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Webinar Series: Payments Across the World - Asia Pacific Spotlight
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Webinar Series: Payments Across the World - Asia Pacific Spotlight

Join Wnet for our newest educational series for 2019-2020 as we discuss the differences in payments among various regions of the world

When: Tuesday, November 19, 2019
1:00 PM
Where: Webinar
United States
Presenter: Matt Collicoat & Carol Grunberg
Contact: 781-876-8818

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On November 19th our subject matter expert panelists will discuss APAC payments and take your live questions! 

According to McKinsey, by 2022, the global payments revenue will approach $3 trillion dollars. Given that the Asia Pacific region accounts for over 60% of the world's population, it is not surprising that it is responsible for over two-thirds of global transactions.

The speed of innovation and amount of capital available in the region to accelerate the growth presents an exciting opportunity for both incumbents and newcomers. Our panel will discuss how to navigate the various regulation and compliance constituents as well as personal and cultural contexts in the region that affect payments. Success in navigating the regulatory scenes, collaborating with the right partner, and ultimately finding the right product market is hard to find yet obtainable. 




Carol Grunberg, Vice President and Executive Officer, Northwestern Mutual & Wnet 2019 President

Carol L. Grunberg is Vice President and Enterprise Leadership at Northwestern Mutual, which ranks 104 on the Fortune 500 and is one of the world’s most admired companies in its industry.  Carol is responsible for Northwestern Mutual’s business development, including innovation, sales strategy and business integration. Prior to joining Northwestern Mutual, Carol lead the creation of new product, strategic partnerships and revenue lines at some of the world’s largest and fastest growing companies, including Ant Financial/part of Alibaba Group, Google, IBM and Discover. Her roles have spanned across technology and financial services in the US, China, Southeast Asia and India.


Matt Collicoat, Head of Innovation and Strategy for Global Payments, FIS

Matt is responsible for identifying and developing strategic business relationships for FIS Payments Globally (outside of North America) as well as for the market planning for developing long-term strategic objectives for the FIS GFS Payments Group.
This includes identifying, researching and evaluating new product opportunities and market initiatives and working with fintech start-ups.
Matt is also responsible for the FIS innovation centres in Brazil and India and, through these teams, testing and proving innovative concepts to help our clients deal with the ever-changing global payments landscape.


  Dora Chai, Strategic Platform Partnership Manager, Stripe 


Dora has extensive experience in the ecommerce and fintech space. She is currently a Strategic Platform Partnership Manager at Stripe in its San Francisco office.


Prior to Stripe, Dora spent 8 years working at Alibaba Group and then its payment affiliate Alipay in China and the US.  During her time at Alibaba, she served as one of the company’s spokespersons for 2.5 years, overseeing international press relationships, international go to market messaging and overall corporate public relations for Ant Financial, parent company of Alipay and Alibaba Cloud, 3rd largest cloud service provider in the world. Dora was part of the initial team that led Alipay’s expansion into the United States. She spent 4 years developing the US market, establishing and expanding strategic partnerships with major industry players. In 2019, She launched Alipay in over 8,000 Walgreens stores across the United States. 


Prior to Alibaba, Dora started her professional career as an auditor at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, serving public companies listed in the US. 


Dora holds a Master in Business Administration from The Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley and a BA in International Journalism from Beijing Foreign Studies University.