FinDEVr Live: Modo Payments Shows Developers How Digital is the New Mobile

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modopayments | @getmodo

Modo_FinDEVr2015_logoModo is connecting commerce to the new digital economy. Modo’s platform operates like a shipping container for intermodal payments. Value can be loaded into the container from a variety of systems, delivered across one or more channels, and arrive at a wide variety of destinations. Modo connects different types of value as well, including cards and accounts, and currencies such as digital, loyalty, offers, gifts, and cryptocurrencies. Modo also connects directly to mobile phones, with an innovative Connected Beacon that makes beacons two-way, instead of one-way, interactions.

Mobile payments are dead … long live digital payments
Mobile payments are the solution for a problem that doesn’t exist. Modo’s CEO will describe his voyage of discovery from mobile to digital and demonstrate why connecting containers is the next big wave in payments.

Key takeaways:

  • Why digital is the new mobile
  • How connecting commerce breaks the logjam
  • Get a tour of Modo, an awesome solution for connecting commerce to the digital economy

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Presenters:

Bruce Parker, CEO, Founder
LinkedIn | bruce@modopayments.com

Parker is a self-declared payments geek, a visionary and strategist for some of the largest and most innovative payments-technology companies in the world. Parker has created new products, built partnerships, and shaped strategies that have moved the payments industry.

Aaron Wilkinson, Chief Architect, Founder
LinkedIn | aaron@modopayments.com

Wilkinson has a decade-and-a-half of experience in software engineering that began with a foundation of real-time, embedded software for high-end military vehicles. He has branched out to many other fields, from user interfaces to software architecture and web services.

FinDEVr Live: Advisor Software’s Wealth Management Cloud Platform Offers 100+ APIs

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advisorsoftware.com | advisorsoftware.com/blog | @AdvisorSoftware

AdvisorSoftwareLogoAdvisor Software is the leading cloud platform for the investment advice industry. Our Wealth Management CloudTM platform offers an end-to-end suite of APIs and apps supporting every aspect of the wealth-management process, from client acquisition and financial planning to investment planning and portfolio construction, and extending to digital advice and portfolio rebalancing.

Advisor Software Wealth Management Cloud
Advisor Software is providing an overview of its Wealth Management Cloud platform, including the 100+ APIs that comprise its comprehensive solution for the fintech developer community. The company is demonstrating how its application components enable rapid prototyping and development of new wealth-management apps. Key topics will include the platform and its components, cloud deployment, APIs, and a demo of the key platform features.

Key takeaways:

  • Advisor Software’s journey into the world of APIs and cloud
  • How to build a new Robo Advisor quickly using plug-and-play application components
  • Other wealth-management application-development activity using our APIs and upcoming
    releases

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Presenters:

Archana Rao, VP Engineering
LinkedIn | arao@advisorsoftware.com
Archana Rao drives the engineering strategy and technical innovation at Advisor Software. With 15+ years of engineering experience, Archana has led development of various new products and platforms and cultivated global technical talent. Prior to Advisor Software, Archana was with Robert Bosch Healthcare, architecting and building their telemedicine platform. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science.

Kevin Kraus, VP Product
LinkedIn | kkraus@advisorsoftware.com
Kevin Kraus leads product development for Advisor Software. Prior to Advisor Software, Kevin spent 20+ years at Charles Schwab, including 15 years in various tech-product-management positions. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Providence College and an MBA from Dominican University.

FinDEVr Live: Clarify API Turns Audio and Video into Actionable Intelligence

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clarify.io | clarify.io/blog | @clarifyio

Clarify_FinDEVr2015_logoThe Clarify.io API gives you the ability to search and understand your audio and video to make them actionable.

Don’t be a Smaug, reinvest!
You’ve collected terabytes of recordings. You protect them like Smaug protected his gold. If someone wants to hear what a trader said to a customer, they face a multi-day, 15-step process just to listen to it. That’s insane. Recordings are full of data that could be used to make gold. You could help clients get better information faster. You could see patterns before they appear in trade data. You could extract relationship information that belongs to the company, but instead compliance officers hoard it like gold and discard it as soon as the retention policy allows. “Honey, where did you put that bag of money?” “Oh, I threw it out. I didn’t think we needed it anymore.”

