Organized by Open Mobile Media
Most focused conference and exhibition for the mobile wallet and mPayment landscape Mobile Wallet Wars USA 2014 June 19-20, New Yorker Hotel, New York, USA

Mobile Payment Experts Converge in New York!

Open Mobile Media's events are renowned for the seniority and quality of the speakership.

The speakers at Wallet Wars 2014 have been hand-picked for their expertise, influence and leadership in the digital wallet landscape. Take a look at some of them here:

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Jeff Miles Jeff Miles
Vice President
Mobile Transactions, NXP


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Mobile Transactions, NXP
Jeff Miles is the current Vice President for Mobile Transactions at NXP.  In his current role he has successfully led the introduction of NFC and Security technologies into the smartphone market that will pave the path for adding payments and hardware based security to the smartphone platform.  In just four years the adoption rate of NFC in the smartphone have gone from less than 5 million in 2010 to 400 million mobile devices in 2014 (as estimated by ABI Research).  For most of his career Mr. Miles has been involved in many key payment technology initiates including the introduction of contactless payment and credit card acceptance in the fast food market during his time at VeriFone.  Jeff has spent an extensive part of his 22-year career involved in international product introduction and business development including overseas assignments.  In addition to his time at NXP and Verifone he has also worked for ARCO, TNT Express Worldwide and numerous start-up companies.
Mario Shiliashki

Mario Shiliashki
Group Head, Emerging Payments
Master Card


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Master Card
Mario is responsible for developing innovating products and solutions to drive MasterCard’s emerging payments business globally in areas such as mobile & digital wallets, developer community engagement, offers & loyalty and social commerce.  Mario is also in charge of the MasterCard Open API platform and Developer Zone.  Prior to this role, he was senior vice president & group head, U.S. Emerging Payments, responsible for U.S.-based development and commercialization of payment product platforms, including e-Commerce, Mobile, Chip, P2P, Transit, PayPass, inControl and Bill Payment.

Before joining MasterCard, Mario was managing director and general manager of PayPal in Southeast Asia and India.  In this role, he built and led the business development, sales, marketing and product development teams in Singapore and India.  Under his leadership, PayPal developed key partnerships across the region and launched products in key new target markets, including Japan, Malaysia and India.

Mario began his career at PayPal as head of European Financial Planning and Analysis in London.  He then led PayPal’s International and eBay North America Financial Planning and Analysis teams in California.  Prior to PayPal, he was a Consultant at Bain & Company in London and a Financial Analyst at Goldman Sachs in New York.

Mario holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics, summa cum laude, from Bryant University.
Nils Winkler Nils Winkler
Chairman of the Board
Yapital


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Yapital
Nils Winkler is Chairman of the board of Yapital.

Previously, the renowned expert for developing new business segments and business models was CEO of Hi-media Deutschland AG. In this position he was mainly responsible for the distribution of e-payment systems in German-speaking countries, primarily aimed at suppliers of digital goods.

Prior to that, as Head of Sales and Chief Business Development Officer at ADTECH AG, he played a major role in the development and internationalization of the company’s ad serving business (e.g. in the US market).
Paul Davis Paul Davis
Banking & Financial Markets Big Data Analytics Manager
IBM Corporation


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IBM Corporation
Paul Davis is currently located in Atlanta, GA, USA.  He has been at IBM for over 20 years and is currently the Big Data & Analytics Manager for Banking & Financial Markets where he actively consults and engages with global and multi-national financial institutions, service providers, partners and the respective IBM teams to provide pragmatic ways forward help our clients achieve the business outcomes desired in the areas of creating customer-focused enterprises, optimizing around enterprise risk management or helping financial institutions increase flexibility and streamline their operations as well as develop new business models, achieve efficiencies and develop sustainable competitive advantages.  He is an active participant and speaker at major banking events such as SIBOS, BAI Retail Delivery, BAI Payments Connect, Money2020, NACHA, CIAB, GARP, Mobile World Congress, Finnovate, etc.  Previously, he held the position for 10 years as the IBM Client Director on one large financial services corporation where he was responsible for IBM's overall activities in support of his client, coordinating efforts between IBM's services, software, hardware and research organizations.  While at IBM he has also worked extensively with many other clients and has been in and around the financial services industry for most of his career.  He has also completed IBM executive certifications at both Harvard and the Wharton School of Business and has a BS in Science and Mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Katie Bloom Katie Bloom
Director Category Marketing
AOL Advertising


