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Mobile Connect: the evolving landscape for high security authentication (PSD2, biometrics and block chain)


February 28 @ 2:30 pm
February 28 @ 4:30 pm
Fira Barcelona Gran Via
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Avinguda de Joan Carles I, 64, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
Barcelona, Spain

Secure authentication increasingly underpins the future prosperity and economic viability of online services and transactions. This seminar will bring together experts from mobile, payment and retail industries to discuss the growing importance of associated incoming legislation within the EU (PSD2, eIDAS). Attendees will discover how Mobile Connect is particularly well-equipped to address these needs given its alignment with regulations that are shaping the new digital market.

The seminar will conclude with an industry perspective on how authentication and identity will adapt to disruptive technologies such as biometrics and blockchain, and how Mobile Connect can play an enduring role as technology advances. This seminar is aimed at digital service providers in the payments, banking and public sector, as well as operators, technology vendors and regulators working with securing online transactions.

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Location: GSMA Seminar Theatres, CC1 at Mobile World Congress 2017

Time Agenda & Speakers
14:30 – 14:35 Welcome and agenda
Janne Jutila, Head of Market Development, GSMA
14:35 – 14:40 Introduction to the growing importance of high-security authentication (PSD2, eIDAS)
Janne Jutila, Head of Market Development, GSMA
14:40 – 15:30 Panel discussion on high-security use-cases (PSD2 + banks + eIDAS + Government developments)
Janne Jutila, Head of Market Development, GSMA
Andrea Servida, Acting Director, Digital Society, Trust and Cyber security, European Commission
David Rennie, Industry Engagement Lead, UK Digital Cabinet Office
Sirpa Nordlund, Senior Vice President, Nets
Vincent Bouatou, Director, Safran Identity & Security
Banu Gören, Manager of Digital Advertising Services, Turkcell

15:30 – 15:45 Capabilities of Mobile Connect supporting high security authentication
Marcus Dormanns, Senior Director, GSMA
15:45 – 16:25 Future high security trends and how vendors can support these with Mobile Connect
David Pollington, Head of Applications & Services, GSMA
Rajiv Dholakia, VP Products & Business Development, Nok Nok Labs
Ali Nazem, VP Business Development, ShoCard
16:25 – 16:30 Closing words
David Pollington, Head of Applications & Services, GSMA


Ali Nazem

VP Business Development, ShoCard

Nazem is an industry veteran and has experience with digital media, marketing, mobile, privacy and security working with a variety of consumer and technology businesses in the enterprise and SMB markets. Currently, he is responsible for all business development and marketing activities for ShoCard globally.

Previously, he was Director of Enterprise Sales, at prominent adtech company Rocket Fuel that had a successful IPO in 2013. Prior to that, he was Head of National Sales at Buysight and part of the management team that led to the acquisition by AOL’s Advertising.com Group in December of 2012.

Andrea Servida

Acting Director, Digital Society, Trust and Cyber security, European Commission

Head of Unit “eGovernment and Trust” in DG CONNECT of the EC whose mission is to advance the quality and innovation of public administrations and accelerating the large-scale public sector and private sector use of trusted identification and trust services by leadership in the eGovernment agenda and in eIDAS.
Previously, he led the Task Force in charge of the eIDAS Regulation to deliver a regulatory environment for eID and trust services to boost user convenience, trust and confidence in the digital world.
From 2006 to 2012, he co-managed the Unit in charge of NIS, CIIP, electronic signature and identification.

Banu Gören

Manager of Digital Advertising Services, Turkcell

Banu Gören is the manager of Digital Advertising Services at Turkcell. Her role is to develop and implement new digital media products, strategies and to accelerate the growth of digital advertising, data monetization and database activities. She is experienced in the area of database marketing, value added services, mobile marketing and digital advertising services. Her areas of interest include the research of adoption factors of mobile services, specifically mobile advertising, messaging and location based services. She has developed global award winning products such as the Turkcell Permissions Database, Tone&Win and Adinaction Adserver. Goren received her degree in Information Systems and a Masters in Management & Information Systems from Bogazici University.

