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MOBILE PAYMENTS CONFERNECE – AUGUST 28-30, 2017, CHICAGO, IL

BY: Mobile Marketing & Technology Magazine AUG 28-30, 2017

Source: Sionic Mobile

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The Fall 2017 Mobile Payments Conference will be held at the Swissôtel Chicago in Chicago, IL, August 28 – August 30, 2017. There will be a large Retail presence added to the conference this fall. The conference will highlight the many new mobile commerce platforms, services, solutions, and standards that continue to enter this exploding market. If your company is either a Retailer, financial institution, ISO, or a Vendor and are looking at or already participating in mobile commerce, you’ll find invaluable resources at this event!

The Mobile Payments Conference is more than mobile payments, it is an invitation into a growing elite group of professionals who are holding a conversation that never ends. The conference is the pivotal intersection between end users, operations, marketing, finance and technology where we will discuss and answer all of your questions. We will do more than just talk and present products but walk through the experience that helps you personalize the mobile solutions.

Sponsored by Mobile Marketing & Technology Magazine, Mobile Payments Conference attracts an executive level audience from all parts of the mobile commerce ecosystem which includes retailers and bankers. MPC ’17 marks the tenth Mobile Payments Conference that Mobile Marketing & Technology will produce. “Mobilizing Retail is the New Buzz” will be our broad theme for the 2017 Mobile Payments Conference. The conference will feature the industry’s leading experts who will educate attendees about the latest mobile payments and mobile wallet solutions, services, standards and implementation strategies.

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RETAIL IN THE AGE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND BOTS – SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 – CHICAGO, IL

BY: Cardlinx SEP 12, 2017

Source: Sionic Mobile

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COMMERCE AND SHOPPING HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME DRAMATICALLY MORE EFFICIENT AND POWERFUL FOR BOTH CONSUMERS AND RETAILERS.

This conference convenes the leading merchants and technology companies revolutionizing commerce with real time data, artificial intelligence, card-linking and commerce bots. Hear from the leading retailers and technology companies deploying this technology today.

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BAI BEACON 17 – OCTOBER 4-5, 2107 – ATLANTA, GA

BY: BAI BEACON 17 OCT 4-5, 2107

Source: Sionic Mobile

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Powering smart decisions through innovation, thought leadership and engagement.

As a financial services leader, you are faced with challenging decisions every day. Decisions that impact your organization, your bottom line, and ultimately the consumers and businesses you serve. BAI exists to give you the confidence to make smart decisions by equipping you with the trusted information, powerful tools and actionable insights you need to propel your business forward.

BAI has reinvented its events, including BAI Retail Delivery and BAI Payments Connect, creating one new immersive experience, BAI Beacon, focused on the most important issues facing financial services leaders.

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MONEY 20/20 – OCTOBER 22-25, 2017 – ATLANTA, GA

BY: Money20/20 OCT 22-25, 2017

Source: Sionic Mobile

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Money20/20 is the world’s biggest, boldest and best event covering payments and financial services innovation for connected commerce at the intersection of mobile, retail, marketing services, data and technology.

With 11,000+ attendees, including more than 1,700 CEOs & Presidents, from 4,500 companies and 85 countries, expected at our 2017 U.S. event, Money20/20 is critical to realizing the vision of disruptive ways in which consumers and businesses manage, spend and borrow money.

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EBINTEC BANKING TECHNOLOGIES CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION – NOVEMBER 7-8, 2107 – ISTANBUL, TURKEY

BY: EBINTEC NOV 7-8, 2107

Source: Sionic Mobile

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EBINTEC Banking Technologies Conference and Exhibition will be organized on 07-08 November 2017 in Istanbul Turkey. EBINTEC is a niche and dedicated conference focusing on banking technology and solutions. EBINTEC Conference presents a perfect platform for solution providers to introduce their solutions including platform, system, software, hardware, services and consultancy. EBINTEC is one of the most important conferences in EMEA region on banking technology and solutions. An intensive participation is expected to EBINTEC 2017 Conference from EMEA region and also from others parts of the world. We recommend you not to miss this great event.

During EBINTEC Conference, speakers will share their visions, experience, knowledge and forecasts with the attendees. The language of the conference speeches will be English or Turkish. Simultaneous translation to Turkish or English will be available during conference speeches.

