CC - SMS Messaging Summit 2021 - Berlin 1st & 2nd September

 CC - SMS Messaging Summit 2021

Carrier Community (CC) has successfully organized its hybrid 4th annual CC-SMS Messaging Summit – Germany, Berlin on 1st & 2nd September 2021 at the Berlin Marriott Hotel. CC has brought hybrid together members and Telco Ecosystem partners representing the Bulk SMS, Wholesale SMS, SMS Hubbing, SMS Resellers, SMS Aggregators, MMS platforms, MNOs, A2P players from more than 300+ members and partners, 120+ companies and 40+ countries to meet and network physically and virtually during the two days.  

The two-day event included knowledge-sharing panel sessions taken place on site and broadcasted via CC-Webinar.live platform (please visit our CC-Media Portal/ Webinar Gallery to view all post event recordings: LINK) as well as evening networking receptions to: meet peers, explore new business opportunities, discuss latest market trends, showcase latest products and solutions, and broker deals. Members used the online meeting portal to schedule individual meetings with attendees to connect and discuss business opportunities. To view the pictures and official event video, please visit our CC-Event Portal section / CC-Events Pictures and Videos LINK. To view post-event guide, please click below our Event Media: LINK

 

CC team has also organized  successfully its parallel CC-events in Berlin too: both the CENTRAL EASTERN EUROPE 2021 GCCM on 2-3 September, 2021 at the Berlin Marriott Hotel in Berlin (please view here the past event highlights and contact our team for more information on registration at: [email protected]) as well as the 5th annual CC- Global 2021 Awards (CCGA) Berlin taken place on 2nd September 2021 at the Berlin Marriott Hotel. To view more details, please click here.

ACTIVITIES & FEATURES
REASONS TO ATTEND CC - SMS Messaging Summit 2021 - Berlin
  1. To meet the industry key players and peers in an exclusive gathering
  2. To participate at the knowledge sharing/ executive panel discussions session to learn more about the market trends
  3. To enjoy CC good value for money service
  4. To promote your company as a leading player in the market
  5. To showcase the latest technological and innovative solutions among the community members.
AGENDA
1st September 2021, Wednesday
08:30 - 10:00
Registration-Morning Coffee Networking Reception
08:30 - 12:30
Members one-to-one meetings
09:45 - 10:30 (CET Time Zone)
SMS Mobile Messaging
Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session - CLICK HERE TO JOIN VIA CC-WEBINAR.LIVE - sponsored by iBasis
Topic: Messaging Market today and Tomorrow. Capitalising on the API
11:30 - 12:15 (CET Time Zone)
SMS Mobile Messaging
Discussion & Knowledge Sharing Session – CLICK HERE TO JOIN VIA CC-WEBINAR.LIVE - sponsored by Gamma

Topic: Latest Technological Innovation and Development in the Messaging landscape
12:30 - 13:30
Networking Session and Lunch Break
13:30 - 17:30
Members one-to-one meetings
14:30 - 15:15 (CET Time Zone)
SMS Mobile Messaging
Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session - CLICK HERE TO JOIN VIA CC-WEBINAR.LIVE -- sponsored by China Mobile International
Topic: The real needs of nowadays retail messaging
15:45 - 16:45 (CET Time Zone)
Messaging
Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session - CLICK HERE TO JOIN VIA CC-WEBINAR.LIVE - sponsored by Alaris Labs
Topic: Messaging Platforms - The Urgent Adaption to the New Messaging Wholesale or Retail, OMNI or CPaaS, the need for a vast reshaping of the Messaging Platforms, is a a real must for our entire industry. New media have changed completely the Business Messaging and P2A seems to grown more than ever.
17:15 - 17:35 (CET Time Zone)
Members’ Afternoon Activity – Meditation Session (to join on-site and virtually) - CLICK HERE TO JOIN

17:00 - 17:30
Official First Day Closure
19:00 - 22:00
Networking Cocktail Reception with Drinks and Canapes at Corroboree – Australian Bar & Restaurant - sponsored by Go4Mobility, Lanck Telecom
2nd September, Thursday
09:30 - 10:30
Registration-Morning Coffee Networking Reception
09:30 - 12:30
Members one-to-one meetings
09:45 - 10:45 (CET Time Zone)
MNO/ MVNO
Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session CLICK HERE TO JOIN VIA CC-WEBINAR.LIVE - sponsored by Telefónica Global Solutions
Topic: Building Blocks of Mobile Wholesale
11:30 - 12:30 (CET Time Zone)
Wholesale/ SMS Mobile Messaging
Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session - CLICK HERE TO JOIN VIA CC-WEBINAR.LIVE - sponsored by Infobip
Topic: RCS Messaging - latest developments and new opportunities for the messaging operators
12:30 - 13:30
Networking Session and Lunch Break
13:30 - 17:00
Members one-to-one meetings
16:15 - 17:30
Afternoon Networking Drinks Reception
16:15 - 19:30
Networking Drink reception with CC Global Awards Ceremony and live show in Grand Ballroom (please visit the Awards 2021 page to learn more)
17:00 - 17:30
Official GCCM Closure
20:00 - 00:00
Official Networking Evening Drink Reception with drinks, canapés, DJ and Show at Haubentaucher - sponsored by 42com, Expereo and Horisen
VENUE
Berlin Marriott Hotel
Inge-Beisheim-Platz 1, 10785 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 220000

Indulge yourself with a lavish stay in Germany at the Berlin Marriott Hotel. The newly designed rooms of the Berlin Marriott Hotel offer a modern interpretation of the Bauhaus style right in the heart of the dynamic city of Berlin. Experience residential-like comfortable guest rooms with novel platform beds as well as innovative technology in the Guest Entertainment System and amenities like energy-saving and particularly hygienic circulating air-cooling units.

