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SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

Kim Juchem,

Global Director Wholesale & Software, Truphone 

Truphone being one of the most established players in the IoT sector, who has been leading the charge in the eSIM revolution from the very beginning, is on a mission to connect the world seamlessly. Kim and his team aim to enable more connections than anyone else.

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Alen Ng,

Head, Corporate Development,

M1 Limited

 

Alen heads up corporate development in M1 Limited, where he is responsible for M&A, strategic investments, CSR & Sustainability. Alen concurrently oversees M1's MVNO wholesale business.

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Danielle Royston,

CEO and Founder, TelcoDR and Acting CEO, Totogi

Danielle Royston is Founder and CEO of TelcoDR and the acting CEO of Totogi. She has 25 years of enterprise software experience – the last 10+ as a CEO specializing in turnarounds. As telecom’s leading public cloud evangelist, Royston has raised $1Billion to fundamentally transform telco software, propelling the industry to new heights with the power of the public cloud. Widely recognized as a thought leader, Royston has been asked to speak on some of the biggest stages in the industry and featured in numerous publications. She resides in Austin, TX, and holds a B.S. in computer science from Stanford University.

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Crhistian Jeftee Galán Torres, Mobile Services Director, 

Alestra Móvil

 

Martina Klingvall,

CEO,

Telness

 

Martina - former executive of Telenor - founded the Swedish MVNO Telness, with an ambition to raise standards within the telecom industry. Her can-it-be-this-simple mobile operator for small and medium-sized businesses offers a range of digital and user-friendly services with no commitment period. Martina has revolutionized the B2B MVNO market in Sweden and continues to do so.

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Santiago Gómez,

EMEA Sales Director,

JSC Ingenium

Engineer of Telecommunications graduate, Santiago has developed his career in large Telecommunication companies, such as Ericcson and Telefónica, in positions of great responsibility. At JSC Ingenium he leads the sales team towards the expansion of the customer portfolio and opening new markets, while strengthening the relationship with current customers.

Jacques Bonifay,

CEO,

Transatel 

No one needs to introduce Jacques or Transatel -  true pioneers in the MVNOs and IoT markets for over 22 years providing connectivity to MVNOs, IoT as well as distributed workforce, vehicles, and smart industrial applications. They have not stopped innovating and they are determined to expand further, having already over 3m sim cards managed across 190 destinations.

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Mo Firouzabadian

CEO

Lifecycle Software

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Mario Colabufo,

CEO & Founder,

elimobile

Entrepreneur with focus on digital marketing and management of brands and prominent figures in the influencer marketing world. Founder and CEO of Elite Mobile, the first social mobile operator in Italy joining elimobile “MVNO” and elisium “social community”.

He is also the founder of other companies in digital area: MC-Holding, specialized on digital marketing; Instaguard, a consulting company for data recovery and Faceguard, a cyber-protection company. for victims of online defamation.

Marco Arnold,

Co-Founder,

Digital Republic

 

Marco is at the forefront of developing Digital Republic - an agile and innovative provider for mobile internet in Switzerland.  Digital Republic is committed to spread the opportunities that come with a digital transformation and their goal is to come together as a free and open-minded society.

Tolga Sönmezalp,

Managing Director, e-Lux Mobile Telecommunication Service 

 

Tolga manages e-Lux whose mission is to connect people around the world with cheaper rates. By using latest technology connectivity and IoT platforms and with global access at its services through special roaming agreements, e-Lux provides Voice + Data and Data only services to its individual and corporate customers across the globe.

Daniel Salpak,

Director,

Keepgo

Keepgo’s mission is to enable travelling the world free of roaming fees with prepaid global mobile WiFi for Europe, Asia, North & South America. Keepgo utilizes physical SIM cards and virtual SIM card specifications, enabling it to connect hundreds of thousands of devices on 500 cellular networks in 100+ countries.

Jignesh Dave,

Founder & CEO,

Next 360


Jignesh leads Next Cellular, a division of Next 360, an MVNO that offers diverse choices to its customers with a vision to “Make it Simple” for Global Traveller. In a span of just three years, Next Cellular has achieved an enviable reputation in establishing itself as a leading Global Telecom Brand having network footprint in 31 countries including United Kingdom, Europe (26 Schengen countries), The USA, Canada, Mexico and South Africa and is expanding fast to other geographies.

Matt Kennedy,

Chief Commerce Officer,

giffgaff

 

Matt Kennedy is giffgaff’s Chief Commerce Officer. With over 15 years experience, Matt is dedicated to driving commercial growth through marketing principles and a digital discipline. Having joined giffgaff in 2020, Matt has driven consistent business growth through 

connectivity acquisition, retention, direct response media, supply chain efficiency and creating new revenue streams. Additionally, Matt has spearheaded the refurbished phone offering at giffgaff, leading to double-digit
growth in 2020-21 and increased quality for its members. Before giffgaff, Matt held a variety of senior roles at Tesco Mobile focusing on digital, social and
performance marketing. Matt has also held roles at Polycom, Symantec and IBM, and was previously a Digital Council member for The Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing.

