MRC Announces Feedzai as MRC Vegas 2018 Overall Sponsor

Press Release

21 February 2017

FEEDZAI AND MERCHANT RISK COUNCIL PARTNER TO ADVANCE AI CAPABILITIES TO FIGHT FRAUD

Seattle, WA - The Merchant Risk Council, the leading global trade association for eCommerce fraud and payments professionals, has today confirmed its selection of Feedzai as the headline sponsor for MRC Vegas 2018. The partnership signifies MRC's commitment to spearhead solutions for the next generation of retail and risk by bringing together science and technology.

MRC Vegas is the largest, most esteemed industry event for eCommerce professionals focused on fraud prevention, risk management, payments, cybersecurity, data and technology. With over 1,500 attendees from 30 countries, MRC Vegas connects experts around the globe. This year, MRC Vegas 2017 presents headlining keynote and world-famous former con man, Frank Abagnale.

Consumers' transactional preferences have been moving to online and blurring the lines between digital and traditional brick and mortar environments. With burgeoning data volume, it is imperative that merchant risk solutions adapt to new omnichannel approaches that self-adapt to changing behavior and patterns instead of relying on rigid pre-coded decision points.

"Making big moves that reduce risk profiles for merchants has always been the focus for MRC and the reason why we seek out partners like Feedzai," said Danielle Nagao, MRC CEO. "It is our goal to deliver leading thought leadership programs that will educate and motivate risk professionals to prepare for what's next."

"When it comes to eCommerce, the MRC membership represents the best in terms of expertise and brainpower," said Nuno Sebastiao, Feedzai's co-founder and CEO. "Through Feedzai's partnership with MRC, we're very excited to be able to add our expertise in artificial intelligence to their 'human' knowledge pool."

Feedzai's technology is built using machine learning and artificial intelligence that adapts with the detection of new malicious threats at scale, helping business customers make data-backed decisions and de-risk commerce transactions in real-time. The innovative Whitebox Explanations™ is a human-friendly semantic layer that helps analyst make informed decisions confidently. Only Feedzai's Segment of One™ profiling capability delivers the optimal customer experience while reducing friction when banking or shopping, in any channel or on any device.

As a bonus, for all the thought leaders and experts prepping for the Merchant Risk Council (MRC) events in Las Vegas (March 13-16, 2017) and London (April 24-26, 2017), Feedzai today announced it is supporting the events by providing exclusive Nike jackets to MRC speakers.

"We admire and respect all the thought leaders in our ecosystem, so we're outfitting speakers with the official MRC speakers jacket," said Loc Nguyen, CMO at Feedzai. "This exclusive item is our way of recognizing your contribution and for sharing your knowledge because, no matter what organization we're coming from, we're all gathering at MRC to keep commerce safe."

Find out more about MRC Vegas and register for the 2017 event here.