Don’t do these things when pitching oil & gas technologies in Oman

Oman’s challenging geology makes it the world’s premier playground for exploration and production technology and a pioneer in this area. Managing Director at NAFAS International, Dr. Syham Bentouati, explains the opportunities and challenges in introducing foreign technologies to the region. … Continue reading Don’t do these things when pitching oil & gas technologies in Oman

The Power of App Aggregation: Evolution in the Brazilian Taxi Industry

Brazil’s taxi market is rapidly evolving with the introduction of premium ride services. OnFrontiers gained insight on the changing landscape during a recent conversation with Leo Tang, former CEO of the Brazilian branch of Easy Taxi, the first online taxi company to penetrate the Latin American market. Tang explains that app-driven car-for-hire companies are gaining a competitive edge in the wake of markets opening up in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. As the power of app-aggregation in transportation companies has been realized, investors have begun setting their sights on private companies. The transition has not necessarily been a smooth … Continue reading The Power of App Aggregation: Evolution in the Brazilian Taxi Industry

What’s next? The New Wave of Innovations in Africa’s Mobile Financial Services

We are very excited to be launching our new monthly OnFrontiers Webinar Series. Kicking off this series is our webinar on; “What’s next? The New Wave of Innovations in Africa’s Mobile Financial Services” OnFrontiers spoke with our moderator for the … Continue reading What’s next? The New Wave of Innovations in Africa’s Mobile Financial Services

The Big Data Credit Revolution in Frontier Markets

              Startup-driven development In frontier markets, gaining access to finance has traditionally been a hindrance for most consumers. Perceived as not being credit-worthy, they are ignored by formal lending institutions and have to rely on other, non-formal, sources of credit. A rapid change is underway, however, due to technological advances that allow credit firms to analyze non-financial data to identify credit-worthy consumers that were previously invisible in the system. Interestingly, startups are driving the development of big data models and algorithms for mobile banking. By mining data on mobile networks, they are able to drive … Continue reading The Big Data Credit Revolution in Frontier Markets