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Last Updated: December 3, 2021

Banking and FINTECH: the Future is Now - FDITECH to Convene a Panel of Experts on the Future of Innovation in Banking

On Wednesday, December 8, at 1 p.m. ET, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s tech lab, FDITECH, will convene a panel of experts to discuss the future of financial innovation and the potential impacts to financial markets and technology. The panel will also explore how innovation preserves and promotes a diverse, equitable and inclusive banking system. 

Hosted by FDIC’s Chief Innovation Officer Sultan Meghji, “Banking and FINTECH: the Future is Now”  will allow industry leaders and other experts to examine ways to amplify emerging innovations with a focus on markets, financial technology (FINTECH), and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).


Wednesday, December 8, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET


This virtual meeting is open to the public via live webcast.

If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate, please send an email to

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Innovation in the Financial Markets:

  • Diane Ellis, Director, FDIC Division of Insurance and Research
  • Robert Morgan, Senior Vice President for Innovation & Strategy, American Bankers Association
  • Kate Goldman, FINTECH Program Lead Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute
  • Julien Le Goc, Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management, Circle
  • Sultan Meghji, FDIC Chief Innovation Officer
  • Moderator: Jeffrey DeLuca, FDITECH (Senior Financial Analyst)

Innovation in Technology:

  • Doreen Eberley, Director, FDIC Division of Risk Management Supervision
  • Sylvia Burns, FDIC Chief Information Officer and Chief Privacy Officer
  • Vivian Yeung, Executive Vice President, Chief Digital & Technology Officer, Fremont Bank
  • Jimmie Lenz, Director Master of Engineering in FINTECH and Master of Engineering in Cybersecurity, Duke University
  • Arnab Banerjee, Assistant Professor Quantum Science and Engineering, Purdue University
  • Sultan Meghji, FDIC Chief Innovation Officer
  • Moderator: Zunera Mazhar, FDIC Deputy Chief Innovation Officer

Innovation in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

  • Nikita Pearson, Director, FDIC Office of Minority and Women Inclusion
  • Thomas Foley, Executive Director of the National Disability Institute
  • Faith Bautista, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Asian American Coalition
  • Catherine Berman, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Cnote
  • Sultan Meghji, FDIC Chief Innovation Officer
  • Moderator: Isaac E. Hernandez, FDITECH (Deputy Director of Infrastructure)