BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--From a record-breaking field of nominees this year, 84 finalists have been announced, and voting is now open for the PYMNTS 2017 Innovator Award Nominations, done in conjunction with the firm’s Innovation Project® 2017. Getting to the final round involved weeks of deliberation by investors and payments industry experts, described as the most exhaustive awards vetting process in the payments’ industry.
Six finalists across 15 categories will now compete for Gold, Silver and Bronze medals – with winners to be announced, live, at the PYMNTS Innovator Awards Dinner, the closing ceremony of the firm’s two-day Innovation Project 2017. The Awards Dinner is being emceed by Jason Alexander who millions know for his role as George Costanza on “Seinfeld” and, of course, for making the “fat wallet” famous. This year, new and seasoned payment executives alike will have the chance to interact with him at a dinner honoring PYMNTS Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Women Innovating In Payments and the coveted “Most Innovative” and “Most Disruptive” Players, plus the award winners.
Dubbed the “Davos of Payments”, the Innovation Project brings together the most senior executives and thought leaders in payments, commerce and retail each year for two days of closed door, off-the-record discussions held at Annenberg Hall on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.* This year, this highly unique and high-powered forum will share their insights on where they’re placing their bets as they look ahead to the next decade.
Voting is open now through February 24th.
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* The Innovation Project® and PYMNTS.com® are not affiliated with Harvard University, nor is the Innovation Project® 2017 a Harvard University program or activity.