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Futurice Afterwork mMONEY trends in mcommerce

4/25/2013 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Mobile payment and SEPA. A good match?

Dr. Oliver Grün (GRÜN Software AG, Chairman):

Oliver is founder, sole shareholder and chairman of GRÜN Software AG, of the payment provider miniPay GmbH and president of the Bundesverband IT-Mittelstand e.V.. Since 2013 he is also member of the IT-Beirat der Bundesregierung and consults the Federal Ministry of Economy about issues of the digital economy. Already in 1989 he founded his software company. Today about 100 people are employed at sites in Aachen, Berlin, Vienna and Bratislava. Dr. Grün is also cofounder of, meanwhile the biggest funding online portal of Germany.

How mobile search is changing

Marc Preusche (Google, AdWords Consultant for Startups):

Marc started working for Google in 2009. A year in he discovered his passion for startups and has been consulting entrepreneurs and investors ever since - with a strong focus on mobile: Google AdWords (mobile SEM, display, YouTube), for companies that are just planning their AdWords engagement. AdWords beginners get trainings, pros get access to professional tools, betas and more. As it comes directly from Google for startups, this is free. Marc studied marketing at the University of Mannheim and the National University of Singapore. He has a minor in physics.

Building and Marketing a mobile-only product

Sebastian Fallert (JBM - JustBook Mobile GmbH, Managing Director):

Sebastian is a Co-Founder and MD at JustBook, the European leader for mobile last-minute hotel bookings based in Berlin where he heads Software Engineering. Prior to starting JustBook in late 2011, Sebastian spent several years as a management consultant with Bain & Company in Zurich. He holds a Masters and PhD Degree in Physics from the University of Cambridge.

Mobile payment is already there!

Tobias Zadow (Paypal Germany GmbH, Business Line Manager Mobile):

After studying business administration Tobias Zadow worked six years in the product and solution management of Intershop Communications AG driving the development of its standard ecommerce solutions. At PayPal Tobias is responsible for Mobile Shopping and Mobile Payment for Germany.

How smartphones democratise the access to card payment systems

Christian Hartung (Payleven Germany GmbH, Managing Director Deutschland):

As a managing director at payleven Christian Hartung is responsible for all marketing and sales activities of the mobile-payment-pioneer company in Germany. Based on the principle of 'plug and play' payleven offers attractive solutions to raise turnovers for retailers and small business owners. payleven enables them to provide smartphone- and tablet-based ec- and credit card payments to their customers: mobile, affordable and secure. Before joining payleven Christan Hartung experienced relevant positions, among others at Rocket Internet, fab and Boston Consulting Group and worked in the USA as well as in Asia.

How companies using the mCommerce channel today. mCommerce global status check based on a global survey conducted in 2012.

Ralf Jahns (research2guidance, Co-founder):

Mr. Jahns has a track record of more than 15 years in the telecom and media industry, and has worked previously as a partner for Cap Gemini Telecom Media & Networks. He has published various market studies dealing with current topics, including “Mobile TV”, “Mobile Content” and “Fixed Mobile Convergence”, and has helped more than 30 clients in the telecom and media industry to develop new business opportunities.


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When & Where?

On Thursday, April 25th, 17:00 – 19:30 onwards

Close to Checkpoint Charlie

Futurice kitchen (5th floor),

Schützenstr. 6,

10117 Berlin


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