Diversifying beyond connectivity

Wednesday, 20 September 2023
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Location: Stage D

Joann O'Brien, Vice President, Digital Ecosystems, TM Forum
Alejandro Cadenas, Associate VP, European Telco & Mobility, IDC

CASE STUDY: The Mobile Money phenomenon that sparked a digital economy  
Felix Rop, MPESA Technical Tribe Leader and HOD, Safaricom 
Ian Martin Ravenscroft, Vice President of Huawei Software Business, Huawei

CASE STUDY: How to monetize third party services beyond telco
Bart Weijermars, Chief Executive Officer, MVNE – part of

CASE STUDY: TELUS Smart Home platform and enhancements for B2B2x built on TM Forum Framework
Hesham Fahmy, CIO, TELUS 
Dwayne Benefield, Senior Vice President, Connected Home, Entertainment & Enablement, TELUS 
Prof. Mohammad Zoualfaghari, Global Technology Lead Telcom, AWS 

PANEL: Monetizing the B2B2X opportunity

  • What paths to success in B2B2X ecosystems are we seeing so far in the 5G era? 
  • What are the key factors are making these paths successful?
  • How to build vertical expertise and understanding of the industry-related value chains and ecosystem 
  • What are the main obstacles to unlocking the B2B2x opportunity?

Moderator: Joann O'Brien, VP, Digital Ecosystems, TM Forum
Namal Jayathilake, CTO, Axiata Digital Labs    
Frank Elter, Director, Telenor Research, Telenor Group  
Brian Cappellani, Vice President, Technology Strategy, Hansen Technologies
James Kirby, SVP, Global Telco and Head of EMEA, CSG 


Alejandro Cadenas

Associate VP, European Telco & Mobility

Bart Weijermars

Chief Executive Officer
MVNE - part of

Brian Cappellani

VP, Technology Strategy

Dwayne Benefield

Senior Vice President, Connected Home, Entertainment & Enablement

Felix Rop

MPESA Technical Tribe Leader and HOD

Frank Elter


Hesham Fahmy


Ian Ravenscroft

Vice President of Huawei Software Business

James Kirby

SVP, Global Telco and Head of EMEA

Joann O’Brien

VP Digital Ecosystems
TM Forum

Mohammad Zoualfaghari

Global Technical Lead

Namal Jayathilake

Chief Technology Officer
Axiata Digital Labs