Founder and CEO -
Jignesh leads Next Communications; an uber of Mobile connectivity for Brands - that offers a one-stop solution for Brands looking to launch mobile network. Essentially, Next Communications provide a complete end-to-end solution that covers everything from network connectivity to customer acquisition and management, allowing Brands to focus on their core business strategies while leaving the operational aspects of mobile network function on Next Communications allowing them to have an additional avenue to generate revenue. Apart from enabling various enterprises under BrandConnect & IoTConnect; Next Travel Connect, enabled by Next Communications (a Company owned operation) has achieved an enviable reputation in establishing itself as a leading Travel Connect brand having network footprint in 50+ countries with distribution in 3 continents.
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.
Mattias Ohde. General Manager – Dstny for Service Providers. Helping service providers succeed in mobile first UCaaS, FMC, Analytics, Customer engagement and Integrations with more than 3 million daily users. Former CEO of Soluno and Solus. Telecoms entrepreneur building and growing tech companies over the last 20 years.
Head of Portfolio Strategy Software & Solutions, Giesecke+Devrient
Andreas is Head of Software & Solutions Portfolio Strategy of Giesecke+Devrient Mobile Security. Within several management positions at G+D he formerly was heading the global Product Management for eSIM management and was responsible for G+D´s product marketing. Andreas evangelized eSIM since beginning back in 2009 and is involved in many commercial remote eSIM management projects around the globe addressing M2M, IOT and consumer market segment. Andreas holds an engineering degree in precision engineering and Master of Business Administration.
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.
Stina Slottsjö is a seasoned manager overseeing all commercial activities at Telavox. With a passion for value-based selling and understanding customer challenges, she sets growth goals, devises effective sales strategies using data-driven insights, and advocates for the symbiotic relationship between sales and marketing to drive success.
Tor Blomdell is leading Telavox product strategy and organisation. He has a long background in telecom and media and has previously held leading positions in product, program and company development in Sweden, India and the USA.
Laurent is a veteran of the telco industry, and he brings 25+ years of experience to UNDO. As a Project Manager, Program Manager and Chief Technical Officer, he has helped setting up multiple MVNO’s across the world and managed to develop and implement a wide variety of products & services for these companies. Laurent broad experience and knowledge enable him to excel as UNDO’s General Manager, overseeing the everyday activities of the company, striving for operational excellence, optimizing processes and financial performances as well as seeking for best-in-class customer satisfaction.
Head of Wholesale Department,
Apalkova Yevheniia - Head of Wholesale Department at Keepgo USA Inc. Telecom Enthusiast with 10 years of experience in sales and international legal cooperation.
Digital Solution Architect, Lebara
Nabil Nazar is a seasoned Telecom professional , with nearly 20 years of experience in the telecom industry. He holds a degree in electrical engineering from University of Engineering & Technology and has also studied Leadership & Management at the University of Westminster in London, as well as Corporate Strategy at UCL. Nabil is a member of several professional organizations, including the British Computing Society (BCS). Throughout his career, he has held various roles ranging from engineering to management and is currently heading a team of architects and establishing enterprise architectural strategy in an MVNO , Lebara in UK . He has recently led & architected the Digital Transformation Programme.
Trung Tran Nam,
Founder of Mobicast - a MVNO in Vietnam since 2019.
Technology, AI Entrepreneur
Martin Kievit is an experienced technology executive with over 20 years of experience in the telecom industry. He is the CEO of OpenCloudBSS, a cloud-native BSS platform that helps telecom operators to improve their customer experience and operations.
Calvin Collett is the CEO of Melon Mobile, the Untelco Telco.
For 22 years, technology, innovation and creativity has been his driving force. He is a true disruptor; with experience at Accenture, the AA and Getronics. In 2005 he founded iConnect, helping to revolutionise telecoms through VoIP.
More recently, he took on the challenge to create MTNs first sub-brand, ‘fibre to home’ business - supersonic - taking it to number 1 ISP in its first year of relaunch. His latest venture, Melon Mobile is sure to change mobile and data experiences world-wide.
