Last Tuesday, March 29th, our North America team hosted their annual Industry Analyst event in Boston. Over 30 analysts from 16 different firms gathered with key Gemalto executives, including Olivier Piou, CEO and Paul Beverly, EVP of Marketing and North America President, who kicked off the day with presentations of our vision and how we are working to extend the boundaries of digital security with our solution offerings. One of the analyst attendees @cchristiansen tweeted:
#GemaltoIAD Piou talked about bringing banking to developing countries where mobile enables people that had no access to banks to save money
MasterCard was also on hand to discuss their relationship with Gemalto and how they see this strategic partnership expanding in the future.
Gemalto business heads Sebastien Cano, Tom Flynn, Jack Jania and Neville Pattinson hosted breakout sessions in the afternoon covering LTE, NFC – What’s Next?, Cloud Security, Payment Convergence, and Secure Identity respectively. Each session included lively discussions on where the industry is headed. The debate was further enriched by our colleagues from Cinterion, our M2M wing, who presented today’s solutions, areas for growth as well as the impact for mobile carriers as covered on Twitter by participant @nickster2407:
M2M 2nd highest priority for MNOs according to Cinterion. Highest is financial services
The conversations at the event on Tuesday will help shape and guide Gemalto as we move through unchartered waters in the digital space. If you weren’t lucky enough to be in the room, you can catch a snippet of the conversation on twitter by following #GemaltoIAD.
We are already looking forward to our event next year, and can’t wait to see how the conversation changes over the next 12 months.