February 12, 2015
Sebastian is a puzzle solver, a strategic thinker, a beyond-the-horizon watcher and a hands-on doer. Sebastien’s technical and professional experience spans more than 20 years in various industries. He has shaped ecosystems and products around POS, mobile payment, mobile security, mobile identity and consumer solutions even when he was told it was not possible. As such, he has provided expert opinions for and has been quoted in the WSJ, Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Reuters, Mashable, USA Today, CNN, CBC, Forbes, etc. on topics ranging from mobile payments to mobile identity, and consumer biometrics and security. Sebastien now serves as Chief Developer Evangelist at MasterCard.
He recently shared some thought provoking insights on MasterCard in an exclusive interview with Amit Goel from Let's Talk Payments.
Q.) What was the tipping point for MasterCard (founded in 1966), an established payments powerhouse, for it to consider open innovation as a strategy and work with those who are trying to disrupt the traditional payment rails?
Seb: First, we have to understand that MasterCard is a technology company today and not just a payments company. Lots of ...