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Innovation Project™ 2014, March 19-20, 2014

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How many times do you get this many payments CEOs and global authorities under one roof?

The movers and shakers, for 16 hours of focused, non-interrupted, thought‑provoking, off the record conversation? Once a year, at The Innovation Project™. Here’s a sneak peek at some of who you will hear from … what they’ll be talking about … and what you definitely cannot afford to miss.

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All sessions will be held in Sanders Theatre in Annenberg Hall at Harvard University*

DAY 1 – Wednesday, March 19, 2014

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM

Welcome and Introduction

Karen Webster
CEO, Market Platform Dynamics & President, PYMNTS.com℠

8:15 AM – 10:15 AM

The Reinvention of Payments | Who’s Driving It or Being Driven to Extinction?
Who Will Rule the Payments and Commerce Kingdom for the Next 50 Years?

Ten CEOs – five incumbents and five new challengers – from across the payments ecosystem will debate the future of payments and commerce in the face of new technologies, new regulations and changing consumer expectations. Will these five new and powerful forces crown a new king and queen of payments? You can be sure that the father of modern business strategy, Michael Porter, and Fox Business News Analyst’ Liz Claman, will stimulate a lively debate and draw out new insights from some of the most impactful innovators in the field.

Some of who you’ll hear from …
Liz Claman

Liz Claman
Anchor
Fox Business News

Janet Estep
President & CEO,
NACHA

Chris Gardner

Chris Gardner
Co-Founder
Paydiant

Alex P Hart

Alex P Hart
President & CEO
Official Payments

Mike Kennedy

Mike Kennedy
CEO
clearXchange

Jim McCarthy

Jim McCarthy
Global Head of Innovation & Strategic Partnerships
Visa

David Nelms

David Nelms
Chariman & CEO
Discover

Mike Passilla

Mike Passilla
CEO
Chase Merchant Services

Michael Porter

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

Seth Priebatsch

Seth Priebatsch
Chief Ninja
LevelUp

Scott Rankin

Scott Rankin
CMO
MCX

Bill Tauscher

Bill Tauscher
CEO
Blackhawk

Ron Totaro

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

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM

Coffee and networking
Annenberg Hall Transcept and Queen’s Head Pub

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Does Cash Need a Digital Makeover?
Reinventing Cash in the Digital Age

What’s so wrong with a payment method that has been around for 3,000 years and still works very well? Well, it’s just not suitable for global commerce in the digital age, so says famed technologist, bitcoin believer and investor, Jeremy Allaire. Allaire along with economist and payments expert, David Evans, will engage a panel of CEOs and alternative currency believers in a debate about whether bitcoin and the many imitators it has spawned will make global commerce frictionless, or whether the physical currency we know, love and use today is good enough to sustain payments and commerce for the next 3,000 years.

Jeremy Allaire

Jeremy Allaire
Founder & CEO
Circle Internet Financial

Vitalik Buterin

Vitalik Buterin
CEO
Ethereum

David Evans
Chairman, Global Economics Group

Karl Mehta

Karl Mehta
Venture Partner,
Menlo Ventures

Pam Patsley

Pam Patsley
CEO
Moneygram

Danny Shader

Danny Shader
CEO
PayNearMe

Mario Shiliashki

Mario Shiliashki
SVP, Emerging Payments
MasterCard

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Lunch and Networking
Annenberg Hall

1:15 PM – 2:30 PM

Uber Solutions for Keeping the CyberCriminals at Bay
Rethinking How We Keep Payments Safe

What’s a payment’s industry to do to keep cardholder data safe when consumers willingly give up information in exchange for good deals, hate it when their checkout experience is bogged down with too many levels of authentication, and the bad guys have new and better tools to exploit the vulnerabilities in the current payments system? White House cybersecurity guru, Richard Clarke, will ignite a thought provoking conversation about the impact of cybercrime on the safety and soundness of our payments ecosystem and what should be done to beat the bad guys to the punch in a whole new payments security battleground – cyberspace.

