ChangingWorlds’ Chief Scientist Addresses Mobile Internet Conference in Berlin
Berlin, Germany and Dublin, Ireland, Thursday, April 3rd 2008
Speaking at the 2008 Mobile Internet Conference in Berlin, Professor Barry Smyth, Chief Scientist & Co-Founder of leading mobile personalization company ChangingWorlds, described the necessity of intelligent off portal personalization to ensure the success of the Mobile Internet.
According to Prof. Smyth, “As in the case of ‘on-portal’ browsing, the promise of open internet browsing on the mobile device, with restricted user interface and limited screen size, also presents significant content discovery and usability challenges for end-users. Off Portal Personalization, that takes account of a users’ context, behaviour and content interests, is essential to enhance usability of the Mobile Internet and to ensure the uptake of Mobile Internet data services.”
Throughout his presentation Prof. Smyth concentrated on the challenge of mobile content discovery on the Mobile Internet and the importance of using a highly advanced personalization and mobile subscriber intelligence solution to drive Mobile Internet usage and revenues. Drawing on ChangingWorlds’ expertise in this area, Prof. Smyth described how in-depth subscriber intelligence and real, granular personalization is essential in order to deliver Mobile Internet content that is relevant and that closely corresponds with an individual’s context and interests.
Prof. Smyth emphasized that off portal personalization enables mobile operators to intelligently personalize the ‘invisible’ 90% of off-portal content, including content catalogues, content partner sites, networked content applications and freely available Mobile Internet content.
The notion of implicit, intelligent personalization has been championed and pioneered by ChangingWorlds since the early days of WAP as the key to unlocking the potential of the Mobile Internet and associated mobile data services.
ChangingWorlds recently launched its solution for off portal personalization – ClixSmart Discovery- at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. ClixSmart Discovery uses an off-portal subscriber intelligence engine which actively monitors users’ Mobile Internet browsing habits in order to analyze emerging behaviour patterns. This analysis enables mobile operators to build in-depth business intelligence on the likes and preferences of individual portal users browsing off-portal.
The intelligence gained from tracking off portal behaviour enables the personalization of Mobile Internet advertising, Mobile Internet content discovery, Mobile Internet content recommendations and intelligent Mobile Internet search.
As a Co-founder of ChangingWorlds, Prof. Smyth is a leading expert in the area of Artificial Intelligence and advanced personalization and has worked in this area for over 15 years. He has won numerous international awards for his research & development of personalization technologies and has published and presented his work widely.
ChangingWorlds is the market-leading provider of intelligent personalization and wireless portal products to the telecommunications industry. Based on advanced artificial intelligence technology, the company’s ClixSmart™ Intelligent Portal platform offers a personalized content discovery solution that enhances content relevance and optimizes the user experience of the wireless internet, resulting in greater ARPU (Average Revenue Per User) for the network operator. Results from implementations of the ClixSmart Intelligent Portal Platform have shown an increase of mobile internet ARPU (Average Revenue Per User) and mobile internet traffic by 20% – 30%.
Proven in market as a high-performance, scalable and carrier-grade wireless portal solution, ClixSmart is used by over 50 wireless operators worldwide including the Vodafone Global Group, O2 UK & O2 Germany, the TeliaSonera Group, T-Mobile Austria, Celcom Malaysia and Hong Kong CSL. ChangingWorlds was founded in 1999 and is privately owned. The company now employs over one hundred highly qualified staff in Ireland (Dublin), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) and USA (San Francisco).