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.

Digital Payments
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Connected Economy
The Eight Trends That Will Shape Payments, Retail, and the...

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Karen Webster
The Year in Payments: From BNPL to FTX to the...

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Economy
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Platform Payments
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Cryptocurrency
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Connected Economy
What 2014 Teaches Us About the Future of Payments and...

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Connected Economy
How to Catch the Next Wave of Digital Transformation

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