Summer School 2014

We’re shaking up Summer School! This year instead of PYMNTS Summer School, we will be gathering on August 4 and 5 in Chicago for PYMNTS Retail Reinvention.

To learn more visit our website or email Jacqueline Murphy at for more information.


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Over the course of 2.5 days, from August 12-14, the most accomplished industry thought leaders and practitioners descended upon the Northwest Building on the Campus of Harvard University for Summer School™ 2014 powered by℠. Through cases taught by Harvard Business School Professors and Lecturers, "students" identified, discussed, and debated the issues that are core to the future of retail as we know it, and how new technologies can be harnessed to meet and exceed evolving consumer expectations.


Come meet our faculty


Get ready to dig in, roll up your sleeves, pay attention and think!


Six Modules. Three Live Cases. Plenty of Time to Network with Your Peers.

Module 1 | The Retail Business Model – What’s Broken and How Can Mobile PLUS Payments Help Fix it?

Module 2 | Mobile, Payments and The New Consumer Shopping Cycle

Module 3 | Omni-Channel and the Reinvention of Retail

Module 4 | Acquiring and Retaining Profitable Customers

Module 5 | How Mobile, Apps  and Technology are Turning Payments Transactions into Merchant/Consumer Interactions

Module 6 | What Retail Reinvention Looks Like


Live Cases

Live Case #1 ShopRunner | The merchant-branded commerce portal that is reinventing the retail business model.

Live Case #2  OpenTable | The restaurant reservation system that is out to turn its reservations systems into a mobile commerce platform.


Summer School Sponsors


For more information on Summer School™ Courses & Faculty  click here!


What’s better than Boston in August?

Having your evenings free while in Boston in August for continued networking with your peers and colleagues!  Take your discussions to the next level over dinner-don’t know where to go, we’ve got your covered- we will have plenty of suggestions for you in both Cambridge in Boston proper!


Now, all you need to do is apply to become a member of the Summer School™ class of 2014.

pymnts-click-button_275This class is designed for VP and Director level executives who are innovating and total focused on the mobile retail environment and how new technologies can harnessed to meet and exceed evolving consumer expectations.


Our space can only accommodate 225 people, so that we have a class size large enough to make it interesting but still small enough to be interactive. No joking … when we hit 225, it is class closed, so don’t delay if this sounds like just the kind of mobile commerce prep and background that you’ve been looking for.

All Summer School™ classes will take place in The Northwest Building on the campus of Harvard University* at 52 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA.


The registration fee for Summer School™ is $1995 per person.  
Please inquire about special merchant pricing and group offers. Contact Pam Bittner

Once you’ve completed your application, a member of the Summer School™ team will be in touch and once your application is approved you will receive additional details on how to complete the registration process and payment. For any questions, please contact Pam Bittner. (


Housing & Travel

We have secured a discounted room rate at The Courtyard Marriott-Boston for our Summer School™ students, until July 29, 2014.

Courtyard Marriott Boston Cambridge Hotel

777 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139

$179 per night + tax

Cut off date for discounted rates is Friday, July 25, 2014.

Reservations can be made by calling 866-323-4159 or 800-321-2211 or you can book online clicking here!

Be sure to reference group code PPPPPPA.

The Courtyard Marriott Boston-Cambridge is located about 9 miles from Logan International Airport.

For those planning to drive into Cambridge for Summer School™  and need parking information please contact Pam Bittner for details.



 *Please note that Summer School™ and℠ are not affiliated with Harvard University, nor is Summer School™ 2014 a Harvard University program or activity.