eSIM Summit: Acceleration of eSIM Adoption

Start: Tuesday 26 October 2021 14:30

End: Tuesday 26 October 2021 17:30

Venue: Los Angeles Convention Center - Second Level - Concourse Hall - Meeting Room - Room 403B (184 pax)

Location: South Figueroa Street - Los Angeles, California, US

Overview

According to the GSMA intelligence “eSIM: State of the consumer market and the road ahead” report by 2025, 2.4 billion smartphone connections will use eSIM globally. As market adoption grows and eSIM becomes part of day-to-day business, having a clear roadmap and strategy will be crucial to capture and monetise the new opportunities presented by eSIM.

This eSIM Summit will focus on the adoption of the eSIM and trends of the US market. This event will provide the opportunity to meet with top-level experts from the esIM industry, Operators, Device Manufactures, Service Providers to explain the opportunities and the eSIM solutions for the US market challenge.

 

Sponsors

 

Agenda

Local Time Topic Speaker
  eSIM Seminar Introduction
14:30-14:35 eSIM Seminar – Welcome Carlos Bosch, Head of Technology, North America, GSMA
  Part 1   
14:35-14:50 Keynote 1: eSIM – Zero Touch Provisioning for Global IoT
Tushar Sachdev, EVP & CTO, KORE
14:50-15:10

Panel Discussion: eSIM Deployment: Tips for Success and Greatest Value

 

Moderator: Tushar Sachdev, EVP & CTO, KORE

Panellists:

  • Jean-Louis Carrara, Regional Management | Bus Devt | B2B Tech, Kigen  
  • Ana Tavares Lattibeaudiere, Chief Strategy Officer, 10T Tech 

 

15:10-15:35

Keynote 2: How eSIM will deliver the promise of a perfect Mobile Platform for the convergence of services

In the past, there were many attempts to transform the SIM card as the platform for the convergence of services that combined payment, identity management and mobile applications. Barriers were always undermining the efforts to build an ecosystem in addition to negotiations between parties for the controlling points, especially in the case of the SIM-NFC. Today, the eSIM has become the element of convergence for many interested parties due to its disruptive ecosystem, maturity, seamless management, and Security Domain flexibility. This session will focus on the shift to the eSIM and how OEMs, MNOs and third parties can navigate this change, utilizing Valid’s eSIM stack and “transversal applications” in combination with Google’s Strongbox technology.

Alberto Hernandez, Senior Vice President for Payments/Telecom Sales & Marketing, VALID
15:35-15:45 Q&A: Ask the eSIM expert

Interview: Carlos Bosch, Head of Technology, GSMA 

Interviewer: Alberto Hernandez, Senior Vice President for Payments/Telecom Sales & Marketing, VALID

 
Part 2 
 
15:45-16:00

Keynote 3: Bringing eSIM to Life –

LotusFlare Chief Commercial Officer Eric Morhenn discusses provides a view on the development of the eSIM market and how LotusFlare has helped CSPs to understand business benefits and plan implementations to bring eSIM to life in their businesses.

Eric Morhenn, Chief Commercial Officer, LotusFlare
16:00-16.20

The “How” of Bringing eSIM to Life –

Terry Guo, LotusFlare’s Chief Product Officer, introduces the LotusFlare eSIM SaaS product and demonstrates how it’s being utilized by CSPs to help bring eSIM to life in their businesses.

 

Terry Guo, Chief Product Officer & Cofounder, LotusFlare

 

 

16:20 -16:40 Keynote 4: How does eSIM and 5G pave the way to success with IoT ?
 

Robert Lamb, Manager Business Development Mobile Connectivity Solutions, Thales 

16:40–16:55 Keynote 5: The Challenges of Scaling a Global Connected Device offering for Public Safety & Beyond

Will Egner, Senior Director of Wireless Strategy & Technology, Axon Enterprise Inc.

