Identity Hangout: Controlling fake online identities

Start: Wednesday 12 June 2019 09:00

End: Wednesday 12 June 2019 10:00

Venue: Webinar

Location: Online

Digital identity is the key to inclusiveness and participation in the digital economy. Fake online identities can be used to manipulate what we see online and influence community opinion but it is also a challenge for commercial services. Providing a solution for establishing absolute identity is often considered a role for government but most of the digital economy does not have access to these services and demand for solutions to mitigate fraud and risk for commercial service providers are in high demand. This Identity Hangout will discuss the strategies being used to control the impact of fake online identities and opportunities for accelerating the digital economy by improving the integrity and availability of digital identity solutions.

Richard Cockle

Head of Identity, GSMA

Richard Cockle

Richard Cockle, Head of Identity at GSMA, leads an international team developing new identity capabilities using Mobile Connect. He expanded the business reach of Mobile Connect to 70 mobile operators in over 30 countries, reaching over half a billion people worldwide.

With over 15 years of experience leading vital projects in the mobile ecosystem, Richard has an exceptional understanding of the key challenges being faced by the industry. In the past, Richard led the GSMA IoT programme where he secured industry agreements to key standards for M2M chipset design and remote SIM provisioning. These two are widely deployed nowadays. Richard also has a wealth of experience working with governments and regulators.

In addition, Richard Cockle currently holds an advisory role with HR Tech consultancy SilverCloudHR, where he works with blue-chip companies to develop and implement their HR Tech strategies. Prior to the GSMA, Richard held a number of technology delivery roles in Vodafone and BT.

Richard Butlewski

APAC Sales Director, Idemia

Richard Butlewski

Richard has 20 years experience working in the Telecom industry on Value Added Services. He is currently in charge of the business development of Solution to Mobile Operators in APAC for IDEMIA, after having done the same in Europe. He has previously worked in several start ups, for Mobile operator and Internet service provider.

Crispin Tristram

Vice President, Digital Lifestyle Services, Telkomsel

Crispin Tristram

As Vice President Digital Lifestyle, Crispin works closely with Telkomsel’s leadership team to deliver the best digital entertainment to Indonesia. With transformational leadership experience in telecommunications, digital media and digital transformation, Crispin looks after Video, Music, Games and value-added services for Telkomsel’s 190 million customer base.

Julian Gorman

Head Asia Pacific, GSMA

Julian Gorman

Julian is a global telecommunications executive with over 20 years of experience working in the mobile industry leading Group and MNO business transformation initiatives and establishing new digital business opportunities. He has pioneered new business and innovation in mature and emerging markets across Africa, Europe, Australia and Asia with industry leaders including Vodafone, MTN and Ooredoo. He has always been at the forefront of establishing partnerships and disrupting conventional business models including launching award winning start up programs in Indonesia and Myanmar. He has been recognised for his innovation in digital women, health and agriculture services with industry awards and grants. He now leads the Strategic Engagement team in APAC engaging CxO leaders across the region to optimise member participation and commitment to GSMA programs while providing a trusted channel for exchange of ideas, priorities and focus. Julian has degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Law from Australia and is now based in Singapore.


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