Tag: SXSW

SXSWi: Mobile Payments and the Virtual Wallet

Another SXSWi in Austin, Texas has come and gone and if you’ve ever been, you can likely attest to it being bigger (and crazier!) than ever. We focused our time on sessions that we felt had the most impact and insight into our digital lives – and no surprise, this year, most were focused on mobile – in particular mobile payments

Innovation, Ideas and Emerging Technologies on Tap for SXSWi

This week the Gemalto team heads to the 19th annual South by Southwest Interactive(SXSWi) festival in my hometown of Austin, Texas.  We will be there from March 9th to the 13th hosting the IdeaNext lounge (check out http://www.ideanext-gemalto.com/home for all the details). Though many think of music, film, and media when they think of SXSW, […]

NFC business cards for SXSW attendees

SXSW starts today in Austin, Texas. What started as a local music conference and festival in my hometown has grown into a huge international event covering the latest music, film and interactive technology. To give you a flavour, check out the video at the end of this post. As one of the most rapidly growing […]

NFC Technology – Pay or Play?

One of the conference headers to catch my eye in this weekend’s SXSW schedule includes the phrase ‘NFC Growth from Play will Pay’. Seeing as Saturday at SXSW is ecommerce focused, I thought I’d take a look at how NFC is viewed outside of the direct payments market. So what are the possibilities beyond payment […]

The time is right for mobile payments in the US

My esteemed colleague Gordon Beatty took part in a panel discussion at SXSW this week, sitting alongside Ryan Hughes, chief marketing officer of Isis, and consultant Toni Merschen. The topic was mobile payments, looking in particular at how we can expect the advancing technology to transform mobile shopping. The ubiquity of smartphones means that mobile […]

Pick a Panel, Any Panel: SXSW 2013 Lets You Decide

It’s that time again – time to decide what you want to see and hear at South by Southwest (SXSW) 2013.  Once just a local music festival here in Austin, Texas, SXSW has grown to be the biggest interactive, music and film event of the year – a must attend event on the calendar every […]

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