From moving money to moving value: How IoT and Blockchain can be used for social good
Interac has been exploring the concept of the transfer of value and more specifically how working with industries such as energy utilities can unlock new use cases beyond traditional money movement. Partnering with an energy utility company, we are currently exploring how using IOT enabled devices such as electric vehicles, battery, and solar panels can incentivise users to perform good behaviour that reduces green house gas emissions and the investment in energy infrastructure. The use of these IOT enabled devices and the corresponding data capture through multiple parties which is all being made possible through enterprise Blockchain translates into societal and economic benefits which today is the true exchange of value.
Kashmera Self leads research and emerging solutions to help shape the role that Interac plays within the Canadian innovation ecosystem.
Through her 20 years of experience in product management, and more recently as the business owner of the Interac Token Service Provider (TSP), Kashmera helped spearhead the organization’s move to mobile payments. The TSP platform for secure digital payments is what brought Interac Debit on Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay to Canada.
Kashmera and her team have received multiple industry awards, and she personally was the recipient of the Women in Payments ‘Rising Star Award’. She has been called upon to speak at multiple industry conferences, both within Canada and abroad, to provide her expertise and insights on e-commerce, mobile commerce, emerging trends and payments innovation.