Thursday, February 27, 2020
7:00AM – 5:30PM
7:00AM – 8:00AM
Networking Breakfast
8:00AM – 8:30AM
Welcome Day 1
  • Nell Campbell-Drake
  • Vice President
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  • Mark Garfield
  • Chair, BAFT
  • Head, Global Financial Institutions, Zions Bancorporation
  • Tod Burwell
  • President & CEO
  • BAFT
  • 8:30AM – 9:00AM
    Session 1: Lead from the Future: How to Turn Visionary Thinking into Breakthrough Growth

    Business visionaries like Thomas Edison in history or Jeff Bezos today seize the transformative power of new technologies and leverage them to build vast enterprises. Where do their visions come from? And by what alchemy, besides sheer force of intellect, personality, and determination, do they bring them to life? As Mark W. Johnson sees it, they are simply people who have figured out how to develop actionable views of their organizations’ best possible futures and link them to an explicit strategic path that starts in the here and now and as he'll explain, that's something that any good business person can also do.

  • Mark W. Johnson
  • Author
  • Co-Founder and Senior Partner
  • Innosight
  • 9:00AM – 10:00AM
    Session 2 The Generation Gap In Payments: How Big Is It?
    Young and old use cash; old and young use cards. What are differences across the generations? This session will include the latest data from the Federal Reserve’s nationally representative Survey and Diary of Consumer Payment Choice.
  • Claire Greene
  • Payments Risk Expert
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  • 10:00AM – 10:20AM
    Networking Coffee/Tea Break
    10:20AM – 11:20AM
    Session 3 Stablecoins for Transaction Banking and Monetary Policy: A Natural Evolution of Cryptocurrencies or the Building of a Frankenstein?
    Stablecoins are gaining increasing attention from and traction with both governments and global commercial banks. Over the last few years, certain governments have been exploring whether they could or should issue central bank digital currencies. In 2019, several commercial banks launched stablecoins by themselves or through a consortium. Nevertheless, questions remain: Is there a real need for stablecoins? What are the advantages and risks of stablecoins versus fiat currency? Come hear the experts weigh in on these complex issues.
  • Samantha Pelosi
  • Senior Vice President, Payments & Innovation
  • BAFT
  • Panelists
  • Vivek Kohli, BNY
  • Director, Emerging Technology Head
  • Treasury Services Digital Office
  • BNY Mellon
  • Dawid Janas
  • Managing Director
  • Citi
  • Tommaso Mancini-Griffoli
  • Deputy Division Chief, Monetary and Capital Markets Department
  • IMF
  • 11:25AM – 12:25PM
    Concurrent Session 1
    1A: Reducing Retail Payments Fraud Through Machine Learning and AI
    Emerging new technology helps banks mitigate fraud risks associated with legacy payment systems. As the industry moves towards newer and faster payments rails, using new technologies will be absolutely essential to keep fraud at bay in a real-time environment. Learn how to manage risk in the brave new world.
  • Combiz Richard Abdolrahimi, Esq., J.D., LL.M.
  • Emerging Technology & Innovation Leader
  • Government & Public Services (GPS)
  • Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Panelists
  • Peter Davey
  • Head of Product Innovation
  • The Clearing House
  • Lisa Evans
  • Payments Executive
  • MasterCard
  • Mike Peckham
  • ReInvent Grants Management Lead
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • 1B: Payments Systems Modernization … a Look Ahead
    Payment Systems around the world are currently modernizing at fever pace and undoubtedly there will be material value-add to consumers and businesses, but the investment required for modernization is not insignificant. What are the business needs that modernization will fulfill and what challenges will it eliminate? What are the payment roadmaps to meet business needs? What challenges are Market Infrastructures and Banks going to face during modernization? How would modernization deliver scalable payments infrastructure that caters for a global economy? These are some of the questions that the panel will discuss.
  • Lit Hau Tan
  • Associate Partner
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Panelists
  • Kellie Johnson
  • Lead, Industry Relations – Modernization
  • Payments Canada
  • Jeremy Light
  • Vice President, Customer Success
  • Ripple
  • Rajesh Venkatraman
  • Director, Payment Solutions
  • IBM
  • 12:25PM – 1:25PM
    Networking Lunch
    1:25PM – 2:10PM
    Session 4 Where Compliance, Disintermediation and RegTech Meet in the Cross-Border Payments World
    Financial institutions face the challenges of de-risking – credit, AML, KYC, OFAC regulations, etc. – and financial inclusion amongst a host of issues around regulations in their payments ecosystems. This session will look at how Regulatory Technology can assist banks with compliance issues currently leading to disintermediation in the cross-border payments business. We will hear from a RegTech provider and three payments providers from different segments of the market as they work to create a more efficient and at the same time, compliant cross-border payments business.
