Tokyo-based JCB International and Bank of Bhutan (BOBL), the first and largest scale commercial bank in Bhutan, inked a deal BOBL to start accepting JCB cards at the bank’s merchants. With this launch, JCB cards are accepted at more than 480 locations and it covers 90% of POS terminals and ATMs in the market. Bhutan…
Retail Tech and RTC will be showcasing the RTC “StoreMobile” solution on an enterprise-class tablet – the Motorola Solutions’ ET1 at the National Retail Federation Annual Conference. RTC’s “StoreMobile” offers retailers the ability to arm their sales representatives with real-time corporate item information, process shipments/inventory transactions and interact with corporate intranet systems all from a retail-hardened tablet device. This helps retailers better manage their inventory and ultimately provide better customer service. RTC has received a number of requests from customers who are searching for the benefits and flexibility that StoreMobile deployed on a hardened enterprise tablet, can provide.
First Data has hired Kevin Schultz, formerly global head of Visa Processing Services for Visa, as president of its Financial Services business segment. Also, John Elkins, formerly a senior advisor to McKinsey & Company, as chief marketing officer. Schultz responsibilies include Card Issuing, Debit Services, the STAR Network, Output Services, Government and Education Markets, and analytic and decision services products. Elkins will be responsible for global marketing and brand development. First Data also announced that Henry Kravis and Joe Forehand were appointed as new members to its board of directors.
Kravis is the co-founder, co-chairman and co-CEO of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Forehand retired as chairman of Accenture in 2006 after more than 30 years with the firm.
As a result of the Bank One/Chase merger, the Arizona Diamondbacks’ home was renamed “Chase Field” on Friday and Arizona’s tallest building will become “Chase Tower” in December. JPMorgan Chase is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $1.2 trillion and operations in more than 50 countries. The Arizona Diamondbacks entered Major League Baseball on March 31, 1998.