Aite Group Announces Digital Wallet Innovation Awards

Aite Group, in partnership with the Mobile Payments Conference, is recognizing innovative digital wallet providers leveraging best-in-class technology at awards presentation during MPC 2019 in Chicago.

Boston, March 4, 2019 — In conjunction with the launch of its Digital Wallet Database, Aite Group has announced a new awards program, the Digital Wallet Innovation Awards. These awards will honor and recognize innovation achieved by digital wallet providers that are changing the way that commerce is done. Award recipients will be industry leaders that identify and implement new products, capabilities, and levels of automation and effectiveness that remove friction and add value to the consumer and merchant commerce experience. They are the pathfinders in the digital payment space. The winners will be selected by a global panel of experts on digital payments and wallets, and the awards will be announced August 27, 2019, at MPC19 at the Swissôtel Chicago.

Nominations are now being accepted across five categories as follows:
- Customer experience
- Merchant experience
- Product design
- Value-added services
- Market adoption

Submissions will be accepted through May 31, and the following requirements will need to be met in order to nominate:

- Only digital wallet providers or individuals with explicit consent from their organizations can submit the nominations.
- Nominated innovations must be in production.
- All nominees must be willing to allow Aite Group to publicly announce and describe their initiatives, should they win.

“We are excited to announce this new awards program in conjunction with the Mobile Payments Conference,” said Thad Peterson, senior analyst at Aite Group. “Digital wallets are leading an explosion of innovation in the payment ecosystem, and it’s great to have an opportunity to recognize the leaders of this revolution.”

“We’re honored to partner with the payments industry thought leaders at Aite Group to showcase innovators in digital wallet solutions at MPC19,” said Marla Ellerman, executive director of the Mobile Payments Conference. “Enabling frictionless mobile payments is our primary focus of the event, so the Digital Wallet Innovation Awards and the results of Aite Group’s research will be a high point for the fintech decision-makers and innovators in attendance.”

To learn more about the Digital Wallet Innovation Awards, please visit our website here.

Aite Group’s new Digital Wallet Database—built in partnership with Mobey Forum, a global industry association helping banks and financial institutions to shape the future of digital financial services—is a leading source of updated information on digital wallets around the world. No other database compares in terms of comprehensive global coverage.

To request additional information about Aite Group’s Digital Wallets Innovation Awards or to learn more about the Digital Wallet Database, please contact us at [email protected]The identification of an Aite Group award winner or finalist is not an endorsement by Aite Group of any vendor, product, or service.

About Aite Group:
Aite Group is a global research and advisory firm delivering comprehensive, actionable advice on business, technology, and regulatory issues and their impact on the financial services industry. With expertise in banking, payments, insurance, wealth management, and the capital markets, we guide financial institutions, technology providers, and consulting firms worldwide. We partner with our clients, revealing their blind spots and delivering insights to make their businesses smarter and stronger. Visit us on the web and connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Mobile Payments Conference:
Mobile Payments Conference is the premier annual conference and exhibition on the future of alternative payments worldwide. MPC is known for bringing together thought leaders, innovators and decision-makers from financial, technology, government, retail, marketing, and mobile industries to discuss the evolution of the payments industry. Attendees benefit from access to the world’s foremost experts in emerging payments and commerce, blockchain and digital currencies, cybersecurity and consumer privacy, customer experience and loyalty, and customer engagement and marketing.

About MPC19:
MPC19, the 13th Mobile Payments Conference, is set for August 26 to 28 at the Swissôtel Chicago. This year’s theme, “Global Commerce in Motion: Enabling Frictionless Mobile Payments,” will focus on the impact of the 5G revolution on mobile commerce and removing friction from the payments process for users and merchants. For more information or to register, visit

Press Contacts:
Siobhan Scanlan
Lori Spendley
Aite Group Public Relations
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Khali Henderson
BuzzTheory (for MPC)
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