Heartland CEO to Give Keynote at the 2015 Mobile Payments Conference

Robert Carr to Share How General-Purpose Platforms are Key for Mobile Payment Developers to Break Through Competitive Logjam

CHICAGO--()--Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. (NYSE:HPY):

 

What:

The Next Step for Mobile Wallets: General-Purpose Platforms

 

Heartland Chairman and CEO Robert O. Carr believes better collaboration on open technology platforms, which allows different players to build mobile payment applications more easily, is the key to breaking out of the competitive logjam for mobile wallet developers.

 
Mobile wallets are the latest technology in the payments industry, but if the wallet is not making the consumer’s life easier, it won’t be adopted. General-purpose mobile wallets and the companies that can aggregate different applications will be the ones that will win as mobile payments solutions consolidate. In his keynote address, Carr will highlight the benefits of general purpose and open technology platforms and what mobile wallets should look like in the future.
 

Following his keynote address, Carr will sign his 2014 autobiography “Through the Fires: An American Business Story of Turbulence, Triumph and Giving Back.”

 

Who:

From his start as an idealistic entrepreneur operating on a shoestring, Carr founded Heartland Payment Systems (NYSE: HPY), one of the largest debit and credit card transaction companies in America. Just as important, he earned a national reputation as a trailblazer for ethical reform of the payments industry.

 
He led Heartland from a modest start-up with 25 employees in 1997 to a Fortune 1000 company that employs more than 4,100 colleagues. Heartland’s customers range from major retail chains to mom-and-pop restaurants and retailers as well as campuses and school districts in some of America’s largest cities.
 

In an age of increasing cyber assaults, Carr has led Heartland to become a gold standard in security strategy. After a remarkable recovery from the 2008 international hacking conspiracy, Heartland emerged as a champion in the fight against cybercrime. The company’s Merchant Bill of Rights, meanwhile, has been lauded for its transparency in payments billing.

 
Growing up in the countryside near Lockport, Illinois, the son of a waitress who worked the night shift to help support the family, Carr attended the University of Illinois where he earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics and a master's degree in computer science.
 

Carr serves on the board of trustees at Lewis University in Illinois. He is the founder of the Give Something Back Foundation, which provides financial support to college students from poor and working-class backgrounds.

 

When:

Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015 from 11:35 to 11:55 a.m. (CDT)
 

Where:

2015 Mobile Payments Conference
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
2233 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Chicago, IL 60616
 

Invitation:

Journalists, bloggers and industry analysts are invited to meet one-on-one on Sept. 1 with Carr and discuss general platforms, mobile payment technology and payment security solutions.
 

To schedule your appointment, please contact Kevin Petschow at Kevin.Petschow@e-hps.com or 312-205-1607, or Chandra Hayslett at Chayslett@gscommunications.com or 212.697.2600, ext. 1267.

 

About Heartland

Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. (NYSE: HPY), one of the largest payment processors in the United States, delivers credit/debit/prepaid card processing and security technology through Heartland Secure™ and its comprehensive Heartland breach warranty. Heartland also offers point of sale, mobile commerce, e-Commerce, marketing solutions, payroll solutions, and related business solutions and services to more than 400,000 business and educational locations nationwide.

A FORTUNE 1000 company, Heartland is the founding supporter of the Merchant Bill of Rights, a public advocacy initiative that educates merchants about fair credit and debit card processing practices. Heartland also established the Sales Professional Bill of Rights to advocate for the rights of sales professionals everywhere.

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Contacts

Heartland
Kevin Petschow, +1-312-205-1607
Kevin.Petschow@e-hps.com
or
G&S Business Communications
Chandra Hayslett, +1-212-697-2600, ext. 1267
chayslett@gscommunications.com

Contacts

Heartland
Kevin Petschow, +1-312-205-1607
Kevin.Petschow@e-hps.com
or
G&S Business Communications
Chandra Hayslett, +1-212-697-2600, ext. 1267
chayslett@gscommunications.com