Julian Ranger, the founder and executive chairman of digi.me, has been elected to the global board of Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF).
Digi.me is already a full member of the global trade body, and Julian has been working closely with MEF as part of the Consumer Trust working group to enable businesses to successfully take advantage of the transition to personal ownership of data.
As part of this, he has contributed to a major submission to the EU’s Horizon 2020 funding which would allow MEF to undertake trials and research, as well as introduced MEF to potential strategic partners and promoted its work to key personal data innovators.
He said: “I am delighted and privileged to be elected to Global Board of MEF, where I will be particularly supporting the MEF’s Trust and Personal Data initiatives and helping to develop interoperability requirements.
“As privacy becomes ever more a focus, especially with new laws such as GDPR, there is a strong belief that this presents an opportunity to businesses that embrace change with Trust rather than being a bar on business.”
In his election submission, Julian promised to focus on ensuring that MEF’s Consumer Trust initiative develops as the ‘doers group’ vis-à-vis other industry efforts – delivering value to members whilst addressing industry imperatives around research, interoperability and new use cases.
He also looks forward to supporting the Executive with dedicated introductions and business ideas to identify investment and partners to support these crucial activities.