  • Himamauli Das
  • Chief Legal Officer & Senior Vice President
  • Financial Integrity Network
  • Panelists
  • Chloe Ford
  • Head of Compliance, Global Payments
  • INTL FCStone
  • Amy Sahm
  • Senior Vice President and Manager, International Group
  • Fulton Financial Corp
  • Amit Sharma
  • Founder and CEO
  • FinClusive
  • Joanne Strobel
  • Head of Technical Solution and Network Management Global Payment Services
  • Corporate & Investment Banking
  • Wells Fargo & Company
  • 2:10PM – 2:25PM
    Innovation Showcase: Combining legacy banking with next-generation technology to achieve real-time liquidity
    nanopay is a global payments technology company offering payment and liquidity management products for businesses and banks. Our platform is built on a next-generation, Centralized Ledger Technology (CLT) that improves throughput, simplifies governance, and reduces cost. We are privately funded, led by the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs, and our long-term goal is to lead the world’s transition to digital cash. Will showcase Liquidity product during this session.
  • Ivy Luu
  • Director, Liquidity Management Solutions
  • nanopay Corporation
  • 2:30PM– 3:30PM
    Concurrent Session 2
    2A: Have We Got Contact? What’s Next in Tap-to-Pay?
    Contactless payments—including contactless cards—are popular around the world but have been slow to catch on in the US. What has constrained adoption in the US, and is that about to change? More and more merchants have contactless terminals with large and small issuers pledging 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
  • Vice President, Endorsed Solutions
  • American Bankers Association
  • Panelists
  • Lanny Byers
  • Head of Emerging Payment Solutions
  • Fiserv
  • Doug Leighton
  • Head of US Community Accounts
  • Visa
  • 2B: Challenges in Managing Liquidity; relief from Virtual Accounts?
    As the industry shifts to real time and instant payments, we are assessing the potential around real-time liquidity. Fundamentally, there will be a large impact on how liquidity is managed in the future. This session will explore not only the impacts of real-time liquidity for payments but also the solution that virtual accounts can offer. Increasing demand for virtual account technology is shifting the focus on centralizing treasury operations, improving reconciliation and reducing operating risks.
  • Janice Lysek
  • Market Management
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Panelists
  • Laurence Cooke
  • Founder & CEO
  • nanopay
  • Fauzia Nyabiosi
  • Senior Vice President and Global Cash Concentration Head
  • Liquidity Management Services
  • Citi
  • 3:30PM – 3:50PM
    Networking Coffee/Tea Break
    3:50PM – 4:50PM
    Session 5 The Next Generation of Data Sharing for Financial Crime Prevention
    Currently, no common process exists for describing threat information, communicating that information to broader groups and aggregating the individual reports into useful knowledge. The creation of a flexible data and information sharing model for financial crime data to identify vulnerabilities and emerging trends employed by criminals, will allow proactive and collective rapid response intervention to prevent this activity with minimal impact on genuine customers. Our panel will explore the new data sharing opportunities and realities.
  • Dr. Michael Maxwell
  • Senior Solutions Director
  • HCL Technologies
  • Panelists
  • James Finnerty
  • AML Compliance Risk Management
  • Global Commercial Banking
  • Citi
  • Salvadore LaScala, Esq.
  • Managing Director
  • Co-Head of Global Investigations & Compliance
  • Navigant
  • Deborah S. Thoren-Peden
  • Partner
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • 4:50PM – 5:00PM
    Wrap Up Day 1
  • Samantha Pelosi
  • Senior Vice President, Payments & Innovation
  • BAFT
  • 5:00PM – 6:00PM
    Networking Reception
    Friday, February 28 , 2020
    7:30AM – 12:00PM
    Registration Open
    7:00AM – 8:00AM
    Networking Breakfast
    8:00AM – 8:10AM
    Welcome Day 2
  • Samantha Pelosi
  • Senior Vice President, Payments & Innovation
  • BAFT
  • Barry Tooker
  • Chief Product Officer - Global Head of Product Management
  • iSoftware4Banks, Inc.
  • 8:10AM – 8:40AM
    Session 6: Next Generation Business Models: Banks or Fintech
    The margins that banks have traditionally enjoyed are constantly shrinking due to the rising cost of doing business without the ability to charge proportionately. Couple this with the ever growing competition from Fintech eroding bank revenue, can banks sustain or will they have to give up some parts of their businesses to lower cost providers? Are there other business models that can be adopted like sharing of commoditized bank infrastructure, collaborating as a banking consortium, or partnering with Fintech? The keynote speaker will explore the different business models to allow banks forge ahead into the future.
