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Deloitte at Mobile World Congress 2023
CET

Hybrid - Event

Event language: English

27 Feb - 2 Mar.

08:00 am CET

Deloitte at Mobile World Congress 2023

To create a better future, we believe in building human connections that bring together the people at the heart of the organizations and businesses we work with. 

At Mobile World Congress 2023, our exhibit explores the theme of ‘Connecting Better Futures.’ By combining key industry insights with practical solutions that address the most challenging cross-industry problems, we’ll show how our diverse skills surrounding 5G, Cloud, Cyber, and Unlimited Reality can help you to untangle complexity, break down barriers and build lasting connections. 

Mobile World Congress (MWC) is the most influential event of its kind. Senior executives from the world’s largest organizations and representatives from international governments will travel to Barcelona from 27 February–2 March 2023. Deloitte is thrilled to bring an impactful, interactive and engaging presence to the show floor this year.

MWC 2023 Deloitte Booth Tour

Mobile World Congress Daily Recaps

Hear from our host Duncan Stewart, Deloitte’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications Research Director and other Deloitte leaders on the latest from this year’s event.

Day 1

When: Monday, 27 February | 19:00 CET
Location: Virtual

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Overview:

Join host Duncan Stewart, Deloitte’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications Research Director, Paul Lee, Deloitte’s Global Head of Research, Technology, Media, & Telecommunications, and Ariane Bucaille, Deloitte’s Global Technology, Media & Telecommunications Industry Leader as they discuss the biggest takeaways from the day, live from the Deloitte booth at Mobile World Congress.

Day 2

When: Thursday, 2 March | 15:00 CET
Location: Virtual

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Overview:

Join host Duncan Stewart, Deloitte’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications Research Director, Paul Lee, Deloitte’s Global Head of Research, Technology, Media, & Telecommunications, and Gillian Crossan, Deloitte Global Technology Sector Leader, as they discuss the biggest takeaways from the day, live from the Deloitte booth at Mobile World Congress.

Day 3

When: Wednesday, 1 March | 18:00 CET
Location: Virtual

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Overview:

Join host Duncan Stewart, Deloitte’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications Research Director, Paul Lee, Deloitte’s Global Head of Research, Technology, Media, & Telecommunications, and Kevin Westcott, Deloitte’s Global Telecommunications, Media and Entertainment Leader, as they discuss the biggest takeaways from the day, live from the Deloitte booth at Mobile World Congress.

Day 4

When: Thursday, 2 March | 18:00 CET
Location: Virtual
 
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Overview:

Join host Duncan Stewart, Deloitte’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications Research Director, as he recaps the biggest takeaways from this year’s Mobile World Congress.

Deloitte Live from Mobile World Congress

 

Agile procurement in an era of TechCo: Leading the transformation agenda

When: Thursday, 2 March | 15:00 CET
Location: Virtual

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Overview:

MTN is building Africa’s largest and most valuable platform business, which demands new approaches and structures to partnering and sourcing, to secure diversified and profitable growth. Join Dirk Karl, Chief Procurement Officer of MTN Group, in discussing how he is successfully leading the group’s agile procurement transformation to become a frontrunner of the change agenda.

Speakers:

  • Gill Hofmeyr, Global LCSP MTN, Deloitte
  • David Heider, Partner and SM&DP Lead Germany, Deloitte
  • Dirk Karl, CPO MTN Group

Connected Everything 5G: A global view

When: Wednesday, 1 March | 21:00 CET
Location: Virtual

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Overview:

Ready to connect?

We’ll be sharing a global industry view of 5G, exploring what makes 5G different to previous generation networks when looking at key characteristics such as speed, latency, and security. 

We’ll also discuss the building blocks of a private 5G ecosystem across the industries from business strategy and transformation to network integration services and 5G infrastructure.  

Speakers:

  • Pedro Sanguinho, Senior Manager at Deloitte gTEE, 5G Offer Lead Jessica Ellis, Director, Applied 5G, Deloitte
  • Constantin Völkel, Director, 5G Mobile Private Networks, Deloitte

Ready to explore the intersection of AI and Spatial Computing?