Michael Bruemmer

Michael Bruemmer
Vice President, Data Breach Resolution
Experian

Richard Clarke

Richard Clarke
Cyber Security Expert, Former Counterterrorism Czar & Best-Selling author

David Fortney

David Fortney
SVP, Product Marketing & Strategy
The Clearing House

Paul Kleinschnitz

Paul Kleinschnitz
SVP, GM Cyber-security Solutions
First Data

Nat Natraj

Nat Natraj
SVP
CA Technologies

Shaunt Sarkissian

Shaunt Sarkissian
Founder & CEO
Cortex

Tom Tobin

Tom Tobin
General Manager, Financial Crime Risk Management
Fiserv

George Wallner

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

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM

Networking and Break

2:45 PM – 4:00 PM

Meet the New Boss, Clearly Not the Same as the Old Boss
Resetting the Financial Services Landscape

There was only one small problem when the banks turned off the lending tap to consumers and businesses over the last six years and started charging for services that were once free – consumers and businesses began to follow the money away from their once beloved banking institutions. FTC Commissioner Julie Brill and Small Business Lending Innovator Noah Breslow will kick off a conversation with innovators and incumbents about whether the “three C’s” of financial services – checking, credit, cards – are slowly becoming the domain of the innovators who were there waiting with open arms when banks just said no.

Noah Breslow

Noah Breslow
CEO
OnDeck 

Nathan Groff

Nathan Groff
Chief Government Relations Officer
Intuition Systems

Jared Hecht

Jared Hecht
Co-Founder & CEO
Fundera

Renaud Leplanche

Renaud Leplanche
CEO
LendingClub

Douglas Merrill

Douglas Merrill
Founder & CEO
Zest Finance

David Silberman

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

Mark Troughton

Mark Troughton
President
WONGA

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Why Should Retail Payments Have All the Fun?
Reinventing Commercial Payments

Mobile, the cloud and new technologies have reinvented the ways in which consumers and merchants interact and created lots of new efficiencies in the process. Not so on the B2B side of the payments house where infusing innovation into the ways that businesses pay and are paid has never been able to really overcome the inherent “chicken and egg” issues that plague payments overall. Ricahard Crum, Global T&E Products & Solutions and Debby McWhinney, formerly head of Citigroup’s Enterprise Payments will challenge our panel to define how the anytime/anywhere/with anyone mantra that defines retail payments can become the mission statement for turning commercial payments deficiencies into a commercial payments innovation agenda.

Michael E. Diamond

Michael E. Diamond
Chief Revenue Officer
Mitek

Richard Grum

Richard Crum
Global T&E Products & Solutions
MasterCard

Matt Harris

Matt Harris
Managing Director
Bain Capital Ventures

Deborah McWhinney

Deborah McWhinney
Board of Directors
Fluor

Kevin Phalen

Kevin Phalen
Managing Director
Bank of America

Eduardo Vergara

Eduardo Vergara
Former CEO
Barclaycard Global Business Solutions

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

The Big Bitcoin Debate Is Bitcoin More Than Money?
Just How Disruptive Are the Bitcoin Innovations and Is Currency Just the First Act?

While everyone is debating whether it’s a bubble and when it will burst, those in the know in the bitcoin world are focused on how the technological breakthroughs behind it could reshape the world. Several of the deepest crypto currency thinkers and doers will engage with some of the skeptics to debate just how revolutionary bitcoin and its many imitators are. Karen Webster, MPD CEO will start the bitcoin brawl by teeing up the critical questions that will help even bitcoin blockheads contemplate how bitcoin can transform payments and contract provisions and even control autonomous agents. At the end of this session, you’ll be able to see just how much of this could ever be reality and how much of it is for Sci-Fi addicts.

