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Mobile
World
Congress 2015
What we learned at MWC
and what brands have to know
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GSMA Mobile World Congress is the
world’s biggest and most influential
mobile event with 93,000+ attendees
from 200 countries. Hosted in the
Mobile World Capital Barcelona for the
10th year, attendees are treated to a
wealth of learning, product showcases
and inspiring keynotes
About Why are we there?
With all the hype, commotion and can-not-miss
content flowing throughout the 4 day event we
want to find the answers to the one thing on the
top of all of our minds, “What does all of this
mean for my brand?”
Digital@Ogilvy broke down the 2015 Mobile
World Congress into larger thematic takeaways
and trends that every brand should know. We
looked at the bigger picture and implications of
technology moving forward and unveiled the
opportunities at hand over the course of the
four day conference.
Mobile World Congress 2015
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Day 1 Insights
Day 1 Insights
Smart but not too smart
Don’t be too smart when it comes to your
brand’s role in the internet of things
Digital identity disorder
The average person has 26 usernames
associated with 5 different passwords;
that’s an issue
Security and/or privacy?
We want to eat our security and have our
privacy too
Will you ______ me?
What will mobile proposition you?
A burgeoning new
class system
What’s the hierarchy of services that will
come about as they vie for your data’s
attention?
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Smart but not
too Smart
Don’t be too smart when it comes to your
brand’s role in the internet of things
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AT&T FOUNDRY
The AT&T Foundry innovation centers are
fast-paced and collaborative environments
worldwide to deliver applications and
services to consumers and businesses
BLUESMART
This “connected” suitcase weighs itself and
displays the weight on your mobile device. It’s
outfitted with a battery pack to charge your
phone and a SIM card so you can keep track of
its whereabouts at all times
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These grandiose visions of interconnected devices and mobile
play will come over time. Like, 20 years time. So lets get real.
In the mean time, how are you thinking about your role in this
connected universe of products, brands, and services? It doesn’t
have to be extreme and it doesn’t have to be costly. A BSH Home
Appliances manufacturer developed cameras insides its latest line
of refrigerators for food tracking purposes. Snap! A photo
instantly gets sent to your mobile phone so you can see what’s in
your fridge on the way home. Snap! A CPG brand was able to come
inanddishoutrecipesbasedonthecontextoftheitemsinyourfridge.
Why should you care? Before you shrug off the investment
dollars into something innovative because this market seems like
a hassle, try not to be too smart about it.
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Smart but not too Smart
WHAT WE LEARNED AT MWC 2015 AND WHAT BRANDS HAVE TO KNOW
Digital identity
disorder
The average person has 26 usernames associated
with 5 different passwords; that’s an issue
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The average person has 26 usernames associated with 5 different
passwords. That’s an issue. It totally sucks trying to remember logins.
The reality of this is that having one digital identity will make the
world a better single sign-on and safer place. Carriers are looking
to SIM card innovations to assign unique digital identifiers to our
mobile devices that can travel with us.
Why should you care? When it comes to security and privacy,
an assigned digital identity would enable us to not have to choose
between either/or, and lessen concerns about big brother watching
over you.
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Digital identity disorder
WHAT WE LEARNED AT MWC 2015 AND WHAT BRANDS HAVE TO KNOW
GSMA Mobile Connect
Simply by matching you to your
mobile phone, Mobile Connect lets you
log-in to websites and applications
quickly without the need to remember
passwords and usernames
BLACKPHONE 2
Blackphone’s priority is selling
security-focused mobile hardware and
encrypted comms software to
enterprises and prosumers designed to
provide you with absolute privacy
Security and/or Privacy?
We want to eat our security and have our privacy too
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GARY KOVACS
CEO OF AVG TECHNOLOGIES
“It would take 76 days to read all the
privacy policies I’ve signed up for on apps.”
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We have concerns over the privacy of our data and the actions we
take online. But we want to feel safe and secure from hackers and
the growing threats of global terrorism. So how about both? We
shouldn’t have to choose between either/or when it comes to
security and privacy across our mobile and digital networks.
But the reality is that if we want security, we have to give up our
privacies. That’s why privacy and security has to get better in our
changing world.
Why should you care? We need secure digital arenas (like
universal digital identities that work across regions) to live in that
can pinpoint threats without stripping us of our mobile
independence.
Security and/or privacy?
WHAT WE LEARNED AT MWC 2015 AND WHAT BRANDS HAVE TO KNOW
Will You ______ Me?
What will mobile proposition you?
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JASPER CONTROL
CENTER PLATFORM
Jasper Control Center Platform is a
cloud-based solution for enterprises to
launch, manage and monetize an IoT
deploymentusingasingleturnkeysolution
Mobile prediction propositions are only getting smarter and
better. Take SAP, which is simulating real-time business models
leveraging databases in ways never imagined to achieve, what they
call, a “memory economy”. This “memory economy” is about
knowing you, your products, and service’s behaviors and being
abletocontextuallyadapttothesituationandsolveproblemsseamlessly.
Why should you care? Let’s say your heating unit is failing
based on changes predicted by your NEST thermostat. The heating
unit company is pinged and has already ordered the replacement
part. As it’s being shipped, a technician has been notified—on
their mobile device—of the problem and the item’s arrival, and
has already contacted your realty management company to
schedule installation. All before your heat went out on a cold
winter night.
Will you ______ me?
WHAT WE LEARNED AT MWC 2015 AND WHAT BRANDS HAVE TO KNOW
A burgeoning new
class system
What’s the hierarchy of services that will come
about as they vie for your data’s attention?
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DATA PRIORITY
Chief executives of Deutsche Telekom and
Vodafone announced at Mobile World
Congress that telecoms should be able to
prioritize the delivery of data for services in
the future like connected cars and health
devices like heart monitors because a delay
in a signal could mean huge problems later
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Who is to say which services will take precedence over others’ to
access your data usage and other factors? There are service-
structuring models taking place: it’s called the quality classes of
services.
Why should you care? As we take baby steps into this
interconnected world of things, the conversation centers on what
should come first. Should Spotify be making predictions as to
what song should follow your next track, or should Ford be
pushing out its algorithm to react to changes in the surrounded
environment so it can trigger the brakes when you forgot?
