A Who’s Who of FinTech Set To Participate at Innovation Project 2017

Visa CEO Al Kelly, Mastercard CEO Gary Flood, and Nest Founder & CEO Tony Fadell Headline the two-day event in Boston, MA

BOSTON--()--Innovation Project, an annual confab of innovators across the payments ecosystem and around the world, commenced this morning at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. The two day event brings together the brightest minds in the industry to discuss the shift in direction of payments, commerce and retail, and debate their relevance to the future of this space. This year, this highly unique and high-powered forum will share their insights on where they’re placing their bets as the look ahead to the next decade.

“What’s exciting to me is disruption. Disruptive technology unseats the incumbent”

Those adding their voice to this year’s conversation include:

  • Al Kelly, Visa CEO
  • Gary Flood, Mastercard CEO
  • Tony Fadell, Nest Labs Founder and Former CEO
  • Dan Schulman, PayPal CEO
  • Frank Bisignano, First Data Chairman and CEO
  • JD Vance, Author, Hillbilly Elegy
  • Admiral James G Stavridis, Dean of The Fletcher School of law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

These are just a few of the global luminaries and C-Suite executives in the payments and commerce space that are speaking today and tomorrow at the closed door event and leading the conversation about the future of payments, commerce, and innovation.

Tony Fadell, alongside PYMNTS.com CEO Karen Webster, opened the conference with a fireside chat discussing the role of innovation in the future of commerce. The point he drove home was that disruption is key. “What’s exciting to me is disruption. Disruptive technology unseats the incumbent,” he added. Disruptors are those who are taking off the blinders, asking questions and are changing the way we think.


PYMNTS.com is reinventing the way in which companies in payments share relevant information about the initiatives that shape the future of commerce and makes news. This powerful B2B platform is the #1 site for the payments industry by traffic and the premier source of information about “what’s next” in payments. C-suite and VP level executives turn to it daily for these insights, making the PYMNTS.com audience the most valuable in the industry. It provides an interactive platform for companies to demonstrate thought leadership, popularize products and, most importantly, capture the mindshare of global decision-makers. It’s where the best minds and best content meet on the web.


Melisa Filipos, 617-851-0814

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