August 19, 2020

Redefining Money for a Digital future

  • Michael Casey Chief Content Officer , Coin Desk  and Media Advisor MIT Media Lab

    Michael Casey
    Chief Content Officer , Coin Desk and Media Advisor MIT Media Lab

  • B Sriram Director at ICICI Bank &  Formerly Managing Director, State Bank of India.

    B Sriram
    Director at ICICI Bank & Formerly Managing Director, State Bank of India.

  • K P Krishnan Former Secretary Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India.

    K P Krishnan
    Former Secretary Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India.

To assess how a digital monetary model will form the foundation of a post dollar era for the global economy and could fuel a currency war between Governments like china and the US, private corporations like FaceBook and decentralized open-source communities like Bitcoins.

Context

The 83rd Synergia forum will be a conversation to explore what the digitization of money means for the global economy and how  the imbalances caused by COVID 19 rush into dollars could accelerate this trend . Michael Casey, Advisor to Media Labs at Massachusetts Institute of Technology  ( MIT   has authored five books covering issues of digital culture, economics and globalisation. B.Sriram is a veteran Indian banker who is currently Director at ICICI Bank and was formerly Managing Director, State Bank of India. 

Key Questions: 

  • Does the imbalance caused by COVID 19 accelerate a shift to digital money?
  • Will the road ahead for digital money depend entirely on governments or will the market determine government action? 
  • Is there a predictable time frame by when a shift is possible?
  • How would a shift change the fundamentals of monetary policy?  

Experts

Michael Casey
Michael Casey
Chief Content Officer , Coin Desk and Media Advisor MIT Media Lab

B Sriram
B Sriram
Director at ICICI Bank & Formerly Managing Director, State Bank of India.

K P Krishnan
K P Krishnan
Former Secretary Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India.