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Welcome to The Human Chain

We are a UK-based practice specialising in business and
technology consultancy working to help our clients
understand the changing markets and bring digital
products and services to market.

Welcome to The Human Chain
UK-based Business and Technology
Consultancy

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Our Work

We help clients understand changing market conditions
and develop focused digital products and services.

Our work is in the telco, financial services, transit and
wider commerce verticals, with current expertise
in identity, multi-factor authentication, biometrics,
digital wallets and client on-boarding.

Our work
Developing focused
digital products
and services

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Digital Services Toolkit

We have developed a structured process and
software framework designed to facilitate the
rapid creation of web and mobile services, using
a range of modern enabling technology modules
and standardised interfaces.

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Digital Services Toolkit
Rapid creation of web
and mobile services

Media

Announcements and Press Releases
Highlights from Mobile World Congress 2018 - Newsletter
[7 March 2018] The Human Chain have authored a newsletter to summarise their highlights from this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. View Newsletter >
2018 Open Banking Market Map
[15 January 2018] The Human Chain is pleased to publish with our partner FirstPartner, the 2018 Open Banking Market Map. This market map provides a detailed overview of the use cases, business drivers and issues, the ecosystem and stakeholders in Open Banking that starts in the UK and Europe in January 2018. A restricted version of the market map is available here or to obtain access to the full version please go to FirstPartners website.
Highlights from Mobile World Congress 2017 - Newsletter
[7 March 2017] The Human Chain have authored a newsletter to summarise their highlights from this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. View Newsletter >
PSD2 Draft SCA Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) Blog
[29 September 2016] The Human Chain have authored a blog to discuss the recently published European Banking Authority (EBA) Consultation Paper. This paper lays out the EBAs proposed draft for the Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) for Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) and secure communciations. Download the blog here >
Highlights from Mobile World Congress 2016 - Newsletter
[3 March 2016] The Human Chain have authored a newsletter to summarise their highlights from this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. View Newsletter >
PSD2 - Presentation Download
[2 February 2016] Brendan Jones presents the fundamentals of PSD2 to the Smart Payments Forum in London. Download Presentation >
Download Open Banking – The Future of Payments White Paper
[December 2015] Brendan Jones, senior banking consultant with The Human Chain explores the business and technical implications of PSD2 and what this means to payment organisations. Download White Paper >
FirstPartner's new 2016 Blockchain Ecosystem Market Map
[4 December 2015] FirstPartner’s new 2016 Blockchain Ecosystem Market Map helps to decrypt the sector with a clear summary overview of the emerging ecosystem, players, technologies and trends. Read More >
FirstPartner and The Human Chain working together at Cartes 2015
[17 November 2015] The Human Chain and FirstPartner, the market insight and proposition developent company will be working together at Cartes 2015. Please e-mail sales@thehumanchain.com to arrange to meet one of our team at this event.
PSD2: Threat or Opportunity – The Human Chain Comment
[19 October 2015] Brendan Jones, Business Consultant with The Human Chain discusses the threats and opportunites of the recently revised and approved Payment Services Directive (PSD2). Read More >
The Human Chain and Gradiant partner for Biometrics 2015
Oxford, UK, and Vigo, Spain [8 October 2015] Management and Technical consultancy The Human Chain has teamed up with biometrics specialist Gradiant to showcase the two companies’ biometric technologies and multi-factor authentication solutions at Biometrics 2015, which is taking place in London, UK, from 13-15 October 2015.
The Human Chain and The Digital Catapult Partnership
[September 2015] The Human Chain and The Digital Catapult are working collaboratively in the area of Personal Data and Trust. Read More >
Events
Money 2020 Europe - 4 Jun 2018 - 6 Jun 2018, Amsterdam
The Human Chain team will again be attending the largest payments event of the year in Europe, Money 2020 Europe in Amsterdam from the 4th to 6th June 2018. The Human Chain will focus this year on payments, strong customer authentication (SCA) and 3DS2.0 using our extensive experience and expertise in PSD2 SCA and Open Banking. The team will also be working with clients on cEMV Transit Ticketing and Account Based Ticketing (ABT) and discussing building distributed ledger (blockchain), cypto currency, identity and mobile payments proof of concepts (POC) and demos using our Digital Services Toolkit. If you would like to meet with any of the team to discuss how we could help with business and technology consulting on these subjects or more generally around bringing new digital products and services to market, please contact us at sales@thehumanchain.com
Mobile World Congress - 26 Feb 2018 - 1 Mar 2018, Barcelona
