Asha | Thu, 01 Oct 2015 08:47:16 +0000 | GSMA Press Releases

Venue Change Announced for Annual Mobile Industry Event in Atlanta

London: The GSMA has announced a number of new high-profile speakers for its Mobile 360 Series – North America event being held in Atlanta, Georgia on October 27-29. The GSMA also announced a change of venue for the conference; Mobile 360 – North America will now be held at the Hilton Atlanta Hotel in downtown Atlanta. The extended speaker line-up includes leading executives from across the mobile ecosystem who will discuss key regional trends, opportunities and challenges, including topics such as the Internet of Things, enterprise mobility and mobile commerce.

Speakers currently confirmed to present at Mobile 360 – North America include:

  • Chris Marsh, Principal Analyst, Enterprise Mobility, 451 Research
  • Cody Bowman, Regional VP and GM, Americas, Adaptive Mobile
  • Uri Gurevitz, Director, Market Insight and Strategy, Amdocs
  • Laurent Therivel, SVP, Mobile and Business Solutions Strategy, AT&T
  • Joe Mosele, VP, Business Development, Internet of Things Solutions, AT&T Mobility
  • Cathy Farr, Senior Director, Mobile and Emerging Technologies, CNN
  • Tom Daly, Global Group Director, Mobile, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Dahl Morrison, VP, Sales and Business Development, CrowdCare
  • Joyce Mullen, VP and GM, Dell OEM Solutions, Dell
  • Glenn Laxdal, CTO and Head of Strategy, Ericsson
  • Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
  • Michael O’Hara, CMO, GSMA
  • Jefferson Wang, Senior Partner, Wireless and Mobility, IBB Consulting
  • Caleb Barlow, VP, IBM Security
  • Cindy Patterson, Chief Customer Officer, Jasper
  • Jonathan Dunn, Partner, Media and Entertainment Practice, McKinsey & Company
  • Matt Grob, Executive Vice President, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and Chief Technology Officer 
  • Peter Schwartz, SVP, Global Government Relations and Strategic Planning, Salesforce.com
  • Bob Egan, Founder and Chief Research Officer, Sepharim Research Group
  • Marc Della Torre, VP, Business Development, SightCall
  • Chester Wisniewski, Senior Security Advisor, Sophos
  • Art King, Director, Enterprise Services and Technologies, Spidercloud Wireless
  • Mary Clark, CMO, Syniverse
  • Michael Finnerty, SVP and GM, Platform Products & Partnerships, The Weather Channel
  • Hannu Verkasalo, Founder and CEO, Verto Analytics
  • Brian Katz, Director, EUC Mobility Strategy, Office of the CTO, VMware
  • Dr Sean Cai, VP, CTO Team, ZTE

“The North American market is at the forefront of mobile and digital innovation and we are delighted to welcome a number of new, high-profile speakers to our already stellar line-up at Mobile 360 – North America,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. “We look forward to welcoming all attendees to Atlanta next month to discuss the present and future of the industry in what promises to be an engaging and though-provoking event.”

Partnership with U.S. Department of State Secretary’s Office
Mobile 360 – North America will also host a new collaboration between the GSMA and the U.S. Department of State Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships for a programme called “mWhat?: The Imagination Conference,” which aims to address how mobile technology can support global challenges. The mWhat? programme includes an opportunity for mobile technology entrepreneurs and innovators to pitch their ideas to a panel of mobile industry executives, with the winner getting the opportunity to speak at the GSMA Mobile World Congress taking place 22-25 February 2016 in Barcelona. For further details on the Mobile 360 – North America conference agenda, visit: www.mobile360series.com/north-america/#learn.

Networking Opportunities
Mobile 360 – North America will have more opportunities than ever before for delegates to network with fellow attendees. The show is introducing a new concept this year that will allow delegates to make more connections and further their knowledge through themed networking breaks. The show will also have meeting zones that will provide attendees with an opportunity to mix with speakers and other industry experts in between conference sessions. There will also be a networking event for attendees of both Mobile 360 – North America and Mobility LIVE! on the evening of Wednesday, 28 October at the Georgia World Congress Center.

New Sponsors and Event Partners
A number of new event partners have also been confirmed for Mobile 360 – North America, including 451 Research, Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI), ACT Canada, Acuity Market Intelligence, Conexx, Global Platform, Let’s Talk Payments, Light Reading, Mobility LIVE!, Open Mobile Alliance, Parks Associates, TAG Mobility and the Wireless Technology Forum. As previously announced, AT&T is the event’s Platinum Sponsor and IBM is the Silver Sponsor.

Get Involved at Mobile 360 – North America
For more information, including how to attend, exhibit or speak at the event, visit www.mobile360series.com/north-america/. Registration is now open at www.mobile360series.com/north-america/#register. Follow the latest developments and updates on Mobile 360 – North America on Twitter – @GSMA and #M360NA – and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gsma.

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About the GSMA
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 250 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai and the Mobile 360 Series conferences. 

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