Key takeaways:

  • There’s a lot of actionable data buried in your compliance recordings.
  • That actionable data is worth a lot of money.
  • It’s easier to get at than you think.

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Presenter:
Paul Murphy, CEO
LinkedIn | @prmurphy | paul@clarify.io

Murphy has spent 20 years in tech, including 10 years building systems for clients like J.P. Morgan and Saloman Brothers. He later joined Adeptra as CTO, a pioneer in automated outbound calling for credit-card fraud detection. He has now dedicated his time to leveraging emerging voice processing.

Ivo Rothschild, VP, Research and Development

FinDEVr Live: Worldpay Demonstrates its Securenet API

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WorldPaylogoWorldpay US provides leading payments processing services across multiple verticals including grocery, petroleum, retail, restaurant, ecommerce and small business. Utilizing traditional point-of-sale technologies to mobile devices, customers can accept payments anytime, anywhere. From transaction-capturing and -processing to merchant-acquiring, Worldpay provides insightful expertise, seamless delivery and valued relationships. We’re defining the way we work at Worldpay. Through innovation and investment, the Worldpay brand supports our desire to strengthen our focus on our customers and provide the most secure and reliable processing platform in the industry. Visit us at Worldpay.com.

“Add secure payments to any website, app or mobile device with the single Worldpay Securenet API”

Key takeaways:

  • Enhanced payments-data allows developers to create awesome user experiences
  • Various layers of the payments ecosystem
  • Electronic payments REST interface

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Presenters:
Chester Ritchie, SVP, Head of Strategy
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Ritchie created an award-winning Retail STAR point-of-sale software and the top-selling payment-processing software called X-Charge. During his tenure with an ISO, he built the company into a powerhouse through sales initiatives that resulted in a share-price appreciation of 1,850%.

Abe Gandara, Senior Sales Engineer (not pictured)
LinkedIn | abe.gandara@securenet.com
Gandara has 8+ years of experience across several different verticals and industries. He is versatile as a product and solution expert. Gandara is primarily focused on assisting partners and merchants with providing strategic solutions based on current needs, as well as offering a vision for their future.

FinDEVr Live: Authy Shows Two-factor Authentication in 20 Minutes

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AuthyFor security-aware companies, Authy Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) provides a proven fast-to-implement, highly scalable, and reliable alternative to passwords. Offering an intuitive user experience and a powerful API for developers, Twilio’s Authy 2FA is used by more than 10,000 websites and apps serving millions of new economy and fintech consumers the way they like their apps: single touch with self service. Our cloud-access solutions are beloved by our users and promise to bring 2FA to all apps and users.

Authy 2FA in 20 minutes
In this session, we’ll share some of the pitfalls of 2FA projects and how Authy and Twilio tackle these issues. We’ll show you with live coding that no special security know-how is required to add SMS/Voice, SoftToken and Push-style 2FA to your project with as few as three lines of code using either REST, or a library for your favorite language. The Authy REST API takes care of the tedious details like key management, secure data structuring, intelligent SMS routing, client components, push notifications, and user self-service for phone number or device changes.

Key takeaways:

  • Possible key reasons to switch to non-password Authy instead of building in-house
  • 2-factor authentication options offered by Authy can be done using their code or our language
  • How quickly Authy can be added to our apps and users

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Presenter:

Dan Killmer, Lead Solutions Architect
dkillmer@twilio.com | 917-426-4857
Dan Killmer is a technical presales professional with 25 years of experience building customer confidence by demonstrating, architecting and proving technology solutions, encompassing a large spectrum of technologies.

