The energy is amazing. There's a lot of excitement. There's a lot of energy. There's a lot of people. It's been fantastic walking around the show and just seeing what everybody is talking about. I'm most excited about seeing our clients. We have several clients here from across the globe in the telecom, communications and mobile industry. We really want to talk to them about payments innovation and how that can help accelerate their business model. It's focused on a couple of things: what we really want to do is help think through strategies with our customers to enable an ecosystem to drive brand loyalty back to their business. So it's really quite simple. It's about keeping your customer within your ecosystem. It's leveraging payments as a strategic advantage and making sure that you're creating an experience that brings those customers back to your ecosystem.
It all started with pizza…
Death and Payments
As large scale gatherings go, Mobile World Congress is unique. Drawing together big tech with small startups, this event creates its own ecosystem – an opportunity for a confluence of hardware, software, network and connectivity to meet, discuss and inspire the next gen of connectivity.
2023’s core themes include mobility, and the blurring between industries, as well as metaverse and NFTs, 5G to 6G, Artificial Intelligence and all of the innovations needed to bring the future to life.
Unsurprisingly, the mentions of payments and mobile arrive early, as a key trends session – hosted by GSMA Intelligence – highlight the importance of focusing on mobile money in developing markets. This session sets the scene for others to follow with payments deep-dives, notably ‘DeFi and Beyond’ which looked to use cases, compliance and regulations, safety, convergence of DeFi and CeFi, and innovation breakthrough. Such nitty gritty is not too much for the audience, judging by the capacity seating.
It’s a great foundation for the Fintech Pitch Battle, rounding out the day as five start ups pitch on stage to investors hoping to discover the next big thing. The talent is immense, and the future looks bright – no one envies those judges.
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