Mobile World Congress is the place to go to find out about the newest developments in mobile technology—and nowhere is the transformative nature of tech more apparent than in the world of payments. Visa’s mission is to ensure that every Internet-connected device can become a viable and secure platform for commerce.
To help make that goal a reality, Visa Innovation Centers are designed to help clients, partners, startups and developers engage with their work, find compelling use cases for Visa technologies and collaborate with other experts to create new commerce solutions. Visa Innovation Centers currently exist in Berlin, Dubai, Miami, San Francisco, Singapore, Sao Paulo and Tel Aviv, and this week Visa’s Innovation Center London opens its doors, located at its European headquarters in Paddington Basin.
The 1,000+ square meters of high-tech space—the largest center to date—invites European clients and partners to explore Visa Developer Platform and collaborate on new ways to pay. The interior will also include practical demonstrations, including applications of the Internet of Things (IoT) in connected car and connected home environments. Guests can also experience the future of retail using virtual reality and biometric authentication to find and purchase the tickets for a Formula E race.
Located in the heart of one of the world’s most prestigious cities for banking and finance, the Innovation Center London is expected to launch a new wave of development in human-centered design. It will revolve around customer-focused solutions to real-world problems in ways that benefit individuals, businesses and government agencies around Europe, and has been set up to echo and embrace the spirit of innovation and collaboration of Visa Innovation Centers around the world.