TAG’s Mobility Society Announces Panelists for Mobile Payments Event on October 20th


Atlanta, GA – October 15, 2015—The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry, announced today the panelists who will speak on the evolution of mobile payments and their perspectives on the industry.

The four top panelists will consist of Rusty Pickering, Chief Compliance and Corporate Development Officer at Ingo Money; Steve Karp, Senior Vice President Strategy at Worldpay; Jon Ziglar, Chief Executive Officer at Parkmobile; and Kathryn Clearly, Vice President/Business Leader Emerging Verticals and Acceptance at MasterCard.

Mobile payments have been around for several years now in the U.S. with limited success. This all changed in October 2014 when Apple went to market with ApplePay and – according several statements – was able to capture a marketshare of 65% of U.S. mobile payments. Samsung recently acquired Looppay, which will be installed on most new Samsung smart phones. Last but not least, Google acquired Softcard from AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile to compete for ubiquitous acceptance and market leadership. According to a 2014 Forrester report the global mobile payments market exceeded $52 billion in 2014 and will grow to $142 billion in 2019. That said, the adoption of mobile payments is an evolution – not a revolution – and the evolution is well underway, according to Forrester.
The TAG Mobile Payments Event will be moderated by Laurens Eckelboom, CSO at Parkmobile and Board member of TAG Mobility Society. Dan Foster, BD & Strategy Smart Cities with Verizon and Chairman of TAG Mobility Society will MC.

The Mobile Payments event is hosted by Airwatch and will begin at 6:30 pm ET. For more information please follow the link below: https://s01.123signup.com/servlet/SignUpMember?PG=1521974182300&P=15219741911429864700&Info

About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 30,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy.

Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.
For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website at www.hubga.com. To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit http://www.tagedonline.org/.

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