WeMeet Americas 2022

June 1-2, 2022 Miami, USA

WeMeet Americas 2022​

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This is WeMeet Americas 2022 – this year under the theme “Operating the Next Generation Network” where we were discussing how carriers can meet the challenges and opportunities brought by 5G rollouts, IoT expansion, VoLTE adoption and growing Cyber threats. The event took place on June 1-2, 2022 in Miami.

Sessions

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Speakers

  • Adeep Maharaj

    Adeep Maharaj

    Manager International Roaming Wholesale

    MTN GlobalConnect

    Adeep has over 15 years’ experience in the Roaming Industry and is presently the Commercial Roaming Manager for Europe with MTN GlobalConnect (+4 years). Previously, Adeep was with MTN South Africa both on the Technical and Commercial side, working on core development and strategies, operational verticals leading diverse teams from technical, operations and commercial. Adeep has spent most of his tenure (20) within the Roaming Industry and brings a wealth of expertise and knowledge, culminating as a recipient of the “2022 ROCCO 100 TOP 25” most influential people in the industry awards gala event held in Malaga, May 2022. Adeep is a devoted family man, trying to balance his studies, work, and personal time, especially given he has triplets. He is an avid football supporter and plays with both his teenage boys on a social level at least twice a week. He holds a Post Grad (Cum Laude) in Business Management and just completed his MBA (Cum Laude) in his dissertation on the BlockChain, focusing on the Wholesale Roaming Settlements using Smart Contracts.

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  • Adrian Lazar Adler

    Adrian Lazar Adler

    Senior Manager, Revenue Assurance

    T-Mobile USA

    Adrian has worked within the mobile telecommunications sector for almost 20 years, starting out on the vendor side delivering services to carriers in more than 20 countries related to revenue and provisioning processes. Adrian now works at T-Mobile as Senior Manager, Revenue Assurance, with key focus areas including controls for network abuse, switch-to-bill and provisioning. Adrian was elected to the Board of Directors for the Communications Fraud Control Association (CFCA) in 2021 and co-chairs the association’s Membership Committee.

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  • Allwyn Sequeira

    Allwyn Sequeira

    Chief Executive Officer

    Highway9 Networks Inc.

    Allwyn Sequeira is currently CEO and founder of Highway9 Networks, a Silicon Valley startup focused on 5G Edge Cloud offerings.

    Prior, Sequeira spent 12 years in leadership roles at VMware, including as SVP/GM on CEO Pat Gelsinger’s Estaff. At VMware, Sequeira led the creation of the multi-billion$ network and security virtualization platform NSX, led the creation of the world’s first 5G cloud platform, and ran VMware’s hybrid cloud.

    Prior, Sequeira was CTO & SVP Products at security virtualization company Bluelane, which was acquired by VMware in 2008. From 2000, Sequeira was EVP/CTO and Board member at internet route control company netVMG, acquired by InterNap in 2004.

    From 1993, Sequeira was founder, EVP Products & CTO, and Board member at data/video/voice networking company First Virtual Communications, which had a successful IPO in 1998.

    Sequeira holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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  • Amanveer Singh

    Amanveer Singh

    Senior Solutions Architect

    Amazon Web Services

    Amanveer Singh is a Senior Solutions Architect (Telco Analytics & BSS) based in Toronto. Amanveer is the industry leader with more than 15 years of experience in telecom sector, he has contributed to multiple industry standards and has published numerous AWS blogs. Amanveer helps AWS customers and partners around the world identify the right cloud transformation strategy based on industry trends, their organizational priorities, and enables them to build industry leading solutions.

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  • Bernardo Lucas

    Bernardo Lucas

    Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer

    Mobileum

    Bernardo Lucas is Mobileum's Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer. A role started in WeDo Technologies as a Chief of Marketing & Strategy. Previously, Bernardo worked as a project lead at US based Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he led technology, media, telecommunications, retail and financial services consulting projects. He holds an MBA from INSEAD with distinction.

