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Network 2020 seminar


February 28 @ 9:30 am
February 28 @ 11:30 pm
Fira Barcelona Gran Via
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Avinguda de Joan Carles I, 64, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
Barcelona, Spain

Network 2020 seminar at Mobile World Congress 2017

Messaging platforms are now bigger than most social networks and this trend looks set to continue in 2017 with chatbots playing a prominent role.

The GSMA’s Network 2020 programme is working closely with operators, OEMs and operating system providers on the roll-out of RCS, built on one specification, the GSMA’s Universal Profile.

Operators globally are upgrading SMS to RCS, providing 6.7 billion subscribers with an
engaging and modern messaging experience that works simply and consistently across
networks and devices without the need to download multiple apps.

This seminar will explore messaging as a platform and the future of chatbots and conversational commerce. Jake Leichtling will show a short demo illustrating upcoming features of RCS business messaging that allow businesses to interact with users via conversation. The demo will include new features that businesses can use to drive user engagement, facilitate conversational interaction, and obtain comprehensive analytics.

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Alido Di Giovanni, president and co-founder of Summit Tech, a technology firm reputed for its expertise in IMS and RCS solutions. Always pushing the envelope, Summit’s commitment to IMS-based services began in 2003 and continues today with innovative IP services ranging from RCS to Chatbots and AR. Summit’s recent success has been the launch of their multi-platform IMS/RCS mobile, tablet and desktop applications including solutions for Business VoLTE, RCS Virtual Reality Calling, VoLTE Connected Cars, RCS mHealth and Connected Living M2M solutions with NB-IoT and Cat M1. 
Steve_Gooder-lowres 150x150 Steve Gooder Head of Digital Technology, Virgin Trains: Steve is responsible for Virgin Train’s customer-facing digital technologies including web, app, ecommerce, mobile and messaging systems, as well as leading digital technology innovation initiatives within the business.
Petja 300x300 Petja Heimbach, VP of Next Generation Communications, Deutsche Telekom: Petja Heimbach is Chair of the “IP Comms Leadership Team” – a cooperation between the world’s leading Mobile Telecommunication Operators to deliver enriched, quality communication services to the billions of people using Operator services every day.
Jake 150x150 Jake Leichtling, Product Manager at Google working on RCS: Jake focuses on enabling rich conversational interactions between businesses and users that leverage the current and future capabilities of IP carrier messaging. Before working on RCS, Jake gained experience in building platform ecosystems while working on the Chrome extensions platform and in telecommunications while working on Project Fi, Google’s MVNO.
Mathew Oommen, President Network, Global Strategy and Service Development – Reliance Jio: Mathew is responsible for Reliance Jio’s effort  to drive India’s digital transformation . In addition to Jio’s broadband network, devices and services one of his core areas of focus is to deliver Jio’s digital services platform initiatives across business and industry verticals.
Stephen Sale (Conf pic) 300x300 Stephen Sale, Research Director, Analysys Mason – Moderator: Stephen oversees Analysys Mason’s consumer research and is also the lead analyst for the Future Comms research programme. His primary areas of specialisation include next-generation communication services, mobile operator strategies and mobile pricing.
profile pic amirs sarhangi (1) 300x300 Amir Sarhangi, Head of Product Management – RCS, Google: Amir leads product strategy and rollout for Google’s RCS solution including the Messenger app for Android, Jibe cloud, and Jibe hub. Before Google, Amir was the founder and CEO of Jibe Mobile. Jibe, which was acquired by Google in 2015, was a pioneer in providing cloud-based virtual IMS, IP Messaging, video chat, and developer API gateways to mobile network operators.
kartik Kartik Subramanian, Director, Mobile Product Management, APIs and Innovation, Walgreens Boots Alliance:
Kartik currently leads the Mobile & Digital Pharmacy (Rx) Product, API and Innovation group at Walgreens where his team manages the iOS & Android, mobile apps, Digital Rx experience, the SMS channel as well as the Walgreens Developer(API) Program. Before his stint at Walgreens, Kartik worked in product management, corporate strategy & software engineering roles at Sears, Nokia & Motorola.

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