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MEF CONNECTS the Future of Mobile Fraud Prevention – On Demand


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Mobile Communications are used by billions of people around the world and a growing target for fraudsters globally. Mobile is emerging as the centre of digital transformation and with that increasingly at the centre of attacks: communications, payments, verification, ecommerce are now intertwined with mobile networks.  

In response to growing concern and a unified desire to combat fraud, MEF’s “Future of Mobile Fraud Prevention” event focussed on new practices and solutions to help businesses protect themselves, consumers, and brands from fraud. The event brought together regulators, operators, carriers and brands for a lively discussion and expert insight on how the ecosystem can work together to eliminate fraud and bring trust to text messaging.   

Welcome Address

MEF sets the scene: the importance and the future of Fraud Prevention Includes summary of Findings from MEF Fraud Report

  • Dario Betti, CEO – MEF

Keynote Address

Our keynote speaker will discuss the latest trends, innovations, and predictions for the future of mobile fraud prevention.

  • Jemima Murray, Head of Fraud Policy – UK Home Office

Fraud Trends in Voice

  • Nigel Bazeley, Chief Product Manager – Prism Services (Symmetry)

Fraud Trends in Messaging

  • Dmitry Sumin, Head of Products – AB Handshake Corporation

The VAS DCB Landscape

  • Declan Pettit, Co-Founder & Director – MCP Insight

Safer Messaging with RCS & Messages

  • Philip Carter, Google

Which?: Online Protection

Fireside Chat with Head of Digital and Fraud Policy at Which? Online protection and the Balance between Privacy and Security.

  • Helen Fairfax-Wall, Head of Digital and Fraud Policy – Which?
  • Dario Betti, CEO – MEF

Will AIT Surpass Smishing and Spam as the Industry’s Top Concern?

Artificially Inflated and Artificially Generated traffic is an increasing problem for the Telecoms industry. We will explore the size and impact of this problem and discuss some potential solutions.

  • Dario Betti, CEO – MEF
  • Brian D’Arcy, Director of Telecom Business Development – Infobip
  • Tim Biddle, Director of Operator Relations – Sinch
  • Kevin Britt, Product Owner, Messaging – British Telecom
  • Simeon Coney, Head of Business Development – Enea Adaptivemobile Security

How Regulatory Agencies Are Responding to the Changing Landscape.

  • Dario Betti, CEO – MEF
  • Eli Katz, CEO & Founder – XConnect
  • Don Holloway, VP Sales – iconectiv
  • Igor Skutsenya – Senior Business Development Manager – Lanck Telecom (Online)

The Role of AI in Combatting or Enabling Fraud

AI can be used to identify patterns of fraudulent behavior that would be difficult to detect by humans. Cryptography can be used to protect data from being tampered with or stolen. This can help to prevent fraudsters from accessing sensitive data, such as credit card numbers or passwords.

  • Tim Green, Features Editor – MEF
  • Gautam Hazari, CTO –
  • Ian Matthews, President & CEO – WMC Global

Business Identity, Transparency.

  • Tim Green – Features Editor – MEF
  • John Bruner, CEO – Aegis Mobile
  • Dr Marco Lafrentz, VP, Business and Market Development – netnumber Global Data Services
  • Michael Round, Project Director – MEF

Biometrics right person, real person, right now.

  • Andrew Bud CBE FREng FIET, Founder & CEO – Iproov

Mobile Identification for the Consumer.

  • Stefan Kostic, CEO – iPification

Due Diligence Risk Control for Mobile Operators.

  • David Ashman, Head of Compliance – MCP Insight

Are Data Analytics and Intelligence-Driven Approaches Enough to Stop Fraud?

Implementing fraud detection and prevention systems
Data analytics and intelligence-driven approaches to identify fraud patterns
Best practices for fraud management and incident response.

  • Tim Green, Features Editor – MEF
  • Dr Marco Lafrentz, VP, Business and Market Development – netnumber Global Data Services
  • John Wilkinson, CEO – TMT Analysis
  • Tim Ward, VP Number Information Services – XConnect

Is a Regulatory Framework Necessary of Industry Adoption?

The importance of regulatory frameworks in combating fraud
Is a regulatory framework necessary for industry adoption?
Legal and policy considerations for antifraud measures (such as GDPR, ability of fraudsters to hide behind shell companies, challenges pursuing fraudsters).

  • Danny Preiskel, Senior Partner – Preiskel & Co LLP
  • Andrei Skorobogatov, Head of International and Telecommunications Fraud – Home Office UK
  • Simon Miller, Chief of Policy and Communications – Stop Scams UK
  • Dianne Doodnath, Principal, Remote Payments Channel – UK Finance
  • Paul Jacobus, Principal, Networks and Communications Group – Ofcom

How Can the Ecosystem Overcome the Challenges of Collaboration to Combat Fraud?

Collaborative initiatives among MNO’S, aggregators, carriers’ regulatory bodies, and law enforcement agencies.

  • David Rogers MBE, CEO – Copper Horse & Chair – FASG
  • Dianne Doodnath, Principal, Remote Payments Channel – UK Finance
  • Mark Courtney, Chief Product Officer –  Cifas
  • Simeon Coney, Head of Business Development – Enea Adaptivemobile Security