This event is part of the Brunch Bytes programme of technical briefings, aimed at digital and creative companies across the Northwest. The series is running parallel at both Lancaster University's InfoLab21 and Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus. To view the entire programme go to:
NB. To be eligible to attend this free event you should be from a northwest SME from the digital and creative sector. Priority will be given to Northwest based SMEs from the digital and creative sectors. Places can only be guaranteed to companies booked onto 3 or more briefings.
The Mobile Wallet - secure mobile payments
The mobile wallet is not a new concept but it is extremely relevant to in today’s business climate. Starbucks are now accepting mobile payments from iPhone and BlackBerry applications at 6,800 stores, offering a quick and easy payment method for customers using in-store scanners. Orange and MasterCard are launching a joint NFC-ready handset in Spring 2011 and Visa and 02 are following suit later in the year. Juniper Research forecasts that the number of mobile payments will grow nearly tenfold by 2013. With various payment models available (SMS based transactional payments, direct mobile billing, mobile web payments (WAP), near field communication (NFC) and direct carrier/bank co-operation) how can companies guarantee that mobile phone transactions are as secure as possible? As new payment technologies emerge, so do challenges to security. This briefing will discuss security risks to mobile transactions and consider ways to overcome these challenges.
Why attend and what will you get out of it?
· Consider how security issues could affect your company and consumers
· Discover how other companies are utilising the mobile wallet
· Hear about market trends and likely future directions of this market
· Quiz an industry expert on your areas of interest or concern
Who should attend?
SME owner/managers in the digital and creative industries
Companies looking to gain insight into emerging technologies
SME Owner/managers wanting to apply new technologies within their company
Companies looking to utilise academic expertise from InfoLab21
Dr. Reuben Edwards
Dr. Reuben Edwards is Lecturer in Management Information Systems and M-Commerce at Lancaster University. He has been at the forefront of innovative multimedia application development for over ten years and is renowned for his extensive knowledge of development environments across all platforms. Many of Reuben's research projects employ novel uses of technologies such as location based services, RFID, NFC, Bluetooth, Flash Lite, Qt, Maemo, MeeGo (sofrware development platforms) using the iPhone and Android platforms. Reuben was also selected as one of 50 most talented mobile developers in the world (from a community of over 2 million) to be a founding Forum Nokia Champion since 2007.
10:00 - Registration and refreshments
10:30 - The Mobile Wallet - Dr. Reuben Edwards
11:30 - Q & A
12:00 - Lunch and networking
13:00 - Close
Please contact Carolyn Hayes firstname.lastname@example.org or 01524 510465 if you have any problems with registering.
ISTEP at InfoLab21
This event is supported by InfoLab21 as part of ISTEP's regional events programme.
ISTEP is a project designed to indentify and support interactions between the North West’s Digital and Creative industries and InfoLab21’s Departments of Computing and Communication Systems, directly helping businesses to collaborate with the 270+ strong research community at InfoLab21.
ISTEP is delivered under the “Innovation, Advice and Guidance” product, part of the Government’s Solutions for Business portfolio, a highly targeted, publically funded suit of products and services offering solutions to real business needs.
When & Where
InfoLab21, Lancaster University
InfoLab21 is Lancaster University's world-class ICT Centre of Excellence.
It is a well equipped, high-tech environment providing ICT support for businesses, business incubation facilities, ICT education & training, and research & development.