Juan Llanos' AML Compliance and Blockchain Credentials

MEMBERSHIPS, CERTIFICATIONS AND HONORS  

October 10, 2017 – Became Steering Committee Member of Token Awareness, a non-profit initiative, led by William Mougayar, promoting responsible token generation best practices, and curating the best compliance educational resources from around the globe.

March 4, 2016 – Became Advisory Board Member of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance

October 2, 2014 – Was named one of the 14 NYC People in Bitcoin That You Must Know by AlleyWatch

April 11, 2014 – Became Co-Chair of the AML Working Group of the Digital Asset Transfer Authority

October 1, 2015 – Became Senior Advisor for The Agentic Group

May 25-28, 2015 – By invitation, participated in the First Blockchain Summit hosted by Sir Richard Branson on Necker Island, among some of the world’s biggest influencers

January 7, 2014 – Became member of the Education Committee of the Bitcoin Foundation.

November 4, 2013 – Became member of the New Money Systems Advisory Board of the Lifeboat Foundation.

July 12, 2013 – Became member of the Regulatory Affairs Committee of the Bitcoin Foundation.

December 13, 2011 – Became member of the Advisory Board of the Association of Money Services Compliance Officers

August, 2008 – Was granted permanent resident status by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services “by reason of extraordinary ability” in the fields of Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism.

October, 2006 – Became founding member of the Council of Standards and Practices of the US National Money Transmitters Association.

April 14, 2005 – Became member of the editorial committee of lavadodinero.com, the largest Spanish-language provider of knowledge and resources for AML Compliance professionals. Contribute regularly as writer and commentator.

October 29, 2004 – Became founding member of the New York Chapter of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists.

April 2002 – Became Charter Professional Member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS).

SPEAKING  

2018

Jun 25-26, 2018 – Talk: Blockchain & Digital Disruption, EmTech Digital Latam 2018, Mexico City, Mexico.

May 1-2, 2018 – Panel: The RegTech Movement: Who Is Orbiting the New RegTech Space, and How Are These Players Impacting Regulatory Compliance in the Financial Industry?, ACI’s 2nd Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Forum on FinTech and Emerging Payment Systems, New York, USA.

Apr 18, 2018 – Panel: Emerging Technologies, Sexta Conferencia Ministerial sobre la Sociedad de la Información en América Latina, organized by the United Nation’s Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

Apr 9-11, 2018 – Panel: Digital Identity Solutions for KYC and AML, BlockFin Summit, organized by LendFintech USA 2018, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Mar 28-29, 2019 – Talk: Racing to Develop Blockchain Policy, Step Conference 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Mar 16, 2018 – Workshop: Regulatory Approaches to Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies, II Meeting of FinTech Experts, organized by the Center for Latin American Monetary Studies, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Feb 21, 2018 – Workshop: Understanding the blockchain and its impact on financial services, Banking Innovation Day, and Keynote: Ten Lessons for Entrepreneurs, Digital Transformation Forum, Arabnet Beirut 2018, Beirut, Lebanon.

Feb 19, 2018 – Workshop: The Future Is Crypto? An Interdisciplinary Workshop on the Blockchain Revolution, organized by Singapore Management University’s Applied Research Centre for Intellectual Assets & The Law in Asia, Singapore.

Jan 31, 2018 – Talk: Crypto and Regulation: What to Watch out For, meet-up organized by La Maison du Bitcoin, Paris, France.

Jan 16, 2018 – Talk: Introduction to Smart Contracts, meet-up organized by ConsenSys Ethereum Meetup Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

2017

November 29, 2017 – Talks: Blockchain’s Transformative Potential in Financial Services and Regulators Working Alongside Banks to Develop Regulatory Frameworks, 3rd Anti Cyber Crime Forum, Beirut, Lebanon.

November 18, 2017 – Keynote: How Blockchain & Enlightened Policy Can Solve Global Poverty, Inclusive Blockchain Conference, Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore.

November 8, 2017 – Talk: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Regulation and The Race to Innovate, Washington Ethereum Meetup, Washington, D.C., USA.

September 26, 2017Regulation Panel, World Blockchain Forum: Investments & ICOs, London, UK.

August 23, 2017 – Talk: Blockchain and its Paradigmatic Changes, Johannesburg Ethereum Meetup, Johannesburg, South Africa.

August 23, 2017 – Talk: Blockchain Revolution in Regulation, South African Financial Blockchain Consortium, Johannesburg, South Africa.

July 5-6, 2016 – Keynote: Banking on Blockchain: How blockchain technology is changing lending, payments, insurance, trade finance and regulatory compliance, 3er Congreso America Digital 2017, Santiago, Chile.

May 19, 2017 – Panel: Disrupt or Be Disrupted: New Business Models in a Decentralizing World, Ethereal Summit, organized by ConsenSys, Brooklyn, NY, USA.

May 15-17, 2017 – Panel: Regulating Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Identity, K(NO)W Identity Conference 2017, organized by One World Identity, Washington, DC, USA.

May 9, 2017 – Panel Moderator: ICOs and Crowdsales, Cryptocurrencies: Defining Future Regulation, organized by Digital Currency Summit, Gibraltar.

April 12, 2017 – Webinar: Identity & Blockchain, organized by Citi Tech for Integrity Challenge.

April 5-6, 2017 – Panel: Blockchain Regulatory Challenges and Opportunities, Emerging Links, the First Brazilian International Blockchain Conference, São Paulo, Brazil.

