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2017 Webinar Schedule

This is the MAG’s 2017 webinar schedule. It may be adjusted to accommodate industry developments. We welcome topic submissions as well as speaker recommendations for any topics below or future webinars. Please send them to MAG Staff.

Don’t forget to check back periodically for updates.




Merchant Routing -
Strategy & Execution Insights
January 18, 2017
Moderator: Liz Garner (SVP,
Policy & Public Affairs​, MAG)
Presenters: Doug Kantor (Government Affairs/Public Policy & Partner, Steptoe) and
Laura Townsend (SVP, Operations, MAG) 

The Deferred EMV Liability Shift- Secondary Implications for the Petroleum and Convenience Store Industry 
 February 28, 2017
Moderator: Laura Townsend (SVP, Operations, MAG)
Presenters: Steve Mathison (Senior Vice President of Acquiring Payments, First Data) and Tom Nipper (Executive Director Global Enterprise Solutions, Chase Commerce Solutions)

Data Breach Claims & Managing Cyber Risk with the MAG CyberRisk Hub®
March 22, 2017
Presenters: Mark Greisiger (President, NetDiligence®) and Mike Richoux (Account & Project Manager, NetDiligence®)
 What's Next for MDL 1720, the Supreme Court Declines to Hear the Appeal
April 4, 2017 
Moderator: Mark Horwedel (CEO, MAG)
Presenter: Jeffrey Shinder (Managing Partner, Constantine Cannon)

Advocating Operations Best Practices –
MAG’s Momentum
April 26, 2017
Presenters: Kristy Cook (Director, Payment Acceptance Technology, Target Stores) and Laura Townsend (SVP, Operations, MAG)
EMV: Lessons Learned, Network Differences and the 2017 Spring Release
May 23, 2017
Moderator: Kristy Cook  (Director, Payment Acceptance Technology, Target Stores) 
Presenter: Steve Cole (Senior Product Manager for EMV, Vantiv) 
Trends in Chargebacks and Fraud
June 14, 2017
Moderator: Jim DuBoyce (Senior Consultant,
W. Capra Consulting Group)
Presenters: Gary Cardone (CEO, Chargebacks911), June Compton (Senior Director Dispute Resolution, Heartland Payment Systems), and John Valencia (Manager, Online Asset Protection,

EMV Terminal Configurations – What Options Should Merchants Expect?

 June 28, 2017
Moderator: Kelly Andrus (Manager, Payment Card Services, Tesoro Refining and Marketing)
Presenters: Drago Dzerve (VP Product Management, Verifone), Wes Haworth (Director Product Management, Verifone), and Pat Polillo (VP of Regional
Solutions, Verifone)

Dynamic Currency Conversion – The Benefits and Best Practices for Program Success

 July 27, 2017 
Moderator: Steve Herrmann (Senior Vice President, Industry Sales Executive, BAMS)
Presenters: Brian Borneman (Vice President, Product Manager, BAMS) and Nicole Lubrano (Assistant Vice President, Product Manager, BAMS)

Merchant Cards & Wallets


Tokenization & Biometrics - 
The Considerations 

 August 9, 2017
Moderator: Laura Townsend, (SVP Operations, MAG) 
Judith McGuire (PULSE) and Manish Nathwani (Shazam) 

Brand Policy Update - Fall Release


MAG Town Hall Discussion - 
Strategic Plans for 2018 

December  Presenters: Mark Horwedel (CEO, MAG) and Laura Townsend (SVP, Operations, MAG) 

2016 Webinars




How does the Durbin Amendment compare to the new EU Interchange Fee Regulation?

