G20 SEMINARG20 High-level Seminar on Financial Innovation
“Our Future in the Digital Age”


  • 12:30 - 12:40

    Opening Remarks: Taro Aso, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, and Minister of State for Financial Services (Link to Financial Services Agency's web site)
  • 12:40 - 12:55

    Keynote Remarks: Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
  • 12:55 - 13:45

    Session 1: Opportunities and Risks of Financial Innovation
    Keynote presentation Nobuyuki Hirano Chairman, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group
    Presentation Caesar Sengupta General Manager for Payments and Vice President for Next Billion Users, Google
    Michael Punke Vice President for Global Public Policy, Amazon Web Services
  • 14:00 - 15:20

    Session 2: Multi-stakeholder Governance for a Decentralized Financial System
    Introductory remarks Toshihide Endo, Commissioner, Japan Financial Services Agency (Link to Financial Services Agency's web site)
    Panel discussion Jun Murai Professor, Keio University
    Klaas Knot President, De Nederlandsche Bank, and Vice Chair, Financial Stability Board
    Adam Back Co-founder and CEO, Blockstream
    Shin’ichiro Matsuo Research Professor, Georgetown University
    Brad Carr Senior Director, Digital Finance, Institute of International Finance
  • 15:20 - 15:30

    Closing remarks: Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor, Bank of Japan (Link to Bank of Japan's web site)