A burgeoning new
class system
WHAT WE LEARNED AT MWC 2015 AND WHAT BRANDS HAVE TO KNOW
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Day 2 Insights
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Day 2 Insights
5G What? Part 1
5G is THE missing piece to the larger
puzzle of technological advancement
5G What? Part 2
Let’s put it all in context for you in a life or
death situation!
5G Reasons to get excited
5G will bring forth a new digital era and
spark the next industrial revolution
5G Consumer-centric
modeling
5G will heighten marketers ability to create
a near perfect commerce ecosystem
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5G what? Part 1
5G is THE missing piece to the larger
puzzle of technological advancement
5G HYPER
Safasdasd
Don’t you feel like technology and digital seems to be plateauing?
It’s because our devices and tech-oriented lifestyle needs a new
data pipeline to enable the type of conceptual, interconnected
living lifestyle we all want so badly. The answer: 5G.
5G isn’t just the next mobile network, like 4G or the failure
known as 3G. It’s the next technological platform. It’s going to
take us to speeds beyond what we currently experience. Imagine
downloading an 8gb movie in just 6 seconds.
Why should you care? 5G is going to enable your mobile device
to connect to billions of other devices and sensors, in all aspects of
your life (your current phone can connect to a few thousand).
Latency issues will cease: no downtime, no wait time, and
knowledge can be made out of data insights much faster.
$4 TRILLION
5G will require continued global
cooperation and an investment of
nearly $4 trillion (cumulative R&D and
CAPEX invested by mobile players
2015-2020 ) according to Qualcomm
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5G what? Part 1
WHAT WE LEARNED AT MWC 2015 AND WHAT BRANDS HAVE TO KNOW
5G HYPERSERVICE CUBE
Huawei gives a multi-dimensional
overview in terms of throughput,
latency and number of connections
required for the many types of services
5G networks will need to run
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5G What? Part 2
Let’s put it all in context for you
in a life or death situation!
Autonomous vehicles. They’re pretty sweet, especially once you
get behind the wheel of one and take a deep breath as you give up
control. But, if these were to hit the roads on our 4G networks,
with high latency issues, you would die!
Why should you care? A self-driving car on a 4G network,
traveling 60mph, which needs to suddenly hit the brakes to avoid
a collision would move an additional 5 feet on the road before all
the data processes took place to stop the car. On a 5G network, the
car would only move 2.8cm. That’s 1.5 tons of steel moving less
than half your thumb to avoid collision. That’s the sheer power of
what 5G will enable. And how about this: that autonomous
vehicle is talking to the 50 other cars in its surrounding area and
to sensors placed all throughout the environment and streets.
4G VS 5G REACTION
Huawei provided the 4G vs 5G example
in relationship to just how far an
automated car would travel over each
network before it can process the data
to apply car brakes in a dire situation.
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5G what? Part 2
WHAT WE LEARNED AT MWC 2015 AND WHAT BRANDS HAVE TO KNOW
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5G reasons to
get excited
5G will bring forth a new digital era and
spark the next industrial revolution
The evolution of the internet will, when we finally have the
ability to, take computing and content and bring it all together in
an intelligently-managed way, differentiating the type of
technology that is produced and the services being offered. Here
are 5 reasons to get excited about 5G, 5 years from now:
• The humanization of the internet: The internet will be able to
better sense the environment through sensors, probes, and
connected objects, which means that services will be able to
understand the specific situations of your physical environment
• Keeping it green: With 50 billion connected devices by 2020,
these networks that will be built all over the world are being
researched with the idea of maximizing low-cost energy
consumption in mind
A NEED FOR 5G
5G will enable more connections
between mobile and the environment,
lower latency issues and increase the
speed in which we can download and
upload data
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5G reasons to get excited
WHAT WE LEARNED AT MWC 2015 AND WHAT BRANDS HAVE TO KNOW
• The Next Industrial Revolution: 4G does, in fact, limit the
entrepreneurial spirit. There is only so much you can do with our
current speeds and connectivity on mobile. This veil will soon be
lifted, and our services will take on utility we never dreamed
possible by imaginative minds who saw new opportunities first
• The One and Only Follower You Need: With 5G, the internet will
follow you wherever you go, enabling you to take all the data you
create from device-to-device, creating seamless user ubiquity
• Consumer Behaviors: We already know consumer behaviors
change overnight, based on adoption of tech and the utility that
service provides. With 5G, the way we watch video, shop, and
socialize is going to be vastly different than what it is now. What
are consumers going to be able to do? And what types of behaviors
are they going to stop exhibiting?
A 5G COMPARISON
Imagine downloading a 4k version of a movie
while walking through your front door after
work. Or better yet, get a LIVE consultation
with your doctor over FaceTime while
rendering a 3D interactive map of your brain
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WHAT WE LEARNED AT MWC 2015 AND WHAT BRANDS HAVE TO KNOW
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5G consumer-
centric modeling
5G will heighten marketers ability to create
a near perfect commerce ecosystem
5G gives the opportunity for brands to be smarter and more
contextually relevant when tracking the customer journey.
Why should you care? In a 5G world, brands will be able to
multi-hop across consumers’ various environments with ease via
mobile, device-to-device discovery. Communication will increase
tenfold, meaning devices will stop talking childish gibberish and
make real sentences.
Integrated access and backhaul will help you keep track of it all,
and you’ll never have to predict a consumer journey again. You’ll
know it in real-time.
5G consumer-centric
modeling
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WHAT WE LEARNED AT MWC 2015 AND WHAT BRANDS HAVE TO KNOW
THE USER AT THE CENTER
Qualcomm envisions the user at the center of
5G. You and your consumer are going to be
able to create new services and new
experiences based on all the different ways
you can interact and connect with each other
across sensors and devices
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Day 3 Insights
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Day 3 Insights
The business of being social
There is another world behind social networks
you should consider leveraging
When context becomes
personal
A quick guide to harness contextual information
to personalize consumer services
What’s your outcome?
Without a desired outcome for your business or
your customer’s business, IOT in the B2B space
is pointless?
