Fintech Roundtable at Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

August 3, 2017 | Boston, Massachusetts


  • Federal Reserve Bank of Boston 
    600 Atlantic Avenue
    Boston, MA 02210


WilmerHale Partner David Gammell will participate in this roundtable. The following topics will serve as guide for the roundtable discussion:

  • What are areas of focus and desired outcomes for new technologies, including blockchain/distributed ledgers, “smart” contracts, machine learning and artificial intelligence?
  • What is your sense of the time horizon for greater adoption of these technologies? What are the obstacles? What are the accelerants?
  • What will be the expected impacts for financial services, including banks, asset managers and financial market infrastructures? How do you think consumers and corporations will benefit? 
  • What could we expect regarding new entrants, including “shadow banks” and technology companies?
  • What role(s) would you see the Federal Reserve playing moving forward, either in our regulator, payment provider or general convener role?
  • What impact might you see these changes having on our payment and settlement systems over the long run?