Thursday, July 12, 2018
7:00AM – 5:30PM
Registration Open
7:15AM – 8:15AM
Networking Breakfast
8:15AM – 8:35AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • Philip Zeidner
  • Conference Chair
  • Vice President
  • BNY Mellon
  • Tod Burwell
  • President and CEO
  • BAFT
  • 8:35AM – 9:15AM
    Fireside Chat on the State of the Industry
  • Javier Perez-Tasso
  • Chief Executive Americas & UK
  • Karen Webster
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • 9:15AM – 10:15AM
    A Payments Journey Around the World
    As payment professionals, we need to stay current with the evolving global payments landscape. This panel of payment executives will take us around the globe sharing common themes and the latest trends providing both a regional insight and specific country initiatives that will give you the information you absolutely need to know.
  • Fahd Ansari
  • Director, Financial Institutions Segment Manager
  • MUFG
  • Panelists
  • Rajiv Desai
  • SVP, US Operations
  • Pelican
  • Mohit Kansal
  • Director of Global Payments
  • Flywire
  • Katherine Mueller
  • Vice President of Global Payments
  • INTL FCStone
  • 10:15AM – 10:35AM
    Networking Coffee/Tea Break
    10:35AM – 11:35AM
    Market Provider Update
    The Market Provider Update has been a staple at the BAFT Global Payments Symposium for a number of years. Our speakers – The Clearing House, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and NACHA – are key bank partners and leaders in payment processing and messaging. Hear them discuss recent initiatives and what to expect in the future.
  • Mihail Duta
  • Head of Product Management, US Payments
  • Finastra
  • Speakers
  • Janet Estep
  • CEO
  • Bob Pepitone
  • CHIPS Product Manager
  • The Clearing House
  • Gina Russo
  • Assistant Vice President
  • Payment Product Management
  • Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • 11:40AM – 12:40PM
    Are Regional Banks Turning Challenges Into Opportunities?
    The current banking landscape is rapidly changing. Regional Banks are exploring Fintech’s to assist with their international offerings in order to provide support for their clients’ global banking needs. This session will provide you with insight into the challenges faced by Regional Banks and an overview of an innovative cross border B2B non-card payment solution that could reduce the reliance a regional bank currently has of a global bank.
  • Steve Kenneally
  • Senior Vice President, Payments/Cybersecurity
  • American Bankers Association
  • Panelists
  • Amy Sahm
  • Senior Vice President and Manager, International Group
  • Fulton Financial Corporation
  • Ajith Thekadath
  • Senior Director
  • Visa
  • 12:40PM – 1:40PM
    Networking Lunch
    1:40PM – 2:40PM
    Data: Friend or Foe?
    What kind of friend lies to you all the time, is a trouble maker magnet, costs you money to watch and take care of and generally keeps you on edge? Is this high maintenance beast worth it? Come find out best industry practices on how to safeguard and control the beast, how the care and feeding differs by jurisdiction and why we think it is the next (and best) magic potion to turn it into a loyal friend who will stand by you when others disappear.
  • Gene Neyer
  • Executive Advisor
  • Icon Solutions
  • Panelists
  • Michael London
  • Sr. Strategy Manager
  • BNY Mellon
  • Rita Rafalovsky
  • Senior Vice President
  • Real-Time Payments Innovations Lead
  • PNC Bank NA
  • James Fox
  • Principal Partner
  • PwC
  • 2:45PM– 3:45PM
    The Achilles Heel of Financial Reporting and How to Prevent It
    Systems and operations transformation on a local, regional or global scale pose new risks and challenges. At the same time, there is no room for error in financial reporting with the risk of fines, loss of reputational risk and customer credibility. Financial institutions must strike a balance by achieving the right control through risk mitigation, visibility, consistent quality, and the right efficiency across the changing processes and systems. Our panel will address the need for comprehensive financial reporting and compliance best practices.
  • Barry Tooker
  • Chief Product Officer - Global Head of Product Management
  • iSoftware4Banks, Inc
  • Panelists
  • Vivek Bajaj
  • Global Vice President, Watson Financial Services Solutions
  • IBM Industry Platforms
  • Patricia Selvaggi
  • Assistant Vice President
  • Data & Statistics Group
  • Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Lisa McDemid
  • Director, GTB Capital and Financial Planning - Americas
  • Deutsche Bank
  • 3:45PM – 4:05PM
    Networking Coffee/Tea Break
    4:05PM – 5:05PM
    Cyber fraud: Prevention, Detection, and Intervention
    Cyber-attacks on the payments ecosystem to perpetrate fraud are increasing in frequency and sophistication. What should participants in the ecosystem do to better manage the risk of cyber fraud? What options do banks and their customers have if funds are fraudulently transferred? Attend this session to find out.
  • Samantha Pelosi
  • Senior Vice President, Payments and Innovation
  • BAFT
  • Panelists
  • Charles Bretz
  • Director of Payment Risk
  • Lester Joseph
  • Senior Vice President
  • Manager, Global Financial Crimes Intelligence Group
  • Wells Fargo & Company
  • Stuart Sperry
  • Deputy Associate Director
  • Division of Reserve Bank Operations and Payment Systems
  • Federal Reserve Board
  • 5:05PM
    Wrap Up
    5:15PM – 6:30PM
    Networking Opening Reception
    Friday, July 13, 2018
    7:00AM – 12:00PM
    Registration Open
    7:00AM – 8:00AM
    Networking Breakfast
    8:00AM – 8:15AM
  • Samantha Pelosi
  • Senior Vice President, Payments and Innovation
  • BAFT
  • 8:15AM – 9:00AM
    A Visionary Forum
    With several innovative payments solutions now commercialized, what’s next? Hear first-hand exchange of views and perspectives from cutting-edge innovative companies and financial institution on what’s in the horizon, and how these innovative solutions, just starting to bubble up, will shape bank business models in the next 5-10 years.
