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News - 2015

Growth beyond borders

03 March 2015

Rolf will share insightful facts & figures on ecommerce, international trends and online shopping preferences in different countries. His case study on Cross-border eCommerce Import & Export Europe and China will highlight the particularities of Chinese ecommerce and the perceived barriers to enter this enormous market.

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Invisible Payments - Innovation management to cater future solutions

26 February 2015

What will be the future of payments? Join a keynote briefing with Michael Schneider - strategist at AirPlus - and expand your barriers for visionary thinking.

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How to make Big Data really work for the Transaction business

23 February 2015

Big Data is praised as "the new oil". Is there anything real behind the hype? How in can work for your transaction business?

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Beyond payments… vision on next generation developments and the challenges for the FSI

18 February 2015

Payments have become “a commodity service” . This is a commonly heard message. Given the fact that large international players like Google, Apple, Facebook enter the payments space, there must be more value and/or strategic leverage for payments services.

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Finance in the eye of the disruption

06 February 2015

Changing innovations and disruptions in payments have a big impact on retail banking as it defines customer interactions and transactions. How should retail banking stay ahead of technologies and new behaviors?

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Frontiers of innovations. Are we heading to the post-innovation era in payments?

06 February 2015

For years, the industry innovated to make the payment process for the customer as simple as possible. But with the simplicity came a price. Molding different instruments into one interface, are we heading to the point when there is nothing more to innovate?

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Access to the Account - next steps

02 February 2015

In this era, where trends and businesses are shaped by speedily changing technologies, the update of regulations has to accelerate to keep pace with market realities. In Europe, PSD-2 will soon be in place and Third Party Payment (TPP) service providers will have direct access to customer accounts.

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The blockchain: new innovation driver for banks

30 January 2015

Blockchain technology: although the concept is not widely understood yet, its potential for the financial sector is becoming more apparent every day.

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The future of payments is now… and what’s next

30 January 2015

The digital world has progressively entered our daily life, and it is about to revolutionize the payment market the same way it revolutionized the advertising and media markets.

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A Common Real Time Network for Payments Interoperability?

27 January 2015

Envision a European network of payments, in any format, made anywhere, and processed in real time. Would the surmounting the challenge of this set up outweigh the benefits and cost savings for consumers and businesses?

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How will the key mass-market transaction technology evolve in the coming years?

26 January 2015

Since mobile has become yesterday's news, what will be key retail transaction technology to watch out for? This is the question for every FinTech company in payments as market players jostle for that slice of the pie.

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Advancing payment innovation by banks opening up digitally

26 January 2015

Vincent Brennan will present the Euro Banking Association’s latest opinion paper on the growth of ‘electronic Alternative Payments’ (eAPs). In this vision the banking infrastructure and the eAP world can accelerate by interoperating with the SEPA and cards infrastructures through an interoperable API infrastructure.

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Payments Innovation: riding the wave of FinTech

20 January 2015

FinTech has grown very large over the past years: worldwide more than USD 4 billion (2014 est.) is invested in FinTech startups and to a large extend (>25%) into payment technology companies. The Payment industry has been highly innovative long before FinTech became something.

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Transactions Drive the Need for Identity

13 January 2015

The online world offers business the opportunity to re-engineer business processes, and gain economies of scale through automation and reach. Online Identity, thus far has been resistant to change, with manual backend process being the norm, with highly localised approaches.

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Digital Identity: the mother of all transactions

12 January 2015

Digital Identity services have the potential to radically change the retail and payment landscape. The ongoing digital transformation of society leads to more and more electronic interaction between users and merchants, institutions and governments.

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Online virtual currencies: #cash becoming truly digital?

11 December 2012

Electronic money is not just regular money going online. Virtual currencies have specific monetary attributes and the potential to revolutionize the entire payments infrastructure.

Jon Matonis will present these important differences and new opportunities.
Virtual currency, or digital cash, should replicate the functionality of physical cash in the real world setting, namely it should be a digital bearer instrument. The key questions that will be addressed include:

1. Do we have to lose the privacy attributes of physical cash in the switch to a cashless society?
2. What are the essential requirements for an ideal virtual currency? 
3. How does the cryptocurrency bitcoin fit into this new payments infrastructure?
4. How can consumers and merchants benefit from the adoption of virtual currency? 

Jon Matonis is an e-Money researcher and board director at the Bitcoin Foundation. He will speak at the EPCA Payment Summit on the afternoon of March 21, in the online currencies track. 
Jon also writes a weekly tech column for Forbes Magazine. His career has included senior influential posts at Sumitomo Bank, VISA, VeriSign, and Hushmail.


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