Explore downtown Berlin from our well-situated hotel near Potsdamer Platz and Tiergarten park and discover the city’s many merits.

 

Health and Safety of our member guests is our top priority hence we will provide a safe environment taking health and safety measures strictly in line with the local government requirements to properly and conveniently accommodate our attending members and friends.

 

PCR Test station nearby:

schnelltestberlin.de

Potsdamer Platz: Marlene-Dietrich-Platz 1, 10785 Berlin (8 min walk from Marriott Hotel)

BOOK YOUR APOINTMENT HERE: https://connect.shore.com/bookings/schnelltest-berlin-potsdamer-platz/services?locale=de&origin=standalone

ACCOMMODATION
Berlin Marriott Hotel
Inge-Beisheim-Platz 1, Berlin 10785, Germany
+49 30 220000

Corporate rates (including VAT, breakfast, and wifi access):

Single room: 220 EUR*

* available only for bookings completed by 03.08.2021. After this date rooms are subject to availability and hotel standard rates.

Reservation Information and Method

Guests to make their reservations directly with the hotel’s reservation department through the telephone number 00493020006300 or through toll-free number 00498001854422. Guests to simply quote Carrier Community at the time of reservation to book the preferred rate.

Kindly note: The above rate applies on the dates of the event. For any other dates you need to contact the hotel.

Suggested Hotels nearby:

  • The Mandala Hotel ★★★★★ – visit the hotel website
  • Grand Hyatt Berlin ★★★★★ – visit the hotel website
  • Regent Berlin ★★★★★ – visit the hotel website
  • Motel One – visit the hotel website
SPEAKERS & PANELLISTS
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Moderator
Erik van Stokkom
Ambassador at CC & CCO at GTC
Biography

Based at Lago di Como in Italy, VSC provides strategic advisory services in M&A, Business Development & Media for the telecommunication industry. Over the last 25 years, Erik developed extensive expertise and deep domain knowledge working at major telecom companies. His international career includes senior & executive level positions. Over the years, Erik has been a regular speaker & moderator at major international telecom conferences.

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Moderator
Andreas Constantinides
Head at MoreThan160.net and CC Ambassador
Biography

Andreas is a Wholesale and Enterprise Messaging Expert, Author, Keynote Speaker. A high motivated executive with in-depth knowledge of international Messaging ecosystem, in the fields of SMS messaging wholesale and retail, landing pages, Viber, Telegram, WhatsApp, Zalo, and OMNI-Messaging platforms.

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Moderator
Cristina Liberal
Consultant at Red Dawn Consulting
Biography

coming soon

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Moderator
Fabrizio Salanitri
CEO at HORISEN
Biography

Fabrizio Salanitri is CEO and founder of HORISEN AG, Swiss software company with 17 years’ long experience in telecommunication software and application solutions. Fabrizio’s in depth knowledge and experience in SMS business resulted in state-of-art SMS Platform, cloud based and carrier neutral suite for A-Z SMS Wholesale business.
During his career, he’s been working with companies and industries of all sizes. Therefore, all HORISEN’s products and services are perfect for both enterprise and retail customers – and all of them have one thing in common: they are designed professionally and they are meeting the highest production quality and standards.

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Keynote Speaker, Panellist
Rafal Nowak
Regional Director of Operator Partnerships DACH at Infobip
Biography

Rafal Nowak is Regional Director of Operator Partnerships DACH at Infobip, based in Vienna.

Rafal is responsible for nurturing and developing relationships with mobile network operators in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This includes cooperation on current innovations such as Omnichannel SaaS, Mobile Identity or RCS but also growth management of the mobile wholesale business. Rafal, together with his regional team, advises MNOs and MVNOs on the aspects of future monetization of clustered telecom platforms, taking a proactive role as integrator and direct business enabler.

Prior to joining Infobip, Rafal worked on multiple international functions in the fintech sector, being responsible for major mobile payment projects and online gaming, with a focus on global market entries. Rafal studied journalism and communication at the University of Vienna.

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Keynote Speaker, Panellist
Andrey Anikin
Co-founder and CEO at Alaris Labs
Biography

Andrey is a co-founder and CEO of Alaris Labs - a Singapore-based developer of voice and messaging software solutions for telecom carriers. After joining the telecom industry in 2003 he has been working in various positions in telecom software companies gaining extensive knowledge of the global interconnect market. Today Andrey and the Alaris team assist operators and aggregators all over the world by empowering them with advanced software tools that help them stay ahead of competition in voice and SMS trading.

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Keynote Speaker, Panellist
Randal Vinchira
Roaming Clearing Blockchain & Analytics Business Manager at Telefónica Global Solutions
Biography

After 13 years in Banking industry working on the evolution of BI and Payment Systems ( ATM & POS), Randal Vinchira decided to slaw his career into the telecommunications industry. In this new phase,12 years ago, he has been working in different roles and companies, gathering a big knowledge of the E2E Roaming Business process. Actually as DCH & FCH Leader in TGS, he is working in maximizing the synergies of incorporating Blockchain into the BigD and AI world for Roaming Business and the implementation of these technology for TGS customers

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Keynote Speaker, Panellist
Ricardo Martins
VP Global Sales Messaging at iBasis
Biography

Ricardo Martins is Responsible for Voice Sales, Messaging (SMS A2P and P2P) and Mobility Services (MVNO) at NOS Wholesale Business Unit.

