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DMI membership

Membership of the Digital Monetary Institute includes the following benefits:

Roundtables and webinars

OMFIF roundtables and webinars are private ‘off the-record’ gatherings attended by 15-20 market participants from the public and private sector; the principal speakers may be from a central bank or a regulatory agency and the discussion is free flowing.

OMFIF digital monetary roundtables and webinars are only open to members of the institute. They take place both virtually and in London or other financial centres around the world.

Seminars and networking events

Members of the Institute will be able to attend OMFIF seminars, which will be followed by networking events.

Larger than roundtables, 30-35 market participants will attend these events. The seminars will take the form of panel discussions and presentations.


OMFIF hosts podcasts with a variety of individuals from the world of digital currencies.

Participation in a ‘two way’ conversation with a regulator, central bank, or other relevant personality to discuss a topic pertinent to the digital currency marketplace.

All podcasts are broadcast through the OMFIF website and distributed to the OMFIF community.

Central banks and digital currencies symposium

On 28-29 April 2021, OMFIF’s Digital Monetary Institute convened the inaugural DMI Symposium, ‘Central banks and digital currencies – a revolution in money’. It brought together representatives from 115 central banks to push the boundaries of the discussion on practical and theoretical aspects of digital currencies and the future of capital markets. With over 100 countries represented and more than 2,000 attendees drawn from institutional investors, banks and technology providers, the DMI Symposium created a global network of digital currency stakeholders, where the public and private sectors came together to shape and transform the future of money.

Keynote speakers included:

  • Denis Beau, Deputy Governor, Banque de France
  • John Rolle, Governor, Central Bank of the Bahamas
  • Hester Peirce, Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Thomas Moser, Alternate Member of the Governing Board, Swiss National Bank
  • Christian Catalini, Chief Economist, Diem Association
  • Mike Novogratz, CEO, Galaxy Digital

Two private roundtables with:

  • Mu Changchun, Director-General, Digital Currency Institute, Peoples Bank of China
  • Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief Fintech Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore
  • John Velissarios, Global Managing Director, Blockchain Technology Lead, Accenture
  • 115 central banks represented
  • 59 speakers from DMIs global community of policy-makers and industry leaders
  • 32 partners and members
  • 103 countries represented
  • 8 public panels and 2 private roundtables
  • 18 exhibition booths

For more information on the 2022 Symposium please email Folusho.Olutosin@omfif.org

DMI team

DMI team

Philip Middleton
Deputy Chairman at OMFIF
Philip became a non-executive Director at OMFIF on 1 January 2018, having been Deputy Chairman of the OMFIF Advisory Board for the previous four years. He is a Director of Rifle House Capital Ltd and a Commissioner at the Guernsey Financial Services Commission, the regulatory body for the finance sector in the Bailiwick of Guernsey. He was formerly a senior Partner and Head of Central Banking at professional services firm EY, where he specialised in strategy consulting and services to governments and other public institutions across Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa.


Katie-Ann Wilson
Managing Director, Digital Monetary Institute
Katie-Ann Wilson is Managing Director, Digital Monetary Institute at OMFIF. She is responsible for leading and managing the team to deliver the institute’s overall business objectives through a pipeline of publications and events.
Katie-Ann develops the editorial scope across these projects and supports senior engagement with central banks, regulators, financial services, and technology providers. She also contributes to the corporate leadership of the entire business.

Prior to joining OMFIF, she worked at King’s College London, supporting the social science and public policy faculty on research submissions to higher education funding bodies. Before this, she worked as a grant writer for a non-governmental organisation in Israel.

Katie-Ann holds an MA in International Political Economy (distinction) from King’s College London and a BA (Hons) in International Relations from the University of Leeds.


Sinan Yilmaz
Programmes and Account Executive, Digital Monetary Institute

Sinan is Programmes and Account Executive at OMFIF. He is responsible for supporting coordination between OMFIF, central banks and private sector entities for the Digital Monetary Institute’s forthcoming research papers, panel events and podcasts.

Previously, he worked as a commercial executive for a payment solutions company, later becoming their relationship manager for over one hundred businesses.

Sinan holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Essex.


Folusho Olutosin
Commercial Director, Digital Monetary Institute 

Folusho Olutosin is Commercial Director, Digital Monetary Institute at OMFIF. Her responsibilities include recognising new partnership opportunities and developing and maintaining relationships with global public and private financial institutions.

Prior to joining OMFIF, Folusho spent two years in the US, developing and overseeing the sales execution for the North American conference division at Marcus Evans.

Folusho holds an LLB (Hons) in Law from Nottingham Law School and an LLM in Professional Legal Practice from the University of Law.

Please contact Folusho Olutosin for all membership enquiries:

Please contact James Fitzgerald for all media enquiries:


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