Mobile World Congress: 7 Themes Set For The Masses

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More than 60,000 enterprise mobility professionals will descend on Barcelona, Spain over the final days of February and first days of March for the annual Mobile World Congress event. The weeklong information-sharing congress will dive into how mobility is altering the global business world, and what it means for enterprises and their employees.

Hosted by GSMA, the 2017 event will feature seven key themes across the jam-packed four-day affair, including:

  • Content & Media
  • Consumer IoT
  • The Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • Government & Public Policy
  • Networks
  • Platforms
  • Sustainable Development

Day one of the event will focus on the future of mobility with topics including IoT security, how artificial intelligence plays a role in the business world, and how to keep up with the nonstop pace of digital revolution.

A focus on using cloud in the enterprise will take place on the morning of day two, as IT execs lend their thoughts and insight on the topic representing companies like Cemex, IBM, and Scandinavian Airlines. That same day, analyst Nick McQuire, VP of Enterprise Research at CCS Insight, will moderate a panel about the digital enterprise and its employees.

“The digital transformation affects both employees and the culture and layout of traditionally “offline” businesses,” the MWC website says of the agenda item. “The inevitable shift to online and mobile has created a need for different skillsets within the workforce, different processes and tools for employees to fulfill their responsibilities.”

Of course what would an event in 2017 be without the mention of IoT? Agenda items regarding Internet of Things speckle the event, but on day three a deep dive on Enabling IoT Security will address increased spending in the coming years and best practices for security in IoT deployments.

The event ends on Thursday, March 2 with a hodgepodge of topics that will give attendees a look into the next wave of drones and what 5G Internet speed will do for both consumers and enterprises alike.

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