Delegates from every continent but Antarctica gathered in the U.S. capital Sept. 10–12 for the second Annual ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit, an event jointly sponsored by Networld Media Group and the Electronic Funds Transfer Association. The event drew an audience about 50 percent larger than in 2013 and this year included additional sessions, as well as a preconference workshop.
Tom Harper, president of Networld, opened the summit at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C, on Sept.11. He began by requesting a moment of silence to observe the significance of the date. He then remarked that by coming together to collaborate and learn, the financial community could play a role in making payment systems stronger and more secure in the face of threats:
Today we mark more than a dark moment in history; we focus on a bright horizon. We’re not here to discuss the worldwide terror threat, though we will deal with security and data breaches. We’re here to dwell on the future — how we can shape it, profit from it and secure it.
The photo gallery below features highlights from summit sessions that focus keenly on these goals.