Agenda announced for 5th Contactless Intelligence Spring Conference and Contactless Monkey Awards (CMAs) 2011

The powers that be have released the agenda for the Contactless Intelligence Spring Conference 2011 and we have great pleasure to be putting this out on the weblog and twitter feed first. Having cast my eye over the topics I think that next years event is shaping up to be the best ever held. But don’t take my word for it. Have a look yourself…


09.30 – 09.40 Welcome

Confirmed Morning Session Chairman: Murdo Munro, Paytech

09.40 – 10.40 Travelling in a Contactless World

The morning sessions are kicking off with one of the most dynamic contactless application in the market: Transport. Our speakers will be discussing and commenting on how partnership models successfully push contactless technology adapted to travel – from ticketing to trains, from parking access to airports. We look at best-case scenarios from the last months and how industry collaborations can bring the best out of each individual application.

Invited companies:

Veolia  / Bouygues  / Oberthur / Transport for London / Bikes in London / Qantas

Question & Answers with speakers

10.40  – 11.10 Networking Coffee

11.10 – 13.00 The Contactless & NFC City Connection

To start this session, Contactless Intelligence will be presenting the latest status of the Contactless & NFC City League, which was established in May 2010 in order to give visibility to the great efforts made by individual cities to push forward contactless and NFC technology. After the revelation of the League Toprunners, we will hand over the floor to experts on some of the most prominent cities in our league.  Discussion topics will be interoperability, national rollout strategies as well as lessons learnt throughout Europe.

  • Istanbul
  • Sitges
  • Nice
  • Oulu
  • London and beyond

Invited companies:

Deniz Bank / IDO / La Caixa / Cabrabro Mercadonna / E.LeClerc / City of Oulu / Little Chef / Co-Op / Spar / UK Local Authorities

Invited panelists:

Banks: Lloyds TSB / HSBC /Barclays

MNOs: O2 / Orange

Card issuer: VISA Europe

Equipment manufacturer: VeriFone / Ingenico

City & merchant representatives

13.00 – 14.00 Networking Lunch sponsored by O2

Invited Afternoon Session Chairman: Globesmart Ltd.

14.00 – 14.20 Working in a Contactless World

In today’s fast moving environment and increasing hightech affinity by the consumer, contactless applications are reaching out to add more convenience beyond the traditional areas of transport and payment. This session is presenting the latest exciting applications that have convinced users – in their workspace and at home – of the benefits of contactless technology.

14.20 – 14.45 Looking ahead in Mobile Contactless

This session is dedicated to some of the pressing question in the implementation and day-to-day use of mobile contactless devices: What happens when users need to go above limit with their NFC enabled phone? What impact does this have on the terminal infrastructure? What are the upgrade scenarios? Is there a real alternative to NFC handsets in terms of  stick’n’play or plug’n’play solutions?

Invited companies: Visa /  MasterCard

14.45 – 15.15 Networking Tea

15.15 – 16.30 Networking Groups in our Contactless World

A selection of industry working groups based on topics that will be relevant for fast tracking solutions discussed in the morning. Please pick which group you would like to co-operate in. Understandably, in order to create outcome and future results, space will be limited so our groups will be served on a strict first come, first served basis. The chair of each Group will present to delegate their group findings.

  • Group 1: Apps-solutely Fabulous  – The Apps download in a Contactless World  – who is doing what where and has the TSM proved the invaluable central hub anticipated?
  • Group 2: How can we reassure the public about security concerns?
  • Group 3: Staff Training & Consumer Education – what is proving to bring most success? How can this be improved? What partnerships can be developed to serve the market?
  • Group 4: How can we move to mass deployment?
  • Group 5: 2012 Count down  – where are we with the contactless infrastructure?

For instant feedback and discussions, the Contactless Intelligence Expert Panel will review the output of each session and offer their opinions:

16.30 – 16.45 Chairman’s Roundup

16.45 – 17.00 Living in a Contactless World

Follow the adventures of our mystery traveller & shopper – documenting the latest in youth approved contactless applications from mobile to money. How did he or she get on? How “happening” is the contactless world really?

17.00 – 17.45 Networking Tea final visit to Demo Area

17.45 – 19.00 Cocktails

19.00 – 23.00 CMA Awards Dinner, sponsored by Visa Europe

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