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  • Carlos Marques

    Carlos Marques

    Head of Product Management - Risk Management

    Mobileum

    Carlos Marques is the Head Of Product Marketing & Analyst Relations at Mobileum. Based in Portugal, Carlos joined leading RAFM vendor WeDo Technologies in 2009, and remained with the business when WeDo was acquired by Mobileum in 2019. Prior to working for WeDo, Carlos held marketing and sales roles for various IT companies.

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  • Carlos Martins

    Carlos Martins

    Head of Engineering, Risk

    Mobileum

    Carlos Martins is the Head Of Engineering at Mobileum Risk BU. Having joined the company to build a UX strategy in 2012, Carlos has more than 16 years of experience in the development and architecture of rich internet applications and SaaS products. Currently, and leveraging its extended technology knowledge, Carlos is leading the transformation project of evolving the company product portfolio ready for public, private, and edge cloud architectures, leveraging the latest AI/ML enhancements towards a full 5G support. 

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  • Deep Basu

    Deep Basu

    SVP of Roaming & Core Network Solutions

    Mobileum

    Deep Basu is a results-driven, pragmatic business and tech leader with over 25 years of solid experience in Technology - specializing in telecom and fintech. Deep is the SVP of Roaming & Core Network Core Solutions for Mobileum and he has been assuming different roles within Mobileum for the past +15 years, since it was founded as Roamware. Deep previously has worked for SoftPlus, InfoGain and Oracle.

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  • Dwayne Davis

    Dwayne Davis

    Group CIO

    Cable Bahamas

    A Senior Technology professional and Entrepreneur with +25 years in Information Technology and Operations, of which 18 years have been as Senior/Executive Management in the Corporate environment and eight (8) years as the founder/CTO of Bay Shore Management Services Limited. A varied background with vast business exposure including Financial Services, Insurance, Government, Hospitality, and Telecommunications having worked in over 12 countries. As an Entrepreneur, Bay Shore works with Companies of all sizes specializing in Managed Services, Document Management, Project Manager, Cloud and Network Services as well as WiFi solutions and management.

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  • Gabriel Chiriacescu

    Gabriel Chiriacescu

    SVP, Head of Test & Service Assurance

    Mobileum

    Gabriel has more than a decade of experience in cellular network test and visibility as both an Engineering and a Business Leader and remains a SW developer at heart.  Gabriel grew the packet core test business at Ixia, overcoming the incumbent’s 7 year lead. He is currently the SVP and Head – Testing & Monitoring PCC at Mobileum. Gabriel also led the MNO & MSO industry vertical solutions at Keysight.

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  • Gilbert Relou

    Gilbert Relou

    Head of Consultancy

    Kaleido Intelligence

    The global market for mobile communication is where much of Gilbert’s  20+ years’ experience in international (data) communication has been focused at. Often described as an evangelist by motivating change, introducing new ideas and creating partnerships. At KPN and iBasis he has been a driving force in building relationships with dozens of mobile network operators and solution providers globally. Focused on innovation, leading a Business Development team to enable roaming and data connectivity with interoperability between technologies. In 2022 Gilbert joined Kaleido Intelligence, a specialist consulting and market research firm across the roaming & connectivity sector and known for its Vendor Hub source of roaming vendors worldwide. In a world of digital transformation with Telco moving to Cloud with a new open 5G ecosystem enabling devices (IoT) and collaboration tools to be globally connected it is important to understand technology and to oversee the bigger picture. Hybrid models emerge with arbitrage telco solutions as important enablers for global coverage.  A new revenue potential for networks to guarantee Cloud and IoT access in a secure and sustainable way.

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  • Gunmeet Singh

    Gunmeet Singh

    Product Management Director

    Mobileum
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  • Heather Stacey

    Heather Stacey

    Sr. Director of Roaming Product Strategy & Analytics

    T-Mobile USA

    Telecom professional with over 20 years of experience combined at AT&T Wireless and T-Mobile US. Formerly a part of M&A teams at both AT&T Wireless and T-Mobile US, then a leader of commercial negotiations for domestic and international roaming at T-Mobile US.  Currently the leader of Roaming Strategy at T-Mobile US covering areas including legacy international roaming services, evolving IoT support strategy, and 5G roaming deployments.

