SIMposium

Brought to you by The Connected Devices Group

SIMposium will look at how the SIM card has evolved, what private networks need to know when buying SIM cards and why 5G SIM cards are special.

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About the event

Nothing makes SIM cards sound less glamourous than calling them Subscriber Identity Modules. But not only are they crucial parts of every mobile phone network, they are fabulously powerful. A computer within the computer that is your phone.

This Connected Devices SIG event, run in collaboration with the DCMS funded Best of British project, is aimed at anyone who works on building networks or devices. It will require a general knowledge of mobile technology but not specialist understanding of SIM cards.

SIMposium will look at how the SIM card has evolved, what private networks need to know when buying SIM cards and why 5G SIM cards are special. We’ll hear from developers producing applications to run on SIM cards and learn what it takes to make your own SIM cards.

And we will ask the question, “If the SIM dictates who owns the customer does the eSIM sound the death knell for the mobile operators?”.

Kindly hosted by Telet at their London office, this event is free to attend but places are strictly limited.

You can follow @CambWireless on Twitter and tweet about this event using #CWCD.

Delivered in partnership with Best of British Project

A DCMS funded Best of British project

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14:00

Registration and networking over tea & coffee

14:20

CW (Cambridge Wireless) welcome, Nick Hunn, WiFore Consulting and CW SIG Champion

14:30

Introduction to topic from James Body, Telet

14:40

'Build your own SIM factory at home' Michael Moorfield, Mindszi

Build your own SIM factory at home

For years the rule has always been one SIM belongs to one mobile operator forever, it could never ever be changed. With eSIM the rules are different. Using eSIM, Remote SIM Provisioning and a few lines of code it's possible to configure a brand new SIM with a profile from any mobile operator. It’s even possible to put multiple operator profiles on a single SIM and switch between them if you need to. In his session Michael will talk about how the power to create a SIM that can connect to any mobile operator in the world, right from your kitchen table is within reach.

15:00

'Why do our own SIM card’ - James Body, Telet

'Why do our own SIM card’

In building an end to end network, from device configuration and spectrum licences through RAN and core to interconnect, the SIM card is an essential building block, but one which is often overlooked. Telet decided it needed its own multi-imsi, multi crypto SIM cards to be able to have the necessary level of service for its customers.

15:20

‘Developing SIM Apps’ - Robert Wakeling, Wadaro

‘Developing SIM Apps’

A modern smartphone is a fantastically powerful computer, while a SIM card is impressive for being a computer at all it’s very much the poor relation. So why would you choose to embed apps in SIM cards and how do you do it.

15:40

Refreshments and networking

16:00

'Tales from the front Line’- Bianca Brisc, Telet

'Tales from the front Line’

Bianca has developed the Telet SIM with two different manufacturers in both physical and eSIM formats. She explains the hurdles and things to be learnt when defining a SIM

16:20

Panel session with all speakers and additional panellist; Ben Wood, CCS Insight. Chaired by Nick Hunn of WiFore Consulting & CW SIG Champion

The speakers from the event are quizzed by Nick Hunn on the future of SIMs, eSIMs and the industry. Are the radical changes we are facing in the make-up of the industry enabled by the shift in the power over creating eSIMs or are eSIMs a reflection of those changes.

With additional panellist Ben Wood, CCS Insight

16:55

Closing remarks, Simon Rockman, Telet

17:00

End of session followed by opportunity for informal networking

17:30

Event closes

Speakers

Michael Moorfield - Co-Founder, Mindszi

Michael Moorfield is the co-founder of Mindszi, a UK-based tech company with deep expertise in eSIM and mobile networks. Prior to launching Mindszi, Michael was the Chief Technology Officer at Truphone and led the global expansion of Truphone’s eSIM and Remote SIM Provisioning services around the world and has been a member of GSMA Industry Standard Approval Group. Michael has also worked for IBM as a Managing Consultant for several large multinational banking and telecommunication organisations. Michael holds a degree in Software Engineering from RMIT, Melbourne, Australia.

SIG Champions

Paul Green - Creative Director, Iotics

Paul originated Arkessa in 2006 - the business that provides remote internet services to multitudes of machines. He is currently creating the services Arkessa will offer in five year's time. His professional life combined engineering and science has taken him through a variety of roles, including design and production engineering, business planning, marketing and corporate sales, mainly in the telecommunications sector. Interestingly, the first product he introduced to manufacture is now is in the Science Museum in London. A passionate and committed Christian, Paul is as excited about materials science and quantum physics as he is interested in railways, walking, skiing and the natural world.

Nick Hunn - CTO, WiFore Consulting

For the past thirty years Nick has been closely involved with short range wireless and communications, designing technology that helps to bring mobility to products, particularly in the areas of telematics, M2M, IoT, wearables, smart energy and mobile health. He is closely involved with the Bluetooth SIG, the Continua Alliance and other medical and wireless standards bodies. He is the author of 'The Essentials of Short Range Wireless' - a book attempting to explain the application of wireless technology to product developers.

Tim Whittaker - Head of Professional Audio Visual, Wireless & Digital Services, Cambridge Consultants

Cambridge Consultants was started in 1960 to pioneer the delivery of independent design and development services in electronic, mechanical and product engineering: we are one of the founder companies of the high-technology Cambridge Phenomenon. Our history of world-class services is augmented by our development of intellectual property in areas including telecommunications, software, silicon, medical devices, machine learning, and by more than 20 successful spin-out ventures. Today Cambridge Consultants employs over 900 world-class engineers, scientists, project managers and technicians with offices in Cambridge UK, Boston, Seattle, San Francisco, Singapore and Tokyo; we provide the full range of services for excellent product design to a worldwide client base in the wireless, consumer, industrial, energy and medical markets. Tim Whittaker is a System Architect in the Wireless business unit, where he has taken the technical lead in projects using radio
standards like Bluetooth, ZigBee, DECT, and in the creation of specialist communications schemes for new applications, or to use new spectrum allocations.

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Telet, 14 Great College Street, London SW1P 3RX

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