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Sionic Mobile and FreedomPay Announce Strategic Alliance from TRANSACT

BY: Business Wire Apr 18, 2018 7:15AM EDT

Source: Business Wire

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LAS VEGAS–Sionic Mobile, a leading provider of cloud-based connected commerce and loyalty currency gateway services and FreedomPay, a leader in secure commerce technology for lodging, gaming, retail, restaurants, stadiums and other hospitality merchants, today announced from the TRANSACT conference they have entered into a strategic alliance agreement to deliver an enhanced mobile payments and rewards experience, helping merchants quickly and securely connect and engage with millions of consumers through in-vehicle dashboards and preferred mobile apps.

“Commerce goes beyond simply processing a payment, but rather is about enabling a richer consumer experience,” said Bhavik Shah, Director, Business Development, FreedomPay. “Like FreedomPay, Sionic Mobile is focused on helping merchants engage mobile consumers by providing an exceptional user experience. Together, we’ll provide a seamless payment ecosystem for merchant operations, as well as a secure payment experience for app users.”

FreedomPay’s Advanced Commerce Platform will directly integrate with Sionic Mobile’s award-winning ION Commerce Engine® (ICE) through a cloud-connected interface, for speedy and secure mobile transactions. The synthesis, by means of FreedomPay’s middleware, the FreeWay Commerce Connect (FCC), will facilitate a simplified point of sale integration of Sionic Mobile’s proprietary 3-digit code for mobile checkouts at merchants in the Mobile Rewards Marketplace®. Additionally, FreedomPay’s clients will gain access and visibility to mobile consumers in the Marketplace, where they’ll be able to accept mobile payments, deliver offers, perks, and rewards to those consumers, and accept their loyalty currency as cash at the point of sale.

Bob Burroughs, EVP of Product at Sionic Mobile, explained, “FreedomPay is recognized within the industry for its commitment to providing secure commerce technology that is designed to enhance the customer experience and streamline the payments process. Integrating our connected commerce platform enables FreedomPay to take this commitment to the next level, providing its clients direct access to millions of loyal consumers, boosting in-store traffic and driving incremental new sales.”

The integrated platforms will be available to customers in April 2018. To learn more, visit www.mobilerewardsmarketplace.com.

About Sionic Mobile
Midtown Atlanta-based Sionic Mobile, a cloud-based connected commerce company, reaches millions of consumers in their vehicles and through their favorite mobile apps. The Company operates the Mobile Rewards Marketplace® – a digital loyalty co-op where brick-and-mortar merchants deliver offers, perks and rewards to consumers and accept their loyalty currency as cash at the point of sale. App partners include top-tier loyalty programs in automotive, travel, mobile phone service and other channels. The award-winning ION Commerce Engine® (ICE) and Company-owned, GeoSense® iBeacon network drives more frequent app usage for partners and increases foot traffic and incremental new revenue to merchants. Merchants pay a small marketing fee when customers interact with vehicle dashboards or pay with their mobile apps. Visit www.SionicMobile.com.

About FreedomPay
The FreedomPay Commerce Platform is the best way for merchants to simplify complex payment environments. Validated by the PCI Security Standards Council for Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) along with EMV, NFC and DCC capabilities, global leaders in retail, hospitality, gaming, education, healthcare and financial services trust FreedomPay to deliver unmatched security and advanced value-added services on a global scale. With broad integrations across top point-of-sale, device manufacturers and payment processors, supported by rapid API adoption, FreedomPay is driving the future of commerce and customer interaction around the world. For more information, go to www.freedompay.com.

Contacts
For Sionic Mobile
Anna Stanley, 251-517-7857
anna@williammills.com
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For FreedomPay
Rebecca Devine, 215-434-7191
freedompay@mavenagency.com

Sionic Mobile and Payscout Announce Strategic Alliance from TRANSACT

BY: Business Wire Apr 17, 2018 7:45 AM EDT

Source: Business Wire

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LAS VEGAS–Sionic Mobile, a leading provider of cloud-based connected commerce and loyalty currency gateway services and Payscout, one of the fastest-growing, privately held global payment processing providers in the world, today announced from the TRANSACT conference they have entered into a strategic alliance agreement to provide an enhanced mobile payments and loyalty solution helping merchants connect with and more effectively engage millions of consumers nationwide through their favorite mobile app.