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  • Igor Angjusev

    Igor Angjusev

    Principal Architect - Core Network and Roaming Services

    Mobileum

    Roaming Network Services Solution Architect at Mobileum with over 18 years of experience in Telecommunication business handling variety of roles on the forefront of technology. Mechanical Engineer who has worked his way up from the entry level Mobility Call Center representative, through various roles in Technical Support, Roaming Design, Solutioning and Technology Strategy within the Cellular Carrier environment to the current role on the vendor side. Dedicated and determined to his work in helping Service Providers to provide superior roaming service quality to their customers. Has led a variety of initiatives related to the Roaming connectivity, initial LTE Roaming interconnects and Value-Added services, Global Mobile Connectivity, National Roaming and Regulatory projects with current focus on the 5G Roaming initiatives and Private Networks Roaming. Passionate about the good piece of music, NBA or soccer (football) game and experiencing new places, cultures and traditions with travel.

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  • Karl Bream

    Karl Bream

    Vice President of Portfolio and Business Strategy

    Nokia

    Karl Bream is the Vice President of Product and Business Strategy for the Cloud and Network Services business group at Nokia. Karl sets the group’s strategy and vision and prioritizes resources to drive growth. Karl actively manages the product and services portfolio to optimize financial performance and long-term technology leadership. Karl developed the digital transformation roadmap of the portfolio to Software as a Service. Prior to his current role Karl was the Head of Strategy and Portfolio at Nokia Enterprise. Earlier Karl served Vice President of Corporate Strategy at Alcatel-Lucent where he set the turnaround strategy for the group.

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  • Malak Bakhet

    Malak Bakhet

    Roaming Manager

    Freedom Mobile

    Malak has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry spanning wire and wireless domains, radio, core network and roaming.

    Currently, Malak is the Roaming Manager of FreedomMobile/Shaw for more than 3 years. He has developed many solutions to optimize the network performance and improving custom experience for roaming and core network.

    As part of his regular working activities Malak plans, develops and designs the network probing infrastructure. At the same time, he manages the network analytics & customer assurance and network tracing tools. He is also leading the digital transformation of FreedomMobile/Shaw network quality, deploying, and managing the cloud infrastructure. Malak is a key contributor reviewing network solutions and adopting the latest Technologies.

    Malak is holding PEO license and PhD degree in the Mobile industry; he has published many scientific papers and enormous technical reports. Malak also provided training to enormous numbers of Engineers on different Telecommunication fields.  Malak provided support to many MNOs around the globe while he was working on different projects. Along with his Engineering career Malak is an artist and he has several artworks.

     

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  • Mange Kumarasamy

    Mange Kumarasamy

    Technical Business Development Executive

    TELUS

    A professional Telecom Specialist with 20+ years of experience ranging from Sales, Big Data, Networking, Technical Discussions, Automation, Security & Fraud, eSIM, IoT, SDWAN, 5G and MEC.   Able to think outside the box with executive presence to build deep relationships while bringing industry network of teams to drive success in delivering long term profits.

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  • Mohamed Hamdy

    Mohamed Hamdy

    Chief Commercial Officer

    Digis Squared

    With a background in Electronics, Mohamed joined the Digis Squared team in 2020 as Chief Commercial Officer, and Managing Director of the Digis Squared company in Angola. Prior to that he has held senior roles in Account Management and Sales in the tech sector for more than 15 years, most recently as Global Solutions Sales Manager for Safran’s Telecom Division, Director of Business Transformation at Huawei Technologies UK, and then Head of Global Sales at Aspire Technology. With an MBA and multiple awards, his strong drive to give back to his community sees him teaching business skills to school children during his weekends.

