Over 120 people attended the second National ePayments conference at CityNorth hotel on Friday, September 2nd, to hear about the future of the Payments sector, globally and in Ireland. The keynote speaker, Chris Skinner, described as “as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News” gave a fascinating insight into how the increase in global population, and the growth of mobile payments and digital identification, will influence how we buy and sell to each other. Chris highlighted how “over 50% of the global population do not have access to financial systems, and Payment firms will have to successfully address how people will ‘connect globally in real time’ to stay relevant in the future”.

Michael Wasserfuhr (centre) Vesta CFO and Board member of ATPC, one of the speakers at the M1 Payments Corridor conference at the City North Hotel with Paddy Beagan of vesta (left) and  Padraic White former Managing Director of IDA Ireland and Chairman of Louth Economic Forum. Photo: Andy Spearman.
Michael Wasserfuhr (centre) Vesta CFO and Board member of ATPC, one of the speakers at the M1 Payments Corridor conference at the City North Hotel with Paddy Beagan of vesta (left) and Padraic White former Managing Director of IDA Ireland and Chairman of Louth Economic Forum. Photo: Andy Spearman.
2-Richard Hanlon of Vesta (left) and Thomas McEvoy of Louth LEO at the M1 Payments Corridor conference at the City North Hotel. Photo: Andy Spearman.
Richard Hanlon of Vesta (left) and Thomas McEvoy of Louth LEO at the M1 Payments Corridor conference at the City North Hotel. Photo: Andy Spearman.
3-Pictured at the M1 Payments Corridor conference at the City North Hotel (from left) Padraic White former Managing Director of IDA Ireland and Chairman of Louth Economic Forum, Alan Cassidy of Ruby Consulting, Minister of State for Financial Services, eGovernment and Public Procurement Eoghan Murphy and Michael Wasserfuhr, Vesta CFO and Board member of ATPC, one of the speakers . Photo: Andy Spearman.
Pictured at the M1 Payments Corridor conference at the City North Hotel (from left) Padraic White former Managing Director of IDA Ireland and Chairman of Louth Economic Forum, Alan Cassidy of Ruby Consulting, Minister of State for Financial Services, eGovernment and Public Procurement Eoghan Murphy and Michael Wasserfuhr, Vesta CFO and Board member of ATPC, one of the speakers . Photo: Andy Spearman.
4-Minister of State for Financial Services, eGovernment and Public Procurement Eoghan Murphy (left) and Padraic White formerly of IDA Ireland and Chairman of Louth Economic Forum. Photo: Andy Spearman.
Minister of State for Financial Services, eGovernment and Public Procurement Eoghan Murphy (left) and Padraic White formerly of IDA Ireland and Chairman of Louth Economic Forum. Photo: Andy Spearman.

Other contributors include Michael Wasserfuhr, CFO of Vesta, and Board member of the Atlanta Transaction Processors Coalition (ATPC), who described how Atlanta has successfully built the largest Payments cluster in the world, where more than 60 percent of the companies in the U.S. payments industry call home, and 70 percent of all U.S. payments are processed annually run through Georgia. Delegates and attendees discussed if Ireland could offer a similar solution to the EU Payments Industry, with the development of an M1 Payments Corridor from the IFSC to Belfast, and the creation of a National Payments Centre in Drogheda. Richard Hanlon, SVP of Vesta’s EU Headquarters in Dundalk, outlined how he is working with partners in the M1 Steering Group, to develop the M1 Payments Corridor as a region that can cultivate indigenous payment-related companies, and attract global firms to establish EU Headquarters. He continued “The ATPC started with three companies, and in three years, has developed into the primary voice of the Payments industry in the USA. It’s crucial that we build on the current momentum, and take the bold steps needed to become the EU Payments Gateway”.