B2B Ubiquity
Achieving success in the Internet of Things B2B
space faces three requirements
Live Vegas, be open to
experimentation
Big data carriers will always control one thing,
the pipeline
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The business of
being social
There is another world behind social networks
you should consider leveraging
On the facade, Twitter might be pumping out 6,000 tweets every
second of every day. While this is going on, Twitter has been
meticulously building a data archive of human thought. Like
Twitter and other social networks, tech companies are able to
build assets and let us know what the world is thinking about.
They’re making purchase intent predictions and a providing
insight on a ton of other marketing factors.
Why should you care? The next time you’re thinking of using a
social platform in your marketing, take a second to think the back
catalogue of typical actions being made by consumers. There are
other types of data you can tap into outside of a clever CTA and :15
second piece of video content.
WHAT WE LEARNED AT MWC 2015 AND WHAT BRANDS HAVE TO KNOW
The business of
being social
HOT ON TWITTER - HTC VIVE
According to Twitter, HTC led the most mentions
with an emphasis on their virtual reality headset
called Vive. Virtual reality was hot at CES and it
made an even bigger appearance at MWC. It’s
going to unleash a completely new way we
experience brand narrative
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When context
becomes personal
A quick guide to harness contextual information to
personalize consumer services
You have to think beyond online insights when it comes to
discovering contextual info about consumers; 80% of their spend
still occurs in the physical world! It might seem a little complex,
but here is a quick guide that will make context more personal
that uses mobile as a bridge:
• Bring together the right technology. Physical venues can
provide micro insights into specific user habits while macro
insights (like gps) provides location and proximity.
• Offer a compelling value proposition. Why should the consumer
give you access to their data?
• When you get their permission, you’ll need an analytics system
to churn and form knowledge of insights to provide a more
personal service.
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WHAT WE LEARNED AT MWC 2015 AND WHAT BRANDS HAVE TO KNOW
When context
becomes personal
KELLY AHUJA
SVP AT CISCO
Kelly Ahuja explained at Mobile World
Congress that it is more important to
understand a consumer’s digital stream of
information not just isolated pieces of it.
That stream of information combined with
location details can help service providers
and enterprises create better experiences for
their consumers. The data has always been
available but it hasn’t always been easily
accessible until now
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What’s your
outcome?
Without a desired outcome for your business or your
customer’s business, IOT in the B2B space is pointless?
If you can’t tell your company or the business leaders of your
customer’s business how you’ll use IOT to generate productivity or
revenue generation, IOT is not a fit. And if you can’t guarantee
these outcomes, you really shouldn’t be in the IOT space. The IOT
B2B space is a bigger numbers game.
Why should you care? You should have a problem you want to
solve or desired outcome in mind before even thinking about B2B
implementation. And you need to train your people to
understand how to act upon the outcomes and knowledge formed
by the data captured. People should be seen as sensors in your IOT
B2B ecosystem.
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WHAT WE LEARNED AT MWC 2015 AND WHAT BRANDS HAVE TO KNOW
What’s your outcome? According to Bill Ruh, Vice President, GE Software,
these drivers below will open up doorways for you
when it comes to determining your business
outcome. What will your outcome be?
OUTCOME DRIVERS
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B2B ubiquity
Achieving success in the Internet of Things B2B
space faces three requirements
There is a lot more scrutiny in the B2B space when it comes to the IOT.
Every point along the industrial model and value chain is looked at, its
costs analyzed. Here are three requirements recommended by Aegis you
should take into consideration as you look into building and
implementing an IOT B2B platform.
• Scaled Internet Costs: All of these devices in your IOT B2B ecosystem
come with the cost of internet interconnectivity. Your target should
ideally be below <.05 cents to achieve scalability.
• Business Model Flexibility: Your devices will be used by employees,
sometimes outside of their intended use. How will you monitor? How
will you split business and personal costs? All things need to be considered.
• Operational Intelligence: Data can be sneaky. So you have to do a lot of
optimization of your devices and system and assessment of data. When
you’re churning large amounts of data and 35% of it is completely
useless, those costs add up! One company found that 1% of their devices
were flawed, which created 35% of unusable data.
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WHAT WE LEARNED AT MWC 2015 AND WHAT BRANDS HAVE TO KNOW
B2B ubiquity
Marc Jones, Chairman and CEO of Aeris, left the
audience at Mobile World Congress with some
key takeaways when it comes to helping your
company realize the IoT opportunity and
requirements you’ll be faced to implement
REALIZING THE ENTERPRISE
IOT OPPORTUNITY
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The pipeline
Big data carriers will always control one thing, the pipeline
Big carriers won’t die out (don’t worry, people said that about big
agencies too). In fact, they’ve disrupted their own business models
and a whole new service economy has been built upon the data
pipeline, which they control. The pipeline provides consumers
utility and generates data usage, which equates to dollar signs for
this industry.
Why should you care? But how far will the carriers go? On one
hand, they need to create value propositions to entice consumers
to purchase their data plans, like a streaming entertainment
partnership with HBO. But they don’t have the rich resources to
create almost-flawless platforms like Netflix. So they’re looking at
startups, businesses, and brands to create utilities that get users to
consume data and become
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WHAT WE LEARNED AT MWC 2015 AND WHAT BRANDS HAVE TO KNOW
The pipeline
THOMAS WHEELER
CHAIRMAN OF THE U.S. FEDERAL
COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
How will innovation flourish in the pipeline?
Chairman Wheeler addressed the need for a
sufficient spectrum, like he mentioned
earlier. A sufficient spectrum is the pathway
of the 21st Century as we’re going to become
a wireless world. It has to be an open internet,
free from interference. And it has to be
competitive. We have to make sure we’re
creating situations where both network
operators and edge providers—pretty much
every website and app maker on this very
earth—see a similar the competitive
advantages. And if all of this is put together,
it’s the magic elixir that drives innovation.
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Day 4 Insights
Day 4
“The Others”
The mobile industry needs more inclusive
innovation, but first we need to drop the
stereotypes about the developing world
Enabling financial inclusion
Cash is not the friend of the excluded, but
mobile banking on the other hand…
How are you paying?
