Taj Pabari, Founder and CEO of FiftySix

Our children’s new currency

How many 16-year-olds do you know who are intent on changing the world we live in? Hold that number in your head for a moment. Now, from that small group of ‘Generation Z’ers’, how many are already changing the world? I’d place a bet that number is pretty small. For …

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Advancing human-centric personal data: MyData 2016 powered by MeCast

Well, ‘powered by MeCast’ is just part of it. The entire event is actually a little bigger. We’ve written about this before, but to recap quickly, MyData 2016 is a three-day conference, starting on the 31st of August, hosted in the beautiful Finnish capital, Helsinki. The conference brings together thought …

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MeEcosystems, the future of data and value

“Up until now the power to capture, analyse and profit from personal data has resided with business, government and social networks. What if you and I had this same power?” This visionary statement, coming directly from our founder and CEO, Katryna Dow, was the hook that captivated me to start …

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Meeco Wins IDentity Innovation Award 2016

On the 15th June 2016, during the Trust in Digital World Event in The Hague, Meeco won the IDentity Innovation award. Organised by IDnext, EEMA and TDL, all of whom focus on developments in digital identity. The event is also supported by the Municipality of The Hague (Gemeente Den Haag, …

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Show me the action – MyData 2016

At this stage we can comfortably say that the personal data economy is evolving at an astounding rate. The attitudes, behaviours and actions of citizens, combined with legislative pressures are all forcing change. But, the big question, the one that enterprises globally are pursuing, is the potential of new value …

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ID2020 will host its first Summit at the United Nations headquarters in NYC, on Friday 20th, 2016. The ID2020 Annual Summit will bring together industry leaders, NGOs, governments, emerging technology pioneers and cross-industry experts from both the public and private sector. The aim is, together participants will foster a global conversation …

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Sharing the value of personal data – MyData 2016

“Computing became personal in the 1980’s, networking in the 1990’s, media in the 2000’s: Now it’s data’s turn to become personal!” MyData 2016 The persona data market is at in inflexion point. With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becoming legislated across the EU at the start of 2018, personal …

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Big Data, Small Data, MyData – Moving from Creepy to Cool

“So I bought this jacket I’d been interested in for a while a couple of weeks ago. With next day shipping I had it quickly and was totally content with my purchase. Then, as per usual, I get back on Google. Day-by-day I noticed the sites I’m browsing advertising the …

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The Business Value of Superior User Experience

When moving countries, there’s actually quite a lot one must do to establish a foundation for your life in a new location. Having only been in the UK for eight weeks, I speak from recent experience. One such activity is opening a bank account. My wife and I innocently, after …

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Meeco launches Meeco Labs

In today’s digital economy, accurate customer data is recognised as a key strategic resource, yet 78% of consumers think it’s hard to trust companies with their data. In fact, by the year 2020, it’s estimated the personal data market in Europe alone will be worth over 1 Trillian Euro. In this new …

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Feature Release – Introducing Attachments

In our complex digital lives, it can be hard to keep track of things – especially when it comes to the personal data and information we need to use and re-use on a daily basis. Often our important documents end up being stored in multiple locations including email folders, physical …

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Meeco Opens Offices in Europe

It seems like yesterday that I was standing in front of a small audience at London Town Hall launching Meeco. In fact it was June 2014. So much has changed for us since then including two successful funding rounds, bi-monthly software releases, launching MeCast and recently the launch of Meeco Labs. …

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Experience The New And Simplified Meeco

With the help of the Meeco Community, our last major release for 2015 is a totally new mobile experience. With your feedback and suggestions, we’ve reworked and renamed some of Meeco’s key features. All your support and feedback throughout 2015 has been invaluable. The result is a simple new dashboard to make it easier to navigate …

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Who owns the internet, us or them?

It has been interesting to observe the furore over the launch of Apple’s latest operating system iOS9, with its built-in ability to support ad blocking apps. The ‘Apple vs Google war’ headlines are amusing to read but what is the underlying message here? Is the tail wagging the dog? Who owns …

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Freedom, Surveillance, Ad Blocking and 1984 Revisited

The new U.N Privacy Chief Joseph Cannataci has called for a Geneva convention on the internet after likening modern surveillance to being “Worse than Orwell.” So I thought I’d take a look at Michael Radford’s rendition of the classic novel 1984 to investigate the parallels between this dystopian nightmare and …