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60 seconds with…payments risk expert David Lott


We all know what they are experts on, but we want to know what makes our speakers tick. In this series, we sit down with some of our key speakers for 60 seconds to find out a bit more about them before we see them on stage at the All Payments Expo in New Orleans, 21-23 March 2016.60 seconds with...

60 Seconds with…

David Lott
Payments risk expert in the Retail Payments Risk Forum at the Atlanta Fed

1. What is your personal philosophy?

The Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

2. What’s the weirdest job you’ve ever had?

While during the summer when I was in high school, I worked at the local municipal airport as a grounds maintenance worker.  My primary work was mowing and trimming the grass on the airport property including the runway area.  The weird part of the job was that during the frequent summer rainstorms, we would have to go out along the runway edge to make sure that none of the drainage grates were covered up with the mowed grass.  This was while the runways were still active with aircraft landing and departing.

3. If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?

This is a tough one.  I would like to be a police officer to better understand the various situations that they encounter each day.  Plus, if it were a rainy day, I would get to address one of my pet peeves by writing a ticket to drivers that don’t turn on their lights during rainstorms.

4. Disruption is always on the tip of everyone’s tongue. In your opinion, what is going to be the ultimate game-changer for the payments industry?

I believe the growing Millennials segment with the declining Baby Boomer segment of the U.S. population is going to accelerate the migration to different payment channels and devices.

5. What are you most looking forward to at the All Payments Expo 2016 in New Orleans?

I look forward to hearing different perspectives from others in both the formal presentations as well as the informal networking opportunities.

Want to hear more from David? Click here to read his latest blog post, Does more security mean more friction in payments?

David Lott will be taking part in the Breakfast Briefing Mobile Commerce – Separating the Hype from Reality on Day 2 of the All Payments Expo in New Orleans, 21st – 23rd March 2016.

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