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
FAQs
    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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Mamta Rodriguez
Mamta Rodrigues
Senior Vice President, Network & Strategic Relationships, Synchrony Financial
Mamta Rodriguez

As Senior Vice President of Network & Strategic Relationship, Mamta Rodrigues heads up the network relationships and key payments strategic partnerships for Synchrony Financial. Mamta is also a leader in the company’s innovation initiatives, partnering with the marketing and technology teams to deliver innovative solutions for our clients and partners in the rapidly evolving payments landscape.

Prior to joining Synchrony Financial, Mamta held two roles at Visa Inc. Most recently, she was part of the Innovations & Strategic Partnerships team and was a key member in growing Visa’s innovation agenda globally. Prior to that, Mamta was Head of Solutions and Partnerships at Visa, responsible for managing Visa’s digital payments solutions in emerging markets.

This included leading the company’s efforts in extending mobile financial and prepaid services to unbanked consumers, identifying innovative solutions and needs in emerging markets, and managing partnerships with key stakeholders in the multilateral, government and NGO community. She helped drive financial inclusion by creating payment solutions for the unbanked consumer. In her efforts, Mamta worked to develop the full payment ecosystem (acceptance, savings, usage) which ultimately creates use-cases for electronic payments, empowers the consumer and gains their trust to switch from cash to digital solutions.

Prior to Visa, Mamta worked at MasterCard Worldwide in a similar role where she drove government payments from check and cash to prepaid and also led the financial inclusion efforts for the company. Before joining MasterCard, Mamta worked for several years in various roles at American Express.

Prior to American Express, Mamta worked at NYU Stern and founded Stern Consulting Corps, the Mentorship program, and several other Strategic Initiatives at the Stern School which now are a pillar at the school under the Center for Strategic Initiatives. Mamta started her career as a financial analyst in the Financial Development Program at Digital Equipment Corporation. Mamta has lived and worked in several countries.

Mamta has an undergraduate degree in Economics and Mathematics from Boston University and an MBA from Stern, New York University. She is a guest lecturer at NYU Stern School of Business, a familiar speaker at the US Treasury and at events such as Obama’s African Summit, CARTES, and Columbia Business School Digital Financial Services & Emerging Payments Summit, amongst others. Mamta is also a Member of the International Advisory Group for Government Payments (part of the World Bank); a body of 20+ Government Treasury departments and private sector institutions globally developing recommendations for governments on electronic payments. She is a trusted advisor on digital payments to various organizations such as: CFPB, Gates Foundation, CFSI, ACCION, World Economic Forum, UN: BTCA, Women’s World Banking amongst others. Mamta is also the leader in creating and driving universal ID schemes in countries such as Nigeria, South Africa and India. She also was instrumental in creating the electronic payment landscape in Myanmar, Ghana, Peru, Columbia, Indonesia, Vietnam, India, Bangladesh, Kenya, Nigeria, Brazil, and Mexico.

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