GSMA Thrive APAC: Re-imagining Digital Identity

GSMA Thrive APAC: Re-imagining Digital Identity

Start: Tuesday 3 November 2020 14:30

End: Tuesday 3 November 2020 15:30

Venue: Online

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Webinar Summary

Time: 14:30 (MYT) | 06:30 (GMT)

As part of the GSMA Thrive APAC, we are pleased to invite you to the Reimagining Digital Identity session sponsored by Telesign & Infobip.

The current pandemic has accelerated digital interaction between business & individuals at an unprecedented pace increasing the need for secure digital identity solutions to reduce friction, provide a seamless experience and to reduce fraud.

To thrive in this new digital landscape, there is a need for more open solutions rather than the traditional firewall / VPN based approach & digital ID will play a crucial role.

More generally, the current pandemic has sped up digital transformation for organizations & those wishing to thrive in the new normal will benefit from an open approach which builds on digital identity solutions.

In this webinar hear our experts, technology partners and mobile operators discuss:
• Delivering commercial success through identity services
• The value and commercial scalability of mobile-based identity service
• The role of operators in developing commercial identity services offered through their own infrastructure
• New revenue opportunities for operators & technology partners


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.

Parag Modi

Strategic Engagement Director, India, GSMA

Parag Modi

Elma Serdarevic

Head of Operator Partnership APAC, Infobip

Elma Serdarevic

Experienced telecom solutions manager, passionate about engineering and new technologies, driven by creativity and innovation. Having telecommunications experience with an understanding of business issues currently facing mobile operators, especially around A2P business, monetisation challenges, and new innovative enterprise solutions.

Elma is a consulting professional with a Master in Telecommunication engineering. Skilled in Mobile Communications, Business Development, Project Management, Negotiation and Leadership.

Snehashis Khan

Head - Data Partnerships APAC & ME, TeleSign

Snehashis Khan

Snehashis Khan is a leader and strategist with more than 18 years of experience in the IT, Telecom, and Fintech industries. As Head of Data Partnerships, APAC & ME at TeleSign, he plays a major role in driving cross-functional synergies and establishing new relationships in the data industry. Prior to TeleSign, Khan was with HCL, Vodafone, and Experian setting up and scaling operations into sustainable and profitable businesses. He has spoken at several industry events including GSMA and the Location World Conference.

Viktorija Radman

Telecom Solutions Director, Infobip

Viktorija Radman

Viktorija Radman is a Telecom Solutions Director at Infobip, focusing entirely on the emerging Mobile Identity technology. In this role, her main mission is to evangelize MI to mobile operators by driving technical integration and go-to-market activities, coordinating various teams at Infobip and their mobile operator counterparts.

Before joining Infobip, Viktorija had a successful career at Ericsson Nikola Tesla, the Croatia-based arm of the Swedish networking giant, where she started as a software engineer, advancing ultimately to the senior solution architect role.

Viktorija holds a degree in telecommunications from the prestigious Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing in Zagreb, Croatia.

Ilya Kravtsov


Ilya Kravtsov

Ilya Kravtsov is an experienced professional within mobile/internet space with many years of experience split between TMT Management Consulting, Telecoms and IT Startups. Currently Ilya Kravtsov is leading PouchNATION (, Singapore based tech company specialized in Crowd Management Technologies, IoT, Contactless Payments, and Behavioral Analytics. Previous to its current role Ilya Kravtsov worked as Head of Commercial Strategy for XL-Axiata, 2 Bln USD in revenue Telecom operator and as a Management Consultant for Delta Partners, a leading advisory firm in emerging markets focusing on TMT (Telecoms-Media-Technology) industry. Other experiences include: advising several Venture Capital funds in South East Asia (Ruvento, InvestIdea); working for General Electric (finance department)

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About GSMA Thrive APAC

GSMA Thrive APAC is a virtual event brought to you by the people behind MWC, 3 -5 November 2020. Join the region’s leaders, innovators and change-makers for three days of online discussion. We’ll be uncovering how the adoption of new technologies is transforming APAC and beyond to drive a new digital nation.

Find out more information about GSMA Thrive APAC.

10 mins

Re-imagining Digital Identity

  • Reducing Friction
  • Securing Consumer Trust
  • Enhanced & adaptive user experience
  • Gaining Efficiency & certainty in financial service
Richard Cockle, Head of Identity, GSMA

10 mins

Digital identity landscape in post pandemic world. A practical guide to launching profitable Identity services

  • Covid-19 supercharging online & digital transformation
  • Enhanced need for secure digital identity
  • Key building blocks
  • Ecosystem collaboration
Viktorija Radman, Telecom Solutions Director, Infobip

10 mins

Growing Importance of Health verification along with Digital Identity during Covid-19.
Ilya Kravtsov, CEO, Pouch Nation

10 mins

Fighting financial fraud with mobile number intelligence
Snehashis Khan, Head Data Partnership, APAC & ME, Telesign

20 mins

Live Panel:  Managing Digital Identities, KYC,  Fraud & Risk Scoring
Ilya Kravtsov, CEO, Pouch Nation

Snehashis Khan, Head Data Partnership, APAC & ME, Telesign

Elma Serdarevic, Head of Operator Partnerships, APAC, Infobip

Moderator: Parag Modi, Director Strategic Engagement SEA, GSMA.