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MEF Connects 2019

October 7, 2019

MEF Connects London 2019 is a full-day member-only event bringing together MEF’s working groups to explore to take a deep-dive on key topics and explore future trends.

It’s the chance for MEF Members to connect with your peers as well as access MEF’s advisors, analyst and industry partners. Expect interactive discussions backed-up by data insights and a valuable check-point on industry trends.

The winners of Meffys 2019 will also feature on the agenda. The shortlist has been nominated by MEF’s Board and Advisors to reflect emerging industry trends, impactful use cases and recognise innovation outside of our community. Vote online now for your winner in each category. Deadline 25th September.


10:00 – Session 1: Personal Data & Identity

Update on MEF’s Personal Data Working Group by Iain McCallum, Advisor, Mobile Ecosystem Forum

10:05 - Digital Identity

Speaker: Andrew Bud, CEO, Iproov

Intro to Digital Identity and it’s architecture

10:15 - Personal Data Portability

Speaker: Julian Ranger, Executive Chairman & Founder,

Data portability is a key facet of the future of data, enshrined in data protection regulation and enabler of the personal data economy. But what infrastructure is required to safely share data? MEF Member shares exclusive insights from a collaborative cross-industry project with Barclays, the BBC, BT, Centrica and Facebook

10:25 - Digital Identity

Speaker: James Moar, Lead Analyst, Juniper Research

Digital Identity is a highly complex regulatory landscape and multi-stakeholder approach. Independent analysts Juniper Research share their market forecasts and insights into the competitive landscape with an emphasis on Digital Identity Apps and Mobile Biometrics

10:40 – Discussion Personal Data & Identity by Dario Betti, CEO, Mobile Ecosystem Forum

11:05 – Break

11:20 – Identity of Things

The industry is facing challenges with personal identity but the identity of things is an even greater challenge in identifying the devices connected to our networks. With the number of devices outnumbering individuals by a large order of magnitude, the ecosystem needs to clarify its approach on the Identity of Things

11:40 – Interactive Discussion

Moderator: Andrew Parkin-White, Advisor, Mobile Ecosystem Forum

What could an industry approach to Identity of Things look like? What are the main challenges to address?

12:30 – Lunch Break

1:30 – Session 2: Mobile IoT & Payments

Update from MEF’s Mobile IoT Working Group by Andrew Parkin-White, Advisor, Mobile Ecosystem Forum

1:35 - Presentation Mobile IoT and Security

Speakers: Charles Bernard, Cellusys

Putting IoT Security on the Radar

With forecasts of billions of connected IoT devices, the focus is on getting products into the field and security is often an afterthought. Organisations are vulnerable to attack when running mission critical IoT applications over mobile networks and security breaches can have a devastating effect on operations.

2:00 - Fireside Chat on Mobile IoT and Roaming

Moderator: Matt Hatton, Digital Transformation & IoT. Former Founder & CEO, Machina Research


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The ecosystem takes mobile voice and data roaming for granted. We are now seeing the emergence of customer needs for truly global IoT connectivity. Different applications are emerging across a variety of industries and diverse requirements will need different solutions. Who will be the providers of these IoT roaming solutions and are the network technologies suitable?

2:25 – Break

2:40 – Blockchain & Payments

Speaker: Daniele Mensi, Advisor, Mobile Ecosystem Forum

Info session: Exploring the concept of crypto wallets as a means of payment. What does it mean? Could it be the future of micropayments?

3:00 - Use Case

Speaker: DENT Wireless

3:10 - Interactive Discussion

Moderator: Daniele Mensi, Advisor, Mobile Ecosystem Forum

Featuring some of the Meffys Blockchain in Mobile finalists an open discussion on the technology, use cases and future trends.

3:40 – Coffee Break

4:00 – Session 3: Industry Trends

Welcome by Joanne Lacey, COO, Mobile Ecosystem Forum

4:05 – Active Cyber Defence

Speaker: Adrian Moss, Deputy Communications Sector Lead, NCSC

The goal of ACD is protect the majority of people in the UK from the majority of the harm caused by the majority of the cyber attacks the majority of the time.

How does a Government agency work with industry deploying an interventionist strategy to protect UK consumers?

4:30 - Advancing Innovation in Digital Technology

Speaker: Digital Catapult

Learn about Digital Catapult’s work to help creative and manufacturing industries leverage digital technology with projects and use cases across IoT, AI, Blockchain and 5G

4:30 - Technological Disruption Worldwide

Speaker: Wayra

Wayra has been helping scale start-ups since 2011 connecting innovators with Telefónica and generate joint business opportunities. Learn about the journey, success cases, with a focus on outcomes from their Cyber, AI & Blockchain Accelerator Programmes

4:55 - Fireside Chat: Conversational Commerce

Tim Green interviewing Alan Ranger

Is 2019 finally the breakout year for conversational commerce? New MEF member Liveperson will make the case for how technology and ecosystems merge to enable seamless customer engagement.

5:15 – MEFFYS 2019

6:00 – Networking Drinks

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October 7, 2019
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London, N1 9AG United Kingdom
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