A Look INSIDE Contactless for the Next Payment Wave

In this NEXTcast exclusive interview PYMNTS.com sat down with Charlie Walton, EVP at INSIDE Contactless. Charlie has been involved with INSIDE since 2005 and is responsible for product and marketing activities.

With more than 200 million INSIDE Contactless chip platforms for contactless payments delivered worldwide, Charlie has been witness to the evolution of this payment sector. As we sit back and watch this dynamic industry evolve, Charlie and his team are marking their mark in contactless payments.

Listen to this exclusive interview to find out more on ‘What’s Next’ for INSIDE Contactless.



Executive Bio: Charles is responsible for leading INSIDE’s product and marketing organization. In this capacity he is responsible for defining business strategy and segments, driving product strategy and product development, and leading the launch of new contactless and NFC products in the payments, transit, and access/ID verticals.

Charles has fifteen years experience in the smart card sector and is currently the Chairman of the Contactless and Mobile Payments Council of the Smart Card Alliance. As the founder and CEO of Caradas, he was involved in smart card system development & integration programs with Visa, MasterCard, Fleet Bank, and Target. In addition, he served as COO of Diversinet driving mobile security initiatives, along with smart card & security experience with Securify (SVP, Security Services), CertCo (COO), and Spyrus (Director of Electronic Commerce). As well, he was the co-founder of the CyberTrust business at GTE and instrumental in capturing key first contract wins with MasterCard, American Express, and in Japan through the CyberTrust Japan joint venture.


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