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Day 2

We had a comprehensive two-day programme with 50 local and international speakers. Below was the programme on Day 2. Also see the programme on Day 1.

*Programme may be subject to change.

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Day 2 – Wednesday, 9 November 2016

7:45AM - 8:30AM

BREAKFAST

8:30AM - 9:15AM

BREAKFAST KEYNOTE PRESENTATION 1

Taking market platforms to the next level

Ross Dawson will provide insights into The Future of Platforms: Creating Exponential Value in a Connected World.

We are in the midst of a massive shift in value to platforms, with already 60 of the world's 100 largest companies earning over half their revenue from platform businesses. Payments is one of the longest-established platform industries, but it will be transformed as the entire economy shifts to platforms at the core. New models for effective platform strategy are emerging, which has the potential for exponential value creation, catalysing the convergence of industries and throwing open vast new opportunities.

Ross Dawson, Founding Chairman, Advanced Human Technologies

Ross Dawson is globally recognised as a leading futurist, keynote speaker, entrepreneur and authority on business strategy. He is Founding Chairman of the Advanced Human Technologies group of companies, including the leading future research and strategy firm Future Exploration Network.

Strong global demand has seen Ross speak about the future to business and government leaders in 27 countries and lead executive education programs at top universities worldwide. He is a best-selling author of books including the prescient Living Networks, which foresaw the social networking revolution, as well as Trends in the Living Networks, ranked as one of the top business blogs in the world.

Ross’s frequent media appearances include CNN, Bloomberg TV, SkyNews, ABC TV, Today and Sunrise shows, Washington Post and many others.

rossdawson.com

9:15 AM - 9.55AM

BREAKFAST KEYNOTE PRESENTATION 2

Taking real-time experiences to the next level

With proven capability implementing real-time payment systems in the UK, VocaLink has developed immediate payment solutions for other countries such as Singapore and the United States. Their vision is to be the leading real-time payment infrastructure provider globally, creating a positive impact on society by shaping the payments landscape worldwide.

In his presentation, Paul Stoddart will talk about the real-time payments revolution. He will discuss the case for change, share information about the VocaLink experience, talk about technology and explain the benefits of immediate payments solutions.

Paul Stoddart, Managing Director, VocaLink

Ross Dawson is globally recognised as a leading futurist, keynote speaker, entrepreneur and authority on business strategy. He is Founding Chairman of the Advanced Human Technologies group of companies, including the leading future research and strategy firm Future Exploration Network.

Strong global demand has seen Ross speak about the future to business and government leaders in 27 countries and lead executive education programs at top universities worldwide. He is a best-selling author of books including the prescient Living Networks, which foresaw the social networking revolution, as well as Trends in the Living Networks, ranked as one of the top business blogs in the world.

Ross’s frequent media appearances include CNN, Bloomberg TV, SkyNews, ABC TV, Today and Sunrise shows, Washington Post and many others.

rossdawson.com

Paul joined the Board of VocaLink Ltd in June 2012 as Managing Director responsible for Strategy, Corporate Development, Marketing and the UK & International Product portfolios incl. Bacs, Faster Payments, Mobile and Immediate Payment Services.

Paul's previous role was at Barclays where he was responsible for M&A and Asset Disposals for Barclaycard globally, covering Credit Card Issuing, Merchant Acquiring, Retail & Motor Finance, Loyalty & Reward.

Prior to this Paul spent over 10 years at RBS where he held a number of senior roles in Group Corporate Development and Retail and latterly in Global Transactions Services where he ran Product and Marketing for WorldPay for 4 years and then led M&A and Corporate Development activities including developing major commercial relationships with Fortune 500 companies globally.

Outside of VocaLink, Paul is a Non-Executive Director of Invitation Digital, the UK's leading web and mobile vouchers and discount codes business, now majority owned by Vodafone Group.

9:55AM - 10:25AM

Morning tea break

Ross Dawson is globally recognised as a leading futurist, keynote speaker, entrepreneur and authority on business strategy. He is Founding Chairman of the Advanced Human Technologies group of companies, including the leading future research and strategy firm Future Exploration Network.

Strong global demand has seen Ross speak about the future to business and government leaders in 27 countries and lead executive education programs at top universities worldwide. He is a best-selling author of books including the prescient Living Networks, which foresaw the social networking revolution, as well as Trends in the Living Networks, ranked as one of the top business blogs in the world.

Ross’s frequent media appearances include CNN, Bloomberg TV, SkyNews, ABC TV, Today and Sunrise shows, Washington Post and many others.

rossdawson.com

Paul joined the Board of VocaLink Ltd in June 2012 as Managing Director responsible for Strategy, Corporate Development, Marketing and the UK & International Product portfolios incl. Bacs, Faster Payments, Mobile and Immediate Payment Services.

Paul's previous role was at Barclays where he was responsible for M&A and Asset Disposals for Barclaycard globally, covering Credit Card Issuing, Merchant Acquiring, Retail & Motor Finance, Loyalty & Reward.

Prior to this Paul spent over 10 years at RBS where he held a number of senior roles in Group Corporate Development and Retail and latterly in Global Transactions Services where he ran Product and Marketing for WorldPay for 4 years and then led M&A and Corporate Development activities including developing major commercial relationships with Fortune 500 companies globally.

Outside of VocaLink, Paul is a Non-Executive Director of Invitation Digital, the UK's leading web and mobile vouchers and discount codes business, now majority owned by Vodafone Group.

10:25AM - 10:30AM

BREAKOUT STREAM 3

Taking tech intelligence to the next level

This stream session discusses technology game changers and system enablers and will comprise two presentations and one panel session.

Ross Dawson is globally recognised as a leading futurist, keynote speaker, entrepreneur and authority on business strategy. He is Founding Chairman of the Advanced Human Technologies group of companies, including the leading future research and strategy firm Future Exploration Network.

Strong global demand has seen Ross speak about the future to business and government leaders in 27 countries and lead executive education programs at top universities worldwide. He is a best-selling author of books including the prescient Living Networks, which foresaw the social networking revolution, as well as Trends in the Living Networks, ranked as one of the top business blogs in the world.

Ross’s frequent media appearances include CNN, Bloomberg TV, SkyNews, ABC TV, Today and Sunrise shows, Washington Post and many others.

rossdawson.com

Paul joined the Board of VocaLink Ltd in June 2012 as Managing Director responsible for Strategy, Corporate Development, Marketing and the UK & International Product portfolios incl. Bacs, Faster Payments, Mobile and Immediate Payment Services.

Paul's previous role was at Barclays where he was responsible for M&A and Asset Disposals for Barclaycard globally, covering Credit Card Issuing, Merchant Acquiring, Retail & Motor Finance, Loyalty & Reward.

Prior to this Paul spent over 10 years at RBS where he held a number of senior roles in Group Corporate Development and Retail and latterly in Global Transactions Services where he ran Product and Marketing for WorldPay for 4 years and then led M&A and Corporate Development activities including developing major commercial relationships with Fortune 500 companies globally.

Outside of VocaLink, Paul is a Non-Executive Director of Invitation Digital, the UK's leading web and mobile vouchers and discount codes business, now majority owned by Vodafone Group.

10:30AM - 11.00AM

BREAKOUT STREAM 3 - Speaker 1

Digital identity and tech intelligence.

Alipay has evolved from being simply a payment method to a ‘Global Lifestyle Super App’. Connecting to a cashless world and connected commerce environment requires tech smarts and Renee will share insights on what they are doing in this space, including why digital identity is so important. Renee will share Alipay’s journey so far and why the Super App will change the way we live. 

Renee Zhang, Deputy General Manager, Paybang/Alipay Australia

Ross Dawson is globally recognised as a leading futurist, keynote speaker, entrepreneur and authority on business strategy. He is Founding Chairman of the Advanced Human Technologies group of companies, including the leading future research and strategy firm Future Exploration Network.

Strong global demand has seen Ross speak about the future to business and government leaders in 27 countries and lead executive education programs at top universities worldwide. He is a best-selling author of books including the prescient Living Networks, which foresaw the social networking revolution, as well as Trends in the Living Networks, ranked as one of the top business blogs in the world.

Ross’s frequent media appearances include CNN, Bloomberg TV, SkyNews, ABC TV, Today and Sunrise shows, Washington Post and many others.

rossdawson.com

Paul joined the Board of VocaLink Ltd in June 2012 as Managing Director responsible for Strategy, Corporate Development, Marketing and the UK & International Product portfolios incl. Bacs, Faster Payments, Mobile and Immediate Payment Services.

Paul's previous role was at Barclays where he was responsible for M&A and Asset Disposals for Barclaycard globally, covering Credit Card Issuing, Merchant Acquiring, Retail & Motor Finance, Loyalty & Reward.

Prior to this Paul spent over 10 years at RBS where he held a number of senior roles in Group Corporate Development and Retail and latterly in Global Transactions Services where he ran Product and Marketing for WorldPay for 4 years and then led M&A and Corporate Development activities including developing major commercial relationships with Fortune 500 companies globally.

Outside of VocaLink, Paul is a Non-Executive Director of Invitation Digital, the UK's leading web and mobile vouchers and discount codes business, now majority owned by Vodafone Group.

Renee joined Paybang in 2015 where she managed a marketing team that played a key role in promoting and building the Alipay cross-border service brand.

In May 2016, Renee was appointed Deputy General Manager of Paybang. She assists the Alipay Australia and New Zealand Country Manager to manage key relationship with Australia and New Zealand retailers. Renee also supports the growing number of Chinese tourists, students, and retailers using Alipay in Australia and New Zealand.

11.00AM - 11.30AM

BREAKOUT STREAM 3 - Speaker 2

Cyber-security and fraud.

Dave will share the Cisco story of how they have become world leaders in cyber detection.

As cyber-crime keeps being taken to the next level, understanding more about who is behind the attacks is critical to combatting them…you will be surprised to learn who is involved. Cyber-crime is now extending into new “markets” having significant implications for all of us financially and morally.

The internet of things will take cyber-crime to yet again another level and a new way of thinking and responding to that is needed.

Dave Wilson, Director of Sales and Country Manager, Cisco New Zealand

Ross Dawson is globally recognised as a leading futurist, keynote speaker, entrepreneur and authority on business strategy. He is Founding Chairman of the Advanced Human Technologies group of companies, including the leading future research and strategy firm Future Exploration Network.

Strong global demand has seen Ross speak about the future to business and government leaders in 27 countries and lead executive education programs at top universities worldwide. He is a best-selling author of books including the prescient Living Networks, which foresaw the social networking revolution, as well as Trends in the Living Networks, ranked as one of the top business blogs in the world.

Ross’s frequent media appearances include CNN, Bloomberg TV, SkyNews, ABC TV, Today and Sunrise shows, Washington Post and many others.

rossdawson.com

Paul joined the Board of VocaLink Ltd in June 2012 as Managing Director responsible for Strategy, Corporate Development, Marketing and the UK & International Product portfolios incl. Bacs, Faster Payments, Mobile and Immediate Payment Services.

Paul's previous role was at Barclays where he was responsible for M&A and Asset Disposals for Barclaycard globally, covering Credit Card Issuing, Merchant Acquiring, Retail & Motor Finance, Loyalty & Reward.

Prior to this Paul spent over 10 years at RBS where he held a number of senior roles in Group Corporate Development and Retail and latterly in Global Transactions Services where he ran Product and Marketing for WorldPay for 4 years and then led M&A and Corporate Development activities including developing major commercial relationships with Fortune 500 companies globally.

Outside of VocaLink, Paul is a Non-Executive Director of Invitation Digital, the UK's leading web and mobile vouchers and discount codes business, now majority owned by Vodafone Group.

Renee joined Paybang in 2015 where she managed a marketing team that played a key role in promoting and building the Alipay cross-border service brand.

In May 2016, Renee was appointed Deputy General Manager of Paybang. She assists the Alipay Australia and New Zealand Country Manager to manage key relationship with Australia and New Zealand retailers. Renee also supports the growing number of Chinese tourists, students, and retailers using Alipay in Australia and New Zealand.

Dave is responsible for all Cisco business including Service Provider, Enterprise and Commercial in New Zealand.

Dave has 20 years’ experience working in the ICT industry within New Zealand and overseas holding sales and senior management roles from vendor to distributor, reseller and end customers. He has a proven track-record of building go-to-market strategies, partnerships and high performance teams to ensure customers achieve their business goals.

Since joining Cisco New Zealand in 2009, Dave has led Cisco’s Global Service Provider group in New Zealand, and was the Client Executive and Regional Manager for Cisco’s Collaboration business. Dave’s endeavours have been focused on the Unified Communications and Collaboration market, assisting customers and partners to improve their businesses through the wider adoption and increased utilisation of these technologies.

11.30AM - 12.15PM

BREAKOUT STREAM 3 - Blockchain Panel

Blockchain and distributed ledgers - is this the fintech game changer? And what will be the impact for financial services in New Zealand?

Facilitator: Andrew Weaver, Consultant at Legacy Consulting

Panellists:

Fran Strajnar, Co-Founder and CEO, Brave New Coin
Richard Miller, Partner, Deloitte Australia
Jon Rout, Head of Product APAC, Digital Asset
Katie Williams, Senior Solicitor, Buddle Findlay
Stephen Macaskill, President, Blockchain Association of New Zealand

Ross Dawson is globally recognised as a leading futurist, keynote speaker, entrepreneur and authority on business strategy. He is Founding Chairman of the Advanced Human Technologies group of companies, including the leading future research and strategy firm Future Exploration Network.

Strong global demand has seen Ross speak about the future to business and government leaders in 27 countries and lead executive education programs at top universities worldwide. He is a best-selling author of books including the prescient Living Networks, which foresaw the social networking revolution, as well as Trends in the Living Networks, ranked as one of the top business blogs in the world.

