Josh Magri, BPI
Josh is the principal architect and co-lead of the FSSCC Cybersecurity Profile initiative.Additionally, he serves as SVP and Counsel for BITS at the Bank Policy Institute. Previously, he served as Vice President and Counsel for Regulation and Developing Technologies at the Financial Services Roundtable/BITS. In these roles, Josh has overseen regulatory, advocacy, and policy efforts on issues related to cybersecurity, data security and privacy, financial technology (“FinTech”), and developing technologies.
Vijay Maree, ITU
Vijay Mauree joined the ITU headquarters in Geneva, in 2010. He is currently the main focal point for Digital Financial Services at the Standardization Bureau in ITU. He has coordinated the work of the ITU-T Focus Group Digital Financial Services the ITU-T Focus Group on Digital Currency including Digital Fiat Currency and the Financial Inclusion Global Initiative (FIGI). Prior to joining ITU, Vijay worked for 16 years at the National Computer Board in Mauritius where he was responsible for setting up the Mauritius Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-MU), the Government Data Centre and played a leading role in the elaboration of the National ICT Strategic Plan.
Emran Islam. Market Infrastructure Expert, ECB
Emran is a Senior Market Infrastructure Expert at the European Central Bank (ECB). In his role, Emran co-ordinates the cyber resilience work for the Eurosystem. He was a part of the team that developed TIBER-EU, the Cyber Resilience Oversight Expectations (CROE), established the Euro Cyber Resilience Board, developed and operationalized the market-wide cyber exercise (UNITAS) and is currently developing the Cyber Incident and Information Sharing Initiative (CIISI-EU). Emran participates in various international groups, including the G7 Cyber Expert Group, the CPMI Task Force for Reducing the risk of wholesale payments fraud related to endpoint security, the FBS Cyber Lexicon Working Group, the CPMI-IOSCO Cyber Working Group, the ESRB Systemic Cyber Working Group and the World Bank FIGI. He was involved in the G10 Oversight of SWIFT and was the overseer of STEP2-T and EURO1. Prior to joining the ECB in 2015, Emran worked at the Bank of England for 5 years, where he was the supervisor of CHAPS, Bacs and FPS, as well as leading on the cyber work for UK FMIs.
Constantinos Christoforides, Market Infrastructure Expert, ECB
Constantinos is a Market Infrastructure Expert at the European Central Bank (ECB), whose role and main area of expertise is the continuous monitoring and evolution of the cyber resilience of Target Services, which are the FMIs operated by the Eurosystem. Prior to joining the ECB, Constantinos worked at the Central Bank of Cyprus for 6 years, where he was the Bank’s Information Security Officer and during his employment led specialized cyber security missions for Banking Supervision, co drafted Banking Regulation on information security, led tasks relating to crisis management and Bank Resolution activities and led eDiscovery/Forensic investigations for international disputes. Constantinos was also part of the Task Force on National Critical Infrastructure. Constantinos is a Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Information Systems Security Professional and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control.
Mara Misto, Banco Central República Argentina
Mara Misto Macías is currently strategic manager on information security at the Banco Central de la Republica Argentina (BCRA). Her duties inlcude the issuance of regulation on Information technology and security by the BCRA, coordination of cybr and crisis simulation exercises and its impact on financial stability . Mara is a professor on Strategic Management in Information Security at the Universidad de Buenos Aires.
Pablo A. Palazzi, Universidad San Andres, Argentina
Pablo is a parter at Allende & Brea, Argentina. He is an expert on the areas of intellectual property and internet law including data protection. Mr. Palazzi is author to several publications including, Data Protetion Law (Errepar, 2005), Credit Reporting Law (Astrea, 2008), Unfair Competition Law (Heliasta, 2014) and Computer Crimes (Delitos informáticos, Abeledo, 2016, 3rd edition).
He holds a Law degree at the School of Law of Universidad Católica Argentina and a Master in Law (LL.M) at Fordham Law School in New York. Pablo is an adjunct professor at the School of law of Universidad de San Andrés focusing on courses in IP law and Internet law.
Lawrence M. Sweet, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Lawrence M. Sweet is Senior Vice President and Senior Payments and Market Infrastructure Policy Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Mr. Sweet has been a member of the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (“CPMI”, formerly “CPSS”) since 1991, and he currently co-chairs the CPMI Wholesale Payments Security Task Force. He is a member of both the CPMI-IOSCO Steering Group and the CPMI-IOSCO Policy Standing Group, and he was a co-author of the CPMI-IOSCO Principles for Financial Market Infrastructures.
