David Pollington

GSMA
Head of Services
David Pollington

David Pollington is a Senior Director at the GSMA, providing technical & strategic steer on identity across a number of GSMA’s programmes including Mobile Connect (a worldwide x-MNO authentication & identity initiative), IoT and RCS (business messaging) as well as next generation concepts such as open Decentralised Identity frameworks based on Distributed Ledger Technologies and use of machine learning for fraud mitigation and enabling users to transact more safely online.

Prior to joining the GSMA, David played a key role in the Vodafone R&D leadership, instrumental in driving many of the key technology transitions across the industry as mobile devices evolved from pure telephony devices to the smartphones of today and generating new revenue opportunities for Vodafone.

David graduated from Imperial College, London with a Masters degree (MEng) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering and has more than 24 years’ experience in the mobile industry.