Evolution Education Day 2018 is designed for payments industry professionals who have an interest in learning about cutting-edge faster payments topics, helping financial institutions and fintech companies successfully compete, prepare for growth within the changing financial industry market and network with peers with multiple backgrounds and experience. Whether you are a seasoned industry executive, or just beginning a career within the payment industry, we have customized an Education Day which will leave all attendees with a connection to industry resources and top industry experts, which will help your organization when faced with important decision during 2019. We look forward to seeing you!

2018 Evolution Education Day Agenda


7:30 AM - 7:45 AM 


8:00 AM

Opening Remarks

8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

Why You Need to Be A Strategic Partner to Your Business Customers

Speaker: David Peterson, President, U.S. Dataworks, Inc.  Sugar Land TX

 As financial institutions ponder the changes in delivering financial services, it becomes increasingly evident that focusing on businesses should be a high priority.  They are your best, most profitable customers or members. The question we should be asking is WHY would a business customer want to bank with us?  By examining that “WHY”, you can focus on business services that go beyond tactical and provide a benefit beyond traditional financial services.  When FIs assist businesses in lowering their costs, provide business growth assistance or enhance the customer experience, you become a strategic partner. This session will highlight the specific opportunities FI

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Harvesting Innovation: How to Create New Efficiencies in the Digital World

Speaker: Jorge Jimenez, CEO of eZforex.com, Chairman of Juniper Payments

The moves to make now and what to wait for. The Speaker will talk about Artificial Intelligence, API’s, and Blockchain technology and their applications in our day to day business. Focusing on a case study on how a FI in California managed to implement a new international payments mechanism capitalizing on blockchain technology and Same Day ACH. This is the first case of a real-life blockchain cross-border transaction from a credit union, Ripple, and EZFOREX.

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

How’s Reg CC and the RDC Indemnity Shaping Up at Your Financial Institution

Speaker: Angie Smith, AAP, NCP, SVP, Professional Development Events, WesPay

It’s been a few months since the proposed  changes Reg CC and the RDC Indemnity around Remote Deposit Capture went into effect and everyone in still trying to get their head around the best approach to help mitigate risk.  Come hear an industry expert discuss how things are working and the industry is working to address customer concerns while maintaining an adequate risk appetite.

 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM


12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

NEW Alabama Data Breach Notification Law

Speakers: Paul Carruba, Scott Jones & Stephen Walsh, Partners, Adams and Reese, LLP

This session will look at the new Alabama Data Breach Notification Law, how it relates to requirements of the Privacy Rule and Safeguards Rule of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and Regulation P, and Some Best Practices for Financial Institutions to Consider

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Emerging Cyber Threats for Financial Institutions

Speaker: Tara Brewer, IT Analyst, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, US Department of Homeland Security

A high-level threat landscape overview followed by DHS resources to assist organizations in combating these threats:

  • Review of adversaries who target U.S. based organizations, identifying methods being used to exfiltration data
  • DHS resources to assist in improving organizational resiliency through proactive measures
  • DHS resources for information sharing for notification
  • DHS resources for reported an incident

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Risk Management-Taking on new Risks Requires a new approach to Risk Management

Speaker: Sean Carter, AAP, NCP, President and CEO of NEACH 

Financial Institutions and their customers must make choices about what payment systems they will participate in and how complex they will get in any given system.  They make those choices for a number of reasons and the reason is not required to be logical but what is required is that risk is managed appropriately.   Whether you are a new ODFI or a company that is trying out mobile RDC the choice you made requires that you identify your new risks and develop new processes to mitigate those risks.   Change is scary only if you are planning to do the exact same things in response to the change.