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eSIM Summit: eSIM to Power Connected Devices


Wed, 1 Mar: 09:30 - 11:30 CET



Theatre 6, Hall 7

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All new smartphone models launched by Apple since 2018 have eSIM capability, but the iPhone 14 is the first to completely drop a physical SIM slot, albeit only on US models. To coincide with this, US operators are taking steps to raise awareness of eSIM services. For example, T-Mobile US announced that customers with unlocked eSIM-capable phones can now switch from other operators to T-Mobile through the new Easy Switch feature on the T-Mobile app.
According to GSMA Intelligence research, the total number of eSIM smartphones, tablets and smartwatches commercially available for purchase reached 127 in June 2022 – a fivefold increase on December 2018. Despite this, consumer awareness of eSIM technology remains low. The GSMA Intelligence Consumers in Focus Survey 2021 shows that less than 30% of consumers (on average across eight major countries analysed) are aware of eSIM – a clear barrier to adoption. The launch of eSIM-only phones and initiatives by operators to enhance the user experience for eSIM activation/onboarding should help boost consumer awareness and adoption.




eSIM Summit Introduction:

eSIM Summit – Welcome
Speaker: Pablo Iacopino, Head of Research and Commercial Content at GSMA Intelligence, GSMA

09.30 – 09.40
Scaling eSIM in 2023 and beyond: new developments, market trends and consumer behaviour
Apple’s launch of eSIM-only iPhones in the US in September 2022 was a major milestone for the eSIM industry. This presentation will examine the state of the eSIM consumer market and its future outlook. How is the market evolving? What are the new trends? Is the consumer behaviour for eSIM changing?
Speaker: Pablo Iacopino, Head of Research and Commercial Content at GSMA Intelligence, GSMA

Part 1 – Platinum Sponsors:

09.40 – 10.00
eSIM Helping Scale IoT to Reach its Full Potential
The ability of eSIM to support device deployment longevity with a future-proofed approach to connectivity, the single-SKU delivery of a broad ecosystem of deployed devices, and a global approach to roaming restrictions are at the heart of this technology advancing in the IoT sector. Validate, Deploy, and Manage eSIM powered devices with KORE as we discuss connectivity for the business of today.
Speaker: Romil Bahl, KORE President and CEO, KORE

10.00 – 10.15
eSIM: Enabling the Age of Zero-Touch Provisioning
Moderator: Niklas Ekarv, Head of IoT Connectivity & strategic alliances
Panellist: Daniel Quant, VP of Strategic Development, MultiTech

10.15 – 10.35
Unlock the full potential of eSIM to better scale with minimum impact on the planet
eSIM technology is more than ever a cornerstone in the connectivity landscape, and there’s no doubt anymore that it will expand tremendously among end-users. For mobile operators, eSIM comes with many opportunities to deliver best-in-class eSIM activation experience, to significantly reduce costs and to minimize the environmental impact of connectivity services.

Considering the great potential of eSIM, Mikkel Escartin, IDEMIA VP Digital Connectivity Solutions, will walk you through how IDEMIA takes eSIM services to the next level to:
- Optimize your eSIM inventory management and processes
- Don’t trash your eSIM Profiles, update and recycle them
- Scale your eSIM business with a limited impact on the planet
Speaker: Mikkel Escartin, VP Digital Solutions Business Line, IDEMIA

10.35 – 10.50
Why public cloud hosting is a must-have to run your eSIM activity

Fire side chat - Speaker 1 - Mikkel Escartin, VP Digital Solutions Business Line, IDEMIA

Fire side chat - Speaker 2 - Pramod Nair, Lead Security Architect, Microsoft

Part 2 – Gold Sponsors:

10.50 – 11.10
Expand your vision through unlimited opportunities enabled by the eSIM
Supporting the digital touchless connectivity massive deployments, the eSIM is at its best moment to provide an optimized experience both for consumers and IoT use-cases.  From seamless connectivity access and management to ultra-secure channels from the edge to the cloud,   get inspired by Thales experience of the eSIM power through innovative use-cases already in the field, and vision.
Benjamin Mazet, Product Line Manager of the On-Demand Connectivity vertical, THALES
Speaker: Alisha Rodrigues, Head of Customer Experience and Product, Visible

11.10  – 11.30
Democratising digital connectivity: how eSIM is fuelling an invisible revolution
Speaker: Kim Juchem, Director of Sofware and Wholesale, TRUPHONE

eSIM Summit – Closing Session

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