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Payments 101 for Developers

June 13, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

payments 101

As the opportunities for innovation in payments continue to grow, we want to enable developers to build forward-thinking commerce experiences. That’s why we are bringing Payments 101 to Toronto on June 13th.

Come and enjoy food and drinks while you hear senior Visa leaders and special guest speakers give a “cheat sheet” style introduction to the payments ecosystem, as well as the flourishing remittance and P2P space in Canada.

Join Visa Developer and special guest speakers June 13th for Payments 101 for Developers.


Stacy Madge, Country Manager and President, Visa Canada

Stacey Madge has served as Country Manager and President for Visa Canada since April 28, 2017. In her role, she is responsible for leading the Canadian market for Visa. Previously, Ms. Madge was a Senior Vice President in the International Banking Group at Scotiabank, overseeing retail and small business across 30 Latin American and Caribbean markets.

Prior to her role at Scotiabank, Ms. Madge was a Partner at McKinsey & Company, where she was a leader in the areas of retail banking, mergers and acquisitions, and sales force effectiveness.

Brian Weiner, Head of Product and Vice President, Visa Canada

Brian Weiner is the Vice President and Head of Product for Visa Canada. His organization is responsible for the development and rollout of Visa’s full Canadian product suite, including its traditional credit, debit, and prepaid products, as well as its expanding array of digital products and capabilities including the Visa Developer Platform.

Looking ahead, Brian and his team are focused on re-imagining the future of payments in collaboration with many partners across the payments ecosystem in Canada and around the world. Brian has won multiple awards for his work in evolving electronic payments in Canada, and he was recognized as a global winner of Visa’s Go Beyond program.

Lea Ruuth, Head of Core Payment Technology, Visa Canada

Lea Ruuth has over 20 years of experience in the global payments industry in both Europe and Canada, including several operational roles within Visa.

As the Head of Core Payment Technology, Lea is responsible for driving the creation and development of technology for new and existing Visa products and services. Previously, Lea led Canada’s Client Service Support team, overseeing operational support and program implementations for Visa’s Canada-based clients.


5:30pm – Registration & Networking

6:00pm – Welcome

6:05pm – “Payments 101” – How it all works

6:20pm – Real-time money movement and the next wave of digital payments

6:35pm – The Acquiring Space – People’s Trust

7:00pm –Card Management through Conversational AI – Finn.ai

7:15pm – Q&A and Networking

8:00pm – End


June 13, 2018
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


77 King Street West 44th Floor
77 King Street West, 44th Floor
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