Preliminary Agenda*

Expo Hours

Monday, August 26

Tuesday, August 27

Wednesday, August 28

5:30pm – 7:00pm
Kick-off Reception

8:00am-8:30am

10:00am-10:30am

Noon-1:00pm

2:50-3:35pm

8:00am – 8:30am

10:10am-10:30am

Monday, August 26, 2019

7:30am-6:00pm

Registration

Pre-conference Program

8:30am - 9:15am

Registration and Breakfast

9:15am-Noon

Pre-Conference Workshop:

Digital Protection Forum

Sponsored by

Location: Lucerne I

Pre-Conference Workshop:

Channel Sales Opportunities for Payment Solutions

Sponsored by

Location: Lucerne II

Chairperson: Khali Henderson - Senior Partner, BuzzTheory Strategies

9:15am – 10:30am

TBA

[For Channel Partners]

Where’s the Money? Revenue Opportunities in Payment Solutions

Savvy IT channel partners – VARs, MSPs, SIs, agents, etc. – are well aware of the extreme innovation happening in payments technology. The move to chip cards was a windfall for IT solutions providers helping businesses migrate their point-of-sale systems.  But the evolution continues and presents a significant opportunity for indirect channel partners to make money selling, implementing and integrating new payment technologies and platforms. In this session, we’ll identify revenue opportunities for partners of various business models and skill sets.

Speakers:

  • Chester Ritchie, Payment Executive, Private Investor
  • Bruce Renard, Executive Director, The National ATM Council

10:30am - 10:45am

Networking Break

10:45am – 12:00 pm

TBA

[For Payment Solutions Vendors]

Time to Cash In with Indirect Sales Channel Programs for Payment Solutions

Presented by

IT companies have long known the secret to scaling and speeding revenue generation – indirect sales channels. These selling partners have developed trusted relationships with customers and are the ideal advocates for purchasing and driving adoption of new technologies – of which there’s been no shortage in the age of digital transformation. Similarly, the explosion in alternative payments solutions means a crowded market of competitive technologies and providers. In this session, we’ll discuss how to leverage the indirect channel as a smart go-to-market strategy.

Speakers: TBA

Main Conference Program

Location: Lucerne I

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunch Break (on your own)

1:00pm - 1:10pm

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Chairperson: Thad Peterson, Senior Analyst, Aite Group

1:10pm - 1:50pm

The Digital Transformation of Payments: What's Next?

What are the key market forces, trends and technologies that are disrupting the retail payments value chain and creating new battlegrounds for all ecosystem participants? In this session, we’ll dissect market developments -- from IoT to tokenization to AI -- and put them in context with the broader shifts occurring in the payments industry.

Moderator: Jordan McKee, Research Director, 451 Research

Panelists:

  • Soumya Dev Chakrabarty, Director, Global Payments Innovation, Discover Global Network
  • Donna Embry, Senior Vice President - Global Payment Strategies, Evolve Bank & Trust
  • Alexandre Pinto, Director of Innovation, ActMinds

1:50pm - 2:30pm

Merchant-centric Mobile Payments & Loyalty Solutions

Mobile wallets just make sense for merchants; it gives them instant access to the customer data they need to sell more products and services. For customers, the value proposition is less clear. What’s in it for them? Smart merchants are answering that question by providing exclusive perks that customers can only get through the wallet. Find out how that’s working to develop loyal customers.

Moderator: Jack Philbin, Vibes

Panelists:

  • Mark Coffey, Executive Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, Gas Buddy
  • Alan Paul, Founding Member & Head of Business Development, CARDFREE
  • Brinn Sanders, Director, Business Development, Lyft
  • Laura Townsend, Senior Vice President, Operations, Merchant Advisory Group

2:30pm - 2:50pm

KEYNOTE: Mobile Payments In Asia: What Can We Learn for the U.S .Market?

