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Bitcoin Takes Center Stage AT ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit, Sept. 9 To 11 In Washington, D.C.

Last Updated May 19, 2023 11:04 AM
Lester Coleman
Last Updated May 19, 2023 11:04 AM

The mobile payment revolution is changing the way individuals and organizations conduct business. Given bitcoin’s ability to facilitate mobile transactions, it makes sense for the two movements – bitcoin and mobile payments – to work in tandem.

Hence, bitcoin and digital payments will take center stage at the ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit, Sept. 9 to 11 at the Capitol Hilton in Washington, D.C. The summit is designed for banking, ATM and payments executives and is hosted by the Electronic Funds Transfer Association, ATM Marketplace and MobilePaymentsToday.

Michael J. Casey, the author of “The Age of Cryptocurrency,” will be a keynote speaker. He is a senior columnist covering global finance at The Wall Street Journal.

The event rate is $269 per night. Sponsorship opportunities are available for organizations that provide services to the financial services industry. Sponsors include the ATM Industry Association (ATMIA), MasterCard, Fujitsu and FIS, the Jacksonville, Fla.-based payment technology provider.

Special workshop on bitcoin/ATM/compliance

The first presentation on Sept. 9 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. will explore recent developments in bitcoin, ATM and mobile compliance. There is a separate $395 fee for this workshop. Panelists for this presentation include Kathleen Scott, Andrew Beal and Jack Milford Ford.

Scott, senior counsel at Norton Rose Fulbright, advises foreign and domestic banks on federal and state regulatory issues.

Beal, an associate at Crowley Corporate Attorneys, speaks on virtual currency topics and has educated the banking and compliance communities on bitcoin and block chain technology.

Milford Ford, an associate at JMFord Law, brings extensive expertise in the ATM industry.

A welcome reception will follow from 5 to 6 p.m.

On Sept. 10, following breakfast, Tom Harper, president and CEO of Network Media Group, will give opening remarks at 8:30 a.m. Network Media Group owns ATM Marketplace and MobilePaymentsToday.

Andrew Tarver, the founder of Boldrocket, will give the keynote presentation from 8:40 to 9:40 a.m.: The Future of Payments. Boldrocket is an organization that helps individuals access technology and financial products. He will discuss how disruptive technologies will change financial services.

State of the Industry: Bitcoin, Apple Pay, Android Pay


From 9:40 to 10:40 a.m., a panel session will present: State of the Industry: Bitcoin, Apple Pay, Android Pay and ATMs. Paul Vigna, co-author of “The Age of Cryptocurrency,” will lead a discussion on the pros and cons of bitcoin, Apple Pay, Android Pay and other technologies. Co-panelists include Michael Lee, CEO of ATMIA, and Daniel Littman, senior payments research consultant at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.

Following a refreshment break, the Tech Demo Lab from 11 to 11:40 a.m. will present demonstrations of financial services technology.

From 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., a panel will address mobile tech issues and trends. Panelists include Lito Villanueva, vice president of financial innovations, digital inclusion and alliances at Voyager Innovations. Michelle Evans MacLachlan, senior analyst for consumer finance at Euromonitor International, will moderate.

The tech demo lab continues from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. following lunch.

From 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., the audience becomes the panel as part of an experimental session format. Audience members will share their plans and opinions on the future of payments. Brendan Doyle, CEO and founder of Cash Management Solutions, will moderate.

From 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., a panel will explore security and data breach trends. Panelists include Karl Weaver, principal of Newport Technologies, and others to be announced.

From 4:50 to 5:30 p.m., a banker panel will examine the “omnichannel,” the major change taking place in consumer shopping behavior. Financial institutions face greater challenges in trying to coordinate, secure and monetize multiple shopping channels. Panelists include Bernie McLaughlin, president and CEO of Point Breeze Credit Union, and Patricia O’Donnell, managing director of industry and international treasury solutions at JPMorgan Chase.

A dinner party from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. will include the ATM & Mobile Innovation Awards by EFTA, ATM Marketplace and MobilePaymentsToday. The award recognizes the company or individual that has worked to move the payment industry forward.

Also read: Bitcoin moves from commodity to payment currency

Day 3: Michael J. Casey Speaks

The tech demo lab resumes at 8:10 a.m. on Sept. 11 following breakfast.

From 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Michael J. Casey, author of “The Age of Cryptocurrency,” gives the second keynote: “Bitcoin Meets Wall Street.” Casey will explore how the bitcoin block chain will overhaul the financial system.

Following a refreshment break, from 9:50 to 10:50 a.m., the general session will address compliance. Attendees will learn how regulators view digital currency, where they are focusing their compliance efforts and how financial institutions should prepare. Presenters include Sharissa Ellyn, counsel at Norton Rose Fulbright; Sarah Martin, vice president of the Digital Currency Council, and David Tente, U.S. executive director of the ATMIA.

From 11:15 to 12:30 p.m., an interagency panel will give government officials a chance to describe how regulators are thinking about financial regulations.

For information, go to www.atmandmobilesummit.com.