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Project Futures

Mission Statement: The purpose of Project Futures is to provide members of the Emerging Payments association with insight and thought leadership on: new innovations and technological developments, emerging market trends, and the prospective future regulatory landscape in payments.

Background
Members of the Emerging Payments Association have frequently enquired as to why the Emerging Payments Association does not have a project that is centred around and focused on technology – specifically new, disruptive technologies. In light of this, the EPA has developed a project known as Project Futures. The purpose of Project Futures is to provide members of the Emerging Payments association with insight and thought leadership on: new innovations and technological developments, emerging market trends, and the prospective future regulatory landscape in payments.

Objectives
Project Futures will achieve this by acting as a catalyst for future-gazing on issues likely to affect members and the wider payments industry and to serve as a think tank on emerging payments. The ultimate outcome from the delivery of this project is to add value to the EPA’s membership offering by promote Emerging within the EPA’s name. In striving to do so, the project will firmly position the association and its members at the cutting-edge of the payments industry.

Project Futures will deliver this through a series of workshops that will identify from these drivers; who is impacted, why is it an issue, what technologies are organisations looking at to resolve this business driver, how they are impacted, and what barriers lie ahead.

Project Futures Team

Lead

David Core – Head of Strategy, Bacs

Support

Peter Cocks – Consultant, Consulting Stream
Chris Wessels – CTO, Paybase
Andrew Ducker – Principal Consultant, Huntswood
Frans Labuschagne – Country Manage UK/Eire, Entersekt
Simon Rodway – Pre-Sales Solutions Consultant, Entersekt
Mark Skinner – Cards Specialist, Metro Bank
Martin Stewart – CFO, Park Group
Mayank Gupta – Partner, K&L Gates
Daniel Melo – Senior Director Business Development, FICO
Carol Lemos – Senior Manager, Field Marketing – EMEA, FICO
Leigh Garner – Senior Manager, EMV Deployment EMEA, Discover Financial Services
James Henderson – Head of Structual Reform & Specialist FX, Barclays

Outline Deliverables

  • Quarterly member workshops, each on a different topic falling within scope of the strategic objectives.
  • Publish a series of post-workshop papers within one month of each workshop for distribution to members. Select one impactful extended paper a year for public distribution either at or shortly before the below mini-conference.
  • Annual one-day mini-conference or hot topics member insights event to present key workshop findings with the aim of passing on learnings from the workshops.

Project Futures is supported by our Benefactor: