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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26

8:00am

APR 26

4 HRS

Bldg A Level 4 Concourse

AMERICAN EXPRESS

Registration Open
8:00am - 12:00pm
Building A Level 4 Concourse

8:00am

APR 26

60 MIN

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Join the ETA Lawyers Committee for breakfast and presentation by Venable LLP on the key legal and regulatory issues impacting payments in 2023. This event is a great opportunity to network with legal professionals in the payments industry while learning about recent developments, including:

  • Enforcement and regulatory developments involving the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Federal Trade Commission
  • New privacy laws and data security developments
  • Survey of Hot Topics in Payments
  • Bank and Fintech Partnerships
  • FBO Accounts
  • Platform Processing / Embedded Payments
  • Card Issuing Programs (B2B)
  • BNPL

ETA Lawyers Committee Breakfast

8:30am

APR 26

60 MIN

Exhibit Hall

8:30am

APR 26

60 MIN

Exhibit Hall

8:55am

APR 26

5 MIN

OPPORTUNITY STAGE

Kelley

Kelley Nezwek

Global Head of Alliances

VikingCloud

LinkedIn

DEEP DIVE: SECURITY, RISK & COMPLIANCE

9:00am

APR 26

5 MIN

TRANSFORMATION STAGE

Chris Boone, Venable

Chris Boone

Counsel

Venable LLP

LinkedIn

DEEP DIVE: CRYPTO, WEB3 & THE METAVERSE

9:05am

APR 26

30 MIN

OPPORTUNITY STAGE

VIKINGCLOUD

The past few years have been tumultuous and economies around the world are bracing for possible recession. Elevated inflation, higher interest rates, reduced investments, a lingering pandemic, and complications resulting from the war in Ukraine are all factored into the World Bank’s latest projections that global growth will slow to 1.7%, down from a projection of 3.0% six months ago. Fraudsters follow the money and you can bet a fraud tidal wave will follow. Listen in as the fraud experts discuss how factors over the past few years have changed the payments industry, the types of fraud to prepare for, and how financial services and payments companies can prepare for rough waters ahead.

Bill Fox Finexio

Bill Fox (M)

Chief Commercial Officer

Finexio

LinkedIn
Noltensmeyer

John Noltensmeyer

Chief Technology Officer

TokenEx

LinkedIn
Melissa Sutherland PHOTO

Melissa Sutherland

VP

EverC

LinkedIn
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Dustin White

Chief Risk Data Officer

Visa

LinkedIn

DEEP DIVE: SECURITY, RISK & COMPLIANCE

9:05am

APR 26

35 MIN

TRANSFORMATION STAGE

As the cryptocurrency market has matured, various stakeholders - including investors, regulators, and financial institutions - have increasingly recognized the potential of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology to disrupt traditional financial systems and create new economic opportunities. However, the journey to institutionalization in the cryptocurrency market has not been without its challenges and hurdles. Listen in as this panel of experts provide an overview of the cryptocurrency market and address the key factors driving changes in patterns of institutionalization, such as price volatility, regulatory uncertainty, talent shortages and negative press. They will discuss the current challenges faced by institutions entering the cryptocurrency space and provide their predictions for 2023 and beyond in key areas of likely corporate investment and drivers of growth in the cryptocurrency sector.

Mina Khattak Worldpay from FIS

Mina Khattak (M)

Senior Director Vertical Growth, Crypto & Web3

Worldpay from FIS

LinkedIn
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Eric Brown

CEO

CryptoBucks

LinkedIn
Tedd Huff, Founder, Diamond D3 and Podcast Host, Producer, Fintech Confidential

