Philippe Benitez

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Philippe Benitez is VP of Business Development at Gemalto Inc where he leads regional development efforts to increase card revenue for financial institutions through mobile payments, EMV and other value-added services. Prior to Gemalto, Philippe worked with Schlumberger in Paris France. He moved to Austin in 1998 and became a Texan shortly thereafter.

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Fraud doesn’t spread holiday cheer – the Naughty and Nice of online retail….


Posted on 24th Nov 2015 by in Financial Services

With the holidays approaching, more and more people are shifting online to buy their gifts. Learn how fraudsters on the naughty list impact holiday cheer and how we can secure your online shopping.

Frictionless Payments: EMV and Beyond


Posted on 10th Nov 2015 by in Financial Services

See what we learned at Money20/20 and how we can continue to innovate in secure payments.

Securing the Next Generation of Trusted Payments


Posted on 20th Oct 2015 by in Financial Services

With the shift to EMV, the future of payments is upon us. In this post, learn how we can secure online payments, mobile payments and everything in between.

Contactless technology beyond payment


Posted on 29th Jul 2015 by in Financial Services

Contactless technology extends far beyond just payment. More and more vendors in the entertainment, social media and retail industries are utilizing it as a way to build their communities by allowing fans and consumers to get even more out of the experience.

A complete payment security package: EMV, tokenization, encryption


Posted on 21st May 2015 by in Financial Services

There is no question that technology advancements in mobile payments and wearables are having an impact on the payments industry. Consumers are turning to smartphones and wearables, like festival wristbands and smartwatches, to manage their money in a quicker, more efficient way.  Easy, “tap & go” contactless payments are also on the rise. Just last […]

Instant issuance helps banks reconnect with customers in the wake of retailer breaches


Posted on 10th Mar 2015 by in Financial Services

2014 was the year of the data breach as we saw more breaches than ever before: 63,000 retail-related security incidents across 95 countries last year alone. While breaches are big news for retailers, they’re also big news for consumers and banks because of the credit and debit cards that need to be re-issued. A poll by the […]

Record data breaches in 2014 teach important lessons


Posted on 27th Jan 2015 by in Financial Services

The Identity Theft Resource Center reported that data breaches hit an all-time high of 783 in 2014, and in many instances payment card details were compromised along with personal information like email addresses, phones numbers, or physical addresses. This meant that more payment cards had to be reissued due to breaches in 2014 than in […]

EMV gains steam as President Obama signs Chip & PIN law in the U.S.


Posted on 22nd Oct 2014 by in Financial Services

President Obama sent a strong message to American consumers and the payments industry by endorsing the highest level of security for government payment cards and terminals.  He set the government the task of “leading by example”  by calling for “chip & PIN” EMV cards to combat fraud on 3 million credit cards issued to government […]

EMV in the USA: Gartner cuts through the Hype


Posted on 14th Oct 2014 by in Financial Services

In our last blog, we looked at the recently-released Hype Cycle Research Report from Gartner and the outlook for NFC technology. Next we will turn to another important technology that was included in Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Payment Innovation: EMV, and the U.S. migration. EMV has been gaining a lot of attention from payments experts […]

NFC: Beyond the Hype


Posted on 7th Oct 2014 by in Financial Services

The tech industry has been talking about NFC technology for a long time, and experts have repeatedly posed the same questions: “Are the uses and benefits of this technology realistic, or is it just hype?” And, “When will it become a productive part of the industry?” Gartner’s 2014 Hype Cycles separate the hype from the […]