February 10, 2017 – Talk: Can Bitcoin Fight Global Poverty?, and panel discussion on Deliberative Democracy), 55th Session of the United Nation’s Commission on Social Change, New York, NY, USA.

2016

December 5, 2016 – Panel: A Powerful Global Cyber Currency is on the Horizon. Is Canada Ready for It?, Financial and Risk Summit, organized by Thomson-Reuters, Toronto, Canada.

November 16, 2016 – Panel: Self-Sovereign Identity Solutions, Identity & KYC Summit, New York, NY, USA.

November 4-5, 2016 – Talk: Creating an Innovation-Friendly Regulatory Environment (in Spanish), 4th Latin American Bitcoin Conference, organized by Bitcoin Argentina ONG, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

October 4, 6, 18 & 20, 2016 – Keynote: Virtual Currency Risk Management, FRAMLxpo, organized by Verafin, Grapevine, TX, Palm Springs, CA, Mashantucket, CT, Lincolnshire, IL, USA.

September 26-28, 2016 – Panel: Tech Spotlight: Blockchain, R3 and the New KYC, ACAMS 15th Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference, Las Vegas, NV, USA.

September 20-22, 2016 – Panel: Forcing the Virtual Currency Square Peg into the Round Hole of Regulation: Can It Be Done?, 22nd MTRA Annual Conference, Tucson, AZ, USA.

September 15-16, 2016 – Panel: Digital, Virtual, and Crypto Currencies: Assessing and Overcoming the Regulatory and Compliance Challenges Relating to Bitcoin and Its Brethren, and Evaluating the Long-Term Viability of Such Currencies, 13th National Forum on Emerging Payment Systems, organized by American Conference Institute, Washington, DC, USA.

September 13-14, 2016 – Panel: What will Regulatory Frameworks and Oversight Look Like in the Blockchain Era?, Blockchain World Congress, New York, NY, USA.

April 28-29, 2016 – Keynote: Challenges and Opportunities in Fintech Regulation (in Spanish), VII Congreso de Acceso a Servicios Financieros y Medios de Pago, organized by Asobancaria, Cali, Colombia.

April 25-26, 2016 – Mentor & Coach at Founder Institute Panama Class of 2016, organized by Founder Institute, Panama City, Panama.

April 13-14, 2016 – Panel: Anti-Money Laundering on the Blockchain, Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technology: Innovation, Operation and Legal & Regulatory Implications, organized by American Conference Institute, New York, NY, USA.

April 11-13, 2016 – Panel: Coping with the Growing Complexities of Virtual Currencies, 21st Annual International AML & Financial Crime Conference, organized by ACAMS Money Laundering.com, Hollywood, FL, USA.

March 15, 2016 – Moderator: Compliance & Law Enforcement in the Age of the Blockchain, organized by The Hive, San Francisco, CA, USA.

February 16, 2016 – Keynote: The Great Fintech Regulation Barrier Reef: Avoiding the Shipwreck, and Panel: Blockchain & Digital Identity: Changing the World of Finance in Latin America, Finnosummit, organized by Finnovista, Bogotá, Colombia.

January 28, 2016 – Panel: Overcoming Regulatory Burdens in the Adoption of Blockchain Technology, Blockchain in Capital Markets Operations event, organized by Global Markets Insight, New York, NY, USA.

2015

December 9-12, 2015 – Working Group (Chair): Regulatory Oversight, Regulatory Roundtable: AML & CFT Profiling, and Panels: Regulatory challenges and today’s operational risks: understanding the legal framework for blockchain technologies and Today’s and tomorrow’s applications of blockchain technology, or, how will the blockchain impact our daily lives?, Sydney Blockchain Workshops, organized by COALA Global, Sydney, Australia.

December 4-5, 2015 – Talk: Regulation & Compliance Around the World, and Panel (Moderator): Opportunities & Challenges for Mexico, 3rd Latin American Bitcoin Conference, organized by Bitcoin Argentina ONG, Mexico City, Mexico.

November 27-29, 2015 – Mentor & Judge, Idea Camp Inclusión Financiera 2015, Mexico City, Mexico.

November 9-12, 2015 – Panels: The Role of Governments and Industry, and Innovation in the Money Transfer Sector, International Money Transfer Conferences IMTC World 2015, Miami, FL, USA.

November 4, 2015 – Talk: Payments Disruption in the Age of Cryptocurrency. Crypto-currencies, International Remittances & Regulation, Digital Financial Services Deep Dive, organized by the Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, DC, USA.

October 29, 2015 – Talk: Hurdles in the Way of Success for Fintech & Blockchain Startups, BBVA Open Talent Mentoring, Mexico City, Mexico.

October 11-13, 2015 – Working Group (Chair): Law, Policy and Regulation on Blockchain Tech, and Panel: Financial regulations and policy for blockchain applications, organized by COALA Blockchain Workshops, Hong Kong, HK.

September 3, 2015Panel: Bitcoin & Virtual Currencies: Risk & Challenges. Reality, Fiction, Fraud?, Felaban’s Clab2015 Conference, Miami, FL, USA.

July 31, 2015 – Talk: Worldwide Regulatory Landscape, 1st Latin American Forum on Virtual Currencies in the Financial and Regulatory Environment, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

July 8-9, 2015 – Talk: Bitcoin & the Disruptive Potential of Blockchain Technology, Congreso Chile Digital 2015, Santiago, Chile.

