PRLog - Aug. 23, 2012 - CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Gulf Bay Consulting, organizers of Social Mobile Payments Conference Series, the industry’s most innovative new event, today outlined new developments for the upcoming Social Mobile Payments: Americas Conference which will be held November 6 -8, 2012 at the Biscayne Bay Marriott Hotel & Marina in Miami, Florida.
Convergence of Social, Mobile & Payments
GBC introduced new elements for the Americas event and announced additional companies exhibiting, sponsoring and supporting the event. The company also provided further updates on the conference program for Social Mobile Payments, including newly confirmed speakers.
“Social Mobile Payments will spotlight companies who have a leading role in the industry,” said Meghann Anderson, Senior Event Coordinator, GBC. “Across the event, in the conference, the exhibition and through networking and business development activities, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from some of the most advanced players in the broad spectrum that makes up this burgeoning new ecosystem.”
Organizations including payvia, Calpian, ParkMobile, Mogreet, Narian Technologies, MeetMe, C-Sam, ShopSavvy, IMMR, 3CInteractive, Apriva and Social Object Factory have signed on to participate at Social Mobile Payments, joining previously announced presenters such as Amdocs, Digital River, Mopay, Mobile Payments Today, PYMNTS, Visa, PayTap and PressPay, among others.
New for the Americas conference, a premium optional event will be offered. A hands-on social media workshop will be presented on Tuesday November 6th by Head of Lettuce Media. Antony Francis and Amber Osborne will provide you with the tools you need to find the audience your business or organization needs to connect with.
“After attending this workshop attendees will be able to define their audience and understand how to engage, educate and entertain them” affirms Amber Osborne, VP of Brand Development for HOL Media. “Participants will study tools which will allow them to effectively deploy automation in moderation”.
New Speakers Announced for Social Mobile Payments: Americas Conference
A key element of Social Mobile Payments: Americas, the two-day conference program will include focused sessions providing essential insights on current and future trends impacting the ever-changing industry.
Topics to be addressed in the Social Mobile Payments conference include applications, devices, embedded mobile, mobile advertising, mobile broadband, mobile health, mobile Internet, mobile money, mobile operator strategies, network evolution, NFC, retail in mobile and social media, among others.
The conference agenda will feature presentations from many prominent speakers including:
Harold Montgomery, CEO, Calpian, Inc.
Darcy Wedd, President, payvia
Catherine Cook, Co-Founder and VP Brand Strategy, MeetMe
Laurens Eckelboom, SVP Sales, ParkMobile
Jeffrey Sass, Co-Founder, Social Object Factory
Rylan Barnes, Co-Founder, Shop Savvy
James Citron, President & Co-Founder, Mogreet
Holger Kunkat, GM Americas, C-Sam
Paul Coppinger, Co-Founder & President, Apriva
Einar Rosenberg, Chief Technical Officer, Narian Technologies
Phil Hendrix, Director, immr and Analyst, GigaOm Pro
Tom Holmes, Chief Information Officer, 3CInteractive, Inc.
These executives join the previously announced speakers including:
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 Mierelles, Head of Mobile Business Latin America & Caribbean, Visa
Kolja Reiss, Managing Director, mopay
Rick Bakas, Social Sommelier & VP of Marketing, PressPay
For more information on Social Mobile Payments: Americas Conference, including details on how to attend, exhibit or sponsor, please visit www.socialmobilepayments.com