Electronic Payments, Payment technology

NACHA announces keynote speakers for 2014 PAYMENTS conference

NACHANACHA—The Electronic Payments Association announced on Thursday the keynote and agenda speakers for the PAYMENTS conference, the largest education event in the payments industry, to be held in Orlando, Fla., from April 6-9.

Kristian Hammond—the co-founder and chief scientist of Narrative Science, a Chicago-based startup that provides business intelligence reporting services—founded the University of Chicago’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in 1986, and in 1998 created Northwestern University’s InfoLab.

Hammond will discuss Narrative Science’s proprietary news content-generating software and its impact on how organizations translate data and metrics into a readable, understandable narrative format that can be used to drive business.

Gabe Zichermann, the founder and editor of Gamification Co and EQ magazine and the co-founder of strategic consultancy and product lab Dopamine, will also speak at the conference on his new book, “The Gamification Revolution,” which examines how leaders use gamification strategy to outperform the competition.

“Big data and gamification are dramatically changing the financial services industry and the way we engage and respond to today’s consumer,” NACHA President and CEO Janet O. Estep said. “Many financial institutions and businesses are already experimenting with these transformative concepts—with success. Exploring these types of game changing strategies at PAYMENTS 2014 provides the opportunity for attendees to discover the newest and most innovative ways to gain that competitive advantage in the marketplace. As such, PAYMENTS 2014 is the one event for any payments professional focused on payments strategy and innovation you don’t want to miss this year.”

To register for the PAYMENTS 2014 conference or learn about exhibiting or becoming a conference sponsor, visit https://payments.nacha.org.

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