The Florin 2012 Jury Members were:
Gerard de Moura - Galitt, EPCA representative (chairman)
Dave Birch – Consult Hyperion, Director
Mark Buitenhek – ING, Global Head of Payments & Cash Management
Bo Harald – Tieto, Head of Executive Advisors
Javier Santamaria Navarette - Santander, Subdirector General
Role of the Jury
The jury consists of five members, including the chairman of EPCA or a designated
EPCA representative. The members of the jury are selected 'by invitation' from the
industry community applying several criteria:
Experienced, respected, authoritative industry professionals, able to take an unbiased
With a proven inclination towards innovation.
With different perspectives on the transaction services industry: e.g. different
actors, services, channels, geography.
The role or the jury is straightforward and three-fold:
Monitor the Florin Awards process and ensure that everything proceeds according
to the ‘rules’ and in a fair manner.
Select the Florin 'Winner Jury Vote'.
Present the Florins in the Florin Award ceremony at the EPCA Conference.
The Florin Awards process has been designed to capture the most recent innovations
in the transaction services industry and to select the nominees and winners that
have broad industry appeal. To this end, both industry experts and the community
are involved in the process to determine the winners. The way the winner is determined
differs for each of three Florin Awards. As a result, it is possible for a single
candidate to win multiple awards!
Phases and Timeline
The award process consists of 3 phases: Call for candidates > Nomination > Community/Jury
voting and Product Pitch contest.
Five nominees compete for the Florin ‘Winner Jury Vote’ and Florin ‘Winner Community
Vote’. The five nominees are selected during January from the candidates that have
submitted a valid application. The European Payments Consulting Association (EPCA:
11 members in 10 countries: MT, RU, DE, DK, FR, HU, IT, NL, PL, UK) appoint the
nominees. In this process each EPCA member awards a maximum of 10 points to a minimum
of 5 candidates, based on their own criteria. The top 5 that result from this scoring
are nominated. The nominees are announced 1 month after the closing of the ‘call
for candidates’, in the beginning of February.
After nomination, the transaction services community votes online at ThePaypers.com
for their favorite nominee to determine the Winner Community Vote. The Florin Jury
selects the Winner Jury Vote. This phase lasts about 2 months and ends at the start
of the EPCA Summit, March 20th 2013.
The Florins are awarded to the winners in the Florin Award ceremony at the end of
the 1st day at the the EPCA Payment Summit, March 21st 2013. The winners are announced
by Jury members present at EPCA Summit. Each winner is allowed a short ‘thank you’
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