Attend the premier payments event of the year
The Payments Summit is the premier industry event covering all things payments, including FinTech, EMV chip technology, mobile wallets, NFC, contactless, open transit systems and more. Attend the 10th annual Summit and get the latest on all of these exciting technologies and the many business opportunities they can unlock.
2017 will mark the second time that the Smart Card Alliance and the International Card Manufacturing Association (ICMA) are co-locating events, giving attendees a broader perspective from the core manufacturing and personalization of a card, to the rapid evolution in secure payments.
Watch this 3-minute video to see why industry executives view the Payments Summit as a “can’t-miss” event.
EMV and Mobile Lead the Next Wave of Payments Solutions
Innovative payments solutions are giving consumers more payment choices than ever, from secure EMV contact and contactless chip payments to new mobile wallets like Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Android Pay and more. And mobile innovation goes beyond paying – mPOS has become the go-to technology for retailers looking to accept all of these new ways to pay. The Payments Summit is the only place to collaborate with colleagues on how to seize the opportunity to create a more secure, convenient and faster payments world with EMV, mobile and other innovative payments solutions.
Transit Payments Keep Getting Smarter
Nationwide, transit agencies big and small are using mobile technology and payments innovation to make mass transit and parking a lot more efficient and convenient. At the Payments Summit, get all of the newest developments in open, interoperable contactless card and mobile fare collection systems, mobile ticketing initiatives, and the steps federal and state regulators are taking to influence multimodal payments convergence to create a more seamless travel experience for all.
The New Breakout Industry: FinTech
Financial technology – also known as FinTech – has become the darling of the investment community, generating more than $12 billion in investments in 2014. By disrupting traditional banking relationships and processing models and introducing new payment delivery technologies, FinTech is reinventing financial services as we know it, and creating new opportunities for startups and established industry leaders alike. Learn all about FinTech at the Payments Summit – and see it in action in the exhibit hall.
The Venue – Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®
Dive in and discover a stunning Orlando, Florida resort hotel, boasting a prime location near some of Orlando’s most famed theme parks. Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld® combines the enchantment of America’s favorite playground with imaginative style in a sophisticated setting. With a breathtaking 10-story sun-bathed lobby, modern, residential suites and luxurious guest rooms—among the largest in the Orlando area—and 205,000 square feet of combined indoor and outdoor meeting space, a truly distinctive, contemporary meeting experience awaits.
Please note the following warning below.
** SCA Attendees and Exhibitors:**
Beware of solicitations from unauthorized hotels and housing agencies. Attendees and exhibitors may be subjected to inappropriate solicitation identifying themselves from hotels or third-party housing agencies not affiliated with the Smart Card Alliance or the 2017 Payments Summit.
Specifically, they will offer to make hotel reservations within the Payments Summit room block on your behalf, and some will also mis-represent that they are calling from the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld® resort. Smart Card Alliance is not utilizing the services of any housing service for the 2017 Payments Summit.
Reservations for the Payments Summit should be made directly with the hotel, either by phone or via our web reservation system. When calling the hotel, identify yourself as an attendee of the Smart Card Alliance Payments Summit to receive the discounted rate. If you provide your credit card information to any of these unauthorized vendors, your card may be charged but you may not have a reservation when you arrive at the hotel.
Sponsoring & Exhibiting
This highly-focused event provides unique promotional opportunities for companies in the payments industries to showcase their products and services. Showcase your company, IT solutions and integration services to a receptive audience of decision-makers.
Official hashtag: #PaymentsSummit
Monday, March 27
|8:30 – 4:30||US Payments Forum – 2 Day All Member Meeting
March 27th – 28th
(separate event, not part of Payment Summit & ICMA Expo)
|Smart Card Alliance CSCIP/Payment Certification Training Course
(separate registration required, not included in 3-day conference registration)
|1:00 – 5:00||Exhibits Set-Up|
|5:00 – 6:30||Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall|
Tuesday, March 28
|2017 Smart Card Alliance Payment Summit Plenary Session
(The second day of the U.S. Payments Forum 2-Day All Member Meeting ends at 3pm on Tuesday)
|7:30 – 8:30||Breakfast in Exhibit Hall|
|8:30 – 9:00||Chairman’s Welcome Address – Randy Vanderhoof, Smart Card Alliance|
|9:00 – 10:30||Keynote Speaker Sessions:
|10:30 – 11:00||Break/Exhibits|
|11:00 – 12:15||Keynote Roundtable Session: Smart Cities and Multimodal Transit Payments Convergence
A roundtable panel of transportation payments and smart cities experts discuss the convergence of multimodal transit payments in metropolitan cities looking at the business drivers and technology trends of today and in the smart cities of the future
Panelists: Mike Dinning, Department of Transportation-Volpe Center; Fred Wedley, CH2M & Transit CIO Consortium; Willy Dommen, Accenture; Speaker TBA, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
|12:15 – 1:45||Lunch in Exhibit Hall|
|1:45 – 3:15||Keynote Speaker Sessions:
|3:15 – 4:00||Break in Exhibit Hall|
|4:00 – 4:30||Keynote Speaker Sessions:
|4:30 – 5:30||U.S. Payments Forum Roundtable: EMV and the Future of Payments
A roundtable panel of payments industry stakeholders from the U.S. Payments Forum discuss technical, business, and regulatory issues that the EMV Migration Forum addressed starting in 2012 and how those efforts are shaping to future direction of the U.S. Payments Forum 5 years later.
Panelists: Karen Czack, Amex (brand/Issuer); Steven Cole, Vantiv (acquirer); Jack Jania, Gemalto (card services); Barry Hanen, Walgreens (merchant); Allen Friedman, Ingenico (Terminals)
Wednesday, March 29
|8:00 – 8:45||Registration – Coffee and pastries|
|Payment Solutions Track||Payments Technology Track||Transportation Payments Track|
|8:45 – 10:15||Track Chair Address
EMV Adoption and Implementation:
|Track Chair Address
|Track Chair Address
Transit Roundtable Panel: Business Drivers for Advanced Transit Payments
Transit payments leaders representing the Transit Roundtable, a group including some of the largest transit operators in the U.S., discuss EMV, mobile ticketing, and optimizing transit fare payments speed, convenience and security
Moderator: Mike DeVitto, Waltz
Panelists: Joshua Martiesian, New York City MTA; David Block Schachter, Boston MTBA, Jason Weinstein, Los Angeles MTC; Michael Gwinn, Chicago CTA
|10:15 – 10:45||Break in Exhibit Hall|
|10:45 – 12:00||Mobile and Contactless Payments:
||IOT Payments and Wearable Technology
|Technologies for Mobile/Contactless Transit Payments
|12:00 – 1:30||Lunch in Exhibit Hall|
|1:30 – 2:45||Managing Omnichannel Payments and CNP Fraud:
||Testing and Certification:
|Smart Cities and Multi-modal Transit Payments
|2:45 – 3:30||Break in Exhibit Hall / Exhibit Hall Closes at 4:00|
|3:30 – 4:30||Mobile Pays, IOT and Wearables:
||EMV and CNP Fraud Mitigation
||Transit Payments Use Cases
Reports of Transit agencies from across the U.S. present their fare technology solutions.
|4:30 – 5:30||Growth in New World Emerging Payments and Beyond
A joint presentation by Glenbrook Partners and CPI Card Group on research they have done on the dynamics of the U.S. EMV and mobile payments market
Speakers: Troy Bernard, CPI Card Group; Beth Horowitz and George Peabody, Glenbrook Partners
|Standards in Securing Multi-channel Payments
||Transit Payments Roundtable Panel: Removing Cash from Transit Systems
A panel of cash replacement services providers discuss the methods by which cash can be minimized in transit systems while also delivering valuable information services to riders. Methods from gift cards, mobile applications, and mobile wallets will be presented.
