Financial Innovation and Payments Summit 2018

Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina, Newport, RI
July 18, 2018 - July 20, 2018

60 days left

In the wake of the digital financial landscape increasing faster than ever before we are witnessing the transformation of customer expectations and consumption trends as we see the establishment of innovative financial services and products to the market. Opal Group’s Financial Innovation and Payments Summit will address the enterprising and adoption of innovative payments solutions and practices.
This conference will gather leading players and thought leaders that are creating the landscape for the future of the industry. Uniting executives in the payments realm, stakeholders from business end-users, financial and technology services organizations will discuss and explore the key issues and opportunities today.
Attendees will experience:
• Distinguished education via panel sessions and presentations featuring payments and innovation experts
• Networking opportunities for executives and senior-level payments professionals

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Some Speakers Include...Current as of May 7, 2018

Chief Digital Officer, BankMobile

Vice President, Chief Privacy Officer, Walmart Inc.

Director of Product Management (Value Added Services), Cayan LLC

Practice Head – Banking Solutions (Analytics & Blockchain), Wipro Technologies

Chief Customer Officer, North Shore Bank

CEO, Bawden Family Office (SFO)

Executive Cyber Security Specialist - CISSP, ISSMP, CBCP, IBM

Senior Vice President, First Analysis

Director of Life and Annuity Operations, National Life Group

Global Business Development Leader, W3C

Principal, Liberty Advisor Group

VP, Business Technology, Discover Financial Services

SVP-Consultant, GfK

General Partner, Route 66 Ventures

Managing Partner, SenaHill Partners, LP

VP-Digital Payment Solutions, First Data Corporation

Chief Revenue Officer, RapidAdvance

Chief Executive Officer, Asiapay

SVP & Chief Secuirty Officer, ADP

Chief Technology Officer, NEW YORK & COMPANY

President and CEO, First GREEN Bank

Global Head of Investor Engagement, DMS Governance

Managing Director, SenaHill Partners, LP

Senior Vice President, Commerce for Every Device, MasterCard

Trust and Safety, Chargebacks, Patreon

Vice President- Business Development for International Acquiring, Payvision

VP Technology Optimization, Ticketmaster - Live Nation

Chief Financial Officer, Valassis

Vice President, Product Development and Innovation, MasterCard

General Counsel & Chief Operating Officer, Medici Ventures

Mobile Payments Head- Internet Banking & Mobile Banking Group, ICICI Bank Ltd.

SVP & GM, Integrated Solutions, First Data

Special Advisor, Supervision Regulation and Credit, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Vice President, Faster Payments Improvement Initiatives, Federal Reserve System

SVP Business Development, Galileo Processing

Chief Launch Officer, Launch Warrior

Managing Partner, SixThirty

CEO, Finacity

VP Development, Blockchain and DLT, Intuit

Director of Merchant Advocacy, Signifyd


President & CEO, Marketing Technology Concepts, LLC

Director of Merchant Advocacy, Signifyd

Vice President, Wandera Inc.

Managing Director-CIT Small Business Solutions, CIT Direct Capital

Senior Vice President, Banking, Celent

Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder, Cardlytics

President, Leach Family Holdings (SFO), Rhode Island PBS Foundation

Account Management and Partnerships, In-Store, Paypal

Partner, Liberty Advisor Group

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Rentberry

Senior Vice President, Phoenix Marketing International

Head of International Business, Computop GmbH

CISO, Circle Internet Financial

Partner - Payments & Financial Technology, Autonomous Research US LP

Senior Global Account Director, UL

Director, Innovation Partnerships, Technology & Operations, Royal Bank of Canada

Advisor, Warburg Pincus

Principal, BetterBuyDesign

Director of Financial Services & Partner, Connected Lab & FinTech Growth Syndicate

Founder & CEO, Chekk

Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Chairman, Essex Savings Bank

Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP

Chief Technology Officer, Star Mountain Capital

Co-Founder-Managing Director, GCP Capital Partners LLC

Acting Assistant Director, Federal Trade Commission

Principal and Chief Strategy Officer, 50,000Feet

Senior Director, Business Development, Yodlee

Blockchain Engineering, Microsoft Corporation

Head Digital Finance Solutions, Telindus - Proximus

Research Affiliate, Centre for Blockchain Technologies, University College London

Team Lead, Pre-Sales & Technical Implementations, Cambridge Global Payments

Senior Investment Officer, International Finance Corp. - World Bank Group

Managing Principal, StoneCastle Partners/Chairman & CEO of StoneCastle Financia

Senior Associate, Consumer Finance-Government Performance, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Vice President Of Payments Innovation, Mercator Advisory Group

Head Of Americas, Earthport

Head of Business Development, Kabbage Inc.