June 14-16, 2015 – Working Group (Participant): Jurisdictional Issues and Financial Regulation, and Panel: From Financial Exclusion to Inclusion, organized by Blockchain Global Impact, London, UK.

April 23, 2015 – Talk: AML/CFT, Digital Identity, Privacy, Data & Security, Digital Currency Summit, Madrid, Spain.

April 20-21, 2015 – Workshops: Virtual Currencies, Emerging Payment Systems & Financial Risk and Financial Crime Lanscape for MSBs , ACFCS Financial Crime Conference & Exhibition, New York, NY, USA.

April 9-10, 2015 – Lecture: Evaluating the Risks of Virtual Currencies, Dark Markets & Anonymous Technologies (in Spanish), and Panel: AML Challenges of Financial Inclusion and Technology and How to Mitigate the Risks (in Spanish), Sexto Congreso Antilavado Bancamérica, organized by Banco de Ahorro y Crédito de las Américas, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

April 1, 2015 – Webinar: Lessons Learned from Recent Virtual Currency Cases, produced by ACAMS.

March 23-24, 2015 – Panel: Alternative Economies, Stanford Blockchain Workshop, organized by Blockchain Global Impact, Palo Alto, CA, USA.

March 21-22, 2015 – Working Group (Moderator): Financial Regulation & Technology Policy, Stanford-MIT Blockchain Hackathon, organized by Blockchain Global Impact, Palo Alto, CA, USA.

March 17, 2015 – Lecture: Bitcoin and Virtual Currencies – Preparing for a Paradigm Change (in Spanish), Primera Conferencia Internacional sobre Dinero Electrónico organized by Grupo AMLC, Quito, Ecuador.

January 28, 2015 – Talk: Regulation & Virtual Currencies Update + The Future of Digital Currency organized by Bitcoin New York MeetUp, New York, NY, USA.

January 17, 2015 – Talk: Change Money-Change the World , The North American Bitcoin Conference, Miami, FL, USA.

2014

December 6-7, 2014 – Talk: Regulatory & Compliance Outlook, and Panels: Wallets: New Trends and Features and Latin America: Call to Action, 2nd Latin American Bitcoin Conference, organized by Fundación Bitcoin Argentina, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

November 22-23, 2014 – Talk: Bitcoin and Anti-Money Laundering Regulation: Strategies for Successful Compliance and Government Relations (in French), InsideBitcoins Paris, Paris, France.

November 5-6, 2014 – Panel: Regulating Money Transmission in a New Era: Where Does Cryptocurrency Fit?, 20th MTRA Annual Conference, Boston, MA, USA.

October 30, 2014 – Panel: Alternative Payments and Crypto Currencies, organized by Pine Brook Partners, New York, NY, USA.

October 23-24, 2014 – Lecture: Bitcoin and Virtual Currencies – Preparing for a Paradigm Change, 10th Annual AML/Compliance and Financial Crime Conference, organized by Global Compliance Solutions, George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.

October 21, 2013 – Lecture: Cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin as a Payment Method: A Business and Risk Overview (in Spanish), Primera Conferencia Internacional sobre Dinero Electrónico organized by MVC Risks, Montevideo, Uruguay.

October 6-7, 2014 – Workshop: Bitcoin and Anti-Money Laundering Regulation: Strategies for Successful Compliance and Government Relations, and Panel: Bitcoin, Remittances and the Developing World, InsideBitcoins Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, USA.

September 22-23, 2014 – Panel: Digital, Virtual and Crypto Currencies: Effects of the New Entrants and Technologies on Compliance, Identity Theft, Fraud Reduction, Monetization & Mobile Payments, American Conference Institute’s Emerging Payments Systems Conference, Washington, DC, USA.

September 15-16, 2014 – Panel: Bitcoin in Africa: What is Required for Mass Acceptance?, InsideBitcoins London, London, UK.

August 26, 2014 – Talk: How to Obtain Licenses, Land Bank Accounts & Build a World-Class Risk Management Program, Silicon Valley Bitcoin Meetup, Sunnyvale, CA, USA.

July 14-15, 2014 – Lecture: Virtual Currencies Compliance, Prepaid Compliance Conference organized by Apex-All Payments Expo, Atlanta, GA, USA.

July 9-10, 2014 – Talk: Bitcoin and Anti-Money Laundering Regulation: Strategies for Successful Compliance and Government Relations, InsideBitcoins Australia 2014, Melbourne, Australia.

June 24-25, 2014 – Workshop: A Step-by-Step Guide to Designing an Appropriate Compliance Program in the Current Murky Regulatory Environment with Jay Postma and Adam Shapiro, American Conference Institute’s Virtual & Digital Currency and Payment Systems Conference, Chicago, IL, USA.

June 9-10, 2014 – Panel: Managing the Money Laundering Risks of Virtual Currency with Lester Joseph (Wells Fargo), ACAMS Second Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference Canada, Toronto, Canada.

Junio 2-4, 2014 – Lecture: Bitcoin & Crypto-currencies: Preparing for a Paradigm Shift and Panel: What’s New in AML/CFT Regulation: Is Ecuador Keeping Up with International Standards? (in Spanish), Segundo Congreso Internacional en Riesgos y Prevención del Lavado de Activos de Latinoamérica organized by Grupo AMLC, Quito, Ecuador.

