Emerging Payments Industry Contributor of the Year : Dave Birch, Director, Consult Hyperion
It is a really hard job to pick the winner of the Industry Contributor of the Year because there are so many talented, entrepreneurial, hard-working people in our industry. So, we look for a special combination of skills and experience. We prize people who have not only helped to make a firm – or more than one firm – successful, but who have also contributed their energy, time and ideas to making the whole payments business move forward on an international basis. The 2018 winner has all those qualities. He was one of the leading lights behind the EMV standards and architecture and also the technical standards that enable the world’s most successful mobile money system in Kenya. He is also a genuine thought leader in payments and e-identity and can be found contributing vigorously to debates just about everywhere on the planet. And not only does he remain active in Consult Hyperion, but he is prepared to contribute his time to industry bodies and initiatives without an expectation of a payback.
Emerging Payments Awards
October 11, 2018
Most Innovative Mobile or Proximity Payment Solution : Vocalink, a Mastercard company for Vocalink PromptPay – Thailand
Best Use of Payments Data :Cybertonica
Best Customer Facing Experience : Klarna Pay later
Best Professional Service Organisation supporting Emerging Payments : SkyParlour Content and PR