Mobey Forum Announces ECB, CaixaBank and Consult Hyperion Keynote Speakers at Mobey Day 2014

24 September 2014

Global banking association welcomes leading financial experts to discuss HCE and biometrics in mobile finance 

Global industry association, Mobey Forum, has announced the three keynote speakers for its annual two-day Mobey Day conference, taking place on 7-8 October in Barcelona. The three keynote presentations at this year’s event will be delivered by representatives from CaixaBank, Consult Hyperion and European Central Bank.

Iddo de Jong, Market Integration, European Central Bank will discuss the role of m-payments in SEPA, Dave Birch, Global Ambassador, Consult Hyperion will argue that mobile phones and biometrics are a winning combination for the mass market, and David Urbano, Head of Mobile, CaixaBank, will provide insights into, and key learnings from, CaixaBank’s mobile development programme.

In addition to a number of other prominent industry experts across the two days, Andrea Fiorentino, Head of European Go To Market Mobile Propositions at Visa, will address host card emulation (HCE) and collaboration, and is joined by a speaker from one of the mobile ecosystem’s biggest and most influential brands. 

The keynote speakers will present alongside other industry experts from across the banking, telecom and mobile money sectors, providing access to the latest thinking on divisive topics such as HCE and hardware secure elements for mobile payments and the value and opportunities that biometrics promise to deliver to mobile finance.

“Mobey Day is a unique chance for key players in the mobile financial sector to address some of the most contentious issues impacting our industry,” comments Sirpa Nordlund, Executive Director of Mobey Forum. “Disruptive new technologies are changing the dynamics of the mobile money industry and we have worked hard to bring together a stellar cast of speakers in a bid to drive the dialogue forward.”

The key themes throughout the two-day event are:

  • HCE. Addressing the different approaches of HCE, implementations and its influence on near field communication (NFC) deployments.  
  • Biometrics. Discussing the route to mainstream success and the effect the combination of mobile payments and biometrics will have on the mobile financial services ecosystem.
  • Strategies for collaboration. Demonstrating the importance of banks, merchants and issuers working collaboratively to expand new technologies and evolve the industry.

Mobey Day and Platinum Sponsor CaixaBank welcome attendance from banks, financial institutions and service providers from across the mobile financial ecosystem. Attendance at the event is free for Mobey Forum members. Non-members are eligible to register for €1,450 + VAT.

To register for the conference and view the full agenda, visit

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