The Innovation Project™ 2014 – About the Event

Innovation Project™ 2014, March 19-20, 2014

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The Industry Has a Call to Action

RETHINK YOUR PLANS. RESET YOUR STRATEGY. REINVENT THE INDUSTRY.

Over 2 content packed days on March 19-20, 2014, The Innovation Project™ 2014 powered by PYMNTS.com℠, convened the most thoughtful minds from established players, emerging disruptors, and entrepreneurial visionaries in the world of payments and commerce to REINVENT the future of an industry being transformed by mobile devices, the cloud, big data and emerging technologies. Together the delegates rethought whether what’s taken us this far over the last 60 years is enough to move us forward for the next 60 years!

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2014 Innovation Project™ Visionaries

Liz Claman

Liz Claman
Anchor
Fox Business News

Charles Duhigg

Charles Duhigg
Pulitzer Prize Winning Reporter & Author of “The Power of Habit”

Sir Terry Leahy

Sir Terry Leahy
Former CEO of TESCO & Author of “Management in Ten Words”

Michael Porter

Michael Porter
Foremost Authority on Strategy, Competition & Competitive Advantage; Creator of Shared Value Concept; Professor, Harvard Business School

David Wolman

David Wolman
Author of “The End of Money” & Contributing Editor Wired

The Keynote Speakers and Conversation Starters

Jeremy Allaire

Jeremy Allaire
Founder & CEO
Circle Internet Financial

Souheil Badran

Souheil Badran
SVP & General Manager
Digital River World Payments

Mike Boush

Mike Boush
Vice President, E-Business and Chief Digital Officer
Discover

Noah Breslow

Noah Breslow
CEO
OnDeck

Brad Brodigan

Brad Brodigan
VP GM Retail
PayPal

Alex Broeker

Alex Broeker
CEO
TabbedOut

Michael Bruemmer

Michael Bruemmer
Vice President, Data Breach Resolution
Experian

Vitalik Buterin

Vitalik Buterin
CEO
Ethereum

Raj Date

Raj Date
Managing Partner, Fenway Summer

Michael E. Diamond

Michael E. Diamond
Chief Revenue Officer
Mitek

Luiz Henrique Didier

Luiz Henrique Didier
Director Of Innovation
Cielo

Andreas Ehn

Andreas Ehn
Co-Founder & CEO
Wrapp

Jamel El-Hindi

Jamel El-Hindi
Associate Director, Regulatory Policy & Programs
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)

Janet Estep
President & CEO,
NACHA

Ashely Evans

Ashely Evans
Director of Corporate Strategy
Verizon

David Evans
Chairman,
Global Economics Group

Rocco Fabiano

Rocco Fabiano
President
Qualcomm Retail Solutions

David Fortney

David Fortney
SVP, Product Marketing & Strategy
The Clearing House

Marc Freed-Finnegan

Marc Freed-Finnegan
C0-Founder and CEO
Index

Chris Gardner

Chris Gardner
Co-Founder
Paydiant

Aaron Goldman

Aaron Goldman
Principal
General Atlantic

Will Graylin

Will Graylin
CEO
Loop

Nathan Groff

Nathan Groff
Chief Government Relations Officer
Intuition Systems

Richard Grum

Richard Crum
Global T&E Products & Solutions
MasterCard

Matt Harris

Matt Harris
Managing Director
Bain Capital Ventures

Alex P Hart

Alex P Hart
President & CEO
Official Payments

Jared Hecht

Jared Hecht
Co-Founder & CEO
Fundera

Marianne Johnson
Executive Vice President, Global Head of Product and Innovation
Elavon

Ron Karpovich

Ron Karpovich
Managing Director
JP Morgan

Mike Kennedy

Mike Kennedy
CEO
clearXchange

Greg Keough

Gregory Keough
CEO Mobile Financial Services
MasterCard & Telefonica Joint Venture

Don Kingsborough

Don Kingsborough
Global VP/ GM of Retail & Prepaid
PayPal

Paul Kleinschnitz

Paul Kleinschnitz
SVP, GM Cyber-security Solutions
First Data

Steve Krisch

Steve Krisch
CEO
Cointrust

Renaud Leplanche

Renaud Leplanche
CEO
LendingClub

Ben Ling

Ben Ling
Investment Partner
Khosla Ventures

Faisal Masud

Faisal Masud
EVP, Global E-Commerce
Staples

Jim McCarthy

Jim McCarthy
Global Head of Innovation & Strategic Partnerships
Visa

Deborah McWhinney

Deborah McWhinney
Board of Directors
Fluor

Karl Mehta
Venture Partner,
Menlo Ventures

Douglas Merrill

Douglas Merrill
Founder & CEO
Zest Finance

Daniela Miekle

Daniela Miekle
Chief Strategy & Product Officer
Vantiv

Jennifer Miles

Jennifer Miles
President, Americas
VeriFone

Harold Montgomery

Harold Montgomery
Chairman and CEO
Calpian

Chris Morton

Chris Morton
CEO
Lyst

Nat Natraj

Nat Natraj
SVP
CA Technologies

David Nelms

David Nelms
Chariman & CEO
Discover

Mike Passilla

Mike Passilla
CEO
Chase Merchant Services

Pam Patsley

Pam Patsley
CEO
Moneygram

Seth Priebatsch

Seth Priebatsch
Chief Ninja
LevelUp

Alex Rampell

Alex Rampell
CEO
Trial Pay & Yub

Scott Rankin

Scott Rankin
CMO
MCX

Shaunt Sarkissian

Shaunt Sarkissian
Founder & CEO
Cortex

Richard Schmalensee
Dean Emeritus
Sloan School of Management, MIT

Danny Shader

Danny Shader
CEO
PayNearMe

Mario Shiliashki

Mario Shiliashki
SVP, Emerging Payments
MastercCard

David Silberman

David Silberman
Associate Director, Research, Markets, and Regulations
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Itamar Simonson

