MWC20 Barcelona Summit: Identity as a service empowering the digital economy

Start: Sunday 23 February 2020 9:30 am

End: Sunday 23 February 2020 5:00 pm

Location: Barcelona

Identity Summit MWC20 Barcelona

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With the growth of the digital economy, our digital identity and personal data have become prevalent in our everyday lives. This translates into new challenges for businesses when it comes to protecting and managing customer data from cyber fraud, something which can be complex and costly.

The mobile industry can protect, simplify and streamline the digital economy for its customers. On one hand, operator data can give confidence to individuals transacting over the internet through secure smart transactions that enhance their experience. On the other hand, this operator data represents new revenue opportunities for businesses in the financial service sector.

We are convening the mobile industry at the Identity Summit to showcase the commercial opportunities afforded through collaboration with technology and industry partners to empower the flow of the digital economy. Experts in the industry will be sharing insights from risk scoring models and KYC data to redesigning the identity ecosystem with decentralised identity.

This event is aimed at businesses in the Financial Services sector who would like to learn more about how operators and technology partners can help them explore new revenue streams and streamline processes as well as those operators who would like to take advantage of their unique position in providing real-time data for identity and personal data management.


Time Session Speaker
09:45-10:00 Welcome & Overview of the identity landscape

Where is identity now? What are the operators doing? Who was been successful and what have they done to create that success to date.

Richard Cockle, Head of Identity, GSMA
10:00-10:15 Success story Turkcell
10:15-10:30 Success story Speaker to be announced soon
10:30-11:00 Keynote: What is identity and why is it important? The bigger picture and where the latest trends are taking us

This is not just about mobile, but about the holistic landscape of identity and what it is to all of us as business and consumers – the ‘wow’ factor and what’s hot, and what’s not!

11:00-11:20 The need for identity has never been greater

What are the businesses doing to combat identity theft and fraudulent use specifically? What are the challenges and how are they overcoming them. How the operator’s unique position, and real-time assets, can accelerate the opportunities for more trusted digital identity services

Speaker to be announced soon
11:20-11:50 Break
11:50-13:30 With the growth of digital transactions and requirement to protect users and secure their ongoing trust, it’s vital that fraud is recognised early and appropriate measures are in place to mitigate against it now and for the future.

  • Online fraud: How big is it?  What are the challenges now and in the future for users and businesses?
  • What is the industry doing to shut down fraudsters and what are the future opportunities?
Brian Gorman, Senior Manager, Commercial, Identity, GSMA




Rest of speakers to be announced soon

13:00-14:30 Lunch
14:30-15:30 In the physical world, we all have control of our identity and what information we may choose to divulge about ourselves. In the online world we don’t, and with growing concerns around privacy, a new paradigm taking a more decentralised approach to identity which puts the user back in charge (self-sovereign) is gathering momentum.

Redesigning the identity ecosystem

  • Decentralising identity to create an open and trusted playground
  • Putting the user in control of their digital identity by making it self-sovereign
David Pollington, Head of Services Technology, GSMA


SK Telecom


Rest of speakers participants to be announced soon

15:30-16:00 Break
16:00-17:15 We are all looking for new ways to enhance revenue and grow our share of the market.  How can the mobile industry support your business growth targets?

Unlocking the value of operator data

Featuring use case illustrations for credit risk scoring.

Brian Gorman, Senior Manager, Commercial, Identity, GSMA




17:15-17:30 So, what are the next steps? The mobile industry is in a position to protect, simplify and streamline the digital economy for business and users alike.

  • Join the GSMA identity Programme – get involved
  • MCIG and Mobile Connect
  • Learn from those operators already working on this and from our partners in industry
Richard Cockle, Head of Identity, GSMA
17:30-20:00 Networking Reception: Meet the experts


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