When: Monday, 27 February | 14:30 CET
Location: Virtual

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Overview:

The confluence of 3D content, immersive experiences and AI-fueled simulation is enabling businesses to interact with and serve their customers in new and exciting ways. 

So, how can senior executives harness AI and immersive technologies to create new user experiences?

Join the Deloitte Unlimited Reality teamTM and BMW SVP Stephan Durach for a discussion on breaking down boundaries between human and machine, creating new “digital emotional experiences” and the implication on business transformation in the automotive industry.

Speakers:

  • Dr. Nikolaus Helbig – Partner and Global Client Leader, Deloitte
  • Frances Yu – Unlimited RealityTM Practice Lead, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Stephan Durach – SVP, Connected Company Development BMW Group
  • Gopal Srinivasan – Strategy Partner and Deloitte Unlimited Reality High-Tech Industry Lead

How can sustainability be a growth driver over the next decade?

When: Monday, 27 February | 21:30 CET
Location: Virtual

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Overview:

Radically reducing GHG emissions to align with the Paris Agreement and a future with no more than 1.5-degree warming will require the transformation of significant parts of our economy. The disruption associated will result in creating both considerable risks and emerging opportunities for businesses.

How can tech and telco companies ensure that they are well placed to respond to and thrive through this disruption, leveraging the need to move toward a more sustainable future as a critical growth driver?

Speakers:

  • Luis Neves, CEO, GeSI
  • Tim Hatt, Head of Research, GSMA Intelligence
  • Ariane Bucaille, Global TMT Industry Leader, Deloitte
  • Nicholas Wyver, Sustainability and Climate Lead TMT, Deloitte

How can you unlock more value with Cloud, AI, and 5G? The answer is Cyber.

When: Wednesday, 1 March | 16:00 CET
Location: Virtual

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Cyber will be integral to companies’ digital priorities—and those priorities are shifting.  Find out which tech cracked the Top 5 list this year. 

Join Deloitte's LinkedIn Live event on 1 March at Mobile World Congress to hear more about the 2023 Global Future of Cyber Survey. Learn how Cyber has increased impact on businesses today.

Speakers:

  • Frederico Mendes Macias, Deloitte Global Cyber TMT Leader
  • Elisabete Maria Pereira, Manager, Deloitte Consulting

It’s time to #ChangeTheFace of Tech

When: Tuesday, 28 February | 22:00 CET
Location: Virtual

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Overview:

Ready to accelerate and support a diverse and inclusive workforce, along with making technology accessible for all?

Please join Deloitte and #ChangeTheFace Alliance members for a discussion exploring industry insights and best practices. 

Speakers:

  • Ana Paula Assis, Chair and General Manager, IBM EMEA
  • Ariane Bucaille, Deloitte Global Technology, Media & Telecom Industry Leader 
  • Åsa Tamsons, Senior Vice President and Head of Business Area Technologies & New Businesses, Ericsson
  • Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Secretary General, ITU
  • Jolyon Barker, Deloitte Global Insights and Client Experience Leader
  • Serpil Timuray, CEO Europe Cluster, Vodafone

Neutral host innovation and collaboration using shared spectrum

When: Tuesday, 28 February | 14:00 CET
Location: Virtual

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Deloitte is pleased to host a panel of industry leaders from our partners: Meta, Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile to discuss innovation and collaboration on a new approach for in-building mobile coverage using shared spectrum.

