About Rajesh Sharma

Rajesh Sharma, based in San Jose, California, serves as VP Mobile Banking & Payment Apps, INSIDE Secure. Rajesh joined INSIDE in 2007, to manage Technical & Professional Services group in US. He also led product marketing activities of Mobile Security Division, managing NFC, SE & HCE products. During this time, he has played instrumental role in making INSIDE the leading provider for payment contactless chips (more than 250 million units) in the US market. INSIDE Secure is the brand financial institutions worldwide have come to trust to solve their biggest banking card and mobile security challenges. They have the broadest security offering for payment technologies from smartcard to virtual payment card for mobile devices, leveraging over 20 years of experience to meet the evolving security and certification needs of the traditional and emerging payment markets. Just today they are announcing 3 of the largest companies in their space that have selected INSIDE Secure to help secure over 200 mobile applications for their employees and mobile customers, which number in the tens of millions.

Bank crossroads ahead: build or buy mobile payment applications

This is a guest post by Rajesh Sharma, VP Mobile Banking & Payment Apps at INSIDE Secure. Commerce has evolved over the 10,000 plus year history of society. The Internet age introduced online banking 20 years ago and now 80 percent of bank consumers in the developed world are using it. In addition, in the span of just the past four years or so, mobile banking has grown to 52 percent of smartphone owners. And now, mobile payment applications (apps)