ABA Payments Forum

May 31 - June 1, 2018 • Washington, DC

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MAY 31
Registration Opens Continental Breakfast
Sessions Sessions
Welcome Reception Closing Remarks

2018 Program

The 2018 ABA Payments Forum is designed to help understand payment technologies, identify what your bank needs to do, and, ultimately, develop a strategy for success. Centered around key synergies in the worlds of payments and emerging technologies, this one-of-a-kind event will bring together the latest trends and products to help bankers navigate the rapidly evolving technology landscape.

Thursday, May 31, 2018
8:00am - 5:00pm Registration Open
8:30am - 9:00am Continental Breakfast
9:00am - 10:00am Opening General Sessions
The Role of the Federal Reserve Payments System Today and in the Future
  • Dave Sapenaro, First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Legislation and Payments
  • Speaker: TBD
10:00am - 10:45am 2018 Payments Environment
What payments issues and products should bank leaders prioritize in 2018? Join us to hear from an industry authority who will set the stage for the rest of the program.
  • Lee Manfred, Managing Director, First Annapolis
10:45am - 11:15am Break
11:15am - 11:45am Innovations in Payment Technology: Creating a Secure and Seamless Experience
As the digital transformation of commerce accelerates, consumers have never had more ways to pay or be paid. The prevalence of payments opportunities, from in-store to on-the-go to connected devices, can often lead to fragmentation rather than the seamless, secure experiences that consumers and merchants want.
  • Speaker TBD - Sponsored by VISA
11:45am - 12:30pm Cryptocurrency, Transactions and Payments
A dive into the new world of digital currency and the blockchain technology that underpins it, including Bitcoin, Ethereum and other forms of cryptocurrencies, and why these currencies could be a major disruptor in the payments game. Covering buying, selling, mining and investing in cryptocurrency, especially bitcoin; how the blockchain operates; a broader discussion on digital payments and micro-corporate economies; and what impact on the financial industry these new payment methods and currencies could bring forth.
  • John Oxford, CFMP, Director of Corporate Communication & External Affairs, Renasant Bank
12:30pm - 1:30pm How Millennials are Changing Bank Strategy
Discover how demographic change associated with Millennials, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, collectively influence the way we think about bank strategy.
  • Rocky Scopelliti, Global Thought Leader
1:30pm - 1:40pm Break
1:40pm - 2:15pm CEO Perspectives on the Payments Industry
ABA CEO Rob Nichols will sit down with David Nelms (CEO, Discover) and Frank Bisignano (CEO, First Data) to discuss the most important recent developments in Payments and how banks should asses their potential consequences. From the leaders of two of the largest players in the industry we’ll hear about how innovations in data security, digital onboarding, data analytics, faster payments, and other technologies are shaking up the payments ecosystem.
  • Rob Nichols, CEO and President, American Bankers Association
  • Frank Bisignano, CEO, First Data
  • David Nelms, CEO, Discover
2:15pm - 2:45pm Dessert Break - Corporate Partners
2:45pm - 3:45pm Data Security: Keeping Information Safe in Changing Times
Payments are faster and some are even virtual. Online threats come from individuals, nations, and organized crime. Financial data is a target regardless of where is housed. For bankers, this means everlasting vigilance is a job requirement. Learn from two leading industry experts to identify and mitigate risks to your bank and your customer data that can approach from any direction.
  • Reid Sawyer, Senior Vice President, Credit, Political and Security Risk, JLT Specialty Limited
  • Maryann Miller, Senior Director, Fraud Executive Advisor and Industry Relations, NICE Actimize
3:45pm - 4:45pm Faster Payments 2020: How Do You Get to Ubiquity?
The industry’s stated goal is to put faster payments within reach of every consumer and commercial customer in the United States. There are many paths to this destination, P2P, Real Time Payments, Same Day ACH, card networks, and more. Which is the right path for your bank? Learn how leaders are making sense of all available options and are charting their course to faster payments for all.
  • Moderator: James A. Reuter, President & CEO, FirstBank Holding Company
  • Panelists:
    • Sean Rodriguez, Senior Vice President and Faster Payments Strategy Leader, Federal Reserve System
    • Steve Ledford, Senior Vice President, Product and Strategy, The Clearing House
    • Thomas Rea, Executive Vice President, U.S. Bank
4:45pm - 5:30pm Cool Products - Content and Cocktails
5:30pm - 6:00pm Networking Reception
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Friday, June 1, 2018
7:30am - 12:00noon Registration Open
7:30am - 8:00am Continental Breakfast
8:00am - 8:30am Friday Opening Session
8:30am - 9:30am Thinking Outside the Bank
A discussion on how banks develop new products and deliver existing products in new ways by leveraging new technology. Can you develop this in house or should you go outside to fintech providers? How do you identify the “right” fintechs and how do you make the decision whether to partner, invest, or just have a vendor relationship?
  • Dominic Venturo, Executive Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer, U.S. Bank
  • Jennifer Lucas, Executive Director, Payments, EY
9:30am - 10:15am Open Banking from Europe to the U.S.: What is Your Plan?
In Europe, Payment Services Directive Two (PSD2) requires banks to open up access to their accounts to non-banks that have been authorized by the bank’s customer. The non-banks use that access to provide financial advice and facilitate payments. Banks in Europe are developing strategies to develop new products to retain their existing customers and attract more. The session will cover what IS happening in Europe and what MAY happen in the U.S.
  • Moderator: Robert Morgan, Vice President, Emerging Technologies, American Bankers Association
  • Speaker:
    • Gijs Boudewijn, Deputy General Manager, Dutch Payments Association and Chair of the European Banking Federation Payments Committee
10:15am - 10:30am Refreshment Break with Corporate Partners
10:30am - 11:15am Regulatory Outlook
As payments change, regulations must follow. Join two federal regulators to discuss how government oversight will change and how much will stay the same as payments evolve. Hear the regulator perspective on the effect faster payments will have on fraud and cyber-crime.
  • Moderator: Steve Kenneally, SVP Payments and Cyber Security Policy, American Bankers Association
  • Speakers:
    • Gary Stein, Deputy Assistant Director, Office of Card, Payments, & Deposits Market, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
    • Michael B. Bernardo, Chief, Cyber Fraud and Financial Crimes Section, Division of Risk Management Supervision, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
11:15am - 11:45am Digital Accounts Openings - Sponsored by Zenmonics
11:45am - 12:30pm Closing Speaker - Forward to Payments 2028
12:30pm Closing Remarks and Forum Adjourns

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Questions? Please contact Sheryl Brannon at 202-663-5408.