Speakers

Claire McLaughlin
Head of Interactive Technology, BBC

Claire McLaughlinAs the Head of Interactive Technology for the BBC and its Partners, I set
consumer tariffs, data controls and technology for engaging with
audiences. Services are promoted via TV, Radio, online, red button, apps
and outdoor events. The BBC promotes a range of micro payment solutions for voting, competitions, awards, ticketing, fundraising, gaming and user generated content. We work with operators, service providers, Ofcom,
trade associations and digital marketing agencies to provide solutions to
meet our varied demographics. From free to consumer to high premium rate to credit card and contact less solutions, we are responsible for
millions of transactions year round. We work with partners on research &
development technology trials and with international partners for BBC
World Service and BBC Worldwide.


Dr Windsor Holden
Head of Forecasting & Consultancy, Juniper Research

WindsorHoldenDr Windsor Holden is the Head of Forecasting & Consultancy at Juniper Research. An analyst with Juniper Research since 2007, Windsor has written more than 60 strategic reports on digital services and technologies and specialises in the field of digital commerce and money. He has also led numerous bespoke projects for Juniper Research including forecasting, due diligence and White Paper assignments.

Windsor is a regular speaker at international events, including CARTES Secure Connexions (2014), NFC World Congress (2013) and Mobile World Congress (2008 and 2011). Windsor has more than 15 years’ industry experience, having previously worked for Kagan World Media, Espicom Business Intelligence and Analysys Mason Group. He is also a former Research Fellow of the Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds.

He can be contacted through the main switchboard at +44 1256 830001, or at windsor.holden@juniperresearch.com.



Joanne Prowse
Chief Executive, PhonepayPlus

JoProwse Joanne Prowse was appointed as Acting Chief Executive of PhonepayPlus in May 2014 and sits on the PhonepayPlus Board.

Jo has been with PhonepayPlus since September 2010 as Director of Operations and IT overseeing consumer complaint handling, regulatory enforcement and business and IT infrastructure teams. As part of the PhonepayPlus leadership, she has embedded a new outcomes-based regulatory framework supported by the launch of the industry-wide Registration Scheme and has overseen the transformation of systems, processes and reporting to support consumer protection and drive up market compliance.

Prior to joining PhonepayPlus, Jo was with the Performing Right Society (PRS for Music) where she rose to Managing Director for Membership and Operations with previous appointments of Executive Director for Membership and Communications Director.


 

Mark Challinor
CEO, Media Futures Ltd

ChallinorMark is CEO of Media Futures Ltd, a commercial consultancy specialising in engagement strategy (particularly the digital:mobile arena).

He is former Director of Mobile Platforms for one of the world's most iconic news brands, The Daily Telegraph in London, UK. There, he was responsible for all things mobile and tablet, both developing and commercialising.

Now he advises companies (media, bands, brands and entertainment companies) across the globe, on digital:mobile strategies and in 2014 has spoken at or run digital media conferences in the USA, Guatemala and Germany with India, Dubai and the Dominican Republic.

A current major project is helping the Academy Awards in Hollywood provide a tablet app/voting system for the Oscars.

Mark is also Vice President for the International News Media Association (www.INMA.org) a commercial trade association for news media professionals around the world, which highlights media trends, ideas and case studies around the industry. In this respect, he is the past holder of the industry's major honour, that of it’s "Silver Shovel" Award. This is an annual award given to the individual in news media who has given outstanding contribution to the industry.

Mark sits on the UK's Advertising Standards Authority’s Code of Advertising Practice (CAP) panel. In that capacity, he has responsibilities for media advertising fitting with the body’s ethos of being legal, honest, decent and truthful.

Mark Challinor
CEO: www.mediafuturesltd.com
VP: www.inma.org
Mobile: +44 (0)7584 206568
Twitter: @challinor


Andrew Beurschgens
Head of Marketing Intelligence, EE

AndrewBeurschgensAndrew Beurschgens is the Head of Market Intelligence at EE, responsible for creating the knowledge and foreknowledge of the markets in which EE operates, typically as a prelude to decision making and action for the UK’s largest mobile network and Europe’s fastest growing 4G network. He has held similar roles both agency side and client with such brands as Deutsche Telekom, Global One, Dolphin Telecommunications and Orange.


Suresh Patel
Chief Strategy Office/CEO Europe, mGage

SureshPatelSurash leads the business in Western Europe and has over 20 years of experience in telecommunications. Prior to joining, Surash worked at KPMG delivering operational & business consulting projects for major telecommunications operators and private equity clients. Surash has also worked for Accenture, O2 and BT in various consulting and business development positions. Surash has an MBA from London Business School and a BEng(Hons) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Brunel University.