Moderator: Peter Quadagno, Quadagno & Associates
Panelists: David Leininger, Dallas DART; Eric Reese, Scheidt & Bachmann; Francois Baylot, Thales; Craig Roberts, Incomm; Matthew Kopel, Waltz
|5:15||Day 2 Adjourns|
Thursday, March 30
|8:00 – 8:45||Registration – Coffee and pastries|
|Future of Payments Track||New Technology Spotlight Track|
|8:45 – 10:15||Track Chair Address
Future of Digital Payments:
|Track Chair Address
New Technology Spotlight Track (Jointly hosted by SCA and ICMA)
Highlighting brief marketing presentations by fintech start-ups and card technology innovators. Grouped by topic, three 10 minute presentations, plus a 10 minute panel Q&A
8:45 – 9:30 FinTech (SCA) – Millennials technology
Selected technologies and presenters to be announced soon
9:30 – 10:15 Card Technology (ICMA)
Selected technologies and presenters to be announced soon
|10:15 – 10:45||Break|
|10:45 – 12:00||Future of Mobile Wallets
||10:45 – 11: 15 FinTech (SCA) – Powered Cards
Selected technologies and presenters to be announced soon
11:15 – 12:00 Card Technology (ICMA)
Selected technologies and presenters to be announced soon
|12:00 – 1:00||Lunch|
|1:00 – 2:00||Future of Fast Secure Payments:
||1:00 – 1:45 FinTech (SCA) – IOT Wearables
Selected technologies and presenters to be announced soon
1:45 – 2:30 FinTech (SCA) – MPOS, Mobile, Digital Technology
Selected technologies and presenters to be announced soon
2:30 – 3:00 New Technology Spotlight “Best of Show” Announced
|2:00 – 3:00||Closing Roundtable Discussion – The Future of the Consumer Payment Experience
With disruptive technologies in social commerce, mobile tap & pay and in-app payments, payment on file online retail changing the customer commerce check-out experience, what is the future of the consumer payment experience?
Moderator: Randy Vanderhoof, Smart Card Alliance
Panelists: Oliver Manahan, Infineon Technologies; Simon Laker, Consult Hyperion; Add’l speakers to be named
Vice President, Field Marketing, Oberthur Technologies
At Oberthur Technologies, Philip Andreae, Vice President, Field Marketing, Payment, North America, provides clients an in-depth understanding of EMV and what it takes to introduce EMV in the U.S. He supports all of Oberthur Technologies’ EMV business development efforts and compliments and further expands and defines the company’s EMV offer in order to meet new requirements merging in the U.S. Philip is also the Secretary of the Board of the FIDO Alliance. Over the last 20+ years, Philip has been actively involved in the payment industry and the evolution of EMV. While at Europay International, he was the executive responsible for driving the creation of the consortium that developed the EMV specification. At Visa Canada, Philip was a primary catalyst in the country’s migration to EMV. He helped define American Express’ global acquiring and issuing of EMV contact, contactless, and mobile strategies and provided management consulting and subject matter expertise in the fields of EMV, mobile, and card payments at Accenture. Philip successfully operated as a strategic consultant in both Europe and North America and worked with clients such as AT&T, Canadian Tire, Lowe’s, Verifone, and IBM.
Partner, PayGility Advisors
Deborah Baxley is an international mobile/cards payment consultant, recognized expert in the industry, creator of growth strategies for new and existing markets with more than 20 years’ experience consulting to cards and payment companies. She specializes in retail financial services, mobile payments, credit cards, technology strategy and business model development. Through her work in fifteen countries, she has advised issuers, acquirers, networks and processors on product direction and competitive positioning, delivering millions of dollars in new revenue or operating cost savings. As board member of Smart Card Alliance, member US Federal Reserve Faster Payments Taskforce, co-founder of NYPAY and through frequent keynote speaking and writing, she is recognized for insights on the future of retail payments. Some of her most recent articles include “Blockchain’s Disruption of Banking Has Already Begun,” in PaymentSource, and “Apple Pay, a catalyst for the contactless industry” in TechRadar. She is a featured expert on PR Marketplace.
Product Manager, Thales
Francois BAYLOT is heading fare collection strategy & product policy of Thales. Francois has taken an active leadership role within Thales to make Thales’ TransCity solution one of the most complete and state-of-the-art available in the market. Francois was previously in charge of fare collection Innovation within Thales. During more than 10 years, Francois directed projects, in particular for the nationwide fare collection of the Netherlands, one of the largest interoperable solutions worldwide. Francois was also involved in various ticketing projects, such as in Denmark, Dubai, Auckland or South Africa. Before joining Thales, Francois worked in various positions for Bull, Motorola and Oberthur Technologies.
Marcelo Bellini Garcia
Vice President Sales LATAM, Safran Identity & Security
Marcelo Bellini Garcia started his career in 1993 in Computer Design Systems, he joined Morpho in 1998 as sales manager. In 2001 he was appointed Sales and Marketing Director and later VP Sales Payment in South America. In 2011 Marcelo was relocated to Colombia and worked as Managing Director of Morpho Cards de Colombia. In 2014 Marcelo was relocated to the USA and worked for Morpho NA as Managing Director and VP Sales Payment. Since July 2015 Marcelo has been appointed Managing Director of Morpho do Brasil SA and VP Sales Latam Region. Marcelo Bellini was a founder member and the first Chairman of Smart Card Alliance in 2008-2009.
Director, Strategic Marketing and Products, CPI Card Group
With nearly 20 years of payments experience, Troy Bernard leads marketing and product development at CPI Card Group, which includes EMV, mobile payments, and instant card issuance. Prior to joining CPI in 2015, Bernard served as Director of Digital Payments for Discover Financial Services, where he managed the commercialization efforts of the Discover Digital Exchange, a digital mobile payments tokenization and provisioning engine that powers Discover’s participation in Apple Pay and other third-party wallets. From 2010 to 2014, Bernard was director of Discover’s Chip Center of Excellence, responsible for the global EMV and NFC payment product strategy, deployment, and technology across the Discover and Diners Club payment networks.
