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13:35 - 14:55

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15:25 - 16:05
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CLOSING SURVEY & WORKING GROUP: What are the top issues/new topics you learned about or looked at differently at this event? What will your focus be in the coming years?


  • Where are you looking to expend your business within the next 12 months?
  • Which technologies did you find to be the most interesting at this year’s event?
  • Which ones of these will you be implementing in your business?
  • Which presentation/session did you find to be the most interesting across the last three/four days?
  • Which of the following will you be focusing on moving forward – Blockchain, Fintech, eSIM and/or IoT?
  • What additional topics or areas of interest would you like to see included in the 2020 MVNOs World Congress?

 

All the participants will be able to submit their questions and answers via the Networking App.

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08:30 - 09:00 30 mins
Registration opens
09:00 - 09:05 5 mins
MVNO Innovators & Disruptors
Chair’s Opening Remarks
09:00 - 09:05 5 mins
e-SIM Connect
Chair's Remarks
09:05 - 09:40 35 mins
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MVNO Innovators & Disruptors
DEBATE: Expanding services beyond the traditional voice and data to become all in one service providers
  • Moderator Renato Andrade - Independent MVNO consultant, Acqua Telecom
  • Keron Greasley - Group CEO, Think Mobile Group
  • Justen Burdette - CEO, Mobi
  • Paul Coerkamp - MVNO Consultant, PJFC Consultancy
  • Assessing a one-stop-shop approach vs providing unique service to your customers – What is more important?
  • How can full MVNO platforms help to deliver on customers’ needs in terms of new services and improve their experience?
  • What is the rationale behind developing a full MVNO model? Is it becoming a necessity?
  • Assessing the need for partnerships for full MVNO? Can you develop everything in house?
  • Becoming B2B2C service providers – Are the developments of the new technologies making the B2B2C models more attractive?

    Moderator: Renato Andrade, Independent ConsultantKeron Greasley, Group CEO, Think Mobile Group, Trinidad & Tobago
    Justen Burdette, CEO, Mobi, USA
    Paul Coerkamp, MVNO Consultant, PJFC Consultancy, The Netherlands


09:05 - 09:40 35 mins
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e-SIM Connect
INDUSTRY PANEL: How to avoid stunting eSIM development
  • Sergio Cozzolino - Consumer Marketing Mobile Service Development Dept, Telecom Italia
  • Ahmad (Al) Fares - Founder & CEO, CeliTech
  • Ravi Rishy-Maharaj - Founder & CEO, Gigsky
  • Dejan Rasuo - Director Global Strategic IoT Alliances, Microelectronics & OEM, Tata Communications
  • Moderator John Devlin - Principal Consultant, FutureSource


  • What has the eSIM iPhone launch changed?
  • What are the remaining obstacles for wider deployment?
  • What prospects do you have for eSIM deployment within the next two years?

 

Moderator: John Devlin, Principal Consultant, P.A.ID Strategies, UK

Sergio Cozzolino, Innovation Department – eSIM Ecosystem Project, Telecom Italia (TIM), Italy

Ahmad (Al) Fares, Founder & CEO, Celitech, USA

Ravi Rishy-Maharaj, Founder & CEO, Gigsky, USA
Valentin Mallet, Head of Product Management - Mobile & IoT Services, Transatel, France

Dejan Rasuo, Director Global Strategic IoT Alliances, Microelectronics & OEM, Tata Communications, UK


09:40 - 10:00 20 mins
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MVNO Innovators & Disruptors
PRESENTATION: Mobile as the opportunity for innovative payment solutions
  • Launch of Postepay Connect, a disruptive Telco and payment integrated offer


Senior Representative Poste Mobile, Italy

09:40 - 10:00 20 mins
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e-SIM Connect
The inevitable end of my physical sim card business: R.I.P SIM cards
  • Bahadir Ozdemir - Co-Founder, Airsims


  • How eSIMs will affect global sim card businesses and roaming
  • The complexity of accessing eSIMs for travellers
  • How as Airsims we are creating a universal store for eSIMs to make access to eSIMs easy for customers
  • Opportunities for MNOs and MVNOs to reach clients that was not easily possible before

Bahadir Ozdemir, Co-Founder, Airsims, Singapore

10:00 - 10:20 20 mins
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MVNO Innovators & Disruptors
PRESENTATION: The experience of launching and growing this successful MVNO based on Tinkoff example.
  • George Chesakov - CEO, Tinkoff Mobile