The four dominant mobile payment types
according to PayPal: Remote Mobile,
MobileIn-Store,MobilePoint-of-Sale,Hybrid
The trust revolution
Have you ever looked at your user-
agreement policies? It’s kind of insane
Wrong place at the wrong time
We can look to the past for the
disintermediation of our future
The 5 startups at CES every brand should know
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“The Others”
The mobile industry needs more inclusive
innovation, but first we need to drop the
stereotypes about the developing world
BROADBAND IN NIGERIA
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales
demonstrated that broadband
penetration is just as good in Nigeria
(example is from a high end hotel in the
country) as it is in New York
WIKIPEDIA ZERO
Wikipedia Zero is a project by the
Wikimedia Foundation to provide
Wikipedia free of charge on mobile phones,
particularly in developing markets
Farmers in third world countries see success over crops via mobile
weather updates! Disease is halted due to SMS texting awareness in
developing market! Oh these people, if only they know what the
internet could do for them!
These are the types of headlines that saturate the media in which we
form our opinions about developing markets and mobile
penetration. Well, it’s wrong. What people don’t know is that when
developing countries around the world see growth in internet and
mobile usage, these users are immediately going straight to Google,
Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia, and their local news sources. They are
joining the global conversation immediately (faster than your gramps).
Why should you care? We need to stop thinking of these global
citizens as “the others”. Because that 26 year old programmer in
Kenya is going to be the one driving innovation in her country faster
thanthe26yearoldprogrammerinPaloAltomakingprivilegedassumptions.
“The Others”
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WHAT WE LEARNED AT MWC 2015 AND WHAT BRANDS HAVE TO KNOW
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Enabling financial
inclusion
Cash is not the friend of the excluded, but mobile
banking on the other hand…
MASTERCARD + EGYPT
The Government of Egypt and
MasterCard are rolling out a digital ID
program that links citizens’ national
ID to the existing national mobile
money platform, allowing Egyptians to
participate in the formal electronic
economy through a single, easy-to-use
cashless program
MASTERCARD + ZIMBABWE
MasterCard has partnered with Steward
Bank/EcoCash in Zimbabwe which will
make remittance services available to
more than 1.5 million account holders
who will be able to finally receive funds
sent by family and friends abroad directly
into their accounts
Cash is not the friend of the excluded. If you receive cash for an
hourly-waged job and you can’t pay a bill online, or send money
home to mom, or perhaps your benefits are stolen on your
commute home, how are you supposed to keep this physical
money digitally secure?
Why should you care? Mobile banking helps solve this issue of
cash-turned-digital transactions, but only if all the mobile
banking silos around the world drop their act and... wait for
it...become ubiquitous (the most overused word in 2015 so far, sorry!).
A majority of speakers at MWC have placed a call to arms for the
larger financial institutions of the world to embrace mobile
banking systems so that a global money transfer hub can exist,
one which allows for all types of financial transactions to take
place regardless of phone, carrier, or financial provider.
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WHAT WE LEARNED AT MWC 2015 AND WHAT BRANDS HAVE TO KNOW
Enabling financial
inclusion
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How are you
paying?
The four dominant mobile payment types according
to PayPal: Remote Mobile, Mobile In-Store,
Mobile Point-of-Sale, Hybrid
AccordingtoPayPal,thesearethefourdominantmobilepaymenttypes:
• Remote Mobile Payment: consumer is shopping in a native
application or shopping digitally
• Mobile In-Store Payments: payment occurs in a physical store
where the mobile device is used by a consumer to make a
payment
• Mobile Point of Sale: geared towards smalls businesses who
never accepted credit cards but are trying to find new ways to
accept more payment forms (think Square)
• Hybrid: consumer makes purchase on a mobile website for an
item, but chooses to pick it up in a physical store versus
shipping
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WHAT WE LEARNED AT MWC 2015 AND WHAT BRANDS HAVE TO KNOW
How are you paying?
VISA READY
The Visa Ready program helps each
mPOS stakeholder navigate the
payments ecosystem to help ensure
secure card transactions
SAMSUNG PAY
Samsung announced Samsung Pay and it
utilizes a technology called Loop that
allows Samsung devices to work with NFC-
free magnetic card readers. Which means
you can use your Galaxy S6 at just about
any credit card reader
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The trust revolution
Have you ever looked at your user-agreement policies?
It’s kind of insane
GARY KOVACS
CEO OF AVG TECHNOLOGIES
“Moreover, consumer data shows that more
and more people are demanding trust,
actively considering it when they choose
whether or not to adopt a technology. To
this end, a healthy and informed consumer
base is more apt to contribute to a
productive and profitable Internet.”
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CEO of AVG Gary Kovacs believes that trust is the new currency. He also
believes that it’s an inalienable human right in the mobile industry that’s
under a tremendous threat. The industry needs to fundamentally change
how it accesses and uses data. It can start by doing these three things:
1. The code to products we deliver must be simpler. We operate our lives
across a series of operating systems and multiple platforms. It’s currently
a mess to navigate and different rules apply.
2. The one page user-agreement challenge. Kovacs had his team look at all
the privacy policies attached to his digital life. If he wanted to read them
all, it would take nearly 76 days to get through all the fine print. What do
all these companies possibly need?! Lets push for an industry standard of
one-page user agreements with a size 12 font.
3. Expectations of user behavior. Kovacs and partners are pushing for
#SMARTUSER education. If you don’t do it in real life, why do it online?
The idea is if we make trust smart and simple, educating users how to
behave will be just as easy.
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WHAT WE LEARNED AT MWC 2015 AND WHAT BRANDS HAVE TO KNOW
The trust revolution
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Wrong place at
the wrong time
We can look to the past for the
disintermediation of our future
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Hussein is a founding partner of Hoxton Ventures, a
London-based early stage European venture capital
firm. He called Mobile World Congress to take this trip
to the past to see what can be reinvented in the future.
He currently represents Hoxton's investments on the
boards of Campanja and Deliveroo
When you start to look back over time, there are a ton of ideas
that failed in the digital and mobile space. Could it have been just
an issue of wrong place, wrong time? A decade ago, was the mobile
technology just not good enough for rating your college colleagues
Hot Or Not to explode as a money generator? Because online
dating app Tinder has the same foundation as Hot or Not (swipe
right for hot, swipe left for not), it just exploded because of
location services and social network growth.
Why should you care? So creatives, entrepreneurs, big idea
thinkers, and marketers too, it might be worth taking a trip back
down memory lane and determining what ideas failed miserably
due to wrong timing that could thrive based on the progression of
our mobile technologies.
