Building relationships within the TECH community

The MAG offers the TECH community an opportunity for ongoing networking, learning, and engagement through participation in MAG committees, communities, webinars, and connecting with peers at the bi-annual in-person events and throughout the year.

Network and collaborate with other payments IT professionals while discussing shared challenges such as modernizing payment platforms, optimizing payment processes, combating fraud and increasing data security. The Tech Community brings together viewpoints across the top merchants in the country, leading technology providers and industry experts. Share your story and become a part of this community today!

Ways to Get Involved

Know Your Payments

A MAG-initiated campaign designed to empower consumers, merchants and policymakers to drive positive change in payments through multi-stakeholder...

MAG Insights

Provides articles from the industry and the MAG which impact our members and sponsors. Including articles on pending legislation in Washington, evolution...

MAG Learning Center

Checkout the new MAG Learning Center to access educational content in a centralized location.

Merchant Payments 101

Merchant Payments course coming soon!

Events

Tech Forum

The MAG Tech Forum is aligned with the MAG bi-annual conference designed specifically for payment IT professionals.  Technologies in payments continues to evolve at a rapid pace, and the Tech Forum provides education and networking opportunities among merchant technology professionals and leading technology providers focused on innovative uses of these new relevant payment technologies.

The objectives of the Tech Forum event alongside our MAG conferences is to foster collaboration, provide tech-focused knowledge, and build relationships across merchants, their payments IT and business teams, and technology focused sponsors.

Tech-focused payment content:

  • Fintech
  • IOT payments
  • Architecture
  • Blockchain
  • Analytics
  • Agile
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine learning
  • Gateways
  • Data Science
  • Fraud Mitigation
  • Biometrics
  • Orchestration Layers
  • POS Hardware

Top 5 reasons to attend the Tech Forum

Connect with IT professionals at the Tech Forum and payments professionals at the MAG conference events representing over 165 of the largest U.S. merchants which account for over $4.8 trillion in annual sales across physical & digital commerce.
Create new business connections with Tech Forum and MAG merchant member attendees from every vertical (eCommerce, Mass Merchant, Petroleum/Convenience Stores and Small Ticket/Restaurant).

Presentations are available on current industry topics that your business peers across the retail community are grappling with in their companies. Join the strategic discussions and learn best practices for today’s rapidly changing payments environment.

Access to industry experts who provide the latest insights and innovative uses of new payment technologies twice a year through panel and keynote sessions, as well as within the exhibit halls at in-person events.

Beyond the in-person meetings twice a year, participate in the MAG webinar series, MAG committees and Community of Practice (COP) efforts offered throughout the year. Want to get even more involved? Be a panelist at one of our upcoming events and share your perspective to fellow merchants.

Tech Forum Registration:

  • Each MAG member company receives three complimentary registrations for each in-person conference with access to both MAG and Tech Forum events.
  • Additional attendees of the Tech Forum beyond the complimentary registrations are $495 per person, which also allows for access to both MAG and Tech Forum sessions.
  • Connect with your company’s primary MAG representative or contact info@merchantadvisorygroup.org with any questions.

Tech Forum Sponsorship

The MAG represents over 150 of the largest U.S. merchants which account for over $3.4 Trillion in annual sales at over 950,000 locations across the U.S. and online.

  • 10 out of the top 10 merchants
  • 19 out of the top 20 merchants

Tech Forum Sponsorship offers the opportunity to network and engage with the top retailers in the country. Conferences and webinar sessions are designed for IT professionals to provide attendees with the latest insights needed to understand and use new and emerging technologies in payments.

The Tech Forum Executive Advisory Council along with the support of Tech Forum sponsors will influence the payments technology topics relevant to the membership and included in these Tech Forum sessions. The sessions will discuss how these payments technologies can play a role in creating a more frictionless payments experience for consumers as well as supporting merchants delivering value added services as part of overall commerce.

Tech Forum Sponsor Benefits

Present content as a Tech Forum speaker. Presenters will be selected among Tech Forum sponsors with preference granted to Contributing Sponsors.
Increase brand awareness and visibility with key decision makers through speaking opportunities, conference signage and recognition prior and during event.
Extend your visibility with a complimentary exhibit booth.
Connect with IT professionals at the Tech Forum and payments professionals at the MAG conference events representing over 150 of the largest U.S. merchants which account for over $3.4 trillion in annual sales across physical & digital commerce.

Create new business connections with Tech Forum and MAG merchant member attendees from every vertical (eCommerce, Mass Merchant, Petroleum/Convenience Stores and Small Ticket/Restaurant).

Thank you 2020 Tech Forum Sponsors

CONTRIBUTING SPONSORS

GENERAL SPONSORS

Meet our Tech Forum Sponsors 

Accept payments across all sales channels
Let your shoppers use their preferred payment types, via a personalized checkout experience, online, in app, or in store, no matter where in the world they are.

