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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NFC: Beyond the Hype

The tech industry has been talking about NFC technology for a long time, and experts have repeatedly posed the same questions: “Are the uses and benefits of this technology realistic, or is it just hype?” And, “When will it become a productive part of the industry?” Gartner’s 2014 Hype Cycles separate the hype from the […]

Disrupting with NFC: A More Connected Future at CTIA

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

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Staying Ahead in the Payments Game

Hot Issues in the Payments Industry We recently gathered leaders from across the banking industry at our annual Smart Payments Forum (SPF), held this year in San Francisco, to discuss trends in the payments industry. Attendees at the SPF agreed that EMV and the protection it provides is integral to reducing card fraud and also serves as a conduit […]

4 Must-Haves for Banks to Build a Mobile Wallet That’s…

Mobile is a key part of every bank’s strategy to increase retention of account holders by providing a convenient and secure portal to access services. Mobile banking applications already allow consumers to check balances, transfer money and make deposits while on the go. And many banks are now looking at extending the functionality of mobile […]