Troy has been a member of the Smart Card Alliance for over 10 years and served as a Board member during his time at Discover. During this time, he and his team contributed to a large number of work products and recruited new SCA members. In addition to serving on the SCA Board, Troy led Discover’s efforts to become the 1/6th shareowner of EMVCo®, and subsequently was appointed as their representative on the EMVCo Board of Managers and Executive Committee.
Senior Manager, Discover
David is currently Senior Manager in the Discover Chip Centre of Excellence and leads Discover’s product management team, which develops and manages contact and contactless EMV products for Discover and its global partners. During a career in the chip card industry spanning more than 20 years he has worked for payment schemes and technology vendors in technical and product management roles. David holds a BSc in physics from King’s College, London.
Chief Technology Officer, Boston MBTA
As Chief Technology Officer at the MBTA, David Block-Schachter works on projects that make the T easier to use. Among others, these include fare systems that speed up buses and allow you to pay with your phone, real time information that reduces wait times and stress, a responsive and accessible website, and the open data and APIs that support all this. David was formerly the Chief Scientist and CTO at Bridj. He has lots of degrees, including a Ph.D from MIT. He doesn’t drive, which probably explains a lot.
Ernst Bovelander is Chief Business Officer at Brightsight, the Netherlands. Brightsight is the number one security lab in the world. Ernst is working in the information security business for close to 30 years. He has gained his experience is projects with clients from a variety of domains, including banking, defence, automotive, medical and governments.
Program Manager, Global Wearable Lead, Giesecke & Devrient America, Inc.
Kenneth Boyle brings to Giesecke & Devrient decades of domestic and international program and product management experience in both public and private sectors. Currently, Kenneth is a leader on G&D’s global wearable team providing guidance and structure throughout the customer lifecycle. In the past year, Kenneth managed the successful commercial launch of a Global Wearable Enablement Platform to address payment as its first vertical and to shape the roadmap for verticals such as transit, physical and logical access, and event ticketing. G&D has established active industry partnerships to bring the latest in payment technologies to the market with the highest levels of security to protect consumers and issuers.
Vice President, Marketing, Multos International
Graeme is the Vice President of Marketing and Head of Products at Multos International. He has worked in the smartcard industry for 20 years, ranging from product management to business development and sales management covering EMV, identity and the emerging IoT markets. Graeme spent 4 years based in the US to expand the America’s region business for the company, working on government programs and the initial EMV migration projects in the territory. He is now based in Sydney leading the product management and marketing programs, and supporting the organization’s growing regional sales and technical services network.
Key Account / Digital Issuance Manager, Oberthur Technologies
Andy has over 26 years of experience in sales, print production, supplier management, card manufacturing and personalization. As a manager in Marketing Operations at JP Morgan Chase, he was responsible for teams that managed over 70M plastics in annual issuance. His role as Key Account manager at Oberthur Technologies positioned him to manage client EMV migrations both domestically and internationally. More recently, Andy has leveraged his banking operations experience and customer focused perspective to effectively partner with clients to develop both physical in-branch and digital card issuance models in support of issuer’s and cardholder’s desire to transact immediately.
Lead Author, British Standard, Digital Identification & Authentication, MIDAS
Edgar, Dunn & Company
Sr. Product Manager, EMV, Vantiv
Steve Cole is a Senior Product Manager for EMV at Vantiv. In this role, he is responsible for product development of the EMV program for Vantiv’s merchant customers and assisting merchants and Vantiv’s software partners with navigating the EMV certification process. Steve has been with Vantiv since 2005 and has held various positions in project and product management with a focus on the merchant acquiring line of business. Prior to joining Vantiv, Steve worked as a consultant with Arthur Andersen and BearingPoint for over 8 years.
Vice President, Industry Engagement & Regulation, Global Network Business, American Express
Karen Czack is Vice President of Industry Engagement and Regulation within the Global Network Business at American Express. The Global Network Business is responsible for running the company’s core transaction processing platform, defining the rules and regulations for how members of the American Express Global Network operate with each other, and managing network products that deliver value to constituents. Karen leads a team of network professionals who work with industry partners to create and maintain payment standards with the primary goal of increasing payment security, facilitating global interoperability, and ensuring compatibility of payment produces with acceptance devices. Karen is on the steering committee of the U.S. Payments Forum, serves on the Executive Committee of EMVCo, and is a member of the Federal Reserve Faster Payment Task Force.
Senior Technology Consultant, Giesecke & Devrient America, Inc.
After working for the IT security group of the Fraunhofer Institute in Darmstadt and receiving his PhD in computer science in the area of biometrics, Henning Daum joined Giesecke & Devrient in Munich. Since 2013, he has focused on automotive security. Most recently, he headed the Embedded Security business unit focusing on specifications, reviews, technical analysis and penetration testing of in-vehicle networks and ECUs. Henning currently works out at G&D U.S. headquarters in the Enterprise OEM division bringing his expertise and experience around connected cars to support the local team and markets. G&D established the first secure eSIM connectivity for cars in 2012 and currently works with the top 20 automakers around the world.
VP Business Development, North America West Region, Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc.
David is Vice President of Business Development at Cubic Transportation Systems, David plays in active role in guiding Cubic’s long term business growth with a particular focus on electronic fare systems, mobile payments, mobile ticketing, account based open payments, open loop prepaid programs, mobile, and digital content publishing in the transportation environment. Over the course of 20 years, David has held a range of management positions at Cubic having at various times, led marketing, proposal development, research and development, and strategic planning. David holds a degree in Economics from the University of California, San Diego and an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School.
Chief Strategy Officer, Waltz, Inc.
Michael oversees strategic partnerships and commercialization of the Waltz mobile technology platform in the transit industry globally. Michael’s 30 years’ of work experience in public transport was focused on fare payment and customer engagement. Michael recently retired from the NY MTA and while there was the executive in charge of efforts to launch next generation fare systems, including a new system to replace NYC’s MetroCard. Michael was a key member of the MTA team that developed the “Open Payments” pilots at NYC Transit, the first to accept bank-issued contactless cards for fare payment directly at transit points of entry. Michael is active in payments industry forums and has spoken frequently about the transformative opportunities of open fare payment systems.