WHAT WE LEARNED AT MWC 2015 AND WHAT BRANDS HAVE TO KNOW
Wrong place at
the wrong time
HUSSEIN KANJI
PARTNER, HOXTON VENTURES

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Mobile World Congress 2015: Full Recap

  • 1. Mobile World Congress 2015 What we learned at MWC and what brands have to know
  • 2. 2 GSMA Mobile World Congress is the world’s biggest and most influential mobile event with 93,000+ attendees from 200 countries. Hosted in the Mobile World Capital Barcelona for the 10th year, attendees are treated to a wealth of learning, product showcases and inspiring keynotes About Why are we there? With all the hype, commotion and can-not-miss content flowing throughout the 4 day event we want to find the answers to the one thing on the top of all of our minds, “What does all of this mean for my brand?” Digital@Ogilvy broke down the 2015 Mobile World Congress into larger thematic takeaways and trends that every brand should know. We looked at the bigger picture and implications of technology moving forward and unveiled the opportunities at hand over the course of the four day conference. Mobile World Congress 2015
  • 4. Day 1 Insights Smart but not too smart Don’t be too smart when it comes to your brand’s role in the internet of things Digital identity disorder The average person has 26 usernames associated with 5 different passwords; that’s an issue Security and/or privacy? We want to eat our security and have our privacy too Will you ______ me? What will mobile proposition you? A burgeoning new class system What’s the hierarchy of services that will come about as they vie for your data’s attention? pg. 5 pg. 7 pg. 9 pg. 11 pg. 13
  • 5. Smart but not too Smart Don’t be too smart when it comes to your brand’s role in the internet of things 5
  • 6. AT&T FOUNDRY The AT&T Foundry innovation centers are fast-paced and collaborative environments worldwide to deliver applications and services to consumers and businesses BLUESMART This “connected” suitcase weighs itself and displays the weight on your mobile device. It’s outfitted with a battery pack to charge your phone and a SIM card so you can keep track of its whereabouts at all times 6 These grandiose visions of interconnected devices and mobile play will come over time. Like, 20 years time. So lets get real. In the mean time, how are you thinking about your role in this connected universe of products, brands, and services? It doesn’t have to be extreme and it doesn’t have to be costly. A BSH Home Appliances manufacturer developed cameras insides its latest line of refrigerators for food tracking purposes. Snap! A photo instantly gets sent to your mobile phone so you can see what’s in your fridge on the way home. Snap! A CPG brand was able to come inanddishoutrecipesbasedonthecontextoftheitemsinyourfridge. Why should you care? Before you shrug off the investment dollars into something innovative because this market seems like a hassle, try not to be too smart about it. ! Smart but not too Smart WHAT WE LEARNED AT MWC 2015 AND WHAT BRANDS HAVE TO KNOW
  • 7. Digital identity disorder The average person has 26 usernames associated with 5 different passwords; that’s an issue 7
  • 8. 8 The average person has 26 usernames associated with 5 different passwords. That’s an issue. It totally sucks trying to remember logins. The reality of this is that having one digital identity will make the world a better single sign-on and safer place. Carriers are looking to SIM card innovations to assign unique digital identifiers to our mobile devices that can travel with us. Why should you care? When it comes to security and privacy, an assigned digital identity would enable us to not have to choose between either/or, and lessen concerns about big brother watching over you. ! Digital identity disorder WHAT WE LEARNED AT MWC 2015 AND WHAT BRANDS HAVE TO KNOW GSMA Mobile Connect Simply by matching you to your mobile phone, Mobile Connect lets you log-in to websites and applications quickly without the need to remember passwords and usernames BLACKPHONE 2 Blackphone’s priority is selling security-focused mobile hardware and encrypted comms software to enterprises and prosumers designed to provide you with absolute privacy
  • 9. Security and/or Privacy? We want to eat our security and have our privacy too 9
  • 10. GARY KOVACS CEO OF AVG TECHNOLOGIES “It would take 76 days to read all the privacy policies I’ve signed up for on apps.” 1010 We have concerns over the privacy of our data and the actions we take online. But we want to feel safe and secure from hackers and the growing threats of global terrorism. So how about both? We shouldn’t have to choose between either/or when it comes to security and privacy across our mobile and digital networks. But the reality is that if we want security, we have to give up our privacies. That’s why privacy and security has to get better in our changing world. Why should you care? We need secure digital arenas (like universal digital identities that work across regions) to live in that can pinpoint threats without stripping us of our mobile independence. Security and/or privacy? WHAT WE LEARNED AT MWC 2015 AND WHAT BRANDS HAVE TO KNOW
  • 11. Will You ______ Me? What will mobile proposition you? 11
  • 12. 12 1212 JASPER CONTROL CENTER PLATFORM Jasper Control Center Platform is a cloud-based solution for enterprises to launch, manage and monetize an IoT deploymentusingasingleturnkeysolution Mobile prediction propositions are only getting smarter and better. Take SAP, which is simulating real-time business models leveraging databases in ways never imagined to achieve, what they call, a “memory economy”. This “memory economy” is about knowing you, your products, and service’s behaviors and being abletocontextuallyadapttothesituationandsolveproblemsseamlessly. Why should you care? Let’s say your heating unit is failing based on changes predicted by your NEST thermostat. The heating unit company is pinged and has already ordered the replacement part. As it’s being shipped, a technician has been notified—on their mobile device—of the problem and the item’s arrival, and has already contacted your realty management company to schedule installation. All before your heat went out on a cold winter night. Will you ______ me? WHAT WE LEARNED AT MWC 2015 AND WHAT BRANDS HAVE TO KNOW
  • 13. A burgeoning new class system What’s the hierarchy of services that will come about as they vie for your data’s attention? 13
  • 14. DATA PRIORITY Chief executives of Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone announced at Mobile World Congress that telecoms should be able to prioritize the delivery of data for services in the future like connected cars and health devices like heart monitors because a delay in a signal could mean huge problems later 14 Who is to say which services will take precedence over others’ to access your data usage and other factors? There are service- structuring models taking place: it’s called the quality classes of services. Why should you care? As we take baby steps into this interconnected world of things, the conversation centers on what should come first. Should Spotify be making predictions as to what song should follow your next track, or should Ford be pushing out its algorithm to react to changes in the surrounded environment so it can trigger the brakes when you forgot? A burgeoning new class system WHAT WE LEARNED AT MWC 2015 AND WHAT BRANDS HAVE TO KNOW
