MEF and PCT Collaborate for First Time in Hawaii to Help Empower the Mobile Ecosystem for the Future

For the very first time, the Mobile Ecosystem Forum will be present at the Pacific Telecoms Council (PTC) main event in Honolulu on 21st January 2024.

The PTC Annual Conference is a prestigious gathering held in Honolulu, Hawaii, in January, where C-level executives, technologists, thought leaders, investors, researchers, and academicians convene to share knowledge, cultivate valuable relationships, and catalyse new business. Collaboration is important for both associations and the companies in the telecom ecosystem.

The four sessions from MEF at PTC on Sunday 21 January are:

  • Session 1: Empowering the Future – Unveiling the Status of the Wireless Industry in Mobile Telecom Markets
  • Session 2: The 4 Mobile Concerns: Privacy, Security, Trust, Fraud
  • Session 3: The Future of Telecom Numbering: Innovations and Trends in a Digital Era
  • Session 4: Monetising Mobile Edge – the New Data Hosting Model 

Full details

9:00–10:30

Empowering the Future – Unveiling the Status of the Wireless Industry in Mobile Telecom Markets

This will be an enlightening and comprehensive conference, delving into the current state of the wireless industry with a primary focus on the dynamic and ever-evolving mobile telecom markets. This session will aim to shed light on the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities shaping the wireless landscape and foster a deeper understanding of the present and future prospects of mobile telecommunications.

Speakers include:

  • Dario Betti, CEO – MEF
  • Steve Legge, CEO & President – netnumber Global Data Services
  • Dawood Ghalaieny, CEO – ZARIOT
  • Soren Schafft, Founder & CEO – The Campaign Registry 

10:45 – 12:00

The 4 Mobile Concerns: Privacy, Security, Trust, Fraud 

Join our speakers in identifying threats and opportunities in modern telecom. How can we contribute to controlling spam and enhancing consumer protection in voice and messaging?

With the need for “trusted” partners in the global telecommunications eco-system and understanding exactly who you are doing business with and how that will affect the consumers  

Speakers include:

  • Steve Legge, CEO & President – netnumber Global Data Services
  • John Bruner, President & CEO – Aegis Mobile
  • Eddie DeCurtis, Regional CEO Americas – Sekura Mobile
  • Thais Lima, Vice President of Global Trading and Carrier Relations – Twilio

14:00–14:45

The Future of Telecom Numbering: Innovations and Trends in a Digital Era

This session will explore the evolving landscape of telecom numbering and its transformative impact on the telecommunications industry. Discover the cutting-edge technologies, regulatory shifts, and emerging trends that are shaping the future of telecom numbering. Key topics include: next-generation numbering systems; virtual numbers and over-the-top (ott) services; 5g and telecom numbering; blockchain and decentralised identifiers (dids); regulatory landscape and standardisation; enhanced customer experience and personalisation; and industry insights and case studies.

The session is tailored for professionals in the telecommunications sector, regulatory authorities, policymakers, industry analysts, and anyone interested in the future of telecom numbering. Gain valuable insights into the evolving landscape of telecom numbering and prepare for the transformative journey that lies ahead. 

Speakers include: 

  • Dario Betti, CEO – MEF
  • Tim Ward, Sales & Marketing VP – Xconnect
  • Stefan Heller, Vice President, Business Development & Strategic Partnerships – The Campaign Registry
  • Melissa Blassingame, Senior Director, Business Development – Twilio

15:00–15:45

Mobile Innovations: the latest trends that can change the telecommunications world

In this session, we will explore the cutting-edge advancements revolutionising the mobile landscape. Discover the latest trends in 5G, AI-driven applications, IoT integration, and much more, uncovering the future of mobile technology and its transformative impact across industries.

Speakers include: 

  • Dario Betti, CEO – MEF
  • Eddie DeCurtis, Regional CEO Americas – Sekura Mobile
  • Paul Wheeler, Regional Vice President North America Carrier Relations – Twilio