Speakers
Keynote: Josh Linkner
Five-Time Tech Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist & New York Times Best-Selling Author
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Josh Linkner
Five-Time Tech Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist & New York Times Best-Selling Author
Josh Linkner -- who started his career as a jazz guitarist -- personifies creativity, entrepreneurship, and disruptive innovation. He has been the founder and CEO of five tech companies, which sold for a combined value of over $200 million.

Josh is the author of four books, two New York Times Bestsellers: Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity, and The Road to Reinvention: How to Drive Disruption and Accelerate Transformation, as well as his latest book, Hacking Innovation. He is also the Founding Partner of Detroit Venture Partners, investing in and mentoring over 100 startups.

Josh has twice been named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and is a President Barack Obama Champion of Change award recipient. He is a regular columnist for Forbes, The Detroit Free Press, and Inc. Magazine. His work on innovation has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, CNN, and The New York Times. And yes, he still plays a mean jazz guitar.
Keynote Address: Global Impact
Thursday, October 10 08:45 - 09:30 AM
Ghonche Alavi
Senior Consultant, Information Security, GardaWorld
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Ghonche Alavi
Senior Consultant, Information Security, GardaWorld
Ghonche is an experienced Information and Network Security advisor and a Certified ISO 27001 Professional (CIP), Certified Digital Forensics Examiner (CDFE) and an Ethical Hacker registered with the International Cyber Security Institute (ICSI). In her capacity at NYA, a GardaWorld company, Ghonche collaborates with clients to assess their exposure to cyber incidents and
identify and implement risk treatment options. Working alongside NYA’s wider consulting and response teams, Ghonche has supported clients during cyber incidents, working closely with forensic examiners and the crisis management team. Post incident, Ghonche has conducted comprehensive lessons learned to identify key areas of improvement for the wider crisis
management organisation. Ghonche has designed and delivered bespoke Simulated Incidents to exercise an organisation’s capability to respond to a cyber incident. In addition, Ghonche has worked with clients to create and test Disaster Recovery and Cyber Incident Response Plans.
Cyber Crime Review and Industry Impact
Thursday, October 10 1:30 - 2:15 PM
Niklas Bengtsson
General Manager, HDI Global Specialty SE
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Niklas Bengtsson
General Manager, HDI Global Specialty SE
Niklas is responsible for the Marine business within HDI Global Specialty SE which include Cargo, Hull & Machinery, Political Risks and Specie. HDI Global Specialty is a specialist insurer owned by HDI Global and Hannover Re to focus on several mandated classes which Marine and Specie are two of them. Niklas has been underwriting Cash in Transit business for more than 25 years in the Nordic insurance market and is a pioneer in creating a special Cash in Transit insurance product for the Nordic insurance market. At HDI Global Specialty, he has the global responsibility for all direct and facultative specie business within HDI Global and Hannover Re. Today HDI Global is the leading market in London focusing, on Cash in Transit on a global basis, covering every business on all continents.
Insurance Industry Line Up
Thursday, October 10 03:00 - 03:30 AM
Ricky G. Bennett
Private Citizen, Industry Medical Cannabis Transportation SME
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Ricky G. Bennett
Private Citizen, Industry Medical Cannabis Transportation SME
Ricky G. Bennett served as the Chief Operations & Compliance Officer for Blue Line Protection Group, INC., a startup company headquartered in Denver, Colorado. He led the CIT/vaulting, security, and investigative auditing divisions of Blue Line. He was instrumental in the development and implementation of the company’s business model.

Prior to joining Blue Line, Mr. Bennett was the Vice President of Professional Services overseeing the consultative and investigations divisions of Convercent. Mr. Bennett’s areas of expertise include workplace misconduct investigations, sexual harassment, harassment, and discrimination in a myriad of employment settings. Mr. Bennett is a recognized subject expert in matters of workplace misconduct to include substance abuse, theft and workplace violence investigations. Mr. Bennett has been trained in risk and violence assessment with the United States Secret Service.

As a past CEO of a large law enforcement organization, Mr. Bennett is adept at analyzing corporate policies and developing preventative solutions to strengthen internal controls in the workplace.