Ross’s frequent media appearances include CNN, Bloomberg TV, SkyNews, ABC TV, Today and Sunrise shows, Washington Post and many others.

rossdawson.com

Paul joined the Board of VocaLink Ltd in June 2012 as Managing Director responsible for Strategy, Corporate Development, Marketing and the UK & International Product portfolios incl. Bacs, Faster Payments, Mobile and Immediate Payment Services.

Paul's previous role was at Barclays where he was responsible for M&A and Asset Disposals for Barclaycard globally, covering Credit Card Issuing, Merchant Acquiring, Retail & Motor Finance, Loyalty & Reward.

Prior to this Paul spent over 10 years at RBS where he held a number of senior roles in Group Corporate Development and Retail and latterly in Global Transactions Services where he ran Product and Marketing for WorldPay for 4 years and then led M&A and Corporate Development activities including developing major commercial relationships with Fortune 500 companies globally.

Outside of VocaLink, Paul is a Non-Executive Director of Invitation Digital, the UK's leading web and mobile vouchers and discount codes business, now majority owned by Vodafone Group.

Renee joined Paybang in 2015 where she managed a marketing team that played a key role in promoting and building the Alipay cross-border service brand.

In May 2016, Renee was appointed Deputy General Manager of Paybang. She assists the Alipay Australia and New Zealand Country Manager to manage key relationship with Australia and New Zealand retailers. Renee also supports the growing number of Chinese tourists, students, and retailers using Alipay in Australia and New Zealand.

Dave is responsible for all Cisco business including Service Provider, Enterprise and Commercial in New Zealand.

Dave has 20 years’ experience working in the ICT industry within New Zealand and overseas holding sales and senior management roles from vendor to distributor, reseller and end customers. He has a proven track-record of building go-to-market strategies, partnerships and high performance teams to ensure customers achieve their business goals.

Since joining Cisco New Zealand in 2009, Dave has led Cisco’s Global Service Provider group in New Zealand, and was the Client Executive and Regional Manager for Cisco’s Collaboration business. Dave’s endeavours have been focused on the Unified Communications and Collaboration market, assisting customers and partners to improve their businesses through the wider adoption and increased utilisation of these technologies.

Fran Strajnar is the Co-Founder and CEO of Brave New Coin, a Digital Currency and Blockchain data company. He is also the Founder of Bitcoin South, NZ's first international bitcoin conference.

After a decade of working with vendors like IDG, Vodafone and FairFax in roles ranging from Business Development to Product Management and Project Management, Fran did a Masters in Entrepreneurship and set up several businesses. After discovering bitcoin in 2010, he realised its technology would change the world and set up bravenewcoin.com (BNC). His current focus is 100% on growing BNC into the premier Digital Currency and Blockchain data provider.

Richard is a Financial Services Partner in Melbourne and leads Deloitte's Payments Advisory practice. He has 20 years’ experience working with fintechs, payments service providers, government agencies and financial institutions on strategy development and execution. He has helped organisations across North America and Asia Pacific with projects relating to cards, mobile banking, M&A, regulation, process improvement, EMV, new product development and digital/mobile payments. He is also a frequent speaker on innovation in payments and blockchain/distributed ledger technology.

Outside of work Richard is passionate about his family, social impact through venture philanthropy and wine, in particular New Zealand pinot noir.

Digital Asset builds distributed, encrypted straight-through processing tools for clearing and settlement, leveraging the power of distributed ledger technologies to improve efficiency, security, compliance and settlement speed.

Jon Rout is Head of Product for APAC and is leading Digital Asset's engagement with the ASX in Sydney as we work together to leverage the power of Distributed Ledger technology to improve post trade for capital markets.

Prior to joining Digital Asset, Jon led the Commonwealth Bank of Australia's Blockchain Innovation team prototyping high value use cases and business models for the implementation of distributed ledger technology across retail and institutional financial services.

Katie is a senior solicitor in Buddle Findlay's financial services and corporate advisory practice. She specialises in financial system regulation, clearing and settlement systems, and payments. She has acted on a range of significant transactions, including the All of Government Banking contracts and the new Reserve Bank of New Zealand exchange settlement account system.

Katie acts for Payments NZ and also works for various startups in the financial services industry, including a number involving the use of cryptocurrencies. As a result she has developed a particular interest in blockchain technology and the potential uses for this in both the legal and financial services industries.

Stephen is the President of the Blockchain Association of New Zealand, an initiative that facilitates networking, learning, and advancing blockchain technology. He also consults on the application of open-source technology to financial systems and operates Bitcoin.com's global retail division.

Stephen has a decade of experience in precious metals and financial markets. He recently sold his precious metal business, Amagi Metals, after pioneering cryptocurrencies in the precious metals industry. Amagi was the first of its kind to accept bitcoin and generated more bitcoin sales in a three year period than any other retailer.

Stephen is also an Alumni Board Member of the Foundation for Economic Education, an organisation dedicated to the education of Austrian Economics. He has made presentations across the US on the topics of bitcoin, blockchain technology, financial markets, and individual liberty including: Money 20/20, Denver Bitcoin Center, Freedom Fest, Liberty on the Rocks, Foundation for Economic Education.

10:25AM - 10:30AM

BREAKOUT STREAM 4

Taking the payments system to the next level

This stream looks at the core infrastructure innovation and collaborative industry activity that are taking payments systems to the next level in Australia and the UK. This stream comprises three speakers who will cover a wide range of system topics including The Australian Payments Plan, New Payments Platform and World Class Payments.  

Stream facilitator: 

Jane-Renee Retimana, Head of Strategy and Corporate Affairs, Payments NZ

Ross Dawson is globally recognised as a leading futurist, keynote speaker, entrepreneur and authority on business strategy. He is Founding Chairman of the Advanced Human Technologies group of companies, including the leading future research and strategy firm Future Exploration Network.

Strong global demand has seen Ross speak about the future to business and government leaders in 27 countries and lead executive education programs at top universities worldwide. He is a best-selling author of books including the prescient Living Networks, which foresaw the social networking revolution, as well as Trends in the Living Networks, ranked as one of the top business blogs in the world.

Ross’s frequent media appearances include CNN, Bloomberg TV, SkyNews, ABC TV, Today and Sunrise shows, Washington Post and many others.

rossdawson.com

Paul joined the Board of VocaLink Ltd in June 2012 as Managing Director responsible for Strategy, Corporate Development, Marketing and the UK & International Product portfolios incl. Bacs, Faster Payments, Mobile and Immediate Payment Services.

Paul's previous role was at Barclays where he was responsible for M&A and Asset Disposals for Barclaycard globally, covering Credit Card Issuing, Merchant Acquiring, Retail & Motor Finance, Loyalty & Reward.

Prior to this Paul spent over 10 years at RBS where he held a number of senior roles in Group Corporate Development and Retail and latterly in Global Transactions Services where he ran Product and Marketing for WorldPay for 4 years and then led M&A and Corporate Development activities including developing major commercial relationships with Fortune 500 companies globally.

Outside of VocaLink, Paul is a Non-Executive Director of Invitation Digital, the UK's leading web and mobile vouchers and discount codes business, now majority owned by Vodafone Group.

Renee joined Paybang in 2015 where she managed a marketing team that played a key role in promoting and building the Alipay cross-border service brand.

In May 2016, Renee was appointed Deputy General Manager of Paybang. She assists the Alipay Australia and New Zealand Country Manager to manage key relationship with Australia and New Zealand retailers. Renee also supports the growing number of Chinese tourists, students, and retailers using Alipay in Australia and New Zealand.

Dave is responsible for all Cisco business including Service Provider, Enterprise and Commercial in New Zealand.

Dave has 20 years’ experience working in the ICT industry within New Zealand and overseas holding sales and senior management roles from vendor to distributor, reseller and end customers. He has a proven track-record of building go-to-market strategies, partnerships and high performance teams to ensure customers achieve their business goals.

Since joining Cisco New Zealand in 2009, Dave has led Cisco’s Global Service Provider group in New Zealand, and was the Client Executive and Regional Manager for Cisco’s Collaboration business. Dave’s endeavours have been focused on the Unified Communications and Collaboration market, assisting customers and partners to improve their businesses through the wider adoption and increased utilisation of these technologies.

Fran Strajnar is the Co-Founder and CEO of Brave New Coin, a Digital Currency and Blockchain data company. He is also the Founder of Bitcoin South, NZ's first international bitcoin conference.

After a decade of working with vendors like IDG, Vodafone and FairFax in roles ranging from Business Development to Product Management and Project Management, Fran did a Masters in Entrepreneurship and set up several businesses. After discovering bitcoin in 2010, he realised its technology would change the world and set up bravenewcoin.com (BNC). His current focus is 100% on growing BNC into the premier Digital Currency and Blockchain data provider.

Richard is a Financial Services Partner in Melbourne and leads Deloitte's Payments Advisory practice. He has 20 years’ experience working with fintechs, payments service providers, government agencies and financial institutions on strategy development and execution. He has helped organisations across North America and Asia Pacific with projects relating to cards, mobile banking, M&A, regulation, process improvement, EMV, new product development and digital/mobile payments. He is also a frequent speaker on innovation in payments and blockchain/distributed ledger technology.

Outside of work Richard is passionate about his family, social impact through venture philanthropy and wine, in particular New Zealand pinot noir.

Digital Asset builds distributed, encrypted straight-through processing tools for clearing and settlement, leveraging the power of distributed ledger technologies to improve efficiency, security, compliance and settlement speed.

Jon Rout is Head of Product for APAC and is leading Digital Asset's engagement with the ASX in Sydney as we work together to leverage the power of Distributed Ledger technology to improve post trade for capital markets.

Prior to joining Digital Asset, Jon led the Commonwealth Bank of Australia's Blockchain Innovation team prototyping high value use cases and business models for the implementation of distributed ledger technology across retail and institutional financial services.

Katie is a senior solicitor in Buddle Findlay's financial services and corporate advisory practice. She specialises in financial system regulation, clearing and settlement systems, and payments. She has acted on a range of significant transactions, including the All of Government Banking contracts and the new Reserve Bank of New Zealand exchange settlement account system.

Katie acts for Payments NZ and also works for various startups in the financial services industry, including a number involving the use of cryptocurrencies. As a result she has developed a particular interest in blockchain technology and the potential uses for this in both the legal and financial services industries.

Stephen is the President of the Blockchain Association of New Zealand, an initiative that facilitates networking, learning, and advancing blockchain technology. He also consults on the application of open-source technology to financial systems and operates Bitcoin.com's global retail division.

Stephen has a decade of experience in precious metals and financial markets. He recently sold his precious metal business, Amagi Metals, after pioneering cryptocurrencies in the precious metals industry. Amagi was the first of its kind to accept bitcoin and generated more bitcoin sales in a three year period than any other retailer.

Stephen is also an Alumni Board Member of the Foundation for Economic Education, an organisation dedicated to the education of Austrian Economics. He has made presentations across the US on the topics of bitcoin, blockchain technology, financial markets, and individual liberty including: Money 20/20, Denver Bitcoin Center, Freedom Fest, Liberty on the Rocks, Foundation for Economic Education.

Jane joined Payments NZ in 2012 and is on the company’s executive leadership team. She is responsible for setting and driving both company and industry payments system strategy. Jane is also responsible for leading the Corporate Affairs business unit covering corporate communications, public and regulatory affairs, membership, industry engagement and business intelligence. This work includes leading the long-term payments system strategy initiative Payments Direction, strategic industry forums and industry networking events.

10.30AM - 11.00AM

BREAKOUT STREAM 4 - Speaker 1

The New Payments Platform (NPP) is on track to go live in late 2017. This session will include an update on progress of the initiative as well as remaining challenges and lessons learned to date.

Paul Lahiff, Chair, NPP Australia

Ross Dawson is globally recognised as a leading futurist, keynote speaker, entrepreneur and authority on business strategy. He is Founding Chairman of the Advanced Human Technologies group of companies, including the leading future research and strategy firm Future Exploration Network.

Strong global demand has seen Ross speak about the future to business and government leaders in 27 countries and lead executive education programs at top universities worldwide. He is a best-selling author of books including the prescient Living Networks, which foresaw the social networking revolution, as well as Trends in the Living Networks, ranked as one of the top business blogs in the world.

Ross’s frequent media appearances include CNN, Bloomberg TV, SkyNews, ABC TV, Today and Sunrise shows, Washington Post and many others.

rossdawson.com

Paul joined the Board of VocaLink Ltd in June 2012 as Managing Director responsible for Strategy, Corporate Development, Marketing and the UK & International Product portfolios incl. Bacs, Faster Payments, Mobile and Immediate Payment Services.

Paul's previous role was at Barclays where he was responsible for M&A and Asset Disposals for Barclaycard globally, covering Credit Card Issuing, Merchant Acquiring, Retail & Motor Finance, Loyalty & Reward.

Prior to this Paul spent over 10 years at RBS where he held a number of senior roles in Group Corporate Development and Retail and latterly in Global Transactions Services where he ran Product and Marketing for WorldPay for 4 years and then led M&A and Corporate Development activities including developing major commercial relationships with Fortune 500 companies globally.

Outside of VocaLink, Paul is a Non-Executive Director of Invitation Digital, the UK's leading web and mobile vouchers and discount codes business, now majority owned by Vodafone Group.

Renee joined Paybang in 2015 where she managed a marketing team that played a key role in promoting and building the Alipay cross-border service brand.

