CBDC and the Future of Finance


May 19, 2022



This webinar was designed for participants to learn about, discuss, and dissect how central banks have leveraged CBDC to reinvent the global financial systems. 


Introduction and opening remarks | 9:00 AM – 9:10 AM ET


  • Anastasia “Tracy” Raissis, Director, Worldwide Financial Risk and Economic Development, AWS
  • Marc Uzan, Executive Director and Founder, RBWC


CBDCs: Prospects and challenges | 9:10 AM – 10:10 AM ET


  • Dr. Rodrigo Cubero, President, Central Bank of Costa Rica
  • Andrés Tahta, Managing Director for Public Sector Latin America, AWS
  • Marc Uzan, Executive Director and founder, RBWC
  • Fabrizio Zampolli, Head of Economics for Latin America and the Caribbean (ELAC), Monetary and Economic Department, Economics for Latin American and the Caribbean, Bank for International Settlements (BIS)
  • Xiaochen Zhang, Principal Manager, AWS (moderator)


Mapping CBDC Policy Objectives with Technology Options | 10:10 AM – 11:10 AM ET


  • Shira Barchilon Frank, Strategic Advisor, MIT Digital Currency Initiative and Director, Maiden Labs
  • Ricardo Correia, Global Head of Digital Currencies, R3 
  • Larissa De Lima, Senior Fellow, Oliver Wyman Forum
  • David MacKeith, Principal Business Development Manager, AWS
  • Tony McLaughlin, Managing Director, Emerging Payments and Business Development, Citi
  • Alberto Naudon, Board Member, Central Bank of Chile
  • Yoav Soffer, Advisor to the Deputy Governor, CBDC Project Manager, Bank of Israel
  • Xiaochen Zhang, Principal Manager, AWS (moderator)


The future of finance: challenges and opportunities | 11:10 AM – 12:10 AM ET



  • Daniel Acosta, Vice President of Commercial Products and B2B Solutions, Mastercard
  • Felipe Larain, Former Minister of Finance of the Government of Chile
  • Ligia Lopes, Head of Financial Services Public Policy LATAM, AWS
  • Manuel Ramos-Francia, Director, Center for Latin American Monetary Studies (CEMLA)
  • James Wallis, Vice President of Central Bank Engagements, Ripple
  • Xiaochen Zhang, Principal Manager, AWS (moderator)


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