m1-payments-05

5-Pictured at the M1 Payments Corridor conference at the City North Hotel (from left) Richard Hanlon of Vesta, Minister of State for Financial Services, eGovernment and Public Procurement Eoghan Murphy, Breanndan Casey of The Mill Drogheda Enterprise Hub and Michael Wasserfuhr, Vesta CFO and Board member of ATPC, one of the speakers . Photo: Andy Spearman.
Pictured at the M1 Payments Corridor conference at the City North Hotel (from left) Richard Hanlon of Vesta, Minister of State for Financial Services, eGovernment and Public Procurement Eoghan Murphy, Breanndan Casey of The Mill Drogheda Enterprise Hub and Michael Wasserfuhr, Vesta CFO and Board member of ATPC, one of the speakers . Photo: Andy Spearman.

The first National ePayments Conference took place in October 2015 and focused on the theme of collaboration and scaling within the Irish Fintech sector, whilst this year’s e-Payments Conference concentrated on driving Ireland as the EU Gateway for Payment firms. Other keynote speaker included Louise Phelan, PayPal’s Vice President of Global Operations for Europe, Middle East and Africa, who delivered a presentation on ‘The Future of Money’ and how their M1 Dundalk operations has helped them achieve and exceed their EU milestones.

9-Minister of State for Financial Services, eGovernment and Public Procurement Eoghan Murphy speaking  at the M1 Payments Corridor conference at the City North Hotel. Photo: Andy Spearman.
Minister of State for Financial Services, eGovernment and Public Procurement Eoghan Murphy speaking at the M1 Payments Corridor conference at the City North Hotel. Photo: Andy Spearman.

Eoghan Murphy, Minister of State for Financial Services, eGovernment and Public Procurement, praised the M1 Payments Steering Group and The Mill Enterprise Hub for being pro-active in driving this innovative proposition, and for assembling a stellar cast of International and national panellists. He concluded by stating that “the fact that in Ireland, over 3700 people work in FDI Payment firms, and 10% of Enterprise Ireland’s Competitive Startup Fund goes towards indigenous Fintech firm, highlights our existing strengths, and the opportunities to develop this cluster”.

Minister of State for Financial Services, eGovernment and Public Procurement Eoghan Murphy speaking  at the M1 Payments Corridor conference at the City North Hotel. Photo: Andy Spearman.
Minister of State for Financial Services, eGovernment and Public Procurement Eoghan Murphy speaking at the M1 Payments Corridor conference at the City North Hotel. Photo: Andy Spearman.

The conference also included panel discussions on the challenges affecting the Irish Fintech sector, how Brexit will influence the sector, and whether Blockchain will drive innovation across a number of sectors including Fintech. The panellists included Keith Fingleton (IDA), Peter Oakes (Fintech Ireland), Garrett Cassidy (Abarta Consulting), Shane Brett (Gecko Governance), John Mahon (Edgeverve), Stephen Moran (Bank of Ireland), Brendan Murray (IBM), Ron Immink (British Irish Gateway), Noel Moran (Prepaid Financial Services), and Graham O’Rourke (Aphix Software). The consensus on Brexit was that uncertainty was the main issue and will remain so for some time, but overall, it will provide an opportunity for Ireland in relation to developing the Payments sector, and ancillary sectors. The Fintech sub-sectors that could generate most growth in Ireland included Payments, B2B services, RegTech, Data Analytics, Capital Markets, and customer interaction.

10-Louise Phelan, Vice President of Global Operations for  Europe, Middle East and Africa at Paypal, speaking at the M1 Payments Corridor conference at the City North Hotel. Photo: Andy Spearman.
10- Louise Phelan, Vice President of Global Operations for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Paypal, speaking at the M1 Payments Corridor conference at the City North Hotel. Photo: Andy Spearman.
11-Michael Wasserfuhr, Vesta CFO and Board member of ATPC, speaking at the M1 Payments Corridor conference at the City North Hotel. Photo: Andy Spearman.
Michael Wasserfuhr, Vesta CFO and Board member of ATPC, speaking at the M1 Payments Corridor conference at the City North Hotel. Photo: Andy Spearman.
Chris Skinner, the Keynote speaker at the M1 Payments Corridor conference at the City North Hotel. Photo: Andy Spearman.
Chris Skinner, the Keynote speaker at the M1 Payments Corridor conference at the City North Hotel. Photo: Andy Spearman.

