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 11th annual Payments Summit and get the latest on all of these exciting technologies and the many business opportunities they can unlock.

2018 will mark the third time that the Secure Technology 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. 2018 also brings together membership from the U.S. Payments Forum, resulting in the most comprehensive gathering of card and payments professionals than ever before!

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.

FinTech – Shaping the Future of Payments

Financial technology – also known as FinTech – has become the darling of the investment community. According to a report by Statistica, the projected investment by the banking industry on new technology in North America will be $19.9 billion. The leading area of bank spending on financial technologies is on mobile payments. FinTech companies around the world are 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 – Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate

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This Four Diamond resort is one of the nation’s premier golf, meeting and leisure retreats. Accommodations, including 720 guest rooms and suites as well as two- and three-bedroom villas, are equipped with every modern convenience and a host of luxury amenities. In addition to walk-out golf, guests may choose to relax in the Mokara spa, dine in one of the seven restaurants or enjoy 15 acres of pools and recreation activities including the 850-foot lazy river. The resort offers secluded luxury, yet easy access to area attractions like Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and SeaWorld.

A discounted rate of $229 is available to all attendees until March 6 or the block is full. To make your reservations, click here or call the Reservations Team at 1-800-THE-OMNI (1-800-843-6664) and ask for the “ICMA and STA 2018” to book your reservation at the discounted rate.

Please call the phone number above or click on the link to make hotel reservations. Using travel apps or going to the hotel website directly may not work.

Hotel Venue

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Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
1500 Masters Blvd, Champions Gate, FL 33896 US

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8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Please note the following warning below.

**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 Secure Technology Alliance or the 2018 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 Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. Secure Technology Alliance is not utilizing the services of any housing service for the 2018 Payments Summit.

Reservations for the Payments Summit should be made with the hotel, either by phone or via our web reservation system as stated above. When calling the hotel, ask for “ICMA and STA 2018” 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.

If you have any questions about the Payments Summit hotel block, please contact Secure Technology Alliance at 203-405-6665 or email [email protected].

2018 Payments Summit Agenda

To view the U.S. Payments Forum Meeting Agenda, scroll to the bottom of Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday’s agenda.

Monday, March 26
2018 Payment Summit Pre-conference Day
Pre-Conference Day and Welcome Reception
8:30 – 4:30 Secure Technology Alliance CSCIP/Payments Training Class
1:00 – 5:00 Exhibitor Set-Up in Exhibit Hall
5:00 – 6:30 Welcome Reception – Opening of the Exhibit Hall
Tuesday, March 27
2018 Payment Summit Plenary Session
7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
8:30 – 9:00 Chairman’s Welcome Address – Randy Vanderhoof, Secure Technology Alliance
9:00 – 10:30

Keynote Speaker Sessions:

  • How Mobile is Transforming the Payments Landscape – Jamie Uppenberg, Global Head, Payment Services, Mobile, and Digital Product, Discover Financial Services
  • Bringing It All Together With Google Pay – Jack Connors, Google Pay Partnerships
  • EMV, Contactless and Digital Security-  Stephanie Ericksen, Vice President, Global Risk Products, Visa
10:30 – 11:00 Break/Exhibits
11:00 – 12:15

US Payments Forum Roundtable: A Multi- Stakeholder View of the Market

Karen Czack – American Express (Network); Steve Cole – Vantiv (Processor); Nick Pisarev – G+D Mobile Security (Cards); Allen Friedman – Ingenico (Terminals): Oliver Manahan – Infineon (Technology provider)

12:15 – 1:45 Lunch in Exhibit Hall
1:45 – 3:15

Keynote Speaker Sessions: 

  •  Mobile Commerce the Samsung Way – Marc Keller, FI Strategy & Partnerships, Samsung Pay
  • Payments – From Steady State to Permanent Disruption – Thad Peterson, Senior Analyst, Aite Group
  • Federal Reserve Study on Retail Payments Fraud – Jim Cunha, Senior Vice President of Bank Administration at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
3:15 – 3:45 Break in Exhibit Hall
3:45 – 4:30

U.S. Payments Forum Roundtable: An Issuer/Issuer Services Panel

Issuers: Jesse Lee, Wells Fargo; Scott Haney, Woodforest National Bank

Issuer Services: Art Harper, PSCU; Jamie Topolski, Fiserv

4:30 – 5:15

U.S. Payments Forum Roundtable: A Merchant Payments Acceptance Panel

Merchants: Kara Kazazean, Walmart; Jesse Pamperin, McDonalds; Barry Hanen, Walgreen; Kara Gunderson, Citgo

5:30 – 6:30 Reception in Exhibit Hall
6:30 – 8:00 NETWORKING RECEPTION – hosted by Secure Technology Alliance/ U.S. Payments Forum

2018 U.S. Payments Forum Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, March 27

U.S. Payments Forum Plenary Roundtables Sessions


2018 Secure Technology Alliance Payment Summit Plenary Session

7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
8:30 – 9:00 Chairman’s Welcome Address – Randy Vanderhoof, Secure Technology Alliance
9:00 – 10:30

Keynote Speaker Sessions:

  • How Mobile is Transforming the Payments Landscape – Jamie Uppenberg, Global Head, Payment Services, Mobile, and Digital Product, Discover Financial Services
  • Bringing It All Together With Google Pay – Jack Connors, Google Pay Partnerships
  • EMV, Contactless and Digital Security-  Stephanie Ericksen, Vice President, Global Risk Products, Visa
10:30 – 11:00 Break/Exhibits
11:00 – 12:15