Tedd Huff

Founder, Diamond D3 and Podcast Host, Producer

Fintech Confidential

LinkedIn
Elly Aiala, Chief Compliance Officer, Boost Payment Solutions

Elly Aiala

Chief Compliance Officer

Boost Payment Solutions

LinkedIn

DEEP DIVE: CRYPTO, WEB3 & THE METAVERSE

9:35am

APR 26

30 MIN

OPPORTUNITY STAGE

VIKINGCLOUD

Transformation and change are a constant, and this is true with PCI DSS 4.0, which must be implanted by March 31, 2025 to keep businesses PCI compliant. Version 4.0 is a big shift from 2018, and there are major requirement changes and standard updates, including the new ‘Customized Approach’ option to consider. This session will introduce the importance of a security mindset and why proactive planning and implementation are a must-have business investment. The audience will leave with a clear understanding of the key changes in the PCI standard, and a recommended timeline that begins now in the preparation for business transformation.

Fayyaz Makhani Vikingcloud

Fayyaz Makhani (M)

Global Security Architect

VikingCloud

LinkedIn
Brandon Breslin CompliancePoint

Brandon Breslin

Senior Manager, Security Assurance Practice

CompliancePoint

LinkedIn
Gary Glover

Gary Glover

VP Assessments

Security Metrics

LinkedIn
Adam Perella Schellman

Adam Perella

Technical Director

Schellman Compliance LLC

LinkedIn

DEEP DIVE: SECURITY, RISK & COMPLIANCE

9:40am

APR 26

25 MIN

TRANSFORMATION STAGE

The current state of payments in the Metaverse is a jarring and disruptive process, that takes the user out of the metaverse environment in order to complete purchases of NFTs, digital assets, physical goods, and digital services. Until this changes, and the payments experience becomes seamless, there will be stumbling blocks for adoption and the Metaverse will remain a niche market. How are those companies with a deep understanding of the inner workings driving improvements in a better, more immersive metaverse payment experience? What are customer expectations around security and trust and how are those concerns being balanced with more seamless processes that enable commerce in the new realm? Listen in and learn from the experts.

Michael Hursta, pwc

Michael Hursta (M)

Managing Director, Payments Transformation

PwC

LinkedIn
Brandon Johnson TerraZero Technologies

Brandon Johnson

Chief Experience Officer (CXO)

TerraZero Technologies

LinkedIn
lane

Chad Lane

Senior Director

EVO Payments

LinkedIn

DEEP DIVE: CRYPTO, WEB3 & THE METAVERSE

10:15am

APR 26

35 MIN

OPPORTUNITY STAGE

VIKINGCLOUD

The use of AI and machine learning (ML) is transforming the way financial plans are created, fraud is prevented, and more personalized products and services are offered - to the tune of $1tn by 2035, with increased profit margins by 38%, according to Accenture. Most importantly, it’s improving the end-user experience by enabling quicker, and often fairer, decisions. In this panel, a team of AI and ML experts will discuss what the payments industry can expect for future use cases that range from enhancing consumer authentication and fraud, reduced merchant churn, personalized offers, and expedited consumer lending decisions.

Sudipto Chakravorti Fiserv

Sudipto Chakravorti (M)

Head of Product - ECommerce Fraud Management

Fiserv

LinkedIn
Gregg Aamoth

Gregg Aamoth

CEO

POPcodes

LinkedIn
Jon Marler Viking Cloud

Jon Marler

Product Manager

VikingCloud

LinkedIn
Garima Shah Biller Genie

Garima Shah

President

Biller Genie

LinkedIn

DEEP DIVE: SECURITY, RISK & COMPLIANCE

10:15am

APR 26

35 MIN

TRANSFORMATION STAGE

This session will take a look at stablecoin progress from a solutions and adoption standpoint, with a focus on real-world applications for merchants, their customers, and how payment service providers can help bring these to market.  Hear from panelists as they explore institutional adoption and trials, CBDCs and stablecoins and how they co-exist, and the real-world problems that are being solved. The session will end with Q&A.