Mr. Bennett served as Chief of Police for the City of Aurora, Colorado. He has over 30 years of experience in the Criminal Justice field. During his tenure as Chief of Police, Mr. Bennett managed multiple divisions, Professional Standards, and was responsible for setting agency policy, managing internal investigations and determining corrective actions resulting in disciplinary actions. Mr. Bennett has extensive experience in implementing workplace trainings and protocol development in organizations across all industry sectors.

EDUCATION

Mr. Bennett holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Missouri Southern State University. He has further earned two Master’s degrees in Business Management and in Human Resources Development, both from Webster University. He is a graduate of the FBI National Executive Institute and FBI National Academy, 200th session. Mr. Bennett is a Board Certified Professional Certified Investigator (PCI) through ASIS International.
CIT in the Cannabis Industry Today
Friday, October 11 09:45 - 10:30 AM
Amy Burr
Vice President and Policy Advisor, Federal Reserve System Cash Product Office
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Amy Burr
Vice President and Policy Advisor, Federal Reserve System Cash Product Office
Amy is vice president and policy advisor based at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Her responsibilities include supporting the Federal Reserve’s Enterprise Payments Committee, which coordinates planning and strategy across Federal Reserve Financial Services and integrates the efforts underway to establish faster payments and improvements to payment security in U.S. Amy also has responsibility for the Cash Product Office’s Policy, Strategy and Market Analysis teams.

Over her career, Amy has worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and in a variety of capacities in the CPO. In 2018, completed a one-year appointment as acting assistant director of the Banknote Issuance and Cash Operations group at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, DC.

Amy holds an undergraduate degree from Tulane University and a master‘s degree in public administration from Louisiana State University.
Cash Preservation & Future State, Compliance—Panel
Thursday, October 10 4:30 - 5:30 PM
Guy Côté
Vice President and Chief Security Officer, GardaWorld
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Guy Côté
Vice President and Chief Security Officer, GardaWorld
Guy is responsible for corporate security, loss prevention and risk management for GardaWorld. He supervises security rules and regulations and has developed an integrated approach to loss and risk prevention programs. He also builds and maintains strong relationships with GardaWorld’s risk insurers and provides expertise and advice in the development of GardaWorld’s security-related service offerings. Before joining Garda in 2007, he worked for 28 years at the Sûreté du Québec, where he was Director of the State Security Directorate
Security and Risk
Friday, October 11 12:30 - 1:15 PM
Jeff Coughlin
Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Houston Division
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Jeff Coughlin
Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Houston Division
Special Agent Jeff Coughlin grew up in Wilmington, Massachusetts. He joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2014 and was assigned to the Houston Division. He is currently assigned to the Violent Crime Task Force where he investigates bank, armored truck, and commercial business robberies. Prior to joining the FBI, Jeff served nine years in the United States Army.

Both Special Agent Jeff Coughlin and Sgt. David Helms were nominated for and won the FBI Directors Award for a case involving the serial robbery of armored cars. This particular crew would also kill, in a sniper style, employees carrying the money when the employee exited the armored car. The Directors Award is awarded to a select group of investigators, as it is the highest award a case team can receive.
Security and Risk
Friday, October 11 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J.R. Davis III
President, Davis Bancorp
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J.R. Davis III
President, Davis Bancorp
J.R. is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), licensed private detective, and licensed security contractor. His experience includes serving as a member of the Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group (BSAAG), Chairman and President of Independent Armored Car Operators Association (IACOA), and President of Bankers Document Storage Corporation. J.R. is currently a board member of the Secure Cash Transport Association (SCTA), President of the Smith Museum of Stained Glass and American Art, and board member of the Chicago Crime Commission.
Active Shooter/Assailant—The New Normal
Thursday, October 10 2:15 - 3:00 PM
Scott A. Grandys
President, ClearConnect Solutions, LLC
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Scott A. Grandys
President, ClearConnect Solutions, LLC
Scott Grandys, Co-Founded ClearConnect Solutions, LLC and the ClearCoverage Program. With more than two decades of experience in the Transportation Industry, focuses specifically on Technology and Compliance by incorporating the technical side of practical applications to create the best practices. Scott has worked hand-in-hand with all necessary components including legality, compliance, technology and insurance.
The Changing Background Screening Industry
Friday, October 11 09:00 - 09:45 AM
Graham Hawkins
Chief Underwriting Officer – Global Fine Art, Specie & Bloodstock, AXA XL
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Graham Hawkins
Chief Underwriting Officer – Global Fine Art, Specie & Bloodstock, AXA XL
Graham has been in the insurance industry for 33 years, having started his career at Merrett in London, he then went on to pursue roles at Bankside, and SVB before joining XL in 2003. After acquiring the European FAS team that were part of marine, the global team then increased in size when a US team were recruited to write business on the XL Specialty platform. During 2006 Graham focussed on the organic growth of current underwriters; strengthening their capabilities from mono-line underwriters to the broader fine art and specie product suite. In 2007 we entered in to the Asian market with dedicated local underwriting. With the acquisition of the XL Group by AXA in September 2017 Graham has integrated the AXA Art business and Specie portfolio of the AXA Corporate Solutions business into the broader AXA XL structure.