In May 2016, Renee was appointed Deputy General Manager of Paybang. She assists the Alipay Australia and New Zealand Country Manager to manage key relationship with Australia and New Zealand retailers. Renee also supports the growing number of Chinese tourists, students, and retailers using Alipay in Australia and New Zealand.

Dave is responsible for all Cisco business including Service Provider, Enterprise and Commercial in New Zealand.

Dave has 20 years’ experience working in the ICT industry within New Zealand and overseas holding sales and senior management roles from vendor to distributor, reseller and end customers. He has a proven track-record of building go-to-market strategies, partnerships and high performance teams to ensure customers achieve their business goals.

Since joining Cisco New Zealand in 2009, Dave has led Cisco’s Global Service Provider group in New Zealand, and was the Client Executive and Regional Manager for Cisco’s Collaboration business. Dave’s endeavours have been focused on the Unified Communications and Collaboration market, assisting customers and partners to improve their businesses through the wider adoption and increased utilisation of these technologies.

Fran Strajnar is the Co-Founder and CEO of Brave New Coin, a Digital Currency and Blockchain data company. He is also the Founder of Bitcoin South, NZ's first international bitcoin conference.

After a decade of working with vendors like IDG, Vodafone and FairFax in roles ranging from Business Development to Product Management and Project Management, Fran did a Masters in Entrepreneurship and set up several businesses. After discovering bitcoin in 2010, he realised its technology would change the world and set up bravenewcoin.com (BNC). His current focus is 100% on growing BNC into the premier Digital Currency and Blockchain data provider.

Richard is a Financial Services Partner in Melbourne and leads Deloitte's Payments Advisory practice. He has 20 years’ experience working with fintechs, payments service providers, government agencies and financial institutions on strategy development and execution. He has helped organisations across North America and Asia Pacific with projects relating to cards, mobile banking, M&A, regulation, process improvement, EMV, new product development and digital/mobile payments. He is also a frequent speaker on innovation in payments and blockchain/distributed ledger technology.

Outside of work Richard is passionate about his family, social impact through venture philanthropy and wine, in particular New Zealand pinot noir.

Digital Asset builds distributed, encrypted straight-through processing tools for clearing and settlement, leveraging the power of distributed ledger technologies to improve efficiency, security, compliance and settlement speed.

Jon Rout is Head of Product for APAC and is leading Digital Asset's engagement with the ASX in Sydney as we work together to leverage the power of Distributed Ledger technology to improve post trade for capital markets.

Prior to joining Digital Asset, Jon led the Commonwealth Bank of Australia's Blockchain Innovation team prototyping high value use cases and business models for the implementation of distributed ledger technology across retail and institutional financial services.

Katie is a senior solicitor in Buddle Findlay's financial services and corporate advisory practice. She specialises in financial system regulation, clearing and settlement systems, and payments. She has acted on a range of significant transactions, including the All of Government Banking contracts and the new Reserve Bank of New Zealand exchange settlement account system.

Katie acts for Payments NZ and also works for various startups in the financial services industry, including a number involving the use of cryptocurrencies. As a result she has developed a particular interest in blockchain technology and the potential uses for this in both the legal and financial services industries.

Stephen is the President of the Blockchain Association of New Zealand, an initiative that facilitates networking, learning, and advancing blockchain technology. He also consults on the application of open-source technology to financial systems and operates Bitcoin.com's global retail division.

Stephen has a decade of experience in precious metals and financial markets. He recently sold his precious metal business, Amagi Metals, after pioneering cryptocurrencies in the precious metals industry. Amagi was the first of its kind to accept bitcoin and generated more bitcoin sales in a three year period than any other retailer.

Stephen is also an Alumni Board Member of the Foundation for Economic Education, an organisation dedicated to the education of Austrian Economics. He has made presentations across the US on the topics of bitcoin, blockchain technology, financial markets, and individual liberty including: Money 20/20, Denver Bitcoin Center, Freedom Fest, Liberty on the Rocks, Foundation for Economic Education.

Jane joined Payments NZ in 2012 and is on the company’s executive leadership team. She is responsible for setting and driving both company and industry payments system strategy. Jane is also responsible for leading the Corporate Affairs business unit covering corporate communications, public and regulatory affairs, membership, industry engagement and business intelligence. This work includes leading the long-term payments system strategy initiative Payments Direction, strategic industry forums and industry networking events.

Paul Lahiff is the independent Chair of NPP Australia. The New Payments Platform (NPP) is a collaborative industry programme which is developing the infrastructure for fast, flexible data-rich payments.

Paul also chairs the Retail Finance Intelligence Advisory Board and Smartline Personal Mortgage Advisors, and is a non-executive director of AUB Holdings and LIXI Australia. He also runs his own consultancy business specialising in strategy formulation in the financial services sector.

He has over thirty-five years’ experience in banking and finance having served as Managing Director of Mortgage Choice, Permanent Trustee and Heritage Bank.

11.00AM - 11.30AM

BREAKOUT STREAM 4 - Speaker 2

The Australian Payments Council released the Australian Payments Plan in December 2015. The Plan provides strategic direction for the payments community to ensure that the payments system continues to meet the evolving needs of all Australians. This session will include an update on progress.

Victoria Richardson, General Manager Payments Direction, APCA

Ross Dawson is globally recognised as a leading futurist, keynote speaker, entrepreneur and authority on business strategy. He is Founding Chairman of the Advanced Human Technologies group of companies, including the leading future research and strategy firm Future Exploration Network.

Strong global demand has seen Ross speak about the future to business and government leaders in 27 countries and lead executive education programs at top universities worldwide. He is a best-selling author of books including the prescient Living Networks, which foresaw the social networking revolution, as well as Trends in the Living Networks, ranked as one of the top business blogs in the world.

Ross’s frequent media appearances include CNN, Bloomberg TV, SkyNews, ABC TV, Today and Sunrise shows, Washington Post and many others.

rossdawson.com

Paul joined the Board of VocaLink Ltd in June 2012 as Managing Director responsible for Strategy, Corporate Development, Marketing and the UK & International Product portfolios incl. Bacs, Faster Payments, Mobile and Immediate Payment Services.

Paul's previous role was at Barclays where he was responsible for M&A and Asset Disposals for Barclaycard globally, covering Credit Card Issuing, Merchant Acquiring, Retail & Motor Finance, Loyalty & Reward.

Prior to this Paul spent over 10 years at RBS where he held a number of senior roles in Group Corporate Development and Retail and latterly in Global Transactions Services where he ran Product and Marketing for WorldPay for 4 years and then led M&A and Corporate Development activities including developing major commercial relationships with Fortune 500 companies globally.

Outside of VocaLink, Paul is a Non-Executive Director of Invitation Digital, the UK's leading web and mobile vouchers and discount codes business, now majority owned by Vodafone Group.

Renee joined Paybang in 2015 where she managed a marketing team that played a key role in promoting and building the Alipay cross-border service brand.

In May 2016, Renee was appointed Deputy General Manager of Paybang. She assists the Alipay Australia and New Zealand Country Manager to manage key relationship with Australia and New Zealand retailers. Renee also supports the growing number of Chinese tourists, students, and retailers using Alipay in Australia and New Zealand.

Dave is responsible for all Cisco business including Service Provider, Enterprise and Commercial in New Zealand.

Dave has 20 years’ experience working in the ICT industry within New Zealand and overseas holding sales and senior management roles from vendor to distributor, reseller and end customers. He has a proven track-record of building go-to-market strategies, partnerships and high performance teams to ensure customers achieve their business goals.

Since joining Cisco New Zealand in 2009, Dave has led Cisco’s Global Service Provider group in New Zealand, and was the Client Executive and Regional Manager for Cisco’s Collaboration business. Dave’s endeavours have been focused on the Unified Communications and Collaboration market, assisting customers and partners to improve their businesses through the wider adoption and increased utilisation of these technologies.

Fran Strajnar is the Co-Founder and CEO of Brave New Coin, a Digital Currency and Blockchain data company. He is also the Founder of Bitcoin South, NZ's first international bitcoin conference.

After a decade of working with vendors like IDG, Vodafone and FairFax in roles ranging from Business Development to Product Management and Project Management, Fran did a Masters in Entrepreneurship and set up several businesses. After discovering bitcoin in 2010, he realised its technology would change the world and set up bravenewcoin.com (BNC). His current focus is 100% on growing BNC into the premier Digital Currency and Blockchain data provider.

Richard is a Financial Services Partner in Melbourne and leads Deloitte's Payments Advisory practice. He has 20 years’ experience working with fintechs, payments service providers, government agencies and financial institutions on strategy development and execution. He has helped organisations across North America and Asia Pacific with projects relating to cards, mobile banking, M&A, regulation, process improvement, EMV, new product development and digital/mobile payments. He is also a frequent speaker on innovation in payments and blockchain/distributed ledger technology.

Outside of work Richard is passionate about his family, social impact through venture philanthropy and wine, in particular New Zealand pinot noir.

Digital Asset builds distributed, encrypted straight-through processing tools for clearing and settlement, leveraging the power of distributed ledger technologies to improve efficiency, security, compliance and settlement speed.

Jon Rout is Head of Product for APAC and is leading Digital Asset's engagement with the ASX in Sydney as we work together to leverage the power of Distributed Ledger technology to improve post trade for capital markets.

Prior to joining Digital Asset, Jon led the Commonwealth Bank of Australia's Blockchain Innovation team prototyping high value use cases and business models for the implementation of distributed ledger technology across retail and institutional financial services.

Katie is a senior solicitor in Buddle Findlay's financial services and corporate advisory practice. She specialises in financial system regulation, clearing and settlement systems, and payments. She has acted on a range of significant transactions, including the All of Government Banking contracts and the new Reserve Bank of New Zealand exchange settlement account system.

Katie acts for Payments NZ and also works for various startups in the financial services industry, including a number involving the use of cryptocurrencies. As a result she has developed a particular interest in blockchain technology and the potential uses for this in both the legal and financial services industries.

Stephen is the President of the Blockchain Association of New Zealand, an initiative that facilitates networking, learning, and advancing blockchain technology. He also consults on the application of open-source technology to financial systems and operates Bitcoin.com's global retail division.

Stephen has a decade of experience in precious metals and financial markets. He recently sold his precious metal business, Amagi Metals, after pioneering cryptocurrencies in the precious metals industry. Amagi was the first of its kind to accept bitcoin and generated more bitcoin sales in a three year period than any other retailer.

Stephen is also an Alumni Board Member of the Foundation for Economic Education, an organisation dedicated to the education of Austrian Economics. He has made presentations across the US on the topics of bitcoin, blockchain technology, financial markets, and individual liberty including: Money 20/20, Denver Bitcoin Center, Freedom Fest, Liberty on the Rocks, Foundation for Economic Education.

Jane joined Payments NZ in 2012 and is on the company’s executive leadership team. She is responsible for setting and driving both company and industry payments system strategy. Jane is also responsible for leading the Corporate Affairs business unit covering corporate communications, public and regulatory affairs, membership, industry engagement and business intelligence. This work includes leading the long-term payments system strategy initiative Payments Direction, strategic industry forums and industry networking events.

Paul Lahiff is the independent Chair of NPP Australia. The New Payments Platform (NPP) is a collaborative industry programme which is developing the infrastructure for fast, flexible data-rich payments.

Paul also chairs the Retail Finance Intelligence Advisory Board and Smartline Personal Mortgage Advisors, and is a non-executive director of AUB Holdings and LIXI Australia. He also runs his own consultancy business specialising in strategy formulation in the financial services sector.

He has over thirty-five years’ experience in banking and finance having served as Managing Director of Mortgage Choice, Permanent Trustee and Heritage Bank.

Victoria has been working with payment and identity technologies for over 15 years. She has advised a range of organisations, from startups to major banks, on the business implications of emerging payment and identity technologies. She is currently General Manager, Payments Direction at the Australian Payments Clearing Association (APCA).

APCA is the self-regulatory body set up by the payments industry to improve the safety, reliability, equity, convenience and efficiency of the Australian payments system.

11.30AM - 12.15PM

BREAKOUT STREAM 4 - Speaker 3

This session will discuss Payments UK’s World Class Payments project which set out a vision of the enhancements that would ensure that payments in the UK continue to be world class. Current and emerging customer needs will be discussed along with an overview of the capabilities required to deliver those needs.

Tim Yudin, Director of Design and Delivery, Payments UK

Ross Dawson is globally recognised as a leading futurist, keynote speaker, entrepreneur and authority on business strategy. He is Founding Chairman of the Advanced Human Technologies group of companies, including the leading future research and strategy firm Future Exploration Network.

Strong global demand has seen Ross speak about the future to business and government leaders in 27 countries and lead executive education programs at top universities worldwide. He is a best-selling author of books including the prescient Living Networks, which foresaw the social networking revolution, as well as Trends in the Living Networks, ranked as one of the top business blogs in the world.

Ross’s frequent media appearances include CNN, Bloomberg TV, SkyNews, ABC TV, Today and Sunrise shows, Washington Post and many others.

rossdawson.com

Paul joined the Board of VocaLink Ltd in June 2012 as Managing Director responsible for Strategy, Corporate Development, Marketing and the UK & International Product portfolios incl. Bacs, Faster Payments, Mobile and Immediate Payment Services.

Paul's previous role was at Barclays where he was responsible for M&A and Asset Disposals for Barclaycard globally, covering Credit Card Issuing, Merchant Acquiring, Retail & Motor Finance, Loyalty & Reward.

Prior to this Paul spent over 10 years at RBS where he held a number of senior roles in Group Corporate Development and Retail and latterly in Global Transactions Services where he ran Product and Marketing for WorldPay for 4 years and then led M&A and Corporate Development activities including developing major commercial relationships with Fortune 500 companies globally.

