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Find Out How Technology is Transforming the Digital Economy Join us at the Digital Money Forum presented by Mastercard at CES 2017, January 5
- Mobile Payments, Secure IDs, Robo-advisors and Cryptocurrencies Take Center Stage as Cash Disappears
- Exciting Lineup of Speakers Featuring Matt Roszak, John Sculley, Karen Webster, Brett King and Jodi Holtzman; Mastercard to Deliver Key Address

NEW YORK, Nov. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- From the early days of trading, to the last century when we moved from cash to credit cards, money has always been evolving. Today, we're speeding towards a world of "digital money." That includes everything from making payments through your mobile phone to using a cryptocurrency like Bitcoin. Digital is letting us pay and get paid faster and with less impediments – whether it's a robo-advisor managing your wealth or an app to let you transfer money to a friend's account. Technology tools including biometric devices, behavioral and predictive analytics, artificial intelligence and deep machine learning as well as the emerging Internet of Things are all playing a role in transforming the economy to a digital one.

Living in Digital Times  is proud to announce that the Digital Money Forum presented by Mastercard will return to CES® 2017. The event is designed to provide members of the tech community who attend CES a look at their role as developers, hardware manufacturers and service providers in the financial transition. PYMNTS, the premier source of information about "What's Next" in payments and commerce, is the exclusive media partner for the event.

"Whether you're building an Internet appliance, creating a venue for financial transactions, or simply running your business, you are witnessing one of the most important industries to go digital," said Robin Raskin founder and president, Living in Digital Times. "Where better to get the 30,000-foot view of technology's role in the process than at CES - the center of innovation."

At the Digital Money Forum, you'll hear from leading industry experts including:

  • Key executives from Mastercard and its partners to showcase innovative payments and digital lifestyle solutions.
  • John Sculley, serial entrepreneur, now Vice Chairman, Lantern Credit, is rethinking credit scores in the connected world.  Powered by predictive analysis and AI, Sculley sees a transformation in credit ratings based on real-life moments, empowering consumers to take control of their financial wellness.
  • Karen Webster, CEO of PYMNTS, will present the results of PYMNTS latest study on digital wallet adoption. Immediately following the conference, attendees are invited to a Blockchain Networking reception.
  • Matt Roszak, Founder, Bloq Capital, and an early investor in BitCoin and Blockchain, looks at where we're at on the road to cryptocurrency. Back by popular demand, he'll offer predictions for 2017.
  • Brett King, futurist, CEO/Founder of Moven, and producer of Banking Banks a brash podcast, will look at the friction and fellowship that exists between fintech startups and traditional banking. 
  • Jodi Holtzman, Senior Vice President, Market Innovation, AARP, will lead an expert panel on evolving global wealth management. How machine learning, complex algorithms and robo-advisors, stack up compared to traditional management.
  • Alistair Croll, Founder of Solve for Interesting and author of Lean Analytics, will moderate discussions concerning the underbanked.
  • Perianne Boring, Founder of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, will discuss the role that regulators will play as the world of fintech matures.

Attendees will also see:

  • Demonstrations of new wearable payment systems
  • New biometric authentication systems
  • Brand specific, bank specific loyalty programs
  • Robo-advisor and chat bot demos

The one-day summit is held on January 5 at LVCC, North Hall, N259. In addition to the summit, CES attendees can get a first-hand look at the latest in digital money innovations within the four-day corresponding exhibits found in the eCommerce & Enterprise Solutions Marketplace, January 5-8, in LVCC, South Hall 1.  

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About Living in Digital Times
Founded by veteran technology journalist Robin Raskin, Living in Digital Times brings together the most knowledgeable leaders and the latest innovations impacting both technology and lifestyle.  It helps companies identify and act on emerging trends, create compelling company narratives, and do better business through strong network connections. Living in Digital Times produces technology conferences, exhibits and events at CES and other locations throughout the year by lifestyle verticals.  Core brands include Digital Health Summit, Digital Money Forum, FitnessTech, BabyTech, Kids@Play, Family Tech Summit, TransformingEDU, MommyTech TV, Beauty Tech, Wearables and FashionWare runway show, Mobile Apps Showdown, Last Gadget Standing, Robots on the Runway and the KAPi Awards.  The company also works with various foundations and manages the Appreneur Scholar awards program for budding mobile entrepreneurs, as well as the 10 Under 20: Young Innovators to Watch awards recognizing student STEAM innovations in New York City.  For more information, visit and keep up with our latest news on Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook.

About Mastercard
Mastercard (NYSE: MA),, is a technology company in the global payments industry.  We operate the world's fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories.  Mastercard products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone.  Follow us on Twitter @MastercardNews, join the discussion on the Beyond the Transaction Blog and subscribe for the latest news on the Engagement Bureau.

About CES:
CES is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, the technology trade association representing the $287 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, it attracts the world's business leaders and pioneering thinkers. Check out CES video highlights. Follow CES online at and on social.

Media Contact: 
Karen Pineman
LKPR, Inc. for Living in Digital Times
917-453-6887 (mobile)

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