Did you attend the 2017 Contactless Intelligence Conference?

If you were, then thank you so much for attending! it was a pleasure to see so many of you participate in our annual conference. Karen and I were really happy to meet so many of you and we appreciate you taking an active part in the days sessions. From the feedback that we received it was informative and useful and it was great to see so much networking happening around the venue.

Many thanks goes to both Ram Banerjee of Transaxiom and Kristian T. Sørensen of Norfico for moderating during the day and various sessions. Other thanks goes to Rail Delivery Group’s Dennis Rocks and Edgar Dunn & Co’s Samee Zafar for giving the keynote speeches and opening the conference.

We had a whole list of speakers – far too many to mention in this brief news update (please feel free to follow the link and discover the speakers and their backgrounds for yourself), but our thanks goes out to them and the professional approach and informative content that they brought to the day’s proceedings does them all credit.

Karen has asked that I point all attendees to the presentation download area on the site where all of the presentations and information shared during the days sessions can be found. it is password protected but if you do not have the password, Karen will be happy to provide it to you.

We also have a variety of photographs that were taken on the day and these can be found by following this link to the site. If you were captured on camera – I hope we made you look good.

Our thanks also goes out to our sponsors; Infineon, Smartlink, Ingenico Group and Creditcall. Without these guys supporting the event, we wouldn’t be able to pull it off.

Finally, if you would like a brief overview of the material covered and the messages given out during the day, you could do a lot worse than to read Frank Smith’s (Chair, ENLETS Mobile) take on the day in a piece titled ‘CIC2017 Mobile Payment and Transport – Briefing Note’. It’s a comprehensive read and summarises some points made at the conference. Our thanks to Frank for putting that together so swiftly after the event.

If there is anyone I missed – my apologies, it is not intentional.

So that’s it for another year. Thanks to sponsors, speakers, panelists and attendees for their support of our modest event. We have some interviews coming out over the next few weeks so look out for them and if some of the things overheard at the event are to be believed, the industry may just be about to evolve once more! (But more on that later in the year!)

Steve Atkins
Contactless Intelligence