Venkat is a dedicated, dynamic and self-motivated payments professional, bringing over 8 years of digital payments experience. Today, he is a Product Leader at Visa, leading European operations for a world-class real-time payments product. He began his professional experience as a Senior QA Engineer, however, during his lucrative career he has worn various hats as a Quality Assurance Specialist, Integration Manager, and Senior Implementation Specialist. Eventually, he has progressed to a role that is responsible for managing operations as well as providing a solution framework for partners. Today, at Visa, he leads the company’s efforts to change the way consumers and businesses make payments. His responsibilities include push payments capabilities operationally, focussing on acquirers, originators and payments processors. Prior to his current position, Venkat served as an Integration Manager for Paymentsense, one of Europe’s fastest-growing FinTech companies. He is described by his colleagues as an outstanding performer who excels at requirement gathering, scoping analysis, defect management & impact analysis.He graduated from Loyola Institute of Business Administration in Banking and Financial Services and earned a Bachelor of Technology degree in Computer Science from SRM University. His extensive work experience makes Venkat an incredibly powerful and inspiring world-class speaker who enjoys inspiring others about his client-focused approach to the payments sphere.