Sionic Mobile’s award-winning ION Commerce Engine® (ICE) and Mobile Rewards Marketplace® will supplement Payscout’s innovative payment products, including Virtual Reality (VR) Commerce, a finalist for the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) Star Award, “Technology Innovation of the Year,” which will be awarded during TRANSACT.

“Through the Sionic Mobile partner alliance, merchants will be able to quickly and easily deploy a sophisticated mobile strategy,” said Payscout’s Co-Founder and President, Manpreet Singh. “Building consumer loyalty in today’s increasingly competitive market is crucial to the future success of merchants. The Marketplace not only enables the convenience of mobile payments, but also delivers an exceptional end-user experience that attracts new customers, while encouraging repeat business.”

Ronald Herman, CEO and founder of Sionic Mobile, said, “Like Payscout, we are focused on providing innovative, yet intuitive commerce solutions that simplify and streamline the payments process, while providing a richer customer experience. Through this integration, Payscout’s merchants will be able to quickly and easily reach millions of consumers through an app already on their mobile device, providing innovative services to merchants of all sizes with little to no upfront investment.”

To learn more, visit www.mobilerewardsmarketplace.com.

About Sionic Mobile
Midtown Atlanta-based Sionic Mobile, a cloud-based connected commerce company, reaches millions of consumers in their vehicles and through their favorite mobile apps. The Company operates the Mobile Rewards Marketplace® – a digital loyalty co-op where brick-and-mortar merchants deliver offers, perks and rewards to consumers and accept their loyalty currency as cash at the point of sale. App partners include top-tier loyalty programs in automotive, travel, mobile phone service and other channels. The award-winning ION Commerce Engine® (ICE) and Company-owned, GeoSense® iBeacon network drives more frequent app usage for partners and increases foot traffic and incremental new revenue to merchants. Merchants pay a small marketing fee when customers interact with vehicle dashboards or pay with their mobile apps. Visit www.SionicMobile.com.

About Payscout
Covering six continents, Payscout is a global payment processing provider connecting merchants and consumers via credit, debit, ATM, and alternative payment networks. The company’s technology platform offers payment processing solutions for brick-and-mortar and ecommerce transactions, and gives merchants instant access to 100+ countries, billions of consumers and trillions of dollars. Payscout has earned acclaim as a new-generation provider of merchant banking services, specializing in online/ecommerce retailers with a predominant proportion of card-not-present (CNP) transactions, including frictionless payments within immersive virtual reality experiences. For more information visit https://www.payscout.com/

Contacts
For Sionic Mobile
Anna Stanley, 251-517-7857
anna@williammills.com

Sionic Mobile Taps Joe Lazewski as Vice President of Strategic Accounts

BY: SIONIC MOBILE February 21, 2018

Source: Sionic Mobile

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Connected commerce innovator expands leadership team, adds mobile marketing veteran

ATLANTA, Feb. 21, 2018 – Sionic Mobile, a cloud-based connected commerce provider, today announced the addition of Joe Lazewski as vice president of strategic accounts. In his role, Lazewski oversees the development of growth strategies for mobile app user acquisition. Through partnerships with travel, social/media, mobile operators and other mobile app providers, he will be instrumental in helping partners connect their users to the rapidly growing Mobile Rewards Marketplace® via the company’s connected commerce platform, the ION Commerce Engine® (ICE). With more than 25 years of experience, Lazewski is recognized within the industry as a proven sales leader specializing in navigating complex sales cycles and developing long-term customer relationships. Prior to joining Sionic Mobile, he was the senior strategic account executive for computer software company, Zendesk, where he was responsible for building and maintaining the organization’s sales strategy, specifically focusing on larger, enterprise accounts. Additionally, he held sales leadership positions at other technology companies including SessionM, Revenew Inc. KANA Software, and Arpimo.

