TRANSACT Tech San Francisco to Examine the Impact of Software Providers on the Payments Industry


The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) will bring together executives from leading banking, payments and FinTech companies on November 1, 2018 for TRANSACT Tech San Francisco at the Wells Fargo Connections Center. The event will explore how software services are changing the way key ecosystems players – processors, banks and hardware manufactures – serve merchants and channel partners.

The day-long conference will kick-off with a fireside chat with Secil Watson, Executive Vice President and Head of Digital Solutions for Business at Wells Fargo. “Customer expectations are changing rapidly, and pace of change in technology is accelerating.” said Watson. “Yet we still have cash and checks. What can we learn from today’s customer experiences to build a better payments ecosystem for tomorrow?”

Additional sessions and speakers will include:

  • The Future of Payments – Taking the Long View will address the future of payments as banks and processors contemplate expansion beyond merchant services, featuring Irv Henderson, CEO, talech; and Andy Dresner, Head of Payments Strategy Group, JPMorgan Chase & Co; Brian Mahony, Chief Strategy Officer, Elavon.
  • Integrated Payments Services and Banks will provide perspectives on how banks are engaging software providers in their next generation service offerings, featuring Rushi Patel, Co-Founder, Homebase; Jim Stahley, SVP, Wells Fargo; and Derrick Carpenter, SVP Product, Portfolio & Integrated Payments, Bank of America Merchant Services.
  • Integrated Payments Services and Processors will discuss the relationship between processors and software providers in expanding services beyond payment processing, featuring Peter Osberg, SVP, U.S. Product & Worldwide Integrated Payments, EVO Payments International; Bodhi Chodhuri, SVP Product Deliver, Open Edge; Leo Rocco, SVP Product & Engineering, First Data; and Jake West, Director, Business Development, Vend.
  • The Evolution of Hardware Solutions in Payments with Joe Mach, President North America, Verifone; Chip Kahn, Founder & CEO, Boomtown; and Brad Giles, SVP Marketing & Sales, Ingenico; Mark Schulze, Co-Founder, Clover and VP Business Development, First Data, will explore how hardware manufacturers are addressing key shifts in the expectations.
  • Data and the Business Owner with Peter Shenk, Director of Partnerships, Womply; Brad Hawley, Executive Director, JPMorgan Chase & Co.; and John Waldman, Founder & CEO, Homebase, will explore how the effective use of data can serve a multitude of purposes in the payments industry.
  • The Future of P2P Payments will consider the opportunities of P2P products for merchants and consumers with Amy Zirkle, VP Industry Affairs, ETA; Jamie Armistead, VP, Zelle; and Vikram Modi, Senior Business Leader, Visa; Carol Grunberg, Head of Key Accounts, Ant Financial.
  • Investing in Payments includes veteran investors discussing payments trends with Dan Rosen, Commerce Ventures; Sean Minnihan, Nomura Global; and Tommaso Zanobini, Deutsche Bank.

“In the last five years, in particular, the payments industry has been experiencing an acceleration of new market entrants,” said Irv Henderson, CEO of talech. “As software continues to disrupt the industry, TRANSACT Tech San Francisco is a great forum to learn how key technology trends and companies are driving this change.”

As the trade association of the payments technology industry, ETA represents more than five hundred companies who power the economy through secure, reliable, and rewarding experiences for merchants and consumers. From partnerships between banks and startups to peer-to-peer lending, financial institutions, merchants and tech companies are linking up to revolutionize the payments industry.

TRANSACT Tech San Francisco is the latest in ETA’s series of networking and educational events in payments technology hubs across North America. Registration is now open. The event is sponsored by talech, Wells Fargo, White & Case, Discover Global Network, Morrison Foerster and Red Hat.


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