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GBBC Virtual Members Summit: Americas

April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

Following the success of GBBC Virtual Members’ Summits EMEA and APAC, the GBBC will host the third virtual members’ summit focused on the Americas region!

Summit is open to GBBC member, Ambassadors, and special guests. If you are NOT a GBBC Member or Ambassador, you may contact us at [email protected] to inquire about attending as a special guest. 

3-hour summit divided into 1-hour sessions on:

  1. Digital Infrastructure and the Digital Economy
  2. Global Standards and Regulation
  3. Sustainable and Resilient Systems
GBBC Virtual Members’ Summit Americas Agenda
Opening Remarks – 12:00pm – 12:15pm EDT
Sandra Ro, CEO, Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC)
Tomicah Tillemann, Executive Director, Digital Impact and Governance Initiative (DIGI), New America; Board Director, GBBC


Digital Infrastructure and the Digital Economy
12:15pm – 1:20 pm EDT
Digital infrastructure has become an indispensable part of society, inextricable linked to the functioning of a myriad of public and private services that directly impact quality of life. Moreover, the
broad range of economic activities that rely on digital infrastructure are the basis of the digital economy. In this session, we will explore the state of digital infrastructure and the digital economy across the Americas region, the role of blockchain technology in accelerating digitization, and how the Americas region can collaborate to capitalize on next-generation digital infrastructure and the digital economy.
David Treat, Senior Managing Director & Head of Blockchain and Multi-Party Systems, Accenture; Director, Digital Dollar Project; Board Chair, GBBC
Caio Mario Paes de Andrade, Special Secretary for Debureaucratization, Management and Digital Governance, Ministry of Economy, Brazil
Representative Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ), Member, U.S. House Task Force on Financial Technology
Interactive Roundtable Discussion
Discussion Lead: Donna Parisi, Global Head of Finance, Financial Services and FinTech, Shearman & Sterling LLP


Global Standards and Regulation
1:20pm – 2:25 pm EDT
As blockchain and digital assets continue to take hold in the mainstream across industries, regulatory clarity and compliance remain key for adoption and innovation. In this session, we will explore the broader context and frameworks surrounding standards and regulation, efforts to foster innovation while ensuring adequate consumer projection, and how industry and government can work together.
Superintendent Linda Lacewell, New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS)
Interactive Roundtable Discussion Pt. 1
Discussion Lead: Jeff Bandman, Co-Founder & Board Member, Global Digital Finance; Founding Director, LabCFTC
Discussion Participants:
Superintendent Linda Lacewell, New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS)
Commissioner Hester Peirce, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Commissioner Dawn DeBerry Stump, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
U.S. Representative Darren Soto (D-FL), Co-Chair, Congressional Blockchain Caucus
Interactive Roundtable Discussion Pt. 2
Discussion Lead: Jeff Bandman, Co-Founder & Board Member, Global Digital Finance; Founding Director, LabCFTC
Discussion Participants:
Superintendent Linda Lacewell, New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS)
Commissioner Hester Peirce, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Commissioner Dawn DeBerry Stump, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission


Sustainable and Resilient Systems
2:25pm – 3:30pm EDT
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted many inefficiencies and shortcomings of existing systems. And, while many of these inefficiencies existed before the current crisis, the scope of
the pandemic has made addressing these challenges a top priority in many countries and organization. Crucial to the rebuilding and bettering of systems is creating solutions grounded in
sustainability and resilience. In this session, we will explore how governments and organizations are employing cutting-edge technologies to improve service delivery, build resilient financial infrastructure, support industry, ensure sustainability and resilience for the long-term.


Hon. E. David Burt, MP, Premier of Bermuda
Irene Arias Hofman, CEO, Inter-American Development Bank Lab
Robert Palatnick, Managing Director & Global Head of Technology Research and Innovation, DTCC
Alan Cohn, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Details

Date:
April 30
Time:
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
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