As Art, Specie and Bloodstock Global CUO at AXA XL he leads a team of 150 underwriters spread over multiple offices throughout the world.
Insurance Industry Line Up
Thursday, October 10 3:00 - 3:30 PM
Brad Heber
Co-founder, Vetty
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Brad Heber
Co-founder, Vetty
Brad Heber is the Co-founder of Vetty, a next-generation identity and background verification platform built specifically for our changing labor market. Vetty has removed the friction through an applicant-centric background screening revolution called the Vetty Verified Profile which powers an ongoing screening relationship with one of your most important assets; your employees.

Brad's intrinsic interest has always been centered around people, performance, and engagement. Before joining Vetty, he contributed to the growth and client success for a privately-held unicorn; Maritz Motivation Solutions. He speaks regularly in HR, Operations, Security and Risk, and entrepreneurial ecosystems.

He and his wife have a set of ten-year-olds and together enjoy pondering what "Work-Life Balance" really is.
The Changing Background Screening Industry
Friday, October 11 09:00 - 09:45 AM
Sgt. David Helms
Sergeant, Houston Police Department
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Sgt. David Helms
Sergeant, Houston Police Department
David Helms graduated from the Houston police department in 2006. He was assigned to a tactical unit from 2007-2012. He promoted to sergeant of police in 2012 where he was assigned to the Robbery division. In 2016 he was selected to join FBI Violent Crime Task Force. David has become the subject matter expert on bank robbery and armored car robbery, having responded to more than 250 robbery incidents. He has a clearance rate near 75%, which is well above the national average of below 50%.

Both Special Agent Jeff Coughlin and Sgt. David Helms were nominated for and won the FBI Directors Award for a case involving the serial robbery of armored cars. This particular crew would also kill, in a sniper style, employees carrying the money when the employee exited the armored car. The Directors Award is awarded to a select group of investigators, as it is the highest award a case team can receive.
Security and Risk
Friday, October 11 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Rob Holm
Rob Holm, Director, Global Security, McDonald’s Corporation
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Rob Holm
Rob Holm, Director, Global Security, McDonald’s Corporation
Rob Holm oversees the development and execution of security plans and programs which promote a safe and secure environment for our people, customers, and assets. Specific focus on aligning functional goals to help achieve company business objectives. Directs the management of security matters for U.S. company owned (McOpCo) restaurants and regional offices, and consulting services to franchisee’s and international markets.

Having previously served as a Director/Global Security at McDonald’s, as well as VP/Corporate EHS & Security for Tribune Company, and in various security functions at Navistar, 3M, and other organizations. Rob possesses a BS in criminal justice and numerous leadership, business & security certifications and is a graduate of McDonald’s LAMP (Leadership Accelerated Management Program), class of 2015. Rob is also active in numerous local, national and governmental security-related professional associations and recently served as President of the Restaurant Loss Prevention and Security Association (RLPSA).

