officer of Braintree, a PayPal subsidiary, will participate in a fireside chat at Bank Innovation 2017.

Bank Innovation 2017, March 6-7 in San Jose, Calif., will feature dozens of speakers on investing in innovation, chatbots, open banking ecosystems, blockchain and more.

Benitez has been CTO at Braintree, one of the world’s leading payments providers, since 2012. Prior to that he worked in search advertising at Yahoo! Inc. He graduated Carnegie Mellon with a computer engineering degree in 1996.

Braintree was founded in 2007 in Chicago, and acquired by PayPal, then an eBay subsidiary, in 2013. In 2012 Braintree acquired Venmo, one of the most notable names in payments among millennials. Braintree’s global platform powers payments for thousands of online and mobile commerce innovators in more than 40 countries and 130 currencies, and supports companies such as Airbnb, Uber, GitHub, and Lyft.

The invitation-only event will also feature speakers from BBVA, Silicon Valley Bank, Mastercard, Wells Fargo, Fiserv, Green Dot, Bank of America, and U.S. Bank. Attendees to the event will enjoy startup demos, in addition to panels and presentations, and have the chance to seek advice and insights from fintech experts at the new Innovation Bar.

To join us in San Jose, please request your invitation here.

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Philip Ryan is Senior Editor of Bank Innovation and Senior Director of INV Fintech. He began covering financial services in 2012 and has more than 15 years' experience in online journalism. He can be reached at

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