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MEF CONNECTS Wholesale 2022 is a 2-day online event bringing together stakeholders from across the industry – analysts, representatives from other trade organisations, mobile operators, content providers, messaging companies and many others.

Topics under discussion ranged from identifying new revenue streams and growth drivers for Wholesale, achieving efficiencies, sustainability, new commercial models, automation, the emergence of new industry segments, Mobile IoT and more, with ample opportunities to tackle the traditional areas of Business Messaging, Roaming and Voice.

Day One

Keynote by Deutsche Telekom

  • Rolf Nafziger, SVP – Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier

Analyst Briefing: OMDIA Reports on the Outlook for Wholesale

  • James Williams, Director of Programmes – MEF
  • Julian Watson, Principal Analyst, Wholesale Telecoms – OMDIA

IoT: The Nature of Evolving IoT Traffic Will Require New Wholesale Business Models

  • Ross Flynn, Advisor – MEF
  • Yogesh Lulla, Vice President – Sales for Global Mobility/IOT/Cloud Connectivity & Voice – PCCW
  • Adam Hayes, COO – Eseye
  • Mathias Muehlfelder, Senior Director, Partner Management – EMnify

Sustainability: Is Making It A Priority Viable?

  • Gerrit Jan Konijnenberg, Advisor – MEF
  • Dominique Rousseau, Group Director, Device Operations – Vodafone
  • Dr. Celia Sapart, Director Communications & Climate Science – CO2 Value Europe

Wholesale SMS: Scale and Differentiation

  • Andreas Constantinides, Founder – MoreThan160
  • Eamonn Dullaghan, Head of Wholesale, Europe – Infobip
  • Sham Careem, Telecoms Solutions Consultant, Operator Partnerships – Infobip
  • Aleksey Danchenko, CEO & Co-Founder – eSputnik.com & Reteno

Number Information Services (NIS) As a CPaaS Ecosystem Enabler

  • Nick Lane, Founder & Chief Insight Analyst – Mobilesquared Ltd
  • Tim Ward, VP of Nubmer Information Services – XConnect

The Way Forward with OTTs

  • Mitch Cutmore, Senior Consultant & Data Analyst – GTC
  • Alex Nourouzi, Carrier Sales – Dotgo
  • Jon Campbell, Product Director, Rich Messaging – Sinch
  • Rasa Šaltenė, Head of Sales & Business Development Global Messaging – LINK Mobility Group
  • Ramy Riad, Head of Future Messaging – Webex

What Does it Take to be Successful in Wholesale 5G Roaming?

  • Isabelle Paradis, President – Hot Telecom
  • Cedric Gonin, VP – Global Business Support & Partnerships – Orange
  • Atim Akeh-Osu, Manager – Internaional Roaming & Wholesale Negotiations – MTN GlobalConnect
  • Francesco Votta, Senior Product Manager – 5G Roaming Enablement – Telekom Deutschland GmbH
  • Firas Qassem, Director – Roaming Operations and Revenue Planning – e& Group (etisalat)
  • Bredan Cleary, CEO – Cellusys

Day Two

2G/3G Sunset & VoLTE Roaming: Market Outlook & MNO Survey 2022

  • Nitin Bhas, Chief of Strategy & Insights – Kaleido Intelligence

 Is Wholetail the New Wholesale?

  • Isabelle Paradis, President – Hot Telecom
  • Carlos Villanueva , Co-founder and CRO – Enabld
  • Patrick George, Group Chief Strategy Officer – iBasis

Automation Fuelling Innovation

  • Suzy Menneret, Wholesale Advisor – MEF
  • Shahar Steiff, AVP – New Technologies – PCCW Global
  • Eran Haggiag, Co-founder – Clear Blockchain Technologies
  • Friedrich Rico Suppan, Head of Procurement, Solution Design & Presales – A1 Telekom Austria AG

Trends in International Voice: Continued Rise of OTTs and the Regional Shift of Traffic and Revenues

  • James Williams, Director of Programmes – MEF
  • Patrick Christian, Principal Analyst – TeleGeography
  • Frederic Freschel – SVP Voice & Mobility Solutions, Orange International Carriers

Voice Today: Regional Challenges & Success Stories

  • James Williams, Director of Programmes – MEF
  • Mikhail Borisov, Market Manager MENASA – LANCK Telecom
  • Dmitry Antonov, Market Manager LATAM – LANCK Telecom
  • Alexander Vavilov, Market Manager Africa – LANCK Telecom
  • Andrey Gribov, Head of Sales Voice – LANCK Telecom

A2P Voice Flash Calling: The Future of Monetisable Voice Services

  • James Williams, Director of Programmes – MEF
  • Ehsan Ahmadi, CEO & Founder – VOX Solutions
  • Iulian Botirlaianu, VP Global Strategic Partnerships – VOX Solutions
  • Carl Roberts, Partner – Hadaara Consulting
  • Sam Barker, Head of Analytics & Forecasting – Juniper Research

CPaaS: A Viable Opportunity For Wholesalers?

  • Michael Power, Founder – Engage Mobile
  • Scott Warner, Director of Emerging Services (CPaaS) – S&BTS
  • Irena Markovic, Product Manager – Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier
  • Thomas Boesen, SVP Business Development – imimobile (Cisco)
  • Gert-Jan Huizer, VP EMEA – Mavenir

New Threats to Enterprises: Protecting the Messaging Ecosystem

  • Simeon Coney, Chief Strategy Officer – ENEA AdaptiveMobile Security

Insights Into Current Frauds & Mitigations Across The Whole Ecosystem

  • James Williams, Director of Programmes – MEF
  • John Murtagh, Senior Partner Products – Infobip
  • Allister Fraser, Digital Identity, New Business Development – EE
  • Eugene Pradas, SVP Global Strategic Development – BTS
  • Joanna Kuligowska, Head of Global Market Intelligence – HAUD
  • Noah Rafalko, CEO – TSG Global
  • Yasser Waheed, Director, Global Messaging – Kaleyra

Security in Wholesale

  • Andras Levak, Product Manager – Deutsche Telekom Globlal Carrier
  • Carlos Gamboa Bontje, IPX Product Manager – Telefónica Global Solutions
  • Muhammad Taufik Hidayat, Technical System Lead – Deutsche Telekom
  • Ewout Pronk, Senior Product Representative & Standardization Lead, Titan.ium Platform LLC