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Steve Villegas

Steve Villegas

Steve Villegas is a sales, marketing and business development executive with over 20 years of experience building and managing sales, partner development and marketing teams. As head of the U.S. office for PPRO, Steve drives new partner relationships and has …

Latest: Lunar New Year, mobile wallets and the online imperative in China
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Bernardo Batiz-Lazo

Bernardo Batiz-Lazo Bátiz-Lazo is Departmental Chair in Business History and Bank Management at Bangor University, Wales. He has written about ATMs for publication, been a guest on BBC Radio, and spoken at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and the ATMIA …

Latest: Maintaining a competitive advantage in the banking space
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Jeff Weidauer

Jeff Weidauer 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 …

Latest: Whither retail? Some thoughts as NRF 2012 winds down
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Terry Dooley

Terry Dooley 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.

Latest: ATM and mobile: A perfect match
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Kolja Reiss

Kolja Reiss 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.

Latest: Going to a concert? Taking the train? There’s a mobile payment for that.
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Michael Nuciforo

Michael Nuciforo 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 …

Latest: Legally blind

S.A. Whitehead

S.A. Whitehead

Award-winning veteran print and broadcast journalist, Shelly Whitehead, has spent most of the last 30 years reporting for TV and newspapers, including the former Kentucky and Cincinnati Post and a number of network news affiliates nationally. She brings her cumulative …

Latest: Week-old Chick-fil-A app hits No. 1 for iTunes downloads

Mark Ranta

Mark Ranta I am a digital banking professional with enthusiastic interest in bleeding edge services and technology. The digital revolution has just begun.

Latest: A conversation on all things mobile: Banking, payments, and Costanza
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Katie Kochelek

Katie Kochelek

Katie is a well-versed point of purchase marketing professional at Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc., with knowledge of in-store merchandising displays, retail fixtures, and interactive and self-service kiosks.

Latest: What's coming with point-of-purchase trends
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Michael Jaszczyk

Michael Jaszczyk As CTO of GK SOFTWARE AG since 2011 and a Member of the Group Management Board, Michael Jaszczyk manages the development of the Company's many software solutions. Since 2013, Michael has also headed the North American business entity as CEO …

Latest: The impact of Amazon Go and the future of payments
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Mehul Nayak

Mehul Nayak Mehul work with Softweb Solutions Inc, a Mobile App Development company based in Chicago, IL. Please share your ideas using our Twitter handle @softwebchicago

Latest: Wearables: The future of mobility
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Chris Kronenthal

Chris Kronenthal

Chris Kronenthal, President and CTO at FreedomPay is the payment industry's preeminent security expert, bringing world-class experience to the software development processes and compliance solutions of FreedomPay. He is widely recognized for his expertise in managing and architecting global ISV …

Latest: End of life for certain POS terminals and the looming risk to retailers
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Michael Whelan

Michael Whelan 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 …

Latest: Payforit: Is it really everything the networks hoped for and more?
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Bruce Burke

Bruce Burke Chapter Lead for Next Money Tampa Bay is a pioneer in e-Commerce. Burke has extensive knowledge in e-POS, electronic transactions, and mobile commerce. His experience includes product development, project management and brand marketing This includes his current work in mobile …

Latest: Mixed reality: A way forward towards a cashless society
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Richard Buckle

Richard Buckle Richard Buckle is the founder and CEO of Pyalla Technologies LLC. He has enjoyed a long association with the IT industry as a user, vendor, and more recently, as an industry commentator.

Latest: Mobile wallets don't have enough going for them right now
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Dan Kramer

Dan Kramer Dan has an extensive background in merchant portfolio management and electronic funds transfer sales and marketing. He joined SHAZAM in 1999 and currently serves as senior vice president of marketing and merchant services.

Latest: The Kessler Effect and today's crowded payments ecosystem
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George Obera

George Obera 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.

Latest: Kenyan Banks vs. M-PESA: the gloves come off
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Jeannie Walters

Jeannie Walters Jeannie Walters is the CEO and Founder of 360Connext, a global customer experience consulting firm dedicated to creating fewer ruined days for customers- improving loyalty, customer retention, and overall customer experience.

