PaymentEye were recently at the Excel Arena in London for PayExpo 2014. There was a great choice of innovative solutions on display within a number of sectors ranging from eCommerce to cards and payments. However the most popular of topic discussions and solution displays was of course ‘mobile’.
We caught up with some of the event’s most prominent exhibitors to gain exclusive insight into the latest payment trends and solutions entering the market.
Ed Chandler, CEO of Kalixa, has been voted the most influential person in the European payments sector, building on his third place from last year. The Payments Power 10 recognised the ten most influential figures in the European payment industry. The shortlist consisted of an elite group of payments leaders that included executives from Google, MasterCard and Vocalink.
Over the course of the week, PaymentEye will be showcasing exclusive insights from the event with prominent exhibitors and speakers.
Below is our video with Kalixa CEO, Ed Chandler:
Blockchain is going to be big. We know. Just like sessions at the subject at most other conferences we’ve been to recently, the blockchain panels and speakers at this year’s Tech Open Air conference in Berlin were packed to bursting.
If you think innovation in consumer cross border payments has been big, just wait for the business-to-business (B2B) side of the equation. Speaking at Money 20/20 Europe as part of The Bancorp’s Finetics™ Studio interview series, CEO Mike Laven talks about what’s next for cross-border payments.
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