GSMA announces additional keynote speakers for Mobile World Congress 2013

Date: Fri, 01/11/2013 - 13:35

GSMA announces additional keynote speakers for Mobile World Congress 2013

The GSMA announced that CEOs and senior executives from Bharti Airtel, Deezer, Dropbox, General Motors, Juniper Networks and Qtel will take to the stage in keynote sessions at the 2013 GSMA Mobile World Congress, taking place 25-28 February 2013 at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona

The company announced several new sponsors participating in the App Planet and mPowered Brands programmes, along with new partner events and training sessions taking place at Mobile World Congress.
“Mobile World Congress conference attendees will have the opportunity to hear from some of the most prominent individuals in the mobile industry today, as well as leaders from companies in other industries,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. “We are particularly excited to welcome several speakers who are making their debuts in the Mobile World Congress keynote programme and will offer new perspectives.”

Stellar Keynote Lineup at Mobile World Congress
A number of additional CEOs and senior executives from leading companies across the mobile ecosystem and in adjacent industries have recently been confirmed to speak in the Mobile World Congress keynote programme, including:
Sunil Mittal, Chairman and MD, Bharti Airtel
Axel Dauchez, CEO, Deezer
Drew Houston, Founder and CEO, Dropbox
Stephen Girsky, Vice Chairman, General Motors
Kevin Johnson, CEO, Juniper Networks
Dr. Nasser Marafih, Group CEO, Qtel Group

These executives join previously announced Mobile World Congress keynote speakers:

Randall Stephenson, Chairman, President and CEO, AT&T
René Obermann, CEO, Deutsche Telekom
Hans Vestberg, President and CEO, Ericsson
Franco Bernabè, Chairman, GSMA and Chairman and CEO, Telecom Italia Group
Suk-Chae Lee, Chairman and CEO, KT Corp.
Gary Kovacs, CEO, Mozilla
Susan Whiting, Vice Chair, Nielsen
Stephen Elop, President and CEO, Nokia
Kaoru Kato, President and CEO, NTT DOCOMO
Paul Jacobs, Chairman and CEO, Qualcomm
Talmon Marco, Founder and CEO, Viber Media
Lars Nyberg, President and CEO, TeliaSonera
Vittorio Colao, Chief Executive, Vodafone Group

Beyond the keynotes, the 2013 conference will also include sessions exploring hot topics such as big data, mobile cloud, mWallets, NFC, small cells and smart cities, as well as the role of mobile in adjacent industries like advertising, automotive, finance and retail. For more information on the Mobile World Congress keynotes, as well as the full conference programme, visit www.mobileworldcongress.com/conference.

Nokia, Plantronics and Samsung to Host ADCs in App Planet
For the fourth year at Mobile World Congress, App Planet will bring together mobile industry leaders and the application development community to participate in programmes focusing on the explosive growth in the mobile apps market, as well as exhibition, product and service demonstrations, networking and workshops. The GSMA today announced that App Planet Supporting Sponsors Nokia, Plantronics and Samsung will be holding app developer conferences (ADCs) in App Planet, joining previously announced App Planet Supporting Sponsors including the Car Connectivity Consortium and Wireless Industry Partnership. The Official App Planet Sponsor is Generalitat de Catalunya – Government of Catalonia and Supporting Sponsor is Inneractive. For more information, visit www.mobileworldcongress.com/app-planet-overview/.

New Partner Events and Training Sessions
In addition to the GTI Summit taking place on Tuesday 26th February, Mobile World Congress will also feature partner events from companies including ClickSoftware, Fastback Networks, IBM, MasterCard, the Open Mobile Alliance and Taisys. For more information on these new partner events, visit www.mobileworldcongress.com/partner-events/
Mobile World Congress 2013 will also include training sessions delivered by Andrew Seybold Wireless University and Award Solutions. These independent seminars will focus on the deployment of next-generation mobile technologies and include sessions such as “Mobile Today and Tomorrow” presented by Andrew Seybold Wireless University, and “Making an Impact with VoLTE” and “Keys to Successful LTE Networks”, both presented by Award Solutions. For more information on these training sessions, visit www.mobileworldcongress.com/training/

New mPowered Brands Supporting Sponsor
Mobile-Loco has joined as the latest mPowered Brands Supporting Sponsor at Mobile World Congress. Designed to develop marketers’ and enterprise leaders’ mobile knowledge and to fast-track their use of mobile for marketing and consumer engagement, mPowered Brands comprises three elements: the mPowered Brands Zone, mPowered Brands Theatres and mPowered Brands Mobile Ambassadors. For more information on mPowered Brands, visit www.mobileworldcongress.com/mpoweredbrands-overview.

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