Wednesday, August 31, 2016

GSMA Unveils Speaker Line-up for Mobility Live! – North America

GSMA Mobility Live to Deliver World-Class Conference Programme in Atlanta

LONDON - Wednesday, August 31st 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA and the Metro Atlanta Chamber today announced that more than 30 speakers are confirmed for the ‘GSMA Mobility Live! – North America’ conference being held in Atlanta, 1-2 November 2016. The conference programme will bring together leading executives from the mobile industry and beyond, including representatives from AT&T, Cisco, Coca-Cola, Facebook, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Intel, Intercontinental Hotels, Syniverse, Vodafone, VMware and Worldpay.

The event is a collaboration between the GSMA and the Metro Atlanta Chamber, merging the previously separate ‘Mobile 360 – North America’ and ‘Mobility LIVE!’ events. The combined event will provide a dynamic forum to explore the trends and issues shaping the mobile world both in the greater Atlanta area and across North America. The two-day conference will address topics such as 5G, cyber security, digital health, FinTech, the Internet of Things and smart cities, among many others.

“The GSMA is delighted to be returning to Atlanta for a third consecutive year with a significantly expanded show in partnership with the Metro Atlanta Chamber,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer at the GSMA. “The North America region is at the forefront of mobile innovation and this is reflected in our world-class speaker line-up, which features thought leaders from across the mobile ecosystem and from vertical sectors including automotive, consumer goods, leisure and sports.”

“We’re thrilled to welcome the newly combined GSMA Mobility Live! – North America to Atlanta for a bigger conference with more event features,” said Hala Moddelmog, president and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber. “As the #1 mobile-friendly city in the US, a world leader in mobile payments, and a #3 metro area for mobile performance, our region is excited to host more than a thousand mobility professionals expected to attend this year’s event.”

Confirmed speakers for GSMA Mobility Live! – North America to date include:

    Steve Cannon, CEO, AMB Group
    Jared Miller, CTO, AMB Sports and Entertainment
    Daphne Gottschalk, Head of Innovation Program, Amdocs
    Andy Peart, CMO and CSO, Artificial Solutions
    Cameron Coursey, VP, Product Development, AT&T
    Glenn Lurie, President and CEO, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Operations, AT&T
    Mike Zeto, Executive Director, AT&T Smart Cities, AT&T
    Kevin Wade, Director, Solutions Marketing, Blue Planet, Ciena
    Arvind Satyam, MD, Global Business Development, Smart+Connected Communities, Cisco
    Chris Dennis, Global Product Strategy, Freestyle, The Coca-Cola Company
    Steve Robb, SVP, Security Marketing and Product Strategy, ControlScan
    Mike Burgiss, VP Strategy, Mobility, Cox Automotive
    John Dwyer, President, Cricket Wireless
    Sabina Saksena, Founder and CEO, CytiLife
    Radhika Subramanian, CEO, Emcien Corporation
    Jane Schachtel, Global Head of Technology and Telco Strategy, Facebook
    Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner, FCC
    Andy Davies, Senior Director, IoT Solutions, Flex
    Dr. Natasha Tamaskar, VP and Head of Cloud and Mobile Strategy and Ecosystem, GENBAND
    Yoav Schreiber, COO and Business Development, GlassBox
    Bruce Snell, Cybersecurity and Privacy Director, Intel Security
    Bill Keen, VP, Mobile Solutions, Digital Guest Experience and Applied Discovery, Intercontinental Hotels Group
    Don A. Bailey, Founder, Lab Mouse Security
    Dori Gurwitz, VP New Business, LISNR
    Hala Moddelmog, President and CEO, Metro Atlanta Chamber
    Nirav Desai, Principal Healthcare Strategist, Mobiquity
    Joel Evans, Co-Founder, VP Cloud and Mobile Transformation, Mobiquity
    Rajiv Dholakia, VP Products and Business Development, Nok Nok Labs
    Kwame Johnson, Executive Director, PowerMyLearning
    Mary Clark, CMO, Syniverse
    Eitan Cohen, CEO and Co-Founder, TechSee Augmented Vision
    Hannu Verkasalo, CEO and Founder, Verto Analytics
    Noah Wasmer, SVP, Mobile Products, VMware
    June Sugiyama, Director, Vodafone Foundation Americas
    Todd McGuire, Chief Strategy Officer, Worldpay

Sponsors and partners for the event include AT&T (Platinum Sponsor); Huawei (Global Industry Supporter); Bluetube, Home Depot, SAP and Syniverse (Silver Sponsors).

Register Today for GSMA Mobility Live! – North America

Registration for GSMA Mobility Live! – North America is now open at A 25 per cent ‘early bird’ discount on conference passes is being offered for a limited period.

Get Involved at GSMA Mobility Live! – North America

GSMA Mobility Live! – North America is part of the GSMA’s Mobile 360 Series of global conferences. For more information, including how to attend, exhibit or sponsor, please Follow the latest developments and updates on Twitter, using the #GSMAMOBILITYLIVE hashtag or following @GSMA, on Facebook and LinkedIn on

About the GSMA

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with almost 300 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 industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai and the Mobile 360 Series conferences.

For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at Follow the GSMA on Twitter: @GSMA.

About the Metro Atlanta Chamber

The Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) serves as a catalyst for a more prosperous and vibrant region. To advance economic growth and improve metro Atlanta's quality of place, MAC is focused on starting, growing and recruiting companies to the 29-county metro Atlanta region. The Chamber is also focused on growing the region's innovation economy by promoting and strengthening connections to drive Atlanta's innovation and entrepreneurial culture. MAC is committed to being an active voice for the business community, serving as an advocate for a competitive business climate and telling Atlanta's story.

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For the GSMA:

Eden Haile

+1 206 576 5560


Charlie Meredith-Hardy

+44 7917 298428


GSMA Press Office


For the Metro Atlanta Chamber:

Terrilyn Simmons

+1 404 586 8448


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