Keynotes

Keynote Speakers

 

 

Captivating Keynotes

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

Opening Keynote

Mark Zinder

Economic Forecaster & Financial Expert
Biography

Tuesday Keynote

Daniel Sieberg

Author and co-founder of Google Media Labs
Biography

Luncheon Keynote

Amy Trask

Former CEO of the Oakland Raiders and current football analyst for CBS Sports Network
Biography

Conference Emcee

Simon Hobbs

Radio and television broadcast journalist
Biography

Mark Zinder - Biography

One of the most sought after speakers in the fields of finance, economics, and business development, Mark Zinder helps audiences respond and adapt in a rapidly innovating industry.

With more than 30 years of experience in financial services, Mark has a gift for making the complicated clear as he forecasts tomorrow’s big economic ideas and top trends reshaping business. His insights on macroeconomics and unrivaled knowledge of market history clarify investor needs and help advisors stand out from the crowd.

At Franklin Templeton Investments, where he served as senior vice president, wholesaler, and national spokesman, Mark worked directly with Sir John Templeton, one of the greatest money managers of the 20th century. While there, he also gained unprecedented access to the top money managers and elite advisors in the world, and developed an uncanny foresight on the financial markets. Before that, he was a financial advisor and wholesaler for Dean Witter.

Armed with an inside-out understanding of practice management and macroeconomic trends, coupled with deep experience in the financial industry, Mark delivers valuable lessons about historical market cycles, investor behavior, and financial trends that allow audiences to harness future economic growth.

Daniel Sieberg - Biography

Daniel Sieberg is a senior marketing manager at Google overseeing media outreach efforts and an official spokesperson.

He is also an Emmy-nominated and award-winning TV correspondent/host/author whose work across four continents has appeared on CBS News, CNN, ABC News (Nightline, GMA), MSNBC, BBC News, Bloomberg, Al Jazeera English, NPR, PBS, CNET, the Discovery Channel, Planet Green, Oprah.com, Details, The Dr. Oz Show, The Nate Berkus Show, and countless publications. His book about a “digital diet” concept explores myriad avenues of how technology is transforming our lives from relationships to business to identity. From swimming with sharks to a live demonstration of the latest gadgets to reporting in zero gravity.

Sieberg was the CBS News science and technology correspondent from December 2006 to February 2010 reporting for the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, The Early Show, CBS Sunday Morning, CBS Radio and CBSNews.com. Sieberg has been nominated for four News and Documentary Emmy Awards and won accolades from the likes of the Society of Environmental Journalism and the World Technology Awards. His eclectic list of interview subjects includes Bill Gates, Hugh Hefner, Kevin Mitnick, Steve Wozniak, Tony Hawk, Peyton Manning, Curt Schilling, Doug Liman, Kenny G, Paula Abdul and Will Wright.

He has a bachelor’s degree (B.F.A.) in writing from the University of Victoria and a master’s degree in journalism (M.J.) with a specialization in technology from the University of British Columbia. He lives in New York City with his wife and two daughters.

Amy Trask - Biography

Amy Trask has had many titles during her career: chief executive, analyst, and author. The former CEO of the Oakland Raiders, and current football analyst for CBS Sports Network, now serves as Chairman of the Board of Ice Cube’s BIG3.

During her time with the Raiders, Trask was the highest-ranking female executive in the NFL. She spent almost 30 years with the Raiders organization, where she became the NFL's first female front-office executive and was one of the highest-ranking women in American professional sports.

Since 2013, Trask’s role with football extended to television as a studio analyst for CBS Sports Network on THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW. She also serves as a panelist on WE NEED TO TALK, the first-ever nationally televised all-female sports show and contributes to THE NFL TODAY on CBS.

In her book, You Negotiate Like a Girl: Reflections on a Career in the National Football League (Triumph Books, 2016), Trask shared her experience as the highest-ranking female executive in the league.

Trask serves on the advisory board of directors for Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation and the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission.

Trask was recently honored as a woman of the year by WISE.


She graduated the University of California, Berkley Phi Beta Kappa and the USC Gould School of Law.

Simon Hobbs - Biography

Simon Hobbs has over 27-years’ experience in both radio and television Broadcast Journalism.

Most recently, he spent 18 years as the co-anchor of CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” and the Europe Market Close. Simon’s influence and analysis often moved the Dow. Mr. Hobbs was previously with CNBC Europe and LBC Radio London. Simon is known for his courageous interviewing style, and knowledge and understanding of the financial marketplace. He attended University College London.

Simon is currently exploring opportunities.