“The Innovation Project is truly unique. It will bring together the leading executives and entrepreneurs who are working on innovation in payments and commerce to solve some of the industry’s toughest problems and to hail the greatest innovators in the industry”
Announced on the third anniversary of PYMNTS.com, The Innovation Project will take place on March 20th and 21st of 2013 at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts and will assemble innovators across payments worldwide to create, evaluate, and celebrate innovation.
Over the course of two days, The Innovation Project will provide attendees an experience that has the intellectual rigor of Davos, the peer-to-peer networking opportunity of the Sun Valley event, the creative and collegial competitive team energies of the Clinton Global Initiative, and the awards and celebratory atmosphere of the Golden Globes. It’s comprised of four peer-to-peer events: the ThinkAThonTM, the Innovator’s Expo, the 2013 Innovator Awards, and the Crystal BallTM.
“The Innovation Project is truly unique. It will bring together the leading executives and entrepreneurs who are working on innovation in payments and commerce to solve some of the industry’s toughest problems and to hail the greatest innovators in the industry,” said Karen Webster, PYMNTS.com president and Market Platform Dynamics CEO. “Stay tuned - over the coming weeks, we’ll reveal the names of six of the world's leading thinkers and doers on innovation who will be key speakers and engage the attendees in a series of up close and personal segments.”
The 2013 Innovation Project’s ThinkAThonTM will bring together 15 teams who will work to solve the industry's most vexing problems and compete before a panel of industry expert judges for the 2013 World Title of ‘Master Payments Guru’. The Innovation Project Expo, featuring more than 40 emerging innovators, will enable businesses to demonstrate how their innovation will change payments while competing for funding with strategic partners and investors. The PYMNTS Innovator Awards, which are the most prestigious in the industry, will announce the 2013 winners for 15 categories, all being presented “Golden Globes” style. The Innovation Project will wrap up with a party, the Crystal BallTM to celebrate everyone who has ignited innovation in payments.
Industry leaders and innovators are invited to The Innovation Project hub on PYMNTS.com to find out more information on sponsorship, awards submissions, Expo participating, and to get on The Innovation Project invitation list.
PYMNTS.com is reinventing the way in which companies in payments share relevant information about the initiatives that shape the future of commerce and makes news. This powerful B2B platform is the #1 site for the payments industry by traffic and the premier source of information about “what’s next” in payments. C-suite and VP level executives turn to it daily for these insights, making the PYMNTS.com audience the most valuable in the industry. It provides an interactive platform for companies to demonstrate thought leadership, popularize products and, most importantly, capture the mindshare of global decision-makers. It’s where the best minds and best content meet on the web.