Virtual Events

DCA-CardLinx events are reserved for DCA-CardLinx member companies, though we occasionally make special arrangements for non-members.  If your company is not a DCA-CardLinx member and you are interested in attending an event, please reach out to [email protected]

Previous Strategy Sprints

July

Wednesday, July 19th, 2023; 1-2pm EST

Digital Commerce Alliance

Our DCA Strategy Sprint is a 60-minute virtual working session. Participants will work in breakout groups to create a fast-cycle analysis of opportunities and issues in the digital commerce space. Participants get to know each other by building something together, and their analysis is then shared with the DCA membership.

DISCUSSION LEADER

Dan Currell – Chief Executive Officer, DCA

May

Wednesday, May 10th, 2023; 12pm – 2pm EST

Unlocking Impact: How Open Data Enables New Customer Engagement Opportunities

Our DCA Strategy Sprint is a 120-minute virtual working session. Participants will work in breakout groups to create a fast-cycle analysis of opportunities and issues created by the move to open banking.  Participants get to know each other by building something together, and their analysis is then shared with the DCA membership.

DISCUSSION LEADER

Ramy Nassar – Chief Experience Officer, Olive

February

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023; 12pm – 2pm EST

Open Banking’s Business Opportunities: Creating New Use Cases & Evaluating Value Propositions

Our DCA Strategy Sprint is a 120-minute virtual working session. Participants will work in breakout groups to create a fast-cycle analysis of opportunities and issues created by the move to open banking.  Participants get to know each other by building something together, and their analysis is then shared with the DCA membership.

DISCUSSION LEADER

Ramy Nassar – Chief Experience Officer, Olive

November

Thursday, November 17th; 12pm – 2pm EST

Technology & Market Disruption

Our DCA Strategy Sprint is a 120-minute virtual working session. Participants will work in breakout groups to create a fast-cycle analysis of opportunities and issues created by the move to open banking.  Participants get to know each other by building something together, and their analysis is then shared with the DCA membership.

DISCUSSION LEADER

Ramy Nassar – Chief Experience Officer, Olive

The Digital Commerce Alliance introduces Expert Sessions

Join top industry executives & DCA for “Ask Me Anything”-style Expert Sessions that dive into a diverse range of the latest topics and innovations in fin-tech. Register today as space for each insight session is limited!

Please contact [email protected] with questions or if you need additional information.

Previous Expert Sessions

March

Wednesday, March, 29th; 12pm – 1pm EST

Digital Commerce Alliance

A Fintech’s Top Opportunity: How to Work With A Leading Payment Network

Join DCA members on Wednesday, March 29th for a virtual Expert Session with speakers Ethan Chuang, VP of Merchant Loyalty Product at Mastercard, and Amarildo Gjondrekaj, Head of Harness FI. 

In a conversation facilitated by Dan Currell, CEO of the Digital Commerce Alliance, Ethan and Amarildo will be speaking on the value startups get from working with large legacy players like Mastercard, the upsides and downsides of the partnership, how to navigate working with the large players and how to start, the value of fintechs, and learnings so far.

Join two experienced investors and acquirers for an “ask me anything” Expert Session about how repeat buyers of tech and fintech companies make their decisions, what they look for, and how they’ve learned from mistakes. This session is open to anyone to attend and is targeted for start-ups and small fintechs.

SPEAKERS

Ethan Chuang – Vice President of Loyalty Solutions, Mastercard

Amarildo Gjondrekaj – Head of Harness FI

January

Tuesday, January, 10th; 12pm – 1pm EST

Digital Commerce Alliance

Building and Selling a Tech Company – The Buyer’s Point of View

Join two experienced investors and acquirers for an “ask me anything” Expert Session about how repeat buyers of tech and fin-tech companies make their decisions, what they look for, and how they’ve learned from mistakes. This session is open to anyone to attend and is targeted for start-ups and small fin-techs.

SPEAKERS

David Kristal – Founder & CEO, Augeo

Justin Kaufenberg – Managing Director, Rally Ventures

December

Monday, December 12th; 1pm – 2pm EST

Digital Commerce Alliance

Cannabis in Commerce – Navigating Opportunities and Risks

A DCA Insights conversation with Steve Levine, Ken Condren, and Eric Meth, leaders in the cannabis and derivatives sector.

Cannabis and its derivatives are a $10 billion+ annual market in the U.S., and mainstream companies are increasingly looking to be involved in the market.  Even companies not selling cannabis products are likely to find themselves involved in the market simply by providing products or services to companies who do – e.g., ad-tech, payment processing, financial services, software and other common services.  While cannabis, THC and related products are entering the mainstream of commerce, their legal and reputational status is far from clear.  State-level “legalization” doesn’t resolve ongoing Federal issues, and companies dealing with cannabis – even at a distance – need to closely consider the implications for insurance policies, financing obligations, government contracting, PR risk, customer risk and more.