16:55 -17:20

Keynote 6: eSIM: Disruption and evolution

Discover how M2M eSIM is disrupting the SIM supply chain. Along with its evolution into iSIM enabling integration into any device, and providing key connectivity functions and additional security.

Jean-Louis Carrara, Regional Management | Bus Devt | B2B Tech, Kigen  

Nick Taluja, EVP Worldwide Sales & Customer Support, Sequans

Henrik Flodell, Marketing Manager, Alif Semiconductor

17:20–17:30  

Panel Discussion: eSIM: Disruption and evolution

Moderator: Carlos Bosch, Head of Technology, North America, GSMA 

Panellists:

  • Jean-Louis Carrara, Regional Management | Bus Devt | B2B Tech, Kigen  
  • Nick Taluja, EVP Worldwide Sales & Customer Support, Sequans
  • Henrik Flodell, Marketing Manager, Alif Semiconductor
17.30 Closing Remark Carlos Bosch, Head of Technology, ,North America, GSMA

Highlights

  • The Impact of eSIM on the US Markets
  • Overcoming Challenges of Integrity and Interoperability
  • Security: Role of the eSIM 
  • eSIM as a Cross Industry Business Enabler

Speakers

Eric Morhenn

Chief Commercial Officer, LotusFlare

Eric Morhenn is Vice-President, Commercial of LotusFlare where he manages global business development, partnerships and marketing. eSIM and the transformation to software-based communications has been a personal area of interest for years. Eric has almost 20 years of experience in global technology companies. Most recently he was leading Telly, a streaming video company, with Hollywood, Bollywood and Arabic content. Eric spent 14 years working for large telecom operators including Ooredoo Group and Sprint in roles spanning product development, device management, M&A and marketing.

Terry Guo

Chief Product Officer & Cofounder, LotusFlare

Terry is co-founder of and leads all product development at LotusFlare.  Terry was Principal Product Manager at Facebook for five years and led multiple important product initiatives. He also spent eight years at Microsoft in various engineering and product leadership roles. Terry earned his graduate degree in Computer Science from Stanford University and his undergraduate degree from the University of Waterloo.

Carlos J Bosch

Head of Technology, North America, GSMA

Carlos oversees the adoption and implementation GSMA’s technical strategic programmes ensuring that a consistent, interoperable and standardised set of specifications are deployed by mobile operators. During his career, he has been responsible for product development, testing, operations and strategy with mobile operators and vendors. He studied Engineering and Applied Mathematics at West Virginia State University.

Alberto Hernandez

Senior Vice President for Payments/Telecom Sales & Marketing, VALID

Alberto Hernandez joined Valid in 2013 and has held various leadership roles throughout his tenure with the company. He currently serves as Senior Vice President, Payments/Telecom Sales & Marketing and leads Valid’s business development and transformation initiatives within these divisions for the US region. Respected as a trusted, highly credible voice in the transactions and mobile industry, Alberto brings more than 25 years of experience to the organization and Valid’s client base. Alberto holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from IPN in Mexico as well as a post graduate degree in Administration from IPADE Business School, also in Mexico.

 

Tushar Sachdev

Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Kore

Tushar Sachdev serves as Chief Technology Officer, where he oversees current technology and sets KORE’s future technology vision, strategy, and roadmap. Tushar has more than 20 years of experience in technology and product development at companies including NIIT, Infosys, and PRGX – where he served as Chief Information Officer. Tushar has developed SaaS-based software platforms and data analytics capabilities to serve more than 300 customers worldwide, including thousands of suppliers.

Prior to PRGX, Tushar was client relationship owner for Fortune 500 clients in the retail, manufacturing, utilities, end-of-life care, and oil & gas industries. Tushar has established himself as a thought leader in Data Management and IoT by successfully leading complex business transformation programs resulting in clear market differentiation from competitors. In 2017, Tushar was named CIO of the Year by the Georgia CIO Leadership Association. Tushar graduated with a bachelor’s degree in engineering in 1995 and has since earned a Master’s in economics from the London School of Economics. Tushar resides with his family in Atlanta.

