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Sunday, October 21 • 11:30am - 12:00pm
A View from Across the Pond: How Fintech Fuels Economies

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What is the role of financial technology in global and local economies? Can fintech really drive economic growth? How can governments provide an environment which fosters fintech innovation? Explore these questions and more in this insightful conversation with Lord Digby Jones, one of the world's most acclaimed business commentators. During his 6 years as Director-General of the Confederation of British Industry, Digby became well-known in the public arena, particularly for his candid, forthright attitude in his many media appearances. In 2005, he was Knighted for his Services to Business and Charity and became Sir Digby Jones in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List. In 2007, Digby was appointed Minister of State for UK Trade & Investment and became a Life Peer taking the title, Digby, Lord Jones of Birmingham Kb. He is currently on the Board of P20, an international payments initiative and conference series bringing together business, fintech, regulatory and governmental leaders from the US and the UK.

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Jo Ann Barefoot

Co-Founder, Hummingbird Regtech & CEO, Barefoot Innovation Group
Jo Ann Barefoot is CEO of Barefoot Innovation Group, Cofounder of Hummingbird Regtech, Senior Advisor to the Omidyar Network, and host of the podcast show Barefoot Innovation. A noted advocate of “regulation innovation,” Jo Ann is Senior Fellow Emerita at the Harvard  Kennedy... Read More →

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Lord Digby Jones

Former Director General of the CBI & Minister of State for Trade and Investment, U.K. House of Lords
Lord Digby Jones is a cross bench Peer in the UK House of Lords, international businessman, author, speaker and media commentator. A lawyer by profession, he was Director General to the Confederation of British Industry (2000-06) and Minister of State for UK Trade & Investment (2007-08... Read More →

Sunday October 21, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm
Future Forum at Bellini Ballroom, Level 2