Latest: SXSW spotlight: Best practices from Nordstrom, REI for mobile retail integration
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Tiago Soromenho

Tiago Soromenho Tiago is an entrepreneur and award-winning creative director with a passion for helping companies identify, acquire, or create best-of-class brand experiences and capabilities that exceed expectations, satisfy customer needs, fulfill business goals, and provide return on investment.

Latest: The chicken or the egg? Loyalty will drive mobile payments
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David Worthington

David Worthington 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.

Latest: Bill & Ted’s Mobile NFC Transit & Ticketing Adventure

Elliot Maras

Elliot Maras

Elliot Maras is the editor of and

Latest: Backlash from 'Bodega Mania' a lesson for fintech, payments industries

Oded Israeli

Oded Israeli 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.

Latest: The '3X factor' of carrier billing in app store purchases

Greg Tennant

Greg Tennant Greg Tennant is Senior Vice President of Marketing and Strategy at Cybera, Inc. With more than 20 years of experience in the IT and telecommunications industries, Tennant is responsible for leading product development and marketing of Cybera’s cloud-based virtual application …

Latest: The challenge of, and solution for, secure mobile payments
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Jordan McKee

Jordan McKee Jordan is a Senior Analyst with the 451 Research Mobility team covering mobile payments. His research examines the impact of mobility across the payments value chain with a specific focus on mobile wallets, mPOS and emerging payments technologies.

Latest: For issuers, the time for mobile payments is now
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Amy Castor

Amy Castor

Amy Castor has more than 20 years of experience in journalism and mass communications. In the last several years, she has gotten particularly interested cryptocurrencies, blockchain technologies and other evolving forms of payment. Her work has appeared in consumer and …

Latest: Canada's Instacoin bitcoin ATMs now offer a slew of stablecoins

Natsumi Nakamura

Natsumi Nakamura 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.

Latest: NFC kiosks in Japan have helped mobile payment adoption
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Peri Kadaster

Peri Kadaster Peri Kadaster is Director of Strategy & Marketing at Monitise, where she helms the MEA region’s initiatives. Previously, Peri was Vice President of Marketing for CoffeeTable, a shopping app that reached #1 in its App Store category. Peri also co-founded …

Latest: Will mobile biometric authentication replace today’s passwords?
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Burak Ilgicioglu

Burak Ilgicioglu 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.

Latest: iCarte: contactless payments for iPhones

Ed Busby

Ed Busby Ed is the founder of Hudson Mobile Advisory, a consultancy focused on mobile payments, commerce and advertising and teaches Mobile Marketing at Columbia Business School. He is the former Chief Commerce Officer of Isis, the mobile wallet for AT&T, Verizon …

Latest: The 10 most important bank weapons in the digital wallet battleground
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Ron Bowers

Ron Bowers 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.

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Einar Rosenberg

Einar Rosenberg 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.

Latest: Mobile payments don't depend on Apple, but Apple will soon depend on mobile payments
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Tom Harper

Tom Harper

Tom Harper is publisher of and CEO of Networld Media Group, the site's parent company. He has written three books, including Through Colored Glasses: How Great Leaders Reveal Reality (DeepWater Books, 2018), Leading from the Lions’ Den: …

Latest: Does virtual currency's past dictate its future?
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Anthony Belpaire

Anthony Belpaire 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 …

Latest: Are mobile payments really about payments?
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Ron Delnevo

Ron Delnevo Ron created the U.K. IAD Bank Machine in 2003 and led the company until 2012. In March 2014, he took up the role of executive director for the ATM Industry Association in Europe. Ron has a special focus on supporting …

Latest: A closer look behind Sweden's cashless crusade

Bryan Pearson

Bryan Pearson Bryan Pearson is President and CEO of LoyaltyOne Inc. and the author of the best-selling book The Loyalty Leap: Turning Customer Information into Customer Intimacy.

Latest: Kohl's revamps rewards program with a mobile and digital emphasis

Pankaj Kumar

Pankaj Kumar Pankaj Kumar is the Chief Marketing Officer at F1Soft International, specializing in International Business, Strategic Partnership and Global Business Development. F1Soft International is a provider of mobile financial services the APAC region.

