Thirteenth Annual Chicago Payments Symposium
September 24-25, 2013
The Chicago Payments Symposium uncovers emerging payment trends by bringing together industry experts from around the world to interact with a diverse group of high–level industry participants. This event is regarded as one of the premier industry payment conferences and provides a neutral forum to discuss the most pressing payments issues of the day, including public policy concerns.
As president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Sandra Pianalto has both national and local leadership responsibilities. She participates in the formulation of U.S. monetary policy, and she oversees 950 employees in Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Pittsburgh who conduct economic research, supervise financial institutions, and provide payment services to commercial banks and the U.S. government.
Pianalto joined the Bank in 1983 as an economist in the Research Department. She was appointed assistant vice president of public affairs in 1984, vice president and secretary to the board of directors in 1988, and first vice president and chief operating officer in 1993. She assumed her position as president in 2003. Read more...
Juan C. Zarate is a senior adviser to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the senior national security consultant and analyst for CBS News and a former deputy assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser. He advises companies and organizations on national, homeland, and finance-related security, technologies, and investments. He sits on the Board of Advisors for the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, the Board of Advisors for Regulatory DataCorp, and the Board of Directors for American Charities for Palestine.
Zarate served as the deputy assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for combating terrorism from 2005 to 2009. In this role, he was responsible for developing and overseeing the effective implementation of the U.S. government's counterterrorism strategy. He was also responsible for overseeing all policies related to transnational security threats, including counternarcotics, maritime security, hostages, international organized crime, money laundering, and critical energy infrastructure protection. Prior to joining the National Security Council, Zarate served as the first assistant secretary of the treasury for terrorist financing and financial crimes, where he led the Treasury Department's domestic and international efforts to attack terrorist financing, build comprehensive anti-money laundering systems and expand the use of the department’s powers to advance national security interests. Read more...
Session A: Electronification Strategies and the Future of the DDA
Session A: Enabling Ubiquity: Improvement Opportunities and Alternative Paths