We envision a world where everyone can make better decisions, grounded in trusted data and assisted by the power and scale of SAS® Analytics. When decisions happen at just the right moment, advancements are set in motion and the world moves forward. Our mission is to make it easier for more people to use powerful analytics every day, to shorten the path from data to insight – and to inspire bold new discoveries that drive progress. The result is analytics that breaks down barriers, fuels ambitions and gets results. Our mission: To empower and inspire with the most trusted analytics.

Mastercard (NYSE: MA),, is a technology company in the global payments industry. Our global payments processing network connects consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. Mastercard products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone. Mastercard offers payment options with the tools, resources and programs for all businesses to help companies to manage everything from purchasing to T&E to payroll and more.

Jumio is the global leader in online identity verification and authentication. Jumio has verified more than 200 million identities issued by over 200 countries and territories from real-time web and mobile transactions and our solutions are used for various industries globally including financial services. Leveraging advanced technology such as AI, biometric facial recognition and machine learning, Jumio’s identity verification solutions enable financial services firms to increase online customer conversions by providing seamless on boarding and user experience for customers and reduce fraud for online transactions while meeting strict eKYC/AML compliance mandates.

Fintech Association of Japan
The Fintech Association Japan is a general incorporated association that promotes open innovation in the Japanese fintech industry by organizing events for its members and the fintech community, conducting working groups on key fintech subsectors and areas of interest, researching market trends, and other activities in support of the fintech ecosystem. The Fintech Association Japan collaborates with domestic, international, and government organizations in support of the fintech ecosystem in Japan and globally.

Organizations evaluating or launching new payments initiatives turn to Glenbrook Partners when direction is uncertain, the landscape is unfamiliar, and development of a successful strategy is challenging. We build capacity in our client organizations so they have the tools needed to make the right choices and to execute successfully. Glenbrook is an independent payments industry strategy consulting and research firm. We bring to our clients a unique combination of our specialized skills in payments, many years of hands-on experience in the field, and our network of professional relationships. Coupled with our payments training capabilities, Glenbrook is an ideal partner for an organization evaluating its next steps in payments. Our projects are cost efficient and high impact. Glenbrook serves payments professionals in many different kinds of companies, including payments services providers, card networks, technology, risk management companies, banks, merchants, and treasury managers. From our base in San Francisco and through our staff in Seattle, Portland, New York, Boston, Atlanta, and Chicago, we meet and work with payments industry startups as well as managers from leading companies looking to innovate. We constantly assess the potential impact of new players and services and bring that knowledge to our clients.

Boston Consulting Group partners with leaders in business and society to tackle their most important challenges and capture their greatest opportunities. BCG was the pioneer in business strategy when it was founded in 1963. Today, we help clients with total transformation—inspiring complex change, enabling organizations to grow, building competitive advantage, and driving bottom-line impact. To succeed, organizations must blend digital and human capabilities. Our diverse, global teams bring deep industry and functional expertise and a range of perspectives to spark change. BCG delivers solutions through leading-edge management consulting along with technology and design, corporate and digital ventures—and business purpose. We work in a uniquely collaborative model across the firm and throughout all levels of the client organization, generating results that allow our clients to thrive. 

Money Forward, Inc.
Money Forward operates two types of businesses. One is B2C, where we people enter their internet banking account details and then get a very simple P&L statement. The other half is B2B which is a cloud-based accounting SaaS service targeted toward SMEs. The businesses on the platform either employ Money Forward’s accounting software or invoicing package. Money Forward uses a freemium revenue model for B2C. For B2B, it is much more like a SaaS model, where trials are provided.

SWIFT is a global member owned cooperative and the world’s leading provider of secure financial messaging services. We provide our community with a platform for messaging and standards for communicating, and we offer products and services to facilitate access and integration, identification, analysis and regulatory compliance.

