John Collins to Speak at GI2: Global Innovation Institute in Paris

PARIS — On Thursday, September 20, FS Vector’s John Collins will speak at the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) & IMN/Euromoney’s conference on Transforming Capital Markets through Technology. This inaugural gathering will bring together over 500 senior executives and their teams from Europe’s leading financial institutions that are driving strategic innovation in technology and operations.   

The program’s agenda focuses on what capital markets may look like in 20+ years through a series of thought-provoking panel discussions featuring senior policymakers, technology consultants and industry experts.

As a veteran of regulatory and legislative policy change in fintech, John Collins will moderate a panel of experts concerning crypto-assets, digital currencies and ICOs. Collins previously served as Head of Policy at Coinbase and cofounded the First State Fintech Lab, a nonprofit focused on bolstering the fintech ecosystem in the state of Delaware. During his time as a senior staffer in the United States Senate, he organized the first Congressional hearing on cryptocurrencies and blockchain.

FS Vector is an advisory firm dedicated to helping innovative financial-services companies implement fintech and regtech initiatives, establish best practices, and navigate complex regulatory and legislative challenges. FS Vector works with companies across a variety of development stages – from start-ups that are addressing regulatory issues and building compliance programs for the first time; to growth-stage companies looking to scale and expand their offerings or geographic footprints; to mature financial institutions leveraging regtech and fintech solutions.

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GI2: Global Innovation Institute


Thursday, September 20, 2018

2:20 pm-3:10 pm


Le Méridien Etoile

81 Boulevard Gouvion-Saint-Cyr

75017 Paris



John Collins, @JohnCollins

Partner at FS Vector, @FS_Vector

Klaus Löber

Head of Oversight Division, DG Market Infrastructure and Payments at the European Central Bank, @ecb

Domitille Dessertine, @DDessertine

Head of FinTech, Innovation and Competitiveness at the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), @AMF_actu

Eric Larcheveque, @EricLarch

CEO of Ledger, @LedgerHQ

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