Central Bank Meets Blockchain

  • Hilton Barbados Resort
    Needham's Point
    Bridgetown
    Barbados
  • Tue, September 10, 2019
    9:00 AM – 6:00 PM AST
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Speakers

  • Premier the Hon. E. David Burt, JP, MP

    Premier, Bermuda

    TopicBermuda’s Digital Transformation

    Premier the Hon. E. David Burt, JP, MP, is Bermuda’s youngest Premier. He is a graduate of The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a double major in Finance and Information Systems.

    He was awarded The George Washington University Presidential Administrative Fellowship and received his Master’s of Science degree in Information Systems Development in 2003. Mr. Burt attained a Project Management Professional certification in 2009. He is also a licensed private pilot.

    An entrepreneur, Premier Burt started GMD Consulting Limited, an IT consulting company focusing on project management. He served as President since its inception until 2016 when he stepped down upon being appointed Leader of the Opposition. Premier Burt co-founded HITCH Limited and was the lead developer for the award winning HITCH Mobile App enabling Bermuda residents to hail taxis.

    In the past, Premier Burt has served on the Tourism Board, National Training Board, as a Director of the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce, and has been a Director of the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation.

    Mr. Burt is also active in local and international public service and community organizations. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, the Western Stars Sports Club, and the Devonshire Recreation Club.

    Premier Burt and his wife Kristin have two children, Nia and Edward.
  • Adolfo Sarmiento

    Head of Economic Policy and Markets and advisor to the board at the Central Bank of Uruguay

    TopicUruguay’s Central Bank Digital Currency Pilot

    Adolfo Sarmiento is Head of Economic Policy and Markets and advisor to the board at the Central Bank of Uruguay. He is responsible for the Monetary Policy implementation, and the payment system regulation and supervision. Adolfo is also involved in FinTech specially in the Uruguay Digital Currency Project. As advisor, he is also involved in the negotiation of MERCOSUR financial services issues and in Risk evaluation of the financial system. He holds a degree in Economics of the University of the Republic of Uruguay, a Master in Applied Macroeconomics of the Catholic University of Chile and is PhD (Candidate) for the Catholic University of Argentina.
  • Racquel Moses

    CEO, Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator.

    TopicDigitization is Key to Building Resilience

    Racquel Moses is CEO of the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator. She has served in several executive-level positions at large multinational organizations and Caribbean leadership organizations including country head of Microsoft Trinidad and Tobago and the regional director of the public sector for Microsoft Caribbean, portfolio head Europe and Americas and Head of Caribbean and International projects for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), president of InvesTT Trinidad and Tobago as well as leadership positions within JP Morgan Chase, Cable & Wireless and Fujitsu.

    Although the bulk of her career has been international Racquel was born and raised in Trinidad. Through all of her appointments she has served as an agent of change and high performance. Racquel is a married mother of two, is a four time marathoner, was the winner of a World Bank innovation award in 2013 and currently serves as the trustee for the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee.
  • Loretta Joseph

    Consultant

    TopicGlobal CBDC Regulatory & Legislative Landscape

    Loretta is a highly dynamic, skilled banking, financial and consulting professional with over 25 years in financial markets and related sectors. She has worked for major investment banks at Board, MD or senior management level throughout Asia and India including, RBS (India), Macquarie Group (India), Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse and Elara Capital (India). Spanning a long career, Loretta has tremendous exposure to global financial markets, multiple asset classes and emerging market environments. Loretta has advised many international banks, global hedge and pension funds on managing portfolio and exposure to derivatives and related products. For the last decade, she has been paramount in successful transaction facilitation for Foreign Investors in India and other emerging markets. She has operated in many multi-cultural organizations.

    Loretta sits on the advisory board of UWS (Business School), Blume Ventures (India).An adjunct fellow at UWS (Australia).Lifetime fellow, advisory board of ADDCA (Australian Digital Currency and Commerce Association),Papal advisory council of Humanity 2.0 and holds various advisory positions for multiple tech, biotech and Cybersecurity companies. Loretta champions the cause for responsible blockchain adoption with multiple governments , regulators and industry players . She was the recipient of the Fintech Australia, "FinTech Leader of 2017", “Female leader of 2016” and Sancta Sophia College (Within Sydney University) Alumni Award 2016 for Social impact, 2019 Alumni award for outstanding professional contribution.

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