Keynote 6: Financial Services in a Mobile World

A session at Mobile World Congress 2012

  • Michael Abbott
  • Jon Fredrik Baksaas
  • John Partridge

Wednesday 29th February, 2012

11:00am to 12:30pm (WET)

Despite the incredible success enjoyed by the first wave of mobile money services, more advanced financial services have been slow in coming to mobile in emerging markets. At the same time, technology innovation and mobile applications such as NFC have played an important role in driving demand in developed economies, but have yet to reach worldwide adoption.All this is set to change as operators, financial institutions and regulators make giant strides towards building the necessary regulatory and business frameworks to support mobile money services on a truly global scale. In addition, the proliferation of NFC-enabled handsets, and the deployment of the associated infrastructure is also reaching the tipping point which will bring advanced mobile money services to the mass market. 2012 promises to be a pivotal year for the mobile and financial industries as they seek to offer the best of both worlds in an integrated, profitable and secure way.Which financial services will prove most successful on a global scale, and which will be confined to local geographies? How important a role will regulation continue to play? With trust and accountability being critical factors in the financial services space, what assurances and protections are operators and their partners able to provide consumers?To discuss these questions and more, CEOs from financial institutions and mobile operators will take to the stage in a keynote dedicated to addressing the complex issues surrounding mobile money.

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Michael Abbott


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Freelance, Content Consultant & Editor

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Jon Fredrik Baksaas

President & CEO, Telenor Group

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John Partridge

President, Visa Inc.

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Mobile World Congress 2012

Spain Spain, Barcelona

27th February to 1st March 2012

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Time 11:00am12:30pm WET

Date Wed 29th February 2012


Hall 5, Auditorium 1, Fira Montjuic

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