Product Evangelist / Strategist, Giesecke+Devrient's strategic Partner - NetLync
Gary has been in mobile for over 30 years. Early in this career, via a start-up company, he designed what became the de facto standard SIM & Mobile test/diagnostic tool for the entire mobile industry. He worked within Telefónica group, advising on a number of technology areas on which he is expert:, including SIM, M2M/IoT, NFC and Mobile Wallet. More recently, whilst at the GSMA, Gary was instrumental in making their recently published M2M eSIM specification the de-facto standard for the M2M industry. He then managed the development of the equivalent consumer eSIM specification, which is implemented in most mobile devices today. Today, Gary is helping revolutionise the world of device entitlements at another start-up company, NetLync, a strategic partner of Giesecke+Devrient.
Eduardo has 24 years of experience in Mexico’s Telco Market. He was founder to the most profitable MVNO in Mexican market OUI. Eduardo develop Oui for Elektra, one of the biggest electronics retailer in Mexico. The Oui success was based in offering phones with service included in weekly payments to the base of the pyramid. Actually just launch a new MVNO YU Movil, with Alestra that using multi host sim, has the best coverage in the country
Head of Marketing, IoT & Digital Brands,
Shahar is responsible for defining the strategy, marketing initiatives and go-to-market for Amdocs cutting- edge Internet of Things solutions. He has over 20 years of strategy, marketing and product management experience in the telecommunications and software industries. Prior to Amdocs, Shahar held management positions at Comverse and Partner, a subsidiary of the Orange group. As an expert in business strategy and marketing, Shahar briefs industry analysts and is regularly invited to speak at major industry conferences as well as at thought-leadership events for strategic customers.
Shahar holds an MBA in Information Systems, Entrepreneurship and Marketing and a B.Sc. in Industrial Management Engineering, both from Tel- Aviv University.
Head of Carrier Relations,
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.
Chairman of the Board,
Al-Sahl Telecom- Libya
Dr. Adel Hejaaji is one of the experts in the field of mobile communications, management and consulting of services SMEs. He is one of the founders of first mobile operator company in Libya – Al- Madar Al-Jadeed, and currently he holds the project manager position for the first MVNO in Libya Al- Sahl Telecom. He has published a number of papers and books in different languages. Dr. Hejaaji is a keynote speaker, member of program committees and co-chair of several conferences, and he is a member of various professional bodies within and outside the UK.
Liz joined Lifecycle in 2015 and has a background in revenue assurance and customer excellence. Liz has championed projects with our partners that have helped give them competitive advantages in the telco industry. With a deep understanding of the telco industry, Liz has played a pivotal role in driving the success of Lifecycle's partnerships.
Chief Commercial Officer,
Shiraz is the Chief Commercial Officer at ice, the third largest mobile operator in Norway. Since he joined the company in 2009, he has been leading the company’s commercial efforts in the market, with ice being the fastest growing operator in Norway and Europe. In 2021, Shiraz was responsible for the launch of NiceMobil, the world’s first fully digital mobile telecom brand.
Global Head – Sales & Solutions
Mobility & Internet of Things
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 Service Provider, Industry 4.0, Transportation, Automotive, Smart City, Media etc.
Chief Strategy Officer,
Kelly is an established telecom professional with over 25 years of experience working with global telecom organisations building networks, go-to-market and revenue generation. Kelly has led CSP efforts for companies such as Cisco, AppDynamics and Amdocs. Her familiarity with telecom networks and cloud provide her with the ability to assess and develop key strategic partnerships and solutions that bring high value to CSPs.
Kelvin joined Lifecycle as a graduate developer 22 years ago. His success led to being promoted to R&D Director, a role in which he oversaw the creation of Lifecycle’s Digital BSS suite. In 2022 Kelvin was elevated to COO, driving the strategic growth of the award-winning business. Today he is the Chief Executive Officer.
Head of Mobile Marketing PostePay
With over 20 years of experience in designing and launching innovative offers, Marco Marchini is in charge of Mobile Marketing in the Postepay S.p.A. Telco Division, responsible for positioning and managing retail and business mobile offers and services.
He joined PosteMobile (Poste Italiane Mobile Virtual Operator) at the start-up, in 2007, contributing to the ideation and go-to-market of new phone deals, such as Creami, Revolution and Infinito and new services, such as Remote Mobile Payment and proximity services through the mass-market distribution of NFC SIM cards. Later, he contributed to the launching of FULL MVNO and since Postepay S.p.A. came to life, he has contributed to the launching of integrated services, such as Postepay Connect.
Previously he worked in TIM, Italian’s leading phone operator, where he contributed to the launching and development of many value-added services (VAS).
