Welcome!

@CloudExpo Authors: Liz McMillan, Ram Sonagara, Dana Gardner, David Bermingham, Scott Allen

News Feed Item

Mobile Industry CEOs to Keynote at GSMA Mobile World Congress

LONDON, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The GSMA today announced that the CEOs of AT&T, Ericsson, Qualcomm and Viber are confirmed to deliver keynote presentations at the 2013 GSMA Mobile World Congress, taking place 25-28 February 2013 at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona. The GSMA also introduced new features on the exhibition floor, including the GSMA Connected City, along with new sponsors, partners and event elements, and announced that registration for the 2013 Mobile World Congress is now open.

"Over four days, more than 70,000 attendees of Mobile World Congress 2013 will gather to discuss and debate the latest trends and issues in mobile," said Michael O'Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. "Throughout Mobile World Congress, attendees will have the opportunity to experience the power of mobile firsthand, through our exhibitors' stands, event features such as the Connected City, our conference programme and seminars, and much more."

Industry Leaders to Take the Stage at Mobile World Congress
The GSMA announced that CEOs from several of the world's leading mobile companies have recently been confirmed to speak in the Mobile World Congress keynote programme, including:

  • Randall Stephenson, Chairman, President and CEO, AT&T
  • Hans Vestberg, President and CEO, Ericsson
  • Paul Jacobs, Chairman and CEO, Qualcomm
  • Talmon Marco, Founder and CEO, Viber Media

These industry executives join previously announced Mobile World Congress keynote speakers:

  • Rene Obermann, CEO, Deutsche Telekom
  • Franco Bernabe, Chairman, GSMA and Chairman and CEO, Telecom Italia Group
  • Suk-Chae Lee, 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
  • Lars Nyberg, President and CEO, TeliaSonera
  • Vittorio Colao, Chief Executive, Vodafone Group

The keynote programme will feature insightful and thought-provoking sessions such as "Mobile Operator Strategies", "The Future of Communications", "Vertical Disruption", "Operating in the Cloud" and "Mobile in Media". For more information on the Mobile World Congress keynotes, as well as the full conference programme, visit http://www.mobileworldcongress.com/conference/.

Mobile World Congress Exhibition to Showcase Connected City
At Mobile World Congress 2013, the GSMA is expanding upon its highly popular "Connected House" exhibit to create the "Connected City." In partnership with mobile operators including AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, KT, Telenor and Vodafone, the GSMA will showcase a range of mobile connected products and services, providing Mobile World Congress attendees the opportunity to experience the Connected Life.

In addition, the GSMA today announced that the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) will be hosting the WBA Wi-Fi Zone at Mobile World Congress. The WBA Wi-Fi Zone will focus on key themes such as next-generation hotspot migration, Wi-Fi roaming and offload, Wi-Fi and heterogeneous networks, and operator, vendor and device manufacturer engagement. For more information on the Mobile World Congress exhibition, visit http://www.mobileworldcongress.com/exhibition/.

Car Connectivity Consortium to hold App Developer Conference
In App Planet, mobile industry leaders and the application development community will 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 Car Connectivity Consortium has just joined App Planet as an App Planet Supporting Sponsor and will hold a full-day programme on 26th February. The Official App Planet Sponsor is Generalitat de Catalunya - Government of Catalonia, and other App Planet Supporting Sponsors include Inneractive and Wireless Industry Partnership (WIP). For more information, visit http://www.mobileworldcongress.com/app-planet-overview/.

AVG Technologies and Juniper Networks to Participate in Mobile Security Forum
In its third year at Mobile World Congress, the Forum Series is a sponsored programme that brings together industry players to discuss and debate a range of topics in focused sessions. AVG Technologies and Juniper Networks are the latest companies to sign on to participate in the Forum Series, joining AdaptiveMobile in the Mobile Security Forum. Other Forum Partners include Metaswitch Networks in MNO Developer Cloud Forum and ZTE in the LTE Forum and the MNO Developer Cloud Forum. For more information, visit http://www.mobileworldcongress.com/forum-series/.

GSMA and Leger Marketing to Present Results of Consumer Research Study
As part of the mPowered Brands Programme at Mobile World Congress, the GSMA and Leger Marketing, the global polling, research and strategic marketing firm, have designed and are currently implementing a 50-country citizen assessment of mobile's importance in consumers' lives, focusing on issues such as quality of life, individual productivity and shopping behavior, among others. The results will be shared and explored with audiences in the mPowered Brands Theatre at Mobile World Congress. Another new addition to the mPowered Brands Programme is InternetQ, which will be presenting in the mPowered Brands Theatre. For more information on mPowered Brands at Mobile World Congress, visit: http://www.mobileworldcongress.com/mpoweredbrands.

