The Future of Minority
Depository Institutions:
MDI ConnectTech Initiative

November 30, 2022
8:15am – 12:45pm ET

Space will be limited!

Capitol Building
Senate Visitors Center (SVC) 212-10
First Street NE
Washington, D.C. 20515

Join us for the launch of a transformational initiative designed to modernize Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs) with digital technology: MDI ConnectTech.

This in-person event is designed to bring together a diverse community of MDIs, political leaders, regulators, technologists, NGOs and investors to tackle what’s at stake for bank and credit union MDIs, explore the technological challenges facing these institutions, and to chart a path for how these financial institutions can thrive in the digital age.

This is the foundation event for a series you don’t want to miss.

Register now as space will be limited!

Featured
Speakers

More TBA soon!

Michelle
Bowman

Governor

Federal Reserve Board

Grovetta
Gardineer

Sr. Deputy Comptroller

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Rodney
Hood

Board Member, former Chairman

National Credit
Union Administration

Featured Sessions

Subject to Change. Additional details to come.

Behind the Scenes of Creating A Financially Inclusive Economy

Jo Ann Barefoot, CEO, Alliance for Innovative Regulation (AIR)

Fireside Chat: Why is Digital Transformation Necessary for Credit Unions

Moderator: David Ehrich, Executive Director, Alliance for Innovative Regulation (AIR)

Rodney Hood, Board Member and former chairman, National Credit Union Administration

Fireside Chat: The Future of Small Banks

Michelle Bowman, Governor, Federal Reserve Board

Nicole Elam, President & CEO, National Bankers Association

In the Trenches for Digital Fairness and Inclusivity

Moderator: David Ehrich, Executive Director, Alliance for Innovative Regulation (AIR)

Nicole Elam, President & CEO, National Bankers Association

Worku Gachou, Head of Social Impact and Sustainability North America, Visa Inc.

Ann Solomon, Senior V.P., Inclusiv Next

David vs. Goliath: How are MDIs Competing and Where Are They Falling Short?

Moderator: Nicole Elam, President & CEO, National Bankers Association

Joe Quiroga, President, Texas National Bank

Dominik Mjartan, President & CEO, Optus Bank

Doyle Mitchell, CEO, Industrial Bank

What Happens if We Lose MDIs? Exploring the Racial, Financial, & Cultural Implications of Turning a Blind Eye

Moderator: Andrew Moss, Director of Minority Outreach and National Director for Project REACh, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Aron Betru, Senior Advisor of the Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute; Chief Strategic and Operating Officer Trident

Karyen Chu, Chief of the Banking Research Section at the Center for Financial Research in the Division of Insurance and Research, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Kristen Broady, Senior Economist, Economic Advisor, and Director of the Economic Mobility Project, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Jeanne K. Wardford, Program Officer for Family Economic Security, Kellogg Foundation

State of Mission-Driven Financial Institutions

Moderator: Jo Ann Barefoot, CEO, Alliance for Innovative Regulation (AIR)

Grovetta Gardineer, Sr. Deputy Comptroller, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Art Lindo, Deputy Director, Federal Reserve Board

Betty Rudolph, Director, Office of Minority and Community Development Banking, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

Martha Ninichuk, Director of the Credit Union Resource Expansion Group, National Credit Union Administration

Closing Remarks

David Ehrich, Executive Director, Alliance for Innovative Regulation (AIR)

Nicole Elam, President & CEO, National Bankers Association

Peter Rubenstein, Director of Technology and Innovation, Inclusiv

Event brought to you by AIR, the National Bankers Association, The National Bankers Community Alliance, Inclusiv and Visa.


INITIATIVE • AIR Initiative to Create Digital Transformation Road Map for MDIs

The MDI ConnectTech initiative helps participating Minority Depository Institutions assess their technology capability, identify digital offerings to benefit their customers, and establish a road map to implement third-party digital solutions.

PODCAST • Saving Minority Depository Institutions: Nicole Elam and Robert James

Elam and James, who lead the national trade association representing MDIs, come on the show to discuss how these specialized companies are struggling in the face of technological change, competition from larger banks and other forces.

EVENT • Community Banks and Innovation: Helping Small Banks Compete

Community banks are vital to economic wellbeing but are under stress. Challenged to compete with large banks and fintechs, smaller institutions could pioneer focused innovation, but need access to technology to serve customers and cut costs.

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