16 October 2012
Payments - latest developments and future potential
Speaker: Roy Vella, Mobile payments expert and Non-Executive Director at txt2buy Ltd
The world of payments continues to transform and as more and more of the world becomes mobile connected and devices provide for new means and ways to effect payments, so competition in the market continues to change.
Who will be the winners in this race to grab share of wallet and to make payments secure, safe and certain.
Our speaker is an expert in the area and provide a unique opportunity to connect with the latest thinking and developments.
Roy Vella is a mobile payments expert and the Non-Executive Director at txt2buy Ltd, a new universal mobile sales channel enabling consumers topurchase instantly from any offline or online advertising. Previously, Roy has worked with many respected names in the mobile and payments industry including Visa, Vodafone, RBS and PayPal with experience spanning across 20+ years. While at PayPal, Roy was head of Mobile for PayPal Europe and helped jump-start multiple new businesses within PayPal during his employment there. The first of which was Merchant Services by building the team and driving large channel partnership deals. Next, PayPal's launch into the travel space and finally with mobile in Europe. Prior to PayPal, Roy has served in various startup/VC roles from Partner/Co-founder to VP of Sales &Marketing. Also active in the non-profit, education and arts arena, Roy serves as a Board Member for the Stanford Business School Alumni Association and is an active alumni for the school in a number of regards. Roy has also served as Board President for Variety Children's Charity of Northern California as well as Board Treasurer for Bay Area Theater Sports Improv.
In terms of education, Roy holds a BA in Mathematics (with High Honors) from Holy Cross College, a JD from Stanford Law School, and an MBA (with certificates in Global & Public Management) from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Roy's specific expertise lies in strategy and business development and sales and marketing. Roy creates possibilities through partnerships, products and people, with a successful track record developing ideas into businesses and individuals into teams.
Roy is an industry expert in the area of mobile and can provide expert comment on the mobile industry including new product innovations and developments.
The session will be followed by drinks, canapes and networking.