Money 20/20 Cheat Sheet for Fintechs and Embedded Finance Companies

Our essential list of the must-attend sessions at the massive conference
October 6, 2022
money 20/20 Cheat Sheet

This year’s Money 20/20 conference in Las Vegas boasts 110 sessions and counting, across a wide range of topics. Major themes include fraud prevention, payment innovation, and how real companies are overcoming challenges to reach impressive growth. 

It’s a huge networking fest, with lots of opportunities to learn and to make business connections. In 2021, 8,000 people from nearly 3,000 companies attended, and together held more than 6500 meetings. This year, Venture capitalist Vinod Khosla, Onlyfans CEO Amrapali Gan, and global tennis superstar Serena Williams are among those speaking on panels. 

Here’s our guide with top sessions and tips for getting the most out of the conference. For even quicker reference, check out our session cheat sheet of the must attend sessions. 

In addition to Money 20/20 sessions, we’ve included panels from Treasury Prime’s user conference, Activate, which we’re hosting concurrently in the Venetian.

And remember: Money 20/20 is a tremendous networking opportunity. Be sure to set up meetings ahead of time. To meet with Treasury Prime to discuss embedded finance strategies, contact us.

Best Money 20/20 sessions for fintech & embedded finance

With more than 100 sessions to choose from, it’s impossible to attend every talk. Money 20/20 Global Head of Research Nick Holland recommends prioritizing areas where you need to strengthen your knowledge. Alternatively, you may choose certain sessions just based on who is on them.

“I would always sort of gravitate to areas where I feel my time would be best spent gaining knowledge on a topic, rather than attending a session that covers an area where I’m already conversant,” said Holland.

Sessions at both Money 20/20 and Treasury Prime’s Activate are interactive. That means you have a chance to ask panelists your burning questions. 

Here are our favorite sessions at press time. For quick reference, check out and download our charts of the top panels, which are followed by more detail and links to each session and more. Be sure to double check the schedule the weekend of the conference, in case Money 20/20 organizers make last minute changes.

Sunday, Oct. 23

Customer Experience, The Ultimate Marketing Tool

  • Time: 11:50am - 12:30pm 
  • Location: Galileo, Junior Ballroom, Level 1, The Venetian
  • Why attend: Embedded finance doesn’t just make payments easier for customers — it can serve as a valuable form of marketing. Amit Jhawar, President of Attentive and former CEO of Venmo, is on the panel and McKinsey partner Shital Chheda moderates. 

New Money: The New Early Stage Venture Ecosystem

  • Time: 2:00pm - 2:35pm 
  • Location: Galileo, Junior Ballroom, Level 1, The Venetian
  • Why attend: Partners at VC firms Wischoff Ventures, Dunbar Capital, and Cambrian Ventures discuss what founders should know about new players in the early stage VC scene. 

What Does “Getting Bank Ready” Really Mean? Selling To and Partnering with Community and Regional Banks

  • Time: 2:35pm - 3:10pm
  • Location: Galileo, Junior Ballroom, Level 1, The Venetian
  • Why attend: Gain insight into how banks really think and how your fintech or enterprise can be truly prepared for bank partnerships. LendingClub Chief Risk Officer Annie Armstrong, FS Vector CEO John Beccia, Gemini COO Noah Perlman, and nbkc bank Chief Deposit Officer Melissa Eggleston share insights that you need to know to work successfully with community banks. 

Anti-Money Laundering: The Hidden Timebombs

  • Time: 2:50pm - 3:25pm 
  • Location: Delfino, Junior Ballroom, Level 4, The Venetian
  • Why attend: Technology means more ways to commit fraud — but also more ways to detect and fight it. Unit 21 CEO Trisha Kothari talks with Chief Compliance Officer Antonio Alvarez Lorenzo about the pros and cons of AI and money laundering automation solutions for AML. 

Monday, Oct. 24

Match Point: Fueling Innovation and the Future of Payments

  • Time: 9:30am - 9:55am
  • Location: Showtime, Expo Hall, Level 2
  • Why attend: Tennis champion and Serena Ventures Managing Partner Serena Williams, J.P. Morgan Global Head of Payments, and Money 20/20 Chief Strategy & Growth Officer Scarlett Sieber discuss how diversity of people and thought paired with long-term vision will drive success for companies at the cutting edge of e-commerce.

Building Through Cycles of Uncertainty: A Conversation With Vinod Khosla

  • Time: 10:05am - 10:30am 
  • Location: Showtime, Expo Hall, Level 2 
  • Why attend: The fundraising environment has been notoriously rough in 2022 after a big slow down from a pandemic surge in deals. Hear insights from Silicon Valley heavyweight Vinod Khosla, who has seen decades of startup sector ebbs and flows.  

