OT and PYMNTS.com Founder to Team for Webinar on ‘The U.S. EMV Journey’

CHANTILLY, Va.--()--Philip Andreae of Oberthur Technologies (OT) will discuss the road to EMV in the U.S. during a webinar with Karen Webster, founder of PYMNTS.com and CEO of Market Platform Dynamics, at 1 p.m. Eastern on March 4 titled “The U.S. EMV Journey: Migrating Last, Benefiting The Most?” OT is the leading global supplier of EMV products and services with more than 1.5 billion chip cards delivered worldwide.

Andreae and Webster will revisit EMV milestones and how the technology has evolved. They’ll talk about the role of EMV in supporting digital payment innovation and examine how suited EMV is for digital payments around the world as a way to address authentication, verification and authorization.

“Security breaches threaten millions of American credit and debit card holders. Since the Target breach, banks have been quickly issuing EMV chip cards, and the merchants are working to have point-of-sale terminals capable of accepting the much more secure cards,” said Andreae, Vice President of Field Marketing for North America at OT. “The transition to EMV is not straight forward and it’s important that issuers and merchants understand the full scope of the journey.”

At OT, which has three certified EMV manufacturing and service facilities in the U.S. and one certified service center in Canada, Andreae provides clients an in-depth understanding of EMV and what it takes to introduce the technology in the U.S. He has been actively involved in the payment industry and the evolution of chip cards. While at Europay International, he was the executive responsible for driving the creation of the consortium that developed the EMV specification. At Visa Canada, he was a primary catalyst in the country’s migration to the technology. He helped define American Express’ global acquiring and issuing of EMV contact, contactless and mobile strategies.

Webster is one of the world’s leading experts on payments, commerce and retail innovation and a strategic advisor to CEOs and boards of multinational players in those sectors. As CEO of Market Platform Dynamics, she works extensively with the most innovative players in the payments, financial services, mobile, retail, business to business, digital media and technology sectors to help them maximize the value of their platform assets, design disruptive new business models and ignite new innovation. She also serves as a member of the advisory board for several emerging companies.

Register for the webinar

Complete the following contact form on PYMNTS.com to register for the webinar: http://www.oberthur.com/emv/webinars

More about EMV

For more about EMV, visit http://www.oberthur.com/emv

ABOUT OBERTHUR TECHNOLOGIES

OT is a world leader in digital security solutions for the mobility space. OT has always been at the heart of mobility, from the first smart cards to the latest contactless payment technologies which equip millions of smartphones. Present in the Payment, Telecommunications and Identity markets, OT offers end-to-end solutions in the Smart Transactions, Mobile Financial Services, Machine-to-Machine, Digital Identity and Transport & Access Control fields. OT employs over 6 000 employees worldwide, including close to 700 R&D people. With more than 50 sales offices across 5 continents and 1 manufacturing hub by region, OT’s international network serves clients in 140 countries. For more information: www.oberthur.com. For more information: www.oberthur.com.

Contacts

For Oberthur Technologies
Trent Freeman, +1-310-824-9000
tfreeman@olmsteadwilliams.com

Release Summary

Philip Andreae of Oberthur Technologies will discuss the road to EMV in the U.S. during a webinar with Karen Webster, founder of PYMNTS.com and CEO of Market Platform Dynamics, on March 4.

Contacts

For Oberthur Technologies
Trent Freeman, +1-310-824-9000
tfreeman@olmsteadwilliams.com