The GSU chapter of the ACM presents       

Software Design and Engineering Concerns in Payments and Fintech

Mark Pearson
VP Principal IT Architect
Fiserv, Inc.

Fiserv is a global leader in payments and fintech (financial technology), supporting thousands of financial institutions and millions of businesses in more than 100 countries. The merchant payment acquiring business in the United States collectively captures and settles ~40% of U.S. debit and credit card transaction volume. In this talk, we examine how current day compute, economic drivers, and commerce styles are creating interesting opportunities and challenges for the maintenance and construction of very large software systems, and how almost all business will rely on these very large software systems over time.

About the Speaker: Mark Pearson joined Fiserv in 2018 as VP Principal IT Architect. In his role, Mark leads the architecture for the Merchant Acquiring Business in North America. Prior to joining Fiserv, Mr. Pearson was Senior Vice President at SunTrust Bank, where he held various software delivery, architecture, and business planning management roles in Enterprise Information Services including the roles of Chief Architect, Director of Innovation and Strategy, and Head of Operations IT and Architecture. Mr. Pearson holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Georgia. In his off time, Mark enjoys participating in Atlanta Track Club training and running events.

Win a valuable door prize!
An Element14 Raspberry Pi 3 B+ motherboard will be given away.

Thursday, September 19, 2019
5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Room 217, Student Center East

Everyone welcome!
Free pizza from Rosa's!

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The chapter welcomes the following new members: Shivani Bhoite, Steven Chung, Gavin Claugus, Wyland Crews, Nate Heppard, Nathan Ho, Jonathan Martinez, Umaraj Potla, and An Tran.