Announcing The Innovators 2023 Shortlisted Solutions

These solutions will be presented live at Genesis, Lisbon 24th-25th May

ROCCO is happy to announce the shortlisted solutions for The Innovators 2023. The report aims to identify the top innovators in our industry and covers a range of categories, including Roaming, Interconnect, Messaging and Fraud & Security.

After receiving hundreds of votes, filtering and analysing them to verify their validity, the ROCCO team can confirm that the official shortlist in alphabetical order (considering the name of the company) is as follows:

  • Transit Carriers Monitoring Service – ARAXXE
  • ePayments – COMFONE
  • Phoenix Key2Roam – COMFONE
  • STEEROP (Steering Optimizer) – RoamSmart
  • 5G Cyber-security Lab – SECURITYGEN
  • Evolved Mobility – SYNIVERSE
  • Automated Roaming Assist (ARA) – TELCOVAS

We’re thrilled to see such a diverse range of solutions on the shortlist, and we believe each one has the potential to make a significant impact on our industry. 

The shortlisted teams will present at Genesis to a panel of Lions who will give live feedback to them in front of the Genesis audience. They will receive votes from the Lions and from the Genesis audience.

The final ranking and winners will be announced at the Visionaries Gala (25th May). After that, the ROCCO team will release The Innovators 2023 Report. This report will provide a comprehensive view of the state of innovation in our industry and identify the key players driving the industry forward.


How Lion’s Den works

  • Companies/ Individuals pitch their idea to the Lions, showing with a maximum of 7 slides the full solution, its name, cost, use, time to market, etc
  • The Lions will listen with an open mind to each idea which is being pitched to them.
  • The Lions will ask direct questions, and debate among themselves the pros and cons of the idea and whether they like the idea.
  • They will give honest feedback/constructive criticism stating why they approve or disapprove of the business idea/solution and provide a final opinion.
  • Lions are intimidating, and not always nice, you don’t know how they will react, but they will ultimately provide good advice

The Lions (all people from MNOs) will rate their innovations: 25% of the overall score in The Innovators 2023 Report. Then the audience at Genesis will also have a chance to rate the idea: 25% of the overall score.

Find out more about The Innovators here.