May 15-17, 2014 – Panel: Anti-Money Laundering on a Transparent Network, 2nd Annual Bitcoin Conference, organized by the Bitcoin Foundation, Amsterdam, The Neatherlands.

April 20-21, 2014 – Lecture: Bitcoin & Crypto-currencies: Preparing for a Paradigm Shift, and Panel: _Bitcoin, a New World of Opportunity Cointalks Dubai, organized by @BitcoinMENA Dubai, United Arab Emirates

April 10-11, 2014 – Workshop: AML and Compliance Challenges Facing Cryptocurrency Companies, AML Working Group, @DATAuthority ’s First Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, USA.

March 20, 2014 – Panel: The Potential for Bitcoin in the Remittance Market with Duncan Goldie-Scot and Rik Willard, Special Event: Bitcoin in Microfinance: Can Bitcoin Remittances Promote Financial Inclusion?, organized by the Microfinance Club of New York, New York, NY, USA.

March 12, 2014 – Talk: How Bitcoin Will Change the World, American Bankers’ Retail Banking 2014, Orlando, FL, USA.

February 19, 2014 – Talk: Bitcoin & Crypto-currencies: Risks & Opportunities, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC, USA.

February 18, 2014 – Talk: Rethinking Money Transmitter Regulation in the Digital Age, International Symposium for Legislative Action, organized by the National Money Transmitters Association, Washington, DC, USA.

January 15, 2014 – Expert Roundtable: Bitcoin & Crypto-Currency Technology Investment Opportunities, organized by Wedbush Capital Research, New York, NY, USA.

2013

December 10, 2013 – Panel: Bitcoin & Crypto-Currency-More than Meets the Eye, 14th Annual California Dreamin Consumer Conference-New York Edition, organized by Wedbush Capital Research, New York, NY, USA.

December 7-8, 2013 – Talk: Regulatory & Compliance Outlook (in Spanish), and Panel: Regulation & Compliance, 1st Latin American Bitcoin Conference, organized by Fundación Bitcoin Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

October 30, 2013 – Videolecture: Virtual Currencies, Cyberpayments and their AML and Compliance Risks (in Spanish), Jornada de Actualización en Prevención del Lavado de Activos CESFUR 2013 de Actualización, organized by CEFSUR and MVC Risks, Montevideo, Uruguay.

October 25, 2013 – TEDx Talk: How Bitcoin and Virtual Currencies Can Change the World organized by TEDxMidAtlantic, Washington, DC, USA.

October 22, 2013 – Panel: AML and Compliance in Digital Money, with Constance Choi and Adam Shapiro, ATM, Debit and Prepaid Forum, organized by PaymentsSource, Las Vegas, NV, USA.

October 3, 2013 – Webinar: Transactional Data Analysis in Electronic and Virtual Currency Payments (in Spanish), produced by MVC Risks and Universidad Católica de Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay.

September 19, 2013 – Webinar: Data Analysis Secrets for Compliance Professionals, produced by ComplianceOnline.

August 27, 2013 – Webinar: Transactional Data Analysis in Electronic and Virtual Currency Payments (in Spanish), produced by MVC Risks and Forum Executive Information, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

August 14, 2013 – Lecture: Conducting a Risk Assessment and Designing a Compliance Program for Virtual Curriencies. Virtual Currencies Compliance Conference, organized by the National Money Transmitters Association, Manhattan, NY, USA.

July 8-10, 2013 – Full-Day Workshop: Applied Data Analysis Secrets for Compliance Professionals, and Lecture: Leveraging Transactional Analysis for Marketing Effectiveness, 5th Annual AML/CFT, Anti-Fraud & Financial Crimes Conference, organized by KAW Management Services Ltd., St. John’s, Antigua.

April 3-5, 2013 – Lecture: Money Remittances: Risk and Compliance Management Models for a Profitable Business (in Spanish) and Panel: The Effect of International Regulation on Business Performance in Latin America (in Spanish), Primer Congreso Internacional en Riesgos y Prevención del Lavado de Activos de Latinoamérica organized by Grupo AMLC, Quito, Ecuador.

March 4, 2013 – Talk: Is US Regulation the Single Biggest Threat to Bitcoin? organized by New York City Bitcoins MeetUp, New York, NY, USA.

2012

August 20-21, 2012 – Lecture: Data Analysis Secrets for Compliance Professionals, 4th Annual AML/CFT, Anti-Fraud & Financial Crimes Conference, organized by KAW Management Services Ltd., St. John’s, Antigua.

July 18-20, 2012 – Lecture: Money Remittances: Risk and Compliance Management Models for a Profitable Business (in Spanish) and Panel: The Effect of International Regulation on Business Performance in Latin America (in Spanish), Séptimo Congreso de Prevención del Lavado de Activos, organized by CIPLAD, San José, Costa Rica.

April 12-13, 2012 – Lecture: Evaluating the vulnerabilities of Electronic and Mobile Products and Emerging Technologies (in Spanish), and Panel: Role and Responsibilities of the Board of Directors in AML/CFT (in Spanish), Tercer Congreso Antilavado enfocado en la Gestión Integral del Gobierno Corporativo y Cumplimiento, organized by Banco de Ahorro y Crédito de las Américas, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

2011

August 30, 2011 – Lecture: The Nuts and Bolts of Prepaid Cards and Mobile Payments (in Spanish), Jornada Anual de Prevención de Lavado de Activos, organized by Banking Consulting Services S.A., Buenos Aires, Argentina.

