We are excited to welcome you back in-person to New York, New York June 8 – 9 at the 2022 Global Payments Conference. The conference offers you the flexibility to attend in-person or virtually.
The payments landscape has historically been at the forefront of technological advances in the banking industry. From Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and stable coins to real-time faster payments, ISO 20022, and Banking as a Service (BaaS); this year’s program will cover the latest in payments both from a cross-border and retail lens.
The job market landscape has changed. There’s been a recent surge of high turnover in the workplace. Workforce values and priorities have shifted. Interviewing in 2022 is very different from 2020. The geographic needs for recruiting “East of the Hudson vs. West of the Hudson” are also very different. Our panelists will discuss best practices today and how can you successfully meet these challenges.
Founder & CEO
ACG Resources/Adams Consulting Group
08:30 AM ET
08:40 AM ET
Head, Global Financial Institutions
Global Head of Payments and Receivables
Global Head of Payments
Standard Chartered Bank
09:25 AM ET
Senior Vice President & US Economist
09:55 AM ET
Today, the global cross-border payment landscape is at the center of several trends that are fundamentally changing the competitive dynamics. Trends such as consumerization, standardization, and digitization are influencing the global payments ecosystem. New players are challenging incumbents to collaborate and develop faster, more innovative, and transparent cross-border payments solutions. At the same time multiple cross-border real time payments initiatives are changing traditional cross-border payment paradigms. Our panel will explore these and other new realities in cross-border payments processing.
Senior Vice President, USA West Region
Managing Director & Head of Payables and Receivables Product Management
Vice President, GM Head of Bank and Cross-Border Specialized Sales, North America, Visa Direct
10:40 AM ET
10:50 AM ET
Chief Product Officer & Global Head of Product Management
Principal Product Manager
Director, Product Line Manager
11:35 AM ET
SWIFT has come a long way from its inception in 1973 to replace the creaky, highly manual technology that underpinned wire transfer technology for nearly the first 100 years of the service. This session will explore the next wave of technological changes and services to help the industry thrive for the next 100 years.
Global Head of Payments & PMI Go to Market
12:20 PM ET
Join roundtable discussions on trending payments topics led by payments experts. Specific table topics and hosts will be announced closer to the conference date.
01:30 PM ET
Digital asset management is entering the mainstream and banks are beginning to integrate it into their operations. Learn how banks are leveraging digital asset custody services and creating a consortium to issue a stablecoin on the Provenance Blockchain. This is about payments and much, much more.
Head of Strategy and Digital Cash
Senior Principal, Digital Assets
Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
New York Community Bancorp
02:15 PM ET
Data is new the goldmine in ISO 20022 messages. A detailed discussion on large data that will be coming in ISO 20022 payments messages plus practical use cases to exploit data for better customer service at a lower cost using various AI techniques will be covered during the session.
Head of Sales and Business Development, Americas
Head of Digital Channels
JP Morgan Chase
Director, Financial Services, Payments
03:00 PM ET
Take a dive into features, participation options, and the payment flow of the two faster payment alternatives in the marketplace. The Clearing House Real Time Payments (TCH RTP) product, live since 2017, and the FedNowSM Service will be highlighted. Learn about the steps your institution can take to prepare for launch of the FedNowSM Service in 2023 or to implement TCH RTP. Get an overview of the FedNowSM Service Readiness Guide designed to assist bankers navigate the implementation process.
Senior Vice President, Payments
American Bankers Association
Senior Vice President, Product and Strategy
The Clearing House
Senior Vice President, Industry Relations and Faster Payments Strategy Leader
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
03:45 PM ET
04:00 PM ET
Always at the forefront of financial services, securing transactions and assets is vital to the market. However, every step to combat crime triggers innovation by the criminals. This session will provide you insights into the newest methods and schemes employed by the nefarious to undermine the financial system.
04:45 PM ET
05:15 PM ET
08:00 AM ET
08:10 AM ET
Paula da Silva
08:40 AM ET
This session will provide unique and diversified perspectives on the elusive topic of Open Banking and APIs for banks, corporates and fintechs. This panel will explore some of the historic challenges and clichés that large banks and corporates face with the topic, as well as some of the real-world case studies where the use of digital first APIs and open banking protocols have brought new solutions to both the corporate and retail banking ecosystems. This panel will also explore extended topics and future developments in select regions around the world, and where banks, corporate and fintechs partner even closer together to bring delight to our respective clients and customers up and down the value chain.
