Do I need to upgrade my Fare Collection system to support CBDC?

This week, a press release from China announced they had expanded acceptance of the digital Yuan onto public transport in 12 cities. China has led the way in the development of a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), launching a trial in 2020 which has been expanding steadily. But what does this mean? What is a…

Transport Ticketing Global 2020

We were at TTGlobal (28-29 Jan 2020) this year for the fifth year running. It was a much bigger event in Kensington Olympia, London, with around 30% more attendees. This blog is a summary of how the two days went for us. Day 1 The Plenary session had a surprise guest in the form of…

Will 2022 start to drive the future of Interoperability and Inclusion?

Our overriding theme of this year’s Live5 is interoperability which will lead to inclusion. Whether this is in payments or transit, identity or as a generalised trend what we’re seeing is a collapsing of the barriers between silos. In some areas this is happening more quickly than in others.

Event 61 – Webinar – The Future of Mobility

Our guests for this webinar were Mike Stacey Director at KPMG, Nick Reed founder of  Reed Mobility, our Principal Consultant Simon Laker and Nick Norman moderated this panel. They debated how Covid has changed people’s mobility needs and preferences (travel missions, modes of transport, energy sources, etc.) in the UK and USA and the implications of those changes on suppliers of micro-mobility and traditional transit services.

Event 73 – Announcing our Live 5 for 2022

2022 – a foreseeable future of Interoperability and Inclusion Our overriding theme of this year’s Live5 is interoperability which will lead to inclusion. Whether this is in payments or transit, identity or as a generalised trend what we’re seeing is a collapsing of the barriers between silos. In some areas this is happening more quickly than in others. Out…

Live 5 – 2022

2022 – a foreseeable future of Interoperability and Inclusion Nobody can deny that 2020 and 2021 have been unusual years. The term unprecedented has become part of our everyday vocabulary. We’ve been hit with a global pandemic that has forced our schools to close, our airlines to stay grounded and for many, curfews and access…

Event 64 – Webinar – Smart Wallets

In this webinar, we started to explore wallets … and the concept of smart wallets. Over the years Consult Hyperion has helped telcos, hardware vendors, retailers, and transit operators think about how wallets can potentially change the customer experience, improve client engagement and even shift customer behaviour. Our Principal Consultant Gary Munro was joined by members of our US team, Justin…

Sales Manager, USA

A bit about us: Consult Hyperion is a globally recognized, independent consultancy, providing thought leadership and expertise in the areas of payments, mobility and identity. We help clients solve problems, understand opportunities and future proof their ideas. Everything we deliver operates at scale – millions of transactions, all over the world. Contactless payments? We were there…

Ultra wide band – the 2nd coming?

Every year Consult Hyperion publishes our Live 5. We try to shine a lens on the year ahead and think about what will be impacting our clients. The themes for 2021 are: Contact free Integrated access for transit Instant payment networks Identity governance Micro-location Today I want to explore the topic of micro location from…


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