Prior Programs



December 7, 2022

* Executive Roundtable Discussion *

“Demystifying Artificial Intelligence: Its Impact on Finance and Regulation” 

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President Biden’s recent Executive Memo on Artificial Intelligence, Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights: Making Automated Systems Work for the American People, focuses on the growing influence of AI technologies.  While AI can dramatically improve the delivery and regulation of financial services, novel algorithms and the ways that they are used add new complexities to compliance and the potential for inadvertent discrimination.  That suggests the early adoption of standards and rules of engagement to ensure that Americans are protected from as much as they are assisted by AI.

Experts and regulators participating in the executive roundtable discussions were moderated by:

Thomas P. Vartanian

Executive Director, Financial Technology & Cybersecurity Center

Brian Knight

Director of Innovation and Governance and a Senior Research Fellow, The Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Experts included:

Brad Blower, General Counsel, National Community Reinvestment Coalition

Neil Chilson, Senior Research Fellow, Technology and Innovation at Stand Together

Carol Evans, Deputy Fair Lending Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Dr. Mark Flood, Program Manager, Information Innovation Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Phillip Hurst, Assistant General Counsel, Card Data Sciences & Machine Learning, Capital One

Melissa Koide, CEO & Director, The FinReg Lab

Kevin Greenfield, Deputy Comptroller for Operational Risk Policy, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Tommy Jones, Senior Technology Architect, Enterprise Technologies, In-Q-Tel

Melissa Koide, CEO, FinRegLab

Brenda Leong, Partner, BNH AI

William Magnunson, Professor of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law

Matt Mittelsteadt, Visiting Research Fellow, Mercatus Center

Weifeng Zong, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center

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April 27, 2022


An Executive Roundtable discussion moderated by Financial Technology & Cybersecurity Center (FTCC) Executive Director Thomas P. Vartanian and Conference on Consumer Finance Law (CCFL) Chairman James M. Milano with distinguished guests:

  • Brian P. Brooks, CEO, Bitfury, former Acting Comptroller of the Currency
  • Jelena McWilliams, former FDIC Chair
  • Randal K. Quarles, Chairman, The Cynosure Group, former Vice Chairman for Supervision, Federal Reserve Board

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The programs listed below were conducted by the Program on Financial Regulation & Technology at George Mason University's Scalia Law School.

  • New Directions for Consumer Finance Law. An Insider's Look at the Report of the CFPB's Taskforce. Co-sponsored with The Conference on Consumer Finance Law, February 11, 2021
  • FinTech and Consumer Finance: Agenda for 2021. Co-sponsored with The Conference on Consumer Finance Law, December 9 – 10, 2021
  • Meet the Policymakers Forum with Acting Comptroller of the Currency Brian Brooks, October 22, 2020
  • Meet the Policymakers Forum with FDIC Chair Jelena McWilliams, October 6, 2020
  • FinTech Pushing Past the Pandemic, July 15, 2020
  • Consumer Debt in America: What Would Rate Caps and Student Loan Forgiveness Mean? November 18, 2019
  • Meet the Policymakers Forum with CFPB Deputy Director Brian Johnson, November 7, 2019
  • Meet the Policymakers Forum with Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Dr. Mark Calabria, October 10, 2019
  • Libra – New Dimensions for Money? September 25, 2019
  • Meet the Policymakers Forum with Treasury Department General Counsel Brent McIntosh, September 12, 2019
  • Smart Regulation and the Future of Financial Services Conference, May 16, 2019
  • Meet the Policymakers Forum with Federal Reserve Board Vice-Chair Randal K. Quarles, April 9, 2019
  • Meet the Policymakers Forum with Acting Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting, March 27, 2019