SACSC Western Chapter Breakfast with Ian Merrington

Date(s) - 28 Mar '17
7:00 am - 10:00 am

Radisson Blu Hotel


The SACSC Western Chapter invites you to attend their breakfast with Ian Merrington.

South Africa 2017: The Impact of Mobile FinTech on Point of Sale

The use of mobile devices (watches, phones) to make payment at POS gives rise to a number of new considerations and amongst the challenges being faced is how does the retailer know that he has been paid? Automation of the process may also obviate the need for cashiers and tellers. Customers will also seek out an ease of check-out experience, taken to the extreme it will become seamless and goods will be charged as they are placed in the basket. Ian will also discuss Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and the impact of the Blockchain and decentralized technology on your business.

Ian Merrington is CEO of The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative and the Bandwidth Barn. Ian sits on the advisory boards of the University of Cape Town Information System’s department and the Computer Sciences department. He is a lead mentor for the Barclays Techstars program in Cape Town. He is passionate about the role of innovation in solving the challenges faced by modern societies. He believes that FinTech and the Blockchain have enormous transformative potential in Africa and that inclusive innovation can improve lives across the continent. In his current role, he has a focus on supporting and incubating inclusive tech enabled innovation, creating job ready candidates for the ICT sector and also accelerating tech entrepreneurs, specializing in FinTech, EdTech and Data. He has experience in delivering stimulating, entertaining and insightful presentations on South Africa, African and global political and economical trends. 


Members: R350.00 (excl. VAT)

Non-members: R495.00 (excl. VAT)

(Halaal & Kosher meals carry a surcharge of R100.00 excl. VAT)

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