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Who are the people, what are the ideas, which are the new technologies that will disrupt the future? Find out at MWC Barcelona 2024.

Charting a course to the future

Big data has shifted to small data as AI enables personalised experiences for every consumer, with record investment in quantum computing soon to be capable of solving problems up to 100 million times faster than traditional computers.

Blockchain technology has transformed fintech and the metaverse is breaking the boundaries between digital and physical worlds.

Will tomorrow’s smartphone be an AR/VR headset or an ambient assistant? Which technologies might fundamentally change industry dynamics?

Game Changers in numbers

  • $230B

    The global wearable AI market is anticipated to garner $230 billion by 2033, rising at an impressive 27.6% CAGR from 2023 to 2033.¹

  • 95M

    AI will replace around 85 million jobs in the US by 2025. Experts predict that there will be 95 million job openings because of artificial intelligence. By 2025, humans and machines will strike a balance of 50-50 when it comes to working.²

  • 2027

    Renewables will transform the global power mix through 2027, becoming the largest source of electricity.³

  • $8.1T

    By 2026, 24% of retail purchases are expected to take place online. By 2026, the e-commerce market is expected to total over $8.1 trillion. 91% make online purchases using their smartphone.⁴

2023’s speakers

"In the metaverse it’s not just about customers but communities. Not just selling but building relationships. Not advertising but entertainment. Every time a brand enters, an online community is created that’ll keep coming back."

- Sebastian Borget

“Trust your nerds ... We should listen to the innovators in our companies.”

- Tim Hoettges, Deutsche Telekom