GSMA Declares Ultimate Occasion Lineup for Extremely Anticipated 2019 “MWC Los Angeles, in Partnership With CTIA”

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE) – The GSMA today announced final updates for MWC19 Los Angeles, including new high-profile keynote speakers, exhibitors and event details. Held October 22-24 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, MWC19 Los Angeles will summon the mobile technology industry to introduce the new era of intelligent connectivity that 5G enables.

“The GSMA is proud to bring the industry together at MWC – the world’s leading mobile technology events. Our Los Angeles show continues to gain momentum and will be very exciting, “said John Hoffman, CEO of GSMA Ltd.” With the advent of 5G, AI, IOT and the importance of technology for good, our industry continues to shape billions of people People consume content, do business, and live better. ”

New keynote speakers announced

The GSMA is pleased to announce the addition of eight new keynote speakers, including executives from cellular operators and organizations leading the future of cellular communications. The new keynote speakers include:

  • Mike Finley, Boingo CEO

  • Eric Garcetti, Major, City of Los Angeles

  • James Gowen, Chairman, GeSI

  • Christopher Wellise, HP Enterprise Chief Sustainability Officer

  • Kathryn Schloessman, President and CEO of the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission

  • Doug Arent, Assistant Assistant Laboratory Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

  • Michel Combes, CEO, Sprint

  • Thomas Gewecke, Chief Digital Officer and EVP, Strategy and Business Development, Warner Bros. Entertainment

These executives will join previously announced keynote speakers from companies and organizations including CTIA, Ericsson, the Federal Communications Commission, GSMA, Intel Corporation, Nokia, OpenTable, Refinery29, US Cellular, Verizon and Viacom.

In addition to the keynote presentations, the conference program offers eight open summits and 46 focused conference sessions. The CTIA Everything Policy Track returns to cover the key regulatory and policy issues that are driving the industry forward. The latest solutions for enabling cloud connectivity such as NFV (Network Function Virtualization) infrastructure, network slicing and edge computing will be presented at the GSMA Telco Cloud Summit. VMWare, Dell Technologies and Intel are confirmed sponsors of the GSMA Telco Cloud Summit. New to the show this year, all attendees have access to compelling speakers attending the Show Floor Talks with a focus on 5G and IoT.

The GSMA announced Asocs as supporting sponsor of the 5G conference theme, Ericsson as headline sponsor of the 5G Security Summit and DMI as supporting sponsor of the Connected Vehicles Summit.

Artificial Intelligence at MWC Los Angeles

MWC Los Angeles will host the first Applied AI Forum and Global AI Challenge hosted by GSMA and partners STC, Telenor, Telus, the Alan Turing Institute and Turkcell. The forum will also unveil results of the GSMA’s Global AI Challenge, which aims to find out how AI can deliver global societal and economic benefits.

Further information on the conference program can be found at:

New participating companies announced

The GSMA announced new participating companies including Assurant Solutions, Bank of America, Comfone, Dell Technologies, Facebook, Inseego, Intel, Ontrion, Orca Wave, Reliance Trading, SafeToNet, SGS North America and Tech Data. These organizations are joining previously announced exhibiting and participating companies including Amazon, AMD, ARM, Cisco, Corning Optical Communications, Ericsson, Gemalto, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, KORE Wireless, Nvidia, Mastercard, Nokia, Qualcomm, Samsung, Sprint, T- Mobile and Verizon, VMWare and Vodafone among others. For more information on the MWC19 Los Angeles exhibition, please visit:

City of Los Angeles at GSMA Innovation City

The GSMA Innovation City exhibition showcases the latest smart city initiatives with exciting new interactive content that shows how mobile technology makes cities smarter, safer and more sustainable. The City of Los Angeles and its industrial partners will showcase the latest Smart City services and solutions. Other new partners of Innovation City are 3Cinteractive, BeWhere, L-Spark Inc., Summit Tech and Telit. You can find more information about Innovation City at:

