- Vantiv sponsors Hackathon to inspire developers to simplify how people buy, sell or pay
- Three Vantiv executives speaking at Money20/20
- Vantiv booth focuses on future of payments with demonstrations for developers and businesses
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 23, 2015 – Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE: VNTV), a leading provider of payment processing services and related technology solutions for merchants and financial institutions of all sizes, today announced it is showcasing Smarter, Faster and Easier Payments at Money20/20. Money20/20 is one of the largest global events focused on showcasing payments and financial services innovations.
“Because payments innovation is in our DNA, we kick off Money20/20 on Saturday morning as a sponsor of the 2015 Hackathon,” said Matt Ozvat, vice president of developer integrations at Mercury, a Vantiv company. “Our goal is to help our customers enable great experiences at the point-of-sale, so our challenge to the 800 developers in the Hackathon is to bring exciting products, services and solutions to the market focused on virtual reality, internet of things and wearables. We can’t wait to see how these bright, creative and passionate developers will push the envelope.”
The 24 hour Hackathon challenges developers to create a product that simplifies how people buy, sell or pay with the Vantiv APIs. Vantiv will provide Apple Watches, Raspberry Pi’s, Fitbits and virtual reality kits to the developers, that are theirs to keep whether they win the challenge or not. This is the second year Vantiv has sponsored the Money20/20 Hackathon, with the winners being featured in the Vantiv booth along with the products they develop. Vantiv will be broadcasting via Periscope from the Hackathon, to follow please search the account VantivTech on Periscope and Twitter.
Vantiv will also have three executives speaking at Money20/20.
Daniela Mielke, Chief Strategy and Product Officer
Monday, October 26 at 11:10am - 12:00pm
Title: “Tech Exec Roundtable: Driving Innovation in Payments & Commerce”
Description: In this session, Mielke will discuss the driving forces behind disruptive innovation and how technology is enabling entirely new and interconnected consumers.
Matt Taylor, Group President, Integrated Payments and Emerging Channels
Monday, October 26 at 4:10 pm - 5:00 pm
Title: “Executive Roundtable: Major Acquirer CEOs & Presidents”
Description: As payments become more tightly linked to customer satisfaction and revenue, merchants have more at stake. In this session, hear how Taylor sees technology transforming the consumer payments experience.
Navneet Singh, Senior Vice President of Product
Tuesday, October 27 at 5:30-5:40pm
Title: Vantiv Developer Platform – Smarter, Faster, Easier Payments
Description: Enabling smarter, faster, easier payments starts with the developer experience. Vantiv is empowering the developer by building a community that drives innovation and thought leadership. Singh will explore the Vantiv Developer Platform (VDP) and explain how Vantiv is working toward rich, consistent and modern APIs that open the door for developers to execute code with simplicity with card present (CP) and card not present (CNP) to enable seamless omni-channel commerce.
Attendees will also be able to see the Vantiv Developer Portal demonstrated in the Vantiv booth (#2510) along with these additional products and services:
Vantiv Advantage – Security is a shared responsibility, so visitors will learn how Vantiv helps partners and businesses protect data and promote security with tools, products and incentives. Step into the booth to learn about the lead-sharing and lead-matching programs or join the developer community to build a strong network and receive world class integration support.
Merchant Experience – Leading Edge – Visitors get a tour of the evolution of fraud products and experience the next generation of capabilities like Machine Learning and Behavioral Analysis. See first-hand how Machine Learning, including Siri’s voice recognition and Facebook photo recognition, can be used to manage fraud better. Learn how to analyze a customer’s behavior online.
This year Money20/20 has 10,000 people registered, including more than 1,000 CEOs, from 3,000 companies and 75 countries. For more information about Vantiv, please visit vantiv.com or on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and YouTube.
ABOUT VANTIV, INC.
Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE: VNTV) is a leading payment processor differentiated by an integrated technology platform. Vantiv offers a comprehensive suite of traditional and innovative payment processing and technology solutions to merchants and financial institutions of all sizes, enabling them to address their payment processing needs through a single provider. We build strong relationships with our customers, helping them become more efficient, more secure and more successful. Vantiv is the second largest merchant acquirer and the largest PIN debit acquirer based on number of transactions in the U.S. The company's growth strategy includes expanding further into high-growth channels and verticals, including integrated payments, ecommerce, and merchant bank.
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