Payments MAGnified 2024

Location: Dallas, Texas Date: February 20—23, 2024


On February 20—23, 2024, Oliver Wyman will be attending Payments MAGnified in Dallas, Texas. This event, organized by the Merchant Advisory Group (MAG), was previously known as the MAG Mid-Year Conference and Tech Forum. The purpose of Payments MAGnified is to create networking opportunities and customizable experiences that cater to varying career stages for payments professionals and business-minded individuals who will have the chance to dive deep into the industry's challenges and opportunities.

Our objectives during the conference include:

  • Speaking with merchants about payments, financial services and industry trends ranging from strategic to operational, from cost to regulatory, from customer experience to internal implementation steps.
  • Connecting with Voice of the Merchant survey responders to dig deeper into topics on the study.

While at this event we look forward to meeting with retailers and continue building relationships.

To have a discussion with the Oliver Wyman Payments team, please contact us at


Thursday, February 22, 16:00—16:40 (CST)

Artificial Intelligence: The Smart Solution for Payments?

Moderator: Anand Goel, Optimized Payments

Speaker: Bobby Gibbs, Oliver Wyman, John Laffoon, Home Depot and Manish Nathwani, Shazam 

Artificial intelligence (AI) technology has been around for a while now, and its uses are skyrocketing with the likes of ChatGPT, machine learning algorithms, and more. Payments managers everywhere are probably being asked: "Should we leverage AI in our payments stack? If yes, how?"

Join our panel as they discuss how AI might fit into payments and pitfalls to avoid when experimenting with this new technology.


Friday, February 23, 08:30—09:30 (CST)

Merchant Only SIG: International

Moderator: Beth Costa, Oliver Wyman 

The International Special Interest Group is a new MAG SIG which offers merchants the ability to network and share international and global payments questions, challenges and topics of interest.

Meet The Team