Blockchain, big data analytics, AI and other new technologies are transforming the way of working for governments, businesses and society. The 2019 Forum will focus on the risks and opportunities of new technologies for anti-corruption & integrity.
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Wednesday, March 20 • 14:30 - 16:00
New Perspectives : Tech for Integrity (2/4)

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The New Perspectives sessions are organised by the Knowledge Partners of the Forum. Each partner will present for 15 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of exchange with the audience.

Fintecgrity: Leveraging Fintech for Enhancing Integrity
Organised by NDB (New Development Bank)
The session deals with use-cases from BRICS member countries deploying fintech solutions (particularly block-chain) for promoting integrity in public finance. These cases, from Brazil, China and India deal with various ways in which the distributed ledger technology applications are being used for enhanced transparency of information disclosure, land record management and prevention of tax system abuse. In particular, the session is expected to focus on learning from deployment of pilot projects of these use-cases and the aspects that need consideration for full-scale roll-out of fintech solutions for stated purpose.
  • Deepak BHATIA, Assistant General Manager, Export-Import Bank of India
  • Vanessa DA ROCHA SANTOS ALMEIDA, Manager, BNDES, Department of System Development
  • Xiaochen ZHANG, President, FinTech4Good
  • Moderator : Srinivas YANAMANDRA, Chief, New Development Bank

AI for Anti-Corruption: Potential, Pathways, and Challenges
Organised by The Future Society
AI technologies hold a great potential to detect fraudulent behaviors and systems, and to improve transparency. However, as these systems scale, major challenges are appearing in terms of ethics, governance, and risk management. As such, the role of governance becomes increasingly centered on the need to strike the right balance between capturing the upsides of the AI revolution, while mitigating the downside risks. The Future Society will host a debate with two practitioners to discuss two AI use-cases related to anti-money laundering and price monitoring for anti-corruption investigation. The debate will focus on the innovation potential, ethical risks, adoption challenges, and how the three are inextricably imbricated. Overall, the discussion will aim to deliver actionable insights to policy-makers, business and civil society leaders on the use of AI-powered technologies for anti-corruption and integrity.
  • Edouard-Francois DE LENCQUESAING, President, European Institute of Financial Regulation (EIFR)
  • Alessandro EVANGELISTI, Finance and Supply Chain Evangelist South Europe, Oracle
  • Moderator : Raziye BUSE CETIN, AI Policy Researcher, The Future Society

 What Cryptocurrencies Mean for Political Finance?
Organised by International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA)
While the ICT can be a major driver to increase transparency and accountability in political finance, it can also pose new regulatory challenges. For example, the emerging use of cryptocurrencies can have a profound effect on the integrity of politics for better or worse. Depending on the design, some cryptocurrencies could make it almost impossible to identify the sources and destinations of the transaction. Cryptocurrencies could be exploited to circumvent many existing political finance regulations such as donation bans from foreign and anonymous sources. International IDEA and the UNODC will launch a report that assesses current state of cryptocurrencies, particularly focusing on their potential implications for political finance regulation and monitoring. Based on the findings of the report, this session will discuss challenges and opportunities brought by cryptocurrencies as well as explore policy options for electoral management bodies and anti-corruption agencies.
  • Yukihiko HAMADA, Senior Programme Officer, International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA)
  • Coline MECHINAUD-DESMEDT, Consultant – Cybercrime and Anti-Money Laundering Section, United-Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

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Raziye Buse Çetin

AI Policy Researcher, The Future Society
Buse is an AI Policy Researcher at The Future Society. Passionate about post-colonial studies, she works on inclusive and representative AI governance frameworks. Her work includes designing a governance framework for AI adoption in developing countries, ethical risk analysis of AI... Read More →
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Srinivas Yanamandra

Chief, Compliance Division, New Development Bank
Dr. Srinivas Yanamandra is the Chief, Compliance at the New Development Bank promoted by the BRICS member countries for financing infrastructure and sustainable development in emerging market developing countries. Srinivas holds a Doctorate in financial regulation from Alliance Manchester... Read More →

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Deepak Bhatia

Assistant General Manager, Export-Import Bank of India
Mr. Deepak Bhatia is a techno-banker with over 17 years of enriching experience in the areas of Banking & Finance Sector. He holds masters in Mathematics as well as Computer Applications. He is also a Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA from ISACA, USA) and ISO- 27001 Lead... Read More →
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Vanessa Almeida

Manager, BNDES
Ms. Vanessa Almeida is the leader of the BNDES Blockchain Initiative. Master in computer science and a graduate in economic and social development on Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, she has more than 15 years of experience in technology projects. A member of the first group... Read More →
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Xiaochen Zhang

President, FinTech4Good
Xiaochen Zhang, President of FinTech4Good, UN ESCAP Sustainable Business Network (ESBN) Executive Council, Digital Economy Task Force. Xiaochen leads the design and implementation of FinTech4Goods’s strategy which aims to introduce impactful fintech and blockchain solutions to frontier... Read More →
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Alessandro Evangelisti

Finance & Supply Chain Cloud Evangelist South Europe, Oracle
Alessandro joined Oracle after 7 years in the UK as a CFO in a manufacturing multinational. In Oracle Alessandro promotes the advantages of digital and cloud technologies in transforming and enhancing the capabilities of organizations that pursue radical improvements in their Finance... Read More →
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Edouard-François de Lencquesaing

President, European Institute of Financial Regulation
Edouard-François de Lencquesaing is consultant in his own firm specialized on European issues related to the financial industry (Netmanagers), and Chairman of European Institute of Financial Regulation (EIFR), promoting “smart regulation”. He is the treasurer of the think tank... Read More →
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Yukihiko Hamada

Senior Programme Officer, International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA)
Yuki Hamada is a Senior Programme Officer at International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA). His research and work focus on money in politics and anti-corruption. In particular, he leads the development of International IDEA’s Political Finance Database as... Read More →
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Coline Mechinaud-Desmedt

Consultant – Cybercrime and Anti-Money Laundering Section, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Coline Mechinaud-Desmedt works as an international consultant for the Cybercrime and Anti-Money Laundering Section of the United-Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Her work focuses primarily on the new methods of money laundering and financing of terrorism and, in particular, the... Read More →

Wednesday March 20, 2019 14:30 - 16:00 CET