Headliners include NYDFS Superintendent Adrienne Harris, NCUA Board Member Rodney Hood, and more to be announced

Panelists will discuss innovation’s positive impact on consumers and small businesses and the future of credit, open banking, and payments policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Financial Technology Association, a DC-based trade association representing industry leaders shaping the future of finance, today announced its inaugural Fintech Summit, “Shaping the Future of Finance,” in partnership with tech media leader Protocol. The Summit will take place on November 16, 2022, in Washington, D.C., and via live stream. 

The day-long Summit will convene leading players in financial technology, from policy experts to industry leaders, to discuss how financial technology breaks down barriers and gives consumers and businesses better access to financial services. The Summit will examine how modernizing policies and regulations can enable the financial technology transformation and look ahead to future trends in the fintech industry. 

“Financial technology is changing our everyday lives, helping consumers save money, reduce financial stress, and provide much-needed capital at a lower cost,” said Penny Lee, Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Technology Association. “This Summit will bring together founders, industry leaders, regulators, and policymakers to discuss how to continue spurring consumer-friendly innovation.”

“The fintech industry is rapidly becoming a critical player and changemaker in Washington,” said Bennett Richardson, President of Protocol. “We’re thrilled to partner with the Financial Technology Association and bring together policy and industry experts for important conversations about the future of finance.” 

The Summit will feature fireside chats with New York Department of Financial Services Superintendent Adrienne Harris, and Rodney Hood, Board Member and former Chairman of the National Credit Union Administration. FTA Advisory Board Member and Goodwin Partner Tony Alexis will moderate a panel on the future of fair and inclusive credit featuring Alex Marsh, Global Head of Public Policy at Klarna, Teddy Flo, Chief Legal Officer at Zest AI, Robin Nunn, Partner at Morgan Lewis, and others. Jo Ann Barefoot, FTA Advisory Board member and CEO and Co-Founder of the Alliance for Innovative Regulation, will moderate a panel on open banking.

Other policy panels on the future of small business will feature David Quinn, Chief Financial Officer at Bluevine, Dr. Sabrina Howell, Associate Professor of Finance at New York University, and Connie Evans, Chief Executive Officer of the Association for Enterprise Opportunity. The Summit will also feature an exclusive Protocol editorial conversation, moderated by Senior Fintech Editor Owen Thomas, on the future of real-time payments.

The Summit is open to the media and members of the public. More headliners and panelists will be announced in the coming days. 

For more information on panels and agendas and to RSVP, click here

The Financial Technology Association represents industry leaders shaping the future of finance. We champion the power of technology-centered financial services and advocate for the modernization of financial regulation to support inclusion and responsible innovation.

Protocol  is a leading digital media company focused on the people, power, and politics of tech. Technology is no longer just an industry; it’s a global power center with the sweep and impact of any nation’s capital. At Protocol, we cover it with no agenda and just one goal: to arm the most senior decision-makers in tech, business, and public policy with the unbiased news and analysis they need to navigate a world undergoing rapid change. Launched in 2020, Protocol covers U.S. and China technology in addition to areas such as enterprise technology, fintech, and the evolving tech workplace. Protocol’s team includes reporters in San Francisco, New York, Washington, D.C., and London.