Ashely Evans

Ashely Evans
Director of Corporate Strategy
Verizon

David Evans
Chairman,
Global Economics Group

Ron Karpovich

Ron Karpovich
Managing Director
JP Morgan

Steve Krisch

Steve Kirsch
CEO
Cointrust

Dan Rosen

Dan Rosen
General Partner, Commerce Ventures

Karen Webster
CEO, Market Platform Dynamics & President, PYMNTS.com℠

Adam White

Adam White
Director of Business Development
Coinbase

6:00 PM – 6:15 PM

Innovation Demo and Expo Opening
Patrick Gauthier

Patrick Gauthier
Head of Product Strategy & Business Operations, Retail Services
PayPal

Bill Ready

Bill Ready
CEO
Braintree

Eric Remer

Eric Remer
Founder & CEO
PaySimple

Leo Rocco

Leo Rocco
CEO
GoPago

6:45 PM – 7:45 PM

“The What’s Next Power Play” ™ Sessions
Science Center at Harvard*

Got new product? Have we got a forum for you! Only 10 new ideas will be given the chance to introduce their innovation to the most prestigious audience in payments and to be given feedback from one of the most accomplished and outspoken global payments authorities there is, investor and CEO, Doug Bergeron.

Innovators Expo

50 of the coolest, newest, freshest and most awesome innovators in payments will strut their stuff, many for the first time ever, for Innovation Project™ 2014 delegates. It’s a great opportunity to see, all in one place, the innovators and innovations that could give your ideas the legs it needs to leapfrog the competition.

Cocktails and massive quantities of “heavy” Hors d’oeuvres will be served to keep energy levels humming!

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

ThinkAThon™ Team Working Session
Breakout Rooms on Harvard Campus*

Yes, we know its work BUT, at least the weather will likely be crummy so there’ll be no distractions. Teams will assemble to work thru what they’ll say in front of, gulp, the most senior, knowledgeable and even cynical audience in payments the following day as they compete for Master Payments Guru title.

DAY 2 – Thursday, March 20, 2014

7:00 AM – 8:30AM

Breakfast with the Innovators and What’s Next Power Players
Science Center at Harvard*

Five new product launches and all of the innovators will be back at it, this time with coffee and breakfast fare.

8:15 AM – 8:45 AM

Morning Keynote
Fireside Chat
Jamel El-Hindi

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

Richard Schmalensee
Dean Emeritus
Sloan School of Management, MIT

8:45 AM – 10:15 AM

Channeling Your Inner Tesco
Reinventing the Retail Storefront

Quick, what’s a five letter word for Retail Innovation? You guessed it, Tesco. And, who better to start a conversation about how to save physical retail from extinction than none other than Tesco’s Former CEO and Retail Visionary, Sir Terry Leahy. Leahy and Vantiv’s Chief Strategist Daniela Mielke will kick off a discussion with a diverse group of retail innovators on the right way to “creatively destruct” retail and leverage the power of technology and connected devices to create new value for merchants and consumers.

Rocco Fabiano

Rocco Fabiano
President
Qualcomm Retail Solutions

Marc Freed-Finnegan

Marc Freed-Finnegan
Co-Founder and CEO
Index

Sir Terry Leahy

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

Faisal Masud

Faisal Masud
EVP, Global E-Commerce
Staples

Daniela Miekle

Daniela Miekle
Chief Strategy & Product Officer
Vantiv

Jennifer Miles

Jennifer Miles
President
VeriFone Americas

Scott Thompson

Scott Thompson
CEO
ShopRunner

Jonathan Wallgren

Jonathan Wallgren
Director of Bank Services
Kohl’s

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM

Networking and Coffee Break

10:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Breaking the Plastic Habit
Rethinking How Consumers Shop and Pay

Anyone who’s ever made a new year’s resolution knows one thing for sure: consumer habits are really, really hard to break. Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author of The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg and PayPal’s Global Retail genius, Don Kingsborough, will share their secrets on how to get consumers to move away from the “whip out plastic card and swipe” that’s stored in their “muscle memory” to something new, mobile, and much more valuable, while drawing insights from a panel of innovators who are all working in slightly different ways to help consumers over that hump.