Global Mobile Awards Open for Entry The Global Mobile Awards 2013, which recognise excellence and innovation within the mobile communications industry, are currently open for entry and will accept submissions through 30th November. The Global Mobile Awards include 37 awards and will be presented at Mobile World Congress on Tuesday 26th February 2013. The GSMA today announced that McAfee is the Global Mobile Awards Category Sponsor for the "Apps of the Year" category. For more information on the Global Mobile Awards, including entry details, please visit www.globalmobileawards.com.

Mobile World Congress Media Village: New Opening Hours, Welcome Reception
For the first time, the Media Village at Mobile World Congress will be open to press, industry analysts and exhibiting companies on the day prior to the official opening of Mobile World Congress. The Media Village will be open on Sunday, 24th February, from 11:00 to 17:00. Accredited press and industry analysts will have access to dedicated working facilities, and meeting rooms will also be available to Mobile World Congress exhibitors wishing to hold press conferences or briefings.

In another Mobile World Congress first, the GSMA will host the official Mobile World Congress Media Welcome Reception from 17:00 to 19:00 on Sunday, 24th February at Fira Gran Via. This networking cocktail reception will offer accredited press and industry analysts the opportunity to meet with leading players from across the mobile ecosystem and preview the week's activities in relaxed social environment. The reception will also feature a select number of exhibition showcases and demonstrations. For more information on the Media Village at Mobile World Congress, please visit http://www.mobileworldcongress.com/press/.

Mobile World Congress Registration Now Open
Registration for Mobile World Congress 2013 is now open; attendees wishing to register should visit http://www.mobileworldcongress.com/register/. For more information on Mobile World Congress including details on how to attend, exhibit or sponsor, please visit www.mobileworldcongress.com.

The Mobile World Congress is the cornerstone of the Mobile World Capital, which will be hosted in Barcelona from 2013 to 2018. The Mobile World Capital also includes the Mobile World Centre, the Mobile World Festival and the Mobile World Hub, programmes and activities that will span the entire year and will benefit not only the citizens of Barcelona, Catalonia and Spain, but also the worldwide mobile industry. For more information on the Mobile World Capital, please visit www.mobileworldcapital.com.

About the GSMA

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Spanning more than 220 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world's mobile operators with more than 230 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset makers, software companies, equipment providers and Internet companies, as well as organisations in industry sectors such as financial services, healthcare, media, transport and utilities. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as the Mobile World Congress and Mobile Asia Expo.

For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at www.gsma.com or Mobile World Live, the online portal for the mobile communications industry, at www.mobileworldlive.com