Asian countries have a head start on the rest of the world in mobile payment adoption. Eight in 10 proximity mobile payments users are in Asia – the majority in China, which at 525 million has seven times as many as the No. 2 country, India. While financial policy and market conditions in Asia, and particularly in China, are in contrast to those in the U.S., there are lessons to be learned from their pioneering experiences in mobile payments.

Speaker: TBA

2:50pm - 3:35pm

Networking Break in the Expo Hall

3:35pm - 3:45pm

Remarks & Introductions

Chairperson: Thad Peterson, Senior Analyst, Aite Group

3:45pm - 4:05pm

KEYNOTE: Discover Payments: The Rapid Shift in Consumer Preferences

Sponsored by

From networks to merchants, it’s no secret the payments ecosystem is constantly adapting and evolving. Propelled by technological innovation and fueled by consumer demand, new solutions continue to emerge with the goal of creating the perfect payment experience. From ride sharing to in-app food ordering, we are nearing an age where the consumer strictly relies on their smartphone as a form of payment. Enabling digital payment acceptance will be a key volume driver as digital payment options and consumer needs continue to evolve.

Speaker: Alisa Ellis, Vice President - Digital & Emerging Products, Discover Global Network

4:05pm - 4:25pm

KEYNOTE: Ethoca

Sponsored by Ethoca

Speaker: TBD

4:25pm - 5:00pm

Cannabis Conundrum: Solving Payments Problems for an Emerging Multibillion-Dollar Industry

Sponsored by

The cannabis industry’s quest for secure, seamless commerce has sparked innovation across the entire multibillion-dollar value chain. Hear from experts who develop and deploy legitimate, digital-first solutions that delight merchants and consumers while staying up-to-date with evolving regulatory environments. Leading mobile app developers and original equipment manufacturers will explain how their solutions improve efficiencies, drive engagement and address the unique requirements of this emerging and highly profitable business environment.

Moderator: Dale Laszig, Senior Staff Writer, The Green Sheet

Panelists:

  • Dustin Eide, CEO, CanPay
  • Thomas Gavin IV, Vice Chairman & CEO, CannaTrac
  • Brianna Moriarty, Partner Development Manager, Star Micronics

5:00pm - 5:20pm

KEYNOTE: Changing Checkout: Merchant Mobile Wallets are the Future of Payments

Merchants around the globe are reimagining the way their customers transact with the help of technology. What if you could identify customers before they make a purchase and improve their shopping experience with personalized offers? In this keynote presentation, LISNR Founder Rodney Williams shares his vision for the future of checkout, the role that merchant-owned mobile wallets will play and how the emerging technology behind LISNR -- powered by sound -- can help deliver frictionless in-store experiences for shoppers and lower transaction fees for merchants.

Speaker: Rodney Williams, Co-founder & CCO, LISNR

5:20pm - 5:30pm

MPC Visionary Award Presentation

Sponsored by

The MPC Visionary Award recognizes ingenuity in the financial technology industry that represents a leap forward or reimagination of the payments process. Winners are among the few that can be legitimately described as “game-changers.” The inaugural MPC19 Visionary Award will be presented to MagicCube, which has developed a hardware-free security solution that literally created a new category in payment security.

Presenter: Dale Laszig, Senior Staff Writer, The Green Sheet

Recipients:

  • Sam Shawki, Co-Founder & CEO, MagicCube
  • Nancy Zayed, co-Founder & CTO, MagicCube

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Kick-off Cocktail Reception in the Expo Hall

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Digital Wallet Innovation Award Finalists Dinner (by invitation only)

Sponsored by

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

7:30am-5:00pm

Registration Open

8:00am - 8:30am

Networking Breakfast in the Expo Hall

Sponsored by

8:30am - 8:40am

Remarks & Introductions

Chairperson: Amy Zirkle, Interim CEO, Electronic Transactions Association (ETA)

8:40am - 9am

KEYNOTE: Bill Pay Revolution: Mastercard’s Bill Pay Exchange is Live

Sponsored by

Consumers are frustrated by today’s fragmented and inconsistent bill pay experience. The complex bill pay ecosystem creates challenges and inefficiencies for billers and financial institutions as well. Can we redraw the lines of what’s possible in bill pay? With new real-time capabilities, the space is indeed being transformed. Come learn how ecosystem partners are working together and leveraging new technologies to create a best-in-class customer experience built for the digital age.