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Keynote Speaker, Panellist
Steven Lowe
Product Director Mobile at Gamma
Biography

coming soon

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Panellist
Edwin Carvalho
Senior Carrier Services Director at VONAGE
Biography

Edwin is a technology enthusiast and an expert in Telecommunications with over 13 years worth of experience in A2P and P2P messaging, voice and signalling. Since starting in the telecom industry, Edwin has performed numerous commercial, technical and operational roles at messaging hubs and cloud communications platforms having been responsible for launching technically and operationally the Quintatech and HGC messaging hubs.
Currently Edwin works at Vonage as a Senior Carrier Services Director and is responsible for ensuring that customers have access to best in class telco connectivity.
Edwin holds an MSE in Mechanical Engineering with a specialisation in Automation and intelligent systems from the Technical University of Lisbon.

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Panellist
Thomas Welzel
Senior Proposition Manager - Next Generation Communications at Deutsche Telekom AG
Biography

coming soon

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Panellist
Alpana Kaushal
Global Messaging Expert at China Mobile International Middle East
Biography

Alpana Kaushal managing Carrier Relations with China Mobile International for Middle East region and responsible for business development with MNO and Aggregators (CMI) is a wholly owned subsidiary of China Mobile CMCC, China Mobile established CMI in December 2010, headquartered in Hong Kong, China. CMI has expanded its footprint in 37 countries and regions.

Prior to this, she was part of Carrier relations A2P with Tata Communications Limited. She has 8 years of work experience in International Sales having experience from Events and Telecom Industry, has completed MBA in International Business from Amity University Gurgaon in 2013. Currently based in Dubai.

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Panellist
Nick Millward
VP Europe at Kaleyra
Biography

As Vice President of Europe at Kaleya, Nick Millward currently oversees commercial, marketing and products. He is based in London, UK, and has a strong background within the digital and mobile eco-system.

With over 20 years’ experience in telecommunications, Nick has previously held several senior positions at Vodafone, EE and the Daily Mail. He has also co-founded various small enterprises on the global stage. In 2020, Nick was appointed board member for the Association for Interactive Media and Micropayments (AIMM), and Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF) for his extensive expertise of mobile messaging.

Having recently launched the world’s first Mobile Payments within RCS messaging solution at mGage, Nick is passionate about improving the security around mobile transactions and the customer experience. By working closely with UK mobile network operators, technology providers (namely Google) and the Phone-paid services authority (PSA), Nick has played a key role in delivering a secure payment solution that provides brand verification. 

Looking ahead, Nick wants further enhancement of brand to consumer interaction through mobile messaging. With channels like RCS, Apple Business Chat and WhatsApp, Nick sees significant opportunities for enterprises to improve the customer experience & increase its revenues through mobile engagement.

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Panellist
Vladimir Smal
Head of Sales Global Messaging at Lanck Telecom
Biography

Vladimir Smal is heading Sales & Procurement in the Global Messaging department of LANCK Telecom over the last 3 years. He was promoted to this position after proving himself as a successful team leader of Middle East, Africa & Asia market of Voice Sales department.

Vladimir has a profound experience in the Wholesale Telecom market, both in Voice & SMS. Over the last 13 years he has visited all major Telecom events. Vladimir is an active member of the Mobile Ecosystem Forum.

Vladimir started his job at LANCK Telecom as a Carrier Relations Manager in 2008 after graduating from Saint Petersburg State University. He holds degrees in Linguistics and Sociology.

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Panellist
Nadir Patel
Senior Manager-International Roaming at Omantel
Biography

Nadir Patel has 20+ years of experience in the wholesale telecom industry. Having worked in different countries from UAE, India, Nigeria and Oman, he has learned and gained good insights in the wholesale business.

From working in leading telco in the GCC to two green field projects, Nadir’s experience have enriched him both professionally and personally. His expertise is mainly in the Mobility products i.e. voice, roaming, messaging and mobile services with sound understanding of the wholesale data business. Nadir believes in simple living and high thinking

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Panellist
Kedar Gupte
General Manager - Wholesale Mobility at MTN GlobalConnect
Biography

Kedar Gupte is the General Manager for Wholesale Mobility at MTN GlobalConnect, based out of Dubai, UAE. He heads a highly skilled team of sales, commercial, product and operations management experts responsible to wholesale MTN Group’s international mobile infrastructure.  Kedar has 20 years+ experience in the telecom and consumer electronics industry. His previous experience includes Reliance Communications, Reliance Globalcom, Vodafone India, Vodafone Group and Tanla Platforms focusing on International Markets.  He brings a global perspective and diverse business experience in sales, business development, product development, product management, process management and customer experience functions of enterprise and wholesale telecom segments.

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Panellist
Elias David
Sales Director Emerging Markets at Twilio
Biography

Elias David is Sales Director Emerging Markets at Twilio. He leads Twilio's Go To Market efforts in Israel & Med , MEA and the CEE region. Prior to joining Twilio in March 2020 , Elias spent 5 years at Telia Carrier and was part of the team that built the Telia A2P Hub. 

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Panellist
Joanna Kuligowska
Head of Global Market Intelligence at HAUD
Biography

Joanna is a global telecoms expert with close to a decade worth of experience in mobile messaging market. Since starting in this field, Joanna has performed numerous commercial and operational roles in the industry including launching the global A2P SMS hub for HGC Global Communications Limited as a part of core leadership team.

