NASAA Annual Conference to Focus on the Financial Services Technology Revolution

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 10, 2017) – Securities regulators and industry participants from throughout North America will convene next month in Seattle, Washington, for the North American Securities Administrators Association’s (NASAA) annual conference. Under the theme “The Financial Services Technology Revolution,” the conference will be held September 24-26. Conference details and registration information are available on the NASAA website, here.

“This year’s conference panels and speakers will explore how disruptors and innovators are using new technologies to change the delivery and reach of financial services, and how industry and regulators are adapting to the rapid pace of change,” said William Beatty, conference chair and Washington Director of Securities.

The first panel discussion, moderated by Frank Borger-Gilligan, Tennessee’s Assistant Commissioner for Securities, will focus on innovative approaches in using technology for raising capital, investing, and managing money. The second panel, moderated by Wisconsin Securities Administrator Leslie Van Buskirk, will examine how firms are managing the rapid pace of change and working to integrate these new technologies into their operations. The final panel, moderated by Delaware Investor Protection Director Gregory Strong, will explore how advances in technology have extended the reach of both the regulators and fraudsters.

NASAA also is pleased to announce that its 2017 Annual Conference will feature two leaders in the financial industry’s efforts to harness technology to increase inclusion and access to financial services through innovative products.

This year’s opening speaker is Sujit “Bob” Chakravorti, Founder and CEO of Chakra Advisors. As the former Chief Economist at The Clearing House (TCH), the operator of the largest U.S. private sector payment system, and Senior Research Economist at the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago and Dallas, Chakravorti advises financial institutions, technology firms, policymakers, and fintech startups on innovative approaches to facilitate more efficient and accessible financial services for consumers and businesses.

Daniel Vogel, Co-founder and President of Bitso, will deliver the conference keynote address. Honored by the prestigious MIT Technology Review as one of Latin America’s Innovators Under 35, Vogel launched Bitso to provide a digital bitcoin exchange platform that allows Mexican citizens and companies to establish relationships quickly, easily, securely and transparently. In the process, he is helping increase financial inclusion by providing greater access to financial services in Mexico.

NASAA’s incoming president, Alabama Securities Commission Director Joseph P. Borg, will deliver the presidential address.

The conference also will include open discussions with NASAA Section Committees on subjects related to broker-dealers, investment advisers, corporation finance, enforcement, investor education and CRD and IARD issues.

For More Information:
Bob Webster | Director of Communications
202-737-0900

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