August 15-16, 2011 – Lecture: Creating a Compliance-Supporting Culture – How to Embed Compliance Into the Organization’s DNA for Sustainable Results, 3rd Annual AML/CFT, Anti-Fraud & Financial Crimes Conference, organized by KAW Management Services Ltd., St. John’s, Antigua.

June 18, 2011 – Lectures: Best Practices for the Design of Internal Controls, and Advanced Excel for Compliance Professionals (in Spanish) organized by the Bolsa de Valores de la República Dominicana, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

2010

October 14-15, 2010 – Lectures: a) The Nuts and Bolts of Prepaid and Mobile Payments – Understanding the Operational, Compliance and Business Challenges Posed by Prepaid Cards and b) Creating a Compliance-Supporting Culture, 6th Annual AML/Compliance and Financial Crime Conference, organized by Global Compliance Solutions, George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.

April 28-29, 2010 – Panels: a) Changes in MSB Regulation from the US Perspective, and b) A Decade of Crisis: Are Compliance and Ethics Programs Poised to Fail?, and Workshops: a) Advanced Excel for Compliance Professionals, and b) The Convergence Between Risk and Performance Management. How Compliance Can Become a Strategic Value-Creation Unit (in Spanish), Conferencia sobre Lavado de Activos, organized by Banco de Ahorro y Crédito de las Américas, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

March 15, 2010 – Webcast: Advanced Excel for Compliance Professionals (in Spanish), produced by ACAMS.

2009

November 11-13, 2009 – Workshop: a) The Convergence Between Risk and Performance Management. How Compliance Can Become a Strategic Value-Creation Unit, and b) Advanced Excel for Compliance Professionals, and Panel: Practical Solutions to Challenges, Doubts and Issues Facing Compliance Officers (in Spanish), ACAMS´3rd Latin American Anti-Money Laundering Conference, Cancún, Mexico.

October 19-21, 2009 – Panel: Strategies for Complying with Changing Regulations for MSBs, and Roundtable Discussion on MSBs, Institute for International Research’s 18th Annual AMLAC, AML, Compliance, Audit & Fraud Forum, New York, NY, USA.

2008

November 10-12, 2008 – Panels: a) Managing the Convergence of Fraud and Money Laundering, Compliance with Regulations for MSBs and Prepaid Cards, and b) Tools and Techniques for Identifying Fraudulent Activity, Institute for International Research’s 17th Annual AMLAC, AML, Compliance, Audit & Fraud Forum, New York, NY, USA.

October 23, 2008 – Webcast: Lessons Learned from Recent Enforcement Actions (in Spanish), produced by ACAMS.

October 6-7, 2008 – Lecture: The Compliance-Performance Tug of War, Meeting the Challenge of Complying While Containing Costs and Enhancing Performance, 4th Anti Money Laundering and Compliance Conference, organized by Global Compliance Solutions, George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.

October 3, 2008 – Lecture: Regulatory Risk. A US and European Perspective. (in Spanish), Universidad de Palermo Business School, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

September 22-23, 2008 – Panels: a) Know Your Customer for MSBs and b) Cross-Border Prepaid Money Transmission Cards, 3rd Annual International Money Transmitters Convention, organized by the National Money Transmitters Association, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA.

September 8-10, 2008 – Workshop: The ABCs of MSBs, and Roundtable: Mythbusters: Latin America, ACAMS 7th Annual International Money Laundering Conference, Las Vegas, NV, USA.

September 3-5, 2008 – Workshop: Data Analysis Secrets for Regulators and Compliance Professionals, 18th Annual Money Transmitters Regulators Association Conference, Jackson Hole, WY, USA.

February 14, 2008 – Panel: Developing Successful Risk Mitigation Techniques for MSBs, Institute for International Research’s AMLAC Anti-Money Laundering and Compliance West Forum, San Francisco, CA, USA.

2007

November 15-16, 2007 – Seminar: Transaction Monitoring. Balancing Judgment with Technology, International Money Transmitters Convention, organized by the National Money Transmitters Association, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA.

October 12, 2007 – Panels: a) The Looming Money Laundering Threat: Cyberlaundering and the Preventions in Place, and b) Using Stored-Value Cards as a Money Laundering Vehicle, AML USA Annual Conference, New York, NY, USA.

October 9-11, 2007 – Panel: Money Transmitter Receiving and Paying Agent Risks: Are Both Regulators and Operators Missing the Mark?, 17th Money Transmitters Regulators Association Annual Conference, Charlotte, NC, USA.

September 17-19, 2007 – Workshop: AML Compliance Strategies form Money Services Businesses, and Panel: Managing Risks with Credit Cards, Prepaid Cards and Remittance Firms, Institute for International Research’s 16th Annual AMLAC, AML, Compliance, Audit & Fraud Forum, New York, NY, USA.

February 27, 2007 – Panel: How MSBs are Mitigating Money Laundering Risk, Institute for International Research’s AMLAC Anti-Money Laundering and Compliance West Forum, San Francisco, CA, USA.

2006

December 6, 2006Conference Chairman: AMLUSA – Strategic Thinking and Tactical Solutions for AML, organized by IncisiveMedia, and panel (moderator): Money Services Businesses: A High-Risk Sector? Regaining Trust and Confidence from the Banking Industry, New York, NY, USA.

