Consult Hyperion, an independent technology consultancy in the UK focusing on electronic transactions, has launched the Mobile Money Practice, a specialist unit focusing on the growth area of mobile money.
Consult Hyperion's Mobile Money Practice aims to offer substantive, experience-based mobile money consultancy services from a team of people with extensive experience of delivering projects across emerging markets.
The new mobile unit is headed up by Paul Makin, in collaboration with Susie Lonie, who worked together on the development of the famous M-Pesa remittance and mobile money scheme in Kenya, which effectively became a new currency for inhabitants of the country and is widely accepted at shops and outlets across the country.
"Consult Hyperion has been active in mobile money since the technology's earliest days, when it was engaged by Vodafone to assist in the development of the M-Pesa service in 2004," said Paul Makin. "We offer experience across all aspects of this highly specialised field."
The Mobile Money Practice marked its launch with a high profile speech from Paul Makin and Susie Lonie on the controversial subject of mobile money interoperability at the TM Forum Africa Summit in Johannesburg on 6th August 2013 and with the unveiling of a white paper on mobile money interoperability. The consultancy’s Dave Birch blogs on transactional banking and technology for bobsguide.