According to the government’s IFS Strategy 2020, 35% of existing Financial Services jobs in Ireland are already based outside of Dublin. An M1 ‘Digital Payments Corridor’ is a key part of the Government’s NorthEast Action Plan for Jobs which proposes the creation of a ‘Digital Payments Hub’ in Drogheda, and development of an M1Payments Corridor with the potential to create hundreds of sustainable new jobs. Breanndán Casey, BDM of The Mill Enterprise Hub in Drogheda, commented “The cluster presence of a number of Payments service companies within the North-East region is apparent, and we’re working with a Steering Group of private and public organisations to ensure that it can develop into an EU Payments Gateway. The steering group includes DCU and DKIT who will provide R&D support to the industry, economic development agencies, and a mixture of FDI and indigenous companies that will ensure we directly address the present and future needs of the global Payments industry.”

Chris Skinner (2nd from right), the Keynote speaker at the M1 Payments Corridor conference at the City North Hotel with (from left) Richard Hanlon of Vesta, Miriam Roe of Louth County Council and Brendan Murray of IBM. Photo: Andy Spearman.
Chris Skinner (2nd from right), the Keynote speaker at the M1 Payments Corridor conference at the City North Hotel with (from left) Richard Hanlon of Vesta, Miriam Roe of Louth County Council and Brendan Murray of IBM. Photo: Andy Spearman.
Keith Fingleton of the IDA (right) with Graham O’Rourke, Chairman of the Mill Enterprise Hub at the M1 Payments Corridor conference at the City North Hotel. Photo: Andy Spearman.
Keith Fingleton of the IDA (right) with Graham O’Rourke, Chairman of the Mill Enterprise Hub at the M1 Payments Corridor conference at the City North Hotel. Photo: Andy Spearman.

m1-payments-22

payments logo

Our 2nd e-Payments Conference will focus on driving Ireland as the EU Gateway for Payment firms.

CityNorth Hotel is on M1 Corridor and is exactly 15 minutes from Dubin airport.

– Find out how payments are changing and how that brings opportunity to your business

– Listen to & meet leaders from PayPal, IBM, Vesta, IDA, Bank of Ireland & more

– Learn more about how M1/ Drogheda could be the payments centre of Europe

– Understand the opportunities & threats caused by Brexit

 

“Ireland’s Payments industry post-Brexit – Real Opportunities, Real Challenges?”

8:30am: Registration / Coffee

Introduction by Thomas McEvoy, Louth LEO

9:30am: Welcome Address: Eoghan Murphy, Minister of State for Financial Services, eGovernment and Public Procurement.

Chair: Thomas McEvoy (Louth LEO)

9:45:  “The Future of Money” – Louise Phelan, Paypal

Chair: Thomas McEvoy (Louth LEO)

Louise-Phelan

Louise Phelan is Vice President of Global Operations for Europe, Middle East and Africa, PayPal. She leads 2,600 colleagues in Dublin, Dundalk and Berlin.

 

 

 

10:15:  “Building a National Payments Cluster”

AAEAAQAAAAAAAAOFAAAAJDNkMjM5MjYyLTJmODEtNDhjMy04MTkzLTk5ZDA4YWVhODdmYQ

Chair: Irene McCausland (DkIT)

Michael Wasserfuhr, Vesta CFO, and Board member at ATPC

The American Transaction Processors Coalition (ATPC) represents the more than 70 Georgia-based companies that develop the products and provide resources supporting the financial service industry’s technology needs. More than 60 percent of the companies in this U.S. industry call Georgia home and 70 percent of all U.S. payments processed annually run through Georgia. The global payment processing (merchant acquiring) industry currently generates $50 billion annually, and the industry employs 40,000 people in Georgia.

