Ernesto Haikewitsch

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Ernesto is head of communications for Gemalto in Latin American and is a “carioca” exiled in São Paulo. He blogs about all things to do with digital security in his native Brazil and the rest of the continent. Outside of work, he loves football, technology & gadgets and travelling with his family. Personal tweets at @Ehaik


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M2M in the Amazon Rainforest


Posted on 29th Jan 2013 by in IoT

Most of us are familiar with the Western idiom ‘can’t see the wood for the trees’, meaning simply the blinkered study of anything, for too long, can detract from the greater understanding of an ultimate goal. At Gemalto, we’re all for clarity of vision and long term solutions. As you may have read in publications […]

Emerging payments in emerging markets


Posted on 27th Apr 2012 by in Corporate

Today, smartphones give us round-the-clock access to a wealth of information and services. We can book hotels, email colleagues or reserve a table at our favourite restaurant (and even pay the bill via the handset). But what about those of us who don’t own a smartphone?  In countries such as the US and the UK, […]

Digital Brazil: Biometric ID paves the way for future growth


Posted on 25th Apr 2012 by in Corporate

In the last of our series on Brazil’s digital revolution, we look at Brazil’s national identity card scheme, which is one of the most advanced of its kind anywhere in the world. Former Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula was the first person to be issued with one of Brazil’s new biometric ID cards, shortly before […]

Mexico’s new Transfer: Money via text message


Posted on 23rd Apr 2012 by in Corporate

We’ve seen smartphone apps and mobile banking revolutionise the lives of office workers, city slickers, business moguls and IT gurus across the globe this year, but what about the rest of society? Launching in Mexico, Transfer is a ubiquitous new mobile money platform offered by the joint venture between América Móvil/Telcel, Citibank´s Mexican unit Banamex […]

Future gazing à la Brazilian


Posted on 5th Apr 2012 by in Corporate

So, over the course of our series of posts on Digital Brazil so far we have seen the digital potential of this rapidly-expanding nation. From its fast-growing economy, the shift of more than 30 million citizens into the ‘middle-class’ income bracket and the increasing digital literacy among all Brazilians, from working classes to the rich, Brazil’s […]

Digital Brazil: Who needs cash?


Posted on 2nd Apr 2012 by in Corporate

In the second of our series on Brazil’s digital revolution, I take a look at the growth of digital financial services that are having a real impact on peoples’ lives and businesses in one of the world’s most vibrant nations. Brazil’s vast population consists of a young majority, including around a quarter under fifteen years […]

A Guide to Brazil’s Digital Future


Posted on 26th Mar 2012 by in Corporate

Earlier this year, Brazil officially overtook the UK as the world’s sixth-largest economy, with its GDP boasting an estimated annual growth rate of 7.5%. Slowly but surely, a country that for many years was well-known for the poor living conditions of millions of its citizens, is showing signs of becoming an economic superpower. In the […]