I am a C-level adviser, speaker and technologist w/ over 17 years of international Tech & Business Strategy experience, advising firms in banking, retail & asset management that seek clarity & insight in to the myriad business models around payments, fraud & commerce. You can reach me at cherian(dot)abraham(at)gmail(dot)com for inquiries.
I founded DROP Labs as a mobile payments/commerce strategy & advisory practice focused on banking & retail.
I serve Experian and its clients in Banking, Retail, Consumer Credit & Payments on strategy, innovation & emerging business models around mobile. I help focus our global product strategy around acquisitions, fraud and credit risk, by extending core Experian’s capabilities in the mobile and other emerging channels.
This blog will serve as a soapbox for my views and not that of Experian.
I have been featured and quoted in WallStreet Journal, NewYork Times, Krebs on Security, Guardian, CNBC, Washington Post, Financial Times, Newsweek, CNN, CBS, LATimes, Business Insider, ABA, ZDNet, Gizmodo, Inc, Seeking Alpha, FierceRetail, 9to5Mac, SF Chronicle, Recode, Bloomberg, The Hill, Quartz, Forbes, Mashable, The Verge, Fortune, Ars Technica, Toronto Star, Gartner Blog and other outlets.
In 2015, I was named to the “FinServ 25: The Most Influential Voices In Banking”.
My writings have been included in these books: “Virtual Banking: A guide to innovation & partnering” & “The Telecommunications Handbook”
I am on the advisory board at SimplyTapp – creators of Host Card Emulation, delivering HCE enabled mobile payment distribution & authorization solutions for enterprises. SimplyTapp has raised to date, $10 Million from investors including Verizon, Light speed ventures and Mozido.
I am on the advisory board at ModoPayments, a mobile payments platform for personalized & instant in-store gifts, offers and purchases. Modo has raised to date, $4 Million from a series of investors.
I am a member of Client Advisory Board at Mitek Systems – Mobile Imaging & Data Capture.
I authored “Emerging Mobile Payments Landscape”, a study of emerging mobile payments ecosystem & its inhabitants, SWOT analysis of mobile wallet initiatives, emerging revenue models, opportunities & challenges to m-wallet adoption.