Andreas ConstantinidesHead of MoreThan160 &Chief Judge at the Antonio Meucci Global Telco AwardsAndreas Constantinides is a Wholesale and Enterprise Messaging Expert, Author, and Keynote Speaker. A highly motivated executive with in-depth knowledge of the international Messaging ecosystem.Andreas is the Head of MoreThan160, a leading Consulting firm specializing in Voice, SMS, and Business Messaging, offering Consultancy and HR services. He is the Founder of the Business Messaging Academy, the first International Academy exclusively for Business Messaging affairs. He is a qualified Professional Business Trainer of the National Organization for the Certification of Qualifications & Vocational Guidance and the author of numerous best-seller Sales books and manuals. In 2022 he got rated the 16th in Rocco100 Influential Telco Professionals. Andreas S. Constantinides Isabelle ParadisPresident & Founder of HOT TELECOMFor the past 20+ years, Isabelle has been working with many of the world’s top international telecom service providers to help them define their transformation strategy. She has written multiple articles and regularly speaks at conferences on this topic.She is also passionate about encouraging the involvement of women in technology and science and continuously conducts panels and interviews with leading and inspiring C-Level telecom executives around the world.Isabelle holds a Bachelor degree in Engineering, an MBA in Finance and has over 27 years experience working globally. Isabelle Paradis Neil WarnerVP Global Customer Experience at Sinch ABNeil has 18 years of messaging industry experience after joining Mblox in 2005 to run their Global Service Management and Technical Account Management teams. At the end of 2010, he decided to leave Mblox to join former colleagues at a small startup in Sweden called CLX Networks to establish their first oversea office in London and switch to a commercial role. Now known as Sinch, he has gone on to run their commercial teams across EMEA and APAC and currently heads up their Strategic Clients, Partners, and Fintech divisions. He has been an integral path in their growth journey, from 20 employees when he started to currently have 4000, along with an IPO in 2015 and 20 acquisitions (and counting!) during his 12 years. Neil Warner Rafal NowakDirector Operator Partnerships DACH, SaaS | CPaaS at InfobipRafal Nowak’s background is closely tied to both large global enterprises and start-ups. An ambitious innovator with 10+ years of experience within the Telecom and B2B2C/C2B2B value chains. With initial experience in international new market development and acquisition marketing, he has extended his skills and expertise to Cloud Telecom Solutions.Currently he is leading Infobip’s Operator Partnership units in the DACH area to cover the ongoing and future business operations with all MNOs and MVNOs in the region. Rafal is driven by the passion to innovate digital services by partnering with Telecoms, BigTech and entire ecosystems like Banking, Mobility, Gaming or eGovernment. Rafal Nowak Michael PowerCPaaS Consultant and Founder of Engage Mobile LimitedMichael is one of the industry’s leading messaging evangelists, having collaborated with all major messaging providers and mobile network operators to bring to market the next generation of omnichannel applications, APIs and CPaaS platforms. With over 25 years of defining commercial models and improving profitability at all levels of the value chain, Michael has enjoyed global success with brands of varying scales and in multiple sectors, including Santander, Parcelforce, Yokogawa, CMC Markets and Hendersons Global Investors to name a few. Michael Power Cristina RotaruDirector of Business Development at IDM-Interactive Digital MediaWith 13 years of experience in the Telecommunication Industry, Cristina is an enthusiastic, rigorous, and energetic self-made professional with a University graded technical background in computer science. She joined the telecom scene and VoIP industry in 2008, and since 2012 she has been helping companies develop their SMS business internationally on both wholesale and enterprise markets, structuring their business on SMS and building solid partnerships throughout the world. Cristina Rotaru Mark StewartCEO at IMC / Bank of TelecomMark Stewart is the CEO and Founder of Bank of Telecom, the International Marketplace for Telecoms Trade.Mark is also the Chairman of Settle Technology Ltd, which has a unique token for international settlements used by the telecoms industry in a regulated environment.Mark is at the forefront of international telecoms and payments service development, promoting positive change and improvement to the broader worldwide telecoms market. Mark Stewart Florence SebastienCEO at FSE ConsultingBased in Paris, France, Florence is the consummate New Business Development Professional and Relationship Broker with broad experience in the telecommunications industry. After completing her Masters Degree in International Trade (Paris II Pantheon Assas), she joined Telecom Italia (TI) and played a critical role in growing TI’s market share. After a decade at TI, she founded FSE Consulting in 2009 to help companies position themselves strategically to establish and grow impactful business relationships. Florence is adept at assessing risks and benefits as companies pursue global telecom opportunities. Florence Sebastien Frans ReichardtThe Customer Listener, CX Expert, AuthorFrans Reichardt is a global expert on customer experience, also known as The Customer Listener.In recent years he has delved into the hidden powers of listening. By listening to the voice of the customer companies will drive innovation, build exceptional customer experiences, and build lasting long-term customer relationships. Frans is a global speaker and trainer. His topics are customer experience (CX), Voice of the Customer (VoC), customer feedback, and listening leadership. He is the author of Listen Your Way to Customer SuCXess. Frans Reichardt Mila BudyloChief Commercial Officer at BSGMila has got 16 years of experience in A2P SMS and other communication services that are used by businesses for better interaction with their clients.She used to manage a local PSMS company in Kyiv, coordinated the project that launched the first direct carrier billing payment in Ukraine (World of Tanks via Kyivstar), and was thoroughly burned with her own SMS company but came back to the business as