Michael Wasserfuhr brings over 15 years of international C-Level financial experience to his role as Vesta’s senior vice president and chief financial officer.

Q&A – Chair: Padraic White (Inaugural Chairman Louth Economic Forum and former Managing Director IDA-Ireland)

11.00: Coffee / Networking

 

11:15 : Fintech/ePayments sector in Ireland: Challenges to be overcome- Panel discussion

Chair – Richard Hanlon, Vesta Payments

Drew O’ Sullivan (European Angel Fund), Keith Fingleton (IDA), Noel Moran (FPAI / PrePaid Financial Services), Garrett Cassidy (Abarta Consulting)

 

11:45 Keynote Presentation- Chris Skinner

26db4b4

How FinTech is transforming payments”

Chair – Richard Hanlon, Vesta Payments

Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through his blog, the Finanser.com, as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank, and Chair of the European networking forum the Financial Services Club. He has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand, a FinTech Titan (Next Bank), one of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow (City AM, Deluxe and Jax Finance), as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News. His latest book, Digital Bank, provides a comprehensive review and analysis of the battle for digital banking and strategies for companies to compete.

He is also Chief Executive of Balatro Ltd, a research company, and a co-founder of the website Shaping Tomorrow, as well as a regular commentator on BBC News, Sky News and Bloomberg about banking issues.

“I can honestly say this is one of the best books that I’ve read on the subject matter around what constitutes banking in the present, past and future.”– David Brear, Digital Banking Director, Gartner Group

Q&A

 

12:30: Update on M1 Payments Corridor (Thomas McEvoy, Louth LEO)

Chair: Richard Hanlon and Alan Costello

 

12:45 pm: Light Lunch / Networking

 

 

13:40: Blockchain – Can Ireland take a leading position in Europe?

Chair – Keith Fingleton (IDA)

Stephen Moran (Bank of Ireland), Brendan Murray (IBM), John Mahon (Edgeverve)

 

 

14:20 Brexit: What does it mean for Ireland’s payments sector? – Panel discussion

Chair – Graham O’Rourke (Aphix Software)

Shane Brett (Gecko Governance), Ron Immink (British Irish Gateway),  Peter Oakes (Fintech Ireland)1ac3e8d

           

 

15:00: Conference Close – Graham O’Rourke

 

WHEN: 

Early Bird Tickets available now:
Eventbrite - National ePayments Conference

square-facebook-128

twitter-128icon-global-scale-local-reach@2x

 

 

map

Share:
Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on FacebookEmail to someone

paypal_2014_logo_detailIrish shoppers spent €4.3 billion in 2015 online. Online commerce is a huge market bursting with opportunity for companies of all-sizes. With the cluster of Payments service companies in the North East, Louth is ideally positioned to take advantage of new opportunities in the fast growing and evolving payments industry. Businesses can take advantage of these opportunities.

This event, hosted by PayPal, is your opportunity to learn how to capitalise on that growing trend. Anthony Rafferty, PayPal’s Director of Merchant Services, will explain their Braintree service which can offer your company free processing on the first €50,000 worth of transactions.

This seminar will be followed by a tour of PayPal’s facility in Dundalk, providing a unique insight into how the company operates.

Admission: FREE

Date: Tuesday, 8th March

Time: 14:00 – 16:00

Pre-booking is essential, so please register your interest here: http://bit.ly/1Oblpvi

Share:
Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on FacebookEmail to someone

An M1 ‘Digital Payments Cluster’ is a key part of the recently published NorthEast Action Plan for Jobs which proposes the creation of a ‘digital payments hub’ in Drogheda, and along the M1 economic corridor with the potential to create hundreds of sustainable new jobs.