Mr. Sweet is a member of the Federal Reserve’s Financial Market Utility Supervision Committee, and a member of a number of other domestic and international committees. Mr. Sweet studied economics at Rutgers College (BA) and Columbia University (MA and M.Phil), and has written and lectured extensively in the field of payments policy and oversight.
Jesus Yañez, ECIJA Abogados, Spain
Jesús es socio de las áreas riesgo y cumplimineto normativo en Ciberseguridad, Privacidad y Protección de Datos y cuenta con más de dieciséis años de experiencia en el asesoramiento técnico y jurídico en dichas áreas de práctica. Jesús ha liderado en los últimos años importantes proyectos de consultoría y asesoramiento jurídico con vocación internacional a grandes cuentas en materia de Seguridad Informática, Compliance y Nuevas Tecnologías. Jesús cuenta con certificaci’on CISA y CISM de ISACA y es auditor certificado por IRCA.
Licenciado en Derecho por la Universidad de Valladolid; Máster en Derecho de Nuevas Tecnologías de la Información y de la Comunicación por la Universidad Pontificia de Comillas y Curso Superior en Seguridad Informática y Sistemas por la Universidad Rey Juan Carlos de Madrid.
Jonathan Mendoza, INAI, México
Jonathan Mendoza Iserte is Secretary for Personal Data Protection of Mexico’s National Institute for Transparency, Access to Information and Personal Data Protection (INAI), where he also worked in different positions since 2014, as Director General of Investigations Inquires and Verification on Personal Data Protection for Private Sector. Prior to INAI, Mr. Mendoza worked as adviser in the Electoral Court of the Federal Judicial Branch of Mexico and was associate lawyer in the Law Firm Basham, Ringe & Correa, S.C. Also, he did his professional practice in different Public Notaries Offices in Mexico, City
Jonathan holds a Master’s degree on Law from Centro de Estudios de Posgrado en Derecho and a Bachelor of Law from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
Alejandro Los Santos, Cybersecurity Director, Banco de México
Alejandro is currently the Cybersecurity Director at the Banco de Mexico. Among his responsibilities he develops policies, guidelines and strategies to maintain and reinforce information security and cyber-resilience both for the Central Bank and for the Mexican financial system; acting as the CISO for Banco de México.
He joined Banco de México's Payments Systems department in 1995 and was part of the group that designed and implemented SPEI, the Mexican Real-Time Electronic Transfer System; he also participated in the redesign of the Securities Settlement System managed by the Mexican Central Deposit (Indeval). He was head of the Payment Systems Policy and Oversight unit.
Between 2012 and April 2018, he was the IT Director for Banco de México where he was responsible for the management and operations of the IT infrastructure, including data centers and telecom networks. He was in charge of development of enterprise applications. He was also responsible for the Bank's IT security tools and protection.
Luis Urrutia, Legal Director, Banco de México
Luis Urrutia has been the general counsel of Mexico’s central bank, Banco de México since February 2013. Prior to becoming general counsel, he acted as Director of Regulation and Supervision of the central bank since 2010.
He also held the position of President of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in 2010-2011, and Vice-President in 2009-2010. In addition, Mr. Urrutia headed the Financial Intelligence Unit, of the Mexican Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, from 2007 to 2010. From 2009 to 2010 he took the Chair of the association of financial intelligence units named the Egmont Group, and in 2008 he acted as President of the Financial Action Task Force of South America (GAFISUD).
Previously Mr. Urrutia acted as Deputy Federal Fiscal Attorney for Financial Affairs in the Ministry of Finance for four years. Mr. Urrutia holds a law degree from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), and a master’s degree in public policy from the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies of the University of Chicago.
Andrew Griffiths, Bank of Canada
Manager of Secretariat, Canadian Financial-Sector Resiliency Group Senior Analyst, Resolution and Crisis Preparedness; Financial Stability, Bank of Canada
Andrew Griffiths leads the Secretariat function for the Canadian Financial-Sector Resiliency Group (CFRG), a public-private partnership seeking to enhance operational resiliency across the financial sector by determining sources of sector-wide operational risks and developing recommendations to address them.
Prior to this, Andrew spent several years in the Banking Operations function at the Bank of Canada where he developed a specialty in continuity of operations for the Canadian Payment Clearing and Settlement Systems. In 2017, Andrew played an integral role in the design and execution of a national systemic level operational exercise which focused on escalation, coordination, and communication within the financial sector.
Andrew holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management - Executive MBA program.
Martin Boer, Director of Regulatory Affairs at The Institute of International Finance
Martin Boer is the Director of Regulatory Affairs at The Institute of International Finance, a global association of the financial industry, with close to 450 members from 70 countries. He advocates on regulatory consistency, market fragmentation, impact assessment, prudential capital and liquidity standards, insurance regulation, non-bank/non-insurance regulatory issues. He is also the IIF lead on Cyber Security, including regulatory developments, operational resilience, and the impact on financial institutions and overall financial stability.
