Daren Pickering, Lead Innovations Architect, Worldpay Daren has over two decades of experience in the world of IT and has been responsible for inventing, designing, developing, delivering and product managing numerous innovative technology solutions for e-commerce, mobile payments, media and education. At Worldpay Daren works closely with internal and external parties to create proof-of-concepts and live pilots from original ideas and inventions. His projects have included a variety of innovative projects such as contactless donations for charities, biometric authentication, and mobile points of sale for stadiums. Prior to Worldpay, Daren was with Proxama for three years where he ran Research and Design projects for a large number of organisations including Barclays, Mastercard, Trustonic, ARM, Orange Labs, GSMA, SoftCard, and Blackberry. In day-to-day terms Daren’s role at Worldpay involves developing new inventions, working with innovative start-up organisations, and developing relationships with technology companies that compliment or enhance Worldpay’s range of products and services.