Attributes Mobile Connect Summit

18 – 19 September 2019

Telefonica UK, 20 Air St, Soho, London W1B 5AN

Please note this event is for GSMA members only

The first event organised by the Mobile Connect Interest Group will take place on 18 and 19 September 2019 at the Telefonica offices in London. It follows the request from many of you to have a balance between conference calls as well as face-to-face meetings and online collaboration.

Monetising Attributes will explore how MNOs, channel partners and service providers have been working together to roll-out services and deliver insights from fellow business leaders as well as provide you an opportunity to discuss a variety of topics. We have also left plenty of time for you to network and have those small but so important conversations.

Registration for this event is now closed.



Wednesday, 18 September 2019


Time Session Speaker
09:00-09:30 Arrival & Coffee
09:30-09:45 Welcome and introduction

·      Overview of Interest Group objectives

Niklas Bergvall, MCIG Chair, GSMA
09:45-10:15 GSMA Identity programme update Richard Cockle, Head of Identity, GSMA
10.15-10:45 Overview of the UK attributes market

·      Where it started, what were the opportunities and the challenges?

·      Services – what it does/ how it benefits?

·      Future plans

Glyn Povah, Global Head of Product Development Mobile Identity, LUCA (Telefónica Data Unit)
10:45-11:15 Break
11:15-11:45 Commercial strategy: Vodafone’s lessons learned from their Mobile Connect Attribute business: market sizing, regulatory landscape, market development and the opportunity horizon. Fraser King, Head of Mobile Identity and Location Insight, Vodafone Enterprise
11.45-12:15 Panel Session: Working together as MNOs to create and build a market.

·      Importance of working together

·      Results, customer engagement, pilots

Moderator: David Pollington, Head of Applications & Services, GSMA;

Glyn Povah, Telefonica

Philip Mo, Three

Kevin Scarr, Vodafone

12:15-12:45 Protecting Our Customers From the Bad Guys

·      Banking & Authentication challenges

·      Cross industry opportunity: The Big Bang Theory of Identity

·      Q&A

Ryan Gosling, Head of Partnerships & Business Development, Callsign
12:45-14:15 Lunch
14:15-14:45 Sales of attributes:

·      Sales cycle

·     Competencies and partnering

Duncan Sturdy, Head of Digital Identity, Three
14:45-15:15 Marketing of attribute services Keiron Dalton, Mobile Identity, EE/BT
15:15-15:45 Break
15:45-16:30 Panel discussion: Legal basis for processing attributes Moderated by Niklas Bergvall, GSMADuncan Sturdy, Three

Terry Evetts, Vodafone

16:30-17:00 Industrialising mobile identity services Pravesh Arora, Head Mobile Identity BICS/Telesign
17:00-17:15 Summary and closing GSMA
18:30-22:00 Networking Reception sponsored by



Location: Bond in Motion, VIP back entrance in Covent Garden, next to London Transport Museum.


Thursday, 19 September 2019

Time Session Speaker
09:00-09.30 Arrival & Coffee
09.30-09.45 Introduction of the day & Reflections Niklas Bergvall, MCIG Chair, GSMA
09.45-11.15 Platforms and operations: Overview and recent updates

·      API Exchange for cross operator federation

·      Developer Portal and SDKs/Client libraries: Supporting SP onboarding

·      Operator Management Console – Streamlining processes with the GSMA

·      Interoperability Test Suite Portal – Testing APIs

·      Monitoring and support

·      Q&A

Deep dive session into the challenges and solutions for SP on boarding. 

Marcus Dormanns and Scott Hughes, GSMA Platform and Operations Team
11.15-11.45 Break
11.45-12.15 Going global with attributes

·        Building the business case for going global

·        Roadmap and key tech steps

·        Lessons learned

Mus Dumenci, Senior Manager, Digital Life & Enabling Services, CK Hutchison 3 Group (H3G)
12.15-12.45 Digital Identity Attributes James Goodsall, VP International, Payfone

Rob Meakin, Head of Product Management, TransUnion

12.45-14.00 Lunch
14.00-14.30 Utilising Mobile Operator Network Attributes to protect merchants from Account Takeover:

  • How fraudsters commit Account Takeover
  • What are the problems we can solve?
  • What attributes help protect against Account Takeover?

What does success look like in this market, target sectors / clients?

Stephen Fowler, VP Business Development New Markets EMEA, Boku Identity
14.30-15.00  Risk scoring insights

David Pollington, GMSA

Glyn Povah, Telefonica

Emre Tanriverdioglu, Turkcell

15.00-15.30  Summary and close