Valdis Janovs is leading Tieto Retail Payments and Cards that provides digital retail payment solutions, which help solve customers business challenges and provides new revenue streams in area of retail payments, cards and instant payments. He has over 15 years of experience in Financial Services industry, working with customers in different regions globally. Valdis is a passionate developer of new ideas in payments arena always looking for additional benefit for the customers and their business. Valdis believes that availability of digital financial services is a strong driving force for growth in economies wordwide. Outside of business hours, Valdis spends his time with family orienteering, running and cycling.
Closing of last year saw the launch of new instant payment schemes in the US and Eurozone. The main commercial banks in the US are behind RTP®, and nearly 600 payment institutions from eight European countries are participating in SCT Inst (SEPA Instant Credit Transfer). More
People don’t use their mobile phones to make telephone calls nearly as much as they used to. They are using them to surf the internet, send instant messages, even wake them up in the mornings. The relentless wave of mobile-inspired innovation is continuing and now includes mobile payment. More
No personal consumer device seems to have had the same impact as the smartphone. Unbelievably it’s only ten years ago that Steve Jobs announced the iPhone at a Macworld convention. Now over a billion iPhones have been sold. With the speed and scope of change in the mobile space, it can be hard to separate the hype from the happening. More