BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Paydiant, a provider of cloud-based mobile wallet and offer redemption platforms, today announced that Chris Gardner, co-founder, will speak at the Innovation Project 2013, hosted by PYMNTS.com taking place May 20th-21st at the Harvard University in Cambridge- MA. Gardner will participate in the session entitled The Architecture of Innovation: How Big Companies Can Innovate Like Little Companies and will discuss the best way to architect innovation in a sector as dynamic as complex as payments. Moderated by Josh Lerner, Gardner will be joined by other payments industry leaders from Discover, Wells Fargo, Citi Ventures and Elavon.
Paydiant has garnered high-powered incumbent partners and customers in its short life, including FIS, Vantiv, Barclaycard, Bank of America and Capital One in order to do what all ventures want to do: get its ecosystem and acceptance method broadly deployed. Gardner will address how working with incumbents, most notably large incumbents, poses challenges, but also great rewards. He will share his thoughts on how he and Paydiant have aligned incentives for innovation with partners not assumed to be fast movers.
“We’ve been lucky to work with some of the most progressive large retailers, banks and payment processors who have structured their teams, strategies and processes to work at ‘mobile speed’,” said Gardner. “That said, there are complexities in the payments business and changes in the industry take a while.”
The Innovation Project 2013 will assemble the most senior executives and elite innovators from just about every established payments company worldwide, and CEOs of the most innovative startups to change the conversation about how to create, ignite and scale innovation.
“I’m really looking forward to this discussion,” says Karen Webster CEO of Market Platform Dynamics. “Innovation is the payments industry buzzword but doing so in larger organizations can be challenging at times. The perspective that Chris brings as an innovator whose innovation is used by large organizations will be of great interest to our delegates.”
For additional details and a comprehensive look at the Innovation Project 2013, visit: http://theinnovationproject2013.com/.
About The Innovation Project
Over 2 days, 100 speakers and 500 senior members of the payments industry will change the way that the payments and its broader commerce ecosystem thinks, talks, delivers and ignites innovation. On March 20th and 21st the greatest minds in commerce and payments will assemble at Harvard University near Boston to kick the conversation about innovation up to an entirely different level at a program called The Innovation Project. Speakers and delegates are among the most senior executives and elite innovators from literally every established payments company worldwide, along with the CEOs of the most innovative start-ups in the space. One of its five modules includes pairing industry CEOs with external thought leaders such as Al Gore (former US VP), Steve Levitt (Freakonomics), Eric Reis (The Lean Start Up), Rosie Rios (US Treasurer), Russell Simmons (Rush Card), Raj Date (CFPB), and Josh Lerner (Architecture of Innovation) to challenge the conventional wisdom around what it will take to get merchants and consumers to adopt new ways to shop and pay. Warren Buffett is the program’s keynote. The Innovation Project also hosts the industry’s 2013 PYMNTS.com Innovator Awards, given to 15 of the industry’s top innovators over dinner, which this year will be emceed by B.J. Novak of The Office and will introduce delegates to 40 of the hottest “next generation” payments innovators.
PYMNTS.com is reinventing the way in which companies in payments share relevant information about the initiatives that shape the future of commerce and make news. This powerful B2B platform is the #1 site for the payments industry by traffic and the premier source of information about “what’s next” in payments. C-suite and VP level executives read it daily for these insights, making the PYMNTS.com audience the most valuable in the industry. It provides an interactive platform for companies to demonstrate thought leadership, popularize products and, most importantly, capture the mindshare of global decision-makers. It’s where the best minds and best content meet on the web.
Paydiant is the provider of a cloud-based, white label mobile payment and offer redemption platform that enables merchants, banks, and payment processors to deploy and manage their own mobile payment, offer management and offer redemption solution, under their own brand and on their own terms. Based on an enterprise-class, cloud-based transaction processing platform, the Paydiant solution enables the key stakeholders in the payments value chain – retailers, banks, and payment processors - to control the next generation of payment solutions. Visit www.paydiant.com for more information about the Paydiant solution.