MWC19 Shanghai seminar: The future of digital identity in China
With digital services consolidating across Asia and particularly in China, identity and data are at the core of every business. Now more than ever, companies are looking to expand and monetise their identity data. Hosted by the GSMA Identity team, the first half of the seminar will explore how Chinese operators are building strong ties with the biggest merchants in China and how they are expanding their services to new technologies like 5G and IoT. The second half of the session will unveil how global service providers are accessing the Chinese consumer base. The session, delivered by key MNOs and the biggest merchants in China, will impart a holistic view of the future of digital identity in the region.
|14.00 – 14.15||Welcome & Introduction||Richard Cockle, Head of Identity, GSMA|
|14.15 – 14.25||From Mobile Connect to IT Connect||Zhuang Renfeng, EVP of CMIC, China Mobile|
|14.25 – 14.35||Identity Service Development of China Unicom||MA Yan, General Manager, China Unicom|
|14.35 – 14.45||Mobile Identity: One Touch; More Future||Ren Weiquan, Vice General Manager, China Telecom|
|14.45 – 15.05||The Future of Digital Identity in China||Zhuang Renfeng, EVP of CMIC, China Mobile
MA Yan, General Manager, China Unicom
Ren Weiquan, Vice General Manager, China Telecom
David Pollington, Head of Service Access, GSMA (host)
|15.05 – 15.25||Identity and Digital Twins: The foundation of a smart society||Wei Qing, CTO, Microsoft China|
|15.25 – 15.45||Accessing the Chinese market||Ivan Yang, Business Development Lead, Trulioo
Morgan Webb, Senior Strategic Alliances Lead, Microsoft
Stefan Kostic, CEO, IPification
Mark Harvey, Global Engagement Director, GSMA (host)
|15.55 – 16.00||Summary & Close|
Deputy General Manager , China Mobile Internet Company
Renfeng ZhuangMr. Renfeng Zhuang has more than 20 years working experience in telecommunication Industry. As a senior executive who worked in Guangdong Mobile and Heilongjiang Mobile, he has won Science and Technology Progress Award of China Mobile many times and received the Special Allowance of the State Council. Currently, he is the Director and Deputy General Manager of China Mobile Internet Ltd., a subsidiary company of China Mobile, and responsible for the development and operation of two strategic products——Mobile Authentication and RCS.
Senior Programme Manager, Microsoft
Morgan WebbWithin the Microsoft Identity engineering team, Morgan Webb manages our key Partner Alliances, to ensure both successful technical integration and mutual business value. This is achieved through educating and enabling our Independent Software Vendor and Technology partners of the Azure Active Directory platform, then from both a business and technical perspective building a strategic roadmap of solution integration to our platform.
General Manager, China Unicom Online Information Technology
Ma YangMA Yan is the Chairman and General Manager of China Unicom Online Information Technology co., LTD., visiting professor of Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, and council member of IoT Engineering School of Jiangnan University. He is also a professor senior engineer graduated from ESC Rennes School of Business with MBA Ph.D. degree, an expert on IoT development of Wuxi City, a senior member of China Electronic Association. He has served as General Manager in Market Operation Department of China Netcom, General Manager in Home Customer Department of China Unicom, Director in IoT Office of China Unicom.
Head of Identity, GSMA
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.
Head of Applications & Services, GSMA
David Pollington, Head of Applications & Services at the GSMA will be hosting this Hangout focused on self-sovereign and decentralised identity and the future of identity within trends such as conversational commerce (RCS).
Global Engagement Director, GSMA
Stefan KosticPassionate and technology savvy telecom expert on a mission to establish partnerships with Telecom operators around the globe and companies from other industries that share the same vision that mobile authentication must be frictionless, secure and fully protect the user data & privacy. Currently leading technology-driven team behind IPification, aimed to disrupt and empower Telecom authentication space and make this vision a reality. 10+ years of international management and operational experience in FinTech and; Telecom industries. Over 8 years spearheading and building technology businesses across Asia Pacific region, helping to establish long-term strategic partnerships and boost innovative business models across various verticals.