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Rotman FinHub Experts Speaker Series - Innovation in Payments

8:30-8:59am check-in; 9:00am-12:00pm discussion

Event Details

Panel Discussion | Speaker Series

Date: Wednesday November 20, 2019 | 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker(s): Preet Banerjee, Consultant to Financial Services Industry, Personal Finance Expert & Speaker

Maria Smith, Payments Executive, Maria Smith LLC (formerly Disney & Starbucks)

Professor Avni Shah, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Department of Management, University of Toronto Scarborough, Research Fellow of the Behavioural Economics in Action Research Cluster

Todd Roberts, Partner, Canadian Payments Leader, Deloitte Canada
Topic: Innovation in Payments
Venue: Desautels Hall (Second Floor, South Building) | map
Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto,
105 St George Street
Location: Toronto
Cost: $39.99 plus HST per person (includes the session and refreshments)
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SYNOPSIS: The FinHub, Rotman’s Financial Innovation Lab, has assembled a group of experts on payments, payments processing, and the explosion of PayTech.  The way we make payments and the way payments are processed is evolving rapidly.   Our expert speakers/panelists, drawn from academia and the financial services sector,  will share their insights in the evolution of payments and revolution that lies ahead.   Maria Smith has over 25 years of experience on the merchant-side of global payments. She will share the insights garnered from her experience with Starbucks, where she led the payment strategy, and Chase where she led the launch of the highly successful Disney Visa Credit Card.  Professor Avni Shah, faculty at University of Toronto Scarborough & Rotman School of Management will share her current research on how payment influences consumer decision-making and consumer well-being particularly in financial and health contexts.  Todd Roberts, Canadian Payments Leader at Deloitte will give a practitioners’ perspective on trends and pitfalls in payment innovation.  Following preliminary remarks on insights into the rapidly changing payments space, Preet Banerjee, consultant to the financial services sector, will moderate a panel discussion amongst our subject matter experts.

SERIES HOST: Rotman FinHub

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