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AOL
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Rich Clow Rich Clow
Head of Global Payments Center of Excellence
Citi Global Consumer Bank


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Citi Bank
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Robert Canterbury Robert Canterbury
Senior Director - Strategic Partnerships
Qualcomm


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Qualcomm
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Dave Birch Dave Birch
Director
CHYP

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CHYP
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Alex Sion Alex Sion
President and Managing Director
Moven


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Moven
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David W. Schropfer David W. Schropfer
CEO
Anchor ID


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Anchor ID
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Peter Vogel Peter Vogel
Co-Founder
Plink

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Plink
Peter Vogel is co-founder and CEO of Plink, an online-to-offline rewards program that motivates members to make offline purchases. He has more than a decade of executive-level, online sales and marketing experience specializing in performance-based marketing, media buying and monetization of social media. Most recently, Peter was senior director of marketing and industry scout at Adperio, an interactive agency specializing in affiliate marketing, in-game advertising, social gaming monetization, virtual currency and Facebook Credits monetization. At Adperio, he incubated the idea of Plink, co-founded the company, spun it out of the interactive agency in 2011 and, in the summer of 2012, raised a $3 million Series A investment round from Grotech Ventures. Peter was previously co-founder of Memolink.com and led the company’s sales team from 1997 through the mid 2000s. He received a BA from Washington University in St. Louis in economics.
John Schulte John Schulte
CIO
Mercentile Bank

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Mercentile Bank
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Marc Massar Marc Massar
SVP, Group Manager, Enterprise Product Solutions
Chase Paymentech


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Chase Paymentech
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Todd Roberts Todd Roberts
SVP Payments Innovation
CIBC 

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CIBC 
Todd Roberts is the Senior Vice President, Payments Innovation. Todd has responsibility for driving CIBC Retail Banking payments innovation and driving growth in the credit card portfolio. CIBC is a global leader in the deployment of mobile banking and mobile payments innovation.
Adrian Van Meerbeeck Adrian Van Meerbeeck
Vice President
NTT DoCoMo USA

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NTT DoCoMo USA
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Neil Axe Neil Axe
Mobile Commerce Solutions Leader
Verizon


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Verizon

Neil is responsible for monetizing selected value-added Verizon assets into best-in-class online consumer mobile commerce products and services which support KPI, customer satisfaction, and market share goals.  He leads ideation, development, market testing, and go-to-market launch of offerings inclusive of authentication, authorization, and consumer identity profile data.  Prior roles at Verizon include 1) managing principal of mobile payment services, in charge of product development of Verizon’s white-label API-based mobile payment service platform distributed by large merchant acquirer payment processors, and 2) senior consultant for billing and mobile payments, accountable for leading a strategic mobile remote payments new carrier billing and e-wallet product offering and distribution partnership with American Express (Serve) and Payfone.

Before joining Verizon, Neil held leadership roles in product management at eBillme (now a Western Union company), NYCE Payments Network (FIS), and Dun & Bradstreet.  Neil began his career in sales at Discover Financial as one of the first employees and spent nine years there leading business development, client support and satisfaction, and profitability of Fortune 500 vertical market merchant acquiring portfolios. 

Neil holds an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Pennsylvania State University. He is also Pragmatic Marketing certified in Product Management. 

To learn more, visit www.linkedin.com/in/neilaxeprofile.

