Facebook's Sam Lessin, Wired's David Wolman and Consult Hyperion's Dave Birch Help Your Organization Navigate the Perfect Payments Storm

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SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Competing interests, regulatory pressures, new technologies and unclear business cases are creating the perfect storm in the payments sector. Explore these and other key topics in digital payments, identity and banking with these talented innovators at the San Francisco Tomorrow's Transactions 'Unconference' presented by Consult Hyperion and hosted by the Bay Area Payments Professionals (BayPay) on Friday, Oct. 4 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT.


  • Sam Lessin, head of Identity Product Group at Facebook, who leads work on the Facebook Timeline, privacy and individual expression
  • David Wolman, contributing editor at Wired Magazine and author of The End of Money: Counterfeiters, Preachers, Techies, Dreamers--and the Coming Cashless Society
  • David Birch of Consult Hyperion, rated one of Wired's top 15 sources of business information and ranked Europe's most influential commentator on emerging payments by Total Payments
  • Nate Wehunt, head of digital channels, City National Bank


  • Tomorrow's Transactions is Consult Hyperion's thought leadership forum for the interaction between digital identity, digital networks and digital money
  • An unconference is a participant-driven meeting offering global perspectives and discussion on topics chosen in real-time by participants
  • Starter topics likely include the mobile wallet wars, Bitcoin and other alternative and parallel currencies, non- and near-bank entities, migration to EMV chip and more
  • Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of David Wolman's book and Dave Birch's "Tomorrow's Transactions Reader 2013"


  • Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. PT
  • Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club, 3000 Alexis Drive, Palo Alto, CA 94304


View the agenda and register at: http://www.baypayforum.com/events/monthly-calendar-of-events/eventdetail/858/60/baypay-event-tomorrow-s-transactions-unconference-day-october-4-2013.

For complimentary media registration, contact Deb Montner.

About Consult Hyperion

Consult Hyperion is an independent information technology consultancy advising leading global organizations in financial services, telecommunications, media, technology, the public sector and transit. The company's consultants help bridge the gap between business and technology by providing practical, impartial advice at all stages in a project life cycle, from the conceptual phase through to completion. They help organizations evaluate, prototype and design new business concepts, develop new products and services, test and certify complex systems. Core technology competencies include electronic transactions ranging from retail payments to mobile wallets to contactless transit ticketing.

CONTACT: Deb Montner Montner & Associates 203-226-9290 dmontner@montner.com dmontner AT montner.com

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