PAYTHINK: THE PREMIER BANK-FOCUSED FORUM
PAYTHINK: THE PREMIER BANK-FOCUSED FORUM

PayThink is focused on the rapidly changing, inter-connected markets of debit, credit, mobile, prepaid and digital payments. As we move toward a cashless society and payments become less visible, PayThink provides payments executives with forward-thinking ideas and strategies to ensure banks maximize their opportunities to become the default payment method, and keep abreast of innovations in credit scoring, faster payments, analytics, security and fraud detection.

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    Arizona Biltmore

    • 2400 East Missouri Avenue

    • Phoenix, AZ 85016


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FAQs
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    1. What is PayThink anyways?

      • PayThink is the premier bank-focused forum to hear from leading debit issuers, mobile payments mavens, prepaid executives, merchants and merchant acquirers on the strategies that are going to be driving growth in 2018. It is the place to see innovative startups and solution providers demonstrate the best of today and tomorrow's capabilities.

    2. Who are the organizers of the event?

      • PayThink is brought to you by SourceMedia, publishers of PaymentsSource, American Banker, and Bank Technology News and a number of other financial services industry publications.

    3. Who will attend PayThink?

      • Bank Card Issuers, Credit Unions, Networks, Merchants, Government Officials and Solution Providers.

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Arif Ahmed1
Arif Ahmed
SVP, Mobile Payments & Emerging Tech Innovation, U.S. Bank
Arif Ahmed1

Arif Ahmed is the SVP of Payments & Emerging Tech Innovation at U.S. Bank. His current area of focus is on digital transformation of payments business, building eco-system partnerships and developing/testing new ideas/opportunities in the digital payments/banking space. Prior to U.S. Bank, Arif worked at MPOWER Venture/Rev Worldwide –a VC & a group of fintech companies focused on emerging financial services– where he held various executive roles ranging from heading product and technology for the global prepaid card business to heading individual portfolio companies. Prior to MPOWER, Arif was the Group Head of Strategic Initiatives & Business Development at United Bank, one of the largest banks in Pakistan, with international footprint. In these roles, he has been responsible for a number of key transformation initiatives –both in the U.S. and internationally—such as, launch of a major online banking service; launch of one of the first mobile P2P & branchless banking services; launch of one of the first digital cross-border remittance products; launch of multiple payment card issuance & acceptance products—in several countries; and the launch of Apple, Samsung & Android Pay at U.S. Bank. Besides his focus on emerging payments, Arif is also conducting research in emerging AI & machine learning technologies for UX personalization, fraud risk management, contextualized advisory and digital assistants.

Prior to these roles, Arif held various technical and strategy & business development roles at Motorola and 3Com.

Arif has an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and obtained his B.S. and PhD. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.

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