#DigitalWalletFoundry – Industry Experts and Agenda
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You can realise your idea for a wallet application in one week with #DigitalWalletFoundry at Modern Jago, Shoreditch.
Day One of each week is the thinking day where the experts will share perspectives and offer ‘ideas or briefs’. Days Two to Five are for those who choose to develop an application or a business idea.
We are offering expert help on everything from coding to agile project development to business planning. Sanity check your ideas (or conceive a new one) with help from thought leaders and industry experts. If you’re a one man band or a leader of a team of hundreds, if you have a wallet idea (or want one) this event is for you. There will also be awards and recognition for products developed and/or conceived during the week.
Read on to find out more about the industry experts you’ll come into contact with and what the agenda looks like. Already keen to sign-up? Do it here.
Shaun Terry, Barclays UKRBB
Shaun Terry is Head of Mobile Development for Barclays in the UK and is accountable for the delivery of all new systems in this rapidly growing technology area. As part of this he has led the development on the Barclays Pingit and BMB applications that have recently been released in the UK and leads a number of global teams based in the UK, India and Lithuania.
He has held several senior delivery roles across all Channels Technology within Barclays and has delivered in excess of £250m of change over the past 5 years. Shaun has also delivered a large number of Change Programmes for Barclays in Branch, Call Centre and Internet.
Ricardo Varela works as Head of Customer Development for Direct to Bill Payments at BlueVia, the global payments platform of Telefonica and Telenor Group.
Ricardo and his team are responsible for working with partners and developers to implement the Direct-To-Bill Payments API. To date the team has successfully launched with Google, Microsoft and BlackBerry with a single API integration across Telefonica and Telenor’s local Operating Businesses.
Previously to Telefonica Digital, Ricardo was Product Director for Network APIs at the Wholesale Applications Community, a joint initiative from the world’s biggest mobile players, now managed by GSMA. He has also led the engineering team for Yahoo Mobile in London, engineered several projects for Google and worked with some components of Windows Mobile for Microsoft.
Colin Kerr, Industry Solutions Director, Microsoft
As industry solutions manager, Colin has responsibility for defining Microsoft’s vision, solutions, and partner strategy for payments and banking operations across the worldwide financial services sector.
Colin has over 24 years of financial services industry experience in the development of banking and payments solutions; ranging from providing advisory services to banks and technology companies, to product management and technology development roles in Europe and the United States. Before joining Microsoft in 2008, Colin was the research area director for Global Payments at TowerGroup, a leading research and advisory services firm. Prior to that, Colin spent 9 years in ABN AMRO Bank’s Global Transaction Services and was responsible for developing payments and cash management solutions for Fortune 500 global corporate clients. Colin’s career started in the retail division of the Midland Bank, now part of HSBC, and in 1994 he moved to the US from the UK with a vendor of international wholesale banking applications.
Microsoft is a founding member of the Banking Industry Architecture Network (BIAN), and Colin is Chair of the Communications Working Group and a member of the Strategy Advisory Board.
Colin is a Certified Treasury Professional and often contributes to industry publications. In addition, Colin has spoken at banking and payments industry conferences throughout the world. His opinion on industry events is regularly sought by analysts and journalists.
John Conlon, Digital Payments at Barclaycard
John, who is Head of Future Propositions, Digital Payments, joined Barclaycard in 2009 to work across range of new Payment Innovations. He has been involved in delivering varying Digital initiatives such as the UK launch of Mobile Contactless with Orange & Barclaycard’s Mobile Internet services. John is part of the Digital Payments team working on a range of new propositions. Prior to this, John worked for Virgin for 9 years across range of Digital & Content roles