The W3C Web Payments Working Group produced the Web Payment API which has been adopted by the major Web Browsers and we’re continuing to see adoption by others in the Payments Ecosystem. With the rechartering of the Web Commerce Interest Group we’re seeing a lot of exciting new work starting in areas that are of interest to merchants, retailers, banks and others in the Commerce segment of the Payments Industry.
While our participation has been fairly broad in coverage, we would like to see more participation from the Commerce and Payments Industry in the Asian countries. To bring our message to this community W3C has chosen to participate in Seamless Payments Asia on 3 and 4 May 2018 in Singapore.
Our participation at this event is in three dimensions. I am chairing a Keynote Panel in the afternoon of the first day , will have a booth in the Exhibition area and be doing a presentation in the Exhibition Theater.
I’m really excited about our Panel! The topic is “Frictionless Commerce: How to Make Cross-Boarder Payments, e-Commerce and Retail Easier“. On that panel we have two W3C Members, Airbnb and Rakuten, and two non-Members in National Australia Bank and Rocket International. I think it will be an exciting conversation.
In the booth we are finalizing our agenda but our goal is to have over 10 demonstrations from W3C Members about how the work in various parts of W3C is impacting their products and business.
Last, but not least, I will be doing a presentation in the Exhibition Theater on the 2nd morning at 1000A on “Improving Payments on the Web – an update from W3C“.