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ABA Payments Forum

May 31 - June 1, 2018 • The Watergate Hotel • Washington, DC



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Look Back: 2018 Program

Thursday, May 31, 2018
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Registration Open
8:30 am – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – 10:00 am A View on the Evolving U.S. Payment System
Payment systems around the world are evolving at a rapid pace due to technology innovation, changing end-user expectations and ongoing security challenges. The Federal Reserve continues to play an important role as a leader and catalyst for change in this rapidly-shifting payments landscape. Learn more about the payment trends the Federal Reserve is monitoring and the actions it is taking to help the industry build the U.S. payment system of the future.
  • Dave Sapenaro, First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer & Payments Strategy Director, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

OCC Payments Perspective
  • Kathy Oldenborg, Director of Payments System Policy, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
10:00 am 10:45 am

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, Accenture 
10:45 am 11:15 am Break
11:15 am 11:45 am Payments Innovation: A Secure and Seamless Experience
Consumers have never before had more ways to pay or be paid – but that can lead to a fragmented experience.  Learn how to ensure payments, from in-store to on-the-go to connected devices, are seamless and secure experiences that consumers and merchants want.
  • Doug Leighton, Head of Community Accounts, VISA
Sponsored by VISA
11:45 am 12:30 pm Cryptocurrency, Transactions and Payments
Digital currency in disrupting the payments game.  Learn about buying, selling, mining and investing in cryptocurrency (especially bitcoin); how the block chain operates; digital payments and micro-corporate economies, and what to expect in the future.
  • John Oxford, CFMP, Director of Corporate Communication & External Affairs, Renasant Bank
12:30 pm 1:30 pm Millennials & 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, Futurologist
1:30 pm 1:40 pm Break
1:40 pm 2:20 pm CEO Perspectives on the Payments Industry
Industry leaders discuss the most important recent developments in payments and how banks should assess their potential consequences.  Hear how innovations in data security, digital onboarding, data analytics, faster payments and other technologies are shifting the world of payments.
  • David Nelms, CEO, Discover
  • Frank Bisignano, CEO, First Data​
  • Rob Nichols, President​ & CEO, American Bankers Association
2:20 pm  2:50 pm Dessert Break with Sponsors
2:50 pm 3:45 pm Data Security: Keeping Information Safe in Changing Times
Online threats to the payments ecosystem come from individuals, nations and organized crime – and financial data is a target regardless of where is housed.  Learn from two leading industry experts how to identify and mitigate risk to your bank and your customer data that can originate from any direction.
  • Reid Sawyer, Senior Vice President, Credit, Political and Security Risk, JLT Specialty Limited
  • Mary Ann Miller, Senior Director, Fraud Executive Advisor and Industry Relations, NICE Actimize
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm Faster Payments 2020: How Do You Get to Ubiquity?
As the industry strives to put faster payments within reach of every consumer and commercial customer in the US, there are many paths to this destination – P2P, Real Time Payments, Zelle, Same Day ACH, card networks and more.  Which is the right path for your bank?​
  • Moderator: James A. Reuter, President & CEO, FirstBank Holding Company
  • Panelists:
    • Ryan Riveland, ​Director, Market Solutions, Payments, Early Warning
    • Jane Larimer, COO & General Counsel, NACHA - The Electronic Payments Association
    • Sean Rodriguez, Executive 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
5:00 pm 5:30 pm Innovative ATMs  The Path to Next-Gen
Seeking to improve customer experience, increase interoperability and leave the unending cycle of O/S migrations behind, the Consortium for Next Generation ATMs has created a new app-based model for ATM architecture that will rely heavily on use of the customer's own mobile devices. This session will provide some background to the initiative and review progress to-date on its Ten-Step Plan for Next-Gen ATMs. 
  • Speaker: David N. Tente, Executive Director, USA & Americas, ATMIA (The ATM Industry Association)
5:30 pm 6:00 pm Welcome Reception
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Friday, June 1, 2018
7:30 am 12:00 pm Registration Open
7:30 am – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast 
8:00 am – 8:30 am Faster and Smarter Payments
As payments become more sophisticated, so do consumer expectations for a secure and simple transaction. Fiserv will discuss first-hand how they developed faster person-to-person, bill pay and disbursements—helping you prepare to build a payments strategy for your own institution that both differentiates and brings in new relationships.
  • Speaker: Devin McGranahan, Senior Group President of Billing and Payments
    Fiserv, Inc. 
Sponsored by Fiserv
8:30 am – 9:30 am Thinking Outside the Bank
Our panelists will discuss how banks develop new products and deliver existing products in fresh ways to leverage new technology. Can you develop this in-house or should you go outside to Fintech providers? How do you make the decision whether to partner, invest or just have a vendor relationship?
  • Moderator: Peter Cook, Chief Communications Officer, American Bankers Association
  • Panelists:
    • Carolyn Criscitiello, Head of Digital Payments, HSBC Bank
    • Dominic Venturo, ​Executive Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer, U.S. Bank

9:30 am 10:15 am Open Banking from Europe to the US: What is Your Plan?
In Europe, Payment Services Directive Two (PSD2) requires banks to allow account access to non-banks that have been authorized by the customer.  Non-banks use that access to provide financial advice and facilitate payments.  Learn what is happening in Europe and what may happen in the US.
  • Moderator: Rob Morgan, Vice President, Emerging Technologies, American Bankers Association
  • Speakers:
    • Gijs Boudewijn, ​Deputy General Manager, Dutch Payments Association and Chair of the European Banking Federation Payments Committee
    • Patrick Pinschmidt, Partner, Middlegame Ventures
    • Ben Soccorsy, Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Virtual Channels, Wells Fargo
10:15 am 10:30 am Refreshment Break with Sponsors
10:30 am 11:15 am Regulatory Outlook
As payments change, regulations must follow. Join two federal regulators to discuss how government oversight may change and how much will stay the same as payments evolve, and 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. Benardo, Chief, Cyber Fraud and Financial Crimes Section, Division of Risk Management Supervision, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
11:15 am 12:00 pm Closing Speaker - Forward to Payments 2028
  • Speaker: Jo Ann Barefoot, CEO, Barefoot Innovation Group and Cofounder, Hummingbird RegTech
12:00 pm Closing Remarks and Forum Adjourns​
James A. Reuter, President & CEO, FirstBank Holding Company

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