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The U.S. EMV Journey: Migrating Last, Benefiting The Most?

Nearly 95 percent of payment terminals in Western Europe accept EMV cards. In the U.S., however, just 14 percent of the 11.8 million operating terminals are EMV compatible, putting the nation in last place for EMV adoption and at the greatest risk for fraud. On March 4 at 1 PM EST, Philip Andreae, VP Field Marketing North America at Oberthur Technologies will speak with MPD CEO Karen Webster in a live digital discussion on the road to EMV in the U.S. The two will travel back in time to briefly revisit EMV milestones, and how EMV has evolved into what it is today. Then, they will leap into the future to examine just how suited EMV is to support digital payments innovation around the world.


In this digital discussion, you will learn:

  • A brief, engaging recap of EMV milestones
  • The role of EMV in supporting digital payment innovation
  • How EMV could be the answer to the question of security, and a global way to address authentication, verification and authorization




Philip Andreae
Vice President, Field Marketing, Payment, North America at Oberthur Technologies

At Oberthur Technologies, Philip Andreae, Vice President, Field Marketing, Payment, North America, provides clients an in-depth understanding of EMV and what it takes to introduce EMV in the U.S. He supports all of Oberthur Technologies’ EMV business development efforts and compliments and further expands and defines the company’s EMV offer in order to meet new requirements merging in the U.S. Over the last 20+ years, Philip has been actively involved in the payment industry and the evolution of EMV. While at Europay International, he was the executive responsible for driving the creation of the consortium that developed the EMV specification. At Visa Canada, Philip was a primary catalyst in the country’s migration to EMV. He helped define American Express’ global acquiring and issuing of EMV contact, contactless, and mobile strategies and provided management consulting and subject matter expertise in the fields of EMV, mobile, and card payments at Accenture. Philip successfully operated as a strategic consultant in both Europe and North America and worked with clients such as AT&T, Canadian Tire, Lowe’s, Verifone, and IBM.




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Karen Webster
CEO, Market Platform Dynamics

Karen Webster is one of the world’s leading experts on payments, commerce and retail innovation and a strategic advisor to CEOs and Boards of multinational players in those sectors. As CEO of Market Platform Dynamics, she works extensively with the most innovative players in the payments, financial services, mobile, retail, B2B, digital media and technology sectors to help them maximize the value of their platform assets, design disruptive new business models and ignite and monetize new innovation. Karen also serves as a member of the advisory board for several emerging companies.



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