Future Digital Finance West 2017

December 04-December 05, 2017

The Wigwam, Phoenix, AZ

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Ashish Tajpuria

Senior Vice President/Head of Payments & eCommerce Partnerships
Bank of America

Ashish Tajpuria is the Emerging Payments Executive at Bank of America, responsible for managing third-party partnerships across the entire payments and commerce ecosystem for the consumer bank. Ashish’s current areas of focus include: digital wallets, card networks, loyalty, artificial intelligence (A.I.) & Internet of Things (IoT). Ashish is also responsible for managing various strategic emerging payment projects.

Prior to joining Bank of America, Ashish was a member of the Chase Pay product team where his responsibilities included product strategy, roadmap development, third-party partnerships and merchant acceptance. He has a proven track record as a product manager creating new digital products across a wide range of industries from financial services, retail / eCommerce to travel and high-tech.

Ashish is a graduate of University of Illinois and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Decision Sciences. A native of Chicago, he currently resides with his wife in San Francisco.



10:35 AM Keynote Panel Discussion: Best Practices For Partnering with Fintechs – Friend Or Foe?

Some financial institutions worry that fintech startups are a threat. Are they? Do you agree or disagree with that sentiment?  Get a detailed look at the fintech landscape – how to partner, who to partner with, and how to ensure the relationship is a beneficial one, to both parties.  Our executives from Mastercard and Bank of America walk through their separate fintech journeys – with both individual questions and group questions. At the end of the session, we’ll take an audience vote around whether fintech relationships are truly beneficial. 

  • How do you decide who to partner with?
  • How do you identify areas of focus (IoT, etc.)
  • What do you expect to learn, types of POC or pilots?
  • Payment strategy and how it aligns to the partnership model

1:50 PM Topic: Digital Wallets

  • Reviewing the digital wallet landscape
  • Will we see consolidation anytime soon?
  • Bank wallets vs. non bank wallets, pros vs. cons
  • Thoughts on differentiation strategies?
  • Will Apple ever open up NFC?

2:20 PM Topic: Digital Wallets (Continued)

  • Reviewing the digital wallet landscape
  • Will we see consolidation anytime soon?
  • Bank wallets vs. non bank wallets, pros vs. cons
  • Thoughts on differentiation strategies?
  • Will Apple ever open up NFC?