Fintech Series: Digital Payments
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Fintech Series: Digital Payments

When: Thursday, May 25th
From 4:30pm until 7:00pm
Where: Lending Club
595 Market Street
2nd Floor
San Francisco, California  94105
United States

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Digital Payments

Global payments are undergoing dramatic change. Innovative new payment channels are escalating the war with cash, increasingly with government support. In the U.S., mobile payments are expected to more than double in 2017, paced by improving security, rapidly expanding peer-to-peer networks and robust private sector investment. Internationally, digital payment adoption, with heavy government support is growing even faster.     
Have global digital payments reached an inflection point, driving an unstoppable reduction in cash use? 
How will increasing government intervention in payment industries abroad impact the U.S. payments industry?
How will traditional payment providers interact with emerging global payment platforms like PayPal and Ant Financial? With global messaging platforms like WhatsApp and Tencent? With Fintech startups in a world of open APIs?
Can fast growing, real time P2P networks like Venmo, Square Cash and Zelle challenge the traditional payments infrastructure? Does Gmail pose a threat?
Can less costly, faster and more secure technologies like Blockchain force a race to the bottom in the global remittance market, even in the face of consolidation by traditional players? Can that spill over to disrupt the still inefficient commercial and cross border payment markets?
Join us on May 25th as our panel of experts from leading payment companies and government agencies discuss these questions and more. Explore whether digital payments are driving a path to a cashless society and investigate the investment opportunities being created by these powerful new trends



Wendy Matheny
leads the Federal Reserve System's Cash Product Office Market Analysis team based at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Her primary responsibilities revolve around deepening the Bank's understanding of how the changing payments landscape may affect the long-term outlook for cash. Wendy is a graduate of Duke Univerisity's Sanford School of Public Policy where she received her Masters of Public Policy. Before graduate school Wendy worked in community organizing and outreach management roles in Washington, DC.