Our messaging platform, products and services connect more than 11,000 banking and securities organisations, market infrastructures and corporate customers in more than 200 countries and territories. While SWIFT does not hold funds or manage accounts on behalf of customers, we enable our global community of users to communicate securely, exchanging standardised financial messages in a reliable way, thereby supporting global and local financial flows, as well as trade and commerce all around the world.

As their trusted provider, we relentlessly pursue operational excellence; we support our community in addressing cyber threats; and we continually seek ways to lower costs, reduce risks and eliminate operational inefficiencies. Our products and services support our community’s access and integration, business intelligence, reference data and financial crime compliance needs. SWIFT also brings the financial community together – at global, regional and local levels – to shape market practice, define standards and debate issues of mutual interest or concern. SWIFT’s strategic five year plan, SWIFT2020, challenges SWIFT to continue investing in the security, reliability and growth of its core messaging platform, while making additional investments in existing services and delivering new and innovative solutions. Headquartered in Belgium, SWIFT’s international governance and oversight reinforces the neutral, global character of its cooperative structure. SWIFT’s global office network ensures an active presence in all the major financial centres.

Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne University of Technology is a Melbourne-based university that creates career-ready graduates in business, health, science, design, technology and innovation. It has an agile and forward-thinking understanding of global business and government which means it responds effectively to the changing needs of industry. Swinburne’s commitment to high-quality teaching, over its 110-year history, is what makes the university an educational leader in science, technology, innovation, business and design helping students develop the necessary skills and knowledge to contribute to the modern, global economy. Swinburne’s impressive network of industry links informs the programs and provides students with valuable work experience opportunities. For over 50 years, Swinburne has been partnering with leading Australian and global organisations to offer students authentic workplace experiences. Swinburne is a progressive university with a focus on innovative research that has real impact and is recognised internationally.

Swinburne University is ranked among the world’s top 400 research-intensive universities by the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2018. The university is also ranked number 45 in the 2019 QS Top 50 Under 50, an index of the world's top universities under 50 years old. These rankings prove the success of Swinburne’s focus on and investment in targeted research and research infrastructure.

Swinburne Business School’s mission is to advance innovation, entrepreneurship, and social impact through career-ready graduates and industry-engaged research. The School’s rich culture focusses on innovation, social responsibility and external engagement. Swinburne Business School develops flexible, inclusive, relevant and highly engaged learning experiences to prepare students for a successful career. Importantly, the School forges robust connections with industry, government and community across teaching and research.

Swinburne Business School has been awarded AACSB International accreditation, a globally-recognised hallmark that is given to only 5% of the world’s schools offering business degrees at the bachelor level or higher. This accreditation places Swinburne among the highest quality business schools globally. To date, 856 institutions across 56 countries maintain AACSB accreditation.

DigFin is the leading website covering digital finance and fintech for an Asia-based audience. Founded in Hong Kong in 2017, it provides original opinion, insight and company news about digital transformation for executives in banking and payments, asset and wealth management, capital markets, and insurance. DigFin is a founding member of the Fintech Association of Hong Kong.

Kapronasia is one of Asia’s leading providers of market research and consulting services covering banking, payments, and capital markets. We work with some of the industry’s most well known companies to help them understand and take advantage of market opportunities within the Asia Pacific financial industry.

The Paypers
The Paypers is the Netherlands-based leading independent source of news and intelligence for professionals in the global payment and ecommerce community. Our readership consists of merchants, banks, payment services providers, processors, acquirers, financial institutions and technology vendors. We have a special focus on all major trends and developments in: payment solutions & services, digital payments, digital commerce, b2b payments, payments infrastructure, fraud & risk management, regtech, digital identity, regulation & compliance, banking & fintech, and mergers & acquisitions.

equensWorldline SE is the pan-European leader in payments and transactional services. Being part of the Worldline Group, equensWorldline combines a long-standing proven expertise in traditional mass payment systems and innovative e/m-commerce solutions. With more than 50 years of experience we service a broad, international client base in numerous countries around the globe.