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Hyatt Regency
Century Plaza

2025 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Tel: (310) 228-1234

Thursday, June 5, 2014

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Beyond Check Cashing: Converting Funds into More than Just Cash
Aaron Calipari, Vice President, Product Management and Retail Payment Solutions, FIS
Rodney Drake, Vice President, Consumer Segment Strategy, KEYBANK
Jane Thompson, CEO, JANE J THOMPSON FINANCIAL SERVICES LLC

Digital technology is transforming the check cashing industry and providing consumers with a wide array of options to convert payments into much more than cash. Prepaid cards, electronic bill payment and cross-border money transfer are only some of the ways providers are integrating services. In this session, CFSI and banking and payments technology provider FIS share findings from their recent research collaboration with bank and nonbank providers to uncover how today's consumers are converting funds amid fast-paced changes in cash management and electronic payment preferences.

1:20 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.
Another Side of the Bitcoin: Building Digital Currency Infrastructure
Panelist: Alan Safahi, Founder & CEO, ZIPZAP
Josh Brustein, Staff Writer, BUSINESSWEEK
Daniel Aranda, Director of Business Development, Emerging Markets, RIPPLE LABS

Bitcoin is drumming up controversy as it finds its footing on the international stage, but how is it impacting underserved consumers? The new world of digital currency opens doors for the cash-preferred, providing an avenue to load and transfer funds electronically with minimal friction and lowered costs at lightning speed. A growing collection of payments companies are building infrastructure that capitalizes on Bitcoin's virtual currency to reimagine money transfer services. What strategies are they using to introduce consumers using the oldest form of currency to services relying on the newest?

2:10 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.
Navigating New Frontiers in Prepaid with CFSI’s Compass Principles
Thea Garon, Research Analyst, CFSI
Alison Holt, SVP, REGIONS BANK
Stefan Happ, SVP & General Manager, U.S. Payment Options, AMERICAN EXPRESS
Romy Parzick, Head of Customer Impact Initiatives, NETSPEND
Anu Shultes, General Manager, Prepaid Financial Services and Telecom, BLACKHAWK NETWORK

The prepaid industry has developed into a diverse and maturing market over the past decade. Now, using industry benchmarks established in CFSI's Prepaid Scorecard as a guide, presenters are taking their prepaid products to the next level. In this interactive session, audience members will learn about the course of high-quality prepaid products and make recommendations for next generation enhancements.