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Cherryh Cansler

Cherryh Cansler

Before joining Networld Media Group as director of Editorial, where she oversees Networld Media Group's nine B2B publications, Cherryh Cansler served as Content Specialist at Barkley ad agency in Kansas City. Throughout her 17-year career as a journalist, she's written …

Latest: Early bird gets the worm: Top 5 reasons to meet us in Cali for Fast Cas Exec Summit
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Drew Sievers

Drew Sievers 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 …

Latest: Mobile banking vs. mobile payments - which is bigger?

Cherian Abraham

Cherian Abraham 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 …

Latest: Apple in payments: Bluetooth edition
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John Kenney

John Kenney 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.

Latest: Mobile POS in the age of omni-channel
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Rich McIver

Rich McIver Rich McIver is the founder of Merchant Negotiators, a merchant account services comparison website serving SMBs.

Latest: Companies seek to take plastic to new digital heights
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Elizabeth Friend

Elizabeth Friend Elizabeth Friend is the Consumer Foodservice Strategy Analyst at Euromonitor International. She helps restaurant operators and suppliers better understand the global dining-out landscape, publishing strategy briefings, reports, and other ad-hoc analysis.

Latest: Mobile ordering is reinventing the drive-thru experience
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marcelo delima

marcelo delima Marcelo Delima is Vice President of Marketing for Sequent Software. Marcelo has 13 years of experience in mobile payments, wallets and commerce as part of both leading global brands and innovative start-ups.

Latest: HCE support could reach 85% of smartphones
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Mitch Cobrin

Mitch Cobrin

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.

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Richard Leyland - Good white paper guys, top work 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 …

Latest: Beware of BOB!

Henry Helgeson

Henry Helgeson Henry Helgeson is the CEO and founder of Cayan. 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.

Latest: Why the future of marketing lies in mobile payments
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Jeff KAGAN Jeff Kagan is a Wireless Analyst, Telecom Analyst, speaker, author and consultant. Over 30 years he has followed the Customer Experience through technology like wireless, wire line, telecom, Internet, cable TV, IPTV, Cloud, AI, Mobile Pay, FinTech and more. Email …

Latest: Kagan: Is Amazon Pay a trojan horse digital wallet to retailers?

John Hibel

John Hibel John Hibel is the Director of Marketing at Contact Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of effortless and sustainable cloud-based customer care solutions improved by business intelligence.

Latest: Mobile shoppers want better customer care right now
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Robert Siciliano

Robert Siciliano Robert Siciliano is CEO of He is a nationally known speaker on the subject of identity theft.

Latest: Is mobile banking more secure than traditional online banking?

Joseph Frisz

Joseph Frisz 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.

Latest: Isis & Google Wallet: compare and contrast NFC payment solutions
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Kristen Gramigna

Kristen Gramigna

Kristen Gramigna is Chief Marketing Officer for BluePay, providing retail payment processing solutions for merchants of all sizes. She brings more than 15 years of experience in the bankcard industry in direct sales, sales management, and marketing to the company …

Latest: Mobile wallets: Moving from early adopters to followers
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Will Hernandez

Will Hernandez

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 …

Latest: 5 tidbits from the 2018 Bank Customer Experience Summit
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Firat İşbecer

Firat İşbecer Fırat is the SVP of Sales and Operations at Monitise, a global Mobile Money specialist. After graduating from Robert College in Istanbul, Turkey, Fırat received his BA degree in Communications and Internet Broadcasting from Galatasaray University in 2001. He began …

Latest: Omnichannel banking: A consumer-first, not bank-first, experience
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Suzanne Cluckey

Suzanne Cluckey

Suzanne’s editorial career has spanned three decades and encompassed all B2B and B2C communications formats. Her award-winning work has appeared in trade and consumer media in the United States and internationally.

Latest: The curious case of rising cash demand in a digital age

Ralf Gladis

Ralf Gladis

Ralf is the co-founder and CEO of international Payment Service Provider Computop. He is responsible for international expansion and strategic planning at the company. 

