Big Data, Machine Learning/AI, and Digital Money: How are they Changing Everything? | Session III

VIDEO February 12, 2020

Speaker / Author

David E. Altig, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President and Chief Economic Adviser, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

David E. Altig is executive vice president and chief economic adviser at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He serves on the executive leadership team for the Bank's economic mobility and resilience strategic priority, is an executive cosponsor of the Working Families Employee Resource Network, and is an adviser to the executive leadership committee. Altig is a fellow and immediate past president of the National Association for Business Economics. In addition, he is a member of the advisory council of the Global Interdependence Center and its College of Central Bankers and a member of the National Business Economics Issues Council. He serves ... Read More

Dave Nadig

Financial Futurist, VettaFi

Dave Nadig is the Financial Futurist at VettaFi. He is former Chief Investment Officer and Director of Research of ETF Trends ( and ETF Database ( Dave previously served as the CEO and CIO of, where he spent 10 years helping build the editorial, analytics and conference business before those businesses were sold in 2015, when he briefly served as FactSet Research Systems Director of Exchange Traded Funds, the acquiror of the Analytics business.  Dave has been involved in researching, reporting and analyzing the investment management industry for more than 25 years, and recently co-authored a definitive book on ... Read More

Warren Weber

Retired Senior Research Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and Visiting Scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Warren Weber was Senior Research Officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, a position he held for 27 years, until his retirement in 2012. Prior to that he held teaching positions at Duke, Tulane, and Virginia Tech. He currently is a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, His research interests are monetary theory; U.S. banking history; and payments systems, with special emphasis on crypto currencies. He has published work in these areas in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Journal of Economic History, and other professional journals. ... Read More

James McAndrews

CEO and Chairman of the Board of TNB USA Inc.

James McAndrews is an economist specializing in money and banking. He is the CEO and Chairman of the Board of TNB USA Inc., a Connecticut chartered bank whose objective is to provide high-yielding safe deposits to institutional investors; it is organized as a narrow bank. In 2020 Mr. McAndrews is serving as a consultant to the South African Reserve Bank regarding topics in payment economics. Previously he was executive vice president and head of the Research and Statistics Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 2010-2016. Mr. McAndrews’ research focuses on monetary policy implementation, the liquidity of banks ... Read More