FinDEVr Live: Currency Cloud Takes a Look into the Creation of its API

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Currency cloud_logo_RGB_leftDevelop and automate your product with the Currency Cloud Payment Engine. Benefit from real-time wholesale rates and a fast, secure payment network that can be tailored to your business using our next generation API.

Currency Cloud API Rebuild by the Currency Cloud tech team is giving the audience an insider’s perspective on how they rebuilt the company’s market-leading API. They will cover the trade-offs between conventions, customer feedback and usability that take the creation of an API from textbook to real life. They are also talking through the innovative processes that they employed to ensure that the new API was exceptionally easy-to-use from the outset.

Key takeaways:

  • Trade-offs between reality and theory when building an API
  • Real world ‘drinking your own champagne’
  • Exposing your APIs in an open-source environment

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Presenters:

Rachel Nienaber, VP Engineering
LinkedIn | rachel.nienaber@currencycloud.com | +44 20 3597 4884
Nienaber is responsible for the ongoing development of Currency Cloud technology and support for client needs. Fluent in Ruby and Java, her knowledge of ever-evolving standards, passion for technology, and experience in scaling products makes her a critical asset for Currency Cloud in today’s global economy.

Liam McAndrew, Development Manager
LinkedIn | @liam_mcandrew | liam.mcandrew@currencycloud.com | +44 77 1912 9392
McAndrew is development manager at Currency Cloud. Having been with the company since its inception, he has played a key role in building the technology that is currently transacting over $10 billion a year. He is fascinated by the emergence of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.

FinDEVr Live: Coinalytics Helps Businesses Leverage the Blockchain for Actionable Intelligence

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coinalytics | blog.coinalytics.co | @coinalytics

Coinalytics_FinDEVr2015_logoDriven by the vision of decoding the world’s most powerful dataset, Coinalytics has developed an end-to-end intelligence platform, combining a variety of datasets and analytics to provide actionable insights and operational intelligence to the bitcoin industry. The path-breaking platform brings real-time machine learning and graph analytics capabilities to the blockchain.

Decoding the blockchain
The blockchain is the underlying ledger of bitcoin, where every transaction is recorded. Due to its decentralized and pseudonymous nature, understanding the data and deriving actionable insights in real time is no small challenge. We will cover a high-level overview of the Coinalytics platform and its architecture, taking a deep dive into the API. We explore some use-cases and applications for real-time blockchain intelligence.

Key takeaways:

  • Leveraging the blockchain for compliance and operational intelligence
  • Understanding the challenges of real-time blockchain analytics
  • Interacting with the Coinalytics platform

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Presenters:

Bill Gleim, Tech Lead
LinkedIn | @billgleim | bill@coinalytics.co

James Edwards, Principal Infrastructure Engineer

FinDEVr Live: Token Introduces its End-to-End Secure Payments Ecosystem

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token.io | @token_io

FS2015_Token_logo_snagToken provides a new rail for instant, secure, and flexible payments. The Token Payment Platform is an end-to-end secure payment system accessible to developers, wherein all transactions are authorized using digital signatures. With Token, third-party developers easily add payments and identity to their websites and apps. There is no worrying about PCI compliance or protecting user information as Token is based on public-key cryptography rather than shared secrets such as usernames and passwords. Token is focused on delivering the best developer experience to be had, allowing developers to focus on their core mission.

The future of payments now
Learn how website and app developers improve conversion rates and customer experience with Token’s new payment rail. Gone are the troubles with payment cards and other antiquated payment methods. You’ll see how Token supports current payment models and how it creates opportunities for new and exciting business models. You’ll see how incredibly smooth user provisioning is, how easy it is to integrate with websites and apps, and what rock-solid security means. Basically, you’ll get to know the future of payments now.

Key takeaways:

  • How to increase conversion rates for websites and mobile apps
  • What a good customer experience really looks like
  • How security concerns will be a thing of the past

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Presenter:

Bill York, VP Development
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York is Token’s VP of product where he is responsible for the execution of Token’s product strategy. He has 20+ years of experience in building great teams and products for both consumer and enterprise applications.

