How Can SMBs Get Ahead Of The Payments Game?

Webinar: Wednesday, March 30 at 1:00 PM EST

Small and medium businesses (SMBs) make up nearly half of the private sector payroll in the U.S., but they face enormous challenges when it comes to managing their cash flows.  So how are SMBs tapping into new technologies to solve problems in how they pay, get paid and manage their money?

Join Karen Webster, CEO of, and Paul Bridgewater, CEO of Sage Payment Solutions, for a digital discussion on Wednesday, March 30, at 1:00 PM (EST) as they take a closer look at the results of the SMB Technology Adoption Index and explore what it says about where SMBs see themselves and what they should be doing to improve.

Some of the topics we’ll cover include:

  • 6 months into the EMV mandate, where do SMBs stand on implementing card chip technology?
  • What impact does a company’s customer base have on its technology adoption level?
  • Which aspects of the payment cycle causes the most frustration for SMB owners and what can we do to ease the stress?

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Paul Bridgewater

CEO of Sage Payment Solutions 

Paul Bridgewater serves as chief executive officer for Sage Payment Solutions, the payments division for Sage North America. He has nearly 20 years of experience and achievement in the international payments industry, spanning Europe and the Americas.

Before joining Sage in 2015, Paul was the group executive and general manager of global product and innovation for TSYS. Prior to that, he worked for the international merchant services business at NatWest Group, and then worked across Europe with Citibank, serving in numerous business development, product management, sales, and distribution positions. After five years at Citibank, he moved to the U.S. to serve as the senior vice president of global payment services for Digital River.

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Karen Webster

CEO of Market Platform Dynamics

Karen Webster is one of the world’s leading experts on payments, commerce and retail innovation and a strategic advisor to CEOs and Boards of multinational players in those sectors. As CEO of Market Platform Dynamics, she works extensively with the most innovative players in the payments, financial services, mobile, retail, B2B, digital media and technology sectors to help them maximize the value of their platform assets, design disruptive new business models and ignite and monetize new innovation. Karen also serves as a member of the advisory board for several emerging companies.




Our data and analytics team has developed a number of creative methodologies and frameworks that measure and benchmark the innovation that’s reshaping the payments and commerce ecosystem. Check out our latest Digital Fraud Report:


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