Webinar: EMV Terminal Configurations – What Options Should Merchants Expect?

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. CT


The implementation of EMV in the US has been quite a bit more complex than the implementation of EMV in other countries due to a variety of reasons. Compounding that complexity, the US Federal Reserve has issued a clarifying statement as to the implementation of the Durbin Amendment which provides for some incremental configuration options for merchants. This webinar will walk through that statement, its impact on the EMV transaction flow and the customer experience, and talk at a high level about the paths to implement the elected option.  

Moderator: Laura Townsend, SVP, Operations, Merchant Advisory Group

Laura TownsendLaura serves as the SVP, Operations of the Merchant Advisory Group (MAG).  In this newly created MAG role, she is responsible for delivering on operational optimization strategies on behalf of MAG’s merchant members through collaboration with industry stakeholders which is an integral part of MAG’s overall strategic plan.  Laura is as an independent consultant to the Merchant Advisory Group and the broader retail community with focus on strategic planning, operational optimization strategies, and cost control tactics specific to consumer payments, emerging payment technologies and trends, and corporate cash management.  Previously, Townsend led corporate cash, consumer payment, and global digital product management initiatives including emerging innovative consumer experience opportunities at McDonald’s Corporation most recently as the Senior Director, Global Cashless & Digital Products. In addition, Laura has held various leadership roles on external industry boards and special interest groups with the objective to drive positive change in payments through multi-stakeholder collaboration and education.  Laura has an undergraduate degree from Northern Illinois University and is a native of Illinois.

Presenter:​ Lynn Holland, Vice President and Product Line Manager, ACI Worldwide

Lynn HollandLynn Holland, vice president and product line manager at ACI Worldwide, is responsible for merchant payments solutions with a primary focus on card-present and in-store payments.  A retail payments expert with more than two decades of leadership experience, Holland previously held roles at Shared Financial Systems, American Airlines - Sabre and S2 Systems.  

 Presenter: Pat Polillo, VP of Regional Solutions, Product Management, Verifone

Pat Polilolo headshotPat Polillo has more than 33 years of technical and payments experience in the Retail Industry.  Pat currently serves as VP of Regional Solutions, Product Management at Verifone providing input and direction on productizing solutions for the Retail Market. Prior to joining Verifone, Pat served as Vice President of Sales & Marketing at AJB Software Design and joined Verifone through the AJB acquisition in January of 2016. Pat has extensive knowledge in payments, POS systems, integrations and retail software knowledge. 

 Presenter: Brian Russell, Senior Technical Business Analyst, Verifone

Brian Russell headshotMr. Russell obtained his engineering degree in computer science at the University of Florida. For most of his 15+ years in payments, he served in lead developer/team lead roles for Verifone’s Petroleum division. Currently a Senior Technical Business Analyst, he is responsible for Verifone Petro’s EMV implementations, both indoors and at the AFDs. Mr. Russell is active in Conexxus, the petroleum industry’s standards body, where he helps develop standards to process EMV and mobile payments and chairs the Loyalty Working Group. At the U.S. Payments Forum, he is active in the Communications & Education Committee and the Petroleum Working Committee where he has spoken on topics including faster EMV and Petroleum Solutions for EMV at the AFDs.