Press Release

Mastercard at Money20/20 USA: Powering a frictionless world

October 18, 2022

The way we live, work, and do business continues to evolve as innovative technologies connect people in new and differentiated ways. And, every day, Mastercard is providing choice to businesses, people, and communities to meet this reality and make an impact on all aspects of their connected lives – from cybersecurity protection, to open banking, to new ways to pay.  

Join Mastercard at Money20/20 in Las Vegas from Sunday, October 23 to Wednesday, October 26, 2022, to experience how Mastercard is enabling a frictionless world through simple, safe, and smart solutions. Throughout the show, the Mastercard Booth (#2021) at the Venetian Convention & Expo Center will showcase interactive demos highlighting payments innovations such as cryptocurrency, installments, fraud prevention, and much more. 

In addition, several Mastercard leaders will also participate in panels and sessions throughout the event: 

Sunday, October 23 

9:30-10am PT – Fintech Marketing Excellence Summit: “How Financial Service Brands Win with Marketing” featuring Cheryl Guerin, executive vice president, Global Brand Strategy and Innovation 

Marcello, Junior Ballroom, Level 4  

Hear from WARC, the global authority on marketing effectiveness, and Mastercard, who WARC recently named as the most effective financial services advertiser in the annual WARC Rankings, on the answers to these questions and more. 

9:30am-12:30pm PT –
Startup Competition: “America’s Got Access” featuring Sherri Haymond, executive vice president, Digital Partnerships  

Galileo, Junior Ballroom, Level 1 

Ten startups will present a live pitch, followed by a Q&A from an expert panel featuring industry leaders. The top 4-5 startups will then pitch to the most engaged audience of senior executives from Mastercard, Commerce Ventures, Precursor Ventures, and Money20/20. One startup will win the Money20/20 and Commerce Ventures prize of $100,000 and be crowned the champion of America’s Got Access. The winner can look forward to receiving Priceless resources from the Mastercard Start Path program. 

Monday, October 24 

9:30-10am PT – Mastercard InConversation: “Demystifying the Metaverse for Your Brand” featuring Sherri Haymond, executive vice president, Digital Partnerships and Cheryl Guerin, executive vice president, Global Brand Strategy and Innovation 

Mastercard Booth (#2021) 

Imagine a space where possibilities are limitless, and the only constraints are your own creativity. Welcome to the metaverse. Join Mastercard's Cheryl Guerin and Sherri Haymond for an exploration of what this radical evolution means for brands and how to prepare for this boundless future. 

11:30am-12pm PT –
Mastercard InConversation: “Optimizing the Fintech Lifecycle” with Les Matthews, executive vice president, Services, North America 

Mastercard Booth (#2021) 

Great news! You've launched your fintech and are on your way to changing the world. So, what now? Les Matthews and leaders will discuss the fintech lifecycle, including the greatest needs leaders should be considering when establishing a presence and building with customers and the importance of always-on engagement. 

1-1:15pm PT –
Presentation: “Open Banking & Beyond: Building the Future of Financial Services” featuring Jess Turner, executive vice president, Global Open Banking & API 

M Pulse, Expo Hall, Level 2 

Consumer-permissioned data is transforming financial services across virtually all industry segments and geographies. Jess Turner, EVP, Global Open Banking and API at Mastercard, will discuss the need and the vision to deliver both a trusted experience and a platform for innovation, empowering consumers to benefit from their data and empowering financial services.  

3:30-4pm PT -
Mastercard InConversation: “From Possibility to Reality: Open Banking Innovations Adding Choice to Payments” with Silvana Hernandez, senior vice president, Products & Engineering, and Patrick Pearson, vice president, Open Banking Platforms 

Mastercard Booth (#2021) 

Consumer expectations have evolved. People want more tech-driven, digital choices in how they use and manage their money. As new digital innovations come of age, customers and consumers are embracing them, including account-based and real-time payments. In conversation with Mastercard and Dwolla, hear how you can easily offer more choice through account-based payments. 


Tuesday, October 25 

11:45-12:15pm PT - Mastercard InConversation: "1+1=3 - The Power of Partnership" with Tim Montgomery, senior vice president, Digital Partnerships 

Mastercard Booth (#2021) 

Amid disruption, fintechs and other digital players have emerged to collaborate across the payments ecosystem, solving for some of the biggest problems impacting people, businesses, and the wider economy. Tim Montgomery and other industry leaders will discuss how to create new and differentiated products, the value of collaboration, and role of mission and vision alignment. 

1-1:45pm PT -
Meetups: “Fraud Prevention & AML in Payments as a Service” with Liam Cooney, vice president, Cyber and Intelligence Solutions 

Mavericks of Fintech, Expo Hall, Level 2, The Venetian 

The global rise of digital transaction volumes has created great opportunities for the new power players in the payments ecosystem, but fraud and financial crime have increased in lockstep. Now they need more scalable and efficient fraud prevention and AML solutions. Join in on the discussion with payments experts representing the ecosystem's three central pillars: issuing, acquiring, and payment networks.  

3:30-4pm PT
- Mastercard InConversation: “Women in Fintech: Leveraging Partnerships to Grow an Inclusive Financial Economy” featuring Sabrina Tharani, vice president, Global Startup Partnerships 

Mastercard Booth (#2021) 

Join Sabrina Tharani, lead for Mastercard's award-winning startup engagement program, Start Path, in discussion on how Mastercard is working with breakout women-founded fintechs to define the future of commerce and payments. You’ll hear from leading women entrepreneurs who are changing the face of digital payments, as well as learn about some of the unique challenges diverse founders encounter while building technology solutions and raising capital.  


Before you go: over the next few days, be sure to check in on the Mastercard newsroom to learn how we’re powering a frictionless world.   

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About Mastercard (NYSE: MA)

Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments industry. Our mission is to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. With connections across more than 210 countries and territories, we are building a sustainable world that unlocks priceless possibilities for all.