Artificial Intelligence, the evolution to 5G and next-generation networks, the digital consumer, immersive content and entertainment, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, regulation and policy, privacy and security, and sustainable development, are the key topics to be discussed at Mobile World Congress 2018- in Barcelona Spain.
This was part of the announcements made by GSMA. The GSMA also provided updates for attendee experiences such as 4YFN, Women4Tech and YoMo. Mobile World Congress will be held 26 February – 1 March 2018 at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona.
GSMA announced additional keynote speakers for the Mobile World Congress conference programme, including: Jeremy Fox, CEO, Atrium TV and Chairman, DRG, Christopher Young, CEO, McAfee, Oren Jacobs, Founder and CEO, PullString, Rajeev Misra, CEO, SoftBank Vision Fund, Enrica Porcari, Chief Information Officer and Chair of the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster, World Food Programme
These executives join previously announced keynote speakers including: Sunil Bharti Mittal, Founder and Chairman, Bharti Enterprises and Chairman, GSMA, Gavin Patterson, CEO, BT Group, Börje Ekholm, President and CEO, Ericsson, Mats Granryd, Director General, GSMA, Kazuhiro Yoshizawa, President and CEO, NTT DOCOMO, Inc., Jim Whitehurst, President and CEO, Red Hat, Sigve Brekke, President and CEO, Telenor Group and Vittorio Colao, Chief Executive, Vodafone Group
Spanning four days, the conference will address key topics such as artificial intelligence, the evolution to 5G and next-generation networks, the digital consumer, immersive content and entertainment, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, regulation and policy, privacy and security, and sustainable development, among many others. In addition to the keynote sessions, the conference will include series of focused track sessions that explore specific subjects in greater depth.
The year 2018 will also see The Women4Tech programme, together with 4YFN, launch the second Hack_D_Gap Global Challenge aimed at startups and/or individuals eager to create innovative solutions, products or services that drive gender diversity and gender equality in the tech industry.
4YFN has also announced that the 2018 4YFN Awards, a startup competition designed to recognise the most disruptive ideas in the digital landscape, are open for entry. An awards jury will select 10 finalist startups to pitch on the main 4YFN stage at Mobile World Congress, meet up with investors and participate in the 4YFN exhibition there.
This year will also see the return of The Youth Mobile Festival (YoMo) is back in Barcelona with an expanded set of activities and events in its second year. YoMo is a dedicated programme designed to inspire young people to pursue education and careers in science, technology, engineering, art/design, and math (STEAM).