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Mobile Payments

There is a great deal of moving and shaking in the payment industry and the medium of mobile is beginning to dictate terms to all the major players in business. China stands as the largest payment market without some of the major players. Secure online commerce, social network payments, legacy payment methods, merchant payment efforts, HCE, tokenization, EMV and authentication, all have many startups vying for space. Who would succeed who would falter? Is there a way to increase your chances of success in any of these areas of business. Bring your questions to this session on mobile payments and meet with the pioneers of POS and payment industry who are looking to change the way we pay the piper, yet again.



Mohammad  Khan

Mohammad Khan is a recognized leader in the payment industry. Khan co-founded NFC industry pioneer ViVOtech in 2001. As its President and board member over 11 years, Khan evangelized the contactless-NFC technology in the payment industry, and paved the road for mobile payments like Apple Pay & Google Wallet by deploying first million NFC readers at branded merchants in 35 countries. ViVOtech also developed mobile wallet and card provisioning infrastructure software that was used for multiple mobile payment and marketing field trials by leading ecosystem players globally.  Prior to starting ViVOtech, Khan spent 15 years at VeriFone joining in its early stage in 1983 where he worked in various management roles including the head of International products during VeriFone expansion from US only to 90 plus countries. Khan was also co-founder of the Internet Commerce division for VeriFone, a primary driver of company’s acquisition by HP for $1.2 billion in 1997. Mohammad Khan has been recognized as a “Mover and Shaker” and “Leader” of the Electronic Payments Industry, and has been quoted in more than 100 publications and newspapers worldwide during last decade. Khan also received outstanding smart card achievement (OSCA) award from Smart Card Alliance. Khan has been granted with more than 22 US patents in payments, and is listed in additional 20 US patent applications pending. Khan is currently a board member for SimplyTapp, and a board advisor for Poynt, Paycons, and another undisclosed public company. Khan is also co-founder and board member of two stealth startups in payments to be announced later this year. Khan holds a master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.


John McDonnell – Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Bitnet

John McDonnell is a seasoned FinTech executive with 20+ years of experience managing cutting-edge payment technology companies. Prior to founding Bitnet, John served as Senior Vice President for Visa and Head of Business Development for CyberSource, a global provider of electronic payment processing and security solutions for eCommerce and POS merchants that was acquired by Visa in 2010. Previously, John served as Executive Vice President - Chief Strategy Officer, General Counsel and a member of the board of directors of TNS, a global provider of business-critical communications services to card processing, financial services and telecommunications industries. John was head of business development at Paymo (now BOKU), where he helped to build a mobile payments network that enabled over 1.5 billion consumers to pay by mobile phone. John also served as Senior Vice President – Corporate Development for enterprise software provider PaylinX and negotiated its merger with CyberSource in 2000. Earlier in his career, John practiced securities law and has also been an active private investor with extensive board experience. John earned his B.A. degree with honors from Stanford University and his J.D. from UCLA law school.


William (Bill) Melton, Entrepreneur

Mr. William (Bill) Melton, has been an entrepreneur building global technology companies for more than 30 years. Mr. Melton founded VeriFone Inc. in 1981 serving as its Chief Executive Officer until 1986. In 1990 Mr. Melton was the founding investor of Transaction Network Services (TNSI), delivering leading solutions for the payments, financial and telecommunications industries. In 1991 he became an early investor and board member of AOL.  In 1995 he founded Cybercash.  In 1999 he founded Global Internet Ventures. He currently serves on the Boards of several privately held technology companies. Mr. Melton holds a Master’s degree in Asian Studies and Chinese Philosophy.


Hans Reisgies, SVP, Market Development, Sequent

Hans Reisgies is a Founder and SVP of Market Development at Sequent. Hans is a widely known evangelist for mobile payments and an established thought leader and a trusted advisor to banks, merchants, carriers, and other players in the mobile commerce value chain. Hans was instrumental in launching commercial mobile payments programs involving American Express, Bank of America, Blackberry, BART, Citi, CIBC, Cubic, Discover, MasterCard, Motorola, Nokia, Rogers Wireless, Samsung, Sberbank, Visa, amongst others. Previous to Sequent, Hans led mobile business development at ViVOtech from 2005-2010 and has been active in the NFC Forum and Global Platform standards bodies. An electrical engineer by training, Hans was previously the business development and sales manager for IXI Mobile and Texas Instruments. Hans’ specialization in mobile payments has yield more than a dozen patents filed and granted.

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