The 2009 GSMA Mobile World Congress “combines the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry with a stimulating and insightful congress that brings together prominent leaders and personalities from mobile operators and equipment vendors, as well as Internet and entertainment professionals.” The Congress is expected to attract approximately 50,000 attendees from around the world for this 4-day event in Barcelona, Spain.
The Congress will also unveil the hottest trends in mobile communications and help define the industry’s path to continued growth. According to the conference agenda, there are three sessions that will address the social and developmental aspect of mobile technology, notably:
From E-Government to M-Government – the Public Sector Opportunity
The positive impact of mobile can be seen across all aspects of our modern society. This is never more evident than within the public sector. Government is an established and recognised practice and has revolutionalised the way that local and central government organisations work. This session will bring together academics, analysts, government professionals together with representatives of the mobile value chain to:
- Demonstrate how mobile technology is improving public sector activities
- Highlight the business opportunities and challenges for the mobile industry
- Showcase the latest developments, ideas and applications with the field of Government
Developing to Developed – Innovation in Mobile Healthcare
The positive impact of mobile healthcare has attracted the attention of government and economic forums from across the globe. Mobilising key services and services and applications has led to cost reduction and increased efficiency within the healthcare sector. In the developing markets mobility has increased access to healthcare services and increased life expectancy and quality. During this session high-level speakers from global mobile operators, vendors, international foundations and economic forums will join together to discuss the latest developments, growth areas and technological advancements within the sector. The session will start with the exclusive announcement of a global m-health initiative.
Green – Driving a Sustainable Industry
The mobile industry is leading the way in the creation and use of green power initiatives. In the current economic climate this is about more than altruism and can realise significant cost savings. This session will feature high-level operator & vendor speakers who are leading in the green space. Panel debates and presentations will provide valuable learnings and case study examples of the ways in which companies from across our industry are reducing their impact on the environment whilst dramatically cutting costs.
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