MEF Connects – On Demand

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?

Over 3 packed days MEF CONNECTS Digital Transformation delves deeper into best practises on Identity and Authentication, Direct Carrier Billing [DCB], Mobile Wallet, Mobile Advertising, RCS, Conversational Commerce and much more.

Day One – IDENTITY

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
  • Dario Betti, CEO, MEF

Analyst Briefing

Segmenting Consumer Response to Privacy, Security and Fraud

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

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

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

Getting Under the Skin of Identity – Biometric Solutions

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

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

Personal Data in the Digital Economy

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

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

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

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

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

Day Two – PAYMENTS

KEYNOTE: Direct Carrier Billing: a primer

  • Jonathan Kriegel, CEO – DOCOMO Digital

What Consumers Think of Mobile Payments

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

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?

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

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

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

The Future Battlefield of Payments: Cybersecurity and Data Analytics

  • James Williams, Director of Programmes – MEF
  • David Lotfi, CEO & Founder – Evina
  • Joan Larroumec, Chief Marketing Officer – Evina
  • Frederic Avril, Director France – Echovox SA

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

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

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

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

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

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

Day Three – DIGITAL MARKETING

Keynote: Conversational Messaging, the next step in digital transformation

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

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

Back to the Future: Know your Customer and your SMSs

  • Kostas Kastanis, Deputy CEO – Upstream
  • Tim Green, MEF

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

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

Your new sales pitch – It’s a conversation

  • Tim Green, Editor – MEF

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

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

RCS Europe: The Mobile Engagement Evolution

  • Nina Knezevic, Director Telecom Solutions – Infobip
  • 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

Latin America: The Success of Rich Communication

  • Gibrán Labra, Business Development Manger – Quiubas Mobile
  • Antonio Aguilar, Senior IT Business Consultant – BD Consulting
  • Jocelyn Garcia, Líder Voz de Cliente – Compartamos Banco
  • Loreto Zumalacarregui, Manager of Operations – Bnext México
  • Jorge Luis Bojorges, Product and Project Manager – Bnext México

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

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