MWC Los Angeles 2021, in Partnership with CTIA, Announces Event Highlights

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25 October 2021, Los Angeles: The GSMA announced details for MWC Los Angeles 2021, including event highlights and keynote speakers. In partnership with the CTIA, the theme of this year’s event is Connected Impact. The program will explore the technologies shaping our world: the 5G Era, IoT Connectivity, Telco Cloud and, Disruptive Innovation. Registration is now open.

Industry-leading brands, policymakers, investors, telecom operators and, more will come together at this must-attend industry event to encourage thought leadership, discover ground-breaking innovations, and connect with the ecosystems decision-makers. GSMA also announces that IBM will join long-time GSMA members, T-Mobile, and Verizon, as a lead event sponsor and the official Event Network Automation Partner. T-Mobile will be the official Event Mobile Partner and, Verizon will be the official Event 5G Partner.

“We are thrilled to build on the success of our 2021 Shanghai and Barcelona events. I think the program brings together some of the brightest minds in mobile technology in the Americas,” said John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA Ltd. “Circumstances over the last year and a half have proven that connectivity is more important than ever. MWC Los Angeles provides a valuable opportunity for attendees to reconnect, rebuild and reimagine – in-person – how the industry can work together to create a more connected world.”

MWC Los Angeles 2021 Conference

The MWC Los Angeles conference program will include compelling keynotes from CEOs, thought leaders, and world-class exhibitors from the mobile ecosystem and adjacent industry sectors. Over 250 companies will participate, including Accenture, Amazon Web Services, AMD, Amdocs, Boingo Wireless, Cisco Systems, Dell Technologies, Etisalat, Facebook, Kyndryl, IBM, Intel, JMA Wireless, Mavenir, Mobileum, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Ooredoo, Palo Alto Networks, Parallel Wireless, Qualcomm, Red Hat, Samsung Electronics, ServiceNow, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Vodafone Business among others.

The event will also feature focused deep-dive summits including “Edge Summit” sponsored by Intel, “eSIM Summit” sponsored by KORE, Kigen, Valid, LotusFlare and Thales and “OpenRAN” sponsored by Parallel Wireless and Mavenir. In addition, DASpedia will co-locate their 5G Congress PropTech conference with MWCLA21. CTIA will again host its “Everything Policy” track, bringing U.S. policymakers and key wireless industry stakeholders together to discuss trends and developments in government and public policy.

GSMA’s multi-layered health and safety plan, Committed Community, means the global mobile ecosystem can come together safely for networking, collaborating, and deal-making.

Keynotes Speakers & Thought Leaders

The global leaders who will keynote as part of MWC Los Angeles’ conference program include:

David Christopher, Executive Vice President and General Manager, AT&T
Mike Finley, CEO, Boingo
Mike Pollitt, CSO, Boston Dynamics
Meredith Attwell Baker, President and CEO, CTIA
Mats Granryd, Director General, GSMA
Rob High, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, IBM Edge Computing
Romil Bahl, President and Chief Executive Officer, KORE
Gillian Zucker, President of Business Operations, LA Clippers
Erik Greupner, CEO, San Diego Padres
Neville R. Ray, President of Technology, T-Mobile
Sampath Sowmyanarayan, Chief Revenue Officer, Verizon

In addition to the keynote program, the MWC Los Angeles conference will offer a series of sessions under four main themes exploring how to unlock the full power of connectivity across industries so that people, industry, and society thrive.

Topic breakouts include:

The 5G Era: mmWave, OpenRAN, v-RAN and CBRS
IoT Connectivity: Connected cities and spaces, Connected industry, and Connected consumer
The Telco Cloud: New business models, Edge, Public cloud, and Network cloudification (SDN, NFV, and 5G-ME)
Disruptive innovation: Future network generations, Inclusivity & ethical technology, Robotics, and Future of healthcare

Over 120 experts and industry leaders are confirmed to speak in the conference sessions represent a wide range of industries, including mobile, robotics, cloud, and sports:

Don McGuire, Chief Marketing Officer, Qualcomm
Lee Klarich, Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer, Palo Alto Networks
James Kimery, Vice President of Marketing, Spirent Communications
Maryam Rofougaran, Co-CEO, COO/Founder, Movandi
Robert Sabastian, Co-Founder, Forward
Biiju Nair, President, Global Connected Living, Assurant
Juho Sarvikas, VP and President, North America, Rakuten Symphony
Katie Duffy, Director, Facebook IQ
Dean Phillips, Worldwide Technical Leader for Automotive, Amazon Web Services

Learn more about the leaders who will guide the conversation on Connected Impact at MWC Los Angeles.

Connected Impact Partners

Our partner events provide thought leadership sessions exploring The 5G Era, IoT Connectivity, Telco Cloud and, Disruptive Innovation. We welcome 6WIND S.A., Accuver, BICS, GetWireless, HCL America’s, Mobileum, Radisys, Siradel, TESSCO, Vodafone Business, and Xilinx.

GSMA Presents a Member-Exclusive Show

The GSMA Wholesale Agreements and Solutions Group (WAS) can enjoy the benefits of a GSMA exclusive show at MWC Los Angeles. The session will present industry insight and impacts on roaming from the present through to the plans. Experts will engage the audience in discussions around the Edge Cloud & Operator Platform, 2G/3G Sunset & VoLTE, 5G & Network Slicing, MIoT, the Billing and Charging Evolution, and Roaming Hubbing.

Get Involved in MWC Los Angeles

The industry will convene from October 26-28 at the Los Angeles Convention Center to create Connected Impact for a thriving society. More information on MWC Los Angeles 2021, including how to attend, exhibit, or sponsor, is available at Follow developments and updates on Twitter @MWCHub using #MWCLA21, on our LinkedIn MWC page and on Facebook at

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IoT For All is creating resources to enable companies of all sizes to leverage IoT. From technical deep-dives, to IoT ecosystem overviews, to evergreen resources, IoT For All is the best place to keep up with what's going on in IoT.