Patrick Gauthier is the Vice President of External Payment Services at Amazon. He is responsible for leading Amazon’s payment services for 3rd party merchants globally including Login and Pay with Amazon and the associated value added services.
Patrick is a 20-year veteran of the payments and ecommerce industry. Most recently he was General Manager, Emerging Retail Solutions at PayPal where he managed PayPal’s prepaid, gift and demand generation businesses. Patrick has also held executive positions in innovation, product, sales and corporate development at Visa, Schlumberger, and Silicon Valley mobile and e-commerce startups.
Patrick has held positions on the board of directors of, mFormation (mobile device management); Arcot (authentication); mTLD (Domain name); Upek (Biometrics); Humetrix.net. (eHealth), Tyfone (NFC), Sequent Software (Mobile Security) and SecureKey (Identity management). He is also a Foreign Trade Advisor to the France Ministry of Economy (Conseiller du Commerce Exterieur de la France).
Patrick holds a Master’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Telecom Sud Paris in France.
About his talk : Connected Commerce
Amazon Pay was launched with the focus of simplifying the customer’s shopping experience; since it enables shoppers to check-in and check-out using information already stored in their Amazon accounts. Amazon Pay is extending this experience from third-party websites to multiple channels, helping retailers connect with customers in multiple ways. In this keynote presentation, we will highlight some key trends of today’s connected consumer and key consumer insights in payments. Who is this connected consumer and how are their shopping preferences changing today? We answer this by showcasing how Amazon Pay’s innovations are solving for the ever changing needs of this connected consumer.