Digital Payments: A New Era

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a boom in digital payments globally. New players are competing with established financial institutions. The efficiency and accessibility of digital wallets threatens to make conventional credit and debit cards obsolete. The future of fiat money itself is in jeopardy due to the emergence of cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Yet cybersecurity lags far behind the adoption of new digital tools.   

The panel will answer:  

How are digital payments platforms ensuring the security of online transactions?   

How will regional technological gaps affect the adoption of digital financial tools?   

Will central banks accelerate the rollout of state-backed cryptocurrencies to prevent private tokens such as bitcoin from threatening financial stability?   

How can digital payments help countries cope with the COVID-19 pandemic?   

What economic benefits can businesses derive from offering secure and seamless digital payment solutions?   

October 01, 2020

11am EDT / 4pm UK / 17h CEDT



Partner, UK Head of Banking Technology, and EMEIA Payments Leader


Deputy Director & Digital Innovation Officer


VP of Engineering


VP & Head of Emerging Strategic Partnerships

Amex Digital Labs


Deputy Director of Analysis

Oxford Analytica

Chief Economist & Center Leader, Economy, Strategy & Finance

The Conference Board