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FPC Spring Meeting

The FPC Spring Meeting gets underway tomorrow in New Orleans. #fasterpayments #FPC #membermeeting

Mar 3, 2022 - Mar 4, 2022

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

The Spring Member Meeting will bring together FPC members for two days filled with presentations on the most pressing issues in faster payments, panel discussions with industry experts, roundtables on timely topics, and engaging networking opportunities. This in-person event will take place on March 3-4, 2022 at the Loews New Orleans Hotel.

Please note: the City of New Orleans Health Department currently requires all individuals to provide proof vaccine or negative antigen or PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to entry to indoor gatherings.An indoor mask mandate is also in effect. To streamline the verification process, the CLEAR app provides an option to create a digital vaccine card – it’s secure, easy, and takes just minutes. Visit the CLEAR website to learn more and get started.


Wednesday, March 2

5:00pm-7:00pmCT: Reception/Happy Hour (Piazza D'Italia)

Thursday, March 3

11:30am-12:30pmCT: Lunch Served (Parish Hall/Feliciana)

12:30pm-1:00pmCT: Opening Remarks (Louisiana Ballroom)

Speakers: Michael Bilski, FPC Board Chairperson; Reed Luhtanen, FPC Executive Director; Angela Hendershott, FPC Director of Operations

1:00pm-1:40pmCT: Panel Session – It Takes an Ecosystem: How Payment Providers Can Transform the FI Backroom to Enable Instant Payments (Louisiana Ballroom)

It takes an ecosystem to prepare for instant payments. Financial institutions require 24/7 connectivity, real-time settlement and liquidity management, customer interfaces, and fraud mitigation tools to prepare their underlying systems for instant payments. In this session, organizations across the ecosystem will discuss how FIs must transform their backrooms in preparation for instant payments along with how to discuss these updates with providers.

Speakers: Marisa Parella, Federal Reserve; Mark Ranta, Alacriti; Sherri Reagin, North Salem State Bank; Elspeth Bloodgood, Jack Henry & Associates

1:40pm-2:20pmCT: Panel Session – Fin+Tech = Unlocking Limitless Potential (Louisiana Ballroom)

Fintech solutions are not a one-size-fits-all approach. As financial institutions grapple with meeting complex business demands in a rapidly changing technology landscape, the question is no longer "build versus buy," but how to partner to streamline your technology and operations within an organization -- all while meeting the challenges of the business. Join us to learn how you can leverage technology and partners to maintain a competitive advantage.

Speakers: Albert Hwu, Wells Fargo; Srinivas Chintakrinda, Volante Technologies; Randy Von Feldt,

2:20pm-2:45pmCT: Networking Break (Parish Hall/Feliciana)

2:45pm-3:25pmCT: Panel Session – Lessons Learned from Faster Payments Systems in Other Countries (Louisiana Ballroom)

Faster, safer, smarter: these are the metrics that will define success in faster payments in the United States. Evidence from countries that were early to adopt faster payments can provide important insights into the evolution of the US faster payments ecosystem. This panel will cover lessons learned from other countries regarding the end-user experience. Attend this session to hear a discussion on financial inclusion, authentication, and consumer protections. Panelists will share takeaways on the faster payments experience in the UK, Africa, India as well as for cross-border transactions.

Speakers: Adam Rust, NCRC; David Dwumah, OurBanc Corporation; Rina Wulfing, Wise; Len Meyers, Iliad Solutions

3:25pm-4:05pmCT: Panel Session – FedNow, Cloud, ISO20022, APIs...How to Put All the Pieces of the Puzzle Together into One Modern Payments Hub (Louisiana Ballroom)

This panel will explore the factors and requirements influencing attitudes to, and readiness for, payments hub adoption and modernization in North America. It will be based on the results of an online survey of 100 participants from payments processing organizations across the globe (conducted by Edgar, Dunn & Company on behalf of ACI Worldwide and the U.S. Faster Payments Council), regarding their current and expected payments hub status and their wider payments modernization journey. ACI Worldwide’s leaders will share considerations and recommendations for financial institutions to consider as they plan their own payments hub modernization journey.