Bradley Riss

Bradley Riss (M)

Chief Commercial Officer

Checkout.com

LinkedIn
Micah Kerr, Discover Financial Services

Micah Kerr

Head Architect: Commercial Payments and Distributed Ledger Technology

Discover Financial Services

LinkedIn
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Sergio Mello

CEO & Founder

Lago Finance

LinkedIn
Geetha Panchapakesan, Circle

Geetha Panchapakesan

VP Payments Parnterships

Circle

LinkedIn

DEEP DIVE: CRYPTO, WEB3 & THE METAVERSE

11:00am

APR 26

30 MIN

OPPORTUNITY STAGE

VIKINGCLOUD

Despite most states making some progress towards cannabis legalization, unchanged federal regulation has made payments processing in the burgeoning industry a hazy endeavor. The unclear timeline for federal rescheduling has created risks and opportunities for companies that are positioning themselves to serve cannabis merchants. Hear from industry experts about how payments processors can navigate this rapidly evolving landscape, be prepared to deal with the regulatory challenges, and be best positioned for success.

Andrew Bigart Venable

Andrew Bigart (M)

CEO & Founder

Venable, LLP

LinkedIn
Travis Chrisman

Travis Chrisman

President

Coastal Pay

LinkedIn
Joe Radest FP Omni Technologies, Inc.

Joe Radest

Co-Founder and COO

FP Omni Technologies, Inc.

LinkedIn
Joseph Zahaitis MonerePay

Joseph Zahaitis

President

Bankcard International Group

LinkedIn

DEEP DIVE: SECURITY, RISK & COMPLIANCE

11:00am

APR 26

30 MIN

TRANSFORMATION STAGE

Web3 is on the horizon, and offers the promise of faster, simpler and smarter payments methods using blockchain technology and decentralization. In theory Web3 payments will be much more interoperable, with more data security, and most importantly put the power of payments in the hands of the consumer, allowing them to make peer-to-peer transactions directly without the need for a trusted third party.

In this session join the experts as they discuss the latest blockchain technology and payments applications being re-imagined in Web3.

Zack , EVP Sales, Fortress Trust

Zack Fleischer (M)

EVP Sales

Fortress Trust

LinkedIn
Kohli

Bhanu Kohli

Co-Founder and CEO

Layer2

LinkedIn
rami

Rami Saker

Head of Expansion and Payments

Sardine

LinkedIn
Doug Rodewald, Head of Payments, Dutchie

Doug Rodewald

Head of Payments

Dutchie

LinkedIn

DEEP DIVE: CRYPTO, WEB3 & THE METAVERSE

11:30am

APR 26

30 MIN

OPPORTUNITY STAGE

VIKINGCLOUD

Federal and state policymakers are focusing rule writing and enforcement actions on the payments industry.  From the CFPB to privacy rules, this session will discuss the policy overhang and what it means for product development, underwriting, and risk management.

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Scott Talbott (M)

SVP, Government Relations

ETA

LinkedIn
Ed Marshall, Partner, AGG

Edward Marshall

Partner

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

LinkedIn
stone

Katie Stone

Government Relations Advisor

Global Payments

LinkedIn

DEEP DIVE: SECURITY, RISK & COMPLIANCE

11:30am

APR 26

30 MIN

TRANSFORMATION STAGE

Cryptocurrencies are here to stay. Amidst heightened scrutiny from federal and international regulators, the nature of digital payment technologies remains highly volatile and presents unique challenges and legal implications for businesses that use and accept them. In this panel session you’ll hear from the experts as they explore recent policy and enforcement trends impacting the cryptocurrency industry and offer real-world insight into how these trends are helping organizations stay ahead of imminent changes on the regulatory horizon. They will also discuss long-term prospects and risks of the growing crypto ecosystem in the race toward an inevitably digital future.

Chris Boone, Venable

Chris Boone (M)

Counsel

Venable LLP

LinkedIn
Debra Noll, General Counsel, Wyre

Debra Noll

General Counsel

Wyre

LinkedIn

DEEP DIVE: CRYPTO, WEB3 & THE METAVERSE

12:00pm

APR 26

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