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Accelerating your mobile opportunity

The Mobile Ecosystem Forum is a global trade body that acts as an impartial and authoritative champion for addressing issues affecting the broadening mobile ecosystem.  We work with our members to accelerate sustainable market growth that drives inclusion for all and delivers trusted services to enrich the lives of consumers worldwide.

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We host 20+ events per annum across our Chapters in Asia, EMEA, North and Latin America. They provide a global and local platform for business partnering and knowledge sharing.

Insights

Market and sector data and reports to help your mobile strategy development. Our annual Global Consumer Survey studies the trends and behaviours of 15,000 mobile media users in 15 countries.

Programmes

Collaborate with industry peers to advance solutions or overcome barriers to growth. Cross-sector Working Groups offer the ideal forum to share and learn.

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Blockchain and mobile

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Co-chair of the Blockchain Ecosystem Network (BECON) Alex Bausch here explains how the technology ties in to mobile and how fintech companies are using Blockchain to usher in the next generation of mobile financial services.

Since 2004, I have been involved in the mobile revolution. Enterprise Managed Mobility promised to make the SmartPhone more secure, and at the same time deliver more control over the employees’ device. Bring Your Own Device was the big promise. The mobile end-points turned out to be the next frontier. The problem was that billions of devices and an equal number of online (mobile) services were hard to secure in a scalable way. A better way was to secure the identity in combination with the online service.

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MEF Member News – June 26

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What’s the news from the MEF community? Here’s your weekly round up of all the latest announcements from MEF members including product launches, partnerships, research insights and more…
Guy Krief has been promoted by mobile commerce firm Upstream to chief executive. He takes over from co-founder Marco Veremis, who has become executive chairman.
Krief joined Upstream in 2004 and was most recently chief innovation officer. He was also co-founder of Persado, an Upstream spin-off company dedicated to AI-generated marketing.

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Global mobile news round-up 23rd June

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world.

This week.. winners and losers in Amazon Whole Food purchase, Estonia creates worlds first “digital embassy”, fighting data costs with social media in South Africa and much more…

Amazon is taking a huge bite out of the fresh food business with its bid for Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion. But even though this is a deal between two companies, it’s not just the two of them being touched by it…

GDPR

Industry views: GDPR, are we ready?

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The EU’s general data protection regulation (GDPR), is just under one year away and expands the rights of EU citizens around privacy and protection of personal data.

Among other things, it requires that companies maintain adequate data records, disclose data breaches and increase opt-out options. Heavy fines are on the table for companies that do not comply.

We asked MEF members and experts the wider mobile, legal and data industries to give us their thoughts on GDPR readiness, the implications for consumer privacy and whether or not they view the forthcoming legislation as an opportunity. Here’s what they said…