US Payments Forum Roundtable: A Multi- Stakeholder View of the Market

Karen Czack – American Express (Network); Steve Cole – Vantiv (Processor); Nick Pisarev – G+D Mobile Security (Cards); Allen Friedman – Ingenico (Terminals): Oliver Manahan – Infineon (Technology provider)

12:15 – 1:45 Lunch in Exhibit Hall
1:45 – 3:15

Keynote Speaker Sessions: 

  •  Mobile Commerce the Samsung Way – Marc Keller, FI Strategy & Partnerships, Samsung Pay
  • Payments – From Steady State to Permanent Disruption – Thad Peterson, Senior Analyst, Aite Group
  • Federal Reserve Study on Retail Payments Fraud – Jim Cunha, Senior Vice President of Bank Administration at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
3:15 – 3:45 Break in Exhibit Hall
3:45 – 4:30

U.S. Payments Forum Roundtable: An Issuer/Issuer Services Panel

Issuers: Jesse Lee, Wells Fargo; Scott Haney, Woodforest National Bank

Issuer Services: Art Harper, PSCU; Jamie Topolski, Fiserv

4:30 – 5:15

U.S. Payments Forum Roundtable: A Merchant Payments Acceptance Panel

Merchants: Kara Kazazean, Walmart; Jesse Pamperin, McDonalds; Barry Hanen, Walgreen; Kara Gunderson, Citgo

5:30 – 6:30 Reception in Exhibit Hall
6:30 – 8:00 NETWORKING RECEPTION – hosted by Secure Technology Alliance/ U.S. Payments Forum
Wednesday, March 28
8:00 – 8:45 Registration – Coffee and pastries
Payment Solutions Track Payments Technology Track Transportation Payments Track
Track Sponsor Track Sponsor Track Sponsor
8:45 – 10:15

Track Chair Address – 

Retail Payments at the Point of Sale

  • Successes in Retail Petroleum EMV Migration – Terry Mahoney, W Capra
  • Mobile/Contactless Acceptance at the POS – Andrew Patania, Elavon
  • Optimizing Transaction Speeds for EMV – Joseph Koenig, Index
  • Future of Payments is Contactless – Jack Jania, Independent Consultant

Track Chair Address –

Securing the Online Payments Channel

  • FIDO– Authenticated Payments on Mobile Devices – Brett McDowell, FIDO Alliance
  • EMVCo 3DS eCommerce security
  • Role of ACS for Issuers using 3DS – James Jenkins, CA


Track Chair Address– 

Transit Fare Payment Technology

  • Transit as a Change Agent for Contactless in the U.S. – Bharath Balasubramanian, American Express
  • NFC for Interoperable Public Transport Services – Simon Laker, Consult Hyperion
  • Open Loop Payments Challenges and Opportunities for Mobility – Erica Bass, Cubic Corporation
  • Account-based Ticketing as a Service  – Hans Hendricks, Scheidt & Bachmann


10:15 – 10:45 Break in Exhibit Hall
10:45 – 12:00

Online and Remote Payments

  • EMV 3DS Implementation Strategies – Eric Goodman, Cardinal Commerce
  • Managing Online Payments Security – Marcel Leyva, American Express
  • Understanding the True Cost of Fraud – Knud Balslev, Cryptomathic
  • Chat and Pay – An Introduction to Conversational Commerce – Nick Norman, Consult Hyperion

Authentication Technologies for Payments

  • Biometrics authentication using facial and voice
  • Mobile CDCVM Implementation – Itai Sela, B2
  • Software-based PIN Entry on Consumer Devices – Chachan Lai, Visa
  • Omni-Channel User Authentication – Upendra Mardikar, American Express


Transit Agency Roundtable

This panel of leading U.S. transportation agencies will discuss fare collection technology trends, strategies for acquisition and implementation, and impact transit may have on consumer payments behavior

Moderator: Peter Quadagno, Quadagno & Associates

Agencies (Invited):  Josh Martiesian, MTA (New York); David Block-Shatner, MBTA (Boston); Jerry Kane,SEPTA (Philadelphia); Chris Tucker, Tri-Met (Portland)

12:00 – 1:30 Lunch in Exhibit Hall
1:30 – 2:45

Mobile & Contactless Payments

  • Mobile “PAYS” – A USPF Report on Different Models – Deborah Baxley, PayGility
  • Mobile POS for Payments – Wes Haworth, Verifone
  • Peer-to-Peer Payments – Steve Mott, BetterBuyDesign
  • Enabling Secure PIN Debit for eCommerce via Credit Push – Scott Moeller, MShift

Security Technologies for Advanced Payments

  • Tokenization 2.0 and PAR – Barbara Patterson, EMVCo
  • Role of the TSP and Token Requestor in IoT Payments – Chris Orlando, FitPay
  • Secure In-vehicle payments – Erdal Yazmaci, CardTek
  • Biometric Payments Cards – Fernando Ulbrich, IDEMIA

US Payments Forum Transit Fare Payments Implementation Roundtable

A cross-industry panel of the USPF Transit Contactless Open Payments Working Committee will present its report on the EMV technical solution guidance use cases.

