Sam Media earns the Malaysia International Business Awards for Telecommunications

The company is using data science to prevent fraud in Direct Carrier Billing.

Sam Media won in the Telecommunications category of the Malaysia International Business Awards 2020, which honours exceptional international businesses based in Malaysia.

The company connects the world to premium digital services. Sam Media develops apps and browser-based digital products, like e-learning software and interactive entertainment portals. Together with monitoring partners like the French company Evina (https://www.evina.com), they are one of the pioneers in the fight against carrier billing fraud.

As a leader in innovation, it is the company’s mission to make digital products accessible to everybody on any device type. They are also growing their reach by using alternative payment solutions like carrier billing, so their suite of products can be enjoyed by all users, even those who don’t have access to traditional payment methods, such as bank accounts or credit cards.

Sam Media boasts in unlocking new markets with alternative payment methods and multi-platform compatibility. Their experienced media buy team knows how to reach millions of consumers, whilst having a strong focus on data science to improve user experience and to track down fraudulent activities.

In 2018, the company started recruiting data scientists to its Malaysian office, focusing on the analysis of consumer behavior in order to improve users’ experience within its digital products. Now, Sam Media’s data science team has picked up on another great challenge in monitoring transacties and marketing activities.

As with any payment method, fraud remains a constant companion and a source of concern.

Wherever transactions and billing are happening on a larger scale, there’s a growing likelihood that fraudsters will attempt to take a piece of the pie. Carrier billing has been no exception.

Recognizing this, the company looked for external solutions to protect its business. However, they noticed that trusting exclusively external anti-fraud solutions only gives a false sense of security. Thus, their Malaysian data science team started to connect all the dots, combining the data of the external anti-fraud solutions with the firm’s own data to better protect users.

In the past years, Sam Media has been developing its own analytical tools to get ahead of what the industry requires. Their tools are being updated and altered continuously based on the requirements in the market, whilst their data science team sets ambitious goals to keep innovating.

Alexis Bartels, CEO of Sam Media, responds to winning this award: As a company, we have a recognition and reward culture, so we are extremely happy with this award. All credit to our data science team. I am very proud of our people.

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sam-media.

Member Spotlight: Meet DMB

Dynamic Mobile Billing offers payment solutions to e-commerce merchants focused on mobile via established mechanics across messaging, carrier billing, mobile wallets and voice billing.

We spoke to Kevin Dawson the CEO of Dynamic Mobile Billing (DMB) to find out more about what they offer and their plans for the future in our interview.

If you are a charity then check out the special offer that DMB have made to help during this time!

Rupen Patel joins Dynamic Mobile Billing

Dynamic Mobile Billing appoints Rupen Patel as Head of Sales and Marketing.

Rupen brings a wealth of experience, with a career that spans over 20 years, including his time as Product & Lead Commercial Manager at mobile operator Three UK, as well as previous industry experience gained at Telefónica and Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF).

DMB CEO Kev Dawson comments on the appointment: “Rupen joins the UK Management team at an exciting growth time for the business.  We are seeing new revenue growth opportunities across both existing and new sector clients and Rupen offers extensive experience and capability to help drive DMB UK offerings in these areas.”

Rupen adds: “I’m delighted to be joining DMB at this promising time and hoping my experience can directly contribute to the mutual success of both myself and the business.”

Rupen started his career in the Media & Advertising sector, including stints at ITV, Channel 4 and WPP covering Sales, Business Development and Account/Client/Product Management.  He’s worked across all the major Media Agency groups and managed a portfolio of clients that included BT, Vodafone, Unilever, Mars, Procter & Gamble and GlaxoSmithKlein

At Three UK, Rupen was initially hired within the Payment Services team and was responsible for managing both Direct Carrier Billing & Premium Rate Services. For the last 20 months his focus has been solely on managing and growing the Premium SMS and Voice business working within the Wholesale Team.

As DMB are a member of aimm, we look forward to working with him, and hope to see him at the working groups.

 

CEO of Fonix has been shortlisted for the PayTech Leadership Award

Rob Weisz, CEO of Fonix and Board member of aimm,  has been shortlisted for the PayTech Leadership Award –  for leading and playing an instrumental role in devising and/or delivering the technology strategy to support the key business objectives of an organisation, making an impact in the payments industry and contributing towards the industry’s betterment.
For more information on the awards and to view the full shortlist visit here:

Oxygen8 Group ranked in The Sunday Times International Track 200 list

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Oxygen8 Group, global provider of integrated mobile solutions, has successfully secured a place in the fifth annual Sunday Times International Track 200 list for 2014.

 

The ranking recognises Oxygen8’s achievement in continuing to grow international sales by an average of 22% over the last two years, placing them in the top 21 companies in the Midlands who have made a significant contribution to the regional economy.

 

Oxygen8, which has twelve divisions globally, holds its largest overseas market in South Africa and has seen a dramatic increase in international growth since its inception in 2000, due to substantial investment into R&D and product development to ensure constant research into new areas to generate revenue.

 

Shane Leahy, Oxygen8 CEO, commented: “We are very proud to be recognised for our international achievements and our global team. Outside of the UK, we have local divisions in 11 different countries with operational teams in place within each of these to ensure the business is managed effectively on a local level. We will continue to focus on territories where mobile phone penetration is high and local infrastructure and government policies exist to ensure sustainable activity for our international customers”.

Shane Leahy, CEO, Group

The International Track 200 league table ranks the fastest growing mid-market companies in Britain by reference to their international sales and is considered a significant accolade within the export sector.