“I’m looking forward to working with such a forward-thinking organization like Sionic Mobile at this pivotal time in the mobile-connected industry,” Lazewski said. “The company is truly paving the way with its unique approach to connected commerce. It is modern, yet easy to adopt and scalable for businesses of all sizes. I’m proud to join this team of innovators who are consistently pushing the industry to the next level.”

Lazewski earned his Bachelor’s degree in Commerce with concentrations in Management Information Systems and Marketing from University of Virginia. Ronald Herman, CEO of Sionic Mobile, said, “Joe’s direct, hands-on experience providing mobile marketing services to companies like McDonald’s USA is widely respected in the industry, and he is viewed as a consistent, top producer. His attention to detail, especially when navigating complex, mutli-partner relationships, will serve our app partners, auto manufacturers and marketplace merchants well. We are pleased to welcome Joe and are confident his expertise will contribute to the company’s rapid growth and success.”

About Sionic Mobile
Midtown Atlanta-based Sionic Mobile, a cloud-based connected commerce company, reaches millions of consumers through their vehicle dashboards and through their favorite mobile apps. The Company operates the Mobile Rewards Marketplace® – a digital loyalty co-op where brick-and-mortar merchants deliver offers, perks and rewards to consumers and accept their loyalty currency as cash at the point of sale. App partners include top-tier loyalty programs in automotive, travel, mobile phone service and other channels. The award-winning ION Commerce Engine® (ICE) and Company-owned, GeoSense® iBeacon network drives more frequent app usage for partners and increases foot traffic and incremental new revenue to merchants. Merchants pay a small marketing fee when customers pay with their mobile apps.

Sionic Mobile Announces Don Westcott as Chief Compliance Officer

BY: Business Wire Jan 24, 2018 10:34 AM

Source: Business Wire

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ATLANTA — Sionic Mobile, a cloud-based connected commerce provider, today announced Don Westcott has been named Chief Compliance Officer. With more than 20 years of experience, he will oversee and develop enterprise governance, risk, and regulatory compliance strategies, establish corporate standards ensuring programs are effective and efficient, as well as instituting growth strategies while identifying and remediating risk.

Westcott joins Sionic Mobile from electronic commerce and payment solutions provider, First Data Corporation, where he was Director of Regulatory Compliance. In this role he managed regulatory compliance affairs for new, high-risk, and complex market segments performing risk assessments and critical process monitoring as well as developing and executing regulatory programs. Additionally, Westcott has held leadership positions in highly regulated environments including casinos, most recently Caesars.

“This is an exciting time in the payments industry and Sionic Mobile is leading the charge, shaping the industry with their innovative approach to connected commerce,” said Westcott. “I am proud to join such a talented team of entrepreneurs that continue to push the industry forward. Sionic Mobile offers consumers and merchants an evolutionary experience with its Mobile Rewards Marketplace® and connected car technology. While at First Data I had firsthand experience overseeing complex and emerging markets and this experience will prove vital in ensuring Sionic Mobile’s future success.”

While at First Data, Westcott developed, enhanced, and administered companywide policies, programs, and controls in a variety of areas including compliance oversight and sales order to product implementation. He earned his Associates of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies from Kaplan University.

Ronald Herman, CEO of Sionic Mobile, said, “Don’s extensive industry experience and excellent track record make him a valuable addition to the Sionic Mobile executive team. We are pleased to welcome him to Sionic Mobile and know he will play a pivotal role in this next phase of the company’s evolution.”

