CBDC Roundtable Policy Discussion

Venue :Online Seminars
Host Name :The SEACEN Centre
Date From :08 Apr 2021
Date To :08 Apr 2021


During this session, we will discuss issues and challenges of CBDC and Regulatory Goals. Some of the questions that will be tackled are:

  1. Would CBDC introduce new risks or compliance vulnerabilities?
  2. Can CBDC potentially be used as a tool to achieve policy objectives such as improved safety and resilience in payments systems; increased efficiency, access, and competitiveness of payments systems; better data transmission and reporting to central banks; and financial inclusion?
  • What are the associated trade-offs and risks that CBDC may entail?


Glenn Tasky – Senior Financial Sector Specialist – SEACEN Centre

Resource Person

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Erin English has over fifteen years of experience in cybersecurity, financial crime analysis, and technology policy. He was most recently a Senior Security Strategist at Microsoft, where he helped drive the public policy side of the company’s cybersecurity, cloud, and blockchain strategies. Erin previously served for the better part of a decade in the U.S. Department of Treasury in the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, and as the Department’s Financial Attaché in Pakistan during the global financial crisis. Prior to his work in Treasury, Erin worked in the Defense Intelligence Agency and as an officer in the Army. Erin holds a master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a bachelor’s degree in history from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

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In her role as Global Head of Government Relations at R3, Isabelle leads engagement with the public sector, including regulatory bodies, self-regulatory organizations, central banks, and policy makers around the world. Additionally, Isabelle leads deployment of R3’s blockchain platform Corda in the public sector in collaboration with members of R3’s large partner network. Immediately prior to joining R3, she was a derivatives attorney at the law firms of Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft and Covington & Burling, where she counselled clients in a variety of regulatory, enforcement, and transactional matters. Prior to moving to a law firm, Isabelle worked at Delta Strategy Group, a Washington, D.C. based consulting firm focused on securities and derivatives. Isabelle received her B.A. in international studies from the Johns Hopkins University and her J.D. from American University Washington College of Law, cum laude.




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Ouk Sarat, currently serves as Director of Payment System Department, National Bank of Cambodia. His main responsibilities in the area of payment involves with formulating policy and strategy, strengthening regulatory and oversight framework, and enhancing cooperation among all stakeholders. Mr. OUK also engages in several financial sector initiatives i.e. financial sector development strategy, financial inclusion, financial stability, and financial integration. Before moving to Payment System Department, he spent his carrier as a bank supervisor. He joined the central bank in 2002. Mr. OUK graduated from the Australian National University, major in International and Economics Development.