In CardLinx Forum

The CardLinx West Forum on Tuesday, October 15th in Seattle demonstrated the expansion of the card-linking ecosystem across a variety of industries. Steve Sirich lead the presentations with Microsoft’s approach to integrating artificial intelligence into all their products to improve accessibility and productivity at work and at home. The diversity of card-linking platforms was on display with presentations by myGini, Excentus and Empyr. GasBuddy and Total Wine presented the retailer perspective. Mike Hintze, former Chief Privacy Counsel at Microsoft discussed the impact of new and pending regulations affecting e-commerce. The following day some attendees visited Microsoft’s Envisioning Center to see near future technologies and CardLinx members attended the work group sessions moderated by Dan Currell.

Keynote speakers included:

  • Microsoft: Steve Sirich, General Manager, Bing Ads Marketing
  • Spring Marketplace: Jonathan Dyke, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman
  • Excentus: Brandon Logsdon, CEO
  • GasBuddy: Mike DiLorenzo, Chief Marketing Officer
  • myGini: Mehmet Sezgin, CEO
  • Hintze Law: Mike Hintze, Partner
  • Total Wine & More: Gaurang (G-Man) Maniar, Sr. Director of Marketing
  • Empyr: Jon Carder, Co-Founder and CEO


  • Seattle 2018 Room Wide Shot
    CardLinx CEO Silvio Tavares opened CardLinx West Forum