Webinar Overview

In an increasingly interconnected world, the need for a future-proof global payments infrastructure has become paramount. Businesses must adapt to stay competitive and relevant as technology advances and consumer expectations shift.

Join our panel of industry experts as they delve into the key components of building a resilient payments network, the importance of understanding your customers when scaling globally, and how businesses can prepare for the consumers of tomorrow.

In this webinar you’ll learn:

  • Fortifying foundations: The role payments play as a partner in your success
  • Future-proofing business payments processes: How a robust global payments network can prevent revenue loss
  • Scalability for market-specific demands: How customer knowledge can improve sales success when entering new markets
  • Future payment trends: What brands need to know to stay ahead of the curve

Meet the Speakers


Ben Bello

Strategy Manager, Worldpay

Ben focuses on understanding the direction of Digital industries, including Software, Video Games, Media, Non-Profit, Dating and Education. His passion lies in working with Digital merchants and attending industry events, keeping up to date with trends influencing the business to offer solutions to challenges. Before payments, he worked in consultancy partnering with clients to deliver change and transformation programmes.

Gus Jacobs

Payment Operations and Strategy Lead, The New York Times

Gus comes to the New York Times from a background as a consultant in the payments practice at both Glenbrook and Oliver Wyman where he worked on issues and opportunities for stakeholders across the payments ecosystem including PSPs, merchants, acquirers, investors, and more. Before that, he worked in FP&A for Bluefin Payments Systems. Outside of work, he enjoys stand-up comedy, running, playing tennis, and finding the best slice of pizza in New York.

Ryan Konop

Sr. Manager, Payments Systems and Process, Newfold Digital

Ryan is a seasoned professional in the field of global payments and fraud prevention, with a diverse career spanning accounting, prosecution, billing, fraud prevention, payments, and digital trust and safety. Holding an MBA from Colorado State University, he is currently the Sr. Manager for Payments at Newfold Digital, a prominent web presence solutions provider catering to millions of small-to-medium businesses worldwide. With a strong focus on directing payment operations and strategy across the global portfolio of Newfold Digital brands, Ryan drives favorable business growth while ensuring seamless payment experiences for customers across the globe.

Tony Allen

Chief Technology Officer, Recurly

Tony is responsible for Recurly’s technology strategy and building a team focused on customers, collaboration, and continuous improvement.Tony brings more than 20 years of experience leading technology organizations at Fortune 500 companies like PayPal and Verisign, and at early-stage start-up’s like Signio, Inc. At PayPal, he led several critical business initiatives, including scaling the Venmo platform and guiding PayPal’s effort to expand its reach with Marketplaces. Tony’s background has given him ample experience with the challenges and requirements of both building and scaling technology organizations that develop highly secure and reliable platforms.