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MWC Shanghai 2019 – GSMA RCS Business Messaging Lab #25

Start:
June 26 @ 1:30 pm
End:
June 26 @ 7:00 pm
Venue:
Kerry Hotel
Address: Google Map
1388 Huamu Rd, Shi Ji Gong Yuan
Pudong Xinqu, 201204 China
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Venue: Kerry Hotel, Pudong, Shanghai, Room: 5/F Dome

The Future Networks Programme will be hosting the twenty-fifth GSMA RCS Business Messaging Lab sponsored by LivePerson at MWC Shanghai on Wednesday 26th June 2019.

Attending a GSMA RCS Business Messaging Lab will allow you to contribute to the future of business messaging. From designing customer experience to informing the GSMA standards, your contribution will ensure an open ecosystem that works together to realise the value estimated by 2020 of $74 billion. Networking is a major part of the Lab series, and individuals have made important connections at the Labs they have gone on to work with.

The Innovators Lab is aimed at companies who are already engaged with RCS. It enables individuals to contribute to the future of messaging and to ensure RCS becomes an industry-leading business messaging platform by sharing, identifying and resolving issues.

About Our Sponsor: LivePerson

LivePerson makes life easier by transforming how people communicate with brands. LiveEngage, the company’s enterprise-class platform, empowers consumers to stop wasting time on hold with 1-800 numbers and, instead, message their favourite brands just as they do with friends and family. More than 18,000 businesses, including Adobe, HSBC, EE, IBM, L’Oréal, Orange, PNC, and The Home Depot, rely on the unparalleled intelligence, security, and scalability of LiveEngage to reduce costs, increase lifetime value, and create meaningful connections with consumers.

LivePerson is driving today’s new era of messaging, conversational design, and the integration of bots/AI into the customer care of the world’s largest brands. Learn more at https://www.liveperson.com/company/

 

Agenda:

You will need to register to attend this event.

If you forget to register in advance, you may not be allowed entry until all registered attendees have been checked in.

Tea and Coffee will be served upon arrival.

agenda tbc

14:00 Introduction China Mobile
14:05 China Mobile Opening Remarks China Mobile
14:10 GSMA Opening Remarks Alex Sinclair, GSMA
14:15

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Please register your interest in attending by clicking on the button below.

Speakers

Jill Cooper, Marketing Director – GSMA Future Networks

Jill has played a leadership role in helping RCS Business Messaging gain global traction from a standing start, engaging the industry via regular events and building an international ecosystem that has seen over 74 global network launches and approximately 215 million monthly active users around the world. She has also worked closely with multiple brands helping them to use RCS as a platform to communicate with their customers. Jill is also working closely with mobile operators in the move towards the 5G era.

Henry Calvert, Head of Future Networks, GSMA

Henry joined the GSMA in December 2013, and will be responsible for the delivery of the Future Networks programme. A key programme of the GSMA’s strategic focus, to deliver industry scale for IP Communications and 5G, whilst considering Network Economic challenges for the Mobile industry as it transitions to a 5G Era.   Previously he worked for the SingTel Group and has over 20 years’ experience in the telecommunications sector, both in Networks and IT portfolios and has been involved in the deployment of mobile networks in over 10 operations across 10 different countries. Henry designed and built Optus’ 3G + LTE mobile network, all IP network and managed the product development transformation.  He was the creator and board member of the network sharing Joint Venture between SingTel Optus and Vodafone Networks Pty Ltd (Australia).   Henry has been a board member and Chair of the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) and previously held an Executive Management Committee position in the GSMA.   He lives in the English Lake District with his wife and two children prior to 15 years working across the southern hemisphere. He has a lifelong passion for coaching and supporting Rugby Union.

