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October 01, 2020 11:00 AM ET [11:00] (New York) | (01 hr 30 min) | Time Zone Converter

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a boom in digital payments globally. New players are competing with established financial institutions, and the efficiency and accessibility of digital wallets threatens to make conventional credit and debit cards obsolete.

The future of fiat money itself is in jeopardy due to the emergence of cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Yet, cybersecurity lags far behind the adoption of new digital tools.   

By attending this webcast, viewers will be able to answer the following critical questions:

  • How are digital payments platforms ensuring the security of online transactions?  
  • How will regional technological gaps affect the adoption of digital financial tools?  
  • Will central banks accelerate the rollout of state-backed cryptocurrencies to prevent private tokens such as bitcoin from threatening financial stability?  
  • How can digital payments help countries cope with the COVID-19 pandemic?  
  • What economic benefits can businesses derive from offering secure and seamless digital payment solutions? 

Who Should Attend: Thought leaders, senior executives and principal policy makers responsible for strategy, ESG, security and defense, corporate & country risk, innovation, marketing & communications, government affairs, legal and finance, public policy and human capital

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Requirements : Attendees must be logged on for the duration of the webcast, participate in all interactive polls, and request credits via the on-screen form. Delivery Method: Group-Internet Based; Program Level: Intermediate; Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree or higher, Advanced Preparation: None


Michael Mosier

Michael Mosier
Deputy Director & Digital Innovation Officer, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
U.S. Department of the Treasury

Michael Mosier is Deputy Director & Digital Innovation Officer of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a bureau of the Treasury Department. As Deputy Director, he oversees FinCEN’s wide-ranging work to promote financial integrity and national security. As Digital Innovatio...Full Bio

Peeyush Ranjan

Peeyush Ranjan
Vice President, Engineering

Peeyush Ranjan is Vice President of Engineering at Google, leading the Payments organization as well as the Next Billion Users initiative for the company. Peeyush has also led various engineering teams in Google’s Mobile, Enterprise, and Search efforts. Before Google, Peeyush worked as VP o...Full Bio

Stephanie Schultz

Stephanie Schultz
VP & Head Of Emerging Strategic Partnerships
Amex Digital Labs

Stephanie Schultz is the VP & Head of Emerging Strategic Partnerships in Amex Digital Labs. In this role Stephanie focuses on forming new strategic partnerships and finding ways to make American Express a more essential part of customers’ digital lives by creating seamless digital payme...Full Bio

Hamish Thomas

Hamish Thomas
EMEIA Payments Leader and UK Advisory Banking Technology Leader

Hamish Thomas leads the Ernst & Young LLP UK Banking Technology team. He also serves as EY EMEIA Payments Leader and Chair of our Financial Services Blockchain Working Group.

He started his career designing satellite and mobile telecommunications systems before bringing his network te...Full Bio

Megha Kumar, Ph.D.

Megha Kumar, Ph.D. (Moderator)
Deputy Director of Analysis and Senior International Political Risk Analyst
Oxford Analytica

Dr. Megha Kumar is Oxford Analytica’s Deputy Director of Analysis and Senior International Political Risk Analyst. She focuses on global macro risks and opportunities for the firm’s corporate and public-sector clients, especially with regard to cybersecurity, disruptive technologies, ...Full Bio

Dana Peterson

Dana Peterson (Moderator)
Chief Economist & Center Leader, Economy, Strategy & Finance
The Conference Board

Dana Peterson is the Chief Economist & Center Leader, Economy, Strategy & Finance at The Conference Board. Peterson joins The Conference Board from Citi, where for many years she served as the company’s North America Economist and currently serves as its Global Economist. Her weal...Full Bio
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