Friday, January 8
Venetian, Level 4 Marcello 4404


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Session Description

9 – 9:15 AM

Welcome: A Brief History of Money

From wampum to gold, the history of money is as philosophical as it is technological. Halsey Minor, founder of CNet, serial entreprenuer and Block Chain afficionado looks at how we got here, and how that informs where we’re going.



Michael Casey, Senior Adviser at MIT’s Digital Currency, MIT Media Lab


Halsey Minor, Founder, Chairman and Chief Visionary, Uphold

9:15 - 9:30 AM

The Commerce Revolution

Not since the invention of the credit card have payments been such a topic of conversation. MasterCard provides a look at the commerce revolution and the innovation it's spawning. 



Betty DeVita, Chief Commercial Officer, MasterCard

9:30 -10:15 AM

The Future of Payment Systems

A look at some of the most cutting edge technologies that will revolutionize how we transact and move money.



April Rudin, Founder/CEO, The Rudin Group


Brian Billingsley, CEO, Klarna North America, Klarna Inc.
Sherri Haymond, Group Head/Senior Vice President, Digital Channels, MasterCard
Christina Mercando, Founder and CEO, Ringly
Tom Poole, Vice President for Mobile Payments, Capital One

10:15- 10:45 AM

The Anatomy of a Payment System

Beneath the new payment systems lie some carefully structured and interoperable technology. What makes a payment system work?  We’re talking tokenization, authentication and novel new chipsets in this session.



Jeff Miles, VP Business Development Global Payment Solutions, NXP Semiconductors


James Elson, Vice President Manufacturing, Nymi
Ciaran Fisher, CEO, Snowball Technology

10:45-11:15 AM

Cashless Payments at Retail

A wo(man) walks into a store and the experience is a conglomeration of outreach, loyalty and payment --- frictionless shopping.  How do we create more engaged consumers using cashless payment systems?



Laura Heller, Executive Editor, FierceRetail


Scott Amyx, CEO, Affectio, Inc.
Sih Lee, Senior Vice President – Payments Technology & Innovation, Synchrony Financial
Maeve McKenna Duska, SVP Marketing, USA Technlogies
David Skaff, Partner, COO, The Science Project

11:30 - 12:00 PM

Wallet Payment Systems

Tap your phone?  Swipe your card?  Refill your wallet?  Check out your loyalty points? The myriad options for buying something require new behaviors.



Stewart Wolpin, Freelance Writer,


Michael Dunworth, CEO and co-founder, Snapcard
Neeraj Bhatia, Director of Product Management, Qualcomm
Kanishk Parashar, CEO/Co-Founder, Coin
Matt Schulz, Senior Industry Analyst,

12:30 - 1:00 PM

Digital Money Lunchtime Forum

Millenials distrust banks but love technology. How does this play out for the future of money?



April Rudin, Founder/CEO, The Rudin Group


Andrew Glasgow, Senior Vice President, Scratch, Viacom

1:00 – 1:30 PM

Fireside Chat: The Regulatory Environment

If you're creating digital payment schemes with no regard to regulation you're going to find yourself in hot water.  We look at what every start-up and traditional payment company needs to know about the regulatory environment.



Michael Casey, Senior Adviser at MIT’s Digital Currency, MIT Media Lab


Perianne Boring, Founder & President, Chamber of Digital Commerce
Scott Schwaitzberg, Managing Director, Tusk Ventures

1:30 - 2:00 PM

Virtual Currency (Block Chain 101)

BitCoin began as a renegade novelty but it’s being taken seriously by just about every major financial instituion. We take the temperature on what's hype and what parts of the Bitcoin culture will change the face of money transactions forever.



Michael Terpin, Chairman, BitAngels


Brock Pierce, Managing Partner, Blockchain Capital
Charlie Lee, Director of Engineering, Coinbase

2:00 - 2:20 PM

What’s Next? Predicting the Year of Digital Money

Matthew Roszak is no stranger to predictions, startups or belief systems about money. What are his predictions for 2016? Hint: He's usually right.



Matthew Roszak, Founding Partner, Tally Capital and Co-Founder, Bloq