USPF Transit Working Committee: Jennifer Dogin (Mastercard), Nick Pisarev (G+D), Amy Linden (MTA)

2:45 – 3:15 Break in Exhibit Hall / Exhibit Hall Closes at 4:00
3:15 – 4:15

IoT, Wearables, and Connected Home Payments

  • Business Implications Behind IOT Payments – Debbie Bartoo, PSCU
  • Chatbots and Cognitive Computing – Bill Bodin, Kony
  • Watches, Wearables and IOT Payments  – Speaker TBD, NXP

Payments Standards and Specifications

  • Quantum Safe Computing – Alan Panezic, ISARA
  • Management of Multiple Contactless Services on NFC Devices – Kevin Gillick, GlobalPlatform
  • EMVCo Secure Remote Commerce Framework – Barbara Patterson, EMVCo

Mobile Ticketing and Parking

  • DART GoPass for Mobile Ticketing – Tina Mörch-Pierre, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)
  • Transit Mobile Ticketing – Jonathan Donovan, Masabi
  • Smart Parking – The Future of Mobility
4:15 – 5:15

Millennials Panel on Consumer Payments

A panel of young adults discuss their attitudes about money, including where they spend it, how they buy things, and who they trust.

Moderator: Oliver Manahan, Infineon

Managing Digital Payments Credentials and Authentication

This panel of identity management and payments security experts will examine how mobile is redefining digital payments credentials and authentication

Moderator: Philip Andreae, Philip Andreae and Associates

Panelists: Andre Boysen, SecureKey; Sadiq Mohammed, Mastercard; additional speakers to be added

Connected Transportation and Multimodal Payments

This panel looks at federal and regional government transportation agencies and smart city industry leaders looking at opportunities for multi-modal transit services to converge around mobile payments-enabled services

Moderator: Michael Dinning, Department of Transportation VOLPE Center

Panelists: Murat Omay, Federal Transit Authority; Robin O’Hara, LA Metro; Andy Taylor, Cubic Corporation



2018 U.S. Payments Forum Meeting Agenda

Wednesday, March 28
U.S. Payments Forum Working Committee Agenda
8:00 – 8:30 Registration – Coffee and pastries
8:30 – 9:00

USPF Working Committee Chair Presentations – Updates and Preview of Wednesday Working Committee Sessions

  • Working Committee Reports: ATM; Mobile & Contactless Payments; Card Not Present; Petroleum
USPF Working Committee Breakout Meetings USPF Working Committee Breakout Meetings
9:00 – 10:15  ATM Working Committee Mobile and Contactless Payments Working Committee
10:15 – 10:45 Break in Exhibit Hall
10:45 – 12:00 Merchant Special Interest Group (SIG) Issuer Special Interest Group (SIG)
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch in Exhibit Hall
1:30 – 2:45 ATM Working Committee Card Not Present Working Committee
2:45 – 3:15 Break in Exhibit Hall
3:15 – 4:15 Card Not Present Working Committee Mobile and Contactless Payments Working Committee
4:15 – 5:15 Petroleum Working Committee Mobile Special Interest Group (SIG)
Thursday, March 29
8:00 – 8:45 Registration – Coffee and pastries
Future of Payments Track New Technology Spotlight Track
Track Sponsor Track Sponsor
8:45 – 10:15

Track Chair Address

Future of Digital Commerce:

  • Issuer Considerations for Contactless Cards and Mobile – Jamie Topolski, Fiserv
  • Connected cars – Jose Correa, NXP
  • IOT – wearables, @Home Devices, Connected Car Payments – Stefania Boiocchi, Infineon

Track Chair Address

New Technology Spotlight Track (Jointly hosted by STA and ICMA)

Highlighting brief marketing presentations about fintech and card technology innovators. Grouped by topic, three 10 minute presentations, plus a 10 minute panel Q&A

  • Powered cards/ Display cards/Wearables
10:15 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:00

Future of AI and Data Analytics in Payments

  • Making Artificial Intelligence Work for Retailers – Don Bush, Kount
  • Augmented Reality in Retail – Erik Kobres, Revel Systems
  • Faster Payments & Secure Strategies


  • Card Manufacturing/ Card Printing Technology
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
 1:00 – 2:00

Future of Authentication in Payments

  • Using Video for ID Verification – Mina Malak, G+D Mobile Security
  • Behavioral Biometrics -A World Without Passwords – Frances Zelasky, Biocatch
  • Biometrics/ Digital Currency
2:00 – 3:00

Future of Digital Currencies and Blockchain

  • Digital Fiat Currency Implementation – David Wen, ITU
  • Blockchain Role in the Future of Payments – Rodman Reef, Reef Karson Consulting
  • Bridging the Gap Between Cryptocurrencies and Payments – Clay Wilkes, Galileo Processing
  • New Technology Spotlight “Best of Show” Announced
3:00 Conference Adjourns

2018 U.S. Payments Forum Meeting Agenda

Thursday, March 29
U.S. Payments Forum Working Committee Agenda
8:00 – 8:30 Registration – Coffee and pastries
8:30 – 9:00

USPF Working Committee Chair Presentations – Updates and Preview of Thursday Working Committee Sessions

  • Work Committee Reports: Transit Contactless Open Payments; Communication & Education; Mobile and Contactless Payments
USPF Working Committee Breakout Meetings USPF Working Committee Breakout Meetings
9:00 – 10:15 Transit Contactless Open Payments Working Committee Communications and Education Working Committee
10:15 – 10:45 Break in Exhibit Hall
10:45 – 12:00 Transit Contactless Open Payments Working Committee Mobile and Contactless Payments Working Committee Petroleum Working Committee
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch in Exhibit Hall
1:00 – 2:15 Joint Issuer – Merchant Special Interest Groups (SIG) Mobile and Contactless Payments Working Committee
2:15 U.S. Payments Forum Working Committee Sessions End

Official hashtag: #PaymentsSummit

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.

