Glenbrook's Carol Coye Benson writes: "We just finished holding our 7th public "Payments Boot Camp". At this week's session we had a great and diverse group of payments professionals - including people from banks, payments providers, technology companies, eCommerce merchants, investment firms and law firms. We're always fascinated to watch the shifting topics which absorb the interest of the audience. This session the emerging infrastructure of the prepaid card industry was particularly a hot topic - who the big players are and how they fit into the value chain. Check to ACH conversion, check imaging, and "Check/ACH Convergence" made for a lively discussion (and lots of boxes and arrows!). More than in our earlier sessions, we had a group that already had a good understanding of PayPal and its business model - maybe it's time we move PayPal from our "Emerging Payments Systems" section into our discussion of "Core Payment Systems"! Our next Payments Boot Camp session is being held next month - November 7th and 8th - in Denver. Please think about joining us."