Cherian is a Mobile Payments Advisor with Experian Global Consulting. He is also an advisor to ModoPayments. As a mobile payments veteran and founder of Drop Labs, Cherian has worked with leading banks, retailers, mobile platform providers and startups in this space. Opinions expressed here are strictly his own, not that of Experian.
Anthony Belpaire is managing alliances for the Alcatel-Lucent mCommerce Business Unit. Alcatel-Lucent mCommerce supplies digital media, mobile advertising and payment solutions to telecom operators to enhance the monetization of their subscriber assets. Mobile commerce solutions typically glue an eco-system together of payment issuers, advertisers, merchant acquirers, telcos.
Harish is president and COO at ESQ, a leading provider of business transaction management solutions. His extensive background in IT includes work with NCR and Tandem and skills in business development, product and strategic alliance management and more.
Ron Bowers and Frank Mayer & Associates are recognized for their expertise of the in-store merchandising marketplace. Their creative insight has developed leading edge point of purchase displays, digital signage, kiosks, mobile, and self-service retail customer experiences.
Chris is the CEO of Starfish 360, a Manchester, U.K.-based group of mobile commerce experts who provide mobile engagement strategies for retailers.
The organizer of the Social Mobile Payments conference series is a pioneer in e-POS. Burke has extensive knowledge in electronic transactions, and mobile commerce. His experience includes product development, project management and brand marketing including his current work in mobile money ecosystems and its integration into existing economies.
Mitchell is a co-founder of AnywhereCommerce and serves as the CEO of the company. He has nearly 20 years of sales, marketing and high growth experiences with the last decade focusing on the electronic and secure payment processing industry.
Greg Coogan is the Field Marketing Lead for Morpho Cards USA, and premier provider of secure identity solutions. He has been working on mobile payments since 2005.
Terry is an integral part of the Shazam team, bringing more than 20 years of financial and electronic funds transfer industry experience and expertise that keeps Shazam at the forefront of EFT technology. He leads all IT strategy and development.
Joe is President and Founder of Paytroniks, an electronic payments consultancy headquartered in Plano, Texas. His focus is on mobile payments and prepaid products specializing in Latin America, the U.S. Hispanic market and the unbanked.
Noah Glass is the Founder & CEO of online and mobile ordering pioneer Olo. Since 2005, Olo has raised $13.75M from PayPal and leading venture capital firms. Olo has been featured on “Good Morning America,” The Wall Street Journal, and ABC World News.
Steve Gurley is broadly recognized as an industry expert and thought-leader in mobile and mobile content management solutions. He is a widely published author of numerous papers, articles and blogs on mobility and serves on numerous mobile advisory boards and committees, including serving as the current chairman of the Digital Screenmedia Association's committee on mobile. Steve is currently the President and CEO of Pyrim Technologies, a mobile business and new market development company.
Henry Helgeson is the CEO and founder of Merchant Warehouse. He is responsible for driving its future vision and leading day-to-day operations. With decades of experience in the industry, Henry is a recognized expert on the future of retail and payments.
Will Hernandez has 14 years of experience ranging from newspapers to wire services and trade publications. Before becoming Editor of, he spent two years as the content manager for, a leading payments industry news aggregator and information hub published by Mercator Advisory Group. Will spent four years covering the payments industry as an associate editor for multiple publications in SourceMedia's Payments Group based in Chicago including ATM & Debit
Burak Ilgicioglu works for Yapi Kredi Bank, Turkey as the Credit&Debit Cards Business Analysis Manager. He has been working in the card payments industry for 18 years. He is involved in many contactless & NFC projects. 
Oded Israeli leads product management and marketing for Amdocs Digital Commerce and Mobile Payments. Oded holds an LL.B. and  LL.M. from Tel Aviv University and an MBA from INSEAD business school in France and Singapore.
Alicia Kelso has been a professional journalist for 15 years. Her work with and has been featured in publications around the world, including Good Morning America, Voice of Russia radio, and Franchise Asia magazine.
John Kenney has over 20 years of retail and retail IT experience. Kenney has experience directing POS and returns capability for a Fortune 50 retailer, directing POS and store system outsourcing and offshoring initiatives, and managing global IT delivery teams.
