Dan Gonzalez is a vice president – national account director for the Federal Reserve’s Customer Relations and Support Office, based out of the Federal ReserveBank of Chicago.
Gonzalez’s responsibilities include collaborating and engaging with the industry to define and prioritize system improvements that advance payment speed, efficiency and security. He has overall responsibility for the Federal Reserve’s Financial Services relationships with the top 25 financial institutions in the country, as well as payment networks and service providers. Gonzalez spent the last several years working closely with key industry participants on their efforts to establish faster and more efficient payment systems. He has over 28 years’ experience in payments, sales, marketing and management in the financial services industry.
Gonzalez is a graduate of Siena College (Loudonville, NY) and the Federal Reserve’s Business Development University. He resides in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Manuela Veloso is Head of J.P. Morgan Chase AI Research and Herbert A. Simon University Professor Emerita at Carnegie Mellon University, where she was previously Faculty in the Computer Science Department and Head of the Machine Learning Department. She is the past president of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence(AAAI), and the co-founder and Past President of the RoboCup Federation. In her career, she has received numerous awards and honors, including: National Science Foundation CAREER Award, Allen Newell Medal for Excellence in Research, Radcliffe Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study (Harvard University), Einstein Chair Professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the ACM/SIGART Autonomous Agents Research Award for “contributions to the field of artificial intelligence, in particular in planning, learning, multi-agent systems, and robotics.” Veloso is a Fellow of AAAI, AAAS, ACM, and IEEE. She was elected in 2022 to the National Academy of Engineering.
Alex Yang is responsible for CashPro Connectivity and data transmission security, the CashPro API client community, and GTS’ open banking strategy. He and his fellow product managers focus on how they can best deliver commercial banking data and services to clients and their technical service providers in real-time. He serves on the board of the Afinis organization, and enjoys collaborating with industry peers on the topic of API standardization.
Alex joined Bank of America as a summer intern, and has spent his entire career in GTS product management. He has been responsible for global payments and foreign exchange, EDI and ISO XML, invoice presentment and biller gateways, and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Treasury Management System (TMS) integration.
Dean Nolan serves as Vice President of Faster Payments and Commercial Card in the Treasury Management division of Fifth Third Bank. He is responsible for the bank’s instant payment and commercial card solutions and platforms. His background includes more than 20 years of experience in payments, having previously served as Vice President of
Enterprise Payment Solutions and Vice President of Merchant Services at Fifth Third Bank and Director of Debit, Prepaid, and HSA solutions at Fifth Third Processing Solutions.
Before joining Fifth Third, Dean held leadership positions in payments at Metavante/FIS, Bank of America, Wachovia/Wells Fargo, MasterCard, and most recently First Data/STAR. He’s also ventured into the start-up arena during his career, holding executive roles at an early-stage cybersecurity start-up and later-stage payment analytics provider.
Samson is a Senior Product Manager for Real-Time Payments, the first new payment type in the U.S. in over 40 years. With a focus on global product design, Samson focuses on providing technical and functional solutions for high-profile FinTech clients providing global faster payment solutions.
As an employee of J.P. Morgan for over 22 years, Samson began his career in Treasury Services working in various financial products ranging from Prepaid Cards, Healthcare Savings Accounts, NavyCash, Global Trade services to his current role supporting Real-Time Payments globally for J.P. Morgan. Prior to his current role in Product, Samson’s roles have focused on the Product design and architecture areas of both Technology and Product.
Samson serves on several industry workgroups including The Clearing House, Federal Reserve, US Faster Payments Council, Accredited Standards Committe X9, and European Payments Council.
Samson, a native New Yorker, currently lives in Tampa, FL with his wife and two kids.