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GBC Announces First Round Of Speakers For Social Mobile Payments: Americas

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Gulf Bay Consulting today announced that executives from Amdocs, Mopay, Visa, Mobile Payments Today, Digital River, PressPay, PYMNTS, 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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GBC Announces First Round Of Speakers For Social Mobile Payments: Americas

  1. 1. Gulf Bay Consulting Announces First Round of Speakers for Social Mobile Payments: Americas ConferenceFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- 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 ofspeakers who will be presenting at the Social Mobile Payments: Americas Conference, which will be heldNovember 6th – 8th, 2012 at the Biscayne Bay Marriott Hotel & Marina in Miami, Florida.Gulf Bay Consulting also provided information on other elements of Social Mobile Payments event, includingtheir Innovation Insights initiative which helps deserving startups gain access and visibility through theconference."The speakers and panelists announced today are key players who are laying the cornerstones in this newecosystem forming at the intersection of social, mobile, and payments” said Robert Fehrman, Senior EventConsultant. “Delegates in attendance will learn about the disruption that’s coming ahead and have thefirsthand 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, PressPaySubjects addressed during the proceedings will include network (r)evolution, in-app subscriptions, developedvs. developing markets, retail mobility, social media-morphosis and digital disruption. In addition to these keypresentations, the 2012 conference will also feature dedicated tracks on alternative payment networks, m-videoand excess-capacity commerce, as well as sessions exploring OTT strategies, phablet commerce and socialgiving, among other subjects.Gulf Bay Consulting’s Innovations Insights InitiativeFor 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 interspersedthroughout the two-day proceedings. Innovation Insights will be brief pitch sessions featuring some of themost innovative new ideas in the social, mobile and payments ecosystem.“The Innovation Insights initiative calls on the established companies presenting at the event to contributeregistrations allowing early-stage startups to attend and network with the senior companies” reports KoljaReiss, 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
  2. 2. Gulf Bay Consulting Announces First Round of Speakers for Social Mobile Payments: Americas Conferenceto participate in the proceedings, and we are challenging all companies presenting at the conference to do thesame” continues Reiss “We relish the exchange that takes place when established companies have theopportunity to interact with innovative upstarts on a level playing field. Both parties take away new knowledgeand experience as a result of the interaction. This type of exposure can be beneficial to both the innovators andincumbents.”PressPay’s Opening Night Welcome Reception Featuring Rick BakasGulf Bay Consulting cordially invites all delegates, speakers and panelists to attend PressPay’s Opening NightWelcome 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 willtoast and celebrate the Americas event by uncorking a wide variety of premium wines for the guests to sampleat 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 ofseconds 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, makingbuying 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 MasterSommeliers “We’ll have a selection of choice wines from around the world for attendees to indulge in. We’relooking forward to sharing some great grapes and making some new friends as we welcome everyone to theopening night of the conference”.About Social Mobile Payments Conference SeriesThe Social Mobile Payments Conference Series is a worldwide series of events focused on the convergence ofsocial media, mobile connectivity and payments technology. The triangulation of these three separate segmentscombined 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 concerningattendance, exhibition or sponsorship, please visit www.socialmobilepayments.com.About Gulf Bay ConsultingGulf 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 uniqueperspective, coupled with our ability to identify and capitalize on trends, provides strategic and tacticalinformation. This knowledge creates new sources of revenue, increased profits, and improved operationalefficiency. We facilitate insights and understanding to make apt business decisions.

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