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TechCrunch was proud to host Hedera at TC Sessions: Crypto 2022 in Miami

Partner Session: In Review

Currently, 72 percent of the world’s population has, or will soon have, access to instant payments, according to the 2022 Worldpay from FIS Global Payments Report. Many markets are also replacing or renovating their established real-time services to cater to instant payments. What does it take to onboard these users to a Web3-first, DeFi world? How simple must it be, and how quickly can we get there? This session addressed these questions and more, from the perspective of one of the world’s largest payment firms.


Zenobia Godschalk | SVP of Communications, Swirlds Labs

Zenobia Godschalk brings more than 20 years of experience in high tech PR — and helping companies create and dominate new categories — to her role as the senior vice president of corporate communications for Hedera at Swirlds Labs. Previously, she was a sell-side analyst with investment bank Morgan Keegan, where she was part of The Wall Street Journal’s number one ranked software analyst team. Prior to this, Godschalk served as the head of corporate communications for Opsware Inc (NASDAQ: OPSW), founded by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, which was acquired by HP for $1.6B. Zenobia graduated from Stanford University with a BA in Economics and Psychology, minor in Industrial Engineering.

Mina Khattak | Sr. Director, Vertical Growth, Crypto & Web3, Worldpay from FIS, Worldpay

Mina Khattak is responsible for leading strategy and go-to-market efforts in the cryptocurrency space including partnerships, marketing, events, thought leadership, product roadmap and other related topics. Previously, Khattak was a leader on Worldpay’s strategy team for its market-leading Global Enterprise eCommerce business unit where she focused on payment facilitator and marketplace business models. Prior to joining Worldpay in 2020, Khattak served as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company in the Middle East. She completed her undergraduate degree at the National University of Singapore before pursuing an MBA at the University of Oxford. Mina is a Schwarzman Scholar and recipient of the United Kingdom’s Global Talent Visa for exceptional talent in digital technology.