NEW YORK, Oct. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Living in Digital Times, an events and conference production company focused on the intersection of lifestyle and technology, and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the owner and producer of CES®, the world's gathering place for all involved in the business of consumer technologies announced today the launch of The Digital Money Forum, a unique conference featuring the tech leaders that are producing the news-making array of financial tools and solutions that are shaping the digitization of money. For the first time, financial companies and high-tech developers at the forefront of the industry will provide a look at their cashless payment plans for the future, offering lively discussions about how this will affect consumers and the industry. The Digital Money Forum, presented by MasterCard, will take place on the show floor at Tech West, Venetian Level 4, Marcello Ballroom, 4404, Las Vegas, NV, on January 8.
"That five dollar bill in my pocket is about to become an anachronism. It's going to be replaced, but with what? That's the million dollar question," said Robin Raskin founder and president, Living in Digital Times. "The digitization of money is going to affect everyone, so we are taking a close look at how these emerging financial systems of tomorrow are going to be integrated into the everyday lives of consumers."
The conference will be moderated by Michael Casey, a Senior Advisor at the MIT Digital Currency Initiative. Casey was formerly a senior columnist with The Wall Street Journal and is the co-author of The Age of Cryptocurrency.
Sessions will feature a keynote address from MasterCard about the future of payments. The Digital Money Forum will also explore a variety of other aspects of the digitization of money from e-wallets, chip-embedded credit cards, digital currency systems and much more including:
- Digital transaction services
- Biometric identification
- E-commerce policy and legislation
- The current and future state of retail
Research indicates that by 2016, mobile payment transactions could reach a value of $1 trillion. Digital money already allows developing markets to leapfrog traditional banking challenges with the widespread use of mobile phone solutions. Tap-and-pay services, digital POS systems and lower cash management costs will drive small business enterprise, while transparency in financial exchanges decreases corruption and fraud potential for all businesses.
Don't miss the opportunity to join a "melting pot" of thought leaders in the digital money arena. CES attendees in the following industries are urged to attend: retail and manufacturers, government agencies and regulators, financial services and banking organizations, high-tech developers, press, investors and transaction processors.
Experts interested in speaking on a panel should contact [email protected] or call 888-205-4473. Registration for CES is now open. For companies interested in having a presence, the e-Commerce Marketplace is the perfect place to showcase products. Held January 6-9, and located in the South Hall 1 at the LVCC, the marketplace will feature everything from e-wallets to mobile payment systems, from virtual currency to cryptographic solutions.
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About Living in Digital Times
Founded by veteran technology journalist Robin Raskin, Living in Digital Times brings together the most knowledgeable leaders and the latest innovations impacting both technology and lifestyle. It helps companies identify and act on emerging trends, create compelling company narratives, and do better business through strong network connections. Living in Digital Times produces technology conferences, exhibits and events at CES and other locations throughout the year by lifestyle verticals. Core brands include Digital Health Summit, Fitness Tech, Baby Tech, [email protected], Family Tech Summit, TransformingEDU, MommyTech TV, Beauty Tech, Wearables and FashionWare runway show, Mobile Apps Showdown, Last Gadget Standing, Robots on the Runway and the KAPi Awards. The company also works with various foundations and manages the Appreneur Scholar awards program for budding mobile entrepreneurs, as well as the 10 Under 20: Young Innovators to Watch awards recognizing student STEAM innovations in New York City. For more information, visit www.LivinginDigitalTimes.com and keep up with our latest news on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
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