GSMA announces Mobile World Live Keynotes for Mobile World Congress 2015

Date: Wed, 02/11/2015 - 12:39

GSMA announces Mobile World Live Keynotes for Mobile World Congress 2015

Mobile World Congress set to hit new attendance records in tenth year in Barcelona

The GSMA announced the Mobile World Live Keynote sessions for Mobile World Congress 2015. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, will participate in a keynote alongside leaders from Airtel Africa, Millicom and Telenor Group on the evening of Monday, 2 March, while United States Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler will take the stage on the evening of Tuesday, 3 March. In addition to the Mobile World Live keynotes, the GSMA also provided further updates on the conference, as well as programmes and events taking place at Mobile World Congress, which will be held 2-5 March at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona.
“The conference will be one of the most exciting yet with more than 250 speakers over four days, including leaders of mobile operators, infrastructure providers, device makers and internet companies, as well as players from adjacent industry sectors,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. “This year, attendees have even greater options for exploring the latest mobile technologies and services, for education and learning, and for meeting and interacting with industry colleagues from around the globe.”

Facebook and FCC to Headline in Mobile World Live Keynotes
In the Mobile World Live Keynote taking place on Monday, 2 March from 18:00 to 18:45, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be interviewed by Wired Magazine’s Jessi Hempel and will then be joined by Christian De Faria, CEO of Airtel Africa, Mario Zanotti, Senior Vice President of Operations at Millicom and Jon Fredrik Baksaas, President and CEO of Telenor Group to discuss efforts to extend connectivity to more people around the world. On Tuesday, 3 March from 18:00 to 18:45, Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, will join GSMA Director General Anne Bouverot in a fireside chat to discuss the impact of recent telecommunications regulation in the United States.
The GSMA also announced that Sundar Pichai, Senior Vice President, Android, Chrome & Apps at Google, will be presenting in a special Mobile World Live Extra session, taking place on Monday, 2 March from 13:15 to 14:00. In addition to the live audience in the Conference Village at Fira Gran Via, the Mobile World Live Keynotes and Mobile World Live Extra session will be streamed live across the venue and to hundreds of thousands of viewers globally via the Mobile World Live portal.

Over four days, more than 250 senior business leaders and industry experts will participate in a range of keynotes and focused track sessions in the Mobile World Congress conference, including executives such as:

• John Donovan, Senior EVP, AT&T Architecture, Technology, Operations, AT&T
• Kevin Petersen, President, AT&T Digital Life, AT&T
• Joerg Tewes, CEO, Avegant
• Olaf Swantee, CEO, EE
•, Global Music Artist, Entrepreneur and Founder and Chairman of
• Francois Rancy, Director, Radiocommunications Bureau, ITU
• Eric Migicovsky, CEO and Founder, Pebble
• Evan Sharp, Co-Founder and Head of Creative, Pinterest
• David Hose, CEO, Rhapsody
• Karim Khoja, CEO, Roshan
• Karim Michel Sabbagh, President and CEO, SES
• Rich Riley, CEO, Shazam
• Mats Granryd, President and CEO, Tele2 Group
• Bob Bakish, President and CEO, Viacom International Media
• Philipp Humm, CEO Europe, Vodafone

Above, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook

Image credited to the GSMA

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