GSMA Programs

Open Gateway DevCon


Wed, Sep 27: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT



The HUB Innovation Stage – Exhibition Hall Booth 1650

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Session Description

Are you ready to step into the future of connectivity solutions? Join us at the Open Gateway DevCon, a groundbreaking event designed to inspire innovation, spark creativity, and unveil the limitless potential of connectivity. This is not just another conference; it's a gathering of developers, by developers, for developers.

Discover the Power of Connectivity: Explore the cutting-edge world of GSMA Open Gateway, a framework of common network APIs that offers universal access to operator networks. Uncover the paradigm shift that's redefining the way the telecoms industry designs and delivers services in the dynamic landscape of the API economy.

Why Attend Open Gateway DevCon:

- Immerse yourself in a full day of insights, networking, and inspiration.

- Gain unparalleled access to industry pioneers, visionaries, and experts.

- Learn how GSMA Open Gateway accelerates service deployment and amplifies functionality across operator networks.

- Be part of a community that's shaping the future of connectivity.




10:00 AM- 10:10 AM


Mats Granryd, Director General, GSMA


10:10 AM – 10:40 AM

Making networks accessible to application developers

How can the network industry enable application developers to enrich the experience of their enterprise and consumer customers? Today’s 5G-era networks have exciting new features and capabilities that have not traditionally been made available to 3rd party developers to access. But with a combination of flexible programmability and an evolved willingness on the part of the Communications Service Provider community to open their networks, we find ourselves at an exciting crossroads.


Shkumbin Hamiti, Head of Network Monetization Platform, Nokia

Mikko Jarva, Head of Portfolio & Architecture, Network Monetization Platform, Cloud and Network Services, Nokia

Erin Raney, Sr Director Technology and Innovation, T-Mobile


10:40 AM – 11:00 AM

Fireside chat: Why create future ready services


Claude Arpin, IoT Senior Product Manager, Bell Canada

Masaaki Koga, Executive Director, KDDI 

Henry Calvert, Head of Networks, GSMA


11:00 AM – 11:20 PM

Networking break


11:20 AM – 11:40 AM

Bridging mobile networks with developers

Oscar Louro, Go-To-Market Director, Telefonica Open Gateway, Telefonica

Ross Ortega, VP, Product Management, Azure for Operators, Microsoft


11:40 PM – 12:20 PM

Harnessing the potential of network APIs for transformation and growth

Moderator: Chris Barraclough, CEO, STL Partners

Mikko Jarva, Head of Portfolio & Architecture, Network Monetization Platform, Cloud and Network Services, Nokia 

Ricardo Villarreal, Product Manager for Azure Programmable Connectivity, Azure for Operators, Microsoft 

Noel Wirzius, Product Manager for Network APIs, Deutsche Telekom 

Dharmik Mehta, Principal Product Manager, 5G Services, T-Mobile US 


12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

Networking break


1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

How to....workshops

Let's innovate in Telefónica's Developer Hub: Oscar Louro, Go-To-Market Director Telefónica Open Gateway, Telefónica and Ricardo Villarreal, Principal Product Manager, Azure for Operators, Microsoft 

The APIs in depth​: Vasudev Kolar, Product Line Manager, Network Monetization Platform, Cloud and Network Services, Nokia

Creating Developer Friendly Network APIs: Mahesh Chapalamadugu, Principal Member Technical Staff, Network Planning, Verizon


2:45 PM – 3:15PM

Creating a digital future together: Launch of the Open Gateway Challenge and closing remarks


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