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Mobile Connect Summit – London


April 25 @ 9:00 am
April 26 @ 2:00 pm
Etc. Venues, St Pauls
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200 Aldersgate
London, City of London EC1A United Kingdom

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We are pleased to be hosting the first Mobile Connect Summit of the year in London on the 25 & 26 April.

As it becomes more apparent that digital identity solutions are needed across all sectors, the mobile industry can play a key role with Mobile Connect, a portfolio of mobile-based secure universal authentication, authorisation and identity solutions.

This Summit is a forum for all stakeholders engaged with digital identity. The event will address the current status of the Mobile Connect deployment as well as the role it fulfills within the future landscape of digital authentication. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn the value and commercial scalability of the identity solution and its evolution as global consistent service enablers.

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Day 1: Tuesday 25th April

Date & Time Agenda & Speakers
25 April:

08:30 – 09:00

Arrival and registration
09:00 – 09:10 Welcoming Address 
09:10 – 09:30 The strategic rationale for global ubiquitous digital identity services
Atish Gude, Senior Vice-President Corporate Strategy, Verizon

Exploring the potential of Mobile Connect: From secure private authentication to attribute verification and sharing

09:30 – 09:40 The value and benefits of Mobile Connect to business and consumers – examples of deployments worldwide
Janne Jutila, Head of Business Development, GSMA
09:40 – 10:00 Migrating existing authentication services into a global identity solution, the benefits to end-users and the ecosystem
Dario Betti, Director of Products, MTS
Andrew Kim, SK Telecom, Project Leader
10:00 – 10:15 Case Study: Check & Go APIs and Mobile Connect authentication: How to create a PayPal account that is quick, easy and safe
Alexis Dujardin, Marketing Enabler Director, Orange
10:15 – 10:25 Case Study: Mobile Connect for enterprise services
Joni Rapanen, Global Product Manager Identity, Telia Company
10:25 – 11:10 Industry Experts Discuss: Mobile Connect as an enabler for digital identity verification within government services.
Serge Llorente, Mobile Connect Project Director, Orange
Mikael Breton, Mobile Id Solution Manager, Safran
Miquel Estapé, Deputy Director, Innovation & Strategy, Open Government of Catalonia Consortium
Moderator: Janne Jutila, Head of Business Development, GSMA
11:10 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 12:15 Case Study Discussion – UK: Demonstrating the value of attribute verification in digital services
Glenn Porter, UK Managing Director, GB Group
Claire Lines, Head of Commercial Propositions, Telefonica UK
David Rennie, Industry Engagement Lead, UK Digital Cabinet Office
Johanna Wood, Director of Products, EE
Moderator: Jim Small, Deployment Manager, GSMA
12:15 – 12:30 Case Study – Catalonia: How Mobile Connect is enabling the simplification of patient identification processes in private health
Marti Pamies Sola, CTO, Clinical Document Engineering
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Sponsored by Aspect Software

Mobile Connect as a service enabler: The current portfolio and roadmap for evolution
14:00 – 14:15 Introducing Mobile Connect – the products
Ahmer Javaid, Product Manager, GSMA
14:15 – 14:55 Emerging trends around authentication
Markku Mehtälä, Founder and CEO, MePin
Michelle Salway, Senior Director, NokNok Labs
14:55 – 15:15 Future importance of blockchain to identity
Andrew Tobin, Managing Director, Evernym
15:15 – 15:45 Break
15:45 – 16:15 Industry Experts Discuss: Powering the Internet of Things with Mobile Connect
Jason Sutton, Solution Architect, HPE
Rikard Strid, Founder, Clayster
Moderator: David Pollington, Head of Services Access, GSMA
16:15 – 16:30 Wrap-up
David Pollington, Head of Services Access, GSMA
16:30 Networking Drinks – sponsored by Giesecke & Devrient


Day 2: Wednesday 26th April 

Date & Time
Agenda & Speakers
26 April:

