Bernie Kavanagh

Senior Vice President & General Manager Large Fleets

When the Car Becomes the Card

Payment cards are giving way to mobile payment apps, improving the customer experience.  In the car, the process of finding and paying for fuel, food, parking and much more can be linked to navigation and payment apps, resulting in a single, easy experience for the end user.  In addition, mobile payment apps also offer added security, given provisioning methods, tokenized card numbers and the elimination of the physical card swipe.

This panel of experts from WEX, Enterprise Fleet Management, Amazon Alexa Auto and Honda Innovations will discuss how these apps are moving beyond the phone to the vehicle’s dash, an evolution that will further streamline the payment process.  They will also consider the improved efficiency the connected car world promises and will provide their answers to the key question:  How will vehicles and payments get along?

About Bernie Kavanagh

A 28-year fleet professional, Bernie Kavanagh serves as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Large Fleet at WEX Inc. He joined the company in 1996 and his career has been a steady progression of increased sales and marketing responsibility. Kavanagh serves on industry related boards and is a frequent speaker at payment industry conferences focusing on fuel trends and technology in the payment space. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the College of New Jersey and is an active member of NAFA, AFLA, NCSFA and AALA. Prior to joining WEX, Kavanagh held a number of roles with Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Enterprise Fleet Management.

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