Jo Ann and David will participate in a session in Mojaloops January Community meeting! This event will be focused on the theme, One Loop for All: Mojaloop in Motion, and will focus on topics aimed at gaining a better understanding and driving adoption of Mojaloop in the larger ecosystem. Attendees will have the opportunity to catch up on development updates, contribute to the development roadmap, network with other open source enthusiasts, and connect with other players in the ecosystem who are deploying Mojaloop or integrating it into their tools and services.
Jo Ann will be speaking at the 4th annual RegTech Association eco-system event #ACCELERATERegTech2021. She will open up the second day of sessions, Regulation Innovation. This stream will get to the heart of innovation in regulation and the drivers that are compelling regulators everywhere to consider the critical role that technology will play across all types of regulation.
The social imperative in finance is clear: Consumers want to do business with brands committed to fairness and inclusion. Talent and capital want to affiliate with companies that set high standards for diversity and belonging. What's being done to meet these social and business goals and reverse generations of bias and discrimination in financial services? What kinds of business model innovations are needed to create opportunities for more Americans? What changes will a new administration bring? Can AI and other technologies safely widen access to credit for borrowers locked out of the mainstream lending system?
Jo Ann will participated in a panel discussion on "Building the Business Case for Future Technology – Now!" The panelists walked through the timeline (from exploration to onboarding) that banks should be considering based on their current business model. They also shared the latest information surrounding cutting edge technology – what’s available now, near-term and what is still a few years away and the challenges of implementing new technology.
Co-hosted by Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and the Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) and powered by Unbound, FinTech Abu Dhabi 2020 offered new ways to participate through a mix of digital content and live gatherings. Content and events included 'The Search' connecting FinTech hubs with the MENA region, the FinTech100 programme, the Innovation Challenge and a virtual content series all culminating at the live event from the 24-26 November.
Jo Ann was part of a keynote panel on "Regulating Banking in the Next Normal: Lessons learned from the pandemic and how to move forward." In 2020, banking was disrupted at a speed and depth unthinkable at the beginning of the year. In short order, banking forces were working remotely and managing sensitive workflows in newly transformed processes. As the industry has adapted to the changes in the environment, many banking leaders are finding that the newly created structures and approaches provide opportunities for creating innovative, hybrid models of operation.
Regtech Summit Virtual explored how business and operating models are adapting post COVID and how RegTech can provide agile and enhanced compliance for managing an evolving risk and compliance landscape. As the dust settled, we looked at the outlook for the global RegTech industry, where Regulators are focusing as they get back to business, and deep dove into global regulatory priorities for the rest of the year and into 2021.
Open Source Strategy Forum (OSSF) is the only conference dedicated to driving collaboration and innovation in financial services through open source software and standards. Experts across financial services, technology, and open source are brought together to engage our community in stimulating and thought-provoking conversations about how to best (and safely) leverage open source software to solve industry challenges. Both Jo Ann and David were a part of sessions this year.
AIR's Regtech Manifesto paper was been selected to be presented at DC Fintech Week. Fintech Week is a unique event that brings entrepreneurs and thought leaders across the financial ecosystem together with the regulatory community. Our gathering offers firms, nonprofits, foundations and philanthropists a unique opportunity to introduce their work to an engaged, influential audience—while helping to support serious, sustainable and action-oriented policy dialogues.
Making Finance Work for Women Summits are a cornerstone of the work of Women's World Banking. The Summit provides a unique platform to discuss key issues in financial inclusion and advance innovations for low-income women. Jo Ann Barefoot was part of the Ask the Experts panel on RegTech.
Jo Ann participated in a session following the keynote speaker on the COVID-19 Impact on Consumers and Financial Markets. The coronavirus pandemic has forever changed the way people live and work, but it has also delivered a significant shock to the economy. The speakers and panel identified who has been most impacted and discussed the unintended consequences.
Empower Innovation 2020 is a three-part series of interactive virtual events designed to facilitate a dialogue among innovators, regulators, market participants, and the public around cutting-edge fintech innovation. This first session featured a fireside chat with CFTC Chairman Heath P. Tarbert and Jo Ann Barefoot.
RAFT (Regulatory and Fintech Training) was a comprehensive educational and training bootcamp focused on providing an overview of key issues impacting the fintech industry and an update on recent events and trends. Experts and innovators discussed how to navigate through the beginning stages of a fintech business, product development, investing, bank partnerships, regulatory/compliance requirements and the ever-changing landscape of public policy. Both Jo Ann Barefoot and David Ehrich participated in sessions.
David Ehrich joined panel on "Enhancing Customer Experience by Automating KYC and Onboarding". How can digitization achieve cost efficiency and effectiveness in KYC compliance? What technology solutions are being leveraged to transform KYC and onboarding? What are the challenges banks are facing with enabling digital onboarding? How are changes in regulation and technology standards having an impact on this process? How can we ensure security and strong customer authentication with increased focus on offering a fast and seamless onboarding experience? What will be the future of digital KYC?
Fraud mitigation and anti-money laundering teams are under increasing pressure from business counterparts to reduce friction in the customer experience while minimizing risk. The good news is that solutions are more robust and diverse than ever before. Attend this dynamic and interactive conference where executives from leading banks take center stage to discuss the latest fraud, AML, and authentication trends.
We've all heard it; "Business will never be the same after Covid-19". But will it be worse or can it be better? Join Provoke Management in a panel discussion with our global talent on how businesses will adapt to the emerging “new normal”. Will it be different? Absolutely. Will it be worse? It has the potential to be better, but it will require different thinking. Our very own Brett King lead the line-up of global experts in finance and business to discuss the future of business.
Global Fintech Fest is designed to bring together global leaders in the financial world, to discuss the road ahead and collaborate on ways to do business in the post-pandemic world. Join Jo Ann Barefoot's session; FinTech, RegTech and SupTech: What They Mean for Financial Supervision.
Is It Time for Digital Dollars? Is it time for a fundamental change in US currency? The Digital Dollar Project proposes a new, additional format for US currency, a digital dollar that has the same legal status as the dollars in one’s purse, only on a personal device. In a pandemic where viruses are transmitted by paper money and metal cash transactions, paying for food and essentials with digital dollars is more than convenient, it could be a lifesaver.
The Evolving Landscape of KYC in Asian Emerging Markets:
Jo Ann discussed the landscape of efforts to facilitate KYC globally and in Asia-Pacific emerging markets through the application of RegTech as they have developed in recent years to provide the context for developing recommendations on the way forward.
The Shared Assessments Third Party Risk Summit, now in its 13th year, is a premier global, multi-industry event on the technologies transforming the financial industry’s third party risk management. Due to COVID-19, the Shared Assessents Summit was held virtually.
This major FinTech event is returning for its 6th installment, back at London’s iconic Guildhall on Monday 20th – Tuesday April 21st, 2020. See Jo Ann on the main stage with some of the world’s leading regulators.
The Paris Fintech Forum (PFF) is a leading European annual event on digital finance & fintech, organized by Altéir Event. In 2019, more than 2,700 international participants from 75 countries, 280+ speakers, and 180+ Fintechs gathered to discuss the latest trends and topics in the sector.
David Ehrich sat down with participants from the first US Regulatory TechSprint on Human Trafficking to explore how regulators around the world are driving innovation with TechSprints. Learn more about how a powerful problem-solving tool can help the financial services ecosystem leverage technology.
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