FinAction: Applying FinTech to Solve Our Greatest Financial Challenges
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 / 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
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Moderator
Jackson Mueller, Associate Director, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute

Speakers
Henri Dommel, Director, Financial Inclusion Practice Area, United Nations Capital Development Fund
Rory Eakin, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, CircleUp
Sahil Kini, Principal, Aspada Investments
Valery Vavilov, Co-Founder and CEO, Bitfury
Craig Vosburg, President, North America, MasterCard

FinTech investment has grown tremendously as tech-driven platforms break down silos, disintermediate and democratize finance, and challenge legacy regulatory structures. The conversation on FinTech, however, continues to largely focus on its potential. In this session, participants will move beyond "potential" to the impact FinTech is making on financial inclusion, access to capital, transparency and compliance. Questions will include:

  • Can you clearly define why these platforms are necessary and how FinTech has alleviated the various frictions in finance?
  • Beyond the headline numbers, how have these platforms helped the consumer build a "meaningful life?"
  • Where are the points of friction with regulators around the world and how have you been able to move regulators beyond education to a collaborative partner phase?