Outside of VocaLink, Paul is a Non-Executive Director of Invitation Digital, the UK's leading web and mobile vouchers and discount codes business, now majority owned by Vodafone Group.

Renee joined Paybang in 2015 where she managed a marketing team that played a key role in promoting and building the Alipay cross-border service brand.

In May 2016, Renee was appointed Deputy General Manager of Paybang. She assists the Alipay Australia and New Zealand Country Manager to manage key relationship with Australia and New Zealand retailers. Renee also supports the growing number of Chinese tourists, students, and retailers using Alipay in Australia and New Zealand.

Dave is responsible for all Cisco business including Service Provider, Enterprise and Commercial in New Zealand.

Dave has 20 years’ experience working in the ICT industry within New Zealand and overseas holding sales and senior management roles from vendor to distributor, reseller and end customers. He has a proven track-record of building go-to-market strategies, partnerships and high performance teams to ensure customers achieve their business goals.

Since joining Cisco New Zealand in 2009, Dave has led Cisco’s Global Service Provider group in New Zealand, and was the Client Executive and Regional Manager for Cisco’s Collaboration business. Dave’s endeavours have been focused on the Unified Communications and Collaboration market, assisting customers and partners to improve their businesses through the wider adoption and increased utilisation of these technologies.

Fran Strajnar is the Co-Founder and CEO of Brave New Coin, a Digital Currency and Blockchain data company. He is also the Founder of Bitcoin South, NZ's first international bitcoin conference.

After a decade of working with vendors like IDG, Vodafone and FairFax in roles ranging from Business Development to Product Management and Project Management, Fran did a Masters in Entrepreneurship and set up several businesses. After discovering bitcoin in 2010, he realised its technology would change the world and set up bravenewcoin.com (BNC). His current focus is 100% on growing BNC into the premier Digital Currency and Blockchain data provider.

Richard is a Financial Services Partner in Melbourne and leads Deloitte's Payments Advisory practice. He has 20 years’ experience working with fintechs, payments service providers, government agencies and financial institutions on strategy development and execution. He has helped organisations across North America and Asia Pacific with projects relating to cards, mobile banking, M&A, regulation, process improvement, EMV, new product development and digital/mobile payments. He is also a frequent speaker on innovation in payments and blockchain/distributed ledger technology.

Outside of work Richard is passionate about his family, social impact through venture philanthropy and wine, in particular New Zealand pinot noir.

Digital Asset builds distributed, encrypted straight-through processing tools for clearing and settlement, leveraging the power of distributed ledger technologies to improve efficiency, security, compliance and settlement speed.

Jon Rout is Head of Product for APAC and is leading Digital Asset's engagement with the ASX in Sydney as we work together to leverage the power of Distributed Ledger technology to improve post trade for capital markets.

Prior to joining Digital Asset, Jon led the Commonwealth Bank of Australia's Blockchain Innovation team prototyping high value use cases and business models for the implementation of distributed ledger technology across retail and institutional financial services.

Katie is a senior solicitor in Buddle Findlay's financial services and corporate advisory practice. She specialises in financial system regulation, clearing and settlement systems, and payments. She has acted on a range of significant transactions, including the All of Government Banking contracts and the new Reserve Bank of New Zealand exchange settlement account system.

Katie acts for Payments NZ and also works for various startups in the financial services industry, including a number involving the use of cryptocurrencies. As a result she has developed a particular interest in blockchain technology and the potential uses for this in both the legal and financial services industries.

Stephen is the President of the Blockchain Association of New Zealand, an initiative that facilitates networking, learning, and advancing blockchain technology. He also consults on the application of open-source technology to financial systems and operates Bitcoin.com's global retail division.

Stephen has a decade of experience in precious metals and financial markets. He recently sold his precious metal business, Amagi Metals, after pioneering cryptocurrencies in the precious metals industry. Amagi was the first of its kind to accept bitcoin and generated more bitcoin sales in a three year period than any other retailer.

Stephen is also an Alumni Board Member of the Foundation for Economic Education, an organisation dedicated to the education of Austrian Economics. He has made presentations across the US on the topics of bitcoin, blockchain technology, financial markets, and individual liberty including: Money 20/20, Denver Bitcoin Center, Freedom Fest, Liberty on the Rocks, Foundation for Economic Education.

Jane joined Payments NZ in 2012 and is on the company’s executive leadership team. She is responsible for setting and driving both company and industry payments system strategy. Jane is also responsible for leading the Corporate Affairs business unit covering corporate communications, public and regulatory affairs, membership, industry engagement and business intelligence. This work includes leading the long-term payments system strategy initiative Payments Direction, strategic industry forums and industry networking events.

Paul Lahiff is the independent Chair of NPP Australia. The New Payments Platform (NPP) is a collaborative industry programme which is developing the infrastructure for fast, flexible data-rich payments.

Paul also chairs the Retail Finance Intelligence Advisory Board and Smartline Personal Mortgage Advisors, and is a non-executive director of AUB Holdings and LIXI Australia. He also runs his own consultancy business specialising in strategy formulation in the financial services sector.

He has over thirty-five years’ experience in banking and finance having served as Managing Director of Mortgage Choice, Permanent Trustee and Heritage Bank.

Victoria has been working with payment and identity technologies for over 15 years. She has advised a range of organisations, from startups to major banks, on the business implications of emerging payment and identity technologies. She is currently General Manager, Payments Direction at the Australian Payments Clearing Association (APCA).

APCA is the self-regulatory body set up by the payments industry to improve the safety, reliability, equity, convenience and efficiency of the Australian payments system.

Tim is Director of Design and Delivery at Payments UK which is the trade association for payments in the United Kingdom. Payments UK has a large number of members including banks, building societies and card schemes and focuses on providing industry thought leadership. Tim is responsible for design and delivery of its project portfolio and implementation of major payments industry change programmes. He is Executive Sponsor of the World Class Payments Project which produced its initial report in the summer of 2015. The evidence-based approach taken and the deep analysis of the UK’s future needs have been a significant input in the UK’s Payment System Regulator’s strategy setting Forum.

Previously, Tim was seconded to the Payments Council from Logica (a technology company now merged with CGI) as Programme Director for the UK’s largest cross-industry programme this century - the Current Account Switch Service – successfully launched in September 2013.

Tim’s extensive experience is in complex multi-stakeholder programmes in the UK and internationally. Amongst other achievements, he led the initial design team at the Saudi Central Bank for SADAD, the Saudi Electronic Bill Presentment and Payments service. His career covers many years of strategy, design and development in payments, banking, and insurance.

12:15PM - 1:20PM

Lunch

Ross Dawson is globally recognised as a leading futurist, keynote speaker, entrepreneur and authority on business strategy. He is Founding Chairman of the Advanced Human Technologies group of companies, including the leading future research and strategy firm Future Exploration Network.

Strong global demand has seen Ross speak about the future to business and government leaders in 27 countries and lead executive education programs at top universities worldwide. He is a best-selling author of books including the prescient Living Networks, which foresaw the social networking revolution, as well as Trends in the Living Networks, ranked as one of the top business blogs in the world.

Ross’s frequent media appearances include CNN, Bloomberg TV, SkyNews, ABC TV, Today and Sunrise shows, Washington Post and many others.

rossdawson.com

Paul joined the Board of VocaLink Ltd in June 2012 as Managing Director responsible for Strategy, Corporate Development, Marketing and the UK & International Product portfolios incl. Bacs, Faster Payments, Mobile and Immediate Payment Services.

Paul's previous role was at Barclays where he was responsible for M&A and Asset Disposals for Barclaycard globally, covering Credit Card Issuing, Merchant Acquiring, Retail & Motor Finance, Loyalty & Reward.

Prior to this Paul spent over 10 years at RBS where he held a number of senior roles in Group Corporate Development and Retail and latterly in Global Transactions Services where he ran Product and Marketing for WorldPay for 4 years and then led M&A and Corporate Development activities including developing major commercial relationships with Fortune 500 companies globally.

Outside of VocaLink, Paul is a Non-Executive Director of Invitation Digital, the UK's leading web and mobile vouchers and discount codes business, now majority owned by Vodafone Group.

Renee joined Paybang in 2015 where she managed a marketing team that played a key role in promoting and building the Alipay cross-border service brand.

In May 2016, Renee was appointed Deputy General Manager of Paybang. She assists the Alipay Australia and New Zealand Country Manager to manage key relationship with Australia and New Zealand retailers. Renee also supports the growing number of Chinese tourists, students, and retailers using Alipay in Australia and New Zealand.

Dave is responsible for all Cisco business including Service Provider, Enterprise and Commercial in New Zealand.

Dave has 20 years’ experience working in the ICT industry within New Zealand and overseas holding sales and senior management roles from vendor to distributor, reseller and end customers. He has a proven track-record of building go-to-market strategies, partnerships and high performance teams to ensure customers achieve their business goals.

Since joining Cisco New Zealand in 2009, Dave has led Cisco’s Global Service Provider group in New Zealand, and was the Client Executive and Regional Manager for Cisco’s Collaboration business. Dave’s endeavours have been focused on the Unified Communications and Collaboration market, assisting customers and partners to improve their businesses through the wider adoption and increased utilisation of these technologies.

Fran Strajnar is the Co-Founder and CEO of Brave New Coin, a Digital Currency and Blockchain data company. He is also the Founder of Bitcoin South, NZ's first international bitcoin conference.

After a decade of working with vendors like IDG, Vodafone and FairFax in roles ranging from Business Development to Product Management and Project Management, Fran did a Masters in Entrepreneurship and set up several businesses. After discovering bitcoin in 2010, he realised its technology would change the world and set up bravenewcoin.com (BNC). His current focus is 100% on growing BNC into the premier Digital Currency and Blockchain data provider.

Richard is a Financial Services Partner in Melbourne and leads Deloitte's Payments Advisory practice. He has 20 years’ experience working with fintechs, payments service providers, government agencies and financial institutions on strategy development and execution. He has helped organisations across North America and Asia Pacific with projects relating to cards, mobile banking, M&A, regulation, process improvement, EMV, new product development and digital/mobile payments. He is also a frequent speaker on innovation in payments and blockchain/distributed ledger technology.

Outside of work Richard is passionate about his family, social impact through venture philanthropy and wine, in particular New Zealand pinot noir.

Digital Asset builds distributed, encrypted straight-through processing tools for clearing and settlement, leveraging the power of distributed ledger technologies to improve efficiency, security, compliance and settlement speed.

Jon Rout is Head of Product for APAC and is leading Digital Asset's engagement with the ASX in Sydney as we work together to leverage the power of Distributed Ledger technology to improve post trade for capital markets.

Prior to joining Digital Asset, Jon led the Commonwealth Bank of Australia's Blockchain Innovation team prototyping high value use cases and business models for the implementation of distributed ledger technology across retail and institutional financial services.

Katie is a senior solicitor in Buddle Findlay's financial services and corporate advisory practice. She specialises in financial system regulation, clearing and settlement systems, and payments. She has acted on a range of significant transactions, including the All of Government Banking contracts and the new Reserve Bank of New Zealand exchange settlement account system.

Katie acts for Payments NZ and also works for various startups in the financial services industry, including a number involving the use of cryptocurrencies. As a result she has developed a particular interest in blockchain technology and the potential uses for this in both the legal and financial services industries.

Stephen is the President of the Blockchain Association of New Zealand, an initiative that facilitates networking, learning, and advancing blockchain technology. He also consults on the application of open-source technology to financial systems and operates Bitcoin.com's global retail division.

Stephen has a decade of experience in precious metals and financial markets. He recently sold his precious metal business, Amagi Metals, after pioneering cryptocurrencies in the precious metals industry. Amagi was the first of its kind to accept bitcoin and generated more bitcoin sales in a three year period than any other retailer.

Stephen is also an Alumni Board Member of the Foundation for Economic Education, an organisation dedicated to the education of Austrian Economics. He has made presentations across the US on the topics of bitcoin, blockchain technology, financial markets, and individual liberty including: Money 20/20, Denver Bitcoin Center, Freedom Fest, Liberty on the Rocks, Foundation for Economic Education.

Jane joined Payments NZ in 2012 and is on the company’s executive leadership team. She is responsible for setting and driving both company and industry payments system strategy. Jane is also responsible for leading the Corporate Affairs business unit covering corporate communications, public and regulatory affairs, membership, industry engagement and business intelligence. This work includes leading the long-term payments system strategy initiative Payments Direction, strategic industry forums and industry networking events.

Paul Lahiff is the independent Chair of NPP Australia. The New Payments Platform (NPP) is a collaborative industry programme which is developing the infrastructure for fast, flexible data-rich payments.

Paul also chairs the Retail Finance Intelligence Advisory Board and Smartline Personal Mortgage Advisors, and is a non-executive director of AUB Holdings and LIXI Australia. He also runs his own consultancy business specialising in strategy formulation in the financial services sector.

He has over thirty-five years’ experience in banking and finance having served as Managing Director of Mortgage Choice, Permanent Trustee and Heritage Bank.

Victoria has been working with payment and identity technologies for over 15 years. She has advised a range of organisations, from startups to major banks, on the business implications of emerging payment and identity technologies. She is currently General Manager, Payments Direction at the Australian Payments Clearing Association (APCA).

APCA is the self-regulatory body set up by the payments industry to improve the safety, reliability, equity, convenience and efficiency of the Australian payments system.

Tim is Director of Design and Delivery at Payments UK which is the trade association for payments in the United Kingdom. Payments UK has a large number of members including banks, building societies and card schemes and focuses on providing industry thought leadership. Tim is responsible for design and delivery of its project portfolio and implementation of major payments industry change programmes. He is Executive Sponsor of the World Class Payments Project which produced its initial report in the summer of 2015. The evidence-based approach taken and the deep analysis of the UK’s future needs have been a significant input in the UK’s Payment System Regulator’s strategy setting Forum.