Tim Green
Editor, Mobile Money Revolution

TimGreenTim has been writing about mobile since 2000 when he was an analyst at Screen Digest. In 2005 he launched Mobile Entertainment, the world's first B2B magazine for the emerging mobile content community. In 2012, Tim turned his attention to mobile payments and launched his own blog, Mobile Money Revolution. He's now unhealthily obsessed with the sector. When he’s not writing about m-payments, Tim is being the executive editor of Hot Topics – a magazine and website for 'tech leaders'. Genuinely, he is a brilliant dancer.


Rory Maguire
Managing Director, AIME

Rory MaguireRory has worked in the mobile industry since 1993, creating the first shortcode text service with Orange Info to follow the pioneering voice shortcode information service, also on the same number -177. After creating strategic commercial relationships between Orange and Media companies to support their 3G Licence bid, Rory moved into mobile internet services arena with a start-up company, and then joined Three in 2002 as part of the launch team. Rory has worked in the network end of the mobile interactive services industry until he set up his own consultancy service company in 2013. Rory has been on the Board of AIME since 2006 and stepped in as interim Managing Director of AIME in September 2013.


Naomi Maggs
Partner Operations Manager, EE


NaomiMaggsI have worked for Orange/EE for almost 15 years and have been in the Charge to Mobile area for over 13 years. My title is Partner Operations Manager but I look after a wide variety of areas such as customer services, working on new projects, Payforit Management Group and looking after EE’s interests in the Industry.


Tony Pearce
CEO and Co-Founder, GRABr

TonyPearceComing from a 20 year background in senior management in the entertainment and gaming industry Tony has an excellent track record as a successful entrepreneur and CEO.

Over the past 10 years Tony has raised over £15m in VC funding, started 4 companies and had 2 successful exits. Most recently Tony founded GamesGRABR an innovative platform (web, mobile and tablet) that marries the power and usability of a contemporary ‘pinboard-style’ UI with instant play and buy capabilities.

Previously Tony founded a games company called TeePee Games, a consumer portal that allows players to discover and play games across social networks and the web.Tony was the CEO and Co-Founder of Player X and spearheaded the company from a four person start-up in 2004 and developed it into Europe's largest mobile games distributor. The company was named by Library House as the fourth fastest growing VC backed company in the UK before it was acquired by Spanish mobile content company ZED in April 2009.

Tony is also the co-founder of an executive networking event called the Centurions which is aimed at the digital entertainment industry and takes place every two months in London along with events in New York, Istanbul and Munich.

 


Chris Newell
CEO, ImpulsePay

Chris NewellChris has over a decade of experience in the mobile space and has worked with the likes of Coca-Cola and even Hilary Clinton as part of her 2008 US Presidential campaign.

Now, as the CEO of ImpulsePay, Chris is one of the pioneers of Payforit, the mobile operator backed payment service. Payforit allows anyone with a mobile phone to pay for digital goods and services with just one click. As the second most ubiquitous payment method after cash, mobile provides ease of use for consumers and access to an increased audience for retailers.

ImpulsePay is the leading mobile purchasing provider in the UK and provides merchants with the most straightforward method of accepting mobile payments.


Rory Mudie
Managing Director, Redbox

RoryMudieWith over 22 years at the commercial coal face of Mobile and Advertising, the move from employee to business owner has been built on Knowledge, Revenue and a proven success story. Rory’s drive is founded on innovation and stretching technical boundaries for his clients financial gain. Having worked at This is Global, BBC and Vodafone in a sales capacity, Rorys understanding of technology has been directly linked with the delivery of new commercial formats , ranging for the first pop up banner adverts at beeb.com to a pizza being bought on a mobile phone and charging your phone bill. More recently saw Rory launch “Weve” a JV between Vodafone, O2 and EE. By thinking outside of the box in all aspects of the consumer journey Rory uses innovation to maximise the commercial aspect for his clients.


Jeremy Flynn
Director, Empello

JeremyFlynnJeremy Flynn has been in the premium rate industry for 10 years, working in a mobile operator, service provider and most recently at Empello.

Empello specialises in working with companies throughout the value chain to improve levels of regulatory compliance and other aspects of DDRC.


Gavin Dent
Co-Founder, Empello


GavinDentGavin has been involved with mobile payments and services since 2000, when he joined One2One to source content for their first WAP service.

From 2000 to 2010 Gavin worked in various roles in the Wholesale team at T-Mobile, including Head of Third Party services. During this time he was part of the cross-operator team which launched the first version of industry payment guidelines, now known as Payforit.

