CTIA (The Wireless Association) Hosts 2013 Wireless Communications Conference in Las Vegas

CTIA2013 Conference
CTIA2013 Conference

CTIA is an international nonprofit trade association that has represented the wireless communications industry since 1984.

The CITA2013 Wireless Communications Conference is being held at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV from May 21st through 23rd, 2013. In addition to the exhibitors showcase with more than 150 companies, CTIA2013 features and impressive panel of speakers and guests.

Schedule to attend are:

  • Jose Maria Alvarez-Pallete Lopez, COO Telefonica S.A.
  • Michael Saylor, CEO MicoStrategy
  • Michael Chasen, CEO SocialRadar
  • Dr. Thomas Kiessling, CIO Deutsche Telekom
  • Harri Koponen, COO Rovio Entertainment
  • Gibu Thomas, Head of Mobile for Walmat
  • Jennifer Lopez, CEO Nuyorican
  • Mary Dillion, CEO U.S. Cellular
  • Allison Cerra, VP Alcatel-Lucent
  • Mary Chan, President General Motors
  • Beth Jacob, EVP Target
  • Peggy Johnson, EVP Qualcomm Technologies
  • Gerri Martn-Flickinger, SVP Adobe
  • Marni Walden, EVP Verizon Wireless
  • Marcelo Claure, CEO Brightstar

This conference is targeted towards developers of:

  • Devices & Handsets
  • Accessories
  • Wide Area Networks – 4G/LTE
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Wide Area Networks – 2.5G/3G

The content for the speakers, breakout sessions and industry analysts will focus on:

  •  Apps, Content & Media
  •  Big Data Analytics
  • Cloud
  • Connected Consumer
  • Cybersecurity
  • Location-Based Services
  • M2M
  • Mobile Marketing & Advertising
  • Money & Retail
  • Next Generation Networks
  • Policy
  • Start-ups & Innovation

Registration for CTIA2013 is still open and there are still some free “Partner Exhibits Passes” and “Media Passes” available. Other passes available for purchase include (member / non-member pricing) :

  • Super Pass / All Access – $1,999 / $2,199
  • VIP Pass – $1,249 / $1,449
  • Thought Leadership Conference Pass – $749 / $949
  • Exhibits Pass – $170 /$185

Attendees can quickly come up to speed on the latest news, technology and innovations in wireless communications through a series of expert led seminars and panel discussions. CTIA2013 also provides ample opportunities to meet and network with industry leaders. A partial listing of the topics and focus sessions are:

  • Executive Breakfast Series—Designing Tomorrow’s Wireless Network
  • The App Summit
  • CONNECTIONS – The Premier Connected Home Conference
  • Mobile Backhaul: Core Network Interoperability & Capacity
  • CDG Forum: CDMA-LTE Interworking
  • M-Commerce—What the Future Holds
  • iZone Innovation Stage
  • Today’s Technology Leaders, Tomorrow’s Network Executive Roundtables
  • Big Data: Harnessing the Power to Achieve Growth Both Today & Tomorrow
  • The Unseen Cost and Impact of Mobile Messaging Abuse
  • Tower & Small Cell Summit 2013
  • Innovation Showcase Rapid Fire Pitches
  • Executive Breakfast Series—Internet of Things
  • CONNECTIONS – The Premier Connected Home Conference
  • American Red Cross: Mobile Solutions for Disasters
  • iAM DIGITAL: MUSIC & TECH Symposium
  • iZone Innovation Stage
  • M2M: The Great Challenge of Vertical Markets
  • RCR Wireless News: Telecom Analytics
  • RCS Summit – Enabling OTT-like services while preparing for HTML5 & WebRTC
  • World of Tablets
  • The 1000x Mobile Data Challenge, Spectrum Innovation & the Latest on the Chipset Evolution
  • Creating Compelling Consumer Mobile Experiences
  • Emergency Calling and Communications in the 21st Century

From the event coordinators, the Top 10 Reasons to Attend CTIA 2013:

  • #1 Mobile Market – Join the leader. Located in North America—the leader in mobile innovation—CTIA 2013 is a one-stop shop where you can efficiently do business with the entire mobile ecosystem from carriers to developers.
  • Stellar Keynotes – Gain insight from top mobile evangelists and business leaders like José María Álvarez-Pallete López (Telefónica), Ashton Kutcher (actor/tech investor), Dr. Thomas Kiessling (Deutsche Telekom), Gibu Thomas (Walmart), Michael Chasen (SocialRadar/Blackboard), Michael Saylor (MicroStrategy) and more…
  • CTIA Community – Connect with the right people—CTIA attracts high-level, cutting-edge professionals who are smart about mobile.
  • Thought Leadership Conference – Choose from 25 sessions covering hot topics, trends and new market strategies. Hear exclusive CTIA content powered by industry leaders, Forrester Research and J.D. Power and Associates.
  • Growth Markets – Dive deep into apps; big data; connected health; cloud; connected consumer; content and advertising; global CE; M2M; mobile money; next-generation networks and more.
  • Cybersecurity Summit – Learn actionable intelligence from CTIA’s inaugural Cybersecurity Summit delivering global security experts from government and industry discussing forensics, lessons learned, best practices, market trends and the latest research.
  • Partner Event Series – 21 events (and counting), will provide a deep dive into key issues that will equip you with the intelligence you need to protect and succeed in your company.
  • Publicity & Recognition – CTIA is honored to host the leaders driving the industry and recognize the significant contributions they have made to global mobile innovation. CTIA’s Emerging Technology Awards celebrates the most innovative mobile products and services in the industry and the B!G Idea Contest honors the people behind the ideas, visions and concepts that embody the true transformative power of mobile.
  • Policy Leadership – Make your voice heard. CTIA–The Wireless Association advocates on the industry’s behalf at all levels of government, and the CTIA show serves as a rallying point for the wireless community on vital public policy issues such as spectrum, network management and privacy.
  • Viva Las Vegas – Visit the world’s most exciting city! CTIA 2013 calls this global hot spot for business and pleasure home.

Presented by CTIA–The Wireless Association, the 2013 conference is summarized as:

The proven authority leading the mobile movement since 1984, CTIA 2013 will continue to illuminate the future by showcasing the leaders, ideas and experiences transforming our dynamic industry. With mobile technology at the forefront of all areas of business, CTIA 2013 is the year’s must attend event.

For long term planners, the first CTIA super mobile show, CTIA 2014, will take place September 9, 10 and 11, 2014 at the Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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