corporate biography

Tyler Hannan is an experienced technologist with a passion for human interaction. As the IP Commerce Platform Evangelist, he delivers unique value to the organization by collaborating and coordinating with companies within the payment processing and technology market to drive innovation and deliver understanding of the IP Commerce Platform and Network. His blog, Reflections on Emergent Commerce and Technology, serves as a compass for industry leaders looking to break down technology silos and deliver on-demand commerce services.

Hannan travels the country and is a popular software and payments industry panelist and presenter, where he speaks at on the evolution of the commerce industry. He has demonstrated IP Commerce technology at industry events including Electronic Transaction Association, BAI TransPay, and FinovateStartup 2008.

Prior to joining IP Commerce, Hannan worked for diverse Denver-area software companies including StorePerform Technologies with responsibilities ranging from production database support and implementation, data-warehouse design, technical consultant, corporate trainer, and network administrator.

Hannan also serves on the board of directors of Confluence Ministries, a Denver-area non-profit focused on community development. In October of 1999, as a civilian, Hannan was awarded the "Air Force Meritorious Service Award, for his work with the Civilian Personnel Office of the Air Reserve Personnel Center.

personal biography

I am "just this guy, you know".

Actually, I am employed as the Platform Evangelist for IP Commerce. According to our corporate web presence, IP Commerce "connects leading financial institutions with software developers and established distribution channels." I tend to view IP Commerce as a platform and toolkits company focused on the payments industry. (You can learn more here, and I will likely discuss in greater detail in a future post).

However, in my current role, I'm most interested in ongoing trends in the payment and technology industries. By analyzing and identifying these trends, we are better able to identify areas of interest to our partners. Ultimately, this provides the ability to continue to generate interest & awareness about the IP Commerce products.

I'm a serial startup employee (addict?). With these companies, I've seen the good, bad, and frequently ugly. Like many of the evangelist ilk, I have spent the majority of my career primarily rooted in technology pursuits. Whether teaching data-warehousing courses, consulting, functioning as the network administrator, or performing internal technical training, I finally realized my true joy comes in human interaction.

That's the beauty of evangelism as a career. Now, I discuss transformative technology with some of the best minds in the industry. These discussions provide the context by which all are able to make better business decisions (be they "commerce" specific or not). That is the purpose of this blog. . .to begin to generate discussion around interesting trends that relate (sometimes tangentially) to the worlds of commerce.

Ultimately, I suppose I'm a believer that using technology to solve complex business problems is exciting.

NOTE: This biography was taken from here.