Today it was announced that this year's Payments Summit in Orlando will host the Co-Founder of Cardtek, Erdal Yazmaci.  The payments veteran will discuss how contactless fare payment technology is being used to modernize payment processes for the transit, loyalty and ticketing industries.  Mr. Yazmaci will be speaking on Thursday, March 30th at 10:45 am. 

“There are a number of industries that are currently transitioning to more modern payment systems that leverage the use of NFC-enabled wearable wallets,” Yazmaci said.  “The transit industry, in particular, is an excellent example of how NFC-enabled wearables can be used to build ‘open-loop’ payments systems that not only speed transaction times, but also enhance consumer convenience and security.”

Mr. Yazmaci co-founded San Jose-based Cardtek in 2001 and has overseen a number successful digital payment and EMV projects in Europe, North America, and the Middle East. He is an expert on EMV, NFC and digital payments and has provided over 40 subject-related trainings globally.

The Payments Summit is a premier industry event, covering all things payments – including FinTech, EMV chip technology, mobile wallets, NFC, contactless, open transit systems, wearables and more.  The conference is produced by the Smart Card Alliance and is expected to host approximately 1,000 attendees and 90 exhibiting companies.

To learn more about Cardtek, visit booth #420 at the Payments Summit, or visit