Date: June 2, 2016

The Perpetual Digital Payment Transformation (I)

Session Description

Migration of payment types and channels to faster, more efficient methods is an ongoing transformation exercise. Redefining payment models can range from assessing the applicability of recent Faster Payments solutions such as the Clearing House's Real-Time Payments platform to executing simple process enhancements for checks and EFT payments.

Understanding the options available, coupled with an understanding of current processes and stakeholder needs, will position you to capitalize on the financially advantageous trek toward payment digitization.

Speaker Information

Irfan Ahmad is Vice President, Healthcare Payments for The Clearing House where he is responsible for strategy, implementation, and management of The Clearing House's healthcare products. With over 15 years of experience in the healthcare sector, he has experience across the entire healthcare ecosystem from payers, providers, and pharmacy perspectives. Prior to joining The Clearing House, Irfan worked in Price Waterhouse Coopers' Healthcare consulting practice, focusing on medical banking and assisting financial service companies define their healthcare strategy and implement payment transaction solutions. Prior to that, he worked for Medco Health Solutions where he was responsible for Consumer Directed Healthcare product development and strategic planning. He also conducted research and provided outreach on cardiovascular disease and childhood immunization for the Southern Maryland Public Health Department.

Irfan has a Master's degree in Public Health from Yale University, and a B.A. in Biology from St. Mary's College of Maryland.

Adam Kruis is a Working Capital Solutions Consultant who helps companies optimize their cash conversion cycle by providing tailored consultations on their payables and receivables processes. He works with all levels of clients to streamline their processes, increase controls and reduce costs through industry expertise and emerging technologies.

Adam has been trained and certified as an effective change agent and process improvement specialist through previous Lean Six Sigma and operations management roles.

Adam holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Illinois State University and Master of Business Administration from Northern Illinois University.