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

Recently confirmed Mobile World
Congress keynote speakers include:

John Donahoe, president and CEO,

John Riccitiello, CEO, Electronic

Eric Schmidt, executive chairman,

Michael Roth, chairman and CEO,
Interpublic Group

Stephen Elop, president and CEO,

Vittorio Colao, chief executive,


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

Rene Obermann, CEO, Deutsche Telekom

Hans Vestberg, president and CEO,

Peter Chou, CEO, HTC

Ryuji Yamada, president and CEO, NTT

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 Team
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