GSMA Intelligence at MWC Barcelona 2019

GSMA Intelligence played an active role at MWC19 Barcelona with a large presence from our analyst team across all areas of the event. Please see our high-level agenda:

Sunday, 24 February 2019:

  • The 8th Mobile IoT Summit: For the first year, GSMA Intelligence demoed findings from our IoT Enterprise Survey and featured our large breadth of IoT research. Principal IoT Analyst Sylwia Kechiche was on-site, along with Head of Data Modelling Calum Dewar, to meet with industry attendees. The featured demo is available here.

Monday, 25 February 2019:

  • Official Launch of the Mobile Economy 2019: The GSMA Mobile Economy series provides the latest insights on the state of the mobile industry worldwide. Produced by our renowned in-house research team, GSMA Intelligence, these reports contain a range of technology, socio-economic and financial datasets, including forecasts out to 2025. Download the report here.

Wednesday, 27 February 2019:

  • Main Conference: ‘AI at the Edge vs in the Cloud’ , Moderated by Peter Jarich (Head of GSMA Intelligence): This session debated the prospects and use cases for AI at the edge vs in the cloud, and offered vital insight for operators who are developing implementation models. Find out more about this session here.
  • MWC in Focus: Hosted by GSMA Intelligence, in partnership with CNN, this event explored all the developments at #MWC19, and reflect on what it means for the year ahead. This session was complemented by a networking reception. To watch the panel discussions and view our Photo Gallery, please visit the event page here.

Mobile World Live (full event): GSMA Intelligence analysts were thrilled to participate in 10 live broadcasts with Mobile World Live throughout the week. Engaging with industry experts, our analysts covered a wealth of topics, from the economic impact of 5G to privacy and security in the age of intelligent connectivity. All of the tapings can be accessed from our Video Library, or on the Mobile World Live website.


Mobile Talks Barcelona

This edition of Mobile Talks will take a deeper look at these complex challenges and explore opportunities that emerging technologies like blockchain and AI can bring to the public sector.

When it comes to emerging technologies, blockchain and AI are top of mind in business and culture, and the public sector is no exception. Each has sparked a great deal of curiosity at all levels of government, from local to national.

Public servants are interested in the transformative impact and disruptive potential blockchain and AI will have on their day-to-day work, especially in terms of public service delivery, automation of labour, identity and privacy, decision making, security, and policymaking.

Though blockchain and AI have a long way to go before we will see their full integration into government operations, some forward-thinking public innovation departments are already testing prototypes, proofs-of-concept and even piloting applications that use emerging tech to power real public services.

Complicating things further, the meaningful uptake of blockchain and AI will force governments to take on new roles and prioritize complex challenges such as coordinating scientific research, developing talent, investing in educational programmes and skills, facilitating private sector adoption, tabling new ethical standards and regulations, and building secure digital infrastructure.

This edition of Mobile Talks will take a deeper look at these complex challenges and explore opportunities that emerging technologies like blockchain and AI can bring to the public sector.

Digital Future Society, programme of Mobile World Capital, will bring the brightest minds working at the nexus of tech and society to share their own experiences with emerging tech and how they envision the future of public services in the digital era.