Tech on Reg is the podcast that explores all things at the intersection of law, technology and highly regulated industries. Host Dara Tarkowski talks FinTech, RegTech, SexTech and more with thought leaders and entrepreneurs from around the world to share insights, trade viewpoints and get us all thinking about responsible innovation.
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 joined by Clara Durodie, Oxford phD and renowned AI author and thought leader to discuss the European Union’s recent proposed AI regulations and share her perspective on what this means for industry and innovation.
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 available through qualified opportunity zones through qualified opportunity funds - with some spirited debate along the way.
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 treat this new asset? Commodity? Security? Substituted value? It depends. Listen now to learn more.
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 Securities Exchange Commission. What will the regulatory impact be? What does this mean for fintech? Jennifer Tescher and Carl Volz help hash it out.
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 against costly litigation.
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 without the regulatory headaches, privacy concerns and worry about bias?
Insightful and Thought Provoking
Tech on Reg is super timely and provides insightful information across the LegalTech, RegTech and FinTech space. Super entertaining, relatable and very informative!
Great episode guests!
Dara has had two great guests so far – I hope she continues to have the best in the biz join her. I could see this podcast getting very popular if she does. The format of just having a conversation is rare on here.
Great host and guests!
This is a fantastic podcast for anyone interested in the intersection of law and technology in highly regulated industries. Great hosts and knowledgeable guests.