Just like the Sci-Fi movies predicted, next-generation technologies like artificial intelligence, NFTs and the metaverse are creating innovative ways to connect, entertain and spend. But it’s also vital that they transform industry and society to tackle global issues on climate and inequality. In Keynote 1: New Tech Order, we gathered leaders from Telefonica, Vodafone, Telia Company, China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom and the GSMA to probe the really big questions about this new era of technology. And why “It’s the time to put people and values at the centre” – Telefonica CEO, Jose Maria Alvarez-Pallete.
Mobile technology is a game changer in our digital environment. And it’s not just consumers who are benefitting. Businesses are enjoying new tools to build their companies and gain a competitive edge. As technology evolves and transforms ever-faster, Andy Penn, CEO of Telstra observes that, “It won’t be many MWC’s until we’re talking about 6G”. Huge investment and an expanding device ecosystem mean there is even more potential than ever before. Join speakers from Telstra, AT&T and Millicom and discover how 6G will further revolutionise business and society.
Currently worth over 25 billion dollars, the European football market continues to grow. But FC Barcelona, an institution with over 120-years of history, faces a unique challenge of how it can re-build Camp Nou, embrace new technology, improve sustainability and prioritise inclusivity, all while maintaining results on the field. Joan Laporta, president of FC Barcelona’s dream is simple; “We want to contribute in making a better world ”. Find out how in this special keynote that explores the innovations being developed throughout the club.
We are proud to have hosted Shuky Sheffer from Amdocs, Guo Ping from Huawei, Adam Selipsky from Amazon, Cher Wang from HTC and Prem Akkaraju from Weta, at Keynote 4: Delivering a New World. Mobile has come a long way since the inception of GSM specification in 1987, as has the technology that we use today. Discover how lucky we are to be living in an age where science and tech enhance our lives by joining us in this exploration of the rapid evolution of digital technology.
Christian Amon, President and CEO of Qualcomm and Hon. Ms Jessica Rosenworcel, Chairwoman of FCC, host this insightful keynote that explores how the next phase of technological evolution is human centred, inclusive, and sustainable. Learn how high-speed capacity networks, 5G and data-driven technologies underpin this transformation. Part of the blueprint is expanding collaboration and dialogue with other industries – and doing so will be better for business and offer connectivity solutions ready for the new era.
In the race to Net Zero, governments and global businesses leaders need to embrace technology. For example, research shows that smart connectivity could enable up to 20% of the world’s total carbon reductions needed by 2030. In Keynote 6: Ambition to Action, our panel from the GSMA and Nokia, along with author, campaigner and business leader Paul Polman, looked at how the mobile industry can accelerate positive change in society and on our planet – and how companies can profit “from solving the world’s problems” – Mats Granryd, Director General, GSMA.
We’re entering the ‘Phygital era’. The merger of virtual and hard money is completely redefining every area of the financial industry – and the metaverse is only accelerating this. So as brands create, engage and entertain communities in totally different ways, Keynote 7: Fintech Metaverse looked at how the industry needs to reimagine money, privacy and identity to keep pace. With mind-opening contributions from bosses Caixa Bank, Sothebys, Block and Hungama Digital Media.