a Chief Commercial Officer at BSG.For the last 5 years, she was involved in A2P SMS, Number Intelligence, and Enterprise Messaging projects. Mila Budylo Charles BernardChief Technology Office at ZARIOTCharles Bernard has 18 years of experience in the mobile industry. He made a career of helping mobile operators: expand their roaming footprints, enhance their customer’s roaming experiences, optimize roaming costs, and monetize A2P traffic.As the Chief Technology Officer of ZARIOT, he now uses his knowledge to bring the best of cellular IoT to enterprise businesses for their IoT projects. He is driven by the quest for operational excellence and a passion for delivering a complex solution, simply. Charles Bernard Fabio BottanSenior Messaging Specialist at ArelionFabio Bottan brings more than 20 years of telecom experience divided among different positions within Mobile Operators, Platform Vendors, and International Carriers.In the past 13 years, Fabio has helped international telecom groups to develop and implement special advanced messaging solutions mainly focused on the combat of different types of telecom frauds and empowering Mobile Operators to improve revenues and customer experience.Fabio was named one of the 25 most influential messaging, roaming, and interconnect visionaries in the biannual 2022 ROCCO 100 report: “Fabio is committed to evolving the way A2P is working to help businesses communicate more efficiently and fight the cybersecurity issues.”Fabio holds a degree in Telecom Engineering and MBA in Business Administration. Fabio Bottan Andreas FelkeMember of the advisory board at Interactive Digital Media GmbH (IDM) & AnyMessage.cloudOver the last 20 years Andreas has worked for numerous startups, some of which he has been founding himself (4), as well as established companies.He has been actively involved in all facets of growing an organization. One of his biggest professional achievements was the foundation of IDM (interactive digital media GmbH), a mobile service company which he created from scratch and build the company to an international accredited A2P and cloud communication service provider. While the company was initially sold to a stock listed technology company, he and a group of investors ultimately re-acquired the business in late 2022. In the time in between he has been funding AnyMessage GmbH which provides CpaaS communication solutions to international customers.Apart from being a subject matter expert of A2P and CpaaS/Omnichannel communication solutions he is working with enterprises and retail brands to facilitate their communication needs. Andreas Felke Waheed AdamExecutive Chairperson at iTouchWaheed, executive chairperson of iTouch, is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and sits on numerous boards giving back to the mobile sector, the entrepreneurial eco-system, and the inclusion of broader society.His passion for Africa is driven by the old African adage, UBUNTU – I am because you are! Your ideal life can not be realized if those around you are not living theirs.iTouch, a messaging aggregator, and CPaaS platform provider, serves enterprises and aggregators alike with a keen focus on the African continent. “The years of working in the continent gives us the ability to serve the globe without having to pay any school fees in a complex environment for business”. Waheed Adam Anurag AggarwalChief Growth Officer at Globe Teleservices / Global Board Member at MEFAnurag Aggarwal has a decade of experience within the CPaaS and Messaging industry. He has worked in leadership positions across multiple messaging providers in roles that include building partnerships & alliances focused on expanding the company’s global footprint with the world’s leading mobile operators, carriers and messaging hubs/consortiums. He has also been a part of the leadership arm of the international conglomerate – Tata Group – wherein he has worked in multiple industries including Steel, Power, Chemicals, Beverages etc. for over a decade. He was also instrumental in launching and setting up the CPaaS business for Tata Communications and was also recently recognized by ROCCO as the #1 most influential person within this industry. He has served as a Board member of the Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF) and Chair of the Messaging Fraud Work Group at the i3forum, which are key industry bodies for global players in the Messaging space. Anurag Aggarwal Vladimir SmalHead of Sales & Procurement – Global Messaging at LANCK TelecomVladimir Smal is heading Sales & Procurement in the Global Messaging department of LANCK Telecom over the last 4 years. He was promoted to this position after proving himself as a successful team leader of the Middle East, Africa & Asia markets of the Voice Sales department.Vladimir has profound knowledge and vast experience in the Wholesale Telecom market, both in Voice & SMS. Over the last 14 years, he has visited all major Telecom events. Vladimir is an active member, speaker, and panelist at Mobile Ecosystem Forum and Carrier Community. Vladimir Smal Iva Miskovic HawiSenior Account Manager at IDTWith more than 15 years of experience, Iva is a Telecommunication professional with a significant Voice footprint, especially in the region of the Middle East. With studies in Marketing and Tourism, Iva started her Telecom journey in 2006 in Zagreb. Since then, she is keeping herself updated on all the new trends in the Industry. Today she is working as a Senior Account Manager at IDT Global, based in Dubai. Iva Miskovic Hawi Nassia SkoulikaritiHead of Apiro Data, IoT ExpertNassia is a Digital Transformation Technologist with over 27 years of experience. Enabling growth in global organisations based in China, India, Europe, and North America to innovate in the IT, Telco and IoT sectors. Nassia has experience guiding diverse technical and commercial teams globally. She is the founder of Apiro Data Ltd an End2End IoT platform and services company, the IoT Director for Mobile Ecosystem Forum, the VP of IoT at GTC and Chief Digital Transformation Officer at MConnected Ltd. Nassia is coaching businesses and executives to drive operational efficiency and increase revenue through thought-leading technology solutions with IoT, AI and Cloud services.Lately, her contribution has been to highlight IoT and Telco synergy and innovation for the future. She is a sought-after speaker and panellist at world-class IoT and Telco events, and you