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Internet-Native Payment Networks
American financial institutions are gradually embracing the digital evolution of finance and payments. Internet-native payment networks provide opportunities for financial institutions to utilize and integrate with digital currencies.
This panel will examine and discuss the related challenges and benefits from the policy-maker's, regulator's and solution-provider's perspectives.

Oct 27, 2021 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Simon Chantry
Co-Founder and CIO @Bitt
Simon Chantry is Co-Founder and CIO of Bitt, a global fintech company that catalyzes the transformation from traditional to digital currency systems for central banks and financial institutions. He has a background in nuclear commissioning engineering, co-founded Bitt in 2013, and has been working within the digital currency space for over eight years. Simon is a board member of the OECD’s Blockchain Expert Policy Advisory Board, a member of the World Economic Forum’s Digital Currency Governance Consortium and has been a featured blockchain and DLT expert at numerous international government, regulatory, and technology centered forums Simon brought Bitt’s Digital Currency Management System (DCMS) – a solution critical for the operationalization of CBDC and digital currencies for all ecosystem participants — to market and was instrumental in its deployment in multiple jurisdictions across the world.
Imran Khan
EVP Partnerships @Bitt
Imran possesses over 15 years of technology experience, spanning all aspects of information technology, which allows him to bring technology aspirations from idea to reality. Over the years, he has assumed roles in IT advisory, project management, software development, and IT operations. While in Deloitte’s core digital asset and blockchain practice, he was the Global CBDC Leader and chaired the central bank digital currency committee, composed of leaders from all international markets. He delivered several blockchain-based solutions for clients, including a digital asset and management solution for a large Canadian financial institution. Imran is a member of the Standards Council of Canada’s committee contributing to international blockchain standards (ISO TC/307).
Chris Campbell
Chief Strategist @Kroll
A financial services expert with a specialization in guiding financial institutions and central banks around the world to develop and implement solutions to their specific challenges, Chris was unanimously confirmed by the US Senate to serve as the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Institutions from 2017 to 2018. In that role, he was responsible for overseeing the Department’s efforts regarding financial institutions legislation and regulation, legislation affecting Federal agencies that regulate or insure financial institutions and securities markets legislation and regulation. Chris oversaw the Deputy Assistant Secretaries for Financial Institutions Policy and Small Business, Community Development and Affordable Housing, and Cyber Security, in addition to a staff of 200. Prior to his role at the Treasury Department, Chris was the majority staff director in the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance.
Chris Burnett
Marketing & Communications Strategist @Bitt
Chris Burnett is the Marketing and Communications Strategist at Bitt. His diverse professional experience includes key marketing, corporate communications, and business development roles in the business intelligence, advertising, luxury and travel retail industries. Chris holds a Master of Science in Marketing, from the University of Liverpool, and Bachelor of Fine Art, from the Barbados Community College.