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Final Agenda Confirmed for GSMA Mobility Live! – North America


The GSMA and the Metro Atlanta Chamber have today confirmed the final agenda for the ‘GSMA Mobility Live! – North America’ conference being held next week (1-2 November 2016) in Atlanta. More than 90 senior executives representing over 70 companies will feature across the two-day conference programme, which will cover topics such as 5G, connected cars, cyber security, digital health, fintech, the Internet of Things and augmented reality.

“We are looking forward to bringing the mobile world to Atlanta next week, for a stimulating event that will highlight North America’s role in pioneering the next generation of mobile services and technologies,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer at the GSMA. “The world-class speaker line-up features leading executives from both the mobile ecosystem and from vertical industries that are being transformed by mobile such as automotive, consumer goods, leisure and sports.”

“With the presence of so many Fortune 500/1000 companies in metro Atlanta, we are pleased to host this dynamic event and to share the abundance of knowledge those company executives are bringing to the GSMA Mobility Live! – North America audience,” said David Hartnett, Chief Economic Development Officer of the Metro Atlanta Chamber. “Partnering with GSMA offers us the opportunity to highlight metro Atlanta’s significant role in the future of the mobile ecosystem in our region and beyond.”

There are four keynote sessions on the conference programme:

Keynote 1: The State of the Industry (Tuesday: 09:00 – 10:15 EST)

The event’s opening keynote will explore the role of today’s mobile industry in driving technology innovation and transforming the lives of consumers and businesses. Speakers include:

  • Glenn Lurie, President and CEO, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Operations, AT&T
  • John Dwyer, President, Cricket Wireless
  • Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA
  • Hala Moddelmog, President and CEO, Metro Atlanta Chamber

Keynote 2: Media & Content (Tuesday: 10:45 – 12:00 EST)

At a time of major disruption across the entire content value chain, this session will debate how mobile devices and connectivity is unlocking new opportunities in entertainment and interaction. Speakers include:

  • Michael Archer, Chief Strategist, Akamai
  • Allie Kline, CMO, AOL
  • Glenn Lurie, President and CEO, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Operations, AT&T
  • Gregory Lee, President and CEO, Samsung Electronics North America
  • Jeremy Legg, CTO, Turner

Keynote 3: Connected Stadiums (Tuesday: 16:30 – 17:15 EST)

A session dedicated to the evolution of sports stadiums, which are responsible for delivering some of today’s most innovative consumer mobile experiences. Speakers include:

  • Steve Cannon, CEO, AMB Group
  • Jared Miller, CTO, AMB Sports & Entertainment

Keynote 4 (Wednesday: 09.15 – 10.30 EST)

This session focuses on a wide range of topics, including Atlanta’s flourishing tech scene; the importance of collaboration within the ecosystem; and how connectivity is transforming the fan experience at the Philips Arena, home of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks. Speakers include:

  • Peter Sorckoff, Chief Creative Officer, EVP Brand and Innovation, Atlanta Hawks and Philips Arena
  • Doug Lodder, SVP, Business Development, Boingo Wireless
  • Jane Schachtel, Global Head of Technology and Telco Strategy, Facebook
  • Alan Dabbiere, Founder and Former Chairman, AirWatch; Chairman, Wandering Wifi

The full conference agenda and complete list of speakers is available at .

Alongside the conference programme, the ‘Showcase’ area offers interactive demonstrations and expert discussions from GSMA programmes and GSMA Mobility Live! sponsors. Among the demonstrations, the GSMA Connected Living programme will highlight how US operators will scale the IoT with licensed low-power wide area networks.

Sponsors and partners for the event include AT&T (Platinum Sponsor); Weather Channel (Gold Sponsor); Huawei (Global Industry Supporter); Gemalto (Registration Sponsor); and Flex, Home Depot, Perficient (formerly BlueTube), SAP, Sequans Communications, Syniverse and VMware AirWatch (Silver Sponsors).

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. Registration for GSMA Mobility Live! – North America is open at

Follow the latest developments and updates on Twitter, using the #GSMAMOBILITYLIVE hashtag or following @GSMA, on Facebook at 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.

For more information, visit Twitter: @atlchamber

Contact information

For the GSMA:
Eden Haile
Charlie Meredith-Hardy
GSMA Press Office
For the Metro Atlanta Chamber:
Jennifer M. Spann

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