can follow her ideas and opinions via her industry articles Nassia Skoulikariti Uku TomikasCEO at Messente CommunicationsUku Tomikas is the CEO of Messente Communications. He is an advocate for honest entrepreneurship and an expert in telecommunications with extensive knowledge in fraud, global markets and business messaging.Besides being the leader of Messente, he is also a father, a high-school teacher and a yoga instructor with a military background.He enjoys an active lifestyle filled with sports, literature and creative challenges. Uku Tomikas Arne CasteleynGroup Head of Wholesale Mobility Sales BAYOBAB (formerly MTN)Arne is the General Manager of Wholesale Mobility Sales at BAYOBAB, formerly MTN leading the Mobility Business external sales portfolio including International Voice, Messaging, Roaming, Signalling & Value-Added Services.He is a seasoned professional in the Mobile Telecom Industry since 1998. He has lived and worked in Europe, Central and South America, India and the Middle East leading various teams and innovations.Arne joined MTN GlobalConnect in 2018 in Dubai, UAE to head up the International Roaming space for the MTN Group. With his global team across Africa and Dubai, Arne substantially grew this business by entralizing all operations, improving both the quality and reach of delivered services.Prior to MTN GlobalConnect, he served at Group Operators such as Vodafone Group and Digicel Group as Head of Roaming. He also got his was active with Roaming VAS suppliers as VP of Sales Africa and Europe. Arne’s career started at Ericsson in Belgium, Luxembourg, Sweden and the Czech Republic delivering 2G/3G radio network and transmission, and eventually moved into Core Network and OSS sales a few years after. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering Electromechanics with honors. Arne Casteleyn Christian PellegriniSales & Business Development Manager Cloud Communications at Deutsche Telekom Global CarrierOver 20 years of experience in Telecommunications, with expertise in international voice – as sales and head of the routing team in Deutsche Telekom, Christian is a professional that knows the market and the market knows him, too. Very high knowledge of Telco products leads him to the Cloud Communications department, where he is actively participating in the transformation process and technology developments that have affected our industry. Passionate about achieving results, teamwork, and success, he has always been one of the main drivers for closing successful businesses. Very outgoing, open-minded, and ready to share his view on new industry trends and achievements. Christian Pellegrini Patrick GeorgeChief Strategy Officer at iBasisPatrick brings 25 years of experience in wholesale, having held C-suite positions in the mobile business, marketing, and innovation. Patrick co-founded Tofane Global together with Alexandre PEBEREAU in 2017 and holds currently the position of Group Chief Strategy Officer at Tofane Global/iBasis.Prior to that he served as SVP of Global Solutions at Syniverse after being SVP of marketing and product management at BICS and served as a senior consultant for Mobile Ecosystems at PCCW Global.Patrick holds degrees in Civil Engineering in Computer Science from the University of Liège and Marketing Studies at INSEAD. Patrick George Ivan RamosVP Connectivity Services at TELNAIvan is the head of Connectivity services at TELNA looking after all TELNA Network Sponsor partners plus all Roaming direct relationships of TELNA.Ivan joined TELNA in 2015 to strengthen TELNA´s Latin America position in the Roaming Market, he has been working based out of Panama City, Panama and he has been able to develop large partnerships with 2 major regional groups for TELNA plus solidifying TELNAs Roaming footprint within the Americas region.Prior to TELNA, Ivan had worked in the Telecom industry since 1998 within the Cable & Wireless Group, now Liberty Latin America. His experience within the industry includes Customer Services, Finance, Revenue Assurance, Billing Operations, Marketing, Product Development, and Roaming. He has a Finance and Banking university background.Ivan has also been recognized within the industry as TOP20 ROCCO industry Awards in 2022, leading BARG GSMA Latin America between 2007 and 2010. He has a passion for traveling and learning from new cultures all around the world. Ivan Ramos Martin SchusterTelecoms Business Relations / Senior Account Manager at TelintelMartin Schuster is a Passionate Professional with 20+ years of international experience in the Telecom world.Having helped a variety of organizations in the Telco ecosystem such as Operators, Vendors, and Aggregators in Commercial, Project Management, and Technical positions across the globe. Martin Schuster Gideon Karenge NdogoSenior CCS & Billing Engineer at Safaricom PLC Gideon has more than 15 years of experience in the Telecom industry. As part of his working experience, he has worked as Systems Support Engineer in Billing & Charging, Product Development, and Product Management.He is passionate about technology, innovation, and other challenging tasks that help in building a better-connected world.In his current role as a Senior Systems Support Engineer under Product Development, Revenue Management team at Safaricom PLC, Gideon ensures value to potential customers is delivered, as well as ensuring that there is demand and that the final products are of the highest possible quality before availing them to the market.Before transitioning to the Product Development role, he was supporting the billing system where he was making sure all technical implementations of the commercial business requirements regarding International Roaming services are properly implemented and conformed to GSMA regulations.He has vast experience in end-to-end processes regarding International Roaming – Data and Finance Clearing, as well as operations related to the onboarding of new roaming operators.Due to his passion for International Roaming, in the year 2022, he was globally ranked the 5th most influential professional within the roaming domain in the Telco industry – the research and ranking were done by Roaming and Consulting Company (ROCCO).He attends and participates in Innovative Operators plenaries – his last attendance was the 2nd plenary that was held in Malaga, Spain, to review its work and to discuss and share experiences and challenges in the delivery of Roaming.Gideon served