PRLog - July 12, 2012 - CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Gulf Bay Consulting today announced that executives from Amdocs, Mopay, Visa, Mobile Payments Today, PYMNTS.com, Digital River, PressPay, and PayTap are among the first round of speakers who will be presenting at the Social Mobile Payments: Americas Conference, which will be held November 6th – 8th, 2012 at the Biscayne Bay Marriott Hotel & Marina in Miami, Florida.
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Gulf Bay Consulting also provided information on other elements of Social Mobile Payments event, including their Innovation Insights initiative which helps deserving startups gain access and visibility through the conference.
"The speakers and panelists announced today are key players who are laying the cornerstones in this new ecosystem forming at the intersection of social, mobile, and payments” said Robert Fehrman, Senior Event Consultant. “Delegates in attendance will learn about the disruption that’s coming ahead and have the firsthand opportunity to meet those who are breaking the rules and changing everything”.
The first round of speakers and panelists announced for Social Mobile Payments: Americas includes:
• Oded Israeli, Head of Mobile Payments, Amdocs
• Souheil Badran, SVP & GM, Digital River
• James Wester, Editor, Mobile Payments Today
• Karen Webster, President, PYMNTS.com
• Sean-Michael Daley, CEO, PayTap
• Rodrigo Meirelles, Head of Mobile Business, Latin America & Caribbean, Visa
• Kolja Reiss, Managing Director, Mopay
• Rick Bakas, Social Sommelier & VP of Marketing, PressPay
Subjects addressed during the proceedings will include network (r)evolution, in-app subscriptions, developed vs. developing markets, retail mobility, social media-morphosis and digital disruption. In addition to these key presentations, the 2012 conference will also feature dedicated tracks on alternative payment networks, m-video and excess-capacity commerce, as well as sessions exploring OTT strategies, phablet commerce and social giving, among other subjects.
Gulf Bay Consulting’s Innovations Insights Initiative
For the Americas event Gulf Bay Consulting introduces the Innovations Insights initiative, these developer-focused “pop-up pitches” provide an exposition of new ideas and applications which will be interspersed throughout the two-day proceedings. Innovation Insights will be brief pitch sessions featuring some of the most innovative new ideas in the social, mobile and payments ecosystem.
“The Innovation Insights initiative calls on the established companies presenting at the event to contribute registrations allowing early-stage startups to attend and network with the senior companies” reports Kolja Reiss, Managing Director of mopay, and strategic advisor to the Social Mobile Payments Conference Series.
“Mopay has donated registrations which will allow several deserving startups, who are on a shoestring budget to participate in the proceedings, and we are challenging all companies presenting at the conference to do the same” continues Reiss
“We relish the exchange that takes place when established companies have the opportunity to interact with innovative upstarts on a level playing field. Both parties take away new knowledge and experience as a result of the interaction. This type of exposure can be beneficial to both the innovators and incumbents.”
PressPay’s Opening Night Welcome Reception Featuring Rick Bakas
Gulf Bay Consulting cordially invites all delegates, speakers and panelists to attend PressPay’s Opening Night Welcome Reception featuring “The Social Sommelier” Rick Bakas. The reception is to be held Tuesday, November 6th at 6 PM in the Bayview Ballroom at the Biscayne Bay Marriott in Miami, Florida.
Bakas a noted Author, Consultant and Mobile Commerce Strategist along with PressPay senior executives will toast and celebrate the Americas event by uncorking a wide variety of premium wines for the guests to sample at the opening night reception.
“Guests will taste some great wine. If they’d like to enjoy some of it back home, on the spot and in a matter of seconds they can order more using their mobile device, with the winery shipping it directly to their home.” reports CEO Cameron Doherty
“Our application sits between the consumer and m-commerce websites, making buying on mobile devices easier for customers; which means fewer abandoned shopping carts for merchants”.
“We’ll be uncorking something for everyone” says Bakas a certified sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers “We’ll have a selection of choice wines from around the world for attendees to indulge in. We’re looking forward to sharing some great grapes and making some new friends as we welcome everyone to the opening night of the conference”.
About Social Mobile Payments Conference Series
The Social Mobile Payments Conference Series is a worldwide series of events focused on the convergence of social media, mobile connectivity and payments technology. The triangulation of these three separate segments combined results in an even more powerful force that is expected to impact the world for years to come.
For more information on the Social Mobile Payments Conference Series, including details concerning attendance, exhibition or sponsorship, please visit www.socialmobilepayments.com.
About Gulf Bay Consulting
Gulf Bay Consulting Gulf Bay Consulting (GBC) provides services related to Social, Mobile, and Payments. GBC provides executives and entrepreneurs with management and operational consulting services. Our unique perspective, coupled with our ability to identify and capitalize on trends, provides strategic and tactical information. This knowledge creates new sources of revenue, increased profits, and improved operational efficiency. We facilitate insights and understanding to make apt business decisions.