EBINTEC will have a conference exhibition area at where sponsor companies will introduce and demonstrate their solutions to the attendees. EBINTEC Conference will be a great opportunity for the sponsor companies to introduce their latest technologies and solutions and carry out demonstrations of their solutions. Conference halls and the exhibition area are next to each other. Visitors should get information about the solutions of sponsor companies by visiting the exhibition area.

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FINTECH CONNECT LIVE – DECEMBER 6-7, 2017, LONDON, UK

BY: FINTECH DEC 6-7, 2017

Source: Sionic Mobile

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Europe’s most exciting, full eco-system fintech event is back – bigger, better and busier than ever with 200+ Exhibitors & Partners, 200+ Expert Speakers, 3000+ Attendees, 4 Dedicated Conferences

Combining the hustle and bustle of an exhibition featuring over 3000 visitors, and 200 exhibitors and partners, FinTech Connect Live is the UK’s largest fintech event. Playing host to 4 strategic conference sessions with inspirational case studies from around the world, a technology buyers theatre with 50 product demos, 12 educational workshops tackling practical fast growth challenges, and two full days of dedicated mentoring clinics for start up leaders, FinTech Connect Live is the ‘must have ticket’ for stakeholders from across the full fintech eco-system.

FinTech Connect Live provides a platform for all those attending to collaborate, differentiate, form connections, source solution, conduct and generate business with new, existing and upcoming fintech players in the market.

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Sionic Mobile Boosts Mobile Loyalty and Payments Platform With RevTrax SmartOffers

BY: Business Wire March 21, 2017 7:45 AM EDT

Source: Business Wire

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ATLANTA & NEW YORK–Sionic Mobile and RevTrax today announced the integration of the ION Commerce Engine™ (ICE) mobile loyalty and payments platform with RevTrax SmartOffers®, enabling retailers and consumer packaged goods (CPG) providers to better engage and connect with millions of Rewards App users nationwide. Users will now have access to digital coupons for products at nearby retailers and free, exclusive perks on top of the instant rewards received for every mobile payment transaction.

“Retailers are mindful that digital and mobile influence is largely impacting the current consumer path to purchase, however, most retailers have not been able to effectively integrate this into actionable initiatives,” said Seth Sarelson, COO and co-founder of RevTrax. “The addition of digital, personalized incentives and offers to Sionic Mobile’s popular ICE mobile loyalty and payments platform provides merchants with the tools needed to deliver one-to-one marketing campaigns. Retailers and CPGs will now have the ability to deliver the ideal offer to consumers within spending distance, further building brand loyalty and enhancing the customer experience.”

Sionic Mobile’s ICE platform allows partners’ Rewards App users to pay for purchases with their phones and instantly earn rewards in their favored loyalty currency via the Mobile Rewards Marketplace™, which includes more than 100,000 retail locations. The robust RevTrax technology will now underpin savings and perks functions of the ICE platform, giving consumers an exclusive advantage to save and enjoy free goods and services. The Mobile Rewards Marketplace is comprised of large chain retailers and small businesses alike. It uses a secure cloud-based service on mobile devices or a merchant’s existing POS system, eliminating the need for new equipment. The Marketplace works alongside existing, standalone rewards programs. Marketplace merchants accept mobile payments that are safe, secure and processed by J.P. Morgan Chase.

“This is truly the tri-fecta of digital incentives: Rewards, Savings and Perks,” said Ronald Herman, CEO and founder of Sionic Mobile. “The addition of personalized incentives using IBM Watson and unique discounts allow retailers to better connect with consumers, generate awareness and build loyalty, all while providing a measurable ROI. The result is one of the industry’s most robust and intuitive mobile commerce platforms on the market. Incorporating RevTrax SmartOffers with our proven loyalty and payments engine will be a game changer for retailers that will not only amplify customer engagement and the overall user experience, but also provide a significant edge in a crowded mobile marketplace.”

Sionic Mobile’s ICE platform is integrated with popular payment terminals and POS systems for enterprise clients, supports mobile payments from most any iOS or Android device and any bank-issued credit or debit card.

About Sionic Mobile
Midtown Atlanta-based Sionic Mobile, a cloud-based mobile commerce company, provides white-label mobile pay and loyalty applications to partners and clients delivering rewards, savings and perks to millions of mobile consumers. The award-winning ION Commerce Engine™ (ICE) and Company-owned, GeoSense® iBeacon network drives greater adoption and more frequent app use for partners and merchants. The ICE platform features IBM Watson Analytics for partners and enterprise retailers. The Company also operates the nation’s fastest growing Mobile Rewards Marketplace™, comprised of large chain retailers and small businesses alike. Merchants pay a small fee when mobile customers pay with their app and the Company shares the fee with partners. Visit www.SionicMobile.com.

