ATLANTA, GA & NEW YORK— October 18, 2016– As the world of payments, commerce, and FinTech descends upon Las Vegas this month for the annual Money 20/20 conference, leading commerce-enabler First Data (NYSE: FDC) will take center stage for a mainstage presentation and a variety of panel opportunities.
“This is the fourth year that First Data has played a prominent role at Money 20/20, and we are delighted to once again have so many of our colleagues showcase their expertise at one of the leading industry conferences,” said Guy Chiarello, President, First Data. “Since our keynote address last year, First Data has made significant headway in providing cutting edge commerce-enabling technologies to our clients, including eCommerce, mobile, and ‘Universal Commerce’ solutions that enable businesses to better connect with their customers while facilitating safe, secure and fast transactions.”
“First Data is one of the most active and important companies in the ecosystem and this is clearly represented throughout this year’s event,” said Sanjib Kalita, Chief Marketing Officer for Money 20/20. “From the hackathon to the exhibit hall and to track and keynote sessions, First Data is actively engaging with the industry. Support from companies like First Data have been a critical driver of Money20/20’s growth and success.”
John Beatty, co-founder and CTO of Clover, a First Data company, will present on the main stage in a session entitled “Next Generation Point-of-Sales.” The session will explore the latest updates in the POS industry, including the newest additions to the Clover product portfolio. John has played a critical role in the development of the Clover platform which now has more than 225,000 devices shipped and nearly 200 apps in the Clover App Market.
Barry McCarthy, EVP, Head of Network and Security Solutions at First Data, is appearing on two panels during the course of the show. On Sunday, Barry will join Hala Moddelmog of the Metro Atlanta Chamber, an organization First Data frequently partners with in its hometown of Atlanta, and others for a discussion on how FinTech represents an important economic development opportunity for cities around the world.
Barry will also present with First Data partner Feedzai on a panel entitled ‘Machine Learning, Omnidata & Fraud Mitigation.’ During the session, Barry and Feedzai’s Chairman and CEO Nuno Sebastiao will discuss how they are leveraging artificial intelligence to combat fraud by leveraging First Data’s unparalleled transaction data. As head of First Data’s Network and Security Solutions group, Barry oversees the STAR Network and a range of technology solutions for businesses and financial institutions that are designed to ensure transactions are fast, secure and efficient.
Jack Stephenson, SVP of Digital Commerce, will take the stage with other panelists to discuss the role of digital technology in the evolving in-store customer experience, a topic that is especially pertinent with the holidays around the corner. During the panel, Jack will cover Universal Commerce, which he oversees at First Data. Universal Commerce is a seamless, personalized mobile purchase experience for today’s connected consumer. First Data has implemented solutions for major brands across several industries, including QSR, automotive, and petroleum, in the form of mobile apps that simplify checkout and make the overall buying experience seamless.
Money 20/20 also has a panel dedicated to how POS solutions have evolved over the years to meet the unique needs of small business owners. Jim Allen, SVP of Small Business Solutions, will present alongside four other panelists on how the Clover platform addresses pain points for small business owners – from inventory and personnel management to data and analytics.
Also on the topic of data and analytics, Sandeep Garg, VP of First Data’s Information and Analytics group, will join a panel on how permissioned data can be leveraged to create great customer experiences across channels. At First Data, Sandeep’s group is responsible for an innovative set of cloud applications that provide actionable business and consumer insights for small businesses and large retailers.
Finally, First Data will again sponsor the Money 20/20 Hackathon. Last year, First Data had 24 developers build 24 commerce solutions in 24 hours during the Hackathon. Information about First Data’s prize and challenge this year can be found at money2020.com/hackathon.
To learn more about Money 20/20 and view the schedule of First Data’s speakers, visit money2020.com/speakers. First Data’s products and solutions will be showcased at booth #3210, where the theme for this year’s show is “Commerce for a Connected World.”
About First Data
First Data (NYSE: FDC) is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology and solutions, serving approximately six million business locations and 4,000 financial institutions in 118 countries around the world. The company’s 24,000 owner-associates are dedicated to helping companies, from start-ups to the world’s largest corporations, conduct commerce every day by securing and processing more than 2,500 transactions per second and $1.9 trillion per year.
First Data is proud to be one of more than 100 FinTech companies in metro Atlanta cementing Atlanta as the global capital for financial technology. To learn more on how metro Atlanta and Georgia’s FinTech ecosystem is driving more than $30 billion in annual revenues visit www.fintechatlanta.org.