Richard is an entrepreneur, writer and Head of Marketing Communications for Bango, the world leader in mobile payment and analytics. Richard has written for the BBC, PwC, Nokia and others, focusing on the impact of technology on how we live and work.
Natsumi Nakamura is in charge of the product marketing for kiosk hardware and software solutions at PFU Systems. She has also played a critical role in hardware/software development as well as business development for several kiosk projects.
Michael is a mobile consultant who was most recently head of mobile banking with Royal Bank of Scotland. He is a regular author and blogger who is passionate about the potential of mobile innovation and the opportunities that exist within the holy trinity of mobile, social and location-based technologies.
Based in Kenya, Obera is an experienced mobile money and payments professional who was a part of the team that built the award-winning M-PESA Mobile Money Deployment.
Ilan is one of the founders and current CEO of JMango. As CEO, Ilan has been key to JMango’s rapid growth, responsible for setting the strategic direction for the company and securing key alliances and partnerships with telecom operators, distribution partners and payment and content providers. Based in Hong Kong, Ilan is passionate about the way in which mobile and payments are rapidly changing how we live and interact.
Aaron Press is Founder and Managing Director of Point02 Advisors. Prior to that he was Lead Strategist, Payment Solutions, for digital security provider Gemalto, and Director of Market Strategy for Chase Paymentech
Bhavana Ravindran is a product marketer for Amdocs Mobile Financial Services, and is passionate about technology products that help make a difference.
Kolja Reiss, Managing Director for mopay Inc. in the U.S., oversees all aspects of corporate relations and operations for mopay North America. He has over 14 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and speaks English and German fluently.
Einar Rosenberg is a recognized expert in mobile payments who has written multiple papers and spoken internationally on the topics of NFC, RFID, location-based services and Bluetooth. Mr. Rosenberg is currently the CTO of Narian Technologies.
David W. Schropfer is the co-founder of the Luciano Group, an international consulting firm, where he is responsible for strategic development and negotiation for the firm and its clients in the areas of mobile payments, partnership agreements, and interconnections. He is also the author of The Smartphone Wallet - Understanding the Disruption Ahead, the first book on mobile payments for consumers and retailers.
Robert Siciliano is CEO of He is a nationally known speaker on the subject of identity theft.
Drew Sievers is the founder and CEO of mFoundry, a provider of mobile solutions for financial institutions and retailers. Since its founding in 2004, mFoundry's customer-focused solutions have become the dominant solution for mobile banking and payments, and have been adopted by some of the largest banks, credit unions, payments processors, and retailers in the country.
Cary Stemle has more than 20 years of experience in print and online journalism, covering business, public affairs, politics, sports, arts and culture and more. He has a bachelor's degree in history and an associate's degree in journalism from Indiana University Southeast. He joined Mobile Payments Today in July 2013.
David is a new product, marketing and business development professional with deep experience in payments and a passion finding business benefits of technology. He has a particular focus on mobile and prepaid.
Jeff Weidauer is vice president of marketing and strategy for Vestcom, a provider of integrated shopper marketing solutions. With over 30 years of retail experience, Jeff is a prominent speaker, writer and expert source to retailers, brands and media on shopper marketing and the evolving retail industry.
James Wester is a technology writer and blogger with over 15 years of experience in marketing and communications in the technology and payments sectors. Prior to joining as editor he worked as Director of Corporate Communications for Chase Paymentech and ran payment operations for AOL. James has a BA in English from Drury University in Springfield, MO and an MS in IT Management from the University of Virginia.
Michael Whelan is Director of txtNation, a mobile billing, messaging and campaign solution provider. After co-founding txtNation in 2002, Whelan led its strategy, sales and client services. Prior to txtNation, Whelan was with Lightspeed Interactive, a leading e-commerce and consulting firm. Whelan studied Multimedia Production Technology (BSc) at Plymouth University in the UK.
David is Principal Consultant for Chip and Payment Technology at Bell ID, a leading provider of lifecycle management solutions for tokens (e.g. smart cards, mobile NFC phones) deployed in single and multi-application programs.
Thomas focuses on the convergence of technology, law and media. He is interested in all things mobile and payments-related. Thomas holds a JD from the University of Southern California and an MBA from New York University
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