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Keynoter Karen Webster

Karen is one of the world’s leading experts on emerging payments and a strategic advisor to CEOs and Boards of multinational players in the payments and commerce space. As the CEO of Market Platform Dynamics, she works extensively with the most innovative players in the payments, financial services, mobile, B2B, digital media and technology sectors to identify, ignite and monetize innovation.


John Ainsworth
John is group head within US Markets at MasterCard Worldwide and is responsible for managing the Independent Bank and Credit Union segments. He is a seasoned financial services executive whose background includes over 15 years of product and sales management experience with major financial organizations such as SunTrust Banks and Visa International. Having led and mentored sales forces specializing in strategic solution sales, he is credentialed with national recognized commercial sales programs such as Huthwaite and Miller Heiman.


Shonda Clay
Shonda is senior vice president for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's Customer Relations and Support Office (CRSO). She is responsible for leading national sales and marketing for the Federal Reserve Banks. Shonda joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas in 1991 and transitioned to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2001. Her tenure with the Federal Reserve has encompassed multiple areas of management responsibility to include internal support functions, customer support, business development and national sales and marketing.


Paul Fiore
Paul is Founder and CEO of CU Wallet, a mobile payment venture serving credit unions. Previously, Fiore was CEO of hospitality focused mobile payment service Tabbedout, and General Manager of bank products for prepaid financial services company Green Dot (NYSE: GDOT), a leading provider of banking and payments services for a broad base of US consumers. In 1995, Paul Fiore co-founded and was CEO of online banking software provider Digital Insight (company was founded in 1995, went public in 1999 and sold to Intuit for over $1.3 billion in 2007).


Terry Hannah
Terry is the head of solution delivery at CUSCAL Limited and has over 30 years' experience in the delivery of information technology programs in Australia and internationally. Before joining CUSCAL, Terry spent four years specializing in the delivery of payments programs in Australia. Prior to that, he consulted to one of the four major banks in South Africa to successfully drive their ATM remediation program.


Steve Kirsch
Steve is a serial entrepreneur based in Silicon Valley. His companies have pioneered technologies such as the optical mouse, web search, WYSIWYG text editing, and anti-spam. Two years ago, he decided to take on the problems with digital identity and password proliferation by starting OneID. In Feb 2014, OneID was named one of the "World's Top 10 Most Innovative Company in Finance" by Fast Company. In March, he started Cointrust to solve the security and compliance problems with Bitcoin. Regulators and lawmakers are supportive of Cointrust's unique approach to ensuring compliance and restoring public confidence in Bitcoin.


Mohamed Ladak
Mohamed has been with Vancity for almost 20 years and is a recent graduate of the Masters in Management of Co-operatives & Credit Union Program offered through St. Mary's University in Halifax. Mohamed has held a variety of roles in Vancity, mainly within the branch network, and now is the vice president of Payment Solutions & Member Services Centre. This role oversees the Visa credit card business, the Visa pre-paid card business, the retail & commercial foreign exchange business and the call centre for Vancity members and enviro Vancity Visa cardholders.


Jason Oxman
Jason, chief executive officer for Electronic Transactions Association, brings two decades of technology and policy experience to ETA, the global trade association representing more than 500 financial and technology companies in the electronic payments industry. He joined ETA from the Consumer Electronics Association, owner of the International CES®, where he served as senior vice president of industry affairs. Previously, Oxman served as general counsel of a technology industry trade association and as vice president of a Silicon Valley-based technology company.


Karlo Rodriguez
Karlo is co-founder of Walkmore and a creative technologist. As a former innovation director for one of the largest marketing agencies in the world, he was in charge of the innovation and big data strategy for some of the most important Fortune 500 companies in LatAm. He holds degrees in electrical engineering and software development, and has more than 10 years of experience in big data analytics, and hardware and software development.


Suzanne Savage
With 25+ years in the financial services industry, Suzanne has a broad payment systems background that includes work with data processors, EFT networks, ATM management companies and financial institutions. Suzanne specializes in payment system strategy and analysis as well as optimizing back office operations. Prior to her work as a consultant, Suzanne held management positions at Benton International, CO-OP Network, XtraCash ATM, and Security Pacific Bank.


Caroline Willard
Caroline, executive vice president, Markets and Strategy for CO-OP Financial Services, is responsible for strategic planning, product development, marketing and market research, and the company's push into emerging technologies. Caroline has more than 25 years of marketing and strategic planning experience, half of which has been in the credit union movement. She joined CO-OP Financial Services in July 2006 as vice president, Corporate Development. In 2008, she was promoted to senior vice president, Business Development and Marketing, a post that included responsibility for the company's 22-member relationship management team and the client services department. Prior to CO-OP Financial Services, Caroline spent five years on the executive team of American First Credit Union in La Habra, Calif.

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