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Global Commerce Unbound



The way we pay and get paid is changing and new channels and payment innovations are transforming the payments ecosystem. In this webinar, Visa’s Ben Sharp will highlight the key trends driving these changes, gleaned from Visa’s annual Global Commerce Unbound report, a longitudinal survey of more than 10,000 consumers from 20 countries, highlighting their payment behavior and interest in new payment innovations. These trends include:

  • Winning solutions are removing friction
  • Consumers demand increasing control
  • Turnkey convenience is increasing adoption
  • Multi-use platforms are accelerating
  • Dynamic experiences are everything


  1. Learn about the global trends driving changes in payment behavior
  2. Learn which innovations are accelerating in their usage and adoption
  3. Glean key insights to inform the evolution of your own product innovation road map 

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Ben Sharp

Sr. Director, Global Innovation and Fintech Engagement, Visa Inc.

Ben Sharp is Senior Director for Global Innovation and Fintech Strategy at Visa, where he leads various global thought leadership initiatives. This includes Visa’s Global Commerce Unbound initiative, a global consumer study that focuses on the future of commerce and payments, and Visa’s Everywhere Initiative, the leading global open innovation program that connects Visa with the start-up community to solve the payment challenges of tomorrow.

Prior to joining Visa, Ben spent almost a decade as an entrepreneur, launching both an ed-tech software company and a luxury wine company that he sold to Kendall Jackson Wines in 2014. Ben started his career in financial services at Merrill Lynch, and held senior strategy roles at Salomon Smith Barney and Charles Schwab.

He has spent a diverse and accomplished career working in both global and start-up environments, passionately focused on building empowered teams at the intersection of innovation and consumer technology.        

Ben holds a B.A. from Duke University and an M.B.A. from UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and two daughters. And when not at work or with his family, he can often be found exploring the back roads of Marin and Sonoma on his bike.



10/15/2019 at 2:00 PM (EDT)  |  60 minutes
10/15/2019 at 2:00 PM (EDT)  |  60 minutes Please click the button to the right to join the webinar.