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Monday, October 22 • 10:10am - 10:40am
Debate: Will Blockchain Replace Today's Payments Platforms?

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One of the most debated new payments technologies is blockchain. In this Oxford-style debate, two respected industry practitioners will argue for and against the case that blockchain will replace today’s payments platforms. Ripple will argue in favor of blockchain’s merits, citing the design of distributed ledger technology as superior to legacy architectures. FIS will defend the industry’s current approach, noting its scale, security, broad adoption and efficiency. The session will begin and conclude with a poll to gauge the audience’s opinion. Yea or Nay? Which do you believe?

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Tony Hayes

Partner, Oliver Wyman
Tony is the global head of Oliver Wyman's Payments practice, based in the firm's Boston office. Tony leads a worldwide team of partners and consultants to serve stakeholder across the payments value chain (including issuers, ATM deployers, networks, acquirers, merchants and private... Read More →

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Esther Pigg

SVP Product Strategy, FIS Payments, FIS
Esther leads the Product Strategy team for FIS Banking & Payments that spans core banking, retail and corporate payments, merchant, network, fraud and loyalty programs. By maintaining a 360 view of future trends and competitive impacts to the banking and payments landscape, the Product... Read More →
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David Schwartz

Chief Technology Officer, Ripple
David Schwartz is Chief Technology Officer at Ripple. David is one of the original architects of the Ripple consensus network. Prior to joining Ripple, David Schwartz was Chief Technical Officer for WebMaster Incorporated, a Santa Clara software developer. He developed encrypted cloud... Read More →

Monday October 22, 2018 10:10am - 10:40am PDT
The Vault at Titian Ballroom, Level 2