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MWCA: Delivering Global Mobile Identity Services


September 13, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
September 13, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Moscone Center
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747 Howard St
San Francisco, CA United States


Mobile Connect is the global mobile industry’s secure universal identity solution.  Now available to over 3 billion consumers worldwide, and with 52 operators deploying Mobile Connect in 29 countries, the service is fast becoming a major competitor in the world of secure personal data-sharing.

Mobile Connect’s unique service allows for a global interoperable solution that gives the user a simple, convenient and consistent way to log-in to all their digital services whilst reducing the risk of identity theft and enhancing consumer loyalty to the digital service provider.

This seminar, aimed at digital service providers and operators looking to offer secure identity services to their consumers, will highlight the global growth of Mobile Connect and showcase use cases and working practices from those already deploying the service. It will discuss the benefits to operators, services and consumers alike and highlight the opportunities afforded for the future

Time Agenda Speakers
14:00-14:15 Welcome & Introduction
•Welcome/Overview of agenda
•GSMA Mobile Connect global footprint today
•Evolution – the opportunity for the future
Marie Austenaa, VP and Head of Identity Business Development, GSMA
14:15-14.45 The strategic rationale for a ubiquitous digital identity strategy, it’s impact on society, and the role of mobile
•What does a ubiquitous digital identity strategy mean for the mobile industry?
•Privacy, convenience and trust – the three pillars of the digital ecosystem
•How Mobile Connect provides for operators, service providers and consumers alike
•Plans in the US for launch of identity services and industry collaboration.
•Atish S. Gude, Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Verizon Communications
•William A. O’Hern, Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer, AT&T Services, Inc
14:45-15:00 The industry demand for a global solution to digital identity services, the challenges faced by the global service providers and risks of reliance on the big market players
•The need for a ubiquitous digital identity and authentication solution that transcends digital communities, and entrenches consumer trust. The importance of maintaining innovation and service differentiation.
•Collaboration and why is fragmentation so damaging? How does it impact on the wider ecosystem and the consumer?
Glen Porter, MD, GBG
15:00-15:15 Live service use-case: Migrating existing authentication services into a global identity solution, the benefits to end users and industry at large.
•SK Telecom’s authentication and identity services and the role they play in the market and wider mix of value added services.
•The strategic rationale behind SK Telecom’s decision to join Mobile Connect?
•Next steps. Realising the benefits of global participation. Cross-border services (Korea/China/Japan).
Ian Hur, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Solution Business Division, SK Telecom
15:15-15:30 Driving user uptake
•Using Mobile Connect to support a single sign on solution
•Strategies for improving use registration and user loyalty
•Marketing Mobile Connect and the impact on usage opportunities
•Future Development
Juan Francisco Saavedra Plata, CEO, Kuack Media Group Corp
15:30-16:00 The value of mobile in a ubiquitous digital identity eccosystem
•Offering value to services (use cases/industries) – why Mobile Connect?
•The benefits to industry and society.
•Interoperability and collaboration. How it provides for future growth.
Moderator: Marie Austenaa, VP and Head of Identity Business Development, GSMA
•Glenn Porter, MD, GBG
•Ian Hur, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Solution Business Division, SK Telecom
•Keiron Dalton, Senior Director, Aspect Verify
•Bill Fish, Product Manager, Verizon
•Johannes Jaskolski, Assistant Vice President, Identity and Access Management, Chief Security Organization (CSO), AT&T
16:10-16:20 Summary & Close
Marie Austenaa, VP and Head of Identity Business Development, GSMA

14:00-16:00, 13 September, 2017 Room 208, Level 2 Moscone South, Mobile World Congress Americas

Seminar Speakers

Keiron Dalton

Senior Director, Aspect Verify

Entrepreneurial by nature, Keiron leverages previous experience in both technical and commercial roles over 20 years to push for positive change. With his current mission, he has spent a number of years working with large mobile operator groups and end customers, to help create a secure data sharing eco-system. This has helped to provide valuable insights and tangible results to some of the largest banks on the planet, in their attempts to thwart fraud and improve customer engagement.

William A. O’Hern

Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer, AT&T Services, Inc

Bill O’Hern currently is the Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer for AT&T. He is responsible for the strategic thought leadership and technology evolution of AT&T’s capabilities, primarily focused on leveraging the vast global network and operational capabilities.

Bill O’Hern has transformed organizations with forward thinking and out-of the box ideas. That approach is now transforming the way AT&T approaches security solutions for our business and our customers and helping to form industry standards.

Bill oversees a highly skilled, Innovative team of security architects, specialists, and analysts with focus in the
areas of: Real-time protection of AT&T’s vast network infrastructure and business enterprise environment, Security Function Virtualization and NexGen Platforms, Effortless Identity and Access Management, Enterprise Technology, Engineering & Operations, and Policy, Compliance and Vulnerability Management.

This includes the migration to next generation software defined networking efforts as well as emerging services in IoT and Entertainment.

Bill promotes a vision of a data driven, intelligent network with embedded virtualized security functions that integrate seamlessly with effortless authentication and threat analytics. The evolution of security will become embedded in the fabric of the network service, thereby fundamentally changing the approach to securing our Users, Data, and Networks.

His 20 year career at AT&T has been primarily focused on networking and information security, with a particular focus on innovative security platforms within AT&T’s Enterprise, Commercial and Federal Government environments. Bill helped build the first scalable internal Threat Management System currently used by AT&T to monitor and defend its network and computing infrastructure.