  • Jeff Hindle
  • Managing Director, Finance and Commerce Sector
  • MaRS
  • Speakers
  • George Doolittle
  • Executive Vice President, Head of Global Payments – FIG
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • Peter J. Hazou
  • Director, Industry Solutions
  • Financial Services Industry Team
  • Microsoft
  • Rajesh Venkatraman
  • Director, WW Payments Solutions
  • IBM
  • 9:05AM – 10:05AM
    ISO 20022 & SWIFTgpi – Can the Next Generation of Standards Enable Innovation?
    SWIFTgpi went live in 2017 and ISO 20022 has been adopted as countries modernize their payments systems. Both of these initiatives have brought significant value to banks and their clients. Evolution continues, with phase 2 of SWIFTgpi and global harmonization of ISO 20022 already in the works to enable even more efficiencies for banks and value added services clients. In this session, the panel will discuss the revolutionary changes in payments spurred by SWIFTgpi and ISO 20022, explore the direction of ongoing evolution, and how to arrive at the destination together.
  • Stephen Wojciechowicz, AAP, CTP
  • Director, Head of Product Governance and Risk, Americas
  • Cash Management
  • Global Transaction Banking
  • Panelists
  • Michael Knorr
  • Head of Payment & Liquidity Risk Management
  • Wells Fargo
  • Harry Newman
  • Head of Banking
  • Brooke Tilton
  • Vice President, Treasury Operations
  • Viacom
  • 10:05AM – 10:25AM
    Networking Coffee Break
    10:25AM – 11:25AM
    Real Time Payments Interoperability
    The move to faster payments has been influencing the landscape globally with markets such as Australia, UK and Switzerland leading the way. In the US, there have been initiatives launched domestically that impact the client experience to speed up payments including TCH RTP and Ripple. Come to this session to hear about these initiatives including practical implementation examples, interoperability with other market solutions and plans for the future.
  • Cheryl Gurz
  • Global Head of Payments Offering and Product Strategy
  • CGI
  • Panelists
  • James Colanssano
  • Senior Vice President, Product Development and Strategy
  • The Clearing House
  • Dilip Rao
  • Global Head of Infrastructure Innovation
  • Ripple
  • Carl Slabicki, CTP, AAP
  • Director, Product Line Manager Treasury Services
  • BNY Mellon
  • 11:30AM – 12:00PM
    Payments News: Fake or Real?
    During this session, our intrepid reporters will explore recent events and late breaking news and provide insightful commentary as to their impact and implications.
  • Barry Tooker
  • Chief Product Officer - Global Head of Product Management
  • iSoftware4Banks, Inc.
  • Philip Zeidner
  • Conference Chair
  • Vice President
  • BNY Mellon
  • 12:00PM – 1:00PM
    Networking Lunch
    1:00PM – 2:00PM
    An Even Pitch: Competition in Payments
    Improved technology has been the driver of change in banking since people started bartering in 12,000 BC. And whether through religion or government, regulation has always been one step behind. This panel will explore much more recent developments in regulation and technology. Join us to learn how emerging payment mechanisms are keeping pace with more traditional systems to create services that leverage new thinking while keeping to the regulatory principles we all hold dear.
  • Peter Oakes
  • Non-Executive Director
  • TransferMate Global Payments
  • Panelists
  • Emma Hanratty
  • Senior Compliance Associate
  • INTL FCStone
  • Ashley Hutto-Schultz
  • Senior Associate
  • Hogan Lovells US LLP
  • 2:05PM – 3:05PM
    DLTs, Blockchains, and Cryptocurrencies – The Truth of the Matter
    Since the introduction of Bitcoin, there has been a frenzy of activity surrounding the concept of a virtual currency and its underlying technology. Vast amounts of money and resources have been invested in this space with many experiments conducted, all proving that the technology works. Yet, there is very little adoption that can be seen. Why is this? Is it an economic constraint or a competitive one? Is it a solution looking for a problem or it is simply a large enough challenge yet to present itself? Is the inconsistent regulation causing confusion for its proper application? This panel will discuss this and more from a Regulator, Fintech and Bank perspective.
  • Kenneth Wong
  • Head of GTB Product Strategy and Innovation
  • TD Bank
  • Speakers
  • Michael Aragona
  • Head of Global Solutions Sales Americas
  • Mizuho Bank
  • Neville Arjani
  • Director, Research
  • Payments Canada
  • Kevin Rutter
  • Research Lead
  • R3
  • 3:05PM – 3:35PM
    Closing Address
  • Rick Leander
  • Co-Founder and Development Director
  • Understood Connections
  • 3:35PM
    Closing Remarks
  • Philip Zeidner
  • Conference Chair
  • Vice President
  • BNY Mellon
  • Samantha Pelosi
  • Senior Vice President, Payments and Innovation
  • BAFT