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Sunday, October 21 • 1:50pm - 2:30pm
The Regulatory Environment Can Help Emerging Fintech (or not)

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What type of regulatory environment allows fintech innovation to thrive? Does the U.S. lag behind other leading developed countries in offering fintech firms a legal framework which supports innovation and protects consumers? Manny Alvarez, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer at Affirm, asks the tough questions of state, federal and global regulators on how to fine-tune the regulatory balance, effectively engage with fintech startups and serve the consumers' best interest.

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Manny Alvarez

General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Affirm
Manny Alvarez is General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Affirm, where he oversees and manages Affirm’s legal and regulatory compliance efforts. Manny has dedicated his career to protecting consumers from harmful practices, previously serving as an Enforcement Attorney with... Read More →

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Chris Camacho

President & CEO, Greater Phoenix Economic Council
 A proven leader with over 10 years in executive management roles, Chris Camacho serves as the President & CEO at one of the longest standing public-private partnerships for economic development across the country. During his tenure, GPEC has led the attraction of more than 322 companies... Read More →
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Melissa Koide

CEO, FinRegLab
Melissa Koide is the CEO of FinRegLab, a financial services research organization that examines how technology and data can help achieve public policy aspirations, address regulatory requirements, and lead to a more efficient and inclusive marketplace. FinRegLab provides an independent... Read More →
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Duane Pozza

Assistant Director, Division of Financial Practices, U.S. Federal Trade Commission
Bio coming soon
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Paul Watkins

Director, Office of Innovation, U.S. Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (BCFB)
Paul Watkins is the Director of the Office of Innovation at the Bureau for Consumer Financial Protection. In this role, he oversees the Bureau’s efforts to facilitate innovation, competition, and consumer access within the markets for financial products and services. Watkins was... Read More →

Sunday October 21, 2018 1:50pm - 2:30pm PDT
Future Forum at Bellini Ballroom, Level 2