- Fri, Apr 27, 2018 10:30 AM
57-59 Broad Street
Latitude: 51.5384, Longitude: -2.39317
FREE BACON ROLL ON ARRIVAL WITH YOUR TEA AND COFFEE Join me at this Boost your business, #makingthemostofyourmoney event Join Daren Pickering, a Innovations Architect at Worldpay as he looks at the future of payments and explores - if cash is on its way out? What will take its place? How can businesses use digital payments to their advantage? “There is a new dawn upon us. Digital payments overtook cash for the first time in 2015. Cash payments have been in decline for several years and as digital payments become more accessible and importantly more convenient to consumers, you won’t be surprised to know that this decline is expected to continue over the next 10 years. In the future, we may not need our wallet or purse to pay; in fact 54% of consumers are ready to leave them at home now if they had the choice. So what’s driving this change? Investigate the technological affects (such as contactless), the cost of cash management to businesses, consumer behaviour trends, innovations causing disruption (wearables), as well as a look at businesses who have used digital payments to fuel their success” – Worldpay (Digitalisation of Cash Report Nov 2016) Worldpay is a leading pioneer in card payments, multi-currency processing, online payments and contactless, and is aiming to lead the way in expanding global reach, data analytics and optimisation, and the emerging field of integrated payments. They process more than 40 billion transactions annually through more than 300 payment types across 146 countries and 126 currencies. Processing over £1.1 trillion in payment volume. Worldpay is the leader in payments in the UK, where they process approximately 42% of all transactions and serve all types of businesses – big and small. You may interact with Worldpay several times a day, without realising it. They are the trusted payments partner of some of the UK’s largest retailers, but also for hundreds of thousands of small and medium sized businesses in the UK and US, including over 16,000 hairdressers, over 24,000 restaurants and more than 9,000 pubs in the UK and some of the most innovative and fast growing eCommerce businesses globally. Bio for Daren Innovation Architect, Worldpay Daren has over two decades of experience in the world of IT and has been responsible for inventing, designing, developing, delivering and product managing numerous innovative technology solutions for e-commerce, mobile payments, media and education. At Worldpay Daren works closely with internal and external parties to create proof-of-concepts and live pilots from original ideas and inventions. His projects have included a variety of innovative projects such as contactless donations for charities, biometric authentication, alternative payments, strong proof of delivery, PIN entry in Virtual Environments, and mobile points of sale for stadiums. Prior to Worldpay, Daren was with Proxama for three years where he ran Research and Design projects for a large number of organisations including Barclays, MasterCard, Trustonic, ARM, Orange Labs, GSMA, SoftCard, and Blackberry. In day-to-day terms Daren’s role at Worldpay involves developing new inventions, working with innovative start-up organisations, and developing relationships with technology companies that compliment or enhance Worldpay’s range of products and services. Steven Wang - Bitcoin, Crypto Assets and Blockchain – what it means for business and the individual. Steven Wang is a new graduate in the Emerging Technologies Team At RBS. His previous rotations in the bank were in Operational Risk and Finance Ledger Transformation. He was born in China and grew up in Singapore, before spending the last 5 years as a resident of the UK, and as a result he speaks 2.5 languages (English, Mandarin Chinese and Singlish). His academic background is in Mathematics (undergraduate) and Science & Technology Studies (master's). He is a believer of technology and main interests lie in Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and cryptocurrencies. Outside tech, he is an avid Anime/Animation fan as well as an enthusiast of the game of Go (Weiqi), Rubik's cubes and card/board-games. On the 22nd May 2010, Laszlo Hanyecz bought two pizza’s for 10,000 Bitcoins. If he’d had held onto those bitcoins, he would now have over $85 Million Dollars. In this presentation, Steven will talk about the phenomenon that is Bitcoin and the underlying ‘blockchain’ technology that has spawned new ways of funding business and exchanging value. The presentation will explain how this technology works by looking the key technologies (Bitcoin, Ethereum, Corda), and how it is revolutionising business and empowering the individual. All information used in this presentation you are registering for relating to making the most of your money is produced by Worldpay and NatWest for information purposes only and is for the sole use of the attendees at the presentation. Whilst we feel this topic is beneficial to business owners, the views expressed are not intended to be and should not be viewed as individual advice or as a recommendation. You should seek independent advice in respect of issues that are of concern to you. To the maximum extent permitted by law we expressly disclaim all representations, warranties, or assurance of any kind, expressed or implied, that are made to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained in this presentation and no member of NatWest accepts any obligation to update or correct any information contained herein.