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Mastercard at #MWC18: Empowering You in the Digital Economy


With each passing day, we are making changes to how we live, work and play – using technology to make our digital lives more simple, seamless and secure. The Internet of Things is changing the user experience from workspaces and public transport to retail locations; AR and VR is bringing shopping experiences to our living rooms and artificial intelligence is helping us secure payments and is making every engagement we make more personal than ever before. We will be making a number of global and regional announcements that demonstrate our commitment to this future, and we’ll be unveiling a number of brand new technologies on our stand for the first time. Join us from Monday, February 26th to Thursday, March 1st in Barcelona (Hall 5, Stand 5D61) to see and learn more about how we are empowering people, unlocking business potential and growing economies. Among the senior executives available for briefings in Barcelona, are:

  • Jorn Lambert, Executive Vice President, Digital Partnerships

Jorn is responsible for our relationships with the tech players – from device makers to telcos and social networks

James is the global lead for Masterpass and Mastercard Digital Enablement Service, our tokenisation programme

  • Paolo Battiston, Executive Vice President, Digital Payments and Labs for Europe

Paolo is responsible for the management and development of emerging payment products across Europe, including e-commerce, m-commerce, p2p payments, contactless and inControl.

Kiki leads our global strategy to enable commerce on every connected device, from wearables to connected cars and smart home products and chatbots. Among the highlights at this year’s Mobile World Congress:

  • Wednesday, 28 February, 16.30 CET: “The Digital Consumer” panel featuring Nina Nieuwoudt, Vice President, Product Development and Innovation at Mastercard Labs – on “Why should we trust your digital security” (Hall 4 Auditorium 3)
  • Tuesday, 27th February – Friday 2nd March: We will bring our signature Girls4Tech STEM curriculum to the Youth Mobile Festival, educating more than 20,000 school-aged children on science, technology, engineering and math principles. (La Farga de L’Hospitalet, Barcelona)

Be sure to visit the Mastercard Engagement Bureau and follow @MastercardEU on Twitter for updates on Mobile World Congress.