George Peabody is the Director of Mercator Advisory Group's Emerging
Technologies Advisory Service. Besides researching technology
innovations critical to FIs, processors and retailers, George provides
strategic and tactical consulting to the company's members.
Over his 25 year career in the IT industry, George has held senior
leadership positions in software development, marketing, project
management, and market research. He is a co-founder of payment identity
switch company Payment Pathways. At Boston's Aberdeen Group, he was Vice
President of its telecommunications research practice. George has also
managed government relations activities and served on the board of
directors of multiple private businesses and major non-profits.
Georgeís current research is focused on mobile payment, banking and
m-commerce technologies, their impact on the mobile ecosystem including
financial institutions, processors, merchants, mobile operators and
consumers. His research work also includes investigations into merchant
self-processing, security, point-of-sale trends, contactless cards and
digital content markets.
George frequently presents at tradeshows and client engagements
including the annual events of the Electronic Transaction Association,
Smart Card Alliance and Card Tech Secure Tech (CTST) shows. He has been
quoted widely in media outlets including Business Week, American Banker,
Digital Transactions, ISO & Agent and others.
George sits on the Electronic Transaction Associationís Technology