Currently, Joanna heads up Global Market Intelligence unit at HAUD  with a strong focus on working with Mobile Operators to help them stay in control of their networks, increase A2P revenues and build great customer experience.

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Panellist
Julia Lehmann
Founder of AI solutions at OnFore
Biography

Julia Lehmann is a pioneer of Digital Transformation and has executed more than 100 digital projects across many industries over the past ten years. She has participated in and managed projects with leading brands, including DAX 30 companies. As Founder of OnFore she is helping customers with the strategical and technical development of digital business models and products, specialised in the area of AI and Cognitive Computing.

OnFore has built the first chatbot for WhatsApp Business in Germany and expects a reduction of up to 70% of services costs through automation while improving customer experience.

Since 2019 Julia is also a lecturer for Digital Marketing & Management (MBA) at the University for Applied Sciences in Nürtingen.

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Panellist
Anurag Aggarwal
Vice President – Partnerships & Alliances at Tanla Platforms Limited
Biography

Anurag Aggarwal is managing CPaaS partnerships and alliances at Tanla Platforms, which is a market leader in the enterprise messaging space, and a pioneer in introducing blockchain-based solutions for mobile operators. He is responsible for increasing the global footprint of Tanla Platforms by collaborating with the world's leading mobile operators and messaging hubs/consortiums.

Prior to this, he headed the A2P commercial arm at Tata Communications, wherein he has played a significant role in steering the company’s messaging business onto a growth trajectory – including sign up of over 300 direct operator interconnects, handling the messaging requirements for some of the many well-known global enterprises and social networks as well as managing relationships with numerous messaging business partners worldwide. He has also been a Board Member of the well-known industry body Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF).

Anurag’s work experience spans over a decade and includes exposure to varied sectors including telecommunications, steel, chemicals, power and the retail industry. He is based in India and has completed his Engineering and MBA from Delhi University, India.

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Panellist
Daniel Preiskel
Senior Partner at Preiskel & Co
Biography

Daniel is a co-founder of Preiskel & Co and has over 20 years’ experience working in the telecoms, media and technology sectors, advising across the globe.  He has been ranked for over 15 years in major independent research guides as one of the world’s leading communications lawyers.

He is particularly recognised for commercial and regulatory work in the UK and overseas. He also advises various clients (including a major Korean handset manufacturer) on international investments and acquisitions as well as on major privatisations.  Recent work includes advising a group of mobile operators and content providers in reversing a decision of a European telecoms regulator.  He has recently been advising Japanese and Middle Eastern mobile network operators on MVNOs as well as advising a range of MVNOs & MVNAs in various continents.  Daniel, together with his international team, typically advises companies on the legal aspects of their multi-national services, with an increasing amount of advice on cloud issues, software as a service, privacy and data retention issues.

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Panellist
Robert Staniszewski
Wholesale Department Director at Polkomtel
Biography

Robert Staniszewski has been active on Poland’s mobile telephony market for 21 years now.

Since 2009 he has been the Director of the Wholesale Department at Polkomtel Sp. z o.o. (the operator of Plus mobile network) and Cyfrowy Polsat S.A. (the biggest pay TV provider in Central and Eastern Europe).

Robert Staniszewski is responsible for wholesale cooperation with Polish and foreign carriers. His responsibilities include:

- acquisition of partners, development of cooperation and maintaining of relations with telecommunication operators,

- sale and purchasing of  wholesale interconnect services, traffic exchange,

- sale and purchasing of international roaming services on wholesale basis,

- sale of national roaming and other services to MVNO’s,

- development of wholesale products to be offered via wholesale channels of Polkomtel/Cyfrowy Polsat,

- support for process of regulation of the wholesale telecommunication market in Poland

- wholesale settlements with partners.

Robert Staniszewski is a graduate of the Faculty of Economic Sciences of Warsaw University where he studied International Economy and completed his studies with a major in economic sciences. Subsequently he completed doctoral studies at the Faculty of Economic Sciences of Warsaw University, obtaining a Ph.D. title in Economic Sciences. Until  2006 he worked as an Assistant Professor and lecturer at the Chair of International Economic Relations of Warsaw University’s Faculty of Economic Sciences.

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Panellist
Ankur Jain
Global Head of Cloud Communication Business at Tata Communications
Biography

Ankur is the Global Head of Cloud Communication Business at Tata Communications, he is responsible to lead and facilitate the creation of next generation, cloud native & nimble products that deliver value to both customers and the business. Known for reading the industry tea leaves to anticipate new market forces, orient business transformation efforts toward today’s & tomorrow’s relevant business model and quickly identify and capture high-ROI acquisition opportunities. He is a change galvanizer who positions companies as industry pace-setters, scales priceless word of mouth, and drives both organic and inorganic growth. Ankur is an alumnus of MIT Sloan School of Management, Engineer, Angel Investor and a mentor to few early stage startups.

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Panellist
Sandrine Dutertre
International Messaging Security Product Manager at Orange International Carriers
Biography

Sandrine has been with the Orange Group for over 20 years, and held several different positions before joining the wholesale division, International Carriers’ in the Mobile Marketing team where she has since consolidated and grown her Marketing experience.  Beginning as a Project Manager in charge of developing Value Added Services on Signalling Roaming, Sandrine spent ten years in that role before joining the Messaging team in 2017. Since then, Sandrine has been in charge of developing the portfolio for Messaging Security, and her current focus is on the future evolution security for Messaging services.

