First Keynotes Confirmed

The fall season is officially here…the leaves have started to change hues, the air is a bit crisper and pumpkin spice is the official flavour of autumn lattes. And so, the preparations for Mobile World Congress have also commenced! We are busy gathering some of the biggest names in mobile to speak in Barcelona.

Executives from Bharti Enterprises, BT Group, Ericsson, NTT DOCOMO, Red Hat, Telenor Group and Vodafone Group are among the first keynote speakers confirmed. Further updates for the event, including new exhibitors, sponsors and programmes have also been announced.

From leading CEOs to keynote in Barcelona, the speakers represent organisations across the broad mobile ecosystem:

  • 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
  • Vittorio Colao, Chief Executive, Vodafone Group

The conference will address key topics such as the evolution to 5G and next-generation networks, consumer IoT, digital content and entertainment, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, 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. For more information on the keynotes and the conference, visit

For more details on new exhibitors, sponsors and partners, check out the latest press release.