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@CloudExpo Stories
Eighty percent of a data scientist’s time is spent gathering and cleaning up data, and 80% of all data is unstructured and almost never analyzed. Cognitive computing, in combination with Big Data, is changing the equation by creating data reservoirs and using natural language processing to enable analysis of unstructured data sources. This is impacting every aspect of the analytics profession from how data is mined (and by whom) to how it is delivered. This is not some futuristic vision: it's ha...
Advances in technology and ubiquitous connectivity have made the utilization of a dispersed workforce more common. Whether that remote team is located across the street or country, management styles/ approaches will have to be adjusted to accommodate this new dynamic. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Sagi Brody, Chief Technology Officer at Webair Internet Development Inc., focused on the challenges of managing remote teams, providing real-world examples that demonstrate what works and what do...
Sensors and effectors of IoT are solving problems in new ways, but small businesses have been slow to join the quantified world. They’ll need information from IoT using applications as varied as the businesses themselves. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Roger Meike, Distinguished Engineer, Director of Technology Innovation at Intuit, showed how IoT manufacturers can use open standards, public APIs and custom apps to enable the Quantified Small Business. He used a Raspberry Pi to connect sensors...
Let’s face it, embracing new storage technologies, capabilities and upgrading to new hardware often adds complexity and increases costs. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Seth Oxenhorn, Vice President of Business Development & Alliances at FalconStor, will discuss how a truly heterogeneous software-defined storage approach can add value to legacy platforms and heterogeneous environments. The result reduces complexity, significantly lowers cost, and provides IT organizations with improved effi...
Predictive analytics tools monitor, report, and troubleshoot in order to make proactive decisions about the health, performance, and utilization of storage. Most enterprises combine cloud and on-premise storage, resulting in blended environments of physical, virtual, cloud, and other platforms, which justifies more sophisticated storage analytics. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Peter McCallum, Vice President of Datacenter Solutions at FalconStor, will discuss using predictive analytics to ...
The cloud promises new levels of agility and cost-savings for Big Data, data warehousing and analytics. But it’s challenging to understand all the options – from IaaS and PaaS to newer services like HaaS (Hadoop as a Service) and BDaaS (Big Data as a Service). In her session at @BigDataExpo at @ThingsExpo, Hannah Smalltree, a director at Cazena, will provide an educational overview of emerging “as-a-service” options for Big Data in the cloud. This is critical background for IT and data profes...
Father business cycles and digital consumers are forcing enterprises to respond faster to customer needs and competitive demands. Successful integration of DevOps and Agile development will be key for business success in today’s digital economy. In his session at DevOps Summit, Pradeep Prabhu, Co-Founder & CEO of Cloudmunch, covered the critical practices that enterprises should consider to seamlessly integrate Agile and DevOps processes, barriers to implementing this in the enterprise, and pr...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Men & Mice, the leading global provider of DNS, DHCP and IP address management overlay solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. The Men & Mice Suite overlay solution is already known for its powerful application in heterogeneous operating environments, enabling enterprises to scale without fuss. Building on a solid range of diverse platform support,...
Cognitive Computing is becoming the foundation for a new generation of solutions that have the potential to transform business. Unlike traditional approaches to building solutions, a cognitive computing approach allows the data to help determine the way applications are designed. This contrasts with conventional software development that begins with defining logic based on the current way a business operates. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Judith S. Hurwitz, President and CEO of Hurwitz & ...
It's easy to assume that your app will run on a fast and reliable network. The reality for your app's users, though, is often a slow, unreliable network with spotty coverage. What happens when the network doesn't work, or when the device is in airplane mode? You get unhappy, frustrated users. An offline-first app is an app that works, without error, when there is no network connection.
With an estimated 50 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020, several industries will begin to expand their capabilities for retaining end point data at the edge to better utilize the range of data types and sheer volume of M2M data generated by the Internet of Things. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Don DeLoach, CEO and President of Infobright, will discuss the infrastructures businesses will need to implement to handle this explosion of data by providing specific use cases for filte...
SYS-CON Events announced today that VAI, a leading ERP software provider, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.) is a leading independent mid-market ERP software developer renowned for its flexible solutions and ability to automate critical business functions for the distribution, manufacturing, specialty retail and service sectors. An IBM Premier Business Part...
More and more companies are looking to microservices as an architectural pattern for breaking apart applications into more manageable pieces so that agile teams can deliver new features quicker and more effectively. What this pattern has done more than anything to date is spark organizational transformations, setting the foundation for future application development. In practice, however, there are a number of considerations to make that go beyond simply “build, ship, and run,” which changes ho...
With the proliferation of both SQL and NoSQL databases, organizations can now target specific fit-for-purpose database tools for their different application needs regarding scalability, ease of use, ACID support, etc. Platform as a Service offerings make this even easier now, enabling developers to roll out their own database infrastructure in minutes with minimal management overhead. However, this same amount of flexibility also comes with the challenges of picking the right tool, on the right ...
Fortunately, meaningful and tangible business cases for IoT are plentiful in a broad array of industries and vertical markets. These range from simple warranty cost reduction for capital intensive assets, to minimizing downtime for vital business tools, to creating feedback loops improving product design, to improving and enhancing enterprise customer experiences. All of these business cases, which will be briefly explored in this session, hinge on cost effectively extracting relevant data from ...
In most cases, it is convenient to have some human interaction with a web (micro-)service, no matter how small it is. A traditional approach would be to create an HTTP interface, where user requests will be dispatched and HTML/CSS pages must be served. This approach is indeed very traditional for a web site, but not really convenient for a web service, which is not intended to be good looking, 24x7 up and running and UX-optimized. Instead, talking to a web service in a chat-bot mode would be muc...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Catchpoint Systems, Inc., a provider of innovative web and infrastructure monitoring solutions, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's DevOps Summit at 18th Cloud Expo New York, which will take place June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Catchpoint is a leading Digital Performance Analytics company that provides unparalleled insight into customer-critical services to help consistently deliver an amazing customer experience. Designed...
As enterprises work to take advantage of Big Data technologies, they frequently become distracted by product-level decisions. In most new Big Data builds this approach is completely counter-productive: it presupposes tools that may not be a fit for development teams, forces IT to take on the burden of evaluating and maintaining unfamiliar technology, and represents a major up-front expense. In his session at @BigDataExpo at @ThingsExpo, Andrew Warfield, CTO and Co-Founder of Coho Data, will dis...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Pythian, a global IT services company specializing in helping companies adopt disruptive technologies to optimize revenue-generating systems, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Founded in 1997, Pythian is a global IT services company that helps companies compete by adopting disruptive technologies such as cloud, Big Data, advanced analytics, and DevO...
SYS-CON Events announced today that iDevices®, the preeminent brand in the connected home industry, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. iDevices, the preeminent brand in the connected home industry, has a growing line of HomeKit-enabled products available at the largest retailers worldwide. Through the “Designed with iDevices” co-development program and its custom-built IoT Cloud Infrastruc...