GoPago Named a Finalist for a PYMNTS.com Innovator Award
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http://pdf.reuters.com/htmlnews/8knews.asp?i=43059c3bf0e37541&u=urn:newsml:reuters.com:20130301:nBw016118a Prestigious award to be presented in live ceremony hosted by B.J. Novak during The Innovation Project SAN FRANCISCO--(Business Wire)-- GoPago has been named as a finalist for a 2013 Innovator Award in the category of Best POS Innovation. One of five finalists in the category, GoPago is being recognized as a leader in the payments industry. Voting is open now through March 7 on PYMNTS.com with the winners being announced during a live ceremony hosted by The Office`s B.J. Novak on March 21 from The Innovation Project, a two-day program that will challenge the way that the payments and broader commerce ecosystem thinks, develops, and ignites innovation. GoPago is being recognized for their revolutionary, cloud-based tablet point of sale system. "We`re delighted to be considered for this award. Traditional POS, as we know it, has changed forever and these nominees are a group of disrupters that have helped usher in a new age of commerce solutions that modernize businesses to effectively compete. "We think differently, question the status quo and are bringing a completely new approach to an industry that has not seen significant innovation in decades. On behalf of GoPago, we send our congratulations to all the nominees," said Leo Rocco, CEO and Founder, GoPago. The Innovation Project 2013 delegates include senior executives and elite innovators from every aspect of the payments and broader commerce ecosystem, worldwide. The Innovation Project is hosted by PYMNTS.com, the leading source of news and content on "what`s next" in payments innovation, and is taking place on March 20-21 at Harvard University. One of its five modules includes pairing industry CEOs with external thought leaders such as Al Gore (former U.S. VP), SteveLevitt (Freakonomics), Eric Reis (The Lean Startup), RosieRios (U.S. Treasurer), RussellSimmons (Rush Card), Raj Date (CFPB),and Josh Lerner(Architecture of Innovation) to challenge the conventional wisdom around what it will take to get merchants and consumers to adopt new ways to shop and pay. Warren Buffett is the program`s keynote. For more information on GoPago and its revolutionary, cloud-based tablet point of sale system visit www.gopago.com. To see the list of other finalists and to vote, click here, and to request an invitation to participate as a delegate please visit theinnovationproject2013.com. About GoPago, Inc. GoPago, Inc., is re-imagining the way consumers and brick-and-mortar businesses use smartphones and tablets for mobile commerce -- giving merchants a total payment solution that creates operational efficiency while building customer loyalty and engagement. The San Francisco-based company was founded in 2009 and expanded nationwide with the launch of GoPago LIVE in August 2012. About The Innovation Project Over 2 days, 100 speakers and 500 senior members of the payments industry will change the way that the payments and its broader commerce ecosystem thinks, talks, delivers and ignites innovation. On March 20th and 21st the greatest minds in commerce and payments will assemble at Harvard University near Boston to kick the conversation about innovation up to an entirely different level at a program called The Innovation Project. Speakers and delegates are among the most senior executives and elite innovators from literally every established payments company worldwide, along with the CEOs of the most innovative startups in the space. One of its five modules includes pairing industry CEOs with external thought leaders such as Al Gore (former U.S. VP), SteveLevitt (Freakonomics), Eric Reis (The Lean Startup), RosieRios (U.S. Treasurer), RussellSimmons (Rush Card), Raj Date (CFPB),and Josh Lerner(The Architecture of Innovation) to challenge the conventional wisdom around what it will take to get merchants and consumers to adopt new ways to shop and pay. Warren Buffett is the program`s keynote. The Innovation Project also hosts the industry`s 2013 PYMNTS.com Innovator Awards, given to 15 of the industry`s top innovators over dinner, which this year will be emceed by B.J. Novak of The Office and will introduce delegates to 40 of the hottest "next generation" payments innovators. About PYMNTS.com PYMNTS.com is reinventing the way in which companies in payments share relevant information about the initiatives that shape the future of commerce and make news. This powerful B2B platform is the #1 site for the payments industry by traffic and the premier source of information about "what`s next" in payments. C-suite and VP level executives read it daily for these insights, making the PYMNTS.com audience the most valuable in the industry. It provides an interactive platform for companies to demonstrate thought leadership, popularize products and, most importantly, capture the mindshare of global decision-makers. It`s where the best minds and best content meet on the web. For GoPago, Inc. Nora Murray firstname.lastname@example.org or PYMNTS.com Leeann Cannon, 617-374-1334 email@example.com Copyright Business Wire 2013