18 January 2022: Conference on Data, Digitalization, Decentralized Finance, Central Bank Digital Currencies and the Future of Money


On January 18, 2022 the ILF will be presenting the tenth conference in our series on the future of the financial sector, organized by Andreas Dombret and Patrick Kenadjian, with the support of our knowledge partner, Oliver Wyman and of Amazon Web Services. The conference will focus 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 will discuss the key issues around technology and the financial sector, including:

  • whether incumbent banks can keep up with fintech and Big Tech challengers in the use of digitalization and data
  • whether we are focusing on the right things in our efforts to regulate technology in the financial sector
  • what central banks are seeking to accomplish with central banking digital currencies and who will profit from them
  • the changing rails of banking and commerce, including decentralized finance, blockchain, payment systems, tokens and stablecoins and the search for trust

Agustin Carstens, Managing Director of the Bank for International Settlements, will be delivering the keynote address. Other confirmed representatives from the public sector include Ashley Alder, Chairman of IOSCO, Tobias Adrian of the IMF, Ulrich Bindseil of the ECB and Stefan Ingves, Governor of the Sveriges Riksbank. From academia we will hear from Stephen Cecchetti of Brandeis, Jean-Pierre Landau of Sciences Po, Barry Eichengreen of Berkeley and the concluding remarks will be delivered by Markus Brunnermeier of Princeton. Speakers from the private sector will include representatives of Amazon Web Services, Diem (formerly Libra), leading incumbent banks and important fintech challengers.

In view of current developments on the COVID front, the event will be held entirely online and will run from 9:30 am to approximately 4:45 pm CET. Attendance will be free, but advance registration is required. An invitation with a full program will follow.

Please mark your calendars. This is an event you will not want to miss!