as the African Roaming Alliance (ARA) Deputy Chair for the last two years. ARA is a group of MNOs that come together to review the entire end-to-end Roaming Delivery process and see what can be improved to ensure the success of Roaming across African countries and intercontinental.He has been supportive in ARA Labs, both F2F and virtual, by providing great leadership and contributions during meetings. Gideon Karenge Ndogo Samuel ChiwandaFounder & CEO at Click MobileSamuel Chiwanda, is a Founder and CEO of Click Mobile a company that focuses on Messaging, USSD, Voice, and Airtime. The company has established in 2012, is based in Malawi, and nowadays is an International firm with over 8 branches across Africa and the Middle East.Sam has managed to grow Click Mobile from running Open Source Platforms to robust commercial platforms, and this transition and experience has led to depth knowledge of messaging protocols, connectivity, and business development, giving him a 360 view of the Telco industry.In 2022 Samuel Chiwanda was listed as number 7 in the Rocco Awards, and a few months later, at November 2022, he won the CXO of the Year Award at Africa Tech Awards.He is a great piano player, and his passion for music can transform a Telco Conference evening, into a huge, uplifted party! Samuel Chiwanda Andy GladwinPartnerships & Messaging GTM Leader at MarigoldAndy is a recognized mobile thought leader and strategist with more than 15 years of experience in managed environments with clients and partners ranging in size from SMBs to multinational tech firms.He has experience operating in global businesses, leading go-to-market strategies, sales and strategic partnerships for companies such as Exact Target/Salesforce, Sinch (formerly CLX Communications), Vodafone and most recently, Marigold’s Cheetah Digital solution where he was recognized as one of the Top 25 most influential in Mobile in the industry.Andy is also an ambassador of the Mobile Ecosystem Forum and has been an active contributor to the industry, on panels, podcasts, blogs and events, where he leverages his mobile experience within the context of modern enterprise needs. Andy Gladwin Vasile RacovitanBusiness Development Manager at 42com Vasile started his journey in the Telecommunication Industry in 2012 with 42com, where he was one of the leading forces behind establishing the company as one of the most trusted players in the field of voice wholesale.After heading the Yuboto voice wholesale team, Vasile partnered with Sewan Deutschland, where he managed the company’s entire voice operations.At the end of 2022, he joined forces again with 42com, stepping into a business development role, with a focus on integrating and implementing new projects to increase 42com’s local and worldwide presence and portfolio. Vasile Racovitan Michael MaginotVP Global Messaging and Managing Director at LINK CH (Horisen Messaging), SwitzerlandMichael started his messaging career in 2006 at Vodafone Germany, before he moved over to End2End Denmark, which was acquired by MACH Clearing House Luxembourg in 2007, and ultimately taken over by Syniverse, where he held various roles. In 2018 he went to LINK Mobility to run the Global Messaging activities worldwide and locally managing the Swiss operations of Horisen Messaging AG, which was split from Horisen AG in 2018 and became a part of LINK Mobility.He is an expert in all related topics to messaging, not only A2P SMS but as well Omni Channel communication-strong in the wholesale area, handling OTTs and as well helping retail brands to boost their communication towards their clients using various messaging solutions like CPaaS and UCaaS. Michael Maginot Bernardo Lobato da FonsecaVP of Business Development LATAM at TMT AnalysisMr. Bernardo Fonseca is currently a VP of Business Development for LATAM region at TMT Analysis, a company specialising in mobile number intelligence. Most recently he held the Wholesale Business Unit Director position for Go4Mobility, where he grew and internationalized the A2P SMS and Voice business lines (2018-2023). Previously, he co-founded and was a Managing Director at SmartphoneParaTodos SAS, an MNO services and device reseller in Colombia (2015-2018). Before, as a Head of Strategic Purchasing at Vodafone Procurement Company (2011-2015) he was part of the task force that set up the mobile devices procurement center for Vodafone Group. Since 2001, Mr. Fonseca held marketing and sales roles in Telecom in Germany, UK, and Portugal. Bernardo Lobato da Fonseca Muktesh NerulaChief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Pinnacle TeleservicesMuktesh is the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Pinnacle Teleservices Pvt Ltd, with over 35 years of experience in sales and marketing. A Google certified digital marketer and have been working with Pinnacle Teleservices for the last 15 years. During his career he played a key role in driving the company’s growth and establishing it as a leading player in the industry. He is a strategic thinker and a results-driven marketer with a passion for customer-centric marketing. Muktesh Narula Florin NeamtuSenior Solution Engineer at SplunkFlorin has over 22 years of experience working in the telecom industry, in various senior roles. He constantly challenges today’s status; from identified problems and needs, he makes the strategy and tactics to solve them.Florin builds and motivates teams to execute projects and achieve solutions to deliver relevant and trackable results. He is an experienced and high-impact person, having a proven track record in strategic partnership contract negotiation complemented with excellent program/project delivery. With tenacity, a positive attitude, self-motivation, and humor he inspires colleagues by example, supporting individual learning, mentoring, and development to lift colleagues to higher competency levels. Florin Neamtu David VigarVP & GM at TruSense David is a seasoned professional with over 18+ years of experience, managing key leadership portfolios across the voice, messaging and identity sectors globally along the length of the value chain: within MNOs (Tele2, KPN); wholesale and CPaaS providers (iBasis, Nexmo and Twilio) and enterprise (Google).Currently he holds the role of VP & GM at TruSense, a Route Mobile Company. David holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics with legal studies from Exeter University. He lives in the UK with his wife and his