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  • Mun-Kein Chang

    Mun-Kein Chang

    SVP Engagement & Experience Business International

    Mobileum

    Experienced Professional in Product Management, Sales and Marketing with a demonstrated history of working in the telecommunications industry. Skilled in Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS), Go-to-market Strategy, Code Division Multiple Access Method (CDMA), Mobile Applications, and IT Strategy. Strong product management professional with a Bachelor’s Degree focused in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from University of Surrey.

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  • Munish Kumar

    Munish Kumar

    Vice President - Customer Success

    Mobileum

    Munish, has 24 years of experience across Telecommunications & Automotive industry in Product Management, Customer Delivery & Operations. Over the course of his career, Munish has worked on various v1 Products hands on and successfully launched multiple solutions with Tier-1 Mobile Operators as well as Tier-1 Automotive OEMs.

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  • Nars Haran

    Nars Haran

    Technology Evangelist

    US Cellular

    Experienced Technology leader with a demonstrated history of working in the wireless industry. Strong engineering professional skilled in CDMA2000, Wireless Technologies, LTE, 4G, and Voice over IP (VoIP).

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  • Richard Edmonds

    Richard Edmonds

    VP Business Development, Security BU

    Mobileum

    Richard Edmonds has been in the telecommunications industry in excess of 25 years, with experience covering voice , Messaging and data networking. As a cyber security professional Richard  has enjoyed a  long career focused on the cyber security and fraud domains with in depth expertise in SS7,SIP, Diameter,SMS/MMS,GTP & HTTP technologies. Prior to his current role with Mobileum , Richard held senior technical pre sales amd business development posts in Nokia Software, Nominum, Oracle, Acme Packet and Newbridge Networks.

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  • Ron Haberman

    Ron Haberman

    Chief Product Officer

    Mobileum

    Ron Haberman is part of Mobileum’s Executive Team, he is leading the global product strategy and the company’s business groups - Roaming & Network Services, Testing & Monitoring, Fraud & Risk, Network Security and Engagement & Experience.

    Ron was previously CTO of Nokia’s Cloud and Network Services and Software Business Groups, and now we count on him to strengthen Mobileum's products capabilities and to work with the rest of the executive team as we keep scaling the company.

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  • Stacy Graham

    Stacy Graham

    Director, Voice Services & Fraud Management

    Sinch

    Stacy has over 20 years’ experience in the telecoms industry covering a vast array of positions that have fostered her knowledge base. Stacy began her career with Sinch, formerly Inteliquent and ANPI, in 2006 as a Dedicated Account Manager providing service and guidance to their customer base. After furthering her role within the support organization in a management role, Stacy transitioned into a role focusing on customer quality of service and responsibility for all first level repair, KPI monitoring/reporting, carrier performance and vendor advancement for optimal routing, fraud monitoring and credit risk. Currently Stacy holds the role of Director of Product for Voice Services and Fraud Management, covering all aspects of the voice product offering as well as policy and product management for fraud management and Know Your Customer across all products. Stacy was elected to the to the CFCA Board of Directors in 2014 and has held several leadership roles for the associations; currently Stacy is President and chairs the Marketing and co-chairs the Strategic Partnership Committee.

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  • Said Berrahil

    Said Berrahil

    Vice President, 5G Technology

    Dish Network
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  • Stephen Breen

    Stephen Breen

    Director – International Roaming & ILD Marketing

    Verizon Wireless

    Stephen is the Director of International Roaming Marketing at Verizon Wireless, and manages a team responsible for Verizon’s international roaming and ILD product strategy. Stephen and his team ensure that Verizon’s international products and services remain compelling, innovative, and easy-to-use, and always ensure that our Verizon customers utilise Verizon as their trusted partner when roaming abroad. Stephen has over twenty years of International Roaming experience, and has represented both large-scale and medium-sized mobile operators within BARG/WAS.  Prior to joining the Verizon Consumer Group; he was Head of APAC for Telenor Global Wholesale, based in Singapore and Head of Roaming Product Management for BICS, Brussels, and Roaming Manager for Meteor Mobile, Ireland. Stephen has been an active member of the GSMA BARG/RING/WAS since 2005, and prior to his present-day involvement with Verizon Wireless; he represented Meteor Mobile Ireland (Eir Mobile), Belgacom International (BICS) and Telenor Global Wholesale at these events. Stephen hails from Ireland and has also lived in the UK, Bahrain, Belgium, Germany & Singapore, and is currently based in Dublin. 

