Blogger profile: Philippe Benitez

Philippe Benitez is VP of Business Development at Thales where he leads regional development efforts to increase card revenue for financial institutions through mobile payments, EMV and other value-added services. Prior to Thales, Philippe worked with Schlumberger in Paris France. He moved to Austin in 1998 and became a Texan shortly thereafter.


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EMV gains steam as President Obama signs Chip & PIN…

President Obama sent a strong message to American consumers and the payments industry by endorsing the highest level of security for government payment cards and terminals.  He set the government the task of “leading by example”  by calling for “chip & PIN” EMV cards to combat fraud on 3 million credit cards issued to government […]

EMV in the USA: Gartner cuts through the Hype

In our last blog, we looked at the recently-released Hype Cycle Research Report from Gartner and the outlook for NFC technology. Next we will turn to another important technology that was included in Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Payment Innovation: EMV, and the U.S. migration. EMV has been gaining a lot of attention from payments experts […]

Disrupting with NFC: A More Connected Future at CTIA

Near field communication (NFC) has come a long way since its introduction in the 80’s. It has now become a standard feature in mobile devices, following in the footsteps of its predecessors, GPS, Bluetooth and WiFi. This year, it is expected that the number of NFC-enabled devices in use will exceed 500 million – and […]

Accepting Mobile Wallets in a Multi-platform World: What’s a Merchant…

The U.S. payments ecosystem is evolving as NFC contactless and cloud-based mobile wallet technologies are offering consumers a streamlined payment experience and unique loyalty benefits. While few doubt the benefits mobile will enable, many merchants wonder which technology to accept at the POS as BLE, NFC, QR-code, and barcode-based technologies are all being evaluated by […]

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