For sponsorship or exhibiting opportunities, click here, or contact Bryan Ichikawa at [email protected] or 1-703-582-7862.

2018 Sponsors

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2018 Exhibitors

















Philip Andreae

Principal, Andreae and Associates

    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.

    Bharath Balasubramanian

    Senior Manager, Product Deployment Americas, American Express

      Knud Balslev

      Director Business Development, Cryptomathic Inc

        Dr. Debbie Bartoo

        Head of Innovation, PSCU

          Dr. Debbie Bartoo focuses on creating innovative new service offerings in financial services in her role as Head of Innovation at PSCU. Her experience spans innovation, strategy and analytics in digital channels in the banking and payments industry. She is involved in various industry initiatives including the Federal Reserve Secure Payments Task Force and the U.S. Payments Forum Card-Not-Present Fraud Working Committee.

          Erica Bass

          Senior Product Management Director, Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc.

            Erica Bass joined Cubic in 2017 to lead the North America Product Management organization. She came from a long career at Verifone where she focused on their Global strategy in mobile and was the North America Head of Product – responsible for all hardware, software and services. Prior to joining VeriFone, Erica held product management positions in the emerging technology division at NCR. Erica holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree in Public Relations from the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.

            Deborah Baxley

            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.

            David Block-Schachter

            Chief Technology Officer, MBTA

              Bill Bodin

              Chief Technology Officer, Kony

                Bill Bodin is Kony’s Chief Technology Officer. In this role, Bodin is responsible for fortifying Kony’s innovation leadership in the enterprise mobility market, and shaping Kony’s technology vision. He chairs the company’s architect council, leads the technology evangelism efforts and also works with Kony’s growing base of global enterprise customers to achieve business outcomes through mobile innovation. Bodin brings more than 30 years of technology industry experience to Kony. Most recently, he served as chief technology officer for IBM’s Mobile Computing CIO group.

                Stefania Boiocchi

                Business Development Manager, Platforms Security and IoT, Infineon Technologies Americas

                  Stefania is the Business Development Manager at Infineon Technologies Americas for IoT security. In her role she is responsible for driving business development activities and strategies in the segments of IoT security and mobile platforms security. Prior to joining Infineon, Stefania has held several roles in business development in the semiconductors and mobile security space. Most recently, she was the VP of Business Development for the Americas at Sequent, where she drove business opportunities and strategic alliances in the mobile payments space. Stefania has a Degree in Electrical Engineering and Microelectronics from Universita’ degli Studi in Pavia, Italy.

                  Andre Boysen

                  Chief Identity Officer, SecureKey

                    Andre is responsible for positioning SecureKey’s growth strategy, cultivating opportunities in new and existing markets, and promoting demand for the company’s solutions globally. He serves as SecureKey’s digital identity evangelist. He recognized as a global leader in digital identity by One World Identity (2017) and Innovate Identity (2016). Andre serves on the boards of the identity standards organizations of DIACC and the Kantara initiative. Andre holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Ottawa, an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education from the University of Maine at Presque Isle.

                    Don Bush

                    VP of Marketing, Kount

                      Don joined Kount as the Director of Marketing in October 2010 and became Vice President of Marketing in December 2012. Don attended Brigham Young University studying Business Administration and Marketing. Prior to joining Kount, Don was the Director of Marketing at CradlePoint, a leading manufacturer of wireless routing solutions in the mobile broadband industry. Don has worked in several management roles within the technology segment for over 20 years with both hardware/software manufacturers and as a partner in two top technology marketing agencies. He has led products launches and marketing programs for dozens of companies around the world such as Citi, HP, IBM, Kodak, Motorola and Weyerhaeuser and co-authored the seminar series, “Common Launch Disasters and How to Avoid Them.”

                      Steven Cole

                      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.

                        Jack Connors

                        Google Pay Partnerships

                          Jose Correa

                          Strategic Partnerships Banking, NXP

                            Jim Cunha

                            Senior Vice President of Bank Administration, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

                              Jim Cunha is SVP of the Treasury And Financial Services Group. His group’s responsibilities include Cash Processing, Payments/Mobile Strategies, and Wholesale Payment Operations. The group operates a payment business for the US Treasury, Stored Value Card (SVC). SVC is a prepaid smartcard used by the Department of Defense for domestic training bases, overseas peace-keeping bases and navy ships. The Payment Strategies group works with the industry to understand and remove barriers to adoption of mobile payments. Jim leads the Bank’s applied research into distributed ledger technologies and studies digital currencies. Lastly, Jim is on the leadership team for the Federal Reserve’s Secure Payment efforts.

                              Karen Czack

                              VP Industry Engagement & Regulation, American Express

                                Karen Czack is Vice President of Industry Engagement and Regulation within the Global Network Business at American Express. 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, enhancing user experience, and ensuring compatibility of payment products with acceptance devices.

                                Michael Dinning

                                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.

