Mar 31 , 2010

Live video webcast will come direct from NACHA conference

HERNDON, Va—PAYMENTS, the annual conference of NACHA – The Electronic Payments Association, is expanding this year in a new way, further cementing its place as the largest payments education conference of its type in the U.S. Payments industry leaders – including executives from Fundtech Corporation, Coca-Cola Enterprises, U.S. Central, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Capital One – will lead a special thought leadership session, called PaymentsLIVE!™, at the conference. Fundtech, the session sponsor, will facilitate a discussion around the payments landscape in 2010 and how post-crisis, payments professionals can tackle challenges and seize the opportunity for future innovation and growth. The session will feature a live webcast with audience polling, and will take place at 11:15 a.m. Pacific on Monday, April 26, 2010, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle in front of a live audience of conference attendees.

 “The Fundtech PaymentsLIVE! session generates a new opportunity for PAYMENTS,” said conference chair Laura J. Listwan, AAP, CCM, senior vice president, U.S. Bank. “We’re excited about this innovative session because not only will it facilitate important commentary from industry experts on the strategies institutions have employed during the economic downturn and their impact on the future of payments, but it also will enable payments professionals around the world to join one exciting session via simulcast.”

Fundtech's PaymentsLIVE! - Thought Leadership Spotlight will investigate the significant changes that have resulted from the financial downturn over the last couple of years. Following the crisis, how are executives at some of the largest institutions in the world tackling issues such as increasing revenue opportunities by leveraging payments information while managing costs? How is the recession driving the need for better access to liquidity? The panel of leading payments executives will provide their perspectives on today’s most pressing issues and give insight into the opportunities they see following turbulent economic times. Speakers include the following individuals:

  • Marcie Haitema
    EVP, Correspondent Services, U.S. Central and NACHA Chairperson

  • Cynthia Murray
    SVP, Innovation & Development Executive, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

  • Sharon Petrey, CTP
    Corporate Director Treasury, Coca-Cola Enterprises

  • Colleen Taylor
    EVP, Treasury Management, Capital One

  • Leslie Bertha, CTP
    EVP, Global Sales & Relationship Mgmt., Fundtech Corporation

  • Moderator: George Ravich
    EVP & Chief Marketing Officer, Fundtech Corporation

“We are thrilled to bring this important industry discussion to the forefront of the PAYMENTS educational program,” said George Ravich, EVP and chief marketing officer, Fundtech Corporation. “We are delivering PaymentsLIVE! as a cutting-edge live webcast so that payments professionals who aren’t physically present at the conference can take advantage of the panel’s insights and join the discussion. As the payments industry becomes increasingly global and interconnected, we believe it’s crucial that executives at firms around the world have the ability to share ideas and weigh in on our industry’s challenges and solutions. Fundtech has been facilitating this discussion through its PaymentsLIVE! webinar series as part of its commitment to industry thought leadership.”

This session is sponsored by Fundtech Corporation andfeatures a live video webcast to a global audience, including time for audience questions. Registration for this session is required. To register for Fundtech's PaymentsLIVE! - Thought Leadership Spotlight, visit

In addition to this session, PAYMENTS 2010 offers more than 125 educational sessions and workshops and features speakers from financial institutions, companies, government agencies, consulting and research firms, service providers, and more. Sessions are organized along seven tracks — Automated Clearing House (ACH), risk & compliance, payments biz, corporate payment solutions, check electronification, global focus, and card solutions. Hot conference topics include ACH/check convergence, IAT and opportunities in international payments, mobile, P2P and B2B innovations, healthcare payments, social media and payments, prevailing risk management and security practices, and legal and regulatory developments

Fundtech Presents PaymentsLIVE!™ Watch this panel of industry leaders explain the trends shaping our industry's future. Participate in live polling and ask a question. It's almost like being in the room at this special event! The one-hour web conference will cover key topics such as: 

·         IAT risks & rewards
·         REMITTANCE DATA value-added services
·         GROWTH STRATEGIES for turbulent times

The Panel

·         U.S. Central: Marcie Haitema - NACHA Board Chairperson & EVP
Bank of America: Cynthia Murray - eCommerce Corporate Banking Executive
Capital One: Colleen Taylor -  EVP, Treasury Management
Coca-Cola Enterprises: Sharon Petrey, CTP -  Corporate Director Treasury
Fundtech Corporation: Leslie Bertha, CTP - EVP 

Monday April 26th 2:15 p.m. Eastern / 11:15 a.m. Pacific 
To register for this video webcast event go to




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