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#MWC2017—Keynote Speakers to Look Out For


With the success of MWC 2016, at which individuals such as Dan Schulman, Jonah Peretti, and Jon Fredrik Baksaas keynoted, everyone is eagerly anticipating this year’s #MWC2017 conference.

Technology is changing at a blistering pace and by attending some of the keynote topics you can discover in detail what is next for the big tech players such as the IoT, Big Data, Smart Cities, Security & Connected Devices and how they can affect our lives and more.

It’s a great chance to learn from and network with the people spearheading the future of the mobile industry. The announcement of the keynote speakers is always big news.

Here are just some of the keynote speakers we are looking forward to seeing in 2017!

Our Recommended Keynotes:

Patrick Gelsinger
CEO of VMware
VMware. Inc., a subsidiary of Dell Technologies, provides cloud and virtualization software that help customers be more agile, responsive, and profitable. VMware’s virtualization technologies have completely changed the computing landscape. Patrick Gelsinger, who has worked at VMware since September 2012, serves as the Chief Executive Officer of this transformative company.

What are we interested in hearing at #MWC2017? – The move towards virtualization and his view on Network Function virtualization / MFV

Jeff Lawson
Founder, CEO, and Chairman of Twilio
The impact of cloud computing on the mobile industry cannot be ignored. Twilio, founded by Jeff Lawson in 2007, is a cloud communications platform as a service (PaaS) company based in San Francisco, California. This innovative technology allows software developers to programmatically make and receive phone calls and text messages using Twilio’s web service APIs.

What are we interested in hearing at #MWC2017? – How Jeff perceives the progress/move of messaging as a platform.

Rajeev Suri
President and CEO of Nokia
Meet the man behind the success of Nokia, one of the biggest players in mobile telecommunications. Dr. Rajeev Suri became the CEO of Nokia during the completion of the sale of Nokia’s phone division to Microsoft Mobile.

What are we interested in hearing at #MWC2017? – How the infrastructure industry is viewed now and how Nokia has risen like a phoenix from the flames.

Eugene Kaspersky
Founder of Kaspersky Labs a global cyber security company founded in 1997. Kaspersky Lab’s deep threat intelligence and security expertise is constantly transforming into security solutions and services to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, governments and consumers around the globe.

What are we interested in hearing at #MWC2017?–  The view on privacy and security protected or otherwise in the age of Big Data and Mobility.

Paul Hainsworth
Paul is the CEO of Open Garden. Prior to Open Garden, Paul was a Director of Product Management at Blackberry, where he helped build a new operating system and a platform for messaging, communications and collaboration.

What are we interested in hearing at #MWC2017? – The move towards open or closed source communications.

João Barros
Founder and CEO João Barros
With offices in Silicon Valley (US), Porto (Portugal), and Singapore, Veniam is backed both by leading venture capital firms such as True Ventures, Union Square Ventures and Cane Investments and by the corporate investment arms of Verizon, Cisco, Orange, Yamaha Motors and Liberty Global.

What are we interested in hearing at #MWC2017? – Perspectives on how Connected Transport will interact with Smart Cities

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Will you be at MWC17?

Having attended every GSMA MWC event since 2001, Sol Jeewa has first-hand experience of how the Mobile industry has evolved and the impact it has had on the skills that are required for solution vendors to succeed.

As in previous years Sol will be conducting Talent Attraction Sessions where you can learn how to turbo charge your hiring plans for 2017 by learning the about contemporary techniques currently being utilised by your industry peers to hire exceptional talent.

You can get in touch with Sol by contacting him via Twitter (@Soljeewa), and be sure to visit Soloman Associates Limited on LinkedIn.

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