18th, 19th and 20th May, Virbela Virtual World

The organiser of the event, respected industry research, strategy and training company ROCCO, invites you to join us to experience a taste of a revolutionary new Roaming and Interconnect innovation forum, taking place online.

If you would like to join us simply email us at genesis@rocco.group to book your place. ROCCO Virtual Genesis is FREE to attend.





ROCCO IOO is a survey conducted between Nov 2019 and Feb 2020 about the most influential people in Roaming and Interconnect. The ROCCO IOO will be announced on 20th May 2020, all nominated people will be invited to attend and the top 20 will be invited to present insights and learnings from their careers.

The Innovators

ROCCO produces every two years a report called The Innovators which features a ranking of all the top 50 vendors in the industry ranked by ratings given by their MNO customers. The Innovators scope is purely KPIs related to innovation such as “Original ideas” and “Research and Development”. The top 10 vendors will be presented at the Virtual Genesis Event.


ROCCO’s training part of the business is called ROCCO U. Several courses have been designed by ROCCO over the last year and sample modules from several of the courses will be presented during the Virtual Genesis.

Vendor Performance

ROCCO’s A2P SMS Vendor Performance Results will be presented during the event.

All presentations are repeated in the agenda to accommodate timezones with a maximum attendance of 200 delegates concurrently.

Please register now to reserve your place


18th May 2020

  • Build your avatar
  • Learn how to use it
  • Chat with colleagues
  • Explore the virtual world

2pm to 5pm BST

19th May 2020

Opening of Genesis Event with Jason Bryan and Dhiraj Wazir.

10am – 10.15am BST.

Speaker: James Williams, Mr Connectivity
Presents at 10:15am-11am and 2pm-2:45pm BST
  • A module from his A2P SMS Messaging Course which is available on demand
  • Questions time with James Williams
Jason Bryan CEO of ROCCO Research presents the findings from the A2P SMS Reports 2020
Presented at 11am-11:45am, 3:00pm-3:45pm and 6pm-6:45pm BST
  • A2P SMS Messaging Vendor Performance Research – Enterprise Insights
  • A2P SMS Messaging Vendor Performance Research – MNO Insights
  • The Tier One Vendors Announced
  • Network with colleagues
  • Speak to Presenters
  • Have meetings with Vendors
  • Visit the beach, take a boat ride…

11:45am-2pm and 15:45pm-6pm BST

20th May 2020

Dhiraj Wazir CEO of ROCCO Strategy and Jason Bryan CEO of ROCCO Research introduce the Genesis event.
Presented at 10am-11:30am, 2pm-3:30pm, 6pm-7:30pm
The Innovators
  • Introduction
  • Methodology
  • Insights
  • The Top 10 Most Innovative Vendors in Roaming and Interconnect
  • Introduction
  • Methodology
  • Insights
  • The Top 25 Most influential people in Roaming and Interconnect
Roaming Strategy in 2020 presented by Dhiraj Wazir and Johannes Opitz
Presented at 11:30am-12:30pm and 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • Travel Trends
  • Insights
  • Wholesale Strategy
VoLTE Roaming Taskforce
Presented at 12:30pm-13:00pm and 4:30pm-5:00pm
  • Update from Dhiraj Wazir
  • Insights
  • Strategy

1pm-2pm & 5pm-6pm BST

  • Network with colleagues
  • Speak to Presenters
  • Have meetings with Vendors
  • Visit the beach, take a boat ride…


Explore, Meet and Network

How to explore the Virtual World

Simple Steps to Enter our Virtual Conference

What is Virbela?

Virbela is a virtual reality software designed to connect users who are geographically apart. The download of an app and the creation of an account are required to access the virtual space, which can be used to attend events, collaborate, and network.

What are Avatars?

Avatars are the virtual representation of Virbela users, and are used to interact with other users.

Avatars are controlled by the user and give them the ability to “walk” around the virtual space. They are fully customizable with a diverse selection of facial features and clothing options. Avatars allow people to express themselves through emotes, and provide a more tangible sense of being together with peers.

