A lineup featuring two startup founders and a senior official from the Federal Reserve Bank will take the stage July 9 at the the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts in Kansas City, Mo. for GO – The Future of Mobile Payments, an event presented by KCnext- The Technology Council of Greater Kansas City.
Ben Milne, the founder and CEO of Des Moines online payments startup Dwolla, and Chris Teso, the CEO and founder of Portland-based Twitter commerce platform Chirpify, will join Barbara S. Pacheco, a senior vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, for an event focused on the future of mobile payments and technology trends advancing the field.
The event runs from 2-4 p.m. and includes a talk from each speaker followed by a panel Q&A featuring all three speakers on stage together. Tickets cost $30 and are now available for purchase online. Partial biographies of Milne, Pacheco and Teso can be found below, courtesy of KCnext. Additional information regarding the event and speakers can be found on the event’s webpage.
Milne (left) is a payments outsider and founder of Dwolla, a next generation payment network charged with picking up the torch that Visa and Mastercard lit over 50 years ago. With its cutting edge technologies and innovative processes, the new system fixes the underlying inefficiencies, hazards, and fraud encumbering today’s current electronic payments landscape.
Pacheco (right) is a senior vice president and a member of the Management Committee of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Ms. Pacheco heads the Financial Services Division of the Bank, which provides payments services and support to financial institutions across the United States. She also is responsible for the Bank’s Payments System Research group and for building customer relationships with financial institutions in the seven states of the Tenth District of the Federal Reserve System.
Teso (left), the former founder of an interactive services and product incubator, now has his sights set on transforming Twitter into a social commerce platform as CEO and Founder of Chirpify. Chris has a wealth of experience in the interactive domain that is seldom rivaled and has spoken at high-profile conferences including Flash Forward and Mashable’s Under The Radar. In his past life as an Interactive developer he was recognized with Emmy, Clio, Mobius, Webby and Andy awards for work on brands like Progressive Insurance, ESPN, and Activision.
Credits: Photos courtesy of KCnext.