The Minister for Business and Employment Ged Nash TD  launched the new Action Plan for Jobs for the North East/North West on November 30th, which aims to increase employment by 10-15%, resulting in 28,000 more jobs in the Border region by 2020.

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton speaking at the publication of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs in the North East/North West at the new Boann Distillery in Drogheda today. Photo: Andy Spearman.
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton speaking at the publication of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs in the North East/North West at the new Boann Distillery in Drogheda today. Photo: Andy Spearman.

According to the government’s IFS Strategy 2020, 35% of existing Financial Services jobs in Ireland are already based outside of Dublin. The creation of a new Payments Hub is a key action of the IFS Strategy document.

Launching the Action Plan for Jobs for the North East / North West at the new Boann Distillery in Drogheda, Minister Nash said, “We need to build on the recovery and the turnaround in economic fortunes to ensure there is further jobs growth and opportunities across County Louth. I believe the Digital Payments Cluster concept along the M1 Corridor, building on the success of Fintech companies such as Yapstone and Statestreet in Drogheda, PayPal, eBay and Vesta in Dundalk offers a critical mass of companies with the potential not just to scale and grow, but also to act as a magnet to other indigenous and FDI companies. The fact that the Mill is also expanding by building phase two of the enterprise centre with funding I secured means that more startup companies in this field will have a supportive home to start and scale their business.”

Within the North East and M1 Corridor, companies have access to the skills and expertise within the HEI sector to include Dundalk Institute of Technology as well as DCU through the strategic alliance between the two HEIs. Given the region’s proximity to the border, major opportunities also exist to facilitate and significantly support the development of the digital payments cluster by deepening and widening this supply chain across the M1 Corridor. The Mill (Drogheda Enterprise Centre Limited) and DkIT are proposing to undertake an action/business plan for this cluster with the following remit:

 

  1. To identify the best way in which the region can support the emergence of a digital payments cluster.
  1. To outline the range of enterprise development and R&D programmes to support the cluster’s development and to identify how these will be resourced to best support the development of the cluster.
  1. To explore national and international marketing initiatives for the development of the cluster, and to market the cluster.
  1. To develop a business/implementation plan for the realisation of the project.

 

According to Breanndán Casey, BDM of The Mill Enterprise Hub, “The cluster presence of a number of Payments service companies within the North-East region was identified as a strength at a recent Stakeholder meeting on the Regional Action Plan. Our recent  Payments Conference was a great success, and gave both large and small payment firms an opportunity to network, reflect on the state of the Payments industry on a national perspective, and hear the latest thoughts from leading innovators in the fast-growing sector. The Conference was completely sold out, and included two panels of companies from across Ireland, and international payments expert, David Birch. Additional contributors include Bynk, VESTA, Frontline VC, DKIT, Currency Fair, Aphix Software, DCU, Abarta Consulting, and the IDA. The Mill is working with industry players on the M1 Corridor, and with DKIT and DCU to develop the proposed M1 Payments Corridor, which would link the IFS with Belfast via Dublin airport, Drogheda and Dundalk. ”

The Action Plan also includes examining the establishment of a Business Innovation centre in Louth. Minister Nash continued “I also strongly support the idea of establishing a Business and Innovation Centre in the county in order to meet the target of increasing startups in the county by 25%. But, it is not just about increasing the number of new businesses and entrepreneurs – it is about ensuring that they survive and thrive and the track record of BICs in other parts of the country shows that assisted companies have a survival rate of more than 75%.”

