WeMeet Americas 2022

June 1-2, 2022 Miami, USA

WeMeet Americas 2022​

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Operating the Next Generation Network

WeMeet Americas 2022 will bring together a senior audience of CSP's from North America and Latin America who will share their knowledge and experience.

We will be discussing how carriers can meet the challenges and opportunities brought by 5G rollouts, IoT expansion, VoLTE adoption and growing Cyber threats. The event will be structured around 4 main topics:

  • Assuring and Safeguarding the Next Generation Network
  • Building the Future of Roaming and Interconnect
  • Shaping the Next Generation Experience
  • Monetizing 5G

Join us at Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel, on June 1-2, 2022.

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Speakers

  • Allwyn Sequeira

    Allwyn Sequeira

    Chief Executive Officer

    Highway9 Networks Inc.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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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 Unmuting your Roamers

    • 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,
  • 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
      Mohamed Hamdy
      Mohamed Hamdy, Chief Commercial Officer , Digis Squared
      Gabriel Chiriacescu
      Gabriel Chiriacescu, SVP, Head of Test & Service Assurance, Mobileum
    • 3:00 - 3:30 360º 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 Fighting Robocalling, Flash Calls & More

    • 4:50 - 5:10 Fraud & Revenue Assurance - State of Art

      Carlos Martins, Head of Engineering, Risk , Mobileum
      Carlos Marques
      Carlos Marques, Head of Product Management - Risk Management, Mobileum
    • 5:10 – 5:40 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
  • 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, 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
  • 11:05 AM 12:00 PM

    Coffee Break + Demos

  • 12:00 PM 12:25 PM

    Live Demo // Active Intelligence

    Carlos Martins, Head of Engineering, Risk , Mobileum
  • 12:20 PM 1:00 PM

    Panel discussion: How to operate the Next Generation Network ​

    Dwayne Davis, Group CIO, Cable Bahamas
    Tony Poulos, The Host,
  • 1:00 PM 4:00 PM

    Lunch + Demos