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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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)