For the last #FinAndTonic of the year, we are happy to welcome our partners and members to our special version of #FinAndTonic E-commerce + Christmas Drinks!
Can you hear it? The oh so joyful ringing of christmas bells, echoing the even more rhythmic ringing of crowded cash registers? Not for us, in e-commerce we trust. But why is that, and how is the cross-over between the financial and retail world evolving? What new technologies can we expect to see arise and what is it like to be active in a hyperactive space? We are looking forward to hearing the opinions of different players within the e-commerce space, along with their take on Fintech.
Stefan Van Overbeke is CEO and co-Founder at Outspot. In 2008, after a banking career of 7 years, he co-founded Outspot as the first flash deal site for leisure in Europe. In last years, Outspot expanded successfully to The Netherlands, France, Germany, Austria, Italy and Spain. Nowadays, Outspot inspires more than 10 million members by proposing products, travel or leisure deals at extra-ordinary prices. More recently, he started Beedrop, a market place for local food retailers.
Beedrop combines services of social marketing, online ordering, local logistics and payments.
Gertjan Dewaele is leading the Innovation and Product Intelligence team within Ingenico ePayments. He has several years of experience in e-commerce, in several roles at Ingenico and is passionate about new trends in payments and in online consumer behaviour. Prior to that, Gertjan worked in strategy consulting at the Boston Consulting Group and he holds a Master in Computer Science Engineering from Ghent University.
Ingenico ePayments is the online and mobile commerce division of Ingenico Group, built from two companies with a long history in e-commerce: Ogone and Global Collect. With its global capabilities and expertise, Ingenico helps merchants optimize their business and grow into new markets around the world.
Maarten Leyts is the founder and CEO of Trendwolves and leads the department that translates trends into innovative product - service - and campaign design. Trendwolves designed the phygital retail experience that brought Hello bank! the digital bank of BNPPF to market , creating a unique customer experience with phygital spaces, bridging between the online and offline world and recently developed the BNPPF Flagship stores.
Trendwolves is a trend, future and innovation company with a focus on young consumers. Every year the agency brings insights in yout trends, their influence on markets and industries in their European Youth Trend Report.