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Why Payments Must Be Smarter

Tue, Jun 26, 2018 1:01 PM EDT{LOCAL_TZ}

Payments ae getting faster, but are they getting smarter? Not just more digital, but more efficient? In this webinar, learn from experts how all electronically processed payments—from cards to ACH to checks to mobile transactions—are moving to more cost-efficient—and smarter—platforms, and how you can benefit from that trend.


John Stewart, DT Editor, Moderator

Tom Cunningham, VP Marketing and Business Development, iStream Financial Services

Tom Cunningham has over 23 years of experience in the payments and technology industries. He specializes in product management, customer delivery and new product development. In 2011 he joined iStream and was instrumental in bringing the “All Payments Platform” – Pymntz™ to the market. In 2003, in collaboration with Microsoft, he worked on ISV ERP solutions designed to streamline operations and increase profitability for mid-market organizations. He began his career in the mid-90’s by helping to launch some of the industry’s first Online Vacation Travel e-commerce properties for Southwest and United Airlines, Starwood Hotel and Resorts and Universal Studios. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Marquette University.

Rick Oglesby, President AZ Payments Group

Heading up the Double Diamond Payments Research division is Rick Oglesby, a respected industry veteran and research professional with more than 20 years of industry knowledge and solid research methodology experience. He specializes in merchant acquiring, new product development, product management, and emerging payments strategies. Rick is a recognized thought leader in the acquiring and mobile payments spaces. He is respected as an industry expert that has presented at numerous events, including Money 2020, ETA, Mobile Contactless Innovations, EPCOR, and TAG Fintech. Rick began his career as an underwriter with Chase. Then moving to American Express for 10 years in various international roles. After American Express, Rick spent five years with TSYS Acquiring Solutions Rick graduated with Honors from Lafayette College in Easton PA, and he holds a master’s degree in international management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Nancy H. Atkinson, Founder and Principal, GTB Consulting

In her over 30 year financial services career, Nancy’s experience encompasses in-depth research on markets and industry trends, identification of new and emerging technologies, gaps in current provider solutions leading to opportunities to deploy innovative technologies, adoption criteria, eCommerce strategies, new product development and product management of payments and payments-related solutions, and operations management primarily focused on supporting companies’ payable and receivables processes. Prior to founding GTB Consulting, Nancy spent 11 years as a senior analyst at Aite Group, LLC, a leading financial services industry research and consultant firm. During Nancy’s nearly 24 year tenure at Mellon Financial Corporation, she performed many senior roles across at least five disciplines within the company, resulting in broad understanding of banking and key functions supporting companies’ treasury processes. Nancy has been an active member, and frequent leader, in a number of financial services’ industry groups, including The Federal Reserve Bank’s Remittance and Payment Coalition, the National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA), the Association of Financial Professionals (AFP), the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications (SWIFT), the Financial Services Technology Consortium (FSTC), and the Professional Association for the Commercial Card and Payment Industry (NAPCP). Nancy is a Certified Cash Manager (CCM) and has her M.B.A. from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

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