Financial Innovation and Payments Summit 2019

Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina, Newport, RI
July 10, 2019 - July 12, 2019

48 days left

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 who are creating the landscape for the future of the industry. Uniting executives in the payments realm, stakeholders from corporate 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

Why Attend:
• The program includes vital insight from the industry’s most admired and innovative institutions.
• Opal’s Financial Innovations & Payments Summit is designed to help you increase performance, create loyalty programs that increase customer spend and engagement and stay at the forefront of technological innovation. Today’s expanding number of mobile payment platforms, evolving security threats and pressure to stay ahead of wavering customer behaviors, issuers are faced with both critical decisions and great opportunities for boosting wallet share.
• Evaluate demonstrations from top solution providers.
• Engage, Network, Socialize & Share with fellow powerful business leaders, C-Suite executives & professionals.
• Financial Innovations & Payments Summit maintains an intimate, non-trade show like environment set within a luxury venue.

To request our current agenda, participant list and sponsors

Speaker List Current as of May 22, 2019


John Alan Bird, Global Business Development Leader, W3C

Larry Brennan, SVP Merchant Data Security and Cybersecurity Director, Bank of America Merchant Services

Lanny Byers, VP, Emerging Payment Solutions, First Data

Mark Cerminaro, Chief Revenue Officer, Rapid Finance

Vinith Chaudhary, Global Head, Digital, GE & BFSI US East, Tata Consultancy Services

Dale Chrystie, Business Fellow, Blockchain Strategist, FedEx

John Collins, Partner, FS Vector

Tom Davis, Principal, Centana Growth Partners

James Dean, President & CEO, TrueCourse Advisory Services, LLC

Joe Emig, Vice President - Business Development for International Acquiring, Payvision

Peter Gordon, CEO, PRMPayments

AnaLiza Grandner, Director of Private Label Banking, The Bancorp

Matthew Hagen, VP of Finance Operations / Global Pricing, Monster

David Hale, Chief Privacy Officer & Deputy General Counsel, TD Ameritrade

Bryan Jurewicz, Chief Operations & Revenue Officer, Arrow Payments

Induprakas Keri, VP Development, Blockchain and DLT, Intuit

Stephen Lankler, Managing Director-CIT Small Business Solutions, CIT Direct Capital

Michael Meyer, Chief Risk Officer & Chief Security Officer, MRS BPO, LLC

Ajay Mookerjee, Founder, & Fintech Advisor, Warburg Pincus

Steve Mott, Principal, BetterBuyDesign

Silvio Piserchia, Vice President, Product Management – Global Prepaid, MasterCard

John Popeo, Principal, The Gallatin Group

V. Frank Pottow, Managing Director, GCP Capital Partners LLC

Frank Roessig, Head Digital Finance Solutions, Telindus - Proximus

Gerrit Ruetzel, CEO of the Americas, BOTTEGA VENETA

Lisa Seim, Principal, Strategic Exchanges

Tim Sloane, VP, Payments Innovation, Mercator Advisory Group

Lou Steinberg, Founder & Managing Partner, CTM Insights, LLC

Rahul Vijay, Head of Global Telecom Sourcing, Uber

Karl Weaver, OEM Biz Dev Manager-Asia-Pacific, Rivetz Corp

Yuri Aguiar, Director of Innovation and Transformation, The Ogilvy Group

Tim Swanson, Director of Research, Post Oak Labs

Stuart Vaeth, Vice President, Digital Identity, Mastercard

Robert Knop, CEO, Assist You Today

Jennifer Lee, Vice President, Edison Partners

Kurt Watkins, Partner, MG Miller

Brian Tate, President & CEO, Innovative Payments Association

Gomathy Subramanian, Director - TCS Financial Solutions, Tata Consultancy Services

Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina
1 Goat Island Newport, RI 02840
Newport, RI

Rooms Rates
King Bed $349
Double / Double $349
*Exclusive of 13% tax & $1.00 Newport Tourism Assessment per night.

• Rooms are available only to those participants who are registered conference attendees.
• Rooms will not be guaranteed without a credit card.
• Rooms are allocated on a first come first serve basis. Room types/rates are subject to availability.
• The name on the form will be the name of the guest room.

Registration Pricing

Early Bird (exp May 30, 2019) Standard
Standard $1,695 $1995
Financial Institution $795 $995
Government / Merchants / Retailers $495 $695
End User $495 $695

Sponsorship, Exhibition & Speaking Opportunities 212.532.9898
  • Using Partnerships with Technology Platforms to Offer Additional Services
  • Digital Identity & Authentication
  • Evolution of Digital Banking
  • Financial Innovation and The Future of Payments
  • Faster Payment Solutions & Customer Engagement
  • Cross Border Payments & International Transactions
  • Mobile Wallets & Apps
  • Legal, Tax, and Regulatory Issues
  • Artificial Intelligence, Data and Predictive Analytics
  • IoT
  • Lending Innovation
  • Loyalty
  • Open API’s
  • PE/VC Roundtable
  • Streamlining Ecommerce
  • Payments & Prepaid Innovations
  • Planning Futures for Community and Mid-Tier Banks
  • Payment Dispute Issues & Chargebacks
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Wireless Tech
  • Global Landscape for Innovation
  • And More!
  • 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

Participants Include CEOs, Founders & Senior Level Executives From:

  • 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
  • Credit Card executives
  • Consultants
  • Startups and small firms
  • Data, digital and marketing services
  • Technology firms
  • Legal, regulatory, government, etc.
  • Banks & Financial Institutions
  • Leaders in Fintech
  • Payment Processors & Providers
  • Wallet Providers
  • Retailers & Loyalty
  • Software Solutions
  • Hardware Manufacturers
  • Market Researchers and Consultants

    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