Events hosted or attended by Edgar, Dunn & Company:
October 24, 2014
EDC Director Samee Zafar will be delivering the keynote address on Digital Commerce at the annual ICCI Conference in Sofia, Bulgaria on October 24.
October 15, 2014
EDC Director Samee Zafar will be chairing the Digital and Mobile Wallet Summit 2014 to be held in London on October 15 . Key speakers include Peter Vasco, Head of Payment Unit at Deutsche Telecom AG; James Barty, Strategy Director at the British Bankers’ Association (BBA); Milon Veasey, Head Mobile Solution Specialists at Barclays bank; and Zaf Kazmi, Head of mCommerce at La Caixa in Spain.
For more information please visit: www.dmwsummit.com
September 22-23, 2014
EDC Director Samee Zafar will be taking part in a discussion: mCommerce The Wallet Wars - at the new GSMA Mobile 360 event in Atlanta September 22 – 23. This is a topic of particular interest due to the recent announcement of Apple Pay will use Apple’s Passbook to enable payments. Discussion participants include: Brad Greene, Vice President, Mobile Payments – Visa; Carey Kolaja, Vice President, Global Solutions, Product - PayPal. Erica Bass, Director, Product Marketing – Verifone; and Kevin Brown, Director, Global Mobile Products & Digital Innovation - Citi.
For more information please visit: www.mobile360series.com/north-america
September 18, 2014
EDC Directors Samee Zafar and Mark Beresford led Nordea’s Innovation Day organised and hosted by Visa Europe in Stockholm on September 18th. The event was attended by over 80 Nordea executives. The key trends in digital commerce and advanced payments were discussed and debated in this highly successful event.
George Warfel and Edgar Rivera presented at NACHA Payments 2014.
Pay & Play: When Virtual Currencies Get Real
Based on extensive research and participation in the virtual currency industry and with currency regulatory bodies, this presentation will cover the pros and cons of virtual currencies including technology, customer acceptance and regulatory issues. The presentation will look at the history of artificial, non-specie currencies and at what is different about Bitcoin and MintChip. The presenters will debate pros and cons and give a forecast of virtual currencies likely growth globally and in North America.
George Warfel, Director at Edgar, Dunn and Company, moderated a panel at BAI Payments Connect 2014:
Hear what industry leaders think on some key questions:
- Is payments going through a paradigm change?
- Will it help or hurt banks?
- What is causing it?
- How are banks responding?
- How should banks consider responding?
- Where is it all going?
Each panel member was asked to give both individual views and what they think is the view of their industry.
EDC Director Samee Zafar moderated a lively discussion on the online / mobile commerce potential of Latin America at the GSMA Mobile Money conference in New York in October 2013. Panel members: Mung Ki Woo (Executive Vice President, Digital Platforms, MasterCard); Greg Keough (CEO, Mobile Financial Services – A MasterCard and Telefonica Joint Venture); Jeff Hindle (Vice President – Emerging Businesses & Payments – Scotiabank).
June 11-12, 2014
Edgar, Dunn & Company Directors, Samee Zafar and Mark Beresford will both be chairing events at this years PayExpo conference.
PayExpo is an essential event for anyone involved in making payments faster, easier and more secure. It comprises:
- Four hugely successful conferences
- A large scale exhibition
- Dragons' Den style pitches of new products
- The Payments Power 10 celebrating the top contributors to the payments industry
- Plenty of networking opportunities with over 2,000 attendees
Click here for more information on the event and the conference schedules
September 18-19, 2013
Washington, D.C. @ Grand Hyatt Washington
Edgar, Dunn & Company (EDC) is proud to announce that we will be presenting at ACI's Emerging Payment Systems Conference this upcoming September 18-19 in Washington D.C. Yogesh Oka, a Director in our San Francisco office, will be speaking on an industry roundtable focused on The Evolving Payments & Financial Landscape and discussing key insights and advice on where the payments industry is headed, what new products and services are on the horizon, how new market entrants are overcoming barriers to entry, and the M&A and investment outlook in this rapidly evolving space.
ACI's Emerging Payment Systems Conference is the nation's premier forum on emerging payment systems focused on the legal, compliance, and business issues facing new products and services within the payments industry.
We hope you can join us! (Please click here for registration information.)
October 6-10, 2013
Las Vegas, Nevada @ Aria Las Vegas
Edgar, Dunn & Company (EDC) is proud to announce that we will be presenting at Money2020 this upcoming October 6-10 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jane Cloninger, a Director in our San Francisco office, will be a featured speaker at this year's premier payments and financial services innovation conference.
Money2020 explores trends in payments and financial services innovation, such as the mobile Internet, open platforms and consumer empowerment. Money2020 brings together the worldwide community of innovators including retail, mobile, advertising and technology that are profoundly changing how consumers and businesses manage, spend and borrow money. Over 3,000 attendees, including 200+ CEOs, from 1,200 companies and 50 countries are expected to attend.
We hope you can join us! (Please click here for discounted registration, or go to money2020.com and use the discount code EDGARD20 when you register.)
June 18, 2013
Exploring prepaid programmes across Travel, Retail, General Purpose and Mobile in turn, the Edgar, Dunn Seminar Day is an insightful guide into the breadth of prepaid payment projects throughout the industry verticals. Each workshop will provide you with an in-depth look into each sector and allow you to explore the opportunities and projects shaping each market. Led by industry specialists, it is a seminar day not to be missed!
