MEF Connects 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

10.05 – Update on MEF’s Personal Data Working Group by Iain McCallum – Advisor, MEF

10:10 - Personal Data Portability

Speaker: Julian Ranger

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

10:35 - 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

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, MEF

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, MEF

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


  • JT Global

  • TATA

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, MEF Advisor

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

Plus use case from MEF member Dent Wireless

3.00 - Interactive Discussion

Moderator: Speaker: Daniele Mensi, MEF Advisor

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

3:45 – Coffee Break

4:00 – Session 3: Industry Trends

5.15 – MEFFYS 2019

6:00 – Networking Drinks

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07 Oct 2019


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