Impact Executives Round Table Event – Mobile Payments

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Impact Executives Round Table Event – Mobile Payments

On Thursday 22nd of May, Mike Davies, Senior Consultant at Impact Executives and Neil Pilkington of Harvey Nash’s CIO team hosted a round table discussion in the Heron Tower Boardroom to discuss mobile payments.

Technology fads may come and go rapidly over the next few years and mobile payments may never be more than an additional convenience, but what seems certain is that the traditional boundaries that exist in the banking and payments world are being eroded.

Volume will be the key to success or failure to competing organisations and technologies as it has always been, does anyone remember the “laser disk”? Momentum in the consumer world is as often built on good marketing as good technology, is the brand mightier than the bank? Now that they are finding out how much harder it is to run payments than purchases or searches, will the big players really get in on the action? Fraud has yet to become a significant problem but that is not surprising given that mobile payments as we define them are still practically non-existent.

Are we trying to sell something that the consumer is just not that excited or indeed interested in or are we at the cutting edge of a transaction revolution? Only time will tell but as mobile technologies continue to disrupt our behaviours, I think we will see a continuing erosion of the traditional roles played by our corporates.

A successful event and very interesting discussion.

Thank you again to guests for taking part and giving up your time and opinions and a special thank you to our speaker Tony Moretta, Marketing Director at Weve. Guests at this event included senior people from Abellio, Vocalink, Visa, Mastercard, Monitise and City of London Police.


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