Posts Tagged ‘innovation’

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 […]

Money2020 bringing together technology and payment leaders for the future

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Posted on 10th Oct 2013 by in Corporate

Money2020 has been full of interesting insights on new and developing payment technologies. Payment players from across the spectrum have gathered for Money2020 this week in Las Vegas, from start-ups to those who have been in the industry for decades. With so many payment power players under one roof, I wonder how many years of […]

Want to Hear Gemalto Speak at SXSW? We Need Your Vote!

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Posted on 30th Aug 2013 by in Corporate

SXSWi has become the place to preview the technology of tomorrow today and Gemalto wants to be a part of this! Last year our very own Asad Ali presented on Smart Cities and Connected Objects and this year we need your help to not only have Asad present again, but to help other bright minds […]

Securing mobile banking for the ‘unbanked’

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Posted on 4th Jun 2013 by in Corporate

On this blog we often write about NFC technology, mobile payments and the latest technologies using smartphones and digital security to empower our everyday lives. A lot of the time, these innovations and technological advances relate to more developed regions, whether North America, Europe, the Middle East or Asian countries such as South Korea and […]

Collaborating to drive mobile commerce in the Middle East

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Posted on 22nd May 2013 by in Telecom

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 Telecom

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 […]

Who will win the driverless car race?

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Posted on 2nd Apr 2013 by in M2m

Let’s play a game of word association. What springs to mind when you hear ‘driverless cars’? Let me guess: Google. Did you know, however, that there are many other brands involved in developing the concept of a driverless car? From Audi and Toyota to Mercedes, it is claimed that they actually have more chance of […]

Educating for innovation at Mobile World Congress

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Posted on 26th Feb 2013 by in M2m

Welcome to day two of the biggest mobile conference in the world. The technology buzz continues with more delegates pouring into the new Fira venue and plenty of major announcements. We’re driving ever further NFC engagement with the NFC Experience and with our own announcements with Japanese mobile operator KDDI to enable  quicker and more […]

Mobile World Congress Keynote 1: Mobile Operator Strategies

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Posted on 25th Feb 2013 by in M2m

We’ve already blogged about handset manufacturers and innovators in the mobile space, but where would be without the mobile operators? In the opening keynote of 2013’s Mobile World Congress, CEOs from some of the world’s largest and most important operators discussed the challenges and opportunities ahead for the mobile industry. Here are some of the […]

MWC 2013 – What can we do for you?

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Posted on 19th Feb 2013 by in M2m

It will surprise no one to learn that the rumour-mill is going into overdrive ahead of MWC 2013. The mobile world is expecting big releases from LG, Sony, HTC, Samsung and Nokia as well as RIM, or as it’s now known, BlackBerry. This year’s MWC is being hosted at a completely new venue offering double […]