Release Number 8846-24

Commissioner Goldsmith Romero Announces Agenda for January 8 Technology Advisory Committee Meeting on Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Decentralized Finance

January 05, 2024

— Commissioner Christy Goldsmith Romero, sponsor of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Technology Advisory Committee (TAC), today announced a detailed agenda for the TAC’s live-streamed January 8, 2024 public meeting at the CFTC’s headquarters. 

“Debate around issues of emerging technology for financial markets is enhanced by the Commission’s engagement with the broad and diverse group of technology experts who serve on the TAC, and I am grateful for their service,” said CFTC Commissioner Goldsmith Romero. “Technology issues are critically important. Artificial intelligence can be transformative, but only if implemented responsibly, in a way that protects customers and markets from harm. Cybersecurity risks continue to be an area that keeps people up at night, and requires constant vigilance. I am also very grateful for the Subcommittee’s work to study decentralized finance, an area where greater understanding will better inform policy decisions.”   

The full agenda for the TAC’s January 8 meeting is as follows:

Technology Advisory Committee
Monday, January 8, 2024
12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (ET)

CFTC Headquarters (Conference Center)
Three Lafayette Center
1155 21st Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20581

12.30pm ET

Opening Remarks

12.50pm ET

White House Executive Order on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence


Elizabeth Kelly, Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, White House National Economic Council

1.20pm ET


1.35pm ET

U.S. Government Efforts to Modernize Federal Cyber Defenses



Mitch Herckis, Branch Director for Federal Cybersecurity, Office of the Federal CIO, White House


1.55pm ET



2.10pm ET

Understanding the Implication of Artificial Intelligence on Financial Markets


Michael Wellman, Lynn A. Conway Professor of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Michigan

2.30pm ET


2.45pm ET


2.55pm ET

Presentation by the Subcommittee on Digital Assets and Blockchain Technology on study of Decentralized Finance

Followed by discussion

4.25pm ET

Closing Remarks and Adjourn

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Public Comments

The public may submit comments in connection with the meeting, identified by “Technology Advisory Committee” by January 15, 2024. Follow the instructions for submitting comments through the CFTC Comments Online process. Statements submitted in connection with the committee meeting will be made available to the public, including publication on If you are unable to submit comments online, contact Anthony Biagioli, TAC Designated Federal Officer ([email protected]), to discuss alternate means of submitting your comments.

The meeting agenda may change to accommodate other committee priorities. For agenda updates and more information about this advisory committee, including its members, visit TAC.

People requiring special accommodations to attend the meeting because of a disability should notify Anthony Biagioli, TAC Designated Federal Officer ([email protected]).

There are five Advisory Committees overseen by the CFTC and sponsored by CFTC Commissioners.  They were created to provide advice and recommendations to the Commission on a variety of regulatory and market issues that affect the integrity, safety and soundness, and competitiveness of U.S. markets.  The views, opinions, and information expressed by each advisory committee are solely those of the committee and its members and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Commission, its staff, or the U.S. government.