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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The Truth About EMV in the US: Can We Jump…

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