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MAC is excited to announce our annual Tech Day(s) event is a stand-alone event in 2021 brought to you in a virtual environment. 

We heard your feedback about the Virtual Regional and are excited to produce Tech Day(s) on an enhanced virtual platform to make networking and content sharing more conducive to your schedule. This new platform has increased opportunities to build your network and share updates about the payment landscape. We can’t wait to share this with you. 




Tech Day(s) offers a deep dive into the payment processing sector. It provides updates from card brands and anticipated changes from the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) and SMEs on new rule implementations.  This virtual event will share how PCI SSC’s expected changes will impact the payment industry’s future. 


Tech Day(s) is a must-attend event if you are responsible for managing technical or tactical compliance with card brands. Our target audience works in project management, engineering, settlement, and front and back end processing. 

What to Expect:

  • Two days of virtual education
  • Card brand updates
  • PCI SSC changes
  • Compliance review
  • Emerging trends



AGENDA - Details coming soon!

Day 1
March 2, 2021 – 12:00 pm Eastern – 5:00 pm Eastern

The day will start with a keynote from Deloitte speaking about the importance of ethical and technical AI.

The remainder of the day will be filled with two tracks of technical, compliance and product updates from the major card brands. Sprinkled throughout the day will be four 10-minute knowledge bursts brought to you by solutions providers.

The day will end with a keynote by Virtru addressing the threat and impact of the compromised employee.

Day 2
March 3, 2021 – 12:00 pm Eastern – 5:00 pm Eastern

The day will start with a keynote from NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) speaking about the relevance of cybersecurity and threat of ransomware.

The remainder of the day will have two tracks showcasing MAC’s industry partners’ insights into current security and fraud threats impacting the payments ecosystem. Sprinkled throughout the day will be four 10-minute knowledge bursts brought to you by solutions providers.

The cooks are still in the kitchen cooking up how the day will end. Be on the lookout for something profound.


Open networking will be available throughout both days.

Attendees will leave this event feeling empowered to implement learnings to help protect the integrity of their ecosystem.


We are pleased to announce the following confirmed speakers for Tech Day(s).  These industry leaders are just a couple of the many speakers expected at our first stand-alone Tech Day(s).  Stay tuned for updates as the agenda is finalized.


Michael Emmerman BCFE FACFEI - Intelligence Analyst, The Special Operations Support Group
Preeti Shivpuri - Senior Manager, Deloitte
Jordan Bennett - Senior Director, Network Risk Management, Nacha
Ellen Berge - Partner, Venable
Theresa Kananen
- Partner, AGG
Troy Leach
 - SVP, Engagement Officer for Market Intelligence & Stakeholder, PCI Security Standards Council
Pam Rodriguez - Senior Vice President, Member Services, Southern Financial Exchange


Thank you to our PARTNERS





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Code of Conduct

We want to create a positive and enjoyable experience for everyone. This Code of Conduct applies to all attendees, employees, speakers, and sponsors to keep this a safe space for all.

  • What happens at the event stays at the event! Anything that is said or presented during a session or in any chat channel, regardless if it is shared by a speaker, MAC, or a fellow attendee, is confidential and will not be shared externally.

  • All attendees are expected to show respect to other attendees throughout the event. We do not tolerate harassment in any form.

  • All attendees agree that the topics discussed do not guarantee or allude to the promise of future features and innovations from MAC, speakers, or sponsors.