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Take a Three-Minute Tour of Payments Summit

The Grand America Hotel was a hub of activity in February of 2014, as over 600 executives came together for the annual Summit. This video walk-through includes the industry perspectives of several leaders in attendance. Find out why Payments Summit is the place to learn about “Payments at a Higher Level.”



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Jason Weinstein

Registered Profession Engineer
Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)

Jason Weinstein is a Registered Profession Engineer with over 20 years of experience in the Transportation industry. He is an accomplished project manager in the area of contract management with specific experience in the area of large scale civil public works projects. In recent years Jason has lead the team for ...
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James Anderson

Group Head & Senior Vice President, Shared Platform Services

James Anderson is group head and senior vice president of Shared Platform Services in the Emerging Payments group at MasterCard. In this role he leads teams that are responsible for developing digitization, tokenization, cardholder identification and verification, mobile money, personal payment and wallet ...
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Beth Costa

Chief Strategy Officer
Merchant Customer Exchange

Beth Costa, a payments-industry veteran, has worked with Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) since its earliest days in June 2011, where she began as a consultant to the initiative. In her work with MCX, Beth worked with merchants, technology partners, marketing partners, and internal management to develop product ...
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Karen Czack

VP, Global Chip Products
American Express

Karen Czack is Vice President of Global Chip Products within the Global Network Business at American Express. She leads a team of network professionals, who are dedicated to shaping and enabling the next generation of payment capabilities, such as contact chip, contactless and other innovative payment solutions ...
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John Drechny

Senior Director of Payment Services
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

John has worked for Walmart since 1998 holding various positions in Marketing, Financial Services and Treasury.  In his current role he is responsible for Network/Acquirer relationships as well as Core processing of electronic transactions at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. John is the Chairmen of the EMV Migration Forum ...
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Allen Friedman

Director of Payment Solutions

Allen Friedman is Director of Payment Solutions at Ingenico, North America where he is responsible for Ingenico’s EMV implementation strategy in the United States. Allen has been a member and active participant in the EMV Migration Forum since its founding, and he continues to serve on several committees and ...
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Dr. Art Harper

Director, Card Payment Solutions

Dr. Arthur (Art) Harper is the Director of Card Payment Solutions at PSCU. PSCU is a Credit Union Service Organization that provides credit, debit, prepaid, and ATM solutions to their 500+ member owners. He has been leading the EMV initiative at PSCU. He reached over 1,700 people thru internal and external ...
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Jack Jania

SVP Strategic Alliances

Jack Jania is the SVP Strategic Alliances for the financial services group of Gemalto North America. He consults with and advises the financial industry on the best business strategies to employ mobile, smart card payments and data security solutions. In addition to supporting Gemalto’s business and security ...
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Kimberly A. Lawrence

Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Initiatives

Kimberly Lawrence is the senior vice president of Global Corporate Initiatives for Visa, Inc., responsible for the strategic direction, development and deployment of critical business initiatives, including the U.S. transition to EMV chip technology. In this role, Lawrence oversees a team responsible for ...
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Lee E. Manfred

First Annapolis

Lee Manfred manages the deposit access and payment strategy practice as a Partner with First Annapolis Consulting, Inc.  In this capacity Lee advises leading financial institutions, payment networks, processors, retailers, and technology providers on strategic initiatives related to deposit access products and ...
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Neil McEvoy

Consult Hyperion

Neil McEvoy is a founder and the CEO of Consult Hyperion, the UK and US based secure transactions consultancy. Neil has designed and developed secure systems based on technologies such as cryptography, secure tokens and biometrics in wholesale finance, retail payments, mass transit, internet and mobile commerce ...
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Steve Mott


Steve has worked in and consulted to the electronic payments and security business for more than two-and-a-half decades, including stints running a financial services software provider (automating correspondent banking service payments, including banking network monitoring applications for government agencies, as ...
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Leon Majors

Senior Vice President
Phoenix Marketing

Mr. Majors is the founder of the Payments Systems research practice at Phoenix Marketing, and has more than thirty years of experience consulting on payments and banking technology issues including managing an annual ATM industry tracking study since 1980 and a Consumer Payments Preferences study which has run for ...
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Susan Pandy, PhD

Director, Payment Strategies
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Susan M. Pandy is a seasoned payments professional with over 12 years of experience in the industry. As the Director, Payment Strategies at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, she leads and directs departmental projects and external workgroups to provide the payments industry, regulatory community, and Federal ...
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Ellie Smith

Head of Discover Chip Center of Excellence
Discover Financial

Ellie Smith, a 15 year payments industry veteran, is the Head of the Chip Center of Excellence for Discover Financial Services. In this capacity, Ellie is responsible for leading the contact and contactless EMV programs across Discover, Diners Club and PULSE networks. She manages EMV product strategy, leads policy ...
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Randy Vanderhoof

Executive Director
Smart Card Alliance

Randy Vanderhoof is the Executive Director of the Smart Card Alliance. The Smart Card Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association of over 200 member firms working to accelerate the widespread acceptance of smart card technology in North America and Latin America. He came to the Alliance in January, ...
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