  • Christian Stolcke
  • Managing Director
  • Global Head Banks & Corporate & Institutional Clients Americas
  • UBS AG
  • 8:40AM – 9:40AM
    Session 7: Millennials and the Financial Industry 2020: Growing Your Workforce and Client Base
    Millennials are now entering a financial services industry, dominated by an aging workforce, in sizeable numbers. They will shape future business for years to come. Attracting the best of these millennials is crucial to the future of any business, but it’s particularly important to the financial services industry. Financial institutions while acknowledging the need to attract millennials are not sure how to evolve and realign their hiring and retention practices. This panel will explore ways to recruit and retain millennials in today’s job market.
  • Barry Tooker
  • Chief Product Officer - Global Head of Product Management
  • iSoftware4Banks, Inc.
  • Panelists
  • Len Adams
  • CEO
  • ACG Resources
  • Peter Ekstrom
  • President & CEO
  • Dealbuilders, Inc.
  • Bel Martijena
  • CEO
  • Pocket Recruiter, Inc.
  • Allison Vara
  • Senior Sales Associate, Wholesale Payments
  • Treasury Services
  • JPMorgan
  • 9:45AM – 10:45AM
    Concurrent Session 3 3A: Migrating Retail Payment Services to 24/7/365
    The world is open all night and consumer and commercial customers expect their payments to work the same way. This session will discuss the real-time business cases that will begin to tip the scales towards immediate payments and the options available to banks to meet the growing demand.
  • Steve Kenneally
  • Senior Vice President, Payments
  • American Bankers Association
  • Speakers
  • Kim Ford
  • Executive Director
  • US Faster Payments Council
  • Carolyn Criscitiello
  • Head of Digital Payments, RBWM
  • Matt Ribbens
  • Director of Payment Operations Bank Operations
  • First Citizens Bank
  • 3B: Machine Learning and AI use cases (Wholesale/global cross border)
    There has been lot of conversation over last couple years on AI and Machine learning within the banking industry. This session will be discuss practical use cases of these technologies, applicable in Payments and Financial Crime Compliance area, and how it is helping banks efficiently and effectively manage their payment processing and compliance obligation.
  • Gene Neyer
  • Executive Advisor, Payments
  • Icon Solutions
  • Panelists
  • Rajiv Desai
  • SVP US Operations & Sales
  • Pelican
  • Brad Lupton
  • US Financial Services Regulatory & Compliance Advisory Senior Manager
  • EY
  • Nathan Solmose
  • Data Science & Analytics
  • Liquidity Management Services
  • Citi Treasury & Trade Solutions
  • 10:45AM – 11:00AM
    Networking Coffee/Tea Break
    11:00AM – 11:45AM
    Session 8 Beyond Open Banking to Open Data
    Over the last decade, the payments sector has evolved rapidly. This evolution has been supported by technological developments and regulatory and oversight changes, with the aim to open access to payment services and facilitate faster payments, and increase competition, choice and enhanced standards of protection for consumers. The Payments Service Directive 2 (PSD2) in the EU mandated the right of access to payment account data to increase competition and innovation in the payments sector. Together with Open Banking, it enables customers to consent to third parties accessing their payment account information or to make payments on their behalf. Open Data could build on this by enabling similar access to a wider range of products. In this session we will examine challenges including the regulatory implications; the changes to business models; and explore international and market developments to analyse how this will shape the future of banking.
  • Jeff Yellin
  • Innovation Officer
  • Barclays
  • Panelists
  • Biju Suresh Babu
  • Managing Director Banking and Financial Services
  • Fiorano Software
  • Liz Brandt
  • CEO and Co-founder
  • Ctrl-Shift
  • 11:45AM – 12:00PM
    Payments Talk: The Changing Global B2B Payments Landscape: What Are The Key Change Drivers & What Does The Future Hold
    With $120T in global B2B payments currently being processed, the opportunities and challenges have never been greater. The consumerization of commercial payments is raising the expectations of businesses. The status quo is no longer acceptable as businesses are looking for solutions to address speed and transparency at lower costs.
  • Alan Koenigsberg
  • Senior Vice President and Global Head of New Payment Flows
  • Visa Business Solutions
  • 12:00PM – 1:00PM
    Session 9: Market Infrastructure Update
    Market infrastructures are uniquely foundational to the payments business. Of late, they have been updating, evolving and creating their foundational services to move your businesses forward. To catch up with and to stay abreast of their developments and plans, join the Federal Reserve, NACHA, The Clearing House, and SWIFT for this highly informative session.
  • Gene Neyer
  • Executive Advisor, Payments
  • Icon Solutions
  • Panelists
  • Chris Armstrong
  • EVP of the Financial Services Group
  • Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Jane E. Larimer
  • President & CEO
  • David Watson
  • Strategic Relationship Director, North America
  • Russ Waterhouse
  • Executive Vice President
  • Product Development and Strategy
  • TCH
  • 1:00PM
    Closing Remarks
  • Barry Tooker
  • Chief Product Officer - Global Head of Product Management
  • iSoftware4Banks, Inc.
  • Samantha Pelosi
  • Senior Vice President, Payments & Innovation
  • BAFT