VP Products & Business Development, Nok Nok Labs
Rajiv Dholakia is responsible for the development and strategy of the company’s products and solutions. His global operating experience in private and public companies spans security, ecommerce, operating systems, and artificial intelligence technologies. Prior to Nok Nok Labs, Mr. Dholakia was VP & General Manager at Symantec, responsible for the operations of PGP TrustCenter, a Cloud-based platform for Identity, Encryption & Trust Services. Prior to Symantec, Mr. Dholakia was VP Strategy & Corporate Development at PGP Corporation where he was responsible for new product initiatives and M&A activity. He has held senior leadership positions in business, technology and product development at ValiCert, Taligent, Sun Microsystems and IntelliCorp. Mr. Dholakia is an advisor to startups and incubators in Silicon Valley, Europe and Asia. He has been a frequent speaker at industry events and consults as an expert for policy and legislative initiatives at the state and federal level. He is passionate about science education, robotics, and the maker movement in the local school district where he is both an organizer and volunteer. Mr. Dholakia holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Chemical Engineering from The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India.
Director, Payment Strategy, Thales e-Security
Jose Diaz has worked with the Thales group for over 35 years and is currently responsible for payment product strategy at Thales e-Security. He works with payment application providers in developing solutions and roadmaps for securing the payments ecosystem. During his tenure at Thales, Jose has worked in Product Development, Systems Design, Sales in Latin America and the Caribbean, and Business Development.
Director, Multimodal Programs & Partnerships, US DOT/Volpe Center
Michael Dinning is Director of Multimodal Programs and Partnerships at the Volpe Center, the national research center of the U.S. DOT. Mike leads activities in cross-cutting areas, such as mobility and payment systems, cyber security and resilience and transportation data analytics. He is past co-chair of the Transportation Council of the Smart Card Alliance, and is currently leading efforts to explore opportunities for multimodal payments convergence. Mike is co-author of the books, Smart Cards: Seizing Strategic Business Opportunities and Disrupting Mobility.
Regional Transportation Lead, North America, Accenture, SCA Board of Directors
Willy Dommen is an executive in Accenture’s infrastructure and transportation business. He has been leading the development of mobile and smart card projects worldwide for the last 20 years. He was a key contributor on smart card, RFID and mobile payment assignments around the world, for both government and private industry including Australia, Singapore, London, New York, Washington DC, and Los Angeles, all of which started from the work he completed for Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s Clipper (formerly TransLink®) program in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mr. Dommen served as the hands-on advisor for the BART-Sprint mobile payment trial. He was also a leader for the Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 12 initiative for several federal government agencies. In addition, Mr. Dommen’s client and project lists include development of national health care card programs in Italy and Australia, leading edge technology evaluation and strategy development for financial services companies, RFID strategy development for global manufacturers of electronic systems. He continues to serve clients with resolving strategic and technical issues related to contactless smart card and mobile payments technology. Mr. Dommen authors articles and presents internationally on strategic issues with regard to smart card and mobile payment systems.
Business Intelligence Manager, The Strawhecker Group
Jared has lived and breathed consumer spending and the payments industry his entire career (13 years to be exact). He plays centerfield for TSG (the A team when it comes to payments consulting) catching fly balls and line drives in the form of media and client requests and has been quoted in the NY Times, USA Today, and even discussed payments with The White House. Jared can handle difficult client questions on consumer spending, mobile payments, EMV, and industry trends. Because of this, his colleagues refer to him as “The Face of Payments.” Jared does have other tools on his tool belt such as his ability to craft appealing industry research, his impeccable support for almost any consulting engagement and his unique ability to look at data and understand what it means and who finds it valuable.
Prior to joining TSG, Jared held market intelligence and product management positions during his ten years at First Data. While at First Data, Jared supported major strategic initiatives such as partnership exploration, international enter and exit strategies, developed and launched First Data’s first international market intelligence team and managed First Data’s SpendTrend product. Jared completed his undergrad degree at the University of Nebraska – Omaha with a major in Journalism. Jared was born in Kansas but has lived in Nebraska almost his entire life. Jared is married to his high-school sweetheart, has a daughter and shares his family with a black cat and Doberman. On the side, Jared is a “Vette” aficionado and enjoys his need for speed.
VP Global Sales & Partnerships, NID Security
Francine is VP Global Sales & Partnerships at NID Security, the leader in Display Card technology recently acquired by Oberthur Technologies. She was previously VP of Marketing Global Solutions for Hypercom prior to its acquisition by VeriFone. In 2007, she became President & CEO of iDcentrix, a start-up specialized in ID card technology. She acquired her initial expertise in the payments industry at Oberthur where she started 1998 and left as VP of Marketing, Financial Cards & Services. She has more than 25 years of marketing, management, and business development in the card and software industries.
AVP, Payments Innovation Technology Solutions, TD Bank Group
Milos has over 25 years of experience in senior business and technology management roles having developed and marketed innovative, commercially successful and award winning payments solutions based on mobile and chip card technologies. Milos holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering with major in Computer Science from the University of Belgrade. Opinions are his own, not of his employers.
Associate Director, KPMG
Ben is an Associate Director in KPMG’s Transport Advisory Practice and helps lead a team providing consultancy services to our clients with respect to integrated and intelligent transport including smart ticketing/fare payment systems, Command & Control solutions (including signalling, network management and operational support systems), asset management information systems, and program management & controls systems (including Building Information Management, Cost Management and Risk Management solutions). We advise clients across the technology life-cycle, from development of technology strategy, business cases, funding solutions and operating models through to requirements definition, sourcing, project management and operational assurance.
VP Payment Solutions, Ingenico Group
Allen Friedman is Director of Payment Solutions at Ingenico Group, 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 working groups. Also, he serves on the Smart Cart Alliance Board of Directors and an active contributing member of the Smart Card Alliance Payments Council, and is a Smart Card Alliance Certified Smart Card Industry Professional (CSCIP) for Payments.
Executive Director, GlobalPlatform
As Executive Director of GlobalPlatform, Mr. Gillick is responsible for driving worldwide awareness and adoption of the GlobalPlatform Specifications. Mr. Gillick coordinates and manages the organization’s strategic planning and oversees marketing and business development initiatives.
Prior to GlobalPlatform, Mr. Gillick held various marketing and business development positions at a range of multi-national corporations.
Mr. Gillick has served as GlobalPlatform’s Executive Director since 2006. Prior to this appointment, he was GlobalPlatform’s Marketing Center Chair and has also been a member of the Smart Card Alliance Board of Directors, with a two-year term as Chairman.
Director, Revenue And Fare Systems, Chicago Transit Authority
Business Development Executive, KICTeam
In his position as Business Development Manager for KICTeam, Patrick Harrigan focuses on partnering with the payment industry to develop specific methodologies that improve card and device performance through proper maintenance programs and tools. Patrick’s experience spans several industries including legal publishing, software development, property tax consulting and manufacturing. Patrick is also a rugby referee in the New England area.
Vice President, Conduent
Product Development and Marketing Executive with over 20 years’ experience across the FinTech ecosystem. Recognized authority, speaker and advisor regarding mobile payment solutions, digital wallets, prepaid services, omnichannel commerce and point of sale. Trusted leader and colleague, by employees, peers and partners alike. Responsible at Xerox/Conduent for product vision and go-to-market strategy for nascent Commercial Prepaid sector and associated digital payment capabilities.
