GSMA announces new keynote speakers for Mobile World Congress 2012


The GSMA announced that the CEOs of
eBay, Electronic Arts, Google, Interpublic Group, Nokia and Vodafone will be
making keynote speeches at the GSMA Mobile World Congress, which will be held
27th February – 1st March 2012 in Barcelona.


The GSMA also provided further
details on other elements of Mobile World Congress, including the Ministerial
Programme, App Planet, the Forum Series and the Global Mobile Awards.


“This year’s Mobile World
Congress keynote speakers really reflect the continued expansion of the mobile
ecosystem,” said Michael O’Hara, chief marketing officer, GSMA.


“CEOs who will be taking the
stage at Mobile World Congress will offer a variety of perspectives, from
mobile operators, handset makers and infrastructure suppliers to Internet
companies, applications developers, online commerce, and advertising and
marketing companies, among others.  The 2012 edition of the Mobile World
Congress is set to be the most exciting and dynamic yet,” O’Hara added.


The CEOs of many of the world’s
leading companies will be speaking at Mobile World Congress. Topic areas
addressed in the keynote programme will include mobile operator strategies in
developed and developing markets, cloud computing, connected consumers, mobile
money, mobile OS and applications and next-generation networks and
technologies.


Recently confirmed Mobile World
Congress keynote speakers include:


John Donahoe, president and CEO,
eBay


John Riccitiello, CEO, Electronic
Arts


Eric Schmidt, executive chairman,
Google


Michael Roth, chairman and CEO,
Interpublic Group


Stephen Elop, president and CEO,
Nokia


Vittorio Colao, chief executive,
Vodafone

 

Previously announced keynote
speakers are:


Ben Verwaayen, CEO, Alcatel-Lucent


Ralph de la Vega, president and CEO
– AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets, AT&T


Sunil Mittal, CEO and MD, Bharti
Airtel


Rene Obermann, CEO, Deutsche Telekom


Hans Vestberg, president and CEO,
Ericsson


Peter Chou, CEO, HTC


Ryuji Yamada, president and CEO, NTT
DOCOMO


Franco Bernabe, chairman and CEO,
Telecom Italia Group


Jon Fredrik Baksaas, president and
CEO, Telenor Group


In addition to the keynote
programme, the 2012 conference will also feature dedicated tracks on
applications, cloud computing, embedded mobile, mobile advertising, mobile
health, mobile money, next-generation technologies and OSS/BSS, as well as
sessions exploring business strategy, developing markets, devices, network
capacity, regional issues and social media, among other topics.


By
Telecomlead.com Team
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