With the rise of Blockchain POC’s and some recent high-profile blockchain Pilot announcement by DTTC, SWIFT and others, Financial Institutions are further exploring “What applications could benefit the most from their Blockchain technology POC investments?” and “How will they get to a Blockchain Pilot in 2017?”
In this session we will start with some recent trends and application specific to the Payments and Loyalty Industry and consequently we will cover 8 Decisions that will help Financial Institutions move their Blockchain concepts from the Lab to Pilot Phase in 2017
About the speaker:
Bart is a Partner with IBM’s Global Business Services Team driving Blockchain Technology. He previously was the Founder and Global Leader of Capgemini’s Blockchain, Crypto Currency and Distributed Ledgers user community.
Bart has been investigating the potential of Blockchain as an innovative technology within Financial Services for the last 3.5 years. He has been an active participant in the Bitcoin and Blockchain community and has been analyzing its wide range of applications in various financial services sub-domains. He recently joined IBM and was previously with Capgemini and the FinTech industry where he led several blockchain initiatives and other transformations in corporate banking and global payments.
Bart has a Master in Commercial Engineering (Information Technology) from the University of Antwerp (Belgium) and resided for the last 17 years in Charlotte, NC.
Real-time payments are at the forefront in many countries including most recently in the United State. Real-time, all the time is great for customers but it is pushing the infrastructures of banks and corporations to new limits. The 24x7x365, real-time transactions and expanded remittance information are re-shaping the traditional landscape of commerce flows. Banks and corporations can use this to offer innovative services, but they must address the impact on their infrastructures. This session will address current status of real-time payments around the globe and will examine how real-time payments can act as a catalyst for implementing a real-time payments foundation. We will emphasize the specific areas of impact for real-time processing and highlight where real-time processing creates new opportunities.
About the speaker:
Kevin Patton is a Director and Transaction Banking Solution Practice Lead at ACI Worldwide where he is responsible for working with financial industry leaders to develop strategic solutions that facilitate Financial Institutions’ grown in payments and online banking. He is also responsible for influencing ACI’s product strategy and sales direction to drive the long-term strategic alignment between ACI and our customers. Prior to ACI, Kevin led the product management, product marketing, product strategy, and solutions consulting teams at S1 and Bottomline Technologies. Kevin has over 20 years of payments and cash management experience with banks and software providers. Kevin started his career with Wachovia playing a variety of roles within banking operations, product management, and sales. Kevin earned a BS from Appalachian State University and a MBA from the Wake Forest University Babcock Graduate School of Management.
Enjoy an evening mixer and panel discussion on what Payments may look like in 2020 – exploring the question of the role that banks may play in the future of payments. What does a 2016 world of PSD2, Fintechs, APIs, regulation, political transition portend for the involvement of banks in payments in 2020?
The panel will discuss evolving trends in the US and provide perspective on opportunities for banks as well as thoughts on how non-banks can partner with banks to thrive in the future environment.
Bring a friend and come peer into what the future may hold – and what implications that may have for a banking city like Charlotte.
A NOTE ON LOCATION: this event will be held on the Second floor of Packard Place in Suite 200!
HQC expects renovations may still be in progress on 12/2 – so we will need to move to the 2nd Main Floor Suite, previously the old rFactr Suite.
Directions: From the “Garage”-- head down the main hall and taking the stairs/elevator to the 2nd floor - the suite begins at the 2nd floor landing!
Payments: 2016 Year-In-Review & 2017 Projections of What is to Come with LEVVEL Payments Practice
LEVVEL will be presenting 2016 Payments-Year-in-Review at Packard Place + a teaser of what we might look for in 2017. If you’ve ignored payments all year, this would be your Cliff’s Notes to catch-up and sound smart. If you’ve followed all year, this will take you over the edge in your expertise and set you up for a stellar 2017. Don’t miss it.
Save an extra 30 minutes (if coming in-person) to mix and mingle with all your PayCLT friends!
About the speakers:
Payments Practice Lead
Scott Harkey leads the Payment Practice at Levvel where he manages the payments efforts with a number of US, UK, and Canadian banks, digital wallets, TSMs, Acquirers and startups on digital payment strategy, technical architecture, and custom digital payment application development efforts. Prior to joining Levvel, Scott was a Technology Executive at Bank of America managing the banks Digital Wallet efforts.
Greg is a Senior Consultant in the Payments Practice at Levvel where he is responsible for leading client engagements and building relationships with customers ranging from top-10 banks to payments enablers to start-ups. Prior to Levvel, Greg spent 7 years at Bank of America, most recently leading business-efforts in the launch of Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay. Prior to Bank of America, Greg held a variety of financial services roles at eSpeed / Cantor Fitzgerald and Reuters. Greg holds an M.B.A. from the Darden School at the University of Virginia and a B.S. from the College of William and Mary.
The Southeast Acquirers’ Association is meeting in Charlotte this Spring, and has invited PayCLT to participate, including generously sharing a pre-registration discount code (see below). Please feel free to share with others who may be interested. Josh Brant, of our own Allegiance Merchant Services, is very involved with the organization – and this would be an excellent opportunity for our members to engage with and learn more about the acquiring space.
