Breaking Banks: JoAnn Barefoot

JoAnn Barefoot

CEO & Founder, Barefoot Innovation Group

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Jo Ann is CEO of Barefoot Innovation Group and Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School Center for Business & Government. A noted advocate of “regulation innovation,” she has been Deputy Comptroller of the Currency, partner at KPMG, Co-Chairman of Treliant Risk Advisors, and a staff member at the U.S. Senate Banking Committee. She cofounded Hummingbird Regtech, a regtech firm focused on AML. Jo Ann served on the CFPB’s Consumer Advisory Board and is on the boards of Oportun, the Center for Financial Services Innovation, and the National Foundation for Credit Counseling. Jo Ann hosts the acclaimed podcast series Barefoot Innovation.  

EPISODE # 296

Jul 11, 2019

Hacking Compliance Culture

Making change is hard and slow. Innovators blame compliance. Compliance blames regulators. But what happens when regulators themselves decide to become the innovators? Jason Henrichs hosts Nick Cook, Director of… LEARN MORE

EPISODE # 246

Jul 12, 2018

RegTech Hits Its Stride

In this episode, we explore the massive RegTech changes taking place. While banks have their challenges, the changes regulators will need to go through over the next decade or so… LEARN MORE

EPISODE # 193

May 26, 2017

AI & Fintech: Solutions and Challenges

There is no question that AI presents exciting new solutions and happy additions to our lives. But in order for us to truly take advantage and prepare for a future… LEARN MORE

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