GSMA Announces Additional Keynote Speakers For Mobile World Congress 2011

By Gsma, PRNE
Monday, November 1, 2010

Announces New ADCs as Part of App Planet at MWC

LONDON, November 2, 2010 - The GSMA today announced that the CEOs of Intel, Microsoft, Nokia, NTT
DoCoMo, RIM, SoftBank and Yahoo! will be making keynote speeches at Mobile
World Congress, which will be held 14-17 February, 2011 in Barcelona. The
GSMA also provided further details on its conference programme and announced
new ADCs as part of its App Planet event at Mobile World Congress.

"The 2011 Mobile World Congress features an unparalleled lineup of
keynote speakers from companies spanning the full mobile communications
ecosystem," said Michael O'Hara, chief marketing officer, GSMA. "Attendees
will have access to the individuals and organisations who are leading the
mobile transformation, gaining important perspectives and insights on the
future of communications."

Recently confirmed Mobile World Congress keynote speakers are:

    - Paul Otellini, President and CEO, Intel
    - Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft
    - Stephen Elop, President and CEO, Nokia
    - Ryuji Yamada, President and CEO, NTT DoCoMo
    - Jim Balsillie, Co-CEO, Research In Motion
    - Masayoshi Son, Chairman and CEO, SoftBank
    - Carol Bartz, CEO, Yahoo!

Previously announced speakers include:

    - Daniel Hajj, CEO, America Movil and Telcel
    - Randall Stephenson, Chairman, CEO and President, AT&T
    - Li Yue, President and CEO, China Mobile
    - Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO, Google
    - Peter Chou, CEO, HTC
    - Paul Jacobs, Chairman and CEO, Qualcomm
    - Jack Dorsey, CEO, Square
    - Evan Williams, Co-Founder, Twitter
    - Vittorio Colao, Chief Executive, Vodafone
    - Sir Martin Sorrell, Chief Executive, WPP

Keynote sessions at Mobile World Congress focus on the following topics:
"The View from the Top", "The Power of Applications", "The Evolution of the
Mobile Internet", and "Connecting the Dots: A 360 degree View on Consumer

In addition to the keynote programme, the conference will include
breakout sessions exploring a range of areas such as applications, augmented
reality, business strategy, cloud computing, embedded mobile, enterprise
mobility, media and entertainment, mHealth, mobile advertising, the mobile
Internet, mobile money, network capacity, next-generation technologies and
OSS/BSS, among others.

New App Planet ADC Partners, New Exhibitors and Sponsors

The GSMA is again holding its award-winning App Planet at Mobile World
Congress, bringing together the many critical elements of the broad mobile
application ecosystem together in one location. App Planet will feature
several application developer conferences (ADCs) focused specifically on the
most influential mobile platforms in the market.

The GSMA today announced that Samsung, IMGA and Mobile {Dev}Sync will be
holding ADCs as part of App Planet. App Planet will also include ADCs from HP
and RIM, the Macworld Mobile conference, which targets iOS developers, and
the Mobile Cloud Forum, with sessions on mobile cloud computing sponsored by
Cisco, HP, Huawei and NEC.

The current schedule of App Planet ADCs is:

    Tuesday, 15 February - BlackBerry Developer Day by RIM
    Tuesday, 15 February - Samsung ADC
    Wednesday, 16 February - HP webOS App Developer Conference
    Wednesday, 16 February - Mobile {Dev}Sync
    Thursday, 17 February - Macworld Mobile
    Thursday, 17 February - Mobile Cloud Forum with Cisco, HP, Huawei and NEC
    Thursday, 17 February - IMGA ADC and Awards Programme

The GSMA also announced that Google will be exhibiting at Mobile World
Congress for the first time, and that Qtel is the Congress Party and Awards
Celebration Sponsor for Mobile World Congress 2011.

About the GSMA

The GSMA represents the interests of the worldwide mobile communications
industry. Spanning 219 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world's
mobile operators, as well as more than 200 companies in the broader mobile
ecosystem, including handset makers, software companies, equipment providers,
Internet companies, and media and entertainment organisations. The GSMA is
focused on innovating, incubating and creating new opportunities for its
membership, all with the end goal of driving the growth of the mobile
communications industry.

For more information, please visit Mobile World Live, the new online
portal for the mobile communications industry, at or the GSMA corporate website at

Daniel Lowther, +44-7747-636-687, or press at

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