MAG Webinar: Digital Commerce Update

Thursday, April 16, 2015
12:00pm - 1:00pm CT

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

This webinar will discuss the evolution of digital technologies being used in commerce, from the introduction of catalog sales in the past, to the explosion of the Internet as a sales channel, to today’s geo-position tools, wearable forms of payment, and “beacons” that tell you exactly where your customer is so he/she can be served better.  The webinar will cover how these technologies have or have not changed the consumer payment interaction and the economics of payments and review recent mobile payment trends and new product introductions such as Apple Pay, MCX’s CurrentCTM , and how these new tools may change the payments landscape.

Speaker: René Pelegero, President and Managing Director, Retail Payments Global Consulting Group
René founded RPGC Group LLC in 2002 after working for four years as the head of Global Payments at, where he was responsible for all aspects of payments processing for more than 30 million customers, managing relationships with banks, processors, credit card companies and for driving the adoption of new forms of payment.

For four thriving years René led RPGC, consulting for companies like Google, PayPal, Symantec, Cybersource, First Data, Visa International, American Greetings, Netgiro in Sweden and Pago in Germany. In 2006 René joined eBay/PayPal, as Senior Director, Strategy and Industry Relations. In this role, René was responsible for managing PayPal's relations with the financial services industry, and defining the strategies that maximize the benefits provided by the financial networks.

Growing restless after five years with eBay/PayPal, René re-launched RPGC in 2011 with the aim of bringing his views and ideas on how to make remote and global payments more efficient and cost-effective to a larger audience.

Members may view the webinar presentation on the Member Resources page