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GSMA Adds Keynote Speakers to Mobile World Congress 2013
[December 20, 2012]

GSMA Adds Keynote Speakers to Mobile World Congress 2013

Dec 20, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- The GSMA announced that CEOs and senior executives from Bharti Airtel, Deezer, Dropbox, General Motors, Juniper Networks and Qtel will take to the stage in keynote sessions at the 2013 GSMA Mobile World Congress, taking place at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona.

"Mobile World Congress conference attendees will have the opportunity to hear from some of the most prominent individuals in the mobile industry today, as well as leaders from companies in other industries," said Michael O'Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA, in a release. "We are particularly excited to welcome several speakers who are making their debuts in the Mobile World Congress keynote programme and will offer new perspectives." The programme includes: -Sunil Mittal, Chairman and MD, Bharti Airtel -Axel Dauchez, CEO, Deezer -Drew Houston, Founder and CEO, Dropbox -Stephen Girsky, Vice Chairman, General Motors -Kevin Johnson, CEO, Juniper Networks -Nasser Marafih, Group CEO, Qtel Group -Randall Stephenson, Chairman, President and CEO, AT&T -Rene Obermann, CEO, Deutsche Telekom -Hans Vestberg, President and CEO, Ericsson -Franco Bernabe, Chairman, GSMA and Chairman and CEO, Telecom Italia Group -Suk-Chae Lee, Chairman and CEO, KT Corp.

-Gary Kovacs, CEO, Mozilla -Susan Whiting, Vice Chair, Nielsen -Stephen Elop, President and CEO, Nokia -Kaoru Kato, President and CEO, NTT DOCOMO -Paul Jacobs, Chairman and CEO, Qualcomm -Talmon Marco, Founder and CEO, Viber Media -Lars Nyberg, President and CEO, TeliaSonera -Vittorio Colao, Chief Executive, Vodafone Group The GSMA announced that App Planet Supporting Sponsors Nokia, Plantronics and Samsung will be holding app developer conferences in App Planet, joining previously announced App Planet Supporting Sponsors including the Car Connectivity Consortium and Wireless Industry Partnership. The Official App Planet Sponsor is Generalitat de Catalunya - Government of Catalonia and Supporting Sponsor is Inneractive.

Mobile World Congress will also feature partner events from companies including ClickSoftware, Fastback Networks, IBM, MasterCard, the Open Mobile Alliance and Taisys.

Mobile World Congress 2013 will also include training sessions delivered by Andrew Seybold Wireless University and Award Solutions.

Supporting Sponsor Mobile-Loco has joined as the latest mPowered Brands Supporting Sponsor at Mobile World Congress.

The GSMA announced that Mobeam, Symphony Teleca and Trend Micro will be participating in demonstration showcases at the Mobile World Congress Media Welcome Reception on Sunday, Feb. 24 from 17 to 19 at Fira Gran Via.

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