Avatar Interaction

In VirBELA, users interact as customizable avatars. Instead of video chat tiles that remind everyone that they are in separate places, avatars in VirBELA feel together in the same environment. Your avatars can interact via voice chat, text chat, or playful animations.

What are Campuses?

Campuses are the virtual spaces where Virbela users meet. Campuses are open 24/7 for users to drop into, allowing for both scheduled and ad hoc collaboration. “Virtual Genesis” will be held in the Auditorium, which is easily accessible through the drop-down menu or simply “walking” to the venue.

Virbela App

Download link: https://www.virbela.com/download

Compatible with:

  • Windows 7 or newer
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or newer
  • Mobile App for Apple and Android (Smartphones and tablets)
  • Hardware Requirements & Recommendations
Graphics Card DX9 with shader model 2.0 capabilities;

Intel HD3000 or better (Dedicated video card highly recommended)


CPU 2.0Ghz Dual Core CPU or higher;

Intel Core 2 or AMD Phenom recommended

Storage 500MB Available Storage


RAM 2GB RAM (4GB recommended)


Installing on Windows

Click the download link.

Download link: https://www.virbela.com/download

Once the download is finished, double-click to open the .exe file.

Depending on your security settings, your computer may generate a popup that

says the app was blocked from opening. Click “run anyway”.

You may get another warning “Do you want to allow this app… to make changes

to your PC?”

Click “Yes”

A setup wizard should appear.

Click Next, Install and Finish with the default settings.

Create a desktop shortcut if desired.

The installation is finished. You can now launch Virbela – when clicking “Finish” in the installation process or from the Windows Start menu.

Installing on Mac OSX

Click the download link. Download link: https://www.virbela.com/download

Once the download is finished, open the dmg file.

Drag the Virbela icon into the apps folder.

Open the Applications folder in Finder.

Right click on Virbela and choose “Open”.

Note: You only need to do this once, the first time you open Virbela.

You may get a warning like this, click “Open”.

The installation is finished. You can now launch Virbela from the Applications folder in Finder, or from a shortcut on the dock or desktop.


On both operating systems, a dialogue box will open before the login screen.

Here you can configure Virbela’s graphics quality, resolution, and controls.

Note: For optimum performance or use on older computers, lower graphics

quality is recommended.

Creating an Account

After opening the Virbela app and configuring your settings, a login screen will appear.

Click “Register”

You will be brought to a signup window where you can make your account.

There is no email confirmation, and you will automatically be redirected to the

login screen where you can login with your new account.

How to access the “Virtual Genesis” events?

Before the event, once you have Virbela installed and you have an account, all you need to do now is to register with the ROCCO team per email to genesis@rocco.group. You will receive a password to access the Auditorium, where all of our events will be held.

Please note that the attendance is limited to 200 users and based on a first-come-first-serve basis. Therefore, we advise to access the Auditorium in a timely manner. ROCCO representants will be present in the platform to guide you to the event and answer all of your questions.


Jason Bryan


Making Roaming work since 1995. Jason has worked for two Operator Groups, a small Operator and two industry vendors and is experienced in Strategy and Commercial decision-making. Jason has chaired GSMA Roaming Innovation Group and won four industry awards for Innovation and ideas. Jason spends his time between our UK and Spanish offices.

Dhiraj Wazir


Presents The ROCCO 100

James Williams

Mr Connectivity

Presents on A2P SMS Messaging


Desirée Fenix

ROCCO U Faculty

Desirée coordinates everything going on in ROCCO U Faculty, from managing the admissions’ office to our Virtual Campus. She studied Advertising and International Communication. She has experience promoting social equality and diversity, using theatre as a creative way of communicating ideas. Desirée is based at our Spanish office.

Sibel Gazozcu

ROCCO U Lecturer

Antonio Gomez

Head of Graphic Design

Francisco Reche

Business Development

Antonio Rodriguez

Lead Researcher

Nicole Segura

Operations Manager