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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Avin Arumugam1
Avin Arumugam
Senior Vice President, Internet of Things, Visa
Avin Arumugam1

Avin Arumugam joined Visa in May 2016 as the Senior Vice President of Internet of Things (IoT). Arumugam, brings his diverse experience in payments to one of the largest categories of opportunity, IoT, for growing digital payments.

In this role at Visa, Arumugam is responsible for managing and driving partnerships and collaboration with IoT leaders and enablers. With more than 12 years of payments experience, Arumugam has expertise in launching innovative payment solutions at three payments industry pioneers – First Data, PayPal and JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Pior to joining Visa, Arumugam was the head of next generation payment products at JPMorgan Chase & Co. In this role, he worked with both internal and external partners to innovate on new payment products for the company. Notably, he spearheaded and ran the Apple Pay and Samsung Pay initiatives for the firm, as well as led the development and deployment of JPMorgan’s proprietary solution, Chase Pay.

As an early member of the PayPal mobile team, Arumugam focused primarily on rolling out global mobile applications and features that delighted customers worldwide. He also worked on the Emerging Mobile Markets in Latin America, partnering with telecom providers as well as banking and financial institutions to expand PayPal’s presence in the region. Prior to PayPal mobile, Arumugam was the business and strategic owner for the PayPal Pay Flow Gateway, which processed 25 percent of all U.S. e-commerce transactions.

At First Data, Arumugam worked on a wide array of payment products. He pioneered and rolled out the first RFID gift card program for First Data, which has become the foundation for the company’s mobile strategy. He was also responsible for directing and managing First Data’s entire portfolio of e-commerce platforms including Link Point/Your Pay gateway, EFS Net and Encompass.

Arumugam earned his undergraduate degree in Physics and Computer Science from the University of Colorado, Boulder and his MBA through a joint program between Columbia Business School and Haas School of Business at Berkeley.

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