Speakers:

  • Rahul Bajpai, US 5G/Edge Practice Leader, Principal - Deloitte
  • Joel Lindholm, (Moderator), Head of Innovation TechOps - Meta
  • Suja John, Vice President, Global Intercarrier & Private Networks - AT&T
  • Jake Kornblatt, Managing Director, Global Systems Integrators & Hyperscalers - Verizon
  • Chris Melus, Vice President, Product Development - T-Mobile
  • Heather Marquez, Executive Manager, Global Technical Operations - Meta
  • Dave Whetstone, Head of Telco Strategic Alliances, North America - Meta

Past, present, and future: Three exciting trends to explore from MWC 2023

When: Thursday, 2 March | 13:00 CET
Location: Virtual

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Overview:

Join Ilicco Elia, Head of Mobile at Deloitte Digital UK and Sean Ginevan, Head of Global Strategy for Android Enterprise at Google as they share their observations on the latest developments at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Gain insights into three essential trends where mobile technologies can help pave the way for the future of your business.

Speakers:

  • Ilicco Elia, Head of Mobile at Deloitte Digital UK 
  • Sean Ginevan, Head of Global Strategy for Android Enterprise at Google

TECH FOR GOOD | Advanced and smart energy? Yes, connected in the Cloud.

When: Wednesday, 1 March | 21:30 CET
Location: Virtual

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Introducing: Connected Energy Services - A new relationship model with energy customers based on IoT and AI in the Cloud.

Speakers:

  • Suzana Curic, Head of Enterprise, Amazon Web Services Iberia
  • Carlos Pascual López, Energy Transition and Smart Energy Director, Iberdola
  • Gillian Crossan, Global Technology Leader, Deloitte
  • Alfons Buxó, Global Cloud Leader, Deloitte

What does it take to run a metaverse? Computation. Connectivity. Software.

When: Monday, 27 February | 12:45 CET
Location: Virtual
 
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Overview:

Companies around the world are contemplating how the metaverse can help to shape the future. While gaming and entertainment companies have turned their focus towards building interactive and immersive experiences, other enterprises are using the metaverse to maximize collaboration and encourage data-driven autonomy. We've been working toward this digital world for decades, but what do companies need to do to fully take advantage of this technology?

Hear Paul Silverglate, US Technology sector leader, Deloitte & Touche LLP, and Jana Arbanas, US Telecommunications, Media & Entertainment sector leader, Deloitte LLP, explore what may be required to deliver more robust metaverse capabilities and experiences.

Speakers:

  • Jana Arbanas, US Telecommunications, Media & Entertainment sector leader, Deloitte LLP
  • Paul Silverglate, US Technology sector leader, Deloitte & Touche LLP 

Deloitte on the Mobile World Congress Program

Digital Empathy: Immersive storytelling to amplify marginalized voices

When: Wednesday, 1 March | 15:00 – 15:15 CET
Location: Agora Stage, Hall 8.1
 

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Speakers:

  • Lisa Smith, Partner and Inclusion Lead, Deloitte

From metaverse to matterverse, how to do it right?

When: Monday, 27 February | 13:15 – 14:15 CET
Location: MWC Stage C, Hall 6


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Overview:

The metaverse has been exercising our imaginations since Neal Stephenson introduced the concept in his 1992 cyberpunk novel Snow Crash. From the replica of the whole production line in the digital factories environment to virtual office and VR training, from immersive gaming experience to purchasing and owning digital assets in the virtual world—it’s time to dive into the detail. With metaverse’s potential to transform the way human work, play and interact, many companies in different verticals have dipped their toes, or completely immersed themselves in the metaverse concept.

In this session, we will explore the metaverse’s impact on the business world with some early-stage user cases, discover what’s possible now and what’s to come. We’ll also put a spotlight on how business leaders should evolve their strategies and proceed as the metaverse prepares to make its grand enterprise and industrial entrance.

