Master's Program Course Descriptions - The Payments Institute

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TPI 2017 Master's Program Course Descriptions

Sunday, July 16

Making the Most of your TPI Experience
12-12:15 p.m. | Fundamental | Emory Amphitheater
Lecture Halls
 
Join The Payments Institute’s  Dean Emeritus Rich Oliver and Dean Jeremy Pritchard for this introduction to TPI and how to make the most of your time here. Students take away a roadmap for success, including tips on how you can work to improve yourself and your organization from the knowledge you will gain while in Atlanta.

Richard R. Oliver
Independent Consultant

Jeremy Pritchard, AAP, CTP
SVP, Senior Treasury Professional, State Bank & Trust Company​


Introduction to the U.S. Payments Ecosystem
12:15-1:30 p.m. | Fundamental | Emory Amphitheater
Lecture Halls
 
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 also are 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.

Richard R. Oliver
Independent Consultant​


Master’s Program Introduction
1:45-2 p.m. | Master's Classroom

Jeremy Pritchard, AAP, CTP
SVP, Senior Treasury Professional, State Bank & Trust Company​​


Planning for the Future of Payments
2-3:30 p.m. | Advanced | Master's Classroom
Master's Program
 
Never before has effective strategic planning been more important in the payments world. Yet, the ability to do it effectively is interrupted by the rapid, and frequently unpredictable, changes in the environment. This course proposes a contemporary strategic planning model that maximizes the opportunity for long-term success.

Richard R. Oliver
Independent Consultant​


Applied Risk Management
3:30-5:30 p.m. | Advanced | Master's Classroom
Master's Program
 
This course allows students to apply their knowledge to a series of new case studies on issues related to risk management from the viewpoints of financial institutions and corporate practitioners. Discussion includes a focus on enforcement and arbitration scenarios, as well as an examination of case study results and recommendations of classes to further understanding.

Jessica J. Washington, AAP
Payments Risk Expert, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta


Monday, July 17

NEW COURSE
Industry Update: 2017 — A Pivotal Year in Faster Payments
8:30-9:45 a.m. | Intermediate | Emory Amphitheater
Lecture Halls
 
The Federal Reserve’s Faster Payments Task Force was formed in 2015 to advance work outlined in the Federal Reserve’s Strategies for Improving the U.S. Payments System. Comprised of a diverse array of market stakeholders, the task force will publish two papers in 2017 with the goal of helping payments system participants implement faster payment capabilities that are safe and ubiquitous. The Clearing House has been working with its members and partners since 2014 to undertake a multiyear effort to build a real-time payments system to better meet customer expectations in an increasingly digital economy. The system is poised to launch in 2017. Same Day ACH credit capability was introduced in 2016 and is gaining significant adoption, with Same Day ACH debit payments coming in September 2017. Faculty in this session explores the world of change in faster payments, sharing insights and need-to-know information for 2017 and beyond.

Nell Campbell-Drake, AAP
Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Alex C. Romeo
VP, EPN Product Manager, The Clearing House​


Building a Business Continuity Program
10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Advanced | Master's Classroom
Master's Program
 
Having a plan in place to ensure your organization is able to react to natural disasters and other emergencies is critical. Students in this course build a business continuity plan, focusing on elements such as off-site operations and recovery, management and mitigation strategies, and business impact analysis.

Nell Campbell-Drake, AAP
Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta​​


Innovation in Response to Disintermediation
1:15-2:45 p.m. | Advanced | Master's Classroom
Master's Program
 
As the payments landscape becomes more and more diverse, financial institutions must become increasingly agile to maintain a leadership role in payment processing. If they cannot meet the needs of a changing industry, non-financial institutions will step in to fill the void. New entrants into the payments space such as Dwolla, Venmo, and Apple Pay continue to challenge the status quo of payments, impacting the banking industry as disintermediation occurs in the payments space. This hands-on course challenges students to solve problems in innovative ways and present their ideas to demonstrate how innovation is necessary to remain in the payments landscape.

Brad Smith, AAP
Senior Manager, Enterprise Payments, Capital One


NEW COURSE
Putting Innovation to Work
3-4:30 p.m. | Advanced | Master's Classroom
Master’s Program
 
In the Innovation in Response to Disintermediation class students were challenged to solve problems in innovative ways. This supporting course provides an interactive forum to present their ideas to demonstrate how innovation is necessary to remain in the payments landscape. Teams create a product or idea and work together to present their solutions. What team will emerge victorious at the conclusion of the presentations?