About RevTrax®
RevTrax empowers meaningful growth for brands by engaging their most valuable consumers with relevant promotional content and converting them into lifelong customers. A combination of our MarTech platform, data insights, and suite of analytics services provides a more effective and intelligent way for clients to test, target, analyze and measure promotional investments. The result is better planning, optimized budgets, great consumer experiences and higher ROI. Founded in 2008, RevTrax is based in New York City and was highly rated in Crain’s ‘Top 100 Best places to work in New York City’. All trademarks are the exclusive property of RevTrax.

Contacts
For Sionic Mobile
Anna Stanley, 678-781-3072
anna@williammills.com
or
For RevTrax
Brittany Garcia, 805-727-0967
Brittany@matchfire.com

Sionic Mobile, Customer Engagement Technologies Partner to Provide Mobile Loyalty and Payments to Underbanked

BY: Business Wire March 15, 2017 07:45 AM EDT

Source: Business Wire

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ATLANTA & RENO, Nev.– Sionic Mobile and Customer Engagement Technologies (CET) today announced a partnership to provide mobile loyalty and instant universal rewards to the underbanked. PaySwag, a mobile app by CET that works on improving the payment experience for the underbanked, is integrating Sionic Mobile’s ION Commerce Engine™ (ICE) to enable the loading of cash into a mobile wallet, allowing app users to pay for purchases with their phones and instantly earn rewards via the Mobile Rewards MarketplaceTM which includes more than 100,000 retail locations. Additionally, the PaySwag-ICE integration will utilize credit and debit card processing through J.P. Morgan Chase.

“We are pleased to partner with Sionic Mobile to provide the underbanked with a universal, user-friendly rewards program,” said Max Haynes, CEO of Customer Engagement Technologies. “The underbanked are also under-rewarded and until now there really haven’t been any mobile loyalty or incentive programs. The Mobile Rewards Marketplace is unique in that there are no cumbersome requirements and restrictions on when and how the rewards can be used, no expiration dates and most importantly, users can earn and spend rewards at any of the retail locations in the Marketplace, nationwide. Like Sionic Mobile, we designed PaySwag with the user experience first and foremost and integrating with the Marketplace boosts the value we are able to offer app users.”

Customer Engagement Technologies’ mobile application simplifies the collections process for underbanked consumers, businesses and governments by allowing cash or card payments and offering reward, education and feedback engines. PaySwag is integrated with more than 17,000 retail locations accepting cash payments for debts such as auto payments, medical bills and government fines. By combining mobile access and alternative payment technology, the CET platform gives people the tools they need to make on-time payments and rewards them for doing so. Using mobile gamification to transform how the underbanked interact with lenders, municipalities and healthcare, PaySwag makes payments more accessible, rewarding, consistent and likely.

“Our Mobile Rewards Marketplace is simple in design making it easy to navigate, but built on proven technology, delivering powerful results,” said Ron Herman, CEO of Sionic Mobile. “By providing instant rewards to app users, the Marketplace helps drive adoption and usage of apps like PaySwag, better engages current customers and helps attract new users. We are pleased to work with the Customer Engagement Technologies team to fill a void in the market by offering a feature-rich rewards program to a large and typically underserved market.”

The Mobile Rewards Marketplace is comprised of large chain retailers and small businesses alike. It uses a secure cloud-based service on mobile devices or a merchant’s existing POS system, eliminating the need for new equipment. The Marketplace works alongside existing, standalone rewards programs. Marketplace merchants accept mobile payments that are safe, secure and processed by J.P. Morgan Chase. To find out more, visit www.mobilerewardsmarketplace.com. Also visit www.payswag.com.

About Sionic Mobile
Midtown Atlanta-based Sionic Mobile, a cloud-based mobile commerce company, provides white-label mobile pay and loyalty applications to partners and clients delivering rewards, savings and perks to millions of mobile consumers. The award-winning ION Commerce Engine (ICE) and Company-owned, GeoSense® iBeacon network drives greater adoption and more frequent app use for partners and merchants. The ICE platform features IBM Watson Analytics for partners and enterprise retailers. The Company also operates the nation’s fastest growing Mobile Rewards Marketplace, comprised of large chain retailers and small businesses alike. Merchants pay a small fee when mobile customers pay with their app and the Company shares the fee with partners. Visit www.SionicMobile.com.

