TRANSACT Tech ATL
June 20, 2017 • 10am—6pm • Georgia Tech
INNOVATION, INTEGRATION AND THE ACCELERATION OF PAYMENTS
TRANSACT Tech is a one-day event where leading-edge banking, retail and FinTech companies come together with innovative startups and venture capitalists to further business connections, build strategic relationships and secure new opportunities.
Attendees include senior level payments industry executives including financial institutions, technology companies, investment and VC firms, as well as analysts and industry consulting firms.
Lunch will be provided. Space is limited and the event will sell out!
|10:00am||WELCOME / OPENING REMARKS|
Dr. G.P. "Bud" Peterson, President, Georgia Institute of Technology
|10:20am||OPENING KEYNOTE: RETAIL IN THE 21st CENTURY|
A valuable frontier for merchant service providers retail is rapidly changing. E-commerce is growing in popularity, while more and more millennials are entering the workforce, preferring to spend on "Instagram-able experiences" instead of "stuff." As a result, brick and mortar merchants of all sizes are struggling to stay relevant while trying to make sense of what is happening in the retail and consumer landscape. Merchant service providers need to think differently. We need to help tear down the silos between physical and virtual environments to improve personalization, engagement and targeting; we need to deliver products and experiences merchants want for their customers-and can't get anywhere else; we need to enable whatever payment methods and apps consumers prefer-whenever and wherever they're ready to buy; and, we must remain nimble to accommodate new technology, regulation and consumer demands. Needless to say, navigating this dense jungle of change and complexity is a lot for any one provider to do on its own. This landscape presents a unique opportunity for merchant service providers and other industry stakeholders to work together. In this highly thought-provoking presentation, Joe Mach, President of North America for Verifone, paints a picture of the 21st century consumer and the ways service providers can strengthen their relationships with merchants by enabling them to create in-store experiences customers want, navigate complexity and keep up with the furious pace of ongoing consumer, technology and regulatory change.
Joe Mach, President North America, Verifone
|11:10am||INVESTING IN PAYMENTS PANEL|
|1:00pm||REMAINING COMPETITIVE IN A CHANGING LANDSCAPE|
Merchants' worlds are getting increasingly complex as the amount of technology they need to be competitive grows. In-store, e-commerce, mPOS, business intelligence, loyalty, marketing platforms . . . the list goes on. As a result, merchants are looking for vendors that can help them make sense of the complexity to take advantage of tools that will help grow their business. This has lead to a new kind of disruptor, one that is expected to have a major impact on traditional payments organizations large and small. Peter will discuss the changing payments landscape with some of the top leaders in payments and explore what they are doing to remain competitive.
Peter Fitzpatrick, Sales Director, Agreement Express, Moderator
|1:40pm||THE MERCHANT PERSPECTIVE ON PAYMENTS|
Hear directly from the merchants as they adapt to the new world of commerce and the shifting payments landscape. Our expert panelists will discuss how they are leveraging new opportunities to take advantage of technology to drive sales, increase share of wallet, and manage security.
Francis Limousy, Principal Advisor, UL Transaction Security, Moderator
|2:50pm||CIO PANEL - SECURING THE FUTURE OF PAYMENTS INNOVATION|
The excitement in the payments industry around the endless potential of technology to further innovation and enable platform integrations to build new products and services must be balanced with a consideration towards ensuring network security. Industry growth will falter if attention is not paid to managing security alongside leveraging technological innovation. This panel of CIOs confront these issues and more daily. Join us for an in-depth discussion to hear how these business leaders bring innovation to market and balance needs for network security.
|3:40pm||CLOSING KEYNOTE: DRIVING MERCHANT VALUE THROUGH ISV PARTNERSHIPS|
There is a lot of talk about innovation on the consumer side of payments regarding the rapid increase in adoption of mobile payments, P2P payments and mobile applications. Less often discussed is the exciting wave of innovation that is reshaping the merchant acquiring industry in the U.S. The new entrants are FinTech companies, often referred to as ISVs, who are building integrated business solutions for small businesses, often specializing in specific verticals and adding significant value to their customers. Payment processing is frequently an important aspect of the business solution, but not necessarily the primary driver of the purchasing decision. The ISV phenomenon exploded to more than 10,000 companies across the U.S., 60% of which generated less than $500k in annual revenue, but now represent approximately 10% of new merchant accounts each year.
Currently, the ISV segment is highly fragmented and there are clear opportunities for merchant acquirers to participate in this emerging trend. The challenge for traditional players is to develop an effective business strategy to make ISVs a complementary rather than a disintermediating aspect of their merchant acquisition strategy. We'll discuss different business strategies that U.S. merchant acquirers are pursuing in addressing this phenomenon and how ISVs and merchant acquirers can work together to add genuine value in automating merchants' business processes and facilitating commerce.
Kim Goodman, Chief Executive Officer, Worldpay US
OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS
The ETA CPP™ certification program sets the standard for professional performance in the payments industry and is a symbol of excellence. It signifies that an individual has demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to perform competently in today’s complex electronic payments environment.
TRANSACT Tech is approved for up to 5 ETA CPP™ Continuing Education (CE) credits. Credit is earned at the rate of one credit per 50 minutes of electronic transactions industry-related session time, including questions and answers, excluding lunches and breaks.
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