Itamar Simonson
Professor of Marketing Stanford Graduate School & Author of “Absolute Value”

Lisa Stanton

Lisa Stanton
President, Americas
Monitise

Bill Tauscher

Bill Tauscher
CEO
Blackhawk

Matt Taylor

Matt Taylor
CEO
Mercury

Scott Thompson

Scott Thompson
CEO
ShopRunner

Tom Tobin

Tom Tobin
General Manager, Financial Crime Risk Management
Fiserv

Eduardo Tobon

Eduardo Tobon
President
Diners Club International

Ron Totaro

Ron Totaro
General Manager, Global Financial Services
Pitney Bowes, Inc.

Mark Troughton

Mark Troughton
President
WONGA

Eduardo Vergara

Eduardo Vergara
CEO
Barclaycard Global Business Solutions

Jonathan Wallgren

Jonathan Wallgren
Director of Bank Services
Kohl’s

George Wallner

George Wallner
Chief Technologist, Loop and Founder & CEO, Hypercomm

Adam White

Adam White
Director of Business Development
Coinbase

Kamran Zaki

Kamran Zaki
President
Adyen North America

This is just a glimpse into the speaker line-up we have planned for March. Keep an eye out for our updates on Who’s Talking at Innovation Project™ 2014.

Innovation Project™ 2014 Event Modules

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WHERE WE ARE TODAY

2013 has shaped up to be a year in which everything the payments industry had assumed to be true about its future, and used to develop its strategic plans, began to unravel. NFC was trumped by the cloud, traditional loyalty took a back seat to merchant-centered promotions, interchange teetered on total collapse for debit (with storm clouds forming for credit), lending and banking was upstaged by innovators with different models, digital wallets at the physical point of sale stalled, while customers still loved their plastic cards, merchants and issuers re- thought EMV, and physical retail didn’t die after all…

The industry was also confronted with one more realization: the future of payments wasn’t only about payments anymore, but something much more powerful, much more strategic, much harder but much more profitable – REINVENTING the way in which consumers buy, not just how they pay.

WHERE WE ARE HEADED

The future of payments is about using new technologies and connected devices to reinvent the commerce experience for merchants, consumers and everyone in the ecosystem. And that calls for only one possible course of action:

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND

  • Original Content & Panel Discussions Not Heard On Any Other Stage
  • Unprecedented Access to Payments & Mobile Commerce Leaders
  • Thought Provoking, Entrepreneurial Ideas on Display & “Test-Driven” by Our Start-Up Experts
  • An Engaged Audience From Start to Finish with A Premium Placed on Both the Event Content Delivered & Networking Opportunities
  • The Only Invitation-Only Industry Event – Leaders Need Only Apply

RETHINK YOUR PLANS. RESET YOUR STRATEGY. REINVENT THE INDUSTRY.

CEO POWER PANELS

35+ C-Level speakers engaging in nine different 75-minute interactive panels, each moderated by one of our keynote speakers, will serve as a catalyst to kick start meaningful conversations about mobile commerce and payments innovation.

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL SEGMENTS WITH HEADLINERS

2013 segments included Al Gore and Warren Buffett. For 2014, cozy up for fireside chats with business visionaries you won’t hear anywhere else.


The ThinkAThon™ is Back for 2014: Are You Up For The Challenge?

15 teams will compete to solve the industry’s five most vexing questions, so roll up your sleeves and put on your “innovation” cap. Each team will present their results to a panel of experts who will award the title of “Master Payments Guru” in front of our audience of senior payments executives during the Innovator Awards ceremony.


Ready…Set…Start-Up: 50 Companies Strut Their Stuff for Top Honors + Cash Grants

This isn’t your average Expo. We gather 50 of the freshest start-ups to demonstrate how they plan to change the future of commerce and compete to win. The result is a level playing field, regardless of the innovator’s level of funding, where ultimately it will be the ideas that are measured, not the fit and finish of a company’s marketing materials. The Innovator Expo includes interactive demos and a best in show award for top start-ups as voted upon by the Innovation Project™ community. Along with bragging rights, our winner will receive a cash grant from pymnts.com℠ to continue to fuel the growth of their disruptive technology platform.


The Golden Globe Awards in the World of Payments

A closing dinner gala honoring both new and seasoned payments executives, including inductions to the Payments Hall Of Fame™ plus 16 best-in-class awards. From hundreds of submissions, our panel of judges — and our pymnts.com℠ readers – will select winners for each of the 16 Innovation Award prize categories including, the coveted “Most Innovative Payments Player.”


The After-Party to End All After Parties

The party doesn’t stop until midnight, when our delegates will let their hair down to celebrate innovation at the Queens Head Pub on the Harvard campus.

Join Us at the Innovation Project™ 2014

Get the Invitation to the Must Attend Event of 2014…
The Innovation Project™ 2014 is by invitation only. The invitation process is as rigorous, as it is selective, as the event will convene 600+ industry leaders in one place, a who’s who in payments and commerce, from all sectors of this industry to come together at our event with one goal in mind… Reinventing the Industry. Apply Today.

RETHINK YOUR PLANS. RESET YOUR STRATEGY. REINVENT THE INDUSTRY.

*Please note that The Innovation Project™ and pymnts.com℠ are not affiliated with Harvard University, nor is the Innovation Project™ 2014 a Harvard University program or activity.
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