I will have deathbed regrets. There are a few things I wish I never said, several missed opportunities I wish I’d taken advantage of, and many, many shots I missed back in my basketball playing days.
RSPA INSPIRE is one of my favorite events of the year because of the relaxed and candid atmosphere. Leading executives in the retail IT channel gather in a gorgeous locale (this year at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in San Diego Jan. 31 to Feb. 3) and engage with each other across four days of education, networking, and excursions.
VISA updated its policy issued in October requiring Payment Card Industry (PCI) Qualified Integrators and Reseller (QIR) certification to give acquirers, merchants, and VARs more time to comply. Level 4 merchants still need to use PCI QIRs, but resellers now have until January 31, 2017, to become certified.
Chairs of the Retail Solutions Providers Association’s (RSPA) Strategic Technology Solutions, Education and Certification, EMV, and Membership Committees share plans for 2016.
What won’t change during 2016 is that RSPA is here to be the industry’s indispensable resource.
For more than 7 years, the RSPA Webinar Series has given members an opportunity to access education right at their desks…or on the road…or from the comfort of home. Broadcast live twice per month, the webinars are also available on-demand for members who may not have time to pause during their days. This list provides a glimpse into what topics were the hottest this year, at least according to RSPA Webinar Series attendees.
In the spirit of this issue, in which we focus on looking back at the past year, it is the perfect juncture for our CEO to look back at the year, through the RSPA lens. We sat down with Kelly to get her thoughts on 2015. By Kelly Funk, RSPA
2015 saw the addition of many new faces into RSPA membership this year. With the sign-on of each new member, we request that members tell us a little more about their businesses and the work they do. We’ve collected quite a few in recent months, and we’d like to introduce you to some of them now:
Many would say that the biggest issue in POS this year—the one with the most airtime, for sure—would be comprised of three letters. But could that really be the case—can a transition to a new payment technology in the U.S. cause such a ruckus? Could this be another instance of a year dominated by a 3 character alphanumeric phrase? (1999 is still very vivid in the minds of many in our industry)
The Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) announced Inspire 2016 will be held stateside this year, scheduled for January 31 to February 3, 2016, at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in San Diego. By Christine Kern, contributing writer