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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Feb. 25, 2014 – i2c, a Silicon Valley-based provider of prepaid processing and emerging commerce solutions, will be in Las Vegas, Nevada from March 3-5 at the All Payments Expo (APEX) to showcase its next generation processing solutions and speak about the mobile customer life cycle.
The i2c processing platform helps organizations quickly launch and optimize financial products that keep pace with rapidly evolving consumer demands. “The act of paying for something has converged with information, data intelligence and mobile, creating new opportunities for financial institutions and brands to interact with their customers,” said i2c Chief Executive Officer, Amir Wain. “However, many organizations have been unable to benefit from this convergence due to confining processing technology. i2c has built the processing solution for the next generation of commerce by combining data science and innovation with availability, scalability and security. “
i2c will be highlighting the unique flexibility of its context-aware platform, which is driven by user defined parameters and business rules. The platform's issuer processing capabilities allow organizations to conceive and configure memorable user experiences which may be triggered by internal or external data events. By supporting integration with a number of external data feeds, the platform makes customer interactions more timely and relevant. The loyalty, marketing and mobile capabilities built into the i2c platform help organizations attract, engage and retain profitable customers.
Effective utilization of mobile technology to improve the customer experience and facilitate more profitable consumer behaviors is a key focus of organizations as they adjust to the new age of commerce. Jim Ackerson, senior vice president of Global Sales at i2c, will speak to this topic in the panel discussion “The Mobile Customer Life Cycle: From Acquisition to Transaction Completion” on Tuesday, March 4 at 11:30 a.m. PST. Following the panel discussion, attendees can visit the i2c booth in the exhibit hall to see the latest mobile tools that influence customer activation, engagement and retention.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – January 15, 2014 – i2c, Inc., a global provider of cloud prepaid processing
and emerging commerce solutions, today announced that it is partnering with CardFlex Japa n , a
wholly owned subsidiary of Tay Two Corporation (TYO: 7610) and licensee of CardFlex, Inc., and
Shinsei Bank to launch a new prepaid card in Japan. The card will bear the brand of Tay Two
Corporation, a leading Japanese retailer of games, videos, music and books with more than 100 retail
locations across the country. i2c will serve as prepaid processor, CardFlex Japan as program
manager and Shinsei Bank, working closely with its holding company APLUS Co., Ltd., as BIN
sponsor for the program.
The Tay Two Visa prepaid card will provide Japanese consumers with a new payment option that
combines the flexibility of cash with the convenience of card payments. Consumers will be able to
load money onto the cards online and via mobile app and make payments online or in person
anywhere Visa debit cards are accepted.
"We are thrilled to bring the convenience, reliability and flexibility of prepaid payments to consumers
across Japan with the launch of the Tay Two card," says Kaoru Arai, chief executive officer, of
CardFlex Japan. "As more Japanese consumers demand cashless payment options, we expect the
opportunity for prepaid in Japan to grow dramatically. CardFlex Japan's 'Bin Sponsorship-Program
Manager' model is ideally suited to bringing these essential products to market in Japan, and we look
forward to working in collaboration with our partners to achieve this. Our partnership with i2c will
provide the innovative technology and platform stability we need to execute our prepaid strategy."
Stephan Koukis, senior vice president, Business Advisory Group, at i2c, commented, "We believe
there are tremendous opportunities to bring the value of prepaid to both consumers and organizations
in Japan and across the wider Asia Pacific region. We are excited to expand our presence in the
region by providing the processing technology to enable the Tay Two card. CardFlex Japan brings a
turnkey prepaid solution to the Japanese market and we are eager to work with them to launch
additional programs in the country."
The companies plan to roll out additional prepaid card and gift card programs for the Japanese market
over the coming years.
10Pearls, a Washington DC Metro based mobile and enterprise web development services company, has spun-off a separate entity focused solely on developing and publishing casual mobile games. The new entity, Game Plan8, will continue to focus on creating 2D and 3D games for the iOS, Google Android, Kindle, Facebook and other platforms.
"We frequently experiment with fun technologies within our 10Pearls Innovation Labs, and gaming is one of those areas where we have invested," said Imran Aftab, CEO of 10Pearls. "Our investment in gaming has been quite valuable both as a mechanism to launch Game Plan8, and also as a means to develop mastery over gaming mechanics and principles that are now extremely important as enterprises attempt to introduce gamification to their internal processes and products."
10Pearls has engaged with a number of enterprises within the Education, Finance and Technology industry verticals to help them build game-centric products and make their existing processes more engaging and interesting.
Game Plan8 has been brought up as a lean start-up, and it already has published over 15 titles for iOS, Android, Windows Mobile and Facebook. Game Plan8 produces games using the Unity, Corona and Cocos and other gaming frameworks. Game Plan8 has also produced socially networked games allowing gamers to play against each other from anywhere in the world.
About Game Plan8
Game Plan8 is a game development company focused on creating fun and entertaining mobile games for smart phones and tablets for iOS, Android, Kindle, Facebook and Windows Mobile. Popular titles of Game Plan8, include Carumba, Monster Truck - 3D Racing Game for iOS, and Android, as well Games like Chess Champs, Dot Doodles and Glow Hockey.
