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  • 4Q Factor Research Quarterly 4Q Factor Research Quarterly Michael Hunstad, Ph.D. and Matt Peron Feb 23 2017 3:30 pm UTC 45 mins
    The Factor Research Quarterly webinar series is designed to share our most recent insights into the state of equity factors around current market events and trends. This webinar will help you think strategically about your portfolio's factor exposure and will cover:

    • A 2017 outlook through a factor lens
    • Uncovering the link between monetary policy and factor returns
    • Current factor valuations and forecasts

    Register now to get an inside look at how our top factor experts are viewing the key issues in the global market.

    Webinar Hosts:

    • Michael Hunstad, Ph.D.,Director of Quantitative Research
    • Matt Peron, Head of Global Equity
  • How to make money off of Facebook Messenger How to make money off of Facebook Messenger Stewart Rogers, Dir. of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat Feb 23 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    With over 1 billion monthly active users, Facebook Messenger is beginning to change the world for companies looking for ways to connect with, engage, and retain an unprecedented number of customers. And we’re guessing that’s probably you.

    It’s all because of Messenger’s developer tools, which have leapt on the promise of bots for customer service and native payments without ever leaving the platform--and have thoroughly delivered on it. Users stay cozily inside the Messenger platform to play games, search, shop, pay, and more, meaning they’re fully engaged with your brand in multiple ways in a single brand context.

    Facebook’s long-term plan: make Messenger the center of users’ lives. Your short-term plan: start positioning yourself to take advantage of this revolution in messenger tech innovation. Register for this free VB Live event now and learn how you can monetize Messenger.

    In this webinar, you’ll:

    * Understand the broader digital wallet strategy to connect with customers through chatbots
    * Get valuable tips to spin chatbots into gold
    * Learn the biggest mistake organizations are making with payments through Messenger

    Speakers:
    * Laura Knapp, Managing Director, SRAX Social, Social Reality
    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat
    * Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat
  • Get Your Own Damn Pay Get Your Own Damn Pay Scott Gamble (Mobios Consulting), Bruce Parker (Modo), Daniel Maurice-Vallerey, Mike Ausems (Yello), Michael Rolph (Yoyo) Mar 8 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    In the fragmented world of digital payments, some merchants have shown that they are not willing to abdicate control of their valuable customer relationships to third party open mobile payment systems. Companies like Walmart, Target and CVS have announced their own in-app payment solutions to take control of the entire customer lifecycle from enrollment to checkout, even while continuing to support broader mobile payment initiatives sponsored by platform/OS companies.

    This talk will discuss both sides of this rapidly-evolving phenomenon, and will help you decide if you need "your own damn Pay".
  • Digital Payments: Where next? Digital Payments: Where next? David Parker (Polymath Consulting), Adam Kissane (Deloitte), Liam Spence (Vocalink), Alix Murphy (WorldRemit) Mar 15 2017 1:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Digital payments saw an increase in popularity last year and doesn't show any signs of slowing down. With more and more countries supporting the fight to go cashless, will 2017 truly be the year of digital payments?

    Join this panel where industry experts will discuss:

    · Digital Payments v the need of the consumer for instant gratification are they compatible.

    · Consumers say they want to deal with banks for security v Fintech and understanding consumers what they want

    · Data and the limitations of what goes down card scheme rails

    · Closed loop digital payment solutions v new schemes v open loop who will win

    · How long until the majority of consumers no longer feel the need to carry some cash, or is that an unrealistic expectation

    · Will increasing regulation mean frictionless digital payments become a mirage
  • Is the cost of cross border payments now a deciding factor for SMEs? Is the cost of cross border payments now a deciding factor for SMEs? Gustė Sadaunykaitė (TransferGo), Joe Goetz (Transpay), Julian Wallis (Ingenico) Mar 16 2017 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    According to the latest research done by ‘Saxo Payments’ on cross border B2B payments landscape, almost 50 percent of businesses are dissatisfied with the rates associated with cross border payments, with 80 percent stating that they would consider changing supplier if it reduced costs.

    But why the adaptation of alternative providers is so slow? What kind of other solutions SMEs really have? How this cross border payment friction can be removed?

    Join us in the discussion on “Is the cost of cross border payments now a deciding factor for SMEs?” and learn what the industry experts and market players think about this issue.