I was very fortunate to be on the ETA Technology Committee who led the Round Table Discussion this year at the 2012 Strategic Leadership Forum, held at the Breakers Hotel in West Palm Beach. The participants included notable thought leaders and entrepreneurs who provided great insight into this topic which is evolving rapidly. It is remarkable to see how the aggregator/ “micro” merchant model, through the convergence of technology, is forever changing the industry. It will be interesting to see how providers respond to this new challenge, and potential opportunity, as they adapt their offerings.
Thanks to ETA for another great forum and we are looking forward to the 2013 Strategic Leadership Forum in Scottsdale, AZ!
About the Author: As Regional Sales Manager for Layered Tech, Steve Chu (@stevendkchu), brings over 9 years of experience to the Payment and PCI Compliant Hosting industry. His background prior to Layered Tech was with HMS/Micros Systems, which provides a point-of-sale solution for the hospitality industry, and also with global IT consulting firm, Sogeti Capgemini.
The payment industry is now seeing many new Payments Service Providers (PSP’s), also called Merchant Aggregators, entering the market to serve small “micro” merchants who have payment card transactions processing needs. This year Electronic Transactions Association’s Technology Committee is conducting a Round Table discussion at the ETA’s annual Strategic Leadership Forum. The focus of the discussion will be on the Emergence of Micro Merchants and Aggregators, and the Effects on Traditional Payments Business Models.
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Earlier this month, I attended ConSec ’12 Consumerization of IT – Are You Keeping Pace? in Austin, TX. This year marks the tenth bi-annual gathering and it was a three-day event that offered attendees a choice of one of four optional workshops followed by two full days of sessions in three tracks. This regional conference targets attendees from Texas and the four surrounding states. Vendors were clearly visible in the exhibit area. The uniqueness that helps contribute to the continuing success of this conference is the hosting. Volunteers from four organizations act as planners, schedulers, marketers, logistics experts and hosts.
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As the world’s largest sports organization, Special Olympics looks to transform lives through the joy of sport, every day and everywhere. In support of Special Olympics’ mission, Layered Tech’s Kansas City office is thrilled to be competing in and volunteering for the 2012 Kansas City Corporate Challenge, April 27-June 30.
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Layered Tech is proud to be a sponsor of OpenCamp, the Southwest’s first multi-platform Web conference. Created by the same people who started WordCamp Dallas and DrupalCamp Dallas, OpenCamp takes place Friday, Aug. 27 through Sunday, Aug. 29 at the Addison Crown Plaza Hotel, located at 14315 Midway Road, Addison, TX 75001.
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Vivek Kundra, Federal CIO
The office of Vivek Kundra, President Obama’s new federal CIO, has requested Layered Tech to participate in a summit on cloud computing. Along with a handful of other high-tech firms, Layered Tech will be in a roundtable discussion on the federal government’s potential adoption of cloud computing technologies. The meeting is slated for May 6.
Now Showing! Layered Tech TV, with host John Pozadzides, goes out to Las Vegas to tour the Parallels Expo. Check out these great clips – providing special offers, education and “pure entertainment”.
Layered Tech TV – Episode 3 : Parallels Expo (Part 1 )
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On the road again… Layered Tech is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of the MSDN Developer Conference series. We are officially on the road with Microsoft and will be in the following cities in the coming months: Houston, TX (12-9-08 done), Chicago, IL (1-13-09), Dallas, TX (1-26-09) and San Francisco, CA (2-19-09).
Come and hear all of the exciting announcements around the Azure Services Platform and Windows 7. Also learn about the latest developments in .NET, Silverlight, Surface, Parallel Programming, Live Mesh, and more. Stop by the Layered Tech booth and check out some of the great show specials! See show details
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