Kristian Gjerding is the Founder and CEO of CellPoint Digital. Kristian’s unique ability to see the big picture and find pathways to solve problems, allows him to set the strategic direction for the company as it evolves to become the premier payment orchestration platform for merchants across the globe. He has shaped and built one of the most effective, intelligent digital commerce and payment platforms, designed to empower merchants to take control of their payments ecosystem and build for the future. He is focused on building a high-performing culture that is transparent and accountable and constantly innovating. Gjerding has influenced the payments landscape by helping global merchants, payments and trade organizations establish best practices and standards around contactless payments, mobile payments and remote payments through current and past advisory roles with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Mobey Forum, National Retail Federation and others. Gjerding previously served in senior executive roles responsible for technology, wireless and mobile payments solutions at StorageTek, Sun Microsystems, Amdahl, Network Appliance and OIS.