TeleSign Keynote: Global Provider with a Local Presence
Stacy Stubblefield co-founded TeleSign in 2005 and today helps drive TeleSign’s product strategy and innovation – ensuring that TeleSign delivers groundbreaking technology that best addresses market needs.
Stubblefield will touch on a variety of topics in her keynote session including:
- Case Studies: TeleSign’s success stories from around Asia – Alibaba
- The ins and outs of the telecommunications industry
- How TeleSign became a leading global provider of digital identity and communications solutions
- TeleSign’s solutions and how they can help your company grow and succeed
This is a great review of how TeleSign became the leader in identity verification, and mission critical messaging (alerts and notifications).
For 15 years TeleSign has provided identity verification using the phone number to stop fraud. They were bought by BICS in 2017, which is one of the top 5 carriers globally by voice minutes. This gives them access to a vast repository of phone number insight to deliver unmatched identity data.
Today TeleSign employs 350 people, has clients across 113 countries, and processes over 1 billion messages per month. 21 of the top 25 global web properties are their customers. In Asia they have a team of 7 in China, and 16 across Asia with local technical support, routing support, customer success, and sales all based in Asia.
Stacy gave a couple of interesting case studies of Alibaba and QIY, customers since 2016 and 2015 respectively. Alibaba uses Score of the phone number to determine if it is being used to create fake accounts. Interestingly, Alibaba is also a reseller of their SMS services, selecting them because of their local technical support.