October 30-31, 2006 – Seminar: The Money Transmitter Compliance Program – A Quick Training for Compliance Officers; Panel: A Banker’s Dialogue, and Workshop: Data Analysis Secrets for Compliance Professionals, International Money Transmitters Convention, organized by the National Money Transmitters Association, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA.

October 23-24, 2006 – Lecture: Know Your Employee Best Practices, 3rd Annual Conference organized by the Caribbean Regional Compliance Association and the International Compliance Association, Bridgetown, Barbados.

September 18-21, 2006 – Panel: How MSBs are Mitigating Money Laundering Risk, Institute for International Research’s 15th Annual Anti-Money Laundering and Compliance Forum, New York, USA.

May 1, 2006 – Lecture: Money Laundering Regulation and Prevention, as part of Spring semester course on Informal and Illicit Economies offered by New School University, New York, USA.

2005

December 2, 2005 – Webcast: Creating a Culture of Compliance, with Shirley A. Webb, CAMS, produced by Alert Global Media.

November 21, 2005 – Keynote: The Compliance-Performance Tug of War, Meeting the Challenge of Complying While Containing Costs and Enhancing Performance, 1st Annual Anti-Money Laundering and Compliance Conference, organized by Global Compliance Services, George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.

October 20, 2005 – Panel: Best Practices in AML and ATF Procedures, Anti-Money Laundering in the Securities and Investment Industries Conference, organized by Financial Markets World, New York, NY, USA.

September 23, 2005 – Seminar: Money Laundering Risks in Trans-border Money Transmitters, 1st Money Laundering Detection and Prevention Congress, organized by the Honduran Banking Association, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

August 3-5, 2005 – Panels: a) MSBs-How to Manage the Problem of Bank Account Closings, and b) Suspicious Activity Monitoring: How to Maximize the Use Technology for Suspicion Detection, Money Laundering Alert´s 6th Latin American Money Laundering Conference, Mexico City, Mexico.

June 27-28, 2005 – Seminar: Risk management and AML Systems and Controls in the Remittances Industry, 1st Colombian AML Conference, organized by Milersen Consulting, LLC, Bogotá, Colombia.

May 6, 2005 – Webcast: Protecting your non-banking institution or business from money launderers. Risks, Safeguards, and Best Practices, with Jorge A. Guerrero, CAMS, produced by Alert Global Media.

March 8, 2005 – Testimony at Joint Meeting of the Non-Bank Financial Institutions and Examinations Subcommittees of the Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group, Washington, D.C., USA

March 2-5, 2005 Panels: a) Basic Training in ML and the US Legal Requirements; b) MSBs-AML Programs, Best Practices and Bank Accounts, and c) The Potential Enemy Within-Selecting, Training and Keeping Good Employees, Money Laundering Alert´s 10th International Money Laundering Conference, Miami, FL, USA

2004

September 13, 2004 – Seminar: BSA Compliance and Agent Monitoring, Regulators School at 14th Money Transmitters Regulators Association Annual Conference, Denver, CO, USA.

August 11-13, 2004 – Panel: The Seven Key Elements of an AML Training Program for Financial Institutions (in Spanish), Money Laundering Alert’s 5th Latin American Money Laundering Conference, San José, Costa Rica.

WRITING  

July 1, 2015 – Guidelines: Global AML/KYC Draft Guidelines, Digital Asset Transfer Authority.

March 17, 2015 – Article: Will Bitcoin Change How We Think About Regulation?, Coin Center.

February 4, 2012 – Started Contrarian Compliance, bilingual blog targeted to executives, entrepreneurs, ‘crypto-preneurs’, and business-savvy compliance professionals around the world.

June 27, 2006 – Article: Spanish Regulation Clashes with Implementation of 3rd EU Directive (in Spanish), Lavadodinero.com

February 2006 – LiveChat Transcript: Declassifying and Identifying MSBs: Exploring New Approaches in the Fight Against Account Closings, published on ACAMS.org

December 2005 – Article: Risk Management + Performance: the Business Challenge of the Day, published in The Cayman Islands Journal

September 9, 2005 – Article: AML Controls at Pay-Out Locations (in Spanish), published on lavadodinero.com website

June, 2005 – Articles: a) New Spanish law takes MSBs by storm and b) FATF study equips U.S. licensed remitters with tool to fight high-risk label, published in June 2005 issue of Money Laundering Alert’s monthly newsletter and website

May 18, 2005 – Pre-Conference Interview Transcript (in Spanish), published on lavadodinero.com website

May, 2005 – Article: Psychological Barriers Impede Training for MSB Staff (in English), published in May 2005 issue of Money Laundering Alert’s monthly newsletter and website

February, 2005 – Article: MSBs – Tips on Choosing AML Software (in English), published in February 2005 issue of Money Laundering Alert’s monthly newsletter and website

September, 2003 – Interview Transcript (in English), published in Vol. 2 Num. 5 issue of ACAMS Today, the official newsletter of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists

SPECIALIZED TRAINING  

2016

October 4, 6, 18 & 20, 2016FRAMLxpo, organized by Verafin, Grapevine, TX, Palm Springs, CA, Mashantucket, CT, Lincolnshire, IL, USA.

September 20-22, 201622nd MTRA Annual Conference, Tucson, AZ, USA.