three boys.In his spare time, David is a keen flautist with the Kew Wind Orchestra in addition to managing a local kids football team. David Vigar Ashish BavishiPartner at SMSCloud HubHigh performing Senior Management professional with over 30 years of cross-cultural experience in diverse roles across P&L Management, Marketing, Commercial, Strategy, Business Development, Channel Sales, Enterprise Sales in A2P Messaging & Hubbing, VAS, Mobility, Telecom & Fintech Solutions.Exhibited proficiency in driving businesses in diverse life-stages and competitive positions – Greenfield, Challenger, Growth, Expansion and Leadership Markets. Successfully drove positive ROI by maximizing revenue and optimizing costs through restructuring businesses, customer metrics, establishing appropriate selling models, digital marketing and a compelling incentive compensation plan.Demonstrated skills and experience in P&L Management, Budget Planning and Forecasting Created strategic alliances and partnership ecosystem with major players within the industry in India and International Market including many Global Tier I, II & III carriers Initiated A2P Messaging Business Unit for previous 2 organizations which are in positive EBIDTA Ashish Bavishi Andy JonesPrincipal Consultant / MessagingExtensive sales and business development experience in the fixed and mobile telecom industry. Successful background in channel alliances and indirect channel sales with OEMs, ISVs, Operators and SI’s selling to global enterprises and SMBs.Currently focused on mobile customer engagement for voice, video, collaboration and messaging. Expert in Rich Business Messaging go to market strategies and pricing. Extensive ecosystem with established relationships in mobile operators and aggregators globally.Specialist in CPaaS & Rich Business Messaging, A2P/P2A customer engagement, Collaboration, UCaaS, IoT & Cloud. Andy Jones Elena AndreouFounder & CEO at Go Digital GloballyA pioneer in digital marketing, CEO and founder at Go Digital Globally, and a few other startups, Elena Andreou has experience of over 20 years in Marketing and Digital Marketing, with a focus in the last 7 years on SEO.She studied Law and Marketing & Branding, and later on, she specialized in Digital Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, and DATA Analysis through programming languages (R Programming and Python). Now, she is continuing her specialization and research in gender stereotypes and personal branding through doctoral studies.With Go Digital Globally, Elena guides and supports solopreneurs to take their businesses to the next level.Her goal is to have an impact on the entire society, rather than solely on increasing the quarterly earnings and online presence of her clients and associates. Elena Andreou Beatriz García TorreChief Interconnection Officer at Lleida.netWith more than 15 years of experience in Telecommunications, Beatriz is a Telecommunication Engineer who joined Lleida.net at the Interconnection Department in 2008 after working in Orange Spain and Deloitte.She had the opportunity to start the A2P SMS from scratch in Lleida.net and she enhanced her responsibilities in 2014 when she was appointed Chief Interconnection Officer to develop and to execute Interconnection strategies for the SMS business line, responsible of business strategy, managing the technical and commercial team, International Carrier Relations, developing new projects and improving processes. Currently, she is also a Board member of the company. Beatriz García Torre Dusan StankovicSales Manager at HORISEN AGDusan Stankovic has extensive experience leading him in the telecommunication sector for over 5 years.With his background in customer service and hospitality, he has risen to the top of the hill and nowadays consists as a successful Messaging Platform expert, specializing in powerful HORISEN solutions.Guided by the motto: “Accept nothing bus success,” Dusan quickly acquired the position of Sales Manager. He holds a University degree in business management, and his natural gift of socializing has been the secret power that enables him to reach higher goals. Dusan Stankovic Jordi MartinezMgr. IPX Engineering and Carriers at VODAFONEJordi is an experienced telco executive who believes that big international firms should be committed to creating the right entrepreneurship environment and mindset to boost innovation.He has experience working in a vendor, an operator, and a group and holds an Executive MBA degree and a Master in Telecommunications Engineering. Jordi Martinez Juan Felipe SantosVice President Strategic Partnerships LATAM at VOX SolutionsJuan Felipe Santos is the VP of Strategic Partnerships for America at Vox Solutions. He has +10 years of experience in the telecommunications and technology industry. Selected in the last ROCCO Genesis edition (2022) into the TOP 25 more influential people in the roaming, messaging, and interconnect industry.He has developed his career throughout the entire chain of our ecosystem, From MNO´s, aggregators, and technology providers. Devoting all his efforts to develop new strategies, alliances, and solutions, with the aim of defining the best solution for each case. Juan Felipe Santos Marina BalanBusiness Development Manager at Google (via Harvey Nash)With 12 years of experience, an ambitious professional woman in the telco industry, with a main role as a business development manager, Marina has driven companies to achieve success.She now uses her best knowledge and experience in one of the top companies in the world.Marina’s hard work, dedication and result orientation were always appreciated not only by the team but especially by the partners. Her belief is to dream big and never stop. Marina Balan Oana DukanacDirector of Sales at TelQ TelecomOana is the Director of Sales at TelQ Telecom, where she has been working since 2017.During that time, she was a strong contributor to getting TelQ’s SMS testing platform as the first choice for most of the aggregators, hubs, and SMS enterprise customers.She is managing the sales and account management teams and ensures the product is addressing the customers’ needs.With 14 years of experience in telecommunications, Oana is passionate about innovating telco products in start-up environments, especially in the messaging industry.The focus throughout her career is bringing the best messaging has to offer in a perfectly tailored solution for each customer. Oana Dukanac Sandeep