Roundtables & Summits

Open Gateway DevCon


Wed, 28 Feb: 15:00 - 19:00 CEST

Pre-registered & Approved have priority


Partner Theatre 2, Hall 8.0 – 4YFN & Partner Theatres

Session Description

Are you ready to revolutionize the way you approach connectivity solutions? Welcome to the Open Gateway DevCon, where innovation meets inspiration, and the doors to transformative potential swing wide open through the power of Network APIs.


Why Attend Open Gateway DevCon?


Unleash the Power of Network APIs

In today's tech landscape, telcos are sitting on a goldmine of data. Open Gateway DevCon is your gateway to unlocking this treasure trove. Network APIs provide unprecedented access to vast amounts of data related to devices and network operations, removing complexity and paving the way for collaboration, innovation, and monetization.


The GSMA Open Gateway Initiative

Join the movement that is shaping the future of connectivity. The GSMA Open Gateway initiative facilitates developers and cloud providers in enhancing and deploying services swiftly across operator networks. With single points of access to the world's largest connectivity platform, you can propel your projects to new heights.


Global Connectivity Platform

With over 200 operators and a staggering 60% of mobile connections worldwide now part of the initiative, Open Gateway DevCon is not just a conference; it's a global gathering of developers, by developers, for developers.

What to Expect?

Don't miss out on this exclusive opportunity to be part of the future of connectivity solutions. Join us at Open Gateway DevCon and become a pioneer in the evolving landscape of Network APIs.



Welcome - Henry Calvert, Head of Networks, GSMA

Session one - removing complexity for developers

The collaboration between CAMARA, TM Forum and the GSMA -
- Jill Lovato, Communications & Outreach Director, CAMARA/Linux Foundation;
- George Glass, Chief Technology Officer, TM Forum
- Henry Calvert, Head of Networks, GSMA;

Driving the future of developer innovation
- Savinay Berry, EVP Product and Engineering, Vonage

Delivering on the power and promise of 5G network APIs to change the world
- Savinay Berry, EVP, Product and Engineering, Vonage
- Peter Arbitter, SVP MACE Business Unit, Deutsche Telekom
- Martin Heinig, VP/Head of New Ventures and Technologies, SAP; 
- Ronald Limoa – VP Technology Strategy and Consumer Product Innovation, Telkomsel
- Chris Halton, Vice President, Innovation Head of Product Strategy, Verizon

Aggregated Network APIs for the German market
- Markus Kümmerle, Progam Lead, Magenta API Capabilities Exposure, Deutsche Telekom
- David De Val, Global Director of Open Gateway, Telefonica
- Johanna Wood, Head of Developer Strategy, Vodafone


Session two - Making networks accessible to developers

Are network APIs ready to get out of the lab and into the real world
- Shkumbin Hamiti, Head of Network Monetization business unit, Cloud & Network Services, Nokia

The path to programmable networks -
- Host: Mikko Jarva, Head of architecture and portfolio, Nokia CNS; Jacob Groote, EVP Innovation & Partnerships, KPN; Mark Henry, Director, Network Strategy, BT; Alex Reichl, Director Mobile Strategy, Liberty Global Technology Limited; Rajendra Sadhu, Senior Vice President, Hi-Tech SBU, Innova Solutions             

Scaling Open Gateway for Developer Success through Cloud Platforms -
- Ricardo Villarreal, Product Manager for Azure Programmable Connectivity, Azure for Operators, Microsoft;
- Mijo Soldin, VP Telecom Strategy and Partnerships, Infobip


Networking break (30 mins)

Session three - Open Gateway in action

Getting starting with network APIs in Spain
- Otilia Anton, Telco APIs Program Director, Orange
- David De Val, Global Director of Open Gateway, Telefonica
- Johanna Wood, Head of Developer Strategy, Vodafone
- Seckin Arikan, EVP and Head of Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) and Global Network Platform (GNP) Sales, Vonage
- Aurelija Plėtienė, Director of Engineering, Vinted

Open Gateway - Live coding session
- Eran Haggiag, executive chairman, ClearX
- Sridhar Gollapudi,Head of Partnerships and Solutions, Telecom, Google Cloud

Announcement of the winner of the Open Gateway Challenge GLOMO award, followed by a conversation with the winner hosted by:
- Jeremy Giese, 5GFF and Nokia.

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