MWC23 4FYN: The Future of Money – Digital Assets
Date: Monday 27 February 2023
Location: Sky Room, Hall 8.1
Time: 13:00-13:45 CET
Are you ready to embrace the future of money? Innovation is reshaping financial markets and cultivating new forms of money: crypto, tokens, NFT and more. We will examine key issues and opportunities that are shaping industry adoption.
- Digital Assets- crypto; CBDCs; stablecoins;
- Industry adoption
- The Regulatory landscape
Our Speakers include Celo, Telcoin, Vatom, Citi, Deloitte Digital
FinTech Vertical Lead, GSMA
Brian is the FinTech Vertical Lead at GSMA leading activities to enhance collaboration between the Financial Services vertical and the mobile eco-system. This reflects the strategy requested by the GSMA board to get closer to key verticals and better understand their needs.
His career includes product and commercial management in banking and mobile telecoms including O2, Lloyds and Barclays. As well as Telecomms, heading up the Digital Product team, Commerce, at Telefonica UK.
Chief Commercial Officer, Telcoin
Rajesh is a seasoned Fintech, digital media, and communication services executive with over 20 years of international experience using digital transformative technologies in sales, technical, business, partnerships, and leadership roles for driving growth. Rajesh worked and lived in several countries in Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America and has significant operating experience in shaping growth strategies, program management, business development, opening new markets, and driving turnaround in Asia Pacific and beyond.
Rajesh currently oversees global sales, partnerships, and marketing activities for Telcoin. Most recently, Rajesh together with his team was responsible for building the partnerships, digital merchants, distribution, and government accounts from scratch into a fast growing, multi million dollar annual revenue generating business for Mastercard’s Data and Advisory Services business in Asia Pacific.
Rajesh has also been responsible for international expansion of various AI/big data, managed services, roaming, and telecom services companies and launched three companies’ operations in Japan. Rajesh started his career designing telecom networks (IP/MPLS, GPON etc.) Rajesh did his Masters in Business Administration from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business (High Hons), earned an AI Graduate certificate from Stanford, a B.S. in Computer Engineering from National University of Singapore, and is a CFA charter holder.
Global Head of Telecom & Media, celo
Julia is a strategy and business development executive, with over 20 years of experience within blue-chip organizations specializing in Telecom & Media, blockchain, crypto, and start-up ecosystems. Recognized as an industry thought leader due to entrepreneurial and business-focused mindset, Julia has cultivated an international profile by supporting projects across Europe, UK, the USA, Middle East, and Southeast Asia. Julia is currently the Global Head of Telecom & Media strategic partnerships at cLabs, working on Celo, a mobile first L1 open-source blockchain.