Spotlight Speaker Series

These sessions feature notable industry professionals speaking on top of mind payments topics.

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Monday, May 6, 2019

Examining the Future of Payments 

Disruptive Ideas & Technology
9:30-10:20 AM | Room: Crystal H

A panel of experts provide their insights with regard to how disruptive technologies, blockchain technology, faster payments and other industry-changing verticals will impact the future. Adoption of micropayments, cryptocurrencies, and e-wallets are quickly making inroads to both individual and corporate payment types. Panelists advise where the investment dollars are being directed to fashion a more seamless, frictionless and positive experience for individuals and corporate entities alike.

Questions answered by this session:
1. How has the consolidation of payment formatting via ISO enabled more expeditious global payment deployment for the parties involved?
2. What are some best practice solutions that demonstrate how AI is playing a greater role in reducing friction for payment delivery?

Katja Lehr
Director, North America Products, PayPal

Rene Lacerte
Chief Executive Officer,

Tim Smallow
Director, Treasury, Amazon

Moderated by: Steven Bernstein
Executive Director, J.P. Morgan

Strategies to Recognize & Overcome Cyber Threats

Cybersecurity & Risk 
1:00-1:50 PM | Room: Crystal H

Cybersecurity threats are rampant, and oftentimes the non-technical threats are just as dangerous as high-tech vulnerabilities. Attacks can sweep quickly from your organization to your clients, vendors and other stakeholders. With the number of cyber-attacks trending upwards it’s best to plan for when an attack might occur rather than if. Are you ready? This session explores the evolution of cybersecurity risks, an overview of the landscape, new regulations, sound business practices for before, during and after an attack, and industry responses and suggested strategies on ways to respond to threats.

Questions answered by this session:
1. How can organization leadership deploy new technology and implement enhanced procedures to protect payments data?
2. How can organizations build robust KYC programs and embed them into an overall cyber resiliency program?

Gene Scriven, CISSP
Chief Information Security Officer, ACI Worldwide
Stephanie Zee
Global Cyber Risk Head TTS Payments & Receivables, Citi

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

ACH: Big Tech But Little Usage? 

10:45-11:35 AM | Room: Crystal H 

While nearly half of all consumer bills are paid via ACH, speakers reveal the underlying reasons why many companies still do not leverage ACH as a payment method. Each speaker is challenged to examine the user experience, risk concerns, and transaction fees of credit/debit cards and and PayPal, and address how new innovations such as online bank login, Same Day ACH, The Clearing House's Real-Time Payments rail, and Zelle are either starting to shift the paradigm or are falling short of user expectations.

Questions answered by this session:
1. What is keeping big tech companies – experience, risk, fees – from offering ACH as a payment method?
2. Are the recent advances in direct bank payments meeting the expectations of these corporates and, if not, what capabilities are still needed to create a seamless payment experience?

Josh Karoly
Global Payments, Netflix

Shawn Princell
President, Cash Flow Solutions