ThinkTECH Policy Summit

Join ICBA for the first ever ThinkTECH Policy Summit. The Summit brings together policymakers and leaders from community banking and fintech for a series of structured conversations to help shape the future of community banks and fintech.

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Wednesday, Dec. 2


All times are listed in Eastern Standard Time.

3:00pm   Welcome

We’ll kick things off with an overview of the Summit, share how ICBA’s ThinkTECH program has been advancing community bank-fintech partnerships, and how this Summit will bring together community banks, fintechs and policymakers to identify initiatives that will encourage greater collaboration.

3:30pm  Fireside Chat with FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams

Under Chairman McWilliams leadership, the FDIC has been exploring how the opportunities and challenges of community bank partnerships with fintechs. Join this session to hear what the FDIC has been working on over the past several months and what Chairman McWilliams expects to see for the coming year.

4:30pm Social Event

Unwind and join our social event to catch-up with old friends or meet people that share similar interests. Feel free to come or go as you please!

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Thursday, Dec. 3


All times are listed in Eastern Standard Time.

2:00pm  Welcome to Day 2

Brief recap of yesterday’s discussion and an orientation for today’s events.

2:05pm  Regulator Panel

Good policy starts with a good discussion among the regulatory experts. This panel of thought leaders that will discuss how the existing regulatory framework views community bank-fintech partnerships and where there are avenues for further development.

  • Karen Thomas, ICBA, Senior EVP, Government Relations & Public Policy (moderator)
  • Beth Knickerbocker, OCC, Chief Innovation Officer 
  • Kavita Jain, FRB, Deputy Associate Director in Office of Innovation Policy
  • Leonard Chanin, FDIC, Deputy to the Chairman for Consumer Protection and Innovation 
  • Ed Blatnik, CFPB, Director of Office of Innovation (Acting) 
  • Mike Stevens, CSBS, Senior Executive Vice President

3:30pm  Tabletop Discussions – Your Turn to Shape Policy! (Round One)

We will break into smaller groups to home in and focus on distinct areas of bank-fintech policy, including:

  • Payments
  • Regulatory supervision 
  • Data security & privacy
  • New credit models and data usage
  • Community bank collaborations for fintech partnerships

4:25pm  Break

4:35pm  Tabletop Discussions – Your Turn to Shape Policy! (Round Two)

We will break into smaller groups to home in and focus on distinct areas of bank-fintech policy.

5:30pm  Closing Remarks

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Friday, Dec. 4


All times listed are in Eastern Standard Time.

10:00am   Welcome to Day 3

Brief recap of yesterday’s discussion and an orientation for today’s events.

10:05am  Discussing Community Bank Innovation with Federal Reserve Governor Miki Bowman

As the first person to fill the Fed’s community banking seat in 2018, Governor Bowman’s diverse professional experience, seasoned judgment, and insight into community banking has already begun to diversify the Board and strengthen its deliberations, rulemaking, and policies. A key area of her focus is uncovering bank-fintech opportunities.

11:00am Tabletop Discussions – Your Turn to Shape Policy! (Round Three)

We will break into smaller groups to home in and focus on distinct areas of bank-fintech policy.

Noon Representative Bill Foster (D-Ill.), Chairman of HFSC Artificial Intelligence Task Force

Developments in AI are at the forefront of innovation that is changing the way Americans operate in the marketplace, how we think about identity security, and how we do business with financial institutions. It is affecting everything from how we access our money to how we apply for mortgages and make financial investments.

1:00pm Concluding Remarks

Choose your Tabletop Track


The ThinkTECH Policy Summit will feature tabletop discussions where each Summit attendee will have an opportunity to converse with other attendees to help shape policy.

Payments

The rate of change in an already-dynamic payments landscape continues to accelerate; with digital adoption, the opportunities and challenges presented by real-time payments, and threats posed by Big Tech taking center stage, not to mention special purpose charters. Explore emerging issues that are shaping the digital and payments ecosystem and discuss policies that can help community banks remain at the forefront.

Examination & Supervision

Much of our current bank policy and regulatory environment has been developed over decades in response to industry practices and innovations. But now, technological innovations seem to be growing exponentially, begging certain questions. Join to discuss whether existing policies and regulations are sufficient to facilitate bank-fintech relationships, whether there are shortcomings in the existing framework, and whether tech advancements turn the fundamental nature of bank examination on its head.

Data Security & Privacy

Data security and privacy is not only important to your institution, but it is also important to the entire banking sector. They need to be implemented correctly within your institution as well as throughout the banking sector to protect the PII of our customers. Join us in a non-technical discussion of data security, changing attitudes within IT, privacy concerns in the face of new tech, and the opportunities that exist to revitalize and energize your institution’s security posture.

Novel Technology & Data Modeling and Usage

Developments in technology have opened the door to new opportunities and unprecedented challenges for the community bank sector. Join this track to discuss if banking regulators are equipped to appropriately supervise the usage of this new technology, and what novel consumer protection or prudential issues stem from its use.

Fintech and Community Bank Collaboration

The opportunities for innovative collaboration between community banks and fintechs continue to grow in importance. Explore the trends, issues, policies and regulations that continue to shape the industry and influence the opportunities to embrace innovative solutions to help community banks and the customers they serve flourish in today's ever evolving digital world.

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Join ICBA for the first ever ThinkTECH Policy Summit. The Summit brings together policymakers and leaders from community banking and fintech for a series of structured conversations to help shape the future of community banks and fintech.

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