KumarCo-Founder & CEO at GreenAds GlobalExperience of 13 years in the messaging industry. Started off career as a business development officer in 2010, Co founded GreenAds Global in the year 2016 along with his colleagues Midhun and Bibin. GreenAds Global has been updating the messaging platform as per the attest technology they were one of the early adopters of Google RCS messaging in India and had onboarded almost 200 brands in India.Currently the company is innovating in the WhatsApp Business API and has developed a unique platform for the same. Sandeep Kumar Taner DundarVoice Products Director at OdineTaner Dundar is the Voice Products Director at Odine, for many years he has successfully led and overseen the development, delivery and deployment of sustainable voice solutions worldwide. With two decades of experience in different markets and industries, he understands the importance of partnering with the best breed products, and knowing the markets hot topics, ensuring that Odine remains a market-leading Systems Integrator and an innovative Cloud PaaS/SaaS Service Provider to Communication Service Providers.Taner is focused on delivering large global projects that seamlessly migrate, transform, and drive operational and cost efficiencies to provide the highest quality sustainable services to Odine Solutions’ partners. Taner Dundar Atim Akeh-OsuAssistant Director, Roaming and Mobility Commercials at OoredooAtim Akeh-Osu is a telecommunication professional with a diverse background in operations and management. Her experience spans Customer Service, Carrier relations, International Roaming, Consumer Marketing, and Enterprise Business, where she has managed teams and delivered key initiatives.She has held management roles in multinationals, including Zain, MTN, and MTN GlobalConnect managing the Wholesale & Retail business, supporting platforms, and VAS solutions. In her current role as Associate Director in Ooredoo Group, she negotiates and manages strategic agreements with partners, while overseeing other related business demands. Atim Akeh-Osu Keith ShillingfordBusiness Development Director at ArptelAfter completing studies in Business, Civil Code and Company Law at Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf with VWA in Germany he started his career working for several years with one of Japan’s leading industrial Global Conglomerates, Sumitomo.Keith has since obtained more than 20 Years’ experience in the Wholesale Sector of The Telecoms Industry in such areas as Voice, Data networks, SMS and more. Keith’s passion for Sales and Business Development has seen him create & manage success for various Organizations from Tier 1 Operators, Global Alternative Operators, as well as Software and BSS & OSS system Providers. Keith Shillingford Tamara Al BakriHead of Roaming and Interconnect at Vodafone QatarTamara Al Bakri is a Telecom professional of more than 18 years of experience in Roaming and interconnect, holding a Batchelor’s degree in Telecom Engineering and an MBA in Digital Marketing. She’s the Head of Roaming & interconnect at Vodafone Qatar and worked before as the logistics manager for the GSMA ArabWorld in parallel to her job at Batelco group.Tamara was recognized as one of the top 100 influential people in our industry from ROCCO 100 2022 Report. Tamara AlBakri Sissi ChlomisiouManaging Director at WeFuseSissi Chlomisiou is a seasoned Public Relations and Communication Director with extensive experience in reputation management, event management, and fundraising. Her leadership qualities and communication skills have enabled her to efficiently plan, budget, and assess results in accomplished endeavors. As the Chief Executive Officer of the MDA Hellas Association, Sissi has a track record of success in managing teams, implementing strategies, and negotiating sponsorship deals.Sissi’s expertise in communication and reputation management has also been instrumental in promoting events, exhibits, and shows, as well as building the public image of small brands and companies. She recently started her own communication company called WeFuse, where she combines the old physical world with the new digital one by creating phygital communication strategies for small brands to help them grow. Sissi Chlomisiou Javier WullichBusiness Development Manager at PLUSMO / Plus Vox CorporationBased in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Javier is an experienced Business Development Professional with long commercial experience in the Wholesale Business first for voice and later also for SMS Services. Along his career he also worked several years as Product Manager in the Telecommunications Industry. He completed his studies in Business Administration and also two Masters, one in Marketing and the second one in IT & Telecommunication Management. His work experience includes several years in Telecom Argentina, Impsat Fiber Networks, Telemar / Oi in Brazil, IDT. More recently Javier has been working in PLUSMO, a regional mobile aggregator with focus on the Latin American market for SMS services, mobile payments, IOT / M2M and CPaaS projects. Javier Wullich Gilbert AbboudCTO at NGN CORP SALGilbert Abboud is a senior Telecom engineer holding a Master’s degree with 15+ years of experience in the wholesale and enterprise VoIP and Messaging industries. Gilbert’s expertise expands to NOC team management, Telecom infrastructure setup, and management, exploring and creating new service offerings, and business development. Gilbert Abboud Mate MustapicSenior Sales Manager at LinxaMate is a computer science graduate and has a lot of experience in wholesale and roaming both technically and commercially. He has worked for Tele2 Group for almost 10 years and later for 2 years for Horisen as a Sales Manager. Recently he joined Linxa as a Senior Sales Manager. Mate is a committed family man with a lovely wife and a happy father of 3 adorable kids. He is a vintage Vespa, motorcycles, and model trains collector. Mate Mustapic Wilber BucardoFounder & CEO at Airtime Technologies Chile SpA.Wilber Bucardo has more than 14 years of experience in the Telecom Sector. He is the Founder and current CEO of Airtime Tech Global, a leading telecom operator. Airtime Tech Global; assists and empowers companies to expand its omnichannel messaging solutions on a global scale.Prior to founding Airtime Tech Global, Wilber Bucardo was the Key Account Manager for Claro Nicaragua, where he and his team focused