Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017 – Conference Day Two

The first blog in this series looked at the conference activities on the opening day of Mobile World Congress Shanghai. This week, we examine the conference content for the second day of the conference, Thursday, 29 June. With a combination of keynote and focused summits, the day aims to address some of the fundamentals of the digital future society.

The Day 2 conference will kick off with the keynote session, ‘Society & the Human Element’. This session will examine some of the big issues faced by a society as it gets more connected. This includes concerns over keeping people safe online, securing their personal data, mitigating potential risks of damage to a city or country’s infrastructure and more. Industry and government leaders from Internet Society, The National Assembly of the Republic of Korea, The Next 3B and Yingtan City will explore these issues and share insights into how they are preparing for and responding to this future, on a global basis.

Following the keynote, the conference will break into four industry-focused summits. This year, for the first time, attendees with an All-Exhibition Pass can upgrade to attend one or more summits during Mobile World Congress Shanghai by visiting the registration page. Details of how to upgrade your pass can be found here.

The Digital Consumer Summit – With the increasing penetration of digital services, users’ behaviour and their relationship with the ecosystem is evolving rapidly. This summit is designed to address this changing behaviour and its implications on advertisers, brands and governments. Join speakers from Accenture Digital, MasterCard and at the Digital Consumer Summit. View the full agenda here.

The Network Evolution Summit – The pace of technology change over the past five years has been accelerating. Meanwhile, the projected growth in digital traffic over the next five years will demand an even faster evolution. Operators globally will need to radically transform their processes, procurement, skills base, culture and relationships to profitably meet the demand for services, and to create new business opportunities. Speakers include executives from AT&T, KDDI, Syniverse, the Telecom Infra Project and many others. Explore the full speaker line-up here.

The Global Device Summit – While the capabilities of high-end smartphones continue to evolve, the global market for such phones is becoming more challenging. This summit will convene leaders from Alibaba, Brightstar, the GSMA, Samsung and more. Join them as they explore developments that are likely to change the dynamics of the device industry, including eSIM, new user interfaces and the growing global market for second-hand smartphones. View the detailed agenda and speaker line-up here.

The IoT Summit – The final summit of the day will explore the challenges facing enterprise and consumer Internet of Things (IoT) today, including securing the IoT and big data. Join leaders from AT&T, Gemalto, the GSMA, Kore Telematics and others to get a global view on developments in IoT, challenges in scaling the Internet of Things and insights on how to bring the concept to reality. Read more details here.

In addition to the conference programme, the GSMA will host a forum on 5G Spectrum and Policy and three additional seminars focused on messaging as a platform, 5G slicing for industry-specific services and Mobile Connect. Details of all the forums and seminars at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017 can be found here.

Lastly, don’t forget to join the conversation on social media using #MWCS17, and follow the latest news and developments about the event on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Details on the many ways you can get involved with the GSMA on social media can be found here.