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COCC Announces Community Banks and Payment Innovations Panel

COCC, a leading provider of technology solutions to financial institutions, will be moderating a Payments Innovation Panel on April 3 at 7:00pm at the Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) as part of the Annual Distinguished Lecture Series sponsored by The American Savings Foundation.

Innovation in the payment channel is occurring at a rapid pace as Fintech companies are impacting the way we initiate and process payments. Transactions once processed by community banks are now offered by a wide range of non-bank providers who are leveraging technology to speed payment delivery and reshaping the payment landscape. Fintech’s influence and ability to speed payments represents a challenge as well as an opportunity for community banks. Please join us as we hear from renowned industry experts on how this revolution is transforming the payments spectrum. Joe Trafton, SVP & Chief Strategic Officer, COCC, will moderate a panel of financial technology experts to include:

Marcell King, Chief Operating Officer, Payveris
A seasoned payments and banking industry executive, Mr. King is responsible for developing, directing, and executing the company’s marketing, business development, and client experience. With more than 20 years of FinTech experience, he oversees all of Payveris’ partnership, marketing, account management, and operations. (read full bio)

Joseph Lockwood, President & COO, COCC
As a thought leader for COCC’s products and technologies, Mr. Lockwood draws upon his deep knowledge of networks, security, operations management and bank technology. Mr. Lockwood has used his management and leadership to build COCC’s ground-breaking technical achievements, particularly centered around electronic payment channels, Internet banking platforms, extensive virtualization, and state-of-the-art business intelligence and risk management platforms. (read full bio)

Deborah Matthews Phillips, AAP, Managing Director – Payment Strategy, Jack Henry & Associates
As the Managing Director of Payment Strategy at Jack Henry & Associates, Deborah Phillips, AAP combines her expertise in payments industry issues, compliance, marketplace intelligence, product management and marketing to drive strategy and innovation. Deborah has contributed to advancing the payments industry through a variety of leadership positions. Most recently, Deborah represented Jack Henry on the Federal Reserve Bank’s Faster Payments Task Force, and was elected to serve on the Task Force’s Governance Framework Formation Team. Deborah is a recognized speaker, presenting at national and regional venues and is a frequent contributor to a wide variety of magazines and trade publications. (read full bio)

Kevin Tweddle, Group Executive Vice President, Innovation and Financial Technology, ICBA
Mr. Tweddle works to identify innovation strategies and opportunities that will help community banks seize new market opportunities and meet their customers’ evolving financial services needs. Mr. Tweddle’s extensive financial services experience spans nearly 30 years and includes executive roles in sales, marketing, accounting, and information technology. (read full bio)

Please join the discussion on the impact technology has had on the evolving payments arena. “We are pleased to participate in the Annual Distinguished Lecture Series. Our goal is to help navigate the ever-changing payments landscape and to do so with a variety of innovative solutions and products,” said Richard Leone, CEO of COCC.

The Payment Innovation panel discussion will be held in Torp Auditorium at 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT and will begin at 7pm. The event is free of charge. The panelists will take questions from the audience, and this event will conclude by 8pm. Please feel free to extend this invitation to others who may be interested in hearing more about today’s payments trends.

Convenient, free parking is available in the Welte Garage. Please click here for a map.

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About COCC
COCC is an award-winning client-owned financial technology company servicing financial institutions throughout the Northeastern United States. Launched in 1967, COCC was founded by its clients. This unique cooperative structure has set COCC apart from the competition and is one of the driving forces behind their success. COCC is the fastest growing financial data processing company in the United States and recognized as a leader in delivering innovation and the quality service financial institutions demand and deserve.

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