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Bank of the West Sponsors TiEcon 2017, Now In Its 25th Year
San Francisco | May 05, 2017

Bank of the West is proud to announce its gold level sponsorship of the 2017 TiEcon, the world’s largest technology-anchored conference dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship. With entrepreneurs and professionals from around the world attending, this year’s conference focuses on the hottest areas of innovation, including machine learning, IoT, FinTech, security, autonomous vehicles, virtual reality, software defined infrastructure, drones, digital health and others.

“Bank of the West is an advocate for innovation—both within the Bank and across the financial services—and is proud to be sponsoring such a prestigious event,” said Nandita Bakhshi, President and CEO, Bank of the West.

At the conference, Julie Shafer, Head of Strategic Philanthropy & Purpose Investments for Family Wealth Advisors, a unit that serves ultra-high-net-worth clients within Bank of the West’s Wealth Management Group, will speak on a social impact panel entitled, “Changing the Game as an Individual” within the Social Impact track. Shafer will discuss innovative new strategies for personal social responsibility and provide her insights on how individuals can help make a positive impact on the world.

WHEN: TiEcon 2017 takes place on Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6. The panel, “Changing the Game as an Individual,” takes place at 11:00am-11:40am PT on Saturday, May 6.

WHERE: TiEcon 2017 is held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.

About Bank of the West
Bank of the West is a regional financial services company headquartered in San Francisco with $83.7 billion in assets as of March 31, 2017. Founded in 1874, Bank of the West provides a wide range of personal, commercial, wealth management and international banking services through more than 600 branches and offices in 23 states and digital channels. Bank of the West is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, which has a presence in 74 countries with more than 190,000 employees. To learn more about Bank of the West, visit About Us via

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About Bank of the West Wealth Management Group

Bank of the West Wealth Management provides wealth planning, investment management*, personal banking, philanthropy, and trust and fiduciary services. The group is part of BNP Paribas' global wealth management business of more than 6,600 professionals present in three hubs in Europe, Asia and the U.S. with more than $12.1 billion** in assets under management in the United States and €354.5 billion ($378.7) in assets under management globally as of March 31, 2017.

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*Securities and variable annuities are offered through BancWest Investment Services, a registered broker/dealer, member FINRA/SIPC, and SEC Registered Investment Adviser. Financial Advisors are Registered Representatives of BancWest Investment Services. Fixed annuities/insurance products are offered through BancWest Insurance Agency in California, (License #0C52321) and through BancWest Investment Services, Inc. in AZ, CO, IA, ID, KS, MN, MO, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, OR, SD, UT, WA, WI, WY, HI, Guam and CNMI. Bank of the West and its various affiliates and subsidiaries are not tax or legal advisors.

BancWest Investment Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of the West. Bank of the West is a wholly owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas.

**Assets under management refers to assets under administration, management, advisement, and on deposit, including assets with our affiliate BancWest Investment Services ("BancWest") as of March 31, 2017.

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