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GSMA Future IoT Convention


June 26 @ 1:00 pm
June 26 @ 6:00 pm
Kerry Hotel Pudong
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No.1388 HuaMu Road, Pudong
Shanghai, China

Join the Future IoT Convention at MWC Shanghai 2019 which will bring together leading representatives from governments, mobile operators and enterprises, to demonstrate and discuss the latest developments in IoT, 5G and big data.

Open to all attendees. Pre-approved attendees will have priority. All others will be seated on a first come first served basis. You can register below:



AGENDA: GSMA Future IoT Convention
Wednesday 26 June 2019 13:00 – 18:00
Kerry Hotel Pudong, Level 3, Shanghai Ballroom 3

Time Agenda Description
13:00- 14:00 Session 1: Opening Keynote –The Future of IoT, 5G and Big Data  The future of the IoT is an exciting place, and the value of the Internet of Things is clearer now than ever before. This opening keynote provides an overview on the key opportunities, which lie ahead, and how mobile operators are addressing these.
14:00-15:30 Session 2: Mobile IoT in the 5G World Available Mobile IoT Networks are an integral part of the growing 5G solution. In this interactive panel discussion, with audience Q&A, hear about new solutions that 5G and Mobile IoT are providing for the range of IoT services in the industry, healthcare and automotive markets.
15:30-16:00 Convention Tea Break  
16.00- 17:00 Session 3: Beyond Connectivity  IoT Big Data, Analytics and Machine Learning can provide companies with business opportunities that stretch far beyond pure connectivity.  Hear real life examples from operators & verticals who are building new strategies and pushing the boundaries of connectivity.
17.00-18.00 Session 4: Security to Scale the Long term Future of the IoT
Without security, the Internet of Things will cease to exist. This panel discussion features companies who are taking the initiative to embed security from the beginning and at every stage of the IoT value chain.


Xu Jiehong

VP, Advan Tech

Chet Babla

VP - Emerging Business Group, Arm

Chet Babla is VP in the Emerging Businesses Group at Arm, where he leads a team focused on enabling device security and also exploring future growth opportunities. Prior to Arm, he was at MediaTek, where he led the EMEA business development, sales and customer support teams.

Chet has worked in the semiconductor industry for over 25 years, covering a variety of wireless and wireline technologies in technical and commercial roles. Chet has worked at multinationals and several UK fabless start-ups. Chet was also an ICT sector specialist advisor to the UK government’s trade and industry department.

Mr. Zhong Ping

Executive Director, China Telecom

Chen Xiaotian

General Manager, China Unicom IoT

Co.,LTD. Chen has engaged in engineering, operation, marketing and management in telecommunication industry for 30 years.

Thomas Henz

Programme Director -DT

Thomas Henze is Program Director Zero Touch Connectivity within the Technology &Innovation Division of Deutsche Telekom AG in Bonn, Germany. In this role he coordinates all related activities within DT and with external partners. Thomas has been with Deutsche Telekom since 2001 in various leading product development as well as product and innovation management positions. Among others he played a major role in defining a global industry approach for Consumer eSIM and led the respective DT implementation program.

Thomas also led the product management for mobile access products as well as the group-wide introduction programs for UMTS and LTE in Germany and Europe.The graduated engineer for computer science started his carrier as development engineer formobile telecommunication software at Alcatel SEL AG in Stuttgart, Germany

Kristian Järnefelt

Executive Vice President, F-Secure.

Kristian Järnefelt is Executive Vice President of Consumer cyber security at F-Secure. Prior to F-Secure Kristian held leadership positions at Fujitsu and HP and he has served as a CEO of multiple start ups. Kristian has a master’s degree from the Helsinki School of Economics.

Veni Shone

President of HiSilicon (Shanghai), Huawei

Mr. Veni Shone, is responsible for global operation of HiSilicon (Shanghai)Technologies covering R&D,marketing& sales, as well as delivery. HiSilicon(Shanghai) Technologies has been concentrating in the strategy of”Video+Connectivity+AI”, dedicating to the innovations of chipsets for HD & UHD digital videos, connectivity from GPON/10GPON, G.hn,Wi-Fito4G/5G and NB-IoT,enabling all applications in homes and thousands of industries as the foundation of fully connected intelligent world.Mr. Veni Shone has been serving Huawei for more than 20 years, with rich experience in global video and ICT industry. Prior to the current position, Mr. Veni Shone was the president of LTE product line,CEO of Huawei Brazil, Vice President of Huawei Central & Eastern and Nordic Europe Region. He also worked in North Africa,Mid-East and central Asia Region .In his early career at Huawei,Mr. Veni Shone headed global GSM/UMTS sales division after many years of R&D experience.

Lei Win

Vice President, Inspur

Lin Wei has been engaged in the research and application of technology in the field of communication and information technology for a long time. He has made a series of outstanding achievements in network operation support, next generation network, big data and industry digital transformation. Selected for the 2010 Beijing Science and Technology Nova Program.Won 1 National Scientific and Technology Progress Award, 5 Provincial and Ministerial Science and Technology Progress Awards. He has completed a large number of large-scale software development of the information system project and other project implementation in many industries.

Markus Borchert

CEO, Nokia Shanghai Bell

With more than 25 years of international experience in the telecommunications, IT and IT Services industries, Markus is a leader who cherishes the opportunity of transformational and turn-around assignments. Effective January 1, 2019, Markus Borchert is appointed CEO of Nokia Shanghai Bell and President of Greater China region. Markuswas the Head of Europeat Nokia.In this role he led all operations of Nokia in Europe including sales,marketing,business management, operations and delivery. Since 2016, Markus also serves as President of DIGITAL EUROPE, a Brussel-based industry association representing the digital technology industry in Europe.Prior to his current position, Markus served as President of Nokia Greater China. During his time in China, he managed to establish Nokia as the leading non-Chinese supplier in the region.Earlier leadership positions include roles in global sales, strategy,marketing,portfolio management,business unit management and key account management. Markus holds a MS in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Munich and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.In 2014, he was presented with the China Friendship Award.

