Written By Karen Webster

Karen Webster is one of the world’s leading experts on emerging payments and a strategic advisor to CEOs and Boards of multinational players in the payments and commerce space. As the CEO of Market Platform Dynamics, she works extensively with the most innovative players in the payments, financial services, mobile, B2B, digital media and technology sectors to identify, ignite and monetize innovation. Karen also serves on the boards of a number of emerging companies, helping innovators develop and implement business strategies that drive market adoption for their products and services. Karen is also an entrepreneur herself, who has successfully founded and launched several new ventures in the loyalty, on-line media, and social networking sectors, including PYMNTS.com.

Healthcare
Can Eli Lilly With LillyDirect Change the Delivery of Healthcare?

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Karen Webster
The Eight Pivotal Strategies for Payments and the Digital Economy...

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Karen Webster
52 Mondays 2023: The Year of Acronyms, AI and the...

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Payment Methods
PayPal: The Online Payments Friction Fighter That Became Friction

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Consumer Insights
What Electric Vehicles, Impossible Foods and Buy Now, Pay Later...

It seemed impossible. A product that looked like beef, bled like beef, and cooked...

artificial intelligence
Who Will Power the GenAI Operating System?

Silicon Valley’s 72-hour OpenAI drama was quelled last week with the return of Sam...

artificial intelligence
The Existential Threat That Microsoft Missed — and Could Put...

It was going to be different this time. The failure of then-Microsoft CEO Steve...

Retail
Can Shop Cash Turn Shopify Into an Amazon Challenger?

I’m feeling flush. I got an email last Saturday from Shop that I had...