Kurt Schmid has more than 30 years of business experience in the Payment, Security and Smart Card industry. Kurt Schmid founded and lead NEXPERTS, now part of Netcetera. Until 2007 he was CEO of OMNIKEY, a company he grew to one of the world’s top three players in the smart card reader business. Previously Kurt worked as CTO at Utimaco Safeware AG, a security and encryption specialist, listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. “I’m delighted to bring in international business experience and my passion as Entrepreneur”, says Kurt Schmid. “The market for digital payment solutions will grow considerably over the next years and my target is to make Netcetera a top player in this evolving industry.” Kurt Schmid, born in 1961, holds a Master in Business Administration and Computer Sciences from the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria and is holder of several patents. Specialties: 30 years business and technical expertise in mobile payments, smart cards, smart card readers, encryption systems, security hard- and software and RFID systems.
Marketing & Innovation Director Secure Digital Payments at Netcetera - Software matters