Soumya Dev Chakrabarty
Soumya is the Head of R&D and Innovation within Payment Services business unit of Discover Financial Services. In this role, he is leading the team responsible for the assessing new and emerging technologies, developing new business opportunities, building new concepts, evangelizing our brand’s innovation capabilities, and piloting new capabilities. Additionally, his team is also responsible for supporting the specifications development and compliance program for new & emerging products such as contactless, EMV, mobile payments, advanced authentication among others. His team supports the development of initial concepts, prototypes, technical architecture, specifications, testing & compliance, participating in standardization bodies and technology partner management. He has been involved in the area of chip, mobile, digital and authentication technology for payment products for the past 15 years.