RegTech 2021: Making Artificial Intelligence Real: The Future of Government Use of AI

  • August 29, 2021
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Virtual


In late 2020, the U.S. Congress advanced multiple AI-focused pieces of legislation that largely aim to shift the use of AI in government from research to production. Applying AI in practice requires ethical standards, robust data governance, sound data quality, and organizational support, among other factors. During these virtual discussions in the Data Coalition’s RegTech 2021 Virtual Series, presented by Donnelley Financial Solutions, thought leaders in AI from around the world will delve into what the new laws and promising practices mean for the U.S.’s adoption of AI alongside regulatory technologies to improve reporting processes for regulated entities while improving government’s analytical and oversight capabilities. With the expected reintroduction of the Financial Transparency Act (FTA) and other emerging federal regulatory activities in the United States, there is great potential in the future of RegTech to deliver on the promise of AI, including using the complete, correct, and accurate data that the FTA would deliver.

Building on suggestions offered from the private sector in the “Moving AI from Research to Production” webinar, this discussion focused on how the federal government is proceeding in implementing new AI directives under the Biden-Harris administration. The 1-hour virtual discussion featured short dialogues with senior-level government officials about use of AI in regulatory technologies, the relationship to data governance, and the application of ethical standards.

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  • Henry Kautz - Division Director, Information & Intelligent Systems, National Science Foundation
  • Nick Hart - President, Data Foundation 
  • Preethy Prakash - VP Business Development, eBrevia
  • Mike Willis - Associate Director in the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis, SEC


Title Sponsor

2022 Datum Awards Recipients 

Data Innovation Award (Sponsored by DLT Solutions)

  • Mike Willis, Associate Director, Office of Data Science and Innovation, Division of Economic and Risk Analysis, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Political Leadership Award (Sponsored by Workiva)
  • Senator Brian Schatz, U.S. Senate

Federal Chief Data Officer Award (Sponsored by Deloitte)
  • Samuel "Chris" Haffer, Ph.D., Chief Data Officer, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Federal Customer Experience Official Award (sponsored by Informatica)
  • Barbara Morton, Deputy Chief Veterans Experience Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Federal Chief Evaluation Officer Award
  • Matthew Soldner, Ph.D., Chief Evaluation Officer & Commissioner, National Center for Education Evaluation, U.S. Department of Education

Federal Statistical Official Award

  • Shelly Wilkie Martinez, Senior Statistician, U.S. Office of Management and Budget & Former Executive Director, U.S. Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking



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