Robert Lamb

Manager Business Development Mobile Connectivity, Thales

Robert is an eSIM enthusiast with over 20 years of technical product and business development experience in the wireless telecommunications space.

He holds several patents and specializes in device activation, life cycle management and security.  Joining Thales in 2021, Robert is focused on partnering with MNOs, OEMs and ecosystem developers to design and deploy device activation use cases and support processes for 5G, Private LTE and Enterprise.

Will Egner

Senior Director of Wireless Strategy & Technology, Axon Enterprise Inc.

Dr. Will Egner is a technical leader with over 25 years of industry experience in wireless devices and software product development.

 

Will is Senior Director Wireless Strategy and Technology at Axon. He manages the eco-system of wireless partners and is focused on the mission of keeping Axon’s devices connected under mission critical circumstances. Will has been the driving force behind the creation of a group of global service providers that will enable Axon to deliver a portfolio of connected life saving devices that are transforming the Public Safety industry.

 

Before joining Axon, Will served as a Mobility Technology Strategist within Dell’s Client Technology Group, where he was responsible for driving recommendations for Wireless Technology adoption including 5G. While at Dell, Will delivered a portfolio of inventions in the field of “context aware computing” that delivered optimized computation across heterogenous wireless networks.

 

Prior to Dell, Will co-founded and served as CTO of Cerion. Cerion built software engineering products that deliver hundreds of millions of dollars in network savings to a global group of wireless service providers.

 

Will is a prolific inventor, with over 45 US patents granted in the computing and communication fields. Will has also served on the Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) board of directors. Will graduated with B.S.E.E from Clarkson University, a M.S.E.E from Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas, Arlington.

Ana Tavares Lattibeaudiere

Chief Strategy Officer, 10T Tech 

Ana is the Chief Strategy Officer for 10T Tech. Before joining she was the EVP and Head of North America for the GSMA, responsible for driving global initiatives such as eSIM, Spectrum, networks (5G, 4G), IoT, RCS, Identity and gender diversity, in collaboration with GSMA members in U.S., Canada and the Caribbean markets. Prior to this role, she led the GSMA global efforts on IoT across different industry verticals. Before joining the GSMA, she held various strategy consultancy positions at BCG, Deloitte Consulting and Accenture. She began her career in private banking at Merrill Lynch in the area of investments on new technologies.

Jean-Louis Carrara

Regional Management | Bus Devt | B2B Tech, Kigen

Jean-Louis Carrara manages the Americas region for Kigen, a SIM enabler, with the mission to place the (integrated) eUICC at the cornerstone of IoT security. His role is to promote the migration to iSIM (integrated form factor) and to eSIM (subscription management).

He was recently VP Europe for SK C&C CorFire, a mobile commerce solutions provider to Vodafone, DTAG, and Shell.

He previously held senior roles at Gemalto in North America, helping US MNOs integrate UICCs and associated remote management services. His team also helped SoftCard, a JV between ATT, Verizon Wireless, and T-Mobile, deploy secure payment services.

He has served on the board of 4G Americas (now 5G Americas).

Jean-Louis holds a Master of Sciences in Engineering from ECL, France, and an MBA from NYIT, USA.”

Nick Taluja

EVP Worldwide Sales & Customer Support, Sequans

Nick TALUJA is EVP of worldwide sales and customer support at Sequans Communications since September 2016. In this role he is responsible for all outbound sales and support to customers, operators and driving Sequans pipleline. From July 2013 until August 2016, Mr. Taluja was vice president of sales at SK hynix, a leading supplier of DRAM and Flash memory solutions, where he led the sales organization for the Americas. From March 2012 until July 2013, Mr.Taluja led the Americas’ sales and marketing organizations at ST-Ericsson, the former multinational supplier of wireless semiconductor products, including LTE solutions. From November 2007 until March 2012, Mr. Taluja held various other sales and marketing position at ST-Ericsson. Mr. Taluja has more than 20 years of sales, product marketing and business development experience, including having worked for Texas Instruments and TranSwitch, specifically in the areas of wireless and wireline communications and has co-authored three patents in the field of near field communications (NFC). Mr. Taluja holds an M.S. in electrical engineering and a BS in computer engineering and mathematics from Kansas State University.

