Final Speakers and Events Announced for CTIA 2013™

Keynotes, panels and partner events to provide mobile ecosystem perspectives

May 13, 2013, 10:28 ET from CTIA-The Wireless Association

WASHINGTON, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CTIA–The Wireless Association® today released the final additions to  CTIA 2013™ program taking place May 21-23, 2013 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. From the CTIA Thought Leadership Conference to the partnership events being hosted throughout the week, CTIA 2013 is convening mobile disruptors and innovators. Sessions cover everything from re-engineering broadband networks to connected cars, to how first responders such as the American Red Cross are using wireless technology to improve disaster response.


"At CTIA 2013, most of the mobile industry's best and insightful minds will focus on the most pressing issues today and what will be hot tomorrow," said Robert Mesirow, CTIA Vice President and Show Director. "Our strategic content partners represent the depth and breadth of the mobile ecosystem, which means our show truly represents the wireless industry."

Keynote Additions

  • Federal Communications Commission Acting Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn will join the May 21 keynote session to give brief opening remarks.
  • Actor, host and producer Mario Lopez will moderate the May 22 afternoon panel, "Mobile and the Fastest Growing Consumer Segment: The Modern Latino," joining Nuyorican Inc. Chairman & CEO Jennifer Lopez, Verizon Wireless EVP & COO Marni Walden and Brightstar Chairman & CEO Marcelo Claure.
  • CNBC Media and Entertainment Reporter Julia Boorstin will moderate the fireside chat with actor and tech investor Ashton Kutcher to close out the show on May 23. Boorstin covers media with a special focus on the intersection of media and technology for CNBC.

See the full keynote lineup and schedule at Keynotes will be streamed live via the show website at

CTIA Thought Leadership Conference
CTIA has teamed with mobile industry experts Forrester Research and J.D. Power & Associates to create a robust two-day, 28-session program tackling the trending issues in mobile today.

John Sims, president of SAP Mobiles Services will kick off the Thought Leadership Conference on May 22 with a discussion exploring business transformation through mobile innovation.

Additional conference topics include:

See the full thought leadership schedule and speaker roster at

Partner Event Series

CTIA has sought out thought-provoking programs and industry leading partners to create a non-stop schedule of events and conferences sessions tackling diverse topics such as mobile apps, LTE, M2M, security, startups and more.

Co-Located Conferences

FierceWireless Executive Breakfast Series 

Paid Partner Events

Free Partner Events

Free Stage Events
Exhibit Innovations Stage

iZone Innovations Stage

See the full event schedule at To get smarter about the event or to register, visit

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CTIA Shows bring together all industries advanced by wireless technology for intense business, learning and networking. CTIA 2013™ takes place May 21-23, 2013 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas and MobileCON™ 2013 takes place Oct. 16-18, 2013 at the San Jose Convention Center in Silicon Valley. Visit

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