The frequency competition is the focus

On Wednesday, October 23rd, the Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (SC2) Championship Event of the US Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) will take place on the keynote stage. The final at MWC Los Angeles is the culmination of a three-year competition in which 10 teams compete against each other for prizes worth nearly $ 4 million. The SC2 prompted global teams to combine the latest advances in AI with the growing capabilities of Software Defined Radios (SDR) to create radio networks capable of autonomously navigating the radio spectrum. Further information on SC2 can be found at:

4YFN Startup Event Speakers announced

The Four Years from Now (4YFN) startup event will highlight innovations and drive joint ventures with over 300 participating startups and investors. The 4YFN conference stage will have 70 speakers including:

  • Joe Lynch, Director of Broadcast, Electronic Arts

  • Andy Yang, CEO of Indiegogo

  • Jill Cress, CMO, National Geographic Partners

  • Bill McCullough, Vice President and Creative Director of NFL Media

For more information on 4YFN, including the full agenda, please visit:

Women4Tech promotes gender diversity

The Women4Tech Summit, which is part of the Women4Tech program, will have six sessions to help close the persistent gender gap in the industry. The newly confirmed speakers include:

  • Susan Johnson, Executive Vice President, Global Connections and Supply Chain, AT&T.

  • Rashida Shehabi, Program Director, Mobile and Commerce Technology, Bank of America

  • Shameka Young, Vice President, Communications, Media, and Technology Management Consulting and Digital Infrastructure, Cognizant

  • Cheryl Miller van Dÿck, founding director of the Digital Leadership Institute

  • Tara Chklovski, CEO and founder of Technovation

Bank of America was confirmed as a Women4Tech headline sponsor and as a Women4Tech partner. For more information on the Women4Tech program at MWC19 Los Angeles, please visit

Affiliate programs at MWC Los Angeles

New event partners include Cognizant, HRTS, NVIDIA and the Women’s Wireless Leadership Forum. A total of 24 IoT and 5G conversations will take place during the show. For more information on affiliate programs, including the full schedule, please visit

The GSMA announced that MWC19 Los Angeles’ media partners include CBS Interactive, FORTUNE, LinkedIn, Mobile World Live and the Wall Street Journal’s Barron’s Group.

On Monday October 21st, before the doors to MWC19 Los Angeles officially open, Jensen Huang, CEO and Founder of NVIDIA, will announce new products and partnerships that will enable intelligent connectivity in a variety of industries including telecommunications, retail, Promote manufacturing and beyond. This presentation will take place from 3pm to 3pm in the Petree Hall of the LACC. Further information and registration for participation can be found at:

Take part in MWC19 Los Angeles

A welcome reception sponsored by Inseego will take place on Tuesday, October 22nd, at 4:30 p.m. in the LACC’s Networking Plaza in the West Hall. Further information can be found at:

For more information on MWC19 Los Angeles, including participation, exhibition or sponsorship, please visit Follow MWC developments and updates on Twitter @GSMA with # MWC19, on our LinkedIn MWC page and on Facebook /.


About the GSMA

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide and brings together more than 750 operators and nearly 400 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including mobile phone and device manufacturers, software companies, equipment providers and Internet companies, as well as organizations in related industries. The GSMA also produces the industry-leading MWC events held annually in Barcelona, ​​Los Angeles and Shanghai, as well as the Mobile 360 ​​series of regional conferences.

For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at Follow the GSMA on Twitter: @GSMA.

About CTIA

CTIA® ( represents the US wireless industry and the companies across the mobile ecosystem that enable Americans to lead connected lives in the 21st century. The members of the association include cell phone providers, device manufacturers, suppliers, and apps and content companies. CTIA is a strong advocate of policies at all levels of government that encourage continued innovation and investment in wireless networks. The association also coordinates voluntary industry best practices, organizes educational events to promote the mobile communications industry and is co-producer of the industry’s leading mobile communications trade fair. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, DC

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