Smart Airports: New Technologies Set to Take Flight & Transform the Passenger Journey

Future Growth is Outstripping Capacity With forecasts for growth in air travel ranging from 60% to 100% over the next 20 years, airport operators, airlines and governments face a number of significant challenges.  The predominant question is how to cope with the far greater passenger numbers (and airfreight) without doubling the number of airports.  There […]



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Why Google, Not Apple, is the Bigger eSIM Threat to MNOs

As we get closer to publishing our next report on eSIM I have been thinking about some of the issues and common assumptions that get made about eSIM.  One that I find myself in opposition to is the comment that Apple will be the one to lead with eSIM for smartphones.  For those of you […]



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Data Integrity and Cyber-Security is Critical for the IoT, Machine Learning and AI

Last month I led a panel discussion (on behalf of Gemalto) for journalists on data integrity and the incoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  The main purpose was to inform of the real dangers of a data breach, the changing threat landscape posed by cyber-criminals, what happens when data is compromised and how the EU’s […]



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TRUSTECH Highlighting Innovation in Payments, Identity and the IoT

This week we see the newly launched TRUSTECH being held in its new home in Cannes, providing a digital update to what was previously Cartes, held annually in Paris at this time of year.  TRUSTECH has been developed in recognition of the evolving ecosystem which has increasingly seen digital platforms and services come to the fore.  […]



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eSIM – Transforming and Modernising the Mobile Industry

In the age of accelerating digital transition it seems odd that one of the key enablers – mobile tech – is being left behind (in a manner of speaking).  I can have a digitised payment card installed into my car, my watch, my wristband and all completed securely via tokenisation and the cloud.  I can […]



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A Surprisingly Busy and Potentially Progressive Summer for Payments

I’ve spoken before about MasterCard and Visa’s transitions from being payment networks and this summer they have made further progress.  A more detailed summary and analysis of Mastercard’s expansion of Masterpass is available in a P.A.ID Strategy ViewPoint at www.paidstrategies.com.  In this blog I am providing comment on the main developments in the payments sector.  […]



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Over £14,000 Raised for Charity on the Make Time 500

When we set up P.A.ID Strategies we said that we wanted to make a difference, not just to our clients but also to those around us.  We support several charities close to our hearts (more can be read about this here) and have stated that 10% of our net profit will be donated to these charities […]



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Consumers Prepared to Trade Personal Data for Smart Home Benefits

Earlier this year Intel Security released the following press release regarding an international internet of things smart home survey that had been conducted.  It was headlined “Intel Security International Internet of Things Smart Home Survey Shows Many Respondents Sharing Personal Data for Money”.  This was followed with the sub-heading “75% of consumers expect smart homes to […]



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Alternative Payments at Contactless Intelligence Conference 2016

This year was the 10th Contactless Intelligence Conference, held in London each April.  It continues to be accompanied by the Contactless and Mobile Awards and what immediately struck me was that it was even better attended than in recent years, highlighting the role that it plays in getting the industry talking and recognising the work […]



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Money20/20 Europe Made Me Realise that FinTech is Like Tinder

The union of the financial and the technology worlds is an interesting one, though I imagine it is a bit like signing up for Tinder: it is all new and exciting, there is a lot happening and so much choice, with nearly everyone saying why they are so great and trying to impress.  You need to […]



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