Airtel chairman Sunil Mittal to keynote at 2017 Mobile World Congress

Sunil Bharti Mittal, founder and chairman, Bharti Enterprises and chairman-Elect of GSMA, will be delivering keynote address at the 2017 Mobile World Congress (MWC).

The promoter of Bharti Airtel was one of the speakers at Mobile World Congress 2016 in Spain last year as well.

Sunil Mittal’s speech assumes significance this year because the Indian businesman willl be the next chairman of telecom industry body GSMA. GSMA is the organizer of MWC, the largest telecom event in the world.

The 2017 Mobile World Congress (MWC 2017) will be held on 27 February – 2 March 2017 at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, with events also taking place at Fira Montjuic.

Newly confirmed speakers:

Sunil Bharti Mittal, founder and chairman of Bharti Enterprises

Takashi Niino, president and CEO of NEC Corporation

Reed Hastings, founder and CEO of Netflix

Bob Moritz, global chairman of PwC

Allison Kirkby, president and group CEO of Tele2

John Martin, chairman and CEO of Turner

Jeff Lawson, founder, CEO and chairman of Twilio

Patrick Gelsinger, CEO of VMware

GSMA announced additional companies participating at Mobile World Congress, including Baidu, BT Group, China Mobile, GoPro, MasterCard, Netflix, NTT DOCOMO, Ooredoo, PayPal, SEAT, SK Telecom, Tencent, Twitter and Verizon.

Other exhibitors include AOL, Cisco, Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson, Ford, Google, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HTC, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Lenovo, LG, Mercedes-Benz, Microsoft, NEC, Nokia Solutions and Networks, Oracle, Orange, Philips Lighting, Qualcomm, Samsung Electronics, SAP, Sony Mobile, Telefonica, Vodafone, Volkswagen and ZTE, among others.

Speakers for Women4Tech Summit

Harmeen Mehta, global CIO of Bharti Airtel

Nicola Mendelsohn, vice president EMEA at Facebook

Nathan Ott, CEO of The GC Index

Mats Granryd, director general of GSMA

Laureen Cook, principal TMT Advisor, IFC (World Bank)

Renee La Londe, founder and CEO of iTalent

Patricia Fletcher, SAP-SuccessFactors at SAP

Mary Clark, chief marketing officer of Syniverse

Jenny Fielding, managing director of TechStars New York

Lauren Hurvitz, global chief communications and corporate marketing officer of Turner

Gary Stewart, director of Wayra UK