10Pearls is an award-winning product development company with a focus on mobile, enterprise web, and gamification. 10Pearls clients range from large corporations to funded startups. Founded in 2004, 10Pearls offers a unique blend of User Experience and Interface Design experts, Product Managers, world-class Architects and Developers, all coming together to help companies bring their products to market faster and more cost-effectively. Mobile expertise includes phones and tablets in all flavors (iOS, Android & Windows), and cross-platform development in LAMP (open source), Java, .NET, Ruby on Rails (RoR) and Sharepoint. 10Pearls has also delivered highly-scalable solutions built on the Cloud. As true partners, 10Pearls believes in adding value by delivering high quality results at affordable costs.
Issuers and partners in Asia Pacific, Central America, Middle East and Africa to benefit from new prepaid processing options
Singapore, November 20, 2013 – Visa has announced a strategic alliance with global prepaid processor i2c, Inc., affirming its commitment to the growing prepaid market in Asia-Pacific,Central Europe, Middle East & Africa (APCEMEA).
As part of the alliance, Visa and i2c will support the demand for prepaid cards in the region with a focus on a wide-range of product offerings, such as Government Disbursement and Virtual prepaid. The global growth in the prepaid market is forecasted to rise by 44 percent in the next five years, between 2013 and 2018.1 “Demand for prepaid cards is increasing across APCEMEA, which includes some of the world’s fastest growing regions. To make sure Visa can quickly respond to issuer and partner’s needs, we are delighted to announce a strategic alliance with i2c that will improve prepaid processing
options to cardholders throughout the region,” said Stacey Pinkerd, Head of Products – Asia- Pacific, at Visa. “Alliance partners such as i2c will play a significant role in the expansion of the prepaid category by providing prepaid issuers and partners with leading technology solutions that support functionality required by both consumers and corporates across the entire region,” Pinkerd added.
i2c's best-in-class, flexible prepaid processing platform will allow Visa prepaid issuers and partners to develop and manage the full suite of prepaid products throughout the region. i2c, a global prepaid processor that supports programs in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Africa, is committed to expanding in the APCEMEA region to provide Visa issuers and partners with robust, end-to-end prepaid processing solutions.
Amir Wain, Chief Executive Officer, at i2c comments, “i2c's One World, One Platform strategy is to help issuers of prepaid and emerging financial products get to market quickly anywhere in the world using just one processing platform globally. Our alliance with Visa, one of the most respected and trusted brands in financial services, is an important development in the execution of this strategy. We are excited to get to work in partnership with Visa to help financial 1 ABI Research, “Pre-paid Cards: Open & Closed Loop Solutions for Government, Retail, Corporate & the Unbanked” May 2013, http://www.abiresearch.com/press/government-and-enterprise-adoption-driving-44-ship institutions and companies in the APCEMEA region launch differentiated, profitable prepaid programs.”
With the i2c alliance, Visa will be better able to expand its reach into new prepaid markets and provide issuers and partners with the newest payment technology and best-in-class options in all markets across APCEMEA. i2c is a provider of traditional, mobile and emerging payment processing solutions to blue chip clients worldwide, and already works with some of Visa’s prepaid issuers and partners in more than 10 markets.
Visa is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions, and governments in more than 200 countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable electronic payments. We operate one of the world’s most advanced processing networks — VisaNet — that is capable of handling more than 30,000 transaction messages a
second, with fraud protection for consumers and assured payment for merchants. Visa is not a bank and does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers. Visa’s innovations, however, enable its financial institution customers to offer consumers more choices: pay now with debit, ahead of time with prepaid or later with credit products. For more information, visit corporate.visa.com.
From its Silicon Valley headquarters, i2c provides the infrastructure financial institutions, corporations, brands and governments around the world need to launch and profitably manage payment and next-generation commerce products. i2c's global, cloud-based platform supports virtually any prepaid, debit or credit program in plastic, virtual or mobile form. Clients on six continents use the i2c platform to build profitable, differentiated payment products and services that meet unique customer needs. For more information go to www.i2cinc.com
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The awards recognize the best innovative technology products and solutions being developed in Pakistan and acknowledge creativity, innovation and excellence in the country’s ICT sector.
EfroTech, a provider of product-based generic software solutions (TimeTrax, BizzTrax, orBItrax, MobiTrax, WebbTrax and eMage) and strategic consulting services is proud to announce that its product BizzTrax-ERP/SCM/POS Software has been declared a WINNER at the P@SHA ICT Awards 2013 in the "eLogistics & Supply Chain Application" category. By virtue of being proclaimed as the worthy winner, EfroTech's team along with other winners will represent Pakistan at the regional APICTA 2013 event in Hong Kong in November 2013.
Yet another award that EfroTech pounced on & was declared worthy of is “Best in Social Media (IT Company)”. This award not only validates EfroTech’s ability of capitalizing new communication technologies but also shows EfroTech’s creative and engaging communication with its thriving audience on Social Media.
Team EfroTech is deeply humbled and grateful to the Almighty Allah for this phenomenal achievement and recognition.