Speaker: Russ Barenboym, Vice President, Product Development & Innovation, North America, Mastercard

9am - 9:40am

Instant Gratification: Real-Time Payments are Getting Real in the U.S. in 2019

Faster is now. Payments are no longer the equivalent of dialing a rotary phone. But what does instant payment mean consumers? How about for businesses? How do make sense of all the choices? And, what innovations are in the works? Get the 411 on the game-changing developments underway in our payment system from fintech thought leaders.

Moderator: Elizabeth McQuerry, Partner, Glenbrook Partners

Panelists:

  • Peter Gordon, Head of Growth, Payfi
  • Steve Ledford, RTP Network Product Executive, The Clearing House
  • Kassi Quimby, Vice President, Faster Payments Strategy, Federal Reserve System
  • Rene Schuurman, Global Head of Product Development - Channels, Citibank

9:40am - 10:00am

KEYNOTE: Inspired Shopping!

Today’s consumers have more choices than ever before, yet they face increasing choice paralysis. Call it "too much of a good thing. In order to stand out, brands must provide utility, while also genuinely enriching people’s lives. In an era of one-tap checkout and same-day delivery, how can marketers inspire consumers and bring the magic back to the online shopping experience? This session will dive into what retailers must do to show up in authentic ways at every stage of the consumer purchase journey, as well as discuss how the notion of “always-on” inspiration can help build great brands, while empowering shoppers to discover new products and take action.

Speaker: Bill Watkins, U.S. Head of Partnerships, Pinterest 

10:00am - 10:30am

Networking Break in the Expo Hall

10:30am - 10:45am

Remarks & Introductions

Chairperson: Amy Zirkle, Interim CEO, Electronic Transactions Association (ETA)

10:45am - 11:05am

KEYNOTE: NCR

Sponsored by

Speaker: Chris Poelma, President & General Manager, Small Business, NCR Corporation

11:05am - 11:40am

Living on the Network Edge: Hear From Those Who Not Only Survived But Thrived

Distributed businesses face unique challenges when it comes to doing business at the network edge. In this keynote, you'll learn about the approaches successful companies have taken to address network edge requirements using new technology such as edge compute, IoT and AI. Understand their challenges, how they overcame them, and where they're going next to help prepare your business to address similar changes in a nimble and agile way.

Sponsored by

Moderator: Cliff Duffey, Founder, Board Director & President, Cybera 

Panelists: TBA

11:40am - 12:00pm

KEYNOTE: Protecting Your Digital Innovation: Emerging Risks & Best Practices in Digital Commerce

Sponsored by

Kount’s Chief Customer Experience Officer Rich Stuppy will provide insights into how businesses should proactively protect their digital innovations. Mobile commerce continues to introduce new uses cases for customer engagement, customer loyalty, and payments, and each of these avenues must be protected from rapidly evolving fraud trends. Learn best practices for preventing payments fraud, account takeovers, and new account creation fraud.

Speaker: Rich Stuppy, Chief Customer Experience Officer, Kount

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Networking Lunch in the Expo Hall

Sponsored by

1:00pm - 1:10pm

Remarks & Introductions

Chairperson: Sean Sposito, Senior Industry Analyst, Security, Javelin Research & Strategy

1:10pm - 1:50pm

Securing Payments & Earning Trust for Mobile Transactions

Mobile is now part of every consumers’ identity and a primary channel for commerce but not without escalating the security risks faced by both consumers and institutions. In this session, our panel of experts explore the latest authentication advancements to secure mobile payments and tackle the delicate balance between earning customers' trust and delivering a seamless and convenient commerce experience.

