AI4I Webinar Series (2) : Mobile Big Data Analytics – Privacy & Policy Considerations

AI4I Webinar Series (2) : Mobile Big Data Analytics – Privacy & Policy Considerations

Start: Thursday 23 July 2020 14:00

End: Thursday 23 July 2020 15:00

Venue: Virtual

The second webinar in the AI4I webinar series; ‘Mobile Big Data Analytics: Policy & Privacy considerations’ was held on Thursday 23rd July. 


As COVID-19 continues to impact people around the world, governments are trying to protect lives whilst maintaining economic viability, and they are seeking innovative and dynamic solutions to make the right decisions at the right time. Mobile big data analytics can help inform decisions that can save lives and reduce the negative impacts experienced by communities.

The use of mobile big data can raise regulatory questions, as well as privacy concerns. In webinar 2, you will hear from experts about how to build successful mobile big data solutions that protect privacy and respect relevant laws and regulations.

This session covered the following areas:

  • Understanding applicable legal & regulatory frameworks  
  • AI4I approach to privacy – including GSMA COVID-19 Privacy Guidelines
  • MNO perspectives on policy and privacy

 The audience for this webinar included operators and governments seeking to develop and adopt impactful mobile big data products and services to aid decision making, whilst also protecting privacy.

GSMA AI for Impact (AI4I)

The GSMA AI for Impact (AI4I) accelerator programme brings together a Global Task Force of mobile operators and Advisory Panel members to explore, develop and scale mobile big data analytics and AI, to support the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The AI4I Webinar Series 2020

This webinar series provides a platform to learn about AI for Impact, and how mobile data analytics can be used to support decision making to combat COVID-19. Learn from experts on key topics, hear from mobile operator on examples of latest projects and find out more with practical GSMA tools and resources to empower and support government and operator collaboration.

For any questions, please email [email protected]


Welcome & AI for Impact & Mobile Big Data Ecosystem Overview
Robert Childs, Strategic Engagement Lead AI4I, GSMA


Using Mobile Big Data Analytics to combat challenges including COVID-19: Policy and Privacy
Jade Nester, Director, Consumer Policy GSMA


Fireside Chat
Jade Nester, Director, Consumer Policy GSMA


Oyeronke Oyetunde, General Manager, Regulatory Affairs, MTN


Open Q&A with attendees


Closing remarks & resources
Robert Childs, Strategic Engagement Lead AI4I, GSMA


Robert Childs

Strategic Engagement Lead, AI for Impact, GSMA

Rob Childs is the Strategic Engagement Lead for the AI for Impact initiative, at the GSMA, leading activity to develop and scale adoption of mobile big data analytics. Prior to joining the AI4I team Rob worked with a global focus on IoT technologies in Digital Health/mHealth, engaging with GSMA members and the broader ecosystem to accelerate the delivery of new connected devices and services addressing interoperability, regulatory issues and IoT security. Rob has supported numerous initiatives, such as the European Commission programme United4Health, ITU m-Powering Development mHealth working group and the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development mHealth working group. Rob has also represented the GSMA as member of the EC eHealth Stakeholder Group.

Prior to joining the GSMA, Rob worked in the Pharmaceutical Industry specialising in Market Intelligence, Sales Strategy & Business Analysis, advising Pharmaceutical Companies across Europe on their sales and marketing implementation strategies.

Jade Nester

Director, Consumer Policy , GSMA

Jade Nester is Director, Consumer Policy, at the GSMA, a trade association representing the interests of mobile network operators worldwide. Jade has 14 years of experience working on technology policy issues. Prior to joining the GSMA, she was at Promontory Financial Group, an IBM company, where she advised clients on compliance with privacy and data protection frameworks. Between 2006 and 2014, she worked for the U.S. government, including as Senior Advisor for Internet Policy at NTIA in the Commerce Department and Director, Internet Public Policy at the State Department. She is an IAPP Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP) and holds the CIPP/E, CIPP/G, CIPM, and CISSP certifications. She is a member of the IAPP Women Leading Privacy Advisory Board.