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The Grand Awakening, Rise of Personal Information Management

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Personal data & identity (PD&I) are reshaping society and the world’s markets. I am working on a PD&I Market Assessment: Now & Beyond initiative in partnership with the Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF). Our goal is to help further the growth of the industry by answering two questions in the context of PD&I:

  • What do we [industry leaders, governments, people…] need to know?
  • What do we need to do next?

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Michael Becker at Mobile World Congress 2019
Michael Becker presenting Mobile World Congress 2019

Publications

Mobile Messaging, it’s more than 160 characters! It Is Time to Get Strategic

by Jay O’Sullivan, Michael J. Becker Over the past several years, the world of messaging has morphed in front of our very eyes. There are now five messaging channels, including text (inc. SMS, MMS, RCS), email, social media, chatbots (i.e. for support and conversational commerce), proximity alerts, and more than a dozen over-the-top apps (WhatsApp, WeChat, Viber, […]

ICO’s Child Protection Rules Take Effect Sept. 2, 2021. Are You Ready?

The UK Information Commission’s (ICO) Children’s Code, officially known as the“Age Appropriate Design Code: a code of practice for online services,” after a year grace period, goes into effect Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. The code, which falls under section 125(1)(b) of the UK Data Protection Act 2018 (the Act), looks to protect UK children, i.e., people […]

“Here’s a bandaid”​ – musings on the T-Mobile data breach and what we need to do next

This week, T-Mobile acknowledges a new data breach that has affected 40M+ people, and as does every breach, the impact of this event will continue to affect them for years to come (Paz, 2021). To those impacted, T-mobile is offering a bandaid, a free McAfee Identity Protection license. Offering an identity protection monitoring service or similar bandaid […]

When Payments, Messaging and Digital Identity Meet, MEF LATAM Connects August 18, 2021

I had a thoroughly enjoyable time alongside fellow industry leaders at the Mobile Ecosystem Forum’s MEF Connects LATAM event on August 18, 2021. Speakers: Jason Pareja Jauregui, Product Development Manager – B89 Breno Pilar, Vice President – Ipification Ramy Riad, Vice President Future Messaging – imimobile Sean Whitley, Vice President of Sales – Mitto Michael […]

A [Mobile] Marketing Authors’​ Top 3 Favorite Resources

To be a mobile marketer is to be a marketer. Mobile is table stakes to marketers, as evidenced by the ubiquitous adoption of mobile devices and services throughout the world in every aspect of our lives. As a marketer, it is important to remember that mobile is not used just for commercial activities; it is […]

An Interview on Self-sovereign Identity with Kaliya Young: The Identity Women

Understanding the future of the Internet and the flows of identity & personal information   I enjoyed interviewing Kaliya Young, The Identity Women, last week, during an Identity Praxis Experts Corner Interview on November 13, 2020. About Kaliya and Her Purpose   Kaliya, “The Identity Women,” is a preeminent expert in all things identity and […]

Testimonials

Michael Becker has a remarkable ability to assess a situation and identify where the opportunities are. Initiatives he is involved with have a ‘Becker Effect’ with a focus on meaningful progress for immediate wins and long term success. He is thorough in considering the existing complexities and forward-thinking about adaptions needed for a changing world (especially in relation to personal data). Conversations are never dull due to his vast knowledge, passion, and wit. You’ll often be left learning something new, a purposeful direction, and motivated to take things to the next level. Laure Carter, Digital & Brand Marketing, Communications, Digital Marketing Manager, North America, December 2020
As people take more control of their personal data and its true value is appreciated, companies will need to adjust customer interactions. Michael has a firm grasp of this emerging landscape and has the ability to explain it to diverse audiences with great energy in plain language. We were so pleased to have him present at two conferences for our association. Both times he left attendees keenly aware of the most pressing issues they needed to address and with the information, resources, and advice to do just that. Art Flanagan, Vice President, Communications, Insights Association, December 2020
One word best describes Michael: driven. On top of that he is a true entrepreneur, futurist, strategist and operator who knows how to get things done. He is a pillar within the identity and personal information ecosystem. To those who know him best, Michael is always moving forward. His passion, gung-ho spirit and energy inspire me. I value his strategic bent of mind, marketing chops and prescriptive thinking, and appreciate the support he has given me and my company over the years. Mickey Kahn, Chairman/CEO, publisher and editor in chief Company NameLuxury Daily, American Marketer, Napean LLC
Michael has participated in our Digital Advisory Board since its inception. He has delivered new thinking and creative partnership and marketing ideas with every meeting, pushing further and deeper for fresh perspectives. Michael cares deeply about his client and his work, and his passion is unparalleled. Kelli Ertel
Michael has participated in our Digital Advisory Board since its inception. He has delivered new thinking and creative partnership and marketing ideas with every meeting, pushing further and deeper for fresh perspectives. Michael cares deeply about his client and his work, and his passion is unparalleled. Kelli Ertel
Mr. Michael is a perfect instructor. I benefited a lot from his Lynda.com Mobile Marketing Fundamentals course. The course contained great illustrations and was delivered in a practical manner. I am sure this course would be great for every digital marketer. I am looking for more publications from Mr. Michael and I am grateful that he is so open with sharing his knowledge and expertise with others. Mohamed Samir
I have known Michael Becker for over 10 years, during which time I have seen him develop and execute one of the most innovative and forward-thinking companies in the mobile space. Michael is a true rainmaker with the ability to craft and deploy creative solutions; his innate business sense and gregarious personality allow him to differentiate his offerings from competitors and standout in a crowded market. Vince Canobbio
Michael Becker is one of the most insightful professors that I have encountered. His National University Advanced Mobile Marketing Strategy course was challenging. It raised my personal awareness of mobile. It presented me with an entirely new vocabulary that I did not even know existed. In particular, appreciated how he incorporated his professional experience and personal opinions throughout the course. I see, now, that marketers do not need a mobile strategy, rather their strategy needs mobile. Furthermore, this course introduced me to a new concept, the Personal Data Economy. It helped me recognize that people can and should be empowered to control their personal information, to manage their digital sovereignty. Change is coming, we should all start preparing ourselves now. Joe Louis Burroughs II
Michael is a great advisor on every level of marketing and strategy. He is the go-to source for marketers who wish to truly understand how to engage in this era of connectivity! Mich Hancock
Michael is a founding member of our Digital Advisory Board. Have a problem to solve or an opportunity to take advantage of? Michael is our go-to person. He always provides not just one but many ideas, insights, books, apps or introductions to members of his network. Thank you, Michael! Carey Bongard
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