James Wester, IDC
James Wester is Research Director for IDC Financial Insights responsible for the global payments practice. Mr. Wester’s core research coverage includes the evolution of payment networks and technology, developing fraud and security risks, and legal and regulatory issues. Based on his background covering the mobile payment space, Mr. Wester’s research also includes a particular emphasis on mobile and alternative payment methods and the threats and opportunities now facing the entire payment ecosystem from evolving mobile technologies.
As one of the original use cases for blockchain and distributed ledgers, payments have been at the forefront of many development efforts and use cases for the technology. However, with much of the focus on bitcoin, the potential for blockchain in money movement and payments isn’t always well understood or appreciated. This analyst-led session examines the growing capabilities of FinTech in the payments arena and discusses the pivotal role blockchain will play in rapidly changing the course of the payments industry as a whole. By attending, you will: