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World Retail Congress 2014: Omni-channel Security

02 Oct 2014

On the second day at World Retail Congress 2014, I was fortunate enough to moderate a panel discussion looking at what steps the industry is taking to ensure security across the variety of transactional channels that exist today. Providing the perspectives were Ajay Bhalla, President, Enterprise Security for MasterCard, Pingki Houang, COO with sho...


World Retail Congress 2014: The Future of Payments

30 Sep 2014

One of the stream sessions on the first afternoon, Sarah Quinlan, Senior Vice President, Market Insights at MasterCard Advisors, and Bernie Brooks, CEO of Myer, looked ahead to what the future may hold in the payments space. Quinlan began by noting that the way the payments space is evolving is all driven by the great recession following the global...


World Retail Congress 2014: Digital Evolution Index Launch

29 Sep 2014

In a press conference at lunchtime on day one of the World Retail Congress in Paris, MasterCard and The Fletcher School at Tufts University announced the launch of a new initiative that the two have collaborated on - the Digital Evolution Index. The launch chimed nicely with an earlier interview that Anne Cairns, President, International Markets a...


World Retail Congress 2014: The Future Is Now!

29 Sep 2014

The first morning of World Retail Congress 2014 in Paris featured a one-on-one interview conducted by the event’s founder and chairman, Ian McGarrigle, with Anne Cairns, president, International Markets at MasterCard. The title for the interview was ‘The Future Is Now, Are You Ready?’ Cairns began by highlighting just a few of the areas that have s...