May 5-6, 20162016 Cyber Fraud Summit, organized by the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators, Chicago, IL, USA.

April 11-13, 2016ACAMS Money Laundering.com Conference, Hollywood, FL, USA.

2015

May 24-28, 2015Blockchain Summit, Necker Island, BVI.

March 9, 2015Innovate Finance Global Summit, London, UK.

April 20-21, 2015ACFCS Financial Crime Conference & Exhibition, New York, NY.

April 9-10, 2015Sexto Congreso Antilavado Bancamérica, organized by Banco de Ahorro y Crédito de las Américas, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

March 17, 2015Primera Conferencia Internacional sobre Dinero Electrónico organized by Grupo AMLC, Quito, Ecuador.

2014

November 5-6, 2014 – 24th MTRA Annual Conference, Boston, MA, USA.

November 2-5, 20142nd Money2020 Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, USA.

October 23-24, 2014 10th Annual AML/Compliance and Financial Crime Conference, organized by Global Compliance Solutions, George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.

October 21, 2013Primera Conferencia Internacional sobre Dinero Electrónico organized by MVC Risks, Montevideo, Uruguay.

July 14-15, 2014Prepaid Compliance Conference organized by Apex-All Payments Expo, Atlanta, GA

June 9-10, 2014ACAMS Second Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference Canada, Toronto, Canada.

2013

October 20-22, 2013ATM, Debit and Prepaid Forum, organized by PaymentsSource, Las Vegas, NV

October 6-9, 20132nd Money2020 Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, USA.

September 23-24, 2013 – 23rd MTRA Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, USA.

August 14, 2013Virtual Currencies Compliance Conference, organized by the National Money Transmitters Association, Manhattan, NY.

July 8-10, 2013 – 5th Annual AML/CFT, Anti-Fraud & Financial Crimes Conference, organized by KAW Management Services Ltd., St. John’s, Antigua.

April 25-26, 2013Predictive Analytics Applied, with Eric Siegel, NY, USA.

2012

October 22-24, 20121st Money2020 Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, USA.

August 20-21, 2012 – 4th Annual AML/CFT, Anti-Fraud & Financial Crimes Conference, organized by KAW Management Services Ltd., St. John’s, Antigua.

July 18-20, 2012Séptimo Congreso de Prevención del Lavado de Activos, organized by CIPLAD, San José, Costa Rica.

June 13-15, 2012 – Center of Financial Services Innovation’s 6th Annual Underbanked Financial Services Forum, San Francisco, CA, USA.

April 12-13, 2012 – Tercer Congreso Antilavado enfocado en la Gestión Integral del Gobierno Corporativo y Cumplimiento, organized by Banco de Ahorro y Crédito de las Américas, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

2011

October 10-December 18, 2011Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (Advanced Track), taught by Sebastian Thrun (Stanford, Google) and Peter Norvig (Google), organized in association with Stanford Engineering.

October 3-6, 2011 – 21st MTRA Annual Conference, Jacksonville, FL, USA.

August 15-16, 2011 – 3rd Annual AML/CFT, Anti-Fraud & Financial Crimes Conference, organized by KAW Management Services Ltd., St. John’s, Antigua.

June 18, 2011 – Anti-Money Laundering Seminar, organized by the Bolsa de Valores de la República Dominicana, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

June 8-10, 2011 – Center of Financial Services Innovation’s 6th Annual Underbanked Financial Services Forum, New Orleans, LA, USA.

April 13-15, 2011 – International Money Transmitters Convention West 2011 and First Money Transmitters Compliance Officers Summit, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

March 6-8, 2011 – 6th Prepaid Card Expo, Orlando, FL, USA.

February 8-9, 2011 – Visa Prepaid Forum, Scottsdale, AZ, USA.

2010

November 18, 2010 – Data Mining and Predictive Modeling Workshop, organized by IBM-SPSS, New York, NY, USA.

October 14-15, 2010 – 6th Caribbean AML Conference, George Town, organized by Global Compliance Services, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.

September 14, 2010 – Introduction to Enterprise Business Intelligence with Microstrategy, organized by Microstrategy, New York, NY, USA

September 8, 2010 – 6th Annual Terrorism Financing and Money Laundering Forum, organized by SAS, Cary, NC, USA

June 6-8, 2010 – Center for Financial Services Innovation’s 5th Annual Underbanked Financial Services Forum, Miami, FL, USA.

April 28-29, 2010 – Conferencia sobre Lavado de Activos, organized by Banco de Ahorro y Crédito de las Américas, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana.

March 22-24, 2010 – 5th Prepaid Card Expo, Las Vegas, NV, USA.

February 6-8, 2010 – Visa Prepaid Forum, Scottsdale, AZ, USA.

2009

November 11-13, 2009ACAMS´ 3rd Latin American Anti-Money Laundering Conference, Cancún, Mexico.

October 19-21, 2009 – 18th Annual Anti-Money Laundering, Fraud, Compliance and Audit Forum, organized by the Institute for International Research, New York, USA.

October 3-6, 2009 – 4th Annual International Money Transmitters Convention, organized by the National Money Transmitters Association, Miami, FL, USA.

September 2-4, 2009 – 19th MTRA Annual Conference, Stowe, VT, USA.

March 9-11, 2009 – 4th Prepaid Card Expo, Orlando, FL, USA.

