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Rashid Mayes is a Director at Capital One where he leads three teams responsible for a container orchestration platform, CI/CD for the bank's mobile applications, and network integrity, observability, and performance. In addition to his role as a director, Rashid also serves as an AWS Account Lead, governing several AWS accounts for the bank.
Prior to joining Capital One, Rashid was a Director at Aerospike, the low-latency database company and system of record vendor for the European Central Bank’s new payment settlement solution TIPS. With a 20-year career that has spanned Silicon Valley, NYC, and Washington, DC, Rashid has also served as CTO of the MUES and Startup Riot winning ed-tech company Excelegrade and as a Senior Software Engineer with FusionOne (acq. Synchronoss 40M) and Verdisoft (acq. Yahoo 58M).
Robin Nunn is a partner at Dechert LLP based in Washington DC and is the Chair of Dechert’s Consumer Financial Services practice. She advises clients on issues arising in the use of AI and machine learning applications under existing and emerging legal frameworks. Her practice includes representation of individuals and corporations in complex civil litigation, white collar crime, and regulatory and securities enforcement. She has represented clients in numerous investigation and enforcement matters initiated by US federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice.
Prior to joining Dechert, Robin was a partner and co-leader of the supervision, enforcement and litigation practice at another global law firm. Previously, she served as a senior lawyer at two large financial institutions.