WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), the global trade association representing the payments technology world, announced its first keynote speaker for "TRANSACT 16™: Powered by ETA." Bill Ready, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Product and Engineering at PayPal, will deliver insights on building a global payments platform to more than 4,000 payments and technology professionals in the TRANSACT 16 audience. The event will take place at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, April 19-21. Registration is open with early rates available for a limited time only at www.transact16.com.
"Our industry is changing rapidly, with payments veterans partnering with the most cutting-edge start-ups to bring consumers safer, faster, and more convenient payments," said Jason Oxman, ETA CEO. "Mobile payments are the next big wave, and no one understands this better than PayPal. We are delighted to welcome Bill Ready and his many years of payments experience to TRANSACT 16."
As PayPal's Global Head of Product & Engineering, Ready is responsible for PayPal's checkout experiences, Braintree, Venmo and building out an end-to-end platform designed for the future of commerce in-store, online and in-app. Bill came to PayPal with the acquisition of Braintree in 2013, where, as CEO, he and his team fueled the mobile commerce revolution by building one of the most innovative and influential startups in the payments industry – powering a number of the next-gen commerce players. Founded in 1998, PayPal continues to be at the forefront of the digital payments revolution. Last year the company processed 4 billion payments, of which 1 billion were made on mobile devices.
"For years, we have been talking about the rise of mobile payments and today we are starting to see the full potential that mobile can deliver to the commerce and payments industry," said Bill Ready, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Product and Engineering at PayPal. "At ETA's TRANSACT℠ 2016, I look forward to sharing PayPal's perspective on how we as an industry are using mobile to drive innovation, create better experiences online, in store and in app, but also drive inclusion and democratization across industries and geographies."
TRANSACT 16 is the single biggest event tailored to the evolving needs of the payments ecosystem. This is where seasoned industry titans come together with the newest innovators to close deals and open doors. TRANSACT 16 is where business gets done, and where payments titans meet current and future business partners, venture capital invests in what's next, growing companies build influence, and companies of all sizes launch new products.
ETA is the global trade association representing more than 550 payments and technology companies.