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Mobile World Congress key note speakers announced

GSMA organisers of the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona has released details of the companies attending and the people making key note speeches at the industry event that announces the mobile devices for the rest of the year.

The GSMA has unveiled the CEOs of eBay, Electronic Arts, Google, Interpublic Group, Nokia and Vodafone will be making keynote speeches at the GSMA Mobile World Congress, which will be held 27th February – 1st March 2012 at the Fira de Barcelona Montjuic in Barcelona.

Confirmed Mobile World Congress keynote speakers include, John Donahoe, President and CEO, eBay, John Riccitiello, CEO, Electronic Arts, Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google, Michael Roth, Chairman and CEO, Interpublic Group, Stephen Elop, President and CEO, Nokia and Vittorio Colao, Chief Executive, Vodafone

These names now join Ben Verwaayen, CEO, Alcatel-Lucent, Ralph de la Vega, President and CEO - AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets, AT&T, Sunil Mittal, CEO and MD, Bharti Airtel, René Obermann, CEO, Deutsche Telekom, Hans Vestberg, President and CEO, Ericsson, Peter Chou, CEO, HTC, Ryuji Yamada, President and CEO, NTT DOCOMO, Franco Bernabé, Chairman and CEO, Telecom Italia Group and Jon Fredrik Baksaas, President and CEO, Telenor Group.

The CEOs will be covering areas such as mobile operator strategies in developed and developing markets, cloud computing, connected consumers, mobile money, mobile OS and applications and next-generation networks and technologies.

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