Sandrine is a Masters’ Graduate in English & Spanish and she particularly enjoys spending her time in multi-cultural environments, both professionally and personally.

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Panellist
Alistair Elliott
CTO Networks at Pod Group
Biography

Alistair’s career spans over 20 years in the telecoms sector, during which time he has worked both within major UK telecoms operators including BT and Manx Telecom, as well as being instrumental in establishing and growing managed telecoms solutions providers. His focus on technical innovation combined with his experience in business development have enabled him to create strategic relationships to position these businesses at the forefront of their market and generate new revenue streams. During his time at Pod Group, he has been responsible for specialized projects within the Pod Solutions division, working with key partners and stakeholders to develop new products and services, drive the research and development of new technologies and build strategic partnerships with customers and suppliers.  

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Bernardo Lobato da Fonseca
Wholesale Business Unit Director at Go4Mobility
Biography

Bernardo Fonseca is the Wholesale Business Unit Director at Go4Mobility with more than 20 years experience in the Telecommunications Industry.

Leveraging this know how, Bernardo leads a successful team driving growth in the Messaging and Voice areas for global carriers and MNOs worldwide.

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Miguel Lopes
Director Product Management at Syniverse
Biography

Miguel started in 1999 as a software developer and in 2002 he co-founded a network solution provider in West Africa. Further on, in 2007 he co-founded what would be the first Wi-Fi ISP in Cape Verde and the first company to break a 21 years local telecom monopoly. Five years later, Miguel accepted the invitation from Ezelink Telecom to revolutionize the company strategy in the Intelligent Hotspot, IoT and Smart City solutions as Director of Technology. During his tenure at Ezelink Telecom, the company launched several innovative unique products that did not go unnoticed and made Ezelink one of the references for Wi-Fi and Smart City solutions in the region.

Since 2015, Miguel has been working in Silicon Valley and been involved in several projects to help Service Providers monetize their voice business by finding the best intersection point between real-time communications, collaboration, IoT, Machine Learning, and Ai. Currently, he is Vice President of Product Line Management at Vidyo an Enghouse Company.

His career also includes participation in the United Nations ESCAP as part of the regional connectivity task force and young entrepreneurship.

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Panellist
Bernardo Arnaud
CEO at Unidire Communications
Biography

Bernardo Arnaud has built a career in telecommunications and mobile marketing since 2009, being involved with systems development since 2005. He is the founder of StarkSat, a company developing crop monitoring systems and urban area mapping solutions through satellite imagery analysis and IoT sensors hybrid systems. Mr. Arnaud also founded StarkSMS and UNIDIRE, messaging companies with focus on systems supporting IoT hardware and chatbot platforms with time sensitive delivery tasks in markets like Brazil, India, Europe and Africa. His companies multi-channel platforms serve clients in industries like farming, banking, healthcare, retail, logistics and entertainment.

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Panellist
Clive Steady
Director of Sales at Anam
Biography

Director of Sales at Anam, Clive has been involved in Mobile Messaging since 1996 when he joined Aldiscon, a hugely successful pioneer in the development and supply of SMSC platforms to Mobile Operators. (incidentally and via a long series of mergers & acquisitions, Aldiscon’s lineage can be traced to the present day Mavenir!).   Clive has huge depth of experience across the mobile industry in a variety of senior roles including establishing a sales and delivery organisation for mobile products in the UK and later building a product development centre focussed on new messaging technology areas.  Clive joined Anam’s commercial team in 2014  where he is responsible for driving sales activities worldwide and has led Anam’s successful growth as monetisation specialists for A2P grey route traffic.

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Alok Maurya
Deputy Director - Innovation & Products at Globe Teleservices
Biography

Alok plays a critical role in the company's path of innovation and commitment to fight against fraud. He leads product development and innovation, focusing on customer experience, fraud prevention using AI-ML-based digital platforms for enterprises and the Telecom space.

In his earlier assignment, he successfully led the company in its pioneering efforts to deliver innovative telecom solutions. Worked extensively with mobile operators in the African continent intending to monetize messaging business for them, under the partnership with GTS. Deployed fraud management solution in East African telco space for fraud management. Prior to GTS, Alok has experience in developing Industry 4.0 solutions for the industrial automation sector.

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Catherine Maguire
Product Manager at BT
Biography

Catherine Maguire is an experienced telecom professional with experience in the field of future messaging with a particular focus on Rich Communications Services (RCS).

Catherine is currently a Product Manager at BT with a focus on Future Messaging strategy and rollout. Prior to BT Catherine held the position of RCS Ecosystem Engagement Manager with GSMA, she convened the main users and providers of business messaging through a series of online and face-to-face events to evangelise and promote business messaging via RCS, leading to multiple network launches and successful campaigns. She was also responsible for steering and providing supporting collateral for go-to-market activities by field sales teams worldwide. Catherine also worked as an Account Manager at mGage where she managed the messaging strategy for a large British food retailer.

Before focusing  on messaging, Catherine worked as Co-ordinator for the mobile industries’ C-level co-ordinating body. Previous to working in telecoms Catherine worked as Project Manager at Fujitsu, a Policy Advisor for the Scottish Parliament and a paralegal for the NHS in Northern Ireland. She holds a Bachelor of Law degree from University of Dundee and is a qualified PRINCE 2 practitioner.

