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MWC GSMA 2024: RoadMap For Telecom Businesses


MWC GSMA 2024: RoadMap for Telcos

 

Large conferences such as MWC GSMA often overwhelm attendees amidst the numerous valuable sessions, networking opportunities, and work-related activities. For many business leaders, this leads to a mix of emotions, ranging from excitement about the event to a sense of chronic fatigue. 

If you're curious about making your upcoming MWC GSMA Conference experience more comprehensive and gaining valuable insights tailored to telecommunications professionals, you may find our roadmap helpful. Keep reading for more details.


How to Attend Large Conferences Effectively: Best Practices & Rules 

Pre-conference Preparation

  • Research the event: Understand the conference agenda, speakers, and exhibitors.

  • Set clear objectives: Define your goals for attending, whether it's networking, learning, or finding potential clients or partners.

  • Plan your schedule: Create a personalised agenda of sessions, workshops, and meetings you want to attend.

Networking

  • Bring plenty of business cards: Exchange contact information with fellow attendees.

  • Engage on social media: Follow conference-related hashtags and engage in discussions before, during, and after the event.

  • Attend networking events: Participate in receptions, breakfasts, and social gatherings to connect with like-minded individuals.


Technology and Materials

  • Charge your devices: Ensure your phone, tablet, and laptop are fully charged to stay connected and take notes.

  • Bring a power bank: In case charging outlets are limited or unavailable.

  • Take notes: Carry a notebook or use note-taking apps to jot down key insights and contacts.

  • Download conference apps: Many events have dedicated apps for schedules, maps, and networking.

Maximising Sessions

  • Arrive early: Secure a good seat and network with other early birds.

  • Ask questions: Engage with speakers during Q&A sessions to deepen your understanding.

  • Take breaks: Don't overextend yourself; breaks allow time for networking and reflection.

  • Attend diverse sessions: Explore various topics to gain a broader perspective.

Self-care

  • Stay hydrated and nourished: Conferences can be physically demanding, so take care of your health.

  • Manage your time wisely: Avoid overloading your schedule and give yourself time to relax.

  • Get enough rest: Ensure you're well-rested to stay attentive and energised throughout the event.

Post-conference Follow-up

  • Organise your contacts: Enter new connections into your contact list and CRM system.

  • Send personalised follow-up emails: Reconnect with those you met, mentioning your conversation and expressing interest in future collaboration.

  • Reflect and act: Review your notes, set action items, and implement what you learned into your work or business.


MWC GSMA 2024: Check-List of Sessions to Attend

If you've already secured your coveted tickets for MWC GSMA 2024, it's important to remember that this is a four-day event with more than 70 daily sessions. To ensure your business trip is productive, your first step should be to create a customised agenda. Here are the top 10 summits & sessions that our XME.digital team recommends: 

Day 1 - Monday, 26 February, 2024

5.5G Core Summit

The theme of the 5.5G Core Summit is "5.5G Core, Intelligence lights up the world".The main topics of the summit include:

  • 5.5G Core Industry Development Trend

  • Intelligent Operation Based on Differentiated Experience

  • 5.5G Core-Oriented Network Evolution

  • Experience Operation Innovation Practice

  • Construction Practice of Voice Infrastructure Network

  • Practices of High-Stability Networks Based On Intelligent O&M

  • Network Automation Maximises O&M Efficiency

When: 10:30 - 12:35 CET

Location: CC3.13

Notes: Invitation required 

Leveraging Big Data for 5G Monetization 

The rollout of 5G has seen both a rise in IoT applications and a colossal increase of data This does however come with challenges such as legitimate data harvesting and storage, privacy regulations, and antitrust. So, how can telcos and organisations monetize the data they hold whilst building trust with consumers? Visit a session to explore! 

When: 13:05 - 14:15 CET

Location: MWC Stage A

Harnessing Gen AI at Telco Scale 

Accenture’s Chief AI Officer, Lan Guan, together with Telco industry leaders will discuss their forward-thinking vision and current action plans for scaling generative AI for the telecom industry and distil themes from their long standing partnership. Learn how mastering foundation models, data, people and a holistic perspective on value (including responsible AI strategy) enables experimentation, implementation and integration of AI as a strategic business differentiator.

When: 14:30 - 15:00 CET

Location: MWC Broadcast Stage

Notes: Pre-registered & approved have priority

Mark your calendar to visit these events!

Title

When

Location

5.5G Core Summit

10:30 - 12:35 CET

CC3.13

Leveraging Big Data for 5G Monetization 

13:05 - 14:15 CET

MWC Stage A

Harnessing Gen AI at Telco Scale 

14:30 - 15:00 CET

MWC Broadcast Stage

Day 2 - Tuesday, 27 February, 2024

Telecom Executive Roundtable: What Is the Role of Telecom in Today’s Data Economy? 

