MWC24 Barcelona – 5G IoT Summit

MWC24 Barcelona – 5G IoT Summit

Start: Wednesday 28 February 2024 09:00

End: Wednesday 28 February 2024 11:30

Venue: Gran Fira Barcelona, Hall 8, Theatre 4

Location: Barcelona, Spain

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5G IoT Summit – Making IoT work for Customers

As 5G Massive IoT, including LTE-M and NB-IoT , continues to grow and scale up we see new technologies and enablers like NTN Satellite linking with Cellular LPWAN to enhance coverage for customer applications. Additionally, the new GSMA IoT eSIM specification has launched which is specifically designed to meet the requirements of end customers. There is a growing need for automating Operations and Data management and opportunities now arise for AI to play a role in IoT to create value that will save time and money.

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GSMA Industry Member

Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) is a global security technology group headquartered in Munich, Germany. As a trusted partner to customers with the highest demands, G+D secures the essential values of the world with its solutions. Founded in 1852, the company develops technology with passion and precision in four major playing fields: payment, connectivity, identities and digital infrastructures. With a wealth of experience in securing connectivity, G+D is the trusted partner and pioneer for all challenges posed by the Internet of Things. For more than 30 years G+D has been part of the global SIM success story. From delivering the world's first commercial SIM to pioneering the first eSIM management solution and iSIM, G+D has always been considered a technological leader in this field. Today, we offer connectivity and security solutions for the consumer, enterprise and industrial IoT. Serving mobile network operators, automotive manufacturers, chip, module and device makers as well as SMEs, our portfolio ranges from pluggable SIM, eSIM and secure smartcard operating systems to high-performance Lifecycle Management systems and global connectivity services for enterprises and Private Networks. G+D has a workforce of 12,600 employees and generated sales of EUR 2.53 billion in the 2022 fiscal year. A total of 103 subsidiaries and joint ventures across 33 countries ensure customer proximity worldwide.


GSMA Industry Member

At Kigen, we are making the future of securing connectivity simple. As simple as can be. Together with our partners and customers, we are at the forefront of unlocking a new era of secure IoT as Integrated SIM (iSIM) and eSIM become mainstream choice for connected devices. Our industry-leading SIM OS products enable over 2 billion SIMs. Our GSMA certified remote SIM provisioning and eSIM services drive this momentum further placing us amongst top 5 SIM vendors globally. As an Arm founded company, we bring an ecosystem approach to driving innovation and collaboration. For more information, go to or speak to us on @Kigen_Ltd on Twitter and LinkedIn about #futureofSIM.

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Event Agenda

Topic Speaker
09:00 – 09:05 Welcome Introduction: Making IoT work for the customer Richard Cockle, Head of Programme – Identity, GSMA
09:05 – 09:20 Sponsored Keynote – Mastering the IoT Puzzle: Securing Seamless Connectivity


In this keynote, G+D explores the business case for the IoT, as well as the major pain points of coverage, global scalability, and security.
In order to address these paint points, it’s clear that IoT connectivity providers need to provide everything from SIM technology to connectivity, lifecycle management, devices, and complete IoT solutions. This full-stack approach, industry standards advocacy, and simplified deployment strategies redefine IoT excellence.

As leaders in security tech and secure SIM technology, we prioritize end-to-end protection and data integrity. With cellular connectivity across 185 countries and integrated satellite solutions, we secure seamless connectivity, even in remote areas.

Join us on the journey to master the IoT puzzle, where satellite connectivity propels IoT into new frontiers, promising unparalleled global success, security, and profitability.

Dr. Philipp Schulte, CEO, Giesecke+Devrient Mobile Security
9:20-09:35 Sponsored Keynote – Scaling IoT: Through the Device maker’s Lens


Did techno-optimism lead us to overestimate how fast IoT can scale? What does it take to bring a convergence of technology, modules, chipsets, networks, and the cloud to drive IoT scale? Fast forward to 2024: We now have ways for global companies to adopt Cellular IoT – whether their devices seek connectivity on the high seas or through space. However, many customers are often in unchartered territories and have diverse requirements across manufacturing, regulation, impact, and sustainability. So, what is needed to help break down the next barriers?

Join Vincent Korstanje for a discussion on what collaborative strides are needed to solve these and unlock the next billion connections and the impact this can have on our world!

Vincent Korstanje, CEO, Kigen


Cameron Coursey, Vice President, AT&T Connected Solutions

09:35 – 10:05 NTN Panel Session – How will Satellite work with Cellular LWPAN


New LEO satellite solutions are being launched that will enhance 5G IoT technologies and enhance coverage for IoT Solutions. We will hear how Terrestrial and Non-Terrestrial Network Operators are working together to make this happen.


Jim Morrish, Founding Partner, Transforma Insights


  • Parth Trivedi, CEO and Co-Founder, Skylo Technologies
  • Marco Guadalupi, Chief Technology Officer, Sateliot
  • Jens Olejak, Head of Satellite IoT Program, Deutsche Telekom IoT
  • Steve Szabo, Verizon Wireless
10:05 – 10:20 GSMA IoT Community Review Jens Olejak, Head of Satellite IoT Program, Deutsche Telekom IoT
10:20 – 10:35 Ambient IoT in Release 19 – Opportunities, Implications. Issues, and the Trillion Thing Disruption


With the inclusion of Ambient IoT in 5G Advanced Release 19 the touch paper on the biggest disruption since the smart phone has been lit.

What are the implications and opportunities when 10 trillion things are connectable to Chat GPT and the full power of the internet? Disruption and opportunities abound, from the manufactures of consumer products that can now go online: food, clothing, medicine, the retailers that sell them, to the network providers, equipment manufacturers and the businesses that support them.

In this session we will explain ambient IoT and the implication for each category of player in the telecommunications ecosystem.

Steve Statler, Chief Marketing Officer, Wiliot
10:35 – 10:50 Efficient connectivity and security management for Massive IoT

Massive IoT requires an efficient connectivity management and strong cybersecurity protection to elements, enabling global device distribution, sustainable and secure operations over the entire IoT service life-cycle.

Join this speaking slot to understand how innovative solutions can build on eSIM and the new IoT GSMA standards to deliver unprecedented Flexibility and security to businesses

Jean-Francois GROS, Head of IoT Services Product Line, Thales
10:50 – 11:15 Panel Session – Creating and Enhancing value for IoT Customers

The new GSMA IoT SIM specification is now available. In this session we will hear how this will benefit customers. We will also explore the role that AI will play in managing data and operations and how it can be trusted.


Bruno Mamer, Independent Consultant, Lavoisier Management & Consulting


  • Paul Bradley, VP Solution Sales, Kigen
  • Sam Colley, Product Strategy, Giesecke+Devrient
  • Juan José González Menaya, Head of Connectivity, Telefonica Tech
  • Nicolas Damour, Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships, Semtech Corporation
11:15 – 11:30 State of IoT Nation – Analyst View Matt Hatton, Founding Partner, Transforma Insights
11:30 5G IoT Summit Close Shane Rooney, Senior Technical Director, GSMA
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