A Week of Digital Sessions

Washington DC, USA

October 12-29, 2020



During the week of the fall IMF/World Bank meetings, RBWC in association with a group of its partners organized a series of webinars which mobilized a diverse and high-level group of experts to address a range of topics including: The Economics of Pandemics: The Role of Data; Macro-Economic Policy in Transition: Perspectives from Advanced and Emerging Countries; CBDC + Private Sector- A Recipe for Innovation?; The Future of Money Reimagined for Financial Inclusion; Fiscal Policy and Monetary Policy; and A Conversation about the US Election.

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  • Bruno Tissot, Head, BIS Statistics and Head of the Secretariat of the Irving Fisher Committee on Central Bank Statistics (IFC)
  • Karel Musil, Director of the Macroeconomic Forecasting Division, Czech national Bank
  • Ian Goldin, Professor of Globalization and Development, University of Oxford
  • Javier Perez, Director, International Economics and Euro Area Department, Bank of Spain
  • Adkins Zheng, Chairman and Chief algorithm Officer, TCSA
  • Hayk Avetisyan, Head, Monetary Policy Department, Central Bank of Armenia
  • Ousmene Mandeng, Senior Advisor, Accenture


  • Pablo Hernández de Cos, Governor, Bank of Spain
  • Alejandro Diaz De Leon, Governor, Banco de Mexico
  • Julio Velarde, Governor, Central Reserve Bank of Peru
  • Fernanda Nechio, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Brazil
  • Rashad Cassim, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of South Africa
  • Massimiliano Castelli, Managing Director, UBS Asset Management


  • Perianne Boring, Founder and President, Chamber of Digital Commerce
  • Michael Spitz, CEO, Main Incubator, Commerzbank
  • Tim Grant,  Head of Business, SDX
  • Wee Kee Toh, Deputy Director in the FinTech and Innovation Group (FTIG), Monetary Authority of Singapore
  • Timothy Lane, Deputy Governor, Bank of Canada
  • Caroline Pham, Deputy Head of Global Regulatory Affairs, Citi
  • John Velissarios, Global Managing Director, Accenture


  • Steven Becker, President and COO, Maker Foundation
  • Anikó Szombati, Chief Digital Officer, Central Bank of Hungary
  • Denelle Dixon, Executive Director, Stellar Development Foundation
  • Harish Natarajan, Lead Financial Sector Specialist, World Bank


  • Paolo Gentiloni, European Commissioner for Economy, European Commission
  • Jason Furman, Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy, Harvard Kennedy School and Professor of  Practice, Department of Economics, Harvard University
  • Beat Siegenthaler, Global Macro Advisor, UBS Investment Bank


  • Tony Fratto, Partner and Founder, Hamilton Place Strategies


  • James Bullard, President, Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis
  • Masazumi Wakatabe, Deputy Governor, Bank of Japan
  • Mario Centeno, Governor, Central Bank of Portugal
  • Felipe Larrain, Former Finance Minister, Chile and Professor of Economics, UCL


  • Jack Farchy, Bloomberg Reporter
  • Baur Bektemirov, Chief Economist, AIFC
  • Jihad Azour, Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department, IMF
  • Martin Galstyan , Chairman, Central Bank of Armenia
  • Aziza  Umarova, CEO, SmartGov Consulting

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