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Tech Forum: Tech Virtual Experience – Launching October 2020! (MAG Quarterly- Volume Eight, Issue Two)


By Kacie Paine, Tech Engagement Director, Merchant Advisory Group

July 1, 2020

The MAG Tech Forum is quickly becoming the favorite “Payments + Tech Event” because it brings together our sponsors, partners, community of merchants and MAG staff to connect, discuss challenges, and make valuable connections within the payment-tech industry. Like others, we have been closely monitoring evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) developments but we also are aware of the financial constraints this pandemic has put on our merchants and sponsors. Technology organizations are often hit first on travel budget cuts, so we made a strategic decision to launch the Fall 2020 MAG Tech Forum as a virtual event, creating an opportunity for entire payments tech teams to stream and attend the conference.

We are actively planning an engaging event and we welcome technology teams that may not have otherwise been able to attend an in-person event in the past. Invite your fellow Solutions Consultants, Architects, Product Owners, and Engineering Teams to our first virtual conference.

The Virtual MAG Tech Forum Experience will be an immersive three-day experience on October 13th - 15th, 2020, delivering the same inspiring content from the onsite MAG Tech Forum—but with more opportunities to connect to fellow merchants and sponsors virtually, get an in-depth look at demos and solutions, and endless time to explore sponsor solutions in our interactive, virtual exhibit hall – all without leaving the comfort of home. 

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We are still working through many of the details for the virtual event, but are excited about the opportunity to continue to share relevant industry solutions with the payment community. Content includes latest in Agile team development practices, architectural considerations for microservices, and other relevant topics like touchless implementations for the challenging COVID-19 environment of today.

The October Tech Forum will offer a brand-new opportunity for key tech sponsors to participate in speed demos to showcase solutions that will solve key industry challenges merchants face.

We look forward to seeing you there (virtually)!