As consumers evolve, moving seamlessly between phones, computers, social networks and retailers, their payment methods have to evolve too. With mobile payments just the tip of the digital wallet iceberg, there are new entrants emerging nearly every day. This session will examine the truths and myths of this infant category, and determine what it will take to change consumer behavior for this new technology to take hold.
This keynote is sponsored by Visa, Inc.
Ms. Jaques is responsible for Visa Inc.’s Global Corporate Development and Mergers & Acquisitions Activities. The Corporate Development and M&A group leads Visa’s engagement in a range of transactions from strategic investments through joint ventures and acquisitions. Since founding the group, Ms. Jaques has led Visa’s $2 billion acquisition of CyberSource in the ecommerce segment and its acquisition of PlaySpan in the digital commerce space, as well as the company’s two joint ventures in India. In addition, she led the formation of the Syncada joint venture in the commercial payments space as well as the divestiture of key business stakes in Brazil with aggregate value in excess of $1 billion. Ms. Jaques is an active speaker at industry and educational forums including the Thomson Reuters Western M&A conference and at the Stanford Law School.
Visa is a leading payments platform and among the most recognized brands globally. The company has a market capitalization of approximately $55 billion having successfully gone public in 2008.
Prior to joining Visa, Ms. Jaques spent 17 years in investment banking, the last 12 of which were at Deutsche Bank in the firm’s technology mergers and acquisitions practice where she was a Managing Director. During her tenure in investment banking, Ms. Jaques advised clients on a range of transactions including acquisitions, asset purchases, cross-border deals, divestitures, joint ventures, leveraged buyouts, mergers of equals, recaps, and equity and debt issuances.
Ms. Jaques received an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from the University of Michigan.