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ABA Payments Forum

May 21 - 22, 2019 • The Watergate Hotel • Washington, DC

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
9:00 am – 9:30 am Faster Payments and the Role of the Federal Reserve
Hear directly from the Fed on the U.S. state of payments and the road ahead. 
9:30 am 10:00 am

A Global View of Faster Payments
Payments has been evolving at a rapid pace for the past decade, and trends from around the globe are showing that the pace will continue to accelerate for some time.  This session will cover the latest emerging trends in payments around the globe – including consumer and commercial customer preferences, technology and regulatory drivers of change, new market entrants continuing to disrupt the value chain, partnerships on the horizon, and the evolution of payments modernization and real time payments.
  • Cyrus Bhathawalla, Managing Director – Advisory, KPMG, LLP
10:00 am  10:45 am Faster Payments in the U.S. Banking System
  • Compare/contrast solutions currently out there
  • ​​Understand what the Fed's actions may mean for your bank
  • Gain insights from community, regional, and national banks to help fine-tune your payments strategy
10:45 am 11:15 am Break
11:15 am 12:15 pm Examine Your Core Relationship
  • Discover opportunities to collaborate with your core to develop payments strategies
  • Understand the implications of working outside of your core provider
  • Gain insights into creating a realistic project timeline
12:15 pm 1:15 pm Lunch and Presentation: Emerging Trends – Voice-activated Banking 
  • Understand how non-bank entities view payments
  • Identify the implications for banking
  • Discover opportunities to develop a voice-activated payments solution 
1:15 pm 1:45 pm Break
1:45 pm 2:45 pm Getting to “Faster Payments” Faster
  • Gain insights into two new payment systems
  • Understand how these products benefit consumers and their banks
  • Learn ways to make the onboarding process faster and easier
James Reuter, President and CEO, Firstbank Colorado

Eric Foust, Senior Director, Product Management, Early Warning Services/Zelle
Tim Mills, Vice President, RTP Business Development, The Clearing House
​2:45 pm  3:15 pm Dessert Break with Corporate Partners
3:15 pm 3:45 pm Have We Got Contact? What’s Next in Tap-to-Pay?
Contactless payments—including contactless cards—are popular around the world but have seen slow to catch on in the US. What has constrained the adoption in the US and is that about to change? More and more merchants have contactless terminals and one large issuer has planted the flag in the ground and pledged to go contactless. Are we about to see contactless take hold in the US? We will explore the latest trends, risks, and expectations with leading experts of payments and help you understand what’s next in the rapidly changing world of payments.

Ed Gross, Director, Payments & Operations, American Bankers Association

Doug Leighton, Head, Community Accounts, Visa Inc
Mark Schulze, Co-founder, First Data
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm  Fighting Faster Payments Fraud with Machine Learning
Fraud follows speed. Faster payments leave no time for manual review of transactions and no room for high false positives. Learn how machine learning based fraud detection can mitigate fraud in real-time with low false positives, ensure positive customer experiences, and transform fraud.
​4:45 pm - 5:30 pm
Servicing the Corporates
  • Gain insights into customer expectations of their banks 
  • What are the challenges and reactions to real time payments
  • Understand how their views on faster payments can inform your strategic process

Cyrus Bhathawalla, Managing Director – Advisory, KPMG, LLP

5:30 pm 6:00 pm Networking Reception
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Wednesday, May 22, 2019
7:30 am 12:00 pm Registration
8:30 am – 9:00 am Inside the Beltway Perspective
  • Insights from “The Hill” on payments legislation
  • Congressional perspectives on the on the payments ecosystem
  • Learn the effects of a divided Congress on banking
9:00 am – 10:00 am Considerations for Developing Your Payments Strategy 
  • Understand the implications real time payments will have on legacy channels
  • Looking forward, identify considerations impacting the banks business development efforts
  • Learn best practices to justify your strategy and receive board buy-in​
  • Gain insights from the collective strategic thinking with your peers
10:00 am 10:15 am Refreshment Break with Corporate Partners
10:15 am 11:00 am C-Suite Perspectives on Payment Strategies
  • Regardless of size, understand the strategic considerations behind developing a sound payments strategy
  • ​​​Identify valuable best practices from C-suite panelists to help shape  ​stategy and decision-making
11:00 am 11:45 am Synthetic ID Fraud
  • Gain insights and practical advice from banks that have experienced synthetic ID fraud
  • Discover solutions are on the horizon
  • Understand the operational concerns of implementing anti-fraud measures

Paul Benda, Senior Vice President, Payments & Cybersecurity, American Bankers Association

11:45 am - 12:00 pm Closing Remarks and Forum Adjourns​

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