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What comes next in Mobile Banking?

Our
next meeting of the Financial Services Club (England) will focus upon a debate
around the question: "What comes next in Mobile Banking?"

For the
past year, the hottest space in banking has been around mobile thanks to iPhone
apps, M-PESA and other developments in mobile payments and banking.  The Club
has debated this area often, and now looks further out towards the next and
future waves of innovations.  Are there just further evolutions of change, or is
there a revolution here?
 
Leading the discussion are significant
practitioners in this space:

  • Tim Murdoch, Founder & CEO
    of iCeni Mobile and co-creator of M-PESA
  • Michael Salmony, Board
    Member of Equens and the EPC 
  • Nick Ogden – Chairman and Chief Executive of Voice Commerce Group
  • Michael Davison, Senior Managing
    Consultant, IBM Global Business Services

Tim Murdoch, Founder & CEO
of iCeni Mobile
The story of M-PESA, the revolutionary service in Africa
for mobile payments is now well-known.  What is lesser known is how M-PESA was
really created.  A smaller team from a firm based in Cambridge, the UK, had a
vitally important role in the conceptualisation and development of the
application.  The firm not only wrote the software for M-PESA, they also
designed the business processes, and provided operational and technical support
during the pilot and after launch.  That firm and their team was led by Tim
Murdoch.  Tim has now launched a brand new venture: iCeni mobile, "a
telecommunications company delivering solutions to extend mobile networks and
data services into rural areas, connecting the world’s most remote and low
income communities". 

Michael Salmony, Board Member of Equens and the
EPC

Michael Salmony recently managed the post merger integration between
previously Interpay and the German processor Transaktionsinstitutnational,
achieving synergies and efficiency gains equivalent to a saving of over 400
staff, to create the pan-European payment service provider Equens. He is also a
member of the European Payment Council, the decision making body of the 8000
banks in the 31 countries of Europe, as Head of Internet Payments and e-  and m-
payments expert group since its inception.

Nick Ogden – Chairman and Chief Executive of Voice Commerce Group
As founder and CEO of The Voice Commerce Group, Nick is primarily
responsible for the company’s overall corporate strategy and business
development.
A serial entrepreneur Nick has consistently been at the forefront of
innovation in technology since 1985. In 2003 Nick, together with several former colleagues from WorldPay,
formed the Voice Commerce Group to develop systems which allow
individuals to identify themselves using a voice signature. Previously, he founded Multi Media
Investments Limited, a technology research and development company that led to the development of one of the
first bank-endorsed e-commerce initiatives in the form of the UK’s
first electronic shopping mall, ‘BarclaySquare’.
In 1997 Nick founded WorldPay, which was acquired by the Royal Bank of
Scotland in 2002. 
He has been recognised by a number of industry awards including the UK
Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the Computer World
Global IT Leaders award and more recently the ID People Awards 2009.

Michael Davison, Senior
Managing Consultant, IBM Global Business Services

Michael recently
produced a 10,000 word study of mobile banking and payment offerings, including
a review of the ways in which these new services are reconfiguring value chains
in very interesting ways.  He has recently appeared on CNBC and other media in
this capacity and regularly commentates on innovation in banking
structures.

The meeting will be held on Thursday 11th March 2010 from
18:00 until 20:30 at The City IOD, New Broad Street House, 35 New Broad Street,
London, EC2M 1NH
, and will be followed by drinks, canapés and
networking.

If you wish to attend please register as a member or
non-member
(the cost for non members is £95 plus vat and is reimbursed in the event of
the attendee subsequently becoming a member.)

We look forward to seeing
you.

 

About Chris M Skinner

Chris M Skinner
Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through his blog, the Finanser.com, as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank, and Chair of the European networking forum the Financial Services Club. He has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand (as well as one of the best blogs), a FinTech Titan (Next Bank), one of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow (City AM, Deluxe and Jax Finance), as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News. To learn more click here...

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