Head of Licensing Department
Nigerian Communications Commission
Usman Mamman is a seasoned Economist and well-grounded in Telecommunication with over thirty (30) years of experience spanning Banking, Telecommunication Licensing and Human Resources Management with excellent people and management skills. He is currently the Head, Licensing and Authorisation Department of the Nigerian Communications Commission. As the Head Licensing and Authorisation Department, he oversees the articulation and monitoring of the licensing focus of the Commission; evaluates the implementation of necessary policies; is responsible for qualitative research and development on existing licenses and coordinates trend analysis on market conditions and their impact on licensing; coordinates the review of license structures, as well as the development of license frameworks; coordinates the evaluation, vetting process, and provision of all categories of licensees to applicants, as well as ensuring adherence by all licensees to their license terms and conditions. He holds a Master’s in Communication Management from Buckinghamshire University in the United Kingdom, Banking & Finance from Bayero University, Kano and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Maiduguri.
Stefan Reidel is a seasoned executive and business leader with over 20 years of experience in the telecom industry, with a strong track record in commercial leadership, marketing, sales, business development, and transformation. He currently serves as CEO to fliggs mobile, a new kind of digital MVNO that is to bridge the worlds of Telecom and Web3.
Sara holds the role of CCO in Telness Tech where she’s responsible for the company’s growth activities. She’s an engineer from KTH royal institute of technology with a versatile background from IT and Management consulting to fintech. Before venturing into telecoms in 2020 she was responsible for the growth of one of the first mobile payments solutions in Europe and was often seen as a speaker, panelist, and moderator at conferences all over Europe. Sara has made a significant mark in the telecoms space with her opinion pieces on the future of telecommunications and her relentless efforts to make telecom a joyful experience for everyone.
Head of Enterprise Advanced Analytics
Markus is Head of Enterprise Advanced Analytics at 1&1 where he is working on the Development of Artificial Intelligence for Customer Service and Campaign Optimization. He embarked on his career as a researcher in biology. Leveraging his skills in statistical modelling, he transitioned into the realm of data science at 1&1, where he harnessed the power of data to drive informed decision-making and campaign optimization. His dedication to refining customer experience led him to a role as a project manager in Customer Experience, where he orchestrated efforts to enhance customer feedback analysis and optimize customer satisfaction.
Head of Customer Experience, Insights and Analytics
Cecile is Head of Customer Experience, Insights and Analytics at 1&1. She is responsible for Customer and Market Intelligence. Before joining 1&1 she was Managing Director of Tchibo Mobilfunk GmbH & Co. KG, a joint venture of Tchibo and Telefónica Germany. She has widespread expertise in finance, operations, business development, venture capital and strategic international partnerships in B2B and B2C telecommunications, retail and media markets. In various roles within the Telefonica Group and Deutsche Telekom Cecile was leading cross-cultural and cross-organisational teams in start-up-like scenarios initiating innovative new business models and growing strategic partnerships. She graduated as Diplom-Ingenieur (FH) in technology and management in Media.
Group Brand Director
David has been building brands for over 20 years, initially agency-side, and now in a central Group role at Lebara. He has guided complex global businesses such as HSBC through the launch of new strategies and branding, and has produced transformative creative work for challenger brands such as Burger King and Paddy Power. David is a passionate advocate for great brand strategy, design, and creative, and also a judge of the 2023 Effie marketing effectiveness awards. As Group Brand Director, he works closely with Lebara’s marketing teams in Europe, and with Brand Licence Partners worldwide, to drive both a strong brand and a highly successful business.
Telecom Trust Consulting
Santiago boasts a 25+ year career as a telecommunications engineer, with 15 years dedicated to the MVNO sector. He served as Director of Infrastructure Sales at Ericsson, leading the team responsible for introducing Spain's first Full MVNOs and collaborating with local operators; Euskaltel, Rcable, and Ono. Santiago leveraged his multinational experience gained at Ericsson within a specialized Spanish engineering company focused on MVNO infrastructures. Under his leadership, they expanded across Europe, securing contracts with new clients and entering markets in the United Kingdom, France, Greece, Ireland, and Switzerland. Santiago founded Telecom Trust Consulting, aiming to contribute to the global development of the telecommunications industry, with an emphasis on the MVNO sector. He endeavors to foster collaboration between these entities and equally innovative sectors such as FinTechs and Ad-techs.
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.
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.
Managing Partner, Global Practice Leader TIME,
Arthur D. Little
Karim is the Managing Partner of Arthur D. Little Austria and leads the TIME practice globally. He has 25+ years of experience with ADL in the telecommunication area.