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  • Stephen Ornadel

    Stephen Ornadel

    Senior Vice President Security Solutions

    Mobileum

    Currently responsible for business development of Mobileum security portfolio globally, Stephen has over 20 years experience spanning the vendor and operators sectors. Stephen is a qualified Chartered Accountant and experienced people manager.

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  • Steve Brooks

    Steve Brooks

    Business Development Manager - 5G E2E Testing & Service Assurance

    Mobileum

    Steve is a long-time evangelist for Communication Test and Assurance. Involved in fixed & mobile Lab, Field and Network test and assurance since the days of 2G, he is driven by a belief that test and assurance can always be done better and more efficiently and that the main focus should always be customer experience, this leads to lower costs for the operator whilst enhancing brand reputation. His fundamental belief is that the quality of data used to analyse customer experience is paramount and that investment in testing drives better, more efficient, network deployments. Away from work, from his home in Mid -Wales, he enjoys DIY and Land Rover restoration.

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  • Vincent Robertson

    Vincent Robertson

    Technical Customer Manager, New Products & Solutions, GSMA Services

    Since joining GSMA from Samsung in January 2022, Vinny has taken responsibility for masterminding how GSMA’s newer and more complex services, can be ingested within our customers’ businesses.  Whilst the world of wholesale roaming is relatively new, Vinny brings his excellent hands-on communication and organisation skills to coordinate multiple product, technical and operational teams. He is currently focused on GSMA’s eBusiness Network Accelerator offering which enables carriers and MVNOs to join the Telco network and experience first-hand the value of GSMA’s blockchain applications in the wholesale roaming negotiation and settlement arena.

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  • Tony Poulos

    Tony Poulos

    The Host

    Tony has a strong telecom BSS knowledge in billing, revenue assurance, managed services, payments and mobile content delivery. In June 2011, Tony was recognized as one of the 25 most influential people in the telecom software industry.

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Agenda

Time zone: EST

  • Wednesday, June 1

  • Thursday, June 2

  • 9:00 AM 9:05 AM

    Welcome Words

    Tony Poulos, The Host,
  • 9:05 AM 10:00 AM

    Mobileum Product Strategy + Roadmap Highlights

    Ron Haberman, Chief Product Officer, Mobileum
  • 10:00 AM 10:30 AM

    The Next Wave of Transformation in the Telco Market

    Gilbert Relou
    Gilbert Relou, Head of Consultancy, Kaleido Intelligence
  • 10:30 AM 11:30 AM

    Coffee Break + Demos

    • 11:30 AM 12:50 PM

      Theme 1: Building the Future of Roaming and Interconnect

      11:30 – 12:00 A New Roaming Era Takes Off

      Stephen Breen
      Stephen Breen, Director – International Roaming & ILD Marketing, Verizon Wireless
    • 12:00 – 12:20 Keeping your Roaming flowing with 2G/3G decommisionings

      Deep Basu
      Deep Basu, SVP of Roaming & Core Network Solutions, Mobileum
      Gunmeet Singh
      Gunmeet Singh, Product Management Director, Mobileum
    • 12:20 – 12:50 Blockchain eBusiness Network: Results from the Field

      Vincent Robertson
      Vincent Robertson, Technical Customer Manager, New Products & Solutions, GSMA Services,
      Adeep Maharaj
      Adeep Maharaj, Manager International Roaming Wholesale, MTN GlobalConnect
  • 12:50 PM 2:00 PM

