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Mike Emmerman

For the past several years, Mr. Emmerman has been called upon by law enforcement agencies and the military to assist in the investigation of cases involving international money laundering perpetrated by organized crime, drug traffickers and terrorists.  This casework, combined with his five decades of day-to-day work in international finance, has provided him with a unique view of the geopolitical issues we face today.  His briefing, titled “Changing the World Map”, which reviews this unique view in detail, has been presented to all levels of law enforcement across the USA and internationally, as well as the United States military.

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ARjun Bhuptani

Arjun Bhuptani is the cofounder and CEO of Connext, a PayFac aiming to serve the blockchain industry by rethinking compliance. Arjun focused on theoretical physics at Colgate University before he graduated and went on to become involved in the blockchain space. He has worked with and started several projects there since late 2016, and has been frustrated with both the difficulty of using blockchain technology, and the lack of consistent compliance-oriented thinking. Arjun started his current project, Connext, in May 2017 to address these issues..

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Laura GoldZung, CAMS, CFE, CFCS, CPAML, CCRP

Laura H. Goldzung, CAMS, CFE, CFCS, CPAML, CCRP is President and CEO of AML Audit Services, LLC, a boutique consultancy specializing in independent testing of anti-money laundering compliance programs and serves as its principal examiner. 

Ms. Goldzung serves as a dispute resolution arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and contributes to several compliance, industry, and university education programs. She is active with the Association of Certified AML Specialists, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists, National Society of Compliance Professionals, SIFMA Compliance & Legal Society, International Money Transmitters Conference, Pace University and Institute of Internal Auditors.

Scott Talbott

Scott Talbott is Senior Vice President of Government Affairs at the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) in Washington, D.C. and is responsible for its governmental strategies, and directing ETA’s all of policy and advocacy efforts. Talbott has over twenty years of experience advocating for the financial services and FinTech industries.  He has received numerous accolades in his tenure, including being named a top lobbyist by The Hill in from 2009 to 2017 as well as a “winner” for his work during the economic collapse of 2008 by Washingtonian magazine. In 2010, he appeared in the Oscar-winning film “Inside Job.” Once named NPR’s favorite bank lobbyist and the voice of the financial services industry, he is a frequent contributor to both national and international media. Talbott received his B.A. from Georgetown University, cum laude, and his J.D. from George Mason University School of Law.