Previously, Tim was seconded to the Payments Council from Logica (a technology company now merged with CGI) as Programme Director for the UK’s largest cross-industry programme this century - the Current Account Switch Service – successfully launched in September 2013.

Tim’s extensive experience is in complex multi-stakeholder programmes in the UK and internationally. Amongst other achievements, he led the initial design team at the Saudi Central Bank for SADAD, the Saudi Electronic Bill Presentment and Payments service. His career covers many years of strategy, design and development in payments, banking, and insurance.

1:20PM - 1:22PM

Afternoon session introduction

As our Gold Session Sponsor, Andy from Flo2Cash will introduce the afternoon sessions.

Andy Dharmani, Chief Executive Officer, Flo2Cash

Ross Dawson is globally recognised as a leading futurist, keynote speaker, entrepreneur and authority on business strategy. He is Founding Chairman of the Advanced Human Technologies group of companies, including the leading future research and strategy firm Future Exploration Network.

Strong global demand has seen Ross speak about the future to business and government leaders in 27 countries and lead executive education programs at top universities worldwide. He is a best-selling author of books including the prescient Living Networks, which foresaw the social networking revolution, as well as Trends in the Living Networks, ranked as one of the top business blogs in the world.

Ross’s frequent media appearances include CNN, Bloomberg TV, SkyNews, ABC TV, Today and Sunrise shows, Washington Post and many others.

rossdawson.com

Paul joined the Board of VocaLink Ltd in June 2012 as Managing Director responsible for Strategy, Corporate Development, Marketing and the UK & International Product portfolios incl. Bacs, Faster Payments, Mobile and Immediate Payment Services.

Paul's previous role was at Barclays where he was responsible for M&A and Asset Disposals for Barclaycard globally, covering Credit Card Issuing, Merchant Acquiring, Retail & Motor Finance, Loyalty & Reward.

Prior to this Paul spent over 10 years at RBS where he held a number of senior roles in Group Corporate Development and Retail and latterly in Global Transactions Services where he ran Product and Marketing for WorldPay for 4 years and then led M&A and Corporate Development activities including developing major commercial relationships with Fortune 500 companies globally.

Outside of VocaLink, Paul is a Non-Executive Director of Invitation Digital, the UK's leading web and mobile vouchers and discount codes business, now majority owned by Vodafone Group.

Renee joined Paybang in 2015 where she managed a marketing team that played a key role in promoting and building the Alipay cross-border service brand.

In May 2016, Renee was appointed Deputy General Manager of Paybang. She assists the Alipay Australia and New Zealand Country Manager to manage key relationship with Australia and New Zealand retailers. Renee also supports the growing number of Chinese tourists, students, and retailers using Alipay in Australia and New Zealand.

Dave is responsible for all Cisco business including Service Provider, Enterprise and Commercial in New Zealand.

Dave has 20 years’ experience working in the ICT industry within New Zealand and overseas holding sales and senior management roles from vendor to distributor, reseller and end customers. He has a proven track-record of building go-to-market strategies, partnerships and high performance teams to ensure customers achieve their business goals.

Since joining Cisco New Zealand in 2009, Dave has led Cisco’s Global Service Provider group in New Zealand, and was the Client Executive and Regional Manager for Cisco’s Collaboration business. Dave’s endeavours have been focused on the Unified Communications and Collaboration market, assisting customers and partners to improve their businesses through the wider adoption and increased utilisation of these technologies.

Fran Strajnar is the Co-Founder and CEO of Brave New Coin, a Digital Currency and Blockchain data company. He is also the Founder of Bitcoin South, NZ's first international bitcoin conference.

After a decade of working with vendors like IDG, Vodafone and FairFax in roles ranging from Business Development to Product Management and Project Management, Fran did a Masters in Entrepreneurship and set up several businesses. After discovering bitcoin in 2010, he realised its technology would change the world and set up bravenewcoin.com (BNC). His current focus is 100% on growing BNC into the premier Digital Currency and Blockchain data provider.

Richard is a Financial Services Partner in Melbourne and leads Deloitte's Payments Advisory practice. He has 20 years’ experience working with fintechs, payments service providers, government agencies and financial institutions on strategy development and execution. He has helped organisations across North America and Asia Pacific with projects relating to cards, mobile banking, M&A, regulation, process improvement, EMV, new product development and digital/mobile payments. He is also a frequent speaker on innovation in payments and blockchain/distributed ledger technology.

Outside of work Richard is passionate about his family, social impact through venture philanthropy and wine, in particular New Zealand pinot noir.

Digital Asset builds distributed, encrypted straight-through processing tools for clearing and settlement, leveraging the power of distributed ledger technologies to improve efficiency, security, compliance and settlement speed.

Jon Rout is Head of Product for APAC and is leading Digital Asset's engagement with the ASX in Sydney as we work together to leverage the power of Distributed Ledger technology to improve post trade for capital markets.

Prior to joining Digital Asset, Jon led the Commonwealth Bank of Australia's Blockchain Innovation team prototyping high value use cases and business models for the implementation of distributed ledger technology across retail and institutional financial services.

Katie is a senior solicitor in Buddle Findlay's financial services and corporate advisory practice. She specialises in financial system regulation, clearing and settlement systems, and payments. She has acted on a range of significant transactions, including the All of Government Banking contracts and the new Reserve Bank of New Zealand exchange settlement account system.

Katie acts for Payments NZ and also works for various startups in the financial services industry, including a number involving the use of cryptocurrencies. As a result she has developed a particular interest in blockchain technology and the potential uses for this in both the legal and financial services industries.

Stephen is the President of the Blockchain Association of New Zealand, an initiative that facilitates networking, learning, and advancing blockchain technology. He also consults on the application of open-source technology to financial systems and operates Bitcoin.com's global retail division.

Stephen has a decade of experience in precious metals and financial markets. He recently sold his precious metal business, Amagi Metals, after pioneering cryptocurrencies in the precious metals industry. Amagi was the first of its kind to accept bitcoin and generated more bitcoin sales in a three year period than any other retailer.

Stephen is also an Alumni Board Member of the Foundation for Economic Education, an organisation dedicated to the education of Austrian Economics. He has made presentations across the US on the topics of bitcoin, blockchain technology, financial markets, and individual liberty including: Money 20/20, Denver Bitcoin Center, Freedom Fest, Liberty on the Rocks, Foundation for Economic Education.

Jane joined Payments NZ in 2012 and is on the company’s executive leadership team. She is responsible for setting and driving both company and industry payments system strategy. Jane is also responsible for leading the Corporate Affairs business unit covering corporate communications, public and regulatory affairs, membership, industry engagement and business intelligence. This work includes leading the long-term payments system strategy initiative Payments Direction, strategic industry forums and industry networking events.

Paul Lahiff is the independent Chair of NPP Australia. The New Payments Platform (NPP) is a collaborative industry programme which is developing the infrastructure for fast, flexible data-rich payments.

Paul also chairs the Retail Finance Intelligence Advisory Board and Smartline Personal Mortgage Advisors, and is a non-executive director of AUB Holdings and LIXI Australia. He also runs his own consultancy business specialising in strategy formulation in the financial services sector.

He has over thirty-five years’ experience in banking and finance having served as Managing Director of Mortgage Choice, Permanent Trustee and Heritage Bank.

Victoria has been working with payment and identity technologies for over 15 years. She has advised a range of organisations, from startups to major banks, on the business implications of emerging payment and identity technologies. She is currently General Manager, Payments Direction at the Australian Payments Clearing Association (APCA).

APCA is the self-regulatory body set up by the payments industry to improve the safety, reliability, equity, convenience and efficiency of the Australian payments system.

Tim is Director of Design and Delivery at Payments UK which is the trade association for payments in the United Kingdom. Payments UK has a large number of members including banks, building societies and card schemes and focuses on providing industry thought leadership. Tim is responsible for design and delivery of its project portfolio and implementation of major payments industry change programmes. He is Executive Sponsor of the World Class Payments Project which produced its initial report in the summer of 2015. The evidence-based approach taken and the deep analysis of the UK’s future needs have been a significant input in the UK’s Payment System Regulator’s strategy setting Forum.

Previously, Tim was seconded to the Payments Council from Logica (a technology company now merged with CGI) as Programme Director for the UK’s largest cross-industry programme this century - the Current Account Switch Service – successfully launched in September 2013.

Tim’s extensive experience is in complex multi-stakeholder programmes in the UK and internationally. Amongst other achievements, he led the initial design team at the Saudi Central Bank for SADAD, the Saudi Electronic Bill Presentment and Payments service. His career covers many years of strategy, design and development in payments, banking, and insurance.

Andy is a passionate and inspirational leader who is well regarded for his vision and ability to deliver results. With natural business acumen and in-depth knowledge of technology, Andy is driving growth for Flo2Cash by focusing on internationalisation, partnerships, and new products. Andy has been part of startup businesses in the past where he played a pivotal role in growing the businesses and penetrating into difficult markets.

As its CEO, Andy is leading the Flo2Cash mission of “Making Payments Simple”. With its Payments Cloud, Flo2Cash is enabling financial institutions and businesses to take that big leap forward in payments without the need to invest millions in creating stand-alone payments infrastructure and solutions.

1.22PM - 1.50PM

INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Taking ecosystem capability to the next level

Global payments ecosystems are undergoing evolutionary and revolutionary change, as (near) real-time retail payments infrastructures develop and large value transfer systems are upgraded to facilitate straight-through-processing and improved risk management. In tandem with these changes are ecosystem developments driven by new players and technology, customer demand, and regulatory and competitive pressures. This will be a lively discussion on how the payments ecosystem may advance to the next level. 

Kristy Duncan, Founder and CEO, Women in Payments

Ross Dawson is globally recognised as a leading futurist, keynote speaker, entrepreneur and authority on business strategy. He is Founding Chairman of the Advanced Human Technologies group of companies, including the leading future research and strategy firm Future Exploration Network.

Strong global demand has seen Ross speak about the future to business and government leaders in 27 countries and lead executive education programs at top universities worldwide. He is a best-selling author of books including the prescient Living Networks, which foresaw the social networking revolution, as well as Trends in the Living Networks, ranked as one of the top business blogs in the world.

Ross’s frequent media appearances include CNN, Bloomberg TV, SkyNews, ABC TV, Today and Sunrise shows, Washington Post and many others.

rossdawson.com

Paul joined the Board of VocaLink Ltd in June 2012 as Managing Director responsible for Strategy, Corporate Development, Marketing and the UK & International Product portfolios incl. Bacs, Faster Payments, Mobile and Immediate Payment Services.

Paul's previous role was at Barclays where he was responsible for M&A and Asset Disposals for Barclaycard globally, covering Credit Card Issuing, Merchant Acquiring, Retail & Motor Finance, Loyalty & Reward.

Prior to this Paul spent over 10 years at RBS where he held a number of senior roles in Group Corporate Development and Retail and latterly in Global Transactions Services where he ran Product and Marketing for WorldPay for 4 years and then led M&A and Corporate Development activities including developing major commercial relationships with Fortune 500 companies globally.

Outside of VocaLink, Paul is a Non-Executive Director of Invitation Digital, the UK's leading web and mobile vouchers and discount codes business, now majority owned by Vodafone Group.

Renee joined Paybang in 2015 where she managed a marketing team that played a key role in promoting and building the Alipay cross-border service brand.

In May 2016, Renee was appointed Deputy General Manager of Paybang. She assists the Alipay Australia and New Zealand Country Manager to manage key relationship with Australia and New Zealand retailers. Renee also supports the growing number of Chinese tourists, students, and retailers using Alipay in Australia and New Zealand.

Dave is responsible for all Cisco business including Service Provider, Enterprise and Commercial in New Zealand.

Dave has 20 years’ experience working in the ICT industry within New Zealand and overseas holding sales and senior management roles from vendor to distributor, reseller and end customers. He has a proven track-record of building go-to-market strategies, partnerships and high performance teams to ensure customers achieve their business goals.

Since joining Cisco New Zealand in 2009, Dave has led Cisco’s Global Service Provider group in New Zealand, and was the Client Executive and Regional Manager for Cisco’s Collaboration business. Dave’s endeavours have been focused on the Unified Communications and Collaboration market, assisting customers and partners to improve their businesses through the wider adoption and increased utilisation of these technologies.

Fran Strajnar is the Co-Founder and CEO of Brave New Coin, a Digital Currency and Blockchain data company. He is also the Founder of Bitcoin South, NZ's first international bitcoin conference.

After a decade of working with vendors like IDG, Vodafone and FairFax in roles ranging from Business Development to Product Management and Project Management, Fran did a Masters in Entrepreneurship and set up several businesses. After discovering bitcoin in 2010, he realised its technology would change the world and set up bravenewcoin.com (BNC). His current focus is 100% on growing BNC into the premier Digital Currency and Blockchain data provider.

Richard is a Financial Services Partner in Melbourne and leads Deloitte's Payments Advisory practice. He has 20 years’ experience working with fintechs, payments service providers, government agencies and financial institutions on strategy development and execution. He has helped organisations across North America and Asia Pacific with projects relating to cards, mobile banking, M&A, regulation, process improvement, EMV, new product development and digital/mobile payments. He is also a frequent speaker on innovation in payments and blockchain/distributed ledger technology.

Outside of work Richard is passionate about his family, social impact through venture philanthropy and wine, in particular New Zealand pinot noir.

