Speaker lineup for MWC Barcelona 2020

The GSMA has announced keynote speakers along with participating companies, programmes and events for MWC Barcelona 2020.

Newly confirmed keynote speakers include: Tony Fernandes, Group CEO, Air AsiaGroup; Poppy Gustafsson OBE, Co-CEO, Darktrace; Maria Teixidor i Jufresa, Director, FC Barcelona Femení; Eugene Kaspersky, CEO, Kaspersky; Rosa Whitaker, President, Mercy Ships; Katica Roy, CEO & Founder, Pipeline; Jim Whitehurst, President and CEO, Red Hat; Kurt Azarbarzin, President and CEO, Verb Surgical; and Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMware.

“Our vision at the GSMA is to unlock the full power of connectivity so that people, industry and society thrive. The MWC20 theme of ‘Limitless Intelligent Connectivity’ features how 5G, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and Big Data are doing just that,” said John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA.

“MWC Barcelona continues to lead as the world’s ‘must-attend’ industry event where over 100,000 participants will explore and experience how the mobile industry will continue to transform our everyday lives.”

Women4Tech speakers include: Dana Eaton, Senior Managing Director for Communications, Media and Technology Europe, Accenture; Isabel Ferrer de Casacuberta, EMEA Marketing Director, Dolls Portfolio; Barbie Franchise, Mattel; Kirti Lad, Executive Director, Meraki Executive Search and Consulting; Peko Wan, Chief Ecosystem Officer, Pundi X; Vicki Mealer-Burke, Chief Diversity Officer, Qualcomm; Mary Clark, CMO, Synchronoss; and Aparna Khurjekar, SVP Customer Experience and Transformation, Verizon Wireless.

4YFN has launched a series of vertical hubs that each include a start-up showcase, targeted networking and a one-day summit to help investors, corporations and entrepreneurs to navigate and benefit from 4YFN. The hubs include the Fintech Hub sponsored by Mastercard, the Health and Wellness Hub with partner ECHAlliance and the Intelligent Connectivity Hub, sponsored by Telefonica.

The first speakers at 4YFN are: David Siegel, CEO, Meetup; Valentin Stalf, Co-founder and CEO, N26; and Anne Boden, CEO, Starling Bank.

MWC Barcelona will take place on 24-27 February 2020, with events across Fira Gran Via, Fira Montjuic and La Farga L’Hospitalet.


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