The Only IoT Payments Event

The Internet of Things promises to revolutionize the payments industry. Seize the opportunityto meet the people shaping the next frontier in payments at IoT Payments 2017, the only conference bringing together the financial executives, device and application providers and retail industry experts for a deep diveinto the evolving intersection of payments and IoT.

Register now to hear first-hand from select speakers on the best strategies for developing solutions that meet the “big three” criteria for IoT payments success: security, mobility and usability.

Two days of keynotes, track presentations and panel discussions will cover all the latest innovations in IoT payments, including best practices for securing IoT devices and applications, managing transaction authentication and processing, and navigating payments across the ever-expanding list of connected devices.

Consumers are ready for IoT payments. Don’t miss this event, the best venue to learn, communicate and network with fellow industry colleagues to make the promise of IoT payments a reality.

A Deep Dive into the Uses and Security of IoT Payments

With a history of success in hosting industry events involving emerging markets and secure chip technology, the Secure Technology Alliance (formerly the Smart Card Alliance) is bringing together experts from both the IoT and payments communities to discuss the most important developments, innovations and efforts driving secure, seamless IoT payments.


This two-day event will feature the biggest topics impacting IoT and payments today. Keynotes, track sessions and panels will cover these technologies and applications:

  • Connected cars
  • Smart appliances
  • Wearables
  • Smart transit systems
  • Mobile banking
  • Transaction authentication and processing
  • Digital home assistants
  • Token services
  • Mobile device security
  • IoT data management
  • IoT device and application security
  • Fraud prevention
Why Attend?

Comprehensive IoT Payments Coverage

Discover how payments and IoT industries are intersecting to collaborate on solutions for simple, smart, secure payments across connected devices.

Unparalleled Learning Opportunities

Learn the best strategies for building IoT payment solutions that meet consumer and industry demand for security, mobility and usability.

Connect with Industry Leaders and Technology Providers

Network with executives, technology providers and thought leaders across payments and IoT industries. Secure Technology Alliance events offer networking opportunities that are second to none!

Austin, TX

Hyatt Regency Austin

208 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704


Located on the shores of Lady Bird Lake, the downtown Austin hotel allows you to easily explore the best of the area, like SoCo and Sixth Street entertainment district. Cross the Congress Bridge, home to over a million bats, and you will be just steps away from the Austin Convention Center and Texas State Capitol.

For out of town attendees, we have reserved a room block at the Hyatt Regency Austin.

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This highly-focused event provides unique promotional opportunities for companies in the IoT security and security technology industries to showcase their products and services. Showcase your company, IT solutions and integration services to a receptive audience of decision-makers.

For sponsorship or exhibiting opportunities, click here, or contact Bryan Ichikawa at [email protected] or 1-703-582-7862.

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Registration Fees

Registration is open! Be sure to take advantage of early bird rates. Secure Technology Alliance members may be eligible for complimentary passes or discounted fees with early registration.

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      Cancellation Policy: All fees will be refunded for cancellations received in writing by September 15, 2017. No refunds are available for cancellations after September 15, 2017. Substitutions are permitted at any time. For assistance, contact Jaci Sauvé at 203-405-6665, or [email protected].

      About Member Registration: Secure Technology Alliance member organizations receive a credit equal to the cost of a two day attendee pass. Codes were emailed to the main point of contact at each organization. Secure Technology Alliance members automatically receive discount rates for additional (paid) registrations–no code is required. For a list of Secure Technology Alliance members, click here.

      well done and the participants/panelists were excellent
      BRIAN SWEENEYLGS Innovations
      It was better focused than a lot of other IoT-related conferences with a strong emphasis on hardware security and protocols
      BRIAN ROMANSKYTrustPoint Innovation
      Enjoyed it very much. Excellent speakers and presentations


      Randy Vanderhoof, Executive Director, Secure Technology Alliance

      Stephane Wyper, Senior Vice President Internet of Things Partnerships, Mastercard

      A roundtable panel of IoT payments leaders discussing the roles of mobile payments providers, payments networks, and secure IoT payments services providers in enabling scalable IoT payments solutions for consumers.


      Randy Vanderhoof, Executive Director Secure Technology Alliance


      Marc Keller, Samsung Pay
      Brian Russell, G&D Mobile Security
      Additional Speakers to be Announced

      Sri Ramachandran, G+D Mobile Security

      This panel discussion addresses the roles of hardware and software-based security controls in the IoT, the impact of EMVCo tokenization on payment risk, and how cloud-based security competes and complements payments security. (CFP11)


      George Peabody, Glenbrook Partners


      Jack Jania, Gemalto
      Stefania Boiocchi, Infineon
      additional speakers to be announced

      Murat Omay, U.S. Dept of Transportation

      Hank Chavers, GlobalPlatform

      This session will invite leaders from the IoT Security Council to review the major takeaways of the conference, discuss the future projects planned for the IoT Security Council, and solicit input from attendees on identifying the IoT payments priorities for the marketplace.


