Messaging judges Genesis Hackathon 2024

Introducing the Judges for the Messaging Challenge at the Genesis Hackathon 2024

ROCCO presents Robert Jones and Mayte Martín as the Messaging Challenge judges at The Genesis Hackathons

We are thrilled to announce the distinguished judges for the Messaging Challenge at the upcoming Genesis Hackathon 2024, set to take place in Seville on May 20th-21st, 2024. As the anticipation builds for this groundbreaking event, we are proud to unveil the individuals who will be tasked with evaluating the innovative solutions designed to address the Messaging Challenge: How to deal with large amounts of messaging fraud reported data.

Meet the Judges

Robert Jones

Robert is the Head of Messaging at BT, leading the team responsible for the strategy and commercial delivery of BT’s Enterprise and Wholesale messaging products and has over nine years’ experience in the messaging industry. Before his current role in BT, Robert had various roles across the Consumer and Business divisions of EE, Orange and Wanadoo, working within Business, Airtime and Broadband. In these roles, Robert has consistently emphasised partnership development to deliver mutual value.

The focus of his team is on the development and delivery of messaging solutions that meet the needs of customers and partners, ensuring that BT’s products are both innovative and reliable. A key priority is the enhancement of the messaging portfolio to include richer messaging products, as well as tackling fraud in the SMS channel. This effort is part of the #TrustinSMS initiative, which has recently been recognised with the Prime Minister’s Award for Cyber, a testament to BT’s comprehensive strategy for protecting its customers.

Robert has a keen interest in technology and security, a passion that informs his approach to leading his team and driving the development of secure and innovative messaging solutions.

Mayte Martín

Mayte Martín is a seasoned professional in the telecommunications industry, currently serving as the Business Development Head of RCS at Orange Spain. With a career spanning over two decades, Mayte brings a wealth of experience and expertise in the industry.

Mayte Martín began her telecommunications career at Jazztel, where she held various roles over fifteen years, including Wholesale Financial Specialist. In 2016, she joined Orange España’s Digital Communications division, driving the company’s digital transformation leveraging her deep understanding of RCS, SMS, Big Data, IoT, Chat, Smart Flows, and AI Conversational technologies to enhance customer experiences and drive business growth.

Since assuming the role of Head of RCS in January 2021, Mayte has been at the forefront of Orange Spain’s efforts to revolutionize communication experiences for its customers. Her leadership and vision have been pivotal in establishing Orange as a leader in next-generation communication technologies.

Throughout her career, Mayte has demonstrated a passion for innovation and a relentless drive for excellence. Her strategic mindset, combined with her hands-on experience across various facets of telecommunications, makes her a formidable force in the industry.

Celebrating Innovation at Genesis

Genesis promises to be a gathering of visionary minds and industry leaders, providing a platform for the shortlisted teams to demonstrate their creativity and originality in addressing key industry challenges.

The Genesis Event in Seville on May 20th-21st, 2024, and the Visionaries Gala on May 21st will be a celebration of innovation and excellence in our industry.

As we prepare to witness the unveiling of groundbreaking innovations, we extend our deepest gratitude to Robert Jones and Mayte Martín for lending their expertise to this esteemed event.

Get your pass and join us as we celebrate innovation and collaboration at Genesis Hackathon 2024!

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What is the Genesis Hackathon about?

The Hackathon is a new and revolutionary competition in our industry in which the participating companies come up in a short time (three weeks) with new and original ideas/products/ services/solutions to solve specific challenges announced in March.

These challenges were presented by recognised stakeholders in two different categories: Roaming & Messaging. The challenges are real industry issues/cases to which several companies are looking for a solution. Participants will have to develop a product/service/ solution that solves the challenges in an original way.

Find out more about The Genesis Hackathons.