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MEF CONNECTS Digital Transformation

May 25 - May 27

Digital Transformation accelerated when the pandemic hit in 2020: the world had to deal with remote/mobile services to bridge offices, factories and homes – but this also brought about increased issues with Digital Identity & Security, Digital Payments, and the effectiveness of New Marketing Models.

In 2021, there are only two types of companies thriving: the ones that are transforming and the ones that help transformation. Which one are you?

From Tuesday May 25th to Thursday 27th, the Mobile Ecosystem Forum will host MEF CONNECTS Digital Transformation. Delve deeper into best practises on Identity and Authentication, Direct Carrier Billing [DCB], Mobile Wallet, Mobile Advertising, RCS, Conversational Commerce and much more.

  • Join us for:

    Listening to case studies, ROI and new technologies

  • Networking with partners, clients and professionals across the wide mobile ecosystem.

  • Shaping the agenda on what is coming next in industry transformations

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Agenda in Brief

Day 1 – Identity (All times in BST-UK)

8:30 – EXPO Opens, Networking

9.30 – MEF Welcome and intro to Digital Transformation 3 day event

  • Dario Betti, CEO, MEF

9:40 – KEYNOTE: State of the Identity & Authentication Ecosystem and MEF’s place within it

  • Andrew Bud CBE FREng, Founder & CEO – iProov [Chair, MEF Global Board of Directors]

10:05 – Segmenting Consumer Response to Privacy, Security and Fraud. (Analyst Briefing)

  • Michael Becker, CEO – Identity Praxis
  • Barbara Langer, Co-Founder & Director – Insight Angels
  • Dario Betti, CEO – MEF

10:40 – Digital Identity Success stories in Italy, Estonia, Germany, Belgium, Singapore

  • Andrew Parkin-White, Mobile IoT Advisor – MEF
  • Quek Sin Kwok, Senior Director, National Digital Identity Platform and Products – GovTech Singapore
  • Antonio Taurisano, Managing Director, International Markets – Namirial Group
  • Valerio Paolini – Consultant
  • Anett Numa, Digital Transformation Advisor – e-Estonia
  • Sylvie Vandevelde, Head of Marketing & Communication and Spokesperson – itsme®

11:55 – Effortless Mobile Centric ID Proofing and Authentication

  • Andrew Parkin-White, IoT Advisor – MEF
  • Luke Moore, Global SVP Revenue – iProov
  • Philipp Pointner, Chief Product Officer – Jumio
  • Paul McGuire, co-founder, CEO – tru.ID
  • Surash Patel, VP EMEA – TeleSign
  • Stuart Neal, General Manager of Identity – Boku
  • Viktorija Radman, Telecom Business Director, Mobile Identity – Infobip

12:40 – Getting Under the Skin of Identity – Biometric Solutions

  • Andy Milton, Head of Sales & Marketing – Hitachi Security Business Group
  • James Williams, Director of Programmes – MEF

13:00 – UK Developing a New Trust Framework for Digital Identity: Status, Learning, and Next Steps

  • Andrew Parkin-White, Mobile IoT Advisor – MEF
  • Alison McDowell, Digital Identity Advisor – DCMS
  • Nick Mothershaw, Chief Identity Strategist – OIX
  • Steve Pannifer, Chief Operating Officer – Consult Hyperion

13.45 – Personal Data in the Digital Economy

  • Julian Ranger, Founder & Executive Chairman – digi.me
  • Dario Betti, CEO – MEF

14.15 – The Future of Authentication on Mobile: Has the Time Come for SMS One-Time Passwords (OTPs)?

  • James Williams, Director of Programmes – MEF
  • Tim Ward, VP Number Information Services – XConnect
  • Brendan Cleary, CEO – Cellusys
  • Lee Suker, Head of Authentication and Number Information – Sinch
  • Mattias Berglund, Director of Business Development – TMT Analysis
  • Tushar Agnihotri, EVP – Country Head India & Regional Head APAC – Route Mobile Limited

14:50pm – Health Passes are Key to Unlocking Travel, Work and the Wider Economy

  • Andrew Parkin-White, IoT Advisor – MEF
  • Julian Ranger, Founder & Executive Chairman – digi.me
  • Pavlína Navratilova, Market Manager – IDEMIA
  • Frank Joshi, Managing Director – Mvine
  • Andrew Tobin, Managing Director, EMEA – Evernym Inc

15:40 – How are mobile network operators approaching the digital identity opportunity

  • Stein Hansen, Founder & CEO – OpenSky Consulting AS
  • Richard Cockle, Global Head of IoT, Identity and Big Data – GSMA
  • Glyn Povah, Head of Product Development, Digital Identity – Telefónica Tech
  • Allister Fraser, Digital Identity, New Business Development – BT
  • Fraser King, Global Head of Vodafone Identity Hub – Vodafone Group
  • Stefan Kostic, CEO – IPification
  • Greg Hill, Chief Commercial Officer – ZenKey

