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MEF CONNECTS Wholesale

September 27 - September 28

Following the successful first edition of MEF CONNECTS WHOLESALE in 2020, the Mobile Ecosystem Forum is pleased to announce it is bringing back this popular two-day event for 2021. Taking place on September 27th and 28th live and online, it will as always be FREE for all to join!

This year’s event will put the COVID-19 pandemic aside for a moment, instead focusing on industry topics and opportunities that both support the Wholesale business today and will set the scene for the Wholesale industry of tomorrow. If you would like to hear more about how carriers can embrace the 5G opportunity (in terms of both the infrastructure required to enable it and also the Wholesale solutions it can provide), our event is definitely the place for you to be!

We have lined up a large spectrum of experts and analysts across our ecosystem to also provide you with insights and lively interactive sessions on the future of roaming and the future of wholesale messaging, the evolution of IoT and its impact on wholesale business models and the evolution of voice towards cloudification.

On this occasion, MEF CONNECTS WHOLESALE will also bring together representatives of wholesale forums and associations to provide you with insights and views on the various initiatives currently being undertaken to improve the very much needed cross-carrier business efficiency in the industry. Last but not least, we will make sure that you get the best of our upcoming interactions on wholesale fraud and security.

Agenda in Brief - Day 1 - All times shown in BST (UK time)

9:40 – Analyst Briefing: OMDIA Reports on The Outlook for Wholesale

  • Julian Watson, Principal Analyst, Wholesale Telecoms – OMDIA

10:10 – The Future of Wholesale

  • Dario Betti, CEO – MEF
  • Anurag Aggarwal, VP Partnerships & Alliances – Tanla
  • Ehsan Ahmadi, CEO – Vox Technologies
  • Tim Ward, VP Sales & Marketing – XConnect
  • Shikha Gupta, VP Roaming & Mobile Solutions – Airtel Business

10:50 – IoT Traffic – New Wholesale Business Models Emerging?

  • Andrew Parkin-White, Programme Director – MEF
  • Charles Bernard, CTO – ZARIOT
  • Fernando Llobregat Baena, Head of Enterprises Sales IoT & Mobility – BICS
  • Les Goldman, Senior Product Manager – Syniverse

11:30 – Cloudification: Virtualisation in the Word of Wholesale Voice

  • Suzy Menneret, Wholesale Advisor – MEF
  • Nadir Patel, Senior Manager International Roaming – Omantel
  • Bas van Heyningen, Product Manager New Business – iBasis
  • Thangaraj Durairaj, Head of Carrier Voice – Vodafone Global Enterprise

12:10 – Like a Phoenix, Will Roaming Rise from the Ashes?

  • Isabelle Paradis, Founder & President – Hot Telecom
  • Atim Akeh-Osu, Manager, International Roaming – MTN Global Connect
  • Brendan Cleary, CEO – Cellusys
  • Nabil Baccouche, VP International Roaming & mobile services – Etisalat

12:50 – The New Revenue: Industry Looking for New Growth

  • Dario Betti, CEO – MEF
  • Suzy Menneret, Wholesale Advisor – MEF

13:00 – 5G and Roaming: Ready to Make Money?

  • Dario Betti, CEO – MEF
  • Nitin Bhas, Chief of Strategy & Insights – Kaleido Intelligence
  • Mehmet Turunc, Senior Manager, Product & Innovation – iBASIS

13:30 – The Global 5G Market: Challenges and Opportunities

  • Ignacio Garcia Comin, Advisor – MEF
  • Csaba Fuezesi, Head of Product Management Voice and Mobile – Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier
  • Nick Wennekers, Senior Director Product Management – Tomia
  • Vanesa Fernandez, Head of Roaming and IPX – Telefonica
  • Finn Kornbo, Product Director, Digital Wholesale – CSG

14:10 – Wholesale SMS: Scale and Differentiation

  • James Williams, Director of Programmes – MEF
  • Eamonn Dullaghan, Head of Wholesale, Europe – Infobip
  • Larissa Ryndik, Procurement and Routing Director – Intis Telecom
  • Taha Jiwaji, Founder & CEO – Beem
  • Dimitri Repinec, Product Management, Development & Strategy – MTN Global Connect

14:50 – Making Money with OTTs

  • Giovanni Benini, Messaging Expert, Partner – GTC
  • Calin Calancea, CEO – enabld
  • Virginie Debris, Chief Product Officer – Global Message Services (GMS)
  • Fabio Bottan, Senior Messaging Specialist – Telia Carrier

