Columbia 7th Digital Finance Summit




February 7, 2020, Faculty House, Columbia University


08:40-09:00am Introduction To Conference

  • Dr. Leon Perlman – Head, DFS ObservatoryColumbia University
  • F. Christopher Calabia – Senior Advisor for Supervisory & Regulatory Policy and Senior Program OfficerBill and Melinda Gates Foundation


09:00-09:30am Keynote

  • Linda Lacewell – SuperintendentNew York State Department of Financial Services


09:30-10:20am Blockchain: The role of distributed ledger and blockchain technology in the financial ecosystem

  • Moderator: Sandra Ro – CEOGlobal Blockchain Business Council (GBBC)
  • Jeff Horowitz – Chief Compliance OfficerCoinbase
  • Puneet Singhvi – Managing DirectorCiti
  • Donna Redel – Adjunct ProfessorFordham University, School of Law
  • Dr. Michael Gronager – CEO and Co-FounderChainalysis


10:20-11:10am Innovators and Incubators: The state of fintech innovation

  • Moderator: David True – PartnerPayGility Advisors
  • Yossi Hasson – Managing DirectorTechstars Blockchain Accelerator
  • Bruce Lincoln – Co-FounderSilicon Harlem
  • Sunil Madhu – CEO and FounderInstnt
  • Samantha Roady – Chief Operating OfficerMoneyLion
  • Kimberly Quinones – Director of Government AffairsGBBC


11:10-11:25AM COFFEE BREAK


11:25-12:15pm Investors: Strategies in fintech and blockchain technologies

  • Moderator: Christienne Genaro – Member, Board of DirectorsNYPAY
  • Bartek Ringwelski – PartnerCore Innovation Capital
  • Michael Moro – CEOGenesis
  • Seth Masters – MemberNY Angels
  • Monica Brand – PartnerQuona Capital
  • Drew Propson – Lead, Financial ServicesWorld Economic Forum


12:15-01:05pm Payment and Banking Innovations: Legacy and decentralized payment and banking innovations driving access to finance

  • Moderator: Ulrike Guigui – Managing DirectorDeloitte
  • Ravi Aurora – SVP Global Policy Affairs & Community RelationsMastercard
  • Lesly Goh – Senior Technology Advisor, World Bank Group
  • Yelena Reznikova – PartnershipsPlaid
  • Ayeesha Sachedina – Head of Cross Product SolutionsBank of America
  • Sunayna Tuteja – Head of Digital Assets and DLTTD Ameritrade


01:05-02:00PM LUNCH


02:00-02:50pm Identity, AI and Privacy: The role of identity in securing access and ensuring privacy in financial ecosystems

  • Moderator: Deborah Baxley – Chair, Mobile and Contactless PaymentsUS Payments Forum
  • Elizabeth M. Renieris – Fellow, Berkman Klein Center, Harvard University
  • Prof. Jeannette Wing – Avanessians Director, Data Science InstituteColumbia University
  • Matthew Davie – Chief Strategy OfficerKiva
  • David Medine – Senior Financial Sector SpecialistCGAP
  • Kinga Partyka – Strategic Accounts Lead and Client Facing Data ScientistDataRobot


02:50-03:45pm Legal and Regulatory: Legal and regulatory developments in finance and blockchain technologies

  • Moderator: Carol van Cleef – Blockchain & Digital Assets Practice, Co-LeadBradley LLP
  • Joshua Klayman – U.S. Head of FinTech and Head of Blockchain and Digital AssetsLinklaters
  • Prof. Aaron Wright – Associate Clinical Professor, Director of Cardozo Blockchain ProjectCardozo Law School
  • Daphna A. Waxman – Senior Attorney, Cyber Unit of the Division of EnforcementU.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • Melissa Netram – Chief Innovation Officer and DirectorLabCFTC, US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
  • Matthew Homer – Executive Deputy Superintendent of Research and Innovation DivisionNYS Department of Finance Services


03:45-04:05PM COFFEE BREAK


04:05-04:55pm Financial Inclusion: The role of digital financial services and blockchain technologies in enhancing financial inclusion globally

  • Moderator: David Symington – Policy Advisor, Inclusive Finance for DevelopmentUN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development
  • Dara Duguay – CEOCreditbuilders Alliance
  • Karen Miller – Global Head, Leadership and DiversityWomens World Banking
  • Amr Ahmad – Head of the Financial Inclusion UnitCentral Bank of Jordan
  • Evelyn Stark – Assistant Vice President, Financial InclusionMetlife Foundation
  • Stella Klemperer – Strategy ManagerFlourish


04:55-05:50pm Cybersecurity: Cybersecurity and cyber-resilience initiatives and strategies in securing financial & telecom systems

  • Moderator: Keith Bowie – Research Scholar, DFS ObservatoryColumbia University
  • Alex Schlager – Executive Director, Security ServicesVerizon
  • Amit Kachhia-Patel – Supervisory Special AgentFBI
  • Jason Healey – Senior Research Scholar, School of International Public Affairs, Columbia University
  • Cassandra Lentchner – Senior CounselPillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Katheryn Rosen – Managing Director, Technology & Cybersecurity Policy and PartnershipsJP Morgan Chase
  • Lesly Goh – Senior Technology Advisor, World Bank Group


05:50-06:00pm Conference Conclusion and Closing

  • Michael M. Wechsler, Research Scholar, DFS ObservatoryColumbia University


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