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Christie Christelis
Technology industry analyst specializing in AI, fintech and payments
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The most important developments in Canadian payments industry in 2012 have been on three fronts, viz. regulatory oversight, product innovation and product commercialization. Mobile payments have been top of mind, and while they are still in their infancy in Canada, the year saw some important developments in setting the stage... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2012 at Chrystech
On November 7, Mobile Monday Toronto hosted a panel discussion in m-commerce in Canada. The panelists were: Simon Law – CTO, Admeris Derek Colfer – Business Leader, Visa Sanjay Dhawan – Independent Consultant and head of Corporate Development, Mobiroo Gary Schwartz – CEO, Impact Mobile The panel was moderated by... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2011 at Chrystech
Implications for mobile payments The Code of Conduct for the Credit and Debit Card Industry in Canada came into effect in mid-August, 2010. One of the key provisions of the Code, articulated in Policy Element 6, is that “Competing domestic applications from different networks shall not be offered on the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2011 at Chrystech
Over the past year the Canadian payments environment has undergone a period of dramatic change. Competition has intensified across most major segments of the industry, EMV migration has gained traction, technological innovation has resulted in new payment mechanisms being developed and rolled out, and regulatory scrutiny of the industry has... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2010 at Chrystech
At the Mobile Monday Toronto meeting held on December 6, senior executives of Wind Mobile and Public Mobile sketched the emerging Canadian wireless environment and lashed out at incumbents for their anticompetitive behaviour. The new entrants to the Canadian wireless market were represented by Anthony Lacavera, Chairman of Wind Mobile,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2010 at Chrystech
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