David Pollington

Head of Applications & Services, GSMA

David Pollington is the Head of Applications & Services at the GSMA, providing technical & strategic steer across a number of GSMA’s programmes including Mobile Connect, a worldwide x-MNO authentication & identity service which a user manages via their mobile phone. David graduated from Imperial College, London with a Masters degree (MEng) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering and has more than 20 years’ experience in the mobile industry.

David Rennie

Industry Engagement Lead, UK Digital Cabinet Office

David Rennie leads market engagement for the UK government’s Identity Assurance Programme through which the GOV.UK Verify service is delivered. He has worked with the UK Mobile Network Operators since 2012 to develop data validation services that enable users to create secure and trustworthy digital identities.

David is a Board member of the UK Chapter of the Open Identity Exchange through which government departments engage with the private sector on jointly funded, collaborative projects to address specific identity challenges. Originally a payments consultant in the financial services sector David joined the Home Office’s Identity Card Programme in 2005, and was seconded to work for James Crosby’s Public / Private Forum on Identity Management in 2007. He has since worked for Cabinet Office on the development and implementation of federated identity assurance in the UK.

Janne Jutila

Head of Market Development, GSMA

Janne has been at GSMA Personal Data and Mobile Identity program since 2013, currently as Director, Head of the Commercial & Government. Before GSMA he was heading new business development at Elisa, Finland’s largest telco and in other senior roles in ICT & start-up companies as well as in strategy consulting and investment banking.
Janne holds M.Sc. degree in Economics from Helsinki School of Economics. He has co-founded and served on the boards of several companies and associations in technology and finance space. Spare time he spends with family or doing sports such as orienteering and skiing.

Marcus Dormanns

Senior Director, GSMA

Marcus is a key spokesperson for the GSMA on applications and services in the telecommunications industry, his topics range from technical, product, business and strategic issues to the practicalities of how to integrate solutions to adjacent industries via partnerships.

Previously, within Deutsche Telekom he was responsible for Cross-Industry Product Delivery; within this role he worked in collaboration with the GSMA operator membership through the entire process of product definition, implementation and delivery to market. Marcus is heading the Platforms & Operations team, where the main focus has been to encourage the advancement of Network APIs, today it is the Mobile Connect API.

Rajiv Dholakia

VP Products & Business Development, Nok Nok Labs

Rajiv Dholakia is VP, Product Strategy & Business Development at Nok Nok Labs. Mr. Dholakia is a 30+ year veteran of Silicon Valley with experience in leading companies from ideas to IPO. Prior to Nok Nok Labs, Mr. Dholakia was VP & General Manager at Symantec, responsible for the operations of PGP TrustCenter. At PGP, he led Strategy & Corporate Development responsible for new product initiatives and M&As. Mr. Dholakia is an advisor to startups, VCs and incubators. He serves on the board of the Northern California Girl Scouts and has been involved with science education and the maker movement.

Sirpa Nordlund

Senior Vice President, Nets

Sirpa Nordlund is SVP at Nets, which is a leading provider of digital payment services and related technology solutions across the Nordic region. She is responsible of one of Nets key bank accounts, as well as driving mobile financial services. Sirpa was formerly the executive director of Mobey Forum, a global industry organization empowering banks and other financial institutions to lead in mobile money.

Sirpa is an experienced leader at finance industry. She has experience in several management positions in sales, strategy, business development and finance at Nokia and Venyon.
Sirpa holds a Master of Science degree in economics from the Helsinki School of Economics.

Vincent Bouatou

Director, Safran Identity & Security

Vincent Bouatou heads up the Innovation & Business Support Group at Morpho, a leading company in biometrics and security. Vincent graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in 1999 (X96) and Telecom Paristech in 2001, and until 2008 Vincent led several research programs dedicated to the development and improvement of Morpho propriety biometric technology. Vincent Bouatou also worked as head of the Higher Education & Research team within Microsoft France, before joining again Morpho in 2009 as a deputy director for Research & Technology in charge of External Research, where he managed the initial research program leading to the integration of the iris recognition technology as well as fingerprint recognition technology.

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