What Are The Top Tech Influencers Excited To See At MWC19?

ByGary Maidment

February 20, 2019

Gary Maidment

The sun will soon be rising on this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. So, we asked some of Huawei’s key opinion leaders what they’re looking forward to at MWC19. And here’s a quick hint: #5GisOn 😉

Elise Quevedo, Author & Digital Transformation Strategist
“Bottom-line, MWC 2019 is all about emerging technologies and creating the right partnerships for collaboration and success.”  (Watch the video below for more.)

Follow Elise on twitter: @EliseQuevedo

Will Townsend, Senior Analyst, Networking Infrastructure Practice for Moor Insights & Strategy

“2019 will be the year of 5G. I’m looking forward to what MWC has in store for devices, infrastructure, and use cases.”
Follow Will on Twitter: @WillTownTech

Arnold Aranez, Co-Founder of Cendol (Insurtech Startup)

“I’m looking forward to getting up close and personal with the world’s first foldable devices and of course find out more about Huawei’s 5G roadmap.”
Follow Arnold on Twitter: @mr_gadget


Glen Gilmore, Educator, Rutgers University

“As the race for 5G leadership enters hyperdrive and with MWC being a global testing ground for mobile technologies, Huawei, the world’s largest telecommunications company, walks into the arena already having forged 5G partnerships with 30 carriers in Asia and Europe. Spending more money on research and development than even Apple, Huawei has also patented advances in 5G solutions that could improve the technology for everyone. Everyone will be watching Huawei at MWC to see how it leverages its leadership.”
Follow Glen on Twitter: @GlenGilmore

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Jim Harris, Management Consultant, Author & Columnist at i3 magazine

“The most exciting about MWC19 is that we’re on the cusp of the 5G revolution. Depending on which analyst firm you believe, only 2 to 4 million 5G handsets will be sold in 2019. But that will explode to 1.5 billion by 2025 — completely re-invigorating the smartphone and telco ecosystem, while driving the adoption of BILLIONS of IoT devices, and also autonomous vehicles (AVs). 5G will also enable radical new business models — so it will be disruptive to companies that are slow to change, while offering innovative companies and start ups unprecedented opportunity.”
Follow Jim on Twitter: @JimHarris


Sally Eaves, CEO & Founder, Aspirational Futures

“At MWC19, I’m excited to explore advances in 5G connectivity as we move from a period of conceptualization and discussion to tangible and dynamic real-world deployments. Edge computing will also be high on my agenda. Beyond the specific technological developments, I look forward to immersing myself in mobile and infrastructure applications from business applications to societal impacts outcomes, alongside advocating a Digital Inclusion agenda. The country pavilions, engaging conversations, and bleeding-edge startup developments from across the world will naturally be of great interest too – I’m looking forward to actively sharing my perspectives.”
Follow Sally on Twitter: @sallyeaves

Click the link to find out more about what you can expect from Huawei at MWC2019.

And be part of the conversation: What are you excited about in the world of tech? Let us know in the comments selection below.

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Digital Content Manager, Huawei Gary is a tech writer who focuses on ICT industry trends & he also runs this blog.

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