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Lorenzo Gaston, Technical Director, Smart Payment Association

Lorenzo Gaston is the Technical Director of Smart Payment Association (SPA). The primary purpose of the SPA Technical Director is to assist in the coordination and alignment of technical activities for the organization, to contribute technical expertise, innovation capability and field experience in the area of payment technology in standardization bodies.

Lorenzo Gaston has been actively contributing to Smart Payment Association technical activities for the last four years. Lorenzo is the Spoke Person representing the Vendors sector in the ECSG which objective is to create a set of standards needed to implement SEPA for cards. SPA is also chairing the EPC Innovative Payment Channels Workgroup mandated to produce the functional and security requirements for mobile, remote and internet payments.

Lorenzo has an extensive experience and track record in international standard organizations and regulatory bodies, as a renowned contributor as well as a recognized advisor, in particular in the domains related to smart devices, payment and security.



Stéphanie de Labriolle,Secretariat & Marketing, Smart Payment Association

Stéphanie de Labriolle,Secretariat & Marketing, Smart Payment Association

Stéphanie de Labriolle runs the Operations and Marketing of the Smart Payment Association (SPA) - the trade organization of the smart payments industry – supporting member interests and helping to shape the future of payment.

Prior to this, Stephanie has held several Global Marketing & Communication Director roles within several blue chip, private sector and non-profit B‐2‐B companies. As Director of Marketing & Communication at DeLaRue, Oberthur, Mobileway (today Sybase365), SIMalliance and Ingenico, she has implemented and managed the companies’ global market and brand strategies in both Europe, USA and Asia.

Stephanie holds a License d'Anglais (BA English Literature) from the University of Montpellier (France) and a BA(Hons) in European Business with German from the Nottingham Trent University (UK).



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François Lecomte-Vagniez, SPA Retail Workgroup Facilitator, Smart Payment Association

François Lecomte-Vagniez facilitates the SPA Retail Workgroup.

Francois Lecomte-Vagniez is heading Lobary, a consulting firm on digital business and payments. He brings a global expertise on secured transactions and value-added marketing services in customer journeys. He advises several large companies in Retail, Betting, Petrol and Automotive Industry, as well as Bank groups, to drive innovative services launches featuring contactless payment solutions, m-Wallets, open and close loop services acceptance, strong customer authentication (SCA), IOT and M2M payments, etc. He is an expert member of the association of European Experts in E-Transactions Systems (EESTEL).




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