Mobile World Congress Announces 2017 Conference Themes

Mobile World Congress Announces 2017 Conference Themes containing seven overarching themes for the year. Each theme will contain a variety of conference sessions of different lengths. Each theme will be allocated to one or two of team members who will be responsible for creating a number of conference sessions under the theme heading. After the MWC Call for Papers closes (September 16th),  each proposal will be reviewed to see how they might fit into the assigned themes.

Mobile World Congress Announces 2017 Conference Themes

Seven themes of MWC 2017 conference are:

Connected Consumers: In the changing digital world how will users interact with their digital environment? What will they pay for? How are they changing? Meanwhile, how can brands and services create richer services and offers tailored to the user and context?

Entertainment: Content is king, they say. For many service providers across the value chain how content is delivered. who by, and who profits from it will be critical business issues in the years to come. Meanwhile, faster and more pervasive connectivity and new device formats open up new forms of entertainment and interaction, from VR headsets to Pokemon Go.

Sustainable Development Goals: Mobile has the opportunity and arguably the obligation – to play a massive part in accomplishing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. From an enterprise perspective, what opportunities exist to build sustainable businesses in line with the Sustainable Development Goals?

After the MWC Call for Papers closes (September 16th),  each proposal will be reviewed According to these themes

The Fourth Industrial Revolution: While enterprises of all kinds have used telecoms and digital services for years, the scale of impact across all industries is ramping up dramatically, which in turn gives digital providers more opportunity to play a role. This will be addressed from two angles (so may be effectively two themes’ worth of content). One looking more at the application of technology. Other one looking at the evolution of business models, strategies and competitive marketplaces as digitisation increases.

The Pervasive Network: The end goal of most network technology developments is to make using connectivity as ubiquitous, simple and essential as breathing air. That masks a massive and increasing complexity. However, The astonishing thing is that, as an industry, we are starting to get there, although many hurdles – expected and unexpected – remain.

Ecosystem Enablers: This theme brings together topics on some of the fundamentals that are going to determine the nature of the future digital world. Includes Hardware evolution, digital privacy and identity, security and more.

Disruption: Possibly one of the most over-used and wrongly applied words in business right now. This theme sets out to examine where the ever-expanding digital environment is likely to see genuine disruption. Instead of, or in parallel to, the rapid evolution that is undeniably taking place.

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Source: GSMA 

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