Payscout Announces Money20/20 EU Panel: ‘Virtual Reality and the Monetisation of Immersive Content’

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One of the fastest-growing, privately-held companies in the United States, Payscout, Inc., has announced a Money20/20 Europe panel on virtual reality commerce with Unity Technologies, VISA, Inc., and Westfield Corporation.

Global payment processing provider Payscout, Inc., is announcing a panel on Virtual Reality (VR) and the Monetisation of Immersive Content for the large-track program of Money20/20 Europe in Copenhagen Denmark on June 27, 2017.

Money20/20, “the global platform that inspires and enables innovators to create the future of money,” is the world’s largest FinTech event, serving as a key industry benchmark and global hub for new deals and business development. In its first year, Money20/20 Europe event welcomed 3,725 attendees, including 500 CEOs from 1,500 companies and 70 countries.

The VR panel coincides with the launch of Payscout’s VR Commerce solution and will feature the unveiling of an immersive 360-degree shopping experience via an exported video recording of a real transaction in VR.

The VR panel will be moderated by Payscout Co-Founder and CEO, Cleveland Brown, who will appear alongside Dr. Danny Lange, VP of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning at Unity Technologies; Bill Gajda, SVP, Global Head, Innovation, VISA; and Trevor Pollard, VP of Architecture and Design at Westfield. Together, the group will share their thought-leading insider insights on the monetisation of VR content and challenge industry expectations surrounding this emerging technology.

Dr. Danny Lange is Vice President of AI and Machine Learning at Unity Technologies where he leads multiple initiatives in the field of applied Artificial Intelligence. Unity is the creator of a flexible and high-performance end-to-end development platform used to create rich interactive 2D, 3D, VR, and AR experiences. Previously, Danny was Head of Machine Learning at Uber, where he led the efforts to build a highly scalable Machine Learning platform to support all parts of Uber’s business from the Uber App to self-driving cars. Before joining Uber, Danny was General Manager of Amazon Machine Learning providing internal teams with access to machine intelligence. He also launched an Amazon Web Services product that offers Machine Learning as a Cloud Service to the public. Prior to Amazon, he was Principal Development Manager at Microsoft where he led a product team focused on large-scale Machine Learning for Big Data. Danny spent eight years on Speech Recognition Systems, first as CTO of General Magic, Inc., and then as founder of his own company, Vocomo Software. During this time he was working on General Motor’s OnStar Virtual Advisor, one of the largest deployments of an intelligent personal assistant until Siri. Danny started his career as a Computer Scientist at IBM Research.

Danny holds MS and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the Technical University of Denmark. He is a member of ACM and IEEE Computer Society and has numerous patents to his credit.

Bill Gajda is the Global Head of Innovation and Strategic Partnerships at VISA, responsible for VISA’s Innovation programs and activities in Europe and CEMEA. He is also responsible for VISA’s global relationships with Mobile Operators and leads the ‘VISA Ready’ and Venture Capital programs. He began at VISA as the Global Head for VISA Mobile, responsible for VISA’s mobile product and commercial strategies and activities.

Prior to joining VISA, Gajda was Chief Commercial Officer for the GSMA. In this role, he was responsible for business development, as well as led the GSMA’s Mobile Money, Mobile Innovation, Mobile Advertising, and Strategic Partner Programs. Bill was previously Chief Marketing Officer at the GSMA, where he was responsible for the Mobile World Congress, as well as marketing, corporate communications and member services.

Gajda has held other executive positions elsewhere in the telecom sector, including: Vice President, Corporate and Marketing Communications for TELUS Corporation, Vice President, Communications for Bell Canada International and Global Brand Director for Ericsson in Stockholm. His first position was in the Canadian public service, where he directed communications on constitutional affairs, international trade and environmental issues.

Trevor Pollard is the Vice President of Architecture and Design at Westfield where he uses his creative and analytical skills to design places for social experiences. In this capacity, he leads interdisciplinary teams through the creative process for development, repositioning and new frontier projects.

In addition to being instrumental in the design and construction of many Westfield projects, Trevor has led initiatives looking at the future of shopping as well as the future of the traveler journey as it related to the Westfield airport experience, working with innovation companies like IDEO along with Westfield Labs.

Prior to Joining Westfield in 2004, Trevor worked with world-renowned design firms Altoon and Porter and the Jerde Partnership on significant domestic and international projects, including innovative planning projects, shopping centers, hotels, casinos, residential, and mixed use projects.

About Payscout, Inc.

“Payscout Supports the Entrepreneurial Dream One Transaction at a Time.”

Payscout is a global payment processing provider covering six continents by connecting merchants and consumers via credit, debit, ATM, and alternative payment networks. What differentiates Payscout is its mission, “to support the entrepreneurial dream one transaction at a time.” Payscout achieves this by being a thought leader in the payments industry. Its “Go Global Now” technology platform gives merchants instant access to 100+ countries, billions of consumers and trillions of dollars. Payscout offers payment processing solutions for brick-and-mortar and ecommerce transactions, and has earned acclaim as a new-generation provider of merchant banking services, specializing in online/ecommerce retailers with a predominant proportion of card-not-present (CNP) transactions; it is one of the few providers to deliver a true global payment solution that encompasses all merchant risk verticals. Customers can access Payscout’s credit card processing services via a state-of-the-art, web-based user portal and through direct interactions with highly-trained experts. In addition to supporting thousands of clients across a multitude of industries and all 50 American states, Payscout maintains global partnerships with VISA USA, Bank of America Merchant Services, VISA Europe, VISA Latin America, VISA Asia Pacific, MasterCard Worldwide, China Union Pay, Deutsche Bank, and First Data. Payscout was recognized as one of America’s fastest-growing privately-held companies in 2014, 2015, and 2016, ranking #2,416 in 2014, #434 in 2015, and #383 in 2016 on Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 500/5000 list. Within the financial services industry, Payscout placed #140 in 2014, #24 in 2015, and #27 in 2016. Payscout was also ranked #17 among medium-sized companies on Entrepreneur’s Top Company Cultures list for 2017. For more information, visit http://www.payscout.com/virtual-reality-vr-commerce.

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