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Programme

​​​​FG DFC Workshop on Standards for Digital Fiat Currency (DFC) for Universal Financial Access
Beijing, China, 12 October 2017

Contact: tsbevents@itu.int​​

​08:30 - 09:30Registration
​09:30 - 10:45Welcome Address
Keynote Address
​10:45 - 11:00​​​​Coffee Break
​11:00 - 12:00Session 1: Policy and Regulatory Landscape​

Moderator:
Njuguna S. Ndung’u, University of Nairobi (former Governor Central Bank of Kenya) [ Biography ]

The aim of this session is to explore the interoperability, policy and regulatory challenges facing stakeholders in the digital fiat currency ecosystem. The session will be a panel discussion and will provide an opportunity for different stakeholder groups to share their perspectives on the policy and regulatory challenges and possible measures for consideration at the international level.

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​12:00 - 13:00​​​Session 2: Global Trends: Digital Financial Access & Other Models

Moderator: 
Huifang Tian, CASS [ Biography ]

A dedicated session from experts, researchers and practitioners to share successes in global mobile and digital financial service advances in the past few years. Hosted by Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and joined by experts representing regional approaches.​

Panelists:
​13:00 - 14:30​Photo & Lunch
​14:30 - 15:30Session 3: DFC Reference Architecture Technology Spotlight

Moderator: 
David Wen, Chairman FG DFC [ Biography ]

An overview of the reference architecture of DFC with respect to its issuance and distribution at various levels. This session will also discuss the various interfaces by which DFC can be distributed, over the existing financial and non-financial services.

Presenter:
15:30 - 15:45Coffee Break
​​15:45 - 16:45​​Session 4: The DFC Deployment Race: who will deploy DFC first, developed or developing economies? 

Moderator: Bilel Jamoussi, Chief Study Groups Dept, TSB, ITU-T [ Biography ]

This session will discuss how DFC is expected to impact macroeconomies of developed economies and can improve the compliance, interoperability and security of Digital Financial Services in developing countries. Panellists will discuss cases of countries that have started investigating and experimenting with DFC applications.
16:45 - 17:45​​Session 5: Security Issues in Digital Currency

Moderator:
Yury Grin, Deputy Director General, Intervale [ Biography ]
          
This session will consider the main security issues facing central banks in governing digital fiat currency. The session will also discuss technical measures and standards that can be implemented to address these issues and to ensure the security of financial transactions.
​17:45 - 18:00 ​Summary and Closing Remarks
​​18:30 - 20:00​Networking Reception
Venue: Beijing International Hotel