Speakers: Borja Lopez, ACI Worldwide; Craig Ramsey, ACI Worldwide;David Grindal, ACI Worldwide

4:05pm-4:45pmCT: Panel Session – Payment Option Overload: How Much is Too Much? (Louisiana Ballroom)

Over the past decade we’ve seen the payment options available to consumers and corporates increase drastically. This begs the question; how many different payment options is too much? In this session we’ll explore the growth of new payment options, their outlook in the future, and how banks and Fintechs are working together to provide unified payment experiences.

Speakers: Matthew Parker-Jones, JPMorgan; Craig McDonald, Trustly; Peter Davey, The Clearing House; Brent Ho-Young, Dream Payments

4:45pm-5:25pmCT: Panel Session – Two Worlds Colliding: Digital Payments and Traditional Finance (Louisiana Ballroom)

The worlds of digital payments and traditional finance have fully collided in 2021 into the mainstream population. Digital assets and cryptocurrency are being considered on all levels and embraced by investors, financial institutions, and regulators – including their impact on faster payments. In this session, we will discuss the impacts of digital assets on faster payments, including the benefits, risks, implementation considerations, and 2022 expectations.

Speakers: Jonathan Shiery, Guidehouse; Samantha Pelosi, Guidehouse; Thomas Harrison, Gemini; Paul Wong, Stellar Development Foundation

7:00pmCT: Evening Party at Barcadia Restaurant, sponsored by Identifee

Join us for a networking event with dinner and drinks served. Barcadia is located at 601 Tchoupitoulas St, a short distance from the Loews Hotel.

Please RSVP for the event here.

Friday, March 4

7:00am-8:00amCT: Breakfast Served (Parish Hall/Feliciana)

8:00am-9:00amCT: Day 2 Kick Off and Joshua Lozoff Keynote Presentation – The Magic of Communication (Louisiana Ballroom)

9:00am-9:50amCT: Panel Session – Doing Well by Doing Good: Achieving Inclusive Economic Growth in New Orleans (Louisiana Ballroom)

This panel session will explore the potential for faster payments to accelerate economic growth on local level. Learn more about how the City of New Orleans is designing long-term strategies and financial inclusion programs to tackle persistent economic challenges in their community.

Speakers: Reed Luhtanen, FPC; Joshua Cox, Office of Mayor LaToya Cantrell; Steve Tae, Mastercard; Wole Coaxum, Mobility Capital Finance

10:00am-12:00pmCT: Concurrent Work Group Breakout Sessions

FPC Work Groups are where it’s at! Jump into any six of the work group discussions, learn about hot topics in the industry, get a sneak peek at the deliverables, how they are tackling and solving problems in the adoption of Faster Payments, and participate in Q&A sessions with the Chairs, Vice Chairs and members from the work groups. These 30-min breakout sessions will run three times with a 10-min break between each.

  • Directory Models: Accelerating the Use of Faster Payments (LaForche)

    • Presenters: PeterTapling, Ptap Advisory; Lou Grilli, PSCU

  • Fraud Information Sharing: Insights into the 2021 Faster Payments Fraud Survey & Report (Point Coupee)

    • Presenter: Deborah Baxley, PayGility Advisors

  • Financial Inclusion: Ways to Broaden Use and Value of Faster Payments for the Underserved (St. Landry)

    • Presenters: Adam Rust, NCRC; Ryan McNaughton, North American Banking Company; David Dwumah, OurBanc Corporation

  • Education & Awareness: Showcase - Faster Payments Use Cases, Solution Providers, FAQs, Terms (St. Tammany)

    • Presenters: Charles Harkness, Corporate One FCU; Steve Wasserman, Vments; Beverly Kennedy, JPMorgan; Kathy Feringa, Alloya Corporate FCU; Beatriz Saldivar, Kyriba; Glenn Wheeler, Catalyst Corporate FCU

  • QR Code Interface: Explore How QR Codes can be Used for Faster Payments (Terrebonne)

    • Presenters: Scott Green, SHAZAM; Steve Mott, BetterBuyDesign

  • Cross Border Payments: Central Bank Digital Currencies and Their Effect on Cross-Border Faster Payments (Lousiana Ballroom)

    • Presenters: Barry Tooker, iSoftware4Banks; James Sellick, Ripple; Rodman Reef, Reef Carson Consulting

12:00pm-1:00pmCT: Lunch Served (Parish Hall/Feliciana)

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