  • 16. 16 Day 2 Insights 5G What? Part 1 5G is THE missing piece to the larger puzzle of technological advancement 5G What? Part 2 Let’s put it all in context for you in a life or death situation! 5G Reasons to get excited 5G will bring forth a new digital era and spark the next industrial revolution 5G Consumer-centric modeling 5G will heighten marketers ability to create a near perfect commerce ecosystem pg. 17 pg. 19 pg. 21 pg. 24
  • 17. 17 5G what? Part 1 5G is THE missing piece to the larger puzzle of technological advancement
  • 18. 5G HYPER Safasdasd Don’t you feel like technology and digital seems to be plateauing? It’s because our devices and tech-oriented lifestyle needs a new data pipeline to enable the type of conceptual, interconnected living lifestyle we all want so badly. The answer: 5G. 5G isn’t just the next mobile network, like 4G or the failure known as 3G. It’s the next technological platform. It’s going to take us to speeds beyond what we currently experience. Imagine downloading an 8gb movie in just 6 seconds. Why should you care? 5G is going to enable your mobile device to connect to billions of other devices and sensors, in all aspects of your life (your current phone can connect to a few thousand). Latency issues will cease: no downtime, no wait time, and knowledge can be made out of data insights much faster. $4 TRILLION 5G will require continued global cooperation and an investment of nearly $4 trillion (cumulative R&D and CAPEX invested by mobile players 2015-2020 ) according to Qualcomm 18 5G what? Part 1 WHAT WE LEARNED AT MWC 2015 AND WHAT BRANDS HAVE TO KNOW 5G HYPERSERVICE CUBE Huawei gives a multi-dimensional overview in terms of throughput, latency and number of connections required for the many types of services 5G networks will need to run
  • 19. 19 5G What? Part 2 Let’s put it all in context for you in a life or death situation!
  • 20. Autonomous vehicles. They’re pretty sweet, especially once you get behind the wheel of one and take a deep breath as you give up control. But, if these were to hit the roads on our 4G networks, with high latency issues, you would die! Why should you care? A self-driving car on a 4G network, traveling 60mph, which needs to suddenly hit the brakes to avoid a collision would move an additional 5 feet on the road before all the data processes took place to stop the car. On a 5G network, the car would only move 2.8cm. That’s 1.5 tons of steel moving less than half your thumb to avoid collision. That’s the sheer power of what 5G will enable. And how about this: that autonomous vehicle is talking to the 50 other cars in its surrounding area and to sensors placed all throughout the environment and streets. 4G VS 5G REACTION Huawei provided the 4G vs 5G example in relationship to just how far an automated car would travel over each network before it can process the data to apply car brakes in a dire situation. 20 5G what? Part 2 WHAT WE LEARNED AT MWC 2015 AND WHAT BRANDS HAVE TO KNOW
  • 21. 21 5G reasons to get excited 5G will bring forth a new digital era and spark the next industrial revolution
  • 22. The evolution of the internet will, when we finally have the ability to, take computing and content and bring it all together in an intelligently-managed way, differentiating the type of technology that is produced and the services being offered. Here are 5 reasons to get excited about 5G, 5 years from now: • The humanization of the internet: The internet will be able to better sense the environment through sensors, probes, and connected objects, which means that services will be able to understand the specific situations of your physical environment • Keeping it green: With 50 billion connected devices by 2020, these networks that will be built all over the world are being researched with the idea of maximizing low-cost energy consumption in mind A NEED FOR 5G 5G will enable more connections between mobile and the environment, lower latency issues and increase the speed in which we can download and upload data 22 5G reasons to get excited WHAT WE LEARNED AT MWC 2015 AND WHAT BRANDS HAVE TO KNOW
  • 23. • The Next Industrial Revolution: 4G does, in fact, limit the entrepreneurial spirit. There is only so much you can do with our current speeds and connectivity on mobile. This veil will soon be lifted, and our services will take on utility we never dreamed possible by imaginative minds who saw new opportunities first • The One and Only Follower You Need: With 5G, the internet will follow you wherever you go, enabling you to take all the data you create from device-to-device, creating seamless user ubiquity • Consumer Behaviors: We already know consumer behaviors change overnight, based on adoption of tech and the utility that service provides. With 5G, the way we watch video, shop, and socialize is going to be vastly different than what it is now. What are consumers going to be able to do? And what types of behaviors are they going to stop exhibiting? A 5G COMPARISON Imagine downloading a 4k version of a movie while walking through your front door after work. Or better yet, get a LIVE consultation with your doctor over FaceTime while rendering a 3D interactive map of your brain 23 …continued WHAT WE LEARNED AT MWC 2015 AND WHAT BRANDS HAVE TO KNOW
  • 24. 24 5G consumer- centric modeling 5G will heighten marketers ability to create a near perfect commerce ecosystem
  • 25. 5G gives the opportunity for brands to be smarter and more contextually relevant when tracking the customer journey. Why should you care? In a 5G world, brands will be able to multi-hop across consumers’ various environments with ease via mobile, device-to-device discovery. Communication will increase tenfold, meaning devices will stop talking childish gibberish and make real sentences. Integrated access and backhaul will help you keep track of it all, and you’ll never have to predict a consumer journey again. You’ll know it in real-time. 5G consumer-centric modeling 25 WHAT WE LEARNED AT MWC 2015 AND WHAT BRANDS HAVE TO KNOW THE USER AT THE CENTER Qualcomm envisions the user at the center of 5G. You and your consumer are going to be able to create new services and new experiences based on all the different ways you can interact and connect with each other across sensors and devices
