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.
We know card transactions are changing, as payments move to “mobile;” we hear of Internet of Things; and Smart Machines that “learn”… but what about the technology that keeps our transactions safe? How is that changing? Join us Friday April 15 at Packard Place as Todd Clark, General Manager of First Data’s STAR Network speaks to how STAR is investing to guard against fraudulent transactions in our rapidly changing transaction environment.
Group Head, STAR® Network
Todd Clark leads First Data’s STAR Network, the world’s largest independent debit network. His responsibilities include management of day-to-day operations, development of business and payment solutions and leadership of STAR’s continued growth and expansion.
Founded in 1984 and acquired by First Data in 2003, STAR plays a fundamental role in the fast growing debit card industry. Debit card networks generate $4.2 billion in revenue each year and are growing faster than credit card networks. Today, debit transactions represent 65 percent of all card transactions. The continuing advancement of mobile payments further expands the opportunities for STAR.
Prior to his current role, Clark was senior vice president of worldwide sales at Feedzai, which currently provides the STAR Network’s fraud scoring system. Under Clark’s guidance at Feedzai, STAR has implemented new network-wide fraud prevention and risk management solutions, including a risk score for all STAR Network transactions. Previously, Clark served in a senior executive role at Cardtronics, where he managed retail and financial institution clients.
Earlier, Clark spent seven years at First Data as a sales and relationship leader. Clark began his career as a co-founder of Core Data Resources, a data processing company specializing in card issuance and terminal processing for financial institutions and ISOs. While at Core Data, Clark grew the business from less than 100 ATMs in 1996 to over 35,000 in 2002, ranking as the second largest ATM processor in the U.S. at that time. He also served as vice president of Concord EFS, an organization that was acquired by First Data in 2004. Clark has served as a director of Amarillo, Texas-based Herring Bank since 1992.
Clark is a graduate of the University of Texas - Austin and is based at First Data’s global headquarters in Atlanta.
Come join Dan Gonzalez, Vice President of Payments Industry Relations, from the Federal Reserve System on March 18th at 9 am. Dan will talk about the five strategies being pursued by the Fed, focusing specifically on efforts around achieving faster and more secure payments. This will be a highly interactive session. Please come ask your questions about all the faster payments options, implications for both intranational and international money movement, fraud & payments security, and the ISO 20022 standard. This is a great opportunity to network and learn more about these emerging capabilities.