Mobile and Contactless Payments

Thursday 19th April 2012, Holiday Inn, Bloomsbury

In association with:


Hosted by: Loren Barton, Senior Leader in Global Innovation, Barclaycard

This masterclass provides an unmissable opportunity to learn from an industry-leading expert and witness the key issues surrounding mobile payments.   Delegates will gain invaluable knowledge of mobile payments in this rapidly growing market

Why you should attend:

  • Learn about existing mobile and contactless deployments
  • Understand the essential characteristics of mobile and contactless payment.
  • Discover the latest developments and lessons learned
  • Gain an insight in innovative new products
  • High level of contact with an expert speaker

Masterclass agenda:

9.00 Introduction

9.15 Overview of mobile payments, contactless and NFC

9.45 Where the market is at and where it is headed to

10.30 Morning coffee

10.45 The latest developments and the key players in the market

11.30 The do’s and don’ts of mobile payments

12.10 Discussion and questions

12.45 Close of Masterclass


About the Masterclass leader: Loren O. Barton

Loren is currently a Sr. Leader in Global Innovation with Barclaycard. Since joining Barclaycard in October 2008, Loren has been primarily responsible for customer experience design, innovation development & mobile strategy

Prior to joining Barclaycard he was a Programme Director in corporate strategy with J.P. Morgan Chase where he successfully launched the Chase Mobiletm Mobile banking suite of products including: SMS Banking & Alerts, Browser, iPhone and Android solutions, growing usage to over 1MM customers in the first 18 months. The SMS Banking and iPhone application both were recipients of WEBBY awards for mobile financial services solutions.

In addition to J.P Morgan Chase, his experience also includes managing over $50MM USD in strategic initiatives and new product development with MBNA & Bank of America. In addition to financial services, Loren’s experience also includes launching Aeroxchange, a global online eBusiness & Supply chain marketplace, and has held several management positions in the semiconductor industry.

Loren holds a BS in Statistics from the University of Delaware and graduate of the Columbia Business School and London Business Schools EMBA-Global Programme.

About the company:
Barclaycard is a multi-brand credit card and consumer lending business that also provides Payment Acceptance services and issues credit and charge cards to corporate customers and the UK Government.
Initially a UK brand, it now operates all over the world, with more than 11 million cards issued outside of the UK, and customers across Europe, the USA, Africa and the Middle and Far East.  Worldwide, Barclaycard has more than 21 million credit card customers and employs 10,400 colleagues.

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Balkans.com Business News is a prominent and recognized voice for business globally. As a Balkans business resource, we provide up-to-date daily news and weekly reviews, market research, financial reports, company news linking and database of companies who do business in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, FYR Macedonia, Greece, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey. In addition, our notable industry news section provides detailed information on business happenings for over 30 specific industries. Our readers are high-level executives, business leaders, educational institutions, investors, business owners and government institutions throughout the world.

The business-only website in English, Serbian and Greek keeps our readers up-to-date with its comprehensive coverage of the region, in-depth analysis of industries and business opportunities, interviews with business leaders, special reports and a searchable database.



European Payments Council
The European Payments Council (EPC) is the coordination and decision-making body of the European banking industry in relation to payments. The term bank is used in a non-discriminatory fashion and does not exclude payment institutions. The purpose of the EPC is to support and promote the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA). The EPC consists of 74 members representing banks, banking communities and payment institutions.

SEPA is an EU integration initiative in the area of payments. In SEPA, bank customers can make electronic euro payments within and across 32 countries under the same basic rights and obligations. SEPA is currently defined as consisting of the EU 27 member states plus Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Monaco.

For further information visit www.epc-cep.eu.



Holiday Inn Bloomsbury

Coram Street
London WC1N 1HT
United Kingdom

Holiday Inn Bloomsbury

Holiday Inn London-Bloomsbury is just 2 minutes' walk from the Tube at Russell Square station, for speedy connections across the capital. We're 10 minutes by bus from Eurostar connections at St Pancras station, and a 45-minute taxi ride from London Heathrow Airport. Check into your stylish Guest room, air-conditioned and connected to wireless Internet.



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