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LATAM Payment LAB, 2017 Trends - February 16, 2017 - Miami, FL
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LATAM Payment LAB, 2017 Trends



February 16, 2017

5:30pm to 9:00pm



Hosted by:

Venture Cafe




Venture Cafe Miami

1951 NW 7th Ave #600

Miami, FL 33136



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Miami has been one of the biggest economic bridges between the US and Latin America, currently experiencing a commerce innovation renaissance.

Join us in the conversation with industry experts from Visa, Mastercard, D Local, Americas Market Intelligence, Sunlight Commerce and The BayPay Forum, exploring consumer trends and challenges in the major markets, and discussing the main innovations spearheading payments in Latin America in 2017.

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5:30 - 6:20 PM Registration and Networking
6:20 - 6:30 PM  LATAM Payments Lab introduction
6:30 - 7:00 PM LATAM Payments Lab: Fireside Chat with Allen Cueli, Senior Director - Mobile Solutions at Visa Inc.
  Moderated by Michelle Vautier, Chief Revenue Officer at D.Local
7:00 - 7:15 PM Q&A
7:30 - 8:00 PM LATAM Payments Lab: Multi-Perspective Panel
  Raul Ferro, Head of Merchant Development - Digital Vertical at Mastercard
  Lindsay Lehr, Senior Director at Americas Market Intelligence, LLC (AMI)
  Panel moderated by Daniel Chatelain, Managing Director at The BayPay Forum
8:00 - 8:15 PM  Q&A
8:15 - 9:00 PM Networking


Allen Cueli

Senior Director - Mobile Solutions at Visa Inc. 

Allen Cueli is a Senior Director, heading up the Mobile Solutions team for Visa’s Latin America and Caribbean Region, where he’s responsible for enhancing the cardholder experience along the mobile channel, including mobile payments. Most recently, he’s led engagements with a portfolio of North American clients to drive a strategic integration of Visa Checkout, Visa’s streamlined remote commerce solution and also worked on collaborative innovation development with Signature US financial institutions, helping to identify customer pain points and designing solutions for trialing that delivered differentiated user experiences.

Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, Allen has significant international experience, including serving as the Regional Head of Small Business for Visa Latin America and Caribbean, where he established and expanded the payment product portfolio for the small business segment.

With over 20 years of experience, Mr. Cueli has developed a deep base of product management and business development expertise across both developed and emerging markets within the Innovation space with Ecommerce and Mobile payments as well as core payment solutions like Debit and Commercial Solutions.

Prior to joining Visa, Allen held different roles at companies including Florida Power & Light, Burger King, Baxter Healthcare and Foster Higgins.

allen cueli


Michelle Vautier

Chief Revenue Officer at D.Local


Michelle is a results-driven payments executive with over 15 years of experience in emerging markets and an in-depth knowledge of the payments value chain. As Chief Revenue Officer at dLocal, she leads sales, marketing, and product strategy. Her top priority is maximizing payment conversion rates for dLocal’s merchant customers. Prior to joining dLocal, Michelle lead Facebook's global payments strategy. Before that, she managed global expansion efforts at MasterCard, Netflix, and UPS with oversight for revenue/authorization optimization, innovative payment product development, and partnerships. Her passion: creating a payments ecosystem that has no borders. Michelle holds an MBA from Florida International University and a Bachelor of Science in International Business and Economics.



Michelle Vautier





Raul Ferro

Head of Merchant Development - Digital Vertical at Mastercard 

Raul Ferro is Head of Merchant Development for the Digital Vertical for Mastercard Latin America and Caribbean. In this role, he is responsible for leading the regional engagement with strategic digital players in Latin America and Caribbean. Before joining Mastercard, Raul was General Manager for USA & Venezuela at based in Miami, FL. Prior to that role, he worked in marketing and product management at Western Union and Diageo. Raul has degrees from Babson College – Olin Graduate School of Business (MBA, Global Management) and the Universidad Metropolitana, Venezuela.

Raul Ferro

Lindsay Lehr

Senior Director at Americas Market Intelligence, LLC (AMI)


Lindsay Lehr is a specialist in market and competitive intelligence in Latin America and an emerging thought leader in the payments industry. As Senior Director at Miami market intelligence firm Americas Market Intelligence, Lindsay has spearheaded over 75 consulting engagements in 20+ LatAm markets since 2012. Her industry specialization is cards and payments, with experience in e-commerce, mobile money, digital wallet, mobile payments, POS technology, payment networks and aggregators, financial inclusion, prepaid cards, and corporate and personal credit cards. Lindsay has authored various industry publications, presented at industry events, and is active in payments industry circles in Silicon Valley, California, where she resides. As a Latin American enthusiast, Lindsay is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, has a comprehensive understanding of the business environment in Latin America and a deep practical knowledge of daily life in the region. Prior to her employment at AMI, Lindsay lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she founded and operated an English language tutoring and translation agency. Since then, Lindsay has eagerly followed developments in the region and continues to be passionate about Latin America, its culture and people.

Lindsay Lehr


Daniel Chatelain

Managing Director at The BayPay Forum

Daniel Chatelain is a serial entrepreneur focused on innovation in payments, commerce and Fintech. He sits on the board of directors or advisors of emerging companies and is a mentor at 500 Startups. He started The BayPay Forum to help foster innovation in payment and commerce.

The BayPay Forum is a member based organization that gathers today over 14,000 executives from thousands of companies and that organizes events for its members to understand the new trends in innovation in payments and commerce in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Toronto, New York, Paris, London and Luxembourg. Prior to that, Daniel was CEO, President & COO of companies he started as an entrepreneur or within the Lagardere (Elle, Woman’s Day, Car & Driver, Hachette, Canal Satellite) and Airbus Industries group (Airbus, Ariane, Eurocopter) and Vice President of a VC backed companies giving him a wide experience of growing companies domestically and internationally in the banking, telecom and interactive media industries as an entrepreneur, corporate or VC backed senior executive.



Carla Canino

Principal and Founder at Sunlight Commerce


Carla has worked with some of the world's largest companies, helping them optimize their global payment practices, increase revenue and manage fraud. She created Sunlight Commerce and partnered with some of the industry's leaders in Retail and Digital Commerce to help companies expand into emerging markets and develop creative payment solutions, while reducing complexities. Carla lives in San Francisco, is an expert in global payments, acquirer relations, alternative payment methods, fraud prevention, treasury and ecommerce platforms, is a member of the Secure Payments Task Force for the Federal Reserve and holds a degree in Economics and Media Management from the University of Miami.

Sunlight Commerce: Sunlight is eCommerce and Payment Strategy Consulting firm for the Digital World. We provide a pathway into emerging markets and technologies with your priorities in mind. Sunlight makes global eCommerce smarter, simpler and nimbler. Sunlight is brighter commerce.

Carla Canino





Location Venture Cafe Miami, 1951 NW 7th Ave #600 Miami, FL 33136

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