Lecture Halls

Sunday, July 21

Making the Most of Your TPI Experience

Lecture Hall
12:00 PM-12:15 PM | Emory Amphitheater

Course description coming soon

Stephen Wojciechowicz, AAP, CTP
Director, Head of Product Governance and Risk, Americas, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas

INTRODUCTION TO THE U.S. PAYMENTS ECOSYSTEM

Lecture Hall
12:15 PM-1:30 PM | Emory Amphitheater

This opening lecture introduces students to the U.S. payments system and explains how payments work within and across channels through various participants. Topics covered include ACH, wire, check, card, cash and treasury management. Networks, nuances, rules, as well as participants’ roles and responsibilities are also discussed. Students learn how payments move, what regulatory bodies affect each payment type, and how payments clear and settle. This level-setting course gives students a firm foundation about the payments ecosystem

Michele Barlow, AAP, NCP
Vice President, WACHA - The Premier Payments Resource

Jennifer Kirk, AAP
VP, Education, EPCOR

Jen Wasmund, AAP, CTP, NCP
Enterprise Payments Risk Manager, Capital One

Monday, July 22

NEW! APIS & BLOCKCHAIN: EXPLORING POTENTIAL IMPACT TO PAYMENTS

Lecture Hall
8:30 AM-9:45 AM | Emory Amphitheater

This lecture hall examines APIs and Blockchain technology and the impacts to payments of each. Application programming interfaces (APIs) have proven their value across many industries for a number of years now, allowing for a model of smart integration and seamless experiences. The pendulum for this model now swings towards banking, with services ranging from bank account management to fraud prevention via real-time payment validation. This course introduces the concepts of APIs, how they might be used in the payments world and what Nacha and industry stakeholders are doing to advance their usage. The second part of the course examines blockchain technology and how the nature of blockchain challenges the notion of a central trusted authority that is inherent in online transactions today with attributes that some say democratizes the marketplace. As financial institutions and others seek to apply blockchain technology in new ways, the future will be quite interesting. Will it revolutionize the marketplace?

Les Smith
Senior Sales Executive, Fiserv

Peter Tapling
Principal PTap Advisory

Tuesday, July 23

NEW! INDUSTRY UPDATE: FASTER PAYMENTS STATE OF THE MOVEMENT

Lecture Hall
8:30 AM-9:45 AM | Emory Amphitheater

Same Day ACH, Real-Time Payments, Zelle and other faster payment options continue to expand, and many of us feel like we are on information overload. Making decisions on where to go with faster payments can be baffling, whether you are a financial institution or corporate practitioner. Speakers lay out the fundamentals of faster payments and the role Nacha and the Payments Associations play in the faster payments education space as well as the efforts of the Fed, the Clearing House and other market influencers.

Joseph Casali, AAP, NCP
Senior Vice President, NEACH

Jane E. Larimer
President & CEO, Nacha

Tim Mills, AAP
Vice President, Executive Director, The Clearing House

Peter Tapling
Principal PTap Advisory

Wednesday, July 24

NEW! THE PSYCHOLOGY OF PAYMENTS

Lecture Hall
8:30 AM-9:45 AM | Emory Amphitheater

Speed, information, security and certainty are all attributes to be considered when selecting a payment method from the “big four” payment systems of ACH, cards, checks and wires. Yet new entrants to the payments ecosystem, including RTP®, Zelle, ApplePay, Venmo and others offer certain aspects of these attributes as well. This course examines the five stages of payment decisions – denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance – and how to use each step in the cycle to overcome objections and forge the right payments path.

Jane E. Larimer
President & CEO, Nacha