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RegTech 2021 Series: The New Future for Data Modernization

The adoption and use of regulatory technologies in the United States continues to progress, in parallel with rapid technological and analytical advancements. In the Data Coalition’s RegTech 2021 Series, presented by Donnelley Financial Solutions, we explore what this new future looks like and the possibilities for accelerating data modernization to realize long-lasting and substantial benefits for regulators, businesses, and the American people.

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.

During the RegTech 2021 Series, sessions will address emerging RegTech opportunities related to applications of artificial intelligence as well as standards and approaches for the next phase of environmental, social, and corporate governance in the United States. 


Driving the ESG Ecosystem with Auditable Standardized and Machine-Readable Data, November 18

The need for accurate, timely, consistent, accessible, ESG data and the supporting data management practices are two sides of the same coin, yet they prove to be a significant challenge to all in the ESG ecosystem. During this virtual event, the Data Coalition and DFIN explored recommendations to improve the ESG data ecosystem among financial institutions and regulators with a preliminary look at the Data Coalition ESG Working Group’s report, an overview of emerging practices in the financial industry, and key decisions made during COP26 that could influence ESG reporting in the United States.  

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The ESG  Corporate Reporting Data Lifecycle, October 21 

The Data Coalition and DFIN will host a conversation with members of the EDM Council ESG Working Group that focuses on the results of its Corporate Reporting Entity findings. The report is one section of a larger body of work that contains the results of a nine-month study to investigate, review, and document ESG data challenges through a collaborative, cross-industry approach with data professionals, corporate sustainability reporting professionals, ESG subject matter experts, and other business leaders.

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Move.AI – Advancing Regulatory Technology with AI, March 18

Last year major new laws advanced the government’s artificial intelligence practices, expanding and maturing the existing infrastructure to support agencies in adopting AI in practice. Now, with AI-focused pieces of legislation and administrative actions seeking to create a comprehensive AI strategy, what must be considered in order to successfully scale up implementation of AI programs? With extensive experience and applications ahead of government, the private sector approaches for ethically applying AI to solve major operational issues offers valuable insights about how the government can adapt from a research focus to production in 2021. This webinar featured a brief overview of recent laws shifting the legal framework in the US for government agencies. The AI leaders also discussed current uses of AI, and how new legislation can lead to successful, scaled up production based insights from the private sector relevant to government in 2021 and beyond.

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 Making Artificial Intelligence Real: The Future of Government Use of AI, April 29

Building on suggestions offered from the private sector in the “Moving AI from Research to Production” webinar, this discussion will focus on how the federal government is proceeding in implementing new AI directives under the Biden-Harris administration. The 1-hour virtual discussion will feature 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. Join us on Thursday, April 29 for this live webinar.

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