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John Owen
CEO - Europe & Americas at Route Mobile
Biography

John Owen is the Chief Executive Officer-Europe & Americas at Route Mobile. He holds a Degree in Business Studies and Marketing from The University of Lancashire, and a Degree in Business Administration and Management from The Stanford University. He is also on the Advisory Board of Collaborate - an independent CIC focusing on the thinking, culture, and practice of cross-sector collaboration in public services and has an leadership expertise of over three decades in leading global organizations like Mastek Ltd, Serco, HP, Sycamore Networks, and Nortel. 

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China Telecom Global Limited (“CTG”) is a wholly owned subsidiary of China Telecom Corporation Limited. Headquartered in Hong Kong, CTG connects the Asia Pacific region and the world, and extended its presence in emerging markets such as Africa and the Middle East. CTG provides customized and cost-effective integrated communications solutions and diversified telecom services to cater to customers' needs. Its services include internet direct access, internet transit, data services, broadband, unified communications, internet data center, cloud computing, ICT services, fixed and mobile voice and value added services, professional services and industry solutions, telecom operation consultancy and service outsourcing.
For more information, please visit www.chinatelecomglobal.com

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Infobip is a specialist in network solutions for mobile operators and enterprise messaging. Infobip’s platform helps enterprises launch effective and engaging customer communication services based on a range of connection options – APIs, web portal or database integration. Omnichannel communication is the core of Infobip’s enterprise portfolio, including a range of communication channels – SMS, RCS, chat apps (Viber, WhatsApp, FB Messenger, Telegram, Line…), email, voice and push notifications.

Infobip’s mobile operator portfolio includes the sGate SMS firewall with monetization and profitability consultancy, CPaaS partnership business models, the iGate Mobile Identity enablement solution and RCS Business Messaging.

With over a decade of industry experience, Infobip has expanded to include more than 60 offices on six continents offering an in-house developed messaging platform with the capacity to reach over seven billion mobile devices in 190+ countries connected to over 800 telecom networks.

The company serves and partners with leading mobile operators, messaging apps, banks, social networks, tech companies, and aggregators.

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iBASIS is the leading communications solutions provider enabling operators and digital players worldwide to perform and transform. Powered by Tofane Global, iBASIS is the first independent communications specialist, ranking second largest global wholesale voice operator and Top 3 LTE IPX vendor with 700+ LTE destinations. iBASIS today serves 1,000+ customers across 18 offices worldwide.

After Tofane’s acquisition of the Altice Europe N.V. international voice carrier business in France, Portugal and the Dominican Republic in 2018 and iBASIS in 2019, the company continues to accelerate its consolidation strategy with the acquisition of NOS International Carrier Services in Portugal, boosting its scale in voice, mobile, and SMS/A2P services worldwide.

iBASIS provides a complete portfolio of global communications: voice, anti-fraud, mobile data, VAS roaming services, 5G, SMS/A2P, IoT/eSIM and CPaaS, while ensuring cost-effective, scalable and secure connectivity.

For more information, please visit www.iBASIS.com.

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Monty Mobile is an international SMS wholesale intermediary hub, Roaming broker and a leading VAS solution provider, working closely with worldwide mobile operators, aggregators and enterprises to facilitate the international flow of SMS, Voice and Data across global markets. With its innovative solutions ranging from SMS Gateway & Billing, A2P SMS Monetization, SMS Firewall and Value Added Services, to Data Analytics, FinTech and Enterprise solutions, Monty Mobile has grown into a key regional player in the telecommunications business, gathering under its portfolio many of the biggest mobile operators and service providers around the world.

For more info please check: www.montymobile.com

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Go4Mobility born in 2005, did not discover the SMS but has found the best way to use it. It quickly became the driving force behind the mobile area, a phenomenon that brought the company to the top place.

Go4Mobility, today is one of the largest aggregators of SMS and Value Added Services, having recently opened the Voice & IVR Solutions unit for the CPaaS and Corporate segment.

Always focused on reinventing Mobile Messaging and bringing business and people closer through amazing experiences.

All of these factors make us the right choice for you. Thank you for trusting us!

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China Unicom Global Limited ("CUG") is a wholly owned subsidiary of China United Network Communications Group Company Limited. CUG is headquartered in Hong Kong. With 31 worldwide subsidiaries and offices, and 112 overseas Point-of-Presences (PoPs) in 70 countries/regions, CUG endeavors on global business development, operation and servicing outside Mainland China. Leveraging on China Unicom’s extensive global network coverage, CUG offers reliable end-to-end global integrated telecommunication services and solutions, including global connectivity services, global internet access, ICT services, cloud, internet of things (IoT), video conferencing, unified communications, content and security services, and provides personal customers with premium voice and mobility services.

 

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HAUD is dedicated in providing services and delivering solutions to protect, secure and increase revenues for mobile network operators. HAUD partners with its clients to stay in control of their networks, their SMS wholesale revenues and customer experience through the provisioning of various monetisation, fraud prevention solutions and other ancillary products and services.

Established in 2010, HAUD has gained its place as a leading expert in revenue assurance, monetisation and telecommunication security, delivering its services and solutions to leading telecommunications players around the world.

With HAUD's market-leading proprietary technology, MNOs can eliminate fraudulent or spam messaging and any exploits on SS7/Diameter traffic to enrich their subscribers' experience. For more details please visit: HAUD

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Bringo Group is a technology telecoms company specialising in Application 2 Peer Messaging (A2P), founded in 2014 with headquarters in London and Moscow and over 100+ specialist staff members.

We hold partnerships with worldwide service providers which allows us to offer our clients a reach to operators all over the world at a minimum cost per SMS.