      Cathy Medich, Secure Technology Alliance


      Mina Malak, G+D Mobile Security
      John Neal, NXP
      Nick Norman, Consult Hyperion
      Srinath Sitaraman, UL

      Randy Vanderhoof, Executive Director, Secure Technology Alliance


      Stefania Boiocchi

      Business Development Manager, IoT and Mobile Security, Infineon

        Stefania is the Business Development Manager at Infineon Technologies Americas for IoT security. In her role she is responsible for driving business development activities and strategies in the segments of IoT security and mobile platforms security. Prior to joining Infineon, Stefania has held several roles in business development in the semiconductors and mobile security space. Most recently, she was the VP of Business Development for the Americas at Sequent, where she drove business opportunities and strategic alliances in the mobile payments space. Stefania has a Degree in Electrical Engineering and Microelectronics from Universita’ degli Studi in Pavia, Italy

        Ernst Bovelander

        CBO, Brightsight

          Ernst Bovelander is Chief Business Officer at Brightsight, the number one security lab in the world. Ernst is working in the information security business for close to 30 years. He has gained his experience in projects with clients from a variety of domains, including banking, defence, automotive, medical and governments. Ernst holds a Master Degree from the Technical University in Delft, The Netherlands.

          Hank Chavers

          Technical Program Manager, GlobalPlatform

            Mr. Chavers joined GlobalPlatform as Technical Program Manager in 2014. He plays a strategic role in supporting the technical committees, Advisory Council and task forces, furthering the association’s business development efforts in the US. He has over 20 years’ experience in the development, deployment and convergence of internet and mobile services. In his previous GlobalPlatform specialist roles he oversaw the production of proof-of-concepts for NFC enabling wireless technologies, supported the first implementation featuring two payment cards in one secure element and crafted the market entry strategy for a Fortune 50 telecommunications firm to launch a NFC service platform.

            Jack Jania

            SVP Strategic Alliances, Gemalto

              Jack Jania is the Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for the financial services group. He consults with and advises the financial industry on the best business strategies to employ mobile payment, smart card payment and data security solutions. In addition to supporting Gemalto’s business and security objectives, Mr. Jania is committed to consumer education and digital security advocacy.

              Previously, Mr. Jania was the VP General Manager of Secure Transactions in North America. Jack has also worked in the mobile communication division, and was involved in the launch of smart cards supporting wireless networks and NFC smart card technology. Mr. Jania has extensive component engineering, high speed microprocessor functional test and computer system level architecture design experience. Mr. Jania is currently the Vice Chairman of the the Secure Technology Alliance and has served as the Co-Chairman of the Secure Technology Alliance payments council since 2012.

              Marc Keller

              Head of FI Strategy & Partnerships, Samsung Pay Inc.

                Marc B. Keller leads Samsung Pay’s activities across Financial Institutions including Card Issuers, Payment Networks, and Processors to enable millions of consumers to use their existing bank Debit, Credit, and Pre-paid cards inside of Samsung Pay. In this role, Marc’s team works with the Financial Institutions to drive increased tokenization of payment transactions and ensure safety and security as a responsible innovator in the financial ecosystem. In this role, Marc is also the strategic interface for Financial Institutions across other exciting Samsung technologies and innovations such as Samsung PASS Biometrics Authentication Service, Samsung Artificial Intelligence, Samsung IOT, etc.

                Previously, Marc was the Global Director of Digital Networks & Mobile in Citigroup’s Enterprise Payments Group, which was Citigroup’s strategic and business development arm focused on Consumer and Commercial Payments for the evolving Digital Commerce space. Previous to that role, Marc was the Senior Vice President and R&D Executive for Emerging Payments and Mobility at Bank of America, where he led early stage Mobile Commerce Strategy, Product and Business Development to determine Bank of America’s new business models in consumer payments. At Bank of America’s MIT based Center for Future Banking, Marc co-created the Next Billion effort to expand financial services via mobile to the next billion users of financial services.