Session moderator:

  • Dr. Jeremy Silver, CEO, Digital Catapult

Speakers:

  • Frances Yu, Unlimited Reality Practice Lead, Deloitte
  • Vasishta, SVP Telecom, NVIDIA
  • Jan Junker, EVP Solution Sales & Delivery, TeamViewer
  • Francisco Valera, VP, Telco Ecosystem Partnerships, Meta
  • Alexandra Foster, Director, Division X, BT
  • Pete Dadeko, Director, Teams Product Marketing, Microsoft

FWA: The real 5G success story

When: Monday, 27 February | 11:00 – 11:45 CET
Location: MWC Stage B, Hall 6
 
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Overview:

Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) has proven to be the most successful 5G use case with FWA connections set to more than double by 2027. From enabling connectivity efficiently in underserved areas, generating additional revenue streams for operators to facilitating IoT use cases, FWA has steadily become a key 5G driver. Join us in conversation as we explore the reasons behind the FWA momentum, future deployment plans and the roadmap towards unleashing its full potential. 

Session moderator:

Paul Lee, Global Head of TMT Research, Deloitte

Speakers:

  • Karen Egan , Lead Mobile Analyst, Enders
  • Rick Chandler , VP, Consumer Product Management, High Speed Internet, T-Mobile 
  • Khalid Murshed, CTIO, etisalat by e&
  • Elisabetta Romano , Chief Network Operation & Wholesale Officer, TIM
  • Christoffer von Schantz, Head of Broadband & TV, DNA Oyj
  • Li Peng, Member of the Supervisory Board & President, Carrier BG, Huawei

Natural intelligence: Can AI really think for itself?

When: Tuesday, 28 February | 14:45 – 15:45 CET
Location: MWC Stage C, Hall 6

 

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Overview:


Back in 1950, the Turing Test was proposed to test a machine's ability to exhibit intelligent behaviour equivalent to, or indistinguishable from, that of a human. Since then, both AI and machine learning have come a long way, but can a machine REALLY think for itself? What are the potential applications and challenges that this brings us today? Can it aid our fight against climate change, improve manufacturing processes or enhance customer experiences? How can it do this ethically and securely? Join us to hear more about where Al and Machine learning can take us.

Session moderator:

Daniel Beazer, Senior Analyst, Analysys Mason

Speakers:

  • Cristina Rodriguez, VP, Network & Edge Group & GM, Wireless Access Network Division, Intel
  • Nukhet Kayahan, Senior Cloud Solutions Architect, Microsoft
  • David Shepherd, VP, Ivanti
  • Gopal Srinivasan, Partner, Deloitte
  • Sumit Chauhan, COO & Co-Founder, CerebrumX
  • Mike Short, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department for International Trade
  • Roger Frigola, Optimization Engineer, Emirates Team New Zealand (America's Cup)
  • Elena Marinova, President & Chair of the Board of Directors, Musala Soft

Navigate the winds of change

When: Monday, 27 February | 15:40 – 16:50 CET
Location: Sky Room, Hall 8.1
 
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Overview:

The finance industry has been transformed dramatically by fintech—and in so doing, accelerated a diversity of questions. What megatrends should we expect with the advance of AI/ML, and with the new hype around Web3 and metaverse? Where are the new markets, opportunities and challenges? Can we integrate the digital world with traditional banking to develop an inclusive fintech for all? How can organizations identify certainties in turbulent times?

Get up to speed on these five fundamental topics:

  • Convergence between traditional banking and fintech
  • Startups: from competition to cooperation
  • Emerging global trends & investment opportunities
  • Inclusive fintech solution for all?
  • Decrypting the next gold rush in Fintech

Session moderator:

  • Michael Tang, Chief Ecosystem Officer, Global Financial Services, Deloitte
  • Damien Balsan, Co-Founder General Partner, Conexo Ventures

Speakers:

  • Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President and CEO, Women’s World Banking
  • Benoit Menardo, Co-Founder, Payflow
  • Philippe Gelis, CEO and Co-founder, Kantox
  • Li Zhixian, Senior Director, Alipay+ Payment Tech Services, Ant Group
  • Marta Echarri, General Manager for Spain & Portugal, N26
  • Carles Marcos i Guàrdia, Country Manager for Spain, Qonto
  • Jennifer Christoph, Director of Product, N26

Find us

You can find Deloitte at 4D60 in Hall 4, near the keynote stage + Industry City and at 8.1C11 in Hall 8 - 4YFN.

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