Established in 2000, Mobey Forum is a member based organisation that draws together experts from banks, cards schemes, telecoms companies, technology providers and other participants in the digital financial services ecosystem. Membership of the Mobey Forum has grown steadily over the years but at the centre remains a group of founding banks including Nordea, Danske Bank, UBS, ING, HSBC, BBVA and TD Bank.
As a non-profit organisation, the Mobey Forum aims to identify and analyse commercial drivers and disruptors that are expected to have a real impact on the digital financial landscape within two to five years into the future. Mobey Forum is not a standardisation body or a lobby group but a collaborative space for shared learning and the exploration of important emerging subjects in digital finance. Members are invited to take part in quarterly meetings and expert groups are formed to create reports on key focus areas.
Actionable knowledge building
Ville Sointu, Head of Emerging Technology at Nordea and Member of the Board at Mobey Forum, says: “At the Mobey Forum, we look into the future but not too far into the distance. We are aiming to make actionable analysis and recommendations that can support decision makers now. Our quarterly meetings are places where members come to share their experiences and learnings and build new knowledge in a safe and trusted environment. More than anything, Mobey Forum is a community of like-minded people that are passionate about digital financial services and love getting together to discuss these topics, learn from each other and create new knowledge. It is a great network to discuss challenges and find meaningful answers.”
Recent topics addressed by the Mobey Forum include digital payments, data privacy, Open Banking, digital identity and the Internet of Things. Topics are approached with an emphasis on defining the potential position of banks in the developing ecosystem and what their future role could be.
Ville continues: “Mobey Forum has been on an incredible journey over the last 20 years and has outlived many other industry bodies and forums during this time. Nordea has been an integral part of the Mobey Forum since its inception and we have had representatives in leading positions throughout the forum’s history.”