Prior to joining Token, York was VP of product and technology for Tile, and also held executive leadership positions at Reachable. He was a founder, CTO, and SVP for product development at Comergent, an enterprise e-commerce software company used by clients including Cisco, Intel, and DIRECTV.

 

FinDEVr Live: Hyperwallet Presents its RESTful API and Embedded Payout Widget

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HyperwalletLogoEnhance your outbound payments experience and improve worker loyalty with Hyperwallet’s flexible payments platform. From online payment portals to unified APIs, Hyperwallet’s global payout network provides collaborative economy companies and their workers with a range of payments capabilities, integrated financial tools, tax-reporting solutions, and business support services. Our range of flexible worker-payment options includes local bank deposits, international wire transfers, branded prepaid and virtual cards, checks, cash pick-up services, and pay-to-existing-card capabilities. With offices in San Francisco and Vancouver, you can learn more about Hyperwallet at hyperwallet.com.

Paying the on-demand economy: moving from payment methods to a payment platform

Don’t just pay your workers; provide them with the tools they need to achieve freedom, independence, and control over their personal enterprises. Improve worker loyalty and morale on your platform with an integrated worker-payment platform. During this session, members of Hyperwallet’s product and development teams will be showcasing two new payout features: the company’s RESTful API and an embedded payout widget. Both features have been developed for easy integration, ensuring a simple end-user experience, secure connections to Hyperwallet’s global financial network, and direct access to a wide variety of worker-directed payout options.

Key takeaways:

  • The advantages of a single, integrated payments platform vs. the technological and
    operational complexity of managing multiple payment methods
  • The power of payee choice: build lasting worker loyalty by offering quick, easy and convenient payout options
  • How Hyperwallet is bringing granular tracking to global payments, moving global payment distribution from “Batch and Hope” to “API and Certainty”

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Presenters:

Bill Crowley, CPO
LinkedIn | bcrowley@hyperwallet.com | 855-449-3737
Crowley is chief product officer at Hyperwallet, where he leads product and customer implementation teams in developing innovative global payment solutions. He is responsible for all aspects of the product lifecycle and solution delivery, including product conception, development, and launch.

Blair Olynyk, Software Architect
LinkedIn | bolynyk@hyperwallet.com | 855-449-3737
Olynyk has 12+ years of experience in the fintech industry where his technical expertise includes Java EE and various JavaScript frameworks. As software architect at Hyperwallet, he leads cross-functional teams in building products and solutions that simplify global payments.

Florian Krauthan, Software Developer

FinDEVr Live: Thomson Reuters Showcases Eikon

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ThomsonReutersLogoThomson Reuters connects and powers the global financial community through our open and trusted news, data, analytics and insight, tools and applications, trading capabilities, and infrastructure and services—enabling discovery, liquidity and compliance. We help our customers uncover critical insights and market opportunities and connect to the largest network of financial professionals—enabling better decisions and more confident actions. We create efficiencies that drive profits with scalable infrastructure and services—enabling faster and smarter performance. Our trading applications and venues provide access to liquidity that connects customers and markets.

Enhancements to the open capabilities of Eikon

Thomson Reuters today announced enhancements to the open capabilities of its flagship financial desktop, Eikon, which will help foster innovation, boost productivity and enhance client servicing for financial institutions around the world. App Studio in Eikon allows third-party developers to create apps that display as native applications on the Eikon screen, distributing them directly and securely to Eikon users.

Key takeaways:

  • Unrivaled depth and breadth of content and analytics, various delivery options / routes
  • Eikon Application Platform / Partner Program / Professional Developer Community
  • Extensible open-source APIs

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Presenter:

Jonathan Haruni – Director, Application Development Services, AMERS/ASIA
Haruni has enabled many successes for customers and partners alike, both as a software developer and consultant. He now leads a team of API/SDK development consultants dedicated to help customers and partners integrate with Reuters’ open platform. Previously, he developed market data networks and API abstraction libraries.