                                  Jennifer Dogin


                                    Jonathan Donovan

                                    CPO, Masabi Ltd

                                      Jonathan Donovan is VP Product at Masabi, the global leader in mobile ticketing and innovative fare collection for public transport, where he has overall responsibility for defining and driving product strategy and delivery. Prior to joining Masabi in 2014, Jonathan was an independent consultant engaged by companies such as MasterCard, Western Union and Travelex to deliver international strategic payments and F/X solutions. Before this he worked at Lloyds Banking Group and VocaLink, the company responsible for the United Kingdom’s payment clearing infrastructure and ATM network.

                                      Stephanie Ericksen

                                      Vice President, Global Risk and Authentication Products, Visa

                                        Stephanie Ericksen focuses on payment solutions that bring enhanced security to new payment technology channels and devices. She is responsible for integrating contactless and contact chip payment services with new form factors beyond traditional cards, and product platforms that enhance the security of Visa’s products. Ericksen joined Visa in 1994 and holds a bachelors degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

                                        Allen Friedman

                                        VP Payment Solutions, Ingenico Group

                                          Allen Friedman is Vice President 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 US Payments Forum since its founding as the EMV Migration, and he continues to serve on several committees and working groups. Also, he serves on the Secure Technology Alliance Board of Directors and an active contributing member of the Secure Technology Alliance Payments Council, and is a Secure Technology Alliance Certified Smart Card Industry Professional (CSCIP) for Payments.

                                          Kevin Gillick

                                          Executive Director, GlobalPlatform

                                            Mr. Gillick is responsible for driving awareness and accelerating adoption of the GlobalPlatform Specifications within worldwide markets. He coordinates and manages the organization’s strategic planning and oversees all marketing and business development initiatives within key vertical market sectors. He works closely with GlobalPlatform’s Marketing Director, Technical Director, the organization’s technical committees – Secure Element (SE), Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) and Trusted Platform Services (TPS) – and the GlobalPlatform Task Forces. Mr. Gillick is directly responsible to the Board of Directors and the GlobalPlatform membership. Prior to his appointment to a full-time role within GlobalPlatform, Mr. Gillick held various marketing and business development positions at a range of multi-national technology corporations.

                                            Eric Goodman

                                            Head of Global Customer Services, Cardinal

                                              Kara Gunderson

                                              POS Manager, CITGO Petroleum Corporation

                                                With a career spanning 18 years in the petroleum payments space, Kara joined CITGO Petroleum Corporation in 2013 as the POS Manager. At CITGO, Kara manages the POS Team, PCI DSS, EMV as well as the POS strategy. Prior to CITGO, Kara worked with petroleum merchants at WorldPay US and managed card payments, branded contracts and relationships at Western Refining, formerly known as Giant Industries. Her in-depth knowledge and experience within the petroleum payments space makes Kara an industry leading expert in the field. Kara is a member of the U.S. Payments Forum Steering Committee and also Co-Chairs Petroleum Working Committee. Outside of this forum, she is also a Board of Advisors member and leads the Data Security Committee for Conexxus, the U.S. Petroleum Industry’s technology standards organization.

                                                Barry Hanen

                                                Senior Manager, Card and Payment Services, Walgreens

                                                  Barry Hanen is Senior Manager, Card and Payment Services for Walgreens. In his current role he provides payment expertise, strategies and implementation solutions that align with company objectives. He has actively participated in merchant industry efforts to influence payments including US Payment Forum, Retail Industry Leaders Association, Merchant Advisory Group and others.

                                                  Scott Haney

                                                  Vice President – Corporate Operations, Woodforest National Bank

                                                    Scott Haney serves as Vice President, Corporate Operations for Woodforest National Bank. His responsibilities include assisting executive management with identifying and executing the strategic direction of the Bank’s electronic payment line of business, assisting executive management with the operational oversight of the electronic payments systems, and identifying and managing risk and compliance related thereto. In addition, he has direct responsibility for the Woodforest Banks network of over 800 ATMs located in 17 states in the US. He manages the ongoing strategy, P&L, and maintenance of the program. Mr. Haney began his career in the banking industry. Before coming to Woodforest, he spent 15 years at Liberty Bank and Trust Co., and served as Western Division Director of Professional Services for Diebold, Inc. In addition, he served 14 years at PULSE Network LLC, working in Retail Services, serving as CIO, managing customer relations, switch and settlement activities, data center and information technology areas. He also managed signature debit card services and served as Compliance officer. Mr. Haney studied political science at Southern Illinois University and is a graduate of the University of Virginia Graduate School of Retail Bank Management.

                                                    Dr. Art Harper


                                                      Wes Haworth

                                                      Senior Director of Product Management, VeriFone

                                                        Wes has led product innovation with VeriFone’s VTP End to End encryption solution and over the past three years has managed VeriFone’s Payments as a Service product lines. Wes is also an active participant representing VeriFone on several encryption, payments and industry security councils. Prior to joining VeriFone, Wes led Product Management at SalePoint, a leading POS solution provider, where he held an advisory position on the board of directors.

                                                        Han Hendriks

                                                        Business Development and Growth Manager, Scheidt & Bachmann

                                                          Han Hendricks’s role as Business Development and Growth Manager for Ticketing-as-a-Service allows him to play an exciting role in this highly innovative market at Scheidt & Bachmann. Currently, his responsibilities are development and implementation of cloud based fare collection and payment solutions. Prior to joining Scheidt & Bachmann Han worked in the transportation industry crafting complex IT and software solutions for his clients on a global stage. Han understands the intricate world of software solutions through his educational background as a computer scientist and several leading roles in transportation information systems.

