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September 11-13, 2023
The Marriott Marquis Times Square, New YorkNew York, NY

Conan French
Senior Advisor for Innovation and Fintech at Institute of International Finance (IIF)


Conan advises the IIF on new technologies in financial services and the transformation they are driving across banking, payments, insurance, asset management and the public sector. He tracks blockchain, distributed ledger, mobile, cloud, machine learning, AI process automation, and other data technologies to identify key developments for the industry. Research, meetings, and events on these topics provide global leadership with a better understand the opportunities and implications. In 2015 Conan helped create the IIF regtech initiative to draw attention to the potential for new technologies to solve regulatory and compliance challenges more effectively and efficiently.

Conan has experience working on innovations in finance from both the private and public sector. He has launched mobile payment ventures including co-founding OnGo Asia and Open Revolution. Earlier experience in his career included work at the Department of State USAID, and US Treasury Department. Conan earned his MBA from Georgetown University and his BA in history and economics from Dickinson College. While at USAID, he was the US Representative on the Council of Governors for the World Bank’s CGAP.

IIF Publications

Central Banks, Cryptocurrency, and the Future of Money

The Trump Effect: Global Implications of the Next U.S. President

Innovation in Insurance: How Technology is Changing the Industry

Weekly Insight: Counting on Central Banks

China Spotlight: Internet Finance in Focus

Getting Smart: Contracts on the Blockchain

Regtech in Financial Services: Solutions for Compliance and Reporting

Banking on the Blockchain: Re-engineering the Financial Architecture

Modernizing Money Management: How Technology is Transforming Asset and Wealth Management

Agenda Sessions

  • Fireside Chat: Why Banks Must Become AI First In The AI Powered Digital Age


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