                Mina Malak

                Senior Product Manager, G+D Mobile Security

                  Mina has been with G+D Mobile Security for over ten years. For the past two years, he has been an integral part of the U.S. based G+D Financial Institution Product Management team. Mina’s current focus is on EMV, dynamic print on demand, instant credential issuance, and digital/mobile banking solutions. As a Visa accredited EMV consultant, Mina helps issuers optimize their migration plan while adopting the latest technologies in EMV.

                  Previously assigned to our Middle East office in Dubai, Mina led global projects for major customers including national EMV migration, mobile payment, and NFC projects. He led the first EMV card projects across the Middle East and North African region. Prior to G+D ,Mina worked with different technology providers as a solution developer with a special focus on image processing.

                  Cathy Medich

                  Director, Strategic Programs, Secure Technology Alliance

                    Cathy Medich is Director of Strategic Programs for the Smart Card Alliance and Associate Director of the U.S. Payments Forum. In these roles, she manages strategic marketing and industry initiatives and directs industry council and working committee activities. Cathy has over 20 years of experience in marketing and strategic planning for technology businesses, including consulting engagements or positions with Hewlett-Packard, VeriSign, Verifone and CommerceNet. Cathy has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from M.I.T. and an M.B.A. from the Wharton Graduate School.

                    Michael Moeser

                    Director of Payments, Javelin Strategy

                      Michael advises clients on payment strategies for banking, consumer retail and personal finance. His areas of expertise includes: Cards, P2P, B2C, Remittances, Faster Payments, Digital Commerce, Mobile Wallets, and Acquiring.

                      Before joining Javelin, Michael held executive positions at Visa, McKinsey, Capital One, and Ondot Systems. He has presented at NACHA Payments, BAI Beacon, Card Forum, Power of Prepaid, etc. In addition to radio, he has been quoted in publications such as Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, American Banker, Chicago Tribune, and Washington Post.

                      Michael holds a BBA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from DePaul University.

                      John Neal


                        Nick Norman

                        EVP Sales Americas, Consult Hyperion

                          Nick is the EVP Sales Americas at Consult Hyperion, (

                          Nick has over 18 years experience in the Retail and Mobile Payments industries, within Gemalto and Consult Hyperion. He has helped Financial Institutions, Transit Operators, Retailers, Processors and their suppliers to formulate their strategies towards card and mobile services, for both local and remote transactions.

                          Recently he has focused on the security of mobile and IOT services, new cardholder verification technologies, identity management and identifying real applications for Blockchain technologies.

                          Grab him in the corridor or bar if you want to know more.

                          Murat Omay

                          U.S. Dept of Transportation

                            Michael Orlando

                            CEO, Fit Pay

                              With 22 years of experience in the payment services industry, Michael is an inspirational and strategic-minded leader who has played a key role in the growth and development of successful teams and companies.

                              Prior to founding FitPay, Michael served in numerous roles in payment, authentication, and software-as-a-service companies. As a global architect of the go-to-market initiatives, he has built sales and customer support engines that generated more than $300M in annual sales.

                              As Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Services at CyberSource, Michael he served in a primary role in the $2B acquisition of CyberSource by Visa, Inc.

                              In addition to his role as President at Fit Pay, Michael also serves as COO at Nxt-ID following the merger of the two firms in May 2017.

                              Robert Osterwise

                              Lead Member of Technical Staff, Internet of Things Solutions, Product Development, AT&T Mobility

                                George Peabody

                                Partner, Glenbrook Partners

                                  With14 years in payments technology and 30 years in IT and entrepreneurial management, George Peabody is a Glenbrook partner. He focuses his client strategy work on retail payments including cards, mobile and POS payments acceptance, online and offline data security, and digital identity. He also leads Glenbrook’s digital currencies practice and instructs on virtual currency mechanics and business trends. George is also a Certified Smart Card Industry Professional / Payments (CSCIP/P).

                                  Nick Pisarev

                                  Director, Product Management, Payment, G+D Mobile Security

                                    Nick Pisarev has decades of experience in the payment industry. He came to G+D Mobile Security in 2003, bringing knowledge of the European smart card and secure payment technology to the emerging Canadian market. Nick’s expertise was instrumental in successfully migrating Canadian Financial Institutions to EMV chip technology. In 2011, Nick joined the G+D team in the U.S. to support the American market transition to EMV and Mobile Payment solutions.

