Financial institutions are acknowledging that customer interaction needs are evolving. Customers are looking for financial institutions to provide them with more choices and control, which provides a seamless customer experience. With the evolution of Open Finance, APIs are functioning beyond regulatory requirements to meet customer needs. Financial institutions and FinTech companies must cater to the changing customer who want seamless and simplified access, proactive personalized engagement, and more targeted innovative products for an overall better user experience to keep up with the demand.

Join this webinar to learn how financial institutions can implement business critical solutions to enable Open Finance with applications on AWS. In this session, Paceline and Amazon Web Services will share trends, perspectives, and success stories in the financial services industry. You will also learn about cloud-native technology solutions from Railsbank, Behavox, and MongoDB that can help build and scale new and differentiated offerings.


  • Use cases and challenges common to financial services institutions in the cloud
  • Success stories of how FinTech companies are solving customer experience issues
  • Value and benefits of the latest purpose-built FinTech solutions available in AWS Marketplace


Joel Lieginger, Founder and CEO, Paceline

Joel Lieginger is the founder and CEO of Paceline, the first-ever fitness rewards platform that adds financial benefit to your physical activity. Joel has over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to Paceline, Joel held numerous positions at AIA, one of the world’s leading insurance companies based in Hong Kong, where he led Group Partnerships, Corporate Development, Investor Relations and Marketing over nearly a decade with the company. While there he led the company’s corporate strategy post-IPO and then ran the company’s multi-billion-dollar bancassurance relationship with Citibank. He began his career as a financial manager at Lincoln Financial Group, and initially AIG leading international strategy and marketing & distribution in Japan.

Ben Weiss, Banking Specialist, Financial Services Business Development, AWS

Ben Weiss is the Banking Specialist on the Worldwide Financial Services team at AWS. Prior to AWS, Ben led financial products at Carta, where he led their efforts in banking and lending to startups and venture capital firms. Ben previously built a startup in consumer banking that became a division of Cross River Bank and helped lead Two Sigma Investments activities in the insurance space. He’s been a fintech startup investor at Greylock Partners, Social Leverage, and Two Sigma Ventures. Ben holds a BSc in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from INSEAD.

Shaheen Kanda, Global Category Lead for Financial Services, AWS Marketplace

Shaheen Kanda is the Global Lead for Financial Services at AWS Marketplace. Before joining AWS, she founded two Fintech startups and spent a decade working as a leveraged finance banker in New York City.

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About Paceline:

Paceline is a health and wellness platform that incentivizes consumers to live a healthy lifestyle. Their mission is to bring the worlds of physical and financial rewards together by rewarding users for doing the types of physical activities they love most. In addition, Paceline offers curated incentives from health and wellness brands that yield healthier and more valuable customers to partners of all kinds.

About Railsbank:

Railsbank is an open banking API and platform that gives regulated and un-regulated companies access to global banking. Visit to learn more.

About AWS Marketplace:

AWS Marketplace is a digital software catalog that makes it easy to find, try, buy, deploy, and manage software that runs on AWS. AWS Marketplace has a broad and deep selection of security solutions offered by hundreds of independent software vendors, spanning infrastructure security, logging and monitoring, identity and access control, data protection, and more. These products can be integrated with AWS Services and other existing technologies, enabling you to deploy a comprehensive security architecture across your AWS and on-premises environments. Visit to learn more.