PixelPin announced as winner of CEO Summit 2013 Award for Mobile Innovation

A highlight of yesterday’s 4th annual MEF CEO Summit, held at London tech-incubator Level 39 in Canary Wharf, was the Meffys Innovation session where seven mobile start-ups were invited to pitch their business ideas in front of the international executives from member companies and quizzed by an expert panel. The ultimate winner of the night’s award was UK start-up PixelPin which addresses issues of mobile security with an innovative solution that replaces passwords with pictures. All of the startups are entrants of the forthcoming Meffys 2013 awards, recognised as a global benchmark for … [Read more...]

After Personal Communications…

Andrew Bud

Ahead of MEF’s 4th annual CEO Summit, Global Chair Andrew Bud takes time out to reflect on the mobile industry’s ever-evolving journey. I was deeply moved by this week’s news of the purchase by Microsoft of Nokia’s mobile phone division, which those of us old enough remember as Mobira.  It felt like a final punctuating mark: the full-stop at the end of a script, in which Nokia was but one protagonist, lasting 30 years.The latter part of that long and glorious narrative engaged the whole of the mobile entertainment, content and commerce industry, and its end suggests both lessons, questions and … [Read more...]

Dropbox and Magister Advisors to speak at CEO Summit 2013

MEF has announced the first stimulus speakers at this year’s one-day CEO Summit in London as Lars Fjeldsoe-Nielsen and Victor Basta. Lars Fjeldsoe-Nielsen is Head of Mobile at Dropbox and is responsible for mobile strategy and consumer electronics partnerships, including the global deals that ensure Dropbox is embedded on handsets across 300 mobile operators worldwide. Victor Basta is the MD of Magister Advisors, an M&A advisory firm to the technology industry and was responsible for some landmark deals including the sale of mapping company C3 to Apple for $250 million and LoveFILM's … [Read more...]

MEFTV – CEO Summit 2012

In this video from the MEF CEO Summit 2012, held at London City Hall last month, Chris Smith of the Guardian Media Network speaks to Brendan Eich, Co-Founder & CTO of Mozilla for MEF TV. In the interview, Brendan discusses the origins and benefits of the Firefox OS and Mozilla's plans for the future in the mobile space. The MEF CEO Summit, an annual invite-only, closed door event, has fast established itself as one of the essential occasions of the year for gaining insight, sharing knowledge and networking at the highest level of the mobile content and commerce industry. Find out … [Read more...]

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MEF Announces Star line-up for 2012 CEO Summit

MEF has announced the VIP speaker line-up for its 3rd annual MEF CEO Summit, a key event lining up next to the 2012 Global AGM & Board Elections and the Meffys gala awards ceremony this September as part of two days of industry insights, networking and celebration. Date: 2.30pm, September 11, 2012 Location: London, City Hall  On September 11 City Hall will welcome leading visionaries from across the mobile landscape and beyond to share their unique industry insights around the summit's central theme Navigating Complexity in Times of Change. The MEF CEO Summit is a free to attend … [Read more...]