Beyond Tomorrow

Presented by AP+

Inspiring trust in the digital economy


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Australian Payments Plus presented its inaugural summit focused on payments and identity - Beyond Tomorrow on 13 March 2024 at the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney). This year the theme was ‘Inspiring trust in the digital economy‘.  

AP+ brought together an impressive line-up of experts and thought leaders from across payments and identity to explore the latest trends, future developments and brilliant thinking across our industry. 

2024 Highlights 

Agenda overview 

We created an exciting agenda that brought together leading thinkers across payments and identity to share their insights and engage in discussion.   

9:00am:   Registration and morning tea (sponsored by Swift)
9:50am:  Welcome to country
10:10am:  MC intro - Brooke Boney
10:15am:  Australian Payments Plus, 2 years on - Lynn Kraus, CEO, AP+ 
10:30am:  A conversation with Ellis Connolly, Head of Payments Policy Department, RBA

11:10am:  Fighting the good fight 
How can we better support and protect people in the relentless battle against scams and fraud. Will advancements in the pipeline for payments and digital identity be enough over the next 10 years? Moderated by Adrian Lovney, Chief Payments & Schemes Officer, AP+.
Toby Evans, Head of Economic Crime, AusPayNet
Jayde Richmond, General Manager, National Anti-Scam Centre, ACCC
Ben Young, Head of Fraud, Westpac

11:50am:  Payments & identity – securing the digital economy 
There’s a lot of talk around the merging of identity and payments but how do we make that a reality to bring greater security to the digital economy? Could it really be a perfect match? Moderated by Mark Britt, Chief Operating Officer, AP+.
Brad Carr, Executive, Innovation & Partnerships, NAB
Adam Clark, Executive General Manager - Digital Economy, CBA
Dr Scott Farrell, Strategic Counsel, King & Wood Mallesons
Victoria Richardson, Chief Operating Officer, Meeco

12:30pm: Networking lunch  (sponsored by CBA

Payments space (breakout for those with special interest in the payments industry) (sponsored by Monoova)
1:20pm:  New Payments Platform (NPP) update
An overview of latest on what is happening with the NPP – PayID, PayTo, international payments and preparations for the retirement of the BECs framework. We’ll also discuss how organisations can leverage data-rich real-time payments to enhance productivity and innovation in the digital economy. Moderated by Katrina Stuart, GM Business Payments, AP+.
Bianca Bates, Managing Director ANZ, J.P. Morgan
Christian Westerlind Wigstrom, CEO & Co-Founder, Monoova
Michael Vanderdonk, CTO, Australian Bond Exchange 
Lisa Vasic, Managing Director, ANZ
2:05pm:  eInvoicing in action
The digital exchange of invoices between a supplier and buyer’s software or systems, or ‘eInvoicing’, brings clear business benefits. It’s an efficient and less cumbersome way of doing business, enabling a more streamlined procurement process. Why is the NPP an important part of the process? Hear from those who have been part of the eInvoicing solution. Moderated by Marnie Ryan, Head of Product Innovation and Enablement, AP+.
Hari Janakiraman, Head of Industry and Innovation, Transaction Banking, ANZ
Matt Lewis, Director, DSPANZ 
Mark Stockwell, Director eInvoicing, ATO
2:50pm: The drivers of choice in payments
Let’s explore what will be the drivers of choice in payments for consumers and businesses over the coming years. How do we ensure everyone in Australia has meaningful choices in payments? Moderated by Dave Ellett, Chief Commercial Officer, AP+.
Hayley Fisher, Country Manager Australia & NZ, Adyen
Ben Pfisterer, CEO & Co-Founder, Zeller
Gunjan Pradhan, Director of Payments, Netflix 