                                                          Jack Jania

                                                          Independent Consultant

                                                            Jack Jania is the Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for the financial services group. He consults with and advises the financial industry on the best business strategies to employ mobile payment, smart card payment and data security solutions. In addition to supporting Gemalto’s business and security objectives, Mr. Jania is committed to consumer education and digital security advocacy. Previously, Mr. Jania was the VP General Manager of Secure Transactions in North America. Jack has also worked in the mobile communication division, and was involved in the launch of smart cards supporting 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. Mr. Jania is currently the Vice Chairman of the the Secure Technology Alliance and has served as the Co-Chairman of the Secure Technlology Alliance payments council since 2012.

                                                            James Jenkins

                                                            Sr Director, Solution Sales - Payment Security, CA Technologies

                                                              James Jenkins, Sr Director, Solution Sales Payment Security at CA Technologies, has earned a wealth of thought leadership experience in 3D-Secure, SaaS, payments, and cyber security. While leading the CA Northern Europe Payment Security division, he drove a range of innovative solutions in authentication and fraud detection for issuers. Now located in the U.S., James leads CA’s North America client & strategic partnership engagement, promoting 3D-Secure best practice to support key business objectives, payment innovation and enhanced security for cardholders.

                                                              Jerry Kane

                                                              Senior Program Manager – SEPTA Key Fare Project, SEPTA

                                                                Jerry Kane is Senior Program Manager for the SEPTA Key fare modernization project with responsibility for project deployment focusing on customer service, training, fare policy and payments. His background includes over 20 years of transportation industry experience in capital planning and budgeting, long range planning and strategic planning. For the past two years he has served as Chair of the Smart Card Alliance Transportation Council.

                                                                Kara Kazazean

                                                                Senior Director Payment Services, WalMart

                                                                  Kara joined Walmart in 2011 and currently serves as Senior Director Payment Services. In her current role, she works closely with the networks and acquirers to support acceptance of debit and credit products within Walmart and Sam’s Club and oversees a number of projects related to these tender types. She also has responsibility for the team that reconciles payments, fees, and researches settlement variances. Prior to this role, Kara had responsibility for the global closed-loop gift card program, helping to expand the program beyond traditional gifting with programs such as 1-Hour Guarantee, Pre-sale video games and the Humana Vitality program.

                                                                  Erik Kobres

                                                                  Revel Systems

                                                                    Joseph Koenig


                                                                      Chackan Lai


                                                                        Simon Laker

                                                                        VP Consulting, Consult Hyperion

                                                                          Simon Laker leads Consult Hyperion’s consulting practice across North America. He is a leading authority on the implementation of open payments systems in public transport. He worked with Transport for London and the Payment Brands to define operational and transaction models to support the use of payment cards. His work has subsequently been adopted and deployed globally. Recently, he has helped transit authorities in Boston and New York to refine their requirements for a new ticketing service and select a vendor on behalf of the transit authority. Simon is a recognized expert in the design, implementation and operation of secure payment services. He has 16 years’ experience of designing and implementing EMV-enabled solutions, including the authoring of technical specifications and implementation guides for the Payment Brands and the certification of third party devices against those specifications.

                                                                          Jesse Lee

                                                                          Wells Fargo

                                                                            Marcel Leyva

                                                                            Vice President, Global Network Business, American Express

                                                                              Marcel Leyva serves as Vice President for the American Express Global Network. Marcel joined the Global Network Business (GNB) in 2016 and is responsible for operational setup, certification and servicing that supports Issuers, Acquirers, Merchants, Merchant products, and Point-of-Sale operating on the AXP Network. Before joining GNB, Marcel was responsible for fraud risk management across all proprietary international markets, and for global merchant fraud solutions. Marcel joined American Express in 1989, holding various roles across multiple business units, and holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Phoenix.

                                                                              Amy Linden

                                                                              Senior Director, Metropolitan Transportation Authority

                                                                                Terry Mahoney

                                                                                Partner, W. Capra Consulting Group

                                                                                  Terry Mahoney is one of the founding partners of W. Capra Consulting Group. He has led numerous retail technology and payment processing projects for a number of Fortune 50 companies, and is a leading voice in the retail petroleum industry on technical issues and standards. Terry is currently focused on helping retail clients architect their new EMV-capable store systems to leverage new communications, management, and security technologies. He has spoken at NACS, Conexxus, and the EMV Migration Forum, and co-chairs the EMV Petroleum Working Committee.

                                                                                  Mina Malak

                                                                                  Senior Product Manager, G+D Mobile Security

                                                                                    Mina has been with G+D Mobile Security for over 11 years. For the past three years, he has been an integral part of the U.S. based G+D Financial Institution Product Management team. Mina’s current focus is on EMV, instant credential issuance, and digital/mobile banking solutions. Previously assigned to our Middle East office in Dubai, Mina led global projects for major customers including national EMV migration, mobile payment, and NFC projects. He led the first EMV card projects across the Middle East and North African region. Prior to G+D, Mina worked with different technology providers as a solution developer with a special focus on image processing.

                                                                                    Oliver Manahan

                                                                                    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.

