Layered Tech’s Steve Chu to Judge Electronic Transactions Association’s “Innovator of the Year”

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Layered Tech's Steve Chu to Judge Electronic Transactions Association's

, /PRNewswire/ --  executive has been invited to judge the annual E-Pay Innovation Award at the Electronic Transactions Association's (ETA) Transact 14 conference and expo in .

The competition, held at the association's tradeshow – 10, awards a prize to the conference exhibitor with the most innovative electronic payment technology or product that can be used to expand digital financial services in underserved communities around the world. The prize is sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Chu, a regional sales manager for the compliance-focused, secured cloud and hosting company, has been a regular attendee and judge at ETA events in the past, which promote digital transaction technologies and identify innovative startups that aim to change the financial transaction system. Chu and his fellow judges have narrowed the field down to six potential companies which will be announced prior to the event.

"It's a tremendous honor to once again serve as a judge for this program," Chu said. "As a judge, you get to see some incredible technologies, but through the partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, we know that we are having an economic impact in the parts of the world that need it most."

In addition to judging the technology competition, Chu helped assemble content for a Bitcoin panel discussion addressing the cryptocurrency's potential threats and opportunities to the payment industry. The panel will include Coalfire CEO and will be moderated by , senior editor.

The event will be held at the Mandalay Bay, and portions of the conference will be broadcast live from CNBC. Layered Tech will exhibit at booth #928. Conference attendees can stop by to learn how the company helps electronic payment innovators by providing them a ready-made infrastructure and a set of management services upon which providers can run secure, PCI compliant, and highly scalable e-payment systems and services.

About Layered Tech

Layered Tech provides secure cloud and managed hosting services for mission-critical business applications. Layered Tech's PCI-, HIPAA- and FISMA-compliant hosting solutions are backed by the industry's only Compliance Guarantee: all Layered Tech compliance services are guaranteed to pass 100 percent of every IT audit or assessment. By providing high-quality technology, infrastructure and support, Layered Tech enables clients to eliminate capital expenses, reduce operating costs, and focus on core initiatives. Clients include SaaS developers, digital agencies and others serving large enterprises and the healthcare, financial and federal markets. For more information, visit

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