Keynote 1: Intelligently Connecting the World

Industry 4.0,Connectivity

Date & Time

Monday, 25 Feb

09:00 - 10:30


Hall 4 - Auditorium 1


Network operators are the great enabler of the digital economy. Their contribution and statistics are astonishing; • The mobile industry eco-system has an economic impact of $3.9 trillion • The industry connects ½ the world’s population to the Internet • 5.1 billion people subscribe to a mobile service The mobile industry has a tremendous impact and therefore responsibility toward individual, national and international security, privacy and society. The opening keynote of MWC19 will see the world’s leading operators, including for the first time Vodafone’s new CEO Nick Read, discuss how they continue to push the boundaries of technological innovation through 5G, AI, IoT, and Big Data. They will also discuss the regulatory environment required to ensure operators are able to deploy these technologies, and the strategies, business models and internal systems needed to ensure they deliver on their promise. All within the context of their wider social and environmental responsibilities.

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