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. www.robert-mckinley.com

Lokket EMV

Australian retail technology specialist, Lokket has teamed up with Eagle Eye Solutions (Asia Pacific) to pioneer mobile engagement solution for Australian retailers by integrating Apple Wallet (formerly Passbook) with Chip & Pin (EMV) known in Australia as Eftpos.  Creating a closed loop mobile engagement automation platform redeemable at existing credit card terminals.

Sysnet Merchant Contact

Dublin-based Sysnet Global Solutions has launched a new out-sourced Merchant Contact Service, tailored specifically for acquiring and ISO organizations. The fully scalable, on-demand service enables acquiring organizations to respond to market conditions while also proactively engaging with customers through their customers preferred channel; phone, web-chat, email, SMS and social media.