First Data CEO Frank Bisignano & Metro Atlanta Chamber Head Hala Moddelmog Lead Fireside Chat at Venture Atlanta 2018

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Venture Atlanta announced that two of the city’s most esteemed business leaders, Frank Bisignano, CEO of First Data, and Hala Moddelmog, president and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber, will speak during this year’s Venture Atlanta conference to be held October 16-17 in downtown Atlanta. Bisignano and Moddelmog will share the stage during a much-anticipated fireside chat to discuss growth and innovation opportunities related to Atlanta’s thriving FinTech industry.

According to the Technology Association of Georgia’s 2018 FinTech Report, the FinTech community is a key driver of the state’s economy with the top 20 Georgia-based FinTechs generating an estimated $72 billion in annual revenue. To this end, over 57.7 billion U.S. purchase transactions, roughly two-thirds of the nation’s total volume, are processed by Georgia-based acquirers. Recognized nationally as a leading entrepreneurial and technology conference, Venture Atlanta has served as a launch pad for numerous Georgia-based FinTech startups and continues to support the surge in FinTech as more entrepreneurs look to leverage innovative technologies amid the sector’s growth.

“With Georgia-based FinTech solutions continuing to power the global economy, we’re thrilled to bring these two amazing leaders together on the Venture Atlanta stage,” said David Hartnett, chief economic development officer for the Metro Atlanta Chamber and one of the founding partners of Venture Atlanta. “Frank and Hala will take part in an engaging discussion on how Atlanta has become the sector’s cornerstone as well as what it will take to cement its status as the global capital of FinTech.”