AIR’s leaders are popular keynote speakers, addressing thousands of people annually throughout the world.

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

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CFTC Empower Innovation

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 will feature a fireside chat with CFTC Chairman Heath P. Tarbert and Jo Ann Barefoot.

  • 09/24/2020
  • Virtual
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LendIt Fintech USA 2020

Jo Ann will be moderating a keynote session with Chairman Jelena McWilliams on "How the FDIC is Encouraging Fintech Innovation"

  • 09/30/2020
  • Virtual
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Fintech South 2020

Fintech South 2020 is a world-class virtual summit with its nexus in Atlanta, a fintech hub generating $72B+ in revenues and attracting $1.1B+ in venture capital in 2019 alone. Join us as we host 2,500+ fintech leaders from around the world for a full week of content and experiences designed to help you drive business success and thrive in the next normal.

  • 10/05/2020
  • Virtual
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Making Finance Work for Women Summit

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 will be part of the Ask the Experts panel on RegTech.

  • 10/20/2020
  • Virtual
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DC Fintech Week

AIR's Regtech Manifesto paper has 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.

  • 10/21/2020
  • Virtual
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Singapore Fintech Festival

Plans are underway for the Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) 2020 to take place from November 9-13, 2020 in Singapore. The organizing committee is closely monitoring the situation arising from COVID-19 outbreak and will keep the public informed of any updates.

  • 11/09/2020
  • Singapore
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A-Team Group RegTech Summit

Regtech Summit Virtual will explore 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 settles, we will look at the outlook for the global RegTech industry, where Regulators are focusing as they get back to business, and deep dive into global regulatory priorities for the rest of the year and into 2021.

  • 11/17/2020
  • Virtual
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FinTech Abu Dhabi 2020

Co-hosted by Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and the Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) and powered by Unbound, FinTech Abu Dhabi 2020 will offer new ways to participate through a mix of digital content and live gatherings. Content and events include '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.

  • 11/24/2020
  • Virtual
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Past Speaking Engagements

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FS Vector RAFT

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.

09/24/2020

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Global Regtech Summit

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?

09/23/2020

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Aite Group’s Financial Crime Forum

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.

09/16/2020

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The RegTech Association

RegTech Global Perspectives

Re-watch this panel session on RegTech POV from Australia, Canada, USA and South America, COVID-19 impact on the RegTech landscape, where the opportunities are right now, and the emerging themes.

08/11/2020

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The Future of Business Post COVID-19

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.

07/29/2020

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Global Fintech Fest

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.

07/23/2020

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Treasury Summit: New Rules

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.

07/15/2020

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Finovate Asia 2020

Off The Record Session With Regulators: What Are Our Priorities & Concerns In Regulating FinTech?

07/10/2020

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Emerge Live

Redefining Livelihoods: In the aftermath of COVID-19, how can we move toward finhealth solutions that protect and empower workers and help small businesses to survive and thrive?

06/22/2020

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LendIt Fintech Digital

Up from the Ashes: Building a post-pandemic financial system

A talk by Jo Ann Barefoot CEO & Founder, AIR – Alliance for Innovative Regulation

05/26/2020

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