Rob lives in Naperville, IL with his wife Joann and has two sons, John and Luke.
McDonald's From a Global Perspective: The Currency Trends, Pain Points, and Future
Thursday, October 10 3:00 - 3:30 PM
Laura Jones
Senior Vice President, Director: Cash Management Services, U.S. Bank
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Laura Jones
Senior Vice President, Director: Cash Management Services, U.S. Bank
Laura is Senior Vice President and Director of Cash Management Services at U.S. Bank which provides cash solutions to financial institutions, private ATM deployers and retail operators. Laura oversees sales/relationship management, product, operations, risk management, contracts and marketing.
Cash Preservation & Future State, Compliance—Panel
Thursday, October 10 4:30 - 5:30 PM
Dr. Kathleen Kiernan
CEO, Kiernan Group Holdings
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Dr. Kathleen Kiernan
CEO, Kiernan Group Holdings
Dr. Kathleen Kiernan is the Founder and CEO of national security, education, risk management and compliance firm Kiernan Group Holdings, Chair Emeritus of InfraGard National Members Alliance, and adjunct faculty member at Johns Hopkins University and Naval Post Graduate School. KGH serves customers across the US Government trade space, law enforcement, the risk management community and public-private educational institutions. With a special focus on the ultimate soft-target, our Nation's schools, Kiernan believes preparedness is a mindset (see: www.gotpreparedness.com) that can be learned and when practiced, prevents ordinary days from turning into extraordinary ones due to an active threat in any form.

A 29-year veteran of Federal Law Enforcement, Dr. Kiernan retired as Assistant Director for the Office of Strategic Intelligence and Information for ATF. She serves as a subject matter expert for the DoD Rapid Reaction Technology Office and she is a member of the AFCEA Intelligence Committee.
Active Shooter/Assailant—The New Normal
Thursday, October 10 2:15 - 3:00 PM
Mark Lowers
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Lowers Risk Group
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Mark Lowers
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Lowers Risk Group
D. Mark Lowers serves as President and CEO of Lowers Risk Group, a provider of enterprise-wide risk mitigation and loss prevention, employment screening, and data intelligence services through its complementary companies: Lowers & Associates, Lowers Forensics International, Proforma Screening Solutions, and Wholesale Screening Solutions. Mark is also President of Lowers & Associates, a firm specializing in risk mitigation, international risk management, and loss prevention services that provides services to insurance companies, banks, the cash-in-transit industry, and other financial institutions. He has served in this capacity since 2004.

SCTA Opening Remarks & Welcome
Wednesday, October 9 08:30 - 08:45 AM
Conference Closing
Friday, October 11 1:45 PM
James MacNaughton
Underwriter, Ascot Underwriting
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James MacNaughton
Underwriter, Ascot Underwriting
James has worked in the insurance Industry for 35 years. For the first 25 years as a London broker which included a two-year period as a retail broker in New York. During this period, he has worked within the Specie World dealing with cash in transit, Jewellers Block and Fine Art.

For the last ten years James has worked for Ascot Underwriting in Lloyds as a Specie Underwriter.
Insurance Industry Line Up
Thursday, October 10 3:00 - 3:30 PM
David Maginsky
Founder & Principal, Well Advised LLC
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David Maginsky
Founder & Principal, Well Advised LLC
David Maginsky is an experienced commercial attorney specializing in contracts, transactions, licensing/ compliance, and in-house legal process.

David founded Well Advised LLC after the successful sale of Pendum LLC, a national ATM services and Cash Logistics company at which he served as general counsel. David was the first member of the senior management team hired by its new private equity owners, and David guided the company from formation to its ultimate sales to Loomis Armored US, and Burroughs, Inc., in 2011 and 2014, respectively.

From startups to publicly-traded companies, from multinational to local, David has used a business-centric, “let’s get it done” approach, in which he partners with owners and managers to create and reinforce core legal processes that are foundations for growth and success. David’s “C-Suite” experience means he’s able to get rapidly up-to-speed, gaining a firm grasp on the business case, but also delivering common sense business and legal and risk advice and consulting in a manner that is digestible and actionable.

A native New Yorker, David lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife and two children and is an avid skier, marathon runner and outdoors enthusiast. He received his law degree with honors from Brooklyn Law School and his undergraduate degree from Stony Brook University.
Cash Preservation & Future State, Compliance—Panel
Thursday, October 10 4:30 - 5:30 PM
Milton Montes de Oca
Operations Director, Lowers & Associates International
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Milton Montes de Oca
Operations Director, Lowers & Associates International
Mr. Milton Montes de Oca is a retired law enforcement Captain having served 32 years with the City of Miami Police Department. Since 2009 he served as the commanding officer of the Intelligence Unit under the Special Investigations Section’s Organized Crime and Counter Terrorism Details. His responsibilities were, the Joint Terrorism Task Force, Dignitary Protection Detail, Criminal Gangs Intelligence Unit, Bomb Squad, Money Laundering Task Force, Gun Squad, Technical Assistance Detail, Civilian Analyst Section and the Airport Interdiction Detail.

