2014 Keynote Speakers

Designed exclusively for mobile industry professionals, the Mobile World Congress programme features CEOs and industry visionaries from around the world.

Mobile World Live Keynotes

The Mobile World Live keynotes once again featured the industry’s leading lights, who shared their visions for the future of mobile technology. These special standalone afternoon sessions are a break from the traditional format, and are the only Mobile World Congress conference sessions to be broadcast over the internet and via Mobile World Live TV.

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Mark is the Founder and CEO of Facebook, which he founded in 2004. Mark is responsible for setting the overall direction and product strategy for the company. He leads the design of Facebook’s service and development of its core technology and infrastructure. Mark studied computer science at Harvard University before moving the company to Palo Alto, California.

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Ginni Rometty is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of IBM. Mrs. Rometty was appointed President and CEO effective January 1, 2012. She became Chairman of the Board of Directors on October 1, 2012.

Mrs. Rometty began her career with IBM in 1981 in Detroit, Michigan. Since then she has held a series of leadership positions in IBM, most recently as Senior Vice President and Group Executive, IBM Sales, Marketing and Strategy. In this role, she was responsible for business results in the 170 global markets in which IBM operates and pioneered IBM’s rapid expansion in the emerging economies of the world. As part of this, she established IBM’s Growth Markets organization, which is expected to contribute as much as 30 percent of IBM revenues by 2015.

Prior to this, Mrs. Rometty served as Senior Vice President, IBM Global Business Services, where she led the successful integration of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting. This acquisition was the largest in professional services history, creating a global team of more than 100,000 business consultants and services experts. In recognition of her leadership in the professional services industry, Mrs. Rometty was honored with the Carl Sloane Award 2006, given by the Association of Management Consulting Firms.

In prior leadership roles, Mrs. Rometty served as general manager of IBM Global Services, Americas, as well as general manager of IBM’s Global Insurance and Financial Services Sector.

Mrs. Rometty serves on the Council on Foreign Relations; the Board of Trustees of Northwestern University; and the Board of Overseers and Board of Managers of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree with high honors in computer science and electrical engineering from Northwestern University.

2014 Keynote Speakers include:

Bob Sell
Group Chief Executive, Communication, Media and Technology
Accenture

Michel Combes
CEO
Alcatel-Lucent

Daniel Hajj
CEO
América Móvil

Jon Matonis
Executive Director & Board Member
Bitcoin Foundation

John Chambers
Chairman & CEO
Cisco

Michael Corbat
CEO
Citigroup

Laetitia Gazel Anthoine
CEO and Founder
Connecthings

Timotheus Höttges
Chief Executive Officer
Deutsche Telekom AG

Ana Maria Llopis
Non-Executive Chairwoman
DIA Group

Joseph Tucci
Chairman & CEO
EMC Corporation

Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar
CEO
Etisalat Group

Mark Zuckerberg
Founder & CEO
Facebook

Stephen T. Odell
President of Europe, Middle East and Africa
Ford Motor Company

Anne Bouverot
Director General
GSMA

Virginia M. Rometty
Chairman, President & CEO
IBM

Ajit Joshi
CEO
Infiniti Retail

Michael Abbott
CEO
Isis

Jahangir Mohammed
Founder & CEO
Jasper Wireless

Sirgoo Lee
Co-CEO
Kakao Corp.

Tadashi Onodera
Chairman
KDDI

John Hering
Co-Founder & CEO
Lookout

Hans-Holger Albrecht
President & CEO
Millicom

Kaoru Kato
President & CEO
NTT Docomo

Lance Howarth
CEO
Raspberry Pi Foundation

Rich Riley
CEO
Shazam Entertainment

Chua Sock Koong
Group CEO
SingTel

Jinwoo So
President & CEO
SK Planet

Michelle Gallen
CEO
Shhmooze

Mats Granryd
President & CEO
Tele2 Group

Jon Fredrik Baksaas
President & CEO
Telenor Group, and Chairman, GSMA

Robert Bakish
President and CEO
Viacom International Media Networks

Jo Lunder
CEO
VimpelCom

Pat Gelsinger
CEO
VMware

Jan Koum
Co-founder & CEO
WhatsApp

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