                                                                                      Upendra Mardikar

                                                                                      Vice President, Security Strategy, Architecture & Engineering, American Express

                                                                                        Upendra Mardikar serves as Vice President within the Technology organization at American Express, where he is responsible for security strategy, architecture, engineering and application security. In this capacity, Upendra leads the development of strategic security architecture and provides engineering guidance for advanced security solutions. His team also creates risk-based approaches to developing and driving the maturity of Information Security-as-a Service across the enterprise. Upendra has more than 20 years of experience conceptualizing, building, scaling and leading security teams in locations worldwide. Prior to joining American Express in 2014, he held executive positions at Visa and PayPal.

                                                                                        Josh Martiesian

                                                                                        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.

                                                                                          Brett McDowell

                                                                                          Executive Director, FIDO Alliance

                                                                                            Brett McDowell is the Executive Director of the FIDO Alliance, the organization he helped establish in 2012 to remove the world’s dependency on passwords through open standards for strong authentication. Previously, he was Head of Ecosystem Security at PayPal, where he developed strategies and launched programs to make the Internet safer for PayPal and their customers. Mr. McDowell has extensive experience leading cybersecurity coalitions, having held various leadership roles in NSTIC IDESG,, M3AAWG, NCSA,, Kantara Initiative, and Liberty Alliance. Mr. McDowell is a Fellow at the National Center for Digital Government at the University of Massachusetts.

                                                                                            Scott Moeller


                                                                                              Sadiq Mohammed

                                                                                              Vice President, EMV and Digital Devices, Mastercard Worldwide

                                                                                                Sadiq Mohammed is Vice President and Senior Business Leader of Product Development at MasterCard Worldwide. He currently manages a global team responsible for the evaluation and approval of Cloud-Based Mobile Wallet solution components. Sadiq and his team work with all solution providers and vendors in the mobile payments ecosystem to ensure these solutions meet MasterCard requirements. Sadiq has more than 18 years of experience in the payments industry and has been actively involved in many of the commercial and globally deployed mobile payment solutions.

                                                                                                Tina Mörch-Pierre

                                                                                                Assistant Vice President, Payment Systems & Statistical Reporting, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)

                                                                                                  Steve Mott

                                                                                                  Principal, BetterBuyDesign

                                                                                                    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.

                                                                                                    Robin O’Hara

                                                                                                    Deputy Executive Officer, LA Metro, Los Angeles

                                                                                                      Robin O’Hara is Deputy Executive Officer and head of Customer Experience for the regional TAP Program at Los Angeles Metro. O’Hara possesses technical experience as well as communications/marketing expertise, enabling her to lead complex technical projects with a keen eye for the customer experience. O’Hara recently led the first-ever cloud-based implementation of a regional Customer Relationship Management (CRM) System for TAP and she is currently working on TAP integration into regional Bikesharing. O’Hara is a published author, a Summa Cum Laude Graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and was valedictorian of her Masters class at the Mineta Institute of Transportation.

                                                                                                      Murat Omay

                                                                                                      Federal Transit Authority

                                                                                                        Chris Orlando

                                                                                                        Co-Founder, Fit Pay

                                                                                                          In September 2014, Chris Orlando co-founded Fit Pay, Inc., a platform provider of contactless payment capabilities for wearable and IoT devices. He currently serves as vice president of corporate communications and business development for Fit Pay and its parent company, NTX-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD). With more than 26 years of business and corporate communications experience, Orlando has worked within the financial services industry throughout his career, leading communications and serving as national spokesman for companies as large as 17,000 employees. Chris earned a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara and an M.B.A. from George Washington University.

                                                                                                          Jesse Pamperin, PMP

                                                                                                          Sr. Project Manager, Cashless Payments, McDonald's Corporation

                                                                                                            Jesse Pamperin is a Sr. IT Program Manager at McDonald’s. Over the past 9 years he has built and led the Cashless Payments Technology Program. During this time, he delivered several complex large-scale initiatives inculding E2EE, tokenization, EMV, and terminal management to over 14k restaurants in the US. He has been an active member in the US Payments Forum since its inception and has been on the US Payments Forum Steering Committee since 2015.

                                                                                                            Alan Panezic

                                                                                                            VP, Strategic Partnerships, ISARA

                                                                                                              Andrew Patania

                                                                                                              Senior Director, Elavon

                                                                                                                Andrew Patania is the EMV Technical Owner at Elavon, INC where he is responsible for ensuring the best possible experience for merchants as they certify their devices for EMV. Although a recent addition to the Elavon family Andy has spent almost 20 years in payments processing with over 14 of those years dedicated to implementing EMV for issuers and merchants around the world.

                                                                                                                Barbara Patterson


                                                                                                                  Thad Peterson

                                                                                                                  Senior Analyst, Aite Group

                                                                                                                  Thad Peterson is a senior analyst with Aite Group, focusing on the evolution of the payment space, the customer payment experience, and the merchant side of payments. Thad has a proven track record of identifying and developing new opportunities and technologies in payments and financial services. Prior to joining Aite Group, Thad led the mobile commerce practice at inCode Consulting and was managing director of Maritz Real-Time Rewards, leading the company’s mission to build a new industry standard at the nexus of transactional marketing and consumer engagement. While at Maritz, he also served as a division vice president, heading up strategy and solutions development for Maritz’s financial sector. Before joining Maritz, Thad was a partner with global financial services and payments firm Edgar, Dunn & Company, where he led the retail banking, loyalty, and emerging technology practice areas, working with retail banks, card issuers and processors, airline consortiums, new payment technology providers, payment associations, and prepaid card issuers. Thad has also worked as a C-level executive at retail banks and held positions in product management and marketing.