Nick Lane, Chief Insight Analyst, Mobilesquared

Nick founded Mobilesquared in 2008 to deliver specialist research and consultancy across all areas of the mobile and telecommunications industries, and has authored strategic industry reports on topics including; OTT, RCS, A2P SMS messaging, unified communications, mpayments, mobile advertising, premium rate services, apps and content, and technology. Nick’s work is extensively covered in the mobile, business, and marketing press, and he has been interviewed on mobile and tech topics by media including the BBC, Bloomberg, The Financial Times, and CNN. He speaks at conferences around the world, and is a judge for the Global Mobile Awards, the MEFFYS and the EMMAs. Prior to founding Mobilesquared, Nick was principal analyst at Informa Telecoms & Media (now Ovum), after having spent ten years as a tech journalist working on leading global B2B titles.

Jeremy Martin, Chief Revenue Officer, 3C

As the Chief Revenue Officer at 3C, Jeremy Martin uses his deep business and consumer knowledge to shape market-defining solutions for some of America’s largest and most admired brands. Jeremy is responsible for creating profitable client relationships grounded in value-based work that helps clients and 3C continually outpace the market. Using a combination of creativity and business acumen, he is engaged with brands as a trusted partner who innovates, designs and delivers disruptive mobile marketing programs that drive business results. As a leader at 3C, Jeremy has shaped some of the mobile industries most profitable and innovative mobile marketing programs. Prior to joining 3C, Jeremy spent six years with Verizon Business as a leader in their enterprise practice. As a branch manager, Jeremy led a cross-functional team that consistently delivered more than $40 million in annual revenue. In this role, he was responsible for leading teams that designed and delivered telecommunications, software and infrastructure solutions to global businesses.  

Jeff Michaud, VP Client Strategy, 3C

Jeff Michaud is VP of Client Strategy at 3C. He has over a decade of experience in mobile and is a seasoned industry executive. In his role, Jeff leverages his experience and deep expertise in mobile strategy and technology to create results-driven mobile engagement that delivers substantial value for some of the world’s best brands and retailers. Jeff has a passion for helping marketers figure out how to insert mobile into the customer journey in a way that will deliver greater than expected ROI. In addition, his deep understanding of the customers’ needs enables him to help brands create mobile engagement that enhances the customer experience. Working side by side with brands, Jeff crafts strategies to keep them ahead of always evolving trends and technologies. Jeff has delivered mobile marketing strategies that have strengthened brand loyalty and driven millions in new revenue. Jeff is active in several mobile industry organisations, he is a leading voice, regular speaker and expert source for the media on all topics within mobile marketing. Jeff also serves as a mentor and the board chairman for Take Stock in Children Palm Beach County, which provides mentoring and college scholarships for at-risk, low-income students in Florida.    

Hideyuki Koto, KDDI

Hideyuki Koto is a Manager at KDDI Corp., and is responsible for service planning of messaging, specialising in the field of A2P Business Strategy. He is currently in charge of RCS Messaging Services and Platform Strategy, including Operator and Vendor relations. Previously, he worked in the R&D division of KDDI where his specialty was in the field of network architecture design and traffic theory.

Eiko Tanaka, SoftBank

Eiko Tanaka is a Manager at SoftBank Corp., and is responsible for service planning of messaging, specialising in the field of A2P Business Strategy. She is currently in charge of RCS Messaging Services and Platform Strategy, including Operator and Vendor relations. Previously, she worked in the Service Planning division of SoftBank where she specialised in the field of Infrastructure Services such as VoLTE, VMS and Messaging.

Ron Nessim, Chief Process Officer, Summit Tech

Ron Nessim is the product owner for the RCS product line at Summit tech. He has been engaged with the GSMA and RCS since 2008, and works with the product team at Summit Tech to deliver innovative services using RCS and IMS on a global scale. Summit Tech is known for implementing cutting edge networks and solutions, including services for MaaP, RCS Plugins, 5G RCS, Connected Cars, Enriched Calling, Connected Living, mHealth, Virtual Reality (VR) Calling, IMS Drones, Robots and RCS cryptocurrencies.