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4:45 PM16:45

FinTech and Regulation: Taking Innovation to the Next Level (Afore Consulting)

Panel discussion: Is the current regulatory framework fit for AI?

Artificial Intelligence is already a part of most peoples’ everyday life, but as it develops more rapidly, policy-makers and industry are looking at whether and how to regulate AI while not stifling innovation. Paul Atkins is a panelist.

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11:45 AM11:45

Investing for Impact conference (The Economist)

Panel discussion: Counting What Counts

Is it really true you can’t manage what you can’t measure? What about false precision? Can blockchain help tackle the impact investing measurement challenge? This session will investigate the metrics methodology and also discuss the unquantifiable and intangible aspects of investing for impact. Paul Atkins is a panelist.

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5:55 PM17:55

Blockchain Unbound Conference

By connecting key innovators from around the world, the Blockchain Unbound conference showcases technology and speakers from multiple industries, not just the blockchain, cryptocurrency and ICO verticals. It is designed to drive social impact, spark business development and inspire attendees to forge meaningful relationships with fellow collaborators.

Token Alliance President Perianne Boring will host a fireside chat with Patomak Global Partners CEO Paul Atkins to discuss the role and work of the Digital Chamber of Commerce’s Token Alliance.

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2:15 PM14:15

Mercatus Center: Smart Financial Regulation Roundtable: Implications of Cryptocurrencies

2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  |  Panel I: The State of Play in Cryptocurrencies
What are cryptocurrencies and how are they being used and regulated?

  • Paul Atkins, Chief Executive Officer, Patomak Global Partners, LLC
  • Joseph Brady, Executive Director, North American Securities Administrators Association
  • Chris Brummer, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Sara Hanks, CEO, CrowdCheck

Moderated by: J.W. Verret, Senior Affiliated Scholar, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

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10:00 AM10:00

Futures Industry Association conference: 10 Years On: A Retrospective on the Financial Crisis

A decade since the financial crisis of 2008, what lessons have been learned, how effective was the response of policymakers and how far have we reached the end of regulatory reform? Speakers with direct experience of the aftermath of the crisis will share their views on a decade of recovery. 


Walt Lukken
President & Chief Executive Officer


Paul Atkins
Chief Executive Officer
Patomak Global Partners

Craig Donohue
Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Barney Frank
Former U.S. Congressman, Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee

Thomas Russo
Former Executive Vice President & General Counsel
American International Group 

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3:35 PM15:35

2nd Annual FinTech and Digital Innovation Conference

Common standards help to reduce costs and potentially allow new entrants to easily enter the Single Market. They can also address new challenges presented by developing technologies, such as the risks associated with ICOs recently identified by both the EU and international regulators. These should also take into consideration calls from the industry for regulators to coordinate their message on ICOs. However, there are also downsides to common standards. Standards can inadvertently give preference to some technologies over others hindering their innovation. Where does standard setting make sense for the FinTech sector? How does the EU ensure the standard setting process fosters competition, transparent, open for all participants? The conditions for access have to be fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory. Should we aim for EU or international standards?

Moderator: Carmine di Noia, Commissioner, CONSOB

Policy makers:
Aija Zitcere, Deputy Director, Financial Markets Policy Department, Ministry of Finance, Latvia
Peteris Zilgalvis, Head of Unit, Start-ups and innovation, Digital Single Market, DG CONNECT, European Commission and Co-Chair of the FinTech Task Force of the European Commission
Patrick Armstrong, Senior Risk Analysis Officer, Innovation and Products Team, ESMA
Ashley Fox, Member of the European Parliament

Paul Atkins, Chief Executive, Patomak Global Partners LLC and former SEC Commissioner – Co-Chair, Token Alliance
Simon Maisey, Managing Director, Global Head of Business Development, Tradeweb
Reinder Van Dijk, Partner, Oxera (tbc)

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12:30 PM12:30

2nd Annual Fintech and Digital Innovation Conferece

 Fire-side chat – International Perspective

FinTech applications are developing at an ever faster pace. Any of these applications potentially challenge the tradition approach to regulation based on national jurisdictions and enforcement. FinTech is increasing the need for international regulatory and supervisory cooperation. The panel will discuss how supervisors in different parts of the world are addressing these challenges.