Other key accomplishments include:
· At Bank of America, for the retail bank, built and ran competitive intelligence and market development teams for digital payment initiatives, including mobile wallets, remote deposit capture and numerous incubator opportunities.
· At First Data, managed closed loop prepaid implementations, relationship management and product partnerships. Launched first-in-USA contactless payment and grew transit industry with open loop contactless prepaid products. Spearheaded HP, Walmart and Microsoft strategic partnerships from ideation through launch, realizing $20mm in accretive revenue within 2 years.
· At JP Morgan Chase, led marketing for enterprise payment solutions for credit and debit card acquiring, and introduced new proposal management processes increasing production and win rate by 30% year-over-year.
SVP Strategic Alliances, Gemalto
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 objectives, Mr. Jania is committed to consumer education and advocacy through Gemalto’s online resource www.JustAskGemalto.com, which provides answers to consumer questions about how to better enjoy the conveniences of the digital world. Previously, Mr. Jania worked in the mobile communication division, and was involved in the launch of smart cards supporting 3G wireless networks and NFC smart card technology. Mr. Jania has extensive component engineering, high speed microprocessor functional test and computer system level architecture design experience. Additionally he is the elected co-chairman of the Smart Card Alliance payments council.
Chair of the Marketing Working Group, OSPT Alliance
Fabrice Jogand-Coulomb has 20 years’ experience in smart card and value-add services, which feature strong security, contactless or mobile NFC. Fabrice currently serves as Vice President Mobile and Banking Product Line at Arjo Systems. Prior to this he spent three years with DeviceFidelity where he focused on mobile payment solutions. Previous roles include Gemalto where he was primarily involved in contactless opportunities, corporate security including PKI, and both open loop and closed loop payment solutions; and more recently, SanDisk where he was involved in value added microSD solutions including one time password, DRM and NFC payment with mobile operators, banks and mobile handset vendors. Fabrice was appointed as Chair of OSPT Alliance’s Marketing Working Group in 2016.
SVP, Network and Security Solutions Product and Innovation, First Data
Marianne Johnson serves as First Data’s Head of Product and Technology for the Network and Security Solutions (NSS) line of business. Johnson is focused on driving innovation within and across NSS, including the STAR Network, Money Network, Open and Closed Loop prepaid businesses, TeleCheck, online banking, and First Data’s suite of security and fraud solutions.
Head of FI Strategy & Partnerships, Samsung Pay Inc.
Director, Chip Products USA, Visa Inc.
Cindy Kohler is a Senior Director in Visa Inc. U.S. Chip Product Office. In this role, Cindy is responsible for managing acceptance U.S. chip test tool solutions and testing requirements for contact and contactless chip. Over the last few years she worked on initiatives to streamline Visa Inc. U.S. chip terminal testing processes to remove redundancies and inefficiencies reducing client resource time and testing requirements. She identified a recommended minimum set of test scripts for minimum online and Quick Chip configured terminals. Cindy established Visa Chip Bytes, a series of brief webcasts about EMV chip-related topics and also developed and implemented Visa Chip Vendor Enabled Service and Visa U.S Chip Acquirer Self-Accreditation Program. Both U.S. programs simplify acquirers’ contact and contactless chip testing processes, expands resources and allows for more flexibility. She also administers the Visa Accredited EMV Consultant Program which supports U.S. clients with their EMV chip migration.
Principal Consultant, Consult Hyperion
A recognized expert in the design and operation of secure payment services, Simon has over 10 years experience of designing and implementing EMV enabled solutions, including the authoring of technical specifications for the Payment Schemes. Simon has an in-depth knowledge of the implementation of open payments systems in public transport using payment cards having developed the model for Transport for London. His work has subsequently been adopted and deployed globally by the Payment Schemes. Simon is currently helping define similar schemes in a number of cities in South America and the US.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Leininger joined DART in December 2008 and currently oversees all financial and risk management activities for the Agency. He has the additional oversight of the IT, Marketing, and Procurement departments. Prior to joining DART, Leininger served in senior financial capacities with several metroplex cities and spent 25 years in the private sector, during which time he served as a senior executive in several commercial real estate ventures and a partner in an international real estate research firm.
Chairman, Initiative for Open Authentication
Donald Malloy is the Chairman of OATH, The Initiative for Open Authentication and the Director of Business Development for LSExperts, an open source authentication company. OATH is the industry alliance that has opened the authentication market from proprietary systems to an open source standard based architecture promoting ubiquitous strong authentication. OATH has written and driven the standardization of “One Time Passwords” now used by hundreds of companies around the world. Mr. Malloy has more than 20 years’ experience in the Security and Payment industry and is currently a technology consultant assisting companies with the development and promotion of their security business. Don was responsible for developing the online authentication product line while at NagraID Security, now Oberthur and prior to that he was Business Development and Marketing Manager for Secure Smart Card ICs for both NXP (Phillips Semiconductors) and Infineon Technologies. Don originally comes from Boston where he was educated and has a Masters level in Organic Chemistry and M.B.A. in Marketing. He currently resides in Orange County California and is married with 3 daughters, in his spare time he enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and traveling around this beautiful world.
Director, Business Development, Infineon Technologies
Oliver Manahan is Director of Business Development for Infineon Technologies. Prior to his current role, Oliver was the Vice President of Emerging Payments with MasterCard. In this role, Mr. Manahan spent 10 years managing MasterCard’s EMV chip, contactless and transit programs for North America. Before that, Mr. Manahan was with Visa for nearly a decade in the emerging products area. Mr. Manahan started his career in the Information Technology field, with companies such as Mercedes-Benz and Pepsi. Mr. Manahan is Infineon’s representative on the Smart Card Alliance Board, co-chaired the Payments Council and co-chaired the Debit committee for the EMV Migration Forum.
Partner, First Annapolis
Lee Manfred manages the payment strategy and innovation practice as a Partner with First Annapolis Consulting, Inc. In this capacity Lee advises leading financial institutions, payment networks, processors, and technology providers on strategic initiatives related to payments products and services, including debit, credit, open loop prepaid, and mobile payments and commerce. He consults on diverse topics including enterprise payment strategy, product innovation, vendor selection and negotiation, operations and cost benchmarking, and mergers and acquisitions advisory. Lee joined First Annapolis in 1993, after 10 years of retail banking and lending experience. He earned an MBA from the George Washington University, and a BBA from the University of Notre Dame, both with concentrations in finance.
