Emerging Tech SIG: Overview of Micropayments



  • The Monthly Meeting of the Emerging Technology SIG


    Presentation Overview

    The idea of micropayments has a long, and somewhat checkered, history in the software industry. Many companies have come and gone, and still others are jumping into the market. Bitpass is one of the latest companies to enter the space, and with something of a different take.

    In this talk, Kurt Huang, President and Chief Product Officer will provide an overview of micropayments, both past and future, and discuss major lessons learned in the recent growth of the market and in the recent investing environment.

    Recent investment by Disney's Steamboat Ventures and First Data Corp, the world's largest payment processor, suggest that this market is poised for growth. Come hear what Kurt has to say about the opportunities that exist for new business models and the companies that are taking advantage of them.


    About the Presenter

    Kurt Huang co-founded BitPass and is currently its President and Chief Product Officer

    Kurt Huang co-founded BitPass and is currently its President and Chief Product Officer, Huang serves as the principal architect of the company's micropayment technology. A widely quoted authority in micropayments and a sought-after industry speaker, Huang has emerged as a leader in articulating the rationale for the re-emergence of micropayment technologies and services. His speaking credits include appearances before the Churchill Club, the DaVinci Institute, Financial Executives International, and the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery, among others.

    Huang holds an AB in computer science from Harvard College, an MD from Stanford University, and is currently on hiatus from his doctoral studies in artificial intelligence at Stanford.


    Event Logistics


    Cubberley Community Center

    4000 Middlefield Road, Room H-1

    Palo Alto, CA


    7:00 - 7:20 p.m. Registration / Networking / Refreshments / Pizza

    7:20 - 9:00 p.m. Presentation



    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members

    No charge for SDForum members

    Please call 408.494.8378 for student memberships

    No registration required

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