In 2011 Gavin co-founded Empello, which helps clients in the m-payments industry to develop sustainable revenues through competitive and compliant advertising and services.

 


Sharan Rattan
Head of Payment Services, Three

Sharan RattanAs part of her role as Head of Payment Services at Three, Sharan leads the team and strategy for mobile payments to grow revenues for all operator billing platforms. She is responsible for identifying and pursuing new business opportunities, developing and strengthening working relationships with key partners as well as increasing awareness and usage amongst Three’s own customer base.

Sharan has over six years’ experience in the mobile industry. Prior to joining Three, Sharan was the In-Life Manager for Mobile Payments at EE where she spent two years managing the on-bill payments P&L, growing revenues as well as developing ‘Payforit’, an online payment service designed by all UK MNO’s.



Toby Padgham
Head of Operations, Monitoring Complience Partners

TobyPadgham Toby has over 20 years’ experience working with companies in the interactive media and premium rate Industry. Having founded the Industry trade organisation AIME in 2007 Toby worked closely with mobile companies and media to drive numerous market growth initiatives and to ensure consistent Industry representation to regulators, government and Industry stakeholders.

Under Toby's leadership AIME grew rapidly, securing membership of leading brands such as Vodafone, EE, ITV, BBC, Sony Entertainment and establishing itself as the UK's leading premium rate trade body. Prior to setting up AIME Toby founded the trade organisation NOC in 2000 and the International Telemedia Association in 1995. In 2000 Toby bought the events company World Telemedia Ltd from United News & Media, launching several products including the trade publication Telemedia Magazine in 2001 and a further event AOE in 2003 - eventually selling his interests in 2007. Toby remains an Exec Director of AIME and owns the consultancy business 49DS Ltd.

 

Michael Whelan
CEO, txtNation


MichaelWhelanAfter co-founding txtNation in 2002, Whelan led its strategy, sales and client services. Whelan was previously with Lightspeed Interactive, Atlanta, Ga, a leading e-commerce and consulting firm, where he worked on front end user logistics, UX and various sales projects. As well as pioneering txtNation's unique approach to simplifying SMS messaging and mobile billing solutions, Michael has been at the forefront of txtNation's sales, marketing and product development successes.

Having driven the concept creation and delivery of hundreds of mobile and e-commerce projects, Whelan is starting to be recognised as one of the most experienced innovators and marketers in this space. Today, Michael has executive responsibility for overseeing sales and marketing, working on strategic partnerships with providers and liaising with top-flight clients. He is a member of txtNation's management team.



Paul Skeldon
Editor, Telemedia-news.com

Paul SkeldonPaul is a telecoms journalist and author, specialising in all things mobile. He is managing editor of M-Retailing, the leading online news source for the retail industry published by Internet Retailing. He is also managing editor of Telemedia-news.com, the leading news service for the value-added telecoms market globally, managing editor and co-creator of interactive ‘webizine’ Mobiledotcomms.

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jason Shaw
New Business Development Executive, txtNation


JasonShawJason has been involved in the mobile payments and domestic premium services for 5 years now, having previously been the UK Domestic Manager at Sound Advertising. During this time he oversaw the growth of several micro billing solutions including premium SMS and PFI in a number of markets.

Now at txtNation he is looking to continue and help grow txtNations Enterprise foothold in the mobile payment and billing services.


Declan Pettit
Director, Monitoring Complience Partners

DeclanPettitDeclan has specialised in the technology sector for the past 15 years, having previously worked in the City for 10 years as a Director of a Political Risks brokerage. Prior to that he received a first class honours degree in Business Studies at University of Limerick, Ireland. Areas of expertise include: Mobile Payment Solutions, Mobile apps/Wireless messaging solutions into Network Operator, CRM/Digital Content solutions into the Retail sector and Mobile marketing campaigns for major brands. His clients have included Telefonica, Spar, MTN and Neomobile. Declan is Founder/Director of ETX (UK) Ltd, which runs GoVerifyit (on-line purchase verification tool) and Founder/Director of MCP Ltd, as well as various other companies. Previous directorships have included zamano Ltd (subsidiary of zamano PLC) and WishGenie Ltd (Social Gifting Platform).

Ana Reed Davies
Head of Account Management, txtNation

AnaDaviesAna Reed Davies heads up the Account Management team with focus in Dating, Social and iGaming verticals. She specialises in mobile optimised flows, speed to market and bespoke payment management across txtNations leading accounts.

Alongside managing txtNations business development team and partners, Ana also focuses on bringing on new business and managing the companies top billing accounts.


 

 

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