Mobile Marketing & Technology, an online publication and community dedicated to educate executives about latest mobile phone technologies, has announced speakers for the 2016 Mobile Payments Conference (MPC), taking place August 29 - 31, 2016 at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel in Chicago, IL.
The Mobile Payments Conference is the industry's leading mobile commerce event, which convenes executives across the globe from all parts of the mobile commerce ecosystem.
Speakers include Ian VanBuskirk, Worldpay Vice President of Product Strategy; Jack Connors, who leads Google’s merchant partnerships for Android Pay; Thad Peterson, senior analyst with Aite Group; Tim Spenny, Card and Payments expert with GfK’s Financial Services practice; Robert Mau, Expert in McKinsey & Company’s New York Office and a leader in the Firm’s Payments Practice; and many others.
Keynotes and executive panels will address the key issues facing the mobile payments ecosystem, such as real-time payments, consumer privacy, network, platform and service provider selection, omni-channel engagement, encryption, compliance and security considerations, as well as the emergence of blockchain, host card emulation (HCE) and much more.
The conference will provide a platform to the attendees to interact with the individuals directly responsible for the continuing advancements in payments technology, consumer adoption, and aligning industry with governments and regulatory bodies worldwide.
"The 2016 Mobile Payments Conference in Chicago is where industry leaders gather to separate fact from fiction," said Marla Ellerman, Mobile Payments Conference executive director and publisher of Mobile Marketing & Technology. "This year's conference will examine the many new mobile commerce platforms, services, solutions, and standards that continue to enter this exploding market."
It is being widely believed that blockchain technology, in particular, could revolutionize payment systems. Banks and tech companies are seeking to tap its potential. BNY Mellon recently said that blockchain could “significantly shake-up payments” by making transactions near-instantaneous.