Messaging & SMS World 2017
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DAY ONE: TUESDAY 29 NOVEMBER


8:00am - 9:00am 

Registration and networking breakfast


9:00am - 10:00am
OPENING KEYNOTE DISCUSSION: FUTURE OUTLOOK ON THE MESSAGING & SMS MARKET

The messaging and SMS market remains a rich area for growth in spite of the much-discussed challenges of declining P2P revenues, competition from OTTs and the slow roll-out of RCS. How will the market continue to evolve and what opportunities should the messaging community be looking out for?

Moderator: Stephen Sale, Research Director, ANALYSYS MASON
Andrew Bud
, Founder & CEO, IPROOV
Tony Jamous , President & Co-Founder, NEXMO
Andrew McGrath, SVP Messaging, VODAFONE CARRIER SERVICES

10:00am – 11:00am

PANEL DISCUSSION: MESSAGING AND THE OPPORTUNITIES OF DEVELOPING MARKETS 

In this panel focusing on developing markets including Africa and LatAm, we look at what regions with lower data coverage and smartphone proliferation can offer to SMS providers in the face of declining P2P revenues in developed markets. We will also address the challenges and opportunities that lower regulation offers in LatAm, and how to meet the demand for rich messaging services in countries with low data coverage.

Moderator: Nick Lane, Chief Analyst, MOBILESQUARED 
John Haraburda, Principal Solutions Engineering Director, ICONECTIV

Luisa Sanchez , Director of Project Development, IDENTIDAD TELECOM
Stéphane Groud, Director, Value Added Services, MYRIAD GROUP 
Sharad Thukral, CEO Middle East & Africa, ROUTE MOBILE 



11:00am – 11:45am
Morning coffee and networking break


11:45am – 12:30pm
PANEL DISCUSSION: INNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITIES IN THE NEW MESSAGING LANDSCAPE

Relationships between OTTs and traditional messaging services are becoming less and less confrontational; OTTs such as Facebook Messenger & Google Hangouts have moved to integrate SMS into their platforms, whilst carriers and operators are investing in their own OTT services or partnering with their former competitors. This panel will look at how carriers are innovating in response to OTTs. As OTTs mature and look to monetise their platforms, what opportunities do they offer to A2P solution providers? 

Moderator: Windsor Holden , Head of Forecasting & Consultancy, JUNIPER RESEARCH 
Paul Ruppert, Mobile Strategy Consultant, Advisor & Board Member, GLOBAL POINT VIEW
Richard Phillips , Founder & CEO, LANTERN MESSAGING
Jim Brooks, Global Business Development Director for Consumer Insight 365, SAP


12:30pm – 2:00pm
Networking lunch

SPONSORED BY: ROUTE MOBILE

2:00pm- 2:15pm
PRESENTATION: RCS MESSAGING AS A PLATFORM: NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR OPERATOR MESSAGING

Kobus Smit 
, VP Communications, SW Management & TV, DEUTSCHE TELEKOM


2:15pm- 3:00pm
PANEL DISCUSSION: OPERATOR-OWNED OTTS AND THE FUTURE OF RCS

In 2017 the RCS initiative will be 10 years old. With only a limited number of operators having deployed Joyn services in a small number of regions, are operator-owned OTTs a better alternative for recouping lost revenues?

ModeratorKarim Taga, Managing Partner, ARTHUR D. LITTLE 
Kobus Smit , VP Communications, SW Management & TV, DEUTSCHE TELEKOM
Roy Timor-Rousso , GM, KANDY FRING
Jorge Serna , Product Director, TU GO, TELEFÓNICA


2:45pm- 3:30pm
Afternoon coffee and networking break   


3:30pm- 5:00pm
WORKSHOP: MEF'S FUTURE OF MESSAGING
Fraud Management: 15:30pm

Speakers from Telefonica, Jersey Telecom, BICS and SAP will discuss the latest developments in local and global fraud management, with an in-depth examination of the potential impact of fraud and the benefits of effective prevention and collaboration.
 
Future of Messaging: 16:15pm
The second session discusses the drivers of A2P messaging market and explores new use cases and new business models. Speakers include Telefonica, Digicel, Openmarket & CLX.

Bart Vandekerckhove, Head of Mobile Messaging, BICS
Robert Gerstmann, Managing Director, CLX NETWORKS
Mandy Krueger, Head of Messaging, DIGICEL
James Trenholme, Head of Business Development- Global Wholesale, JT GROUP
Javier Sainz Arroyo, Director, Global Carrier Relations, OPENMARKET
Michell Cutmore, Global Bulk Programme Lead, LATAM, TELEFONICA
James Lasbrey, Global Business Leader, Wholesale SMS, TELEFONICA 
 
HOSTED BY: MOBILE ECOSYSTEM FORUM


5:00pm – 7:00pm

EVENING RECEPTION AND MESSAGING AND SMS WORLD AWARDS

Designed to recognise and reward the latest innovations and best customer solutions, the Messaging and SMS World Awards will be held on 29 November at 5:00pm.


9:00pm  – 12:00am
Evening party

SPONSORED BY LANTERN MESSAGING

DAY TWO: WEDNESDAY 30 NOVEMBER

8:30am – 9:30am
Networking breakfast


9:30am – 10:15am
MESSAGING & SMS WORLD 2016 AWARDS: LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS

The winners of the Messaging & SMS World 2016 Awards will demonstrate their innovative services.


10:15am – 11:15am
PANEL DISCUSSION: A2P AND THE ENTERPRISE POINT OF VIEW

Enterprise A2P is currently one of the most promising messaging markets, but carriers and solutions providers are still unsure how best to meet the needs of their enterprise clients. This panel will enable a dialogue between the different members of the mobile ecosystem to explore how A2P messaging can be leveraged in and beyond Customer Relationship Management. We will also look at other issues affecting the A2P market, including ensuring reliability and security.  

Moderator
: Nick Lane, Chief Analyst, MOBILESQUARED
Fredrik Knutsson, Sales Director, BEEPSEND  
Paul Garner
, Global Director, DIALOGUE
Hesham Al-Jehani, Senior Manager Global Mobile Operations, SALESFORCE 
Jeff Bak, VP Enterprise Mobility  Solutions, TATA COMMUNICATIONS
Mark Henstone, CCO, VEOO


11:15am – 12:00pm
Morning coffee and networking break


12:15pm – 12:45pm
INTERVIEW: AUTHENTICATION AND VERIFICATION: FACT CHECKING AND DATA SECURITY PANIC

The US National Institute of Standards and Statistics’ statement on 2-factor verification sparked concern in the industry and amongst the wider public about the security of this method. We explore how safe 2-factor verification is and what new technologies can be employed to safeguard this valuable A2P revenue stream.

Rob Malcolm, VP Marketing & Online Sales, CLX COMMUNICATIONS
Simon Thorpe, Head of Product, TWILIO 


12:45pm – 2:00pm
Networking Lunch


2:30pm
End of Messaging and SMS World 2016


 

 



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