Thursday - May 16, 2019

1:00 - 6:00 PM

Opening Keynote

Financial fraud comes in many forms. Keeping up with the changing pace of deception continues to be a challenge for banks and credit unions alike. WesPay is pleased to have as our keynote speaker, Christopher Van Marter, Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Chief - White Collar Crime Unit with the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney in Honolulu. Mr. Van Marter will be discussing white collar fraud seen on the islands and provide tips financial institutions should know to help mitigate their risk.


Christopher Van Marter Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Chief - White Collar Crime Unit
Department of the Prosecuting Attorney

Payments Issues Keeping Executives Up at Night (Panel Discussion)

Change is a constant, and the world of payments is no different. Faster payments, new delivery channels and concerns of fraud are all top of mind with WesPay’s financial institutions members. WesPay CEO, Bill Schoch, will lead a panel of industry executives in a lively discussion to explore areas you may wish to consider within your organization.


Bill Schoch, President and CEO, WesPay

Jennifer Denoo,
President and CEO, Great Basin Federal Credit Union
Richard Shier, EVP, Banking & Investment Services, City National Bank
Jim Morrell, CEO, Peninsula Community FCU

Immediate Payments…More than Just Fast

RTP is the newest payment network and the only network that supports real time clearing and settlement. However, this network is more than a fast way to process payments. RTP allows financial institutions to offer products and services featuring rich payment related data. The network reduces risk by featuring an emphasis on identification and verification as a key element of payment origination. Beyond just being a platform for developing new products and services, it is revolutionizing traditional payment services such as bill pay by reducing expense and opening up new revenue streams. Join us for this session and learn why RTP is more than just fast payments.


Tim Mills
VP, Business Development
The Clearing House

Why Hawaiian Institutions Must Comply with New California Privacy Act

The California Consumer Privacy Act becomes effective January 1, 2020. This legislation is the broadest privacy law in the US, with other states looking to adopt similar laws. Its impact will be significant, as it grants broad rights to California consumers (whether customers or not) in terms of providing disclosures on what has been collected, what has been sold, a right to have information deleted (also known as a right to be forgotten) and opt-out and opt-in rights. In this session, Deb Thoren-Peden will highlight key areas you need to know and prepare for as privacy laws develop throughout the country.


Deborah Thoren-Peden
Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw, & Pittman, LLP

News from the Federal Reserve

The Federal Reserve is growing services to better assist its payments customers. Beyond just ACH processing, the Fed has a new case-management system for exceptions, an additional Same-Day ACH processing window and even a proposal for Real-Time Gross Settlement and a Liquidity Management Tool. This session is a must to gain a full understanding of what’s new at the Fed.


Steven Jung
Regional Sales - Customer Relationship and Support Office
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Cyber-Attacks on Critical Infrastructure

Cyber-attacks on Critical Infrastructure can cause kinetic affects and a public relations nightmare. Why should you be concerned and how can you protect yourself? Join us as Giovanni Williams Hawaii Cyber Security Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security discusses the cyber threat from a broad perspective and helps you to understand why you should be concerned. A high level walk through of some different cyber-attacks against critical infrastructure will be discussed along with an overview on threats to new technology such as cloud, artificial intelligence and the internet of things, and identify some steps you need to take to protect the organization.


Giovanni Williams CISSP,
Cybersecurity Advisor Region IX: HI, GU, CNMI, AS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
U.S. Department of Homeland Security