08:30 – 09:00

Arrival and refreshment
09:00 – 09:05 Welcome
Marie Austenaa, VP and Head of Identity Programme, GSMA
Driving user engagement from launch through best practice evolution
09:05 – 09:15 Introduction to marketing Mobile Connect and the role of the GSMA
Louise Farrant, Identity Programme Marketing Director, GSMA
09:15 – 09:30 Use Case Analysis: Best market launch practices and why they worked
Julie Harnisch, Commercial Strategy and Intelligence Manager, GSMA
09:30 – 10:15 Industry Experts Discuss: User perspectives – Mobile Connect now and in the future
Simon Wood, CEO, Ubisecure
Atreedev Banerjee, GM Global Ops and VP Products, Danal Inc
Glyn Povah, New Business Development, Telefonica Digital
Moderator: Juhi Gore, Commercial Product Manager, GSMA
10:15 – 10:45 Break
 The role of Mobile Connect in the regulatory landscape
10:45 – 11:10 Overview of regulatory landscape in Europe relevant to Mobile Connect
James Thomson, Principal Analyst, Cullen International
11:10 – 11:30 The meaning of being eIDAS compliant: Update on the eIDAS-Mobile Connect pilot
Gautam Hazari, Technical Director, GSMA
11:30 – 11:45 Securing access to SaaS applications with Mobile Connect
Senaka Fernando, Associate Director, WS02
11:45 – 12:30 Industry Experts Discuss: Payment Services Directive 2
Pascal Koenig, Policy Advisor, ECommerce Europe
David Song, European Developments Manager, Payments UK
Andrzej Ochocki, VP Identity management, Deutsche Telekom
David Tonge, CTO, The Financial Data & Technology Association
Moderator: Marina Solin, Public Policy Director, GSMA
12:30 – 12:40 Closing remarks
Marie Austenaa, VP and Head of Identity Programme, GSMA
12:40-14:00 Lunch


Andrzej Ochocki

VP Identity Management , Deutsche Telekom

Andrzej Ochocki works at Deutsche Telekom Group as VP Identity Management and is responsible in his current role for all Mobile Connect activities. He represents also DT in the global GSMA Digital Identity Programme.

Prior to that, he has held since 1996 various leadership positions at DT in the areas of Technology, Product Development and Marketing.

He studied Electrical Engineering at the Technical Universities in Wroclaw and in Munich and he holds a MBA from the University of Minnesota.

Atish S. Gude

Senior Vice President – Corporate Strategy for Verizon Communications

Atish S. Gude is the Senior Vice President – Corporate Strategy for Verizon Communications.  In this capacity he has responsibility for the formulation and execution of Verizon’s strategic plan addressing new markets, solution areas and services that capitalize on Verizon’s assets, capabilities and brand across all lines of business.

He joined Verizon from Verisign, Inc., a security and service provider of critical internet infrastructure, where he served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy, Marketing and M&A and was responsible for developing strategies for new growth initiatives and overall management of the corporate brand and communications strategy.

Prior to joining Verisign, Mr. Gude was the CMO at Clearwire Communications and the Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Business Development for Sprint-Nextel.

From 2000 to 2005, Mr. Gude held positions at Nextel Communications as Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Strategic Planning.  He was instrumental in repositioning the company from a niche walkie-talkie centric communications provider to a broader wireless solutions provider for the Enterprise and SMB segments.

Prior to 2000, Mr. Gude served eight years with Deloitte Consulting in various senior positions in their IT, Operations and Strategy practices.  During that time, he led numerous consulting engagements to a diverse set of clients in healthcare, financial services, manufacturing and retail as well as telecommunications.

Mr. Gude earned an MBA from the University of Chicago with an emphasis in General Management and Finance and a BS in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University.  He is married with two children.


Claire Lines

Head of Commercial Propositions, O2 UK

With over 20 years’ experience at the forefront of the telecoms industry, Claire has developed a thought leadership position on m-commerce and identity, and is a subject matter expert on NFC and the payments eco-system.

Claire is responsible for creating and delivering consumer insight based solutions to help companies reduce fraud and increase conversion rates.

Prior to O2, Claire led the outreach and market development for the Finance Sector at the GSMA; working with mobile operators, regulators & policy makers, banks, payment networks and Fintech companies, Claire is passionate about fostering collaboration to deliver innovative mobile consumer experiences.

Claire is the independent Chair for the UK Card Association Digital Transformation Steering Group.

As a key media spokesperson for NFC and mobile commerce throughout her career, Claire regularly collaborates with journalists and analysts in both trade and consumer PR – key media pieces include: front page Evening Standard, Essential Retail, Banking Technology, Mobile Magazine, NFC Times and The Drum.

