Call for nomination for Model Insurer Asia Award, deadline extended

Celent is still accepting nominations for our Sixth Annual Model Insurer Asia Awards. To nominate a firm, fill out the entry form at http://www.celent.com/node/31094 by November 13, 2015. Please read the Guidelines on the same page before you complete the nomination form. Questions? Email Wenli Yuan at wyuan@celent.com and copy KyongSun Kong at kkong@celent.com.

6.11.2014 Celent Webinar: How to Better Leverage Celent

Celent CEO, Craig Weber This event is free to attend and we expect you to walk away with a better view as to how you can get more from working with us. For more information, please contact Anna Griem at +1 603 582 6137 or agriem@celent.com. Please click here for more information.

5.21.2014 Celent Webinar: Payment Systems Trends in Japan (English Language)

Senior Asian Financial Services Analyst, Eiichiro Yanagawa This event is free to attend for Celent clients, flex-plan clients, and the media. For more information, please contact Yuya Fukumori at +81 3-3500-3038 or yfukumori@celent.com . Please click here for more information.

5.21.2014 Celent Webinar: Payment Systems Trends in Japan (Japanese Language)

Senior Asian Financial Services Analyst, Eiichiro Yanagawa This event is free to attend for Celent clients, flex-plan clients, and the media. For more information, please contact Yuya Fukumori at +81 3-3500-3038 or yfukumori@celent.com . Please click here for more information.

5.15.2014 Celent Webinar: The Evolution of Insurance Aggregators in Japan

KyongSun Kong, Asian Financial Services Analyst This event is free to attend for Celent clients, flex-plan clients, and the media. For more information, please contact Yuya Fukumori at +81 3 3500 3038 or yfukumori@celent.com . Please click here for more information.

CARTES Asia: A new payment industrial revolution in SoLoMo era

For participation in the ceremony of the award, where I was honoured to be a member of the jury, and presentation in the conference, last week, I visited Hong Kong. The venue, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre is vibrant as always. There were three big events around the same time.

The event, CARTES Asia is the leading smart technologies event in Asia Pacific. CARTES Asia has brought together innovative solution providers and market leaders from the card manufacturing, payment, security, identification and mobility industries. Some 3,000+ visitors in the banking, telecom, transportation and security sectors have a unique opportunity, not only to discover international exhibitors’ innovative technologies, but also to enhance their knowledge through the conferences and round-tables, which present the latest trends. I gave a presentation for the Cards & Payments session entitled "Payment Systems Trends in Japan."

The Asian SESAMES Awards aim to reward the most innovative technological applications developed for the Asian Pacific market in the field of smart cards, digital security, identification, secure transactions, and contactless technology. The Awards reward the best projects in 3 categories: Advanced Payment and Mobile Money; Card manufacturing & Personalization; and Secure Identity. As a juror, I evaluated the submissions independently and impartially.

Through the examination of this award, innovation, was proved to happen in places where new markets and new technology meet. Award winners all developed the frontiers of both technology and market. And the priority in technology and market was SoLoMo (Social, Local, and Mobile) once again. We are in the midst of ongoing technological changes and evolution, i.e. a new payment industrial revolution in this SoLoMo era.

About CARTES Asia: http://www.cartes-asia.com/

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4.8.2014: Celent Webinar: Card Systems in Asia: Market Trends and Software Providers

Celent Analysts KyongSun Kong and Hua Zhang This event is free to attend. Please contact Marie Aquino at maquino@celent.com, +65 9168 3998 with any questions. Please click here for more information.

2.18.2014: Celent Asia Webinar: Trends in China’s Wealth Management Industry

Celent Analyst Hua Zhang This event is free to attend. Please contact Marie Aquino at maquino@celent.com, +65 9168 3998 with any questions. Please click here for more information.

1.29.2014: Celent Asia Webinar: Cloud Computing Strategies and Trends in the Chinese Banking Industry

Celent Analyst Hua Zhang This event is free to attend. Please contact Marie Aquino at maquino@celent.com, +65 9168 3998 with any questions. Please click here for more information.

1.16.2014: Celent Asia Webinar: Core Banking Solutions for Small and Midsize Banks in China: 2013 Update

Celent Analyst Hua Zhang This event is free to attend. Please contact Marie Aquino at maquino@celent.com, +65 9168 3998 with any questions. Please click here for more information.