The IIF is leading efforts to help our members and the public sector understand and leverage the technology-driven transformations reshaping financial services. We focus on distributed ledger technology, artificial intelligence and machine learning, quantum computing, data policy, digital identity, cloud, and other technologies. Our industry-leading work on digital asset regulation engages global standard setting bodies and central banks to help understand and shape the development of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and private tokenization solutions. We advocate for financial services innovation as well as making cross-border payments more efficient and our events bring together senior public sector officials, financial services leaders, and technology experts.
Hear the latest from the IIF's experts on where the dynamic world of digital innovation in finance intersects with key regulatory and public policy considerations. Specific topics include access to innovative technologies, digital assets, data sharing and protection, machine learning, cloud computing and cultural change within firms in the digital era.
Linda Jeng, Georgetown University, and Andres Wolberg-Stok, Citi, join us on this episode of FRT to discuss Linda’s recently published book, “Open Banking”, which features chapters written by Andres and the IIF’s Brad Carr.
FRT continues its 3-year tradition, partnering with Professor Chris Brummer on CQ Roll Call’s FinTech Beat podcast as we discuss key themes and developments from the recent IIF, IMF, World Bank, and DC Fintech Week conferences.
Gail Hodges, Executive Director of the OpenID Foundation, and Elizabeth Garber, VP of Digital Products at Santander, share their insights on digital identity following the recent publication of the GAIN Paper, an outgrowth from the IIF and OpenID Foundation’s Open Digital Trust initiative. GAIN outlines how an open network can encourage different participants to come together creating an ecosystem with interoperable solutions using common standards. The paper gathered over 150 signatories from an extensive and diverse group of digital identity experts and advocates interested in advancing this vision.
The dramatic growth of Mobile Money in Sub-Saharan African markets presents some interesting learnings for bank strategies and partnerships with FinTech firms, and with some fascinating scenarios ahead as app-based payment platforms enter the market.