CARD FORUM: TRANSFORMING CARDS & PAYMENTS
CARD FORUM: TRANSFORMING CARDS & PAYMENTS

Card Forum is built exclusively for card and payment executives at the industry’s leading issuers, networks, retailers and innovators. The program includes cutting edge insight from the industry’s most admired and innovative institutions.

Card Forum 2018 is designed to help you increase program performance to offset downward pressure on interchange, create loyalty campaigns that grow customer spend and engagement and stay well ahead of technological innovation. Between today’s increasing number of mobile payment platforms, evolving security threats and pressure to stay two steps ahead of changing customer behaviors, issuers are faced with both critical decisions and terrific opportunities for gaining wallet share. Card Forum will help you prepare for the changes ahead to ensure you make the most of these opportunities.

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Ralph Calvano - Card Forum 2018
Ralph Calvano
Chief Development Officer, FIS
Ralph Calvano - Card Forum 2018

Ralph has proven to be an exceptional leader, with more than 12 years under his belt at FIS. In his current position as Chief Development Officer of FIS’ Global Retail Payments division, he oversees technology development in support of the success and growth of the $2.8B division.

Following a distinguished career as an Army Captain, Ralph worked in the banking and payments field in operations, remote banking, alternative delivery systems and card services for EDS, NYCE and FDR before joining FIS in 2003 as Vice President of EFT services. After serving as GM of FIS Prepaid Solutions, Ralph briefly led processing services for the Green Dot Corporation, before returning to FIS in his current role.

Ralph consistently achieves results by building high-performing teams, defining business strategies and executing plans and objectives. This is no easy task for an operation that includes teams in 11 locations across the U.S., Canada, Poland, India and the U.K. Ralph is highly respected amongst his peers and his diverse team of over 1.000 employees.

Ralph earned an MBA from William Patterson University and a B.S. in accounting from Seton Hall. His professional accomplishments have received wide recognition through his unique ability and balance of strategic, client and operational focus to deliver results.

Highlights:
• Armed Forces Financial Network (AFFN) Board of Directors
• Formerly a member of the NBPCA (Network Branded Prepaid Card Association) Board of Directors

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