Digital Asset builds distributed, encrypted straight-through processing tools for clearing and settlement, leveraging the power of distributed ledger technologies to improve efficiency, security, compliance and settlement speed.

Jon Rout is Head of Product for APAC and is leading Digital Asset's engagement with the ASX in Sydney as we work together to leverage the power of Distributed Ledger technology to improve post trade for capital markets.

Prior to joining Digital Asset, Jon led the Commonwealth Bank of Australia's Blockchain Innovation team prototyping high value use cases and business models for the implementation of distributed ledger technology across retail and institutional financial services.

Katie is a senior solicitor in Buddle Findlay's financial services and corporate advisory practice. She specialises in financial system regulation, clearing and settlement systems, and payments. She has acted on a range of significant transactions, including the All of Government Banking contracts and the new Reserve Bank of New Zealand exchange settlement account system.

Katie acts for Payments NZ and also works for various startups in the financial services industry, including a number involving the use of cryptocurrencies. As a result she has developed a particular interest in blockchain technology and the potential uses for this in both the legal and financial services industries.

Stephen is the President of the Blockchain Association of New Zealand, an initiative that facilitates networking, learning, and advancing blockchain technology. He also consults on the application of open-source technology to financial systems and operates Bitcoin.com's global retail division.

Stephen has a decade of experience in precious metals and financial markets. He recently sold his precious metal business, Amagi Metals, after pioneering cryptocurrencies in the precious metals industry. Amagi was the first of its kind to accept bitcoin and generated more bitcoin sales in a three year period than any other retailer.

Stephen is also an Alumni Board Member of the Foundation for Economic Education, an organisation dedicated to the education of Austrian Economics. He has made presentations across the US on the topics of bitcoin, blockchain technology, financial markets, and individual liberty including: Money 20/20, Denver Bitcoin Center, Freedom Fest, Liberty on the Rocks, Foundation for Economic Education.

Jane joined Payments NZ in 2012 and is on the company’s executive leadership team. She is responsible for setting and driving both company and industry payments system strategy. Jane is also responsible for leading the Corporate Affairs business unit covering corporate communications, public and regulatory affairs, membership, industry engagement and business intelligence. This work includes leading the long-term payments system strategy initiative Payments Direction, strategic industry forums and industry networking events.

Paul Lahiff is the independent Chair of NPP Australia. The New Payments Platform (NPP) is a collaborative industry programme which is developing the infrastructure for fast, flexible data-rich payments.

Paul also chairs the Retail Finance Intelligence Advisory Board and Smartline Personal Mortgage Advisors, and is a non-executive director of AUB Holdings and LIXI Australia. He also runs his own consultancy business specialising in strategy formulation in the financial services sector.

He has over thirty-five years’ experience in banking and finance having served as Managing Director of Mortgage Choice, Permanent Trustee and Heritage Bank.

Victoria has been working with payment and identity technologies for over 15 years. She has advised a range of organisations, from startups to major banks, on the business implications of emerging payment and identity technologies. She is currently General Manager, Payments Direction at the Australian Payments Clearing Association (APCA).

APCA is the self-regulatory body set up by the payments industry to improve the safety, reliability, equity, convenience and efficiency of the Australian payments system.

Tim is Director of Design and Delivery at Payments UK which is the trade association for payments in the United Kingdom. Payments UK has a large number of members including banks, building societies and card schemes and focuses on providing industry thought leadership. Tim is responsible for design and delivery of its project portfolio and implementation of major payments industry change programmes. He is Executive Sponsor of the World Class Payments Project which produced its initial report in the summer of 2015. The evidence-based approach taken and the deep analysis of the UK’s future needs have been a significant input in the UK’s Payment System Regulator’s strategy setting Forum.

Previously, Tim was seconded to the Payments Council from Logica (a technology company now merged with CGI) as Programme Director for the UK’s largest cross-industry programme this century - the Current Account Switch Service – successfully launched in September 2013.

Tim’s extensive experience is in complex multi-stakeholder programmes in the UK and internationally. Amongst other achievements, he led the initial design team at the Saudi Central Bank for SADAD, the Saudi Electronic Bill Presentment and Payments service. His career covers many years of strategy, design and development in payments, banking, and insurance.

Andy is a passionate and inspirational leader who is well regarded for his vision and ability to deliver results. With natural business acumen and in-depth knowledge of technology, Andy is driving growth for Flo2Cash by focusing on internationalisation, partnerships, and new products. Andy has been part of startup businesses in the past where he played a pivotal role in growing the businesses and penetrating into difficult markets.

As its CEO, Andy is leading the Flo2Cash mission of “Making Payments Simple”. With its Payments Cloud, Flo2Cash is enabling financial institutions and businesses to take that big leap forward in payments without the need to invest millions in creating stand-alone payments infrastructure and solutions.

Kristy Duncan is founder and CEO of Women in Payments, an initiative that facilitates networking, learning, and gender parity advocacy for women across the global payments ecosystem. Kristy also consults in the payments market, maintaining a wide range of clients in the global payments sphere. Prior to her consulting career, Kristy held senior management roles at TD Bank in areas of corporate banking, cash management, treasury and finance. Kristy is a registered professional engineer, a member of FemTech Leaders, and the winner of the Digital Finance Institute’s 2015 FinTech Advisor award.

1:50PM - 2:25PM

FIRESIDE CHAT

Taking international trade and the economy to the next level.

Facilitator: Nadine Chalmers-Ross

Our business commentators will sit down with Nadine to discuss payment infrastructure expectations in relation to the future requirements of New Zealand businesses, trading relationships and the expected growth ambitions for our economy. They will also discuss opportunities for using financial services to drive international trade to take the economy to the next level.

Shamubeel Eaqub, Economist
Stephen Jacobi, Executive Director, New Zealand International Business Forum

Ross Dawson is globally recognised as a leading futurist, keynote speaker, entrepreneur and authority on business strategy. He is Founding Chairman of the Advanced Human Technologies group of companies, including the leading future research and strategy firm Future Exploration Network.

Strong global demand has seen Ross speak about the future to business and government leaders in 27 countries and lead executive education programs at top universities worldwide. He is a best-selling author of books including the prescient Living Networks, which foresaw the social networking revolution, as well as Trends in the Living Networks, ranked as one of the top business blogs in the world.

Ross’s frequent media appearances include CNN, Bloomberg TV, SkyNews, ABC TV, Today and Sunrise shows, Washington Post and many others.

rossdawson.com

Paul joined the Board of VocaLink Ltd in June 2012 as Managing Director responsible for Strategy, Corporate Development, Marketing and the UK & International Product portfolios incl. Bacs, Faster Payments, Mobile and Immediate Payment Services.

Paul's previous role was at Barclays where he was responsible for M&A and Asset Disposals for Barclaycard globally, covering Credit Card Issuing, Merchant Acquiring, Retail & Motor Finance, Loyalty & Reward.

Prior to this Paul spent over 10 years at RBS where he held a number of senior roles in Group Corporate Development and Retail and latterly in Global Transactions Services where he ran Product and Marketing for WorldPay for 4 years and then led M&A and Corporate Development activities including developing major commercial relationships with Fortune 500 companies globally.

Outside of VocaLink, Paul is a Non-Executive Director of Invitation Digital, the UK's leading web and mobile vouchers and discount codes business, now majority owned by Vodafone Group.

Renee joined Paybang in 2015 where she managed a marketing team that played a key role in promoting and building the Alipay cross-border service brand.

In May 2016, Renee was appointed Deputy General Manager of Paybang. She assists the Alipay Australia and New Zealand Country Manager to manage key relationship with Australia and New Zealand retailers. Renee also supports the growing number of Chinese tourists, students, and retailers using Alipay in Australia and New Zealand.

Dave is responsible for all Cisco business including Service Provider, Enterprise and Commercial in New Zealand.

Dave has 20 years’ experience working in the ICT industry within New Zealand and overseas holding sales and senior management roles from vendor to distributor, reseller and end customers. He has a proven track-record of building go-to-market strategies, partnerships and high performance teams to ensure customers achieve their business goals.

Since joining Cisco New Zealand in 2009, Dave has led Cisco’s Global Service Provider group in New Zealand, and was the Client Executive and Regional Manager for Cisco’s Collaboration business. Dave’s endeavours have been focused on the Unified Communications and Collaboration market, assisting customers and partners to improve their businesses through the wider adoption and increased utilisation of these technologies.

Fran Strajnar is the Co-Founder and CEO of Brave New Coin, a Digital Currency and Blockchain data company. He is also the Founder of Bitcoin South, NZ's first international bitcoin conference.

After a decade of working with vendors like IDG, Vodafone and FairFax in roles ranging from Business Development to Product Management and Project Management, Fran did a Masters in Entrepreneurship and set up several businesses. After discovering bitcoin in 2010, he realised its technology would change the world and set up bravenewcoin.com (BNC). His current focus is 100% on growing BNC into the premier Digital Currency and Blockchain data provider.

Richard is a Financial Services Partner in Melbourne and leads Deloitte's Payments Advisory practice. He has 20 years’ experience working with fintechs, payments service providers, government agencies and financial institutions on strategy development and execution. He has helped organisations across North America and Asia Pacific with projects relating to cards, mobile banking, M&A, regulation, process improvement, EMV, new product development and digital/mobile payments. He is also a frequent speaker on innovation in payments and blockchain/distributed ledger technology.

Outside of work Richard is passionate about his family, social impact through venture philanthropy and wine, in particular New Zealand pinot noir.

Digital Asset builds distributed, encrypted straight-through processing tools for clearing and settlement, leveraging the power of distributed ledger technologies to improve efficiency, security, compliance and settlement speed.

Jon Rout is Head of Product for APAC and is leading Digital Asset's engagement with the ASX in Sydney as we work together to leverage the power of Distributed Ledger technology to improve post trade for capital markets.

Prior to joining Digital Asset, Jon led the Commonwealth Bank of Australia's Blockchain Innovation team prototyping high value use cases and business models for the implementation of distributed ledger technology across retail and institutional financial services.

Katie is a senior solicitor in Buddle Findlay's financial services and corporate advisory practice. She specialises in financial system regulation, clearing and settlement systems, and payments. She has acted on a range of significant transactions, including the All of Government Banking contracts and the new Reserve Bank of New Zealand exchange settlement account system.

Katie acts for Payments NZ and also works for various startups in the financial services industry, including a number involving the use of cryptocurrencies. As a result she has developed a particular interest in blockchain technology and the potential uses for this in both the legal and financial services industries.

Stephen is the President of the Blockchain Association of New Zealand, an initiative that facilitates networking, learning, and advancing blockchain technology. He also consults on the application of open-source technology to financial systems and operates Bitcoin.com's global retail division.

Stephen has a decade of experience in precious metals and financial markets. He recently sold his precious metal business, Amagi Metals, after pioneering cryptocurrencies in the precious metals industry. Amagi was the first of its kind to accept bitcoin and generated more bitcoin sales in a three year period than any other retailer.

Stephen is also an Alumni Board Member of the Foundation for Economic Education, an organisation dedicated to the education of Austrian Economics. He has made presentations across the US on the topics of bitcoin, blockchain technology, financial markets, and individual liberty including: Money 20/20, Denver Bitcoin Center, Freedom Fest, Liberty on the Rocks, Foundation for Economic Education.

Jane joined Payments NZ in 2012 and is on the company’s executive leadership team. She is responsible for setting and driving both company and industry payments system strategy. Jane is also responsible for leading the Corporate Affairs business unit covering corporate communications, public and regulatory affairs, membership, industry engagement and business intelligence. This work includes leading the long-term payments system strategy initiative Payments Direction, strategic industry forums and industry networking events.

Paul Lahiff is the independent Chair of NPP Australia. The New Payments Platform (NPP) is a collaborative industry programme which is developing the infrastructure for fast, flexible data-rich payments.

Paul also chairs the Retail Finance Intelligence Advisory Board and Smartline Personal Mortgage Advisors, and is a non-executive director of AUB Holdings and LIXI Australia. He also runs his own consultancy business specialising in strategy formulation in the financial services sector.

He has over thirty-five years’ experience in banking and finance having served as Managing Director of Mortgage Choice, Permanent Trustee and Heritage Bank.

Victoria has been working with payment and identity technologies for over 15 years. She has advised a range of organisations, from startups to major banks, on the business implications of emerging payment and identity technologies. She is currently General Manager, Payments Direction at the Australian Payments Clearing Association (APCA).

APCA is the self-regulatory body set up by the payments industry to improve the safety, reliability, equity, convenience and efficiency of the Australian payments system.

Tim is Director of Design and Delivery at Payments UK which is the trade association for payments in the United Kingdom. Payments UK has a large number of members including banks, building societies and card schemes and focuses on providing industry thought leadership. Tim is responsible for design and delivery of its project portfolio and implementation of major payments industry change programmes. He is Executive Sponsor of the World Class Payments Project which produced its initial report in the summer of 2015. The evidence-based approach taken and the deep analysis of the UK’s future needs have been a significant input in the UK’s Payment System Regulator’s strategy setting Forum.

Previously, Tim was seconded to the Payments Council from Logica (a technology company now merged with CGI) as Programme Director for the UK’s largest cross-industry programme this century - the Current Account Switch Service – successfully launched in September 2013.

Tim’s extensive experience is in complex multi-stakeholder programmes in the UK and internationally. Amongst other achievements, he led the initial design team at the Saudi Central Bank for SADAD, the Saudi Electronic Bill Presentment and Payments service. His career covers many years of strategy, design and development in payments, banking, and insurance.

Andy is a passionate and inspirational leader who is well regarded for his vision and ability to deliver results. With natural business acumen and in-depth knowledge of technology, Andy is driving growth for Flo2Cash by focusing on internationalisation, partnerships, and new products. Andy has been part of startup businesses in the past where he played a pivotal role in growing the businesses and penetrating into difficult markets.

