Lunch: Making Sense of Payments Innovations

Date: April 17, 2014
Location: The National Club, 303 Bay Street, Toronto
Time: 11:30 am Registration/ 12:00 pm Lunch and Presentation

Every time you receive a news alert on your e-mail, it seems that some new start-up has developed the next big innovation that will change the way consumers, businesses and large institutions transfer funds, pay people and suppliers, manage data, reduce costs and increase profit.

Canada is a recognized player in payments innovation.  Within this environment, Interac is Canada’s leading payment brand, with the organization providing innovative physical and virtual debit products and services that allow financial institution consumers to securely access funds they have in their bank accounts. This unique national coast-to-coast payments system provides opportunities that few countries have in the consumer, commercial and treasury management arenas.  More and more, financial professionals are being asked to make business decisions which are related to payments.  Hence, this discussion will:

·         Demystify the seemingly complex and rapidly changing landscape of payments – which of the global payment trends and innovations matter in the Canadian context?

·         Present services currently and soon to be available

·         Explain how payments can be used to grow enterprise value beyond just the actual transaction itself

·         Provide the “killer list of questions” to ask when evaluating opportunities

Lorna Johnson Photo 2012 copy (2)SPEAKER:  Lorna Johnson, Senior Vice President, Product, Services and Innovation for Interac Association and Acxsys Corporation

Join Lorna for an update on what is happening in Payments, what trends matter, and why should I care?

Lorna leads all product decisions and development activities for card, virtual, mobile and small business solutions.

Ms. Johnson has extensive experience in transformational leadership, transactional banking and payments in highly regulated markets.  Previously, she was General Manager M & A and General Manager Consumer Solutions Strategy for National Australia Bank; Head of Deposits, Transactional Banking, Payments and e-Channels for Saint George Bank (Westpac); Board Director with B-Pay, Australia’s largest on-line bill-payment network and; Management Consultant with Booz & Company.

Cost:                       TMAC Members- No Charge
Non-Members:     $65 + HST(8.45). Total: $73.45

Registration Details:
Please register for this event by e-mailing Vivien Hall-Cho at no later than noon on Friday, April 11, 2014.  If you are a member and unable to attend, send a guest for free, another benefit of TMAC-Toronto membership.


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