Provide the world’s best customer experience every day. Become essential to our customers by providing differentiated products and services to help them achieve their aspirations. We deliver an unparalleled standard of excellence in everything we do, staying focused on the biggest opportunities to be meaningful to our customers. From our innovative products to our world-class customer service, our customers expect the best—and our teams are proud to deliver it.

Products Designed with You in Mind
We provide banking and credit products that help people achieve their goals–from establishing good credit, to paying for a college education to consolidating debt. In payments, our networks connect banks, cardmembers and merchants around the world with innovative commerce solutions.

Ekata provides businesses worldwide the ability to link any digital transaction to the human behind it. We help cross-border digital commerce companies grow their revenue by maximizing predictability of good transactions. From our Transaction Risk API delivered in under 100ms for pre-authorization models through to our robust manual review tool, Pro Insight, our identity verification product suite verifies over 1.8B requests in 238 countries for 1700+ companies.
Enterprise Payment Processing Solutions
Leverage the power of modern payments networks and infrastructure to deliver a frictionless, easy payments experience to your clients and customers while protecting your business from risk and fraud losses. 

Payment Solutions in a Digital and Connected World
The world is pushing toward a new kind of financial services experience – the kind that serves real people in an increasingly digital and connected world. Responding to this new demand is no simple task. Fiserv draws on deep knowledge and foresight to constantly look ahead for our clients, delivering solutions that work for today's realities and will take them into the future.

Decisions in real-time for a seamless customer experience 
Forter's integrated fraud prevention platform combines predictive fraud research and modeling, merchant input, and our global merchant network, so you can focus on growing your business without worry.
J.P. Morgan provides merchant services that can help clients manage costs, drive sales, better navigate the omnichannel payment landscape, and enhance cash flow and the management of receivables. Simplified payments improve sales conversion rates, lessen shopping-cart abandonment, lead to repeat sales and increase customers loyalty. That means sustained growth and greater market share for you.


Mastercard: Unlocking potential
We reshape the digital economy so everyone — individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses — can realize their ambitions.

The AnyWhereMobile® Payment Network
Combining the best of mSHIFT’s patented technology in mobile banking and mobile payments with the AWM Blockchain, the AnyWhereMobile Payment Network enables a secure and free flow of commerce to be a blockchain challenger to Visa.

Get there faster
The diverse tech industry cuts across, software vendors, IT services providers, hardware makers, and internet- services providers. At Oliver Wyman we combine deep understanding of technology and business of technologies to serve large and small Tech players select their growth bets and get organized to realize them. We help clients define and build winning technology propositions, optimize operations and pricing, organize commercial teams,  and execute growth strategies. We also help  investors navigate the tech space to identify, acquire, and transform promising assets to realize their full value.
The Safer, Easier Way to Pay.
At PayPal, we put people at the center of everything we do. PayPal is a global service that moves the payment amount from your financial institution to the merchant without sharing your financial information.

The engine that powers Digital Trust & Safety
Proactively prevent fraud, streamline operations, and grow revenue with an integrated solution. Proactively block fraudsters with unparalleled accuracy that comes from machine learning. Reduce manual review, automate actions, and get more insight into your business. Know your good users and accept more orders with confidence and without friction.

Redefining the Customer Journey. Anywhere. Any way. AnyPAY.
The digital future of commerce travels through the sweet spot of our heritage. Personalized, flexible and innovative journeys happen because we provide secure digital connections, cloud-based services, global market insights, best-in-class hardware and standard-setting global and local payment expertise. Verifone is omnipresent in omnichannel – no matter where you are in the world, no matter where you are with your customer journey. We revolutionize commerce. We make it happen. Simply. Everywhere. Consumers want personalized experiences that let them shop where they want, how they want, when they want – on a digital device or in a store. We make it simple for brands to create their customer journeys through software applications we engineer with business needs and consumer lifestyles in mind. We make it possible by connecting merchants to our cloud-based suite of services that delight consumers and unleash business insights – key steps for developing newly imagined customer experiences.

everywhere you want to be 
Visa is a global payments technology company working to enable consumers, businesses, banks and governments to use digital currency. Visa connects people every day through innovative payment solutions. Helping improve lives and economies around the world. From advancing financial inclusion to helping in times of crisis, we're using our products, know-how and philanthropy to bring about positive change.

Exec Tech Leadership

  • Jim Jett
    Southwest Airlines Company
    Sr. Director - Technology
  • Donna Steele-Ponder
    McDonald's Corporation
    Sr. Director
  • Santhosh Kumar
    Dunkin' Brands, Inc.
    VP of IT
  • Frank Liberio
    Restaurant Brands International
    Chief Technology Officer
  • Ed Dzadovsky
    Circle K
    VP Information Technology & Systems, N.A.
  • Patricia Cox
    Whataburger
    Director of Restaurant Technology
  • Justin Fletcher
    Best Buy
    Director - Technology
  • Jamie Henry
    Walmart
    Vice President Finance, Emerging Payments
The Merchant Advisory Group

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