DAY ONE – Tuesday 13 March 2018

9.00 | Chairpersons Opening Remarks



9:10 | Data DNA: The 5 Rules You Need To Know When It Comes To You Data

Andreas Weigend, Former Chief Scientist, Amazon 

9:40 | The evolution of commerce, payments & financial services toward 2020

Speaker TBA, First Data Corporation

10:10 | Challenges and opportunities in building the next generation of banks and neo banks

David Koch  interviews Anthony Thomson, Founder & Chairman, Atom Bank

10:30 | Tea & Coffee Break and Exhibition Viewing


Welcome to Payments Track 1




11:10 | Embracing the New Payments Platform (NPP), an open access infrastructure for fast payments in Australia

Michele Bullock, Assistant Governor (Financial System), Reserve Bank of Australia


11:30 |  PANEL: Possibilities, priorities & progress with the New Payments Platform (NPP)  

Panelists: SmartPay, Commonwealth Bank & Cuscal 

11:50 | 
Creating extraordinary experiences with payments

Simon Lee, Co-Founder and CEO, Assembly Payments


12:10 | 
Streamlining merchant and consumer transactions using existing infrastructure

Craig Glendenning, Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer, Bluechain


Welcome to Payments Track 2




11:10 | Platforms & Rails – fast payments in an open banking world

Greg Moore, Payments Advisory Director, Macquarie


11:30 |  Embracing the future of secure payments

Leila Fourie, CEO, Australian Payments Network


11:50 |  Disruption in payments and finance and their impact upon customer behaviour

Martin Newman, Chariman, Practicology


12:10 | 
Cutting-edge innovations in the payments sector

Simon Warner, Head of Payments, MYOB


12:20 | Lunch and Exhibition Viewing with Main Stage Presentations
1:50 | Roundtable Sessions

3:30 | Afternoon Break – Tea/coffee and Exhibition Viewing




4:30 | Before Babylon, Beyond Bitcoin: From money we understand to money that understands us

Dr. David G. Birch, author & commentator on digital financial services

5:00 | Who cares about the customer!

Michele Fuhs, Head of Premium Retail Experience, BMW Group (Germany)

5:00 | Networking Drinks

DAY TWO – Wednesday 14 March 2018

9.00 | Chairpersons Opening Remarks



9:10 | Offering what Amazon cannot – the shopping experience of the future:

Dan Castle, Managing Director, Martha Stewart & Sequential Brand Group (USA)



9:40 | The mind blowing technologies that Will Change the World

Michele Fuchs, Head of Future Retail, BMW Group (Germany)
Goran Stefkovski, Chief Technology Officer,
Jim Mollica, VP Global Consumer Engagement, Under Armour (USA)  



10:10 | Nitin Gaur , Director, IBM Blockchain Labs

10:30 | Tea & Coffee Break and Exhibition Viewing


Welcome to Payments Track 1




11:20 | Artificial Intelligence: The future is superintelligent

Si Chen, Senior Strategy Manager & Business Development, Tencent AI Lab (China)

11:40 |  Partnering with the cool cloud – the ongoing evolution of EFTPOS

Peter Hutchins, Senior Product Manager, TYRO Payments


12:00 |  Connecting with Chinese consumers using WeChat payment

Locky Ge, CEO & Founder, RoyalPay


Welcome to Payments Track 2




11:20 | Understanding Cyber Security standards in e-payments 

Rick Macourt, Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Standards Australia


11:40 | Meet Xinja: Australia's first, independent 100% digital bank, designed for mobile

Eric Wilson, CEO, Xinja (former NAB executive)


12:00 |  Building a competitive edge with Alipay

George Lawson, Country Manager, Alipay



12:20 |  10min Quickfire

12:30 | Lunch and Exhibition Viewing with Main Stage Presentations



1:30 | Fraud vs Disputes: looking behind automating card claims

Walt Cox, Assistant VP, Payments, Redwood Credit Union (USA)

1:50 | The evolution of eBanking & eCommerce Security

Guillaume Pierquin, Marketing Manager, Digital Banking, Gemalto

2:10 | Woolworths path to a more streamlined, secure shopping experience

Paul Monnington, Head of Digital & Payments, Woolworths





1:30 | NAB’s Customer Journey program - setting a new benchmark across the Australian financial services industry

Anne Bennett, Executive GM – Business Transformation, NAB


1:50 |  Delivering customer focused results, reliability and dependability in payments

Ani Sawant, Regional Executive Director, Electronic Payment & Services  

2:10 | Moving mountains – building Australia’s first A.I. personal banking capabilities for ING Direct

Amit Thawani, Chief Architect, ING Direct


2:30 | Afternoon Tea/Coffee and Exhibition Viewing


3:10 | Insights from the world’s largest retailer

Maggie Zhou, Managing Director Australia and New Zealand, Alibaba Group

3:40 | Close of Conference