He retired in 2017 and joined the Lowers and Associates Team as the Director of Operations for Lowers and Associates International, based out of Miami Florida.
Security and Risk
Friday, October 11 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Brad Moody
Executive Vice President, Lowers & Associates
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Brad Moody
Executive Vice President, Lowers & Associates
Brad supports the delivery of compliance auditing, surveys, street operations consulting, cash vault audits, BCP, IT tabletop exercises, training, and other consulting services to CIT and financial institutions. An accomplished logistics professional with proven success in the financial industry, Brad has notable expertise in transaction services, armored transportation, vendor management, supply chain, proof operations, and team leadership. In his previous role at Bank of America, Brad successfully managed more than a dozen vendor relationships in the ground and air transportation of checks, cash, and mail. He also developed processes for field security intelligence to armored vendors to warn of potential threats, service impedances, and other security concerns.
Smart Safes—Study the Attack Data—What We Know
Friday, October 11 08:30 - 09:00 AM
Peggy Bekavac Olson
President & CEO, Strategic Marketing
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Peggy Bekavac Olson
President & CEO, Strategic Marketing
Peggy is President and CEO of Strategic Marketing financial services and electronic payments marketing. Clients encompass the entire payments ecosystem, from independent sales organizations and ATM deployers, independent software providers and value-added resellers to equipment manufacturers, processors, gateways, banks and acquiring institutions and card brands.

​Peggy currently serves as a marketing advisor for Commerce.Innovated, the FinTech accelerator jointly run by Silicon Valley Bank and First Data. She additionally serves on the sales and strategy committee and technology council for the Electronic Transactions Association, and has served on the organization's retail technology, communications and program planning committees. Recently honored as an ATM Industry Champion by the ATM Industry Association, Peggy is an ATMIA approved consultant. She serves on the International Marketing and Withdraw Cash Wednesday campaign committees, earning the Association's 2017's Exceptional Achievement Award. And as a past board director for Women's Network in Electronic Transactions, Peggy continues to guide women in payments through the organization's mentoring program.
Cash Preservation & Future State, Compliance—Panel
Thursday, October 10 4:30 - 5:30 PM
Antonio Palmiotto
Executive Chairman/Global Head of Specie, Willis Towers Watson
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Antonio Palmiotto
Executive Chairman/Global Head of Specie, Willis Towers Watson
Toni is the Executive Chairman/Global Head of Specie at Willis Towers Watson. Prior to this position at WTW he was the Founder/ CEO of International Insurance Brokers, Inc., an insurance brokerage operation specializing in the insurance and risk management needs of industries engaged in the transportation and storage of valuables, focusing on armored car, check casing, courier, precious metals, jewelry and financial institution risks. In January of 2006 Toni merged IIB into Willis North America and took on the additional responsibility for WTW Jewelers Block and Fine Art divisions as CEO of Specie operation in the US.
Insurance Industry Line Up
Thursday, October 10 3:00 - 3:30 PM
Brian Peretti
Director, Office of Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection, U.S. Department of the Treasury
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Brian Peretti
Director, Office of Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Brian J. Peretti, a career member of the Senior Executive Service at the United States Department of the Treasury, serves as the Director of the Office of Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection.

At the Treasury, he leads the efforts of the Financial and Banking Information Infrastructure Committee (FBIIC), an interagency organization chartered under the President's Working Group for Financial Markets composed of 18 federal and state financial regulatory agencies, he has advanced its mission to secure and enhance the sector’s operational risk management for the financial services sector’s critical infrastructure protection. Mr. Peretti is accountable for executing the responsibilities assigned to the Treasury as the Sector Specific Agency for the Financial Services Sector by Presidential Policy Directive 21, Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience, and Executive Order 13636, Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. He leads the coordination of these efforts with the Intelligence Community and the Departments of Homeland Security, Defense, Energy, Justice and Transportation.