United States Senator for the District of Columbia

SVP - Head of Emerging Payments & Commerce Partnerships, Bank of America

President & Chief Executive Officer, Nbpca

Chief Innovation Officer, Irc Advisory

U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations, U.S. State Department

Chief Innovation Officer, Kasasa

OEM Biz Dev Manager -Asia-Pacific, Rivetz Corp

Senior Advisor, Two Sigma Ventures

Chief Strategy Officer, Aurus Inc.

Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina
Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina, Goat Island, Newport, RI, United States

Room Rate $339
*Prices exclusive of 13% tax & $1.00 Newport Tourism Assessment per night
  • Rooms are available only to those participants who are registered conference attendees.
  • The name on the form will be the name of the guest room.
  • Rooms are allocated on a first come first serve basis. Room types/rates are subject to availability.
  • Rooms will not be guaranteed without a credit card.

Registration Pricing

Standard Rate
Government $495
PE / VC $495
End-User / Merchant $795
Banks and Credit Unions $995
Standard $1,695

*Subject to Opal Group’s verification and approval. Only individuals who are solely investing on their own behalf can be verified for a complimentary pass. Solution Providers or Fund Providers to 3rd parties will not be able to receive complimentary access. As investment portfolios/strategies are constantly changing, we reserve the right to re- verify past delegates for future complimentary passes.

Sponsorship, Exhibition & Speaking Opportunities 212.532.9898

Presented by

Jonathan Avila, Vice President, Chief Privacy Officer, Walmart Inc.

  • Authentication
    Artificial Intelligence. Wealth Management and Financial Service Firms
    Best Practices from Leading Consumer Goods Companies in Payment
    Contextual Checkout
    Cross Border Payments & International Transactions
    Customer & Merchant Initiated Innovation
    Digital Identity
    Evolution of Digital Banking
    Faster Payment Solutions and Customer Engagement

  • Financial Innovation and the Future of Payments
    Financial Services Innovation
    Fraud Prevention
    Global Landscape for Innovation
    Industry Start-up Panel
    Legal, Tax and Regulatory Challenges and Opportunities
    Lending Innovation
    Loyalty Programs and Marketing
    Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

  • Data and Predictive Analytics
    Mobile Wallets & Apps
    Open APIs
    Payments Role in the Linkage of the Full Digital Ecosystem
    PE/VC Roundtable
    Point Of Purchase Financing
    Prepaid Payments
    Streamlining the Ecommerce
    The Future of Blockchain / Distributed Ledgers in Payments-Beyond Bitcoin
    The Leading Payment Networks' Role
    Transformation for Community and Small/Mid-Sized Banking
    Using Partnerships with Technology Platforms to Offer Additional Services
    Wireless Technology

  • Platforms
  • Corporate, retail payments professions from small and large firms
  • Payment/innovation professionals
  • Mobile, financial services and integrated commerce
  • Investment, analysts, bankers, government officials
  • Commercial and investment banks
  • Consultants
  • Start ups and small firms
  • Data, digital and marketing services
  • Technology firms
  • Legal, regulatory, government, etc.


To request information about speaking, sponsoring, exhibiting or attending please contact
Lauren Bautista 212.532.9898 x 258 |

    Financial Innovation and Payments Summit certainly delivers on the promise of bringing experts from various relevant industry segments (Banks, FIs, Consulting Firms, Technology Partners, Investors and FinTechs.) The size of the conference is a plus allowing quality time for networking and meaningful dialogue. Speaker


    The financial innovation and payments summit in Newport RI was a unique event. The panels were well planned and created great discussion. I am looking forward to 2018. Speaker


    Opal's Financial Innovation and Payments Summit attracted high quality attendees covering payments, investment, cybersecurity and other relevant fintech topics at a lovely venue. The event was extremely well-run and professional. Speaker


    Highly informative sessions with subject matter experts. A great combination of thought leadership and substantive discussion about the rapidly-changing payments landscape. Speaker


    The Financial Innovation and Payments Summit was a cozy and relaxing environment where you able to gain insight through concepts relayed in short panel discussions but could also engage with speakers that caught your attention later; over cocktails or dinner. It allowed for conceptual and thought-provoking panels with detailed conversations. A nice show! Speaker