Latest: Enabling e-commerce and m-commerce in Latin America
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Michelle Evans

Michelle Evans Michelle Evans has covered mobile payments at Euromonitor International since 2010. In her current role as Digital Consumer Manager, she follows the technological advances that are forever altering commerce. Her expertise includes mobile pay, mobile apps, e-commerce, m-commerce and mobile …

Latest: 5 trends shaping mobile payments worldwide in 2016
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Kristian Gjerding

Kristian  Gjerding Kristian Gjerding CEO of CellPoint Mobile, a payment solutions provider for airlines. Gjerding has helped shape the digital payments environment through his work with best-practice standards groups at airline organizations globally.

Latest: Despite costs, airlines deploy mobile payments to leverage revenue opportunities
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David Jones

David Jones

David Jones is a veteran business and technology journalist, with three decades of experience writing about business travel, real estate and technology.

Since 2015 he covered a range of technology stories for the ECT News Network, which includes the E-Commerce …

Latest: Wearables forge new payment partnerships, see strong demand

Aaron Press

Aaron Press 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

Latest: What's next for payment aggregators?
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David W. Schropfer

David W. Schropfer 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 …

Latest: Seven myths about the new credit card fees you have to pay
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James Wester

James Wester 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 …

Latest: Journey into the near future of mobile payments [infographic]
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Alex Johnson

Alex Johnson Alex Johnson is the marketing specialist at Zoot Enterprises, a global provider of advanced loan origination, account acquisition and credit risk management solutions located in Bozeman, Mont. The company has long-term relationships with influential financial institutions worldwide, including leading banks, …

Latest: Mobile wallets: will value actually drive adoption?
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Tal Nathanel

Tal Nathanel Tal Zvi Nathanel is the cofounder and U.S. CEO of MyCheck. Founded in 2011, MyCheck transforms guest experiences through faster checkout, increased loyalty and customer engagement and provides hospitality brands with the tools, data and analytics needed to better understand …

Latest: The loyalty-program argument with mobile payments
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David True

David True 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.

Latest: The stars align for Apple and mobile payments
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Behshad Hastibakhsh

Behshad Hastibakhsh Behshad Hastibakhsh is the Director of Public Relations at TIO Networks with over a decade long experience in the multi-channel bill payment industry.

Latest: Developing a multi-channel bill payment strategy
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Noah Glass

Noah Glass Noah Glass is the Founder & CEO of Olo. Since 2005, Olo has helped restaurant brands increase revenue per square foot through faster, more accurate, and more personal service with digital ordering.

Latest: Food and Money in 2020
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Dan Glessner

Dan Glessner Dan Glessner is CMO of Quisk, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based start-up that partners with banks and merchants to enable anyone to use their money without needing cash or cards.

Latest: Uneasy alliance: Banks and fintech startups
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Alex Hum

Alex Hum Alex is a partner from an international technology consultancy firm. He consults global clients to create and deliver Enterprise and Solution Architectures with rapid consumerizatons of information through innovative technologies.

Latest: Can Facebook and Twitter accelerate retail m-commerce markets?
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Kenny Fraser

Kenny Fraser A Non Executive Director, board level advisor and mentor with over 20 years experience in mobile and digital strategy. Helping startups and established business take advantage of mobile and digital technologies. Until recently, an equity partner in PwC operating in …

Latest: Out of Africa: Why NFC will fail and simplicity will be the winner
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Chris Brassington

Chris Brassington Chris is the CEO of Starfish 360, a Manchester, U.K.-based group of mobile commerce experts who provide mobile engagement strategies for retailers.

Latest: Don't think mobile commerce; think agile commerce
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Steven Gurley

Steven Gurley 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 …

Latest: The mobile commerce revolution: Are you prepared?
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Ilan Oosting

Ilan Oosting 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 …

Latest: The Philippines is ripe for mobile remittances
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Tim Spenny

Tim Spenny Tim is a Vice President of Financial Services Consulting at GfK Research focused primarily on Cards and Payments.

Latest: Can Kohl's help mobile payments get off the launch pad?
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Rafael Lourenco

Rafael Lourenco

Rafael Lourenco is Executive Vice President and Partner at ClearSale, a card-not-present fraud prevention op, a card-not-present fraud prevention operation that helps retailers increase sales and eliminate chargebacks before they happen. The company’s proprietary technology and in-house staff of seasoned analysts …

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