January 14, 2016

Speakers: Speaker: Brendan Doyle (CEO, CMSpi) and Alistair Combes (SVP – Knowledge & Products, CMSpi)

New Omni Channel Payments Findings 

March 31, 2016  
Speaker: Lynn Holland (ACI Worldwide Payments) 
The controversy and concern over EMV Debit at the Point of Sale

May 2, 2016 

Moderator: Liz Garner (MAG)  
Speakers: ​Trent Addington (Best Buy), Kathy Hanna (The Kroger Co.), Doug Kantor (Steptoe & Johnson, LLP), and Bryan Penny (Nordstrom)

Use of Consumer Authentication in eCommerce: 2016 Survey Results

May 12, 2016
Moderator: Amy Sellheim (MAG)
Speakers: Tara Lavelle (CardinalCommerce) and Justin McDonald (The Fraud Practice)

 Streamlining Web Payments

June 21, 2016

Moderator: Ian Jacobs (W3C)
Panelists: Adrian Bateman (Microsoft), Nick Telford-Reed (Worldpay), Zach Koch (Google), and Adrian Hope-Bailie (Ripple)

The Legal Landscape in Payments After the Demise of the Interchange Settlement

July 21, 2016 
Moderator: Mark Horwedel (MAG)  
Presenter: Jeffrey I. Shinder (Constantine Cannon LLP) 

Pandora’s Box:  Digital Wallets and the Honor All Devices Rules

July 27, 2016
Moderator: Liz Garner (MAG)  
Adam Levitin (the Georgetown University Law Center)
Swipe, Scan, Dip or Tap: What Everyone Needs to Know About the Changing Face of Payments

August 9, 2016
Presenters:  Caitlin Donahue (Vice President of Public Affairs, CRAFT | Media/Digital), Sinead Casey (Deputy Manager, CRAFT | Media/Digital), and Sarah Fink (Account Executive, CRAFT | Media/Digital)
 Account Updater: The Value to Merchants and their Customers
August 23, 2016
Moderator: Hannah Thurmond (FedEx)  
Panelists: Amy Alterman (VISA) and Sharon Rosano (MasterCard) 


2015 Webinars




Navigating the U.S. EMV Migration

January 13, 2015

Speaker: Stephanie Ericksen (Vice President, Risk Products, VISA)

Transaction Routing In Digital Commerce

January 22, 2015

Moderator: Mark Horwedel (CEO, MAG)
Speaker: Doug Kantor (Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP) and Abby Kelley (Director of Sales, Acculynk)

Cyber Risk: Threats, Loss Control, Liability & Claims

March 30, 2015

Moderator: Chris Priebe (Director, Payments and Risk, Southwest Airlines)
Mark Greisiger (President, NetDiligence®) and John Mullen (Managing Partner,  Philadelphia Region/Chair, US Data Privacy & Network Security, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP)

Dept. of Justice Wins Over American Express: The Decision, Next Steps, and Merchant Impact
April 1, 2015
Moderator: Kathy Hanna (Director, Enterprise Payments & Store Support, The Kroger Co.)
Speaker: Richard A. Arnold (Attorney, Kenny Nachwalter)

 Digital Commerce Update
April 16, 2015 
Speaker: Rene Pelegero (President & Managing Director Retail Payments Global Consulting Group)
Dynamic Currency Conversion: To Do or Not to Do?
 May 12, 2015
Speakers: Lee Jurgens (Director, Sales and Cash Audit, Ralph Lauren) and Brian Frey (Head of GlobalChoice Product, N.A. for First Data)
MAG Town Hall Discussion
 June 24, 2015
Speakers: Mark Horwedel (CEO, MAG) and Liz Garner (VP, MAG) 
Bitcoin: The Future of Money

 July 22, 2015
Speaker: Sonny Singh (Chief Commercial Officer, BitPay) 
The American Express Decision: Merchant Pricing Options
July 28, 2015 
Speaker: Doug Kantor (Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP) 
 Managing Cyber Risk with the MAG CyberRisk Hub®
October 14, 2015 
Speakers: Mike Richoux (NetDiligence® eRiskHub® Support Team) and
John Mullen (Managing Partner,  Philadelphia Region/Chair, US Data Privacy & Network Security, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP) 

  Rethinking CNP 
November 18, 2015  
Moderator: Troy Carrothers (SVP, Retail Payment Solutions & Multi-Channel Sales and Service, Kohl's Department 
Stores, Inc.)
Speakers: Bob Reany (SVP, Authentication Service, MasterCard), Mark Nelsen (Head of Risk Products and Business Intelligence,Visa Inc.), and Chris Priebe (Director, Treasury Payments,
Southwest Airlines)