Ajit Jaokar reports from the Mobile World Congress, which took place on 24-27 February in Barcelona.
Here is my review of the Mobile World Congress. This year, for the first time, I was invited to attend the GSMA Ministerial programme as part of my work in being the co-author for Digital world in 2030 report to be released in the European Parliament on 18 March.
This blog is a personal perspective (i.e. related to the above report – but my own views).
It tracks disruptive trends and I present a perspective / viewpoint on the industry. It is biased towards IOT – which is also a personal focus – especially due to my teaching for ”Big data analytics and algorithms for cities” at the City sciences program for the Technical University of Madrid.
We now live in a mobile first world. I was not carrying a laptop and this single image (Android with Intel inside) – shows us that we are indeed in a Mobile first world
The ‘Mobile first world’ also explains the sheer size of MWC(85,000 attendees – a 20% jump from the previous year) – 45 restaurants – two heliports – 1,700 exhibitors – eight exhibition halls – 240,000 square meters (2.6 million square feet)
If you are not a part of it – you are missing out!
So, here are my perspectives ..