Howard Hall Howard Hall
Managing Director
Consult Hyperion


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Consult Hyperion
Howard joined Consult Hyperion (known is the US as CHyp USA) in the role of Managing Director. Consult Hyperion is one of the pre-eminent firms in the world, having been lead consultants on project such as M-pesa, Transit for London (TFL) and the Hong Kong Identity Card. Mr. Hall has over 20 years of experience leading and growing companies in the areas of IT security, business intelligence and payments. In recent years he was part of the executive teams of Vericept (acquired by Trustwave) and RiverGlass (Acquired by ASG Software). He has extensive expertise in strategy, corporate development and product management. Earlier in his career he worked at some of the world’s most well respected investment banks, management consulting firms and hi-tech start-ups. He is an entrepreneur at heart who has authored several award winning business plans (Winner-NEU Ventures Business Plan Competition; Finalist in the Harvard Business School B-Plan Competition) and in recent years, was named to the Boston Business Journal's prestigious "40 Under 40" recognizing the next generation of business leaders. Howard holds a BA from Northeastern University where he graduated with honours.
Ove Teigen Ove Teigen
VP sales
MeaWallet


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MeaWallet

Ove Teigen, VP of sales in MeaWallet, has more than 20 years of experience within the IT industry, making him a part of every major wave since the PC hit the market. Having a successful journey with companies like Bull (Steria), BEA systems (Oracle), IBM and CA Technologies and now MeaWallet, providing his customers with solid business cases. Ove combines IT- and business- knowledge making this a successful combination for both MeaWallet and our customers.

Kenny Chiu Kenny Chiu
Markets and International Banking
RBS


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RBS
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Kebbie Sebastian Kebbie Sebastian
Managing Director
Penser Consulting


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Penser Consulting
Kebbie Sebastian is the Managing Director of Penser Consulting, a London based consulting firm focused on the payments industry in Europe, the US and Asia. Previously Mr. Sebastian was responsible for Global Product Development at Barclaycard (Barclays Bank) and held senior leadership roles with PayPal, where he led the UK financial products business and Bank of America, as Senior Vice President, where he expanded its international remittances business into China and Latin America. His areas of payments expertise include online payments, mobile point of sale, mobile wallets, remittances, digital banking. He holds an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, USA.
Daniel Polk Daniel Polk
Head of Mobile Commerce
Sprint - Pinsight

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Sprint - Pinsight
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Luis Uguina Luis Uguina
Digital Technologies and OMNI channel team
BBVA


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BBVA
MBA by the Stanford University in California as well as a degree on Information Technology and Computing by the Open University. His early career focus was in designing and developing mobility systems for several financial institutions. In his current capacity as Global Head at BBVA, his scope has expanded to evaluate and incorporate new technologies that expand banking and payment solutions with other content based services.

He has been involved and led many diverse and innovative IT initiatives: including enterprise system development and their commercial deployment, platform design, as well as integration with other media. He has specialized in the management of complex global multi-cultural projects and their staff including off shoring.
Bryan Yeager Bryan Yeager
Analyst
eMarketer


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eMarketer
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Ronald Herman Ronald Herman
CEO/ Founder
Sionic Mobile

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Sionic Mobile
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Peter Gonzalez Peter Gonzalez
Executive Director
Mooreland Partners

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Mooreland Partners
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Sai Casula Sai Casula
Digital Banking, Cards & Payments Executive
Mahindra Tech

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Mahindra Tech
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Amol Patel Amol Patel
Head of Mobile, Device & Platforms
PayPal’s Global Business Development Group


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PayPal’s Global Business Development Group
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Mark Singer Mark Singer
Principal
Deloitte Consulting

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Deloitte
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Ted Fifelski Ted Fifelski
Co- Founder-President
Simply Tapp, Inc


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Simply Tapp, Inc
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Rafael Diaz Rafael Diaz
Strategin Engagements
GSMA


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GSMA
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Bob Zintel Bob Zintel
Director
Mint Chip


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Mint Chip
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Paul Moreton Paul Moreton
VP Digital Commerce
Capital One


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Capital One
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Daniel Csoka Daniel Csoka
Mobile Money Matters


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Mobile Money Matters
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