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Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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Connecting the Risk Ecosystem

RiskConnect is a networking conference organised by Web Shield, one of the leading on-boarding, underwriting and monitoring solution providers.

It is specifically aimed at the unsung heroes of the card acquiring space: The risk professionals, whose job it is to ferret out fraudsters and expose dubious businesses.

During the two-day conference, thought leaders and industry experts come together in Frankfurt to discuss the newest challenges facing the industry - and provide hands-on knowledge you can use in your daily risk assessments.

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RiskConnect is build for risk and compliance professionals who want to broaden their horizon and stay on top of the issues. Think you and your organisation fit the bill? Then request your invitation now!

Speakers

RiskConnect presents hand-picked speakers who bring real expertise to the table or are themselves decision makers whose choices directly impact the industry.

Paul Paolucci

Senior Business Leader / Vice President - Customer Performance Integrity

Mastercard

Peter Bayley

Executive Director Ecosystem Risk, Europe & Global Head of Fraud Strategy

Visa

Jason Thomas

Chief, Innovation

Thomson Reuters Special Services

Kevin Smith

‎Payments, Risk & Fraud Director and Specialist

RiskSkill

Dr. Wulf Hambach

Founding Partner

Hambach & Hambach

Udo Schwerber

VP Head of Fraud Management EU

Elavon

Sarah Smith

Technical Researcher

Internet Watch Foundation

Andrew Naudi

Chief Officer – Programme Management & Information Systems

Malta Gaming Authority

Paul Rodgers

Chairman & Founder

Vendorcom

Diana Carrasco

Head of Digital Risk, Compliance and Policy for UK & Europe

HSBC

Jason Burt

Counsel

Latham & Watkins

Jake van der Laan

Director of Enforcement & Chief Information Officer

FCNB

Jason Roy

Senior Investigator

Manitoba Securities Commission

Stanley Skoglund

Co-Founder & Director

Minerva Partnership

Markus Prause

Vice President Underwriting & Monitoring

Web Shield

Christian Chmiel

CEO & Founder

Web Shield

Agenda

Thursday, 23 November

Registration & Coffee
08
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Welcome Note
RiskConnect - Connecting the Dots by Connecting the People
Christian Chmiel
Web Shield
09
30
Keynote
21st Century Risk in a Connected, #fakenews World
Jason Thomas
Thomson Reuters Special Services
09
45
Risk, Glorious Risk!
‎Kevin Smith
RiskSkill
10
30
Networking Break
11
00
The Evolution of Mastercard Compliance
Paul Paolucci
Mastercard
11
30
Embracing Risk: How to Thrive in a World of Everywhere Commerce
Peter Bayley
Visa
12
00
Panel Discussion
TBA
Peter Bayley
Visa
Paul Paolucci
Mastercard
‎Kevin Smith
RiskSkill
12
30
Networking Lunch
13
00
Do's and don'ts for Payment Compliance within the EU Online Gambling Market
Dr. Wulf Hambach
Hambach & Hambach
14
00
International Credit Card Crime - A Case Study
Udo Schwerber
Elavon
14
30
How to Stay on the Right Side of the Law: What You Should Know About Current Civil and Criminal Enforcement Trends in the Payments
System in the United States
15
00
Jason Burt
Latham & Watkins
Networking Break
15
30
TBA
16
00
Stanley Skoglund
The Minerva Partnership
The Need for Speed - Why Speed in Underwriting Matters
Markus Prause
Web Shield
16
30
Book Release: Fundamentals of Card-Not-Present Merchant Acceptance 2018
Christian Chmiel
Web Shield
17
00
Networking Cocktails
17
15
End
18
00
Gala Dinner
20
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Friday, 24 November

Welcome Coffee
08
30
TBA
09
00
‎Paul Rodgers
Vendorcom
Introduction to the Merchant Acquirer's Comittee (MAC)
‎Udo Schwerber
Merchant Acquirers' Comitee
09
15
Child Sexual Abuse Imagery Online – Risks and Responses
Sarah Smith
Internet Watch Foundation
09
30
09
45
Panel Discussion
TBA
Paul Rodgers
Vendorcom
Udo Schwerber
MAC
‎Sarah Smith
IWF
10
15
TBA
Diana Carrasco
HSBC
Networking Break
10
45
TBA
11
15
Andrew Naudi
Malta Gaming Authority
The Binary Options Threat and the Canadian Response
11
45
Jake van der Laan & Jason Roy
FCNB & MSC
Concluding Remarks
Staying Connected - How to Survive in a New Risk Environment
Christian Chmiel
Web Shield
12
15
Farewell Lunch
13
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End
14
30
Gala Dinner

Venue

RiskConnect will be held in Frankfurt am Main, the heart of Germany's finance industry.

