MWC Barcelona

MWC Barcelona 2024 brought together connectivity leaders from 205 countries and territories and over 101,000 attendees, exploring industry topics including AI, the usage gap, GSMA Open Gateway and the investment gap .

GSMA External Affairs had a great MWC, from engaging sessions in the Ministerial Programme, to an interactive showcase on the GSMA Pavilion and content rich sessions in the GSMA Knowledge Zone.

You can see the recordings from each of the GSMA Knowledge Zone sessions below:

Why is Climate Action Essential for Competitive Advantage?

Session Speakers

  • Andy Chong, Group Chief Corporate Officer, Axiata
  • Kyriakos Exadaktylos, Head of Network Architecture Specifications & Energy Performance, Vodafone Group Technology
  • Monique Lempers, Cheif Impact Officer, Fairphone
  • Hans Neff, CTO Group Director, ZTE

    Moderator: Fiona Maharg-Bravo, Partner, Brunswick Group

Can Telcos Harness ESG for Sustainable Growth?

Session Speakers

  • Zainab Hussain Siddiqui, Vice President Sustainability, Telenor
  • Melanie Kubin-Hardewig, Vice President, Group Corporate Responsibility, Deutsche Telekom
  • Christian Luginbuhl, SVP ESG & Large Projects, Orange Europe
  • Ben Taylor, Global Market Leader, Climate and Sustainability Business, EY
  • Maria Yolanda Crisanto, Chief Sustainability and Corporate Communications Officer, Globe Telecom

Is 2024 the Year of the AI-Centric Telco?

Session Speakers

  • Dr Richard Benjamins, Chief AI & Data strategies, Telefonica
  • Dr Khalid Basit, Chief Operating Officer, TIAC
  • David Carmona, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Strategic Incubations, Microsoft Corporation
  • Tor Indstøy, VP, Risk Management and Threat intelligence, Telenor