Pat is the Director of Project Delivery at LTK Engineering Services, supporting the design and implementation of a wide range of smart card and revenue systems projects at transit agencies across North America. His background includes 30 years of experience in transportation and payments, starting his career at New York City Transit where he was responsible for many parts of the MetroCard system. After that Pat spent 10 years at Booz Allen, leading a team of consultants on payment system projects in the US and Europe. At LTK, Pat oversees all projects of the Revenue Systems & Technology team, with a special interest in the New Payment Technologies Project at SEPTA. Pat has bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Dublin City University, and is a Certified Smart Card Industry Professional (CSCIP) for Payments.
Chief Officer, Fare Payment Programs, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (NY)
Josh is focused on various aspects of the MTA’s future payment and ticketing initiatives, including the expanded use of digital payments and how the integration and interoperability of technologies within the region can enhance the traveler’s customer experience. He oversees MTA-wide support and coordination of the Authority’s diverse electronic payment environment, and engages with payments industry firms on key merchant issues.
Prior to rejoining the MTA, Josh consulted with numerous US transit agencies regarding electronic and mobile payment initiatives. He has over a decade of public and private sector payments and smart card experience. An active member of both the Smart Card Alliance and the U.S. Payments Forum, Josh holds a BS from Cornell University, an MBA from Northeastern University, and is a Certified Smart Card Industry Professional.
Director of Business Development, moovel North America, LLC
Adam McGavock is the Director of Business Development for moovel NA, a transportation technology company working to bring seamless mobility to cities worldwide. Before joining moovel, Adam worked as a senior project manager at the IBI Group, where he provided expertise in the area of fare payment and customer service. Previously, Adam worked as the Director of Customer Service, Sales and Fare Media at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, where he oversaw the customer experience of over 1.3M daily fare payment and purchase transactions. Prior to that, Adam served as the Planning Director at the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission.
Senior Consultant, LTK Engineering Services
John McGee is the Senior Director of Revenue Systems & Technology at LTK Engineering Services and has forty years of experience in the transportation industry. John supports North American agencies large and small in technology upgrades and achieving the benefits associated with account-based, open architecture and open payment systems. John is a recognized expert in all aspects of transit payments, pricing structures and financial strategies. John was Executive Sponsor and Chief Architect for the SEPTA Key at the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, the fifth largest US Transit Agency, where he also directed critical efforts in strategic business planning, marketing/public outreach, fleet acquisition, funding reform and service delivery throughout his career. John has an M.B.A. from Widener University and a B.A. in Economics from Temple University.
Director, Strategic Programs, Smart Card Alliance
Cathy Medich is Director of Strategic Programs for the Smart Card Alliance and Associate Director of the U.S. Payments Forum. In these roles, she manages strategic marketing and industry initiatives and directs industry council and working committee activities. Cathy has over 20 years of experience in marketing and strategic planning for technology businesses, including consulting engagements or positions with Hewlett-Packard, VeriSign, Verifone and CommerceNet. Cathy has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from M.I.T. and an M.B.A. from the Wharton Graduate School.
Steve Mott is a 25-year veteran of the electronic payments industry, specializing in ‘landscape’ and strategic assessments, transaction economics, innovative uses of debit networks, authentication and security technologies, and emerging alternative payments types and venues—including stored value, online and mobile commerce, cloud-based/digital marketing systems, and transacting over social networks. As principal of BetterBuyDesign, a payments consultancy, Steve (and partner organizations) work with clients on strategy development, product research and design, organizational effectiveness and vendor management, technology evaluations, and market assessments. His clients include merchants, banks, processors, networks, technology providers and corporates. Steve also advises investment firms on industry trends and developments, conducts business valuations and M&A/due diligence support, and serves as an expert witnesses in patent, trade secret, and other IP matters. Steve serves as a subject matter expert for the Federal Reserve and other industry organizations, speaks at two dozen payments conferences each year, and is a frequent contributor to Digital Transactions Magazine and n*genuity Journal. You can reach Steve at [email protected] and 203.536.0588.
Sr. Vice President, Product Development, SHAZAM
Manish is a key contributor to the vision of SHAZAM’s electronic payments business. He and his teams innovate and develop products to enhance SHAZAM’s core strengths and introduce new products into the marketplace to help its member financial institution remain competitive and contribute to their success. He is currently leading efforts on projects related to EMV, Tokenization and Mobile Payments. In his 12 years at SHAZAM, Manish has held positions as a Senior Engineer/Consultant, IT Technical Lead and Chief/Enterprise Architect. He is currently the Vice President of Network Products and Enterprise Architecture blending business with technology in providing innovative electronic payment solutions to the marketplace for SHAZAM’s customer base. Manish has over 25 years of experience in the electronic payments industry, primarily building enterprise-strength, high-performance online authorization systems. He has a depth of experience in point-of-sale (POS), ATM, acquirer, and issuer processing of electronic payments and has worked for companies such as CAP/Sema Group, Tandem Computers, ACI (UK). He also worked with Deutsche Bank (London) on FX and Money Market systems along with a number of other European financial institutions and processors to deliver electronic funds transfer products and solutions. Manish graduated from the University of Manchester (England, UK) with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and also holds a master’s degree in computing for commerce/industry.
SVP Sales Americas, Consult Hyperion
Nick is the SVP Sales Americas at Consult Hyperion, (www.chyp.com). Nick has over 14 years experience in the Retail and Mobile Payments industries, within Gemalto and Consult Hyperion. He has helped Financial Institutions, Transit Operators, Retailers, Processors and their suppliers to formulate their strategies towards card and mobile services, for both local and remote transactions. Recently he has focused on the security of mobile services, new cardholder verification technologies, identity management and identifying real applications for Blockchain technologies. Grab him in the corridor or bar if you want to know more.
Director, Department of Technology, City of Columbus, OH
Born in Columbus Ohio, Sam Orth has spent the last 34 years helping government and education use technology to create value for citizens in Ohio. He recently served as the Chief Technology Officer for the Management Council of the Ohio Education Computer Network where he worked with Information Technology Centers, the Ohio Department of Education and school districts to help ensure that information technology is advancing the achievement of Ohio’s K-12 students. He is passionate about information technology’s role in serving government and education, and is well known for his collaborative, team-oriented, citizen-focused approach. Sam lives in Central Ohio with his wife and son. He attended The Ohio State University.
CEO, Electronic Transaction Association
Jason Oxman is the CEO of ETA, the global trade association of the payments technology industry. Since joining in 2012, Oxman has led ETA and its membership through unprecedented technological transformations, and ETA now represents more than 500 global financial and technology companies. ETA also owns and produces TRANSACT, the premier annual event for the payments technology industry, and is the voice of the payments industry on Capitol Hill. Before joining ETA, Oxman was Senior Vice President of Industry Affairs of the Consumer Electronics Association, prior to which he served as general counsel of a technology industry trade association and vice president of a Silicon Valley-based technology company. He worked at the Federal Communications Commission to develop and implement technology policy. He began his legal career as a law clerk for the Maine Supreme Court, and he is also a former broadcast journalist. Oxman received his B.A. cum laude from Amherst College, and his M.S. and J.D. from Boston University.
