September 25, 2019 | London

The Future of Frictionless Payments

The banking landscape is in a state of perpetual change as customers and organizations face an unprecedented amount of choice in their search for value control and convenience. Today’s consumers expect payments to keep pace with their lives. The demand for cutting-edge technology, the susceptibility growing instances of cyber-attacks and the need for an updated regulatory framework are at the heart of this fast-paced evolution of technology. The global demand from international businesses for increased speed, transparency, convenience and security is driving innovation toward  simpler, smoother and more frictionless payment experiences – both for domestic and cross-border payment types.

September 25 - Wednesday

8:00 am

Registration and Networking Breakfast

9:00 am

Welcome Remarks


9:05 am

Opening Remarks


9:10 am

Honing the Hyper-Connected World of Payments: Evolving Cross-Border Transactions for a Future of Frictionless Payments

In this era of instant-gratification, consumers and businesses expect to interact with cross-border payments in the same seamless manner they’ve grown accustomed to in their fast-paced private lives. Payments are expected to be painless and invisible, and these preferences are driving financial institutions to embrace new and innovative payment models. This panel will discuss the crucial advantages of real-time payment innovations which bring speed, reduce cost and improve the security of cross-border payments.



9:40 am

Driving Global Financial Inclusion: Enabling Entrepreneurship and Reaching “Unbanked” Markets

Our panel breaks down the financial industry’s efforts to use technology for good: reaching unbanked populations, fostering female entrepreneurship, reducing unemployment and boosting the growth of small businesses.



10:10 am

Digital Resilience in Real Time: Combating Fraud, Money Laundering and Cyber Crimes

Investment in new technology always comes with a risk of heightened vulnerability to financial crime. This discussion focuses on how companies can assess financial crimes in real time, while simultaneously accelerating innovation. Our panel identifies best practices and strategic action, such as leveraging the capabilities of AI and machine learning, which organizations can design and implement to better combat financial cyber threats.



10:40 am

One-on-One Interview: The World of Open Banking



11:00 am

Closing Remarks



Edward Robinson

Senior Writer Bloomberg News

Paul Stoddart

President, New Payment Platforms Mastercard

Rob Cameron

CEO, Global Head of Payment Acceptance Barclays

Tino Kam

Head of Transaction Banking Solutions Nordea

Samish Kumar

CEO Transfast

Dr. Ruth Wandhöfer

Member of the Board at LSEG, Permanent TSB and Pendo System & Senior Adviser

Camilo Tellez-Merchan

Head of Research and Innovation Better Than Cash Alliance

Maelis Carraro

Director, Impact Ventures Practice BFA & the Catalyst Fund

Eugene Amusin

Senior Vice President, Inclusive Finance Citi

Alex Webb

Columnist Bloomberg Opinion

James Chappell

Co-Founder & Chief Innovation Officer Digital Shadows

Patricia Sullivan

Managing Director, Global Co-Head Financial, Crime Compliance Standard Chartered

Sir Rob Wainwright

Senior Partner Deloitte

James Hertling

Senior Financial Editor Bloomberg News

Keith Grose

International Lead Plaid


Mastercard (NYSE: MA), , is a technology company in the global payments industry. Our global payments processing network connects consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. Mastercard products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone.