BICS Mobility in Action 2018

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Steigenberger Wiltcher's Hotel

71 Avenue Louise

1050 Bruxelles


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Strictly invitation-only

Join us for this year's BICS Mobility in Action Europe event!


There has never been a more exciting time for the mobile industry. We are standing on the threshold of a new era of connectivity as the Internet of Things gradually becomes a reality with global enterprises leading the way. Mobile networks have the opportunity to provide the backbone of the new digital economy, but the road ahead presents many challenges.

The BICS Mobility in Action event will offer insights that equip your organisation to profitably engage with the new digital ecosystem, while improving monetisation of your existing businesses and assets.

Join your BICS Team and friends from across the industry for two days of discussion and networking around these key topics of interest, connecting with industry experts, innovation masters and industry peers.

This year's theme addresses the advent of the Digital Era. In this fascinating time for operators, the Digital World provides seemingly endless opportunities as communications increasingly guide individuals, machines and enterprises. Join us for a range of interactive workshops and presentations across 3 main tracks.

Agenda Day 1, Wednesday 26th Sep

Shuttle Buses from Brussels National Airport BRU 9:30am, 11:00am, 12:30pm

Shuttle Buses from Gare du Midi Train Station 11:30am, 12:30pm

10am – 2pm: Arrival & Check-In

12pm – 2pm: Lunch

2pm – 5pm: Opening Keynotes

The New Digital Era for Operators and Enterprises: Top Trends & Technologies

Daniel Kurgan, CEO, BICS

Going Digital to Build and Protect the Revenue Pipeline

Joel Stradling, Reseacrh Director, Global IT Management & Hosted Services, Global Data

7pm – 10pm: Networking Dinner

Transportation to/from venue is foreseen

Agenda Day 2, Thursday 27th Sep

Track 1: Monetizing the Digital Economy

By thinking strategically and looking beyond traditional revenue streams, mobile operators create new revenue avenues from their infrastructure and intelligence. The digital economy, powered by data, presents new opportunities for mobile operators to scale revenues and monetise their assets by enabling improved customer engagement, as well as authentication and verification services that keep digital platforms and subscribers free from fraud and scams. However there are complex infrastructure and compliance issues to consider.

This track will explore how operators can generate and improve revenues through messaging, authentication and transaction security.

09:00 - 09:45 "The Mobile Identity Ecosystem" - Stacy Stubblefield, Co-Founder & Vice President, TeleSign

09:45 - 10:30 "A Journey Through Mobile Identity" - Glyn Povah, Global Head Product Development, Telefonica

10:30 - 11: Networking Break

11:00 - 12:30 Mobile Identity Workshops, Customer Voices - Florian Jensen, Head of Fraud & Payment, GlovoApp

12:30 - 14:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 - 14:45 "Mobile Connect Attributes and the Role of Regulation" - Gautam Hazari, Identity Technical Director, GSMA

14:45 - 15:15 Networking Break

Track 2: Maximising your Enterprise Business

Global enterprise services are driving a step-change in operators’ business models. Whether it is enabling connected devices and services, supporting seamless Unified Communications, supporting Omnichannel, or helping enterprises migrate to the cloud, digitalisation of business driven by new technologies presents numerous avenues for operators.

In this track, attendees can find out how mobile networks can meet enterprise-driven demand for bandwidth-heavy services, high-definition multimedia communications and cost efficient network operations and IoT connectivity.

09:00 - 09:45 "Future of Unified Communications" - Evan Kircheimer, Research Director Enterprise Business, Ovum

09:45 - 10:30 "Cloud Connectivity" - Eric Loos, Senior Product Manager, Capacity & IP, BICS

10:30 - 11:00 Networking Break

11:00 - 11:45 "NB-IoT " - Mikael Schachne, VP Mobility & IoT Business, BICS

11:45 - 12:30 "IoT Integration with Cloud Platforms" - Speaker to be announced

12:30 - 14:00 Networking Break

14:00 - 14:45 "Borderless and Secure Connectivity" - Alexandre De Oliveira, PT Luxembourg

14:45 - 15:15 Networking Break

Track 3: Protecting your Revenues from Fraud Threats

A proactive approach is needed to win the fight against fraud, which costs the industry $29.2 billion each year. In May this year the ITW Global Leaders’ Forum announced an industry-wide Code of Conduct to tackle the issue. Rapid growth in roaming and international data makes the industry increasingly vulnerable to criminals; while the Internet of Things is an attractive prospect for hackers looking to profit from sensitive personal and business data.

This track will enable attendees learn more about the latest developments in international telecoms fraud and discover the latest proactive multi-network approaches for effective protection against international voice, messaging and signalling fraud.

15:15 - 16:00 "Protecting Your Revenues Against Fraud" - Erik Priekanz, Chief Executive, Risk & Assurance Group

16:00 - 16:45 "Interactive Discussion Group - Tracking your Data the SMART way" - Oscar Munishi, Vodacom Tanzania

2pm – 5pm: Afternoon Workshop Sessions

7pm – Late: Closing Party

Transportation to/from venue is foreseen

Day 3, Friday 28th Sep

Shuttle Bus to Brussels National Airport BRU 7am – 1pm

9am – 11am: Bilateral Discussions

11am: Check-Out & Departure


We eagerly await you at the luxurious Steigenberger's Wiltcher's Hotel in Brussels, just off the chic Avenue Louise and Toison D'Or area for the 2018 edition of our annual event.

Accommodation at the venue is offered to you with our compliments, we ask only that you manage your transportation to/from Brussels directly.*

* Accommodation is offered on a single occupancy basis, check in on 26th Sep, check out on 28th Sep. Additional nights can be requested via at the individual's own cost. In the event of no-show, the reservation will be charged.

This is strictly an invitation-only event.

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