Saturday, 28 March 2015
NorDev Special: Mobile Commerce: Past, Present, THE future at New Patrick's Yard
When: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 @ 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: New Patrick's Yard, 2 Recorder Rd, Norfolk, NR1 1NR
Come along to our April special at New Patrick's Yard and hear Neil Garner of Proxama telling us about mobile. Refreshments including beer, wine, soft drinks and pizza will be available!
Mobile Commerce: Past, Present, THE future.
Neil Garner (@Proxama)
Mobile Commerce has come a long way from basic automated voice and text messaging services in the late 90s, through basic WAP services on feature phones in late 00s through sophisticated shopping apps of today. Mobile Commerce is still at early stages of evolution in western economies like the UK despite many emerging countries like Kenya using services like m-Pesa instead of cash. What will the future bring? Growth of Proximity Commerce linking digital with physical wallets… wearables… Biometrics and authentication… death of Apps… however the future pans out the mobile will be at the heart of commerce in 2020.
Neil founded Proxama in 2005 (then called Glue4 Technologies). The business focused on creating services that link people and brands using consumer technologies. In 2008, the company was rebranded as Proxama with a focus on the applications of mobile, smartcard and NFC technologies. Neil passionately believes in using emerging technologies to create valuable services for people.
Prior to founding Proxama, Neil ran a division of a niche consultancy, Consult Hyperion, where he led the systems implementation teams for a number of ground breaking products including Vodafone’s m-Pesa, MasterCard’s PayPass, Sky and Barclaycard’s SkyCard and American Express Blue card.
Neil has a MEng and DPhil from York University and is a Chartered Engineer. Any precious time at home is split between renovating an old property and enjoying life with his wife and three young children.