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GSMA Announces First Keynote Speakers for 2019 MWC Los Angeles, in Partnership with CTIA

11/06/2019

Executives from AI4ALL, Ericsson, US Cellular, Verizon Business and Viacom to Keynote; Additional Participating Companies and Program Details Announced

Atlanta: The GSMA announced the first confirmed speakers for the third gathering of MWC19 Los Angeles taking place October 22-24, 2019 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The GSMA also released additional event details including new programs, exhibitors and participating companies.

The mobile industry touches the lives of billions of people around the world, and with the arrival of 5G, it is once again changing consumer behavior and business models across the globe, said John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA. MWC19 Los Angeles will showcase a range of transformative use cases of the latest mobile technology across the industry's vast ecosystem and adjacent sectors, exploring today's new possibilities.

Leading Executives to Keynote

The GSMA announced the first global leaders to keynote as part of MWC19 Los Angeles' three-day conference program including:

Tess Posner, CEO, AI4ALL

Meredith Attwell Baker, President and CEO, CTIA

Niklas Heuveldop, Senior Vice President and Head of Market Area North America, Ericsson

Mats Granryd, Director General, GSMA

Kenneth R. Meyers, President and CEO, U.S. Cellular and Chairman, CTIA

Tami Erwin, Executive Vice President and Group CEO, Verizon Business

Robert M. Bakish, President and CEO, Viacom

In addition to the keynote program, the MWC19 Los Angeles conference will offer 27 track sessions on transformational technologies under the four main themes of 5G, IoT, AI and Immersive Content. Topic breakouts include:

5G: economics, edge computing, industrial IoT, spectrum and network slicing;

IoT: transportation, collaborative intelligence and security;

AI: ethics, blockchain, disruptive innovation and data analytics; and

Immersive Content: AR/VR, live entertainment, content creation, distribution, gaming, sports and entertainment, among other topic areas.

Executives and industry experts confirmed to speak in the conference sessions include:

Andre Feutsch, CTO, AT&T

Arvind Purushotham, Managing Director and Global Head of Venture Investing, Citi Ventures

Darcy Antonellis, CEO, Vubiquity

Dave O'Flanagan, CEO and Co-Founder, Boxever

John Saw, CTO, Sprint

Larry O'Reilly, CEO, ARHT Media

Mary O'Neill, Vice President Security, Nokia

Michael Sherwood, Director Information Technology and Chief Innovation Officer, City of Las Vegas

Scott Casey, CTO, Greystar

Yvette Martinez, CEO North America, ESL

The Government and Public Policy track led by CTIA will feature leading policymakers and industry experts exploring how decisions on spectrum, infrastructure and regulatory policy affect investment and innovation. For more information on the MWC19 Los Angeles conference program, visit: www.mwcamericas.com/conference-programs.

4YFN Startup Event

The 4YFN (Four Years from Now) startup event will span the three-day show and focus on the technology industry's biggest growth areas of connectivity, media and entertainment, artificial intelligence and Tech4Good, addressing social impact and diversity. The startup event brings together innovative companies and investors, to facilitate future joint ventures and partnerships. A key highlight of the event is the 4YFN Los Angeles Awards, where five finalist startups will compete for the recognition in front of judges and an attendee audience.

The GSMA today announced Karix as a 4YFN Gold Sponsor. For more information on 4YFN, visit: https://www.4yfn.com/los-angeles/

First Women4Tech Speakers Announced

The MWC19 Los Angeles Women4Tech Summit, designed to address and reduce the persistent gender gap in the mobile industry, will showcase the companies and best practices that are making gender diversity a business imperative. Women4Tech session topics include the future of female leaders in the U.S.; how to inspire girls and women to join STEM careers; and female entrepreneurship, among others.

The first confirmed Women4Tech speakers include executives from major brands including:

Shelley Zalis, CEO and Founder, The Female Quotient

Shruti Jain, Head of Business Development, North America, Google

Namrata Sharma, Director Head Semiconductor Market Segment, HCL

For more information on Women4Tech, please visit: https://www.mwclosangeles.com/experiences/women4tech/.

Additional Participating Companies Announced

The GSMA announced new exhibitors and participating companies for MWC19 Los Angeles, among them Alpha, Altair Semiconductor, AMD, Award Solutions, BadVR, BearingPoint, CBRS Alliance, Couchbase, HCL Technologies, Kraix, Motorola Mobility, OPPO, Remade, Samsung, Smith Micro, Syniverse and Xfinity Mobile.

They join previously announced participating companies Amazon, Amdocs, American Tower, ARM, Cisco, Corning Optical Communications, DARPA, Ericsson, G+D Mobile Security, Gemalto, gsmExchange, Hewlett Packard Enterprises, JMA Wireless, KORE Wireless, Mastercard, Mavenir, Netcracker Technology, Nokia, Qualcomm, Sprint, Synchronoss, T-Mobile, Verizon, VMWare and Xiaomi. For more information on the MWC19 exhibition, visit: www.mwclosangeles.com/exhibition/.

Partner Program at MWC19 Los Angeles

MWC19 Los Angeles partner programs will offer a broad agenda of learning and networking sessions for attendees across the three days of the show. Partner programs include The Besen Group, Blancco, CBRS, Conduent, Fierce Wireless, Light Reading, Netcracker, Sinch and TIA, while mGage and Netcomm Wireless will present Power Hour sessions. A total of 10 IoT and 5G Talks are confirmed for MWC19 Los Angeles. Today, the GSMA also announced James Brehm as an Affiliate Partner and Award Solutions as the Technology Training Partner.

For more information on MWC19 Los Angeles partner program, visit https://www.mwclosangeles.com/.

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