Seminar Theatre Agenda
10:00-10.45 Travel & Airline Workshop
Pascal Burg, Director, Head of EDC Travel Practice, Edgar, Dunn & Company
11:15-12:00 Retail Workshop
Mark Beresford, Director, Head of EDC Retail Practice, Edgar, Dunn & Company
12:30-13:15 Mobile Workshop
Gregoire Toussaint, Manager, Mobile Payments Trends, Edgar, Dunn & Company
14:40-15:15 Web to wallet: Harnessing the diaspora dollar
Rob burrell, Managing Director, Mukuru
15:40-16:30 General Purpose Prepaid Workshop
Peter Sidenius, Director, Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa, Edgar, Dunn & Company; Non exec Director Prepaid International Forum
Click here for more information about PAYEXPO 2013
February 19, 2013
Edgar, Dunn & Company (EDC) organised the 3rd EDC Payments and Cards Council in Paris. This council analysed the evolution and the revolution of the payments industry with the following presentations:
- Overview of the revolution of the payments industry, Pascal Burg, Director at EDC
- Square's viewpoint, Colleen Lindow, Director international partner development & management at Square
- Ingenico's perspectives, Pierre-Antoine Vacheron, Executive Vice-President Europe-SEPA
This year’s event has brought together again senior executives of banks, merchants, card schemes and processors to discuss latest developments and future trends in retail payments. More than 70 payment professionals gathered to listen to insightful presentations delivered by EDC, Square and Ingenico. Pascal Burg, Director France, provided the background to this council, analysing the revolution of the payments industry, the impact on payment products and the changing roles of stakeholders within the payment value chain.
Colleen Lindow, Director international partner development & management at Square, talked about the Square success story, with more than 3,000,000 merchants recruited in North America within a few years. Colleen Lindow also shared about Square's recent developments such as Square Register for merchants and Square Wallet for consumers. This provided international perspectives on how innovation can impact the market place and influence both consumer and merchant behaviour.
Pierre-Antoine Vacheron, Executive Vice-President Europe-SEPA at Ingenico, shared Ingenico's perspectives on the changing payments landscape and the factors impacting the payments industry. Pierre-Antoine Vacheron analysed first the disruptions and trends in the payments industry before presenting Ingenico's holistic approach on payments. Ingenico has leveraged its position at the crossroads between consumers, merchants and banks to generate value through payment services (with both hardware and software). Key Ingenico's initiatives were also presented, including m-payment acceptance with mobile card readers, e-payment with the recent acquisition of the PSP Ogone and a wallet combining loyalty, payment and couponing in a single application.
This 3rd EDC Payments and Cards Council in Paris was overall well received, and the cocktail after the presentation was a good opportunity to meet and network with a broad range of payment stakeholders.
8th EDC Payments and Cards Council
November 22nd, 2012
“Future Business Models in Retail Payments”
On November 22nd, EDC held its 8th “EDC Payments and Cards Council in Frankfurt”, Germany. This year’s event has brought together again senior executives of banks, card schemes, processors, as well as lawyers and academics to discuss latest developments and future trends in retail payments.
Ulf Geismar, director of EDC and host of the event, gave insights on the German retail sector and emphasised the increasing importance of e-commerce which would not have been possible without innovative retail payments that not only accompany but support this development.
Representatives of companies providing such innovative payment solutions were the two keynote speaker, Siegfried Heimgärtner, CEO of Skrill, and David Yates, CEO of VocaLink. Siegfried talked about the change of usage of payment methods the relevance of digital wallets in the near future. He also outlined Skrill’s answer to changing payment behaviour in the online world and how their digital wallet can add value to customers and merchants alike.
Pascal Burg, director of EDC and responsible for EDC´s Paris office, gave a presentation about successful business models in retail payments. While the role of retail payments follows a range of different objectives, Pascal highlighted the strategic position this segment should takes in an organisation to succeed. He illustrated the relevance by providing case studies of distinct business models around retail payments.
The second keynote speaker, David Yates, spoke about VocaLink’s pivotal role for the UK economy and how innovative improvements in ACH technology and processes will change the market for retail payments. VocaLink’s central position amid the banking industry was of particular importance to compete with new market entrants. Building further payment services around bank accounts in a fast and convenient manner will soon test the company’s value proposition in the market.
The 8th Payment and Cards Council has been very well received by its members. The presentations have let to brisk discussions with the panellists and the entire audience around future business models in retail payments.
Click here to view the Council presentations: 8th EDC Cards & Payments Council - Frankfurt - Nov22-2012
Pascal Burg and David Whitelaw presented a webinar for the MRC titled "Travel Payment Trends and Opportunities".
Click here to view the webinar.
Lance Blockley recently spoke at the World Cards & Payments Conference in Shanghai (Sept. 2012).
Click here to view the conference presentation.
Lance Blockley recently spoke at the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra, Australia (Sept. 2012).
Click here to view the conference presentation.
November 15, 2012
San Francisco, USA
November 7, 2012
October 29, 2012
October 17, 2012
October 10, 2012
September 17, 2012
September 14, 2012
September 13, 2012 - September 14, 2012
June 22, 2012
June 14, 2012
June 12, 2012 - June 14, 2012
May 17, 2012 - May 18, 2012
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April 17, 2012
April 7, 2012
March 26, 2012
March 22, 2012
March 6, 2012
Las Vegas, USA
February 9, 2012
Salt Lake City, USA
December 7, 2011
November 16, 2011
October 6, 2011
September 28, 2011 - September 30, 2011
September 26, 2011 - September 29, 2011
June 30, 2011
June 28, 2011 - June 30, 2011
June 27, 2011 - June 30, 2011
June 23, 2011
June 13, 2011 - June 15, 2011
May 10, 2011 - May 13, 2011
April 27, 2011 - April 28, 2011
April 14, 2011
April 13, 2011 - April 15, 2011
Singapore - Level 4, SUNTEC International Convention & Exhibition Centre
March 21, 2011 - March 24, 2011
San Paolo, Brazil
March 21, 2011 - March 24, 2011
March 15, 2011 - March 16, 2011