MWC24 Barcelona Connected Industries Smart Mobility Summit Catch-up

Smart Mobility technologies create huge opportunities across transportation and related industries, including automotive, aviation, logistics, and mobile connectivity ecosystems. This year, at MWC24 Barcelona, 25 industry professionals met to share their visions for the future of smart mobility. The 5-session summit, which drew about 1,250 delegates over one day, offered an opportunity to explore the future of efficient transport and logistics, green innovation, and improved safety. You may now catch up on the sessions by watching this video replay!

Accelerating railways: Full speed to the future with 5G

Hear from Accenture, Vodafone Business, Nokia, and Ferrovie Italiane for insights from industry leaders on the latest developments, opportunities, and intricacies of this transition, including the introduction of new ecosystem players shaping the future of Railways and global mobility industry.


  • Michele Marrone, Senior Managing Director – Cloud First Networks Services Europe Lead, Accenture
  • Jennifer Didoni, Head of Cloud, Edge and Mobile Private Networks Portfolio, Vodafone Business
  • Rafael De Fermín, Senior Vice President Network Infrastructure, Europe, Nokia
  • Giuseppe Angelisanti, Head of Connectivity, IoT & Automation, Ferrovie Italiane

Who’s at the wheel in the connected vehicle revolution?

Cameron Coursey, Vice President of AT&T Connected Solutions and Eva Rudin, VP Mobile Connectivity Solutions of Thales offered the keynote address, emphasising that road safety is a top priority in smart mobility and how the latest connectivity solutions may help to transform the vehicle industry.

Following that, a panel which included AT&T, MarketsandMarkets, HARMAN, Thales, Volvo Cars, and Wind River Systems gathered to explore the numerous possibilities that connected vehicles may provide, such as smart navigation, entertainment, and environmental benefits. Watch this video to learn about the huge possibilities of transportation evolution.

Keynote speakers:

  • Cameron Coursey, Vice President, AT&T Connected Solutions
  • Eva Rudin, VP Mobile Connectivity Solutions, Thales


  • Sarwant Singh, President and Chief Commercial Officer, London, U.K., MarketsandMarkets
  • Usman Zafar, Assistant Vice President, Next Gen Products, AT&T
  • Suman Sehra, Global Vice President, Automotive Product & Platform Portfolio Management, HARMAN
  • Eva Rudin, VP Mobile Connectivity Solutions, Thales
  • Serafino Abate, Regulatory Affairs, Volvo Cars
  • Paul Miller, CTO, Wind River Systems

Boosting BVLOS: mitigating drone risks and broadening commercialization

Our distinguished speakers from BT, NOKIA,, and Telefónica shared their company visions about the aviation revolution and discussed strategies for safe and responsible drone use, as well as how mobile operators can play a vital role.


  • Dave Pankhurst, Director, Drones, BT Group
  • Thomas Eder, Head of Embedded Wireless, NOKIA
  • John McKenna, Co-Founder & CEO,
  • Pedro A. De Alarcón, Head of UAS & Drone APIs, Open Gateway, Telefónica
  • Christina Patsioura, Lead Analyst, IoT, GSMA Intelligence

Weaving the mobility future: Better together

Jeff Smiths, Head of Connectivity, EU and APAC at AALTO HAPS, began the presentation by explaining how stratospheric innovation is transforming the mobility future. Speakers from Dassault Systèmes, e& UAE, and Skyports then joined the panel to discuss next-generation mobility innovation and how companies are developing sustainable mobility solutions to define the future mobility experience. Samuel Deng, Chief Technology Officer of HONOUR, concluded the event by sharing his professional insights on how to build a human-centric intelligent world.

Keynote speakers:

  • Jeff Smith, Head of Connectivity, EU and APAC at AALTO HAPS
  • Samuel Deng, Chief Technology Officer, HONOR Device Co., Ltd.


  • Jeff Smith, Head of Connectivity, EU and APAC at AALTO HAPS
  • Laurence Montanari, Vice President, Transportation & Mobility Industry, Dassault Systèmes
  • Khalid Murshed, Chief Technology & Information Officer, e& UAE
  • Damian Kysely, Head of Infrastructure, EMEA, Skyports
  • Barbara Pareglio, Technical Director, GSMA

Putting Human First in AI Development: Key Considerations for Creating AI for Smart Devices

Hear George Zhao, CEO of HONOUR, Alex Katouzian, Group GM of MCX, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and John Hoffman, CEO and Director of GSMA Ltd., in this unique discussion regarding AI in smart devices. Learn more about the significance of using a human-centric approach to impact the design of AI for smart devices, as well as the potential that this next-generation on-device AI will offer.


  • George Zhao, Chief Executive Officer, HONOR Device Co., Ltd.
  • Alex Katouzian, Group GM of MCX, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
  • John Hoffman, CEO and Director, GSMA Ltd

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