BayPay Forum Toronto Hosts "The Future of Banking"

BayPay Forum Toronto Hosts “The Future of Banking”

Payment Industry’s Leading Executives to Speak

Redwood Shores, CA, April 16, 2015. BayPay Forum, one of the world’s largest innovation and education networking organizations for the payment and ecommerce industries, today announced the new Toronto chapter will host a speaking and panel event on the future of banking. The presentations will take place on April 23rd from 6PM to 9PM at One King West Hotel & Residence, 1 King Street West in Toronto. The event is being sponsored by Proxama,and features panelists and speakers who will take a closer look at the banking market post Samsung Pay and Apple Pay.

The BayPay Forum sponsors a series of presentations each quarter, on advances in technology or regulation that will generate new business opportunities. "There’s no denying that Samsung Pay and Apple Pay are driving the mobile payments ecosystem forward and transforming the state of play,” comments Daniel Chatelain, Managing Director of the BayPay Forum. “They are creating new challenges and opportunities for issuers.”

Some of the questions that will be addressed in this session include:

·         Where do banks fit into this reformed ecosystem?

·         What do issuers need to do in order to stay on top of this rapidly diversifying landscape?

·         What are some successful use cases to guide key decision-makers, and lessons that have been learned so far?

The event will begin with a presentation by Neil Garner, CEO and founder of Proxama PLC, and will be followed by a keynote from Will Graylin, Global Co-GM at Samsung Pay and CEO at LoopPay. Mr. Graylin has started five companies since obtaining two Masters degrees from MIT. LoopPay, his third mobile payment startup, was acquired by Samsung in February 2015 and now operates as a wholly-owned subsidiary. The prior two were Way Systems (sold to Verifone), and ROAM Data (sold to Ingenico), both were leading mobile POS & mobile payment solutions providers. ROAM became the leading supplier of smartphone POS solutions and mobile readers with millions of units shipped worldwide.

The evening will end with a panel:

Moderated by Daniel Chatelain, of BayPay Forum


·         Jeremy Bornstein, Head of Payments Innovation at Royal Bank of Canada

RBC is one of the world’s leading financial institutions, and Jeremy is responsible for developing and executing products and strategies to defend and grow the bank’s retail payments business. Prior to his current role, Jeremy was the Managing Director of Corporate Strategy for RBC responsible for outlining the bank’s strategic direction for the board of directors

·         Jeppe Dorff, Vice President of Transaction Services at Rogers Communications

Jeppe is a native of Denmark, brings with him a wealth of global perspective with a career spanning most continents and more than a handful of individual mobile payments and mobile banking deployments. Jeppe joined Rogers Communications where in his role as Vice President of Transaction Services he is responsible for development and execution on the transactional technology, product and business strategy. Most recently he was responsible for the negotiations, which led to the first commercial agreement between a wireless operator and a bank in Canada, and operates product portfolios in the area of mobile wallets, mobile identity, mobile point of sale and authentication infrastructure

·         Neil Garner, CEO and Founder at Proxama PLC

Neil founded Proxama in 2005 (then called Glue4 Technologies). The business focused on creating services that link people and brands using consumer technologies. In 2008, the company was rebranded as Proxama with a focus on the applications of mobile, smartcard and NFC technologies. Neil passionately believes in using emerging technologies to create valuable services for people.

·         Olivier Manahan, Vice President of Emerging Payments at MasterCard

Mr. Manahan is responsible for managing various aspects of MasterCard’s EMV chip, contactless and transit programs within the United States and Canada. Mr. Manahan has been with MasterCard since May 2006 and works closely with customers in defining and executing new payment strategies. Prior to joining MasterCard, Mr. Manahan was with Visa Canada for nearly a decade in the emerging products area.

Following the panel discussion, the floor will be opened up for questions.

“We always work to include both start-ups and established companies into our events so participants get a wide range of view,” Chatelain concludes. “We are fortunate that they were able to take time out of their schedules to participate in this important discussion.”

About BayPay Forum


At the BayPay Forum, we connect.  We connect executives, startups, and businesses, with ideas and opportunities in the payment and commerce industry. 

We are the only networking organization that accelerates not just innovation but action by facilitating networking, education, and action on emerging trends.  Our more than 10,000 U.S. and European executive members benefit from face-to-face meetings; panel discussions; a technology platform that provides international education, interaction and information on a scalable level; and trade show activities designed to provide members with exposure they could not achieve on their own.

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