Robert McKinley, Senior Analyst/Editor Robert McKinley is an analyst of the payments industry on a daily basis for 32 years covering payment cards and payment systems from both the business side and the consumer side. McKinley is the retired founder and chief executive of RAM Research, CardWeb and CardTrak. In his prior position, McKinley has participated in more than 10,000 documented news media interviews, testified as an expert witness in two separate $billion+ U.S. anti-trust trials, testified before the U.S. Congress, assisted the GAO with paymentsIMG_2006 (1).jpeg reports, chaired numerous business conferences and provided C-Suite opinion to a multitude of Fortune 500 companies. In retirement, he has continued developing and funding digital media assets as well as contributing payments related analysis/content to a broad list of online publishers, including CardFlash, CardTrak and CardData. McKinley is also a national certified mentor with the non-profit SCORE organization with a focus on assisting Fintech startups.

KWI Apple Pay

KWI cloud solutions launched its contactless Apple Pay digital wallet for its KWI Cloud 9 Mobile POS platform. This includes the addition of the VeriFone PAYware Mobile e315 and e335 sleds to KWI’s product offering which supports the Chip & Pin/ EMV retail industry’s requirement for later this year. KWI continues to be the industry leader with 60+ specialty retailers running the KWI Cloud 9 Mobile platform. “Our acquisition of the source code and the associated patent licenses in January, 2014 from Verifone has enabled KWI to quickly roll out new enhancements providing our clients with an early-to-market advantages in delivering a world-class customer experience”, states Sam Kliger, Founder and CEO, KWI. The KWI Cloud 9 Mobile platform is available for use with the Apple iPad, iPad Mini,or iPod Touch and is designed, developed and delivered wholly by KWI.