Apriva recently announced that Rinaldo (Ron) Spinella, the company’s executive vice president and general manager of unattended payments solutions, will join a panel discussion on technology innovation at the NAMA OneShow, scheduled for April 24 to 26 at the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, Nev. The session, “V-Engineering, The Next Generation,” will take place on April 24, from 8 am to 9:30 am.
In the session, Spinella will describe several technology innovations that vending operators should keep in mind as they build or expand cashless deployments. Among these are upcoming introductions of EMV technology, which enhances credit card security and reduces fraud, as well as the ongoing evolution of wireless networks to newer 3G and 4G technology, and how this transition will affect cashless vending.
“We are very pleased that Ron Spinella will participate on the panel, and share his insight and expertise on a number of matters that are vital to vending operators as they consider future technology adoption and purchasing decisions,” said Michael L. Kasavana, Ph.D., NAMA Endowed Professor of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University, and moderator of the panel, in a prepared statement. “As cashless vending continues to gain attention in the industry, operators are evaluating how the trends and technology in the card payment ecosystem can be leveraged to expand cashless opportunities. This session will help them better understand recent technological advancements, and how these can be beneficial for their businesses.”
In addition to Spinella’s panel discussion, Apriva will exhibit its Apriva Vend™ service during exhibition hours at the OneShow. A comprehensive, secure and flexible cashless payment solution, Apriva Vend provides operators with system hardware and software, transaction services, wireless connectivity, back office tools, and customer support, according to the company. Apriva will be located at booth 1417 throughout the exhibition.