Bringo Group is a member of GSM Association and a reliable partner of worldwide corporations.

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The ANNECTO Group is primarily focused on providing Voice aggregation and Direct termination but also offers a suite of services such as SMS, Mobile Solutions, Mobile Financial Services, VAS Solutions and Managed Services. Established in 2003 and restructured in 2014, ANNECTO partners with over 250 carriers including MNO's, PTT's, Tier-1 companies and small niche suppliers across the globe.

The ANNECTO group also provides quality SMS solutions to Mobile Network Operators, Carriers and Enterprises through AMESSAGING.
AMESSAGING has recently deployed a state of the art SMS platform offering market leading Anti-Fraud solutions for MNO's and feature rich Trading services for partners.

ANNECTO continues to offer managed services for all telecoms services and also has access to its own DECT Guard Band License for rural coverage and small cell technology.

For enquiries please contact [email protected] or [email protected]

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LANCK Telecom offers global voice, messaging, and fraud protection services utilizing vast expertise and cutting edge know-how.

Founded in 2001, LANCK Telecom carries voice and SMS traffic worldwide on our own network of international gateways located in the USA, throughout Europe, the CIS, Africa, and Asia.

LANCK’s real-time fraud protection tools enable carriers to efficiently fight IRSF, PRS, robocalls, spamming, spoofing, SMiShing, and other types of fraud.

The list of LANCK’s partners includes over 1,500 companies worldwide.

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Established in the UK in 2012, Internet Mobile Communications Ltd (‘IMC’) is a FinTech and international telecommunications business. IMC has three divisions comprising International Settlements, Wholesale Carrier Services and Retail Business Solutions with presence in UK, Moldova, Chile, India and Malta. Trading under the Bank of Telecom® brand, IMC provides a rich portfolio of voice and SMS services to the global carrier community. IMC developed, owns and operates the Bank of Telecom® an automated, online trading platform with same day settlements, that is leveraged by over 1300 in international voice telecom suppliers, with 100s of routes across over 130 markets, and over 230 SMS interconnects. Bank of Telecom Members include many major PTT, MNO, MVNO and Tier1 carriers as well as hundreds of small niche telecom suppliers. Bank of Telecom is a trademark of Internet Mobile Communications Ltd.  IMC also introduced in 2018 the telco industry’s first blockchain-powered International Settlements service – BoTCoin® Market – allowing telcos to take advantage to Blockchain technology to settle at a fraction of the cost and speed of Banks.  IMC was named a technology provider in the Global Leaders Forum’s Communications Business Automation Network (CBAN).

 

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China Mobile International Limited (CMI) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Mobile, mainly responsible for the operation of China Mobile’s international business. CMI currently has over 70 terrestrial and submarine cable resources worldwide, with a total international transmission bandwidth of over 98T, and a total of 180 PoPs. Leveraging the strong support by China Mobile, CMI is a trusted partner that provides comprehensive international telecom services and solutions to international carriers, enterprisers, and mobile users. Headquartered in Hong Kong, CMI has expanded our footprint in 37 countries across different regions.

For more information, please visit www.cmi.chinamobile.com.

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Gamma is a leading technology-based provider of communication services to the business market both in the UK and internationally. As a fully-converged fixed and mobile network operator, Gamma offers a comprehensive suite of Carrier and Wholesale Interconnect solutions designed to meet the increasingly complex and highly automated needs of organisations today. Our portfolio includes National IP Interconnect services delivered by the UK’s largest SIP Trunking provider, Wholesale Mobile services including whitelabel MVNO, virtual numbers and A2P SMS traffic as well as Carrier Contact Centre software solutions and wholesale data services.

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HORISEN is a product-oriented software company specialised in developing cutting-edge products for Telecom and Mobile Marketing. We develop software solutions for Mobile Operators, Voice & SMS Carriers, SMS Aggregators, OTTs and Enterprises of all sizes.

Our applications simplify, automate and accelerate their work and enable greater efficiency. We develop software solutions for telecom providers, carriers, SMS aggregators, mobile operators, OTTs and enterprises of all sizes.

Our software and business applications combine award-winning technology with 20+ years of SMS industry expertise and provide a secure environment to conduct business.

HORISEN's in-house developed products empower telecom service providers to run SMS wholesale business. Enterprises, besides running their own messaging business, can use our products to carry out mobile marketing activities to support their sales, both online and offline.  

Our SMS Platform is a carrier-grade software solution built for SMS Wholesale business. It is a fully-equipped SMS trading platform for wholesale mobile operators. SMS Platform is a 100% carrier neutral, fully scalable cloud-based solution, truly designed to support end-to-end SMS hubbing business.

We won two prestigious awards at GCCM Awards in Berlin 2018, for the Best SMS Platform Provider and Best Innovative Application Provider.

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Bankai Group is a globally recognized leader in the ICT and Telecom services sector, offering Wholesale and Retail Voice and Telecom Technology business. Over the last three decades, it has been instrumental in providing Voice and SMS Carrier Solutions with exceptional competence in IP interconnects. The company has exclusive traffic arrangements with enterprise customers, MNOs, MVNOs, and more to provide multi-service level offerings and the highest quality of wholesale carrier services. Our A2P Platform has a scalable interface and easy to integrate on any existing API/SMPP solutions. We have over 127 + Directs Termination and various exclusive termination contracts to make us a preferred SMS Termination partner.

