IVI Webinar Series 2020

Aug 27th - 14:00 - 16:00 Irish Summer time

Shaping an innovative mobility and payment service

There is no doubt that the mobility sector will look significantly different within the next 5 years. Technological advances enabling modern e-cars, ride-sharing and autonomous/augmented driving etc. are reshaping mobility services and individual transportation experiences. By 2030 it is forecast that global mobility as a Service Revenues will exceed $1 Trillion.

These changes will challenge established business models and revenue streams for existing stakeholders as well as open up opportunities for new stakeholders within the mobility sector. Current mobility providers will need to redefine their role.



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The Speakers

Facilitator: Laura Clifford

Laura is the Senior Executive Manager of FinTech Fusion at the ADAPT Research Centre, which is a global centre of excellence for digital content technology and media innovations. ADAPT is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and brings together eight Irish Universities: Laura is responsible for leading commercialisation, operation and business development activities within FinTech Fusion, which is a large scale, collaborative research programme led by ADAPT in collaboration with Insight and Lero research centres. The programme partners with a consortium of Financial Service, Insurance and FinTech companies to drive innovation in the sector, exploring technologies such as blockchain and AI to revolutionise the financial service and insurance industries.

Thomas Normann

Thomas is COO and co-founder at MeaWallet and has been with the company since its inception and knows the industry, the company and its offerings better than most. With a technical product background, he has been in the intersection of sales, product development and strategy and today he uses this experience to ensure that MeaWallet is in the forefront of providing state-of-the-art digital payment solutions to its customers.

Declan Fay

Declan is VP of Strategic Business Development with Mobica and has more than 20 years’ experience in the technology industry with a background spanning manufacturing & supply chain, hardware & software product & business development, digital technology strategy & transformation. At Mobica Declan leads strategic initiatives encompassing R&D, solutions, business development & ecosystem engagement.

Prof Markus Helfert

Markus Helfert is the Director of the Innovation Value Institute research centre and Professor of Digital Service Innovation at Maynooth University. His research interests include PayTech,Information Management, Innovation, Cloud Computing, Service Science, Enterprise Architecture and Smart Cities and Smart Buildings. He collaborates with a range of Enterprises in relation to Innovation and IT Management. He is the Project coordinator of the H2020 Projects: PERFORM on Digital Retail and is the Chair of Steering Committee Elite-S H2020 Marie Curie Project on ‘Future Leaders in ICT Standardisation for Europe’.

Markus has authored more than 200+ academic articles, journal and book contributions and has presented his work at international conferences. He is a member of the international programme committees and reviewer and associate editor of IS journals.

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The Innovation Value Institute (IVI) is a multidisciplinary research and education institute co-founded in 2006 by Maynooth University and Intel Corporation with the support of the Irish Government.

IVI’s mission is to research, develop and disseminate empirically proven and industry validated IT best practice through a unique open innovation and collaboration between leading academic and industry practitioners.

Fintech Fusion

FinTech Fusion is a key player in a new realm of FinTech research with an ambitious research programme that initially united 13 industry partners from financial service organisations, insurance providers, multinational technology firms and indigenous start-ups, with 7 universities across three SFI research centres, ADAPT, Insight and Lero. It is the authentic partnership of these entities that drives ground breaking innovation in FinTech. Addressing challenges in PayTech, RegTech and InsureTech, FinTech Fusion presents a unique opportunity to leverage existing competencies in digital content, data analytics, software and security in a new way through partnership with companies such as Deutsche Börse, Fidelity Investments, Zurich, Accenture, Pramerica, Citi and FINEOS. Since the launch of FinTech Fusion, companies have commenced their exploration of the use of AI, machine learning and blockchain.


Mobica is a UK headquartered, digital product and services engineering provider working within automotive, semiconductor, and across several connected industry verticals, including fin-tech/pay-tech with development capabilities in the UK (Manchester), Poland (several dev centres), Germany (Munich) and the US (Seattle & the Bay Area). Mobica delivers tailored, next-generation technology solutions for many of the world’s leading brands incorporating disruptive technologies like AI & machine learning, computer vision, IoT and extended reality.


MeaWallet s one of Europe’s leading companies within mobile payments. A Norwegian company, established in 2013. MeaWallet’s offices are located in Oslo (Norway) and Riga (Latvia) both focusing on business, product and sales. The Riga office is team centre for solution development, delivery and operations. MeaWallet is the centre of excellence within mobile and digital payments and mobile wallets, providing state of the art certified technology in 18 countries.

The IVI Webinar series aims to bring together thought leaders from the world of academia, business and public sector to address key challenges in the areas of innovation, technology management and technology adoption. In 2020 the webinar series will replace the IVI annual summit which has taken place since 2007 in Maynooth University and has attracted speakers and attendees from across the globe.


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