Mirror, Mirror on the Retail Payments Wall, Which Countries are the Most Innovative of Them All? – And What that Means to Your Business

April 12, 2012
Hosted by Té Revesz

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We are seeing a revolution in retail payments, but would you believe that the greatest innovations are coming out of Turkey, Kenya and South Korea? Explosions in social networking, mobility and video, the advent of the Internet and mobile native’s generation, and changes in regulation are all transforming how the payments industry and international business works. As this wave of change pits banks against retailers against mobile operators against card companies in a global battle for market share and profits, why are some countries founts of innovation, while others lag? My guest, Deborah Baxley, principal with Capgemini Financial Services has some answers that will surprise you. Recognized for her insights on the future of the industry, Deborah will talk about how payments are evolving in different markets – and why. How to create win-win-win payments models, and how you can have input into the way things turn out. Tune in for this show that affects the lifeblood of every business.

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Té Revesz

Té Revesz

Té Revesz is known for her ability to conduct strategic research on a global basis and for her creativity in handling complex business challenges.

As principal of GlobalReach-SBI, a research and consulting firm with a network spanning over 60 countries, Té provides clients with strategic intelligence on market opportunities and threats. She covers such diverse areas as global branding, new product development, payment cards, clinical trials, and political risk. An expert in primary research, Té has interviewed business, government and labor leaders, doctors and technical experts—and managed focus groups—around the world. She was profiled in Super Searchers Go to the Source as one of the top US interviewers.

Prior to founding her own firm, Té headed the Industrial & Healthcare Practices of FIND's Strategic Consulting & Research Group and taught at the Zicklin School of Business (Baruch/CUNY). She was the Editor of Business International’s flagship newsletter and helped create its country risk service.

An NYC native, Té is active with Citizen Action, the URJ’s Commission on Social Action, and NY Neighbors for American Values (defending religious freedom, diversity and equality). She holds a Masters from Columbia’s School of International & Public Affairs and a BA from Goucher College. She’s an avid bike rider, theater buff and farmers market supporter—and the bemused owner of 2 demanding felines.

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