PayPal’s Jim Ciortan, Business Insider’s Evan Bakker, and Country Music’s Rick Monroe Join AP Technology Onstage; Vinding Helps Lead Blockchain Track
CHICAGO—August 29, 2016— Enterprises looking to hit the mother lode will be heading to Chicago this week for the retail-focused Mobile Payments Conference 2016. Tuesday, August 30 will include the highly anticipated panel titled, “Mobile Payments and Data in The Wild West: There’s Gold in Them Thar Bills!” Mobile payment experts Richard Love and Greg Wilfahrt from AP Technology will be joined onstage by special guests Jim Ciortan from payment powerhouse PayPal, along with BI Intelligence analyst, Evan Bakker, and Country Music star, Rick Monroe.
Calling themselves “The Pay Gang,” Tuesday’s mobile payment panel will use an entertaining Wild West theme to encourage retailers and other businesses to pan for new revenue pay dirt by utilizing mobile payments effectively, especially data gathered through transactions, while minimizing theft and fraud risks from the “bad guys.” Today’s state of mobile payments in many ways mirrors the early days of The Wild West, with pioneers seeking to strike gold, as modern era outlaws threaten on-device transactions that could turn bustling businesses into ghost towns.
“Attendees to this session are going to see mobile transaction trends, as well as strategies and forecasts that are useful for any business,” said Marla Ellerman, Executive Director of Mobile Payments Conference 2016. “Nearly the entire spectrum of the mobile payment ecosystem is represented in this panel. That, coupled with the entertaining theme should make this a great event.”
Mobile Payments and Data in The Wild West: There’s Gold in Them Thar Bills! will feature insights from payment innovators that are impacting the future of mobile transactions, today:
“Mobile payments are becoming a preferred, secure method of transacting,” said AP Technology CEO Richard Love. “Retailers and consumers are excited but cautious about these new mobile methods of payment. In Old West terms, they are planning on following the advice to “Go mobile, young man,” but they want and need to know someone is riding shotgun to protect their gold (payments and data).”
Also speaking at MPC 2016 will be AP Technology’s CTO, Mikael Vinding. Vinding and other industry leaders will be educating conference attendees on the latest blockchain developments.
At last year’s Mobile Payments Conference, AP Technology unveiled a “Mobile Payments Bill of Rights,” co-authored by Love and Wilfahrt. Wilfahrt traveled to Washington, D.C. and presented the Bill of Rights to members of Congress on Capitol Hill as a “best practices” document that is designed to help businesses adopt mobile payment standards that promote growth, confidence and accountability in wireless transactions.