Data, Digitalization, Decentralized Finance and Central Bank Digital Currencies: The Future of Banking and Money

The 10th Annual ILF Conference

Location: Virtual event Date: Tuesday 18 January 2022


On 18 January 2022, the Institute for Law and Finance presented the tenth conference in their series on the future of the financial sector, organized by Andreas Dombret and Patrick Kenadjian, with the support of  Oliver Wyman as Knowledge Partner.  

The conference focused on data, digitalization, decentralized finance, central bank digital currencies and the future of money. A distinguished group of senior representatives from the public and private sectors as well as prominent academic thought leaders discussed the key issues around technology and the financial sector. 

You can find recordings of the conference at this link. 


Andreas Cahn, Director, Institute for Law and Finance Patrick Kenadjian, Senior Counsel, Davis Polk & Wardwell

09:30 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Agustin Carstens, General Manager, Bank for International Settlements

10:00 PANEL 1: Digitalization and Data: Can incumbents keep up?
Christian Edelmann, Managing Partner, Oliver Wyman
Frank Fallon, Vice President, Amazon Web Services Tamaz Georgadze, Co-CEO, Raisin Deposit Solutions
Daniele Tonella, Former Group CIO, UniCredit and CEO, UniCredit Services
Moderator: Wim Mijs, Chief Executive Officer, European Banking Federation

11:30 PANEL 2: Technology and Regulation: Are we focusing on the right things?
Ashley Alder, Chair of the Board, IOSCO and Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission
John Berrigan, Director General, DG FISMA, European Commission
Michael Hsu, Acting Comptroller, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Joerg Kukies, State Secretary, German Federal Ministry of Finance (invited)
Jean-Pierre Landau, Associated Professor, Sciences Po, former Deputy Governor, Banque de France
Sébastien Raspiller, Assistant Secretary, Financial Sector, French Ministry of the Economy
Moderator: Andreas Dombret, Global Senior Advisor, Oliver Wyman, Former Member of the Management Board, Deutsche Bundesbank

13:45 PANEL 3: Central Bank Digital Currencies: Cui Bono?
Tobias Adrian, Financial Counsellor and Director, International Monetary Fund, Monetary and Capital Markets Department
Ulrich Bindseil, Director General, DG-MIP, European Central Bank
Stephen G. Cecchetti, Rosen Family Chair in International Finance, Brandeis International Business School and Former Economic Advisor and Head of the Monetary and Economic Department, Bank for International Settlements
Andrea Maechler, Deputy Governor, Swiss National Bank
Changchun Mu, Managing Director, Digital Currency Institute, The People’s Bank of China (invited)
Randal Quarles, Former Vice Chairman for Supervision, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve
Moderator: Patrick Kenadjian, Senior Counsel, Davis Polk & Wardwell

15:15 PANEL 4: Decentralized Finance, Blockchain, Payment Systems, Tokens and Stablecoins, the Changing Rails of Banking and Commerce: In what do we trust?
Christian Catalini, Chief Economist, Diem Association and Founder of the MIT Cyptoeconomics Lab
Barry Eichengreen, George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee, Professor of Economics and Political Science, University of California
Berkeley Stefan Ingves, Governor, Sveriges Riksbank Steven Maijoor, Member of the Board, De Nederlandsche Bank
Marcus Pleyer, President, Financial Action Task Force Martina Weimert, CEO, European Payments Initiative
Moderator: Monica Lopez-Monis Gallego, Global Head of Supervisory and Regulatory Relations, Santander Group


Markus K. Brunnermeier, Edward S. Sanford Professor of Economics and Director of the Bundheim Center for Finance, Princeton University


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