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Mega Mergers, The Morning After - February 6, 2020 - Atlanta, GA
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2019 was a record breaking year for acquisitions in the Payments space and the impact of these deals have just started to sink in. Hear from a panel of industry leaders on how these deals impacted the payment ecosystem and tactical steps they are taking to position themselves for the new world.








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Elena Whisler 

Head of Global Enterprise Product Management, FIS

Elena Whisler is Head of Global Enterprise Product Management and Strategy at FIS, and has +15 yearsof payment systems experience, ranging from economic and financial analysis toproduct management of payment system applications. She is currently responsiblefor the strategic vision and product management for the global enterprisepayments products portfolio, ranging in ACH, Wires, SWIFT and Real TimePayments around the world. Elena is actively involved in many payment industryinitiatives, including NACHA Global Payments Alliance Council, , TCH RTPinitiatives, Payments Canada vendor forums, and SWIFT partner initiatives.











 James Ronca

Senior Vice President, Enterprise Payments Strategy Executive at Suntrust

James Ronca brings depth of expertise on global payments, systems and network, business development, risk management and compliance regulation and cryptocurrency. Ronca is currently the payment strategist and business development leader for the Consumer and Wholesale division of SunTrust. He is also an instrumental member of the Board of Directors (TCH Secure Payments); Alternate (The Payments Company). He also created Cryptocurrency systems that strengthens his expertise. 













Whitney Stewart Russell

SVP, Product & Strategy, ePayments

For 20 years, Whitney Stewart Russell has been focused on the ways technology can enhance consumer financial services experiences. Whitney’s combined expertise in consumer payment behavior, customer segment strategy, and retail banking products have prepared her for a leadership role within ePayments product management at Fiserv. Whitney is currently tasked with guiding the creation of an integrated payment solution across money movement services that will result in frictionless payments experiences for consumers.
Prior to joining Fiserv, Whitney held executive positions at Higher One, SunTrust Bank and Discover Financial Services. She has also held senior management positions at Carreker, Bank of America, eFunds Corporation and Deluxe Corporation.
A recognized industry thought leader, Whitney has served on the Steering Committee of the US EMV Migration Forum, the MasterCard Debit Advisory Board, the MasterCard Point of Interaction Advisory Board, the STAR Network Advisory Board, the Accel Exchange Advisory Council, the Deluxe Corporation Collaborative, the Consumer Bankers Association Interchange Working Group, and the Financial Services Roundtable Interchange Working Group.
Whitney earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri and an MBA from the University of Texas.

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Scott Harkey

Chief Strategy Officer at Levvel

Scott Harkey is the Chief Strategy Officer and Global Head of Payments at Levvel, a Charlotte, NC based IT consulting firm that helps organizations with strategy, transformation, and implementation services under what broadly is known as the umbrella of digital transformation. Previously, Scott spent 5 years leading Bank of America through definition, design, and deployment of their digital payment efforts. Prior to that, Scott spent 10 years at Wells Fargo working with various lines of business on technology transformation initiatives. With a proven ability to see the high level strategic picture, combined with a track record of getting product out the door, Scott is working with clients to tackle complex technology challenges, large and small.

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Location One Atlantic Center, 14th Floor 1201 West Peachtree NW, Atlanta, GA

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Thursday 06 February 2020, 06:00pm - 08:30pm
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