Mobile Connect Americas Summit

Start: Tuesday 13 October 2015 3:04 pm

End: Thursday 15 October 2015 3:04 pm

Venue: New York City

Mobile Connect Americas Summit

The mobile industry across the Americas (US, Canada and Latin America) continues to drive innovation and set global standards. In 2014, the mobile ecosystem contribution to GDP in North America was US$550B and US$244B in Latin America.

Deep-rooted in the digital transformation economy, mobile continues to be at the heart of end users lives, impacting engagement and interactions with commerce, governments, banking, travel and other online services where there is a growing need for individuals to be able to manage and authenticate themselves in the digital world. This imperative is further compounded with growing exposure to identity-based fraud and theft, which is exploiting the inherent weaknesses in traditional log-in and access methods.

The mobile industry is coming together to deliver a new secure authentication solution for digital services that protects end user privacy. The solution is Mobile Connect and is already being delivered by over 17 mobile operators across 13 markets worldwide. Within the next year the industry plans to enable over 1 billion users around the world.

The GSMA invites you to take part in our Americas Summit where the mobile industry will be convening to discuss Mobile Connect – the interoperable global solution to mobile  authentication and personal data.
Hosted in New York, the event will be set over three days between the 13th and 15th October with a dedicated day for digital service providers. Below you can find more detail on the scheduled activities:


Tuesday 13th October – Global Interest Group Personal Data Programme Meeting

Venue: W Hotel Times Square, 1567 Broadway, New York, 10036, USA
(Closed Group: Restricted to GSMA Mobile Operator Full Members)

The Personal Data Global Interest Group is set up for operators that have deployed, or are about to deploy, Mobile Connect authentication or identity services. The aim of this meeting is for operators to share knowledge and best practices from deploying and scaling Mobile Connect and other identity services across markets and regions. The meeting is also oriented towards go-to-market, strategy (commercial and deployment) to Mobile Connect.

Wednesday 14th October – Mobile Connect Americas Summit for Digital Service Providers
Venue: 404 NYC, 10th Avenue, New York, 10001, USA
(Digital service provider day: open to mobile operators, digital service providers, identity vendors and other companies working in the digital identity space)


Time Activity
09.00 – 10.00 Registration, refreshments and demonstrations
Collect your badge and experience Mobile Connect through various demonstrations
10.00 – 10.15 Opening Comments
GSMA welcome and brief Mobile Connect update
Hooman Mazaheri, Service Provider Engagement Manager, GSMA
10.15 – 11.00 Introduction to Mobile Connect
Ana Tavares Lattibeaudiere, Chief of Staff to CTO, GSMA
11.00 – 12.00 Convenience vs security: One click for all your online needs – security and simplicity in one button
Question and answer session will follow the discussion
Kathrin Damian, Service Provider Engagement, GSMA
Panellists: Sebastian Axeirud, VAS Engineer – Mobile Identity, Telefonica Argentina
William Dudley, Director of Global Strategy & Solutions, SAP
Ricardo Souza, Business Director LATAM, Movile
Francois Lasnier, SVP of Identity Protection Services at Gemalto
12.00 – 12.30 Keynote presentation: From a proposal to happy marriage: Quick and effortless on-boarding of online service providers to Mobile Connect
Keith Uber, Sales Engineer, GlobalSign
12.30 – 13.30 Networking Lunch Break & Demonstrations
13.30 – 14.00 Keynote presentation: Telenor’s Experience with Mobile Connect
Sven Thaulow, SVP Global Scale, Telenor
14.00 – 15.00 The importance of mobile identity, and attributes within the financial services sector
Question and answer session will follow the discussion
Moderator: Claire Maslen, Senior Manager – Financial Services Engagement, GSMA
Panellists: Kimberley Peyton, VP, Channel Engagement – Telcos, MasterCard
Kristin McClement VP Strategic Partnerships, PayFone
Howard Hall, Managing Director, Consult Hyperion
15.00 – 16.00 Mobile identity solutions for citizens – improving access to government and healthcare services
Question and answer session will follow the discussion Moderator: Ray Kimble, Senior Manager – Strategic Engagement US, GSMA
Panellists: Parm Sandhu, Director Products and Services Consumer Health & Identity, Telus
Michael Garcia, Deputy Director, NSTIC NPO
Tim McKay, Principal Technology Consultant, Kaiser Permanente
Oscar Pallarols, Director of Smart Living, Mobile World Capitol
Don Thibeau, President and Chairman, Open Identity Exchange
16.00 – 16.30 Networking Break
16.30 – 17.00 The evolution of Mobile Connect
Question and answer session will follow the discussion Marie Austenna, Head of Programme – Personal Data (Mobile Connect), GSMA
17.00 – 17.30 How to get involved & Closing Comments
Key information and details on next steps for your organisation Hooman Mazaheri, Service Provider Engagement Manager, GSMA
17.30 – 20.00 Networking Drinks
Drinks and nibbles served with a great opportunity to meet mobile operators, service providers and the GSMA team to discuss Mobile Connect

Register online today to reserve your place

We look forward to welcoming you in New York.

Thursday 15th October – Personal Data Programme Execution Team Meeting
Venue: W Hotel Times Square, 1567 Broadway, New York, 10036, USA
(Closed Group: Restricted to GSMA Mobile Operator Full Members)
The role of the Programme Execution Team is to guide and manage the activities of the Personal Data Programme and to ensure it progresses towards the agreed goals. This is a closed group, meaning members have already been selected and there is a specific process to be part of it.

Presentations  from the ‘Mobile Connect Americas Summit for Digital Service Providers’ now available

1. Introduction to Mobile Connect – Ana Tavares – GSMA

2. Mobile Connect in Telenor – Sven Størmer-Thaulow Telenor

3. Onboarding Digital Service Providers to Mobile Connect – Keith Uber GlobalSign

4. The Evolution of Mobile Connect – Marie Austenaa GSMA

5. Mobile Connect Intro & Next Steps – Hooman Mazaheri GSMA

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