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Financial Services Leadership Exchange


This exclusive, peer-to-peer event, held on Day Four of FinTech Week, brings together technology leaders and bank executives seeking to collaborate and explore what’s possible for the future of the financial industry. Invaluable insight will be shared, discussed and debated as to how bank leaders and technology innovators are thinking about intelligently experimenting with emerging tools and products at a time when there are no pre-established standards.

Major Topics Addressed:

  • Obstacles To Collaboration
  • Utilizing Blockchain
  • Digital Identity Solutions
  • Real-time Payments
  • Lending Solutions
  • Global Trends


  • Thursday, April 27, 2017

    8:45 AM – 9:25 AM

    9:25 AM – 9:30 AM
    Welcoming Remarks
    Al Dominick, CEO, Bank Director & FinXTech
    Vivian Maese, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP

    9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
    The Evolving Cybersecurity Regulatory Landscape for Financial Institutions in the U.S. and Abroad
    Alex Greenberg, Technology and Cybersecurity Counsel, Barclays
    Alan Avery, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
    Joseph Lawlor, Managing Director, K2 Intelligence
    David Shonka, General Counsel (acting), Federal Trade Commission
    Serrin Turner, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
    Moderated by: Zachary Goldman, Executive Director, Center on Law and Security, New York University School of Law
    This session, featuring experts from a variety of viewpoints, focuses on the topic of cybersecurity regulation and how to navigate competing and conflicting regulations as the industry continues to evolve.

    10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
    The Evolving Regulatory Landscape for Cryptocurrencies and Distributed Ledger Technology
    Wenchi Hu, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
    Yvette Valdez, Counsel, Latham & Watkins LLP
    Doug Yatter, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
    Moderated by: Steve Wink, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
    In early March, the SEC nixed a proposed rule change that would have cleared the way for the first exchange-traded fund to track the digital currency bitcoin. Hear from experts on both the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission on this panel as they discuss this problem and how to avoid it in the future.

    11:15 AM – 11:30 AM
    Refreshment Break & Demos

    11:30 AM – 12:45 PM
    Exchange Session I: Obstacles to Innovation
    Participants break into small groups and discuss the following topics related to obstacles to innovation:

    • What is your biggest struggle with innovation as a bank? As a fintech?
    • How often should you communicate with your regulator?
    • Checklist for a first meeting
    • Who is in charge of innovation on your team?
    • Security issues
    • Compliance

    12:45 PM – 1:45 PM
    Networking Lunch & Demos

    1:45 PM – 2:10 PM
    White Hats and Block Hats: Securing Blockchain for Fun and Profit
    Phil Daian, Ph.D. Student, Cornell Computer Science
    James Grimmelman, Professor, Cornell Tech and Cornell Law
    Johanan Ottensooser, LLM Student, Cornell Tech
    Blockchain technology offers distinctive security advantages and creates distinctive security risks. This panel of interdisciplinary experts in law and technology from Cornell Tech will discuss ways in which blockchains can be leveraged to solve legal problems in the fintech space, ways they can be engineered to reduce legal problems and legal principles for promoting blockchain security.

    2:10 PM – 2:45 PM
    Opportunities in Innovation: What Is New in the Fintech Marketplace
    Cameron Bard, Director of Market Development, 1776
    Wilson Lin, Vice President, Center for Urban Innovation, NYCEDC
    David Teten, Managing Partner, HOF Capital
    Jon Zanoff, Founder, Empire Startups
    Moderated by: David Concannon, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
    Hear experts in the field discuss what opportunities they see in the fintech marketplace.

    2:45 PM – 4:00 PM
    Exchange Session II: Opportunities in Innovation
    Participants break into small groups and discuss the following topics related to opportunities available through innovation:

    • What are the different efforts being made in U.S. governmental agencies?
    • Blockchain
    • RegTech
    • Digital Identities
    • Lending
    • Big Data
    • Customer Experience

    4:00 PM – 4:15 PM
    Refreshment Break & Demos

    4:15 PM – 5:00 PM
    Putting It All Together
    Moderated by: Vivian Maese, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
    Participants are able to have an open dialogue with all those involved in the Leadership Exchange. Experts from the day’s sessions will be in the audience to answer any outstanding questions from what was learned, explored and heard throughout the day.

    5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Networking Cocktail Reception & Demos


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New York, NY 10022


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