For the convenience of our international attendees and speakers, we have chosen the Hilton Frankfurt Airport hotel as our venue. A skywalk connects the hotel directly to Terminal 1 of the Frankfurt International Airport.

Book Your Room at a Discount

This is a special package with limited quota - book early.

Gala Dinner

One of the highlights of the event will be the grand RiskConnect Gala Dinner. You can look forward to a night of music, dance and culinary surprises.

The gala dinner is the ideal setting to trade some old war stories with fellow risk professionals or get to know the protagonists shaping the policies underpinning your daily work.

Dance Through the Night

The John-Paul Band will guide you through the evening and make sure you won't be able to resist hitting the dance floor.

Dresscode: Cocktail Chic.

Participants

RiskConnect attracts attendees from all corners of the risk and compliance ecosystem.
Find an incomplete list of the attending organisations below:

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B & S Card Services

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CardProcess

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CashFlows

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Clearhaus

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CommerceGate

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Concardis

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Credorax

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Dalenys

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Decta

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ecardon payments

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Elavon

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eComm Merchant Solutions

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EComProcessing

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Euro Payment Group

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Hambach & Hambach

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HSBC

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Internet Watch Foundation

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iSignthis eMoney

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Kalixa Services

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Latvijas pasta banka

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Malta Gaming Authority

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Marketflow

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Mastercard

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Masterpayment

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Maxpay

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Payfort International

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Payment Consultants

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Paymentworld Europe

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Paysafe

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Payvision

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Processing Partners

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RiskSkill

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SEB banka

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Secure Trading

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The Minerva Partnership

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Thomson Reuters Special Services

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Vendo Services

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Vendorcom

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Visa

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Wirecard Bank

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Worldline

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Peter Bayley

Global Head of Fraud Strategy and Executive Director Ecosystem Risk, Europe
Visa

Peter Bayley heads Fraud Strategy for Visa globally, whilst also running European Ecosystem, risk which includes the control and prevention activities in respect of fraud, compliance and illegality in Europe. 

This means Peter’ has overall responsibility for developing and managing Visa’s payment systems and risk management strategy with the objective of mitigating risks to its clients and other stakeholders from losses whilst ensuring the integrity and reputation of the Visa brand.

Peter re-joined Visa Europe in August 2011, having previously worked in the company’s fraud management division between 2000 and 2008.  During the interim period, Peter ran Fraud Management for Santander in the UK. 

Peter has also previously worked at HSBC for 20 years in a number of roles including heading issuing fraud operations and acquiring credit and fraud risk.

Peter sits on the Global Board of the Merchant Risk Council.

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Paul Paolucci

Senior Business Leader / Vice President - Customer Performance Integrity
Mastercard

Paul began his career in the credit card industry with Mastercard in 1994 and is currently the Vice President of the Mastercard Customer Performance Integrity Group.   

For the past 20+ years, Paul’s responsibilities included the management of global Mastercard compliance standards, as well as developing innovative fraud mitigation strategies for both merchants and financial institutions. 

He also has been a leader in collaborating with right holders, law enforcement, and government agencies to enforce Mastercard’s policies to protect the Mastercard brand and those of its customers.

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Jason Thomas

Chief, Innovation
Thomson Reuters Special Services

Jason is Chief, Innovation for Thomson Reuters Special Services where he facilitates, oversees, and executes long-term solutions to emerging technology threats. He works closely with governments, the private-sector, and non-governmental organizations to identify challenges and opportunities that will shape the future intelligence and national security environment.   

He is a leading authority on the illicit use of technology and speaks extensively on a variety of emerging issues at the CIA, DIA, DOD, FBI, US-DOJ, US-DOS, US Senate, US House, World Bank, World Economic Forum, and others. He is an experienced intelligence professional with a practical understanding of terrorism, cybersecurity, data science, cryptocurrencies, identity, threat finance, and social data. 

