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Innovation is the life blood of the tech industry, whose rapid product lifecycles create a constant need for renewal and therefore disruption.
Key to this is a start-up community injecting innovation and vibrancy into the digital economy. This session showcases some of the best innovation in the industry today.
Speakers:Brian Pallas - CEO & Founder at Opportunity Network
Brian Pallas is the CEO and Founder of Opportunity Network, the exclusive platform that enables the best clients of the world’s most prestigious banks to connect upon business deals above $1M. In just 4 years, Opportunity Network has grown to include over 15,000 live members from 113 countries and has hosted an overall deal flow of over $80B with more than 25,500 connections made.
Opportunity Network has now a valuation of around $140Mn and partnerships with top financial institutions such as UBS, BCI, Alfa Bank, Intesa Sanpaolo, ABN Amro, Caixa Bank, Citizens, EuroBank, VietinBank, London Stock Exchange Group, YPO and Dentons. Its growing team counts around 80 people with over 30 different nationalities and operating all over the world. Among other publications, Opportunity Network has been featured by the Financial Times, Forbes and other international publications.
Before Opportunity Network, Mr. Pallas worked at the Boston Consulting Group (“BCG”), a global top management consulting firm. He also gained experience in Private Equity and Investment Banking by working for three different funds and managing the sales process of two companies. Mr. Pallas started his career as a scriptwriter for a prime-time Italian TV show, Zelig, with an audience of over 3 million viewers. In 2014, Mr. Pallas earned his MBA from Columbia Business School. He also holds a B.S.
in Show Business Management and an M.S. in Economics that he achieved graduating cum laude from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan.
In 2014 Mr. Pallas has been nominated for the Wired Audi Innovation Award by Wired Italy as one of the most promising Under 35. In 2016, at the age of 28, he has been selected as judge by Forbes to identify the best 30 Under 30 for the first European edition of the ranking. Mr. Pallas is also included in the Expert Network of the World Economic Forum.