2024 Fintech Conference

Fintech Conference, the Evolution of Fintech, Friday, April 12, 2024

 

Welcome to the Fintech Conference: The Evolution of Fintech - AI, Payments and Financial Inclusion

 

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REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!

Event Date: Friday, April 12, 2024

Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. PT

Location: 

  • In-person:  Join us at the San Francisco State University Downtown Campus, 160 Spear St., 5th Floor, San Francisco.
  • Virtually:  Zoom link will be provided after you register 

Join us for the Fintech Conference: Trends in Fintech to learn from top experts from industry, academia, and regulatory authorities as they engage in rich discussions about the latest trends in fintech and sustainable finance.

The conference will be held at the San Francisco State University Downtown Campus, located at 160 Spear Street, and will provide opportunities for in-person attendees to network and engage in conversations with fintech experts and thought leaders.

Admission is free. In-person attendees will also enjoy a complimentary breakfast and lunch!

Registration is required to attend this conference. The registration deadline is April 5th at 5 p.m.

During this conference, we'll explore the latest trends in fintech, AI and its impacts to finance, central bank digital currency, financial inclusion and more.

Students who attend this conference will gain a better understanding of the fintech industry, which will help them determine if they wish to pursue a career in this industry.

The option to attend the conference virtually on Zoom is also available.

Agenda

Agenda for April 12, 2024

8 – 9 a.m.     

Breakfast, Registration and Networking

9 – 9:15 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks:

  • Julia Godinez (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (FRBSF))
  • Nirvikar Singh (Center for Analytical Finance (CAFIN), University of California, Santa Cruz)
  • Todd Feldman (Lam Family College of Business (LFCoB), San Francisco State University)
  • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco representative
9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

Discussion Topic: Generative AI (GAI) and Impacts to Financial Services

  • Speaker:  Sunayna Tuteja (Federal Reserve System)
  • Moderator:  Julia Godinez (FRBSF)
10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

Discussion Topic: It Takes a Village - FedNow and Fintech

  • Speakers:

    • Ginger Baker (Plaid)
    • Mollie Markham (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago)
  • Moderator:  Jess Chang (Wilson Sonsini)
11:15 – 11:30 a.m.

Break and Networking

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Paper Discussion: Potential of AI and Alternative Data

  • Speaker:  Julapa Jagtiani (Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia)
  • Moderator:  Nirvikar Singh (CAFIN, University of California, Santa Cruz)
12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

Lunch and Networking

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.

Panel/Paper Discussion: Measuring Financial Health - Leveraging Bank Account Data

  • Speakers:

    • John de New (Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic & Social Research, University of Melbourne)
    • Daniel Sullivan (JP Morgan Institute)
  • Moderator: Sean Creehan (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco)
2:15 – 2:45 p.m.

Lecture:  What is a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) and why is everyone talking about it?

  • Lecturer: Ashley Lannquist (International Monetary Fund and World Economic Forum)
  • Moderator: Julia Godinez (FRBSF)

2:45 – 3 p.m.

Break and Networking

    3 – 3:30 p.m.

    Panel Discussion: Financial Inclusion in Humanitarian Contexts

    • Speakers:

      • Andrew Gallucci (Circle)
      • Joanna Wisniecka (Glenbook Partners)
    • Moderator: Alex Zerden (Capitol Peak Strategies)
    3:30 – 4 p.m.

    Paper Discussion: Tokenization of Real-World Assets

    • Speakers:

      • Francesca Carapella (Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System)
      • Nathan Swem (Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System)
    • Moderator: Todd Feldman (LFCoB, San Francisco State University)
    4 p.m. Meeting Adjourns

    Speakers

    Sunayna Tuteja headshot

    Sunayna Tuteja

    Chief Innovation Officer, Federal Reserve System

     

    This is the headshot of Ginger Baker.

    Ginger Baker

    Chief Network Officer, Plaid

     

    Mollie Markham headshot

    Mollie Markham

    Program Specialist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

     

    This is the headshot of Julapa Jagtiani.

    Julapa Jagtiani

    Senior Economic Advisor and Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia 

     

    This is the headshot of John de New.

    John de New

    Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research, University of Melbourne

     

    Daniel Sullivan

    Research Lead, JP Morgan Institute

     

    This is the headshot of Ashley Lannquist.

    Ashley Lannquist

    Digital Finance Expert, International Monetary Fund

     

    This is the headshot of Andrew Galluci.

    Andrew Gallucci

    Director for Regulatory Strategy, Circle

     

    This is the headshot of Joanna Wisniecka.

    Joanna Wisniecka

    Senior Engagement Manager, Glenbrook Partners

    This is the headshot of Francesca Carapella.

    Francesca Carapella

    Principal Economist, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    Nathan Swem headshot

    Nathan Swem

    Principal Economist, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    Moderators

    Julia Godinez headshot

    Julia Godinez

    Fintech Risk & Policy Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

    This is the headshot of Nirvikar Singh.

    Nirvikar Singh

    Distinguished Professor of Economics and Co-Director of the Center for Analytical Finance (CAFIN), University of California, Santa Cruz

    Todd Feldman

    Todd Feldman

    Professor of Finance and Lam-Larsen Fintech Initiative Director, Lam Family College of Business, San Francisco State University

    This is the headshot of Jess Cheng.

    Jess Chang

    Payments & Fintech Partner, Wilson Sonsini

    This is the headshot of Sean Creehan.

    Sean Creehan

    Lead for Financial Health, Inclusion & Technology, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

    This is the headshot of Alex Zerden.

    Alex Zerden

    Founder and Principal, Capitol Peak Strategies

    Partners

    This event is co-hosted by The Center for Analytical Finance (CAFIN) at the University of California Santa Cruz, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and the Lam-Larsen FinTech Initiative in the Lam Family College of Business at San Francisco State University.

     

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    The Lam Family College of Business welcomes persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. If you would like reasonable accommodations for this event, please contact Todd Feldman at tfeldman@sfsu.edu as soon as possible so your request may be reviewed.