Nick Pisarev, Giesecke & Devrient

Nick Pisarev has decades of international experience in the payment industry. He joined G&D in 2003, bringing a reputable knowledge in smart card and secure payment technology from the European market to the emerging Canadian market. Nick’s expertise was instrumental in supporting Canadian Financial Institutions with the successful migration to EMV chip technology. Nick transferred to Virginia in 2011 to assist US customers with EMV migration, introducing EMV technology and offering EMV and Mobile Payment solutions.

Nick is an active member of both the U.S. Payments Forum and the Smart Card Alliance Payments Council steering committees. As the lead on the Debit Working Group, Nick was integral in the formulation of the Common AID solution for debit in the US, allowing full EMV rollout to proceed.

Prior to joining G&D, Nick held leadership positions in the IT industry with responsibilities ranging from systems architecture to CTO.

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