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.
For many, October 2015 was supposed to signal the end of the mag-stripe credit / debit card era and beginning of a new age of secure chip-based payments in the United States. However, almost 6 months after “E-day” the reviews are mixed. Some merchants have embraced EMV wholeheartedly while others are in no rush to join the party. On the bank side, many credit issuers are ready however debit is lagging behind as the industry adjusts to the new world of global and common AIDs. And then there are consumers. Feedback here is mixed with some studies stating that consumers are waiting for / demanding the technology while others suggesting that they hate it due to inconvenience caused by “long delays” at the POS, etc.
Come join us and hear a panel of experts discuss what’s fact vs. what’s fiction with EMV. During this discussion, Josh Brant (CEO of Allegiance Merchant Services), Crystal Allen (EMV Project Manager at Extended Stay America), Suzanne Galvin (SVP, Product Management for Elan/ATM & Debit Services), and Chuck Winter (Principal at North Highland) will be sharing their perspectives on everything that has happened so far with EMV and what we can all expect in the future.
Representatives from the Allegiance Merchant Services HR team and InsightGlobal Staffing Solutions will joining us at the event. If you are in the market for a new opportunity, or just want to hear about what is happening in the local job market, please stop by and visit with them to chat or drop off a resume/CV.
Refreshments will be provided.
Download the PDF presentation for the 2/5 Call here.