FinTech has been one of the most dynamic areas over the last 12 months because it lies at the intersection of technological innovation, finance, and public policy. Although technology has been an integral part of financial services for the last 50 years, the advent of digital, networking, and social media are driving paradigm shifts in consumer behavior, as well as institutional and enterprise models. Silicon Valley no longer has the monopoly on technological innovation -- just like the modern distributed network, centers of innovation are everywhere from Austin and New York City to Washington, D.C. Located at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, the Center for Financial Markets and Policy is uniquely positioned to be a catalyst for the FinTech Revolution.
The DC FinTech Workshop will provide an overview of the FinTech Revolution by breaking down the sector into key topics including: FinTech and Regulation; Blockchain and the distributed ledger; Data and FinTech; and a Strategic Vision for the FinTech Revolution. The conference aims to provide background on the FinTech Revolution and the potential for problem solving within the financial services industry.
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Data and FinTech Panel
9:10 - 9:40 a.m. Blockchain 101
9:50 - 10:20 a.m. FinTech and Regulation Panel
10:30 - 11:00 a.m. FinTech and Entrepreneur Keynote
11:10 - 12:00 p.m. Strategic Vision for the FinTech Revolution Panel
Speakers will include:
Sumit Agarwal, William G. Droms Term Professor of Finance at the McDonough School of Business
Michael Meyer, general partner at Middlegame Ventures
Guarav Pal, CEO and founder of stackArmor
John Zecca, senior vice president of MarketWatch and head of market regulation of Nasdaq