16:35 – The Jury: the Industry Takes a Stand on the Future of SMS Authentication, Consumer Trust and GDPR

  • James Williams, Director of Programmes – MEF
  • John Wilkinson, CEO – TMT Analysis
  • Eli Katz, Founder & CEO – XConnect
  • Dean Zwarts, Director of Business Development, Digital Business Unit – IDEMIA
  • Pat Flynn, Co-Founder & Director of Business Development – Nettzer
  • Christoforos Papachristou, Strategic Account Manager – CENSUS

17:25 – MEF CLOSE: Summary, highlights, news headlines –

  • Dario Betti, CEO – MEF

Agenda in Brief

Day 2 – Payments (All times in BST-UK)

8:00 – EXPO Opens, Networking

10.00 – MEF Welcome and intro to Digital Transformation Day 2

  • Dario Betti, CEO – MEF

10:05 – KEYNOTE: Direct Carrier Billing: a primer

  • Jonathan Kriegel, CEO – DOCOMO Digital

10:25 – What Consumers Think of Mobile Payments

  • Dario Betti, CEO – MEF
  • Phil Todd, Payments Consultant – Stereoscope
  • David Lotfi, CEO & Founder – Evina

11:00 – Trust in Payments

  • James Willilams, Director of Programmes – MEF
  • Joanna Cox, General Manager – Association for Interactive Media and Micropayments
  • Peter Garside, Head of Charge to Bill – BT
  • Toby Padgham, Co-Founder & Director – MCP Insight
  • Brandon Trollip, Director, Digital Payments. Business Development & Partnerships – MasterCard
  • Mike Higham, Director – MPH Consultancy
  • Paddy Greene, Head of Money and Consumer Rights Policy – Which?

11:45 – A View from the Top: Martin Koppel, CEO & Co-Founder of Fortumo

  • Dario Betti, CEO – MEF
  • Martin Koppel, CEO & Co-Founder – Fortumo

12:05 – Mobile Payments in Africa

  • Anzelle Robertson, Business Development Manager, Africa – Sam Media
  • Alex Bram, CEO – Hubtel
  • Teni Stuffman, Co-Founder – VAS2Nets Technologies
  • Jacqui Jones, CEO – WorldPlay

12:55 – The Future Battlefield of Payments: Cybersecurity and Data Analytics

  • James Williams, Director of Programmes – MEF
  • David Lotfi, CEO & Founder – Evina

13:25 – Fraud in the Funnel: A Pandemic of Fake Clicks and Leads, Malware and Bots and how to Stop it

  • Geoffrey Cleaves, Head – Secure-D – Upstream

13:50 – Payment Security 360°

  • James Williams, Director of Programmes – MEF
  • David Lotfi, Founder & CEO – EVINA
  • Brian Pettit, Co-Founder & CTO – MCP Insight
  • Alexis Bartelds, Co-Founder – Sam Media
  • John Bruner, President & CEO – Aegis Mobile
  • David Rennie, Digital Identity Platform Service Owner – IDEMIA
  • Christoforos Papachristou, Strategic Account Manager – CENSUS

14:45 – Regulatory Frameworks: Opportunities or Threats

  • Tim Green, Features Editor – MEF
  • Ignacio Molto, Legal Director – Digital Virgo
  • Rafael Pellon, Founder – Pellon Advogados
  • Bipin Patel, Product Manager, Partner Integrations – Sinch
  • Tomas Cohen, CCO – Avatar World Group (AWG)
  • Mark Sonntag, Chief Legal & Compliance Officer – DOCOMO Digital

15:30 – COVID-19: What Will Change Forever?

  • James Williams, Director of Programmes – MEF
  • Matthias Horvath, Payments Consultant – BPC
  • Bentzi Aviv, Customer Business Executive, Mobile Financial Services – Amdocs
  • Zoran Vasiljev, CEO – Centili
  • Diego Conforti, Chief Commercial Officer – Digital Virgo
  • Josh Gosliner, Head of Marketing – Boku

16:15 – The Next Five Years

  • Phil Todd, Payments Consultant – Stereoscope
  • Brandon Trollip, Director, Digital Payments. Business Development & Partnerships – MasterCard
  • Arman Aygen, Payments Innovation Consultant
  • Dean Zwarts, Director of Business Development, Digital Business Unit – IDEMIA
  • Bentzi Aviv, Customer Business Executive, Mobile Financial Services – Amdocs
  • Justin Ho, Head of Products and Strategy – Amdocs

17:10 – The Jury: the Industry Takes a Stand on the Value of DCB, the Future of Cryptocurrency and Asks if Payment Service Providers are Doing Enough To Protect Against Fraud

