Contactless Britannia Agenda – 14.10.2015




Guy Douglas
Connected Places UK
Steve Atkins
Contactless Intelligence


Briony Krikorian-Slade
Principle Policy Advisor
The UK Cards Association

Building on the success of contactless on TfL, the UK Cards Association has been working with transit operators and local government to develop a contactless transit framework by the end of 2015.

This will include priority use cases identified by bus and train operators, transaction models, and a communications toolkit, that should enable transit operators to consider whether and how to implement contactless as a payment option.

10:10    Q&As – Discussion



Andre Perchthaler
Global Product Marketing Manager of Smart Mobility – NXP

A real life case study of what impact smart mobility can have. Until 2009 public transportation in Ljubljana, Slovenia, had essentially remained unchanged and was still based on coin tickets and cash payments. The municipality initiated a new project – URBANA. The aim was to provide better combined ticketing and parking payment experience.

The Urbana Single City Card can be used on Ljubljana city buses, cable-car rides to the Ljubljana castle and for parking fees. The system based on MIFARE is supported by POS terminals for ticket recharge at various points of sale across the city and a back-end central processing system and database. Users have benefited from quick, safe and simple ticketing.

11:25    Q&As – Discussion


Laura Durston
Payment Services Manager

Parking is a perfect application for contactless credit card payments.  So why has it taken so long to make this a reality?

Creditcall will review the developments over the last dozen years in this industry, from the first UK magnetic stripe capable P&D machines through the introduction of EMV and eventually contactless.
We’ll explore advantages of various payment types and the variations in different markets for permitted deployment as well as ‘available’ solutions. With a major change recently announced related to parking and contactless, this should be a useful discussion to widen everyone’s understanding of the background to and current position on, card payments for parking.

12:10    Q&As – Discussion

12:30    LUNCH


Neal Michie
Technical Business Development Director

‘Why Mobile Payments isn’t all about Apple’.

This presentation looks at the importance of mobile payments in a retail environment and how retailers and merchants should go about choosing the right mobile payment solution (including the options and solutions out there today).

However, payment is only half the story and we will also look at how loyalty and marketing go hand-in-hand with mobile payments to encourage and facilitate a totally positive consumer experience for retailers and the high street in general.

13:50    Q&As – Discussion

14:20    Rob Fox
European Senior Sales Manager

We’ll look at the entire development process for bringing an EMV contactless payment terminal to market. From the initial hardware considerations, through kernel development and certification, to adding and certifying the payment application.

There’s a lot that goes on ‘under the bonnet’ of a contactless payment transaction and we’ll try and give an overview of the different component parts. Rest assured, we will not be going into great technical detail!

The project we’ll look at will be the Payter terminal which was so successfully piloted by Save the Children and the Charities Aid Foundation earlier this year. Creditcall provides both the contactless kernels and the PSP service for this device.

14:40    Q&As – Discussion



15:20    Alessandro Longoni
Business Development Manager
Samsung Media Solutions

Samsung Pay is now launched in the U.S. and will be coming to the UK soon. The mobile wallet can represent more than just payment, with the inclusion of loyalty and other value added services. How will retailers be able to take advantage of these up-and-coming services and what will this mean for the UK high streets and town centres?

15:40    Q&As – Discussion


Matthew Patten
Chief Executive
Penny For London

Penny for London is a new, easy way for people to make small charity donations using their contactless payment cards. By registering their contactless debit or credit card Londoners are able to donate one penny, or more if they wish, every day they travel on the TfL network and National Rail services that accept Oyster – and every time they use their contactless card at a participating retailer (currently Transport for London, Caffe Nero and LEON Restaurants).

Money raised by Penny for London is given to not-for-profit organisations across London to help improve the lives and prospects of children and young people living in areas of economic disadvantage.

This world-first initiative is powered by Barclaycard and has a solid technology infrastructure in place with regards to payment systems & interchange thanks to VISA, MCI, AMEX.

Some of the country’s largest organisations have also declared their support. Penny for London can amount to significant sums of money if made by a high volume of people on a regular basis. This is a concept that can be exported to other cities in the UK and around the world.

16:30    Q&As – Discussion

16:50    SUMMARY & WRAP UP

17:00     CLOSE