  • MVNO’s role in developing a one-stop-shop ecosystem
  • MVNO’s development
  • Customization
  • Seeing results in a highly competitive market


George Chesakov, CEO, Tinkoff Mobile, Russia

10:00 - 10:30 30 mins
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e-SIM Connect
FIRESIDE CHAT: Worldwide connectivity at reasonable rates
  • Mattias Karlsson - Head of Americas – Wholesale Roaming, Telefonica
  • Federico Homberg - Head of Mobile Wholesale Business Development, Deutsche Telekom, Germany
  • Moderator David Traynor - IoT Consultant, Various Board Positions
  • Axel Meiling - Partner, Digital Oxygen


  • How can eSIM and blockchain solve this?
  • How will multi-IMSIs be positioned as an offering?
  • Will end users still need to buy a number in the country they are in? Is this the most economical option?


Moderator: David Traynor, IoT Consultant, USA

Mattias Karlsson, Head of Americas - Wholesale Roaming, Telefonica, Germany

Federico Homberg, Head of Commercial Roaming Business Development, Deutsche Telekom, Germany

Axel Meiling, Partner, Digital Oxygen, Germany

This fireside chat session is conducted as an onstage interview with our panellists. We invite our audience to engage and to ask questions throughout the session.

10:30 - 11:20 50 mins
Morning break & Speed Networking
11:20 - 11:25 5 mins
MVNO Innovators & Disruptors
Chair’s Opening Remarks
11:20 - 11:40 20 mins
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e-SIM Connect
PRESENTATION: eSIM: opportunities and threats: Why the eSIM is going to change again the TelCo market and the Customer Experience
  • Alessandro de Giulli - Senior Project Manager Project Management Infrastructure Services, Sunrise Communications

Agenda:

  • Sunrise and the eSIM
  • Adoption for primary devices vs. wearables vs. IoT
  • Possible activation solutions and operational impacts
  • Benefits and blockers
  • How/ Why MNOs should encourage more eSIM adoption
  • Q&A
11:40 - 12:00 20 mins
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e-SIM Connect
PRESENTATION: The opportunities for eSIM in Cloud Native CSP
  • Andrei Ivanov - Technology Architect, TELUS
  • Understanding Cloud Native CSP
  • DevOps advantages
  • Global Connectivity with eSIM and Cloud Native


Andrei Ivanov, Technology Architect, Telus, Canada

11:55 - 12:15 20 mins
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MVNO Innovators & Disruptors
PRESENTATION: The MVNO in a growing Market: Colombia case study
  • German Archila - Director of Projects, Comunicamos Mas


  • MVNOs vs Big Operators
  • How to package services - Triple play and Multi play
  • Discussing value added services
  • MVNOs with a specific market sector


German Archila, Director of Projects, Comunicamos Mas, Colombia

12:00 - 12:20 20 mins
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e-SIM Connect
PRESENTATION: Delivering eSim through the Indirect and MVNO channels
  • Hakeel Zaman - Commercial Director, SIM Local



  • Introduction to Sim Local; the transition from a retail operator to Travel Tech
  • Market insight on eSim readiness and the revised timelines
  • What are the technical challenges to connect customers for the indirect and MVNO channels?
  • How will Networks/ MVNOs become digitally capable to protect and/ or grow market share?
  • What technology is available for indirect resellers and MVNO’s?

 

Hakeel Zaman, Commercial Director, SIM Local 

12:15 - 12:35 20 mins
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MVNO Innovators & Disruptors
PRESENTATION: Is there a space for bank led MVNOs in Africa? Why a bank led MVNOs in Africa? – FNB Case study
  • Len Pienaar - CEO, FNB Connect


Len Pienaar, CEO, FNB Connect, South Africa

12:20 - 13:10 50 mins
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e-SIM Connect
PANEL DISCUSSION: Is Dual SIM the gateway for eSIM entry into mobiles?
  • Ravi Rishy-Maharaj - Founder & CEO, Gigsky
  • Moderator John Devlin - Principal Consultant, FutureSource
  • Mea Thompson - Head of Partnerships, Airsims
  • Christian Krawczyk - Project Manager e-SIM, Mobilcom-Debitel


  • Outlining the functionality of dual SIM devices
  • Discussing current PC releases including eSIM and uSIM components
  • Understanding the benefits of having both options available – offering a compromise before eSIM only
  • Is this the best way to “test” market responses, gain understanding of customer use and respond accordingly with further developments?

