FIS Global and Federal Reserve Banks Spokespersons to Deliver Keynote Address at Mobile Payments Conference 2015

CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwired – Aug 19, 2015) – Mobile Marketing & Technology today announced that Peter Gordon, senior vice president of FIS’ Enterprise Product Office, FIS Global, the World’s largest global provider dedicated to banking and payments technologies, and Connie Theien, vice president, payments industry relations, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago will deliver the keynote address at the upcoming Mobile Payments Conference[1] Fall 2015 (@MPCEVENT[2]), taking place August 31 – September 2, 2015 in Chicago, IL. The title of the keynote is, ‘Real-Time Payments,’ which is a theme that has been growing in popularity over the past year. 

Peter Gordon has 25+ years of experience in financial services, and in his current position he supports the strategic direction, profitability and long-range growth of real-time global payments. Prior to his current role, he served as general manager of PayNet, which included creating, launching and cultivating the first U.S.-based global real-time non-card based payments network for domestic and international money movement. 

“I’m looking forward to sharing some exciting updates from the Faster Payments Task Force, which was created by the Federal Reserve and is tasked with The Federal Reserve Faster Payments Task Force to identify and evaluate approaches for implementing a safe, ubiquitous, faster payments capability in the United States,” said Gordon, who also serves as a member of the Faster Payments Task Force Steering Committee. “The Federal Reserve has taken a leadership role in facilitating dialogue and research among industry experts geared toward creating a real-time payment infrastructure and solutions that are safe, sound and ubiquitous. This collaborative effort will lead to the development of the best approaches and strategies for improving the U.S. Payment Systems.”

Travis Dulaney, CEO of real-time payments processor Wildcard Payments, will also be presenting at this year’s conference. As a FIS PayNet processor and advocate for digital currency, he had this to add about this year’s keynote theme: “Cryptocurrencies will play a key role in the new real-time payment landscape while transactional acceptance by the different networks will be the critical factor to adoption and we see PayNet as having a unique ability to help resolve that hurdle. On the opening day of the conference, Wildcard Payments will be providing a three-hour training session that will help everyone from the novice to the very experienced to better appreciate and understand cryptocurrencies and its impact on payments,” Dulaney says. In fact, Juniper Research forecasts 4.7 million Bitcoin (the most widely used cryptocurrency) users worldwide by the end of the decade, up from just over 1.3 million last year. 

Marla Ellerman, Mobile Payments Conference executive director and publisher of Mobile Marketing & Technology, noted that, “Real time payment will play a key role in the evolution of mobilizing retail. We’ve been promoting this theme at our past two conferences, and we’re looking forward to getting an update from our presenters at this well-attended and highly engaging and informative event.”

The Mobile Payments Conference Fall 2015 will bring together retail, financial services and technology experts to discuss the industry’s hottest topics, including the latest retail and mobile platforms and standards shaping this exploding industry, which is predicted by Gartner to grow by nearly $500 billion between 2014 and 2017.

About Mobile Payments Conference
The Mobile Payments Conference (@MPCEVENT[3]) is the industry’s leading mobile commerce event, which convenes executives across the globe from all parts of the mobile commerce ecosystem. 2015 marks the eighth Mobile Payments Conference that Mobile Marketing & Technology will produce. For additional information, please visit[4]. Follow Mobile Payments Conference on Twitter at @mpcevent[5] and join us on LinkedIn[6] for the latest news and updates.

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