Auckland ICT – A New Zealand First, Do you need plastic anymore?
Richard Horrell shared Sembles journey so far, some exciting future developments and current demonstration of Semble in action!!
Richard Horrell’s Bio
Richard is Head of Commercial and Business Development at New Zealand owned company Semble (previously known as TSM NZ).Richard brings to the role more than 15 years’ experience in mobile and telecommunications industries both locally and internationally. Richard’s specialties are multi-stakeholder negotiations, driving business change and delivering commercial outcomes. Richard has previously held senior commercial and business development roles at Vodafone NZ, TelstraClear and WorldCom in the UK.
Semble is a unique collaboration between New Zealand’s mobile network operators (2degrees, Spark and Vodafone) and Paymark – the company behind the majority of EFTPOS transactions in NZ. Together with banks ASB and BNZ, on March 31st 2015 they launched New Zealand’s first mobile wallet.
Semble is essentially an app that lets you pay for things and transit using secure, digital versions of your credit and debit cards stored on your phone… but secure payments and transit are just the start. Soon Semble will expand its’ services to include loyalty cards, offers, vouchers and much more.