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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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 […]

Explore your future digital and mobile lifestyle with Gemalto at GITEX to win iPad minis

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Posted on 7th Oct 2013 by in M2M

Gemalto is back at GITEX with a whole new set of digital security innovations designed to bring trust and convenience to the digital world. From electronic ID cards, NFC mobile wallets to contactless transit tickets, we will be demo-ing the power of software platforms and hosted services that will shape the way your digital lifestyle […]

World Smart Week 2013

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Posted on 24th Sep 2013 by in M2M

This week, September 24th-27th, is World Smart Week 2013. Three business conferences (NFC World Congress, World e-ID congress, and M2M Innovation World Congress) and one technical conference (the Chip-to-Cloud Security Forum) will run throughout the week and will be home (in Nice Côte d’Azur) to 1700 participants, 50 exhibitors and 250+ speakers. And, like last […]

Collaborating to drive mobile commerce in the Middle East

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Posted on 22nd May 2013 by in Mobile

The next time you’re in Dubai, see if you can spot the fast-moving commuters on the RTA public transport network. If you look closely, you’ll probably see they are using Go4it cards, launched by UAE bank Emirates NBD 16 months ago and whose success was celebrated at Cards & Payments Middle East earlier this month […]

Demand for contactless technologies surges in Dubai

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Posted on 13th May 2013 by in Mobile

We have previously blogged about Dubai as a hub for innovative technologies, especially around GITEX, the Middle East’s ICT conference. We also know that customer loyalty is a focus, with Dubai playing host to a conference on Maximizing Customer Loyalty & Profitability in the Middle East. We know there is business-level interest in emerging and […]

GITEX 2012: Mobile transforming customer relationship management

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Posted on 24th Oct 2012 by in Corporate

Many companies have realized that a great way to reach and engage with customers, regardless of their location, is via mobile devices. More intelligent companies realize that the mobile phone can even drive customer engagement and offer insight into customer preferences, ultimately securing brand loyalty and additional revenues. But just how is mobile technology redefining […]