2019 Session Tracks
2019 conference sessions will be positioned under these payments tracks
Below each track description are suggested topics for consideration as you prepare your proposal. Suggested topics are only a sample and not an exhaustive list.
The Second Round Call for Presentations for PAYMENTS 2019 is open until November 16, 2018.
The ACH Network continues to evolve to support innovation and emerging business models and opportunities. Uniquely ubiquitous, the ACH Network is instrumental to moving the payments space forward while balancing new ways of doing business with sound risk management and a reach that delivers game-changing impact. These sessions focus on increasing awareness about the most critical ACH-related topics necessary to operate today and compete tomorrow.
Topics include: ACH and ACH Rules topics, nonrisk-related NACHA initiatives, including audit and Same Day ACH
Disruptive Ideas & Technologies
New technologies, infrastructures, opportunities and threats, value chain democratization and the redefinition of the way parties interact and transact is portending a future quite different from today. There will be winners and losers. These sessions focus on the topics that threaten to disrupt the status quo, elicit controversy, and provoke debate in the industry.
Topics include: artificial intelligence, blockchain, distributed ledgers, APIs enabling data and information exchange, augmented reality, IoT, machine learning, and robotics
Compliance & Regulatory
Rules and regulations are the bedrock of financial services and payments, and provide the necessary surety for transactions. Although often viewed simply as an area of compliance, developments here also encompass innovation, transaction quality, opportunity and financial reward. Understanding the most crucial concepts and innovations will lead to positive, competitive results.
Topics include: regulatory changes, legal-focused topics
Faster Payments Experience
With enhanced capabilities implemented to existing platforms and the introduction of new rails, faster payments is gaining adoption. Encompassing sessions and solutions that focus on same-day, immediate, and other faster payments initiatives, the Faster Payments Experience spans the breadth of the conference program, providing attendees with a complete and unparalleled examination of the rapidly emerging faster payments landscape.
Topics include: faster payments capabilities and platforms
Corporate & End User Perspective
At the end of the day, it is all about the customer. Payors and payees are why we are here. These sessions are for and by end-user clients — practitioners from corporate, business, state and local government, higher education, and charitable and religious organizations — that originate and receive payments. Content focuses on their experiences and needs, and the solutions and business practices to help them succeed.
Topics include: A/R, A/P, remittances, business operations, consumer outreach
Smarter Payments Experience
New smart technologies and tools are enabling financial institutions, fintechs and other providers to leverage rich information within and surrounding a payment throughout the end-to-end process. These capabilities instill greater intelligence that enhances decision-making and awareness, informs choices and actions, removes friction, strengthens security and confidence, and adds value. The Smarter Payments Experience spans the breadth of the conference program, providing attendees with a complete and unparalleled examination of smarter payment capabilities and solutions and how they benefit customers.
Topics include: smarter payment capabilities and platforms, including omnichannel, NFC payments, technical solutions, interoperability among platforms, APIs enabling payments, ISO 20022 use cases, artificial intelligence, machine learning
Cybersecurity & Risk
As payment and operating systems evolve, new threats and risks are introduced nearly as quickly. Staying a step ahead of those interlopers or fraudsters is key to mitigating loss of revenue, reputation and customer relationships. Sessions focus on emerging threats and ways to recognize risks to prevent loss, as well as provide the necessary surety for transactions.
Topics include: general risk, third parties, fraud, risk mitigation techniques, cross-channel risk
Covering a wide variety of payments industry topics, these two-hour workshops employ interactive training techniques that provide attendees with meaningful value and practical tools such as checklists and resource papers. These sessions take place Sunday, May 5, 2019.
Earn Continuing Education Credits
ACH Accredited Professionals (AAP) and Accredited Payments Risk Professionals (APRP)
Earn all 20 credits needed for the year. Approved for 15.9 hours + 2.4 for each workshop for both AAP and APRP continuing education credits by NACHA – The Electronic Payments Association. Attendees can also file their 2019 credits on site at PAYMENTS. Applicable filing fees apply.
Certified Treasury Professionals
CTP recertification credits by the Association for Financial Professionals is pending.