Other services include an Automated Carrier Platform for online trading and settlement of Voice and Unified Communications, Fraud Management, Revenue Management, and Network Switching Solutions and Digital Financial Solutions.

For more information, please visit: www.bankaigroup.com

 

 

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Alaris Labs is an innovative dynamically growing company focused on creating advanced solutions for telecom carriers and service providers. Our expertise is based on more than 10 year experience in the telecom market accumulated by our staff and is backed by extensive knowledge of the leading-edge technology and deep insight into clients’ needs. Alaris Labs has successfully developed and implemented more than 100 projects all over the world.

 Alaris SMS Platform is a multifunctional platform (SMS application server) for comprehensive SMS traffic management. It integrates various modules, i.e. routing and billing ones, with the in-house switch on top of it.

 Alaris inVoice solution offers an unprecedented combination of full featured billing, flexible routing and user-friendly business process automation tools. 

 

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Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier is the international wholesale division of Deutsche Telekom. We offer a comprehensive portfolio for all the needs of a rapidly transforming telco industry. One that is continually updated to provide fast, innovative solutions for future technologies and challenges. As one of the world’s leading carriers, we are able to satisfy the requirements of Deutsche Telekom Group’s international affiliates and more than 900 external customers worldwide.

With more than 20 years of experience in the international wholesale communication market, Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier offers next-generation platforms, extensive networks, a global backbone, 360 degrees of security, tailor-made solutions, worldwide connectivity, and much more. The cutting-edge offerings of Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier include the following business segments:

  • Global Voice: international market leader for retail voice termination.
  • Commercial Roaming: seamless international roaming with one of the largest networks in the world.
  • Internet & Content: one of the premier European Internet and content players.
  • Carrier Enterprise Services: Securely connecting customer’s global sites with a major European multi-service provider.
  • In-flight Connectivity / EAN: Broadband connectivity on short, mid and long-haul flights around the globe.
  • Mobile World: innovative and profitable solutions from Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier, a premium mobile enabler.
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Entry is possible from:
• EU member states
• states associated with Schengen: Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein
• other countries from which entry is possible in light of the epidemiological situation assessment by the EU.
Germany allows now unrestricted entry for residents of the countries below:
Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macao, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia (as of 18 July 2021, 0:00 a.m.), Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine (as of 18 July 2021, 0:00 a.m.), USA + EU citizens. Rest only for urgent needs.

TURKEY
Travelling to Germany from Turkey with all visa categories is possible under certain conditions for people who are fully vaccinated against Covid 19. This applies to individuals who have been vaccinated with one of the vaccines listed on the website of the Paul Ehrlich Institute: https://www.pei.de/impfstoffe/covid-19 if at least 14 days have passed since the last necessary dose has been administered.

RUSSIA
As for now Russia is classified as high-risk area.
If the proof of vaccination or of recovery is already submitted via the Federal Republic’s travel portal at https://einreiseanmeldung.de before entry, no quarantine is necessary, this applies to all persons entering Germany following a stay in a high-incidence area or basic risk area.
The vaccination must be comprised of one or more of the vaccines listed by the Paul Ehrlich Institute at www.pei.de/impfstoffe/covid-19

UK
Starting from 4am 8 August Austria, Germany, Latvia, Norway, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia are in green list for travelling to UK.
UK is classified as a high-incidence area. You may enter Germany from the UK for any travel purpose if you are fully vaccinated.
Those individuals who are not fully vaccinated may only enter Germany from the UK if they are a German citizen; the spouse/partner/child under 18 of a German citizen; a resident of Germany; the spouse/partner/child under 18 of a resident of Germany; serve in an important role; or have an urgent need to travel.
For those individuals eligible to enter Germany who are not fully vaccinated, travel from the UK is generally subject to 10-day quarantine with test and release available after 5 days. Both individuals who can prove recovery from the virus and the fully vaccinated are exempt from quarantine requirements.

ARMENIA
Germany allows unrestricted entry for residents of Armenia. PCR test or proof of vaccination/recovery is required to enter Germany.

Entry from any other country for any purpose (including visits and tourism) is only possible for fully vaccinated People. The traveller must have received the last vaccination dose that is necessary for full vaccination at least 14 days before the date of travel, and the vaccine the person has received must be among those listed on the website of the Paul Ehrlich Institute.

For people not yet vaccinated entry from other countries is only possible in exceptional cases and is conditional on there being an urgent need.

Upon entering Germany, travellers aged six years or older must hold proof of the following:
• Following a stay in an area of variant of concern in the last 10 days: a negative COVID-19 test result.
• Following a stay in a high incidence area in the last 10 days: a negative COVID-19 test result, proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination or proof of recovery from an infection.
• For arrivals by air without prior stays in high incidence areas or areas of variant of concern: a negative COVID-19 test result, proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination or proof of recovery from an infection.
• Following a stay in a risk area (not an area of variant of concern or a high incidence area) and entry by land or sea (e.g. by car or ship): a negative COVID-19 test result or proof of vaccination or recovery from an infection.

Quarantine:
Risk areas - 10 days (quarantine can be ended early by submitting proof of vaccination or recovery or a negative test result via the entry portal of the Federal Republic of Germany (www.einreiseanmeldung.de). Quarantine ends the moment such proof is submitted. If this proof is already submitted before entry, no quarantine is necessary.
High incidence areas - 10 days (quarantine can be ended early by submitting proof of a negative test result, but testing may at the earliest be conducted five days after entry)
Areas of variants of concern - 14 days

Source: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/en/einreiseundaufenthalt/coronavirus

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