GSMA Gearing Up for 2012 NFC & Mobile Money Summit

One of the most eagerly anticipated summits in the mobile space is actively being prepped by the folks at GSMA, who announced a new slate of speakers for the NFC & Mobile Money Summit 2012, which will be held October 22-25 in Milan, Italy.

According to the GSMA, the Summit features two days of conference sessions that will cover the latest trends and strategies for both the mobile money industry and the wider ecosystem.

It will address the latest innovations and developments within the NFC and mobile money arenas through sessions such as ‘Exploiting Opportunities for Mobile Money in Untapped Markets’; ‘Navigating the Mobile Payments Landscape’; ‘The New Mobile Money Horizon’; ‘Innovation in Mobile Payments: What’s Hot?’ and ‘Partnerships & Joint Ventures: The Future of Mobile Money?’.

On Wednesday, a list of confirmed keynote speakers for the summit was unveiled. The speakers include such high-profile industry professionals as:

  • Tomasz J. Smilowicz, MD, Head of Global Mobile Solutions, Citi
  • Philippe Vallee, EVP, Telecom Business Unit, Gemalto
  • Jung Hee Song, Senior EVP, Service Innovation Group, KT
  • Dr. Hoojong Kim, SVP, Head of Global Technology Research Institute SK Planet
  • Bill Gajda, Global Head of Visa Mobile, Visa
  • Michael Joseph, MD, Mobile Money, Vodafone

“The rapid growth of Near Field Communications (NFC) is driving the development of new technologies and applications by ecosystem players around the globe,” said Reed Peterson, Head of NFC for GSMA. “For the past four years, the NFC & Mobile Money Summit has been the premier event for the leaders and players in the mobile and financial industries to network and showcase the latest developments and solutions in this rapidly evolving and dynamic marketplace.”