on commercial growth and strategy negotiations for the Central American Region. He is results driven and enjoys excelling at cutting-edge Technology and Innovation. Wilber is a seasoned sales and Customer Relation manager and is considered an expert by his peers in the development and management of, CPaaS, CRM & Omnichannel solutions.Over the years Wilber Bucardo has also been involved in numerous community programs involving projects related to healthcare and aid relief for orphanages, sustainable growth, and renewable energies in Nicaragua. He speaks fluent English and Spanish and currently lives in Santiago Chile. Wilber Bucardo Dr. Marco LafrentzVice President of Business and Market Development at NetNumberAs Vice President of Business and Market Development, Dr. Marco Lafrentz is an industry leader known for driving innovation, strategy, and new product development. Over the course of his impactful career, he has transformed a wholesale SMS aggregator into an enterprise-focused Service Provider and created a new product suite around the WhatsApp Business Solution by Meta, following the global trend towards conversational commerce and customer care.Prior to joining netnumber Global Data Services, he spent almost a decade as VP of Products for a leading global application-to-person messaging operator and cloud communications provider. Here, he relaunched number portability products to emphasize the value of phone number information for enterprises for user registrations, customer outreach and account security.Marco lives in Dortmund, Germany, and holds a Ph.D. in Physics from TU Dortmund University. You will probably find him on a Beach Volleyball court or a sailing boat when he is not participating in telecom events or customer or sprint meetings. Marco Lafrentz Xenia KourtoglouEntrepreneur, Resilience Expert, AuthorFounder & Managing Partner at Focus Bari S.A.An entrepreneur, and a Market Research Specialist, with 35+ years of experience in human/consumer behavior studies and business consultancy. A passionate mentor with a sharp business perspective and a deep human understanding, Xenia has recently launched her personal brand as a Resilience Expert in life and business. Her vision is a society with more happy, creative and accountable people, and a business community that is authentically human and planet centric. Xenia Kourtoglou Rabih JreishBusiness Development Manager at Mobile ArtsRabih Jreish is a Business Development Manager with over 12 years of experience in the Mobile VAS ecosystem, with a strong focus on Direct Carrier Billing (DCB). He holds a Master of Research degree, specializing in Telecommunications Networks and Security.Rabih’s expertise lies in enabling digital transformation for Mobile VAS, managing partnerships with mobile operators, payment providers, and digital merchants across the EMENA region. He has played a significant role in the business development of the MobiBox platform, a mobile payment and advertising solution.Leveraging his expertise in DCB and Mobile VAS, Rabih has managed partnerships and collaborations that have driven the growth of the platform, establishing Mobile Arts as a key player in the mobile industry. His valuable contribution to the company is acknowledged with MobiBox’s win of the esteemed MEFFYS 2023 award for Content and Advertising.Overall, Rabih Jreish is a skilled Business Development Manager with an exceptional track record of delivering results in the DCB and mobile payments sector. Rabih Jreish Juan Di NucciCEO at AWGBorn and raised in Argentina, Juan Francisco Di Nucci is an entrepreneur who co-founded in 2004 Avatar World Group (AWG), the Latam Leader in Direct Carrier Billing. Currently, AWG has +100 employees and direct connectivity with 37 MNO in 23 countries.Juan spent the last 18 years working on the development of the entrepreneurial, digital, and mobile ecosystem of Latam, investing in multiple startups and working alongside telecommunications regulators, and creating and holding leadership positions in business chambers and organizations such as Mobile Marketing Association (MMA), Mobile Monday (MOMO) Argentinean Mobile Association (AMA), Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and Entrepreneurs Organization (EO). Juan Di Nucci Carla OliveiraHead of Sales (Wholesale) at Go4MobilityA dynamic and results-oriented person with more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Carla’s background includes working on three of the most important telecommunications operators in Portugal where she has always been dedicated to sales in corporate and the Wholesale Data Services Market. For the last 4 years, she has been working in the mobile field, increasing sales, and managing carrier relationships in the wholesale business. Leading now the Go4mobility Wholesale Sales Unit on messaging and voice side, her main objective is to lead and complete strategic and successful deals based on partnerships and always with the focus on the customer. Carla Oliveira Manuela MontagnaQuality of Service and Customer Experience Manager at CKHIODManuela holds over 30 years of experience in the Telecom business and over 13 years of experience in roaming QoS. As QoS and Customer experience manager in CKHIOD, implemented QoS program to fit CKHIOD market strategy and to provide Hutchinson affiliates with all possible technical solutions to monitor and improve quality. Implemented a new solution to measure QoS that has been recognized as an innovative solution and awarded 3rd place at the Genesis Rocco event 2021. Participate in GSMA working group QoS standardization related. Manuela Montagna Dany KattarExecutive Vice President & Group CIO at MADADanny Kattar is an Executive Vice President & Group CIO at MADA. His 25 years of expertise in Telecommunications, Cybersecurity, Information Technologies & Digital Transformation makes him one of the market leaders.A professional with 17 years of experience at C-level positions in multi-cultural environments (CIO of MTN Ivory Coast, MTN Cyprus and Mada Group).He was the one who established the messaging business at Mada as a major player in the A2P business, with the support of a world-class team of professionals.Currently, he is enjoying his successful start as an Executive VP and Group CIO of Mada of our Cybersecurity new line of services. Dany Kattar Martiņs LabansCEO at 2gatewayMartins has been working in the SMS industry for the last 22 years. The fundamentals of his