In This Episode
Today’s guest: Sultan Meghji, the first ever Chief Innovation Officer for the FDIC. Sultan knows the challenges of innovation in banking first as co-founder of Neocova, a fintech providing secure, cloud-native, artificial intelligence-based software for community banks. In addition, he worked on an aid mission to help implement digital banking in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, and worked with fintechs and central banks to create peer-to-peer banking solutions for hundreds of thousands of people in underserved areas of Africa and Central Asia. Sultan served as an advisor to the U.S. Treasury, the Group of Seven (G7), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the areas of cybersecurity, quantum computing, and artificial intelligence.We discuss the tension between innovation and safety, the challenges of regulation and how the FDIC is responding to the changing nature of finance.