Blogs from Sirpa Nordlund, Mobey Forum, Executive Director

Mobile Payments in Q1 – Five key takeaways

Mobile Payments in Q1 – Five key takeaways

26th March 2015

Payments with mobile devices has exploded. 2014 was a year of huge and rapid change and the first quarter of 2015 has not disappointed. Impactful events like the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and Mobile World Congress (MWC) have delivered a slew of significant announcements. So, amid the foray, what have we learned? Major players vie for US... read more
Mobey Day 2014: The HCE Tap Is Open, Let NFC Services Flow

Mobey Day 2014: The HCE Tap Is Open, Let NFC Services Flow

20th October 2014

I was prepared for Mobey Forum’s third annual Mobey Day event to be a lively affair. Bringing banks together with, amongst others, GSMA, chip manufacturers and mobile payment software providers to discuss the future of near field communication (NFC) was always going to ignite debate. What I was less prepared for, however, was just how far and... read more
From Big Data with Love

From Big Data with Love

16th April 2014

Business travel can be a chore. For over 10 years now, I have been going back to a certain hotel when I travel to Paris. It is a family-run business, with the same people on reception every time. It is constantly undergoing small-scale renovations, the elevator does not always work and the rooms are chilly, but clean. The simple breakfast is... read more
O2 Mobile Wallet - Why are wallets failing?

O2 Mobile Wallet - Why are wallets failing?

13th February 2014

At the turn of the year, 02, which is a UK mobile network operator (MNO) owned by Spain’s Telefonica group, shut down its much trumpeted 18-month old mobile wallet service. In this bobsguide blogger (aka contributing editor) update from Sirpa Nordlund, Mobey Forum’s executive director, she considers the reasons why the O2... read more
Show Report: MobeyDay 2013 and Monetising the Mobile

Show Report: MobeyDay 2013 and Monetising the Mobile

1st July 2013

The second staging of the MobeyDay conference was held last month in Barcelona, Spain, despite the best efforts of the French air traffic control strike which made travelling to and from the mobile financial services (MFS) event difficult, reports Sirpa Nordlund, executive director of the organising Mobey Forum. The theme for MobeyDay 2013, held... read more
The Mobile Mindset: A Crossroad for Banks

The Mobile Mindset: A Crossroad for Banks

7th June 2013

I have long been extolling the virtues of the mobile channel as an opportunity that banks and financial institutions cannot afford to miss out on, says Sirpa Nordlund, the executive director of the Mobey Forum, ahead of the second Mobey Day conference in Barcelona, Spain. The desktop is dead, and the laptop is dying. The age of mobility is... read more
Beyond the Desktop: Mobility in the Corporate Banking and Business World

Beyond the Desktop: Mobility in the Corporate Banking and Business World

14th March 2013

Companies are lagging behind consumers in their adoption of mobile financial services (FS) and mobile working practices, believes Sirpa Nordlund, the executive director of Mobey Forum, but this situation will not carry on for much longer. The benefits of mobile working, payments and technology will eventually spread to businesses and to the... read more