As its CEO, Andy is leading the Flo2Cash mission of “Making Payments Simple”. With its Payments Cloud, Flo2Cash is enabling financial institutions and businesses to take that big leap forward in payments without the need to invest millions in creating stand-alone payments infrastructure and solutions.

Kristy Duncan is founder and CEO of Women in Payments, an initiative that facilitates networking, learning, and gender parity advocacy for women across the global payments ecosystem. Kristy also consults in the payments market, maintaining a wide range of clients in the global payments sphere. Prior to her consulting career, Kristy held senior management roles at TD Bank in areas of corporate banking, cash management, treasury and finance. Kristy is a registered professional engineer, a member of FemTech Leaders, and the winner of the Digital Finance Institute’s 2015 FinTech Advisor award.

Shamubeel Eaqub is an independent economist with over a decade of experience as an economist in Wellington, Melbourne and Auckland in leading international banks and consultancy.

He was formally the principal economist at NZIER, a private economic consultancy firm.

He advises senior leaders in the private and public sectors, and his expert knowledge and evidence based contrarian views make him a valuable advisor.

Shamubeel is also an author, media commentator and a thought leading public speaker. He grew up in Canterbury and holds a BCOM with Honours in Economics from Lincoln University.

Stephen Jacobi is the Executive Director of the New Zealand International Business Forum and also serves concurrently as the Executive Director of the New Zealand China Council.

He is also Managing Director of Jacobi Consulting, a consultancy offering advice to clients in the fields of international trade, government relations and industry development, and works closely with BusinessNZ providing advice to the Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum.

Stephen has broad experience in industry and trade development. He was formerly Chief Executive of the New Zealand Forest Industries Council and Executive Director of the NZ US Council. He is also a frequent media and public commentator on industry and trade issues.

He has extensive diplomatic, trade and government experience including posts as Deputy High Commissioner in Ottawa, Assistant Trade Commissioner in Paris and adviser on trade and diplomatic issues with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

As an experienced director, Stephen is the Chairman of the St John’s College Trust Board in Auckland and the Te Aute Trust Board.

Educated at Auckland University, Stephen has a First Class Honours degree in French and German and is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA) in Paris, as well as the Leadership Seminar of Georgetown University in Washington DC and the New Zealand Institute for Strategic Leadership (Millbrook). He was a Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Researcher at Georgetown University in 2013.

2:25PM - 2:55PM

INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Taking payments to the next level

IBM are at the forefront of the new world, with advancement in artificial intelligence and the internet of things creating endless possibilities. Michael will explore the components that will make up the next wave of payments transformation so we can brace ourselves and open our minds to what lies ahead.

Michael Aaron, Australia and New Zealand Blockchain Business Development Leader, IBM

Ross Dawson is globally recognised as a leading futurist, keynote speaker, entrepreneur and authority on business strategy. He is Founding Chairman of the Advanced Human Technologies group of companies, including the leading future research and strategy firm Future Exploration Network.

Strong global demand has seen Ross speak about the future to business and government leaders in 27 countries and lead executive education programs at top universities worldwide. He is a best-selling author of books including the prescient Living Networks, which foresaw the social networking revolution, as well as Trends in the Living Networks, ranked as one of the top business blogs in the world.

Ross’s frequent media appearances include CNN, Bloomberg TV, SkyNews, ABC TV, Today and Sunrise shows, Washington Post and many others.

rossdawson.com

Paul joined the Board of VocaLink Ltd in June 2012 as Managing Director responsible for Strategy, Corporate Development, Marketing and the UK & International Product portfolios incl. Bacs, Faster Payments, Mobile and Immediate Payment Services.

Paul's previous role was at Barclays where he was responsible for M&A and Asset Disposals for Barclaycard globally, covering Credit Card Issuing, Merchant Acquiring, Retail & Motor Finance, Loyalty & Reward.

Prior to this Paul spent over 10 years at RBS where he held a number of senior roles in Group Corporate Development and Retail and latterly in Global Transactions Services where he ran Product and Marketing for WorldPay for 4 years and then led M&A and Corporate Development activities including developing major commercial relationships with Fortune 500 companies globally.

Outside of VocaLink, Paul is a Non-Executive Director of Invitation Digital, the UK's leading web and mobile vouchers and discount codes business, now majority owned by Vodafone Group.

Renee joined Paybang in 2015 where she managed a marketing team that played a key role in promoting and building the Alipay cross-border service brand.

In May 2016, Renee was appointed Deputy General Manager of Paybang. She assists the Alipay Australia and New Zealand Country Manager to manage key relationship with Australia and New Zealand retailers. Renee also supports the growing number of Chinese tourists, students, and retailers using Alipay in Australia and New Zealand.

Dave is responsible for all Cisco business including Service Provider, Enterprise and Commercial in New Zealand.

Dave has 20 years’ experience working in the ICT industry within New Zealand and overseas holding sales and senior management roles from vendor to distributor, reseller and end customers. He has a proven track-record of building go-to-market strategies, partnerships and high performance teams to ensure customers achieve their business goals.

Since joining Cisco New Zealand in 2009, Dave has led Cisco’s Global Service Provider group in New Zealand, and was the Client Executive and Regional Manager for Cisco’s Collaboration business. Dave’s endeavours have been focused on the Unified Communications and Collaboration market, assisting customers and partners to improve their businesses through the wider adoption and increased utilisation of these technologies.

Fran Strajnar is the Co-Founder and CEO of Brave New Coin, a Digital Currency and Blockchain data company. He is also the Founder of Bitcoin South, NZ's first international bitcoin conference.

After a decade of working with vendors like IDG, Vodafone and FairFax in roles ranging from Business Development to Product Management and Project Management, Fran did a Masters in Entrepreneurship and set up several businesses. After discovering bitcoin in 2010, he realised its technology would change the world and set up bravenewcoin.com (BNC). His current focus is 100% on growing BNC into the premier Digital Currency and Blockchain data provider.

Richard is a Financial Services Partner in Melbourne and leads Deloitte's Payments Advisory practice. He has 20 years’ experience working with fintechs, payments service providers, government agencies and financial institutions on strategy development and execution. He has helped organisations across North America and Asia Pacific with projects relating to cards, mobile banking, M&A, regulation, process improvement, EMV, new product development and digital/mobile payments. He is also a frequent speaker on innovation in payments and blockchain/distributed ledger technology.

Outside of work Richard is passionate about his family, social impact through venture philanthropy and wine, in particular New Zealand pinot noir.

Digital Asset builds distributed, encrypted straight-through processing tools for clearing and settlement, leveraging the power of distributed ledger technologies to improve efficiency, security, compliance and settlement speed.

Jon Rout is Head of Product for APAC and is leading Digital Asset's engagement with the ASX in Sydney as we work together to leverage the power of Distributed Ledger technology to improve post trade for capital markets.

Prior to joining Digital Asset, Jon led the Commonwealth Bank of Australia's Blockchain Innovation team prototyping high value use cases and business models for the implementation of distributed ledger technology across retail and institutional financial services.

Katie is a senior solicitor in Buddle Findlay's financial services and corporate advisory practice. She specialises in financial system regulation, clearing and settlement systems, and payments. She has acted on a range of significant transactions, including the All of Government Banking contracts and the new Reserve Bank of New Zealand exchange settlement account system.

Katie acts for Payments NZ and also works for various startups in the financial services industry, including a number involving the use of cryptocurrencies. As a result she has developed a particular interest in blockchain technology and the potential uses for this in both the legal and financial services industries.

Stephen is the President of the Blockchain Association of New Zealand, an initiative that facilitates networking, learning, and advancing blockchain technology. He also consults on the application of open-source technology to financial systems and operates Bitcoin.com's global retail division.

Stephen has a decade of experience in precious metals and financial markets. He recently sold his precious metal business, Amagi Metals, after pioneering cryptocurrencies in the precious metals industry. Amagi was the first of its kind to accept bitcoin and generated more bitcoin sales in a three year period than any other retailer.

Stephen is also an Alumni Board Member of the Foundation for Economic Education, an organisation dedicated to the education of Austrian Economics. He has made presentations across the US on the topics of bitcoin, blockchain technology, financial markets, and individual liberty including: Money 20/20, Denver Bitcoin Center, Freedom Fest, Liberty on the Rocks, Foundation for Economic Education.

Jane joined Payments NZ in 2012 and is on the company’s executive leadership team. She is responsible for setting and driving both company and industry payments system strategy. Jane is also responsible for leading the Corporate Affairs business unit covering corporate communications, public and regulatory affairs, membership, industry engagement and business intelligence. This work includes leading the long-term payments system strategy initiative Payments Direction, strategic industry forums and industry networking events.

Paul Lahiff is the independent Chair of NPP Australia. The New Payments Platform (NPP) is a collaborative industry programme which is developing the infrastructure for fast, flexible data-rich payments.

Paul also chairs the Retail Finance Intelligence Advisory Board and Smartline Personal Mortgage Advisors, and is a non-executive director of AUB Holdings and LIXI Australia. He also runs his own consultancy business specialising in strategy formulation in the financial services sector.

He has over thirty-five years’ experience in banking and finance having served as Managing Director of Mortgage Choice, Permanent Trustee and Heritage Bank.

Victoria has been working with payment and identity technologies for over 15 years. She has advised a range of organisations, from startups to major banks, on the business implications of emerging payment and identity technologies. She is currently General Manager, Payments Direction at the Australian Payments Clearing Association (APCA).

APCA is the self-regulatory body set up by the payments industry to improve the safety, reliability, equity, convenience and efficiency of the Australian payments system.

Tim is Director of Design and Delivery at Payments UK which is the trade association for payments in the United Kingdom. Payments UK has a large number of members including banks, building societies and card schemes and focuses on providing industry thought leadership. Tim is responsible for design and delivery of its project portfolio and implementation of major payments industry change programmes. He is Executive Sponsor of the World Class Payments Project which produced its initial report in the summer of 2015. The evidence-based approach taken and the deep analysis of the UK’s future needs have been a significant input in the UK’s Payment System Regulator’s strategy setting Forum.

Previously, Tim was seconded to the Payments Council from Logica (a technology company now merged with CGI) as Programme Director for the UK’s largest cross-industry programme this century - the Current Account Switch Service – successfully launched in September 2013.

Tim’s extensive experience is in complex multi-stakeholder programmes in the UK and internationally. Amongst other achievements, he led the initial design team at the Saudi Central Bank for SADAD, the Saudi Electronic Bill Presentment and Payments service. His career covers many years of strategy, design and development in payments, banking, and insurance.

Andy is a passionate and inspirational leader who is well regarded for his vision and ability to deliver results. With natural business acumen and in-depth knowledge of technology, Andy is driving growth for Flo2Cash by focusing on internationalisation, partnerships, and new products. Andy has been part of startup businesses in the past where he played a pivotal role in growing the businesses and penetrating into difficult markets.

As its CEO, Andy is leading the Flo2Cash mission of “Making Payments Simple”. With its Payments Cloud, Flo2Cash is enabling financial institutions and businesses to take that big leap forward in payments without the need to invest millions in creating stand-alone payments infrastructure and solutions.

Kristy Duncan is founder and CEO of Women in Payments, an initiative that facilitates networking, learning, and gender parity advocacy for women across the global payments ecosystem. Kristy also consults in the payments market, maintaining a wide range of clients in the global payments sphere. Prior to her consulting career, Kristy held senior management roles at TD Bank in areas of corporate banking, cash management, treasury and finance. Kristy is a registered professional engineer, a member of FemTech Leaders, and the winner of the Digital Finance Institute’s 2015 FinTech Advisor award.

Shamubeel Eaqub is an independent economist with over a decade of experience as an economist in Wellington, Melbourne and Auckland in leading international banks and consultancy.

He was formally the principal economist at NZIER, a private economic consultancy firm.

He advises senior leaders in the private and public sectors, and his expert knowledge and evidence based contrarian views make him a valuable advisor.

Shamubeel is also an author, media commentator and a thought leading public speaker. He grew up in Canterbury and holds a BCOM with Honours in Economics from Lincoln University.

Stephen Jacobi is the Executive Director of the New Zealand International Business Forum and also serves concurrently as the Executive Director of the New Zealand China Council.

He is also Managing Director of Jacobi Consulting, a consultancy offering advice to clients in the fields of international trade, government relations and industry development, and works closely with BusinessNZ providing advice to the Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum.

Stephen has broad experience in industry and trade development. He was formerly Chief Executive of the New Zealand Forest Industries Council and Executive Director of the NZ US Council. He is also a frequent media and public commentator on industry and trade issues.

He has extensive diplomatic, trade and government experience including posts as Deputy High Commissioner in Ottawa, Assistant Trade Commissioner in Paris and adviser on trade and diplomatic issues with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

As an experienced director, Stephen is the Chairman of the St John’s College Trust Board in Auckland and the Te Aute Trust Board.

Educated at Auckland University, Stephen has a First Class Honours degree in French and German and is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA) in Paris, as well as the Leadership Seminar of Georgetown University in Washington DC and the New Zealand Institute for Strategic Leadership (Millbrook). He was a Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Researcher at Georgetown University in 2013.

Michael Aaron has spent over 35 years in Financial Services for IBM in a variety of Banking Industry positions, with a continuous focus on payments, from cheque processing in the early ‘80s to EFTPOS in the mid ‘80s, high value in the ‘90s, mobile in ‘00s and real-time retail payments on the ‘10s. Michael was the Financial Service Industry manager in Australia and the Banking Executive for IBM’s Growth Markets unit. In those roles, he has worked with all the major Australian and New Zealand banks as well as central and commercial banks in Asia and Latin America on a variety of projects, including payments, delivery systems, risk management, Central Bank supervision and national payment system design. Michael is an accomplished public speaker and has spoken at many conferences and events on a variety of hot topics within the banking industry and IT.