Jason is a creator and founding director of the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). Within twenty-four hours after the 11 September terrorist attacks, IC3 was reprogrammed to become the sole Terrorist Tip portal for the US federal government, collecting invaluable open source information. This information was then fused with other intelligence resulting in the prevention of other planned terrorist attacks inside and outside the United States. In 2002, IC3 won the Excellence.gov award. This award is presented to federal government agencies that demonstrate innovative electronic government initiatives. 

Prior to coming to Thomson Reuters Special Services, Jason was faculty at West Virginia University in the International Studies department. He was also the Director of the Open Source Intelligence Exchange and Fusion Center (OSIX) and served as the Associate Director of the Center for Intelligence and National Security Analysis (CINSA). Each of these programs has the specific mission of enhancing capability and competitiveness in disciplines
related to open source intelligence collection and analysis. Prior, while employed at the National Cyber Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA), Jason provided leadership and subject matter expertise in the area of intelligence collection. Previously, Jason served as the Associate Deputy Director, Operations for the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C).

Jason is a member of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) Council on Technology and Innovation, the INSA Cyber Research and Development Task Force, and serves on the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) Cybersecurity and Privacy Committee and the NVTC Technology Innovations Committee. He is an Advisory Board Member of Coincenter.org and is also a credentialed Risk Expert for Risk Assistance Network + Exchange (RANE). He is a member of the ODNI/DHS IC Analyst-Private Sector program team focused on Identity. Additionally, Jason serves as a directing member of the Thomson Reuters/International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children Digital Economy Task Force.

Jason is the recipient of a number of awards including the FBI Director’s Award for Exceptional Service in the Public Interest, the 2015 Thomson Reuters Inventor of the Year award, the Thomson Reuters Oval Office Award for Innovation, the NW3C Cynthia Kay Hipsman Award, and was a nominee for the US Attorney General's Award for Exceptional Service.

Lastly, Jason’s writing appears on Quartz, The Hill, Bigthink.com, Innovation and Technology Today, and elsewhere. He hosts a twice monthly podcast that takes a witty, entertaining look at technology.

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Kevin Smith

Payments and Risk Management Consultant
RiskSkill

For nearly 25 years, Kevin has been a business leader within the payments industry working for issuers and acquirers, payment schemes and retailers. More recently this includes a continued focus on payments acceptance and additionally working with processors, telco’s, vendors and regulators, particularly in the areas of payments
innovation, fraud, risk and compliance management.

He spent nearly 17 years at Visa in Europe and internationally, where Kevin held various senior management and leadership positions, focused on expansion of card programmes and acceptance throughout Europe as well as global initiatives when seconded to Visa International. On returning to Europe, Kevin led the Visa Europe acceptance and acquiring team before moving into risk as the Head of Fraud Management and Compliance.  

Kevin is an independent and trusted payments and risk management consultant and advisor, since leaving Visa in 2011. He is co-founder of the Association of Independent Risk & Fraud Advisors.

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Dr. Wulf Hambach

Founding Partner
Hambach & Hambach

Dr Hambach was awarded a PhD at the Max-Planck-Institute for foreign and international private law in the field of media and gambling law and is a sought after as a speaker at leading international conferences on “eCommerce” and “eGaming”. He also works as a strategic consultant on the board level, in particular in eCommerce (eGaming and ePayment).

In the “Chambers and Partners” international ranking for “Gaming Law” for the years 2008 - 2016, and in “Chambers Global - The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business“ for 2012, Dr Hambach is listed as a leading expert in his field. He received highest honours from THE INTERNATIONAL WHO’s WHO of SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT LAWYERS as a “Most Highly Regarded Individual in the Gaming & Gambling Section” in 2013 and 2016. This makes him one of the TOP 5 lawyers world-wide in the category “Sports & Entertainment Law - Gaming & Gambling”.

He is a co-founder of the European legal information portal Gaminglaw.eu, a member of the European Advisory Committee of the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA) and a General Member of the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL). Also, he works on the advisory board of the research institute for gambling and betting at the Universität Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, and is a member of the board of the Deutscher Verband für Telekommunikation und Medien e.V. (DVTM).Dr Hambach supports leading charity institutions with regard to projects in the field of (gambling) law.

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Udo Schwerber

VP / Head of Fraud Management EU
Elavon

Udo Schwerber started his career in the card based payment industry in 1989 with EUROCARD Service GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany. He held various positions within EUROCARD’s Risk Management organization for the German issuing and acquiring business till he left EUROCARD in 2000 to join the “start up” company paybox.net which was offering the first working mobile commerce solution to the market. His responsibility at paybox.net was the development and implementation of the global Risk Management infrastructure which included the development and roll out of fraud prevention solutions for all national paybox.net organizations.

