CardLinx Announces 2019 Board of Directors, New Forum Series and O2O Industry Awards

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;$FDClt;/agt; lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#AIlt;/agt;–The CardLinx Association today announced its 2019 board of directors
including Microsoft, Rakuten, Sumitomo Mitsui Card Company, Mastercard,
Discover, First Data, FIS, Transunion, Augeo, Affinity Solutions, Fidel,
and Empyr. Board members are elected for one-year renewable terms and
represent the leading global merchants, banks, data and technology
companies, payment companies and fin-tech/ad-tech companies. The
CardLinx Association is the leading global trade association focused on
transforming online and in-store commerce by instituting industry
standards, fostering cross-industry collaboration, and convening
executive-level innovation forums.

“As recent news headlines demonstrate, the traditional industry lines
between merchants, digital advertising platforms and payment companies
are blurring rapidly,” said Silvio Tavares, CardLinx President and CEO.
“The 2019 CardLinx board of directors is comprised of world-class
executives from leading global companies. We are committed to industry
collaboration and product partnership to drive the next generation of
consumer shopping experiences.”

The CardLinx Association congratulates the 2019 board of directors:

  • Silvio Tavares, CEO and President of the Board, The CardLinx
  • Neal Bernstein, Senior Director, Microsoft
  • Bryon Cook, President and COO, Empyr
  • Paul Dattilo, Vice President Product, First Data
  • Jasma Ghai, Vice President, Network Products & Delivery,
  • David Kristal, Founder and CEO, Augeo
  • Brandon Logsdon, President, Excentus, a PDI Company
  • Kirsty Rankin, Senior Vice President, Mastercard
  • Paul Siegfried, Senior Vice President, TransUnion
  • Jonathan Silver, President and CEO, Affinity Solutions
  • Dev Subrata, Founder and CEO, Fidel
  • Satoru Suzuki, General Manager and Head of US Office, Sumitomo
    Mitsui Card Company
  • Mladen Vladic, General Manager of Loyalty Division, FIS
  • Erin Warren, Senior Vice President, General Manager, Rakuten

2019 CardLinx Forum Series Launches with the CardLinx West Forum:
Beyond the Shopping Cart in San Francisco on March 12

CardLinx also announced its groundbreaking 2019 Forum Series exploring
new commerce technologies, digital loyalty and artificial Intelligence.
The first forum takes place in the San Francisco Bay Area on March 12th and
features keynotes from Mastercard, Transunion and Rakuten among others.
These exclusive, senior-level forums are held in North America (CardLinx
West), Asia (CardLinx Asia) and Europe (CardLinx Europe) and enable
leaders from various industries to meet, collaborate, and learn about
the latest advances in commerce technology.

March 12, 2019: CardLinx West Forum – Online-to-Offline Commerce
the Shopping Cart, San Francisco, California
To register:

May 14, 2019: CardLinx Europe Forum – Digital Loyalty
AI: More Engagement, More Sales, Paris, France
To register:

June 2019: CardLinx Asia Forum – AI and Digital Advertising
Machines Get About Human Behavior, Tokyo, Japan
To register:

Introducing the CardLinx O20 Awards – Winners Will Be Announced at
the CardLinx West Forum

CardLinx will be presenting the first annual CardLinx O2O Awards on
March 12, 2019. The O2O Awards recognize outstanding achievement in the
online-to-offline (O2O) industry.

Founder’s Award
This award recognizes outstanding
achievement and service to the card-linking and online-to-offline
industries. Nominees must have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to
industry advocacy, promoting product collaboration and standardization
in the industry.

Entrepreneur of the Year
This award honors the most
successful independent innovators that have started new businesses or
new business models within large enterprise companies. The winner will
have achieved significant scale and/or impact with their new business.

Product Collaboration of the Year
This award highlights
innovation that is the product of partnerships between independent
companies in online-to-offline commerce.

Best Consumer Experience
This award recognizes new
online-to-offline products that deliver new and compelling consumer
experiences. Nominees must have demonstrated a new or innovative
approach to consumer shopping experiences.

About the CardLinx Association

The CardLinx Association is the premier, multi-industry trade
association focused on transforming online-to-offline commerce and
card-linking worldwide. On behalf of its members, the association
fosters cross-industry collaboration, develops industry services,
organizes executive-level innovation forums and institutes common
standards to minimize and eliminate friction for purchases. Membership
in the CardLinx Association is open to merchants, financial
institutions, digital publishers, advertisers, merchant acquirers,
payment networks and fintech companies. For more information about
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