5 Burning Questions: Gemalto’s Jean-Louis Carrara

In this NEXTcast interview, Jean-Louis sits down in the Briefing Room Hot Seat to answer five burning questions about mobile payments and to reveal “what’s next” for Gemalto.

Jean-Louis Carrara is Vice President, Business Development, North American Telecommunications Business Unit at the world-wide leader in digital security, Gemalto. Jean-Louis and his team have been bridging wireless operators services with financial institution’s needs to create comprehensive mobile financial services.

What does the future hold for mobile payments? Jean-Louis sees NFC as the most significant break through in the payments space. He feels it will get users accustom to the use of mobile wallets and drive the use of cell phones for mobile financial services. Listen to the entire NextCast interview to find out what’s next for Gemalto and payments, worldwide.




Executive Bio: As a Vice President at Gemalto, Jean-Louis Carrara is responsible for the deployment of new telecom product lines and service businesses in North America. Prior to this, he was VP Marketing, Solutions, and Strategy for the Gemalto’s digital security products and services for wireless providers in North America. He began his career with Gemplus in 1995 marketing SIM cards in Northern Europe, moved to the USA in 1997, and was responsible for the marketing and engineering of wireless solutions for Gemplus before it merged with Axalto to become Gemalto in 2006.

Mr. Carrara holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering from l’Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France and an MBA from the Ellis College of NYIT. Prior to joining Gemplus in North America, he was a consultant for Paris-based Nodal Consultants, specializing in Strategic Marketing Research. He conducted orientation studies including marketing and distribution strategies for patents and innovative products.


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