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PayPal's Bill Ready, Chase's Gavin Michael to Talk Dollars and Sense at Code/Mobile

The impact of the mobile revolution on the world of finance and payments is a key topic for the conference, which takes place Oct. 7-8 in Half Moon Bay, Calif.

The ubiquity of smartphones is changing many aspects of modern life, but perhaps no single area is changing as much as payments and finance.

We’ve chosen to take a deep dive into that at our upcoming Code/Mobile conference and are pleased to announce that PayPal’s Bill Ready and Chase’s Gavin Michael will be taking part in a joint session as part of our focus on payments.

Ready, the former CEO of Braintree, is now in charge of product and engineering at PayPal, where his recent work includes development of PayPal’s new One Touch checkout system. Braintree, which helps businesses process online payments, is on pace to handle $50 billion in transaction volume this year, four times what it had when PayPal bought the company two years ago.

Michael, meanwhile, has been leading a number of efforts as head of digital at Chase, including last year’s redesign of the company’s iOS and Android apps. Before joining Chase in 2013, Michael served as Accenture’s chief technology innovation officer and was chief information officer for Lloyd’s Bank.

The session with Michael and Ready is in addition to our interview with Apple Pay head Jennifer Bailey.

And, of course, finance is just one of several key topics at Code/Mobile, which takes place Oct. 7-8 at the stunning Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay, Calif. We are also looking at how the technology that powered the smartphone is going in new areas, especially cars and wearables.

Other speakers at the event include Android founder Andy Rubin, BlackBerry chief John Chen, Fitbit CEO James Park and Federal Communications Commission member Jessica Rosenworcel as well as top executives from Facebook, Google and Twitter.

At this point, the only thing missing is you. If you want to change that, you can still reserve a spot by registering now.

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