BOSTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--PYMNTS.com, the premier source of news and commentary on innovation in payments, has declared today, October 24, 2013 as PYMNTS Collective Innovation Day as it kicks off its 2014 ThinkAThon campaign. This campaign will culminate in a Collective Innovation session at the PYMNTS 2014 Innovation Project held on March 19 – 20 at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. To acknowledge the power of collective innovation in action, PYMNTS is launching a Twitter Campaign to acknowledge the efforts of teams who have come together to solve tough industry issues and collect suggestions for topics for the 2014 ThinkAThon.
“Collective Innovation Day 2013 will celebrate the more than 100 payments executives who came together for the 2013 PYMNTS.com ThinkAThon in March of 2013 as part of The Innovation Project 2013”
“Collective Innovation Day 2013 will celebrate the more than 100 payments executives who came together for the 2013 PYMNTS.com ThinkAThon in March of 2013 as part of The Innovation Project 2013,” says David S. Evans, Founder of consultancy Market Platform Dynamics and Chairman of the 2013 and 2014 PYMNTS ThinkAThons. “Twelve judges from around the industry listened to the thoughtful and creative solutions that 15 teams devised in a competitive environment. It was inspiring to see how competitors, in some cases, from across the payments ecosystem and around the world, came together to create solutions for some of the biggest problems we face. And, at least two of those problem sets are being addressed by cross-collaborative industry initiatives today.”
2013 ThinkAThon teams tackled problems as critical and far reaching as catastrophic system failure to economically delivering financial services to the 2.5 billion underserved, to privacy and security in a mobile world to creating a truly frictionless mobile payments experience for consumers. A complete list of 2013 ThinkAThon problem sets and proposed solutions and team member rosters can be found here.
To submit an idea for the PYMNTS.com 2014 ThinkAThon challenge, please contact email@example.com. To participate in the Twitter campaign, use PYMNTS Twitter handle @PYMNTS and #pymntsinnovation.
For more information about PYMNTS Collective Innovation Day or The Innovation Project 2014, please contact Lauren Laino at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About The Innovation Project 2014
On March 19-20, 2014, The Innovation Project 2014, powered by PYMNTS.com, will convene the most thoughtful minds from established players, emerging disruptors, and entrepreneurial visionaries at Harvard University for a 2-day invitation-only event that will challenge your thinking about payments and commerce. Visit www.theinnovationproject2014.com for details on how you can get involved with the event or our 2014 ThinkAThon challenge.