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FinovateFall 2014 Sneak Peek: Part 6


You know you’re looking at the biggest FinovateFall ever when you’re six posts deep into our Sneak Peek series and we’re still not done.

Before we introduce you to the next batch demoing in New York later this month, here’s a quick guide to those we’ve already covered. Remember, there’s still plenty of time to get your ticket to FinovateFall 2014 and see all this fintech talent yourself.

This week, our six innovators are MasterCard, Matchi, Misys, Silanis, Sr. Pago, and WingCash. Enjoy!


MasterCard’s Pay with Rewards gives MasterCard cardholders the ability to redeem their rewards for purchases at millions of eligible MasterCard locations worldwide.

    • Differentiate rewards programs at the Point of Interaction
    • Accepted at millions of locations with no changes to the POS
    • Provides cardholder flexibility and choice
Why it’s great:

MasterCard connects consumers, FIs, merchants, governments, and businesses worldwide, enabling them to use electronic forms of payment, and now … rewards points.


Kyle Clark, VP Product Development, MasterCard Loyalty

Clark focuses on simplifying and enhancing the consumer rewards experience. He is currently the Pay with Rewards product owner.

Chris Guiney, VP Product Development, MasterCard Loyalty

Guiney leads a team of professionals dedicated to bringing the power of targeted loyalty services to clients and consumers worldwide. He is the platform owner of the MasterCard Rewards System.


Matchi is a global innovation matchmaking platform that enables innovators to showcase market-ready solutions, and for banks to source these innovations from anywhere in the world.

    • All logged innovations are market-ready at least at prototype phase
    • Offers banks a curated shortlist of solutions aligned to their strategies
    • Sponsor Banks can connect & collaborate
Why it’s great:
It brings innovators and banks together to drive banking forward and increase ROI for both parties.


Warren Bond, Co-founder

Bond is Co-founder of Luminous and has – as its CEO – steered this firebrand to deliver a number of innovations that contributed to FNB winning the title of most innovative bank in the world in 2012.

David Milligan, CEO

Milligan has an extensive background in innovation management within banking, as well as strategy consulting. He is passionate about “bringing new ideas to the discipline of the market.”


Misys brings disruptive digital innovation to 2,000 financial services customers worldwide – making banking “frustration-free” for consumers.


    • Ultra-target sales campaigns
    • Slick user experience
    • Generate new revenues through digital channels
Why it’s great:

Turbo-charge your new sales by turning digital channels into your most successful sales channel. Be more relevant to your customers.


József Nyiri, Director of Innovation, Digital Channels LABS

My goal is to make us, everyday people less frustrated when we manage money, use financial services, and plan our future.

Tamás Grünzweig, VP Head of Innovation, Digital Channels LABS

Work hard. Have fun. Make history.

Businesses choose eSignLive by Silanis when e-signatures matter. With e-SignLive’s Use Your Own Device capability, banks can now use the customer’s smartphone/tablet to capture hand-scripted e-signature.

    • Individual and joint remote account opening
    • No need to visit the branch just to sign – eliminates costly in-branch hardware
    • Make e-transactions more secure and personal
Why it’s great:

No app, no special hardware. Make on boarding convenient and secure with any smartphone. A remote, personalized digital experience makes your bank easier to work with.


Tommy Petrogiannis, CEO and Co-founder

Petrogiannis co-founded Silanis in 1992. As CEO, he is responsible for strategy, vision, and keeping the company focused on delivering the best possible customer experience.

TJ Witte, Senior Technical Consultant

Witte has been implementing enterprise software for 10+ years. As Senior Technical Consultant, he is involved in many banking deployments, and focused on mobile signing.


Sr. Pago is a payment system providing a debit card, card reader and app, and is revolutionizing the cash-based financial ecosystem upon which 70% of Mexicans rely.


    • First time a MasterCard can be replenished with a card reader
    • Enables payments and spending without a bank account
    • Processes magnetic strip and chip-based cards
Why it’s great:

Sr. Pago is revolutionizing the informal cash-based financial ecosystem in Mexico.


Pablo Gonzalez Vargas, Co-founder and CEO

Prior to Sr. Pago, Vargas founded a successful marketing agency, IF Marketing Atelier. He also founded EXA Radio and TV, one of the most important media chains for youth in Latin America.


WingCash says Cash is not weight, it’s wings. Cash securely delivered by WingCash to your wallet in the cloud for your convenience anytime, anywhere.


    • Safely and securely stored in the cloud
    • Conveniently accessible by you anytime, anywhere
    • Cash you hold, you control, and only you spend
Why it’s great:

Because life is better with cash, WingCash securely delivers cash to your cloud-based wallet anytime, anywhere. Hold on to cash, it is our future.


Bradley Wilkes, Founder & President/CEO

Wilkes is the Founder of WingCash, He also founded ProPay, a subsidiary of Total Systems Services (NYSE: TSS). He’s been awarded
6 payment-related patents. He received both an MBA/TM and BS degrees.

Steve Curtis, VP Director of Sales/Marketing

Curtis is an accomplished leader in the mobile payment industry. He is a solutions-driven sales professional with 14+ years of experience successfully delivered a wide array of financial solutions.

Be sure to check out our next Sneak Peek preview on Tuesday for more from the innovators of FinovateFall 2014