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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Sang W. Ahn1
Sang W. Ahn
VP & General Manager, Samsung Pay, Inc.
Sang W. Ahn1

Mr. Ahn is the VP & General Manager of Samsung Pay, Inc., responsible for driving the business and operations of Samsung’s mobile wallet in the U.S. Mr. Ahn has been involved in Samsung Pay from day one by leading the investment and then strategic acquisition of a proprietary technology that became the basis for Samsung Pay’s Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST). Today he leads teams in Silicon Valley, Boston, and New York City working closely with Samsung divisions in the U.S. and Korea. Mr. Ahn also leads the commercialization of select new technologies into consumer services for the U.S. market. He reports to the Global EVP of Software & Services at Samsung Electronics.

Previously Mr. Ahn was the Managing Director and Head of East Coast Investments for Samsung’s Global Innovation Center (GIC). GIC builds, buys, invests, and partners with innovative startups that can make a strategic impact for Samsung. At Samsung he invested in LoopPay (payments, acquired by Samsung), Automated Insights (language processing, acquired by Vista Equity) and Wevr (software and content for virtual reality).

Prior to Samsung, Mr. Ahn was a Principal at Dawntreader Ventures (a $300mm venture fund based in New York) where he served as a lead investor and Board Director of companies that have been acquired by leading technology companies such as Google, EMC, VeriSign, and IAC.

As an entrepreneur, Mr. Ahn was the founder and President of Glenkirk Advisors (technology advisory) and Founder & CEO of AhnWalker Therapeutics (novel drug development). Mr. Ahn is a current Board Director of MarketFactory, an emerging financial technology company.

Mr. Ahn is a husband and father of two daughters and resides in Palo Alto, CA.

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