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The Importance of Enabling ISO 20022 to Access Data-Rich Insights

ISO 20022 is a faster, automated and efficient way of processing payments and business data (e.g., invoices, orders). By eliminating manual reconciliations and check usage, it saves costs and improves financial reporting, payments processing and user experience.

It’s more than just a payment standard or compliance issue – ISO 20022 is a global business imperative that speeds up cash flow and decreases back-end reconciliation nightmares.

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • What ISO 20022 is and why it is important.
  • How to be prepared with the best path toward a market readiness assessment.
  • Where the gaps are in your enterprise that will threaten market readiness.
  • How EPAM will guide you through the necessary steps to close those gaps.

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Partner, Advisory Services, Management Consulting, KPMG in Canada

Joleen has experience in the financial services environment spanning three decades. Joleen is a specialist in the payments space where she was a key participant and industry team member in the National Payment System transformation (regulation, systems, policies, structures, risk management and the establishment of the structures within the Payments Association of South Africa). A large portion of her responsibilities was to support the bank and central banks in eight countries with the implementation of the local RTGS systems, clearing & settlement agreements. This included the regulatory, collateral, processing (front, middle and back office) and rule-making aspects (e.g. AML/Sanctions/Compliance/KYC for domestic and cross-border payments) of the RTGS implementations.

Senior Manager, Intelligent Automation Consulting Senior Analyst, Global Payments, Celent

Gareth's research focuses on payments. As part of the payments team, his prime focus is on corporate payments, working closely with his colleagues in the corporate banking team.

He is a leading expert on:

  • bank payment processing and is the analyst who has been covering payment services hubs the longest in the industry;
  • payment networks and infrastructures, including Swift, ACH and Wires;
  • and real-time payments, a topic he has been active in since 2006, and has worked in on almost every continent.

Gareth has been widely quoted in the media, including American Banker, New York Times and BBC News, and is a frequent speaker at such events as Sibos, EBADay, NACHA Payments, as well as private events around the world.

Prior to Celent, Gareth worked for Secura Monde International, a leading cash consultancy; as Regional Research Director of European Payments at TowerGroup; and in corporate strategy at VocaLink Ltd, the UK ACH and ATM network.

Gareth has a Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying from the University of Portsmouth, and a Post-Graduate Degree in Information Science from the University of North London.

Senior Director, Account Management, EPAM Systems, Inc.

Prior to joining EPAM, Michael helped financial services clients accelerate digital transformation in both strategy and execution roles for Ernst & Young and Accenture. This included large-scale front office transformations, customer experience design, operational process re-engineering and optimization, change management and product development initiatives. He has spent much of his professional career in wealth management where he has helped firms adopt a product development mindset to improve the advisor and customer experience.

Michael started his career working for Northern Trust holding various roles spanning operations to front office advisor tools. He graduated from Indiana University and spent most of his life in the Chicago area. He now calls New York City home where he enjoys the city with his wife Seher and their son Luca.

Director, Open Banking & Payments, Americas 
EPAM Systems, Inc.

Walter has more than 30 years of experience in the payments industry.

Prior to joining EPAM, he led partnerships and business development for Plastiq, a FinTech company providing cash management services to enterprises, and was in a similar role with Clover, a Fiserv company. Before that, Walter spent ten years in key business development management roles in for MasterCard Worldwide where he developed strategic partnerships that helped the company monetize transaction-data. This included originating and managing deals with large banks, merchants, leading providers of information services, and payment industry firms worldwide.

Additionally, Walter spent five years at Visa, where he was Vice President of Commercial Payment Products and Multinational Sales, held a variety of positions with Citibank as well as senior management roles in payment start-ups Paradata Systems and Yaga, Inc. 

He is a graduate of Clark University in Massachusetts and the Executive Marketing Program at Columbia University in New York. A native New Yorker, he moved to San Francisco over 20 years ago where he now lives with his wife. Both Walter and his wife, Dory, are committed to social entrepreneurialism around the world.

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