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CITP Luncheon Speaker Series: Kelvin Chen – Banking as a Platform: Bank Regulation in a post-iPhone World

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
12:30 pm


Sherrerd Hall, 3rd floor open space
Princeton, NJ 08544 United States + Google Map

Hashtag: #citptalk

This talk will not be livestreamed or videoptaped.

No RSVP required for current Princeton faculty, staff, and students. Open to members of the public by invitation only.Please contact Jean Butcher at  if you are interested in attending a particular lunch.

A short conversation about what “fintech” is and how banks and policymakers are navigating a decade defined by the iPhone. We will discuss what policymakers and global financial institutions can learn from Pokémon Go. And we will highlight the potential benefits and current risks to banks and consumers by these changes.

Kelvin Chen helps the Federal Reserve Board understand fintech developments and navigate the regulatory and policy issues they raise. Previously, Kelvin was the consumer financial protection bureau’s program manager for Emerging Payments, where he was the bureau’s point person for understanding payment-related technologies domestically and abroad. In prior roles, Kelvin advised former Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez on consumer protection issues and was a litigator in the New York offices of Morrison & Foerster LLP and Cadwalader LLP, where his work included digital copyright litigation and counseling. Kelvin studied systems engineering and mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania (’00) and attended New York University School of Law (’04).

All perspectives expressed in this presentation are made in Kelvin’s personal capacity and do not reflect the opinions or positions of his current or former employers.