Mobile 360 Series – Latin America to Showcase Transformational Technologies Across the Region

November 27, 2018

Press Release

Highlights of Upcoming Event Include First Live Blockchain Call in the Region
and 4YFN Startup Zone

Buenos Aires: The GSMA today announced further developments for its Mobile 360 Series – Latin America conference taking place on 4-6 December in Buenos Aires. The three-day event will convene the biggest names in the digital ecosystem to discuss key topics impacting the region such as 5G, the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and mobile video, among others. Executives and officers from ANATEL Brazil, ANTV Colombia, the Secretary of Modernization of Argentina, AT&T, Claro, Enacom, Entel, Ericsson, Facebook, Google, Huawei, Movistar, Nokia, Personal and URSEC Uruguay, among many others, will be part of the roaster of speakers.

“Latin America is going through one of its most important electoral marathons in recent decades, with 14 presidential elections being held between November 2017 and November 2019. It is a remarkable opportunity to think ahead to the future and Mobile 360 – Latin America provides a great setting for the mobile ecosystem to do exactly that,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA.

4YFN: Connecting Local Startups and Broader Tech Community
4YFN is the innovation platform for the MWC events, providing startups with a curated program to get them better connected with the tech community and present their latest solutions. 4YFN will run for the first time at a Mobile 360 Series conference, showcasing the most promising startups from across Latin America that will be making a difference 4 years from now. The list includes Atexto, Blended, CamOnApp, DeepVision, DeGoles, GoSeries, Sytex, Trendio, Vantek and Worcket. The #BetterFuture Stage will also debut at Mobile 360 – Latin America, displaying startup pitches, live demos and insightful case studies.

Latin America’s First Blockchain Phone Call
On 4 December, the first blockchain phone call in the region will take place on the Mobile 360 – Latin America stage. CEO of PundiX, Zac Cheah will demonstrate how the device uses the blockchain technology to decentralise data storage, apps, communication and data, an important step that could impact the way traditional networks and devices place calls.

Argentinean MNOs to Announce Privacy Commitment
Mobile 360 – Latin America will also be the occasion for the local mobile industry to reassert its commitment towards creating a safer and more reliable mobile experience. Claro Argentina, Movistar and Personal will sign a Privacy and Transparency Commitment under the GSMA’s regional We Care campaign. Through this initiative, operators will agree on best practices to provide clear and transparent information regarding the use of personal data to their users.

Economic Opportunities and Societal Impact of AI
On Day 2, technologists and business leaders from Hitachi Consulting, IBM Watson, Microsoft and Red Hat will take part in a session to discuss the advantages of AI innovation, its potential ethical challenges, and the economic outlook for an AI-powered world.

Mobile 360 – Latin America Event Sponsors
The event is organized with the support of the Secretary of Modernization of Argentina, with Host Sponsors including Claro Argentina, Movistar and Personal. AT&T, Huawei and Matrixx Software have signed up as Industry Sponsors.

Get involved at Mobile 360 – Latin America
Registration for Mobile 360 – Latin America is open; individuals wishing to attend should visit www.mobile360series.com/latin-america/attend/attendee-registration/. For more information on Mobile 360 – Latin America, visit www.mobile360series.com/latin-america.

Follow the latest updates on Mobile 360 – Latin America on Twitter using the hashtag #M360LATAM and following @GSMALatam and @GSMAEvents, and on LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/showcase/gsmalatam. Live streaming will be available for each keynote session during the three day conference through Mobile World Live.

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About the GSMA
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting more than 750 operators with over 350 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 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 www.gsma.com. Follow the GSMA on Twitter: @GSMA.

GSMA Latin America is the branch of the GSMA in the region. For more information in English, Spanish and Portuguese, please visit www.gsmala.com. Follow GSMA Latin America on Twitter @GSMALatam and Linkedin www.linkedin.com/showcase/gsmalatam.

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