Mobile Internet SIG: Show Me the Money-Innovative Mobile Payment Co.'s



  • The Monthly Meeting of the Mobile IP SIG


    Presentation Overview

    Show Me the Money – Innovative Mobile Payment Companies

    Wireless monetary transactions are common in some countries, such as Japan, where subway riders can pay with a wave of a cell phone instead of tokens, but the market is in its infancy in the United States. However, according to a VISA study, 57 percent of U.S. consumers are interested in using the cell phones for purchases.

    We’ve invited two companies providing innovative mobile payment solutions. INSIDE offers Near Field Communication (NFC) chips that facilitate contactless payments at the point of sales, while aKos Technology enables cash remittances from US to Latin America, thousands of miles away. Both companies will talk about the forces driving their market, the challenges they face, and how their solutions fit into the picture.


    Presenter Bios:

    Daniel Csoka

    Daniel is the Founder, President and CEO of aKos Technology Corporation, a company that provides the transaction management gateway to allow seamless peer to peer cross border remittance services. aKos is the holder of a patent pending methodology dealing in Mobile Remittances. As a well-known member in the wireless industry, Csoka has been called upon to speak at many trade shows and seminars. He has served on numerous industry boards including the Rural Cellular Association’s Business and Marketing Committee, the Associate Member Committee, and is a member of the International Prepaid Association. With over a decade of experience in the wireless and financial transactions arenas, Csoka has entrenched himself among industry pundits and is a driving force behind Mobile Remittances.

    His career has been distinguished by exceptional successes in leading high-technology business enterprises. From transitioning a fledgling business into a global communications company to helping launch and establish a start-up with its first contracts, clients and partners in various industries, he has established himself as a highly successful entrepreneur and prominent business development expert. Csoka graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelors of Arts and is a Rhodes Scholar Finalist and National Merit Finalist. In his spare time, Csoka enjoys an active career as a concert violinist. He has appeared as the concertmaster of various orchestras, including the Detroit Civic Symphony Orchestra. Csoka has performed throughout North America and Europe for such luminaries as President Bush, President Reagan, Pope John Paul II, other heads of state, and a number of professional sports teams.

    Eric Duprat

    Eric is currently Vice President Business Development NFC for North America for Inside Contactless. He is building the NFC ecosystem in North America with handset manufacturers, Carriers and Financial institutions.

    Prior to that and for 3 years he was Senior Vice President of Global Marketing for Hypercom in Arizona. Hypercom is one of the leading manufacturers of point of sale payment systems and networking equipments. During this time frame he developed the new Optimum product line with its superior architecture which represents the future of Hypercom. He also provided Hypercom with a fresher image through PR, marketing programs, rebuilt the company web and participated in many public communications forums.

    Before that he worked for 8 years at VeriFone. 4 years in Europe as Director of Marketing and 4 years in Santa Clara, CA as Director Worldwide Marketing Centers for Hewlett-Packard’s VeriFone division. During that time frame, he developed the VeriFone internet gateway European business that contributed to lead into the HP acquisition of VeriFone in 1997, created the worldwide marketing centers and later defined the basis of the very successful Verix product line with its marketing group. Before that he was Director of Marketing at Polaroid Corp European Headquarters for 8 years in charge of the Electronic Identification business. In that role, he created the European Channels, defined the new worldwide product roadmap and sold and implemented the largest worldwide installation to the European Parliament.


    Event Logistics


    Accenture Technology Labs
    1661 Page Mill Rd
    Palo Alto, CA 94304


    6:30 PM Registration and Networking
    7:00 PM -8:40 PM Presentations


    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members
    No charge for SDForum members
    No registration required

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