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Cash goes mobile and electronic. First to market in Japan and then what? (TTI-Vanguard conference keynote)

The organizers of the legendary TTI-Vanguard conference series organized a conference on “Futureproofing” in Tokyo, and invited me to give a keynote on Japan’s creativity and first-to-market for many technologies and business models, and Japan’s difficulties to capture global value from this creativity, a phenomenon often called “Japan’s Galapagos syndrome“. The organizers, and particularly the […]

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Will cash become obsolete? E-money, mobile payments and mobile commerce (Talk for the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan)

Gave presentation to the Telecommunications Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) on October 7, 2009. My talk was attended by about 30-40 executives from major global telecom operators, global banks, new-age payment companies, and from major internet companies. Outline: What is money? Medium of exchange Unit of account Store of value […]

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Finance Telecommunications

3G Summit & Mobile Payment workshop

22-25 January 2007 MarcusEvans organized the “Global 3G Evoluation Forum” in Makuhari near Tokyo. Speakers included: Takanori Utano, Executive Vice-President and CTO of DoCoMo, Takehiro Nakamura of NTT and Vice-Chairman of 3GPP Jean-Pierre Bienaime, Chairman of the UMTS-Forum, Gaston Ormazabal of Verizon Labs and many other leading mobile communications managers from all over the world. […]

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mobile payment

FeliCa wallet phones and other mobile trends

Interview about Japan’s advanced mobile payment and e-money systems for Germany’s national network ARD Japan – years ahead of Europe in mobile payments Got interviewed about mobile FeliCa and other mobile trends in Japan by Germany’s largest broadcasting network ARD: read text of program here listen to the broadcast here (in German) Learn more about […]

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BBC world TV interview about wallet phones

Read our CEO’s interview on BBC World TV about FeliCa wallet phones. Watch the movie of the interview:Windows Media Player – Bandwith = Low|Medium|HighReal Player – Bandwith = Low|Medium|High Read our report Mobile payments in Japan. Copyright·©2013 ·Eurotechnology Japan KK·All Rights Reserved·