Mobility PayTech Innovation Workshop

Monday December 7th 2020 15:00 GMT / UTC +00:00 (07:00 Pacific Time: 16:00 Central European Time)
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Why Participate?

With V2X (Vehicle to Everything) enabled digital mobility experience, the future of pay-tech platforms in automotive. Major automotive brands (new entrants and established players) are seeking to establish themselves as the Apple of electric/autonomous mobility; A seamless customer experience with supporting closed platforms. Some are clearly moving in the right direction, while others continue to struggle in offering a seamless digital experience. 

The future role of the car remains a significant challenge. Fuelling or charging a car or improving the car rental process offers many opportunities for smoothing existing customer experiences using existing payment, communication and automotive technologies, but disjointed competing platforms are slowing progress in this space. New technologies such as 5G, AI and the shift to electro mobility (and the acceleration of data generation by individual vehicles) will accelerate the complexity of these trends.

Forming a focused research initiative

In this workshop we explore the technology, platform and business model challenges to progress and map a research roadmap to unlock the value that modern mobility and intelligent vehicles offer. It presents an opportunity to network with your peers in industry and academia, to engage in future collaboration in support of this research roadmap and place your organization at the centre of the mobility-payments ecosystem.

The intent is to build a working consortium of stakeholders, business and researchers, who ‘stay together’ over the coming two years, to share and engage in this discovery and definition effort. We ‘learn and apply’ together. Ideally, we establish a core group that drive specific aspects, and a broader group that appreciate the shared knowledge and contribute as they can. We will run bi-annual workshops to advance our research programme.


Who should attend?

This is an invitation-only event for select senior leaders, business unit leaders, programme managers, Innovation leaders across the spectrum of the mobility and payment services value chain.



  • Possible scenarios and value network(s)
  • Prioritisation of challenges
  • Action plan to address key challenges

The Facilitators

Prof Markus Helfert

Leads IVI's academic education and professional training & certification programmes

Michael Hanley

Prof Markus Helfert

Markus Helfert is the Director of the Innovation Value Institute research centre and Professor of Digital Service Innovation at Maynooth University. His research interests include PayTech,Information Management, Innovation, Cloud Computing, Service Science, Enterprise Architecture and Smart Cities and Smart Buildings. He collaborates with a range of Enterprises in relation to Innovation and IT Management. He is the Project coordinator of the H2020 Projects: PERFORM on Digital Retail and is the Chair of Steering Committee Elite-S H2020 Marie Curie Project on ‘Future Leaders in ICT Standardisation for Europe’.

Markus has authored more than 200+ academic articles, journal and book contributions and has presented his work at international conferences. He is a member of the international programme committees and reviewer and associate editor of IS journals.

Leads IVI's academic education and professional training & certification programmes

Michael Hanley

Michael is involved in IVI’s academic education and professional training & certification programmes. Since 2011, IVI has trained more than 8000 professionals globally, helping organisations digitally transform using IVI’s Capability Maturity Framework. More recently he co-created the MSc in Digital Healthcare Transformation hosted in UL, and ReThink|ReDesign – Maynooth University’s SME digital transformation initiative, supported by Enterprise Ireland’s innovation voucher scheme. In early 2022 he successfully completed a pilot Future Workforce Skills Development Programme for a large public sector organisation. He created the course using an innovative approach he calls Design Thinking for Teaching & Development (DT4TD).

Michael has an MSc in Education & Technology, and he is a Fellow of the Irish Institute of Training and Development.

He will complete his Doctorate in Education Leadership in 2023. His doctoral thesis concerns the impact of digital transformation and disruptive innovation on Irish higher education institutions’ future strategy, business models, and value propositions.

Your Hosts

The Innovation Value Institute (IVI) is a multidisciplinary research and education institute co-founded in 2006 by Maynooth University and Intel Corporation with the support of the Irish Government.

IVI’s mission is to research, develop and disseminate empirically proven and industry validated IT best practice through a unique open innovation and collaboration between leading academic and industry practitioners.

FinTech Fusion is a key player in a new realm of FinTech research with an ambitious research programme that initially united 13 industry partners from financial service organisations, insurance providers, multinational technology firms and indigenous start-ups, with 7 universities across three SFI research centres, ADAPT, Insight and Lero. It is the authentic partnership of these entities that drives ground breaking innovation in FinTech. Addressing challenges in PayTech, RegTech and InsureTech, FinTech Fusion presents a unique opportunity to leverage existing competencies in digital content, data analytics, software and security in a new way through partnership with companies such as Deutsche Börse, Fidelity Investments, Zurich, Accenture, Pramerica, Citi and FINEOS. Since the launch of FinTech Fusion, companies have commenced their exploration of the use of AI, machine learning and blockchain.

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