Speakers address digital wallets, generational research, and more.
April 22, 2016
Speakers at the 2016 CSCU Solutions Conference in Orlando encouraged attendees to adopt digital wallets, reach out to millennials, examine instant-issue debit and credit cards, and more.
Following are highlights from the conference, which concludes today.
“I've never seen a more exciting time for payments than the one we are in now,” said Korie Miller, the Federal Reserve System’s vice president and director of financial services marketing.
The time is right to sign up for Samsung Pay, said Samsung’s Marc Keller. “We have enough devices that it matters.” Attendees received a tutorial on the sign-up process and the digital wallet’s capabilities.
Generational researcher Jason Dorsey was a popular man following his keynote address. A long line of attendees stood in line to get a copy of his book, “Y-Size Your Business: How Gen Y Employees Can Save You Money and Grow Your Business.”
Google’s Lexie Mendelson walked attendees through Android Pay, Google’s digital wallet. The digital wallet’s value proposition is “simplicity, security, and choice,” she said.
Android Pay charges no pass-through fees for financial institutions, said Google’s Kim Cianci. “We are getting in this space to help, not get in the way.”
Entrust Datacard’s Doug Charles discusses instant issue credit and debit cards.
VISA's booth stayed busy throughout the conference. A handful of vendors were on location meeting with attendees.