Frank Bekkers,

CEO,

Mobile Vikings

 

Everyone has heard the name - Mobile Vikings - launched in Belgium in 2008 by Frank Bekkers as a "movement" that would make the internet "free". It was one of the earliest MVNOs and definitely the first Belgian provider to offer specific tariff plans aimed at mobile internet. Hear how one of the best known MVNOs names in the market is planning to develop in the future.

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Jeff Holley,

Co-Founder & President, Boom! Mobile


Jeff, an experienced entrepreneur/advisor in the telecommunications/mobile industry, leads boom! Mobile that caters for various types of customers,  offering a number of plans including access to 5G and LTE networks across the US, enabling also the use of eSIM.

Gary Bhomer,

Principal,

Tel-Consult

 

Gary has over 25 years’ experience in the Telecommunications industry with well developed skills in Business Strategy and Transformation, Wholesale, Market Analysis, Pricing, Contract Negotiation and launching new businesses to market. He leads-a specialist Telecommunications consultancy in Australia supporting businesses seeking to enter the Telecommunications market.

Guy Redmill,

Managing Director, Redmill Marketing Associates

 

Guy is an internationally recognised marketing leader and consultant in the communications and B2B sector, with a track record of success and global visibility. He is founder and Managing Director of Redmill Marketing Associates, a successful international strategic marketing consultancy, based in the UK. An authority on the market implications of technology innovation, such as 5G, Guy’s expertise is highly regarded and valued by clients, who seek insight as well as action.

Benjamin Grimm,

Head of Carrier Relations, freenet

Benjamin is heading Carrier Relations at mobilcom-debitel, the mobile business of the freenet Group (leading German digital lifestyle provider with more 12 million subscribers). Having spent more than 20 years in the telecommunications industry, he is an expert on fixed and mobile strategy, product & business development and pricing.

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Daniel Neal,

Chairman, CEO & Founder,

Kajeet

Mr. Neal is the Chairman, CEO & Founder of Kajeet, Inc. a privately held, mission-driven company he conceived in 1996. Mr. Neal has raised over $180 million of institutional capital for the company, a leading managed IoT connectivity solutions provider serving thousands of enterprise, institutional, and government customers in the U.S., Canada, and the UK.

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James Gray.

Managing Director,

Graystone Strategy

 

James is an accomplished and professional consultant and board advisor with over 30 years’ experience working in the telecoms, MVNO and subscription services industries.

He has held senior leadership roles in MNO Wholesale teams, MVNOs, MVNEs and CPaaS providers. He is now Managing Director of Graystone Strategy, a specialist consultancy advising clients on business and commercial strategy, product launches and go to market, propositions, marketing and PR.

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Kevin Kent,

Data Center Specialist - North America, Africa, & Australia, nZero

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Mythri Hunukumbure,

Chief Engineer,

Samsung R&D Institute

Dr. MYTHRI HUNUKUMBURE is a Chief Engineer and a Project Lead at Samsung R&D Institute UK. He currently leads Samsung research in the LOCUS EU project and have previously played similar roles in ONE5G and mmMAGIC projects. He also supports 3GPP standardization activities in SA2 and RAN2 in topics related to Localization. Mythri holds Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in wireless communications from University of Bristol, UK. In an industry career spanning over 15 years, he has contributed to and later led
mobile communications research, standardization and product development activities. He has filed over 45 patents and has also published extensively in leading IEEE conferences and journals. He is the lead author of the recent book ‘The Technology and Businees of Mobile Communications – An Introduction’, published by Wiley/IEEE.

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Mea Thompson,

CCO,

theunconnected.org

 

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Ian Ginn,

Founder & Director,

IFG Consulting Europe

With more than 25 years in telecoms, Ian likes to keep a keen eye on innovation and developments across the industry. His work is recognised through his honorary judging role for the prestigious GSMA GloMo awards where he has been on the panel for the categories smart cities, best mobile app for connected living and mobile app innovation. He also likes to share his insights and was one of the first to blog on 6G as early as 2014 when 5G was still not fully specified.

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Tomasz Aniszczyk, Commercial Manager, Beneko Mobile

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Nicolas Girard,

Founder & CEO,

Oxio

Phil Scott,

Vice President of Sales for Europe, Aeris Communications 

Phil leads all commercial activities for Aeris Communications across Europe and has over a decade of experience in the telecommunications industry. Phil is leading Aeris’s mission of delivering “IoT For Good” and sharing Aeris's belief that Technology and IoT can create tremendous social impact. Aeris Communications are determined to lead and show that technology can be inclusive and change the world in amazing ways.