Join the roundtable to discuss what the role of the Telecom Service Provider in the new data economy is and what new data monetization opportunities will open up for Operators who are willing to lead. Supporting topics for discussion will also include:  

  • Navigating industry & technology headwinds and tailwinds. 

  • The critical role of AI in the current & future Telecom data economy.  

  • Supercharging data collaboration – key learnings from Telecom Operators. 

  • Data & application monetization strategies.  

  • Intent based data privacy & security. 

  • The ecosystem as an innovation engine

  • Building a data-driven foundation for 6G and beyond. 

  • Navigating Industry regulation and compliance.  

When: 09:00 - 11:00 CET

Location: MWC Roundtable Room 1, North Protocol Rooms

Notes: Invitation required 

5G Advanced: Completing the Enterprise Opportunity

5G has accomplished a great deal in the consumer market but only now is turning its hand to the business of enterprise. To capture long term value for enterprises, industries need to combine partnerships along with advanced cloud-first technology, such as API integration and automation. Join the session to get insights on today’s 5G network architecture, and how enterprises can harness the power of 5G Advanced to scale operations, improve productivity, and deliver new services. 

When: 11:00 - 11:45 CET

Location: MWC Stage A

Security Summit - Strengthening Mobile Ecosystem Security 

Get a critical overview of telecommunications' significant role in the security ecosystem today, as well as mitigation strategies for current and evolving threats to mobile networks. This summit allows you to evaluate the interdependence of network security and fraud prevention for consumers and operators.

When: 15:00 - 18:15 CET

Location: MWC Stage C

Notes: Pre-registered & approved have priority

Include these summits and sessions into your agenda!

Title

When

Location

Telecom Executive Roundtable: What Is the Role of Telecom in Today’s Data Economy? 

09:00 - 11:00 CET

MWC Roundtable Room 1, North Protocol Rooms

5G Advanced: Completing the Enterprise Opportunity

11:00 - 11:45 CET

MWC Stage A

Security Summit - Strengthening Mobile Ecosystem Security 

15:00 - 18:15 CET

MWC Stage C

Day 3 - Wednesday, 28 February, 2024

Convergence of 5G & AI at the Edge 

5G and Edge Computing: two transformative technologies with the ability to increase speed and reduce latency, but add Artificial Intelligence into the mix and you have a convergence of technologies that could really drive innovation and unlock astonishing possibilities. This session helps you explore its potential to deliver real-world use cases and intelligent applications.

When: 11:00 - 11:45 CET

Location: MWC Stage A

5G vs.WI-FI: What Do We Actually Need For Scalable, Real Private Wireless? 

Essential digital transformation in Industry 4.0 greatly depends on robust, reliable and secure wireless connectivity. As the need for always-on connectivity is at an all-time high, how do you decide which technology is best suited? Or is the best approach to mix and match 5G and Wi-Fi to fully reap the benefits of secure, seamless connectivity without any service gaps? Visit the session to get the answers. 

When: 13:15 - 14:15 CET

Location: MWC Stage A

MVNO Summit

The surge in global mobile users, coupled with a rising appetite for data services, serves as a catalyst propelling the expansion of the MVNO market. Factors such as the integration of mobile money, cloud services, and the proliferation of IoT applications further contribute to the sector's momentum. Join the summit to get insights from trailblazing MVNOs, exploring their adoption of innovative business models and strategies for commercial sustainability. 

When: 16:00 - 18:30 CET

Location: Partner Theatre 4

Notes: Pre-registered & approved have priority

Save your spot to join these events!

Title

When

Location

Convergence of 5G & AI at the Edge 

11:00 - 11:45 CET

MWC Stage A

5G vs.WI-FI: What Do We Actually Need For Scalable, Real Private Wireless? 

13:15 - 14:15 CET

MWC Stage A

MVNO Summit

16:00 - 18:30 CET

Partner Theatre 4

Day 4 - Thursday, 29 February, 2024

Innovative Optical and Wireless Network (IOWN) for the Evolution of Mobile Networks

IOWN Global Forum has been working to define Open All Photonics Networks (Open APN), which is an optical circuit-switched network that can be used for the closer integration of optical transport and radio access or disaggregated computing systems. In this session, IOWN Global Forum's technical leaders will present an overview of IOWN Global Forum's Open APN and explain how this new network will contribute to the evolution of radio access networks (RANs) and multi-access edge computing (MEC.)

When: 10:00 - 11:30 CET

Location: Partner Theatre 6

Notes: Pre-registered & approved have priority

Excited about the upcoming MWC GSMA 2024? So we are! How about meeting there to discuss your digital transformation journey and explore the ways to enhance it?

Save your spot and see you there!



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