Jeremy Pritchard, AAP, CTP
​SVP, Senior Treasury Professional, State Bank & Trust Company​

Brad Smith, AAP
Senior Manager, Enterprise Payments, Capital One​​


Tuesday, July 18

NEW COURSE
Industry Update: Same Day ACH Progress Report & Looking Ahead
8:30-9:45 a.m. | Intermediate | Emory Amphitheater
Lecture Hall
 
With market adoption of Same Day ACH credits increasing over the 10 months since launch and with Same Day ACH debit capability coming in two months, customers, financial institutions and solution providers are poised to benefit even further from faster payments via ACH. Learn how the market is embracing this new capability, and how the ACH community is getting ready for the introduction of Same Day ACH debits as well as new funds availability requirements as the instructor provides an update on progress since launch and looks ahead to implementation Phases 2 and 3.

Jane E. Larimer
EVP, ACH Network Administration & General Counsel, NACHA - The Electronic Payments Association​


NEW COURSE
Cracking the Code: UCC Article 4A as it Relates to the ACH Network
10-11:30 a.m. | Advanced | Master's Classroom
Master's Program
 
This course evaluates the impact of UCC 4A on security procedures and bank/corporate agreements. Students gain a deep understanding of the provisions of the Article as they apply to the rights and obligations of financial institutions, originating organizations, and corporate receivers. As a reference, students enrolled in the Master’s Program receive a complimentary copy of the Revised Uniform Commercial Code Article 4A and the ACH Network, 3rd Edition.

Paul A. Carrubba
Partner, Adams & Reece LLP​


NEW COURSE
The Payments Court: Law & Order
12:45-2:45 p.m. | Advanced | Master's Classroom
Master's Program
 
In the payments system, regulations are created to protect the innocent. In this course, the dedicated students who listen to these cases become the judge and jury as they preside over payments-related legal rulings. Teams are divided into plaintiffs, defendants and jurors as they strategize to break down the facts of each case. Several preeminent payments attorneys assist in this engaging, interactive course. These are their stories.

Paul A. Carrubba
Partner, Adams & Reece LLP​

Duncan Douglass
Partner, Alston & Bird LLP​

Jane E. Larimer
EVP, ACH Network Administration & General Counsel, NACHA - The Electronic Payments Association​​


NEW COURSE
Understanding Payments Settlements
3-4:30 p.m. | Advanced | Master's Classroom
Master’s Program
 
This course examines the systems that provide arrangements for transferring value between a system’s members and their end-user customers.  Each payments system requires a network with which to clear the payments and a settlement agent to provide final settlement of the claims and liabilities between their members. Students will come away with an understanding of the design of U.S. payments clearing and settlement infrastructures along with the responsibilities of the system participants. Students gain knowledge that can be applied toward efficient payments policy and strategy development.

Jessica J. Washington, AAP
Payments Risk Expert, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta​​


Wednesday, July 19

Industry Update: NACHA State of the Union
8:30-9:45 a.m. | Intermediate | Emory Amphitheater
Lecture Halls
 
With its core competencies in rulemaking and enforcement, education, dialogue, advocacy and supporting innovation, NACHA works with its members and diverse industry participants through inclusive engagement and outreach as ACH Network trustee. With a strategic eye on the future, continuing to evolve ACH capabilities with new tools, rules, standards, technologies and services is central to NACHA’s mission and the value it brings to the financial institutions, innovators and end-user customers that rely on and benefit from the Network. Stay informed of what is happening at NACHA and with the ACH Network as the instructor examines key priorities and longer-term strategies and what they mean to you and your clients.

Jane E. Larimer
EVP, ACH Network Administration & General Counsel, NACHA - The Electronic Payments Association​​​


NEW COURSE
Putting FFIEC Guidance into Practice
10-11:30 a.m. | Advanced | Master's Classroom
Master’s Program
 
In addition to ensuring compliance with the various FFIEC guidance, including the most recent Cybersecurity Assessment, financial institutions are required to conduct IT/IS audits, ACH risk assessments, GLBA audits, in addition to other obligations. Instructors in this course will help students understand the purpose and scope of the guidance and required assessments, and help you determine if there are efficiencies to be gained rather than repeat testing.

Tony DaSilva, AAP
Senior Technical Expert, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta​

Cindy Thompson, AAP, CTP
​Professional Services Manager, The Clearing House


NEW COURSE
Grow with Corporates
12:45-2:15 p.m. | Advanced | Master's Classroom
Master’s Program
 
Corporate clients are extremely important to financial institutions of all sizes. However, there can be a disconnect at times when it comes to growing your relationship with existing clients, recruiting new clients, and understanding their issues. Many corporates do not understand “ACH speak” and FIs do not always understand “Corporate speak,” but if you want to grow your corporate client base you have to learn to talk to corporates in a way they will understand. This course helps students broaden their breadth of knowledge of how corporates operate, and offers important takeaways to bring back to your institution as you forge new partnerships with corporate clients.

Ruth A. Harpool, AAP, CTP
Managing Director, Treasury Operations, Indiana University​