  • 27. 27 Day 3 Insights The business of being social There is another world behind social networks you should consider leveraging When context becomes personal A quick guide to harness contextual information to personalize consumer services What’s your outcome? Without a desired outcome for your business or your customer’s business, IOT in the B2B space is pointless? B2B Ubiquity Achieving success in the Internet of Things B2B space faces three requirements Live Vegas, be open to experimentation Big data carriers will always control one thing, the pipeline pg. 28 pg. 30 pg. 32 pg. 34 pg. 36
  • 28. 28 The business of being social There is another world behind social networks you should consider leveraging
  • 29. On the facade, Twitter might be pumping out 6,000 tweets every second of every day. While this is going on, Twitter has been meticulously building a data archive of human thought. Like Twitter and other social networks, tech companies are able to build assets and let us know what the world is thinking about. They’re making purchase intent predictions and a providing insight on a ton of other marketing factors. Why should you care? The next time you’re thinking of using a social platform in your marketing, take a second to think the back catalogue of typical actions being made by consumers. There are other types of data you can tap into outside of a clever CTA and :15 second piece of video content. WHAT WE LEARNED AT MWC 2015 AND WHAT BRANDS HAVE TO KNOW The business of being social HOT ON TWITTER - HTC VIVE According to Twitter, HTC led the most mentions with an emphasis on their virtual reality headset called Vive. Virtual reality was hot at CES and it made an even bigger appearance at MWC. It’s going to unleash a completely new way we experience brand narrative
  • 30. 30 When context becomes personal A quick guide to harness contextual information to personalize consumer services
  • 31. You have to think beyond online insights when it comes to discovering contextual info about consumers; 80% of their spend still occurs in the physical world! It might seem a little complex, but here is a quick guide that will make context more personal that uses mobile as a bridge: • Bring together the right technology. Physical venues can provide micro insights into specific user habits while macro insights (like gps) provides location and proximity. • Offer a compelling value proposition. Why should the consumer give you access to their data? • When you get their permission, you’ll need an analytics system to churn and form knowledge of insights to provide a more personal service. ! WHAT WE LEARNED AT MWC 2015 AND WHAT BRANDS HAVE TO KNOW When context becomes personal KELLY AHUJA SVP AT CISCO Kelly Ahuja explained at Mobile World Congress that it is more important to understand a consumer’s digital stream of information not just isolated pieces of it. That stream of information combined with location details can help service providers and enterprises create better experiences for their consumers. The data has always been available but it hasn’t always been easily accessible until now
  • 32. 32 What’s your outcome? Without a desired outcome for your business or your customer’s business, IOT in the B2B space is pointless?
  • 33. If you can’t tell your company or the business leaders of your customer’s business how you’ll use IOT to generate productivity or revenue generation, IOT is not a fit. And if you can’t guarantee these outcomes, you really shouldn’t be in the IOT space. The IOT B2B space is a bigger numbers game. Why should you care? You should have a problem you want to solve or desired outcome in mind before even thinking about B2B implementation. And you need to train your people to understand how to act upon the outcomes and knowledge formed by the data captured. People should be seen as sensors in your IOT B2B ecosystem. ! WHAT WE LEARNED AT MWC 2015 AND WHAT BRANDS HAVE TO KNOW What’s your outcome? According to Bill Ruh, Vice President, GE Software, these drivers below will open up doorways for you when it comes to determining your business outcome. What will your outcome be? OUTCOME DRIVERS
  • 34. 34 B2B ubiquity Achieving success in the Internet of Things B2B space faces three requirements
  • 35. There is a lot more scrutiny in the B2B space when it comes to the IOT. Every point along the industrial model and value chain is looked at, its costs analyzed. Here are three requirements recommended by Aegis you should take into consideration as you look into building and implementing an IOT B2B platform. • Scaled Internet Costs: All of these devices in your IOT B2B ecosystem come with the cost of internet interconnectivity. Your target should ideally be below <.05 cents to achieve scalability. • Business Model Flexibility: Your devices will be used by employees, sometimes outside of their intended use. How will you monitor? How will you split business and personal costs? All things need to be considered. • Operational Intelligence: Data can be sneaky. So you have to do a lot of optimization of your devices and system and assessment of data. When you’re churning large amounts of data and 35% of it is completely useless, those costs add up! One company found that 1% of their devices were flawed, which created 35% of unusable data. ! WHAT WE LEARNED AT MWC 2015 AND WHAT BRANDS HAVE TO KNOW B2B ubiquity Marc Jones, Chairman and CEO of Aeris, left the audience at Mobile World Congress with some key takeaways when it comes to helping your company realize the IoT opportunity and requirements you’ll be faced to implement REALIZING THE ENTERPRISE IOT OPPORTUNITY
  • 36. 36 The pipeline Big data carriers will always control one thing, the pipeline
  • 37. Big carriers won’t die out (don’t worry, people said that about big agencies too). In fact, they’ve disrupted their own business models and a whole new service economy has been built upon the data pipeline, which they control. The pipeline provides consumers utility and generates data usage, which equates to dollar signs for this industry. Why should you care? But how far will the carriers go? On one hand, they need to create value propositions to entice consumers to purchase their data plans, like a streaming entertainment partnership with HBO. But they don’t have the rich resources to create almost-flawless platforms like Netflix. So they’re looking at startups, businesses, and brands to create utilities that get users to consume data and become ! ! WHAT WE LEARNED AT MWC 2015 AND WHAT BRANDS HAVE TO KNOW The pipeline THOMAS WHEELER CHAIRMAN OF THE U.S. FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION How will innovation flourish in the pipeline? Chairman Wheeler addressed the need for a sufficient spectrum, like he mentioned earlier. A sufficient spectrum is the pathway of the 21st Century as we’re going to become a wireless world. It has to be an open internet, free from interference. And it has to be competitive. We have to make sure we’re creating situations where both network operators and edge providers—pretty much every website and app maker on this very earth—see a similar the competitive advantages. And if all of this is put together, it’s the magic elixir that drives innovation.