Susan Pandy, Ph.D.
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. Susan leads departmental projects and external workgroups to provide the payments industry, regulatory community, and Federal Reserve System with a forum for balanced, in-depth research and analysis of market trends, policy development and other issues affecting the payment system, with an emphasis on standards and security of the mobile payments channel. Susan previously worked for NACHA-The Electronic Payments Association for over 10 years as a critical source of expertise on all matters related to electronic and mobile commerce. Susan received her B.S. in Political Science from the University of Toledo, her M.P.A. in Public Administration from Cleveland State University and holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration & Policy from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University.
Dr. Rahul K. Patel
Senior Manager, Discover Financial Services
Dr. Rahul K. Patel is a seasoned Cyber Information Security professional with over 20 years of experience protecting the Security, Confidentiality, and Integrity of information assets. He is presently leading a team of senior information security professionals as a senior manager at Discover Financial Services. Dr. Patel is associated with Illinois Institute of Technology as an industry associate professor. Dr. Patel received his PhD from Northcentral University, MBA from DePaul University and MS from Illinois Institute of Technology. Dr. Patel’s research interests include Information Security Risk Management and Payment Security.
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CEO, Quadagno & Associates, Inc.
Peter Quadagno is a former board member and Vice Chairman of the Smart Card Industry Association which merged with the Smart Card Forum in 2002 to create the Smart Card Alliance. Peter’s background includes payment processors, ATM networks, banks, transit agencies, long distance phone companies, kiosk vendors, gift card providers and universities. He has spent 30+ years introducing the transaction processing skills of the payments industry to other industries. In 2007, he commissioned the build-out of a prepaid processing platform that was sold to Fiserv in 2011.
Director of Global Strategy, Scheidt & Bachmann
Mr. Eric Reese directs Global Strategy for Scheidt & Bachmann. Scheidt & Bachmann is a privately held, 143 year old firm that provides end to end intelligent transportation systems, signaling systems, petrol system and parking systems. Prior to this he oversaw S&B’s Midwest and Western US operations plus advanced and managed S&B’s strategic partnerships. Prior to that he was the Director, Revenue for the Chicago Transit Authority and oversaw the procurement, design, management, implementation and transition of the CTA’s new fare payment system (Ventra) as well as oversaw and managed the legacy fare payment system. Previous roles include Assistant to the Mayor of Chicago and Deputy Budget Director for the Chicago Park District.
Vice President, Emerging Markets, OTI America
Started in the smart card NFC industry in 1984 with Olivetti for toll road applications. Worked with Schlumberger in closed payment systems for universities and developed US Federal Government ID business. Formed start up with USIS, Inc. for smart card medical application. Currently with oti America focusing on emerging NFC payment solutions and mobile technology for issuers, MNO’s, unattended POS, transit. ID.
Founder and CTO, Sequent Software
Hans Reisgies is a Founder and CTO at Sequent. Hans is a widely known evangelist and established thought leader for mobile payments. He is a trusted advisor to banks, merchants, carriers, and other players in the mobile commerce value chain. Hans is a mentor for emerging FinTech companies at Alchemist Accelerator. Previous to Sequent, Hans led mobile business development at ViVOtech from 2005-2010 and has been active in the NFC Forum and Global Platform standards bodies. An electrical engineer by training, Hans was previously the business development and sales manager for IXI Mobile and Texas Instruments. Hans’ specialization in mobile payments has yielded sixteen patents filed and granted. Follow him @NFCGuy
Head of Cyber Strategy, Biocatch
Uri Rivner has been fighting online fraud and cyber crime for fifteen years, working closely with major financial institutions on developing long term strategies against cybercrime. Prior to joining BioCatch as a co-founder and Head of Cyber Strategy, Uri served as Head of New Technologies at security giant RSA, where he was responsible for moving fraud and cybercrime fighting innovations from concept to reality. He was a key player in the development of Risk-Based Authentication and other fraud and security defenses currently used by thousands of financial institutions and saving billions of dollars in fraud each year.
Director, Tolling and Transit, InComm
Craig Roberts was instrumental in launching full deployment of the first account based EFC system in the United States that includes open payment (contactless credit and debit) acceptance directly at the bus entrance and rail platform. Previously he has served as a consultant on Intelligent Transportation Systems Policy and served for nine years as General Counsel at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America or ITS America and as Director for Policy and Partnerships.
Technical Sales Manager, ICC Solutions
Derek Ross is Head of Sales and Business Development at ICC Solutions Ltd, joining in 2006, having responsibility for developing international business and supporting the global customer base. Derek is a regular contributor at EMV payments industry events and forums having gained a broad level of knowledge and experience from various senior commercial and technical positions held over the past 20 years. Prior to that, Derek worked in the mobile communications industry holding senior positions in product engineering and project management. Derek is a graduate of the University of Strathclyde, Scotland where he gained a BSc. (Honours) in Applied Physics.
Technical Business Analyst, Verifone, Inc.
Mr. Russell, the Senior Technical Business Analyst for Verifone’s Petroleum Division, has been working in and around payments for well over 20 years. Most recently he has served as the lead analyst for Verifone Petro’s EMV implementations both indoors and at the AFDs. Mr. Russell is active in Conexxus, the petroleum industry’s standards body, helping develop standards to process EMV and mobile payments. He chairs the Conexxus Loyalty Working Group and is active in the Communications & Education Committee and the Petroleum Working Committee at the U.S. Payments Forum where he has spoken on topics including faster EMV and Petroleum Solutions for EMV at the AFDs.
Gideon Samid, PhD, PE
Chief Technology Officer, BitMint, LLC
Prof. Gideon Samid, PhD, PE specializes in cyber security, cryptography, artificial intelligence, and process control. He worked at NASA, Exxon, The Pentagon: designing and managing complex systems, combining material science and software.
Dr. Samid teaches at the University of Maryland, UC, and conducts research in the Department Of Electrical Engineering And Computer Science at Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, Ohio. Awarded US Patents: #6,823,068, #8,229,859, #9,471,906.
Gideon serves as the Chief Technology Officer for BitMint, LLC. His recent focus is designing a comprehensive framework for global digital currency – banking and payment.
Managing Director North America, UL Transaction Security
Sherif Samy is leading UL’s Transaction Security Operations in North America, a division of UL that focuses on ensuring security, compliance and interoperability of mission critical infrastructures such as payments, mobile and transit ecosystems. UL TS is heavily involved in the US EMV migration, mobile payments and securing the payments ecosystem in the US. Sherif joined UL in 2012 and has over 15 years of industry experience in payments, government identify and smartcard technologies. He has been involved in many global smartcard and mobile payments initiatives around the world with financial institutions, MNOs and governments. Sherif is also actively involved in industry forums, such as EMV Migration Forum, ETA, and Smartcard Alliance.