Mike Boush

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

Charles Duhigg

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

Aaron Goldman

Aaron Goldman
Principal
General Atlantic

Will Graylin

Will Graylin
CEO
Loop

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

Don Kingsborough

Don Kingsborough
Global VP/ GM of Retail & Prepaid
PayPal

Alex Rampell

Alex Rampell
CEO
Trial Pay & Yub

Matt Taylor

Matt Taylor
CEO
Mercury

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Lunch and Networking
Annenberg Hall

1:15 PM – 2:30 PM

The Payments Bone’s Connected to the Commerce Bone
Reshaping what Drives Commerce and Business Innovation

The idea of turning your spare bedroom into a hotel room seemed totally ridiculous much less feasible until AirBNB turned that idea into a multi-billion dollar business. And, once upon a time, the only way that brands could get consumers interested was to bombard them with ads in the most inconvenient places, including mobile devices. Brad Brodigan and Stanford Business School Professor and author of Absolute Value, Itamar Simonson, will bash the unconventional wisdom of what drives commerce today and will in the future, and the invisible role of payments in making that future viable.

Brad Brodigan

Brad Brodigan
VP GM Retail
PayPal

Alex Broeker

Alex Broeker
CEO
TabbedOut

Andreas Ehn

Andreas Ehn
Co-Founder & CEO
Wrapp

Ben Ling

Ben Ling
Investment Partner
Khosla Ventures

Chris Morton

Chris Morton
CEO
Lyst

Itamar Simonson

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

Kamran Zaki

Kamran Zaki
President
Adyen North America

2:30 PM – 2:55 PM

Networking and Break

3:00 PM – 4:20 PM

The Industry Speaks!
The ThinkAThon™ Competition

Ta-dah! After weeks of hard work, late nights in Cambridge burning the midnight oil and consuming large quantities of liquid nourishment to keep those brain cells whirring, it’s time for the teams to present their thoughtful approaches to the industry problems that keep the payments and commerce ecosystem from reaching its full potential. There’s a lot at stake as the most critical judges ever listen, ponder, score and challenge the teams who will present their solutions. ThinkAThon™ Chair, economist, author and payments big thinker, David Evans, has set some pretty simple ground rules. No PowerPoint, 2 minutes of presentation that better be compelling and a 140 character tweet to kick things off. Let the games begin!

Tim Attinger
Strategy, Corporate Development & Digital Innovation
Blackhawk Network

Mike Boush

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

Raj Date

Raj Date
Managing Partner, Fenway Summer

David Evans
Chairman,
Global Economics Group

Karl Mehta
Venture Partner,
Menlo Ventures

Alex Rampell

Alex Rampell
CEO
Trial Pay & Yub

Richard Schmalensee
Dean Emeritus
Sloan School of Management, MIT

George Wallner

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

4:20 PM – 5:30 PM

Around the World in 80 Minutes
How the world does payments

CEOs and innovators from around the world will share their experiences in igniting mobile commerce in some of the most dynamic and exciting markets there are in the world: Russia, China, India, Turkey, Poland, and Brazil.

Souheil Badran

Souheil Badran
SVP & General Manager
Digital River World Payments

Greg Keough

Gregory Keough
CEO Mobile Financial Services
MasterCard & Telefonica Joint Venture

Harold Montgomery

Harold Montgomery
Chairman and CEO
Calpian

Luiz Henrique Didier

Luiz Henrique Didier
Director Of Innovation
Cielo

Lisa Stanton

Lisa Stanton
President, Americas
Monitise

David Wolman

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

5:45 PM – 7:00 PM

Cocktails and Munchies at the Innovators Expo
Science Center

It’s your last chance to kick the tires and meet the Innovators Class of 2014. Food and drink provided!

7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Celebrate, Celebrate, Celebrate
The PYMNTS 2014 Innovators Award Dinner

Annenberg Hall

Overture, tune the lights, this is it, the night of nights! The most prestigious awards program in payments will being! And, we have a fun evening in store. Last year’s winners will be involved to make it lively and entertaining – and we’ll have a few surprises in store to make the evening even more fun. 16 best-in-class awards will be given, the Lifetime Achievement Award winner will be inducted into the Hall of Fame, as well 3 new members. And, the industry will honor one of its greats through by the Michael P. Duffy Award Leadership to someone in the industry whose lives the value that made him such a beloved industry figure.

9:30 PM

And, Its’ a Wrap
The Awards Dinner After Party – The Crystal Ball

Queen’s Head Pub

We celebrate the winners, new friendships and new ideas that have been stimulated over the last two days. And, bid everyone a fond “farewell” until the next time!

*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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