Senior Business Leader / Vice President - Customer Performance Integrity
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.
Executive Director Ecosystem Risk, Europe & Global Head of Fraud Strategy
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.
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 disciplinesrelated 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.
Payments, Risk & Fraud Director and Specialist
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 paymentsinnovation, 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.
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 of briefing 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.
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.
Chief Officer – Programme Management & Information Systems
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.
Chairman & Founder
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.
Head of Digital Risk, Compliance and Policy for UK & Europe
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.
Jake van der Laan is the Director of Enforcement and Chief Information Officer with the New Brunswick Financial andConsumer 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 NASAATechnology 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 continuesto 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.
Director of Enforcement & Chief Information Officer
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.
Neil Smith joined Verifi in 2015 as Regional Head of Issuer Sales and Partnerships UK & EMEA. Neil is responsible for overseeing the development and onboarding of new Issuing banks and partnerships to Verifi’s solutions, with general oversight of EMEA operations. Prior to joining Verifi Neil served as VP of European Sales and Development at Proxama. He brings 24 years of experience and expertise in the payments industry including, but not limited to, chip & pin, PCI DSS and loyalty management. A specialist in fraud, risk and compliance, Neil has held senior positions with FIS, Visa and First Data Corporation. Additionally, he was member of a number of key business consultancy firms including the Business Performance Consultancy Group and International Investor.
Regional Head of Issuer Sales and Partnerships UK & EMEA
Stanley is an acknowledged leader in the global payments industry with over 25 years’ experience, and has held executive and board roles in several European and US financial services companies, primarily Visa Europe as Senior Vice President of Payment System & Enterprise Risk at Visa Europe. In this role Stanley oversaw Visa Europe’s overall risk and compliance strategy and policies in its markets and gained significant insight into the commercial and technological dynamics driving the payment risk and compliance agendas in the industry. Stanley was also responsible for managing large stakeholder groups, such as retailers; industry associations; financial institutions and Visa Inc. Stanley was also part of the cross industry team that founded and established PCI SSC and lead the development of data devlaution and protection strategies in Europe and for the PCI council. Since leaving Visa in 2013, Stanley has worked as a consultant in payments; strategy and business and organisational processes. In 2015 Stanley co-founded the Minerva Partnership with Michael Burtscher. Minerva provides bespoke consultancy in payments; strategy; risk & reward; bespoke training (payments; UW; risk & compliance; business modelling) and coaching and team development. Stanley consults with acquirers, PSPs and start-ups in the FinTech; digital palatform sector and blue chip companies and is qualified by the UK FCA to hold directorships and compliance officer roles. Clients have included Worldpay; Bureau Soluttions; BOKU; the EPA; 110%; Barclays and Grant Thornton. Stanley holds a post-graduate research degree in organisational sociology at the University of Oslo and an MSc in Organisational Change & Consulting from Ashridge Business School. Stanley is also a qualified executive coach.
Co-Founder & Director
Marc Bongers is the Sales Director at iSignthis (ASX : ISX / FRA : TA8) since 2014. Mr Bongers has over a decade experience in Business Development and Strategy for Know Your Customer (KYC) and Underwriting processes, Remittance, Online Payments and Retail Banking. Mr Bongers held various commercial positions, he was most recently Head of Business Development Europe for Western Union.
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.
Vice President Underwriting & Monitoring
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.
CEO & Founder