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Nicholas Constantinopoulos, Advisory,

Parlem ​

 

Nicholas is an experienced executive in the MVNx industry having recently deployed HMD Nokia’s MVNO in a number of countries, after having advised the IPO of the regional MVNO Parlem to the Madrid Stock Exchange. Earlier he was Managing Director at KPN International Wholesale before leading the international expansion of the US-based MVNO FreedomPop. Nicholas worked with the TMT unit of the EBRD Private Equity fund, managing telecom assets in Eastern Europe after having advised the Boards of telecom operators as a Kearney consultant.

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Harjot Singh
CEO,
Reach Mobile

 

Committed to providing the best new era mobile service, Harjot Singh Saluja is innovating how companies leverage and monetize networks. As CEO of Reach Mobile, an MVNO-based consumer wireless service, Saluja is a technology pioneer and serial CEO, with more than 15 years of experience in the mobile industry. He holds a patent for wireless network inter-technology handoffs and is a strategic advisor to Wi-Charge, a leader in over-the-air charging technology.

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Ndirangu Kibata,

Partner - Strategy and Growth,

TAUSPACE

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Rajesh Hari Parsad,

Managing Partner & Founder, TAUSPACE

Rajesh is the founder and CEO at TAUSPACE, and is  also responsible for the Product Design & Innovation team.

Over the past 22 years, Rajesh has developed an insightful understanding of the telecommunications, financial services, utilities and government verticals.  His strengths lie in digital transformation and innovation in overlapping sectors.  Coupled with a pragmatic approach to enterprise integration, Rajesh focuses on quickly delivering business value for stakeholders.

In his free time Rajesh is usually out hiking or tinkering in his workshop.

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Christoph H.L. Klenner,

Co-Founder,

Curist

Christoph is one of the two Co-Founders of Curist, formerly Helios Technologies. An engineer and economist by education, he spent the first fifteen years of his career as a lobbyist for the aviation and travel tech industries. He co-founded the European industry organisation for travel tech platforms (eu travel tech), which includes Booking.com, Expedia, Tripadvisor and Skyscanner as members, in 2009 and he grew and led it for nine years. Christoph became an entrepreneur and angel investor in 2018, co-founding Curist in 2020. He is also a seed investor in a number of start-up and scale-up companies in the travel and fashion tech sectors.

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Nick Wootten,

MVNO Director,

BT

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Mehul Vora,

VP of Sales,

Pareteum MVNE

Mehul leads global sales for Pareteum MVNE. Working with local MNO partners, Pareteum unlocks MVNO access in new and emerging markets. MVNO's will drive innovative service experiences over next decade and shape new technology trends, Pareteum MVNE is focused on being the technology partner they will need to realise this opportunity. A technology enthusiast by background, Mehul works with the SLT at Pareteum MVNE to ensure correct alignment with the markets, partners and customers to meet this strategic goal.

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Mike Mills,

Director of Cloud & Infrastructure Partners, Gamma

Mike Mills is Director of Cloud & Infrastructure Partners at Gamma and has over 20 years’ experience within the telecoms, mobile and IT sectors where he has held a number of sales, business development and leadership roles. He is responsible for all Gamma’s Wholesale Carrier, ISV and International Service Provider relationships including global MVNO’s. In 2022 he was voted the Most Inspirational and Influential Wholesale Executive at the Global Carrier Community Awards as recognition for the transformation of Gamma’s Wholesale lines of business, which was the fastest growing division in the company in 2021.

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Robin Major

Chief Revenue Officer,

Moflix

Robin is a global business leader who specialises in bringing new software technologies and operating approaches into the telecommunications sector, where he has been working for 30 years. He is passionate about the opportunity to make telcos fresh, exciting and relevant to their customers again, and is a strong advocate for leveraging digital automation capabilities and leading-edge customer engagement techniques to achieve this. Robin is a thought-provoking writer and public speaker, and holds a sincere belief that MVNOs will play a key role in the disruptive transformation of our industry. He is currently the Chief Revenue Officer of Moflix.

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Arul Vaz

Partner Manager,

BICS

Arul manages the partners at BICS. Arul has over 20 years of experience across the telecom ecosystem which includes leading profit centres and managing new technology deployments.

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ERIC DAVERSA,

VP, Business Development, Skylo Technologies

Eric leads mobile operator and ecosystem development for Skylo, a satellite NTN operator focused on global connectivity and text messaging based around 3GPP Rel17 standards. He is a subject matter expert in satellite, wireless mobility, and IoT solutions having worked in business development and engineering capacities over his career.

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Deepak Gusain

Global Head – Sales & Solutions Mobility Internet of Things

Tata Communications

 

Deepak is the Global Head of Sales and Solutions for Mobility & IoT Business for Tata Communications, a part of US$ 108 billion Tata Group of Companies. In this role, he is responsible for developing new initiatives, revenue and business for Mobility & Internet of Things for enterprises, service providers and mobile operators across various industry verticals such as MVNE, Industry 4.0, Transportation, Automotive, Smart City, Media etc.