EXPERT SERIES: Competition is Coming to Your Wallet: How New Technologies are Changing Money


Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 6:00pm
Event Location: 
Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway (SBSG), Room 1517
Contact for Further Information: 
Rosemarie Swatez, 949-824-2511 or rswatez@uci.edu

Money is changing. Digital payments are transforming traditional practices like barter and remittance flows, as well as everyday purchases at the retail point of sale. Join the School of Social Sciences for the final lecture in the three-part Expert Series as a panel of professionals and researchers discuss the changing landscape of payment and its implications for the nature of money.

"Competition is Coming to Your Wallet: How New Technologies are Changing Money"

Thursday, April 25, 2013
6:00 p.m. Reception
6:30-7:30 p.m. Panel Discussion and Q&A
Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Room 1517

Presenters include:

  • Mark Moore, Principal Attorney, Aldrich, Bonnefin and Moore
  • James Hull, Professor, Department of Sociology, UC Irvine
  • Bill Maurer, Professor, Department of Anthropology and Associate Dean, Social Sciences, UC Irvine
  • Jessamy Norton-Ford, Graduate Student, Department of Cognitive Sciences, UC Irvine
  • Melissa Loudon, Graduate Student, Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California
  • Lana Swartz, Graduate Student, Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California

The panel will be moderated by Mic Bowman, Principal Engineer, Intel Labs.

Participants will discuss the changing regulatory environment for mobile and digital money; digital private currencies in historical context; what can be learned from the analysis of transactional data about social behavior; and the challenge -- and business proposition -- of "big data" for digital payments.

This lecture series is free and open to the public. Parking is available for $10.00 per day, or $2.00 per hour in the Social Science Parking Structure on the corner of Campus Drive and Stanford. To RSVP or for further information, please contact Rosemarie Swatez, rswatez@uci.edu or 949-824-2511.