Bill holds multiple patents in Technology and Security, supports Industry and Government forums, and has been named CSO of the year by ISE North America. He is actively engaged in our Technology Intern Program and his core platforms have won awards in Innovation, breadth, effectiveness, and awareness.

Bill holds a B.A in Economics from the State University of New York and a TS/SCI United States Government Clearance.

Bill lives in Spring Lake with his wife and four sons. He enjoys outdoor activities including skiing, fishing,
routing for the Mets and arm-chair quarterbacking for the Jets.

Johannes Jaskolski

Assistant Vice President, Identity and Access Management, Chief Security Organization (CSO), AT&T,

Johannes Jaskolski oversees AT&T’s end-to-end identity and access management program which covers over 200 million identities and all AT&T lines of business.

Johannes is an Assistant Vice President in AT&T’s Chief Security Office with over 20 years of emerging technology and cybersecurity experience. In his current role, Johannes is AT&T’s identity and access management program and product owner, responsible for formulating strategy, capabilities, and architecture in close partnership with key business and technology stakeholders.

Previously, Johannes served as a Distinguished Member of the CSO Technical Staff and led the development of AT&T’s identity and access management strategy and platform architecture, including the identity integration for the DIRECTV merger. His mobile centric platform strategy was awarded the 2016 ISE North America Project Winner award in the commercial category.

Johannes is a recognized leader in emerging technology and cybersecurity and has been featured at security conferences including events hosted by AT&T, IBM and Ping Identity.

Glenn Porter

UK Managing Director, GB Group

Glenn Porter is Managing Director of GBG Plc’s Global and Major Customer Programme, Data Strategy and Corporate Business Development. He began his career in Technology and Data in 1995 with Dun & Bradstreet and since then has obtained over 20 years’ experience in international organisations which deliver data driven IT and services solutions.

Glenn’s most notable recent achievement has been to lead the international expansion of GBG’s identity data intelligence solutions. The group’s global identification and verification service now covers over 58% of the world’s population in 60 countries. Expansion of GBG’s capabilities has enabled numerous organisations to take advantage of global digital growth, safe in the knowledge that their businesses are protected from risk and fraud.

Marie Austenaa

VP and Head of Identity Business Development, GSMA

Marie Austenaa leads the GSMA Identity programme. The aim of this programme is to drive forward a global standard for a mobile identity solution that protects the privacy of end users while leveraging network assets and inherent security of mobile operators. Marie has many years’ experience working in strategy and business development including start-ups for Vodafone and Telenor.

Juan Francisco Saavedra Plata

CEO, Kuack Media Group Corp

Juan Francisco Saavedra is an entrepreneur with more than 16 years on the Mobile Industry and a pioneer of innovation in value added services offerings.

His latest endeavour, Kuack Media Group, is the market leader in white label music streaming for mobile operators in Latin America and the Caribbean. Kuack Media also operates in Asia, South Pacific and Africa.

Keeping his innovation tradition, Juan surprised the industry with a new payment business model; subscribers can access premium streaming services paying on a daily, weekly or monthly basis using their mobile account balance.

Juan holds a degree in Business Administration from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota- Colombia and a Marketing Specialization from Universidad Católica del Uruguay.

Ian Huh

Senior Vice President, SK Telecom

Ian Huh is Senior Vice President of SK Telecom, the #1 mobile network operator in South Korea, and currently responsible for the product marketing and business development of the company’s  IoT business. The range of the products he oversees encompasses IoT Network and Platform, Big Data, Cloud Services and Smart Grid.

Before joining SK Telecom, he worked for 13 years at Samsung Electronics semiconductor businesses, where he managed several product lines such as Mobile SoC / Modem, Flash Memory and Solid State Drives. He also worked as a product innovation specialist at Samsung Electronics’ Global Marketing Operation office.

Ian holds a doctoral degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in Michigan, US, where he spent long hours at automotive factories to find the way to reduce the ramp-up time by collecting and analyzing the data from numerous machines. He also holds masters’ and bachelor’s degree in engineering from Seoul National University, Korea.

Atish S. Gude

Senior Vice President – Corporate Strategy for Verizon Communications

In this capacity he has responsibility for the formulation and execution of Verizon’s strategic plan addressing new markets, solution areas and services that capitalize on Verizon’s assets, capabilities and brand across all lines of business.

He joined Verizon from Verisign, Inc., a security and service provider of critical internet infrastructure, where he served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy, Marketing and M&A and was responsible for developing strategies for new growth initiatives and overall management of the corporate brand and communications strategy.

Prior to joining Verisign, Mr. Gude was the CMO at Clearwire Communications and the Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Business Development for Sprint-Nextel.

From 2000 to 2005, Mr. Gude held positions at Nextel Communications as Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Strategic Planning.  He was instrumental in repositioning the company from a niche walkie-talkie centric communications provider to a broader wireless solutions provider for the Enterprise and SMB segments.

Prior to 2000, Mr. Gude served eight years with Deloitte Consulting in various senior positions in their IT, Operations and Strategy practices.  During that time, he led numerous consulting engagements to a diverse set of clients in healthcare, financial services, manufacturing and retail as well as telecommunications.

Mr. Gude earned an MBA from the University of Chicago with an emphasis in General Management and Finance and a BS in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University.  He is married with two children.

Bill Fish

Product Manager, Verizon

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