LIVE FROM MWC19 LOS ANGELES: Verizon argued a cluster of new technologies will enable companies to move away from traditional advertising schemes and offer consumers more value for the data they provide.Toby Redshaw, SVP of Enterprise Innovation and 5G solutions at the US operator, told Mobile World Live the combination of 5G, AI, big data, cloud computing and AR/VR will revolutionise a wide variety of verticals including manufacturing, healthcare, education, construction and retail.Specifically, he said the technologies will help companies improve efficiency, lower costs and boost customer engagement, making the consumer journey “instrumented and intelligent”, and moving the company “away from ads” toward proactive and predictive offers.Consumers “truly have commercial value”, which should enable them to receive offers and experiences they value at a personal level.However, Redshaw noted the potential of new technologies could only be realised with the relevant permissions and correct use of data.He said it was imperative companies gain users’ consent for data collection, and then use the information to serve customers only in the ways they had approved.“Our entire brand promise is trust and innovation. The moment we violate that we’re done.” Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back MWC19Verizon Tags Previous ArticleQualcomm establishes $200M 5G start-up fundNext ArticleOperators outline privacy wish list AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 24 OCT 2019 Author Verizon shuffles executives Home Verizon tips tech to shake-up data use Related Amazon reels in MGM Verizon sorts sensor supremo Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Diana Goovaerts
A church in Dallas, Texas has made it their mission to help people who are struggling financially. Earlier this year the pastor of Crossed Timbers told members to take money from the collection plate if they needed it, even though church donations were down. That day they had the largest collection ever. Video Below, from KDAF and CNN.com
AFRICA: The Sheltam group has been rebranded as Traxtion Group, following a 30% investment from Harith General Partners’ Pan African Infrastructure Development Fund 2.Traxtion Group aims to partner with locomotive and wagon manufacturers, track construction companies, consulting engineers and project developers in the African rail market. Chairman Brian Myerson said the business could also expand into the mining and industrial sectors.The newly launched Traxtion Leasing business will focus on product innovation and flexible financing, with maintenance support from Traxtion Sheltam. ‘Leasing companies need to be so much more than financiers, and at Traxtion Leasing we have the experience and understanding to bring product innovation to complement flexible funding solutions’, said Traxtion Leasing CEO Willem Goosen. ‘With the support of the outstanding maintenance expertise in Traxtion Sheltam it is a really exciting value proposition.’The Traxtion Projects business aims to combine Harith’s financing experience with the operational and freight market expertise of Traxtion Sheltam, to support operating concessions, upgrading projects and new infrastructure. ‘In addition to what this offering brings Africa, as a black-owned infrastructure fund we believe that Traxtion Leasing and Traxtion Projects are perfectly placed to support the South African government with its public-private partnership drive’, said Emile du Toit, Head of Pan African Infrastructure Development Fund 2.
Lee Johnson’s side travel to the bet365 Stadium on New Year’s Day (3pm kick-off) and will be backed by 920 fans as they look to extend their unbeaten run to eight matches.Supporters without tickets are urged to not travel as they will not gain entry.Tickets for this fixture went off sale on Friday (December 28th).