eSIM Summit: eSIM to Power Connected Devices
All new smartphone models launched by Apple since 2018 have eSIM capability, but the iPhone 14 is the first to completely drop a physical SIM slot, albeit only on US models. To coincide with this, US operators are taking steps to raise awareness of eSIM services. For example, T-Mobile US announced that customers with unlocked eSIM-capable phones can now switch from other operators to T-Mobile through the new Easy Switch feature on the T-Mobile app.
According to GSMA Intelligence research , the total number of eSIM smartphones, tablets and smartwatches commercially available for purchase reached 127 in June 2022 – a fivefold increase on December 2018. Despite this, consumer awareness of eSIM technology remains low. The GSMA Intelligence Consumers in Focus Survey 2021 shows that less than 30% of consumers (on average across eight major countries analysed) are aware of eSIM – a clear barrier to adoption. The launch of eSIM-only phones and initiatives by operators to enhance the user experience for eSIM activation/onboarding should help boost consumer awareness and adoption.
|eSIM Summit Introduction|
|09.30||eSIM Summit – Welcome||GSMA|
|09.30 – 09.40||eSIM Marketing Research||Pablo Iacopino, Head of Research and Commercial Content at GSMA Intelligence, GSMA|
|Part 1 – Platinum Sponsors|
09.40 – 10.00
|KORE’s Keynote Title and description||Speaker Name, Job Title, KORE|
10.00 – 10.15
| KORE’s Standalone session:
Speaker Name, Job Title, KORE
Speaker Name, Job Title, Company Name
10.15 – 10.35
|IDEMIA’s Keynote Title and description||Speaker Name, Job Title, IDEMIA|
10.35 – 10.50
|IDEMIA’s Standalone session:
||Speaker Name, Job Title, IDEMIA Speaker Name, Job Title, Company Name|
|Part 2 – Gold Sponsors|
10.50 – 11.10
|Thales’s Keynote Title and description||Speaker Name, Job Title, THALES|
11.10 – 11.30
|Truphone’s Keynote Title and description||Kim Juchem, Director of Wholesale, TRUPHONE|
|11.30||eSIM Summit – Closing Session||GSMA|
Director of Wholesale, TRUPHONE
Kim Juchem is a telco and IoT professional with 20+ years of global experience in corporates, consultancy, and start-ups responsible for the leadership of Truphone’s end-to-end relationships with MNOs and connectivity partners as well as its software platform (eSIM) business.
Before joining Truphone, Kim was Co-Founder, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the IoT connectivity and platform as a service (PaaS) provider 1NCE. Prior to 1NCE, Kim was with T-Mobile and Deutsche Telekom Group where he held various leadership positions in the international wholesale/ MVNO and investment management space. Kim holds a Master Degree in Telecommunication Business and Economics from the University of Duisburg as well as an MBA from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
The last but not the least, Kim loves spending time with his family and enjoys cycling, running and snowboarding.