During the open community session, the ATPC featured several insightful guest speakers discussing critical topics. Izzy Iliev, SVP of Digital Asset and Blockchain at Mastercard, discussed how Mastercard is thinking about and innovating around cryptocurrency. Izzy also reviewed the broader trends in crypto and how the payments industry is getting involved. Brian Riley, Director of Credit Advisory Service at Mercator, gave an in-depth analysis of buy now, pay later market trends and potential regulatory activity. Lastly, Brian Rossmann, Chief Resiliency Officer for U.S. Bank, discussed the potential impacts of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on the financial services industry from a security and risk perspective.

The day concluded with a reception at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse down the road. The ATPC’s Q2 Board meeting will be held in Chicago at Discover’s downtown tech hub on June 7th.