Ripple Swell Global

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Enter the Experience

Ripple Swell brings together the world's most trusted voices in payments, financial services, blockchain technology and policy, committed to changing the way money moves globally today.

In its fourth year, Swell unites customers, partners, thought leaders and ecosystem players in one place to conduct business. It's where RippleNet comes to life

Agenda

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Day One

  • Welcome to Ripple Swell Global / Broadcast 1
  • Morning Keynote / Broadcast 1
  • Networking + Matchmaking Break + Award Announcement/ Broadcast 1
  • CBDC Panel / Broadcast 1
  • RippleNet On-Demand Liquidity Demo / Broadcast 1
  • Expanding RippleNet / Broadcast 1
  • Networking + Matchmaking Break / Broadcast 1
  • Customer Panel: Moving the Needle with RippleNet / Broadcast 1
  • Networking + Matchmaking Break + Award Announcement / Broadcast 1
  • Welcome to Ripple Swell Global / Broadcast 2
  • Morning Keynote / Broadcast 2
  • Networking + Matchmaking Break + Award Announcement / Broadcast 2
  • CBDC Panel / Broadcast 2
  • RippleNet On-Demand Liquidity Demo / Broadcast 2
  • Expanding RippleNet / Broadcast 2
  • Networking + Matchmaking Break / Broadcast 2
  • Customer Panel: Moving the Needle with RippleNet / Broadcast 2
  • Networking + Matchmaking Break + Award Announcement / Broadcast 2

Day Two

  • Morning Keynote / Broadcast 1
  • Panel: Regulatory Outlook for Digital Assets / Broadcast 1
  • Networking + Matchmaking / Broadcast 1
  • FinTech & Financial Inclusion / Broadcast 1
  • Customer FlashTalks / Broadcast 1
  • Networking + Matchmaking / Broadcast 1
  • Blockchain in Payments: From Adoption to Growth Trajectory / Broadcast 1
  • Closing Remarks / Broadcast 1
  • Morning Keynote / Broadcast 2
  • Panel: Regulatory Outlook for Digital Assets / Broadcast 2
  • Networking + Matchmaking / Broadcast 2
  • FinTech & Financial Inclusion / Broadcast 2
  • Customer FlashTalks / Broadcast 2
  • Networking + Matchmaking / Broadcast 2
  • Blockchain in Payments: From Adoption to Growth Trajectory / Broadcast 2
  • Closing Remarks / Broadcast 2

Keynote Speakers

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Sheila Warren

Ripple

Brad Garlinghouse

CEO

Brad is the CEO of Ripple and a member of the Board of Directors. Prior to Ripple, Brad served as the CEO of file collaboration service Hightail. From 2009 to 2012 he was President of Consumer Applications at AOL and prior to that he held various executive positions at Yahoo! from 2003 to 2009, including Senior Vice President.

Earlier in his career, Brad helped to pioneer the VoIP industry as CEO of Dialpad Communications. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of OutMatch and has held board positions at Ancestry.com and Tonic Health.

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Peter Kerstens

European Commission

Peter Kerstens

Advisor

Peter advises on Technological Innovation, Digital Transformation and Cybersecurity at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union. He has led work on the European Commission’s Fintech Action Plan and Co-chairs the European Commission’s Fintech Taskforce. He has extensive experience and expertise in EU policy and regulation covering financial services, digitalisation, security and consumer protection. Earlier in his career the Peter was Finance Counsellor at the EU Embassy in Washington DC. He has also been a member of the private offices of the commissioner for the internal market and services and the commissioner for health and consumer protection. Before joining the European Commission, Peter advised major financial services companies on EU regulatory affairs. He is a Dutch national and holds master degrees in European affairs and political science from the College of Europe in Bruges and the University of Leuven, Belgium.

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Ousmene Mandang

Accenture

Ousmène Mandeng

Senior Advisor, Blockchain and Multiparty Systems

Dr Ousmène Jacques Mandeng is a Senior Advisor and Lead of Economic and Financial Strategy with Accenture’s Blockchain and Multiparty Systems. He co-leads Accenture’s campaign globally for the dissemination of central bank digital currencies and thought leadership on the wider implication of the digital transformation in payments.

He worked more than 20 years in the financial sector and international organisations on international investment and economic policy analyses. He was a Managing Director with Prudential Financial and UBS Investment Bank heading official financial institutions coverage globally and with the International Monetary Fund last as a Deputy Division Chief on IMF financial resources and Latin America including as resident representative. Ousmène has commented regularly in the financial press and presented in international forums on the increasing importance of emerging markets and actual and pending reforms ofthe international monetary system. He is a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics and Political Science, a Member of the Bretton Woods Committee, Fellow of the Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee and Member of Robert Triffin International and writes a blog at www.economicsadvisory.com. He holds a PhD from the LSE and is fluent in German, English, French and Spanish.

