World Mobile Congress and 4YFN Week


Mobile World Congress (MWC) week is just around the corner! From February 26 to March 1, tech giants will be exhibiting new and exciting products and hosting numerous conferences, workshops, and keynote presentations at MWC. From February 26 to 28, 4 Years From Now (4YFN) will also be alongside MWC showcasing startups with opportunities for startups, investors and corporations to connect.

We wanted to provide you with some of this year’s topics and trends that will be featured at MWC and 4YFN. This year’s hot topics and themes include disruption and innovation in Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, virtual reality, net neutrality, and conscious leadership! Below are some of our must-see themes and speakers:


  1. Conscious Leadership: How To Embody Conscious Leadership & Embrace Diversity To Get Results

   Speakers: Kim Arazi from IN3 and Mariana Lucia Marquez from Metaspeech

   Time: Wednesday, Feb. 28, 13:00 – 14:00

   Location: Hall M8 – Fira Montjuic, Workshop 02


  1. AI Ethics

  Speakers: Rob High from IBM Watson, Aurélie Pols from OX3 Analytics, and Clara Neppel from IEEE

  Time: Monday, Feb. 26, 13:30 – 14:30

  Location: Hall 4, Auditorium 4


  1. Women in Tech: How To Implement Gender Diversity and Equality in the Tech Sector

  Speaker: Sasha Twining from the BBC

  Time: Monday, Feb. 26, 12:45 – 13:15

  Location: Congress Square, Broadcast Village


  1. State Of The Crypto, Token And Blockchain Market

  Speakers: Brendan Eich from Brave Software, Julio Faura from Banco Santander, Richard Muirhead from Fabric Ventures, Henok    Tekle from Alphachain, and Carlos Domingo from SPICE VC and Securitize

  Time: Monday, Feb. 26, 15:00 – 16:00

  Location: Hall M*, Fira Montjuic, Banco Sabadell Stage


  1. Is a Cashless Society on the Horizon?

  Speakers: Jeffrey Bower from Bower & Partners Consulting Services, David Parker from Polymath Consulting, Meredith Spatz from  Citigroup Inc., Jit Bhattacharya from Fenix International, Andi Dervishi from IFC, Rachel Balsham from MFS Africa, Anne Boden from    Starling Bank, Mike Tuckett from Transport for London, and Bill Gajda from Visa Inc.

  Time: Tuesday, Feb. 27, 14:00 – 15:00

  Location: Hall 4, Auditorium 3


  1. Virtual Reality in Education

  Speaker: Bum Jun Lee, CEO of Fairip

  Time: Wednesday, Feb. 28, 13:00 – 13:20

  Location: Hall M*, Fira Montjuic, Airbus Stage


  1. Local Heroes (100% Green electric company that provides with fair and transparent bills)

  Speaker: Carlota Pi from Holaluz

  Time: Monday, Feb. 26, 17:00 – 17:30

  Location: Hall M8, Fira Montjuic, Nestlé Stage


  1. Emerging Trends in Cybersecurity

  Speakers: Liz Fleming and Nico Goulet from Adara Ventures, Carles Solé from CaixaBank, David Barroso from CounterCraft, and  Karel Obluk from Evolution Equity

  Time: Tuesday, Feb. 27, 15:20 – 16:00

  Location: Hall M8, Fira Montjuic, Banco Sabadell Stage


  1. Digital Innovations and Humanitarianism

  Speakers: Kyla Reid from GSMA, Rachel Way from Ignitia AB, Nick Sparks from Pawame Limited, Alastair Westgarth from Project    Loon, Google X, Aysem Ertopuz from Turkcell, Magdalena Banasiak from UK DFID, Joakim Reiter from Vodaphone Group Services    Ltd., Robert Opp from the World Food Programme, and Yazen Altimimi from ZainCash Iraq

  Time: Wednesday, Feb. 28, 14:30 – 16:00

  Location: CC1 Room 1.5


  1. Leading and Disrupting

  Speaker: Andrew Bolwell from HP Tech Ventures

  Time: Tuesday, Feb. 27, 12:30 – 13:00

  Location: Hall M*, Fira Montjuic, Banco Sabadell Stage


  1. The Positive Impacts of Technology in Overcoming Global Challenges

  Speaker: David Tennenhouse from VMware

  Time: Tuesday, Feb. 27, 11:00 – 11:30

  Location: Hall M8, Fira Montjuic, Nestlé Stage


We will also be hosting a networking event for Tech Tribe on Wednesday, February 28 at the

Barceló Raval from 19:00 – 00:00. For more information, check out the link below!


We are looking forward to attending MWC and 4YFN from February 26 to March 1 here in Barcelona! See you all there!


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