Moderator: Sean Sposito, Senior Industry Analyst, Security, Javelin Research & Strategy

Panelists:

  • Saurabh Bajaj, Chief Product Officer, Feedzai
  • Michele Dupre’, Group Vice President, Verizon Business Group
  • Sam Shawki, Founder & CEO, MagicCube

1:50pm - 2:30pm

Payments Revolution: Will Blockchain Networks Replace Legacy Payment Platforms?

Both an opportunity and a threat, blockchain is driving the reinvention of fundamental business interactions. It’s realized the idea of distributed ledger, opening the door to completely new ideas on how we exchange value and view asset ownership in the digital age. As we debate the merits of signing transactions vs. mining transactions to establish trust in the network, the blockchain-powered business network is limited only by the aspirations of current business networks as they evolve. It’s not a technology problem, but a business problem. In this session, we’ll discuss this and other considerations for sustainable blockchain payment system.

Moderator: Nitin Gaur, Director, IBM Worldwide Digital Asset Labs

Panelists:

  • Angela Angelovska-Wilson, Founding Partner, DLx
  • Zac Cheah, CEO, Pundi X

2:30pm - 2:50pm

Keynote: TBA

Speaker: TBA

2:50pm - 3:35pm

Networking Break in the Expo Hall

3:35pm - 3:50pm

Remarks & Introductions

Chairperson: Sean Sposito, Senior Industry Analyst, Security, Javelin Research & Strategy

3:50pm - 4:25pm

Banking On Mobile Payments: The Role of Financial Institutions on the Future of Mobile Pay

The mobile payment landscape has many different players vying to own the customer experience.  Although retailer wallets have by and large been successful, bank wallets have not been as universally adopted. In this session, you’ll hear from leading financial services providers about how digital wallets fit into their strategy, and why they believe there is room for more than one digital wallet solution.  

Moderator: Scott Harkey, Global Head of Financial Services & Payment, Levvel

Panelists: 

  • John Piazza, Head of Digital Innovations, MB Financial Bank
  • Conrad Sheehan, North America Core Payments Lead, Accenture

4:25pm - 5:00pm

Next-Gen Mobility: How 5G and Emerging Mobile Tech Will Reshape Payments & Commerce

Mobile payments have always been about anywhere, anytime transactions. 5G takes that to a whole new level, making the experience faster, easier and cooler! (Holograph, anyone?) In this session, you’ll hear how 5G and other emerging mobile tech like QR codes and biometrics promise to enhance the buying experience with greater speeds, lower costs, higher security, more capabilities, interoperability and better user experiences that are projected to generate trillions of dollars.

Moderator: Greg Wilfahrt, Chief Mobility & Marketing Officer, AP Technology

Panelists:

  • Jim Ciortan, General Managers - Global Strategic Sales, Braintree, PayPal
  • Michelle Evans, Head of Digital Consumer, Euromonitor International
  • Richard Love, CEO, AP Technology

5:00pm - 5:30pm

Aite Group Digital Wallet Innovation Awards Presentation

Aite Group’s inaugural Digital Wallet Innovation Awards will honor and recognize innovation achieved by digital wallet providers that are changing the way that commerce is done. Award recipients are industry leaders that identify and implement new products, capabilities and levels of automation that remove friction and add value to the consumer and merchant commerce experience. They are the pathfinders in the digital payment space.

Presenter: Thad Peterson, Senior Analyst, Aite Group

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

7:30am-12:00pm

Registration Open

8:30am - 8:40am

Remarks & Introductions

Chairperson: Andrew B. Morris, Founder & CEO, The Fintech Agenda

8:40am - 9:00am

Invisible Payments: New Commerce Models That Make the Payment Transaction Disappear

$78 billion in transactions will be processed annually with invisible payment technologies by 2022, according to Juniper Research.  Invisible payment technologies trade cash, debit and credit cards, and wearables for stored digital credentials that make payments automatically without the user having to do anything. It just happens. It’s invisible and instant.  In this session, we’ll hear more about emerging models that make transactions disappear.

