Shanghai 28 June - 1 July 2017

Global Device Summit

Conference Summit

Consumer IoT

Date & Time

Thursday, 29 Jun 2017

11:30 - 17:30


SNIEC Hall W3 Auditorium B


This Summit is open to people holding Gold and VIP passes. All-Exhibition-Pass holders can upgrade their pass to attend this Summit by visiting our registration page.

While the capabilities of high-end smartphones continue to evolve, the global market for such phones is becoming more challenging. Within APAC the spread of smartphones is slowing as many top-end and middle markets become saturated. How can manufacturers create compelling propositions to reach a new generation of consumers and excite existing customers?

The answers are there, and have the potential to reshape the way that people interact with the digital world. New forms of user-friendly interfaces and cloud-based intelligence will allow devices to reach new markets and perform in very new ways. Meanwhile companies and governments are becoming smarter about how they re-use, repurpose and recycle devices and e-waste, enabling new forms of value creation and business models for manufacturers and retailers. Meanwhile, the development of eSIM and spread of forerunner soft SIMs looks set to reinvigorate the dynamics of traditional markets as well as boost the IoT market.

There is no doubt that the market dynamics that catapulted Apple and Samsung to leading positions are changing. Far from sounding a death-knell to the device industry as we know it, visionaries are looking forward to a period of unprecedented change and opportunity. Hear from them at the Global Device Summit 2017.

11:30 – 12:00 Opening remarks and stream keynotes

Li Huidi, EVP, China Mobile

Ma Jingxin, Vice GM, China Mobile Device

12:00 – 13:00 The Evolution of eSIM and Soft-SIM 

  • State of deployments and technical developments
  • Commercial impact on the telecoms and IoT industry stakeholders
  • Impact on consumers and issues for regulation and policy

Jacques Bonifay, CEO, Transatel

Iain Maxwell, Senior Adviser, UL

Karl Weaver, OEM Business Development APAC, Simulity Labs

Viken Gazarian, EVP, Security & Connectivity Solutions, Oberthur Technologies

Benoit Jouffrey, VP, Connectivity & Embedded Solutions, Gemalto

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch


14:00 – 14:20 Lixin Cheng, CEO, ZTE Devices

14:20 – 14:40 Li Changzhu, VP, Handset Product Line, Huawei Consumer Business Group

14:40 – 15:40 Emerging User Interface Methods 

  • What processing demands do these place on the network today?
  • To what extent can new interface methods help with reaching new markets (e.g. low-income, illiterate, disabled etc)?
  • How will these change the device form-factor, processing demands and price points?
  • What privacy and security risks do new interface methods open up? How can we leverage new user interfaces to strengthen on-device security?
  • Natural language and gesture interfaces as a method to ‘open up’ the internet to non-English speakers: opportunities and implications.

Moderator: Neil Mawston, Executive Director, Wireless Device Strategies, Strategy Analytics

Alfred Boediman, VP, R&D Indonesia, Samsung

Rakesh Deshmukh, CEO & Co-Founder, IndusOS

Dr Wang Jun, Director, Engineering, Alibaba Group

Phantom Weng, CTO, Emotibot

Charles Kuai, Corporate VP & President Greater China Region , Nuance Communications

15:40 – 16:00 Refreshments and networking


16:00 –  17:30 Refurbished Device ‘Second Life’: 10% of Global Market and Growing

  • State of the market today: global and regional trends
  • What are the implications for retail subsidy sales models and the relationship between manufacturers and MNO retail outlets?
  • Pricing: Implications for emerging markets/low-income consumers and new device ASPs
  • Device recycling, reclamation and e-waste elimination
  • Managing the market for counterfeit smartphones

Moderator: Adrian Dodd, Senior Director, Managed Services, GSMA

Biju Nair, CEO, HYLA Mobile

Sein Teik Tan, Director, Financial Solutions APAC, Brightstar

Chris Sabeti, CEO & Co-Founder, PhoneCheck Solutions

Neil Mawston, Executive Director, Wireless Device Strategies, Strategy Analytics

17:30 Closing remarks and wrap-up.