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Mobile Payments Conference

The Fall2014 Mobile PaymentsConference will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton, North Shore Chicago, Skokie,IL, October 6 - 8, 2014. The Mobilization of Retail andMobile Engagement is here. Join the world's foremost financial, retail andmobile experts at the Fall2014 Mobile Payments Conference in Chicago. The future ofretail will hinge on consumer adoption of secure mobile payments.

EMV Strategies for Retailers

With a year to go until the liability shift for EMV, retailers are put in a position of having to make many decisions. The big push is for testing and certification, but there are other key strategies that must be addressed before October 2015. 

Speaker: Catherine Johnston - ACT Canada


Keynote Speakers

Amy Parsons


Amy Parsons is Vice President of the Strategic Merchant Relations team at Discover Financial Services.  She is responsible for sales engagement and partnership development with Discover's largest and most strategic merchant partners.  Previously Ms. Parsons led Global Acceptance Business Development and Client... Read more

Bill Clark

Spindle, Inc.

Mr. Clark has 25 years of experience in business operations, sales, marketing and product development in the payments industry, with many successful releases of new payment technologies and products. Prior to joining Spindle, Mr. Clark was Executive VP and General Manager for Apriva LLC where he led the North American... Read more

An entrepreneur known for ethics and acumen, Bob Carr has fostered a credo at Heartland Payment Systems that prizes transparency and fairness in the marketplace as a fundamental and successful business model.With a zeal for reforming the payments industry, Mr. Carr established "The Merchant Bill of Rights," an... Read more

Chester Ritchie brings his sales and marketing experience in the technology and payment processing fields to his current position of vice president – business development and partner sales. Before joining Worldpay, Chester created the award-winning Retail STAR point-of-sale software. He also created the top-selling... Read more

Leon Sikes


With 24 years of global business and technology experience in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia, Leon Sikes is currently responsible for retail technology globally for Pandora Jewelry. These technologies include but are not limited to: POS systems, music & directional audio, digital screens, gift card... Read more

Nick Holland is Senior Analyst, leading Javelin’s Payment practice area and working with clients to gain strategic insights into payment trends. Nick has spent the last decade focusing on the intersection of payments, mobile, retail and security, working at Mercator Advisory Group, Pyramid Research, Aite Group and most... Read more

Peter Gordon

FIS Global

Peter Gordon has 25 years of experience in financial services and is currently a Senior Vice President of Money Movement Solutions supporting the strategic direction, profitability and long-range growth of the Money Movement Solutions group.  Peter responsibility also includes PayNet, the industry’s first global real-... Read more

Robert Gras is Vice President, Technology - Stores and Applications, at Chico’s FAS, Inc.  He leads teams in the areas of Chico’s Digital Retail Theatre™ (omni-channel), Retail Store Systems, Innovation, CRM, and Application Development.  As a shared service, the Technology teams support all four brands in the Chico’s... Read more


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