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OPENING SESSION KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Monday, April 15, 2019
9:00 AM: Michael McNamara
10:30 AM: Kate Delaney


Monday, April 15, 2019
9:00 AM


Michael McNamara
Senior Principal, MasterCard SpendingPulse
 

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Michael McNamara is the Senior Principal responsible for MasterCard SpendingPulse, an economic data service offered by Mastercard Data and Services. Mr. McNamara led the team that founded SpendingPulse in 2003.  Over the past 16 years, Mr. McNamara’s team developed one of the first A.I. enabled information services that leverages Mastercard’s vast data assets to quantify and forecast economic conditions and consumer spending trends.  The Payments, Merchant, Capital Markets and Government sectors are key consumers of SpendingPulse research. 
 
Mr. McNamara and SpendingPulse data are frequently quoted in the media by outlets including: Reuters, Dow Jones, Associated Press, CNBC, CNN, NBC, CBS and ABC News.  During the holiday season SpendingPulse information was quoted in thousands of print publications and broadcast outlets. 
 
Mr. McNamara has served as Chairman and remains an active member of the Conference of Business Economists.  The purpose of the Conference is to bring together economists from the business world to discuss the economics of their own industries, to contribute to one another’s understanding of the broader problems concerning business, monetary and global conditions, and to contribute toward the preservation of the system of free enterprise. The Conference was founded in 1944.
 
Prior to joining MasterCard, Mr. McNamara was a managing analyst with Datamonitor Plc, a leading global market research organization headquartered in London.  While at Datamonitor he managed the North American region of the financial service technology division.  Before joining Datamonitor Michael was a small cap equity analyst with Royce Ebright & Associates, a member of the Royce family of mutual funds.
 
Mr. McNamara holds a BA in Economics from Fairfield University and an MBA from the F.W. Olin School of Business at Babson College.


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10:30am
kate delaney
Kate Delaney

NBC Sports Radio Host
Monday, April 15, 2019
Deal your own Destiny
10:30 AM


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Deal your own destiny, stop letting other people determine your fate no matter where you are in your life.  Discover the untold secrets that Fortune 500 CEOs  and other rock stars in the business world shared with Kate. Listen to the woman who was rejected 500 times in trying to Deal her own destiny.
Takeaways:

Specific Strategies tied to an accountability matrix. This helps you stay on course long after your inspiring time with Kate.


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