GSMA Expands Mobile 360 Series of Events in 2016

February 17, 2016

Press Release

GSMA Announces First Details of Mobile 360 Series – Privacy & Security Event; Expanded Partnership with Metro Atlanta Chamber Sets the Stage for North America Event

London: The GSMA today announced the schedule and locations for the 2016 GSMA Mobile 360 Series, a regional thought leadership conference series for executives in the mobile industry, as well as key regulatory and government representatives. This year, the GSMA is again expanding the scope of the Mobile 360 Series of conferences, with seven conferences around the world, including one focused specifically on privacy and security issues.

“We’re excited to further broaden the Mobile 360 Series to include additional geographies and also to focus on specific subject areas, with the addition of Mobile 360 – India and Mobile 360 – Privacy & Security,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. “The Mobile 360 Series conferences provide a focused forum through which attendees can not only explore the most pressing issues facing the mobile industry, but engage in a substantive dialogue that will help drive action.”

In 2016, the GSMA will host the following Mobile 360 Series conferences:

Mobile 360 Series Conference Location Dates
Mobile 360 Series – Privacy & Security The Hague, Netherlands 10-11 May
Mobile 360 Series – Europe Brussels, Belgium 14 June
Mobile 360 Series – Africa Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 26-28 July
Mobile 360 Series – Latin America Mexico City, Mexico 20-22 September
Mobile 360 Series – Middle East Dubai, United Arab Emirates 17-18 October
Mobile 360 Series – India New Delhi, India 26 October
GSMA Mobility Live! – North America Atlanta, United States 1-2 November

Introducing Mobile 360 Series – Privacy & Security
The first event in the 2016 Mobile 360 Series, Mobile 360 Series – Privacy & Security, will be held at the Hilton The Hague. In cooperation with The Hague Security Delta and The Municipality of The Hague, Mobile 360 – Privacy & Security will explore the state of digital security and data privacy today and examine best practices across a variety of industries. This two-day event will include a combination of keynote presentations, panel discussions, technology demonstrations and in-depth case studies that address the growing importance of privacy and security across the globe.

Speakers currently confirmed to present in the conference include:

  • Jim Bailey, Senior Managing Director, Accenture Mobility
  • Evelyn Tjon-En-Fa, Partner, Bird & Bird
  • Thomas Whipp, CISO, Charles Taylor PLC
  • Alvin Khodabaks, Partner, Clifford Chance
  • Mats Granryd, Director General, GSMA
  • Gert-Jan Schenk, Vice President EMEA, Lookout
  • Rimma Perelmuter, CEO, Mobile Ecosystem Forum
  • Deputy Mayor Ingrid van Engelshoven, Alderman for Knowledge Economy, International, Youth and Education, Municipality of The Hague
  • Karsten Nohl, Chief Scientist, Security Research Labs
  • Chris Roberts, CSH and Security Consultant, Sentinel Global
  • Dr. Ulf Gartzke, Managing Partner and Founder, Spitzberg Partners LLC
  • Chris Roberts, CSH and Security Consultant, Sentinel Global
  • Oscar Mancebo Ortiz, Head of Mobile Connect, Telefónica Group
  • Charl van Niekerk, CEO, Thuthukani Technology Solutions
  • Oliver Blower, CEO, VoxSmart

For additional information on Mobile 360 – Privacy and Security, including speaking and sponsorship opportunities, as well as how to attend, visit www.mobile360series.com/privacy-security/.

New Developments for North America Event
The Mobile 360 Series returns again to Atlanta, with the city hosting the North American event 1-2 November 2016. In a very exciting development, the GSMA and the Metro Atlanta Chamber have joined forces to create GSMA Mobility Live! – North America. This new conference merges the previous Mobile 360 – North America and Mobility LIVE! events to deliver a platform for exploring the key trends impacting the mobile industry as well as adjacent industry sectors.

“We are pleased to be partnering even more closely with the Metro Atlanta Chamber in creating a dynamic event that will attract mobile industry leaders from not only the greater Atlanta area but across all of North America,” commented O’Hara.

Further information on the entire Mobile 360 Series of events is available at www.mobile360series.com/. Follow developments and updates on Mobile 360 (#mobile360) on Twitter @GSMA and on Facebook www.facebook.com/Mobile360Series.


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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