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Dan Ring

Dan Ring

Vice President of Public Relations

Dan Ring

Dan is a veteran of tech companies large and small and leads global PR efforts for ACI. Among his responsibilities is working to educate external audiences (press, analysts, influencers) on just how cool ACI is.

Dan is not a payments expert, but knows more than the average layperson to be slightly dangerous. He's bullish on mobile and bearish on wearables.

More articles by Dan Ring

  • It’s the most wonderful time of the year for payments, APIs, the Platform Economy and more!

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year for payments, APIs, the Platform Economy and more!

    Friday, December 04, 2015

    As 2015 quickly comes to a close and we ready for an exciting New Year, I/we thought it would be prudent (or at least kinda fun) to provide yet even more prognostications for 2016, because after all, who doesn’t love predictions?  

  • PSD2, the iceberg that banks must navigate

    PSD2, the iceberg that banks must navigate

    Wednesday, September 16, 2015

    PSD2…it sounds like a game console for the young Gen Y and Gen Z kids. At least that’s what I originally thought…and, geesh, how wrong I was! When it comes to bank disruption, PSD2 is one of the stars (though loved by some, loathed by others—akin to the greatest quarterback in the history of the NFL, Tom Brady). In this next installment of my ongoing conversation with colleague and Master of the Fender Stratocaster, Paul Thomalla, Paul fills me in PSD2 and what it means—to banks, non-banks and consumers. 

  • payments roadtrip

    The Audacity of Payments

    Monday, August 31, 2015

    How do you define audacious? I define it by way of example, more specifically, by someone who traverses the contiguous 48 states over 5 months in a well-worn Ford Escape.

  • 3 Ts

    The Three T's: Team, Technology, Trust

    Wednesday, August 05, 2015

    More than 400 leading retailers from around the world descended upon Chicago this week to hear about the 'retail reinvention' and what they need to do to survive and thrive in this time of ongoing disruption.

  • reinventing retail

    Reinventing Retail: what’s next in retail, payments and commerce?

    Monday, August 03, 2015

    This week, we’re excited to be part of the R2 | Retail Reinvention Summit, spotlighting “Wake UP to New,” and bringing to life what’s next in retail, payments and commerce.


    Why plastic will inevitably die

    Friday, July 31, 2015

    Most people know that plastic bottles are bad for the environment, but what about plastic debit and credit cards?

  • Raise your hand if you want faster payments

    Raise your hand if you want faster payments

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015

    Faster payments, immediate payments or as we might say in Boston, wickid fast payments. What are they and why do they matter?


    The reason why cash will never go away

    Thursday, July 09, 2015

    What do you call someone who shuttles 2 people weighing a total of 400 pounds from Bourbon Street to Frenchman Street in a bicycle rickshaw late at night? Well, for one, you call that someone unlucky. 

  • the internet of things

    The Connected Lifestyle and the Ideological Cliff Jump (that you’ve already made)

    Monday, July 06, 2015

    Raise your hand (or more appropriately, take a step forward) if you own a Fitbit or some other activity tracker? Congratulations; you’re on your way to 10,000 steps! In this latest edition of ‘Rantings with Ranta,’ our intrepid digital banking guru and one-time competitive swimmer (who also briefly trained for last year’s Boston Marathon) makes a bold prediction for 2016. If I were a betting man, I probably wouldn’t bet against him (he also picked Jordan Spieth to win this year’s US Open). 

  • Oculus Rift

    Oculus rift for the middle seat business traveler

    Monday, June 15, 2015

    Last week, I was stuck in the middle seat in the last row on a flight from London to Boston and as much as I tried sucking up to anyone at the airline who would listen, my attempts failed to move my seat (such is life on a completely booked flight). Nestled between a snorer and perpetual leg shaker in a seat unable to recline, I tried to do some work, but the passenger in front of me was fully reclined, out cold (perhaps too much drink?). But enough about my travel travails. It’s time for another exciting edition of ‘Rantings with Ranta,’ our intrepid digital banking guru who’s also had some unpleasant flight-related experiences.