MAG Webinar: Surveying the Mobile Payments Landscape

Friday, June 8th, 2012
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Central Time

The Merchant Advisory Group’s Best Practices Working Group hosted a webinar on
Surveying the Mobile Payments Landscape.

The webinar featured:

Moderator: Dee O’Malley, Director-Financial Services, BEST BUY and MAG Board Member
Speaker: Ben Love, VP of Mobile Strategy, Vantiv

Over the past fourteen years Ben has acquired a strong mix of engineering, product management, marketing and financial expertise in the payment industry, working on three continents and in over thirty countries.

His wide range of experiences include rolling out the first ever wireless EMV products into Northern European markets to coordinating international product and development teams to deliver enterprise solutions to complex business and payment problems in the US and Canada, as well as the introduction of centralized application POS technologies into North America.

Ben continues to drive new technologies, forward thinking and change in the world of secure payment.

Outside of the office, Ben reads or listens to at least one non-fiction book a week and has authored two of his own: US Payment Handbook and (soon to be published) Rockstar Boss. A proud early adopter; if there is a new gadget, technology, application, development framework or shiny object - Ben will be using it and trying to figure out how to make it make sense for its wider target market.
Speaker: Steve Mott, Principal, BetterBuyDesign

Steve Mott is a 25-year veteran of the electronic payments industry, specializing in transaction economics, innovative uses of debit networks, authentication and security technologies, and emerging alternative payments types and venues such as stored value, online and mobile commerce and transacting over social networks. As principal of BetterBuyDesign, a payments consultancy, Steve conducts strategy, product, technology and market assessments for banks, processors, networks, technology providers and merchants, and advises a number of investment firms on industry trends and developments. You can reach Steve at

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Note: MAG webinars are offered as a free service to MAG members.