Stay tuned at the end of this article for links to 3 Blockchain demos I have running on IBM Bluemix that will let you play around with the core concepts of Blockchain! While you are reading this post, please enjoy my latest house mix... Live at Monroe...... more
Working in the technology world I think many of us are on the receiving end of, "what do you actually do," quite often. To my mom and mom in law, here's my contribution to a start at finally answering the question.
I hope you enjoy it and please ask quest... more
There is an indescribable feeling of accomplishment when you finally conquer a challenge or solve a problem you have been working on for a while. In the industry of payment integrations this is no exception. Every day I am presented with challenges and pu... more
I was asked to do a career outreach presentation at Durango High School for a student who I know through Go Code Colorado. Georgia is the student and during her freshman year she started a Computer Science/Coding Club. She reached out to me at Vantiv to p... more
In Solutioning we constantly need to feed this information out to our partners and customers, so here is a list to get started:
Beta Program to get started: https://developer.vantiv.com/groups/triposcloudbeta
Overview: https://developer.vantiv.... more
While you read this blog post, please enjoy these mixes by the Mayan Warrior art car, one of the most impressive sound, light and laser projects I have ever seen. I like to think of art cars in the same way as technology innovations such as Blockchain.... more
Google has released two new case studies demonstrating the power of Android Pay for In-App and Mobile Web purchasing to drive shopping cart abandonment rates down, and conversation rates up. Check out the case studies of Fancy and LUXE below.
Fancy Teams... more
What frustrates me about shopping? Having to go to multiple stores to complete my grocery shopping list. We're a family of 5 so we buy the big bulk items at Costco once a month and weekly items at King Soopers. With the news of Amazon GO I'm less impresse... more
There are several ways of achieving wealth in this world. Truth is, almost anyone living in the United States can do it with a little guidance and discipline. You don’t need to have a preexisting 6-7 digit income, or born into a wealthy family. You don... more
It's coming... leaving these here for now... discussion in the comments after you have a chance to read and watch these videos...
Amazon powered ChatBots...
Amazon launches Amazon AI to bring its machine learning smarts to developers | TechCrunch
On Facebo... more
This is a starting place for Android Pay Mobile Web
Main Payment Request API Site
Bringing Easy and Fast Checkout with Payment Request API | Web | Google Developers
Integrating Android Pay into Mobile Web with Payment Request API
Integrating Android Pay... more
In keeping with my theme of listening to inspiring music while blogging, here's a classic album I have listened to many times, from Miguel Migs, founder of the seminal San Francisco based deep house record label "Naked Music", circa 1999. Much like deep... more
Mark, Tony, and Andrew beat me to the Money2020 hackathon update so make sure to read their impressions before moving on.
What I learned participating in a hackathon as a ux geek
Money 2020 Highlights!
The Money2020 hackathon is an incre... more
There has been plenty of news around the Internet of Things, or IoT, as of late. Some good news and some not so good. In this blog I'll dig into what IoT really is all about and why people are so excited about it. I'll also touch on some of its less excit... more
Almost three years back, my colleaguemattias.nordlof brought a solution to the team around API management. At the time I ran our certificaiton and production deployment for our Vantiv Solution Builder (VSB) platform. VSB was a SOAP, REST-XML, REST-Json g... more
You walk in a room full of nerds; firstly, you must make sure your wi-fi is disabled, and then you pat your pockets repeatedly. This is so far from the truth yet, when I walked into that room full of ner... more
The inspirational music for today's post is going to come from Jeff Mills, I encourage you to watch the video as well and observe a Dj's legend in action!
Exhibitionist Mix (Complete) - Jeff Mills / Exhibitionist DVD - YouTube
Jeff Mills truly is one of the... more
It’s 2011. You live in Germany, the biggest market in the European Union, and you buy stuff online all the time. For books and clothes, you’re happy buying online from domestic retailers because you trust them and shipping is quick and cheap. However, you... more
Possibly it's just me, however I commonly* find myself thinking how IoT, payments and simplification of daily duties could be mashed together to simplify the grocery store. Since I pass by our grocery store daily, I'm usually the one given a list of items... more
A recent Business Insider survey of payments professionals found that "61% of omnichannel merchants use different acquirers for eCommerce and physical channels (1).” That means the 61% of merchants have to deal with different security tools, different dat... more
As a platform evangelist, I've had the opportunity to write applications that interface with almost all of the Vantiv API's (Integrated Payments may be next). In addition I've gone through multiple attempts to normalize everything into one API. I've also... more
Not sure if I'm ready for Internet of Things (IoT) to totally run my household (possibly because I haven't tried other solutions) such as ordering detergents, groceries ect. however this last year I was really impressed with two technologies. I'd like to... more
After preaching the virtues of the Business Model Canvas during a product development Concept phase, I wanted to dig a bit deeper into the value of having a great Value Proposition. Unfortunately I've seen some pretty abysmal value props which leads to th... more
The guest Dj mix for today's post is from some friends of mine that Dj together under the name "Acid Boyz". I'm listening to this set while I build this post, and I hope you will enjoy it while you are reading it!
Closing Out Burning Man 2015 Sunday Night... more
After strong encouragement (read blackmail) by my marketing department, I decided to start blogging. I thought I would start by giving you all some background on me, and what I work on. I have worked in payments for over a decade, all with Vantiv. I h... more
So while you may have a few ideas knocking around in your head most days, how many of those great ideas actually come to fruition? I'm sure some great data scientist could enlighten us but let's go with a SWAG of 1/50 meaning that for every 50 great ideas... more
Thank you for your visit! I hope to engage with you on the Vantiv ONE community. Let's make this work together. My blog has a house music theme ... why? Because I love house music ... The link below, is one of my favorite Dj sets this year. I have li... more
My product mentor is a retired P&G guy who ate, slept and dreamt of 'hair care' for most of his adulthood, not because he has a thing for hair but because that's how P&G rolls. When you work in Cincinnati you can't swing a dead cat without hitting someone... more
I enjoy reading almost anything and was curious if it would be possible to start a curated reading list that would help the vantivONE community find golden reading nuggets buried in all corners of the Internet. I am certain that in addition to payments w... more
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