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Commercial Consultant, GSMA
Brian is responsible for the commercial proposition development of identity solutions at GSMA. His career includes product and proposition development in both the Financial Services vertical at UK retail banks Barclays, Lloyds and RBS, as well as Telecomms, heading up the Digital Product team, Commerce, at Telefonica UK.
Global 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.
Senior Consultant, GSMA
Mark and his analyst team work to support the intelligence and consultancy needs of the GSMA programmes, helping them deliver on their Identity, Spectrum and Future Networks deliverables. He has worked on the personal data topic previously at Ovum Telecoms and at GSMA for over 10 years and regularly moderates at privacy and security conferences, also appearing on television and radio discussing personal data, big tech and all things digital.
Head of Applications and Services, GSMA
David Pollington is the Head of Applications & Services at the GSMA, focussing currently on GSMA’s strategic programme, Identity which through the Mobile Connect initiative is bringing a portfolio of identity services to market with Mobile Operators worldwide to make it easier for consumers to manage their identity online.
Prior to joining the GSMA David was part of the Vodafone R&D leadership, instrumental in driving many of the key technology transitions across the industry as mobile devices evolved from pure telephony devices to the smartphones of today and generating new revenue opportunities for Vodafone in fields such as data analytics.
David graduated from Imperial College, London with a Masters degree (MEng) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering and has more than 20 years’ experience in the mobile industry.