Patrice Slupowski

Vice - President Digital Innovation, Orange

Patrice Slupowski is Vice-President Digital Innovation running the open-innovation corporate product marketing team of Orange,in charge of several projects around APIs,Internet of Things, mobile applications & mobile OS, personal data aggregation, privacy or emerging technologies (AI, VR, …).Patrice Slupowski is a marketing expert in IoT,social networks,connected TV, wellness & personal data and mobile multimedia services.He founded a start-up called Waptoo in 1999, one of the first companies to believe in the opportunities around mobile data,creating WAP and mobile services and proposing some automated mobile testing software, for companies and telcos, which has been acquired by Lagardere Group.Patrice has been involved in digital space from the very first minute, and is permanently connected from 1990.Patrice is a graduate in Information Science and Technology from Paris-Dauphine University.

Diomedes Kastanis

Head of IoT, Singtel

Diomedes Kastanis, is the Head of Internet of Things (IoT) for Singtel and drives all IoT-related businesses for Group Enterprise and Consumer Singapore. Prior to this, Diomedes lead the technology and innovation group for Ericsson in Silicon Valley around AI, AR, crypto, protocol evolution and service orchestration. Diomedes is also contributing towards the top universities collaboration, industry thought leadership and advanced technology incubations. He is an adviser to several forums and startups and hold several publications and patents.

Li Bin

Vice President, Sunsea

More than 20 years of R&D experience in the communications industry.(In 2015, he served as president of Cool pad Group, leading the company to take the lead in the competition of 4G network era. In 2016, he served as chairman and CEO ofivvi).Li Bin is involved in the evolution of mobile phones from simple communication tools to smart phones. He joined Sunsea AIoT as Executive Vice President, with intelligent equipment experience and responsible for product and solution innovative and development

Benoît Jouffrey

Benoît Jouffrey, Vice President, Thales Digital Identity

Benoît Jouffrey serves as Vice President for 5G Expertise within Thales Digital Identity and Security Business Unit.

He was until recently the Gemalto Vice President for Connectivity and Embedded Solutions being notably in-charge of the subscription management products, business and strategy.

From from 2010 to 2013, as Vice-President machine-to-machine (M2M) value-added services he was responsible for all cards and services delivered to the M2M / IoT market.

Benoît was based in Overath (Germany) from 2009-2010, supervising the Gemalto Digital Life Management software activities. He was also the Vice President, Strategy & Development for the Gemalto Telecom Business Unit in charge of the telecom strategy and long range plan. He has held various Sales management positions at Gemplus previously.


Prior 1999, Benoît was with Credit Agricole Indosuez (formerly Banque Indosuez).

Amaia White

Programme Manager, IoT

Amaia is the Programme Manager for the GSMA’s Mobile IoT Initiative. The GSMA’s Mobile IoT Initiative is helping to support the industry deliver commercial LPWA solutions for IoT using licensed spectrum (Mobile IoT). Leading a team of project managers and industry experts she manages the delivery of the various projects and industry engagement activities within the initiative,including,tracking commercial launches, producing industry papers and case studies that highlight examples of mobile IoT use within a range of verticals and growing the wider ecosystem through the GSMA Innovator Community.Prior to this Amaia has managed a number of projects both within Mobile IoT, and the Technology and Programme Services teams at the GSMA. She holds a BA in Linguistics from Leeds University and is a Prince2 qualified Project Manager.

Ian Smith

IoT Security Director, GSMA

Ian works for the GSM Association which represents the interests of over 800 mobile operators worldwide, and produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Ian currently leads the GSMA’s IoT Security project which has recently published a comprehensive set of IoT Security Guidelines and Self-Assessment scheme. 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 positions within network operators including Hutchison and Orange where he oversaw the design and development of the first commercial 3G handsets.

Ian holds a B.Eng. with joint honours in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science from Aston University, UK.

Kevin Pang

Head of Strategic Engagement, China, GSMA

Kevin Pang has joined GSMA as China Head of Strategic Engagement since Feb 2016. In this role, Kevin is responsible for managing and developing impactful local industry executive relationships in China. He is also promoting GSMA P5B programme regionally.Prior to GSMA, Kevin held position of Head of Marketing at Nokia Networks Greater China. He has over 18 years of experience of management in telecom industry and he served in several technology, sales and marketing positions in Nokia Networks and Ericsson. Kevin received an MBA in Guanghua School of Management from Peking University and a Bachelor degree in Electronic Engineering from Dalian University of Technology.

Graham Trickey

Head of Internet of Things Programme, GSMA

Graham Trickey is Head of the Internet of Things Programme at the GSMA. He works closely with network operators and the mobile ecosystem to help accelerate the delivery of new connected devices and services in the Machine-to-machine (M2M) market. He oversees a number of industry focused initiatives designed to support the growth of M2M in the immediate future and the (IoT) in the longer term.

Graham has worked at the GSMA for 14 years. He previously led the GSMA’s Network 2020 programme that aims to create global IP based services, such as VoLTE and RCS, and assist with the evaluation and adoption of interconnected operator IP services. Prior to that he led the GSMA’s Open Network Enabler API (OneAPI) project, that defines a commonly supported set of lightweight and Web friendly APIs, enabling mobile and other network operators to expose useful network information and capabilities to Web application developers.

Before joining the GSMA in 2001, Graham worked at Motorola for eight years as Director of End-to-End Solutions. He has also worked for major names like Inmos, ST Microelectronics, Texas Instruments and Intel.

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