Pat M. Raycroft
Pat has extensive experience as part of senior management teams at BP and Amoco. He directed the development and implementation of IT consolidation and integration efforts required to support two successive multi-billion dollar mergers. He managed the design and implementation of Amoco’s retail systems including their site networking and card processing platforms. Pat has also led retail site architecture work, developed vendor strategies and executed RFP processes for POS and site connectivity, and developed strategies for loyalty programs. Currently, he is a managing partner of the W. Capra Consulting Group focusing on retail technology.
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- Should You Be Installing a Retail Charge Point Network?As EV adoption continues to rise, retailers who own real estate face a critical decision on whether, and how, to implement a charge point network. Often described as a nexus of charge points that enables EV owners to charge their vehicles, track which charge points they engage with, and predictably know which adapters are available, charge point networks can deliver long-term benefits to retailers as well as consumers.
- When Should a Merchant Be Merchant of Record?The biggest benefit to becoming the Merchant of Record is the opportunity to optimize payment operations and standardize the customer experience. As technology has evolved, so has the need to optimize transaction flows across channels of commerce, control costs, and improve resiliency.
- Which is Better: A Global or a Local Operating Model? Hint – It Depends on YouA global approach can give you consistency and standardization. Beyond the cost savings and potential negotiation power that a common global architecture can introduce, a global operating model gives businesses the power to ensure consistent branding and quality assurance, regardless of geography.