                                    Sridhar Ramachandran

                                    Vice President IoT Solutions, Giesecke+Devrient Mobile Security

                                      Sri is a technology veteran with several decades of experience in the communication and IoT markets, bringing G+D deep industry experience in IP and mobile communications. Sri is passionate about the innovation lifecycle and has successfully led product teams from ideation to market. He most recently served as CTO of Numerex and prior to that, he was CTO of Utilidata and Telcordia/Ericsson Interconnection Solutions, where he launched and established a new mobile messaging business. He joined Telcordia after a successful tenure as CTO of NexTone Communications, which he co-founded and where he pioneered the Session Border Controller (SBC) – a critical component of VoIP networks. Sri is recognized as an industry thought leader and holds several patents for his work developing the SBC. He is also regularly sought out as an industry advisor in the communications space. Sri earned his B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Madras, India and his MS in Computer Engineering from University of Cincinnati, USA.

                                      Brian Russell

                                      Senior Vice President, Financial Institutions, Giesecke+Devrient Mobile Security

                                        Brian Russell is an innovative technology executive who currently serves as Senior Vice President, Payment and Transit, for Giesecke & Devrient’s U.S. Mobile Security Division. Mr. Russell is responsible for the sales and marketing of all G&D’s products to the Commercial Bank and Transit market segments, as well as back office operations across Mobile Security. Mr. Russell has been a member of the Executive Board of Directors for the Smart Card Alliance for the past five years, serving as Assistant Treasurer and Treasurer. Mr. Russell is also an active member of the Federal Reserve Banks Mobile Payment Industry Workgroup (MPIW). Before coming to G&D, Mr. Russell worked for Catalina Marketing, MyPoints, MasterCard Worldwide, Donnelley Marketing, Dun & Bradstreet and Liberty Mutual Insurance.

                                        Gideon Samid, PhD, PE

                                        Chief Technology Officer, BitMint, LLC

                                          Prof. Gideon Samid, PhD, PE specializes in cyber security, cryptography, artificial intelligence, and process control. He worked at NASA, Exxon, The Pentagon: designing and managing complex systems, combining material science and software.

                                          Dr. Samid teaches at the University of Maryland, UC, and conducts research in the Department Of Electrical Engineering And Computer Science at Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, Ohio. Awarded US Patents: #6,823,068, #8,229,859, #9,471,906.

                                          Gideon serves as the Chief Technology Officer for BitMint, LLC. His recent focus is designing a comprehensive framework for global digital currency – banking and payment.

                                          Srinath Sitaraman

                                          Principal Advisor, UL

                                            Srinath Sitaraman is a Principal Advisor and leads the UL Transaction Security Payments advisory team in North America. Srinath has more than a decade of experience in smart cards and cryptographic security across Payments, Government Identity, Transit and Access control business verticals. Most recently, in his present role as a Principal Advisor at UL Transaction Security, Srinath has helped several Merchants, Issuers, Acquirers, Processors and Payment networks to implement EMV and other emerging payment initiatives. Srinath is an active member of the US Payments Forum and Smart Card Alliance.

                                            Bart van Hoek

                                            Consultant, UL

                                              Bart van Hoek is a mobile payments expert at UL Transaction Security. Over the last 7 years, he has been designing, testing and improving mobile payment infrastructures for banks, MNO’s, chip suppliers and handset manufacturers. Based out of Dallas, Bart is a frequent visitor in Silicon Valley where he provides consultancy services to various customers. As a lead test scientist, he has a particular interest in Deep Learning, and is actively trying to apply this knowledge to improve the way we are testing our products in the future.

                                              Randy Vanderhoof

                                              Executive Director, Secure Technology Alliance

                                                Randy Vanderhoof is the Executive Director of the Secure Technology Alliance. The Secure Technology Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption and widespread application of secure solutions, including smart cards, embedded chip technology, and related hardware and software across a variety of markets including authentication, commerce and Internet of Things (IoT). The Secure Technology Alliance, formerly known as the Smart Card Alliance, invests heavily in education on the appropriate uses of secure technologies to enable privacy and data protection and open forums for end users and industry stakeholders in payments, mobile, healthcare, identity and access, transportation, and the IoT in the U.S. and Latin America.

                                                Stephane Wyper

                                                Senior Vice President Internet of Things Partnerships, MasterCard

                                                  Stephane is the SVP for New Commerce Partnerships at Mastercard, based in New York. In his role, Stephane and his team are responsible for leading Mastercard’s efforts to commercialize new commerce opportunities covering the Internet of Things, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality. This includes identifying key needs in this space that Mastercard can solve for, as well as developing relationships with leading players across specific IoT verticals including connected car, smart home, connected office, and the future of retail. Previously, Stephane founded and led Mastercard’s global startup engagement group, known as Mastercard Start Path, working with over 120 early stage companies across the commerce space through a combination of operational partnership, strategic investment, and commercial access.

                                                  Erdal Yazmaci


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