Fraud Horror Stories

  • Time: 11:00am - 11:45am 
  • Location: Mavericks of Fintech , Expo Hall, Level 2
  • Why attend: Hear real world fraud stories — then learn prevention tips from the experts. Alloy CEO Tommy Nicholas and Stash VP of Fraud Caleb Callahan present.

Will We Ever Swipe Again?

Post-Bank Charter CEO Confessions

  • Time: 2:00pm - 2:40pm 
  • Location: Off The Record, Expo Hall, Level 2
  • Why attend: CEOs of Piermont Bank, LendingClub and Varo Bank share their experiences with acquiring bank charters. Silicon Valley Bank Fintech Executive Director Vartika Ambwani moderates. 

Tuesday, Oct. 25

Ask the Fed

  • Time: 10:55am - 11:15am
  • Location: Showtime, Expo Hall, Level 2
  • Why attend: Ever feel like you’re trying to read regulators’ minds? This interview with Governor Chris Waller of the Federal Reserve Board takes out the guesswork by letting you hear from the source directly. 

The Evolution of the Fintech and BaaS Partnership Ecosystem

  • Time: 11:00am - 11:45am
  • Location: Mavericks of Fintech , Expo Hall, Level 2
  • Why attend: With great innovation comes great responsibility to stay compliant. Affirm VP of Consumer Compliance & Head of Global Compliance Sibongile Ngako, Cross River SVP & Deputy General Counsel Juan Azel, and PerformLine CEO Alex Baydin discuss the importance of maintaining multiple bank relationships, keeping a low-risk portfolio, and more. 

Treasury Prime Activate Conference 

Attend the interactive panels you voted for in our social media polling. All sessions take place at Canaletto Restaurant located in St. Mark's Square at The Venetian Hotel.

The conference starts at Noon with networking and opening remarks.

Fireside Chat with Former FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams

  • Time: 12:25p-12:55p
  • Location: Canaletto Restaurant
  • Why attend: QED Investors Partner and Former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury Amias Gerety sits down with Former FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams to discuss the current regulatory landscape and where it's headed.

Revenue Models of Embedded Finance

  • Time: 1:00p-1:45p
  • Location: Canaletto Restaurant
  • Why attend: As every business’s needs are different, so are the ways that they make money. Embedded finance allows you to unearth new revenue streams while strategically amplifying existing ones and streamlining internal operations. This panel with Buildertrend SVP & GM of Financial Services Andres Ricaurte, Tuvoli Chief Operating Officer Sandeep Dalmia, and Republic Director of Platform Operations Ally Marrone dives into how you can use embedded finance to grow your bottom line. Treasury Prime Chief Customer Officer Deirdre McClure moderates. 

Building the Best BaaS Solution for Your Business 

  • Time: 2p-2:40p 
  • Location: Canaletto Restaurant
  • Why attend: Treasury Prime Chief Operating Officer Remy Carole and Branch Chief Payments Officer Ahmed Siddiqui discuss how to build the best BaaS solution for your business. Pre-built or a custom model? What customization options are available? And how do you choose the right BaaS provider?

Treasury Prime Product Road Map & Demo

  • Time: 3p-3:45p 
  • Location: Canaletto Restaurant
  • Why attend: Learn how BaaS provider Treasury Prime fuels growth for fintechs and enterprises — including new features slated for release soon. This session will include demonstrations of our Plaid integrations, how we handle debit card funding, contactless payments, and more — including future capabilities on our product roadmap. 

How to Navigate Changing Regulations 

  • Time: 4p-4:45p
  • Location: Canaletto Restaurant
  • Why attend: How do fintechs and enterprises navigate today’s ever evolving regulatory landscape while still finding ways to innovate and grow their businesses? In this panel, we’ll explore every angle of compliance — BaaS provider, compliance partner, bank, and fintech. We will see how compliance works in real life, and share practical advice on how fintechs and banks can operate and maintain compliance on a day-to-day basis. This panel features Treasury Prime Director of Technical Program Management Kiana Pourjanfeshan, Alloy CEO Tommy Nicholas and Grasshopper Bank Director of BaaS Lauren McCollom.

Treasury Prime Happy Hour

  • Time: 5p - 7p
  • Location: Canaletto Restaurant
  • Why attend: Meet professional peers and potential business partners in a relaxed networking setting. 

To meet with Treasury Prime to discuss embedded finance strategies, contact us.

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