Universal Commerce for Today's Connected Consumer

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Title: Universal Commerce for Today's Connected Consumer
Author: Herrington, Mark
Abstract: Today's consumer have information at the finger tips 24/7. They rely on social media, online offers and tools, and input from various mobile channels to help them make smart buying decisions. As shopping and buying evolve, mobile apps will serve as the hub powering this new era of commerce--bridging the virtual and physical worlds.
Description: Presented on September 26, 2012 at 4:30 pm in the LeCraw Auditorium, Scheller College of Business building on the Georgia Tech campus. Mark Herrington is the Executive Vice President of Global Product Management & Innovation at First Data – a company that focuses on making it easy, fast and secure for people and businesses to buy goods and services using virtually any form of electronic payment. Mr. Herrington has a wealth of experience with product innovation in high-growth, technologyfocused environments and he is using this experience to help First Data develop products and solutions that can be distributed globally. In 2001, Herrington co-founded Money Network, a company that was based on the core belief that businesses could decrease paper payroll check costs while providing their employees with a mainstream financial services alternative. Under the leadership of Herrington and his team, Money Network experienced a compound annual growth rate of more than 80 percent since inception and it later became a First Data company. Mr. Herrington went on to become General Manager of First Data’s Retail Solutions division. In this role, he was responsible for overall performance of the division’s lines of businesses including prepaid, TeleCheck, eCommerce and merchant loyalty. Previously, Mr. Herrington was Executive Vice President of the Americas for i2 Technologies, a Dallas-based enterprise software provider. During his seven years with i2, the company grew from $8 million in revenue to $1.1 billion. Prior to his time with i2, Herrington spent eight years in sales and sales management positions with McCormick & Associates, American Software and Oracle Corporation. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Memphis. Runtime: 53:13 minutes
Type: Lecture
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1853/45065
Date: 2012-09-26
Contributor: Georgia Institute of Technology. Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship
Georgia Institute of Technology. College of Business
First Data
Relation: IMPACT Speaker Series
Publisher: Georgia Institute of Technology
Subject: eCommerce
First data
Payments technology

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