Secure Technology Alliance to Host Educational Webinar on Contactless Payments for Merchants this July

Secure Technology Alliance to Host Educational Webinar on Contactless Payments for Merchants this July

Princeton Junction, N.J., June 26, 2018 – The Secure Technology Alliance will host the second webinar in its two-part educational series on implementation best practices for contactless payments. The webinar, “Contactless Payments: Merchant Benefits and Considerations,” will provide an overview of contactless payments deployment status and implementation considerations for merchants.

The webinar will be held on July 19, 2018 at 2pm ET/11am PT. To register, visit

Speakers for the webinar are: Roberto Cardenas, TSYS; Jose Correa, NXP Semiconductors; Allen Friedman, Ingenico; Oliver Manahan, Infineon Technologies; and Randy Vanderhoof, Secure Technology Alliance.

Recent data says 70 percent of locations are now contactless-capable, and over 95 percent of new terminals shipped are contactless-capable,” said Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Secure Technology Alliance. “For merchants looking for details on this growing payments channel, the webinar will provide an overview of the progress of contactless payments in the U.S. and global payments markets and present guidance for implementation.”

Through this first merchant-focused webinar, attendees will hear:

  • An update on contactless implementations in the U.S. and across the globe
  • Benefits of contactless payments for merchants
  • Implementation best practices and recommendations

This webinar series was created by the Secure Technology Alliance Payments Council as part of its mission to inform and educate the market on securing payments and payment applications in the U.S.

The first webinar in the series, held in May, provided contactless implementation education for issuers. That recording is available at

About the Secure Technology Alliance

The Secure Technology Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption and widespread application of secure solutions, including smart cards, embedded chip technology, and related hardware and software across a variety of markets including authentication, commerce and Internet of Things (IoT).

The Secure Technology Alliance, formerly known as the Smart Card Alliance, invests heavily in education on the appropriate uses of secure technologies to enable privacy and data protection. The Secure Technology Alliance delivers on its mission through training, research, publications, industry outreach and open forums for end users and industry stakeholders in payments, mobile, healthcare, identity and access, transportation, and the IoT in the U.S. and Latin America.

For more information, please visit


Adrian Loth
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