Cartes 2014, Paris

The 29th edition of Cartes in Paris has been a strange old show. Meeting friends old and new is still an integral part of this annual calendar marker, but the show itself seems to be evolving into something new. Previously we’ve seen a market place, busy stands full of the latest tech demos and enticing…

Microtraining: EMV in Three

As part of my role as an EMV Evangelist, I’ve produced ‘EMV in Three’, which is essentially all you need to know about EMV in less time than it takes to make a coffee. Please feel free to share this microtraining with your friends and colleagues!

The great interoperability myth

A question I’ve been asked many (many, many) times about payment cards is why do we keep old acceptance components on the card once we’ve migrated to EMV? For most you should read this as ‘why keep a magstripe?’ but it could equally be ‘why have embossed numbers?’ and ‘why have the PAN written on…

Having the right change is wrong

Nine years on from the tragic bombings that rocked London, Transport for London (TfL) have decided that the time has come to give a better reason for 7 July (7/7) to be remembered – the day that London’s buses went cashless (here). The success of London’s Oyster contactless ticketing system (here) and the introduction of…

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Buying a hypercar for the school run

A friend of mine in Belgium owns a beautiful BMW M5, capable of doing nearly 300km/h if de-restricted. The national speed limit is 120km/h. He doesn’t go to track days, but he does drop his kids off at school each day and they certainly arrive in style. He says that he owns it for the…

Monetising Mobile Payments

Or why Banks are REALLY scared of mobile payments For me, mobile payments began back in 2000 in the innovation area of MasterCard. Using an Ericsson R380 mobile, and a server-based wallet in conjunction with the SET protocol and possibly the most expensive data connection known to man, we tapped our stylus and paid for…

Doing something with mobile because…

There are a number of generally held perceptions in the executive strata about the future of mobile NFC payments, some of which are true, some of which are most certainly not. Invariably, these mobile truths and myths end up driving projects where the rationale is invariably “we are doing something with mobile because…” Real innovation…

What goes around, comes around

One of the nice things about being in the payment industry is that you if you have an idea that doesn’t work today, put it in the cupboard because things might be different in a few years time. There’s a few things that I’ve worked on over the years that were perhaps ‘ahead of their…