                                                                                                                  Nick Pisarev

                                                                                                                  Director, Product Management, G+D Mobile Security

                                                                                                                    Nick Pisarev has decades of experience in the payment industry. He came to G+D Mobile Security in 2003, bringing knowledge of the European smart card and secure payment technology to the emerging Canadian market. Nick’s expertise was instrumental in successfully migrating Canadian Financial Institutions to EMV chip technology. In 2011, Nick joined the G+D team in the U.S. to support the American market transition to EMV and Mobile Payment solutions.

                                                                                                                    Peter Quadagno

                                                                                                                    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.

                                                                                                                      Rodman Reef

                                                                                                                      Reef Karson Consulting, LLC

                                                                                                                        Itai Sela

                                                                                                                        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.

                                                                                                                          Angee Stonehouse

                                                                                                                          Vice President of Product Deployment – Americas and JAPA, American Express

                                                                                                                            Angee Stonehouse serves as the Vice President of Product Deployment – Americas and JAPA for the American Express Global Network. Within her portfolio, Angee drives deployment of products and capabilities for our partners in the Americas and JAPA regions, such as Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, EMV, Contactless and SafeKey. She also leads the Global Digital Wallet PMO to support American Express digital partnerships with Apple, Samsung and Google around the globe. Angee has over 14 years of banking and payment experience, focused on systems integration and new capability enablement and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in finance from Arizona State University.

                                                                                                                            Andy Taylor

                                                                                                                            Strategy Director, Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc.

                                                                                                                              Andy Taylor is a global transportation expert working at Cubic Transportation Systems, where he has overseen global strategy, focusing on partnerships with some of the world’s leading technology and software companies. He has spearheaded the Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) solution to help cities and transit agencies evaluate the potential benefits of integrated multi-modal transport options. Andy is currently educating user communities and transit agencies on the true benefits and impacts of MaaS and the importance of sharing pertinent data, improving operational performance and consolidating accounting solutions. Andy is also a member of the Board of Directors for the global MaaS Alliance.

                                                                                                                              Jamie Mark Topolski

                                                                                                                              Director, Payment Card Product Strategy, Fiserv

                                                                                                                                Jamie Topolski currently is the Director of Payment Card Products at Fiserv. He is focused on delivering a cost-effective, comprehensive and integrated solution for clients migrating from magnetic stripe to contact and dual-interface EMV™ chip cards. Jamie currently serves on the U. S. Payments Forum Steering Committee and participates in the Secure Technology Alliance Payments Council. Previously, Jamie served on the EMVCo Board of Advisors and was the Manager of Global EMV Programs for Discover Financial Services. Jamie received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University and Master of Business Administration from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.

                                                                                                                                Chris Tucker

                                                                                                                                Managing Partner, Clevor Consulting Group

                                                                                                                                  Mr. Tucker led TriMet’s design and implementation of the world class, account-based, open architecture Hop Fastpass™ fare collection system accepting smart cards, EMV bank cards and mobile wallets. This included the integration of over 10 vendor systems, an integrated retail network, and the deployment of Android and iOS mobile apps, with the world’s first NFC-based, closed loop virtual card for Android devices. In 2017, Mr. Tucker co-founded Clevor Consulting Group (CCG) with co-founder Trevor Findley. CCG is a consulting firm focused on bringing unique technical talent to the industry, and helping agencies implement customer-focused technology solutions.

                                                                                                                                  Fernando Ulbrich


                                                                                                                                    Randy Vanderhoof

                                                                                                                                    Executive Director, Secure Technology Alliance

                                                                                                                                      Randy Vanderhoof is the Executive Director of the Secure Technology Alliance. The Secure Technology Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption and widespread application of secure solutions, including smart cards, embedded chip technology, and related hardware and software across a variety of markets including authentication, commerce and Internet of Things (IoT). The Secure Technology Alliance, formerly known as the Smart Card Alliance, invests heavily in education on the appropriate uses of secure technologies to enable privacy and data protection and open forums for end users and industry stakeholders in payments, mobile, healthcare, identity and access, transportation, and the IoT in the U.S. and Latin America.

                                                                                                                                      David Wen

                                                                                                                                      Chief Scientist, eCurrency, ITU

                                                                                                                                        David Wen is co-founder and Chief Scientist of eCurrency and Chairman of ITU Focus Group on DFC. He obtained his Ph.D from Oxford University, and became the youngest Associate Professor at Tokyo Science University. At ActivCard, he was the security architect responsible for the CAC program. He also managed the deployment of PIV program at NASA, DHS, FDA while at SAIC. He coined the term Digital Fiat Currency, and led the establishment of the ITU Focus Group on Digital Fiat Currency in 2017. His latest publication is “Digital Fiat Currency” co-authored by Prof Chen Baoshan of PBOC.

                                                                                                                                        Clay Wilkes

                                                                                                                                        Galileo Processing

                                                                                                                                          Erdal Yazmaci

                                                                                                                                          General Manager, Digital Payments, CardTek

                                                                                                                                            Erdal Yazmaci is highly-motivated professional with broad expertise in payment systems. He is founder at Cardtek having 16 years of experience in various management roles including business development, partner management, sales and marketing. He led Cardtek from a startup company to an international solution provider. He took role in development of products which have been sold in 26 countries. He has subject matter expertise on EMV, NFC and digital payment and provided 40+ trainings globally.

                                                                                                                                            Frances Zelazny


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