Strategic Marketing Manager, Safran
Céline started with Safran Identity & Security in Malaysia as APAC Presales and Business Development Manager for Government Identity solutions. Now based in Paris, as Strategic Marketing Manager for Digital Identity, Authentication and Mobile Payments. Combining expertise in Biometrics and payment ecosystem, she provides Business and Marketing support to evangelize banks and retailers on innovative Mobile Security solutions.
CEO, B2 Payments USA
Itai Sela is the CEO of B2 Payments USA established to help the US migration to EMV. Over the past 17 years Mr. Sela has become a Subject Matter Expert in the payment industry, specializing in, Smart Cards (EMV), Fraud, Risk Management, Cryptography, Contactless and NFC technologies and E-Commerce. Mr. Sela is an internationally experienced speaker, trainer and consultant with a sound reputation and an exceptional track record. Throughout his career, Mr. Sela has spoken in numerous events, delivered hundreds of trainings and participated in several committees and forums including planning and implementation of EMV and Contactless around the world.
Principal Advisor, UL
Srinath Sitaraman is a Principal Advisor and leads the UL Transaction Security Payments advisory team in North America. Srinath has more than a decade of experience in smart cards and cryptographic security across Payments, Government Identity, Transit and Access control business verticals. Most recently, in his present role as a Principal Advisor at UL Transaction Security, Srinath has helped several Merchants, Issuers, Acquirers, Processors and Payment networks to implement EMV and other emerging payment initiatives. Srinath is an active member of the US Payments Forum and Smart Card Alliance.
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 development, and drives optimization of critical vendor programs. Ellie’s team also partners closely with issuers, acquirers, and merchants globally to enable the successful implementation and rollout of advanced payment technologies. Prior to joining Discover, Ellie was a consultant focused on payment-related projects, and also worked for nearly 10 years at American Express with significant time spent in the emerging payments area. Ellie sits on the EMVCo Executive Committee and is also a member of the EMV Migration Forum (EMF) Steering Committee. Ellie holds a BS from the University of Iowa and is a Certified Training Director.
Director, Product Development, First Data
Sree Swaminathan works as a Director of Digital Commerce Solutions at First Data. His responsibilities include new product development in Mobile, NFC, Tokenization and other innovative payment solutions. He has been with First Data since 2002 and instrumental in various TSM, mobile, contact and contactless smartcard initiatives at First Data. In his current role, he is focused on product development, consultancy and implementation of Credit, Debit and Prepaid digital commerce solutions for First Data regions around the world. Mr. Swaminathan brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from Payments, Telecom and Technology domains. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from NIT, India and an MBA degree in Technology Management. He serves as a steering committee member and Vice Chair in the Smart Card Alliance Mobile and NFC Council. He participates and contributes to various industry forums and activities and plays active role in payment innovations.
Kristof Van Donick
Head of Product Management, Open Test Solutions, FIS
Kristof is part of the Open Test Solutions Management Team for the Global Retail Payments division of FIS that spans debit, prepaid, credit card, merchant, network and loyalty programs. Kristof leverages his 10 years of test technology expertise with a vast knowledge of the payments business. He holds a key role in assisting the development of long term product strategies for the international markets.
Smart Card Alliance Executive Director
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, 2002 and became the Executive Director in August, 2002. During his tenure as the chief executive, he has directed the transformation of the organization from primarily a networking organization into a diverse, education oriented, international, multi-industry organization that gathers industry stakeholders together to help stimulate the rapid adoption of all forms of smart cards (cards and other form factors) for electronic payments and digital security applications. In December 2008, Randy was named by Security Magazine to the list of the Top 25 Most Influential People in the Security Industry.
Vice President – Transit and Rail Technology Services, CH2M HILL
Mr. Wedley provides executive leadership, business development, project management (35+ years’ experience) and Subject Matter Expert (SME) support for Transportation and Information Technology (IT) projects, supported by local dedicated experienced staff which is supplemented with global available expertise in a wide range of business market segments. Fred has more than 35 years of experience in the public-transportation industry comprising Transit Operations, Station Operations, Asset Management; Fare Collection and Ticket Sales, Information Technology (IT), Labor Relations, Finance, and Planning/Project Management.
Principal Program Manager, MTC
Jason Weinstein P.E., is the driving force behind the second generation of Clipper, the San Francisco Bay Area’s transit fare payment system that currently processes more than 20 million transactions and $45 million in revenue each month. As the principal program manager for the project, Jason is responsible for all aspects of Clipper system scoping, procurement, contracting and development for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC). Prior to Clipper, Jason was the principal of toll system operations for the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA), operator of the region’s FasTrak tolling system used for electronic payment on seven Bay Area toll bridges and an evolving network of express lanes. Jason’s 25-year transportation career includes extensive experience in construction and contract management as well as traffic and toll operations, including 14 years with the California Department of Transportation. Jason has a B.S. in civil engineering from Washington University in St. Louis and is a registered Professional Engineer.
Senior Vice President, New Commerce Partnerships and Commercialization, Mastercard
Stephane is the SVP for New Commerce Partnerships at Mastercard, based in New York. In his role, Stephane and his team are responsible for leading Mastercard’s efforts to commercialize new commerce opportunities covering the Internet of Things, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality. This includes identifying key needs in this space that Mastercard can solve for, as well as developing relationships with leading players across specific IoT verticals including connected car, smart home, connected office, and the future of retail. Previously, Stephane founded and led Mastercard’s global startup engagement group, known as Mastercard Start Path, working with over 120 early stage companies across the commerce space through a combination of operational partnership, strategic investment, and commercial access.
Bob is the founder and CEO of Passport. Like you, Bob believes that innovation in mobile technology will play a huge role in redefining transportation. Under Bob’s leadership, Passport has grown to being one of the fastest growing transportation companies in North America being awarded 2017 Top 100 GovTech Companies and 2016 Top 20 Most Promising GovTech Solution Providers.
Prior to founding Passport, Bob spent over 10 years in investment banking, audit and consulting. Bob received his M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and his B.S. degree from the University of Illinois. Bob has four beautiful children loves flying planes and watching old episodes of MacGyver.
Director, Edgar, Dunn & Company
Samee is based in the London office. He has advised some of the largest financial services organizations in Europe and North America on competitive strategy, operations and technology. His expertise covers retail banking, card issuing and acquiring, electronic payments including Internet and mobile payments. He has advised on risk management covering both credit and fraud risk management for card and bank payments. Samee also leads the firm’s M & A advisory team which helps private equity clients undertake commercial due diligence of target companies. He speaks regularly at industry conferences on advanced / digital payments and Fintech initiatives, and has also co-authored a book on payment cards. Previously he worked for PwC and Visa International. Samee holds a BSc from Government College University (Pakistan), is a Chartered Accountant, and an MBA from City University in London.
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