In today’s CardFlash News Que: UPSTART (Marketo); ACCEPTEMAIL (PayWithMyBank); ACI (R2) and NACHA (Payments 2016).
SEEKING REAL “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY!” Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Marvel Studios, Dolby® Laboratories and Visa Signature are joining forces for a nationwide MARVEL’S “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY””GUARDIANS OF GOOD contest in conjunction with the August 1, 2014 release of Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper. MARVEL’S “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY””GUARDIANS OF GOOD invites real “Guardians of the Galaxy,” young men and women (ages 14-18) from across the United States, to share their stories of how they are bettering their communities through service, science or innovation, and gives them the opportunity to connect with a galaxy of Peer Guides”who are already doing great things”to learn from their successes. Entries will be accepted between June 11, 2014 and June 29, 2014.GUARDIANS OF GOOD INNOVATION & SERVICE SUMMIT is scheduled to include presenters from NASA/JPL, speaking on the monitoring and protection of Earth through asteroid detection and Earth-observing satellites and ensuring the safety of Mars spacecraft during a comet encounter, Disney Imagineers, generationOn, Broadcom MASTERS®, Discovery Science Center, & Disney Global Community Outreach.
The keynote speakers at CARTES America 2014 will share their deep industry experience and vision for online, mobile and contactless payment, and digital security and authentication solutions at the upcoming conference and exhibition, May 13-15 in Las Vegas, Nev. The five keynote presenters are Patrick Gauthier, head of emerging payments at PayPal; Ben Milne, CEO and founder of Dwolla; Dominique Piotet, CEO of Rebellion Lab; Steven Singer, CEO of ABnote; and Patty Walters, senior vice president of merchant products at Vantiv. The three-day conference is organized into a series of session tracks, with a roster of more than 80 speakers and more than 50 educational programs and presentations, addressing the key issues and market opportunities across the mobile payment, identification and biometrics, mobile security, near field communications (NFC) and Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) deployment markets. CARTES America 2014 attendees can choose from a one or three day full conference pass or a one or three day event pass.
The NFC Forum will hold a special event for software developers on March 21 in from all industries to discover where NFC technology and the “Internet of Things” are headed in 2014. The “Spotlight for Developers” brings together top names in mobile devices, consumer electronics, software, and wireless technology. The event showcases NFC integration in innovative new products, services, vertical markets, and software, leading to valuable new opportunities for developers. Presenters are leading authorities on smartphone platforms, including Android™, Blackberry® 10 OS, and Windows Phone. NFC in Action – a look at how NFC technology is currently improving the lives of consumers — and the bottom lines of businesses — across several industries, such as air travel & transportation, consumer electronics, and health care.
CPI Card Group EMV and commercial card production will now be offering a “Teachme” series of EMV educational webinars. The “Teachme” series is CPI Card Group’s new educational, online portal that will offer informational webinars on a variety of topics related to the payments market including EMV and prepaid. The program of courses begin with the topic of EMV launching in the U.S. and will range from learning the basics of EMV to understanding the more technical side of smart cards. CPI Card Group’s EMV presenters are experts, each with over 15 years of experience in the smart card industry.
Participants at CARTES America will gather to discuss issues driving markets and explore the latest technologies and trends in smart cards, mobile payment, identification, and authentication. The three-day conference and exhibition will return to Las Vegas, April 23-25, which hosted nearly 2,000 attendees from 54 countries and 120 exhibitors in 2012. This year’s CARTES AMERICA will feature 80 educational sessions with more than 100 presenters. The event will focus on the topics, trends and technologies to facilitate new business in the large and dynamic American market for innovative smart technologies. The CARTES America preliminary conference program includes a number of sessions addressing three broad themes: EMV and NFC deployments, mobile & advanced payments and security.
Jason Brooks, Managing Director, UK, of Cardlytics, the pioneer of Transaction-Driven Marketing™, is part of a select group of presenters at this week’s BayPay Europe Event: “The US meets Europe on Emerging Commerce Technologies,” held June 21 at the Agence Regionale de Developpement Paris Ile de France. The event is hosted by the BayPay Forum, an association of payment professionals at the forefront of new trends and disruptive innovations in the global payments industry. Brooks is participating in the 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM presentation, “Promising US Payments & Commerce Companies,” and will be presenting alongside executives representing Device Fidelity, CyberSource, National Security and QSecure.
RBS Citizens announced it will host a series of complimentary Financial Forum webinars related to issues in Cash and Treasury Management. The next webinar entitled Payments Risk and Security will be held June 13, 2012. The Financial Forum webinars are designed to provide corporate treasurers with up-to-date information on a variety of topics to assist…
Retail Realm global software development and distribution added additional solution providers to participate in their 2nd annual “Microsoft Dynamics Retail” Reseller and User Conference in Las Vegas. These providers include nChannel; Avalara; Payment Processing, Inc; New West Technologies (www.newestech.com); OpSuite; Merchants Technology Designs; Dinerware; and Robust System. This Microsoft-sponsored event will showcase leading software and hardware providers, allowing attendees to see and experience firsthand premier retail, POS, and business management solutions.
There is likely to be more consolidation in the remittances market as it becomes increasingly difficult for small and medium sized operators to maintain profitability given the current trends in the business. In a wide-ranging agenda there was a consistent message. Among the key themes that were explored were the adoption of the 5×5 pricing target by the G20, the forthcoming regulatory review of the Payment Services Directive in Europe, the trend for consolidation by remittance companies, the vital role of social media in maintaining and building customer bases, the application of newer technologies to the industry and the increasingly collaborative business models that are being adopted.
iovation, the Device Reputation Authority protecting online businesses from fraud and abuse, announced its upcoming panel presentation at the 3rd Mobile Contactless Payment Innovations Summit. With this, the Company will share insights on assessing risk and detecting fraudulent behavior from mobile devices such as tablets and smart phones on October 17th and 18th in Chicago. iovation has seen mobile transactions increase by more than 300% annually, playing a critical role in online business.
Fiserv financial services technology solutions, shared key insights into how financial institutions can add social media to their marketing mix at the 2011 BAI Retail Delivery Conference. The Company shared advice on how to monitor the social media conversation, prepare the internal groundwork for a social media launch, tailor the content and frequency of interactions to different social sites, market a social media presence and, lastly, measure results. Steps covered encourage Strategy Development; Listening and Monitoring the Conversation; Laying the Internal Groundwork; Integrating Marketing; and Metrics and Reporting.