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GSMA RCS Business Messaging Awareness Lab #22 – MWC Barcelona 2019

February 24 @ 10:00 am
February 24 @ 5:00 pm
Pullman Barcelona Skipper
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Av del Litoral 10 HB004318
Barcelona, 08005 Spain
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The Future Networks Programme and our sponsor Mavenir look forward to welcoming you to the twenty-second GSMA RCS Business Messaging Lab. The event will take place at the Pullman Barcelona Skipper Hotel on Sunday 24 February 2019 at 10:00-17:00.

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 RCS Business Messaging Lab 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.

Agenda details will be added soon. Please check back later.

Please register your interest in attending by submitting your details via the form on this page.


About Our Sponsor: Mavenir

Mavenir is the industry’s only 100% software-based, end-to-end, Cloud Native Network Software Provider, purpose-built to redefine network economics for Communication Service Providers (CSPs). Our innovative solutions pave the way to 5G with 100% software-based, end-to-end, Cloud Native network solutions.  Leveraging industry-leading firsts in VoLTE, VoWiFi, Advanced Messaging (RCS), Multi-ID, vEPC and vRAN, Mavenir accelerates network transformation for more than 250+ CSP customers in over 130 countries, serving over 50% of the world’s subscribers. With solutions that propel NFV evolution to achieve web-scale economics, Mavenir’ solutions drive cost reduction, revenue generation and revenue protection. Learn more at mavenir.com.



Carlos Aragon, Director of Enterprise Solutions Marketing, Mavenir

Carlos Aragon is the Director of Enterprise Solutions Marketing at Mavenir. He has extensive experience with real time communications, mobile and fixed-line Unified Communication (UC) services, UC as a Service and WebRTC as well as in-depth knowledge of related user experience fields such as video production and animation. Carlos has two decades of experience in telecommunications, starting his career in a technical support engineering role for Ericsson; supporting 2G/3G switching, intelligent networks and GPRS. In 2000 he joined Nortel, where he held pre-sales and global product marketing responsibilities for Wireless Packet Core, IMS and Multimedia Applications. In 2010 Carlos transferred to GENBAND as part of their Nortel acquisition (and then Ribbon Communications as part of their merger with Sonus Networks), where he owned the marketing of Cloud and Platform-as-a-Service offers. At the beginning of 2018, Carlos joined the Mavenir team to help mobile network operators provide innovative solutions for the enterprise of the future. Carlos Aragon holds a bachelor's degree in telecommunications engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

Oscar Gallego, Global Head of Smart Communications & Security, Vodafone

As part of Vodafone’s Global Technology team, Oscar Gallego is responsible for the Group’s consumer products in the areas of communications and security. In 2012, Oscar led the team pioneering the first commercial deployment of RCS, scaling it as a hub to serve 15 Vodafone operations across three continents and, more recently, evolving it to offer Messaging as a Platform commercially. In parallel, he worked closely with GSMA partners to define and realise RCS ecosystem foundations enabling interoperable commercial deployments worldwide. Oscar’s current focus is on realising a monetisation ecosystem around the RCS service, evolving operator communications towards a simple, ubiquitous experience and providing a safer Internet journey for Vodafone customers.