The Human Chain team will again be attending the largest mobile and digital event of the year, Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. MWC runs from Monday 26th February to Thursday 1st March 2018. The focus for The Human Chain this year is payments, specifically authentication and 3DS2.0 with PSD2/Open Banking coming live in Europe 2018. The team will also be talking with clients about cEMV Ticketing and Account Based Ticketing, IoT, Biometrics and 5G. If you would like to meet with any of the team to discuss how we could help with business and technology consulting on these subjects or more generally around bringing new digital products and services to market, please contact us at sales@thehumanchain.com
Smartex - Mobile and Identity – 20 Feb 2018, London
Tim Jefferson will be once again chairing the Smartex Mobile and Identity Event, on Tuesday 20th February 2018, at Browns in central London. This highly interactive session will cover topics, such as Open Banking – identity requirements, HSBC, Biometric access cards, digital driving licences – DVLA, Barclays – The AI revolution, payment authentication options, Mobile eID – GSMA. To arrange a meeting at this event or if you would like to attend, please email sales@thehumanchain.com
Smartex - Mobile and Identity – 7 Nov 2017, London
Tim Jefferson will be once again chairing the Smartex Mobile and Identity Event, on Tuesday 7th November 2017, at Browns in central London. This highly interactive session will cover topics, such as Digital ID – the future, device carried biometrics, mobile the new ID, NFC/BLE access control and beacon marketing. To arrange a meeting at this event or if you would like to attend, please email sales@thehumanchain.com
Worldpay Payments & IoT Hackathon – 3-5 Nov 2017, Bucharest
The Human Chain are supporting Worldpay’s first 48-hour Payments & IoT Hackathon in Romania, using their Digital Services Toolkit to create a scoring and voting system based on the Ethereum Blockchain. The event to be held at the Impact Hub in Bucharest will allow developers to create the next generation of payment services within IoT using the Worldpay open-source IoT platform – Worldpay Within. To arrange a meeting at this event please email sales@thehumanchain.com
Smartex - Mobile and Identity – 7 Sept 2017, London
Tim Jefferson will be once again chairing the Smartex Mobile and Identity Event, on Thursday 7th September 2017, at Browns in central London. This highly interactive session will cover topics, such as Digital ID – the future, device carried biometrics, mobile the new ID, NFC/BLE access control and beacon marketing. Tim will be doing a presentation during the event on the new iPhone and iOS version. To arrange a meeting at this event or if you would like to attend, please email sales@thehumanchain.com
Smartex - Mobile and Identity – 23 May 2017, London
Tim Jefferson will be chairing the Smartex Mobile and Identity Event, which is the re-named Near Field Club on Tuesday 23rd. May 2017, at Browns in central London. This highly interactive session will cover topics, such as Digital ID – the future, device carried biometrics, mobile the new ID, NFC/BLE access control and beacon marketing. To arrange a meeting at this event or if you would like to attend, please email sales@thehumanchain.com
Mobile World Congress 2017 – 27 Feb - 2 March 2017, Barcelona
The Human Chain team will again be attending the biggest mobile event of the year, Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The event runs from Monday 27th February to Thursday 2nd March 2017. The focus for The Human Chain this year is around payments, with PSD2/Open Banking being a such a current topic at present, alongside Mobile Financial Services, with a focus on the emerging markets. The team will also be talking with clients around IoT, Biometrics and 5G. If you would like to meet with any of the team to discuss how we could help with business and technology consulting on these subjects or more generally around bringing new digital products and services to market, contact us at sales@thehumanchain.com
Smartex - Mobile and Identity – 21 Feb 2017, London
Tim Jefferson will be chairing the first Smartex Mobile and Identity Event, which is the re-named Near Field Club on Tuesday 21st February 2017, at Browns in central London. This highly interactive session will cover topics, such as Digital ID – the future, device carried biometrics, mobile the new ID, NFC/BLE access control and beacon marketing. To arrange a meeting at this event or if you would like to attend, please email sales@thehumanchain.com

 

Downloads

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    The Future of Payments White Paper
    The Human Chain PSD2 RTS Blog
    Open Banking Market Map

    About Us

    The Human Chain is a business and technology consultancy, who bring new product introduction and innovation expertise and experience to our clients and partners.

    We have many years experience of digital product and service development and introduction using structured, lean and agile business and technology consultancy methodologies.

    We focus on bringing digital commerce solutions to market such as digital wallets, payment, identity and authentication products and services, within the financial services, telco, eGov and commerce sectors.

    DST

    Digital Services Toolkit (DST) is a lean, agile and iterative process and software framework to facilitate the rapid creation of web and mobile services, using enabling technologies and standardised interfaces.

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    New Product Development

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    +44 (0) 1865 784386
     

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