He oversees the creation of cyber related policy for the financial sector for both domestic and international issues, including the creation of a cyber-lexicon. He spearheads the Treasury’s efforts to increase bi-directional sharing of cyber threat and vulnerability information with the financial sector. He is the United States subject matter expert in the G-7 Cyber Experts Group and has served on the steering committee of the Federal Reserve’s Secure Payments Task Force. He directs the Treasury’s effort to implement a Research and Development agenda, in coordination with the financial services sector, to address security and resilience issues created by the use of technology in the sector. In executing Treasury’s role as the Sector Specific Agency for the Financial Services Sector, he has created an all-hazards response capability and has led Treasury’s response efforts for several natural events, including Hurricane Katrina, Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Maria. Formerly, he served as the emergency coordinator for the Treasury’s Domestic Finance office where he addressed priorities for business continuity and disaster recovery. Additionally, during the 2017 administration transitions, Mr. Peretti was named the Senior Career for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions and served in that capacity for several months.

Prior to joining the Treasury, Mr. Peretti was an associate in Shook, Hardy & Bacon’s Corporate Banking and Finance Section in Washington, D.C. and was General Counsel for the Wright Patman Congressional Federal Credit Union. He has authored several publications related to the financial sector operations, including payment systems. Mr. Peretti received his bachelor’s degree from Rider University (cum laude) in 1989 and his law degree from American University, Washington College of Law (cum laude) in 1992. He lives in Arlington, VA with his wife, Kimberly Peretti, and their two children.
US Treasury Presentation on Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection
Thursday, October 10 11:00 - 11:45 AM
Dr. Chris Piehota
EAD, FBI Science and Technology
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Dr. Chris Piehota
EAD, FBI Science and Technology
Christopher M. Piehota has served as the Executive Assistant Director of the FBI's Science and Technology Branch (STB) since 2016. The STB provides oversight to the Criminal Justice Information Services Division, the Laboratory Division, and the Operational Technology Division.

Mr. Piehota began his FBI career in 1995 as a Special Agent in the Newark, New Jersey, Field Office, where he investigated international terrorism, domestic terrorism, and weapons of mass destruction matters. There, he provided the FBI's Counterterrorism Program with oversight and leadership during the post-September 11, 2001 terrorist threat environment for numerous terrorism investigations across the United States and abroad. In 2002, he was promoted to a Supervisory Special Agent program management position in the FBI Headquarters Counterterrorism Division.

In 2003, Mr. Piehota was promoted to Unit Chief in the FBI Headquarters Counterterrorism Division Terrorism Reports and Requirements Section. During his tenure, he directly managed a newly founded counterterrorism intelligence collection and dissemination unit that enabled the FBI to effectively collect and share terrorism intelligence and threat information with the U.S. Intelligence Community and other federal partners.

In 2005, Mr. Piehota reported to the FBI's Washington Field Office (WFO) as a Counterintelligence Supervisory Special Agent, where he worked closely with U.S. Intelligence Community partners to identify and defeat counterintelligence threats to U.S. interests. He provided leadership and program management for highly sensitive counterintelligence operations. He became an Assistant Special Agent in Charge at the FBI's WFO in 2007 and led operational, logistical, and administrative activities for the Northern Virginia Resident Agency, Security Operations Branch, and Technical Services Branch.

In 2010, Mr. Piehota joined the FBI's TSC as its Deputy Director for Operations, Intelligence, and Administration and directly managed the center's role in the U.S. Government's 24-hour consolidated terrorist watchlist, screening, and world-wide terrorist encounter operations enterprises. Mr. Piehota also served as Special Agent in Charge of the Buffalo Field Office, overseeing all FBI personnel and operations in western New York from 2011 to 2013. In 2013, he was promoted to the Director of the Terrorist Screening Center (TSC), where he led interagency efforts to detect and interdict terrorist activities around the world.

He is a certified FBI Intelligence Officer and an Office of the Director of National Intelligence recognized Senior Intelligence Officer and holds U.S. Intelligence Community Joint Duty Certification. In 2018, Mr. Piehota received the Presidential Rank Award for his leadership, accomplishments, and commitment to public service.