Henrik Flodell

Marketing Manager, Alif Semiconductor

Henrik Flodell is the Senor Marketing Manager at Alif Semiconductor. With 20+ years of experience in the embedded industry, Henrik started his career as a firmware developer for medical dataloggers in the early 90s, and has since managed development tools, embedded software deployment systems, hardware development platforms, marketing and business development teams, and participated in SoC product definitions for a wide range of embedded devices. At Alif, Henrik is responsible for the Ensemble and Crescendo product families, and Alifs rapidly growth partner Eco-System.  Henrik grew up in Sweden, studied computer science at the University of Umeå, and has made his home in the bay area since 2009.

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Speakers

Robert Lamb

Manager Business Development Mobile Connectivity, Thales

Robert is an eSIM enthusiast with over 20 years of technical product and business development experience in the wireless telecommunications space.

He holds several patents and specializes in device activation, life cycle management and security.  Joining Thales in 2021, Robert is focused on partnering with MNOs, OEMs and ecosystem developers to design and deploy device activation use cases and support processes for 5G, Private LTE and Enterprise.

Alberto Hernandez

Senior Vice President for Payments/Telecom Sales & Marketing, VALID

Alberto Hernandez joined Valid in 2013 and has held various leadership roles throughout his tenure with the company. He currently serves as Senior Vice President, Payments/Telecom Sales & Marketing and leads Valid’s business development and transformation initiatives within these divisions for the US region. Respected as a trusted, highly credible voice in the transactions and mobile industry, Alberto brings more than 25 years of experience to the organization and Valid’s client base. Alberto holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from IPN in Mexico as well as a post graduate degree in Administration from IPADE Business School, also in Mexico.

 

Dmitry Tyshkevich

Head of RSP Department, A1 Systems

In English:

Over 16 years of experience in telecom. Dmitry worked for leading national telecom companies: MTS Russia and MegaLabs, a subsidiary of MegaFon Russia. He joined the A1 Systems team in 2014 and worked his way up from a system architect to the head of the RSP direction.

A high-level professional in architecture of modern telecom networks as well as in the design and operation of telecom products and value-added services. Directly involved in the design and launch of most of the Company’s hi-tech solutions, such as SIM-based mobile electronic signature, LBS, SIM OTA platform, SIM-based IoT data protection.

In 2021, Dmitry headed the Company’s RSP Department. He is one of the main members of the team engaged in the development, certification and operation of the first Consumer and М2М eSIM management solution in the Russian Federation and the CIS.

In Russian:

Опыт работы в телекоме — более 16 лет. Работал в ведущих российских телекоммуникационных компаниях: МТС Россия и MegaLabs (дочерняя компания МегаФон Россия). К команде A1 Systems присоединился в 2014 году. Прошел путь от системного архитектора до руководителя направления RSP.

Профессионал высокого уровня в области архитектуры и построения современных сетей связи, а также  проектирования и эксплуатации телеком продуктов и сервисов с добавленной стоимостью. Непосредственно участвовал в проектировании и запуске большинства высокотехнологичных решений компании, таких как мобильная электронная подпись на базе SIM, LBS, SIM ОТА-платформа, SIM-based защита IoT-телеметрии.

В 2021 году возглавил развитие направления RSP в компании. Является одним из основных участников команды, занимающейся разработкой, сертификацией и эксплуатацией первого в РФ и СНГ решения для управления Consumer и М2М eSIM.