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GSMA Announces First Speakers for Mobile 360 Series-North America

The GSMA today announced the first keynote speakers for the Mobile 360 Series-North America conference, including leaders from organisations such as AirWatch by VMware, AT&T, the FCC, Jasper Wireless, Syniverse and ZTE. Mobile 360-North America will take place 22-23 September at the W Atlanta – Midtown in Atlanta and will be co-located with Mobility LIVE! 2014. The GSMA also announced AT&T as the Platinum sponsor for the conference.

“Mobile 360-North America will examine the foundations for growth and innovation in the mobile industry and specifically look at topics such as digital commerce and connected living through sessions focusing on mobile broadband, smart cities and consumer behaviour,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. “North America is home to many mobile-centric companies and we are looking forward to celebrating this dynamic and diverse market through a great leadership agenda supported by C-level speakers from across the growing mobile ecosystem.”

At Mobile 360-North America, CEOs and senior executives from leading mobile companies will address the most pressing trends and issues in mobile through a series of visionary keynote presentations, thought-provoking interviews and interactive panel sessions. The opening keynote, “State of the Industry: Growth Strategies in a Forward Focused Market”, will offer a strategic perspective on the challenges and opportunities facing the mobile industry today. There will be additional keynotes delving into subjects such as “LTE: Creating New Opportunities for Innovation”, “Connected Living – Connecting Opportunities” and “Creating the Smart City”.

Keynote speakers confirmed to present at Mobile 360-North America include:

  • Alan Dabbiere, Chairman and Founder, AirWatch by VMware
  • Ralph de la Vega, President and CEO of AT&T Mobility
  • Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner, FCC
  • Anne Bouverot, Director General, GSMA
  • Jahangir Mohammed, Founder and CEO, Jasper Wireless
  • Mary Clark, CMO, Syniverse
  • Lixin Cheng, CEO, ZTE USA

In addition to the keynote programme, the conference will include focused sessions on topics including the latest trends and innovations in mobile retail; the mobile wallet landscape; the role of mobile in industry sectors such as automotive, education and healthcare; and creating and sustaining the smart city. The programme will feature a session on the future of innovation, in which mobile entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of investors and the Mobile 360-North America audience. The full conference agenda is available at www.mobile360series.com/north-america/agenda.

Mobile 360-North America Registration Now Open

Registration for Mobile 360-North America is now open; individuals wishing to attend should visit www.mobile360series.com/north-america/#registration. For more information on Mobile 360-North America, including sponsorship opportunities, visit www.mobile360series.com/north-america. Follow developments and updates on Mobile 360-North America (#mobile360) on Twitter @GSMA and on Facebook www.facebook.com/Mobile360Series.

Third Annual Global GSMA Connected Women Conference

In unison with Mobile 360-North America, the GSMA will also hold its Connected Women Annual Global Conference, “Accelerating the Rise of the Female Mobile Economy”, on Tuesday 23 September at the Historic Academy of Medicine in Atlanta. This one-day conference will bring together experts from across the mobile ecosystem and other industries to explore how the mobile industry can accelerate the growth of the female digital economy, extending the significant socio-economic opportunities and benefits delivered through mobile to women globally. To register, please visit www.gsma.com/events/connected-women/accelerating-the-rise-of-the-female-economy.

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About the GSMA

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Spanning more than 220 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators with 250 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and Internet companies, as well as organisations in industry sectors such as financial services, healthcare, media, transport and utilities. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress and Mobile Asia Expo.

For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at www.gsma.com. Follow the GSMA on Twitter: @GSMA.

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