A View from the Top

  • Dario Betti, CEO – MEF
  • Matteo Gatta, CEO – BICS

15:50 – The Jury: the Industry Takes a Stand on Wholesale Commodotisation, Voice and What Really is the Good, the Bad and the Ugly in Wholesale

  • James Williams, Director of Programmes – MEF
  • Andreas Constantinides, Head of Messaging – morethan160
  • Katlego Mashigo, Commercial Director – Apprentice Valley
  • Alex Ciubuc, Chief Revenue Officer & Co-Founder – enabld
  • Karim Mehouri, EMEA Business Development Director – PaaSoo
  • Waheed Adam, Executive Chairperson – iTouch Messaging Services

Agenda in Brief - Day 2 - All times shown in BST (UK time)

9:40 – Analyst Briefing

  • Isabelle Paradis, Founder & President – Hot Telecom

10:10 – Wholesale Fraud: Threats Review

  • Dario Betti, CEO – MEF
  • Anurag Aggarwal, i3forum
  • Katia Gonzalez, i3forum
  • James Williams, MEF
  • Jussi Makela, Global Leadership Forum
  • Michiel Huisamen, WASPA

10:50 – Enabling Value Added Services from a Security Platform

  • James Williams, Director of Programmes – MEF
  • Simeon Coney, Chief Strategy Officer – AdaptiveMobile Security

11:10 – Paradigm Shift: From Individual Protection to a Collective Defence Network

  • James Williams, Director of Programmes – MEF
  • Igor Skutsenya, Business Development Manager, Anti-Fraud Solutions – LANCK Telecom

11:40 – Security: Just a Requirement or an Opportunity?

  • James Williams, Director of Programmes – MEF
  • Igor Skutsenya, Business Development Manager, Anti-Fraud Solutions – LANCK Telecom
  • Nadir Patel, Senior Manager International Roaming – Omantel
  • Sudip Chatterjee, Co-founder & Marketing Director – Globe Teleservices
  • Brian D’Arcy, Chief Commercial Officer – ANAM Technologies
  • Andreas Constantinides, Head of Messaging – morethan160
  • Cristina Rotaru, Business Development Director, Messaging – Yuboto

12:20 – Security in Wholesale: Real Stories

  • Tim Green, Features Editor – MEF

12:50 – The New Revenue: Industry Looking for New Growth

  • James Williams, Director of Programmes – MEF
  • Suzy Menneret, Wholesale Advisor – MEF

13:10 – The Role of Number Information Services (NIS) Across Wholesale Voice and Messaging

  • Tim Ward, VP Sales & Marketing – XConnect
  • Thangaraj Durairaj, Head of Carrier Voice – Vodafone Global Enterprise
  • Fabio Bottan, Senior Messaging Specialist – Telia Carrier
  • Nick Cowley, Global Sales Director – Odine

14:00 – Capitalising on Efficiencies for Wholesale Players

  • Suzy Menneret, Wholesale Advisor – MEF
  • Faïssal Houhou, SVP Business Development – Lenderwize
  • Simon Dodsworth, Global Carrier Settlement Forum
  • Jussi Makela, Director – Global Leadership Forum
  • Mark Stewart, CEO – Bank of Telecom / IMC

14:40 – How is Billing & Charging Evolution Disrupting Roaming?

  • Dario Betti, CEO – MEF
  • Windsor Holden, Principal Research Consultant – Kaleido Intelligence
  • Xavier Bourgois, Senior Business Development & Product Manager, Roaming – BICS
  • Douwe van der Heij, Senior Product Management Director – Syniverse

15:10 – Moving Wholesale to Solutions

  • Ignacio Garcia Comin, Advisor – MEF
  • Jim Poole, VP Business Development – Equinix
  • Lionel Hovsepian, Chairman – Wesley Clover Europe & Alacrité
  • François Moreau de Saint Martin, EVP Strategy – Orange Wholesale & International Networks

15:50 – Voice – Telegeography analyst session?

  • Suzy Menneret, Advisor – MEF
  • Patrick Christian, Principal Analyst – TeleGeography

14:20 – The Jury: the Industry Takes a Stand on OTT services, the Increasing Demand for Data and Great Customer Experience

  • James Williams, Director of Programmes – MEF
  • Ehsan Ahmadi, CEO – Vox Technologies
  • Pallavi Kudtarkar, Director of Global Business Development – Globe Teleserivces
  • Andy Gladwin, Head of Global Mobile GTM – Cheetah Digital
  • Uku Tomikas, Chief Connectivity Officer – Messente Communications

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Start:
September 27
End:
September 28
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Venue

Online
United Kingdom

Organiser

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