  • How are supervisors in different  parts of the world addressing these challenges?
  • How do they seek to find a balance between safety and stability of financial services on the one hand, and the need for innovation and realising the full potential of FinTech on the other?



  • Rupert Schaefer, Head of Strategic Services, Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority
  • Kotaro Tanaka, Director for Systemically Important Financial Institutions, Banks Division Ⅰ, Supervisory Bureau, Financial Services Agency of Japan
  • Yao Loong Ng, Head of Markets Policy and Infrastructure, Monetary Authority of Singapore
  • Clara Chiu, Director, Licensing, Intermediaries Division, Securities and Futures Commission, Hong Kong
  • Fabian Vandenreydt, Executive Director, B-Hive
  • Paul Atkins, Chief Executive, Patomak Global Partners LLC and former SEC Commissioner – Co-Chair, Token Alliance
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2:00 PM14:00

Practising Law Institute: The SEC Speaks in 2018


  • Overview of Commission’s Rule 102(e) program for attorneys
  • Recent case developments in discipline of attorneys appearing and practicing before the SEC
  • Other ethical issues for practitioners before the Commission

Speakers: Office of the General Counsel
Jeff Rosenblum, Deputy General Counsel
Thomas J. Karr, Assistant General Counsel
Donna McCaffrey, Special Trial Counsel
Hon. Paul S. Atkins
Hon. Edward H. Fleischman

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1:15 PM13:15

Practising Law Institute: The SEC Speaks in 2018

1:15 Trading and Markets

  • Market structure
  • Dodd-Frank implementation
  • Clearance and settlement
  • Risk analytics
  • Broker-Dealer issues

Speakers: Division of Trading and Markets
Brett W. Redfearn, Director
Michael A. Macchiaroli, Associate Director
Thomas K. McGowan, Associate Director
John C. Roeser, Associate Director
Christian R. Sabella, Associate Director
David Saltiel, Associate Director
Heather A. Seidel, Chief Counsel
David S. Shillman, Associate Director
Hon. Paul S. Atkins
Hon. Daniel M. Gallagher

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10:30 AM10:30

SIFMA Annual Meeting

The Future of Market-Based Finance panel discussion:  Regulators continue to contemplate market-based finance and the role of asset management generally, including the FCA who recently completed an extensive study on the sector and recommended substantive reforms. What is the impact of these reforms and what other reforms might be necessary? Is there still a role for both passive and active management?

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8:30 AM08:30

2017 National Society of Compliance Professionals National Conference

As an SEC Commissioner (2002-2008), Paul Atkins advocated for better transparency and consistency in the SEC’s decision-making and enforcement activities and smarter regulation that considers costs and benefits.  In his current role as CEO of Patomak Partners, LLC, and member of the President’s Strategic and Policy Forum, advising on financial markets regulations and economic policy, Mr. Atkins will address how the administration’s proposed regulatory and economic policies will affect not only the issues he advocated for as SEC Commissioner but also the financial services industry compliance profession.

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4:05 PM16:05

Market vs. Prudential Regulation of the Captial Markets, SIFMA Prudential Bank Regulation Conference

Since the financial crisis, there has been a much greater emphasis on imposing a comprehensive prudential regulatory framework on U.S. capital markets activity, which previously had been governed largely through only market regulation. This panel, including Patomak CEO Paul Atkins, will debate the relative merits of prudential versus market regulation for capital markets activities, and offer an assessment as to whether additional refinements are required to achieve a more proper balance.

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9:15 AM09:15

Federal Securities Regulation in 2017 and Beyond, Insured Retirement Institute

Former SEC Commissioner Paul Atkins will offer his perspective on several important SEC initiatives, including the potential development of a uniform standard of care for broker-dealers and investment advisers (and how that initiative would interact with the DOL fiduciary rule), the variable annuity summary prospectus, the ongoing review of the current disclosure regime, and other subjects relevant to the insured retirement industry.