Other key targets in the plan specifically aimed at Drogheda and the wider Co. Louth area include:

  • IDA and Enterprise Ireland will work with industry, The Mill in Drogheda and DkIT and DCU to develop a Digital Payments Cluster in the area
  • Explore the potential to establish a new regional Business and Innovation Centre in Drogheda
  • IDA will continue to market the IDA Business & Technology Park in Drogheda in order to enhance the attractiveness of the area for foreign direct investment (FDI)
  • Win 30-40% more Foreign Direct Investment for the region
  • Build on the Ireland’s Ancient East brand, including positioning Drogheda as the Gateway to the Boyne Valley, to grow tourism employment by 25% by 2025
  • Increase the number of startups in County Louth by 25%
Share:
Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on FacebookEmail to someone

On 9th October 2015, The E-Payments Conference “Payments – The Opportunity for Collaboration and Scaling” took place at City North Hotel where guest speaker David Birch, from London-based Consult Hyperion, which specialises in secure electronic transfers, spoke on the future of the e-payments sector.

E-Payments Conference
Denis Cummins, President DKIT, Ged Nash, TD, Minister of State, Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Dave Birch, Consult Hyperion, Richard Hanlon, VESTA and Brian MacCraith, President DCU at the “Payments – The Opportunity for Collaboration and Scaling” E-Payments Conference at the City North Hotel.
Photo: Jenny Matthews

9.30am: Welcome Address: Ged Nash, TD, Minister of State, Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.

E-Payments Conference
Ged Nash, TD, Minister of State, Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation at the “Payments – The Opportunity for Collaboration and Scaling” E-Payments Conference at the City North Hotel.
Photo: Jenny Matthews

9.50am: Introduction by Dennis Cummins, President DKIT

Panel Discussion: Chaired by Richard Hanlon, Vesta
Vesta logoPanel: Brian MacCraith (President DCU), David Birch (Consult Hyperion), Denis Curran (IDA Ireland), Dave Anderson (Bynk.me), Garrett Cassidy (Abarta Consulting).

  • State of Payments Sector in Ireland
  • Regionalisation / Opportunities for smaller Fintech Companies
  • R&D in Payments Sector
E-Payments Conference
Denis Cummins, President DKIT at the “Payments – The Opportunity for Collaboration and Scaling” E-Payments Conference at the City North Hotel.
Photo: Jenny Matthews
E-Payments Conference
Richard Hanlon, VESTA at the “Payments – The Opportunity for Collaboration and Scaling” E-Payments Conference at the City North Hotel.
Photo: Jenny Matthews
E-Payments Conference
Panel, Denis Curran, IDA, Brian Mac Craith, President DCU, Dave Anderson, Bynk.me, Garrett Cassidy, Abarta Consulting and David Birch, Consult Hyperion at the “Payments – The Opportunity for Collaboration and Scaling” E-Payments Conference at the City North Hotel.
Photo: Jenny Matthews

11.20am: Keynote Presentation – David Birch, Consult Hyperion
“The Future of Payments Industry”

E-Payments Conference
David Birch, Consult Hyperion

David BirchDavid Birch is a Director of London-based, Consult Hyperion, the IT consultancy that specialises in secure electronic transactions. He is an internationally-recognised thought leader in digital identity and digital money, was named one of Wired magazine’s global top 15 favourite sources of business information, listed in the European “Power 50” for digital financial services, rated a NextBank “Fintech Titan” and ranked Europe’s most influential commentator on the emerging payments field. His latest book “Identity is the New Money” was published in April 2014.

 

12.20pm: VC/Startup Panel Discussion – Chaired by Alan Costello, Ruby Consulting
Panel: Frontline VC (Will Prendergast, Partner), CurrencyFair (Chief Operating Officer, Michael O’Donovan), Aphix Software (Graham O’Rourke, CEO), Brendan McCormack (Enterprise Ireland), Dermot Berkery (Delta Partners).

