Kristel Teyras

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Works in communications managing news in the EMEA region including mobile communication, banking & retail solutions, IT security, eID and government programs. Blogs on digital security news and events taking place in EMEA region, with a focus on Middle East and Africa. Always very enthusiastic about everything I do and loving the digital life.

Website: http://www.gemalto.com


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SMS innovation and dynamic mobile content drives mHealth initiatives in Africa

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Posted on 16th Jul 2014 by in Telecom

It’s unsurprising that the latest mobile health services, based on smartphones and the latest M2M technology, are making waves in the USA and Europe, changing the lives of people through remote health monitoring, digital pill reminders, and so on… but who would have thought that “mHealth” would reach Africa so quickly?! How? Instead of M2M […]

Dubai embraces the future with World Expo 2020 win

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Posted on 29th Nov 2013 by in M2m

It’s hard to imagine any city being as grateful a recipient of a World Expo than Dubai when it was unveiled yesterday as the host for 2020’s event. The announcement in Paris triggered fireworks exploding from the Burj Khalifa (the world’s tallest building), and schools even shut down to join the party. As the first […]

A look back at GITEX

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Posted on 30th Oct 2013 by in M2m

The 2013 Gulf Information Technology Exhibition is all wrapped up for another year. The exhibition was a success on many levels and once again brought forward the world’s leading technology to be on display at the Dubai World Trade Center. The 33rd edition of GITEX, which ran under the theme “let’s Create, Disrupt and Re-imagine […]

GITEX 2013 – From tweets to iPad minis

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Posted on 25th Oct 2013 by in M2m

After a week of innovative technology demonstrations, packed conferences and inspiring speeches, GITEX 2013 is today drawing to a close. In addition to the end of the exhibition, this day also marks the close of our GITEX iPad Mini competition. Throughout the week, we’ve been on the look-out for the most insightful tweets about our […]

From citizen to customer with eGovernment

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Posted on 23rd Oct 2013 by in Corporate

A study from Booz and Company a few years ago claimed that electronic government capabilities are a crucial part of a nation’s technological development and that although countries in the Middle East region had started to implement e-government, there was still some way to go. Several years on we can see many of these electronic […]

Consumer power and choice is growing; banks must respond with personalized, secure and convenient banking

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Posted on 22nd Oct 2013 by in Corporate

In our modern world of increasing competition and choice, greater power lies with the consumer than ever before. This is by no means a new trend; consumer power has been rising for many years now, and as Simon Mainwaring of Forbes pointed out back in 2011, consumers are now able to influence brands significantly. Banks aren’t immune […]

The four ‘golden rules’ of mobile marketing: in Dubai and beyond

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Posted on 22nd Oct 2013 by in Corporate

One trend which again has been on show at this week’s GITEX conference in Dubai is the ubiquity of mobile technology. You’ll look no further than a few yards before setting eyes on someone talking into their phone, typing a message or email or browsing their tablet. Whilst GITEX attracts delegates from across the world, […]

NFC’s progress in the Middle East

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Posted on 21st Oct 2013 by in Corporate

Although NFC has not yet reached critical mass in the Middle East. Is has an active userbase which is continuing to grow. Over the last few years, we have seen a gradual shift towards the adoption of contactless technologies and there is growing evidence that the contactless tap and go mentality is rapidly developing in […]

GITEX 2013 is under way – Stay up to date with #GemaltoGITEX

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Posted on 20th Oct 2013 by in M2m

The 2013 edition of the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) begins today at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The five day event, running until the 24th, serves as the ICT business, new product platform and innovation gateway to the Middle East, North Africa and the South Asian region. More than 3,500 companies will be represented […]

Counting down to GITEX 2013 – win an iPad Mini with #GemaltoGITEX

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Posted on 18th Oct 2013 by in M2m

The biggest technology gathering in the Middle East region is now only days away. From Sunday, GITEX (Gulf Information Technology Exhibition) will open its doors to over 130,000 delegates from across the world. As well as Gemalto, tech giants such as Accenture, SAP and Cisco will all be in attendance, showcasing the latest products from […]