MEF Global Forum

Up close with the Giants – MEFTV interviews Baidu and LINE

By | Featured Post, MEF Asia, MEF Global Forum, MEFTV, Video

Last month MEF hosted the inaugural MEF Global Forum Mobile First Markets in Bangalore, where members and delegates came together to discuss the mobile opportunity across South East Asia, Middle East, Africa and of course India.

One of the highlights was an engaging debate on the insider strategies of global giants operating in emerging markets.

Here MEFTV speaks with two of the panellists, Chinese internet giant Baidu and communications platform LINE to hear their thoughts on the day’s discussions and gain insights into their strategies for providing services to diverse and challenging mobile first markets.

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MEF Global Forum Mobile First Markets in Pictures

By | MEF Global, MEF Global Forum
The MEF Minute team have just landed back from Bangalore, India where the inaugural MEF Global Forum Mobile First Markets took place. 200+ members and delegates came together to learn fascinating insights into the mobile opportunity across South East Asia, Middle East, Africa and of course India. In the week that saw the launch of the new Indian Government’s Digital India Week #MEFGF Bangalore gave delegates access to some of the...
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Why mobile first markets are leading the mobile charge

By | Event, Featured Post, MEF Asia, MEF Global Forum
Unencumbered by legacy internet infrastructure, in many markets mobile has taken off as the primary digital touch-point. As smartphones become cheaper and connectivity improves there has been a corresponding uplift in mobile device penetration in markets across Asia, Africa and the Middle East. And it’s that widespread adoption that characterises many growth economies as mobile first. Ahead of MEF Global Forum Mobile First Markets in Bangalore next week, we take...
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MEF Global Forum: Mobile First Markets – Meet the Startups

By | Featured Post, MEF Global Forum
On 30th June MEF Global Forum, the popular Silicon Valley series comes to Bangalore to discuss how to accelerate the mobile opportunity in the rapidly growing mobile-first markets across South East Asia, Middle East and Africa. The one-day conference includes a dedicated innovation session in partnership with GrowthEnabler where 10 start-ups will pitch their business ideas and an expert panel of execs from Amazon, Micromax, Kae Capital and 91 Springboard will discuss the ecosystem...
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Innovation Series: four startups that are ringing the changes in mobile education

By | MEF Global Forum
With edtech startups increasingly attracting the attention of VCs, accelerators and established education businesses, some clear trends are emerging about how this latest entrant in to the mobile ecosytem is shaping up. Continuing our innovation series, these presentations from MEF Global Forum, feature four of the edtech startups - Cognition, Verificient Technologies, Smarton Learning Solutions, SMILE and RobotsLAB - that are ringing the changes in mobile education.  And below that there is an expert panel...
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Innovation Series: disruptive talk from three mobile payment startups

By | Featured Post, MEF Global Forum, Mobile Money
Continuing our Innovation Day series, three mobile payments startups take the stage at MEF Global Forum to share insights on their disruptive business models and discuss the future of the financial services industry as it weaves itself in to the mobile ecosystem. Checkout the presentations from PayNearMe, InStore and Bionym below, plus below that a panel debate on the future of financial services with three Fintech powerhouses - Bill Harris of Personal Capital, Seb Taveau...
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Innovation Series: Four start-ups connecting the Internet of Things

By | MEF Global Forum, MEFTV
The Internet of Things, has been emerging as the next technology mega-trend for some time, but now with pervasive connectivity and increasingly smart devices, a bona-fide IoT, beyond the smart fridge, is coming in from the cold. In this, the third from our MEF Global Forum: Innovation Day series, another group of talented start-ups; August Smart Lock, The Orange Chef Co, Voyomotive and inHome tell attendees at the San Francisco conference why they need to bet on IoT...
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Innovation Series: three startups that are trailblazing in the Sharing Economy

By | Featured Post, MEF Global Forum
As technology continues to provide increasingly sophisticated tools for peer-to-peer services, this session at MEF Global Forum posed the question, is the so called "Sharing Economy" the future of commerce? In this, the second from our Innovation Day series, another group of groundbreaking start-ups; Roost, Doorman and Open Garden serve up their insights to attendees at the San Francisco conference. Follow the links below for exclusive video pitches and slides of their...
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