The Barefoot Innovation podcast, hosted by AIR CEO Jo Ann Barefoot, explores better solutions for financial consumers at the intersection of technology innovation and regulation. Join Jo Ann as she sits down with regtech and fintech CEOs, lawmakers, regulators, bankers, and academics, and more for candid discussions on the regtech space.

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THE FUTURE OF REGULATION SERIES: EPISODE 5 WITH NCUA CHAIRMAN RODNEY HOOD

The triple crises of 2020 -- pandemic, economic contraction, and racial and social upheaval -- are opening up new kinds of conversations. Today’s episode is one of these -- my discussion with Rodney Hood, the Chairman of the National Credit Union Administration.

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September 2020

FAST-FORWARD ON COMMUNITY BANK TECHNOLOGY: ICBA CEO REBECA ROMERO RAINEY

Our regular listeners know I have a long history of working with community banks, including in small towns and rural communities across the country. So it’s a special treat to have today’s guest on the show. She is Rebeca Romero Rainey, President and CEO of the Independent Community Bankers of America.

September 09, 2020

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August 2020

PROGRAMMABLE MONEY: SILA COFOUNDERS SHAMIR KARKAL AND ANGELA WILSON

Way back at the start of Barefoot Innovation, our very second episode featured one of the guests we have with us today. He is Shamir Karkal, CEO of Sila, and he’s joined on today’s show by his cofounder and Sila’s General Counsel, Angela Angelovska-Wilson.

August 24, 2020

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August 2020

A NEW WORLD FOR BROKER-DEALERS: FINRA’S HAIMERA WORKIE

One benefit of my work is that I get to spend time with the innovators who are reshaping regulatory agencies all over the world. I have my favorites, and one of those is today’s guest. He is Haime Workie, who leads the innovation team at FINRA.

August 11, 2020

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July 2020

THE FUTURE OF REGULATION SERIES: EPISODE 5 WITH NCUA CHAIRMAN RODNEY HOOD

The triple crises of 2020 -- pandemic, economic contraction, and racial and social upheaval -- are opening up new kinds of conversations. Today’s episode is one of these -- my discussion with Rodney Hood, the Chairman of the National Credit Union Administration.

July 20, 2020

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June 2020

CRYPTO INNOVATION: WYOMING BANKING COMMISSIONER ALBERT FORKNER

One evening last October, I was pushing my way through the throngs of people at Money 2020 in Las Vegas, when someone called out my name. I turned and saw today’s guest -- Albert Forkner. He is the Banking Commissioner of the State of Wyoming, and our conversation led to this podcast, because he is doing one of the most innovative regulatory experiments in the United States -- or maybe anywhere.

June 30, 2020

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June 2020

THE FUTURE OF REGULATION SERIES: EPISODE 4 WITH INTERIM CEO OF THE UK FCA, CHRISTOPHER WOOLARD

Today’s episode of our special series on the future of regulation after the pandemic takes us across the Atlantic (virtually) to talk with one of my favorite Barefoot Innovation guests. He is Christopher Woolard, the interim CEO of the UK Financial Conduct Authority.

June 24, 2020

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June 2020

THE FUTURE OF REGULATION SERIES: EPISODE 3 WITH CHAIRMAN OF THE FDIC JELENA McWILLIAMS

Today in our special series on financial regulation in the pandemic and beyond, we are honored to have with us the Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Jelena Mc Williams.

June 12, 2020

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May 2020

THE FIRST FINTECH COMPTROLLER: ACTING COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY BRIAN BROOKS ON HIS FIRST DAY IN OFFICE

Brian Brooks is starting his new job as acting Comptroller of the Currency. I’m fortunate to know Brian well, and over the years he and I have spent many hours talking about all the themes that we explore here on Barefoot Innovation. As he takes on his new role, I’m delighted that we were able to sit down together (virtually) and share some of that conversation with you.

May 29, 2020

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