Udo’s next position was within Citigroup’s global risk organization. His responsibility covered all Risk Management activities in the organizations acquiring business in Europe. He was at this time as well the acting “Head of EU Fraud Management Acquiring” at Diners Club Europe.

Hi current Position is VP/Head of Fraud Management EU at Elavon Financial Services DAC, one of the largest global acquirers and a USBancorp company.  He is overlooking all Fraud Management activities pan European wide, the ADC management, all Associations Compliance activities as well as the operational AML activities. Apart from this he is a member of MasterCard’s EFAC committee as well as an active member of the Merchants Acquirer Committee MAC and the Intl. Association of Financial Crimes Investigator IAFCI.

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Stanley Skoglund

Co-Founder & Director
The Minerva Partnership

Stanley has acquired over two decades of experience in the global payments industry, as an executive and Board member of European and US financial services companies, incl. Visa International and Visa Europe, where he was appointed Senior VP of Payment System & Enterprise Risk (EUR 1.9 trillion transactions in 2014). Stanley oversaw Visa Europe's risk and compliance strategy and policies in its markets and gained insight into the financial, interoperability and technological dynamics which drive the risk and compliance agendas in the global payment industry. Stanley has broad experience in technology, commercial, governance and regulatory risk in all the verticals in the payments eco-system.

Interested in organizational and leadership development issues, Stanley has developed a coaching and leadership practice, which draws on his own extensive leadership experience as well as on solid academic research.

Stanley holds a post-graduate research degree in organizational sociology at the University of Oslo and an MSc in Organizational Change & Consulting from Ashridge Business School. He is based in Oxford, UK

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Christian Chmiel

CEO & Founder
Web Shield

Christian A. Chmiel, CEO of Web Shield, is responsible for the development and implementation of novel investigation techniques and research tools to identify fraudulent or brand damaging online merchants. Before he served as the Deputy Head of Compliance for a major German acquiring bank, and specialized in online fraud investigations, credit card compliance and underwriting.

He has served clients across a wide range of sectors, including financial services, IT software, entertainment, travel and health. Christian has undertaken assignments in the mainland Europe, Israel, Georgia, North America and the United Arabian Emirates. He brings deep experience in conducting investigations into fraudulent online merchants, risk calculations and forecasting methodologies to the table.

Christian is a lecturer at the Web Shield Academy and has written and co-written a series of publications about the various aspects of risk management, fraud detection and investigative methodology.

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Sarah Smith

Technical Researcher
Internet Watch Foundation

Sarah is the Technical Researcher for the Internet Watch Foundation.  Joining the organisation in May 2009 as an Internet Content Analyst, she progressed to her current role in February 2012.  Working alongside the IWF’s Hotline, she is responsible for identifying, analysing and disseminating information regarding emergent trends in the online distribution of child sexual abuse material.

Sarah has produced a number ofbriefing papers relating to online distribution of child sexual abuse material on subjects including self-generated child sexual abuse content, referrer based content, Tor and .onion child sexual abuse sites and commercial child sexual abuse distributors. In 2015, Sarah was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship for her research looking at Global Strategies for Tackling Child Sexual Abuse Online.

Sarah is IWF’s representative on the European Financial Coalition Strategic Analysis and Reporting Working Party and
has presented as an expert speaker on distribution of child sexual abuse material online at events both in the UK and overseas, to the general public and major stakeholders including local safeguarding children’s boards, industry members and law enforcement conferences.

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Markus Prause

Vice President Underwriting & Monitoring
Web Shield

Markus Prause, VP Underwriting and Monitoring of Web Shield Limited in London, is responsible for the areas of online investigation, merchant monitoring and client integrity. Before, Markus worked for a German financial institution and two merchant acquirers in the field of risk and compliance. He is specialized in the area of on-boarding investigations and non-compliance investigations, client integrity retention and risk consulting. Markus is a Certified High-Risk Underwriter (WSA) and an instructor of the Web Shield Academy.

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Andrew Naudi

Chief Officer – Programme Management & Information Systems
Malta Gaming Authority

Andrew is specialised in Information Technology, Project Management and delivery. He holds an honours degree in Information Technology (BSc IT) from the University of Malta and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) specialising in e-Commerce, from the University of Grenoble.