About Sionic Mobile
Midtown Atlanta-based Sionic Mobile, a cloud-based connected commerce company, reaches millions of consumers through their vehicle dashboards and through their favorite mobile apps. The Company operates the Mobile Rewards Marketplace® – a digital loyalty co-op where brick-and-mortar merchants deliver offers, perks and rewards to consumers and accept their loyalty currency as cash at the point of sale. App partners include top-tier loyalty programs in automotive, travel, mobile phone service and other channels. The award-winning ION Commerce Engine® (ICE) and Company-owned, GeoSense® iBeacon network drives more frequent app usage for partners and increases foot traffic and incremental new revenue to merchants. Merchants pay a small marketing fee when customers pay with their mobile apps. Visit www.SionicMobile.com.

Contacts
For Sionic Mobile
Anna Stanley, 678-781-3072
anna@williammills.com

CES 2018 – JANUARY 9-12 – LAS VEGAS, NV


BY: Sionic Mobile JANUARY 9-12, 2018

Source: Sionic Mobile

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CES is the world’s gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years — the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers.

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NORTH AMERICAN BITCOIN CONFERENCE – JANUARY 18-19, 2018 – MIAMI, FL


BY: Sionic Mobile JAN 18-19, 2018

Source: Sionic Mobile

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As January draws near, and the crypto space continues to explode, Keynote invites you to join us at the most important blockchain conference of the year, The North American Bitcoin Conference, a part of World Blockchain Forum: Investments & ICOs, taking place in Miami on January 18th and 19th 2018. The success of our 2017 conferences have brought together all the major players of the industry, launched some hugely successful businesses, and proven that the world of ICOs is growing exponentially.

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ATMIA USA’s ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXPO – FEBRUARY 6-8, 2018 – LAS VEGAS, NV


BY: Sionic Mobile FEB 6-8, 2018

Source: Sionic Mobile

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ATMIA USA’s annual conference and expo is the largest ATM-focused event in the world. Make plans now to attend the 2018 conference in exciting Las Vegas!

The theme for this next ATMIA USA conference is: Innovate and Succeed: the Next Decade for ATMs.

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FINOVATE EUROPE 2018 – MARCH 6-9, 2018 – LONDON, UK


BY: Sionic Mobile MAR 6-9, 2018

Source: Sionic Mobile

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See cutting-edge banking, financial and payments technology in a unique, short-form, demo format. Plus new for 2018….after the 70+ demos, get advice and insights from another 100+ fintech experts in a newly expanded programme. All taking place in a larger venue to accommodate increased demand.

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PAYMENTS SUMMIT 2018 – MARCH 26-29, 2018 – ORLANDO, FL


BY: Sionic Mobile MAR 26-29, 2018

Source: Sionic Mobile

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The Payments Summit is the premier industry event covering all things payments, including FinTech, EMV chip technology, mobile wallets, NFC, contactless, open transit systems and more. Attend the 11th annual Payments Summit and get the latest on all of these exciting technologies and the many business opportunities they can unlock.

2018 will mark the third time that the Secure Technology Alliance and the International Card Manufacturing Association (ICMA) are co-locating events, giving attendees a broader perspective from the core manufacturing and personalization of a card, to the rapid evolution in secure payments. 2018 also brings together membership from the U.S. Payments Forum, resulting in the most comprehensive gathering of card and payments professionals than ever before!

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CANADIAN ATM & PAYMENTS SUMMIT – APRIL 24-25, 2018 – TORONTO, CANADA


BY: Sionic Mobile APR 24-25, 2018

Source: Sionic Mobile

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ATMIA is pleased to announce the 2018 industry conference for Canada. With changes in the ATM and payments space coming at us at lightning speed we are challenged to stay ahead of the curve. This will be your opportunity to network with industry experts and stakeholders on a variety of current issues.

You will hear first-hand what our suppliers have to say. We will bring in experts on global cyber security to explain what the industry is doing to combat this type of crime. You will hear from industry specialists on how changes to software architecture will shape the future of the ATM. Listen and ask questions on major Canadian issues which impact your business. Hear from our banking community on how they are challenged in managing impending issues and enhancing their customer experience with the ATM delivery channel. Find out about ATMIA’s global blueprint consortium for next generation ATMs.

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