2014 B2B Event-Agenda

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Innovation at the Intersection of Business and Payments 

October 15, 2014

The Lighthouse at Pier Sixty | New York, NY


7:30 – 8:45

Breakfast & Registration

Get Registered while mixing and mingling with other delegates

9:00 – 9:10

Welcome and Program Overview

Introduction Hosted By:


9:10 – 10:20

Opening Keynote and Fireside Q&A

Keynote: Where in The World Is Business?

Nouriel Roubini, Chairman, Roubini Global Economics & Professor of Economics, NYU’s Stern School of Business, will lead a spirited discussion of where businesses are conducting business globally and the obstacles and pressures they face as created by the world’s economic and political instabilities.


The Voice of the Business Roundtable

Nouriel’s keynote address will be immediately followed by The Voice of Business Roundtable where executives from some of global trade’s most influential players will discuss how the word’s current economic and political landscape will impact B2B payments and offer strategies that key players in the ecosystem need to consider in order to keep their businesses on track


10:20 – 10:40

Networking Break

10:40 – 10:50

Innovator Presentation I

Traditional methods of making global mass payments are often plagued with inefficiencies that can result in error. This session will showcase an innovative approach which solves these problems while reducing cost and offering a greatly enhanced user experience.

10:55 – 12:00

What Can We Learn from Consumer Payments?

A broad discussion on how consumer-centric technologies such as P2P, money remittances and others can offer best practices for innovating in B2B

  • PayPal & P2P
  • Money Remittances
  • Big Data

12:05 – 12:15

Innovator Presentation II

Enterprise Class Processing Application for Business

12:15 – 1:15


1:25 – 2:35

What’s Really Broken in B2B?

A deep discussion of the where the focus on B2B innovation should be – Corporates from various industry and functional business units will share their thoughts on where innovation is needed most and what is common across all segments.  

  • Where is more innovation and change needed?
  • Is it payment or the process?
  • Where are the end-users needs not being met?
  • Is the US really behind?
  • Do we need real-time payments?

2:35 – 2:55

Networking Break


2:55 – 3:05

Innovator Presentation III

Overview on the B2B payments space in Canada – hot button topics and nuances specific to this market

3:05 – 4:15

Innovation at Work

Examples of existing players leveraging their depth and breadth to develop alternative business models that challenge the status quo.

  • What new business models are emerging?
  • How are existing infrastructures being leveraged to play a new game?
  • Who should be worried and who’s best positioned to capitalize?
4:20 – 4:30

Innovator Presentation IV

Part product demo, part case study, a select group of innovators will take the stage and share how they are disrupting the norm and unlocking new sources of value in B2B



4:35 – 4:45

Innovator Presentation V

Overview of a B2B payment network that helps organizations transition from paper to electronic payments, including best practices to maximize adoption and network value.


The Future Makers Speak

A panel of venture capitalists sharing insight into where they see the market going and where they are placing bets + someone from the Fed or Treasury to weigh in on the governments role here.


Innovator Presentation VI

Part product demo, part case study, a select group of innovators will take the stage and share how they are disrupting the norm and unlocking new sources of value in B2B


Innovator Presentation VII

Learn how small and medium sized B2B companies are able to pay and get paid without risk or delays as they migrate to the internet as a growing sales channel.


Wrap up & Adjourn

6:20 – 7:30

Networking Cocktail Reception

Join us for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as you network with your peers and some of our innovators. 

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