  • 39. Day 4 “The Others” The mobile industry needs more inclusive innovation, but first we need to drop the stereotypes about the developing world Enabling financial inclusion Cash is not the friend of the excluded, but mobile banking on the other hand… How are you paying? The four dominant mobile payment types according to PayPal: Remote Mobile, MobileIn-Store,MobilePoint-of-Sale,Hybrid The trust revolution Have you ever looked at your user- agreement policies? It’s kind of insane Wrong place at the wrong time We can look to the past for the disintermediation of our future The 5 startups at CES every brand should know 39 pg. 40 pg. 42 pg. 44 pg. 46 pg. 48
  • 40. 40 “The Others” The mobile industry needs more inclusive innovation, but first we need to drop the stereotypes about the developing world
  • 41. BROADBAND IN NIGERIA Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales demonstrated that broadband penetration is just as good in Nigeria (example is from a high end hotel in the country) as it is in New York WIKIPEDIA ZERO Wikipedia Zero is a project by the Wikimedia Foundation to provide Wikipedia free of charge on mobile phones, particularly in developing markets Farmers in third world countries see success over crops via mobile weather updates! Disease is halted due to SMS texting awareness in developing market! Oh these people, if only they know what the internet could do for them! These are the types of headlines that saturate the media in which we form our opinions about developing markets and mobile penetration. Well, it’s wrong. What people don’t know is that when developing countries around the world see growth in internet and mobile usage, these users are immediately going straight to Google, Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia, and their local news sources. They are joining the global conversation immediately (faster than your gramps). Why should you care? We need to stop thinking of these global citizens as “the others”. Because that 26 year old programmer in Kenya is going to be the one driving innovation in her country faster thanthe26yearoldprogrammerinPaloAltomakingprivilegedassumptions. “The Others” 41 WHAT WE LEARNED AT MWC 2015 AND WHAT BRANDS HAVE TO KNOW
  • 42. 42 Enabling financial inclusion Cash is not the friend of the excluded, but mobile banking on the other hand…
  • 43. MASTERCARD + EGYPT The Government of Egypt and MasterCard are rolling out a digital ID program that links citizens’ national ID to the existing national mobile money platform, allowing Egyptians to participate in the formal electronic economy through a single, easy-to-use cashless program MASTERCARD + ZIMBABWE MasterCard has partnered with Steward Bank/EcoCash in Zimbabwe which will make remittance services available to more than 1.5 million account holders who will be able to finally receive funds sent by family and friends abroad directly into their accounts Cash is not the friend of the excluded. If you receive cash for an hourly-waged job and you can’t pay a bill online, or send money home to mom, or perhaps your benefits are stolen on your commute home, how are you supposed to keep this physical money digitally secure? Why should you care? Mobile banking helps solve this issue of cash-turned-digital transactions, but only if all the mobile banking silos around the world drop their act and... wait for it...become ubiquitous (the most overused word in 2015 so far, sorry!). A majority of speakers at MWC have placed a call to arms for the larger financial institutions of the world to embrace mobile banking systems so that a global money transfer hub can exist, one which allows for all types of financial transactions to take place regardless of phone, carrier, or financial provider. 43 WHAT WE LEARNED AT MWC 2015 AND WHAT BRANDS HAVE TO KNOW Enabling financial inclusion
  • 44. 44 How are you paying? The four dominant mobile payment types according to PayPal: Remote Mobile, Mobile In-Store, Mobile Point-of-Sale, Hybrid
  • 45. AccordingtoPayPal,thesearethefourdominantmobilepaymenttypes: • Remote Mobile Payment: consumer is shopping in a native application or shopping digitally • Mobile In-Store Payments: payment occurs in a physical store where the mobile device is used by a consumer to make a payment • Mobile Point of Sale: geared towards smalls businesses who never accepted credit cards but are trying to find new ways to accept more payment forms (think Square) • Hybrid: consumer makes purchase on a mobile website for an item, but chooses to pick it up in a physical store versus shipping 45 WHAT WE LEARNED AT MWC 2015 AND WHAT BRANDS HAVE TO KNOW How are you paying? VISA READY The Visa Ready program helps each mPOS stakeholder navigate the payments ecosystem to help ensure secure card transactions SAMSUNG PAY Samsung announced Samsung Pay and it utilizes a technology called Loop that allows Samsung devices to work with NFC- free magnetic card readers. Which means you can use your Galaxy S6 at just about any credit card reader
  • 46. 46 The trust revolution Have you ever looked at your user-agreement policies? It’s kind of insane
  • 47. GARY KOVACS CEO OF AVG TECHNOLOGIES “Moreover, consumer data shows that more and more people are demanding trust, actively considering it when they choose whether or not to adopt a technology. To this end, a healthy and informed consumer base is more apt to contribute to a productive and profitable Internet.” 4747 CEO of AVG Gary Kovacs believes that trust is the new currency. He also believes that it’s an inalienable human right in the mobile industry that’s under a tremendous threat. The industry needs to fundamentally change how it accesses and uses data. It can start by doing these three things: 1. The code to products we deliver must be simpler. We operate our lives across a series of operating systems and multiple platforms. It’s currently a mess to navigate and different rules apply. 2. The one page user-agreement challenge. Kovacs had his team look at all the privacy policies attached to his digital life. If he wanted to read them all, it would take nearly 76 days to get through all the fine print. What do all these companies possibly need?! Lets push for an industry standard of one-page user agreements with a size 12 font. 3. Expectations of user behavior. Kovacs and partners are pushing for #SMARTUSER education. If you don’t do it in real life, why do it online? The idea is if we make trust smart and simple, educating users how to behave will be just as easy. 47 WHAT WE LEARNED AT MWC 2015 AND WHAT BRANDS HAVE TO KNOW The trust revolution
  • 48. 48 Wrong place at the wrong time We can look to the past for the disintermediation of our future
  • 49. 49 Hussein is a founding partner of Hoxton Ventures, a London-based early stage European venture capital firm. He called Mobile World Congress to take this trip to the past to see what can be reinvented in the future. He currently represents Hoxton's investments on the boards of Campanja and Deliveroo When you start to look back over time, there are a ton of ideas that failed in the digital and mobile space. Could it have been just an issue of wrong place, wrong time? A decade ago, was the mobile technology just not good enough for rating your college colleagues Hot Or Not to explode as a money generator? Because online dating app Tinder has the same foundation as Hot or Not (swipe right for hot, swipe left for not), it just exploded because of location services and social network growth. Why should you care? So creatives, entrepreneurs, big idea thinkers, and marketers too, it might be worth taking a trip back down memory lane and determining what ideas failed miserably due to wrong timing that could thrive based on the progression of our mobile technologies. WHAT WE LEARNED AT MWC 2015 AND WHAT BRANDS HAVE TO KNOW Wrong place at the wrong time HUSSEIN KANJI PARTNER, HOXTON VENTURES