2008

November 10-12, 2008 – 17th Annual Anti-Money Laundering, Fraud, Compliance and Audit Forum, organized by the Institute for International Research, New York, USA.

October 6-7, 2008 – 4th Caribbean AML Conference, organized by Global Compliance Services, George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.

September 22-23, 2008 – 3rd Annual International Money Transmitters Convention, organized by the National Money Transmitters Association, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA.

September 8-10, 2008 – 7th Annual International Money Laundering Conference & Exhibition, organized by ACAMS, Las Vegas, NV, USA.

September 3-5, 2008 – 18th MTRA Annual Conference, Jackson Hole, WY, USA.

July 7, 2008Predictive Analytics Applied, with Eric Siegel, NY, USA.

April 11-May 9, 2008Introduction to Quantitative Risk Analysis, with Dr. Huybert Groenendaal.

March 17-19, 2008 – Money Laundering Alert´s 13th International Money Laundering Conference, Hollywood, FL, USA.

February, 12-15, 2008 – 2nd Annual Anti-Money Laundering and Compliance Forum West, organized by the Institute for International Research, San Francisco, CA, USA.

2007

November 15-16, 2007 – 2nd Annual International Money Transmitters Convention, organized by the National Money Transmitters Association, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA.

October 12, 2007AML USA Conference – Strategic and Tactical Solutions for AML, organized by IncisiveMedia, New York, NY, USA.

October 9-11, 2007 – 17th MTRA Annual Conference, Charlotte, NC, USA.

September, 17-19. 2007 – 16th Annual Anti-Money Laundering and Compliance Forum, organized by the Institute for International Research, New York, USA.

September 14-Oct 12, 2007Introduction to Data Mining with Dr. Anthony Babinec.

February, 27, 2007 – 1st Annual Anti-Money Laundering and Compliance Forum West, organized by the Institute for International Research, San Francisco, CA, USA.

2006

December 6, 2006AML USA Conference – Strategic and Tactical Solutions for AML, organized by IncisiveMedia, New York, NY, USA.

November 13-15, 2006 – 16th MTRA Annual Conference, Santa Fe, NM, USA.

October 30-31, 2006 – 1st International Money Transmitters Convention, organized by the National Money Transmitters Association, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA.

October 23-24, 2006 – 3rd Annual Conference organized by the Caribbean Regional Compliance Association and the International Compliance Association, St. Michael, Barbados.

September, 18-21, 2006 – 15th Annual Anti-Money Laundering and Compliance Forum, organized by the Institute for International Research, New York, NY, USA.

August 2-4, 2006 – Money Laundering Alert´s 7th Latin American Money Laundering Conference, Mexico City, Mexico.

March 15-17, 2006 – Money Laundering Alert´s 11th International Money Laundering Conference, Hollywood, FL, USA.

2005

November 30, 2005 – Compliance 05 Risk Management Conference, New York City, NY, USA.

November 21, 2005 – 1st Annual Seminar and Panel Discussions, organized by Global Compliance Services, George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.

November 6-9, 2005 – 15th MTRA Annual Conference, Charleston, SC, USA.

September 23, 2005 – 1st Money Laundering Detection and Prevention Congress, organized by the Honduran Banking Association, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

August 3-5, 2005 – Money Laundering Alert´s 6th Latin American Money Laundering Conference, Mexico City, Mexico.

June 27-28, 2005 – 1st Colombian AML Conference, organized by Milersen Consulting, LLC, Bogotá, Colombia.

March 2-5, 2005 – Money Laundering Alert´s 10th International Money Laundering Conference, Hollywood, FL, USA.

February 15, 2005ACAMSLearn Webcast Risk Scoring: Customers and Transactions, USA.

2004

Sept 29-Oct 1, 2004 – Money Laundering Alert’s 1st European Anti-Money Laundering Conference, Vienna, Austria.

September 13, 2004 – 14th MTRA Annual Conference, Denver, CO, USA.

August 19, 2004ACAMSLearn Webcast: Money Laundering Through the Internet, Stored-Value Cards and ATMs: The Players, the Confusion and the Danger Zones.

August 11-13, 2004 – Money Laundering Alert’s 5th Latin American Money Laundering Conference, San José, Costa Rica.

April 22, 2004 – JPMorganChase Meeting with MSB Peers, New York, NY, USA.

February 4-6, 2004 – Money Laundering Alert´s 9th International Money Laundering Conference, Miami, FL, USA.

2003

October 20-22, 2003 – 13th MTRA Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, USA.

July 30, 2003ACAMSLearn Webcast: Detecting and Reporting Suspicious Activity: A Banking Scenario.

May 30, 2003CAMS Exam Preparation Seminar, New York, NY, USA.

May 20, 2003ACAMSLearn Webcast: Surviving Section 326: The New Final Customer Identification and Verification Requirements of the USA Patriot Act, USA.

April 16, 2003 – Automating Anti-Money Laundering to Fight Financial Crimes, Business Finance/Microsoft Webcast, USA.

March 26-28, 2003 – Money Laundering Alert´s 8th International Money Laundering Conference, Miami, FL, USA.

2002

October 4, 2002 – Michael McDonald Compliance Seminar, Quisqueyana headquarters, New York, NY, USA.

March, 4 2002ECOSystem Training Session, External Compliance Officer, Inc., Union City, NJ, USA.

February 20-22, 2002 – Money Laundering Alert´s 7th International Money Laundering Conference, Miami, FL, USA.