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WHF/WHFF Partner Series: AI and Machine Learning: Key Issues for Financial Services Industry
Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
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WHF/WHFF Partner Series: AI and Machine Learning: Key Issues for Financial Services Industry 

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are transforming the financial services industry.  AI and ML have the potential to expand access to credit in historically underserved populations, improve the accuracy of models, and make the financial services industry more efficient.  At the same time, these technologies carry a number of risks, from the potential to replicate and even heighten historical patterns of discrimination in lending, to the unexpected consequences that may stem from opaque models.  In this panel, we’ll explore the opportunities and risks of AI and ML—and what they mean for financial services professionals.

Speakers: 

Angela Angelovska-Wilson, Principal, DLx Law and Senior Advisor, FS Vector
Melissa Koide, CEO and Director, FinRegLab 

Date: July 27, 2021
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom Webinar (information will be emailed in your confirmation email)
Cost: Members: $5.00 suggested donation (no charge registration is available)  
         Non-Members: $10 donation 

 

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Speaker Bios

Angela Angelovska-Wilson is an early distributed ledger technology adopter and a leading authority in the evolving global legal and regulatory landscape surrounding distributed ledger technology and smart contracts. Prior to co-founding DLx Law, Angela served as the Chief Legal & Compliance Officer of Digital Asset and was part of the founding team. Prior to joining Digital Asset, Angela was a partner at Reed Smith where she regularly advised clients on the implementation of new technologies to finance and the complex regulatory schemes involved in the development, creation, marketing, sale and servicing of various financial services and products. Before Reed Smith, Angela spent most of her career in various roles at Latham & Watkins, where she was recognized by The Legal 500 US among the top finance attorneys in the U.S.

Angela has a deep understanding of the Fin-Tech industry and in particular the distributed ledger industry, having been involved in a number of startups in various roles, as an employee, entrepreneur and advisor. In addition to DLx Law, Angela is also co-founder of Sila Inc., an innovative technology company.

 

Melissa Koide is the CEO of FinRegLab, a nonprofit research center that tests new technologies and data and facilitates dialogue to inform public policy and drive the financial sector toward a responsible and inclusive financial marketplace. FinRegLab evaluates how technology and data can be safely used to increase financial inclusion and improve financial services for consumers, small businesses, and communities. FinRegLab is currently evaluating the explainability of complex machine learning algorithms in credit underwriting for fairness, model governance, adverse action notices, and inclusion. 

Prior to establishing FinRegLab, Melissa served as the U.S. Treasury Department's Deputy Assistant Secretary for Consumer Policy. In that role, Melissa helped to build the first government offered preretirement savings product, the myRA. She also established the $5 million Innovation Fund to support research and strategies to improve consumers’ financial health and their access to safe and affordable financial products and services.  Melissa has testified before the Senate Banking and House Financial Services Committees, and she has spoken extensively to policy, industry, and consumer advocacy audiences.