Michael has always had a genuine passion for banking and financial services, especially payments. In his previous roles, Michael has worked with central banks on RTGS, including a detailed review of a central bank’s RTGS payment system and government securities market infrastructure design, in comparison to international examples, trends and standards.

Michael and his team worked with commercial and central banks on national cheque image truncation projects in Australia and across Asia. He has consulted on the design, business model and capabilities of three national payments entities in Asia and created white papers on national real-time payments systems design. He has worked on the remediation of an Australians banks’ payment system and led the IBM team which engaged on the RBA- APCA NPP project.

Michael also assisted in the establishment of the Australian Payments Clearing Association (APCA) Advisory Councils for cheque, direct entry and ATM/EFTPOS. He was also the first and last chair of the CECS Advisory Council.

2:55PM - 3:10PM

CLOSING ADDRESS

Steve Wiggins, Chief Executive, Payments NZ

Ross Dawson is globally recognised as a leading futurist, keynote speaker, entrepreneur and authority on business strategy. He is Founding Chairman of the Advanced Human Technologies group of companies, including the leading future research and strategy firm Future Exploration Network.

Strong global demand has seen Ross speak about the future to business and government leaders in 27 countries and lead executive education programs at top universities worldwide. He is a best-selling author of books including the prescient Living Networks, which foresaw the social networking revolution, as well as Trends in the Living Networks, ranked as one of the top business blogs in the world.

Ross’s frequent media appearances include CNN, Bloomberg TV, SkyNews, ABC TV, Today and Sunrise shows, Washington Post and many others.

rossdawson.com

Paul joined the Board of VocaLink Ltd in June 2012 as Managing Director responsible for Strategy, Corporate Development, Marketing and the UK & International Product portfolios incl. Bacs, Faster Payments, Mobile and Immediate Payment Services.

Paul's previous role was at Barclays where he was responsible for M&A and Asset Disposals for Barclaycard globally, covering Credit Card Issuing, Merchant Acquiring, Retail & Motor Finance, Loyalty & Reward.

Prior to this Paul spent over 10 years at RBS where he held a number of senior roles in Group Corporate Development and Retail and latterly in Global Transactions Services where he ran Product and Marketing for WorldPay for 4 years and then led M&A and Corporate Development activities including developing major commercial relationships with Fortune 500 companies globally.

Outside of VocaLink, Paul is a Non-Executive Director of Invitation Digital, the UK's leading web and mobile vouchers and discount codes business, now majority owned by Vodafone Group.

Renee joined Paybang in 2015 where she managed a marketing team that played a key role in promoting and building the Alipay cross-border service brand.

In May 2016, Renee was appointed Deputy General Manager of Paybang. She assists the Alipay Australia and New Zealand Country Manager to manage key relationship with Australia and New Zealand retailers. Renee also supports the growing number of Chinese tourists, students, and retailers using Alipay in Australia and New Zealand.

Dave is responsible for all Cisco business including Service Provider, Enterprise and Commercial in New Zealand.

Dave has 20 years’ experience working in the ICT industry within New Zealand and overseas holding sales and senior management roles from vendor to distributor, reseller and end customers. He has a proven track-record of building go-to-market strategies, partnerships and high performance teams to ensure customers achieve their business goals.

Since joining Cisco New Zealand in 2009, Dave has led Cisco’s Global Service Provider group in New Zealand, and was the Client Executive and Regional Manager for Cisco’s Collaboration business. Dave’s endeavours have been focused on the Unified Communications and Collaboration market, assisting customers and partners to improve their businesses through the wider adoption and increased utilisation of these technologies.

Fran Strajnar is the Co-Founder and CEO of Brave New Coin, a Digital Currency and Blockchain data company. He is also the Founder of Bitcoin South, NZ's first international bitcoin conference.

After a decade of working with vendors like IDG, Vodafone and FairFax in roles ranging from Business Development to Product Management and Project Management, Fran did a Masters in Entrepreneurship and set up several businesses. After discovering bitcoin in 2010, he realised its technology would change the world and set up bravenewcoin.com (BNC). His current focus is 100% on growing BNC into the premier Digital Currency and Blockchain data provider.

Richard is a Financial Services Partner in Melbourne and leads Deloitte's Payments Advisory practice. He has 20 years’ experience working with fintechs, payments service providers, government agencies and financial institutions on strategy development and execution. He has helped organisations across North America and Asia Pacific with projects relating to cards, mobile banking, M&A, regulation, process improvement, EMV, new product development and digital/mobile payments. He is also a frequent speaker on innovation in payments and blockchain/distributed ledger technology.

Outside of work Richard is passionate about his family, social impact through venture philanthropy and wine, in particular New Zealand pinot noir.

Digital Asset builds distributed, encrypted straight-through processing tools for clearing and settlement, leveraging the power of distributed ledger technologies to improve efficiency, security, compliance and settlement speed.

Jon Rout is Head of Product for APAC and is leading Digital Asset's engagement with the ASX in Sydney as we work together to leverage the power of Distributed Ledger technology to improve post trade for capital markets.

Prior to joining Digital Asset, Jon led the Commonwealth Bank of Australia's Blockchain Innovation team prototyping high value use cases and business models for the implementation of distributed ledger technology across retail and institutional financial services.

Katie is a senior solicitor in Buddle Findlay's financial services and corporate advisory practice. She specialises in financial system regulation, clearing and settlement systems, and payments. She has acted on a range of significant transactions, including the All of Government Banking contracts and the new Reserve Bank of New Zealand exchange settlement account system.

Katie acts for Payments NZ and also works for various startups in the financial services industry, including a number involving the use of cryptocurrencies. As a result she has developed a particular interest in blockchain technology and the potential uses for this in both the legal and financial services industries.

Stephen is the President of the Blockchain Association of New Zealand, an initiative that facilitates networking, learning, and advancing blockchain technology. He also consults on the application of open-source technology to financial systems and operates Bitcoin.com's global retail division.

Stephen has a decade of experience in precious metals and financial markets. He recently sold his precious metal business, Amagi Metals, after pioneering cryptocurrencies in the precious metals industry. Amagi was the first of its kind to accept bitcoin and generated more bitcoin sales in a three year period than any other retailer.

Stephen is also an Alumni Board Member of the Foundation for Economic Education, an organisation dedicated to the education of Austrian Economics. He has made presentations across the US on the topics of bitcoin, blockchain technology, financial markets, and individual liberty including: Money 20/20, Denver Bitcoin Center, Freedom Fest, Liberty on the Rocks, Foundation for Economic Education.

Jane joined Payments NZ in 2012 and is on the company’s executive leadership team. She is responsible for setting and driving both company and industry payments system strategy. Jane is also responsible for leading the Corporate Affairs business unit covering corporate communications, public and regulatory affairs, membership, industry engagement and business intelligence. This work includes leading the long-term payments system strategy initiative Payments Direction, strategic industry forums and industry networking events.

Paul Lahiff is the independent Chair of NPP Australia. The New Payments Platform (NPP) is a collaborative industry programme which is developing the infrastructure for fast, flexible data-rich payments.

Paul also chairs the Retail Finance Intelligence Advisory Board and Smartline Personal Mortgage Advisors, and is a non-executive director of AUB Holdings and LIXI Australia. He also runs his own consultancy business specialising in strategy formulation in the financial services sector.

He has over thirty-five years’ experience in banking and finance having served as Managing Director of Mortgage Choice, Permanent Trustee and Heritage Bank.

Victoria has been working with payment and identity technologies for over 15 years. She has advised a range of organisations, from startups to major banks, on the business implications of emerging payment and identity technologies. She is currently General Manager, Payments Direction at the Australian Payments Clearing Association (APCA).

APCA is the self-regulatory body set up by the payments industry to improve the safety, reliability, equity, convenience and efficiency of the Australian payments system.

Tim is Director of Design and Delivery at Payments UK which is the trade association for payments in the United Kingdom. Payments UK has a large number of members including banks, building societies and card schemes and focuses on providing industry thought leadership. Tim is responsible for design and delivery of its project portfolio and implementation of major payments industry change programmes. He is Executive Sponsor of the World Class Payments Project which produced its initial report in the summer of 2015. The evidence-based approach taken and the deep analysis of the UK’s future needs have been a significant input in the UK’s Payment System Regulator’s strategy setting Forum.

Previously, Tim was seconded to the Payments Council from Logica (a technology company now merged with CGI) as Programme Director for the UK’s largest cross-industry programme this century - the Current Account Switch Service – successfully launched in September 2013.

Tim’s extensive experience is in complex multi-stakeholder programmes in the UK and internationally. Amongst other achievements, he led the initial design team at the Saudi Central Bank for SADAD, the Saudi Electronic Bill Presentment and Payments service. His career covers many years of strategy, design and development in payments, banking, and insurance.

Andy is a passionate and inspirational leader who is well regarded for his vision and ability to deliver results. With natural business acumen and in-depth knowledge of technology, Andy is driving growth for Flo2Cash by focusing on internationalisation, partnerships, and new products. Andy has been part of startup businesses in the past where he played a pivotal role in growing the businesses and penetrating into difficult markets.

As its CEO, Andy is leading the Flo2Cash mission of “Making Payments Simple”. With its Payments Cloud, Flo2Cash is enabling financial institutions and businesses to take that big leap forward in payments without the need to invest millions in creating stand-alone payments infrastructure and solutions.

Kristy Duncan is founder and CEO of Women in Payments, an initiative that facilitates networking, learning, and gender parity advocacy for women across the global payments ecosystem. Kristy also consults in the payments market, maintaining a wide range of clients in the global payments sphere. Prior to her consulting career, Kristy held senior management roles at TD Bank in areas of corporate banking, cash management, treasury and finance. Kristy is a registered professional engineer, a member of FemTech Leaders, and the winner of the Digital Finance Institute’s 2015 FinTech Advisor award.

Shamubeel Eaqub is an independent economist with over a decade of experience as an economist in Wellington, Melbourne and Auckland in leading international banks and consultancy.

He was formally the principal economist at NZIER, a private economic consultancy firm.

He advises senior leaders in the private and public sectors, and his expert knowledge and evidence based contrarian views make him a valuable advisor.

Shamubeel is also an author, media commentator and a thought leading public speaker. He grew up in Canterbury and holds a BCOM with Honours in Economics from Lincoln University.

Stephen Jacobi is the Executive Director of the New Zealand International Business Forum and also serves concurrently as the Executive Director of the New Zealand China Council.

He is also Managing Director of Jacobi Consulting, a consultancy offering advice to clients in the fields of international trade, government relations and industry development, and works closely with BusinessNZ providing advice to the Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum.

Stephen has broad experience in industry and trade development. He was formerly Chief Executive of the New Zealand Forest Industries Council and Executive Director of the NZ US Council. He is also a frequent media and public commentator on industry and trade issues.

He has extensive diplomatic, trade and government experience including posts as Deputy High Commissioner in Ottawa, Assistant Trade Commissioner in Paris and adviser on trade and diplomatic issues with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

As an experienced director, Stephen is the Chairman of the St John’s College Trust Board in Auckland and the Te Aute Trust Board.

Educated at Auckland University, Stephen has a First Class Honours degree in French and German and is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA) in Paris, as well as the Leadership Seminar of Georgetown University in Washington DC and the New Zealand Institute for Strategic Leadership (Millbrook). He was a Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Researcher at Georgetown University in 2013.

Michael Aaron has spent over 35 years in Financial Services for IBM in a variety of Banking Industry positions, with a continuous focus on payments, from cheque processing in the early ‘80s to EFTPOS in the mid ‘80s, high value in the ‘90s, mobile in ‘00s and real-time retail payments on the ‘10s. Michael was the Financial Service Industry manager in Australia and the Banking Executive for IBM’s Growth Markets unit. In those roles, he has worked with all the major Australian and New Zealand banks as well as central and commercial banks in Asia and Latin America on a variety of projects, including payments, delivery systems, risk management, Central Bank supervision and national payment system design. Michael is an accomplished public speaker and has spoken at many conferences and events on a variety of hot topics within the banking industry and IT.

Michael has always had a genuine passion for banking and financial services, especially payments. In his previous roles, Michael has worked with central banks on RTGS, including a detailed review of a central bank’s RTGS payment system and government securities market infrastructure design, in comparison to international examples, trends and standards.

Michael and his team worked with commercial and central banks on national cheque image truncation projects in Australia and across Asia. He has consulted on the design, business model and capabilities of three national payments entities in Asia and created white papers on national real-time payments systems design. He has worked on the remediation of an Australians banks’ payment system and led the IBM team which engaged on the RBA- APCA NPP project.

Michael also assisted in the establishment of the Australian Payments Clearing Association (APCA) Advisory Councils for cheque, direct entry and ATM/EFTPOS. He was also the first and last chair of the CECS Advisory Council.

Steve joined the team at Payments NZ in January 2014 to continue the evolution of cohesive and sophisticated payment system improvements through collaboration, partnerships and ensuring a level playing field in a fast moving industry. Prior to joining Payments NZ, Steve served as General Manager Marketing, Sales and Customer Services with Gareth Morgan Investments. Steve has had direct senior management experience in a leading payments business responsible for the processing of $3b worth of value per year. From General Manager to creating and operating a number of his own businesses, Steve has more than 25 years of leadership experience in disciplines covering business management, all aspects of marketing and sales, technology development and transfer.