Showing posts from September, 2011

GuardTime Wins $50,000 #Innotribe Start-Up Challenge for most promising Fintech startup

I was one of the judges at the 2011 Innotribe $100K Start-up Challenge (designed to introduce the most promising FinTech and Financial Services start-ups to SWIFT’s community) and also I was asked to mentor GuardTime ( ), creator of the Keyless Signature technology providing indisputable proof of time, origin, and integrity for electronic data. Delighted that they won !  They were selected from over 100 applicants; this year’s judges awarded the prize to two winners, each receiving $50,000. The other winning company announced is Truaxis (formerly BillShrink), for its StatementRewards application that creates data-driven personalized services for financial institutions, merchants and consumers.  “We’re thrilled to be recognized by the financial services industry for innovation that creates indisputable and mathematically-sound audit trails for all electronic data, making it ideal for applications such as Internet banking, mobile payments, digital log forensics and

#mobile2 - slides from Larry Berkin opening keynote

Mobile 2.0 Larry Berkin -Who's In the Driver Seat in Mobile .pdf Download this file Larry Berkin is a mobile industry veteran with deep experience in mobile platform management and mobile ecosystems. He recently was a member of the Leadership Team for Symbian Foundation (curator of Symbian OS- in over 400M smartphones) operating as SVP Global Alliances and GM USA, China & Japan working with top handset manufacturers (Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Fujitsu, & Sharp) Wireless Operators (AT&T, Vodafone, DoCoMo, China Mobile) and 1000s of mobile Developers worldwide. Was previously Vice President, ecosystem & corporate business development for Tokyo-based, ACCESS Co. and held senior management positions in product development, marketing and business development at Palm/PalmSource, Excite@Home, Island Graphics, Broderbund Software. Founded 2 consumer software startups: Think Educational Software and Jumpin’ Jack Software (an indie games developer) and serves on

Sixth roundtable in the series on Identity and Financial Services

invite_RT6.pdf Download this file The sixth roundtable in the Visa Europe CSFI Fellowship series on "Identity and Financial Services" will be held at the Innholder's Hall, 30 College Street, London EC4R 2RH, from 12.30pm-2.15pm on 27th September 2011.    We're going to move the fellowship on by shifting from analysing the problems and issues to discussing potential solutions. I don't mean technical solutions -- we have lots to choose from and we know that they work --but more wide-ranging business and social solutions that will provide a practical means to improve the situation for stakeholders. Now, one set of potential solutions are centred on the mobile phone and more than once in the preceding workshops the idea of banks working with mobile operators has been put forward. Should banks and/or mobile operators provide the identity infrastructure? It's a great topic for a roundtable because it's a live topic: business plans are being formul

#Mobile2 - write up of: What Will Change in A MultiScreen World? Native App vs Web? @marcedavis @olof_s @adamboyden @michaelmace @tonyfish

The opening Panel:   What Will Change in A MultiScreen World?  Native App vs Web? Marc Davis , Partner Architect, Microsoft;  @marcedavis             [inventing the future of conneecting people, the web and the world. Working on vision and technolgy] Olof Schybergson , CEO, Fjord; @olof_s             [working @Fjord - cross platform design] Adam Boyden , President, Conduit; @adamboyden               [founded openlane, an exec at xfire, president conduit, speaker, writer and strategic thinker] Michael Mace , CEO, Cera Technology.   @michaelmace             [tech industry ceo and strategist, worked for Apple, Palm and now Cera - blog at mobile opportunity] and Me @tonyfish entrepreneur, author and dad Framing the session.... Mobile devices are personal and this makes mobile unique in the world of digital screens. TV's, desktop's, tablets and notebooks are mostly shared and therefore user data that comes from them, and that is stored on them, can be from one of a

Mobile has changed computing and made it become more human - as it introduced touch

At mobile 2 this week   one topic came up over and over again that mobile/ tablet had changed the face of the industry from device and function lead to human-centric and was down to touch. Do you agree?