Identity space (breakout for those with a special interest in digital identity) sponsored by LAB Group
1:20pm:  Making digital identity work 
With digital identity solutions live, we’ll explore what use cases are emerging, what benefits are being realised and who is taking advantage of them. How will these develop and extend over time? Moderated by Rick Iversen, Head of Product & Scheme, ConnectID, AP+.
Nick Boudrie, Co-Founder & CEO, LAB Group 
Lenka Bradovkova, Executive Director, Identity NSW, Department of Customer Service
Jeremy Goldschmidt, Founder & CEO, RentBetter 
2:05pm:  Connecting the dots
We’ll explore why interoperability between identity verification systems is so important and what the advantages are that a truly interoperable system can bring.  We’ll also discuss how we can deliver it both nationally and internationally. Moderated by Lynn Kraus, CEO, AP+.
Kersti Eesmaa, Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia, Estonian Embassy
John Shepherd, First Assistant Secretary, Digital ID and Data Policy Division, Australian Government Dept of Finance
Jane-Renee Retimana, Chief Strategy and Innovation, Payments NZ
2:50pm: Safety in numbers - making digital identity work for vulnerable communities
There’s an opportunity to make digital identity work not just for business, but to support communities, from preventing children accessing sites such as those for vaping sales, to supporting indigenous and remote communities with their identity. Moderated by Nancy Bryla, Chief General Counsel, AP+.
Jason-Urranndulla Davis, Founder, Hold Access
Linden Dawson, Customer Digital Identity, Senior Product Manager, NAB
Margo Stephen, Minister's Expert Panel on Digital ID, Advisor & Member

3:30pm:  Afternoon tea (sponsored by Swift)

4:00pm:  Wrap up and motivational speaker - Life Beyond Fear with Mark Mathews - big wave surfer, Red Bull Athlete, and Surf Contest Director

5:00pm:  Networking drinks and canapes (sponsored by ANZ)

7:00pm:  Event concludes  



Brooke Boney

News and Entertainment Presenter

Ellis Connolly

Head of Payments Policy Department, RBA
Keynote speaker

Mark Mathews

Big wave surfer, Red Bull Athlete             
Closing keynote speaker

Bianca Bates

Managing Director  
J.P. Morgan ANZ

Panel: New Payments Platfrom (NPP) update

Lenka Bradovkova

Executive Director, Identity NSW, Department of Customer Service

Panel: Making digital identity work 

Nick Boudrie   

Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer, LAB Group  

Panel: Making digital identity work 

Brad Carr

Executive, Innovation & Partnerships, NAB

Panel: Payments & identity - securing the digital economy

Linden Dawson

Customer Digital Identity Product Manager 

Panel: Safety in numbers

Jason Urranndulla Davis

Hold Access

Panel: Safety in numbers

Kersti Eesmaa

Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia, Estonian Embassy, Canberra 

Panel: Connecting the dots 

Scott Farrell

Strategic Counsel 
King & Wood Mallesons

Panel: Payments & identity - securing the digital economy

Hayley Fisher

AUNZ Country Manager  

Panel: The drivers of choice in payments 

Jeremy Goldschmidt

Founder & CEO            RentBetter  

Panel: Making digital identity work 

Hari Janakiraman 

Head of Industry and Innovation, Transaction Banking 
ANZ Bank

Panel: eInvoicing in action 

Ben Pfisterer

CEO and Co-founder 

Panel: The drivers of choice in payments 

Gunjan Pradhan

Director Payments              Netflix         

Panel: The drivers of choice in payments 

Jane-Renee Retimana

Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer
Payments NZ

Panel: Connecting the dots 

Victoria Richardson

Chief Operating Officer  

Panel: Payments & identity - securing the digital economy

Jayde Richmond

GM, National Anti-Scam Centre 

Panel: Fighting the good fight

John Shepherd

First Assistant Secretary, Digital ID & Data Policy Division 
Department of Finance 

Panel: Connecting the dots 

Margo Stephen

Minister's Expert Panel on Digital ID                                           Advisor & Member

Panel: Safety in numbers

Lisa Vasic

Managing Director, Transaction Banking, Institutional              ANZ

Panel: New Payments Platform (NPP) update

Christian Westerlind Wigstrom

CEO and Co-Founder  

Panel: New Payments Platfrom (NPP) update

Ben Young

Head of Fraud​
Westpac Group

Panel: Fighting the good fight

Thank you to our sponsors


Thank you to our sponsors








Payments space


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Morning and afternoon tea




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Mobile charging station


Networking drinks


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