Global Open Finance Lead
Chief Product Officer, WEX Ventures
Margaret H Ryan
Vice President, Emerging Payments
09:25 AM ET
The threats and opportunities of fintechs, big techs and digital challengers seem to be a thing of the past as banks see them more now as partners rather than direct competitors. The new wave discussed today, which reports indicate will have an undeniably huge impact to the industry, are Banking as a Service (BaaS) and embedded finance. If reports are true, these cannot simply be ignored, and will fundamentally change the way financial services are sold and consumed in the future. In this session, we will take you on a journey providing an overview of BaaS, embedded finance and share the value of partnerships.
Senior Principal, Product Management
Senior Director, Business Development & SuiteCloud Evangelist, Netsuite
Managing Director & Global Innovation and Partnership Lead, Global Liquidity and Cash Management
10:10 AM ET
10:20 AM ET
The necessity to exchange rich data in B2B payments to speed up AR/AP reconciliation and therefore the supply chain has led to creation of services outside payment rails. With the introduction of ISO 20022 in many domestic payments infrastructures as well as SWIFT, the promise of streamlining the payments and data process is upon us, or is it? Have the different industry verticals aligned their data requirements to fit into the ISO 20022 schema? Are Corporate ERP systems ready, or do they even need to be? Will there be true interoperability between the different domestic payments systems to allow full data to flow end-to-end? Will the industry be able to shut down all the peripheral services to transmit rich data? This panel will discuss the readiness of ISO 20022 and its impending impact.
Head, Global Transaction Banking Product Strategy and Innovation
Vice President, Canada Payments Operations
Vice President, Digital Channels, Corporate and Investment Bank
11:15 AM ET
Join this panel of leaders from across the payments landscape sharing their views on changes in financial services, their organizations strategies, the past and what lies ahead. The industry has seen payments go from a focus on the rail to the move to the client experience and use cases. How do traditional players remain relevant and adapt to the pace of change? Where should companies focus resources and investments – problems to solve / initiatives / use cases? What else should organizations do to enhance the client experience and be in the center of change / where the action is in the payments landscape? How do you imagine payments will look 5 years from now?
Head of Payments Product Management, Transaction Banking
Executive Vice President & Chief of Payments Operations
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Executive Vice President, Product Development and Strategy
The Clearing House
12:15 PM ET
The BAFT Global Payments Conference gives you the flexibility to attend in-person in New York, New York or join us virtually. Choose the option you prefer.
All attendees – full conference and virtual only – will have access to the virtual platform and all on-demand sessions until July 31, 2022. Virtual only attendees will be able to join live sessions virtually or watch them on-demand post-conference. Full conference attendees will be able to join the conference in-person and participate in networking activities planned during the conference.
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Len Adams is Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Adams Consulting Group/ACG Resources. He has a 45-year record of achievement in meeting the Talent Acquisition (Executive Search, Staffing and Consulting) needs of many prestigious corporations, software companies, banks, and financial services institutions – locally, nationally and internationally. Previously managing Partner of The A.R.D. Group, an insurance recruiting and consulting firm providing Executive Search, Recruitment and Temporary Staffing to the Insurance industry.
Bel Martijena has always been passionate about building technology solutions with over 30 years of software development experience. His current focus is on artificial intelligent solutions. For the last 15 years he has held CEO/CIO level positions at successful software startups as well as technology director level roles at Citigroup and Bear Stearns.
Isabelle Bouille is a Director and Principal Product Manager in Payments & Transaction Services for Treasury Services at BNY Mellon. She joined BNY Mellon in June 2020 and co-leads the bank’s ISO 20022 Migration strategic program from a product management capacity. Isabelle is the US representative in the CBPR+ (Cross Border Payments and Reporting Plus) Working Group and has a seat in various industry groups. Other responsibilities include ISO 20022 internal and external communication, training and testing. Isabelle joined from SWIFT where she led the SWIFT Standards Market Practice Team where she was responsible for the High Value Payments Plus (HVPS+) initiative which plays a key role in the harmonized ISO 20022 implementation by Market Infrastructures worldwide and led the Cross Border Payments and Reporting Plus project (CBPR+) which is a major pillar for a successful ISO 20022 migration in the many to many space. She also conducted several ISO 20022 consultancy missions for major RTGS Systems. Prior to joining SWIFT, Isabelle was a Corporate Product Manager for France and Belgium at Deutsche Bank.
Mark Garfield’s current role is Head of Global Financial Institutions at Zions Bancorporation responsible for foreign bank relationship development. He joined Zions Bancorporation in 2005. He has over 30 years of banking experience with 25 years in international banking management covering trade finance, trade services, foreign exchange, correspondent banking and product development. Throughout his career he has worked closely with corporate and commercial entities in the Midwest and Western U.S. providing banking support for cross-border trade. Mr. Garfield currently serves as a Director of BAFT and Chair of the Utah District Export Council. He served on the DEC National Advisory Board and Board of the World Trade Center, Utah.
