Keynote Speakers

Smarter Faster Payments features notable keynote speakers who will share their perspectives on the future of payments. Keynotes start on Monday, but the education starts on Sunday. Be in the front row and understand why our keynotes become the catalyst for new conversations and innovations in the payments industry.

Nacha Update & Opening Keynote

Ben Nemtin

Ben Nemtin

Sponsored by

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5 Steps to Make the Impossible Possible

Author, Keynote, Creator

Ben Nemtin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of What Do You Want to Do Before You Die? and a star of MTV's highest rated show ever on iTunes and Amazon called The Buried Life. As the co-founder of The Buried Life movement, Ben's message of radical possibility has been featured on The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, FOX, and NBC News. President Obama called Ben and The Buried Life "inspiration for a new generation" and Oprah declared their mission "truly inspiring." An acclaimed keynote speaker, Ben has headlined business conferences and Fortune 100 leadership teams around the world, garnering standing ovations from AIG, Anthem, Amazon, FedEx, Harvard, Microsoft, Verizon, and more. Ben is recognized as one of the World's Best Motivational Speakers as well as World's Top Organizational Culture Thought Leaders by Global Gurus (2019, 2020).

Listen to our podcast as Nacha sits down with Ben Nemtin:

Tuesday Morning Keynote

Shola Richards

Shola Richards

Sponsored by


fiserv video

The Courage To Go Together: Strategies for Practical Team Cohesion

Author, Keynote Speaker, and Founder

Shola Richards is an author, keynote speaker, and founder of The Positivity Solution. Richards has trained thousands of men and women on topics including team cohesion, world-class customer service, transformational leadership, effective communication, and dealing with difficult customers, to name a few.

Listen to our podcast as Nacha sits down with Shola Richards:

Tuesday Luncheon Keynote

Molly Bloom

Molly Bloom

Sponsored by


Bet on Yourself and You’ll Always Win: Overcoming Setbacks

Entrepreneur & Author

Molly Bloom is an entrepreneur and the best-selling author of Molly’s Game, a story that inspired a best-picture nomination, written and directed by Aaron Sorkin. Bloom’s story traces her journey from college student and LA waitress to operating the largest and most notorious poker game in the world, featuring hundreds of millions of dollars and hosting players like Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, A-Rod, and Ben Affleck.


You must be seated by 12:45pm to take advantage of lunch service.