SPEAKERS

Steve Levine – Partner, Husch Blackwell

Ken Condren – Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Alleaves

Eric Meth – Chief Revenue Officer, Surfside

May

Tuesday, May 24th | 10am PST – 11am PST

Digital Commerce Alliance

Open Banking Data and Crypto: Integration and best practices

Operating at the forefront of financial technology, crypto currencies and chains are set to become the next standard in financial data transmission. Novel technologies, though, are always built on solid foundations. Learn about how open-banking APIs are helping crypto become mainstream.

SPEAKER

Pietro Grandinetti, Chief Technology Officer, Pentadata

December

Thursday, December 16th | 9am – 10am PST

Digital Commerce Alliance

Data: The Fuel Transforming Customer Experiences

With companies competing against each other for customer engagement, innovation and best data practices will be essential for success.  Knowing what to do with the data you are gathering will be crucial for your success. In this session, we will cover the top 5 data innovations that will change the way you think about your customers in 2022.

SPEAKER

Jean Perez, Head of Data & Analytics – Collinson Valuedynamx

November

Wednesday, November 17th | 10am – 11am PST

Digital Commerce Alliance

Staying Relevant: How a Legacy Digital Brand Evolved Through Payments & CLO

Founded in 2000 and having launched its first app in 2010, GasBuddy quickly grew to one of the top 5 most used travel apps in North America. Now, the company leads as one of the nation’s top fuel savings platforms, providing North American drivers with the most ways to save money on gas.

Despite the app’s popularity, its monetization and user engagement opportunities were once limited as a basic utility. In this session, learn from General Manager Mark Coffey how GasBuddy created a payments and loyalty strategy over the past 4 years that transformed every aspect of the business – fueling the rise of a digital-first economy.

SPEAKER

Mark Coffey, General Manager – GasBuddy

October

Wednesday, October 20th | 10am – 11am PST

Digital Commerce Alliance

Win, Win, Win – How Banks, Merchants, and Consumers Win in the CLO Ecosystem

Allie will share Cardlytics’ point of view on the modern card-linked offer marketplace and how it creates value for merchants, customers, and publishers. She will break down insights that have driven the transformation of strategy and technology in the CLO industry and will share how when publishers like banks and neobanks work together, the possibilities are exponential. She will also share how consumers are best served when their offer journeys and bank journeys are closely aligned.

SPEAKER

Allie Ferguson, VP of Bank Partner Strategy – Cardlytics

August

Wednesday, August 18th | 10:00am – 11:00am PST

Digital Commerce Alliance

Payouts Network – The New Age of Disbursements: How Payments are Going Virtual

What’s the best way to pay employees, suppliers, merchants and customers? In today’s digital economy, cumbersome and costly methods like checks, gift cards and ACH are giving way to the issuance, acceptance and claiming of money in real-time. Learn more about how businesses, financial institutions and consumers worldwide are benefiting from virtual payment processes.

SPEAKER

Keith Smith, Chief Executive Officer – Payouts Network

July

Wednesday, July 21st | 9:00am – 10:00am PST

Digital Commerce Alliance

Bumped – How Stock Rewards are Changing the Loyalty Landscape

2021 has brought the power of Retail Investors (individual consumers who own stocks) to the forefront of national conversations. As brands and financial institutions begin to look at what this surge of ownership means for them, David Nelsen from Bumped will share his insights on how owning even a small piece of a company can change the customer relationship. Join us for the exciting conversation about how stock rewards and ownership can transform loyalty for your company.

SPEAKER

David Nelsen, Chief Executive Officer / Founder – Bumped

September

Financial Data Forum

Disruption – The New Norm

Do you feel like everything is in commotion? Post Co-VID we are seeing disruption occurring at every aspect of our lives. From supply chain issues to price increases; from remote working to return to office policies; from crypto investment and payment options to a destabilized digital currency environment. Even the disruptors are being disrupted. Point in case: BNPL service providers are threatened by Apple entering the marketplace

SPEAKER

Mladen Vladic, General Manager of Loyalty, FIS

May

Financial Data Forum

Open Banking Data and Crypto: Integration and best practices

Operating at the forefront of financial technology, crypto currencies and chains are set to become the next standard in financial data transmission. Novel technologies, though, are always built on solid foundations. Learn about how open-banking APIs are helping crypto become mainstream.

SPEAKER

Pietro Grandinetti, President & Chief Technology Officer – Pentadata

January

Financial Data Forum

How Alternative Data Could Impact Credit Scores

While the credit industry has made great strides in opening the credit market to many, there are still gaps to fill. Millions of Americans can’t finance a house or car, take out a student loan, or get a credit card. Learn how scoring model innovations that leverage alternative data are making a difference—providing more people with the predictive, inclusive, and equitable access to the credit they need.

SPEAKERS

Jeff Richardson, Sr Vice President Marketing and Communications – VantageScore

Dara Duguay, Chief Executive Officer – Credit Builders Alliance