Tech on Reg

The Fintech Diversity Radar

Diversity, equity and inclusion remain challenging for the fintech community and financial services as a whole. Despite significant strides and efforts being made over the years, the COVID-19 pandemic has unquestionably impacted women in the workplace disproportionately. This week, Dara is joined by Angela Yore, to discuss findexable’s Fintech Diversity Radar, what the study hopes…

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2021 SexTech Update

SexTech has seen a massive acceleration in our post pandemic world. Slowly but surely, the industry is moving from vice to mainstream, though the regulatory environment, existing laws, and pre-conceived notions and biases continue to be obstacles. For Tech on Regis fall season opener, Dara is joined by returning guest, Dominique Karetsos, for her take…

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AI Regulation – What is the EU up to?

The ethics of artificial intelligence has been a hotly debated topic for years. With the data science community often torn about the proper uses of AI, many industry participants are left scratching their heads. Until recently, there has been little to no regulatory oversight of the technology. Enter the EU. On this episode, Dara is…

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Crypto Opportunity Zones

So what does crypto have to do with opportunity zones? Join host Dara Tarkowski, guest host Randy Rivera, executive director of FinTEx and co-founder of keen advisors and Jimmy Odom, co-founder of Bit Capital Group to discuss the current state of the crypto markets, the future of blockchain, and some new investment opportunities and incentives…

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What’s so nifty about NFTs?

NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are presently all the rage. Is this newest blockchain application the future of collection and distribution of digital assets or just more hype? Blockchain professor, Lamont Black, of DePaul University joins host Dara Tarkowski to discuss just that. What is an NFT? What do you actually own? How will the regulators…

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Robinhood, Reddit and the SEC – Whats the Impact?

What do you get when you combine determined retail investors on Reddit, hedge funds and an easy to use trading app? Look no further than the GameStop trading frenzy of January 2021. On this episode, we unpack the events that led to Robinhood’s suspension of trading activity, the Congressional testimony and to-be-expected inquiry from the…

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Payments and Patent Trolls

Many of us have heard the term. Fewer of us know about how the cottage industry of patent trolls operate. Dara sits down with Michael Switzer, Head of the Intellectual Property practice group at Actuate Law, to discuss some recent trends we’re seeing in the payments space and how organizations and industry can fight back…

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The Promise of Synthetic Data

Is synthetic data the silver bullet for our growing list of struggles with the massive amounts of data we create? Join Dara Tarkowski as she hosts Nicolai Baldin, CEO and Founder of Synthesized.io, a UK based company who has built a one-stop data sandbox powered by AI. Does synthetic data provide users with the true essence of data…

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Crypto Markets and Regulation – 2021 and Beyond

What does 2021 have in store for Bitcoin and crypto assets? Will the regulatory environment finally allow us to fully embrace this market and technology? On this episode, Dara Tarkowsku hosts Colleen Sullivan, Co-Founder and CEO and CMT Digital, who operates a crypto asset trading desk and has invested in numerous blockchain and crypto asset ventures,…

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2020 Regulatory Roundup

What were some of the most interesting regulatory observations from 2020? What can we expect from 2021 and a transition to a Biden administration? In our last episode for 2020, join Dara and as she discusses these topics with Joann Barefoot, CEO of Alliance for Innovative Regulation and Jason Henrichs, CEO of Alloy Labs Alliance. 

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A Hacker and A Lawyer Talk Data Privacy in the Age of Covid

Did you know your personal health information is worth way more on the dark web than your financial  information? On this episode, Dara talks with Alissa Knight, renowned hacker, investor and entrepreneur to discuss vulnerabilities of APIs, what that means for the world of telemedicine, and steps organizations should be taking to keep customer information…

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Pick Up the Pace Already: Speeding Law’s Adoption of Innovative Tech

Dara Tarkowski hosts Joe Borstein, legal innovation veteran, investor, and co-founder of LexFusion, a company that Joe believeswill change the way law firms and legal departments purchase technology — and thereby turbocharge the adoption and use of innovative technologies in an industry traditionally hostile to change. They discuss the changing legal innovation industry, what Jow is seeing in the…

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