About Customer Engagement Technologies (CET)
A Reno, Nevada-based FinTech disruptor fundamentally changing how consumers interact with both business and government, CET has developed white-label, Mobile First Solutions that transform how the underbanked interact with lenders, municipalities and healthcare. Customer Engagement Technologies addresses a number of constraints of traditional financial services, especially as it pertains to 1/3 of the U.S. population who are classified as underbanked, yet overwhelmingly use smartphones. By enhancing communications, providing financial literacy and allowing for cash payments, CET has filled a void for a large sector of the U.S. population. Customer Engagement Technologies makes payments more accessible, rewarding and likely. Visit www.cetmobile.com.

Contacts
For Sionic Mobile
Anna Stanley, 678-781-3072
anna@williammills.com
or
For CET/PaySwag
Mike Canney, 775-336-3100
mikec@cetmobile.com

Sionic Mobile Featured In February 2017 Issue Of The Nilson Report

BY: The Nilson Report February 2017

Source: The Nilson Report

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Sionic Mobile was featured in the February 2017 issue of The Nilson Report (Issue 1103). Download a PDF article here:

February 2017 Nilson Report Excerpt

Accelerating mobile commerce and loyalty programs with Sionic Mobile’s Ronald Herman

BY: Zack Miller Feb 9th, 2017

Source: Tradestreaming

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So many retailers are shooting to emulate Starbucks’ loyalty program. But they’re falling short. Way short. Why is that?
On the Tradestreaming Podcast this week, I speak with the founder and CEO of Sionic Mobile, Ronald Herman. Sionic is a mobile commerce platform provider and a fast-growing loyalty marketplace. We chat about the challenges and opportunities for SMBs to really embrace mobile commerce and how his firm designed a solution to minimize this friction. We talk about how e-gift card rails weren’t designed for large loyalty programs. Lastly, we discuss the industry’s struggles with a payment consortium and how a marketplace structure could be a better mousetrap.

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  • Some core problems prevent SMBs from embracing mobile commerce and loyalty programs.
  • Sionic Mobile’s Ronald Herman joins us on the podcast this week.

Loyalty and mobile commerce: two sides of the same coin
We actually define mobile commerce a little differently than the rest of the market does. We tie rewards and customer rewards to the amount spent inside a shop, restaurant, and service place. But we also bundle that with advertising, special offers, and soon, with digital couponing that’s personalized down to the location of the mobile device. Very big retailers have very loyal and enthusiastic customers but for secondary tier and SMBs that can’t afford a big loyalty program, we can help augment their operations through our loyalty marketplace.

The difference between enterprise retail and SMBs

We started Sionic Mobile six years ago with the same chicken and egg scenario most entrepreneurs face: how do we get users onto a platform without inventory? For us, inventory is the ability to pay with your phone and collect rewards. We decided to go down the e-gift card rail. Our backend actually goes out and buys a digital gift card for the exact amount of purchase, presents it on the phone at the point of sale, and then turn around and credit rewards to the customer. Our whole goal is to create a big, rich marketplace where you can use an existing app on your device, accrue points, and spend them at any of the partners on the marketplace. No need to carry 27 loyalty punchcards.

It’s been really successful but as we get larger partners on the network, it’s a very costly proposition for companies like Staples and Lowes. So, now we still manage the payment but we integrate it through the payment terminals like Ingenico and Verifone or directly into large retailers’ POS systems. This way we cut out the expensive e-gift card rail which wasn’t developed for this purpose.

What’s coming down the pike for mobile commerce and loyalty.
My very first company back in ’92 used artificial intelligence to convert hand printed information into digital. I have AI in my blood. Recently, my friends at GM coined the term “cognitive commerce.” Cars are smart, know if you’re low on fuel, what the weather’s late and the last time it was servcies. IBM Watson will analyze these car habits, along with driving habits and soon, shopping habits. The dashboard and infotainment buttons will change based on what the car believes you’d be interested along the roof.

What happens when passengers leave the vehicle? You’re kind of in a black hole. What we’re doing, with the same IBM Watson backend, picks up where you leave the vehicle and takes customers round trip through the IBM cognitive commerce engine. You’ll have a much better dining and shopping experience based on the history of your habits.