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 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)
Don’t miss our next payCLT event the evening of July 26th at Packard Place. In conjunction with NextMoney CLT, we have pulled together a panel of blockchain and banking experts to help you separate fact from fiction. Come hear a lively discussion on the true potential of blockchain technology and where it does / and does not make sense for payments and other financial services.
Our panel will include a former bank executive, a start-up CTO and blockchain expert, an industry research executive and a couple more industry folks. Join us on the 26th of July to hear these experts share their perspectives on key blockchain topics and ask them the questions you never have time to research. Add in free food, networking with colleagues, and the opportunity to become your office blockchain know-it-all and this is the one summer event you can’t afford to miss!
SPACE IS LIMITED - we only have 75 seats, so REGISTER TODAY to guarantee your spot.
Food and beer will be served.
Banks have struggled with how to respond to non-banks emulating banking activities for decades. In a world of Apple Pay, is there room for “Bank Pay”? In a world of Venmo, is there room for “Bank-mo”? If so, what role does the bank play? Can banks really deliver a more valuable service and more seamless client experience than outside, non-bank actors?
Join PayCLT on Friday, 17 June for an interactive discussion and simulated debate (sides to be assigned) on the role of the bank in evolving payment models.
Haven’t thought much about the future role of banks? Or, perhaps your line of payments is outside of digital wallets and P2P?... Check out the links below for some background and perspectives on the topic.
payCLT 5/20: Should Payment Professionals be Paranoid? Have we adopted a culture of security? with Paul Falor, North Highland
Of course payments are “secure”!—or at least “compliant” – is there a difference? Mobile payments are supposedly improving the safety and security of the payment system – but are they really “secure”? Customers today take payment security for granted – until there is a breach of a merchant, processor, or worse… In an increasingly digital world, what does “security” mean practically for the consumer and the company ensuring safe transactions? What should we be doing as payment professionals to help?
Join PayCLT, Friday, May 20th at 9AM at Packard Place with Paul Falor of North Highland – and bring your questions on security!
Paul Falor is the CIO/Vice President, Global Information Technology with the North Highland Company. He has 15 years of information technology and security experience across a variety of industries. Specific areas of expertise include IT strategy and governance, security strategy, incident response, and breach containment. Paul held critical roles in the breach remediation efforts of a major payment processor, as well as establishing information security programs at several leading financial institutions. Paul is an expert at translating technology risk to business terms at all levels across an organization.
Come hear from the payments-related FinTech start-ups in Charlotte— and get a taste of what it takes to launch/run a viable start-up. We’ll ask you to share your expertise and give constructive feedback to those doing it right now! Think a kinder-gentler Shark-Tank – but payments/FinTech related, and with fewer TV crews.