Mr. Piehota is a U.S. Air Force military veteran. He has a Ph.D. in Education, with an emphasis in Human Performance Improvement, from Capella University; a Master's Degree in Human Resource Management from Seton Hall University; and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University.
FBI Technology Outlook
Thursday, October 10 09:30 - 10:00 AM
Jim Petit
President, G+D Currency Technology
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Jim Petit
President, G+D Currency Technology
Jim is an experienced senior executive with broad general management background. He has shown demonstrative results in the areas of sales leadership, business transformation, aquisition integration and specific business stabilization and "return to profit" initiatives. He has had international assignments in Europe and Australia as well as global project leadership based in an HQ environment.
Cash Preservation & Future State, Compliance—Panel
Thursday, October 10 4:30 - 5:30 PM
Jeffrey S. Sallet
Special Agent in Charge, Chicago Federal Bureau of Investigation
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Jeffrey S. Sallet
Special Agent in Charge, Chicago Federal Bureau of Investigation
Jeff has held leadership roles in the Criminal Investigative Division, Boston Division, New York Division, and Providence Resident Agency.

Jeff has been frequently interviewed by television, radio, and newspapers for his expertise. He has lectured throughout the world on civil rights, counterterrorism, forensic accounting, public corruption, and white collar crime. The National Geographic Channel prominently featured Jeff in the two-hour special, “Inside the Hunt for the Boston Bombers.”

Jeff is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Financial Forensics Accountant.
Security and Risk
Friday, October 11 12:30 - 1:15 PM
Joe Scarlato, CFE
President, International, Lowers Forensics International
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Joe Scarlato, CFE
President, International, Lowers Forensics International
Joe Scarlato is a forensic accountant who has been evaluating economic and financial damages in litigation and insurance for more than 13 years.

Joe has worked primarily in Latin America and has testified in tribunal hearing in various countries in Latin America. He has been involved in international mediations and arbitrations.

Joe has spoken at events throughout the world on topics such as Power Purchase Agreements, Mining Economics, Advanced Business Interruption theory and most recently sat on a distinct panel at the Young Arbitrators Forum in Miami.

He is fully bilingual and has served as an expert witness in Spanish and English.

Sector Experience:
• Power Generation
• Mining
• Oil and Gas
• Asset Tracing
• Fraud Theory

Professional Qualifications:
• Certified Fraud Examiner
Steve Son
Vice President, Federal Reserve System Cash Product Office
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Steve Son
Vice President, Federal Reserve System Cash Product Office
Steve is responsible for national cash operations, cash business risk and resilience management, and the cash industry partners program for the Federal Reserve Banks’ FedCash® Services business. He oversees currency and coin distribution, operational controls and policies, business continuity planning, enterprise risk management and manages key relationships with cash industry leaders. He works closely with all twelve Federal Reserve Banks, the Board of Governors and various external stakeholders within the U.S. cash supply chain to ensure the Federal Reserve Banks’ cash business continues to meet its mission.
Federal Reserve Cash Product Office Presentation: Cash Visibility – What to Expect
Thursday, October 10 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
David Tente
Executive Director, USA & Americas, ATMIA
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David Tente
Executive Director, USA & Americas, ATMIA
The ATM Industry Association is a global trade association with over 10,000 members in 65 countries, representing ATM and payments professionals from a broad cross-section of the industry. This includes ATM operators and manufacturers, financial institutions, payment processors, service providers, networks, and a variety of technology companies.

In his current role as Executive Director, USA, David is responsible for leading ATMIA’s largest region. He works with the membership team to maintain and grow U.S. membership, develops and manages content for the industry’s premier conference, manages regional committee groups, and serves as an ATM industry evangelist. David also leads advocacy efforts for the region at the local, state, and federal regulatory levels, representing the interests of the broader ATM industry, as well as consumers who depend on ATMs for convenient access to cash.

Prior to joining ATMIA, David worked for a major ATM manufacturer, launching a new business unit which provided imaged deposit processing services. He has also held a variety of senior management roles in business development, sales, and marketing with software solutions and technology providers. His career has been focused on ATMs, payments, fraud detection, image capture, and image processing applications for more than 20 years.