Steve Kenneally works in the Center for Payments & Cybersecurity at ABA on issues related to a range of payment systems including check, ACH, card, wires, as well as coins and paper money. He spends an increasing amount of time focused on emerging payment technologies such as mobile payments, virtual currencies, and P2P payments with an eye towards making them faster, safer and frictionless in the future. He is the staff liaison to two standing member committees focused on payments issues in addition to ABA’s Emerging Payments Advisory Group. He serves as Chair of the International Banking Federation Value Transfer Network Working Group. Prior to joining the ABA in 2005, he served at the United States Department of the Treasury where he managed the private network of banks collecting non-tax payments on behalf of the federal government and drafted regulations and guidance on cash management issues.
Steve Ledford works with payments leaders on strategic issues facing financial institutions and leads initiatives to address them, including RTP, The Clearing House real-time payments program. Prior to joining The Clearing House, Mr. Ledford was a partner with Novantas, a financial services consulting firm. Before that he was a leader in McKinsey’s global payments practice, and was President of Global Concepts, a consulting and research firm specializing in payments and cash management.
Bruno Mellado is head of international payments and collections with BNP Paribas Cash Management. Based in Brussels, Belgium, he has held several senior positions within the bank since joining BNP Paribas in August 2006. Previous to this, earlier roles include project management consultant with the Canadian Border Services Agency and business consultant with American Management Systems. He holds an MBA in Finance from Solvay Business School and a BCOMM in Business Administration and Marketing from Queen’s University.
Sue-Ellen Speight is a Senior Vice President at StoneX Inc, a global Fortune 500 financial services institution. Sue-Ellen specializes in Global Cross-Border Payments in emerging markets with a focus on Regional Banks and Fintech. Having been with StoneX in the Global Payments team for eight years, Sue-Ellen offers keen insight into the challenges facing the Banking Sector, prevailing technology trends and payments best practice. The global payment sector has benefited from recent initiatives to increase transparency and innovations spurred by Fintechs though in many Frontier Markets the regulatory and operational challenges remain. Sue-Ellen and StoneX are committed to bringing access and efficiency to the ‘final mile’ of payments in challenging markets. For Financial Institutions, this means accessing local market insight as well as improving operational efficiency to deliver payments to almost all markets within two days. Formerly a Partner in a UK Consultancy specializing in Operational Efficiency, then transplanted to San Francisco as Strategy & Operational roles in several start-ups, Sue-Ellen brings a global perspective and practical understanding of how human processes can be given Super-Powers through technology. She is an active participant in the Bay Area Payments community, regular contributor to the Australian-American Incubator Mentorship program run by the Australian Consulate and Activator for the SHE-EO Investment Network. In her down time, Sue-Ellen is an amateur astronomer and enthusiastic hiking buddy to an intrepid ten-year-old Brittany pointer. Sue-Ellen holds a Bachelor of Commerce - Business Finance & Commercial Law from the University of Queensland in Australia, graduated the Executive Program in Strategy & Organization Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and holds Certificates in Foundations of Design Thinking and Organizational Thought to Action from IDEO.
Connie Theien serves as the senior vice president of industry relations and the faster payments strategy leader for the Federal Reserve System. Theien leads efforts to engage payments stakeholders in advancing strategies for improving the U.S. payment system and in collaborating to encourage implementation and adoption of faster payments in the United States. Theien leads stakeholder engagement by supporting various industry and Federal Reserve work groups and initiatives. She also leads the engagement strategy for the Fed Payments Improvement Community, a group that includes thousands of stakeholders from across the payments ecosystem, to improve the end-to-end speed, efficiency and security of payments in the country. As part of the Federal Reserve’s payments improvement leadership team, she established and managed the Faster and Secure Payments Task Forces, a coalition of 500+ stakeholders that worked from 2015-2018 to lay important groundwork for advancing payments speed and security.
Barry Tooker is the Chief Product Officer and Global Head of Product Management for iSoftware4Banks. He has been involved in operations and systems related projects for global banks and software firms as both a consultant and line manager for more than 45 years. Mr. Tooker has managed day to day operations for major money center and super regional banks. He has planned, organized, directed and managed major initiatives—including leading payment systems re-engineering efforts and other critical software installation projects for financial services organizations around the world. He currently serves as a member of the BAFT Payments Committee and their Innovation Council.
