June 10, 2016

MRC Survey Recap: Merchants See New Revenue Opportunities

Three Key Findings from MRC’s Global Payments Survey As all merchants know by now, the ecommerce environment is not short on sources of revenue loss. However, the MRC Global Payments Survey 2016 demonstrates a surprising shift in perspective on that subject. Merchants are finally starting to realize that one catch-all solution will not do the trick; instead, merchants need different …

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June 1, 2016

Paradigm-Shifting Ideas Provided by Two Innovation Experts

Revolutionary Insight on Innovation Provided at the CIO Summit and CNP Expo Inspiring innovation and challenging the status quo are primary goals for many business owners. However, putting those objectives into practice can be difficult. I recently attended two different industry events, both of which challenged my outlook on innovation, why it’s important, and how we can incorporate it into …

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May 13, 2016

Does Your Fraud Prevention Address the Greatest Risk Factor?

Criminal Fraud Gets All the Headlines, but Friendly Fraud Deals Much Greater Damage After several high-profile data breaches over the past few years, criminal activity is definitely the central focus when it comes to widespread concerns about fraud. Identity and financial data theft has become a central focus of public anxiety for both merchants and consumers. However, when it comes …

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April 28, 2016

STEM Needs More Females: 5 Ways to Improve Gender Diversity

Why We Need More Young Females in STEM…and How to Make it Happen In our current technology-based world, the demand for STEM professionals is increasing exponentially. Despite that fact, women are drastically underrepresented in almost all STEM-related professions. So, what’s the best way to help level the playing field in STEM careers? Why We Need More Females in STEM Education …

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April 20, 2016

Current Global Fraud Trends: Providing Insight and Analysis

Recap of the Fifth-Annual Operations Summit Event Last week, Cincinnati welcomed the Fifth-Annual Operations Summit, a great international conference for the omnichannel ecommerce ecosystem. Event organizers invited me to answer a series of questions, contributing my thoughts to the Preventing Fraud in a Global Ecommerce World panel. Here is a sampling of our insight and analysis. Q: What are the …

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April 12, 2016

How Will Millennials’ Opinion on Debt Impact the Economy?

Millennials Swear Off Credit Cards and Impact the Economy in a Big Way Recent data published by Experian revealed some interesting facts about the much-discussed Millennial generation and their relationship with credit cards. According to the data, about 67% of all Millennials (people roughly between the ages of 18 and 35) carry a credit card, even though 64% of the …

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April 8, 2016

Money 20/20 Europe Highlights

My Favorite Sights and Sounds From This Week’s Convention The Money 20/20 Europe convention will likely go down as one of the most high-profile events in the world for the FinTech industry, and I was honored to be a part of it. As the conference was winding down, I took a few moments to reflect on what an incredible experience …

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March 22, 2016

Correcting Gender Bias: People & Technology Each Have a Role

A Level Playing Field Benefits Everyone, and Everyone Has a Part to Play It’s no secret that gender inequality in the workplace is a problem. Women are underrepresented in leadership and business roles across the board, while those who manage to make it are still paid substantially less than their male counterparts. Studies suggest that companies who draw on a …

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March 11, 2016

Pinterest: Helping Shape the Future of Ecommerce

The Social Media Platform That’s More Than Just an Image Sharing Site The fact that social media can be a seriously useful tool for ecommerce is no great secret. However, even some fairly savvy merchants and marketers might not be fully leveraging one of the best and fastest-growing platforms in the social media game. No matter what you’re selling, Pinterest …

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February 29, 2016

Entrepreneurial Success: 3 Essentials You Can’t Do Without

Three Things That Powerfully Impact an Entrepreneur’s Success Entrepreneurship is a career path chosen by many, but few succeed. Why? What helps ensure success for those who seek it? I was recently reminded of three powerful ideas that can significantly improve the odds of turning your entrepreneurial venture into a success. Turning Your Ideas Into Reality I was recently asked …

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