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February 21st, 2014

What to Expect at the Big Show | Mobile World Congress

The biggest industry event for all things mobile is set to start in just a couple of days. Whether you’re a first time visitor or a veteran, it’s definitely the place to be. This year Mobile World Congress (MWC) is being held (again) at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain.

Registrants can be on the lookout for major contributors, industry executives from within and outside the mobile operator community organized around five major themes.  One of the most talked about executives headlining a live keynote session is Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. Along with Zuckerberg, some of the other keynote speakers include:

  • KakoTalk’s Sirgoo Lee
  • WhatsApp’s Jan Koum
  • IBM’s Virginia Rometty
  • Bitcoin’s Jon Matonis
  • Cisco’s John Chambers

For a full list of this year’s MWC Keynote Speakers, visit the MWC page.

Some of the top exhibitors this year are (by hall):

  • Hall 1: Huawei, LG, Acer Europe
  • Hall 2: Ericsson, Sony Mobile Communication, Accenture
  • Hall 3: Nokia, AirWatch, IBM, Samsung, Alcatel, GSMA Pavillion
  • Hall 5: Mastercard, GoPro, Fujitsu, Vestel
  • Hall 6: SAP, Vodafone España, AT&T, VISA
  • Hall 7: HTC, Nvidia Ltd, Green Technology Pavilion, NFC & Mobile Money Pavillion
  • Hall 8: What’s Next: Start-up showcase
  • Hall 8.1: App Planet, Mobile Cloud Pavillion

The top five themes to look out for are:

  • Wearable Technology
  • Operating Systems
  • Connected Cars/Connected Homes
  • Connecting the Next 5 Billion
  • Devices

Where are we in all of this?

At MWC, DMI will be exhibiting together with AirWatch and Samsung, both in Hall 3. We’re expected to have plenty of team members and executives to chat about our  perspectives and views on the themes, products, and how we fit into the big mobile equation. If you happen to be a registrant at this year’s MWC be sure to check out our speaking events:

Topic:                                          User Interface and Service Design

Speaker:                                    Magnus Jern, President, Mobile Application Solutions at DMI

Event/Location:                       4 Years from Now at Mobile World Congress

Date:                                            February 25, 2014

Time:                                           9:30 – 10:00 a.m.


Topic:                                          End-to-End Enterprise Mobility Solutions

Speaker:                                    Andrew Taylor, Vice President, Commercial Division at DMI

Event/Location:                        AirWatch Connect at Mobile World Congress

Date:                                           February 25, 2014

Time:                                           5:30 – 5:55 p.m.

Also, keep your fingers crossed for us, as we are nominated as finalists for the “Best Mobile Product or Publishing Services” category in the 19th Annual Global Mobile Awards.  Winners will be announced on the 25th of February.

Hope to see you at MWC!!

Additional Resources:

MWC Daily

Mobile World Live

Biggest Mobile Event of the Year

Tags: DMI enterprise mobility Managed Mobility Services MWC UX Web & App Development

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