The Hub is an industry networking event we run periodically throughout the year where we discuss topical issues and learn about emerging payments trends. Our next event will be held in Wellington and Auckland in October. 

The Hub October 2018  

At this thought-provoking breakfast session you'll hear from Ian Gausden of Vocalink, a Mastercard Company, who is joining us off the back of the SIBOS conference in Sydney. You’ll also get an update about what we’ve been working on and upcoming work from our Chief Executive, Steve Wiggins.

Real-time in the real world

Real-time user experiences are at the heart of a rapidly evolving global payments landscape. In payments, real-time solutions have been implemented in countries all around the world. Major real-time payments solutions in Australia, China, Europe, India, UK and US have the potential to reach over half of the global population.

More countries are working towards upgrading to real-time payments capabilities to meet the evolving needs of a digital economy. Ian Gausden will offer some unique insights into how global markets are adopting and making the best use of real-time technology, including compelling use-cases from around the world.

Real-time capabilities are acting as a springboard for innovation, which enables new innovations to the market that are agile and responsive to user demands. Many financial institutions are looking to shift their product and service mindset towards immediate delivery, both of payments and other related offerings to stay competitive, maintain relevance and enhance customer experiences.


7.30am Pre-event networking breakfast

8.00am Event starts

8.05am Payments NZ Chief Executive update – Steve Wiggins

8.30am Guest speaker presentation – Vocalink, a Mastercard Company
Ian Gausden is the Executive Vice President of International Real-Time Payments at Vocalink. He plays a pivotal role in making real-time payments a reality for economies around the world. Ian will share with us the transformative impact that real-time technology has had on UK payments over the past ten years including the lessons learned, innovation opportunities available and what the future could look like. He will then offer some unique insight into how global markets are looking to adopt and make the best use of real-time technology, including compelling use-cases from around the world in which customers, businesses and the market use real-time payments.

With over 25 years’ management experience within the payments industry, Ian’s expertise includes payment innovation, information technology and operations in both card and account to account sectors.

8.55am Wrap-up

9.00am Event ends


Wellington Auckland
When: Tuesday 30 October 2018 When: Wednesday 31 October 2018
Time: 7.30am – 9.00am Time: 7.30am – 9.00am
Where: InterContinental, Lambton 2 & 3, 2 Grey Street, Wellington Where: SkyCity, Epsom Rooms, Level 4, 88 Federal Street, Auckland

If you would like to attend this free event, you can register your details.

For enquiries about The Hub, please contact our Events Manager, Liza Beach, at [email protected].

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