Keynotes

Keynote Speakers

 

 

Engaging Keynotes

Be in the front row for keynote speakers who will share their perspectives on the future of payments.

Opening Keynote

Tom Goodwin

Author of Digital Darwinism and the EVP, Head of Innovation for Zenith Media, Goodwin shares his understanding of new technology, behaviors and platforms to ideate and implement solutions.
Biography

Tuesday Keynote

JP Nicols

Managing Director of FinTech Forge, and founder of the Bank Innovators Council, Nicols has been internationally recognized as a leading voice for innovation, strategy and leadership.
Biography

Luncheon Keynote

Shabnam Mogharabi

Gain an affirmative outlook with the CEO of SoulPancake, an inspiring entertainment company Mogharabi co-founded with actor Rainn Wilson that creates daily positive, socially conscious videos about human connection.
Biography

Conference Emcee

Stephen “tWitch” Boss

Ellen DeGeneres’ DJ and “So You Think You Can Dance” Mentor/All-Star Stephen “tWitch” Boss puts a new spin on payments.
Biography

Tom Goodwin - Biography

Tom Goodwin is the Author of Digital Darwinism and the EVP, Head of Innovation for Zenith Media. Tom’s role is to understand new technology, behaviors and platforms and ideate and implement solutions for clients that take advantage of the new opportunities these make possible.

Tom has been voted the #1 voice in Marketing by LinkedIn for the last 2 years with over 630,000 followers on the platform, he is also one of 30 people to follow on Twitter by Business Insider & the top two people in Advertising to follow by FastCompany.

An industry provocateur and commentator on the future of marketing, business and digital transformation, he's a columnist for the Guardian, TechCrunch and Forbes and frequent contributor to GQ, the World Economic Forum, Wired, AdWeek, Inc, and Digiday. He features on Global TV as a regular guest on i24News’s “Cutting Edge” section.

JP Nicols - Biography

JP Nicols has been internationally recognized as a leading voice for innovation, strategy and leadership, and his work has been featured in some of the industry’s top publications and conferences. A former senior bank executive, he is Managing Director of the FinTech Forge, and founder of the Bank Innovators Council which is now a part of Next Money, a global community committed to reinventing financial services through design, innovation and entrepreneurship.

JP is a trusted advisor to companies from startups to the Fortune 500, a popular writer, a top rated speaker, and is often quoted in the media on video and in print. He is also a highly rated instructor at the Pacific Coast Banking School held at the University of Washington, and a recurring guest host on the global podcast Breaking Banks.

He holds a B.A. from the University of Akron, and an M.B.A. from Cleveland State University, where he conducted his research project at Buckinghamshire College in England. He also completed the Leadership Excellence executive program at the University of Minnesota, and is a graduate of the Cannon Financial Institute and the College for Financial Planning.

Shabnam Mogharabi - Biography

Shabnam Mogharabi has more than 15 years of experience in media and entertainment building startups and organizations with an emphasis on digital content, social platforms, production, and news media. She is currently the CEO of SoulPancake, an inspiring entertainment company she co-founded with actor Rainn Wilson that creates daily positive, socially conscious videos about human connection. As CEO, she is responsible for steering the company’s vision, safeguarding its mission, and supercharging its growth past its current community of 10M fans online and nearly 1B video views. She also advises SoulPancake’s parent company, Participant Media, and its board on strategic issues, acquisition opportunities, and the company’s social impact goals.

Prior to SoulPancake, Shabnam was an award-winning journalist and editor, having served as the youngest Editor-in-Chief at Hanley Wood Business Media, where she oversaw a group of 4 print publications, 8 websites and e-newsletters, and 3 annual live events in the real estate space. Under her leadership, the group weathered downsizing and consolidation during the financial and housing crisis of 2008, yet surpassed annual revenue growth and profitability targets by 20%. One of the youngest winners of the Jesse H. Neal Award (the Pulitzer Prize of B2B journalism), Shabnam has worked as a contributing writer, editor, and stringer for a number of publications, including People, Pool & Spa News, Sunset, and HuffPost. She is a New York Times bestselling author with SoulPancake: Chew on Life’s Big Questions.

Shabnam is honored to be a member of the 2016 class of Henry Crown Fellows and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. She is a frequent speaker on the importance of joy, how to connect with Millennials, and meaningful online engagement. She resides in Los Angeles, where she is active with a number of interfaith organizations and volunteers with the Crisis Text Line. She is on the advisory board of Wayfarer Entertainment and also consults for several feature films in development. Shabnam received her B.A. in journalism and business administration from the University of Southern California and her Master’s in media management from Northwestern University. You can find her on Twitter at @shabster.

Stephen “tWitch” Boss

Ellen Degeneres’ DJ and “So You Think You Can Dance” Mentor/All-Star Stephen “tWitch” Boss continues to make a splash with his multitude of talents. He most recently appeared in Ellen’s ‘Game of Games’, and will be the new host, alongside his wife, Allison Holker, for ‘Disney’s Fairytale Weddings.’ He also recently appeared in ‘Famous in Love’, playing himself, as well as in Judd Apatow’s ‘Love’, and in 2016, he was on screen in Ghostbusters, directed by his good buddy Paul Feig.

In 2015, he appeared alongside Channing Tatum in the second installment in the Magic Mike franchise, “Magic Mike XXL”, in the role of ‘Malik’. He starred for the 3rd time as Jason in the popular “Step Up” dance films, with the release of “Step Up: All In” (previously in “Step Up Revolution” & “Step Up 3D” ).

Along with his work in feature films, he continues his run as Ellen DeGeneres’ favorite guest DJs on her hit talk show, “Ellen.”

Boss originally won over critics and fans alike with his amazing performances on the Season 4 of the popular Fox dance competition series “So You Think You Can Dance,” where he captivated audiences with his impressive dancing skills and unmatched charisma.

Boss was born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama where as a child he was always seen dancing. At times when he wasn’t allowed to dance, like at school or church, he would resort to “popping and ticking” (a popular hip-hop style of dance) that resembles a twitch to most. That was how he earned the nickname “tWitch.”

In 2003, Boss saw an opportunity that he couldn’t resist. MTV was casting for a new dance show, “The Wade Robson Project,” and he decided to pursue his dream and took his passion for dance to Los Angeles. His entertaining freestyles nabbed him a semifinalist spot and later that year, Boss went on to compete in the popular talent competition television show “Star Search” where he was runner-up.

Throughout this time, he attended Chapman University where he continued to study dance. Boss also co-starred in “Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming.” He has also guest-starred on hit TV series such as “Drop Dead Diva,” “Bones” & “Touch.”

Boss continues to be on The Board of Directors for The Dizzy Feet Foundation that aims to support, improve, and increase access to dance education for the underprivileged in the United States and is the first dancer to be a Gatorade-endorsed athlete.