Prior to ADL he worked
with a leading global telecom supplier. He is a driver of structural changes @ corporates, advisor of governments and institutions
globally with a spirit of challenging the status-quo and breakthrough innovation. Besides he is member of several expert panels and thinktanks related to TIME (standing for 4 industries:
Telecommunications, Information Technology, Media and Electronics)
Karim holds an MSc, MBA and PhD (Tunisia - Lycée El Menzah V, France - Lycée JB Say/ESEM, US
- UC Berkeley and Austria - TU Wien).
Head of MVNO and Sponsored Roaming
Member Innovation Director giffgaff
Chief Products Officer,
Mobile Vikings Poland
Maciej Grzelak is a telecom professional with a career at MVNO Mobile Vikings dating back to 2015. He started in customer service, rapidly moving up the ranks due to his dedication to customer satisfaction. Maciej's versatility shone when he transitioned to marketing, where he excelled as a partnership leader.
As the Chief Product Officer since the beginning of 2023, Maciej continues to drive innovation at Mobile Vikings, ensuring the company's continued success in the telecommunications sector
Head of Roaming & Interconnect GSMA
GSMA Head of Roaming & Interconnection Julia Gullstrand is a Telecoms professional with 30 years experience in Roaming & Interconnection starting at UK Mobile Operator One2One and for the past 20+ years leading the GSMA Working Group dedicated to developing Agreement Templates and Charging Models to enable the acceleration and rollout of Mobile Services worldwide. Julia holds an MBA in Telecoms from the Henley Management College.
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.
Vice President - Sales,
Covalense Digital Solutions
Seshan is a Management Technology professional with over three decades of international
experience, covering multiple countries and regions. He is currently the business head for the
Africa region for Covalense Digital Solutions, a company offering SaaS solutions to telecom operators, MVNOs and various flavours of communication service providers. Prior to this role, Seshan has extensive experience covering Enterprise Architecture, strategic consulting, international business development, sales, pre-sales, and other business functions.
Industry sectors include telecommunications, financial services, and some areas of public
service delivery. In his personal capacity, Seshan pursues opportunities to create impact through technology on some of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He is currently a member of the Institute of Directors SA and the Water Institute of Southern Africa, in which he participates as a member of the Technology Innovation Committee.
Head of Commercial
Looking for an MVNO expert?
Look no further.
DC has worked at four of the biggest MVNOs in the UK – Tesco Mobile, Lycamobile, giffgaff & SMARTY Mobile – in Marketing, Commercial & Proposition roles. He’s spent more than 20 years in telco, including a large proportion of his time at Virgin Media O2.
Parag Mittal is the Co-founder of UberSIM Solution as the CEO & Founder of ConnectedYou, a company that delivers connectivity orchestration solutions for Enterprises, MNOs and MVNOs. Prior to starting ConnectedYou, Parag was the Chief Commercial Officer at Soracom. Parag is passionate about investing in mobile and IoT innovations and aches for opportunities to break barriers with a mission to “Democratise IoT”.
Director of Global MNO Partnerships
Stephen Breen has joined Cubic Telecom in the senior leadership role of Director of International
Stephen brings over two decades of experience in international telecommunications leadership,
strategy execution and wholesale service and product innovation with a number of industry-leading
telecoms providers globally. Stephen’s career has spanned assignments with a number of global operators, including; Telenor Group in Europe (Norway) and Asia (Singapore), BICS (Belgium), and Meteor Mobile and Eir in Ireland.
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.
Web3 Partnerships &
T-Mobile Netherlands IoT Go2Market
Global MVNO Sales Director
Jose Yáñez del Pino
Senior Product Manager
Telefónica Global Solutions
Head of Global Direct Tech Deals & Supply Chain,
Wholesale Department DirectorPolkomtel (Plus)
Director of Partnerships
CEO and co-founder of Transatel
President of MVNO Europe
Transatel (subsidiary of NTT) is a global cellular IoT connectivity solutions provider and a leading Mobile Virtual Network Operators Enabler with over 100 MVNOs managed on its own full core network. Transatel’s multi-network (e)SIM management platform securely connect millions of vehicles, industrial and consumer devices to public and private cellular networks across the world for clients such as Airbus, Stellantis and Jaguar Land Rover.
VP Strategic Network Partnering & Wholesale
Product Director Mobile Gamma