I attended three days of the GSMA Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona between 27th February and 2nd March, 2017. The main theme of the event was the “Next element”, a concept encapsulating the role that mobile technology has in powering the 4th industrial revolution. An ambitious and impressive theme, to say the least!
This is very much part of an ongoing trend. Whereas traditionally, the MWC used to focus only on developments in the Telecom- and Mobile Hardware Industry, the latest few editions have had a much broader scope. This year’s event offered a diverse collection of keynotes, deep dives, networking sessions as well as a number of very impressive show cases by the many exhibitors in the conference halls. It also had some of the industry’s biggest leaders, innovators and thinkers coming together to explore how mobile technology is going to be the driving force behind many upcoming innovations. A number of predictions were made- not only about the Telecom Industry but also about how innovations would impact our societies in the years to come. [...]
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