More Information here:
2017 SEAA Conference - March 20-22 @ Le Meridien – 555 S McDowell St.
Normal preregistration fee $99.00
PayCLT’s preregistration fee (with discount) $60.00
Promo Code: PAYCLT
The Federal Reserve and nearly 500 payment system stakeholders have joined forces as part of the Federal Reserve’s Faster and Secure Payments Task Forces to improve the U.S. payment system. These task forces have engaged in considerable industry dialogue that could fundamentally transform how we execute electronic payments. The Faster Payments Task Force will be publishing their final report in 2017 highlighting their assessment of faster payments solution proposals and the challenges and opportunities to make real-time payments a reality in the United States. During this session, you will learn more about what’s to come and how to get involved in the work underway to improve the U.S. payment system.
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Come play Monday Morning Quarterback at 9 AM Friday Morning 10/21 with the big payment announcements of 2015 and 2016. Join an interactive debate on the big announcement of 2015: ChasePay. Did it upend the payments industry? … or will it? Or was it a flash in the pan?... Then turn attention to the big announcement of 2016, “Zelle” – will it or won’t it? What will we say about it in 2017? See you Friday at Packard Place, before you hop on the plane to Money2020!
What is the optimal role for a bank in a world where data is the new currency? What does the shift in value from facilitating payments to facilitating purchases mean for a traditional bank? Is commerce just a buzzword, or are there fundamental shifts occurring? Join Tom Noyes of Commerce Signals to discuss these questions – and what the answers may be – with PayCLT on Friday October 7 at Packard Place.
About Tom Noyes:
Tom is currently CEO of Commerce Signals. He has over 20 years experience in banking, payments, venture finance, eCommerce, mobile and product innovation. He has worked with leading banks, mobile operators, payment networks, and regulators globally to bring innovation to consumers. Tom provides unique perspective based upon his global experience as a senior executive with: Starpoint LLP Citibank, Oracle, GartnerGroup as well as start-ups. He has built high performance global teams focused on bringing new products to market, both directly to consumers and to Fortune 100 companies.
Some of you may have seen Tom recently, as a hobby, he is a frequent guest on CNN, Fox and ABC covering NASA and space policy. His background here is from his first 8 yrs with NASA responsible for the space shuttle’s guidance & navigation. http://www.tomnoyes.com/shuttle.
More about Tom on LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/tcnoyes
Data Science and Big Data have the potential to greatly impact the payment space. In this session, Brad will discuss how things like big data technologies, mobile, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) will affect how transactions are processed. New data science techniques have the potential to reduce losses, especially in the area of payment fraud. With all the new possibilities for using a variety of datasets to influence business operations, organizations can’t lose sight of balancing privacy concerns with improving the bottom line. Join us Friday August 19 at 9AM to explore the benefits and risks of increased transparency that big data brings.
About the Speaker:
Brad is currently Vice President of Marketing Analytics at Varda Partners in Charlotte, NC. His professional passions include data analytics, data science and the intersection of computer science, statistics, and business. Brad has over 12 years of experience in technology and analytics. He worked as a Consultant at American Management Systems and a Director at Red Ventures where he drove impact in a variety of sales operations and marketing analytics leadership roles. Brad has also worked as head of operations at Tresata, a pioneering big data analytics company, and president of Compel Analytics, a services firm he founded to work with clients one-on-one to solve analytics challenges. Brad holds a BS from Duke University, MBA from Darden School of Business, and Master’s in Information and Data Science from Berkeley.
Join us on August 5, for a discussion with John Gessau of ACI Worldwide. He will be talking about mobile payments from a merchant perspective.
Mobile payments and commerce is on a steep growth curve. But it is also very fragmented. Everyone is trying to figure out how to play this game, knowing that the right strategy could make the difference between relevance and irrelevance in an evolving world of commerce … shaped by consumers that are increasingly mobile-driven. This week John Gessau, Director of Mobile Product Management at ACI Worldwide, will lead us in a discussion around the role of merchants, banks and other participants in mobile-oriented consumer shopping. We will look around the world at examples of successful (and unsuccessful) mobile payment offerings. We will tackle the question of whether merchants, banks and other organisations should form partnerships, and if so, what role each participant should play. Come and join us for this interactive session.
John Gessau is Director of Product Management at ACI Worldwide, with specific responsibility for Mobile Payments. John’s focus is on enabling ACI’s merchant customers to accept and integrate mobile payments into their in-store, mobile app and browser channels. Prior to this John was responsible for ACI’s Mobile Banking solutions for retail and commercial banking.
Format Note: This session will be focused on the phone as John will be dialing in from South Africa. If you’d like to come in-person, there will be a group meeting at Packard Place to dial in together. This special format is a “Thank You” to our members and participants who regularly dial into our in-person sessions.
Send in your questions: Submit any questions you might have for John in advance of the session – email them to email@example.com or tweet them to @payCLT
NOTE: Special Dial In for 8/5: (267) 930-4000 code: 432-002-808 -- Webex: https://aciworldwide.webex.com/aciworldwide/j.php?MTID=m7347b276280635ff8deb89c2e0f598ec (do not use Webex Dial In)