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MWC19 Barcelona Seminar: Future Proofing the Internet of Things – IoT Security Today and Tomorrow


February 26 @ 3:30 pm
February 26 @ 5:00 pm
Fira Gran Via
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Barcelona, Spain

Seminar Theatre 1, CC1.5, Hall 1, South Entrance (Level 1), Fira Gran Via
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Without security, today’s vision for the Internet of Things cannot become tomorrow’s reality. If customers cannot trust that their smart door locks, energy meters or smart home speakers are secure, and their personal data is at risk of being stolen or tampered with, the IoT cannot exist.

To unlock the full potential of the market, IoT devices and services must be secured, and companies have to take responsibility to embed security from the beginning and at every stage of the service lifecycle.

This seminar brings together leading industry experts from across the ecosystem and sheds light on current best practices as well as future developments and security mechanisms. The topics covered include:

IoT Security Today

  • A live demonstration on hack recovery
  • Industry code of conducts, standards, guidelines and assessment processes

IoT Security Tomorrow

  • Future certification developments within Europe
  • SIM-based IoT security solutions

Agenda and Speakers

15:30 Welcome and Introduction

PwC: Mohammad Chowdhury, Partner
15:35 Live Demo – Hack Recovery

ElevenPaths, Telefónica: Francisco José Ramírez Vicente, Security Researcher
15:45 Proving You Are Secure in the Age of the IoT – Presentations and Q&A

DCMS: Jasper Pandza, Assistant Director, Secure by Design
Orange Spain: José Ramón Monleón, Chief Information Security Officer
Verizon: Bharadwaj Pulugundla, Manager IoT Strategy & Innovation
GSMA: Ian Smith, IoT Security Lead

Moderator: Mohammad Chowdhury, Partner, PwC
16:25 Leveraging the SIM for IoT Security – Panel Discussion

SIMalliance: Remy Cricco, Chairman of the Board
Telefónica: Vicente Segura, Head of IoT Security
Telit: Omer Harel, Director of SIM Technologies
GSMA: Mona Mustapha, IoT Technical Specialist

Moderator: Mohammad Chowdhury, Partner, PwC


Jasper Pandza

Jasper Pandza

Assistant Director, Secure by Design, DCMS

Jasper Pandza is Assistant Director in the Secure by Design team at the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) where he leads on the Code of Practice for Consumer IoT Security. He was rapporteur of ETSI Technical Specification 103 645 which is based on the Code of Practice. Before joining DCMS, Jasper was responsible for rail cybersecurity policy at the Department for Transport. Jasper holds a PhD in War Studies from King’s College London.
Jose Ramon Martinez

José Ramón Monleón

Chief Information Security Officer, Orange Spain

Jose Ramon holds an engineering master degree in telecommunications from the University of Valencia “Universidad Politécnica de Valencia”. Currently is the Chief Information Security Officer – CISO at Orange Spain. More than 10 years of experience in coordination/management of IT/OT projects. He has +10 years of experience within Cybersecurity in a Global overview in Orange Spain, GRC, ISO 27000 certification, establishing an iSOC (Security and Intelligence Operation Center) and establishing ISec4IoT center (Intelligent Security for IoT). Jose Ramon is a speaker at many events nationally and internationally, and a member and collaborator within these security organizations, GSMA, ENISA, EC3, ISACA, INCIBE, CNPIC, DigitalES y ISMS.

Fran Ramírez

Mohammad Chowdhury

Partner, PwC

Mohammad is a Partner at PwC Australia and the firm’s Telecom, Media and Technology lead partner in Australia, NZ and SE Asia. He has 28 years’ experience covering public policy, strategy and regulation focusing on the intersect between industry, economy and society, and worked in over 80 countries. He advises telecom operators, city and government clients, and previously undertook executive roles for Vodafone and IBM. Mohammad served as Adviser to the Government of Myanmar authoring the country’s first telecom masterplan, has advised the World Bank and the UN Broadband Commission on internet of things, eHealth and the 4th Industrial Revolution and serves on the board of a number of technology-focused startups.
Remy Cricco