  • James Williams, Director of Programmes – MEF
  • Martin O’Driscoll, Global Account Director – DOCOMO Digital
  • Arman Aygen, Payments Innovation Consultant
  • Matthias Horvath, Payments Consultant – BPC
  • Jon Hoehler, Senior Business Executive, Africa – Avatar World Group (AWG)
  • Jarvis Todd, Managing Director – World Telemedia
  • Andy Milton, Head of Sales & Marketing – Hitachi Security Business Group

18:10 – MEF CLOSE: Summary, highlights, news headlines –

  • Dario Betti, CEO – MEF

Agenda in Brief

Day 3 – Marketing (All times in BST-UK)

8:00 – EXPO Opens, Networking

10:00 – MEF Welcome and intro to Digital Transformation Day 3

  • Dario Betti, CEO – MEF

10:05 – Keynote: Conversational Messaging, the next step in digital transformation

  • Tim Green, Features Editor – MEF
  • Robert Gertsmann, Chief Evangelist & Co-Founder – Sinch

10:25 – Enterprise Apps – Why Bother? Cheetah Digital and Swrve Discuss Insights with Denmark’s Largest Retail Operator, Salling Group on What ‘Good’ Looks Like

  • Andy Gladwin, Head of Global Mobile GTM – Cheetah Digital
  • Barry Nolan, Chief Strategy Officer – Swrve
  • András Szöcs, Head of Customer Program and Center of Excellence – Salling Group

11:05 – Back to the Future: Know your Customer and your SMSs

  • Kostas Kastanis, Deputy CEO – Upstream

11:25 – World Health Organization & Out There Impact: Unlocking the power of mobile messaging in the fight against COVID-19!

Learn how the World Health Organization and Out There Impact utilize mobile messaging at scale, to fight the spread of COVID-19 globally.

  • James Williams, Director of Programmes – MEF
  • Kerstin Trikalitis, CEO & Co-Founder – Out There Media
  • Andy Pattison, Team Lead Digital Channels – World Health Organisation

11:50 – Your new sales pitch – It’s a conversation

  • Tim Green, Editor – MEF

12:20 – Long-term Stability of A2P SMS – Building a Sustainable Future for Everyone

  • James Williams, Director of Programmes – MEF
  • Miriam Percan, Telecom Solutions Expert – Infobip
  • Ognjen Martinovic, Senior Product Manager, sGate – Infobip
  • Brian D’Arcy, Chief Commercial Offer – ANAM Technologies

12:55 – The Real Power of Conversational Commerce: How Can Marketeers Harness It?

  • James Williams, Director of Programmes – MEF
  • Anurag Aggarwal, Director, Messaging Services – TATA Communications
  • Chrysa Karamanidi, Chief Innovation Officer – Upstream
  • Krešo Žmak, VP Products – Infobip
  • Luisa Sanchez, VP Messaging – Identidad Technologies
  • Taha Jiwaji, Founder & CEO – Beem
  • Henrique Angeli, Operations Director – Sinch

14:00 – RCS Europe: The Mobile Engagement Evolution

  • Nina Knezevic,
  • Andreas Mann, Principal Product Manger – Vodafone Carrier Services
  • Alfonso González, Head of Digital Transformation and Business Development – Orange Spain
  • Alexandre Cottereau, Product Manager, Value Factory – Bouygues Telecom
  • Murray Findlay, Channel Business Head – Telefonica O2 UK
  • Robert Jones, Head of Messaging, Specialist Solutions Enterprise – BT
  • Thomas Welzel, Senior Proposition Manager – Deutsche Telekom

15:25 – Latin America: The Success of Rich Communication

  • Gibrán Labra, Business Development Manger – Quiubas Mobile
  • Antenor Henríquez, Commercial Director – Quiubas Mobile
  • Ana Belen Consuelo Plascencia, Product Manager – Compartamos Banco
  • Loreto Zumalacarregui, Manager of Operations – Bnext México
  • Jonathan Mendoza, IT Operations -Bnext México
  • Antonio Aguilar, Senior IT Business Consultant – BD Consulting

16:30 – The Jury: the Industry Takes a Stand on Traditional Marketing, Challengers to Google’s Digital Marketing Throne and Social Media Marketing

  • James Williams, Director of Programmes – MEF
  • Sean Whitley, VP Sales, Americas – Mitto
  • Anurag Aggarwal, Director, Messaging Services – TATA Communications
  • Ramy Riad, VP Future Messaging – imimobile
  • Andy Gladwin, Global Head of Mobile GTM – Cheetah Digital
  • Scott Heimes, CMO – Zipwhip
  • Mitchell Cutmore, Advisor – MEF

17:40 – MEF CLOSE: Summary, highlights, news headlines

  • Dario Betti, CEO – MEF

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Details

Start:
May 25
End:
May 27
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Venue

Online
United Kingdom

Organiser

Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF)
Phone:
+44 (0)20 8819 0554
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