Agenda - Draft
Did you know there are over 300 million SIM devices in North America? That’s just one of the many data points available in MEF Data. Hear MEF CEO Dario Betti share what’s new for MEF in 2024, the MEF Data initiative and kick off the day.
Dive into the world of TeamSense with CEO Sheila Stafford, exploring how this innovative company reshaped workforce texting. Central to TeamSense’s approach is its app-free, AI-enhanced texting service, designed specifically for the hourly workforce. Their solution offers a direct and efficient way to keep hourly workers informed and engaged, bypassing the need for complex apps. The discussion will cover TeamSense’s journey, highlighting how it navigated the evolving tech landscape, including AI advancements, the pandemic, address regulatory challenges and the unique demands of America’s industrial sector.
Join Michael Laudon, VP and GM of Cloudmark, for an insightful look into how AI is revolutionizing email and mobile security. This talk will cover the role of artificial intelligence in combating emerging cyber threats, protecting the 1.6 billion users that Cloudmark has safeguarded, and shaping the future of cybersecurity. Michael will discuss the growing significance of business messaging, the impact of RCS, and OTT services in the spam fight.
Leaders from Cisco, Syniverse, Bandwidth, and iConnectiv will discuss best practices for choosing the correct endpoint for text messaging. The past few years have been transformative in the industry. This panel will provide a “State of the Union” on Messaging in North America.
Dialpad’s CPO on how Ai Transforms Business Communications
Join industry leaders for an in-depth exploration of the legalities surrounding Messaging. Learn from Alexis Buese’s experiences in TCPA litigation, and hear Glenn Richards and Kevin Rupy’s take on international and domestic regulations. Puja Amin will guide you through navigating compliance challenges. The conference will also address the significant impacts of the 2024 political season and AI developments on messaging and privacy, offering insights into how to prepare for these evolving challenges.
In this technology-oriented presentation, Mike Reading will explore the critical aspects of network protection. Through a neutral lens, Mike will leverage the state-of-the-art tools from Cloudmark and Proofpoint to illustrate essential concepts. He will articulate that ‘protection’ encompasses a variety of meanings across different stakeholders, emphasizing the multifaceted nature of threat mitigation.
Explore the technical landscape of integrating e-commerce into text messaging through a panel discussion featuring industry leaders from Textual, AuthVia, TapOnIT, and Twilio. Blue Atwood, Chris Brunner, Katie Castillo-Wilson and Paul Wheeler will share their experiences and insights on creating text-based e-commerce solutions, highlighting the challenges faced and overcome.
Join David Diggs as he moderates a compelling discussion with Krishna Ghodiwala, Thomas Peters, Anna Quint, and Jonathan Vimont on the critical role of text messaging in political campaigns. This session delves into the intricacies of compliance and consent, key pillars for ethical voter mobilization strategies. Discover how campaigns are leveraging texting while adhering to legal frameworks and respecting voter privacy.
Valuing a CPaaS business goes beyond just the numbers; it’s an art influenced by various market factors and the current economic climate. This panel, featuring Louis Wharton, Mike Hazzard, Kasper Lund Hansen, and Sheila Stafford, will dive into the complexities of CPaaS valuations, offering a holistic view of what it means to price a messaging business in uncertain times.
With the recent Apple announcement, and the MNO consolidation on Jibe, Dario Betti, leads the room in a quick-fire discussion of what comes next.
Vibes co-founder and CIO Alex Campbell has had a front-row seat in helping to define and evolve the explosive growth of mobile messaging and the channels that it travels across. He’ll provide a look into the AI innovations that are beginning to make a major impact on how messages are routed and delivered, and share some first-hand observations on message aggregation and connectivity that are gaining increased relevance in a world in which SMS, MMS – and soon, RCS – are becoming the most prominent channels for communication from brands and businesses.
Dario Betti welcomes Jeff Pulver to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Pulver order. They then bring the day to close and lay out the optimistic vision for 2024.