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…

As part of our blog series, The Truth about EMV, we’re discussing some popular misconceptions and myths surrounding EMV payment technology.  Earlier this month we discussed the fundamental question, is EMV coming to the United States or not?  The answer was a resounding yes, EMV is well on its way to becoming a dominate payment […]

The truth about EMV in the US: Is it coming…

If you are a frequent reader of this blog, then you know that EMV is coming to the US.  But for many of the individuals and organizations impacted by the change to the US payments infrastructure – like consumers, card issuers, processors and merchants – EMV is a new technology. As with any technology shift, […]

How will the U.S. benefit from EMV migration? Look to…

As the U.S. continues its implementation of EMV chip cards, it’s lucky to be able to look to other countries that have adopted the technology for best practices, lessons learned, and future benefits. As a Gemalto employee based in the U.S., I’ve been eagerly watching to see how our neighbor to the north, Canada, is […]

Key dates for EMV in the U.S.

EMV in the United States is here. Secure, chip-based EMV credit and debit cards are now the new way to pay, and magnetic stripe cards will eventually become a thing of the past. (It’s long overdue; the Central Bank of China recommended that banks stop issuing magstripe cards after 2012, and the European Central Bank has been […]

MasterCard joins Visa with EMV roadmap in US

This week the payments industry got news that many of us were hoping for: MasterCard is joining Visa in support of EMV in the United States.  In a statement issued this week, MasterCard introduced its US roadmap from magnetic stripe cards to EMV chip cards, and beyond to mobile payments and much more. While the […]

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