Innovation Committee

Facilitates innovation with FinTechs through active and strategic engagement and creates the environment needed to allow merchants' technical resources to be engaged in ongoing payment discussions.


BEST PRACTICES: Central Bank Digital Currency Development Principles

The MAG has worked with leading merchants in the United States to develop a set of principles for the development of a Central Bank Digital Currency,...


Merchant Payments 101 Now Open to Merchant Members!

The 3 I’s of Merchant Debit Acceptance: Information, Innovation and Incentives

Elley Frost, CMSPI President, and Alistair Matthewson, VP of Technical Consultancy, will discuss 3 key areas of debit acceptance arrangements that all...

Future-proofing your business with personalization and data

Merchants are under increasing market pressures; not just from customers, but from the wide variety of technology and payment options available to them....

Innovation Committee goals and strategies


  • Facilitate innovation through FinTechs though active and strategic engagement
  • Create the environment needed to allow merchant’s technical resources to be engaged in ongoing payment discussions



      • Strategically engage merchants and FinTech Medium
      • Conduct 4 FinTech Webinars each year
      • Refocus the Innovation Committee in an effort to develop a pipeline of merchant-friendly payment solutions

        Committee Leadership

        • Jamie Henry
          Vice President Finance, Emerging Payments
        • Bryan Penny
          Merchant Advisory Group
          Vice President, Collaboration and Education
        The Merchant Advisory Group

        Driving positive change and innovation in the payments industry that serves the merchants interest through collaboration, education, and advocacy.