Shirish leads product management of FI Trade Finance offerings, our Clearing Value Propositions and payment innovations. Shirish has extensive experience in the last ten years to deliver value added payment solutions and FI propositions across institutional, corporate and individual clients. He has been with Standard Chartered for 17 years and has worked in emerging markets of India, Middle East, Sub- Saharan Africa, and Asia. Shirish has 21 years of experience as a multi-region, multi-product professional. Creating and nurturing new franchise opportunities through emergent technology and strategic alliances are areas of passion.
A SEB veteran and former P27 board chair Paula da Silva takes over as CEO of P27 Nordic Payments. Da Silva spent the bulk of her long banking career with SEB, one of P27’s owner banks. She served most recently as SEB’s Head of Transaction Services, a role she held when the idea for starting P27 was born. From 2009 to 2019 she also served on the board of Swedish clearing house Bankgirot, which P27 acquired in late 2020. Thus, da Silva’s background makes her uniquely suited to take the reins at P27 at a critical point in the company’s development.
Stacy Rosenthal is the Head of Payments Product Management, Transaction Banking, for Santander Bank. Stacy brings over 20 years of experience in banking and technology shaping market initiatives, launching new solutions, managing risk and product management. She is responsible for core payments products and serves as the business lead for the Payments Hub transformation initiative. She joined Santander in September 2018. Prior to Santander, Stacy held leadership roles in payments strategy, product development, industry engagement and innovation at Accenture and SWIFT. She began her banking career at Bank of America as a Treasury Solutions Technology and Product Consultant. Stacy is an industry expert and speaker on Payments, Standards and FinTech. In 2016, Stacy was honored with Global Finance’s Who’s Who in Treasury and Cash Management.
Russ Waterhouse is Executive Vice President of Product Development and Strategy at The Clearing House. In this role, Mr. Waterhouse oversees the evolution of The Clearing House’s core payments products (CHIPS, ACH and check image exchange) and leads its innovation efforts to support the next generation of safe, reliable and efficient payment systems for banks and their customers. Current priorities include the development and implementation of tokenization in payments and a real-time retail payments system.
Karen Webster is one of the world’s leading experts on emerging payments and a strategic advisor to CEOs and Boards of multinational players in the payments and commerce space. As the CEO of Market Platform Dynamics, she works extensively with the most innovative players in the payments, financial services, mobile, B2B, digital media and technology sectors to identify, ignite and monetize innovation. Karen also serves on the boards of a number of emerging companies, helping innovators develop and implement business strategies that drive market adoption for their products and services. Karen is also an entrepreneur herself, who has successfully founded and launched several new ventures in the loyalty, on-line media, and social networking sectors, including PYMNTS.com.
Stephen Wojciechowicz is a Senior Principal in Product Management for BNY Mellon, responsible for development and delivery of USD Clearing services. He is a chairman emeritus of the BAFT Payments Committee and a former dean of The Payments Institute. He joined BNY Mellon in 2019 after holding leadership positions in risk and product management at Deutsche Bank and HSBC. He has held a variety of roles at SWIFT, including sales and market development of file transfer and FX trade matching services in North America.
Ken Wong is Head of Product Strategy and Innovation for the Global Transaction Bank at TD Bank that encompasses the Financial Institutions, Cash Management and Trade Finance lines-of-business. He has been in the financial Industry for over 30 years in different business divisions from Consumer Banking to Corporate and Institutional Banking with roles from Front Office Financial Services Sales and Relationship Management to Back Office Operations and Technology. He is a seasoned Treasury, Cash Management and Payments practitioner with extensive experience in the Foreign Exchange integrated Payments and Clearing space. He has extensive international exposure with working assignments in Asia, Europe, Middle East and North America.
The 2022 Global Payments Conference will be held at the BNY Mellon Corporate Headquarters, located in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood in New York, New York. The conference venue is within walking distance of One World Trade Center, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, Wall Street, and the New York Stock Exchange.
BNY Mellon Corporate Headquarters
240 Greenwich Street, 10th Floor
New York, New York, 10286
Below is a list of suggested hotels within one mile of the conference venue. BAFT does not have a room block reserved for this event. Please make your own reservation.
Conrad New York Downtown
102 North End Avenue
New York, New York, 10282
+1 (212) 945-0100
Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown
25 Barclay Street
New York, New York, 10007
+1 (646) 880-1999
New York Marriott Downtown
85 West Street at Albany Street
New York, New York, 10006
+1 (212) 385-4900
Residence Inn New York Downtown
New York, New York, 10007
+1 (212) 600-8900
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