Doug is the CEO and Co-Founder of SimplyTapp and has been deeply involved with payment networks from the advent of Host Card Emulation (HCE) helping bring about the technological foundation needed to propel mobile payments to widespread adoption across the globe. A technical thought leader with a deep understanding of Near Field Communication (NFC) and Android, Doug’s vision is to help card issuers expand their business and improve their customer experience on mobile devices.?Prior to SimplyTapp, Doug was founder and president of TradeWind Technologies which developed cutting edge RFID readers. Earlier in his career Doug’s roles spanned software application engineering while working on MATRIXx modeling at WindRiver and the founding of Yeager Automation.Doug served as a project engineer with Sandia National Labs in Livermore after completing his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida. He has been awarded several patents in the areas of transaction authorization for mobile payments and is often sought out by the media for his industry insights. Doug and his family live in Austin, Texas and he enjoys running and training for triathlons.
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