For the last 20 years, Andrew held various roles within the IT industry with a local IT services and integration solutions company. Andrew started his career as a software developer and in recent years was entrusted with the role of Head of the Project Management Office (PMO) and prior to joining the MGA held the role of Chief Operations Officer where he led a number of large scale multi-national ICT project implementations.

At the MGA, Andrew is responsible for risk management, strategic planning, programme delivery, special projects, ICT, as well as for the overall knowledge and strategic information management of the Authority.

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Paul Rodgers

Chairman & Founder
Vendorcom

Paul is Chairman & Founder of European payments community, Vendorcom; Mentor at fintech accelerator, Level 39; and Member of the UK Payments Systems Regulator Panel and provided the secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Payment Systems in the last session of the UK Parliament.

Paul is passionate about the payments industry and the benefits to be gained by driving innovation through collaboration. His work with Vendorcom ensures that all stakeholders in the industry are connected and have access to authoritative, independent information on strategic and innovative developments, standards, regulation and market opportunities. Paul is recognised for his broad perspective on industry matters as well as his independence, authority and pragmatism in dealing with the increasingly complex change that both merchants and solutions suppliers face.

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Diana Carrasco

Head of Digital Risk, Compliance and Policy for UK & Europe
HSBC

Diana has over 16 years’ experience in the financial industry, most of it in payments.

She has specialised in taking roles that are newly created, designing and implementing innovative strategy from both: a business development and a risk management perspective. She has done this throughout the major industry game-changes in the last years, from EMV chip payments to digital transformation.

In parallel she has hold several advisory roles, for the private industry, NGOs and Governments. From it all, what she is most proud of is her work helping keep children safe online.

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Jason Burt

Counsel
Latham & Watkins LLP

Jason Burt is an experienced first-chair trial attorney who recently rejoined the international law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP in its Washington, D.C. office.  Mr. Burt is a member of the firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation practice group and focuses his practice on business litigation with an emphasis on trial work in state and federal courts around the country.  Mr. Burt also advises clients in the payments industry and assists clients in government-facing matters before various government agencies, including the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission.

Before rejoining Latham & Watkins, Mr. Burt spent nearly five years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Department of Justice, where he prosecuted all manner of financial and economic crimes, including the seminal payments-system case United States v. Jeremy Johnson.  

Mr. Burt is a graduate of the Brigham Young University law school where he graduated summa cum laude and first in his class and also served as Editor-in-Chief of the law review.

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Jake van der Laan

Director of Enforcement and Chief Information Officer
New Brunswick Financial and Consumer Services Commission

Jake van der Laan is the Director of Enforcement and Chief Information Officer with the New Brunswick Financial and
Consumer Services Commission in Canada. Mr. van der Laan is the current Chair of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA)’s Enforcement Technology Project Group and is also a member of the NASAA
Technology Committee and the NASAA Enforcement Section.

He has served both NASAA and the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) in various capacities over the years, including as Chair of the CSA Standing Committee on Enforcement.  Mr. van der Laan is a regular resource and speaker on internet mediated fraud, digital investigations, and cybersecurity issues at numerous events throughout North America.  He is also the author of “A Guide to Internet Investigations”, a regularly updated e-book for regulatory investigators. In 2009 he developed online investment scam surveillance software which continues
to aid regulators in the detection and early response to potential internet scams.

In 2013 he was presented with the North American Securities Administrators Association’s Distinguished Service Award for his work in improving securities regulators’ ability to fight internet mediated securities fraud. 

Mr. van der Laan has degrees in Business Administration, Law and Computer Science from the University of New Brunswick, and has been a member of the New Brunswick bar since 1992.

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Jason Roy

Senior Investigator
Manitoba Securities Commission

Jason Roy is the Senior Investigator with The Manitoba Securities Commission (MSC) and has over 19 years of experience in securities fraud investigations.  Mr. Roy has managed the MSC’s Investigation Department for the last 10 years.  As Chair of the Canadian Securities Administrators’ (CSA) Binary Options Task Force, Mr. Roy is one of the leading experts on binary options fraud in Canada. He has presented to audiences across Canada, the United States and Europe on binary options and other securities fraud. He serves on the CSA Enforcement Committee and the North American Securities Administrators’ (NASAA) Enforcement Section. He has also testified in securities fraud cases in Canada and the United States. Mr. Roy has a degree in Criminology from the University of Manitoba and a degree in Criminal Justice from Rainy River Community College.