Digital assets, a new paradigm for financial services


Digital assets, a new paradigm for financial services


16th JUNE 2021 | 12PM (ET)

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Panel Discussion

Expert Speakers

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45 mins


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About the Webinar

Adoption of digital assets is accelerating as the technology is maturing, regulatory tailwinds are increasing, and demand is growing from institutional customers. The shift that is underway will have a profound impact across many industries, primarily for financial institutions. Digital assets is altering the way we exchange value, where the benefits include reduced settlement and increased liquidity for multiple asset classes. Join the discussion with Forrester’s Martha Bennett and IBM’s Ryan Rugg to find out what digital assets means for your business and a pragmatic approach to get started.


Demystifying digital assets and the current market environment

Business impact and new opportunities

Challenges and concerns around risk and compliance

Pragmatic approaches to getting started

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Speakers & Moderator

Martha Bennett

VP, Principal Analyst

Ryan Rugg

Partner, Blockchain Services

Duncan Macrae

Editor in Chief, TechForge Media

Speaker Profiles

Martha Bennett – Martha serves CIOs and other tech leaders, helping them understand the impact of emerging technologies on their business. She also provides best practice guidance on how to assess and introduce new and emerging technologies. Martha provides in-depth coverage of blockchain technology and digital assets, as well as analytics and artificial intelligence at a strategic level. She has also started a new research stream, looking at types of non-IT innovation that are necessary to get the most out of new and emerging technologies.

Ryan Rugg – Ryan is currently a Partner at IBM responsible for the America’s blockchain team, helping to enhance client’s solutions and capabilities for building digital ecosystems. She provides strategic guidance for; operational and governance considerations, technology roadmaps, and services infrastructure to help clients. In Ryan’s prior role she was the Global Head of the Industry business unit at the enterprise software firm, R3, where she sat at the forefront of blockchain innovation across multiple industries, working closely with several fortune 500 companies to help build and scale their solutions. In addition, Ryan has extensive financial services experience spending 14 years on Wall Street working at Lehman, Morgan Stanley and JPM.

Duncan MacRae Duncan is an award winning editor with more than 20 years experience in journalism. Having launched his tech journalism career as editor of Arabian Computer News in Dubai, he has since edited an array of tech and digital marketing publications, including Computer Business Review, TechWeekEurope, Figaro Digital, Digit and Marketing Gazette.

Your Roundtable Host

Your roundtable will be independently hosted and moderated by James Bourne, Editor in Chief at TechForge Media.

James is a renowned technology journalist and raconteur. In his role as editor in chief of TechForge Media, he oversees content creation across a series of nine technology and business publications. James was named as one of the top 20 UK technology influencers by Tyto, 2019

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