ACAMS 25th Annual International AML & Anti-Financial Crime Conference — Hollywood will delve into the latest regulatory trends, technological advances, new crime typologies and case studies, enforcement actions and more. Jo Ann's session, "Innovating Risk Management: Strategies for FinTech and Other Financial Innovators," will explore mapping risk management issues for FinTech enterprises including rapid payments processing and remote onboarding to develop and implement a culture of compliance, formalizing risk assessment protocols for innovative products and services to identify fraud risks and ensure oversight adequacy that meets regulatory expectations, and conducting independent testing of AML regime to keep oversight robust, document proficiency in detecting and resolving red flags and make systemic corrections as necessary.
LendIt Fintech 2021 is three days of live content and networking through their event platform. Jo Ann will return to LendIt this year on the track: Regulation & Regtech - Moving Faster, with the topic of "Reading the Tea Leaves of President Biden's Initial Financial Appointees.
Finovate Spring Digital 2021 is a chance to see how the startup ecosystem is responding to the consequences of the pandemic, learn about new innovations that are supporting customers today, and find the technologies and connections to keep you relevant tomorrow. David Ehrich will participate in an interactive expert led discussion roundtable: Financial Wellness: Providing Your Customers With Holistic Long Term Financial Planning. This is a chance to come together to discuss key issues with expert speakers in a more intimate environment.
Fintech South 2021 is a world-class virtual summit with its nexus in Atlanta, a global financial technology hub that is home to more than 170 fintech companies. Join the Fintech South team on June 22-24 as they host 2,000+ fintech leaders from around the world for 3 amazing days of content and experiences designed to help drive business success and thrive in the next normal. Jo Ann will be speaking on the first day of discussion.
ALLRISE DC's new programming for Winter 2021: Women of Influence (WOI) features candid conversations with women who are making a difference in financial services. Jo Ann Barefoot joined a session where, among other topics, she will share her insights about the women’s empowerment TechSprint which AIR concluded just that day with the UK Financial Conduct Authority. The TechSprint focused on helping women disproportionately affected by the pandemic achieve financial resiliency.
This stream got 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. Jo Ann will spoke at the 4th annual RegTech Association eco-system event #ACCELERATERegTech2021. She opened up the second day of sessions, Regulation Innovation as well as joined a panel session on "Moving the regulation dial: global and industry perspectives."
Technology has fearsome power to make life better, or worse. Designing it is too important to be left to people whose perspectives draw on only a narrow spectrum of human experience. To make tech work well for all, it needs to be made by all kinds of people. This session tackled the challenge of diversifying the tech world, with a special focus on fintech. Finance is male- and white-dominated. So is technology. As the two have converged into fintech, a young industry that could have been born diverse has, instead, inherited the race and gender patterns of its forebears. What are the high-impact strategies for infusing new blood -- new kinds of founders, funders, visionaries, and builders? It is time to bring new kinds of brains and hands into crafting the future. #diversifyingtech
The Nat’l Policy Network of WOC in Blockchain hosted a conference focused on "Small Business (micro-enterprises) as the Engine of the Cryptoeconomy." Jo Ann moderated the panel "Innovation in Blockchain" which focused on innovating in fintech and decentralized finance. Traditional small businesses have had to adopt practices to become more innovative and nibble, leading to the proliferation of micro-enterprises (innovative soloprenuers, startups, etc) in the 21st century digital economy.
Chatham House hosted a conference where financial crime experts from business and policy convened to explore the impacts of illicit finance and address gaps in regulation and enforcement. Jo Ann participated in a fireside chat on The Role of FinTech.
"How US Regulators are Adapting to New Technologies & New Frontiers," welcomed representatives from several of the largest regulatory bodies in the United States to discuss how they’re adapting to a changing financial and technological landscape, the new challenges that it presents, and how they’re working with external partners to meet them. Jo Ann moderated the panel for the Department for International Trade Regtech Roadshow Program.
Jo Ann moderated a session that explored the use of innovative technologies to overcome silos and analyze data across distinct risk-related activities and enterprise departments (e.g., customer identification, ongoing customer due diligence, AML transaction monitoring and suspicious transaction reporting, and anti-fraud) in order to strengthen all of an entity’s risk management activities. The session also examined numerous potential barriers to data and risk analytics sharing, including data privacy and data localization requirements; bank secrecy regulations; tipping off provisions; and other legal protections.
Staying compliant in a crisis: How to cope with changing regulations during a pandemic. David participated in a panel discussion that explored how the crisis has affected the compliance function and looked at key challenges and solutions for those tasked with keeping the regulators happy.
Hosted by Cornell: an Initiative of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, this panel of fintech experts shared an overview of the initiative’s network of academic and industry collaborators. The forward-focused conversation featured a variety of fintech perspectives, including David Ehrich, ‘85, who brought an entrepreneurial and policy perspective, backed by his decades of experience.
Jo Ann and David spoke in a session during Mojaloop's January Community meeting. This event focused on the theme, One Loop for All: Mojaloop in Motion, and focused on topics aimed at gaining a better understanding and driving adoption of Mojaloop in the larger ecosystem.
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 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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