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Alenka Grealish

Celent

Alenka Grealish

Senior Analyst

Alenka Grealish has over 30 years of consulting and syndicated research experiencein the banking industry with deep expertise in payments, transaction banking, and corporate/commercial banking. She is a senior analyst at Celent covering digital transformation, emerging tech (blockchain, AI/machine learning), the rise of fintechsand new business and revenue models.

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David Mills

Federal Reserve Board

David Mills

Deputy Associate Director, Reserve Bank Operations and Payment Systems

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Sheila Warren

World Bank

Mahesh Uttamchandani

Practice Manager for Financial Inclusion, Infrastructure & Access in the Finance, Competitiveness, and Innovation Global Practice

Mahesh Uttamchandani is the Practice Manager for Financial Inclusion, Infrastructure & Access in the Finance, Competitiveness, and Innovation Global Practice at the World Bank Group. He manages Payment & Market Infrastructures, Responsible Financial Access, Credit Infrastructure, the global Financial Inclusion Support Framework program, the global Financial Consumer Protection program. He also jointly leads (with an IFC co-Head) the Universal Financial Access 2020 initiative

Mahesh is a member of the Executive Committee of CGAP, a board member of the legal journal, International Corporate Rescue, and a board member of INSOL International. He has published and taught at the university level and lectured extensively in North America, Europe and Asia.

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Kristin Smith

Blockchain Association

Kristin Smith

Executive Director

Kristin is the Executive Director of the Blockchain Association, the Washington DC-based trade association representing the most prominent and reputable organizations in the crypto industry. The mission of the Blockchain Association is to improve the public policy environment so that blockchain networks can thrive in the United States. Kristin sets the association’s public policy strategy and leads engagement with industry and outreach to policymakers.

Prior to leading the Blockchain Association, Kristin assisted blockchain and technology companies to achieve their public policy objectives in Washington. She served as a Senate and congressional aide on Capitol Hill for nearly ten years, much of which was spent focusing on technology policy. She co-founded HODLpac and serves on the organization’s board of directors. Kristin is also featured on Fortune’s 2020 40 Under 40 list.

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Sheila Warren

Mercy Corps

Tjada D'Oyen McKenna

CEO

Tjada D’Oyen McKenna is Chief Executive Officer of Mercy Corps. Prior to joining Mercy Corps, Tjada served as the Chief Operating Officer for CARE, where she oversaw the organization’s global programming and operations. Previously she was the COO at Habitat for Humanity International. Tjada also spent more than a decade in roles with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the US government, specializing in food security and working to end world hunger. During the Obama administration, she served as the Deputy Coordinator of Development for Feed the Future and Assistant to the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Bureau for Food Security in Washington, D.C. She began her career in the corporate sector in various roles at McKinsey & Company, American Express and General Electric. She earned a B.A. from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and has served on both national and local non-profit boards.

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Ulrich Bindseil

ECB

Ulrich Bindseil

Director General Market Operations

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Chris Brummer

University of Georgetown

Chris Brummer

Chris Brummer is a Georgetown law professor, author and convenor. He also lectures widely onfintech, finance and global governance, as well as on public and private international law, market microstructure and international trade. In this capacity, he routinely provides analysis for multilateral institutions and often participates in global regulatory forums.

Chris's work has been featured in most major media around the world, and he is the host of the Fintech Beat podcast.

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Sheila Warren

World Economic Forum

Sheila Warren

Head of Blockchain, Data, and Digital Assets

Sheila began her career as a Wall Street attorney before turning to philanthropy and non-profit tech over a decade ago. She has represented banks, philanthropists and progressive non-profits. Most recently, she was VP of strategic alliances and general counsel of TechSoup, the global social enterprise that has connected civil society organizations around the world with over $9bn in donated tech-based resources. Previously, Sheila also designed and launched NGOsource, a service focused on international grant making. Sheila is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law.

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Angela Itzikowitz

ENSafrica

Angela Itzikowitz

Executive, Banking and Finance

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Laura Tyson

University of California, Berkeley

Laura Tyson

Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School, Haas School of Business

Laura D. Tyson is a Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley and she chairs the Blum Center for Developing Economies Board of Trustees at UC Berkeley. She is the co-chair California Governor Gavin Newsom’s Council of Economic Advisors. From July 2018 to December 2018, she served as Interim Dean of Berkeley Haas. Previously, she was the Dean of London Business School (2002-2006) and the Dean of the Berkeley Haas (1998-2001). Tyson was a member of the US Department of State Foreign Affairs Policy Board and a member of President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness and the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board. She served in the Clinton Administration as the Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers (1993-1995) and as Director of the National Economic Council (1995 – 1996). She is a member of the Board of Directors of CBRE Group Inc., Lexmark International Inc., and Apex Swiss Holdings SARL. She is the co-author of Leave No One Behind, a report for the United Nation’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment.

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Hung Nguyen

TPBank

Hung Nguyen

CEO

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Emmanuel de Cazotte

Lemonway

Emmanuel de Cazotte

Supervisory Board

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