During interactive, music and film festival, South by Southwest (SXSW), the Live from Stubbs crew had the opportunity to record a dozen video interviews with some of the top mobile, security and technology minds in the business. In particular, we were fortunate enough to have leader in online security leader, Gemalto, sponsor our SXSW video series.
In this episode of our Live from Stubbs interview series, hosts Greg Matthews and Kyle Flaherty caught up with Nan Edwards of Isis. Nan is the city development manager at Isis Mobile Commerce — a joint venture created by AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless. Isis Mobile Commerce is developing an open and comprehensive mobile commerce platform that utilizes near field communication (NFC) technology to eliminate the need to carry cash, credit and debit cards, reward cards, coupons, tickets and transit passes. During the interview, Nan discusses how Isis’s mobile wallet will fundamentally change the way consumers shop, pay and save by offering an enhanced, more convenient and more personal experience – all with the tap of a phone.
During the interview, Greg, Kyle and Nan also discuss:
· The impact of NFC on local merchants
· ISIS’s presence at SXSW Interactive
· Consumer reactions to its products and some of the boundaries ISIS needs to work within
· Why/how NFV is secure