Speakers: Andrew Radlow, Chief Marketing Officer, Grabango

9:00am - 9:35am

Mobile Money in Emerging Markets: Financial Access for the Next 3 Billion

Despite meaningful progress over the last decade, financial inclusion remains an important global issue, particularly in developing economies within Africa, Asia and Latin America. According to The World Bank, 1.7 billion adults worldwide lack access to a bank transaction account. Within the next 10 years, however, more than 3 billion people will connect to the Internet, doubling the online population -- the majority of which will come from the developing world and connect to the web using mobile phones. In this session, our panel of FinTech pioneers explore how this growing global mobile infrastructure is driving massive social and economic change.

Moderator: Andrew B. Morris, Founder & CEO, The Fintech Agenda

Panelists: 

  • Armando Guzman, CEO, Cualix
  • Justin Hoffman, Executive Vice President, Airfox

9:35am - 10:10am

Meet Your New B2B Sales Force: Leveraging Indirect Channels to Drive Revenue

To be successful new payment technologies and platforms must be embraced by users, but in many cases by the merchants and businesses that serve them.  Convincing and enabling businesses to adopt a new way of doing business requires a lot of feet on the street, evangelizing, implementing and integrating. Building a direct sales force can be expensive and time-consuming, especially for innovative startups. In this session, we’ll meet technology channel partners that can speed your time to market and become a cost-effective front line in your sales force.

Moderator: Khali Henderson, Senior Partner, BuzzTheory Strategies

Panelists: TBA

10:10am - 10:30am

Networking Break in the Expo Hall

Sponsored by

10:30am - 10:40am

Remarks & Introductions

Chairperson: Andrew B. Morris, Founder & CEO, The Fintech Agenda

10:40am - 10:55am

KEYNOTE: Google

Speaker: Jack Connors, Head of Commerce Partnerships, Google

10:55am - 11:30am

Setting the Standard for Secure, Seamless E-commerce Payments

Moderator: Thad Peterson, Senior Analyst, Aite Group

Panelists: 

  • David Benoit, CTO, Reach
  • Brian Byrne, Director of Operations, EMVCo
  • Christian Hulka, Executive Director & COO, The FIDO Alliance

11:30am - 12:05pm

The Cashless Society: Are We Ready?

How often do you use cash?  How often do you use a card, a phone or an app to pay? Have you moved to a cashless life? Are we moving to a cashless society? If so, what are the effects on card associations, card issuers, ATM companies, cash and merchants?  We’ll address these questions and more in a lively session on the issues and future of non-cash payment methods.

Moderator: Larry Berlin, Founder & CEO, MSI Consulting

Panelists:

  • Elliott Goldenberg, Vice President, Product Specialist Digital Payments & Labs, Products & Innovation, Mastercard
  • Katherine McClure, Partner Development Manager, PPRO
  • Bruce Renard, Executive Director, The National ATM Council

12:05pm - 12:25pm

How Big is the P2P Payments Pie, and Who Gets the Biggest Piece?

Person-to-person (P2P) payments were up 32.2 percent at the end of 2018, logging 128.7 million transactions with a total value $209.6 billion, according to Nacha. The incredible growth has both banks and fintechs vying for a piece of the P2P pie. PayPal Mobile and its Venmo are the current front runners, but the bank-backed provider Zelle is taking meaningful share in the market. In this session, we’ll discuss the size of the P2P payments pie and what it will take to get a slice.

Moderator: TBA

Panelists: TBA

12:25pm - 12:30pm

Closing Remarks

Chairperson: Andrew B. Morris, Founder & CEO, The Fintech Agenda

*Agenda subject to change without notice.