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10:45 AM10:45

Milken Institute Global Conference 2017

The First 100 Days—and the Next 1,000

The first 100 days of a new administration are of crucial significance. They present leaders with the opportunity to pursue fresh policy priorities while laying the groundwork for the rest of the term.

  • What policies are the Trump administration pursuing to encourage economic growth?
  • Given the president's background, how has this administration's engagement with the business sector differed from those of previous governments?
  • What expectations about the future of the administration and its approach to foreign policy can we draw from its first 100 days?


Carol Lee, White House Correspondent, Wall Street Journal


Paul Atkins, Chief Executive, Patomak Global Partners, LLC

William Bennett, Former U.S. Secretary of Education; Member, Trump Leadership Council

Richard Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations

Chris Liddell, Assistant to the President and Director of Strategic Initiatives, White House Office of American Innovation

Andrew Liveris, Chairman and CEO, The Dow Chemical Company

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9:15 AM09:15

Personal Liability for Compliance Officers: How to Protect Yourself, SIFMA C&L 2017 Annual Seminar

Personal Liability for Compliance Officers: How to Protect Yourself

Dan Gallagher, President, Patomak Global Partners, LLC


John Caruso,  Principal, KPMG, LLP

Howard Sendrovitz, Executive Director, Deputy Chief Compliance Officer, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

Paul Tyrrell, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

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7:15 AM07:15

Exploring the Regulatory Landscape, National Association of Corporate Directors

CFPB, SEC, IRS, PCAOB - - get the picture? What should Directors know about the future landscape and the effects regulations and regulators will have on their companies, especially with the introduction of a new U.S. Federal Administration underway?

 Join us the morning of March 15th for a Breakfast Program. 

The program will be led by Paul Atkins, CEO of Patomak Global Partners, director and non-executive chair of BATS Global Markets, Inc. and previous SEC Commissioner; 

Jack Ciesielski, publisher of the Analyst’s Accounting Observer, member of the Investors Technical Advisory Committee of the Financial Accounting Standards Board and a member of the FASB’s Emerging Issues Task Force (ETIF); 

and Tim Wolf, retired CFO and SVP Integration of Molson Coors and Chair of the Audit Committee of the Board of Excel Energy. 

Moderated by: Douglas R. Wright, Partner, Faegre Daniels Baker

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11:10 AM11:10

Accounting discussion, The SEC Speaks, PLI conference

  • Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Patomak President Dan Gallagher participates on an accounting panel discussion.


  • Current financial disclosure issues
  • Accounting and auditing issues
  • Emerging practice issues
  • Enforcement issues and trends

Wesley R. Bricker, Chief Accountant, Office of the Chief Accountant
Mark Kronforst, Chief Accountant, Division of Corporation Finance
Michael F. Maloney, Chief Accountant, Division of Enforcement
Matthew Giordano, Chief Accountant, Division of Investment Management

Hon. Daniel M. Gallagher
Hon. Laura S. Unger

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3:25 PM15:25

Compliance Inspections and Examinations discussion, The SEC Speaks, PLI conference

  • Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Patomak CEO Paul Atkins and Patomak President Dan Gallagher participate in the Practising Law Institute panel discussion on Compliance Inspections and Examinations

Compliance Inspections and Examinations

  • OCIE staff reallocation
  • 2017 examination priorities

Marc Wyatt, Director, Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations
Thomas J. Butler, Director, Office of Credit Ratings
Peter Driscoll, Associate Director, Office of Risk and Strategy
Askari J. Foy, Associate Director, Technology Controls Program, Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations
Kevin W. Goodman, Associate Director, FINRA and Securities Industry Oversight (FSIO), Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations
John S. Polise, Associate Director, National Broker-Dealer Exchange Group (BDX), Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations
Kristin A. Snyder, Associate Director, Investment Adviser/Investment Company Examination Program and Associate Regional Director for Examinations, San Francisco Regional Office, Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations

Hon. Paul S. Atkins
Hon. Daniel M. Gallagher

Hon. Harvey L. Pitt

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