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Faster Payments Zone

Hear from diverse faster payments leaders as they solve today’s and tomorrow’s payments problems through forward-looking solutions in a theater setting.

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9:15 AM-10:00 AM

|  Session: ABCs of Faster Payments

10:15 AM-11:05 AM

|  Session: Real-Time Disbursements & Your Treasury Customers

11:20 AM – 12:10 PM

12:20 PM- 1:25 PM (DEMOS)

|  12:20 PM-12:35 PM  DEMO

12:40 PM-12:55 PM DEMO

1:00 PM-1:15 PM DEMO

3:40 PM-4:15 PM 


9:30 AM-10:20 AM

10:25 AM-11:15 AM (DEMOS)

|  10:30 AM-11:00 AM –

11:20 AM -12:10 PM

Session Descriptions

Monday, April 24, 2017

ABCs of Faster Payments

9:15 AM-10:00 AM | Faster Payments Zone

PAYMENTS 2017 is pleased to feature the Faster Payments Experience, a consummate educational opportunity encompassing sessions and solutions that focus on real-time, same-day 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. This level-setting session provides attendees the information they need to navigate the Faster Payments Experience sessions and events.

Joseph Casali, AAP, NCP
Senior Vice President, NEACH

Scott M. Lang, AAP
SVP, Association Services, NACHA - The Electronic Payments Association

Wendy Wishon, AAP, NCP
Senior Vice President, EPCOR

Together at Last...Blockchain & Same Day ACH: A Real Story

1:25 PM-2:15 PM | Faster Payments Zone

Learn how Star One Credit Union managed to implement a new international payments mechanism capitalizing on blockchain technology and Same Day ACH. This case describes the journey of a Credit Union looking to make a difference for its members, and the courageous choices made, in the face of ever increasing compliance in the financial services industry. This is the first ever case of a real-life blockchain cross-border transaction from a Credit Union, Ripple and EZFOREX.

Ranay Allred, AAP
Manager, Support Services, Star One Credit Union

Jorge Jimenez
Chief Executive Officer,

Nilesh Dusane
VP, Sales & Client Relations, Ripple

Allstate Sends Real-Time Payments Over Card Rails

11:20 AM-12:10 PM | Faster Payments Experience

Businesses can push payments such as insurance claims, rebates, and e-marketplace payouts to consumers through MasterCard Send and VISA Direct. Sent in near real time, these payments travel through established card rails straight to consumer bank accounts. Hear how Allstate is using these faster payments services to fund claimant’s bank accounts immediately in disaster situations as speakers walk through the transaction flow and user experience.

Lynn Cirrincione
Director, Treasury & Planning, Allstate Insurance Company

Christopher Huppert
Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo

The Value of Getting Paid One Day Faster

3:40 PM - 4:15 PM | Faster Payments Experience
Financial Institutions and Fintechs are currently in intense competition to grow lending to US SMB’s.  Different types of products are being launched, and one of the most critical success factors is the speed of payment disbursement and collection.  Come see how American Express evaluates faster payments options and makes the best decision for our customers.
Daniel Brachfeld
VP & General Manager, Supply Chain Finance & Dynamic Discounting, American Express

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Preparing for Same Day ACH Debits (2nd Offering)

9:30 AM-10:20 AM | Faster Payments Zone

Now that the first phase of Same Day ACH is up and running, what can we expect from Phase Two? In this session, speakers discuss potential use cases for Same Day ACH debits as well as other topics attendees need to consider before sending Same Day ACH debits, such as Same Day transaction dollar limits. This is a repeat of a session offered previously during the conference.

Douglas Bondick, AAP
AVP & ACH Global Product Manager, Wells Fargo

Jen Wasmund, AAP, CTP, NCP
VP, Education & Compliance, Upper Midwest ACH Association


Same Day, Real Time, ISO 20022: What Corporates Think

11:20 AM-12:10 PM | Faster Payments Experience

Same Day ACH, real-time payments, and ISO 20022 are just some of the initiatives in the works affecting payments. What does it mean for corporates? Same Day ACH rolled out in September. Real-time payments are coming fast. ISO 20022 is already in use or under consideration around the world and at some global U.S. companies, while the U.S. wire world is marching toward its use. Will these capabilities help you make smarter payment decisions or just be faster? How might they affect your operations? Will they provide cost savings in the short term? How should you prepare and evaluate? Hear from three corporates that have asked themselves the same questions and what their takes are on what it all means.

Moderator: Sharon Jablon, AAP
Product Specialist, The Clearing House

Frank D'Amadeo

Assistant Treasurer, Consolidated Edison NY, Con Edison
Theresa Press
Project Manager, Cigna Corporation
Jeff Sesar
Co-Chairman, Zenith Information Systems, Inc.

Same Day Debits: Are You at Risk of Being Noncompliant? (2nd Offering)

2:30 PM-3:30 PM | Faster Payments Zone

Same Day ACH debits are right around the corner. If you are an ODFI, RDFI or Originator, this session is for you. Attendees learn from an operational and rule perspective as speakers discuss what they have learned since September 2016 with Same Day ACH credits and what areas should be addressed to ensure compliance when Same Day ACH debits are implemented later this year. From Settlement Date and authorizations to posting, this session ensures you understand and are ready to handle Same Day ACH debits from both the origination and receipt point of view. This is a repeat of a session offered previously during the conference.

Jordan M. Morell, AAP, NCP
Associate Director of Education Services, Upper Midwest ACH Association

Timothy Thorson, AAP, CTP
SVP & Manager, ACH Operations, Regions Financial Corporation

Card-Based Faster Payments Advancements

3:35 PM-4:25 PM | Faster Payments Zone
This session focuses on card-based faster payments, with an emphasis on interoperability and governance, while relating to lessons learned from existing payment technology infrastructures such as ATM driving and card-based transaction routing, and emphasizing the core values of standards and universal sharing of information.
Manish Nathwani
SVP, Product Development, The SHAZAM Network