He previously served as Secretary General of the European Financial Services Round Table (EFR) in Brussels, and served in various positions at ING Group, as Group Head of Public Relations in Amsterdam and a Senior Manager of Public and Government Affairs in Brussels. Mr. Boer holds a B.A. in Philosophy from the UC-Santa Barbara and a M.A. in International Political Economy from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University in New York.
Aquiles Almansi, Lead Financial Sector Specialist, World Bank
Aquiles Almansi is a Lead Financial Sector Specialist at the World Bank. Before joining the World Bank in 2002, Almansi was as a Member of the Board at the Central Bank of Argentina, held senior positions at Citigroup Asset Management Argentina, INVESCO Asset Management Latin America, Banque Nationale de Paris-New York, and served as consultant for Citibank's Latin America Training Center, Merrill Lynch, and several Argentine banks. He has also lectured in Economics and Finance at the Universities of Chicago and Michigan-Ann Arbor in the US, and CEMA, San Andres and Di Tella in Argentina. He holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from the University of Chicago, and graduate and undergraduate degrees in Economics from CEMA and UNR in Argentina. Since 2009, Almansi has led more than 40 single and multi-jurisdiction financial crisis simulation exercises.
Kristel de Nobrega, Centrale Bank van Aruba
Kristel de Nobrega is Manager Information Security at the Centrale Bank van Aruba. Next to the responsibility of securing the Central Banks’ Information systems, her department is also responsible for IT supervision.
Additionally the Centrale Bank van Aruba forms part of the National Cyber Security Task Force in charge of setting up the national cyber response.
Kristel holds a Master’s degree in Information Management, IT –Auditing, and is a Certified Fraud Control Manager. Currently she is pursuing her PhD in Cyber Security/ Cyber Defense.
She has extensive experience in various industries, namely healthcare, consulting and banking.
Emiko Hidaka, Banco Central de la República Dominicana
Emiko Idaka Subdirectora de Gestión de Identidad con responsabilidad de la creacion de es responsable de la definición de normas, procedimientos y la adopción de estándares para la gestión de la identidad , monitoreo y evaluación del Sistema de Gestión de Seguridad de la Información del BCRD. Tiene más de 22 años de experiencia en Tecnologías de la Información y en las áreas de gestión de infraestructura tecnológica, desarrollo web, ciberseguridad e identidad digital.
En 1997, se unió al equipo del Banco Central de la República Dominicana, en el Departamento de Sistemas y Tecnología, en la División de Automatización, donde gestionó el portal web, la intranet y el correo electrónico de la institución. En 2011 pasó a liderar la División de Gestión de Acceso y tras la creación del Departamento de Seguridad Cibernética y de la Información en 2018, es responsbale de la gestión de acceso e identidad digital de todos los colaboradores del organización.
Wilson Henriquez, Equifax
Wilson Henriquez is the Vice President for International Business Security at Equifax. He has overall responsibility for information security, data protection and vulnerability management in Equifax’s International business space.
Wilson brings more than 20 years of cyber security, risk management and technology experience to this role. Before joining Equifax, Wilson was the Executive Director of Security Innovation & Transformation at Kaiser Permanente. Wilson was a Senior Director for Global Information Security at Visa Inc. where he was responsible for the development and oversight of their secure software development program. Wilson is a graduate of the University of San Francisco and holds a M.S. in Computer Science.
Sr. Armando Manzueta
Armando Manzueta forma parte del Equipo del Departamento de Seguridad Cibernética y de la Información del Banco Central de la República Dominicana, donde colabora en el desarrollo, monitoreo y evaluación de normativas de Ciberseguridad para el sistema financiero. Armando cuenta con más de 8 años de experiencia profesional en los sectores público y privado en las áreas de desarrollo de software, ciberseguridad, emprendimiento, desarrollo productivo, innovación y gestión de cooperación internacional.
Ha contribuido al desarrollo de estrategias nacionales en materia de fomento a las MIPYMES y emprendedores, desarrollo de la industria de software y servicios TIC, y ciberseguridad. Igualmente, ha trabajado con distintas agencias internacionales en proyectos de desarrollo tales como BID, Taiwan/ICDF, Comisión Europea y JICA, asimismo, realiza labores voluntarias para la construcción y fortalecimiento de ecosistemas de emprendedores digitales en distintas verticales (AgTech, EdTech y Fintech), capacitando jóvenes en temas relacionados con la Agenda 2030 de Naciones Unidas y otros aspectos sociales a través de la Iniciativa Global Shapers del Foro Económico Mundial (WEF).