Louisville, KY (PRWEB) April 24, 2014
The second annual ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit will take place Sept. 10-12, 2014 at the Capital Hilton, just blocks away from the White House in Washington, DC.
This year’s Summit will kick off with a session discussing and debating the convergence of Bitcoin, ATMs & mobile payments. Bitcoin is the peer-to-peer payment system or “virtual currency” that is not controlled by a central bank, yet consumers are increasingly using it to buy and sell goods and services. Bitcoin ATMs have emerged on the market to turn bitcoins into physical currency.
“For the past 17 years in the payments industry, I’ve never seen as much change as we’re experiencing right now,” said Tom Harper, president & CEO of Networld Media Group, publisher of ATMmarketplace.com and MobilePaymentsToday.com as well as the producer of the Summit.
“Consumers are used to the ATM, they’re used to the phone, so what’s going on is really a natural evolution of payments combining old and new technologies in a strange sort of marriage,” Harper commented.
The event will feature about 40 speakers, including representatives from organizations like the Bitcoin Investment Trust, PAI, Bitpay, RoboCoin, SECU of Maryland, TecBan, US Bank, MasterCard, Early Warning, Glenbrook, Verifone, Citi, CU24, JP Morgan, CrowdStrike, and several government agencies, regulators and attorneys.
Sessions will include:
The day-and-a-half event also features a pre-Summit workshop on ATM and mobile compliance led by attorneys from Cox Smith and BuckleySandler.
The Summit is a partnership between Networld Media Group and the Electronic Funds Transfer Association (EFTA) and is sponsored by the ATM Industry Association (ATMIA) and MagTek.
“You can’t pick up the paper today without reading about Bitcoin and there is certainly a significant regulatory component to any discussion of digital currencies,” said Kurt Helwig, president & CEO of the EFTA.
“One of the things that I really like about the Summit this year is that we will be hearing from speakers from around the world discussing the development and implementation of leading-edge payment technologies and services in their countries and the convergence of the two,” Helwig remarked.
This Summit has been created specifically for financial institutions, payment companies, analyst and legal firms, processors, card networks, security firms, large retailers and ATM deployers. Watch this video to find out more about the Summit. Registration is now open at atmandmobilesummit.com, and early-bird pricing is in effect.
About Networld Media Group
Founded in 2000, Networld Media Group is a leading business-to-business (B2B) media communications company specializing in digital media, associations, and events in the mobile, self-service, digital signage, retail, food service, and financial services industries. Online properties include ATMmarketplace.com, DigitalSignageToday.com, FastCasual.com, KioskMarketplace.com, MobilePaymentsToday.com, PizzaMarketplace.com, QSRweb.com, RetailCustomerExperience.com, SelfServiceWorld.com, and ChurchCentral.com. The company produces executive summits in the fast casual, retail, ATM, and mobile payments industries. Its custom media division develops premium content and marketing services for associations such as the ATM Industry Association.