    Lunch​

    • 2:00 PM 5:40 PM

      Theme 2: Shaping your Next Generation Experience

      2:00 – 2:20 Mastering your Network Intelligence

      Mun-Kein Chang
      Mun-Kein Chang, SVP Engagement & Experience Business International, Mobileum
    • 2:20 – 3:00 Panel discussion: Quality in the Next Generation Network

      Heather Stacey
      Heather Stacey, Sr. Director of Roaming Product Strategy & Analytics, T-Mobile USA
      Nars Haran
      Nars Haran, Technology Evangelist, US Cellular
      Said Berrahil
      Said Berrahil, Vice President, 5G Technology, Dish Network
      Mohamed Hamdy
      Mohamed Hamdy, Chief Commercial Officer , Digis Squared
      Gabriel Chiriacescu
      Gabriel Chiriacescu, SVP, Head of Test & Service Assurance, Mobileum
    • 3:00 - 3:30 360-Degree Service Assurance Approach

      Steve Brooks
      Steve Brooks, Business Development Manager - 5G E2E Testing & Service Assurance, Mobileum
  • 3:30 PM 4:30 PM

    Coffee Break

    • 4:30 PM 5:40 PM

      Theme 3: Safeguarding your Next Generation Network

      4:30 - 4:50 Active Intelligence's approach to Integrated Risk Management in Telecom

      Carlos Martins, Head of Engineering, Risk , Mobileum
      Carlos Marques
      Carlos Marques, Head of Product Management - Risk Management, Mobileum
    • 4:50 – 5:10 Integrated Fraud & Security – Are we witnessing the rise of the FSOC?

      Stephen Ornadel, Senior Vice President Security Solutions, Mobileum
      Richard Edmonds
      Richard Edmonds, VP Business Development, Security BU, Mobileum
    • 5:10 – 5:40 Panel Discussion: Fighting Fraud in the Next Generation Network

      Stacy Graham
      Stacy Graham, Director, Voice Services & Fraud Management, Sinch
      Adrian Lazar Adler
      Adrian Lazar Adler, Senior Manager, Revenue Assurance, T-Mobile USA
      Carlos Marques
      Carlos Marques, Head of Product Management - Risk Management, Mobileum
      Stephen Ornadel, Senior Vice President Security Solutions, Mobileum
  • 7:30 PM 11:00 PM

    Dinner & Social Gathering

  • 10:00 AM 10:05 AM

    Welcome Words

    Tony Poulos, The Host,
  • 10:05 AM 10:45 AM

    Panel discussion: Monetizing 5G at the Next Gen Network

    Mange Kumarasamy
    Mange Kumarasamy, Technical Business Development Executive, TELUS
    Allwyn Sequeira
    Allwyn Sequeira, Chief Executive Officer, Highway9 Networks Inc.
    Amanveer Singh
    Amanveer Singh, Senior Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
    Karl Bream
    Karl Bream, Vice President of Portfolio and Business Strategy, Nokia
    Tony Poulos, The Host,
  • 10:45 AM 11:15 AM

    Enabling the 5G Element with Edge Analytics ​

    Igor Angjusev
    Igor Angjusev, Principal Architect - Core Network and Roaming Services, Mobileum
  • 11:15 AM 12:15 PM

    Coffee Break + Demos

  • 12:15 PM 12:45 PM

    Live Demo // Active Intelligence

    Carlos Martins, Head of Engineering, Risk , Mobileum
  • 12:45 PM 1:25 PM

    Panel discussion: How to operate the Next Generation Network ​

    Dwayne Davis, Group CIO, Cable Bahamas
    Malak Bakhet
    Malak Bakhet, Roaming Manager, Freedom Mobile
    Said Berrahil
    Said Berrahil, Vice President, 5G Technology, Dish Network
    Bernardo Lucas
    Bernardo Lucas, Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer, Mobileum
    Munish Kumar
    Munish Kumar, Vice President - Customer Success, Mobileum
    Tony Poulos, The Host,
  • 1:15 PM 2:30 PM

    Lunch + Demos