Horizon 2022

Don’t miss TNS’ first annual Horizon 2022 virtual conference on February 15 in EMEA and North America, and February 17 across APAC. Featuring key industry experts delivering forward-thinking advice, strategic approaches and key payment trends to help you prepare for what’s coming next.


Time Activity

11:00am—11:05am EST
4:00pm—4:05pm GMT

17 February, ACST event:
2:00pm – 2:05pm ACST

Welcome – Mike Keegan, CEO, TNS

11:05am—11:50am EST
4:05pm—4:50 GMT

17 February, ACST event:
2:05pm – 2:50pm ACST

Keynote: Pushing the Boundaries of Customer PaymentsStrategic Approaches to Addressing the 5G Game Changer

5G is set to revolutionize the way organizations interact with customers and, as a consequence, the boundaries of payments interactions will blur while simultaneously creating a wave of strategic opportunities for industry players. This keynote brings together industry leaders to debate and deconstruct the potential impacts of what could turn out to be the biggest event horizon in the last 10 years.

Join panelists Nick Maynard, Head of Research at Juniper Research and TNS’ Payments Market’s Global Managing Director, John Tait for this eye-opening discussion of the opportunities presented by the 5G game changer

11:50am—12:00pm EST
4:50pm—5:00 GMT

17 February, ACST event:
2:50pm – 3:00pm ACST

Break: Browse our virtual Horizon conference foyer

12:00pm—12:30pm EST
5:00pm—5:30pm GMT

17 February, ACST event:
3:00pm – 3:30pm ACST

Breakout Sessions

Key Payment Trends
OEM payments, AI and digital wallets continue to expand as consumer behaviors evolve; our panelists will discuss their trajectory and the strategic response required to stay ahead of the curve. Panelists include:

  • Peter Papaioannou, VP Global Product Strategy, Global Payments
  • Nitin Bhas, Chief Strategy and Insight Officer at Kaleido Intelligence
  • Moderated by Shaun Donaghey, TNS’ Managing Director, Payments Market, US


Case Study: How a SD-WAN Managed Network Solution Supports Digital Transformation
Join Andy Stewart, Head of Site Systems at Z Energy, Joshua Alcock, Principal Security Strategist at Fortinet and Michael Johnson, Managing Director of TNS’ Payments Market business across APAC, as they review and outline how a secure SD-WAN managed network solution has helped Z Energy dramatically improve the running of its business while addressing the latest consumer demands.


Critical PCI-DSS Compliance Updates
With compliance requirements continuing to evolve, this session will bring together Michael Aminzade, VP of Consulting Advisory Services at Viking Cloud and Umer Ayub, TNS’ Chief Risk Officer. This panel of experienced risk professionals will reminisce about the evolution of PCI standards and how the standards have contributed to an improved customer experience. They will also talk about future developments in the area of compliance for the Payments industry.


Andy Stewart

Andy StewartHead of Site Systems, Z Energy

Andy Stewart is a seasoned IT professional with 30 years’ experience across the IT spectrum including operations, software development, project and programme management. Andy started his career in the energy retailing sector, and went on to work for global IT companies such as Unisys and HP. For the last 10 years, Andy has been with Z Energy, New Zealand’s largest fuel retailer, initially delivering large scale projects aimed at modernizing the customer facing platforms operated by Z, and in his current role of Head of Site Systems, taking responsibility for all aspects of Z Energy’s mission critical customer facing platforms that include point of sale, payments, loyalty, mobile phone applications and secure networking.

Nitin Bhas

Nitin BhasChief of Strategy & Insights - Kaleido Intelligence

Nitin is Chief of Strategy & Insights at Kaleido Intelligence as well as the lead analyst for financial services. He brings over 10 years of experience working with financial institutions, fintech companies and vendors across various digital technology sectors. Nitin is specialised in research, strategy development and production of cutting-edge market intelligence reports, forecasts and consulting services. He is well experienced in leading ad-hoc research and projects for leading payment vendors and banks. He is a regular speaker at industry conferences and frequently interviewed by the media.

Umer Ayub

Umer AyubChief Risk Officer - TNS

Umer Ayub is TNS’ Chief Risk Officer and manages the company’s compliance and operational risk functions at a global level.

Umer designed and implemented TNS’ global framework to manage compliance with PCI DSS, SSAE16, ATM scheme and ISO standards. This hugely successful framework is based on a standardized process that has delivered continued compliance with these requirements to effectively manage the company’s IT risks globally.

Peter Papaioannou

Peter Papaioannou Vice President Global Product Strategy - Global Payments

Peter Papaioannou oversees Global Product Strategy at Global Payments with focus on emerging payments and innovation.

Prior to Global Payments Peter spent over seven years at Visa in data product strategy and product management and almost ten years in consulting with Deloitte.

Nick Maynard

Nick MaynardHead of Research, Juniper Research

Nick is Head of Research at Juniper Research. Leading the Financial Markets team, Nick focuses on analysing the latest developments within the fintech and payments market, helping stakeholders understand future market outlooks and sizing.

His recent research reports include Mobile Money in Emerging Markets, Open Banking and B2B Payments. Nick has spoken at several major industry events, including Money 20/20 Europe, and has been interviewed by a wide range of major news outlets.

Nick has a BA (Hons) in History from the University of Reading and has previously worked as an industry analyst in the Energy & Utilities markets.

Joshua Alcock

Joshua AlcockPrincipal Security Strategist, Fortinet

Joshua (Josh) Alcock is the go-to guy for bringing security strategies to life at both a business and a technical level.

With over a decade in the cyber security industry, Josh helps Fortinet customers (and prospective customers) understand their security challenges and risks, and then helps them architect the solution that delivers protection for their unique security dilemmas. Josh then helps them communicate the problems and solutions to their internal audiences – from the C-Suite to the delivery teams.

John Tait

John TaitGlobal Managing Director, Payments Market

As Global Managing Director of TNS’ Payments Market, John Tait is responsible for identifying and driving growth across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific regions. He works closely with the senior regional management teams, as well as TNS’ corporate leadership group, to set the company’s Payments strategy. He is focused on working to meet the unique requirements of TNS customers, employees and shareholders.

Mark Collins

Mark CollinsManaging Director, Payments Market – EMEA

Mark Collins is Managing Director of TNS’ Payments Market business for the EMEA region, which includes offices in the UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy and Germany. Mark drives all sales and business activity in his region and is part of TNS’ leadership team which is responsible for setting TNS’ strategic direction and implementing its vision.

Michael Johnson

Michael JohnsonManaging Director, Payments Market – APAC

Michael Johnson is the Managing Director of TNS’ Payments Market business for the Asia Pacific region. He oversees a diverse team based across Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and the Philippines. Michael is responsible for identifying and driving growth, and works alongside the wider TNS leadership team to set the company’s FinTech strategy.

Shaun Donaghey

Shaun DonagheyManaging Director, Payments Market – US

Shaun leads TNS’ Payments Market business in North America. In his role Shaun is responsible for driving growth of TNS’ full payments portfolio and identifying and driving all sales and business activity in his region. He also contributes to global strategic decisions alongside his European and Asian counterparts, and the wider TNS corporate leadership team.