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eSIM Summit - How eSIM is boosting connected industries


Tue, Sep 26: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm PDT



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Session Description

This seminar is open to all MWC Las Vegas passes.


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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.


In addition, the eSIM Technology is one of the exciting use cases of the IoT Devices. the eSIM is reducing the cost of the integration for Global IoT devices.  The eSIM opens new opportunities to added value services. Operators can be provisioned and updated remotely over during the device lifecycle; this is the key for massive IoT deployments. 


Key Items

- Connected eSIM IoT Devices 

- Connectivity deployment challenges

- eSIM Device Validation Tool

- eSIM Opportunities for Massive IoT Deployments

- Global connectivity on a single eSIM

- Real-world massive eSIM deployments

- Reliable eSIM connectivity service

- eSIM promoting the massive connectivity of devices.

- The best eSIM experience



Time: 11:30-11:35

eSIM Summit - Welcome


Time: 11:35-11:50

Introductory Session


Part 1 – Platinum Sponsor  


Time: 11:50-12:25


Unleashing digital horizons to connect people and objects, today and tomorrow

eSIM technology is paving the way for the future of connectivity services in both consumer and IoT landscapes, and it is bringing unique opportunities to connectivity stakeholders – mobile operators, device makers and enterprises – to:

- drastically cut costs

- implement the best-in-class digital connectivity experience, 

- and strengthen their brand.

Indeed, eSIM allows for a complete digitization of both customer-facing and backend processes of all the industry stakeholders. It is an opportunity to completely revisit the way we manage and deliver connectivity.

Join Magdalena and Lukasz to learn more about how IDEMIA’s eSIM solutions will allow you to:  

- deliver top-range eSIM experience, in the consumer and IoT areas,

- scale eSIM services and be able to address the growing demand, and introduce disruptive use cases, that are reshaping the way you connect people and objects. 



Magdalena Draniewicz, Consumer eSIM Product Manager, IDEMIA

Lukasz Balczewski, eSIM M2M & IoT Product Manager, IDEMIA


Part 2 – Gold Sponsors 


Time: 12:25-12:45


eSIM for everyTHING

Valid’s eSIM Product Manager, Alejandro Pulido, will present the extensive eSIM for IoT alternative use cases, how the eSIM technology can be leveraged for trends such as the AI and how operators can leverage Valid know-how to adopt the eSIM future.



Alejandro Pulido, eSIM Product Manager, VALID  


Time: 12:45-13:05


eSIM Accelerates Connected Health Success

IoT in healthcare and life sciences promises a robust future of enhancing recovery, speeding drug development, and even using machine learning algorithms to develop custom cancer treatments. None of this will be possible without the endpoints and the connectivity – devices collecting data and communicating that data to the cloud, edge, or algorithm. Getting solutions to market can be sluggish because connectivity varies wildly and there’s no streamlined path to simply getting devices to work. eSIM accelerates this path to success with removing carrier complexity, seamless connectivity and future-proofing connected health deployments. Join KORE Senior Vice President of Connected Health, Americas, to learn how eSIM is the unified path to help IoT in healthcare and life sciences reach its potential through:

- A single SKU approach for medical device manufacturers

- Connectivity at a global scale

- Zero-touch provisioning for widespread deployment and management



Kristie Swanson,  SVP, Connected Health, Americas, KORE


Time: 13:05-13:25


You can have your eSIM and eat it too! 🍰

What does a complete eSIM strategy look like?

This keynote will take a look at the various types of eSIM and what the benefits of each are to the enterprise. Different types of eSIM solutions to be discussed include:

Machine-to-Machine (M2M) eSIM vs Consumer eSIM

Different providers of M2M eSIM and how they differ. Examples of providers include.



- SIM Tech vendors

This keynote will address the true vision of eSIM and why freedom and flexibility is a win-win for enterprises as well as MNOs as the world of IoT continues to expand exponentially.



Robby Hamblet, Co-Founder and CEO, TEAL


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