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  1. Oct

    1. Fireside Chat with Chief Developer Evangelist of MasterCard: Innovation in the World of Tech & Commerce
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm



      Thursday, October 16th, 6:00-8:00pm, @RocketSpace, 180 Sansome, 3rd Floor
      The world of global commerce is changing… FAST – especially thanks to technology. Startups are challenging big financial institutions, and developers have more access to finance APIs than ever before. It’s exciting times.


      But what is the potential impact for business and the world of finance with the release of Apple Pay, the progress of Bitcoin, and massively growing startups like Square?
      Join us for an intimate conversation with Sebastien Taveau, the Chief Developer Evangelist for the Open API team at MasterCard.
      We’re excited to learn from Seb because… 
      He leads the MasterCard outreach program to independent developers and entrepreneurs creating the next wave of innovation in commerce.
      He worked on the launch of the first payment with fingerprint (in combination w/ Samsung Pay Pal and Synaptics Sensors).
      He lead the Mobile Ecosystem and Technology Integration team at PayPal.
      He holds SIXTEEN patents and pending applications in the world of commerce… ranging technology using NFC, reverse payments, finger print finding source detection, smart wallets, and security.
      He was inducted as a member of the exclusive eBay Inventors Club for his multiple contributions to the patent portfolio and 2x recepient of the PayPalian Award.
      He is frequently tapped as an expert opinion for articles in the WSJ, The Huffington Post, Reuters, Mashable, USA Today, CNN, CBC, Forbes, Dark Reading, Digital Transactions, Newsweek, etc. on topics ranging from mobile payments to mobile identity, consumer biometrics, and security.
      He is a puzzle solver, strategic thinker, beyond-the-horizon watcher and hands-on doer… with technical and professional experience spanning more than 20 years in various industries.
      He’s started, founded, and funded 1.5 startups and 1.5 start downs… and learned the wonderful world of term-sheets beyond his wildest dreams.
      He was CTO of Validity during the $255M acquisition by Synaptics.
      6:00 pm – Drinks, appetizers, and networking
      6:30 pm – Fireside chat with Sebastien moderated by Eryc Branham
      7:15 pm – Q&A discussion
      7:30 pm – Drinks and networking
      Have specific questions for Sebastien?
      Send them to us!