WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), the global trade association representing the payments technology industry, will unite Boston's tech and payments community at MIT's Media Lab for TRANSACT Tech Boston on September 13. TRANSACT Tech Boston brings investors, merchants, tech companies, and financial institutions together for a full day of fintech education and networking. Topics include taking advantage of the future of payments, the merchant's take on the payments industry, how to invest in the financial space, and the current state of innovation and disruption. Space is limited, and registration is open at: www.electran.org/ttboston.
"Payments technology is changing rapidly in Boston and across the country," said ETA CEO Jason Oxman. "TRANSACT Tech Boston is a unique opportunity for industry executives to make new connections and keep their businesses relevant, secure and growing."
As the nonprofit trade association of the payments technology industry, ETA represents more than five hundred of the world's largest and most innovative companies. From partnerships between banks and startups to peer-to-peer lending, financial institutions, merchants and tech companies are linking up to revolutionize this growing industry. TRANSACT Tech Boston lets industry titans connect with innovative disruptors and delve into the future of financial services.
Event highlights include:
- The Merchant Perspective on Paymentswith merchants giving their perspective on EMV, tokenization, and security featuring Paul Murray, Director, Marketing and Innovation, Dunkin Brands, Perry Kramer, Vice President and Practice Lead, Boston Retail Partners, and Ayr Muir, Founder & CEO, Clover Food Lab.
- Keynote Presentationby MIT's Managing Director of Connection Science David Schrier, who will provide actionable insight into payments entrepreneurship, disruption, innovation and the financial services startup scene in Boston.
- CEO Roundtable: Seizing the Future of Payments with Avidia Bank CEO Mark O'Connell, Cayan CEO Henry Helgeson, and AliasWire CEO and Founder Hoss Mohsenzadeh discussing how to redefine and reengineer your core business in a time of disruption.
- Investing in the Payments Space including a group of veteran investors talking about what makes them write startups a check.
- Blockchain Payments Bake Off which gives startups a chance to showcase their blockchain product or service in front of potential investors and partners, moderated by MIT Media Lab's very own Lecturer and Research Scientist Dazza Greenwood.
TRANSACT Tech Boston is the latest in ETA's series of networking and educational events in the fast-growing technology hubs around the country. Registration is now open, with rates starting at $20.00 for students. Onsite registration will also be available.
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The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) is the global trade association representing more than 500 payments and technology companies.
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