Money 20/20 Cheat Sheet for Banks

Our essential list of the must-attend sessions at the massive annual conference
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Daisy Lin
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October 13, 2022
Money 20/20 cheatsheet for banks

Money 20/20 is one of the largest annual fintech conferences in the country, drawing major companies and rising startups across the finance industry. With thousands of meetings booked every year, this is an event where deals get made and banks find partners that will help them grow into the future. 

Sessions at Money 20/20 are a great opportunity for banks to learn more about the fintech space. Topics this year include fraud and AML, the banking as a service space, how payments are evolving, and strategies for growth by partnering with fintechs and embedded finance companies. 

“It behooves bank attendees to go to a lot of the fintech sessions because you don't know what you don't know,” said Money 20/20 Global Head of Research Nick Holland. Banks “really do want to focus on where the hotbeds are in innovation” because leveraging those areas is how “all the savvy banks have stayed ahead of the game.”

Major speakers this year include Piermont Bank CEO Wendy Cai-Lee, LendingClub CEO Scott Sanborn, Governor Chris Waller of the Federal Reserve Board, J.P. Morgan Global Head of Payments Takis Georgiakopoulos, and global tennis superstar Serena Williams.

Here’s our guide for getting the most out of the conference. For even quicker reference, download our cheat sheets of the best sessions below. 

In addition to Money 20/20 sessions, we’ve included sessions from our own user conference, Activate, which we’re hosting concurrently in the Venetian. Activate is free to attend both in-person and virtually over live stream, and doesn’t require a Money 20/20 badge.

Money 20/20 is a tremendous networking opportunity. Be sure to set up meetings ahead of time.

Who goes to Money 20/20?

In 2021, 8000 people from close to 3000 companies attended Money 20/20, and more than 6500 meetings were booked at the conference. Leading payments and tech companies, as well as major banks, have all attended. The following are just a few examples. 

  • Payments attendees: Klarna, Marqeta, FIS, Plaid, Square, Visa, Mastercard, Discover
  • Tech attendees: Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Uber
  • Bank attendees: Wells Fargo, HSBC, Piermont Bank, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America

This year’s Money 20/20 themes

The Money 20/20 agenda lists more than 100 sessions, with new sessions continually added in the lead-up to the conference. Banks may want to pay attention to these key themes.

  • Experiences: Sessions labeled “experiences” provide insight into fintech trends and give banks an opportunity to learn about how companies are innovating in the space. 
  • Fintech Startup School: Sessions in this category give banks a view into what it’s like to build a fintech company from the ground up. 
  • Financial Crimes & Fraud Summit: Innovating entails taking risks. Sessions in this category help banks learn strategies for fintechs to tackle these risks and build more secure products. 
  • Illegal to Legal Summit: Learn about working with fintechs in the emerging cannabis finance and banking space. 
  • Web 2.5 Summit: Tokens, cryptocurrency, blockchain — we all know the buzzwords, but where is the real innovation happening? Hear the latest thinking on new trends.  

Top Money 20/20 sessions for banks

We’ve hand-picked some sessions that we think will be of interest to banks attending Money 20/20. Expect most activities to be interactive, meaning you’ll have a chance to ask panelists questions. 

Some sessions can fill up, especially if they take place in smaller rooms. If you miss a session, you may be able to catch a recording at a later date. Reach out to conference organizers with questions. Treasury Prime Activate sessions will also be live-streamed. 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 slowdown from a pandemic surge in deals. Hear insights from Silicon Valley heavyweight Vinod Khosla, who has seen decades of startup sector ebbs and flows. 

Can Embedded Fintech & Payments Help Businesses Scale and Expand Globally?

  • Time: 11:00am - 11:45am 
  • Location: Build Bold Stage, Expo Hall, Level 2
  • Why attend: Learn how to incorporate embedded finance into your company’s growth strategy from fintech founders who are expanding cross-border businesses. 

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?

  • Time: 1:17pm - 1:32pm 
  • Location: M Pulse, Expo Hall, Level 2
  • Why attend: Branch Chief Payments Officer Ahmed Siddiqui, author of Anatomy of the Swipe, talks about the future of the familiar magnetic strip on debit and credit cards. When so many transactions take place with dips and taps, is swiping on its way out? 

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

Location: 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. With 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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