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A Common Real Time Network for Payments Interoperability?

A Common Real Time Network for Payments Interoperability?

27 January 2015

A Common Real Time Network for Payments Interoperability?

Envision a European network of payments, in any format, made anywhere, and processed in real time. Would the surmounting the challenge of this set up outweigh the benefits and cost savings for consumers and businesses?

Who will be the gainers and losers among the stakeholders, and what will shape the eventual roadmap for this vision. Join the debate among the insiders as they bring about this panel discussion.

  • Why do the stakeholders want a new network?
  • Is the SEPA interoperability vision deliverable?
  • Can an integrated cards and ACH real time network be built?
  • What will be the impact on Europe’s card/ACH schemes and processors?
  • What are the build options, risks and outcomes?

Panelists include:
John Broxis | Managing Director, PRETA S.A.S. , MyBank
Wolf Kunisch, | Director of the Financial Processing & Software Licensing global business line, Worldline,
Chaired by Chris Jones| Principal Consultant, PSE Consulting, London

John Broxis has been working in payments and banking systems since 1997 with Logica in London and Saudi Arabia. He moved to EBA CLEARING in 2002 to support the development and launch of STEP2, thepan-European ACH. In 2007, he became Director of STEP2 taking the platform through SEPA migration to be the largest clearing system in Europe, and one of the most sophisticated globally. In 2010, John created MyBank, a pan-European e-authorisation solution for online payments, which went live in 2013. In 2014, MyBank was moved to a separate company, PRETA S.A.S. with John as Managing Director.

Wolf Kunisch is a graduate of the Technische Universität Berlin and of INSEAD’s MBA program. He began his career as a project manager at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in Stuttgart, Germany and in Paris. He joined the Atos group in 2000, where he performed management functions in innovative and international business development. He is currently responsible for the Group’s Financial Processing & Software Licensing global business line as well as its German and Eastern Europe geographical zones, and has been in charge of Worldline in Germany since 2010 and in Austria since 2013.

Chris Jones, is a Principal Consultant with nine years experience working for PSE Consulting and Accenture. He has worked for many of the major payments and mobile telecommunication firms, assisting in developing their business strategies and implementing change programmes. Chris has recently been extensively involved in the prepaid market and is recognised as one of the market’s foremost commentators. He has recently published a number of articles and reports into Europe’s prepaid market.

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