‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ Comes into Spotlight at Mobile World Congress

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If you’ve read some of my previous posts, you know that Mobile World Congress is one of my favorite times of the year. This year’s show was no different, with a theme that featured “The Next Element” and how mobile has become a force that is elemental to our everyday lives.

At the show, I addressed this theme when I had the privilege of moderating  the Keynote 8 session, “The Fourth Industrial Revolution,” with a distinguished panel that included Her Excellency Aisha Bin Bishr, Ph.D., Director General, Smart Dubai; Allison Kirkby, President and CEO, Tele2; Bob Moritz, Global Chairman, PricewaterhouseCoopers; and Rajeev Sur, President and CEO, Nokia. Together we  explored the new industrial revolution now taking shape and the pivotal role that mobile is playing in this, especially in relation to realizing the potential of new technologies like artificial intelligence and the internet of things.

The video segments from “The Fourth Industrial Revolution” have just been made available, and I invite you to check out some of the highlights from them below. It was fascinating to discuss where this revolution will take us, and Syniverse is excited to be playing a key role in advancing it.

Keynote 8: The Fourth Industrial Revolution – Introduction


Keynote 8: The Fourth Industrial Revolution – Rajeev Suri, Nokia

Keynote 8: The Fourth Industrial Revolution – Bob Moritz, PwC

Keynote 8: The Fourth Industrial Revolution – Her Excellency Aisha Butti bin Bishr, Ph.D., Smart Dubai

Keynote 8: The Fourth Industrial Revolution – Allison Kirkby, Tele2


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As Chief Marketing Officer and Chief of Staff, Mary Clark leads Syniverse’s corporate communications, branding, strategic events and industry relations, as well as cross-functional alignment across the business. Previously, she served as Senior Vice President of Next-Generation Roaming Services and Standards, and, prior to that, Senior Vice President of Roaming. In these roles, Ms. Clark spearheaded new product introductions in Syniverse’s real-time intelligence and strategic consulting services, defined Syniverse’s LTE strategy from concept to product introduction, and played a strategic leadership role in Syniverse’s acquisition of MACH. Prior to joining Syniverse, in a career in mobile that has spanned more than 20 years, she held several executive-level positions at MACH, CTIA-The Wireless Association, Cibernet and Cellular One. Within the mobile industry, Ms. Clark is an Associate Director for the Competitive Carriers Association and also serves on the CMO Council North America Advisory Board. She also speaks frequently on industry topics and has presented at such conferences as Mobile World Congress, and her insights have been featured in such publications as Global Telecoms Business. Among her many accolades, Ms. Clark most recently was named to the National Diversity Council’s 2016 “Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology” list and Mobile Marketer’s “Mobile Women to Watch 2016” list. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications from the University of Delaware.

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