International CTIA WIRELESS 2011® Announces Redesigned and Expanded Executive Forum Topics and Speakers

Mar 09, 2011, 09:38 ET from CTIA-The Wireless Association

Power Sessions to Feature Wireless Legend and Renowned Technology Columnist on Mobile Trends and Carrier Futures

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International CTIA WIRELESS 2011® today announced its revamped educational sessions and format. The Executive Forum is redesigned and expanded to create additional value for session attendees. With a focus on more interactive and engaging sessions, the new Executive Forum will deliver actionable intelligence and provide dedicated networking opportunities. International CTIA WIRELESS is March 22 – 24 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Pre-conference seminars begin March 21.


The CTIA Executive Forum will feature 30 sessions focused on high-growth sectors and timely issues shaping mobile innovation. Topics include: cloud computing; mobile payments; social networking; mobile search; marketing and advertising; mobile content; location-based services; devices and operating systems; wireless network infrastructure; and retail.

The Executive Forum will also highlight two afternoon "power sessions" featuring dynamic, influential guest moderators and high-level panelists.  

  • On Tuesday, March 22 at 1:30 p.m. EST, Former Verizon Communications President and COO Denny Strigl will moderate "Carrier Roadmap: The Future of the Network Revealed," a roundtable discussion with carrier chief technology executives:  Bob Azzi, SVP Network, Sprint; John Donovan, CTO, AT&T; Tony Melone, CTO, Verizon Wireless; and Neville Ray, CTO, T-Mobile USA.
  • On Wednesday, March 23 at 2:00 p.m. EST, The Wall Street Journal Personal Technology Columnist Walt Mossberg will moderate "Mobile CE: New Trends and Products," a panel examining future trends with leading mobile consumer electronics manufacturers, including:  Jason Mackenzie, President, HTC Americas; Bryan Biniak, VP, Nokia; and Alain Mutricy, SVP Mobile Devices, Motorola.

"CTIA is realigning our education programs with what our attendees are telling us they will find most valuable and useful.  We're going to facilitate productive learning and networking opportunities that come from intimate discussions and face-to-face interactions," said Robert Mesirow, CTIA vice president and show director. "The Executive Forum has been designed to encourage more information-sharing with senior industry managers in mind. We want to create an atmosphere in the sessions in which moderators, panelists and attendees can actively contribute to the dialogue and make the sessions more meaningful for everyone."

CTIA received more than 1,000 applications for 150 speaking opportunities in the Executive Forum. Participating speakers represent some of the most influential brands in the mobile ecosystem, including:  Alcatel-Lucent; Appcelerator; AT&T; CBS Interactive; ChinaTel Group; Digby; Ericsson; Express; Handmark; Huawei; Motricity; Mozilla; MTV Networks; NAVTEQ; Nokia; OpenWave; Opera Software; Qualcomm; Samsung Telecommunications America; Sprint; T-Mobile; Verizon Wireless; and The Washington Post.

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