Remy Cricco

Chairman of the Board, SIMalliance

Remy Cricco has been with IDEMIA since 2006. Within his current role as Director of Technical Marketing and Standardization, Telecom, Remy actively contributes to the definition of the product and service strategy, understanding the technology trends and movements of the telecom ecosystem to build a matching portfolio.
Prior to this, Remy headed the Business Line for Embedded Products and Solutions, bringing flexible connectivity and secure IoT services to mobile network operators, service providers and OEMs.
Before joining IDEMIA, Remy held various Technical and Business positions across the Telecom and Semiconductor industries, including roles at key players such as ST Microelectronics, GFI, Gemplus (now Gemalto) and Atmel (Now Microchip). Remy holds an engineering degree in software and electronics from Polytech Marseille, France (1997).
Fran Ramírez

Fran Ramírez

Security Researcher, ElevenPaths, Telefónica

Education: University Degree in Computing Engineering and Certificate of higher education in Industrial and Digital Electronics.
Job experience: more than 15 years working as system administrator in a Spanish multinational company, working in USA from 2013 to 2016 as IT Senior System Engineer (New York City headquarters), consolidating all IT technologies and datacenters for all the subsidiaries companies throughout the country and Canada. Working at Telefonica and ElevenPaths since 2017 as Security Researcher in the CDO team.
Vicente Segura

Vicente Segura

Head of IoT Security, Telefónica

Vicente has more than 15 years of experience in the security field. During this time, he has held several positions in different departments, gaining a multi-angle experience and knowledge in security, from internal consultancy and innovation, to product development, both in consumer and corporate segments.
Currently, Vicente leads the IoT Security lab, a Telefónica initiative aiming at developing and delivering a compelling end to end value proposition in IoT Security combining Telefónica´s core assets and capabilities, in-house products and partners’ products.
Vicente holds a master of science in Telecommunication Engineering and a bachelor degree in Business Administration. He also holds the CISSP certification in security.

Omer Harel

Omer Harel

Director of SIM Technologies, Telit

Omer Harel has almost fifteen years of experience in the telecommunications industry in the fields of SIM cards, infrastructure, and networking. For the past four years, Omer has lead innovative projects in the IoT ecosystem with Telit.
Bharadwaj Pulugundla

Bharadwaj Pulugundla

Manager IoT Strategy & Innovation, Verizon

Bharadwaj is a manager for IoT Strategy and Innovation at Verizon Enterprise solutions. He is currently leading the Global IoT Security practice for professional services.
He has been providing thought leadership to various organizations, industry and government bodies around the world. He is specialised in the areas of Digital Innovation, IoT Security & Privacy, Identity Management, Block Chain, Customer Experience and Contextual Learning.
Bharadwaj has been working on various research projects within OIX (Open Identity Exchange), Trust in Digital Life, GSMA mobile connect and EU funded research programmes such as FP7 and Horizon 2020. These projects are aimed at building solutions to improve online trust, by addressing key topics in digital identity management for people and devices eg, security, user data privacy and consent management.
Bharadwaj is an active speaker at various conferences.
Bharadwaj holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Rotterdam School of Management.
Mona Mustapha

Mona Mustapha

IoT Technical Specialist, GSMA

Mona is a technical specialist within the GSMA’s IoT Programme, involved in the Mobile IoT Initiative, Identity and Access Management (IAM) and IoT security projects. As part of her activities, Mona is actively promoting the GSMA’s message through the GSMA IoT Security Guidelines and Assessment. Mona also worked on IoT aspects related to industrial applications, and highlighted the link between licensed spectrum low power wide area (LPWA) technologies and 5G.
Prior to joining the GSMA, Mona worked with mobile network operators and global enterprise customers to develop their IoT solutions. Mona was also an active contributor in standardisation bodies such as ETSI and 3GPP, where she chaired the Service Requirements group (3GPP SA1) for 3 years. During her time in standards, Mona covered a diverse range of topics including M2M and public safety mission critical communications.
Ian Smith

Ian Smith

Ian Smith, IoT Security Lead, GSMA

Ian is a technologist working for the GSMA, which represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, and produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Ian is currently leading the GSMA’s IoT Security project which has recently published a comprehensive set of IoT Security Guidelines. Prior to this Ian led the delivery of the GSMA IoT Connection Efficiency Guidelines and the GSMA Embedded SIM Specifications.
Before joining the GSMA, Ian has held senior technical positions within network operators including Hutchison and Orange where he oversaw the design and development of the first commercial 3G handsets and SIM cards.
Ian holds a B.Eng. with joint honours in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science from Aston University, UK.

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