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Simon Churches

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Simon Churches

Portfolio Manager: M2M, Vodacom
Simon Churches is Portfolio Manager: M2M at Vodacom and is responsible for M2M Products, Services and Strategy. Simon has been with Vodacom for just over three years. He has 10 years’ experience in M2M from both a telecommunications and electronics market perspective having previously worked for Altech as both Product Manager and Technical Marketing Manager. Simon has a degree in Electrical Engineering.

  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Service Innovation in Africa
Exploring M2M as a source of future revenue growth for African mobile

  • Identifying the key drivers and hurdles to M2M deployment in Africa
  • What are the network and system requirements for supporting M2M services?
  • Quantifying Capex, Opex and RoI
  • Developing a go‐to‐market strategy for M2M:
    • identifying your target market
    • developing M2M and telemetry services that meet the needs of target
    • customer segments
    • forming partnerships to further enhance the value of your M2M and
    • telemetry service portfolio
  • Examining the role of Cloud Computing in delivering M2M services