5 minutes with…Novatti

In our 5 minutes with profiles, MEF members talk about their business, their aspirations for the future and the wider mobile industry. This week, Peter Cook, founder and the CEO of Novatti introduces the mobile payments specialists. What does Novatti do? Novatti creates and delivers innovative payment solutions to a global base of Tier 1 and smaller service providers and start-ups.  With our multi-services payments platform, Novatti enables telecoms, banking and alternative network service providers to extend their product portfolio – taking robust, integrated new payments services to market … [Read more...]

5 minutes with…Terragon Group

In our 5 minutes with profiles, MEF members talk about their business, their aspirations for the future and the wider mobile industry. This week, Elo Umeh, CEO & Founder, introduces Africa based digital media company, Terragon Group. What does Terragon Group do? Terragon Group is a leading digital media company focused on Africa, with presence in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa and India. The Group is made up of three independent but convergent business units that focuses on different aspects of the digital media sphere. The businesses are Terragon Limited (TL), an Access and … [Read more...]

MWC15 News Round-up Day 4 – say goodbye to passwords, hello to connected cars and pizza

This year at MWC consumer trust and privacy have taken up position as a central theme.  There's also been plenty of announcements at the device level on how consumers can protect themselves with more sophisticated biometric authentication technology.  ZTE, Fujitsu and EyeVerify all announced eye scanning technology and Qualcomm putting forward its own 3D unltrasonic finger print scanning tech as a credible alternative. Elsewhere there's more evidence that the automotive sector is increasingly embracing mobile as the latest poster-boy of the ecosystem.  Visa announced that it has joined … [Read more...]

MWC15 News Round-up Day 3 – from mobile phones to connected bow-ties

Day three at Mobile World Congress saw much more buzz around the Internet of Things, data, wearables and smart devices. The words *mobile* and *phone* are deliberately omitted because so much of the exhibition and discussion has noticeably shifted out to capture the array of things that mobile now enables.  Connected cars, health bands, connected watches - even hat-pins, bow-ties and cuff-links were featured on one of the many Samsung stands. Huawei Technologies Co. Chief Executive Ken Hu took up the issue in his keynote stating, in no uncertain terms: 'be careful smartphone, your days are … [Read more...]

MWC15 News Round-up Day 2

Day two at Mobile World Congress has seen a lot of discussion around some key topic areas both from company led announcements and general discussion from the show floor, particularly the need to balance the industry's need to create, ingest and use consumer data against the very real need to foster trust and protect privacy bought in to sharper focus by the anticipated growth with the Internet of Things.  One live discussion concluded that: 'trust is the new currency in mobile'.  Global News Stories BlackBerry goes keyboardless again with new Leap ArsTechnica BlackBerry today … [Read more...]

MWC15 News Round-up Day 1

Daily news from the floor at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona.  Global News Stories Mobile World Congress 2015: wearables, virtual reality and three-sided phones Telegraph Samsung has unveiled a three-sided phone, the Galaxy S6 Edge, at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, alongside its new flagship Galaxy S6, in the hope that differentiating itself from its Android competitors will help to reverse its slump in smartphone sales. The Galaxy S6 Edge is curved on both sides, meaning the display wraps around the entire width of the handset. This is intended to create … [Read more...]

5 minutes with… Ensygnia

In our 5 minutes with profiles, MEF members talk about their business, their aspirations for the future and the wider mobile industry. This week Richard H Harris, Chief Executive and Co-founder of Ensygnia talks about their unique mobile payments system; MEFTV spoke to Richard at length about their business at MWC earlier this year. . What does Ensygnia do? Our Onescan app and platform enables mobile payments online, in-store and on-the-go and has applications for log-in, authentication and mobile identity. In the payments world it allows customers and prospects to typically go from … [Read more...]

MEF’s Global Leadership share their MWC 2014

With the relentless meeting schedules and latest announcements of Mobile World Congress behind us for another year, MEF CEO Rimma Perelmuter and Global Chair Andrew Bud reflect on this year’s Congress week and what it means for the mobile content & commerce community. MWC 2014 was another incredibly busy and productive show for the MEF member community. Years of practice (and vitamins) mean we just about kept up the pace between elections, MEF Connects, member briefings and meetings, plus MEFTV at Gran Fira as part of the usual action packed week. Day One kicked off with the AGM … [Read more...]

Candidates announced for MEF EMEA Board Elections 2012 at MWC

MEF has announced the first round of candidates for the MEF EMEA Board Elections, to be held at the end of the month at MWC in Barcelona.Full MEF members are eligible to vote and stand as a candidate, and will be instrumental in creating thought leadership, sharing knowledge and addressing the critical issues facing the mobile commerce and content industry today and in the future.The current standing is as follows:• Diane Alphonse, Head of Marketing, Communications & PR, Barwa Bank• Ben Tatton-Brown, Co-Founder & Regional SVP, EMEA, Amobee• Emma Kaye, Board Director, Mira Networks• … [Read more...]

MEF Connects MWC 2012 – Save the Date!

MEF has announced the return of its legendary party held annually at MWC in Barcelona - mark the date in your diary now; Monday the 27th February (8PM) for MEF's return to the Picasso Museum, in association with Timwe.The exclusive MEF party, open only to MEF members and their invited guests, has in its time become the sought after ticket of the congress, and is in fact this year celebrating its 10th anniversary! So be sure to join us for an exciting night of cocktails, tapas, art, and of course, some seriously top-level networking. Although the tickets are still under lock and key for the … [Read more...]

MEF Connects MWC 2011 Party

We had a great time at the MEF Connects party at Mobile World Congress 2011 - and so did our attendees by the look of the photos below:View more on the MEF Flickr photostream. … [Read more...]