Upcoming Events


December 7, 2022


* Executive Roundtable Discussion *


“Demystifying Artificial Intelligence:

Its Impact on Finance and Regulation”


9:00 am – 12:30 pm

In-Person at:

Mercatus Center

3434 Washington Blvd 4th Floor,

Arlington, Virginia


Via Zoom Webinar


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.

Join the Mercatus Center, the Financial Technology & Cybersecurity Center, and a host of experts and regulators for an executive roundtable discussion on AI.


Our faculty will be moderated by financial services and technology experts:


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


Thomas P. Vartanian, Executive Director of the Financial Technology & Cybersecurity Center.


Experts include:


Brad Blower, General Counsel, National Community Reinvestment Coalition

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

Christopher Davis, Attorney-Advisor, Office of Fair Lending and Equal Opportunity, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

John Emmert, Director, Global Banking & Financial Markets, IBM

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

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

Matt Mittelsteadt, Visiting Research Fellow, Mercatus Center

Weifeng Zong, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center


The agenda for the program can be found here.



Demystifying Artificial Intelligence: Its Impact on Finance and Regulation | Mercatus Center


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February 15, 2023

Thomas P. Vartanian's new book that will change the Internet will hit bookshelves everywhere:


"The Unhackable Internet: How Rebuilding Cyberspace Can Create Real Security and Prevent Financial Collapse" (Prometheus Books)


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