Moderator: John Devlin, Principal Consultant, P.A.ID Strategies, UK

Ravi Rishy-Maharaj, Founder & CEO, Gigsky, USA

Mea Thompson, Head of Partnerships, Airsims, Singapore

Christian Krawczyk, Project Manager e-SIM, mobilcom-debitel, Germany

12:35 - 12:55 20 mins
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MVNO Innovators & Disruptors
PRESENTATION: Why do B2B services present valuable opportunities for MVNOs?
  • Alexey Galperin - Chief Executive Officer, Cellact


  • Are B2B customers higher value compared to B2C customers and why?
  • Discussing the business opportunities in the SMEs and enterprise markets
  • Why are the SMEs and enterprise sectors underserved by telco operators?
  • What value proposition do those clients need?

 

Alexey Galperin, VP Business Development, Cellact, Israel

12:55 - 13:15 20 mins
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MVNO Innovators & Disruptors
The key to becoming more independent
  • Derek Ting - CEO, TextNow and Touch Mobile


  • Why AppVNOs are the way forward in mature, competitive markets
  • Discussing the benefits and the challenges ahead for this business model
  • How can connectivity issues be addressed?
  • Can this model be sustained?
  • How you can develop your own AppVNO as part of your business

 

Derek Ting, CEO, TextNow, USA

 

13:10 - 13:30 20 mins
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e-SIM Connect
PRESENTATION: How can MVNOs best prepare for eSIM?
  • Ahmad (Al) Fares - Founder & CEO, CeliTech


  • How are MVNOs preparing for eSIM i.e. strategies, business models, internal processes, etc.?
  • Where are the key areas of investment for MVNOs with the roll out of eSIM – marketing, T&Cs, offering, coverage?
  • Why do MVNOs make for more agile partners within the eSIM ecosystem?


Ahmad (Al) Fares, Founder & CEO, Celitech, USA

13:15 - 13:35 20 mins
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MVNO Innovators & Disruptors
PRESENTATION: Business Model Innovation: New-Gen Service Provider extracting the best from MNO, OTT and MVNO
  • Hurman Mok - MVNO Director – Innovative Business, China Mobile, Hong Kong


  • Analyzing business model and characteristics of MNO, OTT and MVNO
  • Tools and catalysts to create a new business mode
  • Case Study: CMLink, winner of 2018 Best MVNO & People Choice MVNO


Hurman Mok, Innovative Business Director, China Mobile International, Hong Kong

13:35 - 14:55 80 mins
Networking Lunch
14:55 - 15:25 30 mins
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e-SIM Connect
FIRESIDE CHAT: eSIM - the break through MVNOs have been waiting for?
  • Dario Talmesio - Principal Analyst, Ovum
  • Eleph Kwong - Director, TesTime
  • Christian Krawczyk - Project Manager e-SIM, Mobilcom-Debitel


  • How can eSIM technology help MVNOs grow?

    • What opportunities are created for MVNOs with the deployment of eSIM?
  • Will MVNOs be listed alongside MNOs as potential subscriber options or will eSIM be withheld from MVNOs?
  • Will there be a second market place for MVNOs and how will this be managed?


Moderator: Dario Talmesio, Principal Analyst, Ovum, UK

Eleph Kwong, Director, TesTime, Hong Kong

Christian Krawczyk, Project Manager e-SIM, mobilcom-debitel, Germany

This fireside chat session is conducted as an onstage interview with our panellists. We invite our audience to engage and to ask questions throughout the session.

15:25 - 16:05 40 mins
Info
CLOSING SURVEY & WORKING GROUP: What are the top issues/new topics you learned about or looked at differently at this event? What will your focus be in the coming years?


  • Where are you looking to expend your business within the next 12 months?
  • Which technologies did you find to be the most interesting at this year’s event?
  • Which ones of these will you be implementing in your business?
  • Which presentation/session did you find to be the most interesting across the last three/four days?
  • Which of the following will you be focusing on moving forward – Blockchain, Fintech, eSIM and/or IoT?
  • What additional topics or areas of interest would you like to see included in the 2020 MVNOs World Congress?

 

All the participants will be able to submit their questions and answers via the Networking App.

16:05 - 17:05 60 mins
End of Conference