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WEDNESDAY / SEPTEMBER 21, 2016 / 9:45 AM

The Great Debate: ‘Is It Time to Kill Cash?’

“Should governments around the world seek to create a cashless society?” Opposing teams will argue this question in a spirited Oxford-style debate.

Position statements and rebuttals will address contentious issues around security, crime, consumer acceptance, and the wisdom of relying on a fintech-dependent store of monetary value, among other topics.

Each team will seek to win over audience members; pre- and post-debate polls will determine whether they’ve succeeded.


Alyssa Arredondo| Director, Financial Vertical | Entrust Datacard

Alyssa Arredondo is Director, Financial Vertical for Entrust Datacard. She joined Entrust Datacard in 2009 and is focused on branch transformation, central and instant issuance of payment cards and financial market trends. Prior to joining Entrust Datacard, she spent 13 years in the financial services industry at HSBC and US Bank where she managed several large co-branded credit card portfolios. Alyssa is fluent in French and has an MBA in International Marketing.g.

Dickson Chu | EVP Corp Dev. & Chief Product Officer | Ingo Money

Dickson Chu is Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Product Officer for Ingo Money. An accomplished general manager and product developer, he joined the company in 2014, a veteran of Citi where he served as Managing Director, Digital Networks and led the company’s launch of Google Wallet; PayPal, where he served as Vice President, Global Product and User Experience Design; and Yahoo!, where he served as General Manager, PayDirect, transforming the domestic p2p payments business into an internet-based international money transfer service. Dickson is a board member at Bluefin Payments, BoomTown and

David Dove | President | North American Business Group of Cardtronics

As President – North American Business Group for Cardtronics, David Dove leads Cardtronics’ North American division, driving growth for the company through its businesses in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. David brought his 30 years of payments and retail financial services industry experience in-house to Cardtronics in 2013, having served the company as a strategy consultant since 2009, as part of his role as Managing General Partner of Dove Capital Partners. Prior to Dove Capital Partners, David founded and ran the Dove Consulting Group for more than 25 years.

Darren Easton | Director, Network Engagement | Center for Financial Services Innovation

Prior to joining CFSI, Darren Easton spent four years as the Senior Management Analyst at the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority, where he advised the executive director and governor on state economic and housing issues, developed new financial products and services, and facilitated communications between business, investors, lenders, and state government. He also served as Wisconsin’s Director of Statewide Competitive Recovery Operations where he oversaw private sector and local government applications for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds. A native of Ohio, Darren holds a B.A. in History with a minor in Black World Studies and a Masters of Public Policy Degree.

Mike Lee| CEO | ATMIA

Mike has been CEO of the ATM Industry Association ( since 2005, a non-profit trade association with more than 5,000 members in 65 countries. He founded the association’s chapters in Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. Mike is a qualified futurist, blogger for the World Future Society and author of Knowing our Future – the startling case for futurology and Codebreaking our Future – deciphering the future’s hidden order (both books available on Amazon). Mike also serves on the Board of Directors of the US-based Benefit Corporation Standards Institute.

Dan Littman | Policy Advisor | Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Dan is a policy advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Dan’s focus is on payments methods and instruments in the US, including check, cash, ACH and emerging payments. He has more than 20 years of applied “central bank” payments experience, helping to manage the Cleveland bank’s priced services and the Federal Reserve System’s national check and ACH services.


Kurt Helwig | President & CEO | EFTA

Kurt Helwig is President and CEO of EFTA, the nation’s leading inter-industry trade association dedicated to the advancement of electronic payment systems and commerce. In this capacity he works with EFTA’s Board of Directors to develop and execute a comprehensive strategic plan that includes government and media relations, timely, content-rich meeting agendas, and value driven member services. Kurt is a regular contributor to Executive Agencies including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), U.S. Department of Treasury, Federal Reserve Board, General Accountability Office and the Department of Agriculture on payment systems issues. Kurt currently serves as chairman of the ATM Industry Association’s (ATMIA) Board of Directors

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