MasterCard was the top result when Google was initially searching for a payments partner to power its new digital wallet. With Google Wallet’s much-hyped debut this week, PYMNTS.com wondered how this collaboration will fit into MasterCard’s overall mobile strategy, and is it a sign the company is placing its bets on NFC adoption? Mario Shiliashki, SVP & Group Head of U.S. Emerging Payments at MasterCard, gives MPD CEO Karen Webster the inside scoop in this exclusive NEXTcast interview.
From MasterCard’s “The Heart of Commerce” Blog: First Release of Google Wallet with MasterCard Now Available for Sprint Nexus S 4G customers!
Part 1: Currently, where can Google Wallet be used, what is the game plan for getting the word out to the everyday consumer and who will have access to view the transaction data?
Part 2: How will the digital wallet impact overall payments dynamics, and is MasterCard placing its mobile bet on NFC?
Senior Vice President and Group Head
U.S. Emerging Payments Lead
Mario Shiliashki is senior vice president & group head, U.S. Emerging Payments Lead, responsible for U.S.-based development and commercialization of payment product platforms, including e-Commerce, Mobile, Chip, P2P, Transit, PayPass, inControl and Bill Payment. (Read More)