Mobile Payments Tech w/ Simon Laker of Chyp USA

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Forrester Research predicts that the US mobile payments market will grow to $90 Billion by 2017. Come join the Mobile Payments NYC Meetup to learn how.

Our October meetup will feature Simon Laker, Principal Consultant at Chyp USA (, a payments consultancy.

With the October 2015 liability shift leading to a migration towards EMV ("chip and PIN") cards and the upcoming launch of Apple Pay payments via NFC, this is an inflection point for new payments form factors.

We'll discuss the upcoming EMV migration in the United States, lessons learned from migrations in other countries, opportunities + challenges with contactless payments, and other hot button topics in mobile payments.

Thursday, October 23 (6:30 to 8:00pm)
Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator - 214 W 29th St, 5th Floor


• 6:30-7pm: Arrive early to meet others interested in mobile payments

• 7-8pm: Main event: brief presentation by Simon, followed by discussion and Q&A about mobile payments

• 8pm until...?: Stay for a drink and keep the discussion going.

Complimentary pizza and refreshments will be provided

Simon Laker is a recognised expert in the design, implementation and operation of secure payment services. Simon has over 10 years experience of designing and implementing EMV enabled solutions, including the authoring of technical specifications and implementation guides for the Payment Schemes and the certification of third party devices against those specifications. Simon worked with Transport for London and the major payment schemes to define the operational and transaction models to support the use of payment cards in place of transit tickets in the UK. His work has subsequently been adopted and deployed globally by the Payment Schemes. Simon is currently using his knowledge to help define schemes in a number of cities in Europe, the US and South America.Simon has a working knowledge of the Mobile POS market and the technologies that are likely to support this market over the next five years, from projects he has completed for Powa Technologies (mPoS), First Data (NFC & TSM), American Express and Visa International (Mobile Payments). Simon has been Consult Hyperion’s lead representative in an industry body formed to advance the use of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology by developing specifications, ensuring interoperability among devices and services, and educating the market about NFC technology. He also sits on a number of national and international standards committees including the UK working group of ISO TC204 which produced TR14806 regarding the use of Transit data areas on payment cards.