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Nick Pisarev

Director, Product Management, 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’ successful migration to EMV chip technology. Nick transferred to the G&D U.S. Headquarters in 2011 to assist U.S. financial institutions 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 (formerly the EMV Migration Forum) and SCA Payment 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.

Currently, Nick is a leader on G&D’s global team focused on payment enabled wearables and alternative form factors. G&D has established active industry partnerships to bring the latest in payment technologies to the market with the highest levels of security to protect consumers and issuers.

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

Recent Speaking Engagements:

Nick is asked to speak at the U.S. Payments Forum (USPF), Smart Card Alliance (SCA), and other industry events on a regular basis. In the past two years, he has spoken at USPF Meetings on the following topics:  "EMV Chip & Sig vs. Chip & PIN", "Troubleshooting EMV Transactions", "EMV 101" and "Solving the Challenges of Debit EMV in the U.S.". In 2015, Nick also spoke at CARTES US where he presented the topic "Counterfeiting EMV - Myth or Possibility". In April 2016 at the Payments Summit/ICMA show, Nick spoke twice during the show on the topics of "Contactless Payments and Debit - A U.S. Status Check" and “Debit: Lessons Learned.” This December he is scheduled to present another USPF briefing on “The Future of Tokenization and Wearables”.