RCS Live #6: Roundtable Discussion: Enterprise Leaders on RCS

Start: Wednesday 24 June 2020 3:00 pm

End: Wednesday 24 June 2020 4:00 pm

Venue: Online Webinar

Webinar Summary

In this webinar, John Duffy, Global Head of Future Messaging from IMImobile (former founder and CEO of 3Cinteractive) will host a panel of global enterprise leaders from EE, IMImobile, Tracfone Wireless, and Telefónica International Wholesale Services. The panel will discuss the use cases that are driving significant value in the market today, how RCS is helping in COVID-19 crisis communications, and the future of RCS and the ecosystem.


Further Information


Paul Schonewald

Programme Marketing Director, GSMA

Paul Schonewald

Paul joined the GSMA in January 2017 and is responsible for the delivery of Marketing activities within the Future Networks programme. A vital programme of the GSMA’s strategic focus, delivering industry scale for IP Communications and 5G while considering Network Economic challenges for the Mobile industry as it transitions to a 5G Era.

Paul has over 20 years’ experience in the Mobile industry within operator and service provider environments across seven different countries, having launched many niche mobile propositions in these markets.

John Duffy

Global Head of Future Messaging, IMImobile

John Duffy

John Duffy is a technology entrepreneur and the Founder and CEO of 3Cinteractive (3C), which was acquired by IMImobile in 2019. In his new role, Global Head of Future Business Messaging, John advocates for RCS Business Messaging and other emerging channels, educating operators and enterprises on how to leverage, monetize and maximize this disruptive technology.

John also works as an operating partner at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors and serves as a board member of The Dan Marino Foundation. John lives in Delray Beach and has two adult daughters. He is an avid reader, loves hot rods and motorcycles, and plays the guitar in a local band

David Elsdon

Head of Strategy, EE

David Elsdon

David leads the strategic development of BT’s Consumer Marketplace platform, covering a range of areas including data monetisation. David has over eight years of telco experience having previously headed up EE’s Corporate Strategy team prior to the BT/EE transaction. David is passionate about leading strategic initiatives from ideation stage through to reality.

Ramy Riad

Vice President of Future Messaging, IMImobile

Ramy Riad

As Vice President of Future Messaging for IMImobile, Ramy is heavily involved in the global RCS ecosystem and sits on several GSMA Global Requirements and Specifications Groups that actively develop the Universal Profile for RCS. Additionally, he is a regular participant and speaker at RCS-focused mobile events across the globe.

Ramy has more than a decades’ experience in telecommunications, working with global operator groups and vendors to undertake major projects with new technologies within the telco space—including core network platforms, payments, and messaging technologies

Ignacio Garcia Comin

Digital Solutions & Mobility Director, Telefónica International Wholesale Services

Ignacio Garcia Comin

Ignacio García Comín has an Engineering degree by the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales in Valencia (Spain). He also has a Postgraduate (PDG) from IESE of Navarra University. During his professional trajectory, he has held key positions as a leader with many international companies where he faced digital transformation challenges.

He joined Telefonica International Wholesale Services in 2009 and now he is responsible for the Digital Solutions & Mobility Unit which includes IPX, Roaming Services, IoT, A2P Bulk SMS and RCS /Digital Messaging Services.

Ricky Ramon

Vice President of Carrier Operations & Automation, Tracfone Wireless

Ricky Ramon

Ricky Ramon is Vice President of Operations and Automation at TracFone Wireless Inc. with 23 years of Telecommunications experience. During his TracFone tenure, Ricky had led multiple automation initiatives that have yielded over 94% in sustained containment rates driving huge cost savings to the enterprise. Beyond automation, Ricky is also responsible for the Operations relationships with the US Tier 1 MNO’s. Prior to his telecommunication career, Ricky played professional baseball for the Chicago White Sox.

About IMImobile

IMImobile is a communications software provider whose solutions enable enterprises to automate digital customer communications and interactions to improve customer experience and reduce operating costs.

IMImobile’s enterprise cloud communications software platform orchestrates customer interactions, connecting existing business systems with digital communications channels. Organizations that trust us to deliver smarter digital customer engagement include AA, O2, EE, BT, Vodafone, Pizza Hut, Best Buy, Express and Walgreens.

IMImobile is headquartered in London with offices in Boca Raton, Toronto, Hyderabad, Dubai and Johannesburg and has over 1,150 employees worldwide. IMImobile is quoted on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market with the TIDM code.

Find out more about IMImobile 

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