CETECOM to Host BayPay Social Mixer with Marc Kekicheff

Marc Kekicheff, Board Member of EMVCo and Chairman of the GlobalPlatform, will have a fireside chat during the July 16, 2015 BayPay Social Mixer at CETECOM’s Milpitas office.

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July 10, 2015 / Milpitas, California – CETECOM is pleased to announce that Marc Kekicheff will have a fireside chat at the next BayPay Social Mixer on July 16, 2015. The BayPay Forum is an innovation accelerator with over 9,000 executives in the payment and commerce industry.

Marc is highly regarded as one of the pioneers in the smart card industry. He is one of the authors of the original EMV Specifications (1996) and co-architect of the original GlobalPlatform Specifications (1998). Marc has also been involved in the multi-application smart card ISO standard 7816-13 (2007) and holds patents in smart card applications and integrated production. Since joining Visa in 1994, he has been responsible for designing, developing and implementing standards and technology strategy for smart cards, mobile and other chip-based form factors. Marc is currently a member of the EMVCo Board of Managers and is Chair for Next Generation Task Force. Marc also serves as Chairman for the GlobalPlatform.

“While many people think EMV is a technology from the past reserved to POS transactions, the adoption of the standard in Apple Pay shows that there is even more potential for it in the mobile and the online commerce, explained Daniel Chatelain, Managing Director for The BayPay Forum. “Our Fireside Chat with Mr EMV, Mark Kekicheff from the Global Platform and Visa will give payment and commerce executives, the opportunity to understand how we got where we are and where we are going.”

“We cordially invite developers and executives in the payment industry to CETECOM for the next BayPay Social Mixer,” added Maan Ghanma, CEO of CETECOM USA. “This event provides opportunities for professionals from FinTech startup and established firms to connect personally.”

For more information on the BayPay Social Mixer, visit www.cetecom.com/de/cetecom-group/events/2015.html. This event is free for all BayPay Social members or $30 for non-members.