Claire has been recognised in the industry with various awards including:  PC Pro Top Ten Women in Tech 2011, Mobile Magazine Power 50, Mobile Awards Key Influencer 2009.  She is passionate about GSMA’s Connected Women Initiative, and she created the ‘Women in Technology’ programme at O2.  Claire lobbies regularly with central government leading to policy and legislation improvement for mobile commerce.

Dario Betti,

Director of Products, MTS

David Pollington

Head of Applications & Services at the GSMA

David Pollington is the Head of Applications & Services at the GSMA, focussing currently on GSMA’s strategic programme, Personal Data which through the Mobile Connect initiative is bringing a portfolio of identity services to market with Mobile Operators worldwide to make it easier for consumers to manage their identity online.

Prior to joining the GSMA David was part of the Vodafone R&D leadership, instrumental in driving many of the key technology transitions across the industry as mobile devices evolved from pure telephony devices to the smartphones of today and generating new revenue opportunities for Vodafone in fields such as data analytics.

David graduated from Imperial College, London with a Masters degree (MEng) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering and has more than 20 years’ experience in the mobile industry.

David Rennie

Market Engagement Lead - Identity Assurance Programme, UK Government

David Rennie leads market engagement for the UK government’s Identity Assurance Programme through which the GOV.UK Verify service is delivered. He has worked with the UK Mobile Network Operators since 2012 to develop data validation services that enable users to create secure and trustworthy digital identities.

David is a Board member of the UK Chapter of the Open Identity Exchange through which government departments engage with the private sector on jointly funded, collaborative projects to address specific identity challenges. Originally a payments consultant in the financial services sector David joined the Home Office’s Identity Card Programme in 2005, and was seconded to work for James Crosby’s Public / Private Forum on Identity Management in 2007. He has since worked for Cabinet Office on the development and implementation of federated identity assurance in the UK.

David Song

European Developments Manager, Payments UK

David joined Payments UK’s predecessor (Payments Council) in 2013. With a background in political research and policy development, David plays a crucial role in managing EU payments and financial services developments from a UK perspective, liaising closely with key industry, government, regulatory and European stakeholders.

David focuses on representing Payments UK members by providing knowledge and expertise, developing policy and engaging externally with a wide network of stakeholders in relation to strategic UK and European developments.

In particular David’s work focuses on the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA), the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) and a number of other EU legislative developments related to financial services and payments. David also leads Payments UK’s work on Brexit.

Jason Sutton

Communications & Media Solution, Communications Service Business, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Jason has been within HPEs Communications Services Business for 20 years providing Products, Solutions and Services for major Tier 1 operators in Europe and Global MVNOs. A Solution Architect with responsibility for customer deliveries has seen engagements in a number of domain areas from Circuit & Packet Signalling Networks, IVRs and S/ITPs; to BSS Solutions such as Online Charging Servers, Fraud Management Services and  Data Retention for Legislative purposes. Recent focus on Subscriber Data Management delivering HSS solutions is a natural lead into HPEs focus on Digital Persona supporting the GSMA Mobile Connect specification.

Jim Small

Mobile Connect Deployment Lead at GSMA

With over 20 years’ experience in mobile, digital and identity product marketing, Jim has been responsible for the delivery and run of large-scale technology services within agency and large corporate organisations from SGML-driven electronic publishing to consumer brand website design and deployment, digital/multimedia technology content and services, smartphone application store delivery and operations to digital agency client services and mobile telco identity solutions.

Jim has a varied background in digital media services, from his early days in typesetting and digital print, building pre-Internet digital solutions for major academic and book publishers, to delivering major FMCG consumer and B2B websites within a leading UK new media agency and then utilising these disciplines in the delivery of mobile digital services for Orange UK, Orange Group (including mobile multimedia product delivery across the Orange footprint in Europe, Africa and the Middle East) and running the delivery planning function for EE Digital.

At GSMA since early 2015, Jim is leading the deployment of Mobile Connect on GSMA services (delivering password-free authentication onto all Mobile World Congress 2017 digital touchpoints) and is coordinating the UK mobile operators in delivery of the Mobile Connect attributes service in the UK.

Joni Rapanen

Global Product Manager, Identity

Joni has been working in eID space for more than 10 years including advisor for government eid initiatives, currently responsible for eID services business area in Telia Group

Registration closed. If you have any questions relating to the London Summit please contact us at mobileconnect@gsma.com

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