Robert McKinley, Senior Analyst/Editor Robert McKinley, with 33 years experience covering payment cards and payment systems, is Senior Analyst/Editor for CardFlash and other payments-related publications. He is the retired founder and chief executive of RAM Research, CardWeb and CardTrak. McKinley served as an expert witness in 100+ litigations including two multi-$billion trials, testified before the U.S. Congress, chaired multiple payments conferences, hired as consultant by Fortune 100 companies and several overseas financial institutions. Full Bio: www.rbm4.com

Carta & HP

Toronto-based Carta Worldwide has been selected to make tap-and-go payment services available to HP customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific and Canada. The Company says HP is highly reputable provider of payments technology to the banking and mobile sectors, and their sales and sales support channel will allow it to accelerate the scaling of its business.