2021 Program

Activating Next Gen Use Cases

Times listed are in Central Time
All event activities are virtual this year.


Monday, September 27, 2021

Time Topics
4:00 – 4:45 PM

Symposium Opening – Welcome

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Module 1: Global Developments

Time Topics
8:00 – 8:45 AM

Michael Froman, Former US Trade Representative

8:45 – 9:00 AM Break
9:00 – 10:15 AM

Panel Session: Global Developments

  • Erin McCune, Partner, Glenbrook (moderator)
  • Paul Bedford, Senior Advisor, Bank of England
  • Pablo Garcia Arabehety, Former Manager of Payment Systems, Central Bank of Argentina
  • P (Vasu) Vasudevan, Head of Payments, Reserve Bank of India
  • Melissa Tuozzolo, Payments Industry Head, Citi
10:15 – 1:00 PM Break

Module 2: Activating Next Gen Faster Payments Use Cases

Time Topics
1:00 – 1:45 PM

Fireside Chat: Mark Gould, Chief Payments Executive, Federal Reserve Financial Services

1:45 – 2:00 PM Break
2:00 – 3:15 PM

Panel Session: Activating Next Gen Faster Payments Use Cases

  • Mark Willard, President, Phoenix Marketing International (moderator)
  • Dan Baum, Senior Vice President, Product FedNow
  • Tony Cook, Senior Vice President, FirstBank
  • Sam Shrauger, CEO AirBnB Payments, AirBnB
  • Jessica Cheney, Vice President of Product Management, Bottomline
  • Craig McDonald, Chief Business Officer, Trustly

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Module 3: Digital Currency

Time Topics
8:00 – 8:45 AM

Samantha Radocchia, Founder of three tech companies, Blockchain author

8:45 – 9:00 AM Break
9:00 – 10:15 AM

Panel Session: Digital Currency

  • Avivah Litan, Vice President, Gartner (moderator)
  • Jim Cunha, Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
  • Cleopatra Davis, Banking Manager, Central Bank of Bahamas
  • Mithra Sundberg, Head of E-Krona, Riksbank
  • Dante Disparte, Chief Strategy Officer & Head of Global Policy, Circle
10:00 – 1:00 PM Break

Module 4: Innovation & Open Banking

Time Topics
1:00 – 1:45 PM

Fireside Chat: Raphael Bostic, President & CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

1:45 – 2:00 PM Break
2:00 – 3:15 PM

Panel Session: Innovation & Open Banking

  • Ravneet Randhawa, Fintech & Innovation Market Manager, Deloitte (moderator)
  • Mark Ranta, CTP Payments Practice Lead, Alacriti
  • Jay Plueger, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, BillGO
  • Brian Costello, Vice President, Data Strategy & Strategic Solutions at Envestnet | Yodlee
  • Michael Bilski, Chief Executive Officer, North American Banking Company
  • Johnny Ayers, Chief Executive Officer, Socure