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KYC SUMMIT 2023 Schedule

Monday, June 12 through Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Please find the official agenda for the KYC SUMMIT below with the associated registration links for each webinar.

Please note you must register for each individual webinar you wish to attend. We apologize in advance for this inconvenience, but this is unfortunately necessary due to current limitations of GoToWebinar and other webinar platforms.

Register for as many sessions as you like — All registrations are free!

All times listed are U.S. EDT (United States Eastern Time)

All webinars will be broadcast live, and will also be recorded for on-demand viewing after the conclusion of the virtual live event. Please note that certain functions, such as the ability to submit questions and download associated handouts, are only available during the live broadcasts.

Questions? Visit the event landing page, or send an email to


10:00am 10:45am: Special KYC SUMMIT Kickoff Keynote. Featuring Alejandro Roark, Chief of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB) at the Federal Communications Commission.

11:30am 12:30pm: Are We Ready for a Universal Registry of Known Telephone Numbers? Moderated by Chris Drake, Sr. Vice President, Corporate and Business Development at iconectiv. Panelists include Allyson Blevins, Senior Director Numbering Policy, Sinch; Mike Rudolph, CTO, YouMail; Melissa Blassingame, Senior Director, Business Development at Twilio; and Adrian Lazar Adler, Senior Manager, Revenue Assurance, T-Mobile.

1:30pm – 3:00pm: Bringing Purpose to STIR/SHAKEN Through Identity With KYC. Moderated by Rebekah Johnson, Founder & CEO, Numeracle. Panelists include Sarah Delphey, VP, Trust Solutions, Numeracle; Keith Buell, General Counsel, Head of Global Public Policy, Numeracle; Patrick Crotty, Senior Assistant Attorney with the Florida Office of the Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division; and Seth Ray, VP of Business Operations at Bandwidth.

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3:30pm – 4:30pm: Leveraging Authoritative Data to Know Your Customer’s Traffic. Presented by Jaime Zetterstrom, VP, Product Management, Somos; and Mike Rudolph, CTO & Chief Architect, YouMail.

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10:00am – 11:00am: What Skeletons are in that Closet? Presented by Elizabeth Addy, VP, YouMail Protective Services.

11:30am 12:30pm: Vetting Best Practices to Restore Trust in the Phone Channel. Moderated by Lynne Brehmer, Senior Director of Product Management, TransUnion. Panelists include Kent Welch, Chief Data Officer, First Orion; Patrick Rea, Manager of Product Management, Hiya; and Lorri Verzola, Sr. Program Manager – Branded Calling, TNS.

1:30pm 2:30pm: The Insidious Effect of Number Rotation on Voice Security and KYC. Presented by Jonathan Nelson, Director of Product Management at Hiya.


10:00am 10:45am: Special KYC SUMMIT Federal Trade Commission Keynote. Featuring Ben Davidson, Do Not Call Program Coordinator at the FTC.

11:30am 12:30pm: Unlocking Customer Insights: Leveraging Big Data for Enhanced Analytics and Fraud Management. Presented by Ryan Karnas, Director, Product Management, Somos; and David West, Executive VP, Equinox Information Systems.

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1:30pm – 2:30pm: How to Stop More Robocalls by Getting “Know Your Customer” Into High Gear. Moderated by Chris Oatway, Associate General Counsel at Verizon, and member of the SIP Forum Board of Directors. Panelists include Joe Thornton, Interim Director, Network Engineering & Operations at Verizon; Josh Bercu, Vice President, Policy & Advocacy at USTelecom and Executive Director of the Industry Traceback Group; and Sarah Halko, Director of Regulatory and Industry Affairs at Telnyx.

KYC SUMMIT 2023 Sponsors

We are very proud to have the following companies support the KYC SUMMIT through their generous support as event sponsors:

Diamond Sponsor

Somos is a global provider of telephone number and identity information services.

At Somos, we oversee all telephone numbers used in North America. That’s over 7 billion numbers! Somos works to protect the trust between enterprises and consumers when they communicate via toll-free, local and wireless numbers.

Whether it’s through the management of national and international registries like the North American Numbering Plan (NANP), Toll-Free Numbers (TFNA) and the Reassigned Numbers Database (RND), or through our robust set of anti-fraud solutions, Somos is committed to protecting consumer trust in telecom, a channel that promises authentic and seamless communication between people, businesses, and all other important organizations.

Everything we do reflects our total customer focus, as we work collaboratively to build market value and creatively resolve industry challenges. We are committed to delivering leading-edge solutions that help our customers connect, innovate and grow with confidence.

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