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September 12-14, 2022
The Marriott Marquis Times Square, New YorkNew York, NY

Allison Baller
Vice President & Head of Industry Readiness, FedNow at Federal Reserve Bank of Boston


Allison Baller serves as vice president and head of industry readiness for the FedNow Service, a near real-time payment and settlement service under development by the Federal Reserve Banks to support instant payments in the United States. Baller helps facilitate industry readiness specifically focused on adoption and innovation through partnerships across the ecosystem of Banks, Payment Service Providers and Fintechs.
Prior to joining the Federal Reserve, Baller spent more than two decades at IBM, where she held various global leadership roles in blockchain, cloud and emerging payments. Her career has focused on building new business models and accelerating the transformation from cash to digital payments across Financial Services, Telecommunications and Retail.
Baller holds an M.B.A. from the Goizueta Business School of Emory University, and a B.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Virginia. Fluent in Spanish and conversational in Portuguese, she has a passion for emerging markets, diverse cultures and financial inclusion.

Agenda Sessions

  • Fireside Chat: The Need For Speed – Where Next With Faster Payments?