E-Payments Conference

1.15 pm: Light Lunch / Networking

E-Payments Conference
Irene McCausland, DKIT and Alan Costello, Ruby Consulting at the “Payments – The Opportunity for Collaboration and Scaling” E-Payments Conference at the City North Hotel.
Photo: Jenny Matthews
E-Payments Conference
Breanndán Casey, The Mill, Thomas McEvoy, Louth LEO and Denis Curran, IDA at the “Payments – The Opportunity for Collaboration and Scaling” E-Payments Conference at the City North Hotel.
Photo: Jenny Matthews
E-Payments Conference
Fintin Byrne and Michael O’Donovan from CurrencyFair at the “Payments – The Opportunity for Collaboration and Scaling” E-Payments Conference at the City North Hotel.
Photo: Jenny Matthews
E-Payments Conference
“Payments – The Opportunity for Collaboration and Scaling” E-Payments Conference at the City North Hotel.
Photo: Jenny Matthews
E-Payments Conference
“Payments – The Opportunity for Collaboration and Scaling” E-Payments Conference at the City North Hotel.
Photo: Jenny Matthews
E-Payments Conference
Thomas McEvoy, LEO louth and Deirdre Craven, IDA Ireland at the “Payments – The Opportunity for Collaboration and Scaling” E-Payments Conference at the City North Hotel.
Photo: Jenny Matthews
E-Payments Conference
Adam Jermyn, BOI and Eoin Kinsella, Elavon at the “Payments – The Opportunity for Collaboration and Scaling” E-Payments Conference at the City North Hotel.
Photo: Jenny Matthews
E-Payments Conference
Brian MacCraith, President DCU with Bernadette Treanor, BEO Solutions at the “Payments – The Opportunity for Collaboration and Scaling” E-Payments Conference at the City North Hotel.
Photo: Jenny Matthews
E-Payments Conference
Ged Nash, TD, Minister of State, Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation with Graham O’Rourke, Aphix Software at the “Payments – The Opportunity for Collaboration and Scaling” E-Payments Conference at the City North Hotel.
Photo: Jenny Matthews

Birch 2025 PresentationE-Payments Conference

Share:
Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on FacebookEmail to someone

 

DL 13.10.15 E-Payments Conference

The E-Payments Conference “Payments – The Opportunity for Collaboration and Scaling” will take place at City North Hotel where guest speaker David Birch, from London-based Consult Hyperion, which specialises in secure electronic transfers, will speak on the future of the e-payments sector.

Agenda:

9.00am: Registration/Coffee

9.30am: Welcome Address: Ged Nash, TD, Minister of State, Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.

9.50am: Introduction by Dennis Cummins, President DKIT

Panel Discussion: Chaired by Richard Hanlon, Vesta
Vesta logoPanel: Brian MacCraith (President DCU), David Birch (Consult Hyperion), Denis Curran (IDA Ireland), Dave Anderson (Bynk.me)

  • State of Payments Sector in Ireland
  • Regionalisation / Opportunities for smaller Fintech Companies
  • R&D in Payments Sector

10.50am: Coffee / Networking

11.20am: Keynote Presentation – David Birch, Consult Hyperion
“The Future of Payments Industry”

David BirchDavid Birch is a Director of London-based, Consult Hyperion, the IT consultancy that specialises in secure electronic transactions. He is an internationally-recognised thought leader in digital identity and digital money, was named one of Wired magazine’s global top 15 favourite sources of business information, listed in the European “Power 50” for digital financial services, rated a NextBank “Fintech Titan” and ranked Europe’s most influential commentator on the emerging payments field. His latest book “Identity is the New Money” was published in April 2014.

Q&A

12.20pm: VC/Startup Panel Discussion – Chaired by Alan Costello, Ruby Consulting
Panel: Frontline VC (Will Prendergast, Partner), CurrencyFair (Chief Operating Officer, Michael O’Donovan), Aphix Software (Graham O’Rourke, CEO).

1.15 pm: Light Lunch / Networking

Details & Booking

Date: Friday, 9th October

Time: 9:00 – 13:15

Location: City North Hotel, M1

Cost: €20

Eventbrite - National E-Payments Conference

Share:
Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on FacebookEmail to someone