experience have been obtained representing a big international telecommunications company as their Country Manager in Latvia and Baltics. The knowledge he has developed and his network inspired him to build his own SMS Messaging company from scratch – the project that grew into a multimillion company, that makes him proud up till now.He has been striving for a challenge and, for the last 3 years, has been working to build a completely new, seamless SMS wholesale platform for SMS resellers. His personal experience with complicated, inconvenient, and, most importantly, unreasonably expensive platforms he has tested for many years, help him to gather a tech team to make our own, best and most affordable SMS trading platform called 2gateway.The platform aims to provide an opportunity for anybody in the SMS industry to start their SMS wholesale business without spending a fortune. Martiņs Labans Travia StewartGlobal Enterprise Business Development Manager at Global Message Services (GMS)Travia is a seasoned telecommunication professional with over 18 years of international experience in roaming, strategic partnerships, and relationship management.At GMS, Travia is responsible for driving business growth in key sales accounts, and the go-to-market strategy for new value-added services targeted at top global enterprises.Before GMS, Travia’s career as an international roaming professional spanned across companies such as SITAONAIR, BICS, Comfone and Digicel.In 2022, Travia was recognized as one of the Top 25 Most Influential People in the ROCCO 100, a prestigious annual list of people whose ideas and actions have significantly contributed to the roaming, messaging, and interconnect industry. Travia Stewart Milica GrudenHead of Sky TeleTechFor more than a decade, Milica has explored the B2B Mobile Messaging ecosystem, gaining extensive experience in dynamic and competitive A2P Messaging, CPaaS, SaaS customer engagement platform business, and specialized initiatives like two-factor authentication. As a sales and product development enthusiast, Milica worked for long-standing wholesale carriers and have a proven track record of exceeding company objectives. Milica Gruden Mostafa HarbChief Business Officer at PROTEL S.A.LMostafa Harb, the Chief Business Officer and GM of the SMS unit at Protel, is a 35 years old Lebanese holding an International Business Management degree. He has been working in the telecom industry for more than 15 years. He worked as a NOC employee, Routing manager, Billing Manager, and Business Development Manager in the voice unit until he opened the SMS unit in 2016. He has generated millions of dollars for the company where he works. Mostafa’s remarkable experience and knowledge made him well-known in the telecom industry, especially in SMS. Mostafa Harb Jason LunnGlobal Connectivity, CPaaS at CiscoJason Lunn is dealing with Global Connectivity at Cisco WebEx.He has been involved in technology from a young age. Starting in the Messaging ecosystem over 15 years ago, he is delivering trusted capabilities for enterprises & operators.He is a Member of the Directors at MEF (Mobile Ecosystem Forum) board position, and he has led and contributed to significant initiatives such as the Codes of Conduct and SenderID registries for industry self-regulation, while still protecting citizens from fraud and unlawful acts. Jason Lunn Tarek ZeidSVP International Wholesale Business at Rakuten Mobile, Inc.Tarek has a long track of around 17+ years of experience in executive leadership, building strong teams, business and product development, management, and strategy in multicultural global organizations.In 2019, the individual joined Rakuten Mobile in Japan to establish an international business team focused on roaming and interconnections. He successfully built a wholesale business and product portfolio from scratch, launching it within a year. He developed innovative products, including the award-winning “Roaming 360” solution for roaming business analytics and automation.Tarek was recognized in the ROCCO 100 report for 2022 as one of the most influential people in the roaming, messaging, and interconnecting industries. Chris ChristopoulosSenior IT Business Development Consultant at QUALCOWith nearly 23 years of experience in business development, Chris excels in expanding sales and navigating challenging markets. His approach encompasses the entire sales cycle, from partners to end customers.Drawing on his expertise in technology and computing, he was able to predict trends and shape future product development and regional deployment strategies.Previously, he successfully managed product portfolios and achieved a groundbreaking deal in the military segment. He began his career with a prominent Greek retail company, becoming the youngest junior project manager at the age of 19, introducing the mobile segment to the market.His specialties include technology, product strategy, business development, sales, customer relations, contract negotiation, forecasting, and market planning, among others. Chris Christopoulos Tarek ZeidSVP International Wholesale Business at Rakuten Mobile, Inc.Tarek has a long track of around 17+ years of experience in executive leadership, building strong teams, business and product development, management, and strategy in multicultural global organizations.In 2019, Tarek joined Rakuten Mobile in Japan to establish an international business team focused on roaming and interconnections. He successfully built a wholesale business and product portfolio from scratch, launching it within a year. He developed innovative products, including the award-winning “Roaming 360” solution for roaming business analytics and automation.Tarek was recognized in the ROCCO 100 report for 2022 as one of the most influential people in the roaming, messaging, and interconnecting industries. Tarek Zeid Frans ReichardtThe Customer Listener, CX Expert, AuthorFrans Reichardt is a global expert on customer experience, also known as The Customer Listener.In recent years he has delved into the hidden powers of listening. By listening to the voice of the customer companies will drive innovation, build exceptional customer experiences, and build lasting long-term customer relationships. Frans is a global speaker and trainer. His topics are customer experience (CX), Voice of the Customer (VoC), customer feedback, and listening leadership. He is the author of Listen Your Way to Customer SuCXess.