Some of the topics that David is able to address include ─
• ATMIA-led initiative for Next-Gen ATM architecture
• Consumer payment choice and the importance of cash
• ATM security – keeping ahead of the fraudsters

Examples of Recent Speaking Engagements
• NY Bankers Association Technology Conference
• BAI Beacon
• Bank Customer Experience Summit
• Secure Cash & Transit Association
• ETA Strategic Leadership Summit, ETA TRANSACT
• Money2020

Other Industry Activities
• Federal Reserve Faster Payments Task Force
• Advisory Board member, Anti-Counterfeit & Currency Expo

ATM Industry Review
Thursday, October 10 10:00 - 10:30 AM
Andy Terrades
Director of Latin American Operations, Lowers & Associates
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Andy Terrades
Director of Latin American Operations, Lowers & Associates
Antelmo “Andy” Terrades heads up the Latin American operations for Lowers Risk Group offering its risk assessment, claims and fraud investigations, compliance/ audit, underwriter support, loss prevention, and due diligence services to customers across the Latin American region. Andy has a 20-year decorated law enforcement career including experiences in general/robbery/money laundering investigations, intelligence, dignitary protection, and SWAT training.
Security and Risk
Friday, October 11 12:30 - 1:15 PM
Tony Utset
Director of Special Projects, Lowers & Associates
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Tony Utset
Director of Special Projects, Lowers & Associates
Tony Utset is a performance-focused security professional with extensive physical security management experience. His background include an active duty tour in the United States Marine Corp, coupled with 25 years of law enforcement experience. He has a proven track record of protecting high value facilities and assets, ensuring a safe environment for personnel and customers while protecting equipment and information. Utset is skilled in planning security strategies and managing large scale guard services operations, identifying potential security vulnerabilities, and investigating reported crimes. He also brings deep insight into regulatory compliance standards, including PCI, FISMA, HIPPA, FedRAMP, and SAAA16. Utset holds a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice Administration and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico VA. Additionally he is an FAA Licensed Pilot and A&P; and he is bilingual in English and Spanish and has a working knowledge of Creole.

Before joining Lowers Risk Group, Utset served as a regional security account manager for G4S Solutions. In his role at Lowers Risk Group, Utset will lead the development, management, and execution of special projects bringing value to clients that operate in high-risk, highly-regulated industries.
Security and Risk
Friday, October 11 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Neil Watson
Manager; European Operations, Lowers & Associates
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Neil Watson
Manager; European Operations, Lowers & Associates
Neil is a Manager within the Lowers & Associates’ (L&A) London office. Working closely with L&A offices around the world, Neil facilitates the risk mitigation and loss adjustment requirements of L&A’s global client base.

Neil has 30+ years’ experience in the insurance industry which includes over 20 years working within the Fine Art, Jewelry and Specie (FAJS) sector. Neil previously worked for Marsh, WillisTowersWatson and JLT. During his career, he has forged exceptionally strong relationships with both clients and their key insurers in the industry, within London and International markets.
Security and Risk
Friday, October 11 12:30 - 1:15 PM
Brian Weaver
Director, National Operations, Risk & Resiliency, Federal Reserve System Cash Product Office
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Brian Weaver
Director, National Operations, Risk & Resiliency, Federal Reserve System Cash Product Office
Brian leads the CPO Strategy and Operations Group’s Business Resiliency, Risk Management, and National Operations Programs. During events that impact the provision of Cash Services, Brian serves as the event manager, coordinating national response and helping to bring cash industry partners together to foster effective communications and speedy recovery. Working with internal and external stakeholders, he guides currency and coin distribution, which includes offsite arrangements throughout the country that facilitate storage and distribution during normal business and in times of stress.

Prior to joining the CPO in 2016, Brian was as assistant vice president with the Customer Relations and Support Office of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, where he was responsible for setting product strategy for the suite of electronic access services which enable financial institutions to conduct daily business with the Federal Reserve. During his 22 year tenure with the Federal Reserve, he has also held leadership roles in the bank’s National Marketing, National Sales, Payments Product Development, and Currency Processing divisions.

Brian holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Claremont McKenna College, and an MBA from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington. Brian is an Eagle Scout and currently serves on the Executive Board of Mt Diablo Silverado Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
Federal Reserve Cash Product Office Presentation: Making ‘Cents’ of the Penny
Thursday, October 10 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM