2017 COMMITTEE DESCRIPTIONS
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
The Awards & Recognition Committee is responsible for the administration of the ETA awards program at the President’s Dinner at TRANSACT. These awards are presented for outstanding service to the association and for contributions to the industry. The committee may be called upon to determine new venues or forms of recognition as needed.
ETA CPP CREDENTIALING
The mission of the ETA CPP Credentialing Committee is to assist ETA in serving the industry by developing a psychometrically sound, legally defensible, appropriately focused certification program for the payments industry. Committee members must hold the ETA CPP certification. The committee defines the purpose and scope of the program, develops and enforces the policies and procedures that govern the program, including setting eligibility and recertification requirements, appeals processes, ethics or code of standards, sets program strategy, establishes and monitors the financial sustainability of the program, and sets marketing goals by helping to identify target audiences, related constituencies, and different types of messaging for the different constituencies.
The Industry Relations Committee is comprised only of senior executives from member companies. The committee is responsible for identifying, developing, and communicating ETA positions on industry-related business and compliance issues concerning the electronic payments industry. It develops and supports execution of strategies that maximize the voice and influence of ETA to the payment networks, other industry entities, and key stakeholders. The committee also has a small working group, the Industry Relations Outreach Panel , that is charged with regularly communicating industry issues to payment networks. Members of the Outreach Panel are chosen from second-year (or returning) committee members, consist of a variety of businesses along the spectrum of the payments chain, and are approved by the Executive Committee of the ETA Board of Directors at the beginning of each year.
NEW IN 2017: INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE
The International Committee is comprised of member companies interested in growing their business outside the US. The focus of the committee is to serve as a forum to address issues of interest with respect to payments in global markets including technology matters, market opportunities, and legal / regulatory challenges.
The Large Processor Committee serves as the “voice of the processor community” and will focus on maximizing the value, efficiency, and security that the payments industry delivers to its customers through the development and communication of recommendations to help navigate emerging technologies, standards, and regulations.
The Member Engagement Committee informs ETA’s strategy for recruiting, engaging, and retaining members in the association, and for increasing participation in its forums of activity. The committee plays a specific role in obtaining new members from current and new markets, and in conducting personalized outreach to retain existing members. In addition, the committee supports initiatives to more fully engage ETA members in the community (e.g. live and virtual networking, online communities, web-based information and knowledge exchange).
NEW IN 2017: PAYMENT FACILITATOR / ISV
The Payment Facilitator / ISV Committee reflects the evolution of the sales channel. The committee’s mission is to identify current and emerging technology, business, policy and compliance related issues of relevance that impact the continuing growth of this market. It will serve as a central point to consider matters unique to the Payment Facilitator community to enable deeper discussions and networking as well as consideration of emerging industry challenges, identifying potential future issues of concern and assessing broader strategic opportunities. The Payment Facilitator / ISV Committee will serve as a forum for
proactive discussion on a variety of issues of direct interest to Payment Facilitators including industry rule changes, risk and compliance, use, review and update of ETA’s Payment Facilitator Guidelines, emerging technologies and convergence, accompanying opportunities for expansion of the Payment Facilitator market.
PAYMENT SALES AND STRATEGY
The Payment Sales and Strategy Committee is responsible for identifying, developing and promoting effective business practices pertaining to the distribution and sale of electronic payments-related products and services. The committee will also be working to examine the emerging strategic technology and business issues in the payments industry to integrate them into the changing payments sales channels to optimize and expand the range of payment products offered to clients. The committee plays a specific role in recruiting and engaging sales organizations to the ETA community of practice; promoting model practices / procedures through creation of webinars, publications and other products and services; and promoting exemplary business standards through advancement of ETA’s education and credentialing efforts. Interested ISOs and VARs are encouraged to apply.
The Professional Development Committee is responsible for recommending and directing the professional development activities and educational programming of the association through various standing and ad hoc working groups, which assist with the development of program content for seminars, training sessions, workshops, distance learning offerings and ETA University Curriculum, and recommend delivery methods (e.g. live, distance, audio, etc.) for all educational forums.
The Retail Technology Committee’s mission is to identify current and emerging technology and business related topics resulting from the convergence of traditional POS and integrated payments in the retail space. The committee assists with communication of these issues to the membership, and seeks to provide information on relevant technology trends and applications, as well as to consider long-term strategic areas impacting the payments/POS market as well as the ISO and reseller segment to ensure that ETA is established as a valued information source for members.
STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP FORUM PROGRAM PLANNING
The Strategic Leadership Forum Program Planning Committee is comprised of industry thought leaders who guide the development of program content, speaker selection, networking activities and the overall event experience for ETA’s premier executive conference. The committee is also responsible for contributing to the performance of the meeting by driving attendance, sponsorship, and other forms of support in line with programmatic and budgetary goals.
TRANSACT EXHIBITOR ADVISORY
The purpose of the TRANSACT Exhibitor Advisory Committee is to foster communication between ETA and its exhibitors, specifically to:
- Review and comment on current and proposed exhibit regulations and practices affecting exhibitors
- Advise ways in which TRANSACT could be improved for exhibitors and attendees
- Identify additional information useful to exhibitors
- Provide a forum for exhibitor feedback
TRANSACT PROGRAM PLANNING
The TRANSACT Program Planning Committee is responsible for guiding the development of program content and speakers for TRANSACT. The committee may be called on to research, evaluate and recommend keynote speakers and provide other general guidance to improve the event experience for attendees. The committee is also responsible for contributing to the performance of the meeting by driving attendance, sponsorship, and other forms of support in line with programmatic and budgetary goals.