Sessions at SXSW Interactive 2012 about Payments on Sunday 11th March

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  • No Wallet? No Problem. Enter Mobile Payments.

    by David Berkowitz, Jeff Miles, Jaymee Johnson and David Messenger

    The days of having that lump of a wallet in your back pocket or forgetting your wallet at home are over. Consumers around the world could generate as much as $50 billion in sales through NFC-based mobile payments by 2014, according to Juniper Research. Google already has merchants like Macy’s and The Container Store is using Google Wallet, powered by NXP’s secure NFC chips, to increase engagement and offer deals to consumers. And Austin, our very own home of SX, is among the initial launch markets of ISIS’ NFC-driven mobile commerce trial. American Express, while recognizing the value of NFC, currently sees the technology as smoke and mirrors because it’ll take several years before the possibility of mass adaptation because of the limit and requirements of its reach. American Express’ stance is that the mobile payments ecosystem needs to look at products that are technology agonistic and as open as possible. Hear from panelists across the mobile payments ecosystem about the challenges of increasing adaption of this new technology and how to address them.

    At 11:00am to 12:00pm, Sunday 11th March

    In Salon J, Hilton Austin Downtown

  • FutureShop: Virtual QR Stores, NFC Receipts & More

    by Edward Baig, Manoj Lamba, Julia Fitzgerald, Todd Dipaola and John Boyd

    The mobile shopping revolution isn’t theoretical, it’s here and it's
    all around us.

    Innovations abound such as Tesco’s virtual QR grocery store in a
    Korean subway station, Levi’s digital fitting rooms, Nestlé’s instant
    deals for UPC scans of ice cream, and NFC payments that obliterate
    consumers' need for a physical wallet. Providers of these and other
    game changing consumer experiences are mashing up new capabilities to
    create magical experiences and frenzied user adoption.

    Learn about cutting edge technologies and what’s coming next from the
    leading innovators of mobile shopping. Hear the first-hand success
    stories of some of America's most iconic brands as they enter the Age
    of Mobility.

    At 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Sunday 11th March

    In Salon J, Hilton Austin Downtown