GSMA RCS Business Messaging Thought Leaders Lab #30 – New York

Start: Thursday 23 January 2020 10:00 am

End: Thursday 23 January 2020 5:00 pm

Venue: 2nd Floor, 675 3rd Avenue

Location: New York, United States


Venue: Floor 2, 675 3rd Avenue, New York City

The Future Networks Programme will be hosting the thirtieth GSMA RCS Business Messaging Lab in New York City, United States on Thursday, 23rd January 2020, sponsored by Mavenir.

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 Thought Leaders Lab is aimed at member companies and specifically at individuals with 10 years of messaging experience. The purpose of these Labs is to set the strategic agenda for messaging for the year ahead.

In addition to taking advantage of important networking opportunities, you’ll also have the chance to hear from high-profile speakers on the following topics and more:

  • The global position of RCS
  • Achieving scale
  • Technical solutions
  • The business case for RCS Business Messaging
  • Brand campaigns and results


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 reductionrevenue generation and revenue protection. Learn more at


Please note this event is full.



Paul Schonewald, Programme Marketing Director, GSMA



Henry Calvert, Head of Future Networks, GSMA


2018/2019 Review

Henry Calvert, Head of Future Networks, GSMA


Verified Sender (‘chatbot verification ecosystem’)

Lead: Stefan Heller, Kaleyra


Lunch and Networking


Speed of Innovation/Compliance with Specifications

Lead: Guillaume Le Mener, Mavenir


Coffee Break & Networking


Retaining a Rich and Diverse RCS Ecosystem

Lead: Eddie DeCurtis, LivePerson


GSMA Q&A and Closing Statement

Henry Calvert, Head of Future Networks, GSMA

17:00 - 19:00

Networking Drinks