TEQnation 2019: Mohammad Zarifi & Yvonne Duits – Wearables

ABN AMRO possesses a clear and bold purpose: banking for better, for generations to come. The bank’s impact on society and on the economy is tremendous, and for our contribution to be both positive and enduring we need to make the right choices. Everything that we do derives from our purpose: now and in the future. The payment landscape will change more in the coming five years than the last 50 years. When it was cash or paper cheques then, paying now comes in many forms. Customers are digitally driven and expect convenient ways of paying in which wearables are an example. Please join the session and take a look into the future world of payments.

Bio Mohammad

Mohammad is an experienced IT professional with +15 years of experience in design, development and testing of IT systems and solutions. He is deeply passionate and excited about IT systems and emerging technologies, especially in the ePayment domain. Currently, he is implementing an emerging payment solution: Wearable. In the agile team, consisting of designers, developers and testers, he is designing a contactless payment solution.

Bio Yvonne

Yvonne Duits career at Dutch bank ABN AMRO started in 2009. In her current roll of Product owner Payments she is successfully leading the strategy and development for Digital Payments. Being passionate about innovation, strategy and customer experience she created a new product not only for ABN AMRO clients, but with them. In the past 12 months, 500 ABN AMRO customers have experimented with paying via wearables and their responses have been hugely favourable: no less than 80% of test users preferred wearables to a regular bank card. Last November she announced that ABN AMRO is launching contactless payments with wearables for all its retail customers, and is therefore worldwide the first bank that can offer this. Customers are offered a choice in various wearables from Garmin and Fitbit smartwatches to passive wearables like a ring or bracelet.

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