Wednesday, October 28, 2015

CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS Welcomes Uri Levine at the Opening Summit

PARIS - Tuesday, October 27th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The leading event in secured solutions will open at the Parc des Expositions - Paris Nord Villepinte, in less than one month. Next 17-19 November, every player operating in the payment, identification and mobility ecosystems will converge in Paris for the event.

The Opening Summit at CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS will go down as one of the highlights of the 2015 event. In a conference like none other, it will bring together the main leaders in the digital security industry.

To mark the occasion, Uri Levine, guest of honour and co-founder of the mobile application Waze, will be at Amphithéâtre Jean Thèves on 17 November from 10 AM to 12 PM, kicking off an agenda of events that promises to be exceptional.

The Opening Summit: 5 CEOs decode today's key challenges in payment, identification and digital security

True to tradition, CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS will get underway with an Opening Summit, a prime event during which leading figures in the digital security industry will be brought together alongside Uri Levine to share their perspectives on the latest developments in technology and the major trends to come.

During the conference, Timothée Mangenot, CEO of Eurosmart1, the association that defines itself as the industry's voice in digital security, will offer an exclusive sneak peek at the trends ahead for the market.

Jean-Noël Georges, Global Program Director at Frost & Sullivan,2 will orchestrate the discussion set to take place with 5 major industry leaders, invited to address the following key issues:

    "Payment: The Past Meets the Present and Shapes the Future"

Kazem Aminaee, Chairman & CEO of Spire Payments, will explore the way technological convergence in the world of payment might bring back to life past ideas.

    "Priming the Financial Markets for a Regulated Digital World"

The payment industry has to deal with multiple changes, new regulations, new customer expectations with respect to digital and new technologies. Gilles Grapinet, CEO of Worldline and Senior Executive Vice President at Atos will discuss how transactions can be given more prominence, so that players can find their bearings in the new payment landscape and take advantage of the many opportunities it holds.

    "Security in a Connected World"

Stefan Hofschen, PDG Chip Card & Security Division, Infineon technologies AG, will take a look at the Number 1 priority in a connected world: security. To rightly maintain a high degree of protection, some systems will play notoriously crucial role.

    "Reliable Identities / Secured Transactions: Living and Working in Trust-Secured Relationships in our Connected World"

Todd Wilkinson, Chairman and CEO of Entrust Datacard, will offer his perspective on how the concept of identity is changing, its role and its ability to secure our ever-changing world.

    Didier Lamouche - CEO of Oberthur Technologies will conclude the session by sharing his vision of the future.

The Opening SUMMIT will take place on 17 November, from 10 AM to 12 PM, in Amphitheatre Jean Thèves, kicking off a series of 100 forward-looking or thematic conferences, which will explore the key trends in the field of secured financial payment and services, identification, digital security and connected objects. To the key players attending from across the world, it will offer responses to the major issues in an inter-connected world.

Uri Levine: The Opening SUMMIT's Keynote Speaker

Waze, the world's largest community based application

Uri Levine, Keynote Speaker at the Opening SUMMIT, is co-founder of Waze, the free mobile application dedicated to traffic and community-based navigation Founded in Israel in 2008, it is a GPS navigator that now brings together the world's largest community, with over 200 million drivers.

Waze was sold to market giant Google in June 2013, for over $1 billion. When he placed the fruits of that transaction in a retirement savings plan, Uri Levine noticed that the bank was deducting exorbitant processing fees. That is when he came up with the idea behind the company of which he is now Chairman: FeeX. A start-up born in 2012, it offers users a free service that detects and helps lower bank fees charged to savings account holders, a market estimated at some $600 billion dollars at the time, in the United States alone. FeeX thus makes it possible for users to recover hundreds of thousands of dollars from their investment plans.

Doing Others Good, and Doing it Well

Uri Levine dedicates his energies solely to consumer services, which both create huge value for a tremendous number of users, and helps them save both time and money. Uri Levine's philosophy could be summed up as follows: doing others good, and doing it well.

Thirty years in the world of mobile and new technologies have crystallised the expertise and skills of this passionately-driven serial entrepreneur, currently involved in some twelve companies. Drawing upon an impressive career that has taken him to different sectors including product development, marketing, business development and entrepreneurship, Uri Levine is a model for all those who have chosen the same path and now gives conferences throughout the world, sharing lessons that are as valuable to the young entrepreneurs as to the most seasoned CEOs who turn out to hear him.


CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS, the world’s most comprehensive event for Secure Payment, Connection and Identification changes its name to TRUSTECH. The global TRUSTECH Network also organises leading exhibitions and conferences in Asia and North America. With an ambitious programme of exhibitor stands, conferences and awards and a focus on innovation, CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS 2015 confirms its position as the leading global event in the sector. In November, 460 exhibitors and 20,000 visitors from the Finance, Retail, Telecommunications, Government, Healthcare, Transport and many other sectors, from 160 countries, will converge on Paris to explore the way our digital world will evolve.

For further information or to register, go to:

CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS is organised by COMEXPOSIUM. The COMEXPOSIUM Group, one of the world leaders in event organization, is involved in 176 B to C and B to B events, covering 11 different sectors of activity such as food, agriculture, fashion, homeland security, construction, high-tech, optics and transport. Comexposium hosts 45.000 exhibitors and more than 3 million visitors in 23 countries around the world.


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1 Eurosmart is an international non-profit association based in Brussels. Founded in 1995, it represents the digital security industry, in particular with the public authorities (European institutions and national governments, national security and certification agencies). The association tracks trends in digital security and publishes twice-yearly forecasts on secured portable objects. Internationally-recognised as a reference point, Eurosmart is considered "the voice of the digital security industry".

2 Frost & Sullivan is a strategic consulting firm dedicated to researching, identifying, and capitalising on market opportunities, growth models, and growth-driving strategies for its clients. It conducts ongoing intelligence activities, keeping watch over the markets, technologies, careers and locations that will be the growth opportunities of the future.



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